Sport Cars – AutoGeeze | Latest Sport Car News Insurance Wallpapers Rentals Prices Parts and Reviews https://www.autogeeze.com Bringing super sports cars at your own showroom Fri, 10 Aug 2018 03:33:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 The 10 MILLIONTH Ford Mustang https://www.autogeeze.com/2018/08/the-10-millionth-ford-mustang/ Fri, 10 Aug 2018 03:33:59 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=10434 Ford celebrated its production of the 10 millionth Mustang at its headquarters and at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant where the iconic sports car were assembled. From Dearborn headquarters, a parade of Mustangs from 1964 to present took off for a 30-min police-escorted drive to Flat Rock complex. At the parking lot, these 62 iconic cars were parked to spell out ‘10,000,000’, notably part of the symbolic numbers were the first Mustang ever produced and the 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible who placed itself in history as the 10 millionth Mustang.

In the US, Mustang is the bestselling sports car of the last 50 years and the world’s top-selling for the past three years. According to Ford CEO Jim Hackett, ‘Today, when we say the word, ‘Mustang,’ isn’t it amazing that you don’t think of the horse? You think of the vehicle, it’s changed the perception because of its popularity.’

During its 54-year production history, the Mustang was built in San Jose, California, and Metuchen, New Jersey, as well as at the original Mustang production facility in Dearborn. These days, Flat Rock is the home of the Mustang.

 

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2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo will cost you £149,995 https://www.autogeeze.com/2016/10/2017-nissan-gt-r-nismo-will-cost-149995/ Tue, 11 Oct 2016 06:52:09 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=10233

If you’re eyeing for the optimum speed and power of Nissan’s newly announced GT-R Nismo, better start saving or if you have tons of spare money to drive the 592-bhp beast —-that powerful car is listed at £149,995.

Next month, the 2017 Nissan GT-R will be on sale.

This Nissan GT-R tweaked version is running a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 tuned to likes of GT3 racing prowess but less 8hp from the US version of 600hp. The latest GT-R also has tweaked suspension that’s 2-percent efficient than before. New parts added were made aerodynamically-inclined not to mention even what’s underneath the car. These parts are fitted into new stiffer body shell that are designed to work together to record the best downforce of any Nissan-manufactured car.

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On its interior, you’ll have the premium feel of a new dash, Alcantara-leather steering wheel and center armrest paired with Recaro seats.

In the end, your £150k will be worth of what you really desire and the legendary GT-R is somehow has that appeal.

 

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1,000HP Mazzanti Millecavalli Supercar https://www.autogeeze.com/2016/06/1000hp-mazzanti-millecavalli-supercar/ Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:17:45 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=10200 Mazzanti Millecavalli

We’ve just posted something about the Lamborghini Centenario about its virtual debut at Forza Horizon 3, however, there’s new super car that also came from the land of Ferrari, Maserati, Pagani and the latter, meet the ‘amazingly Italian’ Millecavalli boasting 1,000 horsepower prowess. 

The hypercar is powered by a 7.2-liter twin-turbo V8, that’s capable of tire-munching power of 1,000hp and 1,199Nm —-that’s interestingly LaFerrari’s 950hp, 899Nm V12-engined hybrid hypercar. It’s just 1,300kg fitted with a six-speed sequential gearbox on-board, where it can launch from 0 to 100kph off in just 2.7 seconds at top speed of 402kph.

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If you’ve reached that top speed, so how the car can be stopped? Glad there’s a firm called Brembo, it’s an acknowledged world leader and innovator in the field of automotive disc brake technology. The car maker claims that the Mazzanti at 300kph can be stopped to rest in 7 seconds.

As of the moment, there are scarce details about the company, but from its aesthetics inside and out, there’s more to look forward from supercar fabricator Luca Mazzanti and classic car restorer Walter Faralli.

There’s no official price tag as of the moment, but it’s very limited that the car maker will just produce 25 units in which three have already been sold. So if you’re eying to get your hands on the ‘amazingly Italian’ hypercar better be quick to order one.

