Monday, January 2, 2017

Porsche 911 Turbo Vs Audi R8

The contenders

Audi R8 5.2 FSI V10 quattro S-tronic

List price £119,520
Target Price £115,400
All-new R8 looks relatively good value and has stupendous, high-revving engine.

Porsche 911 Turbo PDK

List price £127,630
Target Price £127,630
Now with even more power, the 911 Turbo is more devastatingly rapid than ever.

For decades the Porsche 911 has been the benchmark to which other sports cars aspired. However, there are now markedly different 911 versions, and the four-wheel-drive powerhouse that is the 911 Turbo could be worthy of super car status.
The 911’s petite 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine officially propels it from 0-62 mph in 3.0 sec. That’s half a second faster than the all-new R8. Even in its ‘cheapest’ form, the Audi now has a huge 5.2-liter V-10 engine, so the argument for calling it a super car is stronger than ever, too.

Friday, October 24, 2014

VIDEO: Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Burns to the Ground in Moscow

VIDEO: Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Burns to the Ground in Moscow

The unrecognizable mass of metal you see pictured above used to be a new Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. If we are to believe the reports coming in from Russia, the owner of the Prancing Horse model was driving somewhere in Moscow when he noticed smoke coming out from the engine bay. The driver is said to have stopped on the side of the road in an attempt to extinguish the fire himself - obviously his efforts went down the drain. The corpse of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti was towed away in a rather unfashionably (some may say ironic) way by a local dump truck. Click through to watch the scorching videos.

Via: Mreporter

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tesla Accepts More Than 700 Pre-Orders for Model-S in Two Weeks

Tesla Accepts More Than 700 Pre-Orders for Model-S in Two Weeks

In spite of the fact that the first examples of the Model S won't roll off the company's production line in California before late 2011, Tesla Motors has received 711 orders for its all-electric sports sedan in the two weeks that followed the unveiling of the car. The estimated base price of the Model S is $49,900 after a US federal tax credit of $7,500, with customers required to pay a $2,000 refundable deposit. There's also a Signature Edition that will be produced in 2,000 units which requires a hefty $40,000 reserve fee which is also refundable.
The Model S that can accommodate up to seven passengers -five adults and two children at the rear cargo area- features an electric drivetrain launching the sports sedan from zero to 60mph (96km/h) in 5.6 seconds and on to a an electronically limited top speed of 120 mph (209 km/h).
The sports sedan come with three available battery pack choices that offer a range of 160, 230, or 300 miles (257, 370 or 482 kilometers) per charge. The lithium-ion batteries can be recharged from any 120V, 208V or 240V outlet or quick-charged from an external direct current supply in 45 minutes.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kia Increases UK Prices by Three-Percent

Kia Increases UK Prices by Three-Percent

Following in the footsteps of Ford, Audi and Bentley, Kia has announced that it will be raising prices across its UK range in response to the weakening pound on international currency exchange. Effective from April 1, an increase of approximately three per cent will apply across the Korean firm's range with the exception of the recently launched Soul and Magentis facelift models.

Commenting on the company's decision, Paul Philpott, Managing Director Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: "We have held off on an increase for as long as possible and did not make any pricing changes during the first quarter. The increase we are making now will be kept to an absolute minimum and still maintains Kia's competitive position in the market.
"This has come about purely as a response to the weakness of the pound, and strength of the Euro and Dollar which have impacted on Kia Motors (UK) Limited and the whole industry in recent months," he concluded.