Upcoming sports cars in March 2017


Upcoming sports cars in March 2017

There are cars that make news every time they lose a little camouflage out of its yet-incomplete body. The wait to drive these cars are rewarded sweetly, with advancement in technology, power at the throttle response and fun to drive too. Upcoming cars in March 2017 have turned out to be a common fascination all around the world owing to their physical appeal and powerful engine. Roaring out on the street, passing the crawling traffic is often a looker, a head turner. Continue reading »

Aston Martin Looking to Revive the Lagonda SUV


Aston Martin Lagonda concept to become a reality.

With the growth of the SUV market and 4 door sport cars becoming more and more successful, Aston Martin has recently announced plans to rehash the Lagonda SUV that was announced at the Geneva Auto Show in 2009. Bentley, Maserati, and Rolls-Royce have showed interest in developing SUV renditions of their luxury cars. Continue reading »

Lethal Performance Showcases their Record Breaking 2013 Ford Shelby GT500


Lethal Performance has recently laid claim to having the fastest 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 in the world. Their custom creation clocks the quarter mile in an impressive 9.3 seconds, with a built 4.0L Whipple and no nitrous. Pics or it didn’t happen? Well, they’ve done us one better and put together a hair raising video featuring their GT500, which definitely sounds just as mean as it performs.

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Introducing the Hennessey Performance 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray


Corvette has long remained one of the most iconic American muscle cars to date, love it or hate it, the Vette embodies the spirit of true American sports cars. For better or for worse depending on your perspective. Already more than capable stock, the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will soon become even more lethal once the guys at Hennessey Performance get their hands on it. Hennessey plans to offer two packages for either model, coupe or convertible. Their custom supercharged system is expected to take the horsepower on the Stingray to an impressive 700 HP. However, if you’re looking for hyper-car numbers they’ll also offer a twin-turbo kit that will deliver 800 – 1,000 HP. A significant upgrade to the stock 6.2-liter 450 HP V8.

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1600hp Bugatti Veyron in the Works

For those of you out there that thought the Bugatti Veyron was already insanely fast, you were right it is mind numbing quick as is. The current Veyron packs 1200hp and can reach speeds upwards of 250mph. When released the Veyron was seen as an engineering milestone in the automotive industry. Using technology that had not been seen in commercial vehicles before it.  Continue reading »

The Five Greatest British Sports Cars

British sports cars have been renowned for their sense of distinctive style. Not as full of finesse as their Italian equivalent, or as powerful as their American brothers, the British sports car is famous for its exquisite quality and craftsmanship. Add to this some amazing handling cars, some very distinct designs and an exhaust note that would make your heart sing and you see why these machines are so desirable. So, let’s look at some of the best.
Lotus Elise
This little beauty is a worthy Lotus and is a testament to Colin Chapman and the company’s roots. It’s a tiny machine without any extras in terms of weight or luxury in the true Lotus way. The Elise was a perky little car with amazing handling and saved Lotus from the brink of bankruptcy. It was produced until 2006, where a Series 2 model came out in the US.
Aston Martin DB5
With all the James Bond hype at the moment, it’s nice to look back to the old if less than humble origins of Bond’s autos. The DB5 is a beautiful machine and was powered by a 4 litre engine that managed 282 horsepower and 143 mph- fast for 1963, The car is one of the most desirable of all British sports cars, frankly because it’s beautiful and also as it’s Bond’s car.
Jaguar E Type
Enzo Ferrari titled the Jag, the most beautiful car ever made and anyone who has witnessed one will agree. The car also managed however to drive as it looked and could manage up to 150mph. The 3.8 litre engine was amply powerful, though the car is a work of aesthetic art and one of the finest pieces of British design of all time in any area of manufacturing.
Austin Healy Sprite
One of the most popular British sports cars, mainly because it was affordable. The little Austin and lesser so its MG Midget cousin were great little machines that allowed low cost thrills and frills too. The little Austin was a great driver’s car and suitably is one of the most popular modified purchased and contract hire sports cars for track days of all time.
This little car really changed the world of sports cars and is spectacular in its own right. The car broke America after American GIs brought them home or purchased them in the states after driving them in Europe. The MG became a phenomenon and is still highly desirable today.
British sports cars offer something many others don’t. Aside from reliability and other issues, they are car enthusiast’s machines, with plenty to offer.
Cormac Reynolds works for First Vehicle Leasing a UK car leasing contract hire company.

The Thrill of Rally Racing

Okay, you know rally racing involves cars and driving them fast. But rally racing is its own animal, more realistic and exciting than just whipping around a round track in laps. Rally racing is a form of auto racing that takes place on usually private roads with modified production or specially built road-legal cars.

Driving a rally car is an amazing adrenaline pumper. Just watching the sport and cheering on a driver can produce such an amazing adrenaline fix. What makes the experience even more fun, a lot like the car chase in your favorite movie, is that you are not on the side lines jumping and cheering, you’re in it. You’re in the wild, on a probably narrow dirt road, flying over crests, with faith, luck and an imprudent passenger clinging to your side. The perpetual skidding and sliding required to go fast on these loose surfaces-and not just to look fancy – is what gives rally driving its high thrill factor.

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