We believe in the theory “the lightest the quickest” and one auto manufacturer who seriously does not need any introduction particularly believes in the theory with all their heart. We are talking about Porsche recently they unveiled the Boxster Spyder at the 2015, New York Auto Show. Although this is not the first time that Porsche actually launched the lightest Boxster. The Boxster Spyder was introduced for the first time back in 2009 and believe it or not but the convertible weighed almost 80 Kilogram lighter than the Boxster S. This extremely lightweight Sporstcar was released for sale in the World market in 2010 as a 2011 model.
After almost 4 years of absence Porsche has once again stepped into the same territory and given life to a new car under the same nameplate. The new generation Boxster Spyder too retains the same characteristics of the previous Spyder and decided to stay lightweight. The previous Spyder weighed only about 1275 Kilograms and all that was possible because a lot of the mechanism was removed from the car which included the mechanism to operate the soft top, infotainment system inside the cabin, storage compartments and even air conditioning. The same kind of strategy is also applied even in this completely new Boxster Spyder too.
Powered by a 3.8 Litre Flat six engine, the lightweight surely has made this car fast and it is able to sprint from 0-100km/h mark in 4.5 seconds while it can reach speeds of upto 280 km/h mark. This new Boxster Spyder is quick and responds to your every call.
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As the name suggests, the 918 Spyder from Porsche, is one of the fastest hypercars present in the world today. The Porsche 918 Spyder is made of carbonfibre that uses hybrid powertrain while its combustion engine and suspension setup are borrowed from a race car.
Porsche produced a total of exactly 918 unit of their Spyder (in resemblance to its name) and the company now claims to have sold almost all of them. Porsche even has also made a list of customers who are under waiting list and they would be given the chance to get their hands on one in case while others back out. The 918 has a price tag of 650, 000 pounds (Rs. 5.27 Crores each). Wolfgang Hatz, Head-Research and Development, Porsche said in a statement that he was convinced of the fact that the company would sell all the Spyders and he is happy about the fact that the sales of the car has improved because it has been built up to the expectation of the customers.
He said “We set out to take a different approach to our rivals, to build a car that was at the extremes of performance and efficiency, and we proved that we could achieve both. Our customers now know that we are ready for whatever the future holds.”
Unveiled in September 2013 Porsche sold a total of 918 units of their one of a kind hypercar, and out of which 297 were delivered to the customers in USA, while 100 units were sold to Germany and China each. Hatz further hinted that Porsche might build the 918 successor and also said that during the whole process of building this car, the engineers had learned a lot which also needs to be passed on.
The gamers are surely getting handful of new and exciting cars to play with this season because on the 15th anniversary of Gran Turismo the renowned car racing game for the Playstation gaming platform which has sold more than 72 million copies worldwide since its 1998 debut will be providing couple of exciting new cars for the gamers to download. Many other auto manufacturers such as Mercedes, Nissan, BMW have already showcased their virtual cars for the Gran Turismo 6 game and most recent manufacturer to join the league is Chevrolet.
Now we already have reported earlier that Chevrolet will unveil their Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car at the LA Auto show and just earlier today they already did and we are bringing you all the details exclusively which are available about the virtual race car right now. The Chevrolet Chaparral 2x VGT concept also gives you an idea of what Chevrolet has stored for the future; we already have mentioned you before that their VGT car has been inspired from their Chaparral racing and their racing cars with Chevrolet has partnered more than 45 years ago. The concept car breaks all boundaries and also gives a glimpse to their audience of what the Chevrolet engineers are capable of and how they challenge the present norms and can work with the technologies of the future.
When 3 legends sits together to discuss Classic cars you can have an idea of what’s coming next. That’s right in this video you can watch Lord March founder Goodwood revival, Brian Johnson lead singer of the AC/DC rock band who also happens to be a hardcore auto enthusiast and above all a huge Jaguar car lover and lastly the man Ian Callum design Director Jaguar himself talks about some of the Classic Jagaur cars that were produced.
We can see them talking and discussing about the iconic Jaguar C and D Type and even watch Brian Johnson dirving one of them through the beautiful Country roads. They even talk about the recently unveiled XE sedan which is composed mainly of Aluminum which actually took lot of weight away from the car and making it one powerful yet one perfect handling car. We can even see Ian Callum driving one of the classic E Type in this video and discussing about the originality of the Jaguar designs and the great length they go while designing and building a new car.
We can also watch the iconic C, D and the E type at the end of the video which are three of the most beautiful cars that came out from the Jaguar’s stable.
