I love the Carrera GT. It is one of the last truly raw supercars, on that requires a skilled driver to even operate. It is also one of the best sounding cars ever made in my opinion, with its racing-derived V10. Leave it to Porsche to make something absolutely epic in an era where safety and electronics were taking over the supercar realm. It is always a treat to see a Carrera GT in person because, aside from its performance, it is also a classically beautiful car with nice curves and proportions. The more time passes, and the more new cars come out with all sorts of complex technology, the more I find myself drawn to the Carrera GT. In hindsight it is likely one of the last “pure” supercars to be produced, and for me that makes it more appealing than an Enzo or SLR Mclaren (top competitors of the 2000s supercar boom). This one was at the Concours d’ Elegance of America in Detroit, Michigan. Enjoy the pics.
Some great insights and some truly epic sounds. Awesome video, enjoy.
While in Zurich it seemed as if the Swiss did not buy any non-RS Audi models, they were literally everywhere. I know many of our European viewers may find these cars a bit normal, but we don’t get these RS models in America so it was quite a thrill to see them for me. Hopefully Audi will wake up and realize they could sell double the number of RS models if they would just offer the full line of them on the US market. Either way it was cool to finally see the V10 RS6 up close, as well as the RS5, and B5 RS4; epic cars. Enjoy the pics.
This is a Wiesmann GT MF5, and it is truly an epic car to spot on the street. We don’t get these at all in America, so it was an even bigger deal for me. This is the first Wiesmann I have seen, of any sort, and it also happened to be my favorite one. The GT MF5 V10. That is right, tucked into that tiny little car is the 5.0L V10 from the BMW M6, producing around 500hp. This was definitely one of the V10 models, I could tell from the sound, but the second generation GT MF5s have the new 552hp twin turbo V8 from the current BMW M5/M6. Honestly though, I much prefer the glorious V10 in a smaller car like the Wiesmann, so Im glad I saw that one. Sorry about the blurry pics, but it was worth posting anyway. It was getting dark and I was shooting from on top of a building, so I did what I could. Hopefully next time I will be able to get up close with one. Great car.
Spotted these two on a recent trip through New Hope. Awesome cars. Also please excuse us if things are a bit slow here in May, Al is busy with post graduation stuff and I will be in Germany till the end of the month. We will stay on things as we are able, but just know we haven’t forgotten, quite to the contrary. Much more content will be found in Germany.
The TZ3 Stradale is a limited production model that is actually a Dodge Viper ACR in Alfa Romeo clothes. It was built to showcase a collaboration between Chrysler and Fiat as a kickoff for future models. Mechanically it is all Viper with the same 640hp V10 as the Viper ACR-X, but with the sort of performance that Viper achieved I don’t hear anyone complaining. The design, done by Zagato, are a clear nod back to the legendary Alfa TZ and TZ2 racing cars of old. Just nine of these TZ3 Stradales will be produced making this one of the more exotic cars in the world. While at Pebble Beach this past summer we were surprised by this car while looking at a lineup of Bugatti Veyrons. All of a sudden there was this earthshaking rumble and then this astonishing car rolled out of the parking deck. It is an incredible machine to behold, and I think this Italian-American collaboration is just right. I must also say that the TZ3 Stradale is among the best looking cars I’ve ever seen. More pictures of the car below. Read the rest of this entry »
I found this in the parking lot of Sahara Restaurant, on Easton Ave, the other day. Very cool car, really stands out.
Back when I was a kid my first real “Dream Car” was the Viper GTS. There was something that was just so cool and awesome about it, and thats what matters when you’re a kid. Now as I’ve grown older, and have learned more about cars and driving, I realize how insane the Viper is as a car. I still love Vipers though, and they will always have a special place as my first automotive love, however my tastes have since gravitated to the more refined offerings from Europe. That said, seeing this new car brings me back to when I first saw the GTS. It’s shape is much more that of the original Viper than of the previous generation, and for me that is a major step in the right direction (not that I disliked the previous gen at all). The Magic seems to be returning, and this new Viper looks very promising in many ways. Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s some fun sounds to make this a happy March 1st.
These specifications found on all cars, but many people don’t really know what they mean, even if they know what sorts of numbers constitute a lot or a little. There is a very detailed answer for defining each of these terms but this is Cars 101 so we will keep it simple and applicable to what most people can recognize. Read the rest of this entry »
Spotted by: Al