2013 DMC McLaren MP4-12C Velocita SE

DMC announced their new body kit for the McLaren MP12C via a press release issued to main media channels.

The company worked mainly on the exterior of the car adding carbon fiber elements and a new paintjob.

Amongst the changes for the 2013 DMC McLaren MP4-12C Velocita SE the most notable features are the improved downforce and upgraded interior.2013-DMC-McLaren-MP4-12C-Velocita-SE-garage-plus-one-A


General Info
Vehicle Type: Super Sport Coupe Est. Market Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19 gals (72 L) MPG: 24 combined city / hwy
Length: 177.5 in. (450.9 cm) Wheelbase: 105.1 in. (267 cm)
Height: 47.2 in. (119.9 cm) Width: 82.4 in. (209.3 cm)
DIN Weight: 3249 lbs (1472 kg) Maximum Seating: 2 people
Engine: V8 M838T-Twin Turbo Displacement: 3799 cc
Horsepower: 616 HP Max RPM: 7500 rpm
Torque: 443 lb-ft @ 3000-7000 rpm Transmission: 7-Speed McLaren Dual Clutch
0-60 mph: 3.3 seconds Top Speed: 204 mph (329 km/h)

* 2013 McLaren MP4-12C base specs


No changes were done to the braking and suspension system. The car’s improved road stability and grip comes from the redesigned aerodynamics.

The side flappers and front grille increase the downforce on the front axle while the wider wheels provide better grip at high speeds.2013-DMC-McLaren-MP4-12C-Velocita-SE-think-so-B


The German company rebuilt the front fascia, adding a carbon fiber grill and a new front side lip splitter. New side flaps have been added for improved downforce and reduced weight. The stock wheels have been replaced by diamond forged alloy rims.

From the rear, the changes are more discreet. A new rear diffuser replaces the one currently on it, improving the tunnel effect by adding 2 fins.

Last but not least, the exhaust system has been replaced and redesigned, made of pure Titanium. The noise level generated has increased significantly due to the metal used to manufacture the exhaust pipe.


DMC offers custom interior with multiple choices available. The optional materials include carbon fiber elements, wood, leather or Alcantara. Additional modifications can be added as requested.

Even if DMC did not include performance upgrades in the package, the MP4-12 behaves a bit different on the road when compared with the stock version of the car.
At the same time, its exterior and interior visual improvements manage to reduce its weight. However, the 2013 DMC McLaren MP4-12C Velocita SE can be heard from a distance, it is loud.


October 27, 2013 at 6:26 pm | No comment

2013 Caterham AeroSeven Concept

Caterham recently announced their upcoming concept car through a press release.

The 2013 Caterham AeroSeven Concept will be made available sometime in the upcoming year, 2014.

As of now, the manufacturer only released pictures and engine specifications related to their latest concept design.2013-Caterham-AeroSeven-Concept-is-that-a-crank-A


General Info
Vehicle Type: Sport Coupe Est. Market Price: NA
Engine: Inline 4 Ford Duratec Displacement: 2.0 Liter
Horsepower: 237 HP Max RPM: 8500 rpm
Torque: 152 lb-ft @ 6300 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 3.9 seconds Top Speed: NA


The concept comes with a 2.0 liter Ford inline-4 engine, capable of generating 237 horsepower which has been paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Acceleration from 0 to 60 is done under 4 seconds with the torque reaching 152 lb-ft at 6300 rpm.2013-Caterham-AeroSeven-Concept-sleek-B


Caterham uses the new inboard front suspension for better control. Combined with anti-roll bars and adequate downforce, the car maintains a good road grip and agility through tight corners at high speeds.


The exterior of the car breaks away from previous designs. Its front grille and headlights are slightly pushed back behind the line of the hood.

Its façade has been painted in black while the top and portions of the body are in green, the front, and rear fender fade to black towards the rear.

As for the rear, the design is minimalistic. The tail lights have been narrowed down, becoming barely visible when shut off.

