sports cars

sports cars

  Sports Cars are engineered to go around corners and straight lines as fast as possible. They are usually expensive, dangerous and so much fun that everybody wants one. Owning a sports car is a gratifying experience but it will cost you money and back pain as they are usually expensive to maintain and not very comfortable. But who cares as they look like supermodels at the beach.

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The 2013 SEMA show is getting closer, and it’s not a shock to see that the newly launched Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be one of the stars of the show. We’ve already seen plenty of tuning kits for the 2014 Stingray — even an Aerowagon model — and today we get a look at another one. This new Stingray, which was developed by Michigan-based design house TZD, will be displayed at the Toyo Tires booth, alongside 20 other custom vehicles.

The model, dubbed the P58 Concept Stringray receives a sweet aero kit, new wheels and a few under-hood updates.

On the outside, TZD prepared an aero package to give the Vette a sleek look and a carbon-fiber, motorsports-style rear wing that makes the Stingray looking even more aggressive. Also added in is a set of one-off Vossen Monoblock wheels, sized 20 inches up front and 21 inches around back. These rims are wrapped snug in a set pf Toyo Proxes T1R ultra high-performance tires.

There are no specifics on what the tuner did under the hood, but judging by the "Pfadt" banner on the windshield and the "P58" name, we are 99.9-percent sure that the Stringray P58 Concept carries the Pfadt P58 tune, which includes a cold-air intake, tri-Y headers and a Pfadt engine calibration. This will push the Corvette’s V-8 to a total of 580 horsepower — 120-horsepower increase over the base Stingray.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Chevrolet Covette Stringray.

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A few days ago, a Nissan GT-R Goliath prepared by Switzer Performance became the fastest supercar in a one-mile sprint, with a top speed of 250 mph. Now the same GT-R is being put to the test in the quarter-mile.

Just as it did in the one-mile run, the GT-R Goliath smashed the previous E85-powerwed record, as it zipped down the track in just 8.46 seconds at more than 180 mph, breaking the previous record by almost two-tenths of a second and a 10 mph.

The GT-R set the record at Michigan’s Milan dragway and behind the wheel was Tym from Switzer Performance. After breaking the record, he described how the team managed to establish a new record: "With the Syvecs SGTR system, we are able to manage all dynamics of the vehicle to our best advantage. We don’t have a rev-n-dump launch control, we have launch management. You can see that in the video. Even though we were pushing a little harder than we were in Moscow, the car still accelerated straight and true."

The Subaru BRZ , together with its Toyota and Scion sisters, has become quite a popular sell in a number of markets all over the world. Over in Japan, where Subaru calls home and where special edition models are released at an incredibly rapid rate, the Japanese automaker is joining the fray with the unveiling of the new BRZ Premium Sport Edition.

The car has been hailed as a adult-oriented version of the BRZ and a production version of the concept model that was seen earlier this year at the Tokyo Auto Salon . Despite all the flowery attributes being given to the BRZ Premium Sport Edition, the car does lack all the aerodynamic modifications that were seen in the concept.

Instead, Subaru decided to deck the car with a subtle exterior upgrade that includes a set of black-finished, 17-inch, STI aluminum wheels and...well, that’s about it.

Meanwhile, the car’s interior gets all of the nice upgrades, including tan leather doors, black leather with tan stitching on the manual gearbox levers and the handbrake, plenty of satin silver accents on the cabin, two-tone sports seats and a steering wheel wrapped in tan and black leather, black Alcantara with tan contrast stitching just above the instrument panel, the sides of the center console, and the top section of the doors.

Carbon-fiber trim on the dashboard and a red push engine button from STI, as well as the aluminum pedals, conclude the new upgrades given to the BRZ Premium Sport Edition.

The special edition BRZ is set to hit dealerships before the end of the year at a price of 3,034,500 Yen, which is around a little over $31,000 based on current exchange rates.

Click past the jump to read about the Subaru BRZ and to see more details on the Subaru BRZ Premium Sport Edition

Source: Subaru Japan

The SEMA Auto Show wouldn’t be complete without Bojix Design in the mix. The aftermarket company has, time and again, strutted its wares at the annual auto show in Las Vegas, and this year won’t be any different.

