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Mercedes CLA 45 AMG – Dropping Some Camo

Mercedes CLA 45 AMG -Spyshots
Here are the latest spyshots of the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG prowling around the streets of the Eifel in Germany, after it left AMG test center close to the Nurburgring.

The CLA 45 AMG will be powered by the same 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine as the A45 AMG which has an impressive 175hp per liter giving the car a jawdropping 350hp.

And just like in the A45 AMG, the CLA 45 AMG will also get four-wheel-drive mated to the usual seven-speed twin-clutch transmission.

On the photos we can see that the prototype has a deep front spoiler to feed the induction system along with a wider track, the massive brakes, chunky side sills and a spoiler on the trunk which is hidden under the camouflage.
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Hardcore Lexus LFA Special Edition AD-X!

Lexus LFA AD-X
This industry test week at the Nurburgring has certainly has a supercar feel to it, with the Mercedes SLS Black Edition and the Audi R8 GT spied turning laps at the “Green Hell.” That supercar trend continues today as Lexus engineers have just begun testing what looks to be an even MORE track-focused version of the LFA!

Initially, this manufacturer-plated test car looked a lot like the LF-A Nurburgring Edition, but a closer look reveals the changes. Its actually the third version of the AD-Special Edition models that was started with the AD-A in blue and then followed by the green AD-B. This one is called AD-X and the color settings reminds of the classic Porsche 911 Carrera RS. With the other AD-prototypes to be said to be one-offs we suspect that this one will sadly also be a one-off. But we can always hope.
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Mercedes AMG SLS Black Series (On Fire!!)

AMG SLS Black-Series Fire
Here are the latest spyshot’s of the upcoming flagship version of the SLS dubbed the unmistakable AMG SLS Black-Series.

The Black Series has been spotted several times. But today we got it with the front totally without cammo and sporting a very large fixed wing.

And only the day after the new family of the AMG Black Series, caught fire on the Nordschleife while testing.

Initial reports this was simply an engine fire but after completing nearly a full lap, It looks like this could be from the rear brakes.

The driver escaped without any injuries,but the prototype has died a warriors death and gone up in flames.

The wide arches which are shrouding the tyres have more aggressive nature, and housing larger tyres than the standard SLS, rumored with a weight reduction of around 45 kg, and rumor has it that this will only be available as the gullwing.

The huge scoops on the front hint of the use of forced induction but this is unlikely the case, as the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter v-8 is hinted to have a few more tricks up its elongated sleeve and perhaps will be an engineered increased capacity of 6.4 along with improvements in weight and updated gearbox it is likely to exceed 600hp.
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Corvette Z06 – Katech “Track Attack” – Ring Video


I always like hearing stories of people chasing a motoring dream, no matter of the hassles and required documentation for car importation.

The owner of this car “Kim Are” from Norway,found the car for sale in the USA and decided that this car suited his needs as it was specifically track focused and ready to hit the Nürburgring.

After he picked the car up he took it to a Florida tuner for a once over and to get some work done, he decided it was time to ship to the Netherlands.
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TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH’s Zaps a 7:22 Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH’s Zaps a 7:22 Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife
TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) continued its record-breaking success with the TMG EV P002 by setting a new electric record on the legendary 20.8km Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany.

Using TMG’s motorsport-tuned electric powertrain, driver Jochen Krumbach set a lap time of 7mins 22.329secs, breaking the electric record set by TMG last August by over 25 seconds.

This achievement marks the second milestone for TMG’s electric powertrain this year following its new record at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, United States.

As with the Pikes Peak success, TMG’s latest electric milestone used pioneering off-board battery-to-battery charging technology.
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Porsche 911 Carrera S – Laps the Nürburgring in 7:37.9

Porsche 911 Carrera  S - Laps Nurburgring in 7:37.0

Well the saga of manufacturers lap times on the Nordschleife in Germany keep rolling in, This time the current 991 series of the 911 Carrera S has attained a time of 7:37.9.

This time is impressive as it shows that Timo Kluck drove the new 911 faster than the outgoing 2010 series Porsche Turbo by around 2 seconds, but still shy of the 7:20 ascertained by the Nissan GTR.

The interesting lap time of the currently in development 991 turbo will be aiming to shatter the Nissan GTR’s in light of the aggressive marketing against Porsche, and after seeing that the Nissan engineers also have a Porsche in the fleet at the Nordschleife for comparison.
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Bentley Continental Flying Spur – Production Prototype

2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Here are the latest spyshots of a production ready prototype of Bentleys Continental Flying Spur, prowling around the Nordchleife in Germany .

Even though this car is under heavy camouflage we can make out a few details on the car, the front has a more aggressive front than the Continental GT, along with round headlights hidden under the hinted square accents on the camouflage.
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Vauxhall VX220 Turbo One Careful Owner – Driven at weekends only

One Carefull but Crazy Owner

We are all guilty off it, browsing the pistonheads classified looking for some unmolested example of some of the best cars money can buy.

I am currently looking for a new pet project and specially tempted by the VX220 route, then I came across this lovely looking moonland grey vx220 turbo. Then I begin to worry about the usual thoughts of buying a tastefully modded car.

Has it been driven hard all its life, has it been looked after like a cherished naughty weekend, well fear not the honest owner has put a video up of his self driving around the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife in  Germany.

All my questions were answered but in such a beautiful way the epic video shows what a sub £9000 pound vx220 can do against the mighty Porsche GT3RS, after careful consideration and throwing caution to the wind I want it! but do you?????

Pistonheads VX220