Mercedes-Benz C112 - An Abandoned Technological Miracle
The long history of Mercedes-Benz spawned plenty of amazing projects, many of which resulted in some of the greatest road-going and racing vehicles, we have ever seen. You only need to look at cars like the 300SL, 300SLR, CLK GTR, SLR McLaren, and others. There are, however, many cars that never saw the light of day. Among the most obscure projects to come out from Mercedes-Benz’s test facilities is the 1991 Mercedes C112. It had the potential to be the most ground-breaking sports car of the 1990s, but sadly, Mercedes decided not to make it.
Intermeccanica Indra: The Italian Corvette Everyone Forgot About
Since the inception of the automobile, many carmakers have come and gone. Among them is the Turin-based carmaker, Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica, or simply Intermeccanica. The Italian company came up with a few successful models before it was defunct, and the last of them was the Corvette-based Intermeccanica Indra. Here’s what you need to know about it.
The Vantage Point - The Evolution of Aston Martin’s Attainable Super Coupe
The Vantage moniker was nothing more than a suffix reserved for the fastest version of a given model’s lineup. The first use of the Vantage name was seen with the DB2 from the 1950s. Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. Under David Brown’s ownership saw the release of only 250 units of the DB2 Vantage, all featuring a 2.6-liter Lagonda straight-6 engine, which makes them one of the rarest series production Aston Martins from the period.
After the DB2, the Vantage nameplate was retired until it resurfaced eleven years later with the Series IV DB4 Vantage in 1961. The DB4 Vantage received the same treatment with a distinct design but the key ingredient was the engine upgrades which included three SU HD8 carburetors, along with revised cylinder heads with bigger valves and a higher compression ratio. The technical modifications gave it a 10 percent increase over a stock DB4. From a design perspective, this generation and its successor the DB5 are considered to be the finest of Aston’s designs.
The Ultimate Guide To The Porsche 997 And All Its Versions
A certain percentage of car enthusiasts lust after the Porsche 911. The rear-engine sports car from the 1960s is currently in its eighth generation, the 992, but for many, it was the Porsche 997 that’s considered the last truly old-school 911. With many looking to acquire one of these modern German classics, it’s only fair to get familiar with the sixth-generation 911, produced between 2005 and 2013, to find out which 997 is the one for you.
Cars That Have More Than Two Turbochargers
For better or worse, forced induction is becoming more and more common among internal combustion engines. This almost exclusively means turbochargers, although superchargers are not entirely phased out yet. High-performance cars in particular come with two turbochargers, which seems to be the standard. There are, however, a few exceptions that boast more than two turbochargers, and here they are.
Fastest SUV In The World
Now an SUV comes with the added advantage of being practical, however, what does this mean for the rational folks out there who’ve had to sacrifice their mid-engined sports car or coupe for a lumbering SUV. Well, manufacturers have addressed this with the performance SUV. But which one is the fastest one out there, well that is a race that is constantly evolving as manufacturers will go to any length to lay claim to that crown.
Why the Rivian R1T Will Be The Benchmark for All Electric Trucks
The Rivian R1T has taken the pickup truck segment by storm. And, this isn’t even an exaggeration. The decade-old startup has managed to bring out a truck that has covered almost all the bases quite well. It’s strong on power (800+ horses), performance (0-60 mph in three seconds), range (400 miles), technology (tank turn, gear guard, etc.), and even towing capacity (11,000 pounds). Even though EVs are the future, a lot of people have still not warmed up to the idea of them for a variety of reasons. I’m not saying that truck doesn’t have its drawbacks, but it is arguably the best electric proposition at the moment, beating the likes of the Ford F-150 Lightning, the GMC Hummer EV, and the Tesla Cybertruck. If we were to advocate for EVs today, we’d use the Rivian R1T as our talking point, and here’s why we would do that:
These Are The Fastest Ferraris Ever Produced
What is the fastest Ferrari? That’s one of the most common questions being asked among the car community. However, there are so many ways to deal with this question. Is it fastest in terms of top speed or probably acceleration? Ferraris, however, excel in various metrics. One may have the highest top speed, but it won’t have the fastest 0-62 mph time. So with all factors considered, here are the fastest Ferraris ever produced, along with all the important metrics you need to know.
This BMW M2 Has Been Modded To Perfection
The BMW M2 is considered, by many, to be the sweet spot in terms of accessible performance. A bold statement, indeed, considering the M2 is an entry-level M-car, but while its bigger, more expensive relatives (the M4, M5, M8, etc.) are vast and tech-heavy, the M2 remains relatively compact and simple, by comparison. It’s also a lot cheaper, and, as seen from a test drive carried out by AutoTopNL, this 2017 BMW M2 LCI shows just how capable it is with only “must-have upgrades”.
The Most Expensive Lamborghini Ever Built
After its formation in 1963, Ferrucio Lamborghini had the idea of producing exotic cars, especially grand tourers to compete with the already famous Ferrari. The Miura was the company’s first sports coupe with a mid-engined rear-wheel-drive configuration. After Audi acquired the Italian sports car company in 1998, Lamborghini began to benefit from German tech and luxury. The brand’s first modern performance SUV, the Urus, was introduced in 2019 and has a starting price of around $230,000. The performance roadster Huracan EVO Spyder, which is one of the most popular exotic convertibles, sells for about $240,000. Owning a Lamborghini car is something we all dream of, but they are highly expensive and out of reach for most. The most recent Lamborghini released is the Countach, a model that is based on the Lamborghini Sian, which is in turn based on the Aventador SVJ. Could you guess the price? It’s $2,640,000. But this isn’t the most expensive Lamborghini. In fact, it’s far from it. Here, we have listed down the top five most expensive Lamborghini cars ever built.
