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The Most Sophisticated and Latest Models of Luxury Cars

Each unit costs more than $100,000. The entire lineup of Aston Martin, Bentley, Maybach, Maserati and Rolls Royce are all considered luxury cars. The top-performing variants of flagship cars from Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche which are ultra-high performance cars also exceed the $100,000 USD mark and are regarded as luxury automobiles.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

One of the most popular brands of car in the world is Mercedes-Benz. The most sophisticated and latest luxury unit from this company is Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, a luxury grand tourer automobile. This cool-looking car was unveiled in 2009 in Europe. The initial price or MSRP for this luxury vehicle is €177,310. It will be marketed in the US in mid-2011 for less than $200,000.

Features:

  • This super car’s transmission is 7-speed dual-clutch semi automatic.
  • It is the cover car for the PlayStation 3.
  • It was the safety car for the 2010 Formula One season.
  • Fuel consumption of this amazing car is around 13 L/100 km.

Maserati Gran Cabrio

The Maserati Gran Cabrio is an awesome-looking convertible version of GranTurismo S Automatic with canvas roof which was unveiled in 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show its production started in 2010 and it will be called the GranTurismo Convertible in the United States. This luxury car is powered by 4.7-liter 440 PS (324 kW; 434 hp) V8.

Features:

  • It is powered by 4.7 liter 440 PS V8.
  • This car’s transmission is 6 speed automatic.
  • It can attain a top speed of 285 km/h.

Lamborghini Murciélago

Lamborghini is a popular maker of sports cars and one of its most luxurious models is the Lamborghini Murciélago. This high-performance two-door, two-seat sports car, which is often regarded as a supercar, was introduced in 2001. LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is the final variation to wear the Murciélago nameplate. This amazing car is powered by the largest and final evolution of the historic Lamborghini V12 engine. Production of the Murciélago ceased in November 2010 with a total production of 4,099 units.

Features:

  • It is powered by V12 engine.
  • It can attain a top speed of 342 km/h.
  • This luxurious sports car is 6 speed manual.

Maybach 62 Zeppelin

Maybach, another luxury car maker, launched its latest luxury model in 2009 – the “Zeppelin” on the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. It can be ordered on both the Maybach 57 and 62.

Features:

  • It is consists of special California beige leather with Stromboli-black stitching, piano black lacquer finishes and silver “Zeppelin” champagne glasses.
  • The exterior has exclusive 20″ chrome wheels and dark-red taillights.
  • It is powered by 6.0L V12 Twin-Turbo with 640 bhp (477 kW; 649 PS)
  • The word ‘ZEPPELIN’ is also incorporated into the triangular ‘M’ hood ornament.

Aston Martin Rapide

The Aston Martin Rapide is the latest luxury model released by Aston Martin in 2010. This four-door, high-performance sport saloon, which was first presented as a concept in 2006, has a base price $199,950.00.

Features:

  • The car features a full-length glass roof.
  • It can attain a top speed of 303 km/h.
  • It also features LED light bars on the rear end.
  • It includes a tilt-telescoping steering wheel.
  • The car is equipped with bi-xenon headlamps and LED tail lamps.

Additional features:

    • Power front seats with memory and heating
    • Bluetooth
    • Satellite radio;
    • USB and iPod connectivity

2012 G-power BMW M5 Hurricane RRS

2012 G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane RRs, This light blue G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RRs is equipped with a reworked version of the high-revving V10 engine modified by G-POWER and supercharged by a BI-Kompressor „Sporty Drive“ system. Therefore the two superchargers named ASA T1-313 have been replaced by larger ASA T1-316 units. They are both driven by a belt and do provide each cylinder bank with supercharged air. Further down the line the pre-compressed air from the superchargers is cooled for a maximum power output. A complicated aluminium casting – painted in G-POWER orange – replaces the standard air box on top of the engine, and its direct inlet is responsible for the spontaneous response characteristics which give the G-POWER motor its incomparable response and also much more torque.

