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Thursday, July 2, 2009

1991 Lotec C10003

1991 Lotec C10003
Lotec C1000 - This story beginns with a citizen of the Emirates desire to own the fastest road car in the world, so he asked Mercedes to built him one. Mercedes then asked Lotec to do it using their parts. Lotec took the V8 from the 560SEC sticked a couple of turbos and voila 850hp to 1000hp, hewland 5speed and an estimated topspeed of 434kph but the owner never took it over 374kph. It was for sale a while ago. 0 to 100 in 3.2secs.

eBay Find Of The Day: Mercedes-Benz C 1000 Race Car

This animal appeared on eBay last year, so if you missed out on it then, here’s another chance to get it…

Designed by Mercedes Benz in cooperation with Lotec Engineering, the car was originally conceived in 1994 and completed in 1995 at a cost of over 2 million dollars!

Mercedes-Benz C 1000 Race Car

This carbon-fibre animal, is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.6L V-8 Mercedes engine, and is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, 0-125 mph in 8.08 seconds, and reaching a top speed of 268 mph.

1998 Koenigsegg CC

fastest cars based on acceleration 3,1 seconds 0-60 MPH

1990 - 1993 Jaguar XJR-15

Year (of specifications) 1990 - 1992 
5993 cc V12 engine 
Transmission 6-speed, manual 
Max speed 185 mph 
0-60 mph 3.1 seconds 
Horsepower 450 bhp @ 6250 rpm 
weight 1048 kg / 2360 lbs

External review submitted by Phillip Maher The Jaguar XJR-15 was powered by a 450+ bhp version of JaguarSport's 6.0 litre V12 mid-mounted engine. Built in a strictly limited number, 50, and costing around $800,000.00, the XJR-15 stemmed from Project R9R - a concept car developed by JaguarSport. The XJR-15 was designed by Peter Stevens, who went on to help develop the Mclaren F1. Its performance and limited build quantity make the XJR-15 one of the true Supercar of our time.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

1995 Ford GT-90

1995 Ford GT-90 
fastest cars based on acceleration 3.1 seconds 0-60 MPH

The Ford ‘40 GT features a body made of copper 1.5 mm in thickness fashioned at a former MIG factory in Poland. Power comes from a 5.4 liter supercharged V8. 

The Ford GT began as a concept car designed in anticipation of Ford’s centennial year and as part of its drive to showcase and revive its “heritage” names such as Mustang and Thunderbird. Camilo Pardo, the head of Ford’s “Living Legends” studio, is credited as the chief designer of the GT and worked under the guidance of J Mays. The designers drew inspiration from Ford’s classic GT40 race cars of the 1960s and the GT is sometimes mistaken for its 1960s counterpart. Positive response on the auto show circuit in 2002 helped persuade the company to produce the car in limited quantities, and the first production versions appeared in 2003. It is a very high-performance, two-seater vehicle with a strong styling resemblance to its racing ancestor and performance to match. The powerplant is a mid-mounted supercharged 5.4 liter V8, producing 550 horsepower and 500 foot-pounds of torque. Top speed is 205 mph. At the 1995 Detroit Auto Show, the Ford GT90 concept was shown and at the 2002 show, a new GT40 Concept was unveiled by Ford.

