The people over at Playboy love making lists, so for this list they chose the top cars of 2013. Car of the year ended up going to the Porsche 911 along with plenty of other categories. Here’s the full list…
Car of the Year: Porsche 911
Hottest Roadster: Mercedes SL500
Best SUV: Land Rover Range Rover
American Muscle: Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Slickest Sports Sedan: BMW M5
Hottest Exotic: McLaren MP4-12C
Bang for Buck: Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ
Ace Electric: Honda Fit EV
Most Versatile: Audi A4 Allroad
Responsible Ride: MazdaSpeed3
This is one of the coolest videos we have ever seen for an automotive commercial. It’s BMW’s new little campaign for the M5 and words cannot describe how awesome everything is. Just watch…
The all new Bentley truck has been making a lot of noise recently both in auto news and hip-hop. Fabolous recently got to go out and preview one of these new beauties. Here’s some footage from that day. NICE
“At its heart, the M6 Coupe and Cabriolet are all about the engine, and as expected both models use the same twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (ironically codenamed S63) to output 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, the latter of which peaks between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. Those figures should sound familiar, as they’re almost exact duplicates of the M5′s specs (the sedan makes an additional two lb-ft of torque), including the 7,200 rpm rev limiter and Valvetronic system.
Mated to the same seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox as the M5, BMW claims the M6 Coupe will run from a rest to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds, with the cabrio taking an additional tenth of a second to hit the same mark. According to our sources, a six-speed manual option is under consideration, but it won’t be available at launch. And again, just like the M5, fuel consumption has been reduced by 30 percent while power has increased by around 10 percent.
Also included is BMW’s Active M Differential, an electronically controlled multi-plate limited slip diff that works in conjunction with the DSC and the new Dynamic Damper Controls that electro-hydraulically tweak damping force on-the-fly depending on the settings and the situation.
Inside the subtly blistered wheel arches are massive 16.1-inch carbon ceramic rotors in front, gripped by six piston blue calipers, with equally impressive 15.6-inch rotors out back held by a single-piston caliper. The standard wheels are M-specific 19-inch alloys with 265/40 R19 ultra-high performance summer tires in front and 295/35 R19 rubber in the rear, with 20-inch lightweight hoops available as an option.
BMW isn’t citing exact curb weights for either the coupe or cabrio yet, but assures us that they’re notably less than the previous E63/E64, and the double-bubble carbon fiber roof on the coupe is a visual testament to that.
Sales of the convertible will start this June, with the coupe arriving later this summer as a 2013 model. And we hear we’ll get to see the drop top in person at the New York Auto Show, with the coupe debuting in Geneva. Hit the jump for all the tech-laden details.” _Source
Was doing my daily uncrate browsing and came across this piece of work. Now I’m not great on automotive opinions but when I see something like this all I can think is…”Daaaaaaaaaaaaamn” (Ice Cube and Smokey voice on Friday). Here’s some more technical info according to Uncrate.
“Created by the mad minds at Anderson Germany, the Superior features a silky matte black exterior treatment, glossy black 21-inch wheels, new carbon fiber replacements for the hoot, mirrors, tailgate, and roof ledges, an enhanced 4.7-liter V8 pumping out 492 hp, a slew of carbon fiber and black Alcantara elements in the interior, and even a PS3 — although whether it’s the shiny black or matte black model is anyone’s guess.”_Uncrate.com
For now all I really have to say is wow. This is a newer version of the Panamera just in case the other one wasn’t doin it for ya. The price for it is to be announced soon but that’s got to break the bank for anybody. Just standing there in place it looks way too fast, must have.
“Aggressively modified by Russian outfit TopCar, this limited edition — only 25 are being made — sports sedan features a nearly all-new carbon fiber and Kevlar body, including new front and rear bumpers, air vents, front and rear fender extenders, front and rear doors — the latter of which open with the press of a button — bonnet, wings, rear diffuser, spoiler, and side skirts, along with performance enhancements like a sport air filter, intake manifold, and valved exhaust system that boost horsepower north of the 600 mark.”_Uncrate.com