If only there were more like this…..
If only there were more like this…..
Spotted this yesterday, initially I thought the wheel mounting had snapped until I realised that both sides were the same! Good effort.
Sorry for the picture quality, they were taken through a fence.
As there is no M4 out yet (although it is not far away), Alpina has stepped up and produced this…
Rather than some of the 4-Series I have seen looking a little mundane it looks really good, kind of what I expected the 4-Series look like from the original styling pics just with the addition of Alpina bits. 3 litre straight 6 with 410bhp and a monster 600nm of torque is impressive, but I think my favourite thing about it is the exhaust, stainless steel and made in conjunction with exhaust specialists Akrapovic, very cool indeed!
Alpina have always made great cars, here is a reminder…
Concept cars until more recent years have bored me, they are usually far too space age in design and seldom come to fruition. That was until the VW Scirocco, I remember saying that if they built it as it looked in the pictures then it would be excellent but they won’t… but they did! After this I have paid a little more attention to the concept car images that are released, the two I have featured below are the most recent I have noticed and liked, if either of them make it to production the world will be a better place.
Mercedes Vision Gran Turismo Concept
I does look a little space age but the overall look is stunning, I think a car with this much visual impact should have equally large amounts of power, 585bhp doesn’t seem enough in an age where saloon cars have 600bhp+. This is a great period in motoring!
VW Design Vision GTi Concept
This is a perfect Concept, extreme looks and 500bhp 3.0 litre V6 twin turbo are what these cars are all about, it is a vessel to interest people in the brand and the concept of the GTi, perfect.
Great video from Nissan, great car from Nissan….
The car was fettled for the Nordschleife in ways of a larger spoiler, different suspension, brake pads etc, NISMO says all the options on the lap time car will be made available. Posting a 7:08 with 600bhp is extremely impressive considering the weight of the car (1700kg+) and the fact it will cost approx ‘only’ £120k.
The GT-R has not yet won my heart but facts and figures like this cannot be ignored. I’m still not sure I would buy one but it is a very capable car that will appeal to many. It certainly was one of the weapons of choice at the Ring this year, obviously with good cause…
I’m not quite sure what the point of this is, but it is amazing! There is another Honda video with technicians talking about what they were trying to achieve (in Japanese,) I think they were doing I because the can, the perfect reason.
I welcome Honda’s return to F1 in 2015…
Never has there been a car that spawned as many special editions as the Bugatti Veyron. So many that I thought I would list some of them in a tribute to such an amazing car. There can be no doubt that despite other cars laying claim to the ‘fastest car in the world’ the Veyron is the car that carries the the largest character and in the case of the Super Sport is still regarded as the fastest with the SSC Ultimate Aero, Hennessey Venom GT and Koenigsegg Agera R all coming up short to the 268mph set by the Super Sport.
Personally I love the Bugatti Veyron, I would still like to shake Ferdinand Piech’s hand for making it in the first place. It doesn’t stand for the majority of values I look for in cars but it is still such an event in automotive history I can’t help like it.
Most of the special editions are changes to exterior and interior finishes but any car that has a bear minimum 1000bhp is ok in my book. A few of the editions are quite individual when it comes to taste, but at a guess if you are wealthy enough to buy a brand new Veyron then you can have what you want. There are other editions but the following represent a good example of what was produced, 14 of the 28 special editions released.