Prepared like this the G-POWER HURRICANE RRs does not only set new performance standards for top speed. With an acceleration of just 4.3 seconds from standstill to 100 km/h, 9.1 seconds from standstill to 200 km/h and 25,2 seconds from standstill to 300 km/h the two-ton sedan is also leading his class.

Two tons of weight and a top speed of more than 370 km/h naturally require extreme demands on the tires, being fitted on special G-POWER wheels. Our technology partner Michelin provided high-performance Pilot Sport tires in the dimensions 255/35 ZR 19 at the front axle and 305/30 ZR 19 at the rear axle for this reason. For every day use the G-POWER HURRICANE RRs runs on 20-inch SILVERSTONE DIAMOND wheels with the dimensions 255/35 ZR 20 and 285/30 ZR 20 front and rear.

The cost for the G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RRs components start with 1.861,00 € for the G-POWER coilover suspension GM5-RS. Followed by 4.673,00 € for the 20“G-POWER SILVERSTONE DIAMOND wheel set incl. MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport tyres in the dimension 255/35 ZR 20 and 285/30 ZR 20, and 6.466,00 € (Ceramic version 14.460,00 €) for the G-POWER brake system for the front axle and 4.785,00 Euro (Ceramic version 11.788,00 €) for the rear axle. The output increase with the help of the G-POWER SK III RRs „SPORTY DRIVE“ supercharger system for the BMW M5 E60 / E61 and M6 E63 / E64 is listed with 57.000,00 € plus the installation in the G-POWER price list.

G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RRs Specs:

  • 800 hp / 588 kW at 7.500 r/min (+ 293 hp / 215 kW)
  • 780 Nm at 6.500 r/min (+ 260 Nm)
  • Top speed: 372 km/h
  • 0-100 km/h: 4,3s
  • 0-200 km/h: 9,1s
  • 0-100 km/h: 25,2s
  • G-POWER Bi-Kompressor system SK III RRs “Sporty Drive”
  • G-POWER 20″ SILVERSTONE DIAMOND wheels
  • G-POWER coilover suspension GM5-RS
  • G-POWER brake system for front and rear axle

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 – The Boss’s Father and Angry Brother

Faithful to the original, except for surpassing it in every way.

2012 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302 DYNO RUN: 

The Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca is the base Boss’s angry brother, intended for buyers whose Sundays are spent worshiping apexes as much as deities. What you first notice about the track-tuned Laguna edition—apart from its protruding NASCAR-style adjustable front splitter—is that there’s a tubular-steel X brace where the back seat used to be.

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 – Road Test and Dyno Run

Faithful to the original, except for surpassing it in every way.

2012 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302 DYNO:

Jim Farley, Ford’s group VP of global marketing, didn’t have to fly to California for the debut of the Mustang Boss 302. No one told him to. He came anyway. “I’ve been driving my own Mustang right through the past two Michigan winters thinking about this project,” he says. “From a business standpoint, the Boss 302 shouldn’t have happened. But it happened. My dream for the car was that it would make a lot of money for a guy street racing. It should be a car that winds up on YouTube doing something illegal. I’ve been waiting 20-plus years to launch a car like this.”

2012 Ferrari Ff

Ferrari’s First Four-Wheel Drive Model

A completely new car by Ferrari, shooting break design, four wheel drive, and it can seat 4 people. The FF, an acronym for Ferrari Four, has a new direct-injection 6.3L V12 engine that produces 651 hp and 504 lbs of torque. The advance four-wheel drive system, called the 4RM is about 50% to the most advance system next to this one and has a control called 4RM control, with full integration of all controls, including the  F1-Trac, E-Diff and PTU. The FF is to replace the 612 Scaglietti.

The top speed is 208 mph, also makes it one of the fastest Ferrari’s ever built, the FF can sprint 0-60 in 3.6 seconds, it’s gearbox is a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Though the FF doesn’t follow the tradition of being a 2 seater, Ferrari aims to go into different markets with this car, for more sales of their cars.