Cheapest McLaren Money Can Buy (2022)
McLaren has a rich motoring heritage, but the company started making road cars in the early 90s. The Gordon Murray-designed F1 was the first production McLaren supercar that came out in 1992. The company’s second innings began in 2010 and that’s when all the onslaught began. In 2015, McLaren decided to increase its clientele by introducing ‘affordable’ cars and opening up a brand to the masses. The automaker debuted the ‘Sports Series’ of cars with the 570S coupe in 2015, which happened to be the cheapest new McLaren at that time. It, of course, garnered a lot of attention and has been one of the top sellers for the automaker. This prompted the company to introduce some more ‘cheap’ models aimed at bringing more sales.
We’ve decided to list down the five cheapest McLarens that money can buy today, and here’s all you need to know about them:
The Coolest Cars in the World
If you are in the market for a car, you will be surprised at the number of offerings you get in every single segment. Right from your Nissan Versa to a Ferrari F8 Tributo; there is competition in every segment. Whether you’re into classic cars, imported models or luxury items, you will be spoilt for choices. But, not every car you see is a cool one. There are a number of factors in determining whether a car is cool or not. There’s the exterior, the interior, the performance, and most importantly, it’s every individual’s opinion. You may or may not agree with some of the entries here, but here’s a look at the coolest cars of 2021.
5 Cars That Can Make An Italian Feel Ashamed Of His Roots
Italian cars are best known for their beautiful styling and, sadly, being unreliable. However, with regards to both statements, this isn’t always the case, and despite some of the oldest European car brands being Italian, they have had their bad moments. YouTube channel, Number27 is giving us five examples of Italian cars that could make any Italian curse his/her roots.
The Most Expensive Cars in the World
With the rise of the global economy, economic disparities are also on the rise. For every hundred millionaire CEOs and Business owners, we have a billionaire business tycoon to prove that the disparity between the rich and the ultra-rich has been on the rise. The best case study of this phenomenon can be found in the automotive industry which has started catering to this rising crowd of ultra-rich. Lately, the grounds of Geneva Motor Show and Concours d’Elegance have been overflowing with super expensive, limited production vehicles to cater to the rising set of clientele that needs something way more special than your regular crop of Ferraris, Bentleys, and Porsches to stand out from the hoi polloi of car collectors. So Here’s a comprehensive guide to the most expensive modern automotive icons that make your regular crop of supercars look like economy cars.
Alfa Romeo Giulia: How Reliable It Actually Is
Alfa Romeo is an old European name in the car industry and has enjoyed a glorious motorsport history, at least in its earlier decades. That said, while Alfa Romeo has given us some pretty amazing cars, over the last decade and a half – 8C, 4C, Giulia, and Stelvio – the company continues to be perceived as a carmaker that doesn’t have the highest reliability. However, this isn’t as true as many would lead you to believe, as we take a closer look at a 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia, courtesy of the YouTube channel, _fast4alfa.
Top EVs That Can Pose a Threat To Tesla Model S Plaid
The Tesla Model S Plaid is, arguably, the most talked about, high-performance EV in recent times. We have witnessed many drag races in which a Tesla Model S manages to beat some of the best, combustion-powered, high-performance vehicles on sale today. However, Tesla is no longer the only big player in the EV market and other manufacturers are also coming up with high-performance EVs. Here are the ones that are most likely to threaten the Model S Plaid’s domination.
10 Awesome Facts About the Ferrari 296 GTB’s Twin-Turbo V-6 Engine
The Ferrari 296 GTB is currently the latest and hottest car to come out of Maranello. The design of the car is an epic blend of Ferrari’s past and present, reinterpreting some elements from the 1963 Ferrari 250 LM. Although Ferrari’s latest mid-engine car looks stunning, the 296 GTB engine is also worthy of praise for its engineering solutions. It may have two cylinders less than what we’re used to, but Ferrari promises that it more than makes up for it with clever engineering. Here are 10 interesting facts about the Ferrari 296 GTB’s V-6 engine.
The Greatest Luxury Performance Sedans We Never Got
Performance luxury sedans are the perfect middle ground for those seeking comfort, practicality and performance in a single package. And while we have gotten plenty of great examples like the BMW M5, Mercedes AMG GT63, Porsche Panamera, and others, there are those that came to us as concepts, but never delivered in the real world. Here are the most prominent culprits.
Fastest Electric Cars in the World
There is no dearth of electric cars in the market now. We aren’t just talking about the urban commuters, but also fast electric cars. There are many new automakers that start their electric car journey with fast cars or electric supercars. Companies like Estrema, Aspark, and even Tesla, for that matter, came up with fast electric sports cars or electric supercars. While some have faded into oblivion after showing us promising concepts, some have weathered the storm and are either into production or will enter production.
Here’s a list of the eight fastest electric cars in the world today that are in the production stage or about to enter production. Some of these fast cars are from mainstream automakers, some from established EVmakers, and some from new start-ups.
Should Chevrolet Camaro SS Be Your Go-To Muscle Car For 2022?
With new EVs sprouting left and right, even the more traditional carmakers are making the transition towards electricity. It seems this turn of events affects even the muscle car segment, including the Chevrolet Camaro. Joe from the YouTube channel Raiti’s Rides helps us explain why the current Camaro SS might be a good choice, in 2022.
BMW M3 Competition And Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm Driven Back To Back
Carwow has been synonymous with staging some of the most exciting drag races, more often than not, between stock, production cars. However, the same YouTube channel, occasionally gives us a proper comparison between two high-performance vehicles – in this case, the new BMW M3 Competition and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio GTAm.