Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merdad's Porsche Cayenne 902 Coupe in the Flesh

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We reported earlier on the custom-built Porsche Cayenne 902 Coupe that lost two-doors, courtesy of Merdad. Now, the UK-based tuning firm brought to our attention some real life shots of the SUV, which had its world premiere at last month's MPH The Prestige & Performance Motor Show in London.

Starting with the latest generation of the Porsche Cayenne, Merdad chops off the SUV's rear doors and proceeds with the necessary changes to the rest of the body. A comprehensive styling kit with aero parts and a choice of black or silver colored 22-inch alloy wheels along with an electronic lowering module are then added to the 902 Coupe.

The interior of the two-door Cayenne is swathed in black leather and red Alcantara, plus unique trim and a new steering wheel.

Being a custom build, Medrad also improves the Porsche's performance offering various upgrades for the Turbo model (550bhp to 750bhp), with the most potent version boasting a 0-60mph sprint time of 4.4 seconds.

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2011 Audi R18 Race Livery Rendering

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Audi may have pulled the wraps off of its 2011 Audi R18 racer weeks ago but we've only seen it thus far in exposed black carbon. Audi Sport typically doesn't reveal its new race liveries until the earliest race weekends, especially for a new car so we know that the black car we have all seen will eventually be painted and likely in the usual mix of silver, red, black, etc.

This year the R18 won't be raced publicly before the Le Mans test week so we're guessing the final look of the new car won't appear until then. In the meantime we've encountered a few private renderings, artist speculations on just what the new car will look like in Le Mans. One of our favorites is this most recent version.

Given last year's aggressive departure from previous factory liveries we'll refrain from guessing just how the car might compare to next year's car. Still, we figured you'd enjoy checking it out.

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2012 Porsche 911 - new details

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German magazine Autobild has reported new details on the upcoming 2012 Porsche 911 in its print edition.

According to the report, there are more changes coming to the 911 than initially expected.

First off are the new dimensions of the next 911. From the spy shots we could spot that the model has been stretched but Autobild now has the exact numbers.

The next-generation 911 will be 56 mm longer than the current one and measure 4.49 meters in length. The wheelbase has also been extended by 10 mm and the car will stand 11 mm shorter.

The standard 911's width remains the same but the Carrera variant will feature a 60 mm wider rear end.

A completely new rear axle has been developed for the next 911 too and its engines have been revised for improved performance and fuel-economy.

The entry-level 3.6 liter Boxer engine gets shrunk down to 3.4 liters and produces 350 PS (257 kW / 345 bhp) for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 289 km/h (180 mph). Fuel-economy is down 13 percent to 8.5 liters/100 km (27.7 mpg-US).

For the Carrera S, a revised 3.8 liter unit will come with 400 PS (294 kW / 395 bhp) and feature a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 302 km/h (188 mph). Fuel-economy is reduced by 14 percent to 9.1 liters/100 km (25.8 mpg-US).

The next 911 will weigh about 20 kg less than the current one in base-model configuration and will come with 19-inch wheels. The Carrera S model gets 20-inch wheels as standard.

The 2012 Porsche 911 will debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2011.



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Tuesday, December 28, 2010



Yes, we know that some of you will say that a Car And Driver report said that a new RS4 will not be produced, but it appears that there are some good news for the fans of the sporty sedan. Autovisie Magazine managed to find something new about the upcoming RS4: it seems that engineers are working on a new RS4 and we will see it within two years.

According to the same sources, the person who spoke with Car And Driver is not involved in the project, but some high-ranked sources confirmed the new model and also said that it is currently under development.

The bad news is that we don’t have any details regarding the new car, but we do expect it to be faster, more beautiful and more fuel-efficient than the outgoing model.

For those who don’t know, the outgoing Audi RS4 model is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 engine capable to deliver 414 bhb and 430 Nm of torque or 317 ft.lb of torque at 5,500 rpm.

With these numbers, the RS4 can accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4,8 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited to 250 mph or 155 mph.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Porsche rendering of their new supercar

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Porsche has officially confirmed that a new super sports car will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in mid January 2011.

The body will consist primarily of carbon fiber, making 0 to 100km/h in about three seconds with a top speed of well over 300 km/h.

Rumored to be a mid engine 600-hp twin-turbo eight cylinders with all-wheel drive. It will be positioned above the 911, and in direct competition with the Ferrari 458, Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560 - 4 and McLaren MP4-12C.

This rendering gives us a better idea of what to expect, although no image has officially been released.



