Thursday 28 November 2013

Noble M12 GTO


Still slow progress at the moment on the blog, but I don't miss any opportunity for a nice snap, particularly when I come across cars I don't see often and I haven't yet on the blog. Today, a Noble M12 GTO spotted at the Swan with Two Nicks pub near Lymm. Noble is a small British sports car manufacturer, one of the rare British-owned automotive company! The M12 GTO comes with different engines, and I don't know which one powers this particular one. We are potentially looking at a 3.0 V6 bi-turbo with 352bhp. it only takes 3.7 seconds for the M12 GTO to reach 62mph and  the top speed is 185mph or 298km/h. Nice little sports car!

Saturday 23 November 2013

Vauxhall VXR8 2009


Hi everybody! Sorry about my lack of new posts this week, but I have been very busy, so the blog fell a bit behind.
Today, we have a Vauxhall VXR8 spotted in Manchester about 2 weeks ago. The VXR8 is Vauxhall's Muscle car. It has a 6.2 V8 engine with 430bhp. 0-62 in 4.9 seconds and top speed of 155mph (250km/h) limited. I know that if you follow the blog properly, you should be telling me: "We have already seen this very car previously!" Yes you have, but my previous post (28-04-13) had the front of the car cut off as it was parked very close to a wall. This time, I am treating you to the full picture! Enjoy!

Friday 15 November 2013

Porsche 911 Carrera 2012

Very retro today, this Porsche 911 Carrera in a solid blue. This 911 has a 3.4 straight-6 engine with 350bhp. 0-62 is covered in just 4.8 seconds and the top speed is 179mph (288km/h).
Well spotted, it is a Bentley Continental GTC parked next to the Porsche!

Sunday 10 November 2013

Maserati GranCabrio 2010


Not amazing pictures today as they were taken through the windscreen on the way back from Manchester. We have here a Maserati GranCabrio in white. It has a 4.7 V8 engine with 440bhp. 5,2 seconds for the GranCabrio to reach 62mph and 176mph (283km/h) top speed. The Maserati is beautiful (even if I still prefer the coupe) and could even tempt me away from an Aston Martin.

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Megane RS 2010


A grey Renault Megane RS today, seen at the Trafford Centre on the car park. The Megane RS is a 2.0 turbocharged coupe with 250bhp. 0-62 takes the RS 6.1 seconds and the top speed is 156mph (251km/h)

Saturday 2 November 2013

BMW 135i M 2013

A little "hot hatch" today, the BMW 135i M. There isn't a M1 as such (well there is but we are talking about the iconic M1 from the late 70's early 80's!) so the sportiest you can get on the 1-series is the 135 M. It has a straight-6, 3.0l engine which develops 320bhp!!! 0-62 takes 4.9 seconds and top speed is as usual limited to 155mph (250km/h). It sounds like a successful recipe for a great drive, and Top Gear seem to agree as they concluded their review of the 135i M saying the BMW is "light and sharp and involving and makes you go "Mmmmm." "