It's been 7 years
since the Dodge Viper
received a total body redesign. Dodge
has announced that it's winding down its latest generation with the Viper Final Edition. Only 50 units of the Final Edition model will be available. The Final Edition units will be spread among all models, Coupe (20), Roadster (18) and ACR (12) trim levels. All Final Edition Viper
models will feature a Graphite Clear Coat body with a black center stripe outlined in red. Coupe and ACR models will feature a black windshield surround.
The Final Edition models
will feature a black interior with red accents. Each vehicle will also include a numbered dash plaque and Final Edition floor mats are also part of the package.
On November 4, 2009, Dodge Car Brand President and CEO, Ralph Gilles, announced that the Viper would end production in the summer of 2010. A new car will arrive in 2012 to replace the current Viper, but it is unknown whether the new car will have the Viper name.
Film director Michael Bay
confirmed on his blog
the arrival of the Ferrari 458 Italia
in the forthcoming Transformers 3 film. Bay also announced it during a Ferrari charity event where he was raising money for a hospital being built by Ferrari in Haiti. Currently, the new Ferrari Autobot
hasn't received a name.
In Ferrari's first official announcement of the car, the Ferrari 458 Italia
was described as the successor to the F430
but arising from an entirely new design, incorporating technologies developed from the company's experience in Formula 1. The car was designed by Pininfarina
, as with all recent Ferrari models. The car's interior was designed using input from former Ferrari Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, including a new steering wheel design which incorporates many features and controls as opposed to them being on the dashboard, similar to racing car designs.
I haven't been to impressed with the Subaru Impreza
since they decided to redesign in 2008. The 4-door STI sedan turned to a hatchback and the sedan, well it looked like a Toyota Corolla
is now trying to capture the appeal back with the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX
The new WRX is set to debut at the 2010 New York Auto Show
. With the new STI-styled flared fenders, blacked out grill and restyled front lip spoiler it will be hard to distinguish the WRX with the STI. Wider fenders require wider wheels. With a 1.5 inch-wider track
front and rear, the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX
's stance is decidedly more aggressive, and with firmer rear subframe bushings pulled from the STI and wider 17x8-inch wheels
wrapped in 235/45R17
rubber. The result is a increase in stability that can better handle the 265 horsepower turbocharged
2.5-liter 4-cylinder Subaru Boxer engine
"The new wide-body designs mark another major step on the continuous evolution of the WRX to give driving enthusiasts an even more compelling all-wheel drive performance package," said Tom Doll, executive vice president and COO of Subaru of America, Inc.
And we thought that the Lexus LFA
couldn't get any better. Lexus is rumored to be releasing a Nürburgring Track Edition
special edition of it's Lexus LFA
super car. Obviously, named after the legendary race track in Germany where the Lexus LFA prototypes were tested which eventually led to the production LFA.
The Lexus LFA Nürburgring Track Edition
appears to be a more track-focused version of the standard LFA. The Track Edition sports a larger front spoiler, fixed rear, a stiffer adjustable suspension, lightweight alloys coated in track rubber and an additional 10 horsepower. This special edition will be offered in only four colors, including black, matte black, vibrant orange, and a mystery color.
More details will surface when Lexus makes an official announcement.
The 718 horsepower hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder created a huge buzz at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. For those of us who are interested in purchasing the 918 Spyder you will need to send Porsche a letters of intent so they can determine if the car has production potential. Porsche CEO Michael Macht stated that Porsche has every intention of building the 918 Spyder – as long as they can build a business case first.
Potential buyers will reportedly have to wait closer to five years, according to company insiders estimating time to get the car to production. The 918 Spyder combines a 500 hp V8 with three electric motors that total 218 hp, for a grand total of 718 hp. According to Porsche the 918 Spyder is capable of 78.4 mpg on the U.S. cycle, and a zero-to-62 time of just 3.2 seconds.
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