The car is a two-seat roadster with an extended front side as the distance between the driver and the front wheels is fairly long.


The interior of the car is simple with the driver and the passenger separated by a bar that crosses between them at shoulder level.

Other design elements are notable, these have been inspired by race cars, which include the steering wheel and gauges and instruments.

The concept by Caterham will be available in 2014. Packed with new technologies that are currently not use by any of their other models, the 2013 Caterham AeroSeven Concept is a sneak peak of how future Caterham vehicles will look.

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October 27, 2013 at 6:17 am | No comment

2014 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer

The 2014 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show recently.

The first deliveries are expected to arrive in the UK by October of this year. This model is a revamp of the popular family car.

The Insignia Tourer features an improved and spacious cabin at a relatively competitive price, which gives it an edge over other cars in the same class.2014-Vauxhall-Insignia-Sports-Tourer-interested-A


General Info
Vehicle Type: Wagon Base Price: £18,629
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gals (70 L) MPG: 36 city / 53 hwy
Length: 193.2 in. (490.8 cm) Wheel Base: 107.8 in. (273.7 cm)
Height: 59.8 in. (152 cm) Width: 73.1 in. (185.6 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 19 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Engine: 4 Cylinder SIDI Turbo Displacement: 1598 cc
Horsepower: 168 HP Max RPM: 4250 RPM
Torque: 192 lb-ft @ 1650-4250 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

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The 2014 Insignia Sports Tourer is available in several engine options.

The new turbo-charged gas versions are helped by a Spark Ignition Direct Injection or SIDI system. You have your choice of either the 1.6 liter version comes with 168 horsepower while the 2.0 liter version brings you 250 horsepower.

Then you have the ultra clean diesel engines, starting with the 2.0 CDTI that gives you 138 horsepower. If you need a little more than that, you can choose either the 2.0 liter with 163 horsepower or the 2.0 BiTurbo that comes with 195 horsepower.

The diesel options include a range that start at 110, 120, and 130 horsepower. Both come with six-speed manual transmission as well as an optional six-speed automatic.



The new Insignia sports some styling tweaks. This includes a front grille re-design along with different headlights. In the back, a new tailgate with some strip designs can be seen. These are positioned lower down as compared to the previous model.



The biggest change in terms of aesthetics can be seen inside. The much-criticized button-heavy fascia is improved, and a newer, cleaner design is evident.

All models come complete with a 4.2 ” LCD screen which is located by the center console. This comes complete with a controller. There are optional features available that include an 8 inch touch-screen infotainment system.

The Vauxhall Insignia has dominated the mid-sized class since its release in 2008. The new 2014 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer has kept its clean lines and bold look.

However, the improvements on the interior as well as the engine are worth noting. The technology-integrated improvements in the Insignia Tourer, as well as the new engine options make driving a pleasure.


October 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm | No comment

2013 Brabus Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG 850 Biturbo

A Mercedes Benz E 63 AMG was recently reworked by Brabus.

Known as the 2013 Brabus Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 850 Biturbo, the car received a significant performance boost and an exterior visual upgrade.

The engineers that designed the Brabus version call it the most powerful luxury sedan available today on the market due to the engine tweaks and the biturbo upgrade.2013-Brabus-Mercedes-Benz-E-63-AMG-850-Biturbo-profile-A


General Info
Vehicle Type: Super Sport Sedan Est. Market Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.4 gals (66 L) MPG: NA
Length: 192.6 in. (489.2 cm) Wheelbase: 113.1 in. (287.4 cm)
Height: 57.1 in. (145 cm) Width: 73.7 in. (187.3 cm)
Curb Weight: 4067 lbs (1845 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 19 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5
Engine: V8 Twin BiTurbo Displacement: 6.0 Liter
Horsepower: 850 HP Max RPM: NA
Torque: 848 lb-ft Transmission: 7-Speed AMG Speedshift MCT
0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds Top Speed: 217 mph (350 km/h)

* 2013 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG Base specs


The stock 6 liter V8 engine was paired with a twin turbocharger system that boosted its power to 838 horsepower. This power boost increased the torque to 1069 lb-ft. Becausethe seven speed manual gearbox has not been upgraded, the torque has been limited to 848 lb-ft.

