Tuesday 29 April 2014

Maserati Coupe V8 Gransport 2005

A nice little coupe tonight, the Maserati V8 Gransport spotted on Deansgate in Manchester. Maseratis are nice looking car but strangely we don't see many of them around. This particular model dates back mid-2000s and has a 4.2 V8 engine which delivers 400bhp. 0-62 takes 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 180mph or 290km/h.

Saturday 26 April 2014

Insider 16 - BMW M6 2014

Nearly a couple of months since the last Insider post, so here's a new one. Today we are inside a brand new BMW M6!

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Audi RS4 Avant 2014

I have already introduced the Audi RS4 on the blog, but this one is the new model. The bonnet still shelters a 4.2 V8 but with an output increased from 420bhp to 450bhp. Performance is also improved with 0-62 only taking 4.7 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the previous generation. Top speed doesn't move, still electronically limited to 155mph or 250km/h.
I don't think I would be very fussy, anything with an RS badge would do for me!

Sunday 20 April 2014

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 2006

First one on the blog so far, a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII. Spotted in Altrincham, this particular Evo VIII has a 2.0 4-cylinder engine which develops 265bhp, giving the car the following performance: 0-62 in 6.1 seconds and top speed of 152mph or 245km/h. Many different models were introduced throughout the production years of the Evo VIII (FQ300 to FQ400) but this one is the standard model. I like the carbon touches even if this is a real boy-racer type of car!

Saturday 19 April 2014

Ferrari 550 Barchetta

A bit of a rarity today, the Ferrari 550 Barchetta. I took the pictures of the car at the Startstone Wilmslow dealership where once again, staff were very friendly and helpful. 
Why a rarity, well only 448 of these were ever produced in the very early 2000's, and only 42 were supplied to the UK market, so you won't probably see one around the corner. It is basically a roadster version of the 550 Maranello, yes a roadster and not a convertible as the Barchetta does not have a roof at all! So better use it in a sunny country!
Engine-wise, we have a 5.5 V12 with 478bhp; 0-62 in 4.4 seconds and top speed of 186mph or 299km/h.
Stunning looking car!

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Porsche Cayenne GTS 2014

Another Manchester find, this Porsche Cayenne GTS in white. The car definitely has a body kit on, but there is no badge on the car and I haven't found the same kit online. So if you do, please post it in the comment section.
Back to the car itself: a big 4.8 V8 engine with 420bhp under the bonnet, 0-62 takes 5.7 seconds and the top speed is 162mph or 261km/h. Not bad performance for a car which weighs over 2 tons! Still wouldn't be my choice though...

Sunday 13 April 2014

Audi R8 Spyder V10 2010

After the Audi R8 Spyder V8 a few posts ago, here is the V10 version, spotted at the Trafford Centre. I do think this blue paint suits the car to perfection. So the engine is a 5.2 V10 with 518bhp. 0-62 takes 4.1sec and the R8 can reach a top speed of 194mph (312km/h)
A very tempting car!

Friday 11 April 2014

Mercedes SLS 2010

Another Mercedes today, just a bit more extreme and exclusive than the CLA from the last post, a black 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).

Monday 7 April 2014

Merecedes CLA 45 AMG 2014

Just launched, the brand new Mercedes CLA 45 AMG, seen in Manchester last weekend. It has a 2.0 turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which develops 360bhp. 0-62 takes the CLA 4.6 seconds and the top is limited as usual to 155mph (250km/h), unless you opted for the optional AMG Driver's Package, in which case you coan expected an increased limit of the top speed to 168mph (270km/h)

Saturday 5 April 2014

Ford Mustang 1967

An old classic today, the 1967 Ford Mustang. This particular one, spotted on the streets of Manchester last weekend, has one the 4.7 V8 engines, but doing some research about the engine, the 4.7 V8 delivered three different output depending on the version, 200bhp, 225bhp or 271bhp, and I couldn't tell which version of the V8 is in this Mustang. I am not sure either about performance, so if you have any more info, leave it in the comment box!

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Jaguar XKR-S convertible 2012

Unusual colour for a car today, but not so unusual for this particular model, the Jaguar XKR-S convertible in French Racing Blue. The XK is the long standing sports coupe from Jaguar. It has always had an R version, that is to say a sportier version of the standard model, but the RS was only recently introduced in Geneva a couple of years ago, and is an even sportier version of the car, with a 5.0 V8 engine and 550bhp. This means that 0-62 only takes 4.3 seconds and the top speed is 186mph or 299km/h.