Friday 19 August 2016

Audi R8 V8 2008

Nothing too crazy today as I'm on holiday, but still a car that I really like despite the fact that it is nearly 10 years old now: the Audi R8. I found this one in Wilmslow a few weeks ago. It is the 4.2 V8 model with 420bhp. Performances are as follow: 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and top speed of 187mph or 300km/h.

Friday 5 August 2016

Ferrari 458 Speciale Mr JWW 2015

I called in at Ferrari Manchester a couple of weeks ago and as I arrived I recognised the car parked outside the Stratstone dealership: Mr JWW's F12. In case you don't know who Mr JWW is, he is one of the car "Youtubers" who, alongside others such as Tim (Shmee 150), Paul (Supercars of London) and Sam (Seen through Glass), creates car videos on a nearly daily basis, from what it's like to live with a supercar, to attending car events and new releases, to taking part in car challenges... Having only watched some of his most recent videos, I had never realised that Ferrari Manchester is where he gets his Ferraris from. That prompted me to check what other Ferraris he had from the Wilmslow dealer and that's when I found out he took delivery of a 458 Speciale towards the end of 2015 which he sold since. And that reminded me of pictures I took from a Speciale earlier on this year. Comparing these pictures to videos of his Speciale, I reckon it was the same car. So here they are. 

The "F12 JWW"

I must admit, He did a good job with the spec of the car and that Grigio Silverstone paint combined with the Nero and Argento N├╝rburgring stripes, works really well on the car, better than the standard Rosso Corsa in my mind. 
As far as performances go and as mentioned in a previous post about the Speciale, the 597bhp 4.5 V8 engine takes the car from 0-62 in 3 seconds and to a top speed of 202mph or 325km/h.

And if you want to know more about Mr JWW and his Speciale:

Monday 1 August 2016

Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta 2015

In Bentley Manchester (well Knutsford really) again for today's post with a rare Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta. Only 499 were produced hense the rarity factor! Aperta means opened so you will have worked out that this is the convertible version of the 458 Speciale. So what makes the "Speciale" so special? The 4.5 V8 has been boosted up to 597bhp compared to 562bhp in the standard 458, 0-62mph drops from 3.4 to 3.0 seconds and the top speed remains at 199mph or 320km/h.