Top speed is limited to 230 mph and the acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is done in 3.5 seconds.2013-Brabus-Mercedes-Benz-E-63-AMG-850-Biturbo-a-mirage-B


The body kit adds downforce to the front axle to improve road grip and stability at high speeds. Combined with the reduced weight through the use of carbon fiber elements, the car is notably superior to the stock model in terms of driving and handling.


Visual enhancements of the E 63 AMG start with a new front bumper that adds two air intakes on the sides and a mesh grille in the middle, beneath the classic Mercedes one.

The side received new skirts to go with the air outtake on the front wheel fenders, while the rear bumper experienced no changes.


The interior features all leather dashboard and seats with your choice of colors. Additionally the floor has been covered in leather as well.

On the driver’s side, the gauges and instruments have been placed on a wide LCD screen behind the driving wheel.

Chrome accents are strewn throughout the dashboard, steering wheel, and along the doors.

Brabus worked on improving the key elements of the car. With an upgraded body kit, interior and engine, the 2013 Brabus Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG 850 Biturbo manages to stand side by side amongst the most powerful luxury sedans of today.

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October 26, 2013 at 6:17 am | No comment

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf looks nearly the same as the standard Golf, but this model has an electric motor.

This vehicle’s driving range is somewhere between 81 and 118 miles (130 and 190 km), based on different driving conditions and it is energy efficiency is listed at 12.7 kW/100 km.

This new e-Golf features two driving modes and four braking modes.2015-Volkswagen-e-Golf-windpower B


General Info
Vehicle Type: Electric Hatch Base Price: NA
EV Mode Range: 81-118 miles MPGe for Electric Mode: NA
Length: 165.4 in. (420.1 cm) Wheel Base: 101.5 in. (257.8 cm)
Height: 58.2 in. (147.8 cm) Width: 70.3 in. (178.6 cm)
Curb Weight: 3329 lbs (1510 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 15.2 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Motor: 85 kW Torque: 200 lb-ft
Transmission: 1-Speed Automatic Battery Capacity: 24.2 kWh
0-60 mph: 10.4 seconds Maximum Speed: 87 mph (140 km/h)

* Base 2014 Golf specs


The e-Golf has a 113 horsepower electric motor (85 kW/ 115 PS) and can produce 199 lbs ft of torque. The motor’s 24.2 kWh battery (lithium-ion) consists of 264 separate cells that add up to 323 volts.

The e-Golf’s transmission is single-speed. Volkswagen claims the e-Golf can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 10.4 seconds and has a top speed of 94 mph.2015-Volkswagen-e-Golf-saving-energy A


This e-Golf is the first model to have all-LED headlights. This four door comes with a redesigned front bumper that has daytime running lights and rear lights, both LED.

There are no exhaust pipes because this car is a zero-emission model. It comes with 16 inch alloy wheels and its 205 tires have been optimized to be low rolling resistant.


The e-Golf seats are available in Merline e-grey design or a titanium black pattern. Standard equipment includes: parking heater, automatic climate control, high-end radio/navigation system, heated windshield, leather gear knob, and leather steering wheel.

The stylish dark magnesium and iridium matrix trim features a redesigned instrument layout which includes a center console touchscreen.

The interior has new floor-mat edgings. This model also comes with an Ambience “Think Blue” pack and has blue reading LED lights, blue foot well lights, blue ambient illumination throughout its decorative trim to go with the blue illuminated door sill tread plates.

Charging System

There are different methods to charge the e-Golf’s battery. The conventional 230-volt electrical socket method takes 13 hours to fully recharge the battery.

Volkswagen also provides an optional garage or carport wall box which charges at 3.6 kW levels and takes 8 hours to recharge the battery. The battery can also be recharged at public charging stations.

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October 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm | No comment