The new Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet “The Ultimate Luxury Yacht”.
A limited edition of 300.
The Mercedes-Maybach S 650 is based on the open-top S-Class and has adopted the latter’s classic aesthetic proportions, among other features, with highlights which include the dynamic silhouette with coupé-like soft top and the sidewall dropping line which slopes down towards the rear.
The high-end appointments in the interior make up part of the vehicle’s special characteristics. The drive system requirements are catered for by the 6.0-litre V12 engine with an output of 463kW (630hp) and 1000Nm of Torque.
Exclusive Mercedes-Maybach features.
Exclusive Mercedes-Maybach features include a new front bumper with upgraded lower section and also numerous chrome highlights to visibly enhance the special aspirations of luxury. The Maybach emblem is discreetly but elegantly featured on the vehicle’s wing. Other special elements on the exterior include the high-quality 20-inch Maybach forged wheels in a powerful design and a bichromatic finish. On opening the doors, the Maybach logo is projected onto the floor through entrance lighting.
The powertrain: A fitting biturbo V12.
The luxury cabriolet’s superior drive system relies on the 6.0-litre biturbo V12 engine with an output of 463kW (630hp) and 1000Nm of Torque. Power transmission to the rear axle comes courtesy of the 7G-TRONIC, while the AIRMATIC suspension with steplessly variable damping control ensures a special driving sensation.
Mercedes-AMG One man, one engine Handcrafted by Michael Kübler @f1mike28 in Germany Affalterbach.
Driving Performance is my Passion! Mercedes-AMG the Performance and Sports Car Brand from Mercedes-Benz and Exclusive Partner for Pagani Automobili.
Mercedes-AMG Handcrafted by Racers.
Porsche Macan GTS – The Thoroughbred Sports Car of SUVs
Like all Porsche models that bear these three letters, the new GTS version of the Macan is inspired by motor racing. A reengineered chassis, 20 hp more power than the Macan S and reinforced brakes supply the wherewithal. In terms of power and torque, its 360 hp (265 kW) and 500 Nm place the Macan GTS1 between the Macan S2 and the Macan Turbo3. The technical basis for this comprises the three-litre V6 bi-turbo engine of the Macan S accompanied by the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) with power distribution between front and rear axles. Thus, the Macan GTS completes the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds – and in just 5.0 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package. Top speed is 256 kph (159mph). Features in the typical GTS styling round off the sporty impression.
Audi is taking the spirit of the DTM from the racetrack to the road – with the Audi A5 DTM selection special edition. A powerful 3.0 TDI developing 180 kW (245 hp), 20-inch wheels, dynamic design and bucket seats reveal the two-door coupé’s connections with the race version that has featured in the German Touring Car Masters (DTM).
Since it’s launch the SLS AMG has been my favourite car. I knew from the moment I saw it that it would be. I remember the day, it was on a September in 2009. The SLS was unveiled at that year’s Frankfurt motor show. I remember as I had an exam that day but rather than get some last minute revision in, I spent the morning on the Internet drooling over photos of Mercedes’ new Gullwing supercar.
Today it’s more or less the same, minus the Gullwing part. Everyone, meet the new Mercedes-AMG GT. The name is important in itself as you’ll note there isn’t a “Benz”. That’s because this is the second car made entirely by AMG and they want to show it.
Powering this new sports car is an equally new ‘M178’ 4.0-litre twin turbo V8. The AMG GT is the first car to showcase this new engine which will eventually find it’s way into the upcoming C63. In standard form the engine is good for 456bhp and 600NM of torque. The GT S will have 503bhp and 650NM of torque. The GT gets from 0-100 km/h in 4 second flat while the GT S shaves two tenths of a second off.
Much of the GT’s development carries off from where the SLS left off. As such the GT has a updated version of the Getrag 7-speed dual clutch transmission as the SLS, which is mounted at the rear for better weight distribution (47/53). Like the SLS the GT’s body is made from aluminium. In standard form it weighs around 1540kg and the GT S weighs around 1570kg. Both variants receive a locking diff which is mechanical in the GT and electric in the GT S.
