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2016 Chevrolet Camaro
May 18, 2015
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro

Muscles cars have always been a lot of fun to drive, and respectably fast, given the fact that they are sports cars that are admittedly designed for amateur drivers. But, despite solid speed and usually superb road grip, very few muscle cars have ever been described as agile. In fact, quite the opposite. Despite the fact that most muscle cars can easily grip the road while taking a turn at 90+ miles per hour, they usually have a turn radius that barely compares favorably with a station wagon or a truck. It is a performance dynamic that is great on long, bending highways but is terrible on a windy mountain road.

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro defies this standard of muscle cars. In fact, it defies lots standards of muscles cars, many of which it helped create. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has a smaller footprint than the models of the last few decades and a body design that is very reminiscent of the 1970s Camaros. The nose isn’t quite as long, in great part because the cockpit is about half again as large as the 70s model, and the body looks notably more rugged, but you definitely get a sense of the quick little roadster that once graced the road. You can visit places like Exotic Car Rentals in JacksonVille, FL for more information

Features

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  • 455 Horsepower 6.2 Liter V8 Engine – Best Available Engine
  • Multiple Driving Modes – Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport
  • 8.0 Touch Screen Attached to Information and Entertainment System
  • Ambient Lighting

Definitely Fun

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The redesign of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is actually a touch confusing. In performing a review of the car, the designers noted that the previous model was very sparse on space. The rear seat and trunk was practically worthless and even the front compartment was very cramped. It also seemed like there was a wall between the driver and the front passenger. Recognizing this as a problem in a car that is primarily used for relaxed driving, the designers added space to all of these areas. Then inexplicably, they also removed the CD player.

It is those small inconsistent changes that indicate that even the designers don’t seem fully sure whether they want the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to be a sport car for amateurs or a true track for hard core drivers. But despite the seeming lack of identity, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is still a lot of fun to drive. It is fast, loud, gorgeous, and for the first time in decades, quite agile, which is pretty much everything you want in a sports car.

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Audi TT Clubsport
May 15, 2015
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Audi TT Clubsport

Before you get your heart set on an Audi TT Clubsport, you need to know from the start that this is simply a concept car. That means it is incredibly unlikely to ever be produced in this form. That said, the Audi TT Clubsport may very well be used as inspiration for the next Audi TT RS, so if there are features of this car that impress you, and there definitely should be, keep an eye on the TT line for those features to arrive in the near future.

The Audi TT Clubsport is designed to rip up the track. The engineers at Audi wanted to impress with their concept car, and they succeeded. There are plenty of cars on the road that have excellent performance, but Audi ratchets this car up a notch with permanent all-wheel drive and an electric biturbo compressor / turbocharger. This last feature allows for excellent sprint potential because it lets the car reach peak performance almost instantly. If this feature does appear in future production models, Audi will definitely be in the competition for best performing vehicles. You can visit places like Exotic Car Rentals in Miami, FL for more information

Features

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  • 2.5 Liter 600 Horsepower 5 Cylinder Engine
  • Permanent Quattro All-Wheel Drive
  • Electronic Stabilization Control
  • Coilover Suspension

A Glimpse of the Future

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It is hard to say how a future car utilizing this technology may look. The Audi TT Clubsport has a truly spartan interior that is certainly not in line with the standard luxury packages in an Audi. It also has a truly aggressive and powerful exterior with an extremely prominent rear wing. While this is definitely a sexy addition, it is quite clearly a show piece that was strategically placed on a one-off concept car, rather than a hint of things to come. What this all means is that the Audi TT Clubsport is a car that looks like a race car, drives like a race car, and even roars like a race car, but the only parts of it which is sure to appear in future models are the parts which represent advances in technology.

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2016 Dodge Viper ACR
May 14, 2015
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2016 Dodge Viper ACR

“Street legal” is a very special phrase when it comes to talking about race track quality vehicles. Unlike race track only cars, street legal cars include the bells and whistles that make a driving experience pleasurable outside a one mile radius oval. For the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR, those bells and whistles are a built-in infotainment system, a pleasantly carpeted interior, a three speaker audio system, and adjustable leather sports seats. All of this means that the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is as exciting and fun to drive on public highways with tight turns as it is to drive on a closed track.

And just to be clear, the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is definitely a track friendly vehicle. Final performance numbers haven’t been released yet, but the 50/50 weight distribution and a 645 horsepower V10 engine are clearly surpassing the performance of all previous models of this vehicle, which means something since the last model is still one of the fastest and most agile cars on the road or track today. If you want an inkling of how fast this car can really drive, you need only look at the handlebar in the cockpit that the passenger can hold onto in order during high speed, controlled 1.5g turns.

