After a long absence from the supercar scene, McLaren finally makes a comeback with the MP4-12C which redefines a number of concepts for the supercar. Housing a twin turbo V8 engine with an output of almost 600-horsepower, this new supercar was designed from the start in being an efficient track-winner machine through the new direction that McLaren is taking.
It’s a global tradition for enthusiasts of different marques to sit down and argue over which is best, and it will go on for as long as there’s two of something to be enthusiastic about. When it comes to cars though it has always been German or Italian or French or British or Japanese or American. For the context of this short introduction, let’s just stick to the first two, specifically Porsche or Ferrari. This can go on forever.
To help with the conclusion, you can always trust the media, test drivers and race drivers to come up with what’s best and who better than those who have been doing it for years and years. Here’s Chris Harris of EVO UK with the answer to possibly two of the most argued over topics in the automotive world ever; Porsche or Ferrari and electronic aid vs self satisfaction. Well it’s not quite the straight forward answer you are looking for but it is whatever you want it to be, for me, well if I were pulling up to a club, it’ll be a Ferrari but it’s also almost always about the thrill of the chase, I love to work for my fun and to live a little bit at the edge – Porsche. Part 2 is posted after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
The Aston Martin Rapide is the first four door Aston Martin ever and considering this, it’s also one of the most anticipated. While the British company may not be ready to let journalists drive the car as it’s still under development, they are certain willing to let one take the passengers seat. Autocar’s Steve Cropley got the chance to take a ride as he joined the development team during hot weather testing of the saloon in Kuwait.
It’s actually a slow video with Cropley interviewing a member of the development team as they drive along. He certainly doesn’t look to be enjoying himself much. The Rapide’s exterior styling doesn’t seem to be very enticing and doesn’t have the same effect it had on us as earlier renderings had but it’s definately something different. The camera angle’s don’t show much of the interior but one thing is sure, there’s not much room as Cropley points out. Watch the video and let us know what you think. Read the rest of this entry »
Noble, the British car builder has never put rubber to road in Malaysia but every once in a while, it comes up with some pretty interesting models that it makes me wish we got it here, not that I can afford one. Anyway, this is their latest offering – the new M600 and it’s as fast as it looks and I’ll soon explain why I want one but first the price. Read the rest of this entry »
Nice cars are aplenty but great cars are rare and truly exotic. Like this Aston Martin that’s coded One-77, it’s just a design sketch so far, but it’s been rocking the Internet since Aston Martin revealed it with limited information and a single image. Only 77 of this stunning Aston will be built guaranteeing exclusivity to a level where even world famous spy 007 won’t be able to have one. Read the rest of this entry »
Mercedes is working with Aston Martin (AM) on a collaboration dubbed Project Alligator. The collaboration does not include a new car but includes everything else from drivetrains to platforms. Though there is no news of a Mercedes/AM car, the final product of their tie up could prove to be very interesting and the idea is not to be dismissed. Read the rest of this entry »