I’m sorry, I know this 2009 Mercedes SLR McLaren 722S is really unique and special, but I just cannot look past the paint job. Other people on staff like it a lot, they think it’s a nice school bus shade of yellow-orange, but all I see a garish jack-o-lantern. I will attempt to look past that and tell you about it. Listed for sale on MotorGT for $1,050,000, this 722S is apparently one-of-kind. If that’s true, then it seems like this McLaren Orange (it’s historic!) thing has been for sale before... at about half the price it is at the moment. And that was only three years ago. That’s some strong appreciation. When the 722S (the roadster variant of the 722) was announced in 2008, we learned that production would be limited to 150 examples. At the end of 2010, as MotorGT tells it, McLaren Special Operations created a customization program for the SLR and offered it to about 25 variants of the SLR, with the exception of the windscreen-less Stirling Moss … [Read more...] about Buy This Mercedes SLR McLaren 722S If You Love Halloween Every Day of the Year
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Bear with me, but I think this highly modified Ferrari is one for the purists. When it comes to cars, the owner, Mitch Button, describes himself as an “avid historian.” These aren’t words I’d normally associate with a stanced-out Ferrari, but allow me to point out a few of the modifications right off the bat. The mirrors are from a 458 GT3 car, the fog lamps off a 288 GTO. The color, a stunning Ferrari shade called Grigio Medio, looks significantly different depending how the light hits it. And, somehow, it all just looks so right. The one-off carbon-Kevlar wide-body works so well with the original lines of the car, culminating in an integrated ducktail that flows off the edges. Rather than jumping out at you, the car smoothly pushes the boundaries of what a 328 should look like. Sitting on air ride suspension it’ll no doubt lose a good number of admirers straight away, but if those who cry foul when they see this Ferrari were … [Read more...] about Maintaining The Spirit Of Maranello In A Wide-Body 328 GTS
If you have a soft spot for Japan’s Kei cars, it’s impossible not to love the Honda S660 roadster. And if you are a fan of the S660, you’re most likely aware that Honda has been toying with the idea of offering a retro-styled body kit for the tiny roadster for almost two years. First unveiled at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon as the S660 Neo Classic Concept, the body kit got further refined a year later at the same venue, where it was shown as the S660 Neo Classic Prototype. Now, Honda has finally brought it to production as the S660 Neo Classic, and the truth is it completely transforms the standard S660. The body kit gives the roadster a nostalgic vibe thanks to the round headlights and taillights, as well as the curved new bumpers, fenders, grille, and bonnet. All these parts are made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP). Interestingly, Honda delivers the panels unpainted, with the reason being that owners will paint the car however they want anyway. It’s … [Read more...] about Honda Puts S660 Neo Classic Body Kit Into Production, But You Can’t Have It Outside Japan
As my eyes locked on the metallic bronze Porsche 996 at the front of a massive line up of cars entered in the Idlers Club event at Tsukuba on Sunday, I found myself pondering this very question. The Old & New conversion is one that’s popping up more and more in our coverage, and now that I’ve finally seen the 996 offering it makes a hell of a lot more sense. The 996 generation of the 911 comes from an interesting time in Porsche’s lineage. This is the model that marked the move away from air-cooled engines, but also one that received a lot of criticism for its design. Yes, I am talking about the headlights. Their ‘runny egg’ or ‘peanut’ shape cemented the 996 as an instant love-it-or-hate-it iteration of Stuttgart’s iconic sports car. So I really have to ask, does eliminating the headlights altogether – as the Old & New kit does – take the 996 out of the … [Read more...] about 996 Love, Or Hate?
Tweet TweetEverybody is talking these about the newly-arrived BMW M2 with the GTS package, and that for a good reason: it looks and feels bigger, more insane and stronger. The installation was carried out by Evolve Automotive tuning. The BMW M2 GTS below takes its inspiration from the BMW M4 GTS receiving the outstanding and wide body kit. And even you might think that this is too much for the gorgeous and “delicate” baby-M brother, that is not true. I personally love the way it turned out with all the goodies from the M4 GTS. We are looking here at a lot of carbon fiber components, which increase the car`s aesthetics and improve its overall personality. The car`s main highlights refer to the wide front splitter around the bumper which increases its downforce, adding the GTS adjustable rear wing, carbon rear diffuser insert on the bumper. Other features also refer to the carbon fiber hood and carbon fiber roof, allowing the car to be lighter. The overall design is … [Read more...] about One-Off BMW M2 Packs GTS Kit, Installation by Evolve Automotive