The 2007 Volvo C70 is a two-door, coupe-cabriolet featuring a three piece retractable metal hardtop which stows in the rear luggage compartment. The top raises or lowers in under 30 seconds.The top-spec Volvo C70, the T5, is powered by a 2.5 litre 5 cylinder turbocharged engine producing 220 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque driving the front wheels. 0-60 mph is achieved in 7 seconds with a top speed of 150 mph.
Thrust SSC(Super Sonic Car) is a British-designed and biult jet-propelled car developed by Richard Noble, Glynne Bowsher, Ron Ayers and Jeremy Bliss.ThrustSSC holds the World Land Speed Record, set on October 15, 1997, when it achieved a speed of 1,228 km/h (763 mph) and became the first land vehicle to officially break the sound barrier (not considering the earlier, unsubstantiated claim of the Budweiser Rocket.
World-renown German auto racer Hans Stuck's pet project was to take the world land speed record and he convinced Mercedes-Benz to build a special racing car for the attempt. Officially sanctioned by Hitler himself (a race car fan influenced by Stuck), the project was started in 1937. Automotive designer Dr. Ferdinand Porsche first targeted a speed of 550 km/h (340 mph), but after George Euston's and John Cobb's successful LSR (Land Speed Record) runs of 1938-39 the target speed was raised to 600 km/h (373 mph). By late 1939, when the project was finished, the target speed was a much higher 750 km/h (465 mph).
The 1988 Oldsmobile Aerotech, an experimental high-speed vehicle incorporating the latest in performance technology, was driven by three-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt to a world closed-course speed record of 257mph (413 km/h). It was powered by a specially-prepared turbo-charged version of the Quad 4 engine. The Aerotech body was designed by GM Design staff and is one of the sleekest vehicles yet developed for a GM car division. The design of the Aerotech includes the capability of adjusting underbody sections to control the distribution of downforce, front to rear.
At this point, it's not a certainty that Saab or even parent company General Motors will still be in the car business in the year 2012, but let's not let that tidbit get in the way of an interesting concept car. Authored by Mayeul Walser, a fourth year design student at Creapole-ESDI, the Saab Fashionista is a 2+2 sport coupe that is reportedly inspired by the designs of Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel.
Someone slipped Jalopnik a new pair of shots of the mysterious Corvette concept that's appearing in next year's Transformers sequel. So far, we've seen good views of the car from the front and side, but rear-end shots had yet to surface. Well, that's over. The concept -- now a confirmed product of the GM Design studios (note the plate in back), has large ducts in back that mimic the openings in front and presumably also hide the car's taillamps. Four big centrally-mounted exhaust outlets poke through the bodywork as well. Frankly, the rear view is the car's least appealing, with that chunky boattail mixed in with all those sharp angles.
This shot of the Corvette Centennial Concept comes courtesy of our friends over at Jalopnik who have a few more in their own gallery. For those of you living under a rock, the Corvette Centennial Concept is both a tribute to General Motors' 100-year history and a budding young actor on the Hollywood stage with a bit part in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. It is not, we repeat not, a production car, a concept intended to hint at the future design direction of the Corvette or any such thing, at least as far as we know. Being a flight of fancy concept, however, doesn't take away from its inherent coolness. The view from the rear is particularly mind blowing as you can see the split rear window, incredibly sculpted rear fenders and nuevo Sting Ray badge. We're not sure when the actual car will be revealed, but GM is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this month. Then again, the official debut might also coincide with the release of the Transformers sequel in 2009. We'll have to wait and see.
General Motors used the Chicago Auto Show to introduce the world to its latest concept vehicle, the Corvette Stingray, which will be featured in the upcoming Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen movie on June 26th. According to GM, the vehicle is nothing more than a styling buck that was influenced by the original 1959 Stingray racer when it was spotted by director Michael Bay while he was touring GM's operations looking for inspiration for the first Transformers movie. Don't expect this concept to spawn any sort of production vehicle, which, needless to say, is a shame.
Why is the latest vehicle to come from the famed design studios of Italdesign Giugiaro named after a classic British sports car? Nobody is really sure yet. What we do know is that the Italian design firm's Frazer Nash concept, set to debut in Geneva, is being pitched as the "world's fastest hybrid car.Previewed in a teaser sketch, the Giugiaro Frazer Nash exhibits the dramatic, angular lines that the design house is known for. The sketch shows a deep A-pillar dip and glass that extends into the roof, both styling cues that marked the Mustang by Giugiaro which influenced the redesigned 2010 Ford Mustang.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the M1, BMW has created the M1 Homage. The design was revealed at the 2008 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este held in Cernobbio, Italy. Produced from 1978 to 1981, the M1 was BMW’s first and only mid-engined street car. A total of 456 M1s were built when BMW took over the Italian firm when it undergoes financial problems.