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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Video: Porsche winter driving

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

New rendering of the Porsche Roadster "Baby Boxster"

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Here is a latest rendering of the mid-engine roadster from Porsche. Slotted to fit below the Boxster and use parts from the VW Group. It's rumored to have a 4-cylinder turbo with 270-300 horsepower.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Porsche 911 GT2 RS drive report

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This is the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, not just the most powerful 911 that Porsche has ever built, but also the company's most powerful road car period. It has 611bhp from its twin-turbocharged 3.6-litre flat six, and for the facelifted 997 911 Porsche hasn’t bothered building a regular GT2 but skipped straight to this RS-spec car.

So just what exactly is a Porsche 911 GT2 RS?
Think of it as the raucous outcome of a one-night stand between the sensible four-wheel drive and turbocharged 911 Turbo, and the race-ready GT3 RS: you get forced-induction power mixed with a stripped interior, big wings and Porsche Motorsport pedigree.

It’s not quite as simple as mixing the two together though. While the Turbo has a 3800cc flat six with direct injection, the GT2 RS sticks with the tried and tested 3.6 that has Le Mans race heritage dating back to 1998. And while the top-spec Turbo S has 523bhp, the GT2 RS has 611bhp. Then there’s 516lb ft from 2500-5500rpm as well. And did we mention there are no front driveshafts – this thing is rear-wheel drive only.

As for the RS side, you get a manual gearbox, wider front and rear tracks, lots of carbonfiber (hood, front and rear spoilers, air intakes), ceramic brakes, aluminium doors, and centre-lock wheels shod with dry weather-optimised Michelin Cup tires. In total the GT2 RS weighs just 1370kg, exactly the same as the naturally aspirated GT3 RS.

What’s the 911 GT2 RS like to drive?
You squeeze yourself into a tight bucket seat, survey a bare dashboard, twist a key and wait for the flat six to chunter into life, and then struggle to push home first with the recalcitrant Motorsport gearbox. In any other car you might twiddle with the radio or sat-nav to distract yourself, but as you move off in the GT2 RS you’re suddenly aware that you are very much alone in this bonkers 911.

However, like all modern day 911s it makes things effortless: visibility is great, it’s easy to place and park, the steering is beautifully detailed, the clutch isn’t ‘80s supercar heavy. As your confidence starts to build you start to think that it’s only the idea of a rear-drive, turbocharged, 611bhp GT2 that’s scary and it’s the reality that isn’t. To some extent that’s true, and you can dawdle around in it with next to no fuss, drive it reasonably briskly without scaring yourself, and even take it out in the damp without killing yourself.

But if I want to dance with death in the GT2 RS?
But push a step further and you will indeed have a fright. Don’t wimp out and dawdle around below 3000rpm, but keep it on boost and bury the throttle and it goes bloody nuts, smacks you in the guts and charges forward with awe-inspiring speed. The first time this happens you won’t grab another gear, but lift off, brake and take a deep breath. Problem is, it’s an instant adrenalin shot and you’ll want more. Go again, make absolutely sure your foot’s flat, change gear, feel your eyes go wide, utter an expletive. BRAKE! for the rapidly approaching bend.

The GT2 RS is a delight to drive quickly, diving instantly into corners, finding immense traction out of them, but when its GT3 RS sister is so sublime you start to notice a few faults. Like the lack of noise or delicacy versus the GT3 RS. The right pedal and the 3.8-litre naturally aspirated engine in the GT3 are perfect companions, but in the GT2 you have to be seriously careful, picking and choosing when you floor it, finding the straights to blast along, and then using those ceramic brakes to slow you down and take it a little cautiously through the corners. It’s so fast that so much of your brain power is spent keeping up with it when you accelerate, and then making sure you’ve got it slowed down again, that’s it hard to make it all flow as sweetly as its sibling. To get the most from the GT2 RS you need lots of space and even more skill, and there’s not many people on the planet that are up to the job. You can go fast, but never, ever kid yourself that you’re in charge.

That our car didn’t have air-con didn’t help either, and as if everything else wasn’t enough to get you worked up into a sweaty mess, soaring cabin temperatures only make matters worse.

Verdict
Porsche’s 996 generation GT2s never found much favour with the media but the first 997 GT2s were brilliant, and the new RS version is better than ever. It still has all those wonderful 911 qualities like interactive steering and immense traction, but mixes GT3 RS dynamism with Turbo-humbling punch. Just be careful: you can enjoy the GT3 RS, even relax with it, but the GT2 RS always demands respect.



