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Cars team up again with femininity – 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 by Autodynamica Performance

I don’t know how this is possible, but apparently women cannot stay away from super-cool cars, and either cars from women. It’s like a silent long-term partnership that activates itself exactly when at the right moment and always with the right woman / car nearby.

Such an example is Porsche 911 GT3 modified by Autodynamica and his sexy partner Shellee Nemeckek, a Texas model. The result: a provocative photo-shoot and an aroused guilty pleasure.

So, let us be clear about the characters involved into this situation: we have one super-hot model and a Porsche 911 GT3. The latter carries a new tuning package, with an electric program for the engine ($1,400), also offering a new set of Brembo brakes ($4,990), a new exhaust system ($4,075), and a new set of wheels of 19″ and 21″ ($2345).

What do you think about the pictures or about the car?

[Source: Topspeed]

e-Wolf Alpha-2 Specs Revealed

e-WOLF E2


The specifications of the e-Wolf Alpha-2 have been released and they look just as impressive as the car does. The company said that their new model will be launched next year and will be powered by two electric motors, generating a combined output of 375 hp (381 PS / 280 kW) and a 590 lb.-ft (800 Nm) torque.

e-WOLF E2


The car should have been named the Enzorghini as it borrows a lot of design cues from the Ferrari Enzo and various Lamborghini models, but I’m not saying that this is a bad thing. Anyway, with that green power available, it will be able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 3.9 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h). With the batteries fully charged, the car can be driven for up to 186 mph (300 km) before having to stop for a recharge.

The price tag should be around $350,750 and e-Wolf will start taking pre orders pretty soon.

Source: e-Wolf

Factory Five 818 Design Goes Online

Factory Five 818 (Design Proposal)


We live in the era of the Internet and now it seems that automakers are using the web to find inspiration for the design of their vehicles. Factory Five is one of these companies and they chose the work of Nouphone Bansas who created a gorgeous rendering of a modern convertible that has a four-tailpipe exhaust system and distinctive headlights. Besides the exposure he got from winning this competition, Bansas also received a check for $5,000.
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Regarding the car, this 818 is going to be based on the Subaru Impreza WRX and it will feature a RWD configuration with a mid-mounted power unit and a curb weight of only 1,800 pounds (818 kg). If things go as planned, expect to see the 818 sometime in 2012 or 2013 when it will be available with a kit price of only $9,900.

Source: Factory Five via WCF

Arrinera Venocara Goes Official

Arrinera Venocara


If you’ve been yearning for a Polish supercar, you’ll have to wait until the end of next year when the Arrinera Venocara will enter production. This model made its official public debut last week in Poland and as you can see, it features an aggressive look with some design cues borrowed from Lamborghini.

Arrinera Venocara


The car rides on a tubular steel chassis and benefits from a carbon Kevlar body, 19/20-inch alloy rims, bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights. Inside, there is premium leather upholstery, aluminum accents, carbon fiber trim and a thermal-imaging system.

Arrinera Venocara


The Arrinera Venocara is powered by a V8 6.2-liter supercharged engine borrowed from the Corvette ZR1 and it has been installed in the middle. This unit generates 638 hp (647 PS / 476 kW and 604 lb.-ft (819 Nm) of torque.

If all things go as planned, the car will be launched late next year and it will be available in Europe, United States, Middle East and China.

Source: VENO SA via WCF

Zenvo ST-1 50S Unleashed

Zenvo ST-1 50S


Zenvo teamed up with Red Sea Distribution, who is the only North American distributor of Zenvo, for creating this limited edition ST-1 model that will only be available in the United States. Wearing the 50S designation, the supercar rides on very light magnesium wheels and it features monogrammed seats. As you might have expected from a limited series model, each car will come with an individually numbered plaque. In addition, buyers will also get an Aspen watch that has a retail price tag of $49,000.

The car has been fitted with a bespoke V8 7.0-liter engine that generates 1250 hp (1267 PS / 932 kW) and an incredible torque of 1106 lb.-ft (1500 Nm), which is 146 hp (148 PS / 109 kW) and 52 lb.-ft (70 Nm) more in comparison to the standard variant of the car. This huge engine is mated to a 7-speed gearbox, allowing the 50S to do the 0-62 mph spring in only 3.0 seconds, on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 233 mph (375 km/h).

They are going to make only three units: one in Mediterranean Blue, Crystal White and Intense Red. The base price for the 50S starts from $1,800,000.

Source: Red Sea Distribution via WCF

Celebrities and their luxurious cars

Celebrity goes well only with an expensive car nearby; otherwise we are not dealing with a genuine star. And when we are talking about Hollywood’s most famous celebrities, public demands are high. This is why the American stars continuously impress us with their extravagance and their luxury life, including cars. The reason for all this? Maybe they think that an expensive car makes them look hot.

Here are some examples:

Angelina Jolie and her BMW Hydrogen

Paris Hilton and her pink Bentley GT Continental

Kim Kardashian and her Ferrari F430

Britney Spears and her Maserati Gran Turismo

Lindsay Lohan and her Porsche

Pink and her Chevy ’57 Convertible

Audrina Patridge and her Mercedes G-Class

Demi Moore and her Toyota Prius

Which one is your favorite, celebrity or car?

