|Posted on 10.15.2013 14:00 by Kirby Garlitos|
Jay Leno’s clout in the auto industry is well established. That’s one of the perks of being a certified car enthusiast but in the comedian’s case, automakers trip over themselves to get featured in his own auto web show series, Jay Leno’s Garage.
Recently, Jaguar took its turn and it brought along its latest pride and joy, the Jaguar F-Type V8 S. Eric Johnson, vice president of Jaguar Western Region, presented the car to Leno and true to the script, the pair began by talking about the car before Leno does what he seemingly always does: take the F-Type V8 S for a spin. Obviously, a car of the F-Type V8 S’ stature deserves to have some kind of special attention given to it and Leno was quick to point out how impressed he was with its 5.0-liter V-8 engine that produces 495 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
In addition to the F-Type V-8 S, the episode also featured Leno’s drive of another one of Jaguar’s recent builds: the Project 7 Concept. Like we said, this guy really gets all the treats, doesn’t he?
Click past the jump to read about the 2013 Jaguar F-Type Roadster
gallery: 2013 Jaguar Project 7
Video: Jay Leno Gets Up Close With The Jaguar F-Type V8 S originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 14:00 EST.
Posted on 03.9.2013 06:00 by
Back in January, Jaguar announced that its new F-Type sports roadster would be featured in a new video called “Desire,” which is set to be released later this spring. Now the sports car is once again featured in a video, but this time around it is a trailer for a film named “Desire” video.
After these two teasers, we are excited to finally see the full “Desire” film, which was created in collaboration with Ridley Scott Associates.
The film obviously takes place in the desert, where the main character – Clark, played by actor Damian Lewis – delivers cars for a living. He gets into trouble after encountering a mysterious, young woman (Shannyn Sossamon) in the middle of the desert. Alongside them, the video will also star Jordi Moll and music by BRIT award winner Lana Del Rey.
Posted on 12.20.2012 20:00 by
VF Engineering is really into breaking the mold when it comes to developing programs for some of the world’s finest supercars. The American aftermarket company definitely knows a power upgrade when they see one and their latest offering for the mighty German beast, the Audi R8 V10, is no different.
With some help from fellow Audi aftermarket wizard Stassis Engineering, VF Engineering took the R8 V10’s massive 5.2-liter engine and made serious work out of it, highlighted by the addition of a bolt on roots style supercharger system and an Eaton/Magnuson TVS2300 four-lobe roots blower with an air/water aftercooling system that boosts up the R8 V10’s output from the standard 520 horsepower and 390 pounds-per-feet of torque figures all the way up to 720 horsepower and 590 pounds-per-feet of torque. That impressive bump in output is particularly jacked up because of the resulting lag-free instant punch of 5psi from as little as 2,000rpm, with the boost gradually climbing all the way up to 6.5psi at redline.
And should the R8 V10 be using a 91 or 93 octane, the stock engine programming is then recalibrated by VF courtesy of an OBD2 port electronic flash.
For all of the program’s downright awesomeness, there is one bit of bad news out there for anybody interested in getting this package. It’s not compliant with the California Air Resourse Board and cannot be used on public roads in California.
Audi R8 V10 Stassis by VF Engineering originally appeared on topspeed.com on Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:00 EST.
In the latest episode of “The Downshift” the crew over MotorTrend took a trip to Quattro GmbH, the birthplace of the the RS3, RS4, RS5, RS6 and R8. Since 1983, Audi’s go-fast factory has been taking Audi sedans to the extreme and in 2006 it unveiled the R8, which has quickly become one of the worlds most sought after supercars.
The factory was founded in October 1983 and it is located on a 3,500-square-meter site in Neckarsulm, near Stuttgart, Germany. The factory specializes in producing high-performance Audi cars and components, and its name pays homage to Audi’s original four-wheel-drive, rally-inspired road car: the Audi Quattro.
Take a look at this video; you will be amazed by the dedication and heart these folks put into each and every Audi that passes through. Let us know what do you think!
Video: A Short Trip to the Audi R8 Factory originally appeared on topspeed.com on Saturday, 24 November 2012 06:00 EST.
