roadster

roadster

  Roadster cars are convertible compact sport cars, more or less luxurious but with a bold look and providing lots of feedback to the driver. they are the fun fast cars by excellence

BMW Z4

BMW and Toyota recently signed an agreement that will bring the two companies new fuel-efficient technologies and at least two new sports cars: a new-generation Z4 sports car for Bimmer and a new-generation Supra for its Japanese partner in crime .

Rumors suggest that both the new Z4 and thenew Supra will be built on the same platform as the GT86 sports coupe. If these rumors turn out to be true, it will mean that the next Z4 will be a much more dynamic handling car than the current generation – not that the current generation is a slouch.

It has been also rumored that BMW is preparing a new V-6 hybrid system that will deliver about 400 horsepower, which is pretty big boost over the current 335 horsepower delivered by the most powerful Z4 version: the sDrive35is.

The new generation BMW Z4 is set to be unveiled in late 2015 as a 2016 model, so we will find out in a few years.

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Nagoya-based styling specialist Tommykaira has unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show a tuning kit based on the Audi R8 V10 Spyder . The package is called White Wolf Edition, mainly because the model features a sweet Formula Silver exterior paint.

Along with the sweet paint, the package also includes an aerodynamic kit, featuring a new front spoiler, side step sill extensions, a new rear lip spoiler and a lower diffuser section. On customer’s request, all of these items can be made from carbon fiber.

The car sits on a set of Prodrive GC-05N alloy wheels sized 9.5-by-20 inches up front and 11.5-by-20 inches at the rear wrapped in 235/30 Bridgestone Potenza S001s tires.

The most impressive addition to the package is the tuner’s new titanium exhaust system. We cannot tell for sure if it increases the engine’s output level in any way, but for sure it looks pretty darn sexy.

Ingolstadt-based automaker, Audi, is already working on a new-generation TT , but this doesn’t mean customers can’t still enjoy the current generation. On the British market, for example, Audi unveiled a cool TT Black Edition that can be combined with a new Amplified Black specification package priced at only £700 (about $1,100 at the current exchange rates).

The new Black Edition will be based on the top S line trim level and adds a black trim for the radiator grille surround, tinted rear privacy glass, and xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights. The optional Amplified Black package also adds numerous black elements like the front lip spoiler, the fixed rear spoiler, rear diffuser and the exhaust pipes. The same black treatment continues on the interior.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Audi TT Coupe and Roadster Black Edition.

Press days for the 2013 Chicago Auto Show will begin tomorrow, so it’s no surprise that starting today you will be hearing details about the models to be displayed in there. For example, Ford , in collaboration with fifteen52 and Ken Block, will be unveiling a very cool tuning kit based on the Focus ST . In fact, this cooperation will bring three different projects, with the first one being the TrackSTer project.

The new TrackSTer has been specially designed to pay tribute to Ford Racing’s past models, but in the same time, it proves just how far Ford’s performance envelope can be pushed.

The project includes a new short-throw shifter and a performance exhaust system from Ford Racing, which has also provided a Mountune engine build, using forged rods and pistons, a performance intercooler and an upgraded ECU.

From its racing brother, the ST-R , the new TrackSTer borrows the Quaife limited slip differential, the Center Force custom clutch kit and the four-piston front calipers.

Usually, Hennessey shows interests in American sports cars, but now the tuner is preparing to update the look and the output level of the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider . All the tuner currently announced for the Italian roadster is an HPE800 tuning kit that we know will deliver up to 800 horsepower, but you shouldn’t be very surprised to see an HPE1000 package – a 1,000-horsepower variant – announced for the 458 Spider.

A similar kit was announced for the McLaren MP4-12C and it included an upgraded intercooler system, air-intake system, and ball-bearing turbochargers, as well as ECU updates and, of course, a new Hennessey titanium exhaust system. So, we can expect a similar offering for the 458 Italia.

Of course, a series of exterior updates will also be offered, and they include a new hood with larger intercoolers, new front and rear bumpers and a new set of wheels. For the interior, we will see numerous carbon-fiber, Alcantara and leather updates.

Full details will be unveiled in the near future, so stay tuned!

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster

If at some point in the year you decide to finally take the jump and buy a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, we’d be the first ones to offer you congratulations.

