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Welcome to "About exotic cars". A news- and photoblog about exotic cars, common cars and car experiences.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Lamborghini comes with the Gallardo Superleggera

As we mentioned earlier, Lamborghini announced that they will come with a special sportscar. Hereby the exclusive preview of the all new Gallardo Superleggera. The Superleggera is faster, more aerodynamic, less heavy and is going to be the competitor of the Ferrari F430 Challegene Stradale. The Superleggera is not going to be limited and it is not seen as tuning, like the Gallardo Hamann or Miura Corse but more as a brand new model.

Thanks to a lot of carbon fibre Lamborghini managed to reduce the weight with 100 kilos. The engine is upgraded to a stunning 530 bhp which accelerates the car to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.8 seconds! The 5.2L V10 is 0,15 second fast than a general Gallardo but speed matters these days. The top speed remains 315 kilometers per hour. The Gallardo Superleggera got a huge spoiler on the back of the car.

Looking at the interior Lamborghini placed some Sparco sport seats and the dashboard and center console are made out of carbon fibre. The Gallardo Superleggera is going to be the opponent of the Ferrari F430 Challenge Stradale which will be presented in december this year.

For more information on the Geneva Motorshow, click here.


Sunday, February 25, 2007

23 february 2007: Car spotting in Amsterdam part 2

Ford Mustang GT:


Dodge RAM SRT-10:


Chrysler 300C SRT-8:


Aston Martin Vanquish:

23 february 2007: Car spotting in Amsterdam part 1

Bentley Continental GT:


Bentley Arnage T:


Audi S4 Sedan:


Audi RS4 Avant B7:

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Official pictures of the Audi A5!

Audi placed some pictures of the new A5 on their website. These are the official pictures. As we can see Audi has built an incredible gorgeous coupe which is based on the A4. Audi said they will come with a whole new generation of the A4 by the end of this year.

Well, back to the A5. The A5 is another new car that will be revealed at the Geneva Motorshow. Audi built a coupé where you can actually sit in the back! There will be a 2.0L TFSI four-cilinder version with 177 and 201bhp and a 3.2L V6 with 325bhp. Ofcourse there will also be a diesel which comes as a 2.0L with 170bhp, 2.7L with 190bhp and 3.0L with 238bhp.

Later on Audi will produce a S5 with a 4.2L V8 FSI with 350bhp and a RS version which will have the engine of the RS4: 4.2L V8 with 420bhp.

The only thing we can say is that the car looks incredibly good!

Maserati GT revealed!

A few days ago we already presented a small impression of the new Maserati GT. We can now show you the first pictures of the final car. Maserati has built an amazing car together with Pininfarina. Looking at the grille we can definately recognize the Quattroporte in it as well as those three air intakes on the side of the car.

The Italian car manufacturer will put a 4.2L V8 in the car which produces 405bhp. GT stands for GranTurismo and that's also going to be the name of this car. No more, GT as in the 3200GT and 4200GT, this will be called a "GranTurismo".

The Maserati factory in Modena already made some space for the production of the new car so we're quite sure this car is going to be seen on the road in a while. The general audience can check out this car for the first time at the Geneva Motorshow another Italian car company, Lamborghini, will come with something special.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Mercedes Benz McLaren SLR Roadster

We already had the 'normal' McLaren SLR and the 722 Edition but from next year there will be a convertible version of the SLR. Mercedes Benz confirmed that they want to have the SLR Roadster before the summer of 2008.

Mercedes came with the SLR in 2003 when they were working together with McLaren. Three years later they designed the 722 Edition, not really a new car as it didn't change a lot. Except for the engine, it gained 24 extra bhp. Mercedes might want to try to create the fastest convertible ever made. That means that it has to go 11 km/h faster to get near a Pagani Zonda F which doesn't go any faster than 345. Those 24 bhp in the 722 only creates 3 km/h more speed.

As said the SLR Roadster should be available from next year, before the summer so people can cruise around during the summer. We're quite curious how the car is going to perform and if it will really be the fastest convertible.