]]> Centenario is the featured cover car of Forza Horizon 3 https://www.autogeeze.com/2016/06/centenario-featured-cover-car-forza-horizon-3/ Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:38:47 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=10193 Lamborghini Centenario

The obscenely  eye-catching Lamborghini Centenario is the featured car cover of E3’s recently unveiled racing game Forza Horizon 3. It’s an exclusive chance to virtually experience the supercar before its official tire marks hit the road. And if you’ve been on the Xbox’s E3 event, the car itself is on display for the first time in North America.

The Centenario demonstrates Lamborghini’s innovative design and engineering competencies. Using the V12 architecture, the Centenario’s naturally aspirated engine produces 770 hp and powers from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, and from 0-300 km/h in 23.5 seconds with a top speed of more than 350 km/h. Braking from 100 km/h to standstill is achieved in 30 meters. A monocoque and body in full carbon fiber provide a low weight of 1,520 kg and a weight to power ratio of just 1.97 kg/hp. With permanent four-wheel drive, the Centenario adopts a new Lamborghini rear-wheel steering system.

For the Forza Horizon 3, players can highly customize the race events to explore the rugged terrain of Australia. There are over 350 of the world’s greatest cars that you and your friends can enjoy and build the world’s greatest automotive festival.

Forza Horizon 3 is available worldwide on September 27, 2016 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title.

In the Forza Horizon 2, the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is the super sportscar cover and treated a ‘hero car’ of the game. It looks like the game label and Lamborghini had a very successful partnership and we can look forward for more Italian super cars to grace its cover.

Image source: Lamborghini

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NASCAR Looking Closely at Safety Standards Following Crashes https://www.autogeeze.com/2015/04/nascar-looking-closely-at-safety-standards-following-crashes/ Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:42:34 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=10104 The auto racing industry lost a number of professional drivers over the years. While Max Mosley and others worked effortlessly to create a series of safety standards for Formula 1 racers, drivers in other organizations found that their events lacked the same level of protection that Formula 1 drivers have. Due in part to a recent incident that occurred during the Daytona 500, NASCAR officials plan to look closely at the safety standards currently in place to determine what they should do next. This may lead to new regulations for drivers currently involved in the sport.

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Former Accidents

Legendary auto racer Richard Petty saw his family legacy continue over the years. The son of driver Lee Petty, Richard watched as his son Kyle and his grandson Adam later become racers. Adam sadly passed away in an accident while practicing for an upcoming race, which led to NASCAR introducing some new safety regulations. Fans also watched the heartbreaking death of Dale Earnhardt. Earnhardt wrecked while racing in the Daytona 500 and later died at a nearby hospital. NASCAR officials quickly created new racing harnesses and barriers to keep drivers safer.

2015 Kyle Busch Accident

Kyle Busch, driver of the number 18 M&M Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, took part in the Xfinity racing series event at Daytona International Speedway the night before the Daytona 500. With just a handful of laps left in the race, he found himself involved in an accident with another car, which pushed his own car across the track and into one of the barriers. Despite the promise NASCAR made to keep its drivers safe, track officials pulled Busch from his car and rushed him to the hospital. Busch later underwent multiple surgeries and announced that he suffered major damage to both legs that would keep him from competing for several months.

What Happens Next?

Despite the efforts that Mosley and others made to keep drivers in F-1 and other series safe, NASCAR is clearly still behind on the times. Daytona track officials announced plans to install better barriers all around the track, and other track officials announced similar plans for this year and for the 2016 season. Dale Earnhardt Junior, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart and other drivers urged NASCAR to look into its current regulations and find new products for drivers. NASCAR will continue investigating and searching for ways to protect the drivers in all its series.

]]> Australian Motor Show to return in 2015 https://www.autogeeze.com/2014/08/australian-motor-show-return-2015/ Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:01:41 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=9957 The Australian Motor show has struggled to get enough support from manufacturers and the public to stay viable, and as a result, has been dormant since 2002. However, that is all about to change with a new look Australian Motor Show set to run in conjunction with the Australian Grand Prix.

