Monday 29 July 2013

Fewer posts...

You might have noticed I haven't been posting as regularly as normal in the last few days. I am in France until the 08/08, that is the reason why the daily posts have become more scarce.
Thanks again for following the blog so regularly!

Audi R8 V8

Seen on Deansgate Manchester, a 2008 Audi R8 with a 4.2 V8 engine. The 2-seater has 420bhp. It can reach 62mph in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 187mph (300km/h).

Friday 26 July 2013

Aston Martin V8 Vantage


A lovely black Aston V8 Vantage, parked outside the Tatton Classic Car Show, with a 380bhp V8 engine, 0-62 in under 5 seconds and a top speed of 175mph (282km/h)

Tuesday 23 July 2013

Bentley Contimental GT

Today, another colour for the Bentley Continental GT, blue. Seen in Knutsford, The 6.0, 575bhp, W12 engine takes the 2750kg GT to 62mph in 4.3 seconds and up to 198mph (318km/h)

Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe


Parked on the Cathedral car park in Manchester, a Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe. Sporty looking car, it has a 6.2 V8 engine under the bonnet with 457bhp. It can cover 0-62 in just 4.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 155mph or 250km/h (limited of course)

Sunday 21 July 2013

Ferrari 250 GT

Seen on Deansgate on Saturday Morning, I just had time to take my phone out and take a couple of pictures through the back window (hence the poor quality!)
I reckon this is a Ferrari 250 GT convertible, quite a rare car to spot around!

Saturday 20 July 2013

Vauxhall Insignia VXR

Last in a Vauxhall VXR 3-day special, the saloon one, the Insignia VXR. Unlike its smaller sisters, the Insignia has a 2.8 V6 engine underneath the bonnet, which produces 325bhp. 0-62 takes 5.6 seconds and the top speed is limited to the normal 155mph (250km/h) unless you opt for the "Unlimited" option, which allows you to reach 170mph or 270km/h!

Friday 19 July 2013

Vauxhall Astra VXR


Next VXR model, this time the Astra VXR, with an extra preparation (probably a remap of the engine) by Dreamscience. The VXR Astra has a 2.0l turbo engine with 240bhp. 0-62 is done in 5.9 seconds and top speed is 155mph (250km/h) Ii don't know how the remap affects performance, so if you know, leave a comment for us!

Thursday 18 July 2013

Vauxhall Corsa VXR


Sports model from the Vauxhall city car range, the Corsa VXR has a 1.6 Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which produces 192 bhp. 0-62 take the Corsa 6.8 seconds top reach a top speed of 140mph or 225km/h.

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Honda S2000

A lovely roadster which has won many awards, the Honda S2000. A 4-cylinders and 2,0l with 240bhp engine allows the S2000 to reach 62mph in just 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 150mph or 241km/h. This is a car I would love to drive, and considering the fact that the S2000 was introduced some years ago, it still looks great and very current!

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Chevrolet Corvette

Corvette from the late 70s early 80s with a big V8 engine but not so many bhp. The Corvette has had so many different versions of the V8, this one seems to have the L82 version, which would mean between 210bhp and 230bhp. It is a great looking muscle car!
Spotted in the Tatton Classic Cars Show.

Monday 15 July 2013

Aston Martin DBS


Stunning looking Aston Martin DBS spotted in a car park in Manchester! The DBS has a 6.0 V12 engine with 510bhp. 0-62 takes 4.3 seconds, and the top speed is 191mph (307km/h)
I know the new Vanquish is a beautiful Aston, but the DBS still has the edge according to me! My top choice!

Sunday 14 July 2013

Ferrari 458

Snapped yesterday afternoon in Castlefield, a Ferrari 458 Italia, looking really nice in Black! 4.5l V8 engine with 570bhp, 0-62 in 3.4 seconds and 202mph (325km/h) top speed, the perfect car for an afternoon out in town!

Saturday 13 July 2013

Audi S8

Spotted on the motorway coming back from France (around Birmingham from what I can remember!), an Audi S8 with a 5.2 V10 engine and 450bhp. The S8 is capable of reaching 62mph in just 5.1 seconds and a (limited) top speed of 155mph or 250km/h! A great compromise between performance and practicality!