Features

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  • 8.4 Liter 645 horsepower V10 Engine
  • 10 Way Adjustable Suspension w/ Bilstein Racing Shocks and Stiffened Springs
  • Unique Kumho Tires
  • Six Speed Manual Gearbox
  • Built-in Infotainment System

A Unique Driving Experience

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Lots of cars claim to offer a unique driving experience, but the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is one of the few vehicles that can actually live up to that claim. The reason it can live up to that claim is that every single 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is slightly different than every single other one. Dodge manages this by allowing owners to personalize the new vehicle with specific options and colors. The selected options and colors are not allowed to match the options and colors chosen by any other owner, meaning that there is literally no other car in the world with the exact same options.

Thankfully, this customization doesn’t make the car any more difficult to maintain. It just means that your 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is one of a kind. Given the over $100,000 price tag on the car and the relative rarity of it, it is unlikely anyone will ever notice, but you can be proud of this fact all the same. You can visit places like Exotic Car Rentals in Fort Myers, FL for more information

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Aston Martin Vulcan
May 13, 2015
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Aston Martin Vulcan

There is some dispute as to exactly what the word “Vulcan” is referencing in the name of the Aston Martin Vulcan. It doesn’t really display the qualities of a sedate, logical race of aliens or even a ponderous bomber plane. If anything, Vulcan may be a reference to the high powered rotary cannon that can fire up to 6,000 rounds per minute. That is the kind of high powered performance you can expect from an Aston Martin Vulcan.

Not only is this vehicle amazingly powerful, but it is also quite rare. Only a total of 24 Aston Martin Vulcans will ever be produced and each of those will sell for a whopping $2.3 million. Don’t expect to ever find ratings or reviews for this vehicle, because by the time those can be written, the car will almost certainly have sold out. Instead, if you have that kind of money lying around, you simply need to decide for yourself whether you want a car that has more 800 horsepower in a 7.0 liter V12 engine. If you enjoy any form of race track driving, the answer to that question is almost certainly “yes.”

Features

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  • 800+ Horsepower 7.0 Liter V12 Engine
  • Driver Adjustable Traction Control
  • Pushrod Operated Suspension
  • Adjustable Anti-Roll Bars

For Race Tracks Only

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The main thing you won’t find in the Aston Martin Vulcan is amenities like a trunk, GPS, a radio, or even air conditioning. It is not a car designed to ever be street legal. The entire purpose of this vehicle is dominate a race track. In that, it succeeds admirably. In addition to its amazing racing specifications, you can tailor the car to your exact preferences in power and performance via a scale of graduated adjustments. In other words, you aren’t just driving one of the premiere race track cars in the world, you are driving one that has been customized to your precise preferences for race track driving. You can visit places like Exotic Car Rentals in Fort Pierce, FL for more information

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Lotus Exige LF1
May 12, 2015
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Lotus Exige LF1

Have you ever wanted to own a life-size classic batmobile? You aren’t likely to find one for sale under seven figures, but the Lotus Exige LF1 is the next best thing. The black exterior with red edge lines and the slightly hour glass figure of the vehicle definitely create the feel of the batmobile that was showcased in the old 60s television show. It quite obviously isn’t a batmobile, but despite being made of modern materials, the entire style of the car evokes the feel of a 60s look which is actually quite fetching. If that look tickles your fancy, you better act fast, though, since Lotus is only producing a total of 81 Lotus Exige LF1 production models, at a surprisingly good deal of only $90,000.

Features

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  • 3.5 Liter V6 Engine
  • 170 Mile Per Hour Top Speed
  • 3.8 Second Sprint Time
  • 37 Mile Per Gallon Fuel Efficiency
  • 4 Mode Lotus Dynamic Performance Management System for Optimized Suspension Settings

A Truly Rare Breed of Car

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Simply the fact the only 81 Lotus Exige LF1 cars will ever be produced is indicative of how rare this vehicle is. But low production isn’t the only reason to call this vehicle rare, especially when it is built by a company that is famous for low production runs on nearly all of the models it builds. It is the luxury of the cabin that truly lets you know exactly how uncommon this vehicle is intended to be. Leather stitching with gold piping fills the cabin and the LF1 embroidered logos can be found throughout it as well. The entire design advertises that this is a car that is truly in a class of its own.