An open top or a convertible may not be a very good idea for the Indian market but that does not really stop our auto enthusiasts from getting their hands on one, they are perhaps the next best thing that money can buy to enjoy the open roads and feel the winds flowing through your hair. There are couples of convertible already available in our Indian market and Mercedes Benz added their latest roadster to their Indian lineup recently which definitely is an attention grabber. Yes! I am talking about the all new Mercedes Benz SLK 55 AMG which is a more powerful version of the SLK class already available in our Indian market. Now a roadster with a V8 heart hmm! That is something to really look out for.
The standard SLK class was launched by Mercedes way back in the year 1996 in the International market, so this is definitely not a new car which was added to the German premium brand lineup infact this was probably one of the sportiest, lightest and shortest roadster available in the market. Now many will ask why we prefer an AMG tuned car. The reason is simple Mercedes Benz stuffs the standard cars with a massive engine under the hood and some visual elements to make it appear more beefy and muscular although these cars may not be the most practical ones in the real life situation but who cares if you have the money and want to get your hands on a powerful shiny exotic for yourself.
The Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG as I already did mentioned above comes packed with a powerful top-of-line V8 engine which packs some serious punch, this roadster is capable of hitting the 100km/h mark in just 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 250km/h mark.
Interested to read more about this baby AMG that can give you some serious Adrenaline rush?
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Jaguar’s most powerful and fastest production car ever the F-Type Project 7 which is built under the special operation division will make its debut at the prestigious Le Mans Classic this weekend from 4th to 6th of July.
The Jaguar F-Type Project 7 was first unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, talking about speed the F-Type Project 7 it is powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine, which has further been tweaked to generate 575PS of peak power and 680Nm of torque. This supercar is capable of hitting 300 Km/h mark. The F-Type Project 7 will take complete demonstration laps throughout the Le Mans Classic weekend alongside the legendary D Type which has won 3 times at Le Mans. As we have already mentioned in our review, the Project 7 has been inspired by the Jaguar D Types 60th anniversary.
The F-Type Project 7 demonstration lap will take place just ahead of the qualifying race and race sessions for Grid 2. The grid will include drivers like Andy Wallace who has won the Le Man back in the year 1988 while the other driver includes Richard Meaden, Gary Pearson and also Chris Harris.
Only 250 units of this two seater road legal Roadster will be made and it has been built with some of the World’s most technologically advanced light weight body parts which includes an all aluminum construction, bespoke carbon-fibre aerodynamic aids and an unique suspension setup. While the Carbon Ceramic brakes, Torque Vectoring by Braking and racing inspired seats comes as a standard features with the F-Type Project 7.
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Jaguar India launched their much anticipated sportscar of this year in the Indian market called the F type. This car really will impress anybody who dares to look at it, it is designed by Ian Callum the head of Jaguar design, he took special care to give this new F type the modern touch and also kept in mind that it carried some of the styling features of the old E type which is still considered as one of the most beautiful car ever made.
The new Jaguar was showcased at the Paris Motor show earlier in the year 2013 and everybody fell in love with this new beast. This new F type is also special for millions of Jaguar lover’s because Jaguar has created a 2 seater convertible sportscar after a long span of time. This new Jaguar not only looks fantastic but the Engineers have worked hard to extract maximum performance from its engine and finally when the looks and performance blended together the F type was born.
Jaguar offered three models of this F type to the world but unfortunately India got only two variants the entry level 3,0 litre supercharged V6 S with 372 bhp of peak power on tap and the bigger 5000cc V8 S which has 488bhp of power on tap. Sounds alluring right? But does this new Jaguar F type have what it takes to be the worthy successor to the legendary Jaguar E type. Let’s find out shall we?
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Riding on a high wave, Mercedes is surfing itself to glory with growth in sales surging by 47% in 2013-14 financial year. Mercedes is adding one more trick in the show by concentrating on the high-performance and luxurious cars carrying the AMG brand on it. The German company is aiming to swell the figure of sales by double this year for the AMG cars.
Eberhard Kern, MD & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India, stated even if AMG is a premium category, the highly inspirational AMG brand plays a major role in company’s strategy. AMG cars, which costs almost the double from their regular counterparts, provides the best of performance, luxury, and driving experience. All AMG engines are hand built, using a “one man, one engine” philosophy at company’s AMG plant in Affalterbach, Germany.
Mercedes sold over 9,500 cars last year and AMG brand contributed with 200 cars, Mercedes Benz India are expecting to double the number of AMG sold this year.
Recently Mercedes launched the GL63 AMG in India carrying a price tag of Rs. 1.66 crore. With that, Mercedes now offers five AMG offerings which are C63 AMG, E63 AMG, G63 AMG and SLK55 roadster.
The German manufacturer will also bring the CLA 45 AMG, which was also showcased at Auto Expo earlier this year in Noida.
Mercedes is also planning to open exclusive AMG dealerships in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, where specially trained staff will offer variety of options including access to the AMG Driving Academy.