The GT is similar to the original Ford GT40 cars, but bigger, wider, and three inches taller than the original 40 inches (1.02 m) – as a result of which, a potential name for the car was the GT43. Three production prototype cars were shown in 2003 as part of Ford’s centenary, and delivery of the production Ford GT began in the fall of 2004 A British company, Safir Engineering, who made continuation GT40s in the 1980s owned the GT40 trademark at that time, and when they completed production, they sold the excess parts, tooling, design, and trademark to a small Ohio company called Safir GT40 Spares. Safir GT40 Spares licensed the use of the GT40 trademark to Ford for the initial 2002 show car, but when Ford decided to make the production vehicle, negotiations between the two failed, and as a result the new Ford GT does not wear the badge GT40. It is rumored that Safir GT40 Spares asked $40 million dollars for the rights, but this has never been verified. The partners at Safir GT40 Spares state they have correspondence from Ford declining Safir’s $8 million offer. Early cars from the 1960s were simply named “Ford GT”. The name “GT40″ was the name of Ford’s project to prepare the cars for the international endurance racing circuit, and the quest to win the 24 Hours of LeMans. The first 12 prototype vehicles carried serial numbers GT-101 through GT-112. The “production” began and the subsequent cars, the MkI, MkIIs, MkIIIs, and MkVs, numbered GT40-P-1000 through GT40-P-1145, were officially “GT40s”. The name of Ford’s project, and the serial numbers, thus show the story that “GT40″ was only the car’s nickname to be false. Production startup began in spring 2004. The first customers took delivery in August 2004. The GT began assembly and was painted by Saleen in their Saleen Special Vehicles facility in Troy, Michigan. The GT is powered by an engine built at Ford’s Romeo Engine Plant in Romeo, Michigan. Installation of the engine and transmission along with interior finishing was handled in the SVT building at Ford’s Wixom, Michigan plant. Of the 4,500 GTs originally planned, approximately 100 were to be exported to Europe, starting in late 2005. An additional 200 were destined for sale in Canada. When production ended in 2006, the full planned lot of 4500 were not produced. Approximately 550 were built in 2004, nearly 1900 in 2005, and just over 1600 in 2006, for a grand total of 4038; however, the final 11 car bodies manufactured by Mayflower Vehicle Systems were disassembled and the frames and body panels sold as service parts. As with many highly desirable new vehicles, when the Ford GT was first released, the demand severely outpaced supply, and the cars initially sold for premium prices. The first private sale of Ford’s new mid-engine Sports car was completed on August 4, 2004, when former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley took delivery of his Midnight Blue 2005 Ford GT. Shirley earned the right to purchase the first production Ford GT at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Auction after bidding over $557,000. Jay Leno, host of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, took possesion of his private sale Red 2005 GT a week later. Other early cars sold for as much as a $100,000 premium over the suggested retail price of $139,995. Optional equipment available included a McIntosh sound system, Racing stripes and Forged alloy wheels adding an additional $13,500 to the MSRP. By June 2005, retail sale prices had dropped to around $10,000 to $20,000 over MSRP, and in August 2005 several new GTs were sold on eBay for no more than the suggested retail price. The production run of 4038 GT’s ended with the 2006 model year on the 21st of September, 2006, short of the originally planned 4500[6]. The Wixom Assembly plant, where the GT was finish-assembled, is scheduled for closure in 2007 and has stopped production of all models as of May 31, 2007. Sales of the GT continued into 2007, from cars held in storage and in dealer inventories.


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2006 Mosler

2006 Mosler 
fastest cars based on acceleration 3.1 seconds 0-60 MPH

2003 Bugatti 16 / 4 Veyron

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2,9 – 1997 Dodge Viper GTS-R

1997 Dodge Viper GTS-R
fastest cars based on acceleration 2.9 seconds 0-60 MPH

Dodge Viper GTS-R (2000) with pictures and wallpapers

Dodge Viper GTS-R Using such production engine components as the block, cylinder heads, and crankshaft, Team Viper engineers were able to extract 700 hp from the normally 450 hp second generation 8.0 L V10 engine. The chassis was re-engineered from the ground up by British sportscar manufacturer Reynard Motorsport's Special Projects Division under chief engineer Paul Brown, losing much of the Roadcar's heavy tubular steel and fibreglass structure in favour of lightweight carbon fibre components. The car made its competition debut in the 24 Hours of Daytona with Canaska Racing in 1996, then the 24 Hours of Le Mans, when a GTS-R finished tenth overall in its very first run for glory. The next year, Team Viper (who now switched services to Oreca) switched to the GT2 class and proceeded to dominate, winning five titles in the FIA GT Championship between 1997 and 2002. Oreca switched to the prototype class in 2000, but customer Vipers continued to be the most competitive in the series. In 1998, Team Viper returned to Le Mans to set new track records in practice. When the checkered flag dropped on the 24th hour of the longest day in racing, Viper GTS–R racers finished first and second in their class to become the first American car to win at Le Mans in three decades, and the first–ever production–based American car to grace the winner's circle. In addition to the race cars, 100 street versions of the Viper GTS-R were made, which were rated at 460 hp (343 kW) and 500 ft·lbf (67 N·m) of torque.

1997 Callaway C7 Corvette

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2,9-1997 Callaway C7 Corvette

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2,9 – 1991 Audi Avus Quattro

Audi Avus quattro Concept 1991 800x600 wallpaper
The Audi Avus quattro was a "supercar-styled" concept car from the German car manufacturer, Audi. It was first introduced at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show. The Avus quattro had an aluminum exterior, which made it a lightweight, sleek and safer automobile. The Avus quattro's engine was supposed to be a 6.0 L 60-valve 12-cylinder engine producing 509 hp (380 kW), capable of accelerating the car from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in about 3 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h). The exact car shown at the Tokyo Motor Show, however, had a dummy made of carefully painted wood and plastic for an engine because at the time, such a powertrain was still in development; Audi-made W12 engines were not available to buyers until Audi presented its flagship A8 a few years later. The Avus quattro is now on display at Audi's museum in Ingolstadt, Germany.