Yes, fellas, Bojix Design is coming back to SEMA with a new take on the Ford Fiesta ST. We’re saying ’new’ because Bojix seemingly makes it an annual ritual to bring a Ford to SEMA. Remember last year’s Focus project? We certainly do.

This year, the 2014 Fiesta is the subject and true to form, it has the kind of aggressive appearance that Bojix Design hangs its hat on. A comprehensive aerodynamic kit is part of the program, as you can probably see with the large front fenders, as well as the equally large wheel arches and side sills. A custom grey BASF paintjob is also part of the program, complemented nicely by black racing stripes with orange trims that you can also see on the mirror caps and the side doors of the Fiesta.

According to Ford, the project also comes with a coilover suspension, a cat-back exhaust system and a Banks Straight-Shot water-methanol injection system. No details have been given regarding the performance upgrade, but don’t be surprised if it packs the kind of output — 250 horsepower — last year’s Fiesta ST program had under its hood.

Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

So what if a lot of people have neglected the Audi TT line ever since the R8 came into the picture. Those who did are missing out on something pretty cool because the TT, especially the top-line TT RS , is still a pocket Hercules in its own right.

Recently, PP-Performance, together with Cam Shaft, unveiled a ridiculous new program for the high-powered TT RS. The whole project features a comprehensive upgrade on the aerodynamics and performance of the car, enough to make you really consider just how fast and powerful the TT RS can become when treated with some affection.

The first thing you’ll notice is the Matte Pearl White finish given to the car with matching black "PP Performance" decals on the side. One look and you immediately know which aftermarket company worked on this bad boy. Far more than just its pretty white face, the TT RS also received a bevy of new carbon-fiber components, including a new front lip, a new hood, new exterior mirrors, a modified diffuser, and a new rear wing. Add all of those to the gloss-black, powder-coated alloy wheels and you have a TT RS with an outward appearance that’s just begging to be teen for a spin.

Speaking of spins, once you step inside the cabin of this little pocket rocket, you’ll immediately understand why this car received such a hellacious performance upgrade. Thanks to a new intercooler, a 200-cell catalytic convertor, a high-flow fuel pump, and a new clutch, the TT RS’ standard 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque numbers are child’s play compared to the new output of 470 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. This new-found power allows the little German sports car to presumably hit 60 mph in just under four seconds to go with a top speed of around 180 mph.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi TT RS by PP Performance and Cam Shaft

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McLaren P13

Now that McLaren started producing the new P1 , its focus now moves to the long-rumored P13 — the company’s response to the Porsche 911 Turbo and others like it. AutoExpress managed to get its hands on few more interesting bits about the P13, including its output and pricing.

The next P13 will be entry-level McLaren model, and it will borrow design cues from the P1. It is expected to feature P1-style wraparound headlights with LED strips underneath and, of course, the two hood vents that give it that signature Mc:Laren look.

The P13 will sit on the same carbon-fiber monocoque as the 12C and P1, but its wheelbase will be shorter, making it more compact than its big brothers. These smaller dimensions will equate to lower weight and awesome agility.

Under its hood, Auto Express reports that the P13 will carry the same 3.8-liter, turbocharged V-8 engine as the 12C, but McLaren will detuned it to 450 horsepower — a reduction of 166 horsepower.

Despite the horsepower reduction, McLaren expects fantastic performance, thanks to its curb weight that will be below 12C’s 1,434 kg (3161-pound) curb weight. Giving up more than 350 pounds to the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo means that it will likely be a mean competitor for the German pedigree.

Expect the new McLaren P13 to be unveiled in late 2014 and to go on sale in 2015. Auto Express is reporting that the P13 will check in at £120,000 (about $193,500 at the current exchange rates).

Click past the jump to read more about the McLaren P1 — the model that inspired the P13.

Source: AutoExpress

Lately we have been treated to a smorgasbord of SEMA -bound Fiesta STs, Ford is following that up with Fiesta ST’s big brother: the Focus ST .

Bigger, faster, and more powerful than the Fiesta ST, the Focus ST is the kind of car that gets treated to a wide range of aftermarket modifications. Translation: expect a lot of these bad boys at SEMA.

