2013 Rolls-Royce Bespoke Chicane Phantom Coupe

It was just a matter of weeks following the announcement by the British automaker of the Phantom Edition for its Middle Eastern clients before the company unveiled the 2013 Rolls-Royce Bespoke Chicane Phantom Coupe.

As if your "normal" Rolls-Royce isn't luxurious enough, the Bespoke edition is beyond lavish with its upgrades. The enhancements, are all about looks, comfort, and ease that go with performance given their reputation for excellence.2013-Rolls-Royce-Bespoke-Chicane-Phantom-Coupe-crossing-it-A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 26.4 gals (100 L) Miles Per Gallon: 11 city / 19 hwy
Dimensions*
Length: 220.9 in. (561.2 cm) Wheel Base: 130.7 in. (332 cm)
Height: 62.9 in. (159.8 cm) Width: 78.2 in. (198.6 cm)
Curb Weight: 5795 lbs (2629 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 13.9 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance
Engine: V12 DOHC Displacement: 6.8 Liter
Horsepower: 453 HP Max RPM: 5350 RPM
Torque: 531 lb-ft @3500 rpm Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: 5.6 seconds Maximum Speed: 155 mph (250 km/h)

* Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Base specs

Engine & Performance

As previously mentioned, the 2013 Bespoke Chicane Phantom comes with the same drivetrain available in the Rolls Royce Phantom coupe.

It has a 6.75 liter, V12 that is capable of generating 453 horsepower. It will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds which is just short of incredible for a car of this size. The top speed of the Coupe is 155 mph.

The engine is mated with an 8 speed automatic transmission. Fuel consumption is generous.

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Exterior

The improvements on the looks begins with the exterior color. The two tone matte black and gun metal finish seems to reflect the sun's rays. The alloy wheels match the cars finish as a simple, yet exquisite touch.

The two doors are rear hinged swinging from the front to back to enter and exit the equally luxurious interior.2013-Rolls-Royce-Bespoke-Chicane-Phantom-Coupe-wow-D

Interior

Inside you find the finest (and brightest) in red leather upholstery.

The prestigious double R logo is "emblazoned" in the center of the steering wheel and on the front and rear headrests. The dashboard is short and flat, laid out in traditional "Rolls" style as a wall of control knobs, switches and buttons to tend to the driver and passengers every need.

It is trimmed with carbon fiber and piano black accents. They have installed special sill plates announcing the uniqueness of the model and a commemorative plaque with the layout at Goodwood.2013-Rolls-Royce-Bespoke-Chicane-Phantom-Coupe-cockpit-C

December 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm | No comment

2014 Smart Fortwo BoConcept Edition

The car industry is replete with collaborations of all kinds, it could be with a clock manufacturer, a fashion designer or in this case a furniture maker. Special edition vehicles have become almost the "norm" rather than the exception.

That brings us to the 2014 smart fortwo BoConcept edition. Daimler AG has teamed up with Bo Design, a Danish company that specializes in interior layouts.

Originally introduced in 1998, the Smart Fortwo is a rear engine vehicle and as its name indicates is built for two.

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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: $ 18,507
Fuel Tank Capacity: 8.7 gals (33 L) Miles Per Gallon: NA
Dimensions*
Length: 106.1 in. (269.5 cm) Wheel Base: 73.5 in. (186.7 cm)
Height: 61.6 in. (156.5 cm) Width: 61.4 in. (155.9 cm)
Curb Weight: 1653 lbs (750 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 7.7 cu ft Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine: Inline 3 Hybrid Displacement: 1.0 Liter
Horsepower: 71 HP Max RPM: 5800 RPM
Torque: 583-620 lb-ft Transmission: 5-Speed Auto-Manual
0-60 mph: 13.7 seconds Maximum Speed: 90 mph (145 km/h)

*smart fortwo coupe base specs

Engine & Performance

There's not much room for the drivetrain in the smart fortwo BoConcept edition or the need for much space.

The engine is a 1.0 liter, inline 3, capable of generating 84 horsepower.

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Exterior

The exterior of the BoConcept edition is white, complemented with a yellow metallic finish on the side view mirrors and metallic brown roof.

The most impressive feature however the alloy wheels that match the brown hue.

