Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Jeremie Baret has now turned his car styling ‘genius’ to the Porsche Cayenne Balrog. The styling kit, which took 8 months of research (don’t know why ’cause it still looks like s…), consists of a new interior, a performance upgrade and an array of rim types.
The kit also includes a new front bumper with original Cayenne Turbo side lights and fog lights with angel eyes. A highlight of the styling kit is the front bumper that is fitted with the all the required vents for cooling the intercooler and the front brakes. If your car has xenon nozzles and parking sensors, the kit has something to spice that up. The rear features a new spoiler and diffuser which can be removed for installing the tow hook. There’s more: a new front grille, large fenders, and new side skirts.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
This past weekend, we here at Carlyle Motor Club were honored to be the exclusive provider of vehicles for a video shoot for the new smash single "Damnnnn!" by G-Unit recording artist 40 Glocc. The track also features Ray J.
Above you'll find a shout-out from 40 Glocc himself letting us know where he goes to get all of his cars.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
- Autobot insignia fender badges and wheel caps
- An embroidered Autobot insignia on the center console
- Gloss-black rally stripes with Transformers logos
- Transformers-logo doorsill plates
The run to 60 mph takes 4.8 seconds in North America (but 4.7 elsewhere for some reason), which is a couple of tenths behind the BMW 760i and about a second quicker than the company's own Phantom. For a car once derided as "the baby Rolls," its performance looks as if it will be pleasantly adult. It will go on sale later this year for £165,000 in the U.K. (that's $271K U.S.).
Spurred purely by popular demand, Alfa Romeo is building a second run of convertible 8C Spiders. But good luck getting your hands on one. Of the 500 that will be built, only 35 are destined for the United States. And when they get here, they'll be selling for $299,000 apiece. But with demand reaching far higher than supply, you can bet that most will be trading hands at far higher prices than that, giving new meaning to the phrase "nice work if you can get it".
Chief executive Ulrich Bez reportedly proclaims that the decision to axe the Lagonda venture was purely financial. And in this economic climate, that's a reasonable claim. But other sources suggest that the automotive media's reaction to the concept dictated its demise. Will Aston give it another shot? Aston Martin Lagonda chairman David Richards reportedly wants to get a new concept on the stands before the end of the year. We wouldn't be surprised if he gets his way.
Shown here for the first time in Frost Blue Metallic, the front end remains the most attractive iteration of Jaguar's new design direction, but the back – particularly the chrome accent the bisects the darkened C-pillar – is going to take some getting used to, particularly in such a light hue. Check out the gallery below for more real-world shots of the XJ rolling through California, and if you're in the area, keep your eyes peeled for Jag's newest cat.
Friday, July 17, 2009
With updated aero, LED lighting, new wheels and carbon fiber galore, Mansory also managed to coax out an extra 108 horsepower from the Veyron's thousand-horse, quad-turbo W16. And the cost of these otherwise rather modest modifications? A whopping $985k – nearly a million dollars – on top of the price of a stock Veyron to begin with. At those kinds of prices, it's no wonder Mansory decided to build just three of 'em.
Daimler also added a recycling process for the li-on battery into the design of the vehicle. Daimler calls the new S400 hybrid the most economical luxury saloon with a petrol engine. The German TÜV Süd agency has recognized the car for its comprehensive environmental commitment. The S400 hybrid gets 30 mpg (U.S.) (8.1 l/100km) on the European combined cycle and emits 186 grams of CO2 per kilometer. The car has a 0-62 mph time of 7.2 seconds and a top speed of about 155 mph.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
David Kaiser, the same man who brought us images of the Tramontana F1 in full jet fighter camouflage regalia, has struck again with stunning pictures from Lamborghini's launch of the Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni in Zürich, Switzerland. According to Kaiser, this was the third stop of the car's initial European tour following appearances in Paris and Lyon in France. Next, the Italian crew will pack up and take their show on to various locations in the United Kingdom. In case you your memory needs refreshed, the new Lambo was named in honor of the automaker'slongtime test driver.