The story of this AC prototype starts at the beginning of the 1960s just when the world-famous Cobra was launched. At this time, their other model, the Ace was already nearly a decade-old thus AC was thinking about possible replacement or succesors for this model. In 1962, the company started development of an open two-seater. Registered on 19 November 1963 and built in Thames Ditton, the MA-200 was engineered by Zdislaw Teofil Marzewski, a former MIG aircraft engineer. It was intended to be a front-engined flat-six coupe (however, some sources claim it has never been fitted with such engine), but the Polish engineer was soon instructed to redesign it for Ford 289 V8 mated with ZF five-speed gearbox.
From DeZir to RealityRenault has provided a first glimpse of its latest concept car, DeZir, ahead of this year's Paris Motor Show. DeZir stands out as an illustration of the brand's commitment to more emotional styling.DeZir's sensuous lines and bright red finish express passion. Powered by an electric motor, DeZir is proof that electric vehicles and a love of cars are by no means incompatible.The DeZir project is the first to have been led by Laurens van den Acker and marks the start of a sequence of concept cars that will provide an insight into Renault Design's new vision for the future.
458 Challenge debuts at MaranelloMaranello, July 14th 2010 – The 458 Challenge has made its world premiere debut in Maranello during the Annual Dealer Meeting, a traditional event that brings together the representatives of Ferrari's international sales network.The new berlinetta, which will flank the F430 Challenge in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli in the 2011 season, is the fifth model used by Ferrari in its one-make championship which, next year, will be extended to include a new Asia-Pacific series.Coming just a few months after the Frankfurt Motor Show unveiling of the 458 Italia on which it is based, the 458 Challenge introduces a number of important modifications to adapt it for competition use.The direct injection 4497 cc V8 remains strictly in production tune, with an output of 570 hp at 9,000 rpm. That said, modifications have been made to the gear ratios and calibration of its dual-clutch F1 gearbox to guarantee higher torque at lower revs.
It's time to smile and have fun again! "Extreme" is back! The 2000 hp, 300 mph Dagger GT's design objectives are to be the best-looking, fastest Supercar in the world. This Supercar is being specially designed, very deliberately and explicitly, to break all world records and to bring back the most popular class of race car: the unlimited class which has been regulated, restricted and compromised into extinction. Join the rebellion as we break every rule there is, and break every world record for production Supercars.We will not quit until we achieve these goals:• Top horsepower/torque: 2000 hp/2000 ft lbs (given)• Top Speed: 300 mph, plus• Quarter mile: 200 mph and < 6.7 seconds• 0 to 60 mph: < 1.
Wolfsburg/Molsheim, July 4, 2010 – on a beautiful sunny day at 25 degrees the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport achieved a new landspeed world record for production cars, on the proving grounds of the Volkswagen Group at Ehra-Lessien (nearby its headquarters at Wolfsburg). In the presence of the German Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV) and a representative of Guinness Book of Records the Super Sport achieved an average top speed of 431 km/h.Saturday, 2 pm – Bugatti's Pilote Officiel Pierre Henri Raphanel puts his helmet and gloves on, pulls the safety belts tight whilst the engineers check the car a very last time: tyre pressure, temperature, all systems go. Then the orange black Super Sport crosses the light barrier, from now on the time will be taken, within one hour the car has to drive from South to North and then in the opposite direction.
...is aiming to build highly exclusive cars in a very low volumes. Being a brainchild and creature of a businesman Audronis Gestautas the AG Excalibur is a Mercedes-Benz-based hand-made sportscoupe. "I always wanted to have an exclusive car, but none has taken a challenge to cutom-build such car for me", says Mr. Audronis. It took about seven months to create this car.
the company with the target to built and sell such car was Proto Motors, estabished in 1997 by Han-chul Kim and his wife Ji-sun Choi. Initially this company offered stretched versions of South Korean cars like Hyundai or Kia and offered R&D services. However, the big efforts of this company concentrated on creation of the PS-II prototype. This Ford V8-powered coupe was presented in August, 2001. Being more a concept car than a true road-oriented automobile, the PS-II has been built to demonstrate some of the basic technologies.
The company was established in 2007 with Nikolay Fomenko being a paramount. Unveiled its first model - the B1 - on the December 16th of 2008. The first ever Russian supercar is powered by a mid-mounted 3.5l V6 engine developing 300hp and 330Nm of torque and is equipped with a 6-speed automatic gearbox running rear wheels. An appliance of the state-of-the-art technologies and lightweight materials enabled to achieve a gross weight of 1100kg, meaning the power-to-weight ratio is 3.