Other features of this car include, magnetorheological damping system (SCM3) and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes. The fuel efficiency is a MPG 15 combined and CO2 emissions are lower, to 360 gr/km, thanks to the o the HELE (High Emotions- Low Emissions) System which incorporates Stop&Start technology, which means that the car will shut off when it is not moving, for instance at a stop sign or stop light. The FF also comes with ABS/EBD and ESC.

It’s shooting brake design, meaning a 2 door estate, done by Pininfarina, was made to have more space for rear passengers and cargo space, to make it a much more practical car, while some people may speculate that the FF won’t be for everyone, based on height, but Ferrari claims that the FF can even comforting seating tall passengers.

The FF was first unviled at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show The price of the FF is said to be around $700,000 USD and to go on sale beginning of next year.

2012 Chrysler 300 Simply Class Apart

The 2012 Chrysler 300 is a symbol of class and luxury. It retains the classic touch while adding elements of modern designing like sleekness, plush interiors, and a more power-packed drive. The model is one of Chrysler’s best and would make for a good buy if urban-classic is the way you like to go.

Performance

2012 Chrysler 300 comes in two engines- V6 and V8. Nothing compares to the power of the V8, but the 292 HP 3.6-liter V6 is quite good too. You can choose from a rear-wheel drive model or an all-wheel drive one. You take a mere 4.7 seconds to go from speed zero to a speed of 60 mph.

Fuel Efficiency

The mileage is 18 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway. Eight speed automatic transmission increases the fuel economy.

Looks

2012 Chrysler 300 is as sleek in design as it is huge in size. Its refinement and powerful looks are likely to get enough attention on the road. Much of the upholstery is hand-stitched, and its leather trimmings give a very chic appearance to the car’s interior. You can also choose a color combination for the seats.

Interiors

The sedan has sufficient space to comfortably seat five people. Comfort in the Chrysler 300 is at its peak with plush seats covered in leather. Front seats are heated and cooled. And the drive becomes acutely easy for the driver with an impressive tilting and telescoping wheel. Space is never an issue – there is enough leg space, as well as an average luggage storage capacity in the sedan.

Drive

The drive in a 2012 Chrysler 300 is pleasingly smooth and quiet. Its steering wheel is electric-assisted and has a sufficient weighting for an easy drive. With a Chrysler 300, you would want to go on a long drive every other day.

Interesting Features

Chrysler 300 is loaded with a range of advanced electronic features. It has an 8.4 inches touch screen control. Heated mirrors, automatic headlamps, keyless entry and ignition, tilt-and-telescope steering wheel wrapped in leather, six-speaker sound system, USB interface, LCD infotainment screen with touch screen controls, and Bluetooth connectivity are few of the Chrysler 300’s features.

Safety Standards

The 2012 Chrysler 300 has enormously high safety standards. You don’t have to worry a wee bit about your safety while in the Chrysler 300. The antilock brakes work remarkable well. Air bags make sure all passengers are well protected in case of a collision, with front, side, driver knee, and front head airbags.

Electronics too play a major role in ensuring safety with the SafetyTec package. The package contains blind-spot, forward collision and cross-path warning systems. The rearview camera makes parking and maneuvering significantly easy and safe for you.

Price

Priced at around $28,000, the 2012 Chrysler 300 gives excellent value for money. Great looks, amazing drive, and ample safety, it is a smart choice among full-size sedans.

So if a mere review of 2012 Chrysler 300 is so enchanting, imagine how awesome its drive would be. Get in touch with your trusted Chrysler dealer to learn more about the car and help you take its test drive. If that is appealing too, book your Chrysler 300 before your neighbor does.

Tips for Buying Car or Truck Custom Wheels

Tips for Buying Car or Truck Custom Wheels.

It is terribly tough to buy around for custom wheels for your truck or automobile. the rationale why it’s thus onerous is that there are thousands of various designs and sizes that may build it tough to decide on the most effective product. the most effective thanks to comprehend what you would like is to raise yourself a few of queries.