Exotic car spotting in Paris!

Check out this nice compilation movie! It shows some nice exotic cars you can see in just an hour in Paris, France. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Hot in Geneva: Donkervoort D8 GT

Dutch car manufacturer Donkervoort has built a GT. After Wiesmann it was time for Donkervoort to build a GT. The D8 GT will come with a four cilinder engine from Audi and there will be three different versions of the car: 180, 210 and 270bhp. Donkervoort will make it's official debut at the Geneva Motorshow this March. The GT has been built on the same chassis as the normal D8.

The roof has been made out of two pieces of carbon fibre. The potential of the higher speeds are achieved by decreased air resistance and the downforce that is improved.

Specs:
Versions: 180, 210 and 270bhp.
Speed: 0-100kmh in less than 4 seconds.
Topspeed: over 250kmh.
Length: 3,71 meters, 30cm longer than a normal D8.

Donkervoort is planning to build 50 units of the GT per year and prices will be announced this year. At the moment Donkervoort doesn't have any customers for the D8 GT yet but they should be coming after the Geneva Motorshow or the Amsterdam Autorai one month later.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Impression of the Maserati GT Coupé


Maserati will present it's brand new GT Coupé this March at the Geneva Motorshow. The impression looks just a little bit different than the spyshot. Although you won't be able to see a lot on the spyshot thanks to all the tape covering the car.

There isn't a lot of information available at the moment, it's known that the car will get a 5.0L V8 from Ferrari and the engine will have about 470bhp. For now, the front looks okay, the rear weird, it's like having the back of your stationwagon on a coupé!

List of new cars for Geneva Motorshow

As we mentioned earlier, the Geneva Motorshow wil be held from 8-18 March 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva is the most important motorshow of the year and most car manufacturers make sure they have at least something to show. Hereby a list of cars that you will see in Geneva for sure.
  • Alfa Romeo: special 2.4 JTDm diesel-version with 210bhp.
  • Audi: A5 Coupé and possibly the S5 with a 4.2L V8 FSI.
  • Bentley: Coupé based on the Azure with a more powerfull engine.
  • BMW: 3-door-edition of the 1-series and the facelifted version of the 1-series 5-door-edition and 5-series.
  • Citroën: C-Crosser and the C4 Picasso.
  • Daihatsu: all new Cuore.
  • Dodge: comes with the Demon, a new concept car roadster.
  • Donkervoort: first coupé ever made by the Dutch manufacturer: D8 GT.
  • Ford: Mondeo
  • Jaguar: C-XF and the facelifted XJ.
  • Lamborghini: special edition, nothing sure yet.
  • Maserati: Coupé.
  • Mercedes-Benz: facelifted edition of the G-class.
  • Spyker: C12 by Zagato, limited edition with a W12 and 600bhp.
There will also be some other new cars like the:
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster
  • BMW M5 Touring and M6 Cabriolet
  • Maybach 62S
  • Hummer H3
  • Mercedes Ocean Drive Concept
  • Nissan 350Z
Some cars you will definately not see in Geneva are for example the Ferrari F430 Challenge Stradale and the facelifted version of the Mercedes R-class.

Source: Telegraaf

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Aston Martin DBS comes in 2008

Aston Martin will start building James Bond's car, the DBS in 2008. Spokeswoman Susanne Engelhardt of the British car manufacturer said the production of the sportscar will start in 2008. Rumours are that Aston Martin will build 250 units of the exclusive sportscar and some of them are already sold to fanatic collectors who haven't even seen the car in real life.

The production of the popular V12 Vanquish will be terminated in july. The roadster edition of the V8 Vantage is for sale at the dealerships from april this year. Finally, Aston Martin will probably start building the rapide in 2009. The Rapide will be a four-door-sportsedan based on the successful DB9.

Source: Aston Martin and Telegraaf

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 soundcheck

The Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 as you have never heard it before. Adam placed a Capristo exhaust on it's car and they will probably give you goosebumps when he's revving the engine! An incredible sound!

Turn your speakers all the way!