The façade presents an almost "smiley face" persona with two small kidney shaped headlamps on either side of a center grille area. At the bottom front, another mesh honeycomb configuration allows for additional air flow. Running lights are present on each side, in front of the intakes.

The profile is accentuated with the brown roof complement swooshing down the cars side to underneath the door.

A pair of vertical circular taillights sit on either side of the hatchback in the rear.

Interior

Inside the 2014 smart BoConcept edition is the essence of the Bo Design contribution to this project.

The feel of a home living area is created thru brown leather on the seats and door trim. Not to mention the leather steering wheel.

The door panels and backrests are grey. Both the steering wheel and seats have yellow accents and there are 2 instrument gauges surrounded in the lemon shade as well.

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December 2, 2013 at 8:26 am | No comment

2013 O.CT Tuning Audi RS6

Many car enthusiasts thought Audi may have introduced the finest RS6 Avant ever in 2012. It was lighter than previous versions and looked better while improving its power and speed capabilities as well.

The standard model came equipped with a V8 4.0 liter, twin turbo, providing 560 horsepower, capable of accelerating from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.

Some car buffs agree that these numbers would be difficult to improve on, enter Oberscheider Tuning's 2013 O.CT Tuning Audi RS6.

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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Wagon Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.8 gals (75 L) MPG: NA
Dimensions*
Length: 196 in. (497.9 cm) Wheel Base: 114.7 in. (291.5 cm)
Height: 57.5 in. (146.1 cm) Width: 76.2 in. (193.6 cm)
Unladen Weight: 4266 lbs (1935 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 19.9 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 4.0 Liter V8 Twin Turbo Horsepower: 670 HP
Torque: 649 lb-ft Transmission: 8-Speed Tiptronic
0-60 mph: 3.4 seconds Maximum Speed: 190 mph (306 km/h)

* Audi RS6 Base specs

Engine & Performance

As mentioned, the best part of the O.CT Tuning Audi RS6 awaits you under the hood.

There are 2 stages of performance being offered. The first increases the horsepower to 670 horsepower. A half second is cut from the 0-60 mph acceleration numbers settling in at 3.4 seconds with the top speed going up to a blistering 190 mph. If you opt for an upgrade your tires, you can reach 200 mph.

Stage 2 of the O.CT performance enhancements is the addition of a second sports exhaust system, giving you an additional 10 mph in speed.

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Exterior

The O.CT Tuning RS6 is all about performance so they left the amazing lines of the Avant RS6 as is. However, their choice of black adds the character of the vehicle perfectly.

The front façade has an O.CT Tuning placard added to the grille area just below the prestigious Audi intertwined circles logo. Otherwise, it's mostly a black mesh screen with large air intakes on both sides allowing for the much needed air flow this mean machine requires.

The profile may be just about the sleekest lines imaginable for a 4 door wagon. Once again the OCT Tuning emblem makes an appearance on the front fender with a yellow background and the oversized chrome 10 spoke wheels make it obvious this is not your traditional family fare.

The rear of the vehicle features an integrated roof spoiler on top and two large chrome tipped exhaust outlets on the bottom.
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Interior

Once again the inside of the 2013 O.CT Tuning Audi RS6 was left alone given its already sporty flair. The seats are ribbed, allowing for optimum ventilation and the dash is laid out nicely behind the flat bottom steering wheel.

The center console is replete with all the control knobs and buttons surrounding the oval "sure grip" shifter.

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December 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm | No comment

2013 DMC Lamborghini Aventador Roadster SV

DMC has risen to become one of the most famous Lamborghini tuners in the market.

This year, the collaboration has produced the 2013 DMC Lamborghini Aventador Roadster SV.

