Least Fuel Economical Cars

Forbes has compiled a list of the "World's Worst Gas-Guzzling Cars". It's not surprising that some of the most desirable cars are also the ones on top of the list. This includes the Lamborghini Murcielago and the Bugatti Veyron.

Lamborghini Murcielago


According to the report:
"Drivers of both can expect to pay $5,025 a year in fuel costs."


Bugatti Veyron

Check out the slide show on the Forbes site.

Electric Supercar


When we talk about electric cars, the first thing that comes to mind is definitely not the image of a superfast sleek car. 

One company plans to change that.Wrightspeed inc. specializes in extreme performance supercars. Their TX1 Prototype concept can go from 0 to 100 km/h in three seconds, beating other famous cars such as the Ferrari 360 Spider and a Porsche Carrera GT.

Right now they are seeking investment to turn this concept into a superfast production car.

McLaren MP4-12C


Formula One team McLaren has unveiled a road car - the McLaren MP4-12C. This car will be built near their group's headquarters in Woking in Surrey. According to McLaren, the factories should employ some 800 people and produce 4,000 cars per year.


The cars will cost approximately £125,000 and £175,000. I don't really agree with McLaren chairman Ron Dennis, when he says that it is an "affordable sports car". I guess it is cheaper than the Ferrari and Porsches. According to news reports, the MP4-12C powered by a 3.8 litre V8 twin turbo engine can accelerate to 60mph from rest in just 3.4 seconds. 

The sexy looking car features gull-wing doors.

Cars in your Dreams

As I was sat in my office working, a trio of exotic cars drove past my window. My colleague and myself started to talk about our dream cars and we came up with a list of cars we would like to own if we could and why. I thought that you might be interested in my selection. The five listed are cars which unfortunately, unless I win a lottery, will never be able to own. Still… one can dream…

1. Lamborghini Reventon

Driving in the Lamborghini Reventon is what I can only imagine to be the perfect driving experience. The two-seater open top is the dream vehicle of choice for many a thrill seeker. It has a luxury sleek style and with a 6.5l twelve-cylinder engine it can zoom from 0 to 62mph in only 3.4 seconds.

2. Lotus Exige S 240

This masterpiece of English manufacturing is one of the most sought after cars available today. With a fixed-roof, this sleek sports car is totally suitable for everyday street driving, but can reach top speeds of 150mph and from a standstill 100mph comes up within 4.1 seconds. Sadly, this 1.8 litre is out of reach for many, with a price tag of around £45,000, though it is still one of the most affordable dream cars around.

3. Ferrari Enzo

Ferrari is perhaps the most famous super car producer in the world and the Enzo certainly lives up to expectations. The high performance sports car has an extremely beautiful body and comes in Ferrari red. As well as a carbon fibre body, this dream machine features a V12 engine with four valves per cylinder.

4. Aston Martin DB9

No wonder Aston Martins are a favourite with 007. The DB9 is a high-class automobile with a beautifully sleek design. The Grand Tourer is a favourite among racing fanatics and those who wish to drive around feeling the ‘bees knees.’ Achieving 0-60 in 4.6 seconds, no wonder its one of the most desirable cars out there.

5. Bugatti Veryon

No surprises here that the fastest driving car in the world enters my top five. Many a man’s dream is to own the Bugatti, but with a price tag of £1,150,000 unfortunately it's not remotely affordable by many of us mere mortals. The car can reach a top speed of 253.2mph, which reflects in the price. Despite the price tag, the Bugatti has been voted one of the most desirable cars on the market, as well as being arguably, the fastest in the world.

These are my top five cars and unfortunately it is very unlikely I will ever be able to own any of them. Of course, this doesn’t mean you’ll never be able to experience the thrill of driving one. Try searching for Red Letter Days Discount Vouchers or Red Letter Days Discount Codes on the net and see what deals you can find. 

Many ‘Red Letter Day’ trips include driving some of the world’s most supreme super cars. They also make good presents, just imagine how you would feel if you opened a birthday card, only to find you have been given the opportunity to drive one or more of the most inspirational and breathtaking cars ever to have been manufactured.

David Coulthard drives the SLS AMG

Former F1 driver, David Coulthard takes the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG for a spin around the Isle of Man. Check out the drifts and handbrake-turns. Lucky fan, Carl Borthwick got the chance to ride along. I heard Coulthard took the car up to 160mph. 

Check out the video:

Jaguar C-X16

Today Jaguar revealed the production concept of their new sports car - the new C-X16 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car's unveiling also coincides with the 50th anniversary of the iconic E-Type. 


The C-X16 concept aims to set benchmarks in design, vehicle dynamics and technology for future Jaguar sports cars. The car represents a step forward from the 2010 Jaguar C-X75 supercar concept and works towards enhancing the driving experience as well as the car’s environmental credentials. It is also built and designed to a beautifully high spec, with the cabin trimmed in dramatic red leather. 




