Oakley Design has unveiled the first tuning program for Lamborghini’s LP700-4 Aventador. The design studio calls their rendition of the supercar the LP760-2 as it packs 760 horsepower (a jump of 60 from the original) and drops the all-wheel-drive system for a real-wheel drive option. The Aventador loses some weight as well with the help of Intrax. Suspension upgrades and the removal of the front differential, drive shafts and associated front drivetrain parts allow it to drop about 187 pounds.
Porsche has unveiled the 2012 Cayman S Black Edition, becoming the third Black Edition in the carmaker’s stable. A 10-hp boost gives it a total of 330 horses and can now be mated with an optional PDK transmission. 0 to 60 time is clocked in at 4.6 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package as it reaches a top speed of 172 mph.
Though not a completed project just yet, we’re about six months out from the official unveiling of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster at this year’s International Automobile Show in Frankfurt. It will be the second car independently developed by the AMG division of M-Benz and follows some of the same ethos as its Gullwing brethren. The two-seater Roadster will feature a fabric soft top instead of a retractable hard top, which many are expecting. After seeing these shots, we actually dig the soft top.
BMW has finally lifted the 2012 M5 Concept’s veil, showcasing a monstrous sports car with luxurious detailing to match. Based on the new BMW 5-Series, the new BMW M5 gets M-specific looks with an aggressive front fascia, side stance and rear appearance. Under the hood, expect the next-gen M5 to host a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 featuring BMW’s TwinPower Turbo Technology. The German automaker has stated that, when compared to the fourth generation of the BMW M5, the newly developed engine has a significantly increased output level, but does better on gas and drops emission levels by at least 25 percent.
No word yet on official specs but expect those to trickle out when the car begins hitting showrooms later this year. (via egmCarTech)
Well, looks like there’s a new kid on the block. Mercedes-Benz has taken the covers off the 2012 C63 AMG Coupe. The two-door is as powerful as its sedan counterpart but features a sleeker body will definitely compete well with the BMW M3 as well as the CTS-V Coupe. It’s powered by a 6.3L V8 engine making 451-hp with a maximum torque of 443 lb-ft. Mated standard to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe will run from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.
Not enough? Consider Mercedes-Benz’s AMG Development Package to deliver an astounding 481 horses. Enhanced performance peaks with 0 to 60 mph acceleration to 4.3 seconds and a top speed increased to 174 mph. The C63 AMG Coupe hits showrooms in September, so expect pricing and further details in the coming months. (via egmCarTech)
Lamborghini’s latest bull – the Aventador LP700-4 – was finally unveiled the other day at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and boy was it worth the way. The Italian automaker’s 6.5L V12 engine dishes out 690 horses at 8,250 rpm and a max torque of 509 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm. Performance is taken to new heights with Lamborghini’s new ISR (Independent Shifting Rod) 7-speed transmission. It’s an automated manual gearbox that minimizes shift times by almost 50 percent than with a dual-clutch transmission. Toss all this together with Lamborghini’s Haldex 4-wheel drive system and output peaks at 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph.
Though Italy’s Lamborghini has been making four-wheel drive cars for quite sometime now, Maranello’s Ferrari has thrown their hat in the ring with the Ferrari FF. The FF — an acronym for Ferrari Four (Four seats and four-wheel drive) — is really something special as it’s a revolutionary masterpiece. With a V12 engine under the hood, this car’s as powerful as it is versatile, something Pininfarina took into account when designing the supercar.
Ferrari’s exclusive, patented 4RM weighs 50 per cent less than a conventional four-wheel drive system and is completely integrated with the car’s electronic dynamic control systems. The FF is also equipped with the latest magnetorheological damping system, as well as the most recent development in carbon-ceramic brakes from Brembo. Performance wise, the car shoots from 0 to 100 km in 3.7 seconds.
Look for the Ferrari FF to be unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show with sales to begin sometime this summer. (via egmCarTech)
To bring their four-door sedan to a larger audience, Aston Martin has launched a new miniseries dubbed, “True Power Should Be Shared,” to shed light on the Rapide. “Shot in Lisbon, Portugal, the films follow a group of agents as they attempt to deliver a precious object, time, to a mystery figure,” Aston Martin said in a press release. “The ethos of the film is said to be based on one of life’s quandaries: the more success you had, the less time you had to share it with the people who mattered.”
This is just Part 1 of many to come and happens to be the luxury automaker’s first foray into the digital campaign medium. Swizz Beatz actually plays a role in the series so look for him. Check out Part 1 as well as a “Making of” video after the jump. (via egmCarTech)