Michael Jordan’s Bentley Continental GT Coupe; A Mainstay at The Volo Auto Museum


Michael Jordan's Bentley Continental GT Coupe – The Volo Auto Museum had treasured the introduction of its new resident; the Bentley Continental GT Coupe. No joking aside, the car is NBA’s legend Michael Jordan’s car. Jordan sold the 2005 Bentley Continental GT at a price of $ 80,000 to Brian Grams, a son of the Museum’s owner. Grams was pleased with the purchase. "That was a good buy for just a Bentley," said Grams. "It is simply going to be for display," he continued. The Bentley Continental GT Coupe is the car donning a V6 engine with 552 hp power, which is used in conjunction with a 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive. A Sports car that has two doors and 4 seats can even be driven at speeds of 198 mph. Having said that, what makes Michael Jordan’s car much more special is the fact that The Bentley Continental GT Coupe influenced the creation of Nike Air Jordan 21 shoes that sold in 2006. In addition, the car had ultimately only 12 thousand miles. Well for you who are inquisitive, to see Michael Jordan's Bentley Continental GT Coupe car, you can come to the Volo Auto Museum in Illinois.

You can visit there every day opening from 10 am until 5 pm.

Michael Jordan's Bentley Continental GT Coupe

Tuning Series: Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Exterior Kit by Prior Design

Prior Design Mercedes E63 AMG Exterior Kit

Two exterior kits from Prior Design in one day? Yup… It seems like the tuning house is doing what they can to make your New Year’s Eve more thrilling as you check  out the photos. It is like Prior Design has special thing with the German vehicles as they already played with BMW 1-Series Coupe and 5-Series – this has been customized twice, folks. This time, another German sedan has been voluntarily signs up for Prior Design latest project – the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG that looks like more than regular E-Class.

The exterior kit for E63 AMG by Prior Design comes with the name “PD500” body kit. Hmmm… the name itself already gives us the chill. According to autoevolution.com, this body kit is perfect fit for all W212 E-Class sedans. Especially those which are carrying the design and performance by AMG for the top of the class E-Class models.

Prior Design Mercedes E63 AMG Exterior Kit

Prior Design offers the tuning kit for Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG that consists of new front fascia, revised side skirts, freshly designed rear bumper, and of course a diffuser. The primary goal is to deceive your eyes. Seeing the E63 AMG with Prior Design exterior kit will definitely make you think “hot ride with V8 AMG engine under the hood”.

But the fact is, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG just an ordinary sedan and that is where the exterior body kit from Prior Design comes handy. So, do you think that looks can be deceiving? With the help from Prior Design, those who own ordinary sedan can reborn their sedan with menacing look.

Tuning Series: BMW 1-Series M Coupe Visual Kit by Prior Design

BMW 1-Series M Coupe by Prior Design

We know that the newest model for the BMW 1-Series is already here, but the 1-Series Coupe and Convertible is having its last time on the market. And do you know what it means? It means that it is perfect moment for tuning houses and aftermarket specialists to offer specially designed custom kit for those vehicle and double up the price. Check out what Prior Design did to the BMW 1-Series M Coupe.

Yup… the German aftermarket developer is having the best time of their life as at the end of 2011, they got the chance to modify the 1-Series M Coupe. What Prior Design has to offer you is an exterior styling kit that will bring out the sporty appearance of the 1M or any 1-Series Coupe. We just love the fact that Prior Design decided to keep everything simple, no exaggeration at all.

BMW 1-Series M Coupe by Prior Design

Prior Design refers their customized BMW 1-Series M Coupe as “PDM1” and let’s checks out the tuning kit package, shall we? According to autoevolution.com, the German tuning specialist carries an excellent level of attention to the detail such as the front fascia that has carbon fiber splitter, front fenders, and revised hood, rear apron that integrated with a diffuser, muscular wheel arches, and irresistible lip spoiler. Price tag? No official word from Prior Design, but then again, in terms of customization, money is not a problem, right?

Rumor: An Entry-Level for Audi TT?

 2011 Audi TT

Can you imagine that the Audi TT will be having its entry-level segment or in our term affordable car? No need to imagining as the UK division of Audi has officially announced the new model year for the TT will be offering an affordable version that is powered by 1.8L turbocharged TFSI petrol engine in the form of coupe. Wait… an affordable TT model in coupe version? That is one bold step makes by Audi, don’t you think? So, how affordable will be the TT coupe?

The Audi TT coupe might cost around £24,070 and with that amount of money, you can get power output around 160 horsepower. Not bad, right? Especially if you remember that the engine is already equips with turbocharged. The customers have the privilege to choose between the 6-speed manual transmission as standard option or the double-clutch S-Tronic transmission as the optional feature. There will be two models of the TT coupe namely the Sport and S line.

Taking the manual transmission Audi TT for sprint and you will hit 0 to 62 mph in 7.2 seconds with top speed reaches at 140 mph (225 km/h). As for the S-Tronic model, going 0 to 62 mph can be completed in 7.1 seconds and giving the same top speed. One thing we almost forget to tell you, the manual transmission and S-Tronic model are in FWD a.k.a the front-wheel-drive. You know what those figures remind us? A Volkswagen Golf. Could it be that the affordable TT coupe is the revised edition of VW Golf since the vehicle carries 211 horsepower and can reach the sprint at the exact same time?

Duke Dynamics Presents Porsche Cayman S

Porsche Cayman S Duke Dynamics

Another aftermarket tuning house that is playing with German car – meet the Duke Dynamics with its Porsche Cayman S. As we wait for the new generation of Cayman S coupe, the Duke Dynamics which is a Canadian tuning house indulge our eyes with the aftermarket package. So, what have the Duke Dynamics done to the Cayman S? Let’s find out, shall we?

The primary target for tuning the Porsche Cayman S by Duke Dynamics is balanced approach. In order to reach their balance approach, the Cayman S coupe get s honeycomb grille on the new bumper which the Canadian tuning house said its 40% lighter than the original bumper and grille. As if that doesn’t enough, Duke Dynamics design adds a rear spoiler in carbon fiber style and lighter revised rear bumper.

Porsche Cayman S Duke Dynamics - side view

The final custom for the Porsche Cayman S by Duke Dynamics includes a set of multi-spoke lightweight alloy rims in dark finish to contrast the new coupe’s paint scheme – orange. Told you that orange will be the next red on the aftermarket world, right?

Porsche Cayman S Duke Dynamics - rear view

Apparently, the Duke Dynamics only playing with the exterior parts of the Cayman S. It means that the engine and performance of the German coupe still stay the same. The same as it powered by 3.4L V6 that delivers 32 horsepower that is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.