One such program that will be in attendance is the PM Lifestyle-tuned Focus ST.

In working on this Focus ST, PM Lifestyle wanted to give the sports hatch that "southern California car culture," which is to say that it’s going to come with a host of modifications designed to perform in road rallies. Together with Infinite Auto Design, PM Lifestyle went to work, giving the Focus ST a custom paint job from Axalta, to go with carbon fiber exterior pieces, a custom harness, Sparco seats with Schroth Racing, five-point harnesses and a set of 19-inch, Rotiform wheels wrapped in GT Radial Champiro tires.

Under the hood, PM Lifestyle sought the assistance of Banks Power, COBB Tuning and Ford Racing in giving the Focus ST a hellacious powertrain upgrade, highlighted by a Banks Power straight-shot water-methanol injection system.

No word yet on how much output this Focus ST is going to have but we expect nothing less than a spectacular program from the guys over at PM Lifestyle.

Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ford Focus ST

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Jethro Bovingdon from the British magazine EVO wanted to find out what the best track car of 2013, so he made a test that included some of the coolest cars out there: the McLaren 12C GT Can-Am , Caterhan Seven 620R , Radical RXC , BAC Mono , Litchfield Subaru BRZ Spec S , Mini JCW GP , Supercharged Ariel Atom 3.5 and Porsche Cayman S .

The test was made at the Blyton Park and the result seems to be a little bit surprising. Of course, we will not ruin the surprise and will let you watch for yourself to see that car was declared "Track Car of the Year."

All we can tell is that you will be surprise to see that the Cayman S was just a couple of seconds behind the 380-horsepower Radical RXC, which, by the way, weights only 900 kilos (1,984 pounds).

Enjoy the video and trust us it worth spending half an hour watching it!

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Like its name suggests, the fellas at Heat 2 Head like to put some of the coolest cars on the road against one another to see who comes out the victor. In the latest episode, the guys put two German heavyweights against each other: the the 2014 BMW M5 Competition and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Model . Jonny Lieberman and Mike Shaffer have the pleasure of putting these two muscular machines against each other, and they do a rather fine job of dissecting each car’s good and bad features.

The M5 and the E63 AMG deliver a combined 1,152 horsepower and 1,092 pound-feet of torque: 575 horsepower from the M5 and 577 horsepower from the E63 AMG. On paper, it looks like the two sedans are identical, but which of the two perform better with your derriere in the driver’s seat?

The guys first took the two sedans to the dyno gurus at K&N engineering to validate the to-the-wheel numbers. With these numbers in hand and some rough — and flawed — estimations on what the car’s put out at the crankshaft, the two were ready to hit the track.

Check out the video to see which of the two sedans comes out on top.

The 2013 SEMA Auto Show is shaping up to be a doozy and the word out of Ford is that the automaker will be bringing an armada of vehicles to Las Vegas.

Fifty-seven in total, in case you’re wondering, which is hugely significant considering that a lot of brands will be out in force themselves to showcase their latest aftermarket offerings.

One Ford model that will be well represented at SEMA is the automaker’s resident pocket rocket, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST . From the looks of it, five unique Fiesta ST models will be showcased at the event, including one created and developed by an aftermarket company who’s no stranger to the lights of SEMA: Ice Nine Group.

We all remember the company’s program for the Ford Fusion that was displayed at last year’s event. This year, the tuning firm upped the ante with an incredible showcase of creativity and ingenuity wrapped up in a program for the Fiesta ST.

The car itself was transformed in the spirit of a rally car . Notice the Fiesta ST’s grille now has a pair of fog lamps installed on it. That’s not a happenstance addition, fellas. There’s also a carbon-fiber hood, huge fender flares and a rear wing, all of which were added to improve the car’s aerodynamic capabilities.

Meanwhile, the unique custom body wrap is the real highlight of the program, with Ice Nine Group opting for a confluence of colors (white, blue, orange, and black, mainly) that all combine to create a distinctive style and image. Rounding out Ice Nine Group’s take on the Fiesta ST are a new set of 17-inch Braid wheels wrapped in Falken Azenis RT615K tires.

Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST


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