The new 2008 Wiesmann GT MF5 with its classic design and state of the art technology sets a new all time high standard for the already impressive performance of Wiesmann sports cars. Equipped with a high revving BMW V10 delivering 507 hp, it completes the sprint from a standstill to 100 kmh in just 3.9 seconds or 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds. With a sensational power to rate ratio of 2.7 kg/hp and a top speed of 310 kmh (193 mph), this Coupe joins the premier league for sports cars.
Mansory McLaren SLR Renovatio is based off of the Mercedes-Benz super car. But it features many replacement carbon fiber pieces, lighter wheels and a new body kit. Mansory upgraded its supercharger and intercoolers. Mansory Renovatio was designed keeping in mind individual design as well as aerodynamic efficiency. Its body components were made out of carbon so as to save weight.
Spyker Cars is a performance car manufacturer who specialized in premium sports cars. They recently announced the release of the 2008 Spyker C8 Aileron in Switzerland. It’s a completely aluminium car with a long wheel base model and comes with either an automatic gearbox or manual gearbox.
When you see it for the first time, you may think it is Ferrari or a Lamborghini. But you will be surprised to know this yellow one is an all American car. The Saleen S5S Raptor was introduced at the New York Auto Show on 20th March 2008. This could be a in the history of the new high performance car manufacturer Saleen.
Doesn’t this look like a race car? Yet, with $645k, you can get this car and legally drive to your local supermarket and buy groceries. It has a top speed of 229 mph+ and although it was intentionally made for racing, it may be bought and show off to your neighbors.
This gorgeous looking car is based on the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 which has great performance and very attractive pricing at only $65,000. Some say this car looks like an Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione rip-off. Exact pricing has not been set, but it will be very affordable and similar to the Corvette Z06. This car is just a beauty.
This supercar is based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione high-performance coupe. B.A.T., which stands for Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica (aerodynamic technical Berlinetta in English). They haven’t really create the interior for this yet. Maybe they will give this car to Bruce Wayne as a gift or to those of you who want to become a superhero.
This is an amazing year for cars lovers, so far, 15 new supercars were introduced in 2008 and you can view all of them below. Though these sport cars didn’t make the list for the fastest cars in the world nor the most expensive, they are still great to look at and I’m sure you would love to take one of these cars home. Some of the cars below will not be made for public, but the idea and concept is there. The list will start from the beginning of the year to the most recent car that was just introduce.
The Aston Martin One-77 has been fused with advanced technology and stunning design to create the most possibly most desired automotive art form. This 7.0 litre V12 super car will deliver its performance at a strictly limited number of customers.
PPI has developed high-performance brakes only available for the RAZOR GTF that can be identified by its metallic orange-colored brake calipers.This optimal deceleration and perfect pedal pressure control is enlarged by a 6-piston calipers in connection with the extra-large discs. Proving this car is a monster, it can accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than 3.6 seconds and achieving top speeds of 206 mph.
After a two year intense period of production development, and a number of minor improvements to the overall design, the first customer to AeroMax was delivered. Using different mixes of technology and high quality materials, AeroMax is assembled with care and dedication by craftsman and women in Malvern.
The Ferrari FXX in its standard form is meant for the track only. However, German tuner Edo Competition has made its most needed changes so that one of the cars can be driven legally on the road.The windshield has been replaced with a new laminate glass unit, the headlights have been changed, and the hand brake has also been fitted.
MC Sport Line has primarily focused on Maserati’s racing heritage fresh from the market with its latest accomplishments in the FIA GT championship with the Bertolini-Bartels duo in Argentina, the land of Juan Manuel Fangio. Maserati has introduced its new line special series of new options named “MC Sport Line”, which has made its worldwide at the Bologna Motor Show,
The KTM X-BOW ROC is a stunning sports car which is being produced by the Austrian motorcycle maker KTM. The KTM X-BOW made its first appearance in the year 2008 December at an event in Wembley Stadium, London. The engine used in this car is being produced by the German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen.
After the success of Nissan GT-R, Nissan Motors has launched a brand new GT-R SpecV that targets extreme drivers who prefer racing levels on normal roads.The GT-R SpecV consists of a special body, modified interiors and exteriors and an unmatched performance compared to the previous models. The exterior consists of a carbon fiber grille, carbon fiber rear spoiler. The seats consist of two place seats that decorate with an instrument panel, storage box and several trim areas.
Volkswagen Scirocco 2,0 TSI DSG:
I’d been itching to see what kind of an impact a hiatus of nearly two decades would have on the appeal of the Volkswagen Scirocco. The third generation has finally reached South Africa, and when I caught my first eyeful of unique coupe, time momentarily stopped …