At this year’s New York Auto Show, Honda will present the S2000 CR, which is a racer-inspired version of the popular Honda S2000. The Honda S2000 CR will be powered by the same 237Hp 2.2 VTEC engine and it will have a close ratio 6-speed manual transmission.
Even more importantly the race spec CR feautures aggressive suspension settings, increased body and chassis rigidity and weight reduction through the replacement of the soft-top with an aluminium hardtop (-90 pounds or 41kg) as well as the removal of options like A/C and the stereo system. If the stereo is not so important, I don’t know about the A/C (though it seems it will be on the optional list). More photos after the jump. (more…)
It’s been 40 years since the first Shelby “King of the Road” Mustang was released, and Ford and Shelby decided to celebrate this by presenting the new Shelby GT500KR. The Mustang will be powered by a 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 with a Ford Racing Power Upgrade Pack that boosts engine output to an estimated 540 hp.
Produced in a limited edition of 1,000 units, the Shelby GT500KR coupe comes with a custom carbon composite hood with scoops and stainless steel twist-down hood pins, a lower front air dam with chrome-trimmed functional brake ducts and large 14-inch Brembo front brakes. The suspension has been modified with an emphasis on race-inspired handling.
Drawing inspiration from the classic 1968 KR model, the Shelby GT500KR also features 40th Anniversary exterior badging, unique striping and a distinctive interior with Carroll Shelby-signature embroidered seats and a 40th Anniversary numbered dash plaque. Click for more pics. (more…)
The German tuner Carlsson prepared a tuning package for the new Mercedes C-Class. The engine was modified and now produces 295 hp and presses maximum torque of 385Nm, which takes the Carlsson CK35 from 0 to 100 in 6 seconds and to a top speed of 270 km/h.
Other mods include a front apron, a diffuser-look apron at the rear, side moldings and rear spoiler, an electro-polished front grille, double-headlight units with fog and driving lights. The sport sedan also has lowered sport springs and 19in lightweight alloys. (more…)
These days Currency Motor Cars introduced one of the world’s most powerful supercars. It is a modified 2006 BMW M5 that can reach a top speed of 240 mph, which makes it one of the fastest luxury 4-door sedan on the planet. The BMW’s compression V-10 engine was fitted with twin-turbo chargers and a custom inter-cooler system to kick out an astonishing 800+ horses.
The interior is also exquisit, with leather in the steering wheel, arm rests and dash is the same as the leather in the seats. Fully aniline dyed Florida alligator in black. The custom interior is all hand stitched, designed and installed by Judy Amic-Angelo.
The car accelerates from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.6 seconds and it will be priced at an eye-popping $350,000. More photos after the jump. (more…)