Also electric (partially) is the steering which is electro-mechanical and changes at different speeds. Other racy bits include double wishbone front suspension and multi link tears, massive brakes (360mm for the GT and 390mm for GT S) with the option of 402mm carbon ceramics. The GT comes with 19-inch wheels on all four corners while the GT S has 20-inch wheels at the rear.
Inside it follows the current Mercedes design theme as we’ve already seen in the new S and C-Class. I think it looks great but then I am a sucker for red leather. It’s also an evolution on the SLS’s with the wraparound cockpit centred around the driver. A larger display screen dominates the centre console. Mercedes’ new Touch Pad system also makes an appearance in the GT. Don’t think it’s all form and no function, the boot has a 350L capacity - roughly the same as an A-Class.
Actually, looking at the dimensions it’s pretty compact. The GT AMG measures at 4546mm long, some 92mm shorter than the SLS with a shorter wheelbase and overhangs. At 1939mm wide it’s the same width so the “everyday usability” sports car tag might not be so useable given the SLS’s width was one of its biggest flaws. The GT is also 27mm taller than its predecessor for better cabin space, ironic since the gullwing doors on the SLS were meant to make it easier to get in and out. In the GT those legendary doors are gone in favour of more conventionally hinged doors.
But come on, we have to talk about its styling. Like the rest of the car its an evolution of the SLS’s and if I’m honest it’s utterly beautiful. The SLS was never a car I would’ve described as “beautiful”, not in the traditional sense. It was a good looking car, striking in fact. It had presence and it looked “cool”. The GT AMG however has a new found elegence which the SLS never had. Maybe its the smaller dimension, maybe its the cleaner lines but there’s no doubt its worked. You still get the ridiculously long bonnet and a pushed back cabin design with a short pert bum. The rear actually has a liftback style tailgate (ala Aston Vantage) as opposed to a regular-style bootlid. As you can see the GT AMG is anything but conventional.
So that’s the GT AMG, a smaller, sportier, and sexier successor to the SLS. It has quite the challenge of filling the boots of a legend as well as taking on other motoring greats such as the Porsche 911, Aston Vantage, Audi R8, and Jaguar F-Type. It’ll go on sale sometime next year and will be considerably less expensive than the SLS, reports suggest it’ll cost as much as half as much as the SLS GT. But am I, whose favourite car is/was the SLS AMG convinced? Well the size, price, looks, and interior point in the right direction. I’ll have to reserve final judgement until I see and hear one in real life but on first impressions it’s a worthy addition to Mercedes’ long history of über desirable GT supercars.
Less weight and more power is the combination for performance success and engineers of the 2016 Camaro have the numbers to prove it. With weight savings of up to 390 pounds (177 kg), the all-new Camaro delivers performance numbers that reset the benchmark for the segment.
Chevrolet testing shows the all-new, 455-hp (336 kW) Camaro SS coupe – the most powerful Camaro SS ever – sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds and covers the quarter-mile in 12.3 seconds, when equipped with the all-new eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission.
The new Honda Civic Type R Prototype has been revealed at the 2016 Mondial de L’Automobile in Paris, offering an insight into the styling of the next-generation Civic Type R which will be officially unveiled in 2017.
Based on the low and wide proportions of the new Civic hatchback, the Type R Prototype is enhanced by muscular body styling and modifications to aid aerodynamic performance. The exterior is clothed in a highly reflective, finely-grained brushed aluminium-effect finish unique to the show car.
At the front, the aggressive bumper is accentuated with a winged carbon fiber splitter and sporty red accent line. Additional slatted ducts add width to the bumper, and diamond-mesh inserts fill the sculpted air intakes.
The new Camaro Turbo AutoX concept combines the LTG 2.0L turbocharged engine with a performance suspension, brake system, air intake and exhaust system. It melds the Camaro’s excellent power-to-weight ratio with more agile handling that’s ideal for autocross enthusiasts.
