Audi R8 Got Carbon Fiber Goods from PPI Design

PPI Razor GT24 Carbon Fiber Hoods for the Audi R8

What is wrong with Audi R8? Nothing wrong with this German ultimate sportscar but that doesn’t stop the PPI Design to create custom carbon fiber hoods to emphasize the sportscar aura and menacing look. Dubbed as the PPI Razor GT24, the carbon fiber hoods are modification project for the R8 V10. There are two carbon fiber hoods: the front and the rear.

The PPI Razor GT24 carbon fiber hoods for Audi R8 are not only look sharp, but also help to save weight. Well, you know what it means right? Save more weight means more downforce and brings the R8 V10 Spyder closer the ground and makes the German sportscar goes faster. According to autoevolution.com, the engine cover for the R8 is using a polycarbonate glass which constructed from a material named Makrolon.

PPI Razor GT24 Carbon Fiber Hoods for the Audi R8

Sounds familiar? Yup… this means you can see the engine of Audi R8, just like the Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale. It doesn’t stop there as PPI Razor GT24 carbon fiber hood carries air intakes for cooling the engine down and 50% lighter than the original engine cover. What about the front hood? Almost the same with engine hood, this one is 35% lighter than the stock and the best thing is you can order this with a radiator air pathway. PPI Razor GT24 carbon fiber hoods for Audi R8 are available in a matte or glossy finish and will be fit for other R8 models including the Spyder.

Official Leaked Photos of 2012 BMW M5

2012 BMW M5

2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan has spotted tested the manual gearbox couple of days ago. Nowadays, it seems that photos and info on an upcoming car always find their way onto the internet before the manufacturer intends to. This was indeed the case with the all-important, highly-anticipated and awe-inspiring new 2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan, as a set of photos has fallen through the cracks and into our hands, thanks to the efforts of local German newspaper.

Bless its baby blue eyes, the new 2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan is actually good looking and is significantly more refined in appearance than the outgoing model. Just like the old one, everything oozes power and strength, but all the refined 5-Series genes are in place as well, so the whole package looks like a bodybuilder dressed in an expensive Armani suite. There’s also some bold jewelry involved, as the 2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan sports big 20-inch wheels with Z-rated tires.

2012 BMW M5 - side view

We’ve gone on and on about the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that replaced the old naturally aspirated V10 on the 2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan, but we’ve never been able to tell you the exact output. Now we can, as the output has been revealed to be 560 HP at 6,000 rpm and 501 lb-ft or 680 Nm of torque. This not only makes it more powerful than the old 507 HP M5, but the performance of the 2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan is also available lower down in the rev range.

The new F10 2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan will run to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds. To reach 124 mph (200 km/h), the new M5 needs about 13 seconds. The electronic nanny will stop you from going over 155 mph (250 km/h), but the M-Drivers-Package brings the top speed to 189 mph (305km/h).

2012 BMW M5 - rear view

2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan price tag (probably including European VAT) is rumored to be around €100,000 or about $144,000, though the US price for the 2012 BMW M5 four-door sedan will surely not be that high.

 

The Lighter Audi R8 GT Spyder is Here

Audi R8 GT Spyder

Audi R8 GT Spyder super car convertible proves that there was anything wrong with the regular R8 Spyder, nor with the V10 version for that matter. Both provided all the thrills you could want with the roof down, plus a great soundtrack, but they were quite as a church with it up.

We must admit that the reveal of Audi R8 GT Spyder super car convertible came as a bit of a surprise to us, because we were expecting the car arrive in Le Mans first, before being fully detailed at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Audi probably think that the Audi R8 GT Spyder super car convertible will not mark the first time the brand has lopped the roof off of its R8 super car, but its lighter GT variant retained a tin top until today.

The 2011 Audi A8 Review

2011 Audi A8

The 2011 Audi A8 has presented itself as the full-size luxury-sedan segment along side with BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S550 and Porsche Panamera. The 2011 Audi A8 sedan for sale with starting price of $90,000. The engine variant is only one, which is 4.2-liter DOHC V8.

The V8 engine is the third-generation installed on the 2011 Audi A8 sedan which gains 22 horsepower and 4 lb-ft of torque over its previous iteration with output now totaling 372 horsepower and 328 lb-ft of torque.

The performance of the 2011 Audi A8 sedan is enough to make it the least powerful in the segment, ceding 8 horsepower to the Lexus LS460 and 10 to the Mercedes-Benz S550. Audi stated that the 2011 Audi A8 sedan returns 13 percent better fuel-economy usage than its previous version, which means around 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway for the new vehicle.

Okay…we get it that you disappointed with the power of the 2011 Audi A8 sedan. Fear not, because Audi will be offered other engines in the coming years. Audi confirmed that for the upcoming 2011 Audi A8 sedan, there will be a W12-model as well as a new Audi S8, although the power is derived from Lamborghini V10, for the Audi S8 will be replaced by a smaller and lighter engine equipped with forced induction.

Rumor has it that the new engine variant for the next generation of the 2011 Audi A8 sedan will be a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. All the 2011 Audi A8 sedan models will get the ZF-supplied eight-speed transmission which we predict the luxury sedan will reach 0 to 60 mph in about 5.0-seconds.

The tail of the 2011 Audi A8 sedan is almost similar to the ones at the rear of the newest Audi A4, and the corporate grille is in full effect, even if it has grown from a goatee into more like a mini-beard.

The interior of the 2011 Audi A8 sedan, we found it quite impressive. Audi made us speechless with the MMI touch interface which located on the left side of the center console, and perfectly placed to allow the driver to rest his or her forearm on the yacht-based shifter.

The rectangular touchpad allows you to simply write letters with your fingertip and effortlessly scroll through menus.

The 2011 Audi A8 sedan is truly one of the most luxurious vehicles Audi has ever made.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 with hybrid technology in 2015?

Do you like the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4? However, you may be discouraged because the car is too extravagant in the use of fuel. However, a rumor said the sports car will offer something different in 2015. What is it?

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 will be launched in different versions by the use of hybrid engines. But the sports car will still retain the identity of the Lamborghini as a car that has fast speed. Lamborghini will not replace V10 engine with electric engine. However, Lamborghini will add one electric motor that will work on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 when it runs slowly. With hybrid technology, this sports car will be slightly more economical automatically.

However, Lamborghini has not been able to provide information about this rumor. This clearly represents a new breakthrough for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. Of course many people will look forward to what this sports car looks like when using hybrid technology.

Looks like we have to wait, and allow time to answer this rumor. Hopefully it can become a reality. Surely you would be interested if the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 comes with technology that is more economical in fuel use. For a while, just imagine this sports car will fill your garage by 2015 with hybrid technology.