Novitec the well known automotive exotic tuner has put their expertise to the test with the release of a brand new platform to start modifying. The new vehicle in question is none other than the lamborghini aventador, originally released in 2009 the car was a sensation to modern day supercars. Sporting fighter jet styling and a high revving V12 motor paired with the legendary Lamborghini AWD system a person might question how you could make this vehicle better than the predecessor.
In the modern day car modifying scene we are seeing a lot of designers bring forward body kits and aftermarket support that bolts onto the existing vehicle. Extended flares, riveted on lip kits and such. If you need an example of what I am talking about head over to liberty walk japan and check out some of the pictures and videos of the cars they build. At the end of the day you walk away with a half million dollar car that has been hacked to pieces to accommodate all of the new pieces. Novitec does not play by these rules the new vehicle in question is every bit as clean as the OEM setup, each wide body panel was re-designed and re-crafted using carbon fibre and bolts into the existing OEM locations. The end result is you have a vehicle that is extremely clean and doesnt look like an after thought.
On top of all of the new additions added to the Novitec Aventador the design team was also able to shed 50 lbs out of the existing car. Engine enhancements include giving the V12 motor a performance intake that allows the motor to breathe. A flash of the engine ECU and the HP numbers increase to 785 hp.
Audi has been in their element that last couple of years being a leader and one of the original innovators of the LED headlights originally debuted in 2009. The new vehicle to hit the streets is a luxury saloon that battles with the Mercedes Benz CLS, BMW 7 Series. A humble yet aggressive looking 4 door sedan that will make you squeal when you hit the throttle. The new model name is the RS7, built on the same platform as its cousin the A7 however it sports a Twin Turbo 4.0 litre V8 motor that pushed out 553 hp. We found a clip online that really gives you a better understanding as to great this new motor sounds.
As with all of the Audi RS series theses are the elite of the elite audi’s built in a seperate “quattro” factory. The vehicles undergo extreme scrutiny, body panels made of different materials that are both lighter and stronger and wider, bigger wheels, wider tires and of course throatier and meaner engines.
A couple specifications to get you really turning over in your seat include the Audi RS7 can go to 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds.
We recently watched a video put on by the famous youtube Channel EVO, the video really highlights some of the best vehicle released in the last year as well as the winner. If you have 50 minutes to spare and are looking for a great video, I highly suggest checking out this video. Its a great watch and very informative.
As of 2016 all 911 models produced by the sports car manufacturer “Porsche” will be sporting turbocharged motors. This brings an end to the era of naturally aspirated 911’s the original vehicle were air cooled flat 6 motors and as time progresses we move into water cooled turbocharged motors.
check out this clip below that really has some great shots.
Bmw has been granted a sum of capital to test and research technology they have been developing for the last 20 years. BMW the Company celebrated their 100th Anniversary last week and it marks a significant timeline for the company and how far along it has come. The roots of the company originally planted in Germany producing and manufacturing engines suitable for world war 2 planes and machinery, fast forward 100 years later and the company is producing some of the highest rated luxury vehicles on the planet.
Current chairman spoke about future goals for the organization and where it would stand in the coming years, CEO and president spoke openly about these goals stating that volume was not everything and that rival manufacturers like benz and audi are both very strong competitors however BMW has been setting the standard for years.
Grants set fourth by the german government will also allow the manufacturer and auto conglomerate the opportunity to bring fourth pre-developed technologies forward and apply them to new markets.
In todays article we are going to be discussing the importance of selecting the correct tires for your racing purposes and applications. The most important aspect of automotive racing has to be the single word “traction” without it we can not move, we loose control, racing becomes a dangerous and un-eventful sport outside of the crazy world of drifting. Even drifting requires mass amounts of traction in order to propel the car in a sideways motion.
We have composed a list of a couple very prominent and important tire manufacturers and we wanted to compare reviews and information that we found online through various retailers like tire rack and Revwerks etc.
Initially we wanted to compare and write a review on one of our favorite tires, the Falken RT-615 this is a tire that has a vey aggressive tread pattern and on top of that it also sports a 180 tread wear which is the lowest level you can legally run for a lot of auto cross events as well as sporting solo one and solo 2 racing events.
We have attached a picture of the RT-615 below, this tire performs great under all conditions. Although one thing we did notice was after roughly 10 laps on the road course they start to become greasy, which is somewhat concerning for high speed turns coming off of a straight and into a sharp hairpin.
If you have ever seen Chris Harris before than you likely understand the title of this blog post. The British blogger / Automotive Car Reviewer is a master of emotions and really portraying them on film. We recently watched this video he posted comparing some of the hottest vehicles on the market.
The all new 10th generation civic was unveiled at the Geneva auto show last week. The north american market has been without a hatchback civic for over 10 years now. The popularity of the vehicles throughout the 90’s into early 2000’s was a top seller for on of the worlds largest automakers Honda.
See some of the pictures below of the newly unveiled product, we assume when this product actually does come to market in the coming months it will become a little bit of a toned down version than what is actually pictured. The new model features a larger frame, wheels base was increased and it shares some sporty technologies similar to that of the Type R Civic from previous generations. The New coupe and sedan are going to be made available in both manual 6 speed transmissions and automatic. Pricing information has yet to be released however Honda has confirmed the addition to the online car building platform will be available next week.