It’s not new news that Honda is to resurrect their highly respected NSX supercar moniker, with the new hybrid NSX scheduled to go on sale in 2015. What is news however is that the all-new car will be engineered and built at the firm’s new Performance Manufacturing Centre in Ohio, U.S.A. Cue sucking of air through teeth!
Lamborghini has announced the launch of a new member of its Aventador range that could set pulses racing for fans of high-performance cars with unique style.
The new topless Aventador LP700-4 Roadster is certainly one for the pin-up pages, with its cool looks definitely helping it to stand out from the crowd.
Due to be launched at the Paris Motor Show next month the new Jaguar is a true 21st century car in design, technology and performance. On September 20th 2012 Jaguar announced that the new Jaguar soft top roadster will be on sale from next spring from £55,000. What will be known as the F-Type, will be seen as the successor to the classic E-Type of the sixties. With Jaguar unveiling ‘it’s sexiest car to date’ the question has arose, what is the sexiest classic car of all time? Talking about classic cars started an office debate about which classic car was the all time sexiest. We have put together a list of some of our opinions.
Avid readers of this blog will notice that we’ve posted several articles relating to this incredible car over the last few weeks. We make no excuse for this as it quite simply is an absolutely awesome piece of engineering.
For Supercar modifier Oakley Design the Lamborghini Aventador was clearly an irresistible proposition. As standard, the car is capable of 0 – 62mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217mph but for Oakley Design this just wasn’t quite quick enough.
So with less weight and more power Oakley Design have now hit a top speed of 230mph in dyno testing and are expecting the 0 – 62mph time to be far quicker than the apparently slow 2.9 seconds of the factory fitted car.
See the car in action in at a test track in France:
For those of you who don’t yet know about supercar modifier, Oakley Design, I can’t think of a better introduction to the firm than the work they’ve just finished on the new Lamborghini Aventador. Following the success of the modified Ferrari 458 Italia, Oakley Design have turned their tuning attention to the brand new Aventador.
When I first saw the specs for the new Lambo at the Geneva Motor Show I was stunned at how quick the standard car was going to be. When I heard that Oakley Design were going to get their hands on one I wondered what on earth they could do to it to improve it. Fortunately people like Jon Oakley of Oakley Design won’t settle for 0 – 62mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph – it’s clearly just not quick enough.
The Oakley Design team take a car and maximise what it is capable of. They perfect it. In this case I was utterly amazed at the intricate and careful development work that had been done on the car. The video below demonstrates this far better than the following text as nothing can quite replace actually watching the speedometer race up to 230mph. In fact, nothing can quite replace seeing massive flames shooting out of a titanium exhaust system that is glowing red hot. This second part of the test wasn’t exactly necessary to be honest but who reading this wouldn’t want to shoot blue flames out of their exhaust system if they were able to? Certainly each and every one of us was turned from professionals doing our jobs into 8 year old children as we played with the over-run of the car. 230mph and the bonus of blue flames – it’s hard to imagine a better day out.