Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Some impressive new cars

Considering I haven't written a post about cars in a while, here's one. :)
These are a few new cars that are very nice, and almost certainly very out out of your price range.
1) Lamborghini MurciƩlago LP670 SuperVeloce
A pretty impressive-looking "super" version of the LP640, don't you think?

2) Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Mercedes finally came out with another supercar, taking the place of the SLR McLaren and SL 65 AMG Black Series.  It's a tribute to Mercedes' 300SL Gullwing of the '50s (notice the way the doors open?) and expensive like the 300SL was, but it's naturally much more sophisticated (and probably better in just about every way), and much, much faster.

3) Bentley Continental Supersports
The most powerful Bentley ever makes up for its hefty weight to some degree by having a twin-turbocharged W12 engine that produces 621 hp. 

4) Ferrari 458 Italia
This is Ferrari's new mid-engined V8, and while the styling will have to grow on me, its performance is a substantial improvement over the F430. 

5) McLaren MP4-12C
While not as radical as the F1 in terms of things such as styling, weight, and price the new McLaren is supposed to live up to McLaren's reputation.  In the words of McLaren,"The rules in the sports-car world are about to be rewritten."  It's equipped with a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 putting out about 600 bhp, and with a host of other features, it should be pretty impressive.  It's logical competition should be 2-seater sports cars in the roughly $200,000-$250,000 range, such as the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and Ferrari 458 Italia.
6) Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
Here's yet another luxury/performance sedan (joing the mid-size 5-seat luxury/sport sedan class that includes the BMW M5, Cadillac CTS-V, and Jaguar XFR) that is already garnering excellent reviews.
Not because of the price, naturally, as it should sell for more than $80k, but you usually get what you pay for, and this super sedan shouldn't disappoint in either the luxury or performance department.

7) Aston Martin Rapide
It is agreed by many that this car is one of the most beautiful sedans to be made recently.
It will compete with the likes of other exotic sport sedans such as the Porsche Panamera - although this one is thought be many to be the better-looking car - and the Maserati Quattroporte, although the Maserati is probably at least half the price.

I admit, I didn't use to like Aston's styling (I still find the One-77's front end a bit odd), but as with the Bugatti Veyron and other cars, the looks have grown on me.   
My tastes in many things has changed greatly from the past, from perceptions of beauty (in cars, not just physical appearances) to music and other things.   

8) Brabus EV12
Although I won't post photos of them here, the Mercedes CLS tuned by Brabus that the German tuner called "The Rocket," and subsequently the BMW M tuned by another German company, G-Power, are the most recent record holders to claim the title of "World's Fastest Production Sedan."
Apparently Brabus didn't appreciate being one-upped by G-Power, so once again they hold the world record for the "The World’s Most Powerful High-Performance Sedan," the E V12, which has a top speed in excess of 230 mph.  It gets its power from a V12 Brabus put under the hood (as opposed to one of Mercedes' V8s).  The engine produces 800 hp and 1,047 lb.-ft. of torque!  Probably in order to spare the car's tires and make it easier to drive, the torque has been electronically limited to 811 lb.-ft. and the top speed is electronically limited (definitely because of tires) to 217 mph.  However, electronic governors can be bypassed with the right devices.
More photos and info about the car can be seen here: 2010 E V12
The G-Power M5 Hurricane RS, here: G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane RS 
The Brabus Rocket, here: Brabus Rocket and here: Brabus Rocket 2
And the G-Power BMW M6 Hurricane CS, which I am putting here simply because it looks like a big improvement over the regular M6, at least where looks and performance figures are concerned, here:
G-Power BMW M6 Hurricane CS

[more to come]

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