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Video: Porsche 911 GT2 RS vs Carrera

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Next generation Audi RS4 not planned!

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Car and Driver's correspondent delivered some bad news to enthusiasts with the revelation that the Audi RS4 won't get a "direct successor" because the RS5 is enough for all-wheel drive performance junkies. How the Audi brass came to that conclusion is beyond us – a fighting four door is just as entertaining and vastly more practical than its coupe counterpart. Just ask BMW. It was smart enough to offer the E92 M3 in both sedan and coupe form.

In related news, C/D's "Continental" says that the RS6 will live on, likely with a twin-turbocharged V8. Our own sources suggest that engine will displace 4.0 liters and output close to 600 horsepower. So, one out of two isn't bad...

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Monday, December 20, 2010

SR Auto Group Audi R8 Project Fable

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Project Audi R8 'Fable' from SR Auto Group continues the tuner's affinity with exterior matte finishes using a Leios matte black vinyl wrap. Though not quite as sinister as SR's R8 Valkyrie, Fable features PPI body work, ADV.1 wheels and carbon fiber accents in an edgy yet refined package.

SR Auto Group notes that project Fable's modifications include a Leios matte black vinyl wrap, matte clear vinyl/carbon overlay, PPI front grille, PPI rear panel, H&R lowering springs and ADV.1 "7" twenty-inch wheels (with matte black faces and gloss black lips).

Carbon fiber was used throughout on the R8's vent fins, front grille, rear panel and side blades. It works perfectly with the matte black wrap and wheels. SR Auto Group also notes that this just "Stage 1," so we imagine there are still more modifications to come.



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Video: 2011 Porsche Panamera V6 track tested

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Video: Audi R8 V10 with tubi exhaust

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Audi RS3 Configurator online

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The sporty Audi RS3 is all ready at Audi and now you can build your own.

The online configurator has launched to customize the colors and options on your RS3.
Ours is pictured above, what will yours look like?

Go to HERE view the Audi configurator.

Senner Tuning releases 506-hp Audi RS5

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With 450 horsepower in stock form, the Audi RS5 is certainly no slouch in the power department. That however, hasn't stopped Senner Tuning from extracting a few extra horses from the RS5's 4.2-liter V8 - fifty six extra to be exact. Upgrades of Senner Tuning's 506-hp RS5 include a new performance exhaust, Bilstein coilover suspension, 20" Varianza wheels and a few added touches of carbon fiber.

Surprisingly, only one performance modification was needed for Senner's Audi RS5 to cross the 500 horsepower barrier. Senner Tuning replaced the RS5's stock exhaust with a valve-controlled stainless steel exhaust system, adjusting zero-pressure monitoring. The result is a total of 506 horsepower and 352 lb-ft of torque. Enough for a run from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, on to a delimited top speed of 186 mph.

Handling and ride height of the Senner RS5 is modified thanks to a new Bilstein coilover suspension system; which allows for 10-stage adjustable damping in both the compression and rebound cycles. Matched to the new suspension are the choice of two different wheels from Varianza. Both 20-inches in size, the show car (pictured) displays the SC1 design on the drivers side and T1S on the passenger side.

Rounding out the package, are carbon fiber side mirror covers, carbon fiber interior accents and "Black Edition" grille and window moldings. The total cost of the complete vehicle is about €113.900 The cost of reconstruction is €18.900 including taxes and TÜV-registration.



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2012 Audi A4 Allroad - Spy shots

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Spy photographers have caught what appears to be the Audi A4 Allroad wagon, caught during a round of wintry weather road testing. We first saw the A4-based Allroad during the 2009 Geneva Auto Show.

The last one was based on the larger A6 platform. This A4 Allroad stays true to that model’s theme of off-roader-lite. Gray wheel arches and modestly higher ride-height (1.5 in.) give the A4 Allroad the look of a 4x4 crossover.

It’s the type of luxurious station wagon that can handle snow storms and muddy parking lots during annual treks to the local pumpkin patch.

The most likely powertrain combination will be the 211-bhp 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, mated exclusively to Audi’s 7-speed dual-clutch S tronic automated manual gearbox. Quattro all-wheel drive will be standard and the A4’s electronic stability program (ESP) will gain an extra “off-road” mode.



