Friday 28 October 2016

Dodge Challenger 2012

A bit of American muscle today with this Dodge Challenger in orange with huge wheels. I forgot to check the size of these but I'd definitely say 20 inches minimum! I spotted it a couple of weeks ago, nicely parked at the Trafford Centre! I cannot really work out what model this one is but I reckon it is the standard 3.6 V6 engine with 305bhp as the 6.4 Hemi V8 tends to have the SRT-8 badge on the front grill. So if it is the V6, we are looking at a 0-62 in about 5 seconds and a top speed of 170mph or 274km/h.

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Mazda 3 MPS 2011

First Mazda on the blog and I know many of you out there will be thinking what on earth is a Mazda doing on a blog about dream cars? Well this Mazda is a bit more interesting than most of the other ones on the road as it is an MPS version of the Mazda 3. And what does that mean? The MPS badge is to a Mazda what the ST badge is to a Ford or the Gti to a Golf. Yes, it is the sporty version of the standard car. Now you do not really see many MPS cars around. The more recent versions are easy to spot because of the big scoop on the bonnet, the spoiler and the two exhaust tips at the back, not to mention bumpers and side skirts. So what is under the bonnet? It is a 2.3 four-cylinder engine which produces 256bhp so it is bound to be a pretty fast hot-hatch. 0-62mph take 6.1 seconds and the top speed is limited to 155mph or 250km/h, so not that bad for a Mazda! 

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Lamborghini Gallardo 2009

After the Aventador SV of a few posts ago, another Lambo today with this great looking Gallardo fully blacked out and with the extra spoiler at the back. I spotted it at the same place (Deansgate, Manchester) and on the same day as the SV previously mentioned. The Gallardo has a 5.2l V10, with 560bhp, a top speed of 202mph (325km/h) and a 0 to 62 in 3.7 seconds.

Friday 7 October 2016

Ferrari 458 2012

After the Speciale and Speciale Aperta posted recently, I came across a really nice 458 in Manchester not long ago. I must say I particularly like the colour combination. Even if Rosso Corsa isn't my favourite on a Ferrari (I do like the Grigio Titania or any kind of dark blue!), with the Nero roof, I think it works really well. The 458 has the Ferrari 4.5 V8 engine, with 570bhp. 0-62 mph takes 3.4 seconds and the top speed is 202mph or 325km/h. 
Just wondering what happened to its front number plate...!

Sunday 2 October 2016

Range Rover Sport SVR 2015

I know lots of you out there enjoy tuned up Range Rovers, being by Overfinch, Cosworth, Onyx, Kahn or other companies. Today, it is the in-house tuning with the Range Rover Sport SVR. The SVR is the ultimate sporty version of the SUV. It is powered by a 5.0 V8 engine which produces 550bhp. Despite weighing way over 2 tons, the SVR is capable of a 0-62mph in just 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 162mph or 261km/h. Rather impressive. I do not have a picture to illustrate it, but I find the interior in general and the sport seats in particular rather spectacular (despite the fact I am still not a SUV fan) I also think this blue paint suits the car to perfection.