Friday, February 3, 2012

2012 AC Schnitzer BMW 650i Cabriolet

The 2012 AC Schnitzer BMW 650i Cabriolet is another automobile from the German tuning specialists. The launch was scheduled for the next Frankfurt Auto Show in 2012.
This car boasts of a lot of new and upgraded features from its engines to the awesome interior detailing. The AC Schnitzer 650i Cabriolet model includes a V8 engine with a 540 horsepower which provides the vehicle with a zero to 62 miles per hour increase in speed in only 4.4 seconds. Now, if you think that’s impressive, it only gets better.
The cars suspension has been re-adjusted in order to make room for a better high performance brake system. Of course, as with any high performance car engine, you will need the top of the line break system to ensure optimal safety.
Exterior & Interior
As for the aerodynamics of this automobile, the 650i Cabriolet has an improved exterior with a brand new rear skirt with an incorporated protection film. This model has 21 inch rims that are light weight and aesthetically pleasing. Just by the looks of it, these wheels were definitely built for high 
performance driving.

In terms of the interior, the 650i Cabriolet has a lot of new additions in terms of accessories and trimmings. The steering wheel has been redesigned for better driving dynamics as well as the pedal and improved floor mats. The pedal itself is made of aluminium to give a more modern and chic feel to the vehicle.


General Info
Vehicle Type: CabrioletBase Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gallons (70 liters)MPG (base): 15 city / 22 hwy
Length: 192.7 in. (489 cm)Wheel Base: 112.4 in. (285 cm)
Height: 53.7 in. (136 cm)Width: 74.5 in. (189 cm)
Curb Weight: 4531 lbs (2055 kg)Ground Clearance: 4.8 in. (12.1 cm)
Engine: 4.4L V8Horsepower: 540 HP
0-60 mph: 4.4 secondsMaximum Speed: NA

Thursday, February 2, 2012

2012 Lexus LF-LC Concept

The 2012 Lexus LF-LC Concept, a rear-wheel drive, front engine 2+2 hybrid sport coupe, was debuted at the 2012 North American International Auto Show with an eye toward indicating the direction of Lexus for the future.
The overall design concept embodied in the vehicle has its focus on the driver, but with a premium placed on elegance and beauty, futuristic technology, and evocative power.

Exterior Design
Starting with the front, designers employed a functional yet distinctive grille using Lexus elements. Using surround aluminum frames, the meshed spindle grille, allows the air intakes nestled in the lower corners give the face of the vehicle a functional air. "L"- shaped running light for daytime use and vertically-oriented fog lamps complete a unique but still-identifiable front-facing presentation.
The sleek glass roof and supports, suggests an open, greenhouse-style design and lends an airy quality to its sumptuous interior. The driver focus is evident here with increased visibility all around the concept car.
In the rear, design elements from the front have been carried over and augmented with inner-lit taillights and fog lamps with the same shape and patterning as the front lamps. The stunning design draws the viewer from the rear of the car to the signature quad exhaust pipe.

Interior & More
On the inside, the Lexus feels both open and secure, with a dual emphasis on high-technology and soft and organic forms and textures. Everything in the interior including the high-sitting console and the enveloping door panels seems to hug the driver and invite a focal point of the road ahead.
The instrument panel includes a touch-screen remote and 2 LCD screens. Using this interface the driver can control navigation tools, the sound system, and heating and cooling. On each door a touch screen allows side control of the seats, windows and mirrors. The front instrumentation is completed by layered displays that suggest a combination of retro analog style and futuristic digital elements.
With leather and metal, suede and wood carefully and artistically employed for finishing and trimming the seats and surfaces, the interior of the 2012 Lexus LF-LC Concept is elegant and advanced, comfortable and sleek, and all Lexus.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe

The BMW 6 Series is a popular coupe that combines high level luxury with amazing performance. Available in coupe and convertible, a new member of its stable has arrived. And it is unlike practically everything else on the road today. This car is the 2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe.

Interior & Exterior
The Gran Coupe is a sporty 4 door coupe reminiscent of the car that it would possibly rival on the market: the Mercedes Benz CLS. It resembles the typical 6 Series Coupe, but it possesses a wheelbase that is 4.4 inches longer compared to the coupe in order to accommodate better seating.
Perhaps due to the extended wheelbase, the Gran Coupe is a 5 seater compared to the Coupe and Convertible that is a 4 seater. Not only that, this car features some of the innovative technologies that are a staple for BMW vehicles. This includes a new LED lighting system, night vision, and the ConnectiveDrive infotainment system, just to name a few.
But the innovation doesn’t stop there. A new 4.4 liter V8 engine makes its way to the Gran Coupe. An engine that features “reverse flow”, it is equipped with 2 turbochargers that are strategically placed to enhance power delivery.

The result is the production of 445 horsepower and 480 lb-ft. Not only was this engine more powerful, but it is also more fuel efficient. An all-new 8 speed automatic transmission is paired to this motor, providing a combination of responsiveness, efficiency, and speed. The 2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe shapes up to be one of the most anticipated cars for 2012.


