Monday, July 28, 2008

SCC Ultimate Aero

Another great video from Jay Leno's Garage. The SCC Ultimate Aero is an ambitious project with the now claim of the fastest production car (over the Bugatti Veyron). So many upstart super car companies come and go leaving us one or two models in very limited numbers that are mostly parts bin Frankensteins. For some reason the nose of the Ultimate Aero reminds me of the McLaren F1 with awkward headlights. As far as design goes it's not exactly a Pinnanfarina masterpiece, but it does have all the components of a hyper car. I think SCC has built an amazing car, I just don't think it has the refinement and sophistication to attract the rest of the world.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Chrysler plans to stop leasing cars - Autos-

Wow! This is a huge blow for struggling auto maker Chrysler! Without offering enticing lease offers like most other makers, I really can't see how Chrysler expects to remain any sort of competition in the U.S. auto market.

Chrysler plans to stop leasing cars - Autos-

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Dodge Challenger SRT8 Performance overview

Here is a little more in depth video with some more info on the new Dodge Challenger SRT8... I like this car more every time I see it!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Timeless Design of the Porsche 911

Sorry I've been so slow to write any new posts lately.. I promised a good friend that I would put something up about his two beautiful Porsche 911's (ahem that he just happen to sell both) It's amazing to me how Porsche hasn't really changed it's basic concept for the 911 since it's birth. They just seem to take the somewhat flawed rear engine design of the 911, and continue to perfect it. Year, after year, after year.

Featured are a 1981 SC Coupe and a 1980 SC. Being that these cars are getting close to 30 years old.. the design remains timeless, and one of the most recognizable body styles of any car in history.. These two are really great examples of the breed. Granted I'd prefer them to have a turbo attached to the flat 6 at the rear, but hey, beggars can't be choosers right?

I think it's best to let him give the details of these fabulous machines posted below....

The 1981 is a coupe in the somewhat rare rosewood metallic. Records on this car go all the way back to 1981 when the first owner watched part of the build in Stuttgart and have the original window sticker as well as the salesman's card who sold it to him! It's amazing to see all that stuff. Tan interior with new updated a.c. just last year, new master cylinder, maintenance upgrades were performed. Mileage is 126,800 and is the year Porsche upgraded the engine to the 3.2 litre. Its crazy fast and rides the rails. The 1980 is another super Carrera with a 3 litre. Just updated the compressor to the 113 A york system and new master as well as new tires. In addition, I had the fan motor repaired. Had this silver beauty at 103 mph on Blood mountain taking a near hairpin turn! The 911 heritage is deep and pure with power and handling.