Audi comes with more economical A3 TDI

Audi already had a pretty clean and economical A3 but there is always room for improvement. The German car manufacturer presents the even more economical A3 with a 1.9L TDI engine. Audi wanted to reduce the emission of CO2. The average use is reduced from 4.9L to 4.5L per 100 kilometers. Co2 emission lowers from 132 gram per kilometer to 120 gram per kilometer. Audi managed to do this by increasing the third and fifth gear.

Way to go Audi!

Zagato builds new car for Diatto

The kid who got lost is hoping to be back in business with a new model. Italian designbureau Zagato created the Ottovù Zagato, a new model for Italian car builder Diatto.

Check out the first image of the new car issued by Zagato. Diatto and Zagato were close friends in 1922 when they worked together. Diatto was already making vehicles in the beginning of the twentieth century. The Ottovù will be made completely out of aluminium and be the second car Zagato will show on the Geneva Motorshow.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Byebye Vanquish! Hello Ultimate Edition!

After making 2000 units of the Vanquish, Aston Martin thought it was time to end to the production of the Vanquish by making a special edition of it. The British manufacturer of luxury sportscars announces that, with 321 km/h, the Vanquish S is the fastest productioncar ever made in the town of Newport Pagnell.

We welcome: the "Ultimate Edition". Aston Martin probably needed a lot of time to come up with this brilliant name. The Ultimate Edition is spraypainted in "Ultimate Black", a special color for this exclusive car. You will also get a special colored leather for the interior and tons of black-chrome accents. To make the car really yours, Aston Martin will place a special badge with the serial number.

Price: as much as a normal Vanquish S! So that would be around 364.000 euro. How many are going to be made? Only 40! The Ultimate Edition will be for sale in the 2+2 configuration.



Sunday, February 11, 2007

Murciélago LP640 Roadster Versace: 1.5 million dollars

The only Versace edition of the Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 Roadster has been auctioned. The one of a kind car was specially built for the Elton John Aids Foundation. The extremely rare car was auctioned and sold for 1,5 million US dollars. The money will go to the earlier mentioned charity foundation.

The Versace edition will get you light metal rims by Hermera, a lot of carbon fibre in the interior, e-gear and leather on the dashboard, doors and center console. Lamborghini auctioned this rare car together with Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Prince, Marc Anthony, Drew Barrymore and ofcourse Gianni and Donatella Versace. Versace made sure their company logo can be found on various places in and on the car.

New e-mailadress!

Exoticsonroad now has a brand new e-mailadress! We can be reached by e-mail at the following adress: info@exoticsonroad.nl

Friday, February 09, 2007

Lamborghini comes with special sportscar

Lamborghini comfirmed that they will bring a special sportscar to the Geneva motorshow. The Italian car manufacturer will publish more information on the exclusive preview evening before the motorshow starts.

The 77th Geneva motorshow will be held from 8-18 March 2007 and entry tickets will be for sale for CHF 14,00. Opening hours are monday - friday from 10am to 8 pm and on saturday and sunday from 9am to 7pm.

For more information on the Geneva motorshow, check the website.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

An impression of exotic cars

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem has a wide variety of cars. For example, he has a Mercedes CLK GTR AMG, Ferrari F40, Ferrari F50, Porsche 959, Jaguar XJ220. Ain't that a nice collection...

Check out the video where Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson in his young days pays a visit to Bin Sulayem.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Spyshots of the new Lotus Esprit

Lotus is planning to present the all new Lotus Esprit by the end of 2009 but some pictures have already leaked! Lotus will put a 4.8L V8 BMW engine in the car which will produce 367bhp. The top speed will be 290 kilometers per hour and the car will cost you about 110.000 euro.

What it looks like? Well, the front of the car looks like a Gallardo, the rear lights look like they came straight from the Bugatti Veyron. The car looks amazing and these pictures are quite unique. Lotus will also create four-seat-sportscar and a four-door-saloon. Lotus will build 2000 units of the new Esprit per year.

Source: Autogespot

 
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