Zoe – aka Ferrari 488 GTB

Zoe, otherwise known as a Ferrari 488 GTB, is one fiesty beast. She’s powered by a 3.9-liter V8 spiced with a couple of turbos. While her older brother, 458, was a more raw breed of their kind, Zoe is dripping in state of the art technology that she can use to decrease fuel emmisions and increase power output at lower revs. Her aerodynamic shapes and lines were obviously inspired by the 458…and also envied by him. Her angry face and provoking behind sweeps the best of us off our feet, and her dynamic energies are a force to be aware of. Yet under that cherry red clothing and loud exhaust melodies, she isn’t one of those ladies who would give you a nightmare at night. Deep inside she’s kind and forgiving, but it’s best if she believes she is in control. Who knows…maybe it’s better for all of us if she is.

Koenigsegg CCX

This super car is from the land of IKEA. But fortunately you don’t have to build this car yourself, because this car’s top speed is about 400 km/h (250 mp/h), which is awfully close to the Bugatti Veyron! Partly, it’s because this car is very light, thanks to its chassis completely made out of carbon fiber, and to the computer made design, which give the car a similar aerodynamics as a bullet. But mostly, the magic comes from under the bonnet. You see, the old car had a Ford engine that develops 655 bhp. Hmm…not bad. But with the new model, they went a bit crazy. This car’s engine was made by Koenigsegg themselves, and it’s a twin-supercharged 4.7 L V8, which develops 806 bhp! 😀 Oh, and I’ll give you a little tip: if you tune the engine so it can run on the more flammable Biofuel, the engine will develop almost 900 bhp!!! 😀

Contrary to a GT40, an Enzo, or even a Zonda, this car is not tamed by any special computers which helps you stay on the road. It doesn’t even have a spoiler which can push the ginormous rear wheels on the ground. This car is raw and vicious. It’s funny to think about that Koenigsegg said that this car is supposed to be more easy to live with, and more comfortable in every way. True, it is a bit taller than the old model, and it does have a radio. But, if you rev up the engine to about 4000 rpm, you can’t even hear AC/DC on that thing! And it still has those mad doors, which open vertically, so make sure you don’t park near a sidewalk, or you’ll scratch that expensive carbon fiber door. So if someone says Koenigsegg, the first word that comes to my mind is still “terror”! And that’s fine! I don’t have any problems with that. But I still keep thinking about what Koenigsegg meant when they said that it’s more comfortable. More comfortable than what? Getting shot???

I think all those luxurious items that were put on the CCX for a more comfortable car, was a waist of time, and money. They should’ve made a car which is a stripped down, hardcore hyper car, which has a spoiler, and doesn’t have a useless radio. And fortunately, they have! It’s called CCXR. The CCXR has the same suspension, and the same carbon fiber body so it looks the same as well. But it doesn’t have anything that would ruin the fun. So it has a spoiler for a way better handling, it doesn’t have a radio, and the painted carbon fiber body is an optional extra, so it doesn’t even have the weight of the paint. AND! it does have the same engine as the CCX, but with a few tweaks, they tuned the car so it would run on Biofuel (what I was talking about earlier), and the results are dramatic! While the CCX develops 806 bhp, the CCXR develops 1018 bhp!!! 😀 So thanks to all this weight saving, adding a spoiler, and tuning the engine, the CCXR has a top speed of more than 410 km/h (254 mp/h)!!!

It’s basically a hardcore version of the CCX. I think that the CCX was a total waist of time. You can’t use that car everyday. I mean it doesn’t even have a rear window, for crying out loud! But if you want to have some fun in a hardcore super car, the CCXR is the perfect choice.

So as always, let me know what you thing of these cars, and leave a request as well!

Jaguar XKR-S

Before, Jaguar was the car for businessmen who liked cars with comfort, great value, and good looks. But now, with the new XKR-S, Jaguar seems to concentrate on only one thing: speed! The new Jaguar is a pumped up, stripped down version of the old XKR, which makes it the most powerful road car Jaguar has ever made.

I don’t know about you, but whenever someone says ‘Jaguar’, I always think about a big, black, and luxurious saloon. Now though, the XKR-S has red brake calipers for a start, the inside is fitted with sports seats with leather which was designed to look like carbon fiber, it has a bigger spoiler for aerodynamics, and the nose now looks like a big, angry fish. I love the standard XKR, because even though it’s got a 4.2 L V8 and enough torque to scare someone to death, it’s still a Jag with an automatic gearbox and satellite navigation, and when you want it to be subtle and comfortable, it is! But with the S version, I think Jaguar has gone a little bit over the edge!

