Expression Motorsport has released the first images of their wide body kit for the Mercedes CL65 AMG.
Designed for the pre-facelift model, the kit includes a new front bumper (with LED daytime running lights and halogen fog lights), a front spoiler, aggressive side skirts, hood bulges, and wheel arch extensions. Out back, the coupe is outfitted with a revised bumper, a trunk-mounted spoiler, a carbon fiber diffuser, and a sport Exhaust system.
Under the hood, power is provided by the "standard" bi-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine with 604 hp (450 kW / 612 PS) and 738 lb-ft (999 Nm) of torque. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds, before hitting an electronically limited 155 mph (250 km/h).
Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Nürburgring Lap
The Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG is a luxury cruiser for Germany's autobahn. But
don't let this luxury car and it's 4938 lb curb weight fool you. This
monster has a 604 horspeower V12 that propels it to 60 mph in only 3.8
seconds. If you have enough space, it will eventually reach 214 mph. The
CL65 AMG goes crazy fast, but is smooth and easy to drive, even when you're
pushing the limits.
Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG V12 Bi-Turbo
I almost walked past this monster. 630 HP! Check out the size of the
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2011 Ford Explorer
In creating the 2011 Explorer, Ford engineers and designers had an
enormously difficult task set before them. Ford's President of the
Americas, Mark Fields, described the job as "Reinventing the SUV for the
21st century." Despite the near complete collapse of the traditional
mid-to-large SUV market over the last several years, Ford still sees a
substantial market for the capabilities of these boxy behemoths. Customers
just don't want the traditional downsides that accompany these
body-on-frame 'utes -- specifically, their higher fuel consumption and poor
ride and handling.
Since its debut some 20 years ago, the Explorer has sold over six million
units, four million of which are still traversing the world's roads.
Through much of the late-1990s and early part of the last decade, the
Explorer was Ford's second-best-selling vehicle behind its F-Series
pickups, regularly selling 400,000 units a year. Fast-forward to 2009, and
that volume had plummeted to just over 52,000. Even so, Ford believes it
still has an opportunity. According to the automaker's vice president of
global marketing, Jim Farley, each year, at least 140,000 Explorer owners
come back to Blue Oval dealerships looking to purchase new vehicles. And
obviously, they just aren't buying Explorers.
When word got out that Ford was developing a new unibody Explorer off the
same platform architecture that underpins the Taurus and Flex -- not to
mention the Lincoln MKS and MKT -- many people wondered why Dearborn had
elected to develop yet another crossover, especially since the Taurus
X/Freestyle had just been killed due to slow sales. This predicament was
not lost on Ford's product planners, and their four-wheeled response is a
new Explorer that remains squarely targeted at traditional SUV buyers --
shoppers that Ford sees as a distinct group from most crossover intenders.
Long ago, Jeep proved with the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee that a unibody
chassis isn't necessarily an impediment to building a fully capable
off-roader, and Ford appears to have taken that lesson to heart, along with
targeting big improvements in fuel economy and driving dynamics.
Mercedes CL65 Footage [Top Gear style]
Footage downloaded from Mercedes media site. I've tried to achive some of
top gear look for it. Everything in Adobe After Effects CS4. Before and
after: http://www.occur.pl/images/0245c46c/65262237/771011b2d8.jpg (before
on the left)
Mercedes CL65 AMG V12 Biturbo 612cv
Type: Biturbo V12
Power HP (kW) : 612 (450)
Torque lb-ft (Nm): 738 (1000)
Acceleration 0-100kmh : 4.4
Top Speed(km/h): (250) - electronically limited