[Source: BMW Hydrogen, Bentley GT Continental, Ferrari F430, Maserati Gran Turismo, Porsche, Chevy ’57 Convertible, Mercedes G-Class, Toyota Prius]Intro Photo>

RSC Predator GT Announced

RSC Predator GT

The RSC Predator GT is the updated version of the Raptor GT, a car that got some heavy criticism due to the fact that it looked a lot like the Ferrari 599XX. The company ditched that styling and opted for a new one that it too is similar with an Italian supercar, this time something coming from Lamborghini.

Under the hood it will have the same engine, which is a 4-rotor Wankel unit, based on Mazda’s 13B MSP, producing 1184 hp (1,200 PS / 883 kW). This very powerful engine will be mated to an 8-speed sequential gearbox. With a curb weight of only 2,425 lb (1,100 kg), the RSC Predator GT will be able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in less than three seconds.

Unfortunately we don’t know when the car will enter production phase. They were supposed to present a prototype in late 2010, but since that didn’t happen, we probably won’t be seeing a production version this year. But this project does look promising though…

I’m really looking forward for a car that could take down the all-mighty Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, but I guess we’ll have to wait…

Source: Rotary Super Cars Germany via WCF

Cars We Hate Part 11 – Tatra T603

Tatra T603

We bet most of you haven’t heard about the Tatra T603 but now you’ll probably remember it for a long time. What can we say about the design of this car? It’s simply hideous, probably one of the ugliest cars of the 60s.

Tatra T603

The first variant of the 603 had three headlamps! The one in the middle was connected to the steering which made it possible to turn the lamp with the steering. At first, these headlights were located under a single piece of glass and later on they’ve used three-piece glass. The car featured a big cargo compartment under the hood, under which they’ve put the spare wheel.

Tatra T603

The Tatra T603 was allocated only to the senior members of the industrial and political establishments and approximately one third of the production was exported to the central and eastern European countries that were allied to Czechoslovakia, along with China and Cuba. They’ve made this car for 20 years, producing 20,422 units, mostly by hand. Some say that Fidel Castro, former Cuban president has one fitted with an air conditioning system.

Tatra T603

PS: This dashboard doesn’t look that bad though…

Source: Wikipedia

Mosler Announces 2012 Raptor

Mosler MT900 GTR XX

We have big news from Mosler as this week they’ve revealed the first details about their upcoming 2012 Raptor supercar which will have to face up some serious competition in this segment. It will feature a huge V8 twin-turbo 7.0-liter engine that produces 650 hp (695 PS / 485 kW). We know that you are probably wondering why only 650 hp from a 7.0-liter engine. We’re wondering that ourselves.

Anyway, the good thing is that the Raptor will have a curb weight of only 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) which will make it 476 lbs (216 kg) lighter than Pagani’s Huayra supercar.

We hope that more information will be revealed in the future as this car promises to be very interesting. The one you see in this picture is a MT900 GTR XX, not the upcoming Raptor. Stay tuned.

Source: automobilemag.com via WCF

Fisker Karma Production Finally Kicks Off In Finland

Fisker Karma @ 2011 Monaco GP

After years of delays and financing problems, Fisker Automotive has finally announced that the Karma’s production has begun in Finland. They said that the company is focusing at the moment to deliver cars to their dealers and to a limited number of lucky journalists for quick test drives.

It seems that Henrik Fisker, the owner of the company has a soft spot for royalty if we take into consideration that a few of the non-Fisker workers who had the possibility to drive the Karma belong to two distinct European royal families. Before the last Saturday’s Monaco GP qualifying session, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco drove the luxury sports sedan for two laps and on the passenger seat was the founder of the company himself.

Fisker Automotive promised to reach full production capacity in the second part of this year and hopes to fulfill every order that they got so far for those that put down a deposit in the couple of years.

If you are interested in getting the Fisker Karma, prepare to pay at least $95,900 as this is the starting price for the hybrid.

More information should become available pretty soon so stay tuned.

Source: Fisker Automotive via GreenCarReports

Supermodel Jessica Stam is the Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class image

This beautiful 25 years old canadian is one of the top 15 best payed supermodels in the world. Some of her latest gigs include a Vogue cover in Octomber 2011 and a Victoria’s Secret contract which stars her on every Parisian catwalk.

Terry Richardson was the photographer for this Mercedes-Benz shoot meant to promote the company’s Fashion Week. He is known for his fashion works that tend to exploit the sexual side of his models, not rarely Richardson being acused of focusing on the sexual graphics of the pictures instead of highlighting the intended product.

On a closer look at Jessica Stam’s apparel for this photo shoot, the Class-A concept endorses the presence of at least one beatiful woman near the car, even though she may or may not be the driver.

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Top 5 Cars Discontinued This Year

Car manufacturers from all over the world are launching brand new models every year which means that they have to discontinue the old ones in order to make room for the fresh cars. In this article we are going to talk about some of the cars that we won’t be seeing from now on, at least in the following period, unless they plan to make a comeback.