The car is powered by an innovative supercharged 3.0-litre V6 producing 380PS (280kW) and 332lb ft (450Nm) of torque with an impressive 126PS specific power per litre. Mated to the engine is a eight-speed ZF gearbox with Quickshift changes. The high-performance hybrid system boosts output by 70kW and 235Nm with a top speed of 186mph, 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds and 50-75mph acceleration in 2.1 seconds. The electric-only top speed of 50mph. 




The two-seater model is environmentally conscious with CO2 emissions of 165g/km. It also features a steering wheel-mounted ‘Push to Pass’ button controls the hybrid boost function. Intelligent Start/Stop for improved fuel economy.



Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X


Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today launched the Lancer Evolution X high-performance 4WD sedan, at dealerships throughout Japan. It features a new platform, engine, and exterior and interior designs. Models fitted with the Twin Clutch SST transmission are due to be launched towards the end of November.


"Fast as possible yet safe" was the development goal for the new Lancer Evolution. To that end Lancer Evolution X is loaded with the very latest in automotive engineering technology, including the S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) vehicle dynamics control system and the newly developed, power-efficient Twin Clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission).

The Lancer Evolution X is powered by a new turbocharged engine. It has a new high-output and lightweight 4B11-type 2.0-liter 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC MIVEC unit with aluminum block, used in the Galant Fortis. The engine generates more torque at 422 Nm (43.0 kg-m)/3500 rpm and has better response than its 4G63 predecessor. It is also 12 kg lighter than the 4G63. Best of all, the new model earns a 3-star rating for emissions that are 50% lower than the requirements of the Japanese 2005 standards.


Mated to the engine is the twin Clutch SST is a 6-speed automated manual transmission incorporating a dual automated clutch system. It is also offered with a new 5-speed manual transmission for those who prefer the joys and more direct control of manual shifting.


Safety features include, standard SRS dual-stage airbags for driver and front passenger, SRS knee airbag for driver and adaptive front lighting system (AFS) are all standard equipment on the GSR trim level. SRS side and curtain airbags are available as factory-fitted options.

All models come standard with an engine immobilizer and security alarm to deter theft. (The security alarm is standard on the GSR only.)

All Lancer Evolution X GSR models are fitted with the S-AWC vehicle dynamics control system. The system intelligently manages several component systems to regulate drive torque and braking force at each wheel, reading and reflecting driver intent in real time over a wide range of situations.




The GSR trim level is offered in a lineup of five body colors designed to strongly project a functionally aesthetic image and including a vividly sporty Red Metallic and a new classy and deep-hue Phantom Black Pearl. RS is offered in two body colors, including White Solid which is exclusive to this trim level.

Proton Prevé Sapphire 2012



Proton Prevé Sapphire 2012



Proton Prevé Sapphire 2012


Front View



Roof View :-)


Rear View


The car features a matte gun-metal finish, and the shade does look very fetching in the metal. Changes from the base version include a dark tan leather interior and two-tone five-spoke 18-inch alloys wrapped with Yokohama S.drive 225/40 series rubbers.

Nissan 370Z Coupe - NISMO


2012 Nissan 370Z Coupe - NISMO
PRICE MSRP $41,660



 
Anti-Theft & Locks. 
Locking Fuel Filler Door
Power Door Locks Operated Via Card Key and Internal Switch With Automatic Locking
Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Alarm and Engine Immobilizer

Braking & Traction. 
Front Power 356-mm X 33-mm Vented Disc and Rear Power 351-mm X 20-mm Vented Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
Electronic Brake Force Distribution
Viscous Rear Limited Slip Differential
Traction Control
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) Vehicle Stability Control System
Brake Assistance

 
Engines & Emissions. 
NISMO Signature Red Engine Cover
Extended Service Interval For Spark Plugs and Distributorless Ignition
3.7-Liter, V6, CVTCS VVEL 24-Valve, DOHC, SEFI Engine; MID/Longitudinal Mounted With Horsepower Of 350@7400, Torque Of 276@5200, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads
Oil Cooler



 

Safety. 
Front Pretensioners With Force Limiters
Front Automatic Locking Retractors
Side Guard Door Beams
Front Side Head Curtain Airbags Located In Roof
Trunk Anti-Trap Device
Driver Airbag With Dual-Stage Deployment
Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
Front 3-Point Seatbelts
Passenger Airbag With Dual-Stage Deployment
Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor Activated By Seatbelt Engagement and Weight
Front Active Head Restraints

 
Suspension. 
NISMO Front Strut Tower Brace
Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension With Springs, Shock Absorbers and NISMO-Tuned Sport Ride Type
NISMO-Tuned Front Stabilizer Bar
Independent Multi-Link Front Suspension With Springs, Shock Absorbers and NISMO-Tuned Sport Ride Type

Transmission.
Synchrorev Match(R)
6-Speed Manual Transmission With Overdrive



Wheels & Tires. 
Compact Spare Tire
Front SBRP245/40YR19 and Rear SBRP285/35YR19 Yokohama(R) Advan Sport(R) High Performance Tires
Rays(R) Super Lightweight Forged Alloy Wheels, Front 19-In. X 9.5-In. and Rear 19-In. X 10.5-In


Toyota Camry XLE V6 2013




  • 3.5L V6, 24 valves, 268 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • 6 speed automatic transmission
  • 21 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
Engines & Emissions. 
 

