“I collect these renders over the internet, and for me this is most realistic cars. Some of these car are so perfect, that you can’t demarcate is that a real, or just a computer graphic work.
2008 CHEVROLET COBALT SS FAST FACTS* Engineered and developed by GM Performance Division
* 2.0L Ecotec turbocharged and intercooled engine with 260 horsepower (194 kW)
* GM Powertrain Sweden five-speed transmission with short-throw shifter
* Nürburgring-tuned FE5 Sport suspension delivers 0.9 g grip
* Brembo fixed-caliper front discs and vented rear disc brakes
* SS-specific appearance with unique fascias and rear spoiler – including available high wing
* 18-inch high-polished forged aluminum wheels and Y-rated performance tires
* SS-specific interior with new sport seats, A-pillar boost gauge and more
* On sale: second quarter of 2008
“It’s a shame that Ford don’t offer the S-Max in North America, because then this Prius enthusiast wouldn’t have had to go to all this trouble. You see, he created the FrankenPrius from two halves of two damaged Prii in order to create a 6-seater with decent fuel economy. Ford’s S-Max offers available seating for seven and in diesel form, gets better economy than even a standard Prius.”
“Alex Roy was just recognized as the record holder for driving from NY to Santa Monica pier in 31 hours and 4 minutes, besting the time set by “David Diem and Doug Turner clocked in a Ferrari 308 during the 1983 US Express run” of 32 hours and seven minutes. That’s 89MPH for over 31 hours. What’s made me especially proud is that Alex wrote about automotive laser jammers and radio scanners for Gizmodo under a previous regime. The seven time world rally champ avoided cops and found his way with a dash full of gadgets, including multiple scanners, jammers, detectors, and other mods on his BMW M5. Equipment is documented in the video above, but one thing not emphasized is that the guy had a plane spotting police activity en route. The actual time was verified by gas station timestamps on credit card receipts and by Jalopnik editors who witnessed the start and finishes, but Guinness won’t have anything to do with verifying illegal acts. The actual race happened a little over a year ago, but Alex couldn’t tell anyone of his exploits until the statute of limitations was up in all states he drove through. Congrats to Alex for his spectacular performance. ”
“VCars brings up a list of the top 10 fastest production cars in the world, ranked by top speed. I’ll go over the list briefly, but be sure to visit VCars’ list for more info and pictures. All the cars you would expect are on the list, ranked from fastest to slowest. We start the list with the king of fast……”
These are first pics of the JDM Impreza WRX STI, it’ll come with a 2.0-liter boxer fitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger over six-speed manual. No official word on the 300+ horsepower, but the short paragraph of info says it comes with existing STI gear: SI-DRIVE, Drivers Control Center Differential (DCCD) all-wheel drive and Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC).
“The GranTurismo is never lacking in the power department. Sixty mph arrives in about 5 seconds, and when unconstrained by local laws, the GranTurismo can reach a top speed of 177 mph. Unfortunately we were not on the Autobahn, but during short stints at triple-digit speeds the GranTurismo felt very stable and planted—as if one could stay north of the century mark all day.”
“Mitsubishi’s made the long-awaited Evo X official in Japan, releasing a spec sheet on the JDM version of its Lancer of Lancers. With a new 2.0-liter MIVEC four and a new (or, in some cases, improved) set of AWD drivetrain components — including a new twin-clutch transmission (SST) — and running gear….”