What you see is the close-up image of Audi R8 GT with sets of Nutek Concave Wheels. Now, before we are giving you the details specs of the tuning, we just want to remind you how special the R8 GT is. Take off the “GT” badge and all you have is original R8 which we think is one of the most exclusive vehicles. But the R8 GT the sportscar version of the original R8 and it is lighter and of course, more powerful. Now, what the Nutek Concave Wheels have done to the Audi R8 GT?
Nutek Concave Wheels are giving the Audi R8 GT a set of new rims. The new rims are dubbed as Series 708 Concave with 20×11-inch size for the rear axle, as for the front is 20×9-inch. All rims are covered in Matte Black finish which obviously emphasizing the menacing aura of this German sportscar. Does it sound unfair if we just cover the wheels and not the engine?
Okay, just so you know and so we can imagine how those Nutek Concave Wheels are rolling, the Audi R8 GT is powered by 5.2L V10 engine. This engine is mated to a 6-speed semi-automatic transmission and in FWD a.k.a four-wheel drive. As we quoted from carmagazine.co.uk, the R8 GT sportscar is able to hit 0 to 62 mph in just 3.8 seconds with top speed reaches 197 mph.
When the Bavarian automaker stated that they will do multiple-model launch, we never expected it would be launching the BMW Z4 sDrive20i and sDrive28i at the same time for the UK market. Both are the RHD versions of the two different engine specification for the Z4 Roadster. To tickle your curiosity, the sDrive20i and sDrive28i are powered by 4-cylinder engines and around 7-seconds standard sprint times.
The first car we would like to discuss is the BMW Z4 sDrive20i. This coupe is carrying the 2.0L engine which delivers 184 horsepower. Taking the sDrive20i for a sprint, it manages to reach 0 to 62 mph in 6.9 seconds with top speed up to 146 mph (235 km/h). The combined cycle figure is 41.5 mpg which emits 159 grams of CO2/km. To deliver the power, BMW assigns the standard 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic as an optional.
The BMW Z4 sDrive20i costs £29,480 and with this amount of price, you are getting 17-inch alloy rims, xenon headlights with welcome light and daytime driving lights, and CD player with MP3 playback. The optional features are adaptime M Sport suspension, 18-inch alloy rims, and a navigation system.
For the BMW Z4 sDrive28i is powered by a 2.0L of BMW TwinPower Turbo with Twin-Scroll turbocharger, fully variable valve control, and direct injection. That engine is giving total power output around 245 horsepower and can be taken for a sprint in 5.7 seconds. The electronically limited top speed for the sDrive28i is 155 mph (250 km/h). Owning this roadster will cost you £33,645.
Do you miss Mercedes-Benz SLR? If you do, then you can enjoy the sets of photos which show the reviving SLR sportscar, exclusively brought to you by Platinum Motorsport tuning house. We know that the three-pointed German automaker is working on the SLS AMG, but we just not quite sure to be able to refer is as the successor of the SLR. Thanks to aftermarket developers like Platinum Motorsport, we are able to enjoy the other personalities of the long-gone Mercedes-Benz SLR sportscar.
If you never heard about Platinum Motorsport before, it is a tuning company from US and they are doing a great job for presenting the Mercedes-Benz SLR in black and white theme. It’s like showing the angel and the devil personalities of SLR sportscar.
The black and white SLR sportscar by Platinum Motorsport is just like non-identical twins because each sportscar has its own personality. One thing they have in common which is the extreme aerodynamic element that emphasizes the SLR’s visual identity.
Just like any other tuning products, the black and white Mercedes-Benz SLR by Platinum Motorsport might not be admired by everyone. The overall look is stunning, but we are not quite sure about the front end of the white SLR. Anyway, just t remind you that the last model of the SLR was in 2010 which available in 2-door coupe and 2-door roadster. The engine is 5.4L supercharged V8 that mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.
2012 Porsche 911 has been undergoing test drive in any terrains, from African desert up to the Arctic. All to prove that the 2012 911 is just average sportscar, but a sportscar which you can depend on whatever terrains you live in. To emphasize that 2012 Porsche 911 able to conquer any terrains, the German automaker has set up winter agenda for it.
Yes, winter is approaching and Porsche thinks it is a great opportunity to launch their “Porsche Driving Experience Winter” of the 2012 911 sportscar. This even will give all fans of the 911 sportscar chance of test drive under more extreme terrain and conditions which they might not be encountered on the road.
As we quoted from autoevolution.com, the official press release from Porsche about the “Porsche Driving Experience Winter” with 2012 911 sportscar, “In the winter training courses of the Porsche Driving Experience both beginners and experienced drivers will, under the guidance of Porsche’s instructors, be able to develop their driving skills and improve their driving style one step at a time through a well-balanced mix of theoretical and practical content.”
Just so you know, before getting the official introductory, the prototype of the 2012 Porsche 911 was tested on the far North of Finland which most of scientists refer the conditions are similar to the Arctic Circle. If you joining the event, there will be three kinds of icy conditions where you can test your skills on: Precision, Performance, and Master. If you think can conquer the winter by driving the 2012 911 sportscar, you can register here.