    Free Scheduled Maintenance For 24 Months or 25,000 Miles
    3.5-Liter, V6, Dual VVT-i 24-Valve, DOHC, EFI Engine; Front Mounted With Horsepower Of 268@6200, Torque Of 248@4700, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads
    ULEV II Emissions
    Extended Service Interval For Distributorless Ignition

Transmission. 
 
    Adaptive Automatic Transmission
    Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission
    6-Speed Electronically Controlled Manually Interactive Adaptive Automatic Transmission With Overdrive


Anti-Theft & Locks. 


    Power Door Locks Operated Via Remote, Card Key and Internal Switch With Automatic Locking
    Valet Lockout
    Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Alarm and Engine Immobilizer
    Selective Unlocking
    Child Safety Door Locks Located On Rear Doors
    Vehicle Anti-Lockout

Braking & Traction. 

    Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) Vehicle Stability Control System
    4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
    Traction Control
    Front Power 296-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 281-mm Solid Disc Brakes
    Brake Assistance
    Electronic Brake Force Distribution

Safety. 

    Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags
    Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts
    Rear 3-Point Center Seatbelt
    Front and Rear Automatic Locking Retractors
    Passenger Airbag With Dual StageDeployment
    Seat Mounted Rear Side Airbags
    Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
    Pretensioners
    Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
    Front Dual Knee Airbags
    Side Guard Door Beams
    Rear Electronic Parking Aid With Camera
    Trunk Anti-Trap Device
    Whiplash-Injury-Lessening (WIL) Front Active Seat Back Restraints
    Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters

Suspension.
 
Independent Multi-Link MacPherson Strut Rear Suspension With Coil Springs and Gas ChargedShock Absorbers. Independent MacPherson Strut Front Suspension With Coil Springs and Gas Charged Shock Absorbers 25-mm Front Stabilizer Bar

Acura RDX 2013

 

All New 2013 Acura RDX
MSRP $34,320–$35,720

 

Engines
273-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)

Transmissions
6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

Power and Performance
3.5L V-6 273 HP engine
6-spd Sequential SportShift transmission w/OD
130 amp alternator 
550 amp battery 
4.25 axle ratio Axle Ratio 
16.0 gal. fuel tank Fuel Tank
Quasi-dual stainless steel exhaust 
Handling and Control
ABS & driveline traction control  



 

Stability control  
Front strut suspension 
Front anti-roll bar 
Coil front springs 
Gas-pressurized front shocks 
Multi-link rear suspension 
Rear anti-roll bar 
Coil rear springs 
Gas-pressurized rear shocks 
Rack & pinion steering 
4-wheel disc brakes
Front vented disc brakes 
18.0 " silver aluminum wheels
P235/60VR18.0BSW AS tires 
Compact steel spare wheel/tire  

Proton Inspira Lancer Bodykit


Proton Inspira Ralliart Carbon Fiber Front Lip V1 / V2
-100% Full Carbon Fiber
-Perfect fitting
-Only suitable for converted Evo X's Proton Inspira / Evo X.








Proton Inspira 400R Conversion - Latest Design!!!
Package include:
-Front bumper, side skirt and rear bumper.
-Perfect fitting.










Proton Inspira Evo X Style Front hood





Proton Inspira EVO X style Front and Rear Conversion
-Front Evo X style bumper
-Rear Evo X style rear bumper
-Material FRP / Hard Fibre









Proton Inspira Widebody TOTAL X Style Conversion
-Complete set with front bumper, front fender, side skirt, rear bumper, rear widebody, and rear spoiler.
-Painting and installation included.






Proton Inspira Elegance Roof Spoiler - RM280
-Reinforced Fibre



Proton Inspira Voltex Generator - RM250
-With installationa and matt black painted.



Proton Inspira Monster Front Hood
-Material reinforced fibre / FRP
-FRP lighter than reinforced fibre
-Monster outstanding look!!!




Proton Inspira Evo X style Wheel Arch RM280
-10mins installation
-DIY / Free installation
-More sporty look
-Matt Black / Carbon Look available
-Ready stock






Proton Inspira EVO X spoiler with paint and installation
-No extra hole drilled!!!
-Perfect fitting!!!



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