Question #1 – what’s my budget: what proportion do i would like to pay? Knowing how massive your budget and also the quantity you would like to spend can assist you to work out what size and magnificence of tires you’ll be able to afford to shop for. Question #2 – Is chrome in my budget or do i want to remain with polished or painted steel and aluminum? the foremost expensive wheels that are on the market are the chrome wheels.

Tips for Buying Car

How you answered the primary question can verify what sort of metal you’ll be able to afford to shop for. Question #3 – What sort of end do I prefer? another time, budget are going to be a large consider determining if you’ll be able to have chrome, however you may still have to be compelled to selection between polished aluminum and alternative alternatives. it’s vital to grasp that polished aluminum needs lots additional maintenance than alternative finishes, but if you utilize the correct tools and polishes still as use a high speed drill, you will not have to be compelled to pay the maximum amount time on it as if you probably did it by hand. it’s additionally vital to guard your finishes although you have got a powder coated or painted rim. you must wax wheels that are painted on a daily basis to guard them from brake mud and alternative irritants. If you have got painted wheels all you would like to try to to is wash them often so that they keep clean. Again, brake mud will decide on any sort of wheels to cause rust spots which will injury and permanently stain your wheels. Once you establish your budget and what sort of finishes and designs you wish, you’ll be able to move on to future a part of the method. Knowing what proportion cash you have got to pay and also the size you would like can facilitate lots. future factor you would like to work out is what color and end you’d wish to have.

Figuring out the dimensions, color and end can extremely slender your selections down lots and build it easier to decide on. Your next step would be to seem at completely different designs and determine what kind would best fit your automobile or truck. Your rim dealer will offer you lots of recommendation during this space, however here are some tips you’ll be able to use still. as an example, a automobile that has front wheel drive has what’s called a “positive offset,” which implies that the wheel’s face is toward the fringes of the wheel itself. Older vehicles that have rear wheel drive still as trucks have what’s called a “negative offset,” which implies that the wheel’s face is in deeper with a mounting surface that’s offset regarding halfway. Newer trucks and SUVs can sometimes have a “mid offset,” which means that it’s additional toward the positive facet compared to what you may see on a customary automobile, supplying you with a and thirty offset as opposition a and thirty eight offset. For your data, those numbers are set in millimeters.

2012 Acura Tl

Facelifted, Fourth Gen TL.

Acura has given the TL some tweaks and new bumpers for the 2012 model year, including a redesigned front grill, which makes the car a bit more appealing. Many other tweaks were done to the interior and the engine, also, a few new features were added to the car.

Some of these new features include, a downshifting rev-matching in the automatic multi-clutch gearbox, which allows the driver to downshift two gears at once, as a result, sharply improves deceleration when stopping. The interior has received new seats that feature a ventilating system with six heating systems, the navigation system gets a bigger harddrive, now 60 GB, to store more data.

Other new bits on the TL include, new rims, 18 inch, 5 spoke alloys, improved soundproofing in the interior, the Blind Spot Information System, that was first introduced by Volvo, then there’s the improvements to the engine, Acura somehow got another 2 mpg out of both the 3.5L and 3.7L engines, while still be able to carry over the same six-speed gearboxes from the pre-facelifted models, without worrying about any extra stress, thanks to tweaks that created less engine stress and noise, which makes the car 3dB quieter at highway speeds.

Pricing for the new TL starts at $35,605 USD, with the TL SH-AWD trim that comes with Advance Package, to cost $45,085 USD.

15 Rules for Calling Shotgun

Are you tired of having fights with your friends every time you go to the movies or out for dinner on who gets to sit next to the driver? Believe it or not there are over fifty semi strict and/or goofy rules that determine who gets to sit in the shotgun seat. All these rules are considered to be in effect, however the driver has the final say and can void all shotgun calls under his discretion.