The show will be held from 26 to 29 March 2015 at the Melbourne Showgrounds, a stone’s throw away from the Albert Park street circuit. The show will combine traditional display exhibits with multiple opportunities for show-goers to enjoy more interactive displays.

To whet your appetite for the 2015 Australian Motor Show, take a look at three of the best automotive concepts of 2014 so far. Alternatively, you could sit back and relax with your favourite casino game at Euro Palace online casino , and wait patiently for March 26, 2015.

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1. Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo Concept

The 585 horsepower AMG beauty from the brain trust of Mercedes-Benz has been created specifically for the Gran Turismo 6 racing game that was released towards the end of last year. The concept features an aggressive styling choice that harks back to the 1952 300 SL race car. The V8 AMG powerhouse would give the Vision Gran Turismo Concept a top speed of 200mph, and a 0-60 time of just 3 seconds.

As beautiful as the front and side of the car is, the back is simply majestic. The eight exhaust-end pipes and single brake light that extends from one end horizontally to the next give it a strikingly beautiful appearance.

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2. Toyota F1-1 Concept

The designers over at Toyota seem to have gotten the sports coupe bug following the recent success of the GT86 and this simply amazing F1-1 concept. The concept debuted at the Detroit motor show and has had many an auto enthusiasts pleading with Toyota to make a production version of the car.

Toyota have followed suit, with many other carmakers making a version of the F1-1 available to download for a limited time only inside the Grand Tourismo 6 racing game. Once purchased, players can also choose to add a racing iteration of the concept referred to as the F1-1 Vision Gran Tourismo.

One of the cars most interesting features is a fighter plane-like heads-up display for the driver. In addition, the carbon fibre steering wheel also has a display insert with even more information for the driver.

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3. Ferrari F80 concept

With the LaFerrari being debuted over 8 months ago, the automotive community was hungry for a new Ferarri concept. Well, chief designer Adriano Raeli and Ferrari did not disappoint with the unveiling of their beautiful F80 Supercar concept. The F80 looks like it has come from the future with the styled air intakes taken unimaginable further than ever before.

If the insane styling doesn’t impress, the proposed performance statistics will. The F80 will feature a staggering 1,200 horsepower powerhouse that will propel the car to its 310mph top speed. With a weight of a little over 1,700 pounds, the F80 will reach from 0 to 62mph in just 2.2 seconds.

The F80 will ditch the traditional naturally aspirated V12 engine for hybrid drivetrain. The Hybrid drivetrain will feature a 900 horsepower twin-turbo V8 with a 300 horsepower KERS system.

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Honda NSX prototype burns in Nurburgring https://www.autogeeze.com/2014/07/honda-nsx-prototype-burns-nurburgring/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:28:31 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=9946 nsx-burn-1

Nurburgring Nordschleife, a prototype of Honda NSX has been driver for a lap test run when the car suddenly bursts into flames.

Witnesses started to see flames coming out from the rear of the car which have the driver forced to stop at Pflanzgarten in the report of worldcarfans.com. In just few moments, the prototype car was completely covered by flames and almost 60-percent of the car burnt-damaged.

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It maybe a faulty electrical wiring or something might have gone bad on its mid-mounted V6 engine.

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Under the hood of the 2015 Honda NSX is a mid-mounted V6 engine which will paddle up the rear wheels paired with two electric motors, boasting a unique driving system called the ‘Sport Hybrid Super Handling All Wheel Drive’ (SH-AWD). There will be also a third motor which is integrated into the dual-clutch transmission.

You can check out the video while the Honda NSX doing a lap around the famous race track before the sudden fire.

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BMW i8 price released at $135,700 https://www.autogeeze.com/2014/07/bmw-i8-price-released-135700/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:11:53 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=9936 BMW i8

BMW US has just announced the official price list of the company’s hybrid sports car i8 which starts at $135,700.

You will be able to place an order for a BMW i8 right now if you’re in the United States, as the local division of BMW has just outed its official pricing with starting price of 135,700 USD merely equivalent to 99,000 euros or 79,000 GBP, without the destination and handling charge, which will set you back for another 950 USD.

