Singer Vehicle Design: Porsche 911 Re-Imagined, Original Spirit (XCAR video)

Here’s another great video from the XCar team. Meet Rob Dickinson, the founder of Singer Vehicle Design. This documentary follows his passion of the Porsche 911, and shows how Singer rebuild and modify the classic car.

Singer performs restoration, tuning, modification and customization services on Porsche 911s owned by its customers. Each customer presents a tired 911 to Singer and together they work collaboratively over 8 or 9 months to restore, tune, modify and customize the customer’s car. Singer does not design, manufacture, remanufacture, create or sell automobiles. Singer’s restoration services are provided solely by Singer. Singer is not sponsored, approved, endorsed by nor, in any way, associated or affiliated with Porsche Cars North America, Inc., or Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche, AG.

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Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Special Edition (in pictures)

Here is the track-inspired Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Special Edition. Production will be strictly limited to just 100 examples, the new model combines all of Aston Martin’s learning from its years of sports car competition around the globe to produce its most performance focused road-going Vantage. The GT3-inspired special edition is lower and wider than any of its siblings in the Vantage family.

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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster (XCar video)

Here is a wonderful video from the XCar team that looks at the beautiful looking Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster.

 

Win a pair of tickets to the Donington Historic Festival 2015

We love the Donington Historic FestivalThe atmosphere is always great, you can get right up close to the cars and drivers (not like some other classic motorsport events), and the racing is always fun to watch.logo

This year this wonderful event will take place on 2nd, 3rd and 4th May 2015.  As well as watching many automotive icons fight it out on track, spectators can wander round the race paddocks, enjoying free access and getting up close to the cars and stars. Really close. It’s an awesome event as you can read in our previous years postcards here. Read more »

Cholmondeley Pageant of Power 2015

The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (CPOP) is setting the wheels in motion for 2015. This year’s event, which takes place from 12th to 14th June, will go back to its roots by celebrating ‘power’ in all its forms.More Cholmondeley Pageant of Power related posts.

With a wide range of exciting races, stunts, competitions and displays covering on-road, off-road, water and air, the three-day CPOP will give visitors their most thrilling experience yet.

Providing a real show-stopping spectacle and reinforcing the ‘power’ theme will be a 1,000bhp-plus class on the famous Cholmondeley race track. Backing this up will be the world’s most powerful rally cars from the notorious Group B era and Formula One cars from the fearsome Eighties turbo era. The theme will be further emphasised by a range of 200bhp bikes, including the Suzuki RGV500 XRB0, the most powerful two-stroke ever made.

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Now that’s one car wash I’d take my cars to reguarly (video)

I thought this short video was funny. Why aren’t all car washes like this? Where is this car wash?

Ferrari’s new supercar. This is the Ferrari 488 GTB.

Ferrari-488-GTB-side-profileSo Ferrari unveiled their new V8 supercar, the Ferrari 488 GTB.

Here’s our stat pack…

  • A 3.9-litre V8 will have two turbochargers and its 661bhp and 561lb ft stand up exceedingly well to its 562bhp/398lb ft predecessor, the Ferrari 458 Italia, and believe it or not the awesome Ferrari 599 GTO has 661bhp and 457lb ft from its 6.0-litre turbo-free V12, so you can be sure that the 488 GTB will be fast, very fast.
  • 0-62mph in 3.0 seconds (identical to the stripped-out 458 Speciale)
  • 0-124mph in 8.3 seconds (nearly a second quicker than the 458 Speciale).
  • Top speed will be 205mph-plus.
  • Fiorano test track as a performance of 1m 23s dead makes the 488 GTB half a second quicker than the Speciale, which in turn makes it two seconds quicker than both the standard 458 and the Enzo.
  • The 488 GTB is 10kg lighter than the 458 Italia, and while it’s a little longer and wider, the overall resemblance its obvious.
  • Its 260g/km CO2 emissions – a core reason for strapping a pair of turbos to a downsized engine – represent a 15 per cent drop over its forebear.
  • Peak power arrives at 8000rpm, dizzyingly high for a forced induction engine, and a suggestion the rev limit shouldn’t be too far shy of the 458′s screaming 9000rpm. We’re also promised a soundtrack “that is full, clear and totally distinctive”.

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We’ll learn more about the 488 GTB at next month’s Geneva motor show, where it will share hall space with McLaren’s 675 LT. Which is whetting your appetite most?

1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 – Jay Leno’s Garage (video)

Here’s another cool video from Jay Leno, which he talks about his 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3.  Very very cool.  Hope you enjoy.

Silverstone Classic 2015 to feature two evocative new races featuring all British car line ups

Two evocative new races for much-loved British GT and saloon cars from the Fifties and Sixties have been added to this summer’s massive Silverstone Classic line-up (24-26 July).Silverstone-classic-logo

Moreover, featuring grids packed with famous British-marques such as Aston Martin, Austin, Austin-Healey, Ford Cortina, Ginetta, Hillman, Jaguar, Lotus, MG, Mini, Marcos, Morgan, Morris, Riley, Sunbeam, Triumph, TVR and Wolseley, these two special showdowns will be staged under the illustrious ‘Battle of Britain’ banner.

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The pair of 20-minute races will be notable highlights in the non-stop entertainment on both Saturday and Sunday and – commemorating the 75th anniversary of the 1940 air battle – they will be accompanied by alluring aerial displays by Spitfires and other Second World War aircraft.

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The Ferrari 488 GTB gallery

Ferrari’s new supercar. This is the 488 GTB.

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