Monday, June 29, 2009

1994 Renault Espace F1

Renault Espace F1 yellow and black

1999 Leblanc Caroline

Leblanc Caroline GTR yellow

2,7 – 2000 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Konsep

Make Chevrolet 
Model 2000 Camaro ZL1 Concept 
Powertrain Layout Front Engine / RWD 
Base Price prototype 

WheelBase 2568 mm / 101.1 in 
Length 1582 mm / 62.3 in 
Height Not Available 
Width 1600 mm / 63.0 in 
Weight 1538 kg / 3390 lbs 
Front / Rear Track Not Available 

Configuration V8 
Valvetrain Not Available 
Displacement 9373 cc / 572 cu in 
Power 574.2 kw / 770 bhp @ 6900 rpm 
Torque 926.0 nm / 683 ft lbs @ 5200 rpm 
Bore 114.3 mm / 4.5 in 
Stroke 114.3 mm / 4.5 in 
Compression Ratio 13.8:1 
BHP / Liter 82.15 bhp 
Redline Not Available 

Type 5-Speed Manual 
Final Drive 3.54:1 
1st Gear Ratio 2.86:1 
2nd Gear Ratio 1.94:1 
3rd Gear Ratio 1.55:1 
4th Gear Ratio 1.30:1 
5th Gear Ratio 1.00:1 
6th Gear Ratio Not Available 

Chassis & Body 
Steering Not Available 
Tire sizes F 335/30ZR-18 
R 265/40ZR-18 
Vented discs Brake Types 
Brake Size F 292 mm / 11.5 in 
R 292 mm / 11.5 in 
Available ABS Not Available 
Body Material Not Available 

Top Speed 230.0 mph / 370.0 kph 
0 - 30 mph Not Available 
0 - 60 mph 2.7 seconds 
0 - 100 mph Not Available 
0 - ¼ mile 10.4 seconds 
Lateral acceleration Not Available 
EPA City / Hwy Not Available

2000 Dodge Hennessey Viper Venom 800TT

0 to 60 Miles per Hour (MPH) in 2.7 seconds

2,6 – 1994 Dauer 962 LEMANS-Fastest car in the World

2,6 – 1994 Dauer 962 LEMANS
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2009 BMW M3 ALMS Race Car

BMW presented the racing version of the new BMW M3 at the Chicago Auto Show. Powered by a 485 bhp eight cylinder engine, this impressive race car has been designed to compete in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) beginning in 2009. The car is based on the fourth generation of the BMW M3, the high-performance sports car produced by BMW M GmbH.

BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen says: "With the sporting genes of the production BMW M3 being clearly evident, developing a racing version of the car was the next logical step. The fact that the road-going vehicle is fitted with a V8 engine as standard provided us with an ideal base. However, the BMW M3 is more than a race car, it has achieved legendary status amongst race fans across the globe. I am convinced that this unique story of the BMW M3 racing cars will now be expanded upon by the addition of further chapters."

BMW's 2009 entry into the American Le Mans Series will be driven by a partnership between BMW of North America, LLC and Rahal Letterman Racing, co-owned by US motorsport legend Bobby Rahal.

BMW M3 ALMS Race Car 2009"We are very pleased to be returning to the American Le Mans Series with our latest generation BMW M3," states Tom Purves, Chairman and CEO, BMW of North America. "Sports car racing has been part of BMW of North America's history practically from day one. Just two weeks after the company was incorporated in March 1975, a BMW CSL won the Twelve Hours of Sebring. We are confident that the fourth generation M3 will continue the legacy of its two predecessors which combined to win six manufacturer's championships over nine seasons in US sports car racing. As it has been in the past we believe the ALMS is the ideal venue to showcase the potential of the newest BMW M3."

Echoing that sentiment Bobby Rahal adds, "BMW has an illustrious racing heritage. Rahal Letterman Racing is eagerly anticipating, not only becoming part of that heritage, but helping to enhance it. Our dedication to this project will be without equal and we look forward to racing at the front of the grid with BMW in the years to come."

Martin Birkmann, Motorsports Manager, BMW of North America, adds: "We are very excited to announce our return to the American Le Mans Series with the 4th generation M3 at the same time as the road car hits the BMW showrooms. We are also excited about our partnership with Rahal Letterman Racing. The ALMS offers racing where we can compete against the finest and most renowned automotive brands from Europe and the US. Motorsport is deeply ingrained in the BMW DNA and we are pleased to partner with an organization which shares that same heritage. Rahal Letterman Racing is the perfect partner to be behind the wheel of our new BMW M3 racing effort."

Aerodynamics In Car Racing

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