There will be three BMW i8 packages that you can avail, the Giga World, the Tera World and the Pure Impulse World.

The BMW i8 at a glance from BMW’s official press release:

  • First plug-in hybrid vehicle from the BMW Group and world’s most forward-looking sports car; revolutionary interpretation of BMW’s hallmark driving pleasure; groundbreaking premium character clearly defined in terms of sustainability.
  • 2+2-seater with LifeDrive architecture developed specifically for BMW i, aerodynamically groundbreaking body design and visionary interior design deliver an intense driving experience; Life module passenger cell made from carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP); drive system technology, high-voltage battery, chassis, and crash and structural functions integrated into the aluminum Drive module; curb weight: 3,285 lbs (1,490 kg); Cd: 0.26; very low center of gravity (below 18 inches/460 millimeters); well-balanced weight distribution.
  • Emotion-led visual impression based around established BMW i design language; classical sports car proportions and fresh interpretation of BMW design features; doors open upwards like wings; clean lines, plus surface design (external and internal) based on the layering principle; full-LED headlights as standard, innovative laser headlights – unique worldwide – available as an option where regulations allow.
  • Plug-in hybrid system developed and produced by the BMW Group represents the latest development stage of Efficient Dynamics; debut for three-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, displacement: 1.5 liters, output: 170 kW/228 hp, maximum torque: 320 Nm (236 lb-ft); power sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox; model-specific hybrid synchronous electric motor, output: 96 kW/129 hp, maximum torque: 250 Nm (184 lb-ft); power channeled through the front wheels via a two-stage automatic transmission; lithium-ion high-voltage battery with liquid cooling and usable capacity of 5 kWh.
  • First combination of BMW TwinPower Turbo and BMW eDrive technology plus intelligent energy management produce system output of 266 kW/357 hp (max. torque: 570 Nm / 420 lb-ft) and give the BMW i8 the performance characteristics of a pure-bred sports car (0 –60 mph in 4.2 seconds) combined with fuel economy and emissions comparable to a small car  – EU fuel consumption: 2.5 litres per 100 km / 94 mpg (US); “glued-to-the-road” AWD driving experience with torque distribution geared towards optimized dynamics.
  • Driving Experience Control switch and eDrive button allow driver to choose from five driving modes; range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) on electric power alone and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph); COMFORT mode offers optimum balance between dynamics and efficiency; combined range in everyday conditions: over 500 kilometers (310 miles); SPORT mode with ultra-intense boost function provided by the electric motor; ECO PRO mode can be used in both all-electric mode and hybrid mode.
  • Sophisticated chassis technology featuring a double-wishbone front axle and a five-link rear axle; Electric Power Steering; Dynamic Damper Control comes as standard; 20-inch light-alloy wheels are standard.
  • Intelligent lightweight construction with elements including a CFRP passenger cell, doors with a CFRP-aluminum structure, an instrument panel with magnesium support, an aluminum chassis and a partition between the passenger compartment and boot made from thin glass; comprehensive safety concept and an ultra-torsionally stiff passenger cell.
  • Extensive standard equipment includes the Navigation system Professional with proactive drive system for all-electric driving, fully-digital instrument display, BMW iDrive with freestanding Control Display and leather sports seats; choice of four exterior paint finishes and four interior equipment variants.
  • Wide range of BMW ConnectedDrive features: Park Distance Control, cruise control system with braking function, rain sensor and Intelligent Emergency Call function, driver assistance package with High Beam Assistant, a rear view camera, Surround View, Speed Limit Info including No Passing Info display, and Collision Warning with pedestrian recognition and braking function; also available are the Head-Up Display, BMW Online Entertainment, Concierge Services, Real Time Traffic Information and mobility services developed specifically for BMW i, e.g. intermodal route guidance as standard.
  • Services specifically developed for BMW i as part of the 360° ELECTRIC program: BMW i Charging Station for convenient battery charging at home, ChargeNow card giving customers a cash-free payment option at public charging stations as well as innovative mobility services such as MyCityWay and ParkatmyHouse; flexible sales concept enables made-to-measure mobility solutions.
  • All-embracing sustainability concept running like a thread through the value chain; carbon fiber production and vehicle assembly using 100-per cent renewable electricity; high proportion of recycled materials; use of materials manufactured and treated in an environmentally friendly manner.