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Thursday, December 16, 2010

2012 Porsche Boxster spy shots with new details

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A few shots of a 2012 Boxster prototype were caught cruising the area of Michigan (USA). Some details have emerged that the base engine will not be a six-cylinder as in the current car, but a flat-four. Familiar as this forecast may be to the faithful, increasing concern over fuel economy and widespread interest and innovation in engine downsizing make it an ideal time to bring it to fruition. Also, Porsche is reputed to be working on a car to slot below the Boxster, which would create additional need for such an engine. It’s likely to be a shortened version of Porsche’s flat-six rather than an all-new piece.

The new Boxster will now be built at Volkswagen’s Osnabrück plant, recently acquired from Karmann. Manufacturing politics aside, as long as Porsche’s mid-engined wonder ends up being built somewhere, we’ll be happy.



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Volkswagen Touareg by Abt Sportsline

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While the Porsche Cayenne has been tuned by everyone and their brother, the Volkswagen Touareg has been sadly neglected. To fix this inequality, Abt Sportline has unveiled their new program for the unpronounceable SUV.

On design front, the tuner adds a new grille, revised side skirts, rear apron and a massive roof spoiler. Other goodies include a sport exhaust system and 22-inch alloy wheels (other sizes are available).

Under the hood, the 240 PS (237 hp) 3.0 TDI can be modified to produce 282 PS (278 hp) and 580 Nm (427 lb-ft) of torque. Additionally, the S package enables the engine to churn out 310 PS (306 hp) and 610 Nm (450 lb-ft). Lastly, if you own the Touareg 4.2 TDI, you'll be rewarded with 385 PS (380 hp) and 870 Nm (642 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 45 PS (44 hp) and 70 Nm (52 lb-ft).





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Porsche plans new sport "super" car

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Porsche boss Matthias Müller plans a super sports car "above the 911", one that is priced as high as €600,000 with over 700 hp. The 918 Spyder is closest we have seen that alludes to such a model. This luxurious 2+2 seater new icon will be an expressive and radical model that will fall into the field of an Italia Ferrari 458, McLaren MP4-12, or Lamborghini Gallardo. (Think Carrera GT +)

A mid-engine V8 bi-turbo engine could be the weapon of choice in this flat two-seater. It will be immediately recognizable in sight and sound. Design chief Michael Mauer has said that the proportions should be thought as compressing the perfect speed - a car that only about 1.22 meters high, 4.50 meters long and about 1.90 meters wide and even with a bit of room for a small weekend luggage. Logically, there must be an extremely light weight carbon fiber composite chassis, that wears aluminum parts while working together for razor sharp handling.

Fittingly, all-wheel drive is likely in effort of grip with such power. Porsche is also working on a multi-purpose "e-mobility kit", that is scheduled to be operational by early 2013. A year later, we could have the world premiere of the new experience supercar. Let's just call it 929 for now!
(The rendering above hints the apperance using the 918 as the base)

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

APS new tuning package for the VW Golf R with up to 350HP

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Now that Volkswagen has broadened the availability of the Golf R by officially confirming sales for North America, the tunes for the range-topping German hatch have just become a bit more interesting. APS of Brackley, has just announced three stages of performance tuning for the 2.0-litre TFSI, all-wheel drive Golf R, with two being available immediately and the third to be offered in a little while.

The British firm's Stage 1 kit consists only of a ECU remap, which is good enough to increase peak output from 267bhp to 308 bhp. It is priced at €525 including VAT.

The Stage 2 package is more comprehensive and includes a Milltek large bore turbo down pipe, high flow sports catalyst and a choice of Milltek stainless steel sports exhausts, featuring a switchable electronic exhaust valve, 2.75 inch bore tubing and dual 100mm ceramic black tailpipes.

APS said customers can choose between a Milltek non-resonated cat-back system, which emphasizes performance and "aural excitement", or a resonated Milltek cat back exhaust, which majors on refinement and also benefits from EC type approval. Depending on the exhaust choice, output is lifted to around 320-330bhp. The Stage 2 kit is priced from €2,355 fitted and including VAT.

Last but not least, APS is readying a Stage 3 package, which comes complete with a revised turbocharger boosting output to 350 bhp. The tuner said the kit is still in development but will be released onto the market soon.

In addition to the power upgrades, APS also offers a range of chassis upgrades for the VW Golf R such as a three way adjustable Haldex Gen4 four wheel drive controller, sports lowering springs, KW height and damping adjustable coilover suspension, uprated suspension bushes, Brembo GT big brake kits, plus 18 or 19 inch Sportec Mono 10 forged alloy wheels with Toyo tires.

