Monday, February 27, 2006

Honda Civic Type-R 2007 Concept

The japanese car manufacter Honda revealed that they will be present at the 76th Geneva Motor Show and the Civic Type-R concept car release will be big news.
In unveiling the Civic Type R Concept, CEO Fukui will be joined by the Honda Racing F1 Team’s ever-popular driver, Jenson Button. Jenson will be making a brief “pit stop” from his busy pre-season testing schedule to help launch the exciting concept model to the press.

Civic Type-R presented by Jenson Button from F1?! Sounds like a fast car coming from Honda.

Here is a website that reveals some pictures and says that the new Civic Type-R will have the same engine as the old Civic Type-R with 2.0-litre and 200bhp DOHC i-VTEC.
It sure looks fast, and that high-reving Honda engine must have a beautiful sound.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Over 400km/h - Koenigsegg CCX available in USA

This beauty is going to be available in the USA.
As the world's second fastest car, the Koenigsegg CCX was launched at 76th Salon International de l´Auto in Geneva and it has more power then is "brother" the CCR but it's not enough to be the world's fastest car.
The CCX "only" makes over 400km/h with 900bhp pulling that carbon fiber ultralight body.
It makes 0-62mph in just 3.1 seconds and quarter mile in just 9 seconds at 146 mph.
It's going to be sold at the Ex.otic Cars in the Forum Shops at C.aesars P.alace in LA and the base price will be around US$650,000 so...Grab yourself one of those ASAP. :p

EDIT: Updated the speed and horsepower

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Drifts by Bmw M3 and Ford Sierra Cosworth

Here is the video.
Just check out how the tyres of the BMW M3 were at the end of so many drifts in tracks.
Only a car with 343bhp at the rear wheels can do that in only a few laps. :D
You can also see the damage at the Mercedes 190 after he missed a drift. :p

Thursday, February 16, 2006

BMW M6 at 335Km/h

Here is the video.

The car has the speed limiter turned off by the chiptuning company Vilauto Competições from Portugal, so the 250km/h speed limit is easily passed by this powerfull BMW engine with a 7 gear automatic gearbox by BMW.

The video is filmed in portuguese high ways and you can see the M6 "escaping" from a CBR1000RR and a Suzuki GSX-R 1000 at almost 340km/h.

The car is stock, only has the speed limiter turned off. So it's "only" 507 bhp making all that speed.

Ps: We do not support street racing here, this video is only to show the power of a BMW M6...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

New Porsche GT3 and Turbo

New Porsche are arriving, and God bless the germans, they are fast and they look gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood!
Check out these numbers:
3.6L 6-cylinder w/6-speed gearbox
* 415 bhp @ 7600 rpm (115 bhp/liter)
* 299 lbs./ft. @ 5500 rpm
* 8,400 rpm redline
* Unladen weight (DIN) 1395kg
* 193mph
* 0-62mph 4.3 seconds
* 0-99mph 8.7 seconds

Maybe, so now check the Turbo version!!
GT3 Turbo:
3.6-litres turbo engine
* 480 bhp
* 310 km/h
* 0-62mph 3.8 seconds

480bhp is almost as much horsepower as a BMW M5 or M6 that have 405bhp with the button off and 507bhp with the magic "button" on!!