Check out the new vid I have posted showing a few of the many BMW’s in Minnesota (United States Of America).
575 Maranello For Sale
I’ve always loved the Maranello! From the 550 to the 575 Superamerica, the Maranello was an incredible machine and game changer for Ferrari. It was the first V12 to feature a sequential automatic transmission for Ferrari, sadly signifying a new era in driving and performance for the companys V12’s and eventually all engine line ups. Whatever feelings I have, Ferrari move was “correct” compared to what other manufactures have said about the manual trans, as they essentially build F1 machines for the street.
Anyways check this ride out! 12K miles with two owners. Being sold at DOMANI MOTORS of Florida! (Photos are from DOMANI MOTORS)
BMW Ferrari Red
Posted via Bimmerpost.com forums by E92doc. He shows a new purchase made by his wife, of a new BMW M3 F80! Well not just any regular F80 M3, this one was painted red…well not just any red, but Ferrari Red! Packaged with everything else, but not retaining the manual transmission; it looks hot! Love the color, but would I spend 100k on an M3/M4!?! Personally no, I would try and get a BMW M4 GTS, unless this will be the car I’d keep for the rest of my life.
BMW Exhaust Lullaby
Check out my M3 and E92 Exhaust comparison. If you’ve ever driven the N52 engine BMW, you are disappointed on how quiet and tame BMW has made its machine. However, with a few upgrades I made it into a respectable sports machine.
As always, here is my vid of the ever so awesome M3 E9X. Such a great car.
Its been over a month since I posted, quite disappointed with me as cars are my passion, but I was also focusing on getting grad school apps done and other commitments. Anyways, hopefully I won’t be gone this long again. (By the way, the left is a 2017 GTR and right is a 2015 Black Edition, throughout this post. Interior shot of 2015 might not be black edition).
So following the awesome looking NISMO GTR as well as the 45th anniversary edition GTR; Nissan updated the GTR to follow the current design scheme of its current line up. The new 2017 GTR features updated exterior aesthetics, wheels, redesigned interior with “easier” controls & improved quality, more options such as a titanium-exhaust, and more to come. The 2017 GTR will be released this summer for purchase.
This was a scheduled update, but also very strategic to have a refreshed “new” model to compete with other newly released cars…..ehmm NSX! All in all I’m iffy about the update, but in certain angles it looks awesome and even wider. However, I shouldn’t pout, as a GTR fan I know Nissan always releases specials/updates of the GTR. The R35 has received a 2011 refresh, 2015 re-update, GTR Spec-V model, Black Edition, Nismo/Nismo N edition, 45th Anniversary, and now 2017 refresh. (I think I’m forgetting one or two).
Anyways, do guys like it? Should they have made a limited manual trans model? With the NSX being all-wheel drive and termed as an everyday car too, will it take away GTR sales? Will a price increase be necessary?
E-brake my heart
Innovation and the movement to replace “traditional/ancient” technologies such as manual transmissions, hydraulic steering, handbrakes, analog gauges, suspensions and etc are a moving trend nowadays. Although I’ll speak on this on a different post, I wanted to compare two cars that are direct competitors, but one has chosen to rid itself of some traditional features.
The two cars I’m talking about are the 2016 Mustang and 2016 Camaro, the latter being the car that has accepted more modern features in its cabin. The specific modern feature I’m talking about is the electronic handbrake. The picture above compares both interiors, the Camaro on the left and Mustang on the right. As you can see the Mustang retains the traditional handbrake, where the Camaro doesn’t.
I’m ignorant on how similar the electronic handbrake compares with the traditional in terms of driver engagement during track or “spirited driving, however I know that drifters, track goers, weekend drivers, and auto enthusiasts will be disappointed when they hit showroom floors and see a Camaro without a traditional handbrake.
The Chevy Impala was a hit when it received its refreshed design in 2013. The new lines and curves conjured by Chevy’s design team deserve praise. However, once I looked at the rear of the car I lost all interest in wanting to know more. I mean, this should car should be a euphemism for the laziness. So many questions can be raised on why 3/4’s of the cars exterior looks great, but the rear end was left out. Nowadays the rear end is the most designer friendly region of the car, but I guess not to Chevrolet. What’s even worse is that the new 2016 Chevy Malibu gets a very similar update.
While driving, nothing is worse than being behind an ugly car. Its “scientifically” proven, by myself, that the uglier a car is the more likely road-rage incidents are to occur………yes! I hope I’m not the only one who notices this, because there’s no way Chevy can compete with Ford or other American brands with a product that looks unfinished.
2011 Liberty Walk Porsche
Check this out, there is a Liberty Walk Porsche 911 Turbo for sale. I love the old school Porsche look it has, but the PDK is not my taste, well I probably can’t afford the $155,000 price tag now anyways so….
If you haven’t heard about Liberty Walk chances are you either aren’t into the tuner scene, hate the idea of “ruining” classic cars or don’t have an interest in moding your $250,000 plus car. Being created by none other than Wataru Kato from Japan, his technique makes a statement that could give your grandmamma a heart attack from just looking at the works of art he creates. Summed up perfectly in an article by SPEEDHUNTERS, Kato-san likes to “tamper with perfection.” With more than twenty years in the industry this company is similar to Akira Nakai’s RWB Porsche tuning company, with similarities in widebody tuning.
Anyways, the LBW widebody kit extends this Porsche Turbo to a wider stance than ever before. If you’ve seen most of the modern Turbos, they are incredibly wide right out of the factory, so pushing this even further is definitely questionable. This Porsche might be hard to sell as its bespoke and will be a car that meets the requirements of a select few. If I had the cash and it had a 6-speed/7-speed manual, I would have definitely written out the check!
Sorry, I’ve been away for a while on vacation for the last 4 weeks. Here is a video I just made of my M3 with minimal editing. I just wanted to get something out here.