Wednesday 29 June 2016

Mercedes AMG GTS 2015

Mercedes today with this rather cool-looking car entirely developed in-house by AMG, the GTS. This car was introduced in 2014 and replaced the SLS as the second AMG 2-seater coupé. There are two versions of it, the standard GT and the GTS. Both models have a 4.0 twin-turbo V8 engine. It produces 456bhp in the GT and 503bhp in the GTS. I really liked the look of the SLS and wasn't entirely sure about the GT when it first came out, but it's one of those, the more I look at it, the more I like it. As far as performance is concerned, the GT can reach 62mph in 4 seconds and a top speed of 189mph or 304km/h, whereas the GTS will take 3.8 seconds to 62mph with a top spped of 190mph or 310km/h. A third model has just been presented at the Goodwood festival of speed, the GTR, with upgraded power and performance. I am looking forward to seeing one around in 2017!

Friday 10 June 2016

Aston Martin DB11 2016

Heading to France down the M1 and we've just been overtaken by an Aston Martin DB11. Unfortunately I wasn't fast enough to get a better picture! 5.2 twin-turbo V12 with 600bhp, 0-62 in 3.9 seconds and 200mph (322km/h) top speed. Can't wait to get close to another one for some proper pictures!

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Bentley Mulsanne 2014

Quite a big car today, spotted last weekend on the Waitrose carpark in Altrincham: a Bentley Mulsanne. I remember seeing my first Mulsanne at the Bentley factory in Crewe before it was launched fully about 7 years ago.  Competitor to the Rolls Royce Ghost (the Phantom is even bigger!) the Mulsanne is powered by a 6.75 twin-turbo V8 which produces 505bhp. That allows the big limo to reach 62mph in just 5.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 184mph or 296km/h. Rather impressive!