That is until after we remind you that, according to Lamborghini, the entire inventory of Aventador Roadsters until the middle of next year has already been sold out.

Yep. If you want one, you’re going to have to wait a really long time to get it. This news isn’t all that surprising, considering the Aventador, for one, is really awesome and for another thing, is really, really awesome.

It certainly looks like Lamborghini has another hot ticket on their hands, making them two for two with the Aventador. If you really insist on getting yours in advance, then the you must pay an enormous amount in advance or comply to paying special taxes.

Either way, it’ll most likely cost you more than the supercar’s $440,000 sticker price. But, if you have the money for it, what’s stopping you?

Wheelsandmore offers numerous updates for the Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe , but until now, no updates have been offered for the roadster versions. We said “until now” because today the tuner has announced a brand-new upgrade kit for the SLS Roadster . Customers can choose between two different stage upgrades, with the most powerful one delivering up to 704 horsepower.

In stage II the tuner will install a new exhaust system with sport catalysts and a flap-controlled exhaust. These updates, combined with a software remapping and special sport air filters, will increase the engine’s output up from the standard 563 horsepower up to 635 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

In stage III, Wheelsandmore opted to supercharge the V-8 engine. The end result is a stout 704 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. These updates will significantly improve the car’s performance numbers, as it will then sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds and its top speed has been increased to 330 km/h (205 mph).

Along with the engine upgrades, Wheelsandmore is also offering a set of 6Sporz forged wheels, ultra-lightweight aluminum coilover suspension system and LCS coilover suspension with a lift-up function that can raise the car’s ride by 40 millimeters (1.5 inches).

It’s no secret that Lambo has huge plans for its 50th anniversary and that the Aventador is due to lose its top in the U.S. market… officially. The Italian automaker decided why not just kick them both off at the same time, which it did today in Miami and we were there to witness it all.

The day kicked off at noon today in Miami, and began with a press conference across from the Breakwater Hotel and a 40-car parade down Collins Avenue. During the press conference, Lambo unveiled the much-anticipated Aventador LP700-4 Roadster to us media folk and it was definitely worth the wait. Have a look at our collection of images and you can see just how sexy the car really is.

On top of the official unveiling of the drop-top supercar, Lambo also satisfied our appetite for some speed. It accomplished this feat by closing off a runway at the Miami International Airport – the first time MIA has ever close a runway for an automotive event – to allow 12 Aventadors to run wild down the long straight stretch, peaking out at over 180 mph.

What a phenomenal showing by Lambo.

Carlsson will unveil a one-off race car based on the new generation Mercedes SLK-Class at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The new race car will be used in national and international hill climb races in the E1 category, starting 2013 racing season.

The racecar has been developed from scratch on a body shell in an attempt to keep the weight down to only 1,719 pounds. Under the hood, you will find a 3.4-liter V-8 engine that delivers an impressive 610 horsepower and a peak torque of 317 pound-feet. The engine is mated to a Hewland transmission with a paddle shift.

Carlsson also installed an ultra-lightweight body kit made of carbon fiber and a set of BBS racing wheels sized 10-by-18 inches up front and 13-by-18 inches on the rear. A three-way adjustable KW competition suspension keeps the racecar on the tarmac and a high-performance brake system made of ultra-light material to drag it to a halt.

For the interior, the tuner installed a pair of racing seats from Fibreworks and a complex safety cage.

Full details will be unveiled during the car’s official debut in Geneva.

Underground Racing started 2013 big, and we mean really big, as they have prepared a monstrosity of a program for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Performante , which is owned by a gentleman named Joe from Texas. In its standard version, the LP570-4 Performante is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that produces a total of 570 horsepower. That wasn’t enough for Joe, as opted for a Stage 3 upgrade that almost doubled the supercar’s output.

Stage 3 upgrade includes two Precision Turbochargers, Motec boost by gear, an optional quick-shift upgrade and much more. Underground Racing announced that after installing the Stage 3 upgrades, the LP570-4 supercar will deliver an estimated total of 1,000 horsepower at the wheels on pump gas and 1,250 horsepower at the wheels on race fuel. This car still has to be tested on dyno, so stay tuned to learn the official output of this impressive Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Performante.

Of course, the price for such an amazing update is pretty hefty at $94,000, which is about half the price of the standard car. As you know, performance costs!


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