2007 Bentley Continental GT vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL600
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No one shops for the 510-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V12-powered Mercedes-Benz CL600 or 552-hp, twin-turbocharged W12-powered Bentley Continental GT based on price. After all, if you can afford either of these true hardtop coupes you can afford to buy them both — on the same day, using a black American Express card. These are cars for rich people. Well, not just rich, but Gordon Gekko-spec liquid. Rich enough to have their own jets. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. Players.
Comparison Test: 2007 Honda Fit Sport vs. 2008 Scion xD
Kids today, eh? The 2007 Honda Fit Sport and 2008 Scion xD are meant to
grab the attention of a generation that knows how to play it loud. These
cars are supposed to be all about watts, speaker count and iPod inputs.
Yet they are both so sensible that you'd swear the coveted Gen-Y market was
filled with aging no-bones consumers more interested in price and
practicality than loud music. And in fact, older drivers are proving to be
just as enthusiastic about sensible, stripped-down cars as younger drivers.
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX vs. 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 by Inside Line
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Sport compacts have it hard. Cars like the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and the
2007 Mazdaspeed 3 — along with competitors like the Honda Civic Si, Mini
Cooper S and Volkswagen GTI — are expected to do mutually contradictory
things with something approaching perfection. They're supposed to be quick
but economical; athletic but comfortable; sporty but practical. Oh yeah,
and they can't cost a lot.
Go ahead and dream the impossible dream.
2007 Nissan Nismo 350Z by Edmunds' Inside Line
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Five years since its rebirth, the Nissan 350Z remains one of the world's
great performance bargains. But it isn't pretty. It isn't subtle. And it
doesn't care whether you think the cabin is stylish or not.
This is all part of the hard-core image Nissan has built for the Z. And
rather than back away from it as the end of the Z-car's model cycle nears,
Nissan is pushing this car's character right to the edge of reason.
Benz Brutality: 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG by Inside Line
Everything you need to know about the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is made
clear the instant you prod its 451-horsepower V8 engine to
life. When the 6.2-liter beast lights off, the engine revs spike in a
programmed "look at me" blip before the Merc's idle settles into a deep,
throaty burble. Cue the goose bumps.
We haven't yet released the brake or slotted the shift lever into gear, and
we're already trying to figure out an angle to finance one of these
muscle-bound sport sedans, all $54,625 of it.
But we have to wonder if the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG — essentially a
hot-rod C-Class sedan — can possibly deliver the goods in direct
proportion to this testosterone-infused Exhaust note. There's only one way to find out.
Super Bentley! Bentley Supersports @ 2009 Geneva Auto Show
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Just when you thought you'd heard the last of E85 ethanol, here comes
Bentley with its alcohol-burning 2010 Continental Supersports. In this one
way, this 621-horsepower matte-white
terror is like a Chevy Tahoe. Otherwise, not so much.
Now we suppose that if you've got the jingle to buy an example of this
fastest and most powerful Bentley model ever, then you could probably
afford to have someone deliver the E85 by the tanker truck to your garage.
Otherwise, it won't be easy to find the stuff.
Fear not, as the car's W12 engine will make the same horsepower running on
regular old premium gasoline, too.
Either way, Bentley says that while the Supersports will be available
worldwide this fall, cars for the North American market won't be FlexFuel
capable until the summer of 2010, following regulatory approval. The first
several hundred U.S.-market cars will officially be gas only. Why did
Bentley bother with all the ethanol stuff if the car can make the same
power on gas? It's the first step in Bentley's plan to make its entire
range compatible with renewable fuels by 2012. This should reduce the CO2
output of its fleet and deflect at least a little of the criticism that
comes when you produce cars that deliver only 13 mpg in the city.
Anyway, the car — it's fast. The company estimates it'll do zero to 60 in
3.7 seconds and top out at 204 mph. That's no small feat for a vehicle that
weighs 2.5 tons. The Speed model, says Bentley, will get to 60 mph in 4.3
seconds and top out at 202 mph. Though the Supersports has gone up in power
with its turbocharged 6.0-liter W12, it
has gone down in weight, dieting 243 pounds compared to the now totally
slow-in-comparison Continental GT Speed. That's thanks to lightweight
20-inch wheels, standard carbon-ceramic brakes (which, despite being
utterly massive at 16.5 inches across up front and 14 inches in the rear,
save 44 pounds compared to conventional brakes), lightweight carbon-fiber
sport seats and a few other things. Despite all of this, the Supersports
will weigh in at about 5,000 pounds.
The ZF six-speed automatic has been modified to shift 50 percent quicker
than the standard box. The all-wheel-drive system now comes with a
rear-biased torque split (40 percent front/60 percent rear compared to
50/50 for the Speed model). The suspension has been retuned with new
dampers and antiroll bars.
The standard Continental body has been modified to accommodate a
2-inch-wider rear track and suck 10 percent more air into the engine. The
Supersports comes with four unique paint options — two pearlescent and
two matte — and is finished with "smoked steel" trim in place of chrome.
Inside, the Supersports two-seater is slathered with carbon fiber and
Alcantara synthetic suede trim. Pricing hasn't been set for the Supersports
yet, but figure about $250,000 or a little more than 20 percent higher than
a Speed model. Bentley reckons it can sell about 250 Supersports at this
price in the U.S. in a year.
Bentley Continental GT with Maxflo Exhaust System
Bentley Continental GT fitted with Maxflo Exhaust system. This system works with all
Bentley Continental GT/GTC cars. 16 Gauge T304 stainless steel downpipes
and H-pipe which removes the unnecessary secondary catalytic converters and
resonator. These will work with the stock mufflers or any other aftermarket
900+WHP Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG from Hell! [Part 1]
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Recently my friend had his CLS63 tuned by Weistec. This was a very unique
tune and this is currently the only CLS in the world with the tune...and
said tune is estimated to make over 900 WHEEL horsepower via upgraded
software and turbos. Yep, you read that
correctly. Now go watch the video!
*NOTE* this is part 1 of (at least) 2 parts. My friend was running almost
on bands so didn't want to make more slides/burnouts. Stay "tuned" for more
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
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Mercedes CLS 63 AMG vs. Musclecar - GRIP - Folge 137 - RTL2
Matthias Malmedie testet das Luxuscoupé CLS 63 AMG auf der Rennstrecke in
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