  1. The first person to yell “SHOTGUN” gets to ride in the front seat.
  2. The shotgun caller must be in within clear sight of the car, and the driver must be able to hear the shotgun call.
  3. Shotgun cannot be called until both you and the driver are outside any building you may be leaving.
  4. You cannot call shotgun once somebody has previously called it for the ride. First person to call it gets it.
  5. If you are picked up first to be picked up you automatically keep it for the rest of the ride.
  6. When there is a tie amongst the shotgun callers, there is a foot race to the passenger side door of the vehicle but it is only for the people who are involved in the tie.
  7. Shotgun cannot be called in advance, for example while you’re in the car or at your destination you cannot call the return trip until the other rules permit.
  8. Once shotgun has been called the driver has the option to reload. A driver can use this to void all previous shotgun calls. It is especially useful in the event the driver doesn’t like the person that won the call. Keep in mind, a shotgun only hold two shots.
  9. If there are multiple passengers then after shotgun has been called you can effectively call back left, back right ect. Essentially this leaves the slowest person with the middle seat.
  10. If the owner of the car is drunk or for some other reason chooses not to drive, then he/she is automatically given shotgun.
  11. Shotgun overrules “baggsies”, “dibbs”, “calling” it and any other slang version of the official calling of shotgun.
  12. If the rightful caller of shotgun pulls the door too soon and jams the lock requiring the driver to unlock it again they forfeit all rights to shotgun.
  13. However a driver’s girlfriend/boyfriend is not required to call shotgun.
  14. Women do not automatically get shotgun, as men and women are created equal.
  15. When riding in a two or three door car, it is the responsibility of the shotgun caller to allow them to crawl in on their side, and open any door that is not able to be opened by the passengers in the back.

Like I said there are tons of different rules for calling shotgun, but these were the ones I found to be the most commonly known, and most basic needed to understand the calling of shotgun. There are also a few I don’t agree with such as the person sitting shotgun receives a speeding ticket if they fail to spot a police car. I omitted the ones I thought to be unfair or just plain stupid. Any funny stories out there about a shotgun call?

Your Car Towing Options

There are plenty of things to consider when towing your car, all of which contribute to the type of towing system you choose. Here’s a breakdown of the three most common ways to tow your car around.

This type of towing involves a flatbed trailer. Flatbed towing is one of the safest ways to transport your car. If you’re moving, there are numerous services that use flatbed towing to get your car to your new home.

Flatbed trailers normally have four wheels placed together at the center of the trailer, balancing the weight of the towed car while preventing any swaying. Loading is a simple matter of driving your car onto the trailer, parking it, and securing it.

Flatbed trailers don’t require any adjustments to your car’s power train, which means you can use one regardless of your car’s layout or transmission. Aside from a hitch, you won’t need to buy any extra parts. The car also takes less wear during the trip as no part of the towed car makes contact with the road.

Your Car Towing Options

However, flatbeds tend to be pricey. A flatbed trailer will also be heavier than a used tow dolly, decreasing gas mileage for the coach vehicle. Low- and mid-quality flatbed trailers rely on the brakes of the coach vehicle, putting that extra bit of wear on them.

Tow Dollies

A car tow dolly is a two-wheeled trailer with slots and ramps for just the front tires of your towed vehicle. Thus, while the front tires are supported by the tow dolly, the rear wheels remain in contact with the road.

The tow dolly is perfect for cars with front wheel drive, which won’t need any modifications. Your drive shaft will be free to spin and you won’t register any miles on the odometer. However, for a rear or all-wheel drive vehicle, you’ll have to take a few extra steps of preparation, which includes removing the drive shaft.

However, an RV dolly is a lighter and more affordable alternative to a flatbed.

Tow Bars

Flat towing is a method in which the all four of the towed car’s wheels are in contact with the ground. This requires a tow bar. Tow bars come in three main types: rigid A-frame, self-aligning coach-mounted receivers, and self-aligning towed vehicle-mounted receivers.

Tow bars are less expensive than a dolly or flatbed and are also much lighter. However, a tow bar will also cause your tires to wear out more quickly, and as with tow dollies, it’s a good idea to disconnect the drive shaft. Many people go around this by putting the towed car in neutral, which can be rough on your car and its engine.