Thursday, 1 April 2010

Luxury Sports Cars: Stories: Pagani Zonda S repair bill

One of Britain's largest insurance companies is paying through its teeth as an insurance claim for one luxury sports car has come in at a record-breaking (for the company at least) £300,000. The car in question is the Pagani Zonda S which is a £500,000 two seater luxury sports car.

The Pagani Zonda S was badly damaged by a clearly inexperienced driver who lost control of it on a test run on a country lane near Glasgow. The collision ended leaving the face of the Pagani Zonda S in a poll and a fence.

The car insurance company question is Aviva and they have decided that the car is not beyond repair so have decided to have it shipped back to Modena, Italy where only 10 Pagani Zonda S’ are made in a year. Materials such as titanium and aluminium are used in this luxury sports car and Aviva said in a statement: "It's the biggest repairs payout we've seen."

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Luxury Sports Cars: News: McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren have finally come out of their shells to produce an orange super car. It was launched at their Woking base development centre using two of the biggest names in Formula One namely Jensen Button and Lewis Hamilton.

On to the car it is quite the powerful little guy with a mid-mounted turbocharged 3.8 L V8 which pumps out an impressive 600 HP. The engine was specifically designed for the McLaren supercar and has some green statistics to go along with lots of other of its statistics.

0-60mph takes only a mere three seconds and top speed of this orange wonder brushes 200mph. There are different driving programs installed dependent on how the car is driven. The programs range from normal day-to-day use through to quick changes for sport.

As you can expect the price of this car is going to be a bit out of reach for the average Joe and comes in at a cool £160,000. Every single part of the McLaren is unique and it's a British supercar built from the ground up which means McLaren can call this piece of art wholly thiers.

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Luxury Sports Cars: News: Wood Splinter's Porsche

As far as Luxury Sports Cars go I have now literally seen it all.A wooden Luxury Sports Cars has been unveiled by North Carolina State University which can run faster than a Porsche or a Lamborghini! All this as part of their graduate project.

This Luxury Sports Cars will be named Splinter. It has been said that it can produce 700bhp from a twin supercharged 4.6 litre V8 engine which is an overwhelming 300bhp more than Porsche's 911 GT3. Most notably of all the car has a top speed of 240mph!

"Wood has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than aluminium or steel, and it possesses a versatility that makes many types of construction techniques possible. The satisfaction involved in making something from a piece of wood is awesome"

The price of this astonishing Luxury Sports Car is yet to be released but don't expect it to come cheap.

Friday, 8 February 2008

Luxury Sports Cars: News: Mercedes SL63 AMG

Mercedes has unveiled the hot SL63 AMG - the older brother to the SL55 AMG. Using a V8 petrol engine this Mercedes powers it all the way to 525bhp allowing it to reach 0-62mph in just 4.6 seconds! It has a brand new seven speed automatic gearbox which has been dubbed the AMG Speedshit MCT 7, fancy!

The new fancy gearbox comes with four different driving modes: Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Manual. A prominent front bumper, large cooling intakes, AMG side skirts and two chromed twin exhaust pipes at the rear of this Mercedes.

The standard spec for this Luxury Sports Car has the norm: leather, carbon-fibre trim, sporty seats and more. There is an even more powerful option but expect to pay just under £100000 for the former option.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Luxury Sports Cars: Racing: BMW M3 Le Mans

BMW is set to re-enter the racing stage in the United States with it's entry of two V8 powered M3 coupes. The two fuel hungry monsters will be entered in the American Le Mans Series GT2 class. The anouncement was made by BMW at the Chicago auto show. Drivers of these two Luxury Sports Cars are to be named later by BMW.

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Luxury Sports Cars: News: Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz have gone past the SLR with this Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series Luxury Sports Car. The Black Series is a step up from the CLK 63 AMG giving it more power with a hefty boost in the price for this luxury.

The 474bhp of old has been rustled up to a whopping 500bhp which drops the 0-62mph by 0.3 seconds to 4.3 seconds. There are various other little modifications to the Mercedes-Benz here and there which supercharge the price to £100000. Luxury Sports Cars are not meant to be cheap but I guess if you want that extra bit of uniqueness then this may be the Mercedes-Benz for you!

Luxury Sports Cars: Stories: Aston & Ford Impounded

Straight from the set of the latest James Bond movie. Two high powered Luxury Sports Cars speeding down the highway dodging between traffic. The only difference was this was real life and not on the set of Agent 007's latest exploits. An Aston Martin (2006) and a Ford GT raced along open stretches of road while slowing down to weave between traffic at around 8:30 pm on a Canadian Highway.

A disgruntled driver phoned the police after the two Luxury Sports Cars shot past him at high speed. Both drivers have has their Luxury Sports Cars impounded and face a driving ban lasting 15 days along with a fine of $368.