And, that fact won’t be more apparent until the moment you take it out on a course. The specifications may not seem like they are racing quality, but the drivetrain is designed specifically to offer race track quality performance. This means you have a car that has excellent road grip, turns on a dime, and is easy to control even when accelerating or decelerating into or out of a turn. You can visit places like Exotic Car Rentals in Boca Raton, FL for more information

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Ferrari 488 GTB
May 8, 2015
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Ferrari 488 GTB

When car experts and critics alike talk about the Ferrari 488 GTB, they only want to talk about one thing, the performance specifications of this vehicle. The reason for that is quite obvious, the Ferrari 488 GTB is a vehicle designed to blow away the competition in terms of pure performance. It is engineered to be faster than any other car you have ever driven, and unless you are one of the rare people who has had the pleasure of sitting inside an F1 race car, that engineering goal was a roaring success.

In fact, that particular comparison is quite apt, given that it literally includes an F1-Trac traction control system. That is just one of many pieces of high tech equipment that gives the Ferrari 488 GTB nearly unparalleled handling. It also features a SSC2 system which basically prevents slippage by taking over when it detects that the driver has lost control. It is literally smart driving at work.

Features

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  • 660 Horsepower 3.9 Liter Twin Turbocharged V8 Engine
  • 7 Gear Dual Clutch Transmission
  • 3.0 Second Sprint Time
  • 205 Mile Per Hour Maximum Speed
  • Side Slip Angle Control System
  • Built in Infotainment System

F1 Racing Ability in a Road Vehicle

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While features are important, the true test of a vehicle is how it performs. On or off the track, the Ferrari 488 GTB performs like a cheetah. It takes off like a rocket, turns on a dime, and roars like a powerful beast. The traction, in particular, is so impressive that you can pull off some very advanced racing maneuvers, especially in controlled environments.

But that isn’t to say this is a vehicle that only belongs in a controlled environment. The built-in Infotainment system is literally designed to make a street friendly vehicle, by providing music and GPS as needed. It also sports a much more comfortable cockpit, steering wheel, and seats than your average racing quality vehicle. The designers at Ferrari want you to show off your Ferrari 488 GTB, not keep it hidden on a closed track.

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2016 Mclaren 570s
May 7, 2015
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2016 Mclaren 570’s

The moment you see gull wing doors on a vehicle, you pretty much know that it is designed primarily as a performance vehicle. The 2016 McLaren 570S is no exception to this rule. Able to go from 0 to 60 in an estimated 3 seconds, this is a car that has the kind of acceleration you expect to see in an actual track model race car, rather than a production model street car. But it is a street car and one of the sleekest designed, best performing street vehicles to ever hit the market.

With power and performance like this, you might expect to be set back a pretty penny, and you’d be right. The 2016 McLaren 570S is projected at $185,000, expensive, yet surprisingly reasonable for one of the most elite cars of its class. If you are willing to spend that kind of money, you are getting more than just speed. You are getting a vehicle with a touchscreen IRIS infotainment system, a surprising amount of storage space for a race car performance vehicle, and even a front camera. All of this makes driving the 2016 McLaren 570S much more comfortable than driving your standard sports car quality production vehicle.

Features

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  • 3.8 Liter Twin Turbo V8 Engine
  • 7 Speed Twin Clutch Automatic Transmission
  • 3.0 Second Sprint Time
  • 4.4 Cubic Foot Trunk
  • Touchscreen IRIS Infotainment System

A Vehicle for True Car Lovers

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Despite the fact that it has a modest sized trunk, room behind the seats for storage, a real glove compartment, and an infotainment system, the 2016 McLaren 570S is not a car for amateurs. Only true car lovers should ever own one of these beauties. This car has high ratings and reviews. One reason for that is because you have to be particularly careful with it. The 2016 McLaren 570S has a hatch for fluid fills and any other maintenance requires mechanics with specialized tools. Any care except for the most diligent can lead to devastating consequences. But, when cared for by someone who truly loves their car, this is a vehicle that is nearly without competition. For more information, visit Exotic Car Rentals Atlanta Georgia.

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Mercedes Benz – Maybach S600
May 6, 2015
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Mercedes Benz Maybach S600

Executive sedans just keep getting more luxurious every single year. The Mercedes Benz Maybach S600 is one of the most recent cars to prove this statement. The design of the car mixes traditional sophistication with modern technology to create a cradle of luxury that is absolutely perfect for dignitaries of any level of society.