High performance cars are increasingly finding their way to India like ‘M Series’ from BMW stable and ‘S’ and ‘RS’ line from the Audi brand. The fight of high performing vehicles is about to get some more action in the coming year, and we would love to see the aggressive moves from the three German brands in order to win the battle.
The Porsche Boxster is the cheapest Porsche and is often regarded as the underdog among the more popular and slightly exclusive 911 line up. Yes, the Boxster is a cheap alternative to the 911, but it isn’t anything like one.
While the more expensive Porsche 911 has its engine bolted behind the rear axle, in the Boxster has its powerhouse in between the two axles and power goes to the rear wheels. This makes the Boxster a mid-engine Porsche and that translates to better weight distribution and dynamic handling handling characteristics.
The base variant of the new Porsche Boxster is available with a 2.7-liter flat-six cylinder engine that generates 265 horsepower and 280 Nm of torque. Porsche offers a PDK double-clutch transmission as an option which allows the mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car to sprint to 100 kph in just 5.5 seconds.
The new models gets an updated interior which feels more premium than before. Also, the exterior styling has been slightly tweaked giving it a more balanced look and thus making it more appeasing to the eye.
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Lamborghini released an official trailer of the Gallardo successor Huracan recently and it absolutely is a treat to watch. In the video the protagonist gets ready to drive faster than the Storm.
The Huracan is all set to make its public debut in March at the Geneva motor show and I am sure most of you are eagerly waiting to watch the car live infront of your eyes. Like every other Lamborghini cars the Huracan too is an aggressive looking car which is powered by a an updated 5.2 liter, V-10 engine which generates an impressive 610 Hp at 8,250 rpm and 560 Nm of maximum torque at 6.500 rpm.
Automobili Lamborghini will also launch its Ad Personam program at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Ad Personam Program will give an access to their clients to personify and create their own Lamborghini. This program at present is only limited to their to the Aventador products but will soon be available even in the Huracan range.
The Ad Personam Program allows the clients to choose from a range of new materials including Passenger compartment color combinations, choice of leather and Alcantara colors and also color options for for floormats and seatbelts. While the Clents also has the options to choose from dualcolor exterior paint and livery possibilities.
Lamborghini will even display a special Aventador Roadster which will have a high range of customization to both its interior as well as exterior. The manufacturer will also set up a fully functional and highly exclusive Ad Program studio which will assist customers in creating their customized Lamborghini.
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The Huracan is definitely an impressive looking roadster and it now can also be called as a worthy successor to the Gallardo because the new vehicle has managed to grab almost 700 bookings under just one month which is really amazing. Lamborghini displayed the Huracan in different private previews held especially for the VIP clients from across the Globe and also managed to grab these 700 orders from these VIP clients even before its public unveiling.
Lamborghini has the reputation of building some of the World’s most powerful wild and aggressive machines and this new Gallardo successor is no different, the Huracan is powered by a 5.2 Liter V10 engine which generates an impressive 610 Hp of power, the engine has been mated to a seven speed dual clutch transmission. Hold on to your breathe because now comes the most interesting part, it can accelerate from 0-100 km in just 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 325 km/h mark.
The Lamborghini Huracan will make its first public appearance at the Geneva Motor show which is scheduled next month and it will be showcased by none other than but the Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann himself.
“Magnifico” means Magnificent in Italy perhaps this is exactly the word that you will utter when you take a look at it; it is absolutely flawless and meant for pure fun and is definitely not for the faint hearted. Yes! I am talking about the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster. This beast has really set its standard quite high in the world of open-top luxury super sports cars.
Launched at the end of the year 2012 this has definitely marked its arrival but if you are looking for a practical car then this is definitely not for you because this car is an absolute hooligan. The Aventador Roadster is the open top version of the mighty Aventador Coupe which too has marked its grand arrival in the year 2011 and according to Lamborghini it juggles ultimate driving experience with the ultimate in sports car sophistication quite efficiently.
The Aventador Roadster is powered by a centrally located 6.5 liter aspirated V12 which generates 700 hp of maximum power and is mated to an ISR 7-speed gearbox. 700 Hp of power is what you get when you just seat inside and turn on the ignition of this roadster. To give you an actual idea of its power let’s just say the Aventador Roaster is capable of hitting 0-100 km/h mark in just 3.0 seconds and can reach a top speed of 350 km/h mark. It has a full carbon fiber Monocoque chassis and hardtop which makes it extremely lightweight (1625 Kilograms) and also enhances its handling.
Now the most interesting part of it is that the Aventador Roadster is available in the Indian market. So if you are a Lamborghini fan and can afford one then you can easily get your hands on one of these beasts.
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