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2012 Audi RS7 rumored to have 600 HP

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The Audi A7 can be many things to many people, but up till now the choices have been limited when it comes to the car’s mechanical specification. All 2011 A7s have come equipped with a 300-bhp supercharged V-6 engine, Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system and an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission. That’s a great combination, but Audi’s engineers are apparently working on something a lot wilder. Thee image hints at what the future sport-themed RS7 will look like when it debuts in 2011.

The RS7 will sit lower to ground and ride on a sports suspension. Larger air intakes in the front fascia and 19–20-in. wheels should give the A7’s handsome lines an extra edge. Under the hood, expect a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine that, if rumors prove correct, could provide nearly 600 bhp. That monster power output could fire a warning shot across the bows of rivals, especially BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Thankfully, an adaptive suspension and torque vectoring differential—not to mention the Quattro all-wheel-drive hardware—is on tap to keep the power under control.

The rest of the RS7 will remain true to the form of the standard A7 Sportback. The luxury-laden 5-door has seating for four adults, along with the looks of a coupe and functionality of a station wagon, courtesy of its power rear hatch. The RS7 will be one of the hottest haulers when it officially debuts late next year.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Volkswagen's interest in F1 back on the table

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If there's one rumor that's rounded the mill more than any other, it's the notion of Volkswagen getting into Formula One. After all, it is one of the largest automakers that isn't in the sport now or didn't recently shutter its program. But while reports over the past year speculated on the possibility, the last one we ran with seemed to have put the issue to rest as the German automaker ruled out the possibility. Or did it?

According to reports coming in from the paddock, Volkswagen is encouraged by the new formula approved by the FIA for 2013 that will replace the current V8 engines with a new breed of turbo fours joined again with KERS hybrid braking systems.

The company's racing chief Hans-Joachim Stuck (pictured) stopped short of committing, but domestic publications have quoted the former grand prix driver as saying things like "The engine rules are a good starting point for Volkswagen in Formula One", and "The conditions for a possible entrance of the Volkswagen group have been created". If that isn't opening the door again, we don't know what is.

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Gemballa Tornado Porsche Cayenne 958

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Gemballa is back, that is emphasized once again with this brand new package for the 2011 Porsche Cayenne 958. The Gemballa Tornado program is the first creation of the new company and includes carbon-fiber body panels, a new wheel set, uprated braking system and ECU upgrade.

According to Gemballa, in the past, it was commonplace to bond carbon fiber parts to modified factory steel panels. However, this does not significantly lighten a car, nor is it a rigorous use of this lightweight material.

Other than its steel body-in-white, rear quarter and roof panels and hatchback, almost all the steel body panels on the Tornado are replaced by carbon fiber equivalents. The carbon fiber hood, front wings, side sill covers, doors, front and rear bumper/valance and rear hatch outer skin save around 70kg compared to the original steel panels and PU bumpers, and all the new panels use the factory mounting points.

The new front styling has a new large grille, flanked by two smaller ones providing additional ram air for the two stages of uprated, twin-turbocharged engine. Brake cooling ducts sit beside the fog lights, and the vertical LED daytime running lights are added as well.

The complete carbon fiber door assemblies are designed as direct replacements for the steel factory units, and incorporate the factory steel side impact protection bars, central locking and electric window mechanisms. The same matt black visible carbon finish is used on the new tail panel and rear corners and was inspired by the Gemballa Avalanche GTR. The wider carbon fiber arches make the Tornado’s overall width increase up to 2.05 meters.



The steel structure of the tailgate is mated to a new carbon fiber skin, which re-contours it and covers the recesses and holes provided for the inner half of the factory tail light assemblies. The new, stacked round rear light design completely changes the look of the Cayenne’s rear. The design also includes the four individual round exhaust outlets, a true Gemballa design motif.

The Gemballa badge on the new tailgate reveals lettering cut out using an ultra high-pressure water jet cutting process to cut the Gemballa name out of a piece of carbon fiber. The brushed stainless steel panel below provides the silver colouring.

The enlarged wheel arches are filled by wheels sizing 10.0J x 22 inch with 295/35 ZR22 tires on the front axle, and 12.0J x 22 inch with 335/30 ZR22 tires at the rear. Despite their greater size, these forged, ultra-light and strong monoblock alloys are no heavier than the standard 20 inch wheels.

The uprated braking system is made by Brembo, Gemballa’s partner for brake component development. Massive 420mm vented discs with six-pot callipers are used at the front, with 405mm vented discs and four-pot callipers at the rear. All four discs are cross-drilled and slotted, and made exclusively for Gemballa in these sizes.