I mean, it’s got a 5.0 L supercharged V8 developing 542 bhp, which is not far from Ferrari’s numbers.And that’s fine! But it’s a Jag! As I said, it’s a pumped up version of the standard XKR, which means that it’s nowhere near as comfortable as the standard XKR, and it’s so loud that you can’t even think about relaxing. It’s a mad car. It’s a mad Jag. It’s like Rolls-Roys making a hardcore muscle car! I’m just not sure about it.

I think that with this car, the good things and the bad things offset each other. The good thing is that with its colossal engine, light bodywork, and aerodynamics, this car is amazing as a modern muscle car. The bad thing is that it’s a Jag. All these things make me feel…confused. Because in a way I love this car and its purpose, but I don’t like the fact that it’s a Jaguar. Oh, and it costs $158,000, which isn’t what you call cheap. With that much money, you could buy the new Nissan GT-R, which was built for speed in the first place.

Anyway, this is my opinion about the new Jag, but I interested if you guys can make me like it more. So as always, please leave a comment and a request. And enjoy the pictures. 🙂 You know….the more and more I look at these pictures, the more I love the looks….I hate this car! I feel so confused!!!

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV

The LP 670-4 SV…the fastest and most powerful Lamborghini ever made! I get goosebumps just thinking about this beast! Even though its name is a little bit hard to pronounce. If you like Italian super-cars with endless power and soul, than you’re gonna love the LP 670-4 SV.

I’m sure you’re wondering why they call it the LP 670-4 SV. So let me explain: The LP stands for Longitudinale Posteriore (which indicates the place of the engine: longitudinally mid-mounted), the 670 stands for the amount of horsepower, the 4 stands for four-wheel drive, and the SV stands for Super Veloce.

The base of the engine in the Super Veloce is the classic V12 that Lamborghini developed for the Muira. Thanks to a few tweaks, the 6.5 L V12 is now developing 661 bhp and about the same amount of Nm of torque. I can only think of one word which is worthy to describe this engine: masterpiece. Lamborghini used the bases of this engine for more than 40 years! I think that’s incredible. Unfortunately, the LP 670-4 is the last Lamborghini to have this epic engine, since Lamborghini developed on an all new V12 for the Aventador.

The chassis of the SV is almost completely carbon fiber. Lamborghini also stripped away all the unnecessary weight, which means that it doesn’t have a radio or satellite navigation, but it’s nearly a 100 kg lighter than the basic Murciélago! And thanks to all that, the Super Veloce is more quicker, and more dynamic than any other Lamborghini in the world. The Super Veloce looks wild in every angle.

0-100 is done within 3.2 seconds, top speed is about 340 km/h (212 mp/h), which is almost as fast as the Mercedes SLR 722 (a hyper car royalty) which, by the way, costs about $160,000 more than the LP 670-4 SV. As long as we’re on the subject, the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV costs from $450,000 to $600,000 (depending on additional extras), and production is limited to 350 cars.

As many of you know, car brands give you a small piece of paper with a description about the car. If you bought a Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV, you’re probably familiar with sentences like this: “The sounds from this exhaust range from the heavy rumble of a stormy night, through the trumpeting of mighty elephants to the roar of a raging lion.” After reading this very poetic description of the amazing sounds that come from the exhaust, you get the sense that Lamborghini wants this car to come alive, before this amazing car dies. I think that Lamborghini achieved what they’ve wanted. The Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV is truly epic, and it’s a glorious end to the Murciélago production. This car is without a doubt, one of the all-time-greats.

I think that this car has more passion and soul than any other car in the world. And that’s why I absolutely adore this car, and I hope that so do a lot of people. So as always, please leave a comment and a request.

Bowler Wildcat

I would’t be surprised if you haven’t even heard a thing about this car. So I’m just gonna cut right to the chase. The Bowler Wildcat has a 5.0 L 300 bhp Land Rover/TVR hybrid V8, and there is only one word to describe this engine: epic. Let me give you an example: An Aston Martin DB7 will go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. The Bowler Wildcat will do it in 4.8! It costs about $80,000, and for that, you get a special designed chassis made out of fiberglass, which is so massive that you can put a 10 ton weight on its roof, or drop it from 40 feet in its nose and nothing will happen. So you can get a road legal car that’s practically indestructible. It also has a fully adjustable suspension, which was made by Bowler.

Oh, did I mention that it’s an off-road car? According to some people, the Bowler Wildcat is the best off-road car in the world. The Bowler Wildcat is designed for Dakar Rally and for Rallye des Pharaons. So the interior is…well, it’s not particularly luxurious. But you do get a shifter, 3 paddles, some buttons, an integrated fire extinguisher, and an onboard water supply for desert racing. All this surrounded by a roll cage.