Any passenger lucky enough to enjoy the rear seats will immediately realize that they are experiencing one of the most comfortable automobiles ever created. The rear seating looks more like a recliner than it does like the passenger seat of an automobile. Soft, hand stitched Nappa leather covers gently angled seats with generous head rests, foot rests, and enough leg room for your average NBA player. Seat backs, calf support, and head support are all adjustable for maximum comfort of any VIPs.

And the comfort doesn’t end with the seats. The car includes champagne flutes and holders for easily enjoying a sip of bubbly during your trip. And, as for entertainment, both a fold out table and a digital screen are available to rear passengers. You’ll never get bored while sitting in the rear of this vehicle.

Features

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  • 6.0 Liter V12 Biturbo Engine
  • Electronically Adjustable Rear Executive Seats Made of Hand Stitched Nappa Leather
  • Magic Body Control Suspension with Road Surface Scan
  • Full Rear Seat Entertainment Package

A Little Power and a Lot of Elegance

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There is no denying that a 6.0 liter V12 biturbo engine is going to provide the Mercedes Benz Maybach S600 with some notable power. This executive sedan isn’t just luxurious, it also has power and performance that is comparable with some lower end sports cars or convertibles. But this power and performance, while notable, is simply designed with more elegance in mind.

The amazing suspension and the Road Surface Scan both exist to make the ride as smooth as possible for passengers. The excellent performance exists to get passengers where they are going quickly. Combine that with the one of the most elegant rear passenger areas that can be found in any production model car, and you have a car that fulfills its singular purpose of making passengers feel like they are royalty. For more information, visit Exotic Car Rentals Atlanta Georgia.

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Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept
April 24, 2015
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Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept

During the first quarter of 2015, Bentley showed off a new concept vehicle, the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept. Beyond a name, a body type, and some glimpses of the interior, the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept is almost a complete mystery. Seeing as Bentley hasn’t even confirmed that the concept will ever be turned into a production model, that mystery is clearly by design. Despite that, we do have some information about the vehicle, and more importantly, we can say for a fact that the vehicle is a quite attractive specimen that will hopefully receive a full line based on this concept.

What Is and Isn’t Known

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Just based on the frame and body design, it is quite obvious that the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept is a smaller and lighter vehicle than most other Bentleys. Additionally, the smooth, flowing body design, low ground clearance, large wheel wells, and room for only two passengers says louder than words that this car is designed to be a sports car. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no information available about the engine or transmission. Bentley has sworn that is will never again make a car with less than a V-8 engine, so it is possible the 10 in the name means this is a V-10 with a six speed transmission. But unless a Bentley engineer spills the beans, that is nothing more than an educated guess.

Looking Good for the Future

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Honestly, the folks at Bentley would have to be insane not to make a production model of this beauty. It already looks absolutely amazing sitting still on a raised platform and it will certainly look ten times better racing down a highway or late at night through city streets. And, those glimpses of the interior already show a leather filled cockpit that looks like it will be as comfortable as it is elegant, the latter of which we are certain of purely based on the manufacturer.

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Aston Martin News
April 20, 2015
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Aston Martin is about to experience a growth spurt, though not in the traditional way. When most car companies grow, they sell more products year over year. But not Aston Martin. Aston Martin has no intentions of increasing beyond 7000 production models per year. Instead, Aston Martin is going to grow by adding greater diversity to the products it sells. For a company that currently only has three production models (Vanquish, Vantage, and DB9), that is considerable growth, especially since Aston Martin has disclosed plans to make an electric vehicle.

For anyone familiar with the Aston Martin brand, that particular plan must sound like a fairy tale. Of all the things that Aston Martins are famous for, no feature defines an Aston Martin more than the powerful V12 engine that powers each and every vehicle. A switch to electric seems almost as insane as replacing the engine with pedals.

But for Aston Martin, this step is seen as a necessary step to remain relevant in a car market that is increasingly concerned with environmental impact fuel efficiency. There simply aren’t as many car buyers who are seeking loud, powerful, fuel guzzling engines. And, if Aston Martin wants to continue to be able to afford to make vehicles with V12 engines, it will need to also service a market that wants quiet and environmentally friendly vehicles.

This doesn’t mean that Aston Martin vehicles are going to stop being powerful. The designers at Aston Martin are taking a page from the book of Tesla and intend to build a car similar to the Model S, a vehicle that competes with sports cars in terms of performance while also offering almost 300 miles of range on a single charge. Such technology doesn’t come cheap. But when has an Aston Martin ever been cheap?

And no matter the cost, if will keep Aston Martin relevant, which is what the company needs entering its second century of existence.