Tuesday 29 October 2013

Lexus IS-F 2011

Seen At the Trafford Centre yesterday (just between 2 showers!) a Lexus IS-F. The F-version is the beefed-up IS with a 5.0 V8 which develops 417bhp, reaches 62mph in just 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 168mph or 270km/h!
Just waiting to spot a Lexus LFA now...!

Saturday 26 October 2013

Mclaren MP4-12C

I took today's picture on Deansgate - Manchester. This is a McLaren MP4-12C in bright orange! Epitome of British engineering, the Mclaren has a 3.8 twin-turbo V8 with 592bhp. 0-62 takes the MP4 only 3.2 seconds and the top speed is 207mph or 333km/h.

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Audi S4 Quattro Cabriolet 2004

Spotted in the Northern Quarter in Manchester, outside the Beermoth shop (great selection of worldwide beers and very helpful staff by-the-way!!!) and Audi S4 Convertible from 2004. The S4 has a 4.2 V8 engine with 344bhp. 0-62 is covered in 5.9 seconds and the top speed is 155mph or 250km/h. Still looking good for a 10 year old car!


Monday 21 October 2013

BMW 535d M

Nice M pack on this BMW 535d today, seen in Manchester at the weekend. The 535 had a 3.0 straight-6 diesel engine which develops nearly 300bhp. That means 0-62 in only 5.7 seconds and a top speed -as usual electronically limited- of 155mph (250km/h)
I have never been a big fan of the previous 5-series but this one is very tempting! 

Saturday 19 October 2013

Ferrari 512BB 1970's

Seen this afternoon at the petrol station in Lymm, it is quite a rare car to see on the roads, a Ferrari 512BB from the late 1970's. I spotted it as I arrived at the petrol station and just had time for a snap from the rear before the owner left. The second picture was taken as he pulled away, while listening to the sound of the 4.9 straight 12-cylinder engine and its 360 horses! It isn't a Ferrari I have ever seen before and I had to search the web a bit to find the right one. Performance-wise, the 512BB is capable of competing with any modern supercar (well on paper at least!) with a 0 to 62 taking 5.5 seconds and best of all, a top speed of 187mph (302km/h)!!! Just over 900 of these were ever made, and as it isn't red or yellow, I like it even more!!!

Source: http://fastestlaps.com/cars/ferrari_512_bb.html

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Ford Capri 1987


Today, an old classic, the Ford Capri, in its Turbo version. Under the bonnet we have a 2.8 V6 Turbo with 188bhp. The Turbo has a top speed of 137mph (220km/h) and can reach 62mph in just 8 seconds. This particular one was spotted on the car park of the Tatton show, AGAIN!!! (told you I took about 300 pictures of cars that day!!! ;-) )

Sunday 13 October 2013

Ginetta G34 1997

Back in Tatton tonight with this 1997 Ginetta G34. It has a 2.0 inline 4-cylinder engine which develops around 187bhp. 0-62 takes around 5.4 seconds and the top speed is about 153mph or 246km/h.
Ginetta isn't a make you see everyday, with limited productions, so if you think I made any errors with the car, please leave a comment!

Friday 11 October 2013

Ferrari 458 Grey 2013

Even in the farmers drive Ferraris around Cheshire, here a 458 from 2013. Spend your day at work and at the end of it, hop out of your tractor straight into your Ferrari!!! 4.5l V8 engine with 570bhp, 0-62 in 3.4 seconds and 202mph (325km/h) top speed, and that's just for the tractor!!!

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Audi S4 Blue 2006

Parked at the Trafford Centre, this 4.2 V8 344bhp Audi S4 in blue! 5.8 seconds to reach 62mph and top speed, as usual electronically limited to 155mph or 250km/h.

Saturday 5 October 2013

Range Rover Sport V8 Cosworth 2005


After showing you Overfinch, after Kahn, it is the turn to show you Cosworth's take on the ever so popular Range Rover Sport. Striking paint job in black and white and as usual, mainly cosmetic changes, not much done to the 4.2l, 385bhp, V8 engine. This isn't really to my taste but again, there are so many 'standard' Range Rovers around that people are prepared to add a few extra thousands of pounds to get theirs noticed...

Friday 4 October 2013

BMW M5 2012


Another BMW M5 in Manchester, black this time. Still with the new engine: a 552bhp, 4.4l twin-turbo V8. As far as performance is concerned, 0-62 takes 4.4 seconds and the top speed is limited at 155mph (250km/h), but again, you have the option of purchasing the "M Driver's Package" which will override the limiter to take you to 190mph (305km/h).

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Porsche Boxster 2012

New edition of the 'Baby' Porsche, the Boxster! 3.4 flat-6 engine with 315bhp, 0-62 takes 5 seconds and the top speed is 172mph (277km/h)
Like the colour scheme of this particular one!