Tuesday 24 May 2016

Aston Martin Rapide S 2016

6.0 V12 and 552bhp for this stunning looking Aston Martin Rapide S spotted a few weeks ago in Wilmslow outside the Aston Martin dealership. The blue paint with the yellow brake calipers is a great combination. The Rapide is the 4-door Aston and this particular one is the S version. The Rapide S replaced the standard Rapide in 2013. The engine was upgraded from 470bhp to 550bhp to 552bhp since 2015. As far as performance is concerned, 0-62 went from 5.0 sec to 4.9 sec to now 4.4 seconds and the top speed from 188.5mph (303km/h) to 190mph (306km/h) to now 203mph (327km/h). All that, with 4 passengers on board!

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Gumball 3000 Dublin to Bucharest - Manchester Etihad 2016

Today, I have a bit of a different post. This week is the 2016 Gumball 3000 from Dublin to Bucharest and it so happened that the rally was stopping in Manchester on Monday, on their way from Edinburgh to London. The line-up is pretty good with some rare cars, from a RUF CTR3 to a Porsche 918, to a couple of Ferrari F12 Tdf, to Lamborghini Aventadors, SLS, Mclarens, Brabus, 458... And despite the rain, I was there to take a few pictures and videos, which I edited into a video and uploaded onto Youtube, so feel free to check it out by clicking on the link below:

I thought you might also enjoy a few pictures before watching the video so here they are.

Porsche 918
Renntech Mercedes SLS
AMG GT wide body kit

Lamborghini Aventador
Ferrari F12 Tdf