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MART X-Streameast - a stillborn Russian vision of a supercar

MART X-Streameast - a stillborn Russian vision of a supercar

This is the project of a car with such an unexpected name, which has been prepared by a Moscow limited liability company called Mart Limited. At Avtoindustria-92 exhibition they have presented a sensational exhibit – a mock-up of the first domestic supercar. Ferrari F40 and McLaren F1, Audi Avus and Lamborghini Diablo, Jaguar XJ220 and Yamaha OX99-11 – these famous concepts have now been followed by a Russian car called X-Streameast. Here is a story about the car told by Mart technical director – A. Zacharov.

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Alvis announces Continuation series of its greatest pre-war model

Alvis announces Continuation series of its greatest pre-war model

Press release:The Alvis Car Company will be using the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month to announce details of a unique project to re-introduce a renowned1930’s Alvis model using the original technical drawings, allied to the latest CAD/CAM technology. Red Triangle, the well-established Alvis service company, which owns the Alvis cars brand and trademarks, has evidence from the original Alvis company board minutes that 77 of the chassis that were officially sanctioned for production were never fulfilled because car production had to be suspended in 1940. The newly formed Alvis Car Company will announce details of a continuation series of these cars at Goodwood and will be displaying on their stand a brand new 4.3 Litre chassis and engine.  These are the first steps towards the reintroduction of the famous Alvis 4.

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New SSC's  threat for Veyron

New SSC's threat for Veyron

Shelby SuperCars is a USA-based low-volume supercar manufacturer whose Ultimate Aero TT was officially recognised as the fastest production car in the world on September 13th 2007.Now, when the Bugatti's newest Veyron Super Sport took the title, SSC team, which stood in quiet for a while, is being rumoured to unveil their 2nd generation Ultimate Aero TT. According to EvenBrite, the event will take a place on August 8th, 2010 at Boenig Museum. There, a life-size model of a brand-new SSC's hypercar will be shown for the participants. What is special about it is that this new Veyron killer has been designed by Jason Castriota, who has previously worked for Pininfarina (Maserati Birdcage 75th, fabulous GranTurismo) and Stile Bertone (Mantide supercoupe).

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A new incarnation of the split-window coupe

A new incarnation of the split-window coupe

The story of this fabulous car started approximately a couple of years ago, when a company, named Blue Fusion Coachworks released the first renderings of their Rossi 66. Intended for the Corvette C6/Z06/ZR1 platform, it was to be a modern interpretation of a classic split-window Corvette coupe. The company planned lots of custom features for the car including custom forged wheels, custom interior trims, seats and other accessories. Blue Fusion was then looking for the investors to build their first example and unveil it at the SEMA 2008 show in Las Vegas but this never happened. The company claimed that two versions would be available: C6-based with 5967cc V8 (430hp at 6000 rpm, 542Nm at 4400rpm) and Z06-based with 7011cc V8 (505hp at 6300rpm, 638Nm at 4800 rpm).

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AC MA-200 - resurrection of the mysterious prototype [updated]

AC MA-200 - resurrection of the mysterious prototype [updated]

 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.

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2010 Renault DeZir Concept

2010 Renault DeZir Concept

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.

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Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge racing car released!

Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge racing car released!

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.

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The 2000 horsepower, 300 mph Dagger GT by TranStar Racing, LLC

The 2000 horsepower, 300 mph Dagger GT by TranStar Racing, LLC

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.

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