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AMG CLS63 S Shooting Brake “Performance with unique Design”.

The AMG CLS63 S-Model Shooting Brake provides a new dimension of performance and driving pleasure: rated at 430kW (585hp) and 800 Nm, the AMG 5.5-Liter V8 Biturbo Engine offers 20kW (28hp) more power and 80Nm more torque than the AMG CLS63 Shooting Brake. The AMG-specific 4MATIC all-wheel drive, an AMG rear axle differential lock and axle elastokinematics designed with an even greater emphasis on performance also contribute to the car’s outstanding driving dynamics. The CLS 63 AMG S-Model Shooting Brake ideally combines the driving pleasure of rear-wheel drive with the traction benefits of all-wheel drive – whether in daily use or on the race track.
Mercedes-AMG M157 V8 biturbo engine 5.5L 585HP and 800Nm of Torque. Handcrafted by Michael Kübler @f1mike28 in Germany Affalterbach.
Driving Performance is our Passion! Mercedes-AMG the Performance and Sports Car Brand from Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes-AMG the Home of Driving Performance in Germany Affalterbach. Mercedes-AMG Handcrafted by Racers.

Ethan Hubbard Shares His 2000 Pontiac Trans Am, “LS370, billet S484 turbo, RPM faceplate, T-56 6-speed transmission, full MWC stage 5 front suspension and rear axle/suspension, & Haltech elite ecu. Car is gunning for the record of fasted manually shifted LS car. Car can be seen on facebook under "Project Stormtrooper”.“#flamesfriday #firebirdfriday #transam #pontiac #stormtrooper #projectstormtrooper

AMG GT S “The Hammer ” ⚒😈🔨☠️

The already outstanding performance of the Mercedes-AMG GT is boosted still further in the Mercedes-AMG GT S. The AMG 4.0-Liter V8 Biturbo engine with 375kW (510hp) and 650Nm delivers a further 35kW (48hp) of output and additional 50 Nm of torque. The AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension is adjustable in three stages – from comfortable through to sportily taut. Further highlights include the electronic AMG rear axle differential lock with variable locking effect and the additional “RACE” transmission mode, which configures the vehicle systems to make them suitable for circuit racing.

The combination of aluminum spaceframe, V8 biturbo engine with dry sump lubrication, seven-speed dual clutch transmission in transaxle configuration at the rear axle, locking differential, sports suspension with aluminum double-wishbone suspension and the low kerb weight of 1570 kilograms delivers racetrack performance. The concept with front mid-engine and transmission in transaxle configuration makes for a beneficial weight distribution of 47 to 53 percent between the front and rear axle. In conjunction with the vehicle’s low center of gravity this translates into extremely agile handling and permits high cornering speeds. With a favorable power-to-weight ratio of 3.0 kilograms per hp, the Mercedes‑AMG GT S self-confidently lines up alongside the very best in its segment. The sports car also sets a new benchmark figure for fuel economy: fuel consumption of 9.6 – 9.4 liters per 100 kilometers (NEDC combined) constitutes a considerable increase in efficiency.

Mercedes-AMG One man, one engine Handcrafted by Michael Kübler @f1mike28 in Germany Affalterbach.
Driving Performance is our Passion! Mercedes-AMG the Performance and Sports Car Brand from Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-AMG Handcrafted by Racers.


When things heat up, they expand. And when that thing is the axle shaft to your drive train, you’re going to have to make adjustments, or else.

Michael Guarraia kneels down next to a metal part that just popped off the rear axle. “OK guys, listen up,” he tells his team. “The drive train broke again and we need to find a sustainable solution. This can’t happen during the race.”

The team members nod and furrow their brows. Some scratch their heads.

Welcome to Kinetic Sculpture Race Club at Arbutus Middle School. Guarraia is a science teacher at the suburban Maryland school, about a 20-minute drive from Baltimore.

He and two dozen students are on an eight-month mission to design and build a human-powered kinetic sculpture that they’re going to race on a 15-mile obstacle course around Baltimore Harbor.

What, exactly, is a “kinetic sculpture”?

Basically it’s a giant piece of art that contains movement within it. It can be powered by people only — no motors allowed — so the designers have to get really creative.

On A Mission To Race The Middle School Brain

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What a difference 60 years makes Alternating views of Jeep Forward Control, 1956 and Jeep FC 150, 2016. The original Forward Control Jeep was designed by Brooks Stevens and produced by Willys and then Kaiser Jeep from 1956 to 1965. As part of its 50th Annual Easter Jeep Safari an FC 150 heritage Jeep vehicle has been presented which utilizes an original steel body while components underneath have been revamped with a 2005 Jeep Wrangler chassis modified to accept a Dana 44 front axle, Dana 60 rear axle and 17-inch white steel wheels wrapped in 33-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires. It is powered by a 4.0-liter PowerTech I-6 and is mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission.

C63 AMG Black Series “The Dark Side Of Mercedes-AMG”.
The C63 AMG Black Series includes an upgraded version of the legendary M156 6.2L n/a V8 engine rated by 517hp and 620Nm of torque. A black diffuser insert from the SLS AMG GT3, chromed twin tailpipes, AMG sports suspension with AMG rear axle differential lock, three-stage ESP, two AMG sports bucket seats, black DINAMICA microfibre upholstery on the centre panels of the seats and doors, omission of the rear bench seat (single rear seats available as option), AMG performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre, steering wheel rim featuring flattened top and bottom sections has aluminium shift paddles for manual gear changes, red seat belts and red contrasting top stitching on the steering wheel, on the seats, door centre panels, armrests on the doors, the centre console and on the shift lever gaiter, three autonomous round dials has a three-dimensional TFT colour display.
The AMG Track Package includes 255/35 R 19 front and 285/30 R 19 rear sports tyres from Dunlop, active rear-axle transmission cooling with radiator in the rear apron.
The AMG Aerodynamics package includes carbon fibre flics on front apron, carbon-fibre functionally tuned front splitter, fixed carbon-fibre rear aerofoil with an adjustable blade.
Mercedes-AMG One man, one engine Handcrafted by Michael Kübler @f1mike28 in Germany Affalterbach. Driving Performance is our Passion! Mercedes-AMG the Performance and Sports Car Brand from Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-AMG Handcrafted by Racers.

The Black Series projects from Mercedes-AMG are limited, unique and very rare. Keep your eyes open because you will see them only for a few seconds.


New Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport for the Track

Porsche has added a new race-ready sports car to its fleet: The Cayman GT4 Clubsport celebrated its world premiere today at the L.A. Auto Show. The 283 kW (385 hp) mid-engine racer for motorsport newcomers, which is not road homologated, is based on the street-legal Cayman GT4 sports car. 

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Introducing the Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2

Automobili Lamborghini presents the Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2: a two-wheel drive version of the Huracán coupe. Specifically designed & engineered for its rear-wheel drive set-up, the Huracán LP 580-2’s combines dynamic new looks with a package for an enhanced Lamborghini driving emotion.

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