Gemballa already offers a Stage One Cayenne Turbo engine conversion with 580hp. The Tornado will be equipped with Stage Two, which is nearing its final development stage. The goal for the engineers is a 35-40% power increase, which equates to between 675 and 700hp. The projected torque increase of 30%, or close to 1,000Nm, requires the relevant drivetrain components to be uprated as well.

On the inside, the engineers and trim specialists are developing a completely new design for the Tornado’s cabin.

The Gemballa Tornado celebrates the 30th year of the Gemballa brand in 2011. Only 30 numbered Gemballa Tornado cars will be built, making this a very special and exclusive model.



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Monday, December 13, 2010

Video: Audi TT RS vs Porsche Boxter S vs Nissan 370Z

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Video: Audi A7 Sportback TV Advert

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Porsche presents the 2011 GT3 RSR

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Porsche revealed the new version of the 911 GT3 RSR! The 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is pretty much the same as the old one. But the Porsche is the world’s most successful GT race car, while the 458 is yet to prove itself.

Unveiled at the “Night of Champions” party held at the R&D Centre in Weissach to mark the end of the motorsport season, the new GT3 RSR features upgraded aerodynamics plus uprated suspension and tweaked engine.

The car is still powered by the same 4.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine but it has five more horses! It now develops 455 hp (355 kW) at 7,800 revs thanks to the upgraded engine management system, as well as a redesigned exhaust system and a modified air intake housing. This flat-six can rev up to 9,400 rpm.

Clearly visible are the modifications to the front. A new front lip provides higher downforce at the front axle. The front wheels are now wider with the rims growing from 11 to 12 inches giving additional grip and less of an understeering tendency.

The position of the rear wing and the shape of the wing mounting also underwent optimisation and were adapted to the new rear fairing with additional air outlet louvers. The rear lid was also redesigned for optimised air ducting. Like the 911 GT3 Cup and the GT3 R, the RSR has now been equipped with the LED rear lights taken from the latest 911 road-legal cars.

The 911 GT3 RSR joins the 911 GT3 R and the 911 GT3 Cup as the top model of Porsche Motorsport’s product range. The successful long distance racer from Weissach can be ordered now at a price of 410,000 Euro plus country-specific value added tax. All 2011 modifications are available as a kit for GT3 RSR cars from the 2010 season.

Engine
Water-cooled six-cylinder boxer engine; 3,996 cc; stroke 80.4 mm; bore 102.7 mm; 455 hp (335 kW) at 7,800 rpm; max. torque 450 Nm; air restrictors 2 x 28.6 mm; max. revs 9,400 rpm; four valve technology; dry sump lubrication; individual throttle butterflies; fuel injection.

Transmission
Porsche six-speed gearbox with sequential jaw-type shift; oil/water heat exchanger, single-mass flywheel; hydraulic disengagement lever; three-plate carbon-fibre clutch; rear wheel drive; limited slip differential 45/65 percent.

Body
Monocoque body (basis GT3 RS) of hot-galvanised steel; aerodynamically optimised front end with front spoiler; aerodynamically optimised front underfloor; adjustable rear wing; 90-litre FT3 safety fuel tank with fast filling function; air jack; welded-in safety cage; race seat (driver’s side only) with flame retardant upholstery; six-point seat belt adapted for use of the HANS Head and Neck Support; electric fire extinguishing system.

Suspension
Front axle: McPherson spring strut axle; Sachs four-way gas pressure dampers; double coil springs (main and auxiliary); front axle arms adjustable for camber; adjustable sword-type anti-roll bar; power steering.
Rear: Multi-arm axle with rigidly mounted axle sub-frame; Sachs four-way gas pressure dampers; double coil springs (main and auxiliary); rear axle tie-bar reinforced and infinitely adjustable; adjustable sword-type anti-roll bar. Complete suspension infinitely adjustable (height, camber, track).

Brake system
Brake system with balance bar control.
Front: Single-piece six-piston aluminium fixed callipers; inner vented, 380 mm diameter; racing brake pads.
Rear: Single-piece four-piston aluminium fixed callipers; inner vented, 355 mm diameter; racing brake pads.

Wheels
Front: Three-piece BBS light-alloy wheels (12J x 18 ET 34); central bolt.
Rear: Three-piece BBS light-alloy wheels (13J x 18 ET 12.5); central bolt.

Electrical system
Motec display with integrated data recording; multi-function display with integrated gearshift indicator; adjustable traction control; battery: 12 volt, 80 Ah, 140 Ah alternator.

Weight
1,220 kg



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