DMC will only build 10 units of this new model and each car will be available in the Arancia Argos color that has a 2-tone Bicolor Sportivo cabin. The Tuning package will only be available to those who already have the Molto veloce package.2013-DMC-Lamborghini-Aventador-Roadster-SV-astonishing-A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Super Roadster Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.8 gals (90 L) Miles Per Gallon: NA
Dimensions*
Length: 188.2 in. (478 cm) Wheel Base: 106.3 in. (270 cm)
Height: 44.7 in. (113.5 cm) Width: 79.9 in. (202.9 cm)
Dry Weight: 3583 lbs (1625 kg) Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance*
Engine: 6.5 Liter V12 DOHC Compression Ratio: 11.8: 1
Horsepower: 700 HP Max RPM: 8250 RPM
Torque: 507 lb-ft @5500 rpm Transmission: 7-Speed ISR Double Clutch
0-60 mph: 3.0 seconds Maximum Speed: 217 mph (350 km/h)

* Base Lamborghini Aventador Roadster specs

Engine & Performance

The car has a 6.5 liter V12 engine that delivers about 700 horsepower. The gasoline pumps, lines, pressure modulators and injection nozzles are all newly installed by DMC.

Other additions to the performance include optimized engine electronics, a totally new wiring system, and an electronic load pressure control system.

A new titanium exhaust system has replaced the stock component. The new titanium exhaust system weighs only 3.45 kg compared to 34 kg for the stock version.

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Exterior

The DMC team really did a great job in personalizing the car’s exterior trim. On the front are 20-inch Dionne alloy wheels with orange colored brake calipers. On the rear, the same wheels are seen but with 21- inch wheels.

A new aerodynamic kit that consists of a carbon fiber front bumper, V-shaped canards on the side, a rear wing, side sills, and a rear bumper that has an integrated air diffuser and exhaust system.

The DMC Aventador Roadster has a rear view camera and front/rear parking sensors. You will also notice the sharp end of the nose drops down a little bit. The two Formula 1 canards mounted on either side of the car breaks enough airflow to allow the driver to enjoy the great benefits of driving a super car.

Interior

This Lamborghini is finished in an expensive option of pearly metallic Arancio Argos layered over the 2 tone Bicolor Sportivo interior that blends nicely.

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November 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm | No comment

2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible

BMW has introduced its new 2014 4-series convertible ahead of its public debut at the Motor Show scheduled for next month in Los Angeles.

The 2014 BMW 4-series Convertible is longer and wider than the outgoing 3-Series Convertible. It is identical to the newly introduced 4-Series coupe right from belt lines to the rocker panels. Until now, 4 Series has only be sold as a coupe, but with the addition of the convertible, things are looking up.2014-BMW-4-Series-Convertible-splash-A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Convertible Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.9 gals (60 L) Miles Per Gallon: 20 city / 37 hwy
Dimensions*
Length: 182.6 in. (463.8 cm) Wheel Base: 110.6 in. (281 cm)
Height: 54.5 in. (138.4 cm) Width: 79.4 in. (201.7 cm)
Unladen Weight: 4001 lbs (1815 kg) Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance*
Engine: Inline 6 Twin Turbo Displacement: 3.0 Liter
Horsepower: 306 HP Max RPM: 5800-6000 rpm
Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 1200-5000 Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 5.6 seconds Maximum Speed: 155 mph* (250 km/h)

* UK 435i model

Engine

The 2014 4-series convertible comes with two gasoline engines: the 435i which comes a 3.0 liter straight-six, producing 306 horsepower, and the 428i which is fitted with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder providing 245 horsepower. A diesel engine is available, the 420d comes with a 2.0 liter, inline 4 giving out a healthy 184 horsepower.

The two engines power the rear wheels through either the standard six speed manual transmission with the optional 8-speed automatic transmission that’s controlled by shift paddles behind the steering wheel, available.

The "auto start/stop" function is available in all models.

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Exterior

The car has a sharper appearance than the outgoing 3 Series convertible. It is visibly bigger in width, wheelbase and track than its predecessor. Despite its size, it is lighter than the outgoing series, BMW has shaved off more than 45 pounds.

The car features 4 round headlights, double kidney grille as well as big air intakes in the facade. It features air breathers, which are placed at the back of the front wheel arches in order to minimize drag.

Interior

The interior blends sporting features with exclusivity to create a classy persona. The interior is almost the same as other convertibles from BMW. The new front seats comprise of integrated retractable seatbelts, a feature that’s not available on any other car in this class.

There are two individual seats in the rear, with storage tray and cup holders for small objects between them. The seats are electronically adjustable. What’s more, the standard seats can be equipped with the neck warmers for driver and front passenger. These features are available for the very first time.
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November 29, 2013 at 1:33 pm | No comment

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