The concept features the Chevrolet Performance suspension lowering kit, which includes stiffer springs and specifically tuned dampers and lowers the ride height up to 0.75 inch (20mm). It is matched with a concept “plus performance” handling kit including larger stabilizer bars and stiffer suspension links. A concept strut tower brace under the hood provides additional chassis stiffness. The whole system contributes to improved roll stiffness and quicker turn-in performance.
Porsche is now also offering the Cayman as a Black Edition. The all-in-black special series previously comprised the Boxster and the 911 Carrera as both a coupé and a cabriolet, distinguished by their expanded standard equipment. The combination of black paintwork and a black partial leather interior emphasizes the timeless and sporty elegance of the sports cars.
The standard equipment of the Black Edition models includes Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module, automatic anti-dazzle mirrors, rain sensor, cruise control, parking assistant at the front and rear and the Sport Design steering wheel.
One year on from the dramatic victory clinched by the all-new R8 LMS on its race debut at the Nurburgring 24 Hours, Audi is paying homage to the GT3 car that can lay claim to no less than 323 overall wins with a special edition of the all-new, road-going R8. A total of 24 exclusive R8 V10 plus ‘selection 24h’ models will be built for the world market, combining competition-inspired styling enhancements with an exceptional specification that includes Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping, a sport exhaust for further amplification of the R8’s much-loved ten-cylinder soundtrack, and laser lighting.
The Audi R8 V10 plus selection 24h is immediately distinguishable as a special edition by way of its tricolor exterior, which closely resembles its GT3 LMS counterpart. The multi-material Audi Space Frame body with its predominantly aluminium content and carbon fiber elements is finished in Suzuka grey, while Mythos black detailing with eye-catching Misano red accents draws inspiration from the classic Audi racing livery.
The front spoiler, exterior mirror housings, engine compartment cover, rear wing and diffuser are made from gloss-finish carbon fiber, as are the sideblades which feature a unique ‘R8 24h’ logo in a matte finish. The tailpipes of the exhaust system feature black trims and the 20-inch forged aluminium wheels in 10-spoke Y design are painted gloss anthracite black.
The 911 Targa 4 GTS had its world debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. For the first time, the 911 Targa 4 GTS combines the successful GTS idea with the classic targa concept. Its more powerful engine with 430 hp (316 kW) and standard Sport Chrono package generate even more dynamic performance. Other GTS-specific ingredients include matt black 20-inch wheels with central wheel locks, sport design front end, black air intake screens and, also in black, GTS logos on the doors, at the rear and on the rollover protection bar. Inside, the black Alcantara on the steering wheel and seats and trim accents made of black brushed aluminum create a sporty flair.
The 911 Carrera Black Edition is based on the standard model with a 3.4 litre flat engine developing 350 hp (257 kW). It is offered as coupé and convertible versions with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The special edition runs on 20-inch 911 Turbo wheels and the LED headlights including the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+) are part of the standard equipment. The combination of black paintwork and black interior emphasizes the timeless, classy elegance of the sports car. The driver and passenger sit on heated sports seats, and the standard Bose Surround Sound System provides excellent sound quality. In addition, operating the 911 special edition is effortless due to the telephone module and Park Assist at front and rear, which includes a reversing camera.
Another eagerly anticipated chapter in the Nissan GT-R success story has begun, with the arrival of the GT-R Track Edition.
As the name implies, it’s been specifically engineered for thrill-seeking track enthusiasts by the dedicated team at NISMO – Nissan’s motorsport division. Designed to deliver a higher level of performance than the standard GT-R, it is priced from £91,995 ($119,271).
The Nissan GT-R Track Edition sits above the Premium, Prestige and Black Edition in the model line-up, but below the flagship GT-R NISMO.
Early 70’s Schwinn Stingray. 20 inch wheels, 3 speed, and an original stingray speedometer. This bike was resurrected from an attic where it sat for over 30 years. Original bike with all new cables and bottom bracket has been gone over so it’s ready to ride!