Here's the latest addition to the long line of German hotrod sedans, the Mercedes Benz E63 AMG. AMG enthusiast will be happy to learn that the new E63 gets a slight increase in horsepower, bringing the total to 518bhp while torque is 465lb ft. But according to the good people at autocar.co.uk, the big 6.2l V8 manages to use 12% less fuel, returning a figure of 22.4mpg.
Not a great way to start the week. General Motors CEO, Rick Wagoner, is expected to resign as part of the Unites States' government bailout strategy. According to cnn.com, Wagoner will be replaced by the President and chief operating officer of GM, Fritz Henderson. The U.S government is expected to give more funds to the troubled company, but it has also given General Motors 60 days to prove that it can bring around positive change.
What a turn of events. We all knew that the changes made to the F1 cars would rearrange the starting grid and and indeed who would end up winning. But it still comes as a surprise to see Jenson Button on pole position for tommorrow's race at Melbourne. Considering the past few seasons haven't exactly been favourable for the British driver, and the fact that he and his team mate Rubens Barrichello are racing for the all new racing team Brawn GP, it comes as a fantastic start to both Button and the new team.
For those of you who are familiar with Tesla, you might remember that they produce the Lotus Elise based Roadster. Now they have a new addition to their line up, the Model S sedan.
This is a great time for fans of Formula 1, it's back this sunday!. The 2009 season promises to be one of the most exciting seasons ever, with a number of changes brought in to significantly alter the handling of the F1 machinery. It is fair to say that F1 is no longer going to be the predictable sport it once was, at least not for this season. The good people at msn.com have uploaded a video to give us an idea of what to expect for the 2009 season.
It has been a while since the Nissan GTR set a lap time of 7:29 min at the Nurburgring, but such was the shock of it being able to achieve such a time, that it was worth adding on to our blog. Why was it a shock? well that lap time meant it was faster than a Porsche 911 Turbo, a Corvette Z06 , and get this, a lighter yet more powerful Porsche 911 GT2. It was so unbelievable in fact that Porsche even claimed that Nissan cheated to get that lap time.
Unfortunately, the video is of heavily camouflaged prototypes, but you do get an idea of what's going under all that disguise. You hear what it sounds like and get to see it going a little sideways.
A Subaru Impreza WRX comes from the factory with a 2.5l turbocharged engine producing 265hp, which enables it to go from 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds, not exactly a slow car. But when put up against a twin-turbocharged Ford GT pushing around 1000 hp, in a 1 mile drag race, well you will see the difference between a fast car and monster on four wheels.
For those who follow drifitng, you know very well that it originated from the land of the rising sun. So drifting champ Vaughn Gittin Jr. decided to make his wish come true by taking his all new, souped up, 2010 Mustang GT to Japan. The video below is a must see for those of who enjoy seeing an American beast going sideways accompanied by the angry exhaust roar of a supercharged V8.
The Chevrolet Camaro is back and is hungry to show Ford's Mustang and Dodge's Challenger a thing or two of what a modern muscle car should be all about. Edmunds' Inside Line was quick to put the all new Chevy Camaro SS against the Mustang GT and Challenger R/T. The war of the Muscle cars is definitively on.