Which one do you think the car represents to: the 2013 BMW 3-Series or 4-Series Coupe? We think that the coupe is more like 3-Series, but some sources refer that to be 4-Series. We can’t decide either, so we will have to refer it as 2013 3-Series/4-Series coupe.
The coupe is covering in heavy camouflage sheet is hiding the B-pillar and the rear window which mean that we can’t tell you for sure the shape of the famous Hofmeister kink. Just so you know, the lines on the 2013 BMW 3-Series/4-Series coupe are the same lines on the just released 2012 BMW 3-Series. You can tell it from the lower grille and headlights.
Not sure whether this mysterious prototype will be calling the 2013 BMW 3-Series/4-Series, but what we know for sure is the deadline for this coupe is approaching. Rumor has it the launching will be sometime around the end of 2012.
Not much we can tell on the engine for the 2013 BMW 3-Series/4-Series because the coupe could be carrying the same engine on the current 3-Series. The engine on the 3-Series sedan is new 4-cylinder turbocharging that able to deliver around 300 horsepower. The transmission choices are 6-speed manual and the 8-speed automatic as an optional feature.
Judging from the spyshots, the 2013 BMW 3-Series/4-Series has ne exhaust and new headlights which was derived from the early times of F32. The overall look on the coupe is a bit bigger than before which could be taken from the older design of 6-Series. The back end is a bit too tall and kind of weird to refer the 2013 3-Series/4-Series as coupe when we can’t spot any sporty cues what-so-ever in this car.
ADV.1 Wheels has done it again and this time is by tuning the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 997. We think that the guys at ADV.1Wheels have certain thing with German cars as they pimp’ the Volkswagen couple of weeks ago. Anyway, the reason why ADV.1Wheels chose the 911 is because this sporstcar represents all the Porsche line-up: fast and sporty. So, what has the AD.1Wheels done to the most beloved sportscar?
The ADV.1Wheels not only playing with wheels, but they also giving the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 997 a light exterior and a bit of interior custom. The German sportscar is fitted with a set of centerlock lightweight wheels. To give racing-inspired design and look, ADV.1Wheels gives a multi-spoke rims. What good a sportscar if it doesn’t have racing rims?
The wheels on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 997 by ADV.1Wheels are in 20×8.5 size for the front, as for the rear is in 20×12. Both are in Pirelli tires with sizes of 245/30/20 and 325/25/20. So, what can these tires do? Can they handle the power of the 911 GT3 RS 997 sportscar?
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS 997 is powered by the powerful 3.8L V6 which able to deliver 450 horsepower that coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission. Taking this sportscar for sprint with the tires from AVD.1Wheels, it can hit 0 to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds with top speed at 193 mph.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL AMG was spotted by autoevolution.com taking few laps as part of its test drive at the ‘Ring. Yes, folks… the spyshots are could be indication of the next generation of Mercedes-Benz SL AMG. It is about time the three-pointed German automaker unleash the latest version of the SL because we just can’t wait anymore.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL AMG was covered in heavy camouflage sheet but the sportscar can’t hide some of its designs. The designs are surely emphasize that the prototype of the 2012 SL AMG is going to be a fast car as we spotted the extra-beefy brakes. Take eyes for closer look, then you will notice the rollcage inside which is a safety measure for vehicles which are currently tested.
The most noticeable changes on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL AMG is the front fascia which carries more vertical layout. Looks like the 2012 SL AMG sportscar has grew a bit because it could be weighs around 100 kg (220lbs). The lighter weight is courtesy of aluminum chassis.
On the engine and performance part, we can only predict that the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL AMG could be powered by 5.5L twin-turbo V8 just like the SL63 AMG version. The three-pointed German auto manufacturer also works on the SL65 which powered by the V12 engine. The 2012 SL AMG has been scheduled for debut at 2012 Geneva Auto Show.
Dear Audi, can we get the Audi TT-RS more power, please? Sincerely, Audi Fans. That is probably what most Audi fans will write when they are asking what they want from their TT-RS sportscar. The story is pretty funny as the idea why Audi created the TT-R is because the fans think that the TT-S is not fast enough. Audi grant the wishes by giving the TT-RS with full power, and yet, it still not enough as many of them are turning to aftermarket and tuning developers to satisfy the quench for more speed.
After profound thoughts and camp-fire with the engineers at R&D department, Audi decided to work on the more powerful version of TT-RS sportscar. As we quoted from autoevolution.com, the Audi TT-RS could be ready by next year. We don’t think that the reason why Audi scheduled the new TT-RS for next year is because the fans want more power. The reason is more like they are going to be massive launching of sportscars next year and it would incomplete if we don’t see Audi tag along, don’t you think?
The engine for the new Audi TT-RS could be in the form of turbocharged 2.5L inline 5-cylinder which has been upgraded to be able to deliver 385 horsepower. Just so you know, the current TT-RS sportscar carries 340 horsepower under its hood. So, how in the world Audi can give those additional horsepower?
We bet that Audi will not only give the new TT-RS sportscar new ECU map. Rumor has it that Audi much likely will be taking off the rear seats and gives new lightweight alloy rims. More power means the Audi TT-RS has to shed some weight and the German automaker could be cutting down the weight of the sportscar up to 60 kg. One more thing, the TT-RS could be carrying a fixed rear wing.