Mercedes-Benz has revealed the first official images of the A45 AMG before its official unveiling at the Geneva motorshow.
The earlier spy shots gave us an indication of its SLS like front profile and the engine will be the 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine is expected to deliver 360 HP at 6000 rpm and 450 Nm of torque between 2,250 & 5,000 rpm.
It’s going to take a while to get used to this. Mercedes Benz cars are supposed to be big, imposing and luxurious. Owning a Mercedes Benz means you are a significant member of society. You have the money to buy a Mercedes and the taste to appreciate Mercedes styling and the legacy of the brand.
What if the car isn’t significant in size or looks? What if it doesn’t look like a Mercedes Benz? A Mercedes that looks ordinary is like a three star Michelin restaurant selling Rice Crispy treats. Those treats better have something extraordinary in them. Luckily, Mercedes Benz let the clever people at AMG have the car with permission to do whatever they want. Mercedes-AMG GmbH is the performance expert for Mercedes Benz. They’re responsible for the frighteningly fast Black series of Mercedes Benz performance cars.
The A45 AMG is the same size and shape as any other sub-compact. It’s got five doors, the essentially fastback design with (when viewed from the side) an oval for the passengers and a box for the engine and the general look of a second or third car. It also carries a $50,000 price tag. Continue reading The Astonishing Mercedes Benz A45 AMG→
Here are the first spyshots of the 2013 Cadillac ATS during testing at its Nurburgring handling center. From the look, the 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan prototype seems almost ready for production by the mule less looks.
The car shares some of its styling cues from its CTS older brother.
No news from the power unit of this car but we expect it t be around the 250hp with a rumoured V with around 380hp.
At the 2010 Nurburgring OldTimer Rally many Porsche 935 was on show, I thought i would show you some of the best images from the Old Timer Grand Prix
Firstly the Porsche 935 was introduced in 1976, as the factory built racing variant of the Porsche 911 turbo fettled for the FIA-Group 5. It was the development of the Porsche Carrera RSR 2.1 turbo prototype which had scored 2nd position in the 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Starting with the 1977 season, The 935 went on to win the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans overall, and other major endurance races, including Sebring, Daytona, and the 1000 km Nürburgring. Of the 370 races it was entered, it won 123.
At the time no other make could challenge the Porsche 935, due to the large availability of customer models, each race at the time typically featured at least five 935’s.
The large turbocharger was used with mechanical fuel injection which caused turbo lag followed shortly by a fireball spitting from the exhaust and an enormous amount of power (up to 800 hp). The dominance of the 935 was ended by the FIA rules changes coming in effect in 1982, when the six numbered groups were replaced by only three groups, A, B and C.