]]> The Most Powerful Muscle Car Ever https://www.autogeeze.com/2014/07/powerful-muscle-car-ever/ Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:49:47 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=9923 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Earlier this month, the all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT was announced and claimed the thrones for most powerful Challenger ever created, Dodge’s most powerful V8 ever thanks to its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat engine and finally the most powerful muscle car ever.

The new Challenger carries the first factory supercharged HEMI and Dodge-SRT’s first application of V8 supercharged technology. The muscle car is the first in Chrysler history to have two key fobs in red and black, mainly the first one to have the full 707HP capability while the black fob is just limited with 500HP.

It’s also redesigned and totally re-engineered to be the most true-to-form muscle coupe on the market, inside-out it features new technologies such as the new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-new interior inspired by the classic 1971 Challenger.

Now if you’re getting too excited to try both key fobs, the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Challenger SRTs are built at the Brampton, Ontario, Assembly Plant and will be coming in 3Q 2014.

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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Is The Most Powerful Muscle Car Ever — 707 hp!


July 1, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT, with its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat engine, produces an unprecedented 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful Challenger ever, Dodge’s most powerful V-8 ever and the most powerful muscle car ever.

The Challenger’s new 6.2-liter Supercharged Hellcat engine is also the first factory supercharged HEMI, as well as Dodge and SRT’s first application of V-8 supercharger technology. For the first time in Chrysler Group history, the all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine comes standard with two key fobs — red and black. The red key fob is the only key that can unlock the full 707 horsepower and torque potential of the Challenger SRT Hellcat engine; while the black key fob limits the driver to a reduced engine output of 500 horsepower.

In addition to the awe-inspiring 707 horsepower of the new Hellcat HEMI, the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been redesigned and totally re-engineered to be the most true-to-form muscle coupe on the market with performance-enhancing technologies inside and out, including the new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-new interior inspired by the classic 1971 Challenger.

The Dodge and SRT brands now offer the most complete lineup of muscle cars in the market, including the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT with its standard powerful and fuel-efficient Pentastar V-6 engine combined with the TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission that delivers 300 horsepower and an estimated 30 miles per gallon; the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T with the high-torque 5.7-liter HEMI now paired with the TorqueFlite eight-speed or six-speed manual transmission; and the all-new 6.4-liter HEMI Challenger Scat Pack that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque with the TorqueFlite eight-speed or six-speed manual.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger and Challenger SRTs are built at the Brampton, Ontario, Assembly Plant and will start arriving in Dodge dealerships in the third quarter of 2014.

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Ferrari F12 TRS unveiled https://www.autogeeze.com/2014/06/ferrari-f12-trs-unveiled/ Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:12:56 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=9907 Ferrari F12 TRS

Ferrari has just unveiled its latest one-off model —-the F12 TRS at Ferrari Cavalcade an annual driving tour around Italy exclusive for its clients. It’s inspired by the 1957 250 Testa Rossa which was developed “at a client’s request as an extreme, two-seater, open-top sports barchetta.” 

The new supercar is based from F12 Berlinetta, which is tailored for a different front end that features a display window to showcase the red cylinder heads of the V12 engine and a dark panoramic glass band that makes a great contrast from its iconic red body with a specially developed paint. On its back, long fuselage fairings run behind the headrests and into the rear spoiler. From the front a smooth ramp tunnels from interior to exterior creating a longitudinal aerodynamic channel to deliver a venturi effect through a vent under the spoiler.

Running with same V12 engine as the F12 Berlinetta’s, the F12 TRS has the same performance figures, including a 0-to-100kph acceleration time of 3.1 seconds with 200kph achieved in 8.1 seconds.

In the end, the interior have been minimized, while the glove compartment, central air vents, mats, audio system, and window controls have all been removed. The finish of black-matte carbon fiber, leather and Alcantara have been a norm for Ferraris.

 

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