Combo: AM V8 Vantage & Jaguar XK-RS & Mercedes E63 AMG @ Königsallee, Düsseldorf
Combo: AM V8 Vantage & Jaguar XK-RS & Mercedes E63 AMG W212 @ Königsallee,
Düsseldorf [Autogespot - Carspotting]
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage and the Aston Martin V12 Vantage are a series
of hand built sports cars from the British manufacturer Aston Martin. Aston
Martin has previously used the "Vantage" name on high performance variants
of their existing GT models, notably on the Virage-based car of the 1990s.
The modern car, in contrast, is the leanest and most agile car in Aston's
lineup. As such, it is intended as a more focused model to reach out to
potential buyers of cars such as the Porsche 911 as well as the exotic
sports and GT cars with which Aston Martins traditionally compete.
Jaguar's new XKR-S supercat has quite a pedigree. With a top speed of
174mph and looks to match, it's the quickest Jag to go on sale since the
legendary XJ220 supercar -- and the firm's fastest-ever coupé!
Developed by a small team of engineers, the XKR-S benefits from a host of
suspension modifications, plus uprated brakes. And the speed limiter has
been removed from the 420bhp 4.2-litre supercharged V8, so the model can
accelerate far beyond the 155mph cap Jaguar normally places on its cars.
Only 200 examples will be available worldwide, with 50 in the UK. At
£79,995, the Jag costs £9,000 more than the XKR on which it's based, so
it's sure to be exclusive -- and has the looks to match.
Every model is painted in Ultimate Black and fitted with new 20-inch forged
alloys wearing Pirelli PZero tyres. A neat bodykit comprising a front
splitter, rear spoiler and venturi-style lower rear bumper gives even more
Those aero parts reduce drag and help to cut lift, making the new Jag more
stable at high speed. Inside, XKR-S branding adorns the steering wheel and
seats, while a revised instrument cluster features a fresh speedo to
reflect the raised top limit. A Bowers and Wilkins stereo system has been
specially tuned for superb sound quality.
Mercedes E63 AMG W212
The latest performance version of the E-Class, the E63 AMG is the first
sedan built entirely by AMG. With a 518 hp (386 kW) engine, the E63 can hit
a top speed of around 200 mph (320 km/h) (electronic limiter off), and can
accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.3 seconds.