General Info
Vehicle Type: CoupeBase Price: NA
Length: 197.1 in. (501 cm)Wheel Base: 116.9 in. (297 cm)
Height: 54.8 in. (139 cm)Width: 74.6 in. (189 cm)
Curb Weight: 4278 lbs (1940 kg)Maximum Seating: 4 people
Engine: Twin Power Turbo V8 DOHCDisplacement: 4395 cc
Horsepower: 445 HPMax RPM: 5500 RPM
Torque: 480 lb-ft @ 2000 rpmTransmission: 8-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: 4.6 secondsMaximum Speed: 155 mph (250 km/h)

2012 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

The BMW 6 Series is quite a hallmark achievement by itself. Available as a coupe and convertible, these cars are some of the best 4 seat luxury sports coupe. BMW has decided to further expand the 6-Series product line for 2012.
The final product is the2012 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, a completely different model but just as awesome as its other 6 Series siblings.

Exterior & Interior
The Gran Coupe looks completely different from your typical 6 Series car mainly because it has 2 additional doors, making it a saloon that technically aimed at cars such as the Mercedes Benz CLS. In fact, the wheel base is stretched by about 4 inches to do just that, enhancing leg room on the process and giving this car an expanded 4+1 seating arrangement. Speaking of the seats, the interior is still as flawless as ever, being luxurious and driver centered at the same time.
And then there are the engine options. There are 2 engine options available for the Gran Coupe, and both are innovative in their own right. There is a 4.0 liter 6 cylinder engine, a turbo diesel engine, and a 5.0 liter V8. With a combination of features such as turbochargers, direct injection, and BMW’s Valvetronic technology, each engine option is a combination of brute power, seamless performance, and optimal efficiency.
The 2012 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is one state of the art device. Possessing the best that BMW has to offer, this car has just about everything that you are looking for in a luxury sport 4-seater.


General Info
Vehicle Type: CoupeBase Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.4 gallons (70 liters)Miles Per Gallon: NA
Length: 197 in. (500.7 cm)Wheel Base: 116.8 in. (296.8 cm)
Height: 54.8 in. (139.2 cm)Width: 74.5 in. (189.4 cm)
Curb Weight: 4023 lbs (1825 kg)Ground Clearance: NA
Engine: Twin Turbocharger V8Displacement: 4.4 Liter
Horsepower: 450 HPMax RPM: 5500-6000 RPM
Torque: 479 lb-ft @ 2000-4500 rpmTransmission: NA
0-60 mph: 4.6 secondsMaximum Speed: 155 mph (250 km/h)

2012 Ginetta G60

Ginetta was founded on the passion for motor racing. The company combines innovation, great value, and quality for both the sports enthusiast and the typical car owner. The team of Ginetta boasts of offering not just outstanding car performance but an overall driving experience to the user. The newest addition to Ginetta’s line of sports cars is the G60.

The 2012 Ginetta G60 can go as fast as 165 miles per hour and has a 3.7 liter Ford ‘Cyclone’ engine producing 310 horsepower. Its bodywork is based on the F400, G60’s predecessor. The sports vehicle is designed with carbon fiber cooling vents. This just shows that the G60 is one to look out for when it comes to the latest trends in sports vehicles.
Added Features
Aside from technical improvements and innovations, there are also other features that are must-haves for anyone who is a fan of motorsports. It has a satellite navigation system, climate control, and other functions housed in a centrally-mounted touch-screen. Moreover, it has a revised splitter as an improvement in the aspect of aerodynamics.
All these functions and qualities sound promising and greatly contribute to the overall performance of the vehicle. Only 50 will be built each year. This puts the G60 in a rare classification and a sense of exclusivity that intrigues most collectors.
Ginetta, with the owners experience in the motorsport scene, aims to promote this model with the objective of giving the driver a feel of performance, quality, and innovation that any sports car model should have.


General Info
Vehicle Type: CoupeBase Price: £68,000.00
Engine: Ford V6Displacement: 3.7 Liter
Horsepower: 310 HP @ 6500 rpmTorque: 288 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
0-60 mph: 4.9 secondsMaximum Speed: 165 mph (265 km/h)

2011 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Concept

The Chevrolet Camaro, true to its tradition as a muscle car, is quite an active participant on the drag racing circuit even during the first time it hit the streets. And the most hardcore of Camaro fans know about the COPO (Central Office Production Order), a special model released in the ‘60s specifically designed to compete in Stock Eliminator division of the NHRA Drag Racing circuit. Chevrolet has now revived the COPO name tag in the 2011 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Concept.

Exterior & Interior
This concept managed to be a salute to Camaro heritage and a sneak peek on what lies ahead for the Camaro product line. While the COPO name tag serves to harken back to the time of the special order models of 1969, this concept is as track ready as it gets. In fact, this car is an obvious indicator that Chevrolet wants the Camaro to come back on the drag racing circuit.
The engine bay can accommodate 2 types of engines: a 5.3 liter supercharged engine and a 7.0 liter normally aspirated engine, both apparently tuned for drag racing purposes. Additional equipment include a full roll cage, a pair of lightweight seats, a Custom Aeromotive fuel system, a NHRA compliant suspension kit, racing brakes, and race ready tires.

The 2011 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Concept is strictly business both inside and out. Even better is that it seems that the release of this concept into production seems to be more like a question of when than if. The drag-ready Camaro is about to return in action.

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