Friday 12 July 2013

Mercedes E63 AMG

Not one we see everyday, a Mercedes E63 AMG (W211 version), the pervious E-class model with the 6.2 AMG V8, 507bhp, a 0-62 in just 4.5 seconds and a limited top speed of 155mph as usual (250km/h). It replaced the E55 in the last years of the E-class W211 before it was itself replaced by the new model, the W212!

Thursday 11 July 2013

Mercedes SLS Black

Today, a black Mercedes SLS spotted off Deansgate in Manchester! 6.3 AMG V8 engine with 563bhp. 0-62 takes under 4 seconds and the top speed is 211mph (340km/h). 

Tuesday 9 July 2013

Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabrio


911 Carrera S Convertible today! Parked in Manchester in one of the side streets, it has a 3.8 flat-six engine with 400bhp, 0-62 in 4.5 seconds and 186mpfh top speed (299km/h).
I reckon the rear optics have been altered as they are clear transparent instead of the normal red plastic. It is a modification which I have already seen on Aston Martin DB9s but never on 911s. Great style though!

Monday 8 July 2013


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Sunday 7 July 2013

Lotus Esprit V8

The iconic Lotus Esprit in the V8 turbo version. 3.5 350bhp V8 engine. 0-62 in 4.8 seconds and 170mph (274km/h) top speed for this 1997 model.

Saturday 6 July 2013

Vauxhall VX220


Little roadster from Vauxhall, the VX220 or Speedster as it is known in France, shares the same base as the Lotus Elise. This VX220 has the 2.2 145bhp 4-cylinder engine (not the 2.0 turbo). 0-62 takes 5.6 seconds and the top speed is 135mph (217km/h), for a car which weighs less than 1,000kg!

Friday 5 July 2013

Jensen S-V8

A Jensen S-V8 spotted in the Tatton show. Again? Yes I know, I said at the beginning I would be presenting 'Dream Cars' spotted on the street, but some of the car I shot at the show are still cars I saw, cars you wouldn't really see on the streets. So here it is the 4.6 V8 engine Jensen, with 325bhp. 0-62 is covered in just 5 seconds and the top speed is 155mph (250km/h)
Jensen is a British car manufacturer which went bankrupt in 2002. The S-V8 is one of the last cars produced by Jensen, 300 were planned but only 20 left the factory fully finished. There are rumours which mention a revival of the make in 2014, particularly with a new version of the famous "Interceptor".

Thursday 4 July 2013

Mercedes 220 1955

Still form the Tatton Show car park, the antique Mercedes-Benz 220 dating back 1955. It was a 'luxury' saloon with a 2.2 straight-six engine and 100bhp. Nothing like what we would call a luxury saloon nowadays!!!

Wednesday 3 July 2013

BMW Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo


Another different tuning company today, with Alpina for BMW. This car is an 2008 Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo based on the BMW 3-series. It has the 3.0 straight-six engine out of the 335i, prepared by Alpina to deliver 360bhp (0-62 in 4.8 seconds and top speed of 177mph or 285 km/h)
Many say that the Alpina is much better to drive than an M3, if you own any of the two (or both!!!) leave a comment telling us what you think of it!

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Range Rover Evoque Kahn


After the Q5 prepared by ABT from yesterday, the Range Rover Evoque prepared by Kahn tonight. Like with the Q5, we have a "regular" base, an Evoque 2.2 SD4 with 190bhp, to which Kahn has added a body kit (new bumpers, wheels, spoiler and exhaust) turning it into Kahn Range Rover Evoque RS250. From the information I have managed to gather, the modifications are purely cosmetic, not mechanical.

Monday 1 July 2013

Audi Q5 ABT


Today, a post about the Audi Q5 prepared by the German tuning company ABT. Like with Overfinch and Range Rover, ABT preparation consist of body kits and engine upgrades mainly. Here we have a regular 2.0 TDI Q5 which has been dressed with an aerodynamic body kit (spoiler, wheel arches, skirts, deflectors...) The engine has probably been upgraded too, from 143bhp to 170bhp.
Makes the Q5 less dull looking in my opinion!!!