Only ten of them were ever made, and this particular car now belongs to McLaren. McLaren made a total of 106 F1s during the supercar’s lifetime between the years 1992 and 1999, and the GTR Longtail served as a last hurrah. An evolution of the 1995 GTR that triumphed at the 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, the Longtail version brought some significant body changes to boost downforce and as a consequence further improve the race car’s already mind-blowing performances. Internally known as the “ F1 GT”, a name which was used for three road-going versions of the race car, the long-tailed machine also received a fully adjustable suspension and a six-speed sequential transmission enabling faster gear shifts. Perhaps the most significant modification compared to its predecessor was the drastic weight loss of 135 kilograms (297 pounds) to a very low 915 kg (2,017 lbs) for a vehicle equipped with a BMW V12 6.0-liter engine pushing out 600 horsepower (448 kilowatts) and 480 … [Read more...] about Blast from the past: McLaren revisits the stunning F1 GTR Longtail
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Pretty fast for a Bentley. Is a massive ultra-Luxury sedan from England really that fast? Well, take a look at the Bentley Flying Spur V8 during its Autobahn top seep run to almost 175 mph. Although it may not look fast a first glance, there’s far more to the Bentley Flying Spur than a leather-clad interior with massage seats. The Bentley Flying Spur V8 may be built in Crewe, England, however, it has some help from its friends in Germany. Bentley is part of the unique portfolio of brands owned by the Volkswagen Group (VG) and benefits from shared drivetrains components and expertise. The skilled artisans in Crewe, England hand stitch the leather, carve out the wooden interior trim, and hand assembles the cars with care. All the while the Germans deliver the powertrain components to England in a perfect pairing of skill sharing. Gallery: 2021 Bentley Flying Spur V8: First Drive 24 Photos … [Read more...] about See The New Bentley Flying Spur V8 Hit 174 MPH On The Autobahn
Perfect for your summer wardrobe. Are you looking for a new Aston Martin to fit your summer wardrobe? Well, you’re in luck because Aston Martin Newport Beach in California is selling a collection of specialized Aston Martins with a summery pastel paint theme. This unique offering is exclusive to Aston Martin Newport Beach so you’ll need to head to California and pick up your bespoke Aston Martin. Aston Martin Newport Beach has five unique pastel-colored Aston Martin models to choose from. First, we have a 2021 Vantage Coupe painted in Ultra Violet purple powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine. This unique Vantage V8 is VIN Number SCFSMGAW3MGN05375 and will be available for a limited amount of time. If the coupe Vantage isn’t your thing Aston Martin Newport Beach also offers a convertible Vantage painted in a unique shade of Cardamom Violet. This V8-powered convertible is the perfect car to cruise down the Pacific Coast Highway and hit the beach. Gallery: Aston Martin … [Read more...] about Aston Martin Pastel Collection Is Ready For Summer
It arrives in China and Europe this year, with a US launch in 2022. Mercedes continues its EV rollout today with the launch of the EQB compact crossover. It joins the recently revealed EQS and EQA , and collectively they are just the beginning of the company's electrification plans. The new EQB is debuting at Auto Shanghai 2021, with the new model launching first in China and then in Europe this year. It will arrive in the US in 2022. One of the new model's standout features is its packaging. The EQB measures 4,684 millimeters (184.4 inches) long, about four inches shorter than a Ford Mustang while accommodating up to three rows of seats for seven people, which will be the model's standard configuration in China. The third row is otherwise optional. The third row can accommodate everything from two child seats up to adults measuring 1.65 meters (5.4 feet) tall. The five-seat model offers between 495 to 1,710 liters (17.1 to 60.4 cubic feet) of cargo … [Read more...] about 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB Debuts In China With AMG Line, 288 HP
What is going on here? What car would you take to the Nürburgring for a track day? For this Mercedes-Benz test driver, it appears they love spending a day at the Ring piloting a Maybach S-Class . Why is Mercedes-Benz testing out an ultra-luxury sedan around the Nürburgring even though owners will never take their chauffer-friendly luxury barges to a track? We have a few theories. The upcoming Maybach S-Class was recently teased with the upcoming celebration of 100 years of Maybach. This unique ultra-long Maybach S-Class code-named the Z223 will feature a rarity in modern car manufacturing, a true V12 engine. So why take a Maybach S-Class to the Nürburgring? We believe they’re testing out their new V12 engine that needs to handle extreme conditions. With the V12 engine absent from most of the Mercedes-Benz lineup their choices for test cars are limited, which is why a long-wheelbase Maybach S-Class is lapping the Nürburgring with some frequency. More Mercedes-Benz … [Read more...] about Why Is Mercedes Still Testing The Maybach S-Class At The ‘Ring?