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Mercedes AMG Powered ML63 Official Video Revealed

Mercedes-Benz have revealed the 2012 AMG powered ML63, Ahead of its official unveiling at the Los Angeles motorshow on wednesday.

The Power unit will come in two flavours the standard will be powered by a 5.5 liter v8 twin turbo with an output of 518hp (386 kW / 525 PS) and 516 lb-ft with 699 Newton’s of Torque.

Customers which want more options can request the AMG performance pack which boosts the v8 to 550hp and 758 Nm of torque.

Top speed on the standard will be a limited 155mph and those opting for the latter will be thundering all the way to 174mph, While the green party will be happy that they have included a torque convertor to help boost fuel economy.

So if your in a market for a fuel economic thunderstorm welcome to the 2012 AMG ML63.

[Source: Mercedes-Benz]


2013 Nissan GT-R Official Release [video]

Nissan have officially declared the release schedule for the 2012 GTR.

The new model goes on sale November 24 in Japan and lands in European showrooms in January 2012.

The changes include the engine has been reworked to give another 20hp along with additional fuel economy over the previous.

Also the Chassis has been made more rigid which in turn gives a better transmission feel with some tweaked internals.

Also for the RHD market there will also be the addition of a “Track Pack”. Which includes some further modifications to the aerodynamics and the removal of the rear bench seats.

Along with extra cooling ducts for the Ceramic Brakes (Optional), and Carbon Fibre Air ducts to feed the induction.

We Spied the first uncamouflaged versions of this car back in 2010 Click Here!

WRC Rally Team – Hayden Padden New Zealand

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Got an email of my good friend Steve Cotton from Cotton Competition who happens to be working for the New Zealand WRC rally team.

So thought I would show you the videos from the teams perspective and perhaps pretty apt to celebrate New Zealands Gracious win at the Rugby World Cup.

Hope to see you soon Steve and fetch me a jacket back….

Source:- www.hayden-paddon.com

McLaren MP4-12c Nurburgring Lap Time 7:28

The guys from woking have handed the keys over to the Sport Auto reviewers in Germany for a timed lap of the Nordschleife.

The v8 Biturbo engine delivers a whopping 600hp to the rear wheels through a seven speed dual clutch, and all this sitting in a Carbon fiber monocoque weighing in at 1434kg.

The Editor in Chief of SportAuto managed to ascertain a time of 7:28 im pretty sure that there is another 10 seconds to be had in this car but perhaps not this year.

 

2012 911 Porsche – Spyshots


Porsche’s next 911, known internally as the 991 has been spied in predelivery specification in southern Germany.

The 991 will be a totally reworked version of the current 996/997 platform, with the longer wheel base we expect a bit more lateral grip than previous 911’s.

The powerunit will be the naturally aspirated flat six, likely in two displacements, as is currently 997.

We don’t expect any increase in power but expect it to be lighter by about 35kg than the current model from increased use of aluminimum body panels.

We expect there will be a coupe and a convertible body as well along with future GT2 and GT3 models.

Expect more to be revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA in September.

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2012 BMW M5 – Testing at Nardo (Italy)

BMW have released another teaser video of the 2012 M5 undergoing high speed testing at the Nardò proving grounds in Italy.

These cars are now a production version of the M5 concept coming close to final form, a electronically dampening suspension and a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with approximately 570 BHP and 720 Nm of torque.

Taking all this power to the rear wheels will be a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and rumour has it an all-wheel drive could eventually be offered.

The car is expected to be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but the video hints that it may show off production ready vcarinets off at M-Power in June.

See the recent Spy pictures of the M5 strutting around Munich.

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2011-2012 Porsche 911 Turbo Spied in Southern Germany

After proving its winter prowess, Porsche has taken vehicle testing back to Germany.

The upcoming next-generation Porsche 911 Turbo has been spotted this time around the Porsche Development Center and Test Track (Weissach).

The new 911 Turbo features wider fenders, air intakes in the rear fenders, and a rear bumper with integrated exhaust pipes.

The new 911 Turbo is touted to produce up to 600bhp. and the new 911 range will be unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

2012 Nissan GTR Nurburgring Lap-Time Video

2012 Nissan GTR Spyshot @Nurburgring

After numerous sightings and excessive testing on the 2012 Nissan GT-R we was expecting to see an official release of its Nordschleife time, and wondered if they improved over the previous record with 7:24.22 compared to the 2011 record of 7:26.7.

This is impressive considering the Porsche Flagship 911 GT2 RS did it in 7:18 and the Maserati MC12 which managed a 7:24.29.

However one thing is missing from the GT2 RS claim is the cockpit footage.

The 2012 Nissan GT-R comes with a twin turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine with an output of 530 hp and 488 lb-ft of torque.

The GT-R’s chief designer Kazutoshi Mizuno deserves the praise for this achievement and I look forward to the Spec-V times which “Should” be ahead of the GT2 RS.

Enjoy the video (o;