The new GTI has been redesigned a year ago; the Volkswagen GTI is a high-performance brother to the Golf. It comes as a two or four door option, both with an optional Autobahn Package that consists of interior upgrades mostly. The GTI is based on the VW Golf, and both received a new exterior last year that made them more angular and menacing. The GTI can seat up to five. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is standard. With either the manual or automatic transmission. This is a nice sport car under 30k.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
You might be thinking to your self why is the mustang in this list well it has big changes to its underhood bay and is powered by a new 305-horsepower V-6 that's rated at 31 mpg on the highway with an automatic transmission and an optional 412-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 in the GT. The new mustang is an animal and a lot of companies are seeing the potential that these cars can put out.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Chevy Corvette Zr1 will become one of American’s supercar that will brings the technology and engineering refinement of carbon-fiber, ceramics and electronics together in a distinctive design of a supercar. Chevrolet's goal with the new ZR1 is to show what an American supercar can deliver, at a price that overtake some of the exotics that cost two, three or four times as much and does so with exceptional drivability, and can be a daily or track driver. The ZR1 builds on the highly respected Corvette Z06 in every performance category, from acceleration and braking, to cornering grip and top speed. It all boils down to the power-to-weight ratio and the ZR1's is exceptional - better than the Porsche 911 GT2, the Ferrari 599 and even the Lamborghini LP640. A lot of people would have never thought of that. In fact, the ZR1 is expected to be the first production Corvette to achieve a top speed of at least 200 mph, which is impressive. This will turn heads at the local Country club.
The production of the 2011 Camaro shows a little difference from the preproduction versions of the 2006 concept. Small details on the Camaro such as a new retro interior decked out in brushed metal trim complete the package. GM has remained remarkably faithful to the original concept car when it was introduced in 2006. The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS tops the model range and is well worth it, and will be a true muscle car with the LS3 V8 motor and 6 speed manual transmission that will throw you back in the seats every time. The Camaro was aimed at the USA but has spread widely over the world. The US-based GM is in need of a true sports car hit that is affordable to the masses, just as Chevrolet pulled off with the original Camaro pony car in 1967. Time will tell if the Camaro has the punch to turn Chevrolet's luck around, but having a well styled and high performance true American sports car that is relatively affordable back in the lineup can't hurt things.
The Shelby GT500 seems to breed of two different animals the American Muscle and the Super car. It provides raw power and torque for those speed demons but it does up the power with the added Supercharger; it has some classic style and design for most and some luxury and exotic feel for others; and, it possesses a surprisingly luxurious interior for those yearning for a bit of pampering from their sports car. Its powered by a 5.4L supercharged V8 that pumps out and incredible 550 horsepower and 510 lb-ft. of torque. It will hit 60 in a little over 4 seconds and still maintain a decent fuel economy. Which is impressive from a superchargered monster V8. The gigantic Brembo brakes bring stopping power to a rather remarkable 106 feet from 60 mph, and the confident handling makes for a very well-balanced feel. Its interior mimics its 1960s ancestors, but provides a technological look and feel of a modern sport car. Insurance for an animal like this will sure be high but it is worth it.
This is one of the biggest bang for your buck out there. From the outside, the M3 looks like any other luxury coupe but this is far different. Taking it for a little jaunt around the block and this will prove to be an animal. It’s a 4.0L V8 that puts out about 414 horses and 295 lb-ft. of torque, and can get you to 60 mph from a dead standstill in just 4.6 seconds, which can compete with some of the exotics on the market it now. On top of the sleek performance you’re also getting BMW style and safety with a lot of luxury items. Braking on the M3 is astounding, coming to a stop from 60 mph in just 100 feet. Driver-selectable suspensions settings come in Normal, Comfort, and Sport, any of which will soak up bumps in the road and all but eliminate body roll.
The Audi R8 5.2 Quattro is priced at $149K this is far from economical, but it is definitely fast! A 5.2L V10 engine powers the R8, the R8 will go from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. It gets better! For true performance, stick with the manual transmission as the single-clutch R-tronic gearbox makes the car feel sluggish and clumsy. Audi also released a GT model of the R8 with an upgraded version of the V10, which they say will hit 3.5 seconds; but it’s a limited production model so getting your hands on one may be as difficult as outrunning a Bugatti. The new Audi R8 is a winner for cars under 200k and could be a daily driver. If you’re in the market for a sleek fast and a eye turner check out the Audi R8. This car will be a big asset to your collection and sure is worth it