So take the first paragraph in your left hand, and the second one in your right hand. After you’ve done that, put your hands together! What you get is simply staggering! An indestructible road legal car, which is faster than an Aston Martin…off-road!!! It’s like the Ferrari Enzo of the 4×4’s! 😀 True, you could buy a BMW M5 with that much money. And to be honest, I’d completely understand if you’d rather go for the Beamer, because you can’t really use the Wildcat everyday, even if it’s road legal. ‘Cause let’s face it, the interior is not what you call comfortable or luxurious, and it doesn’t even have a trunk. But with the Bowler, you can have the most fun you’ve ever had in your life. So this car is not an everyday car, but it’s the perfect second car in your garage what you use for a little extreme off-roading! 😀

So as always, please leave a comment with a request, and enjoy the pictures! 😉

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera

Have you ever heard of a sports car that had 48 years to evolve? Some say that “everything gets better with age”. And you know what? They’re true! The Porsche 911 Carrera, in my opinion, is the most refined sports car in history. Luckily, Porsche made a new one! And they gave us some information about it, before the official debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.

The new Porsche 911 Carrera is completely redesigned, and is more beautiful than ever! As always, the new 911 didn’t go through any significant changes, but there are some noticable differences. For example, the car’s wheelbase is wider than before, and the height is lower as well. The basic 911 Carrera has a 3.4 L traditional flat six developing 350 hp, while the Carrera S is powered by a 3.8 L engine with 400 horsepowers. Both is equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox or a seven-speed manual transmission. Thanks to these amazing gearboxes, the Carrera S can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4 seconds flat, and the basic Carrera just under 4,5 seconds. Top speed for the Carrera S is about 302 km/h (188 mp/h), and 288 km/h (179 mp/h) for the basic Carrera.

The fuel efficiency is also better than before! Thanks to features like stop-start technology, or an optional PDK transmission. Thanks to all this, the new 911 Carrera is more dynamic, 14% more fuel efficient, and more beautiful than ever! Bad stuff? I don’t think there’s any. But we’ll have to wait until the official debut, and the first road test. So what’s the price for all these good stuff, you might ask. Well, the basic price will be $82,000 and the S package will be $96,400.

Personally, I love Porches. Especially the 911 series. Of course, if we talk about performance, the GT3 RS 4.0 is always gonna be better than any other 911, but if you want to use a sports car every day, the Carrera is your best choice. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of those babies! 😀 So this is my opinion about the new Carrera, but as always, I’m very interested in your opinion as well! So please leave a comment and a request as well! Here are some pictures of this beauty!

2010 Chevrolet Camaro

Hello, fellow earthlings! You won’t believe what happened today! I got my first request! From my baby sister…-.- Anyway…Her wish was a review about her favorite car: the Chevrolet Camaro.

I’m sure when I say ‘Camaro’, it rings a bell for everyone. The history of the Camaro is a rather long one, so I’ll try to tell the short story: The first Camaro ever was reviled on September 29, 1966, as a competing muscle car against the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Charger. All together, there are 5 generations of the Camaro. The most successful ones are the 1st, 2nd, and the 5th. The 1st because it’s the classic muscle car of the west, the 2nd generation 1971 Camaro SS350 was even a proud owner of a place in the top 10 best cars in the world, and the fifth is one of the most popular modern muscle cars today. The fifth and second generation Camaros even got a part in Transformers as Bumblebee, as many of you know.

The standard Camaro comes with a 3.6 L 304 bhp V6 with a 6-speed manual transmission and RWD. Which is not much for a muscle car, but you can have a standard Camaro for only 24 thousand dollars! Fortunately, Chevrolet made an SS version, which has a 6.2 L V8 with 426 bhp monster under the bonnet. Now that sounds more like it, right? The SS costs about 35 thousand dollars and goes from 0-100 in under 5 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h. Of course, there are much more versions of the Camaro, but these are the basic ones. The Camaro SS is still the competition car for the Mustang and the Charger. Personally, as a muscle car kind of guy, I love all three. Choosing between these three cars, is like choosing between long socks and short socks. It doesn’t really matter. It’s only about the preference. You have to be “that kind of a person”. But if I had to choose, I’d go for the Mustang. And there is only one main reason for that: history. The Mustang was always….more, than a car for me. It was a way of life, even when the Mustang was worse in some ways than the Charger or the Camaro. You see! If you are that kind of a person, there is no chance of changing your mind. This is why I love muscle cars. You can find out a lot about someone, if you find out which muscle car does she or he love.

So this is my opinion of the Camaro SS: I love it, but I wouldn’t choose it over the Mustang. And I’m very interested in which car would you choose! So please leave a comment on which muscle car would you choose and why? And on which car should I review next time… 😉

Oh and I almost forgot! If you want to hear a real beast, check this out:

Enjoy the pictures!