05. Volvo V70

This year we will have to say goodbye to the Volvo V70, the real station wagon: a large, comfortable and safe load-lugger. If you still want something similar, you can get the smaller V50 or the dressed-up, jacked-up XC70, but it won’t be the same thing.

04. Saturn (the brand)

Our 4th place in the top goes to the Saturn brand which has been killed by General Motors. In the 90s the things there went pretty smooth with employees that enjoyed making cars, buyers that loved the affordable price tags, along with some well-thought advertising campaigns. It went downhill when GM decided to forget about the plastic construction and sell the new Saturns as rebadged GM models.

03. Ford Explorer Sport Trac

This part SUV / part truck was designed for those families that wanted a spacious 4-door interior cabin and lots of room for cargo. It wasn’t made for hauling manure, but it does have a strong personality. For this year, Ford has decided to reinvent the Explorer model as a crossover. Is it a good thing or did they make a bad decision? We’ll leave it up to you to decide this one.

02. Mercedes-Benz SLK AMGOffering plenty of comfort and a very potent V8 5.5-liter, we are sad to see the SLK AMG go, but we do know that MB and AMG are working on another model based on the new generation of the SLK. This is one of those cars that offer an authentic driving pleasure, combining a powerful engine with great looks.

01. Dodge Viper

For a little while, we’ll have to say goodbye to the Dodge Viper, until at least 2013 when the new generation will be launched. With a V10 8.4-liter engine that produces 600 hp and 560 lb.-ft of torque, the Viper is perhaps one of the most exciting cars ever made in North America. The model that will come after this will probably get a V8 engine and let’s face it, it won’t be that Viper we are all used to.

Joss JP1, Headed To The Australian International Motor Show

JOSS Developments have announced that they will be bringing their Joss JP1 supercar in July at the Australian International Motor Show which will take place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The two-seater sport coupe features a honeycomb sub-frame and a carbon fiber body and it is powered by a V8 mid-mounted aluminum engine that generates 500 hp (507 PS / 373 kW), mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

If Saleen and the McLaren F1 got together, the baby would look pretty much like the Joss JP1. With a curb weight of only 1,411 lb (940 kg), the Australian supercar will be able to do the 0-60 mph sprint in less than 3 seconds, on its way to an estimated top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h).

We don’t know when the car will be for sale, but we can tell you that it will cost approximately $455,875. During the show (July 1 – 10), the company will also exhibit a computer-generated image of the production version.

Joss JP1

Source: themotorreport.com.au via WCF

In-car Monitoring of Driver’s Health – from Ford

Driver’s health seams to be an important concern for Ford. Otherwise we cannot explain their ongoing activity of developing an in-car monitoring system which to help people with chronic illnesses (such as diabetes, asthma or allergies) – unless the 78 percent of U.S. consumers who expressed their interest in mobile health solutions, from a recent survey conducted by CTIA-The Wireless Association and Harris Interactive.

The system would empower people with self-help information while they drive, being the industry-first voice-controlled in-car connection. In order to succeed doing this, Ford uses Healthcare Experts Research SYNC Health, Wellness Connectivity Services and leading healthcare industry experts.

“Ford SYNC is well known in the industry and with consumers as a successful in-car infotainment system, but we want to broaden the paradigm, transforming SYNC into a tool that can help improve people’s lives as well as the driving experience.”

declared Paul Mascarenas, the chief technology officer and vice president at Ford Research and Innovation.

Combining Bluetooth, cloud services and Ford apps with some medical devices, a series of important health-related information and alerts can be provided, such as glucose level, allergies, all those being connected to the WellDoc platform. Ford’s innovating idea is to introduce this entire monitoring system in production process. In addition to all that we have already mentioned, the goal is the application to incorporate driver’s heart rate and stress levels, too.

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This could be really useful for auto makers in identifying driver’s stress sources while driving and try to improve, minimize or correct those issues.

What do you think about Ford’s initiative?

[Source: Autoblog, Photo]

KTM X-BOW R Revealed

2011 KTM X-Bow R

Earlier this week KTM officially launched the X-Bow R which they’ve described as to be a “further development” of the original model. The car is powered by an Audi-derived 2.0-liter TSI gasoline engine that has been fitted with a bigger turbocharger, a new ECU and high-performance fuel injectors. By making these updates, KTM has managed to increase the output of the 4-cylinder engine from 237 hp (240 PS / 177 kW) to 295 hp (300 PS / 220 kW) and 295 lb.-ft (400 Nm).

2011 KTM X-Bow R

In order to handle the extra muscles, KTM’s engineers installed a new torque arm that has been directly connected to the car’s carbon monocoque chassis, enabling the X-BOW R to benefit from “significantly” improved handling and torsional rigidity. In addition, they’ve also lowered the center of gravity by 15mm and upgraded the suspension with stiffer dampers and springs.

2011 KTM X-Bow R

The KTM X-BOW R can be yours if you are willing to pay 58,795 Euros, without taking into consideration the taxes and the import duties.

2011 KTM X-Bow R

Source: KTM via WCF


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