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513 HP Black On Black BMW M4 Cabrio Looks Menacing - CarScoops
This tuned BMW M4 Convertible maxes out at over 186 mph.
The new generation BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe will be uncovered on the 23rd this month, but the M4 Convertible is still a few months away, apparently, so until it breaks cover, Barracuda and their partners at Cardiologie have introduced a few aftermarket upgrades for the current model. The most important tune concerns the twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six engine, which boasts a Stage 1 software optimization that has raised output from 425 HP (431 PS / 317 kW) to 513 HP (520 PS / 382 kW), and torque from 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) to 502 lb-ft (680 Nm). Read Also: Manharts BMW M4 Convertible Mixes OTT Looks With 690 HP The top speed limiter has also been removed, allowing the M4 to max out at over 300 km/h (186 mph), up from the stock car’s 250 km/h (155 mph). There is no reference to the new 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint time, but the stock open-top M4 needs 4.4 seconds when equipped with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Now, as Barracuda is one of the companies behind the project, it is only natural that it sports its wheels. In this case, the 9×20-inch front and 10.5×20-inch rear rims, hugged by the 265/30 and 285/30 tires, respectively, are dubbed the Karizzma, and feature a Y-spoke pattern and matte black paint finish, a shade applied to the four tailpipes as well, which complements the rest of the exterior. In fact, the only contrasting accents are the blue brake calipers, a color also used for the stitching inside. The final upgrade is the Eibach sport springs, which have improved the stance of the M4 Convertible by lowering its ride height. PHOTO GALLERY
Ford Mustang ‘Eleanor’ From Gone In 60 Seconds Is A $500,000 Affair - CarScoops
This is one of the 11 Ford Mustang Eleanor models built for the film.
The whole scene of Eleanor Ford Mustang Shelby GT500s replicas is extremely overplayed. However, the Eleanor youre looking at is not a replica but one of the real cars from the 2000 blockbuster Gone in 60 Seconds. Just 11 identical Eleanor Mustangs were built for the production of the film by Cinema Vehicle Services, Steve Stanford, and Chip Foose. It is claimed that just three of these cars were functional and this looks to be one of them. The car is up for sale from Al Ain Class Motors, a premier exotic car dealerships. Very few details about the car are provided in the listing, such as what part this Eleanor played in the film starring Nicholas Cage. We have reached out to the dealership to try and learn more. Read Also: YouTuber Tried To Build Eleanor-Inspired Mustang, Reportedly Lost The Car In Legal Battle Listed with an asking price equivalent to $498,551, the car isnt cheap. However, one of the other Eleanor models from the film was sold at a Mecum auction earlier this year for $852,500, which makes this example a bit of a bargain. A look through the images of it shows that it has the signature of Carroll Shelby on the dashboard, something that the car which sold in January lacked. If this example has the same powertrain as the other movie cars, then it sports a 351 cubic-inch V8 with an Edelbrock intake and nitrous. The listing claims the car is good for 641 hp and has just 1,000 miles (1,609 km) on the clock. PHOTO GALLERY
Porsche 911 Turbo S Races Taycan Turbo S, Proves ICEs Are Still Alive And Kicking - Carscoops
Can the Porsche 911 Turbo S out-accelerate a Taycan Turbo S?.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has established itself as the quickest electric vehicle currently on the market (alongside the Tesla Model S Performance with Cheetah Launch), but how does it compare against another fast Porsche, namely the new 911 Turbo S? With the exception of the 918 Spyder, the Taycan Turbo S and 911 Turbo S are the quickest production cars that Porsche has ever built and are both capable of quarter-mile sprints in the low 10-second mark. CarWow pitted the duo together in a battle royale to see which is the true king of performance. Watch Also: 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Is Still The Ultimate Subtle Super Car The first test is a quarter-mile race from a standing start. In the first race, the driver of the 911 Turbo S has the quicker reaction time and rockets off the line, leaving the Taycan for dead. In the second race, the two drivers have very similar reaction times but, once again, it is the 911 that sprints away, making the most of its potent twin-turbo 3.8-liter six-cylinder and completing the quarter-mile in 10.2 seconds compared to the 10.3 seconds of the Taycan. The two Porsches then move on to a handful of rolling races. While the Taycans instantly-available torque helps it in a rolling race as the 911 changes down gears, it is the 911 that sprints past as the speeds start to increase. Last but not least is a braking test, where the 911 Turbo S easily defeats the Taycan, thanks in no small part to its significantly lower weight.
2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Is Excellent But Needs Shorter Gearing - Carscoops
Porsche admits they'd have liked shorter gears, but that particular 'box prevented it.
Few car manufacturers are as well versed at making exceptional sports cars like Porsche, and the 718 Cayman GT4 is one of its finest recent creations. Powering the GT4 is a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six, although this is not the same engine as the 911 GT3 and is instead based on the 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder of the current 911 Carrera models. It pumps out 414 hp and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque, excellent figures for a vehicle that is this compact and driver-focused. Mated to the engine is a six-speed manual transmission. While Porsche makes some of the finest stick shifts on the market, the gearbox of the Cayman GT4 is not perfect. In this review, Matt Farah says that the gearing of the GT4 is simply too long, just as it was on the previous-generation model. Watch Also: Porsches New 718 Cayman GT4 Is Extraordinary Around The Track Porsche itself has admitted it got the gearing wrong on the car. First gear on the GT4 is good for 52 mph (84 km/h) while second tops out at 85 mph (137 km/h) and third continues through to 121 mph (195 km/h). If the car was turbocharged and had heaps of torque low down in the rev range, the gearing might not have been a huge issue, but the 4.0-liter of the GT4 needs to be revved to make use of the power. When recently quizzed about the gearing by Which Car, the boss of the Porsche 911 and 718 lines, Frank-Steffen Walliser, said the brand is using an old gearbox with the GT4. The gearbox we have, dont get me wrong, its an old one, an existing one and changing the gear was just technically not possible as we were running out of space on the shafts, if we need an adjustment there. We would have loved to have seen that, [the gearing] a little bit shorter, but technically there was no way, he said.
Toyota Wants You To Drift Into McDonald’s And Grab A Supra Happy Meal - CarScoops
Starting next month, Happy Meals in Japan will include a pint-sized Toyota GR Supra.
Japanese McDonald’s have unique options such as teriyaki burgers, but their latest offering is more up our alley. Thanks to a partnership with Toyota Gazoo Racing, the fast food chain will be including a scale model of the GR Supra in Happy Meals. Toyota says this will allow children to experience the fun and excitement of driving a car at home through toys. The pint-sized Supra features a red exterior and is pretty detailed for something that is effectively being given away as a freebie. Furthermore, the headlights illuminate when the roof is pressed. Driven: 2020 Toyota GR Supra Is A Track Weapon And An Everyday Sports Car The Supra will be available at most McDonalds restaurants in Japan starting May 1st. The model is part of a special series of automotive toys that also includes a Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500 and a Mazda CX-5 police car. The collection also features a fire truck and ambulance as well as an Isuzu bus and a cement mixer. If that wasnt interesting enough, theres also a secret toy that has yet to be revealed. As part of the tie-up with Toyota, the two companies released a promotional video dubbed Drift Twins. It stars Saito Taigo and Nobuteru Taniguchi who drift around a specially designed course, in GR Supras, while performing stunts around a massive Big Mac and a rolling box of Chicken McNuggets. They then grab some food, before making a McDonalds logo in brunt rubber. PHOTO GALLERY