Two days before the official debut of the 2013 Jaguar F-Type, someone has finally let that luscious and much-anticipated cat out of the bag. Just last week, the first leaked image of the Jaguar was revealed and, now, TeamSpeed has broken the embargo and unveiled the first multiple images of the upcoming sports roadster.
As expected, the next F-Type features a very aggressive look with a number of design elements inspired by the C-X16 Concept. The most obvious, borrowed features are the split air intakes on the front end and the long bonnet.
The 2013 Jaguar F-Type will be offered with a choice of three engines: Jaguar’s all-new 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine with an output of either 340 or 380 HP and the existing supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine for the R version. All engine options will drive the rear wheels through an eight-speed transmission and will be equipped with Stop/Start technology.
Stay tuned for the official debut of the 2013 F-Type on September 27th at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.
2013 Jaguar F-Type Leaked Online originally appeared on topspeed.com on Monday, 24 September 2012 16:00 EST.
Two years if they built a business for the Mercedes SLS AMG, German tuner Domanig has come out with another package, only that time period, itâs for the SLS AMG Roadster.Even when there isnât any specific aesthetic modifications done in the car, typically the German receiver did use a couple of things available for the SLS Roadster. An example may be the four tires, which Domanig normally takes pride around. For this particular program, the German receiver fitted your SLS Roadster with a new couple of 20″ SOM03 wheels right in front and twisted it throughout 275/30ZR20 Michelin Super Hobby tires. At the back, pre-owned was 21″ DOM06 locomotive’s wheels rapped in 305/25/ZR21 Michelin Super Sport car tires.Moving on to the particular carâs suspension, Domanig further a new KW suspension program that not sole lowers any carâs ride top by Thirty millimeters, but also helps it to be work in combination with the supercarâs traditional Ride Control system.Eventually, Domanig made some engine small adjustments to the SLS Roadster Half a dozen.3-liter V8 engine and even ramped up it truly is output on the standard 571 horsepower to former 600 horses. 620 horsepower, to always be accurate.Entire, the program is without a doubt bereft of the technique other the tuners, but as long as unbridled ability is concerned, them gave is much an added impact.
As you may remember if you’ve followed us costs few months, a few months ago we had the ability to see the one-off BMW Zagato Car Concept at the 2012 Concorso dÃ©leganza Villa d-Este when it comes to northern Madeira. Now it appears that BMW has in a position to create one other Zagato spin-off, this time according to the BMW Z4 convertible. Having said that, the BMW Zagato Roadster The year 2013 has been created and additionally showcased along the Concours d’Elegance held last week at Pebble Beach CA.This new Zagato is basically a good topless type of the Vehicle but the scenario behind it is vitally amazing. Your body has is without a doubt crafted entirely from metal and has happen to be built in just six weeks, which is quite impressive to say the least.In terms of layout the new Roadster option looks a better choice than the Vehicle and I’m sure many of you’d agree. A number of BMW enthusiasts are a bit discouraged about the form of the Coupe’s rear-end, though things have replaced with the Roadster adaptation. Nevertheless the smooth top is actually redesigned in order to retain the double-bubble roof structure expected coming from aZagato. In addition, “Z” attachements are to be included in many places everywhere over the body of the Roadster, a characteristic we’ve seen inside other one-off products before for example the Bentley GTZ and theAston Martin DB7 Zagato.To the interior there are limited changes as opposed to standard BMW Z4 and various other than the “Z” emblems stitched from the headrests there are not many some other unique features brought to your table.Regretably BMW once again tried to keep technical specifications just as secret as feasible despite the fact that the actual Roadster is a fully functional concept. Yet, as with theCoupe we tend to expect the actual topless variety to offer BMW’s strongest Z4 engine, seventy one.0 re turbocharged unit able to develop Three hundred and forty horsepower.While before, this amazing BMW appears to be the one-off concept and will not see the light of moment ever again, however Zagato Roadster 2013 will likely influence the typical design of the forthcoming Z4 convertible devices, so no less than it gives us an insight with the items to expect. Precisely what are your thoughts in the matter? Do you think the Bavarian car / truck maker will be pushing a Z4 in the proper direction?
McLaren developed his or her’s objectives upon generating a tiny, stripped-out supercar apparent whenever they released a fabulous style fight prompting enrollees participating in this Regal Higher education of Artâs auto type lessons to visualize an important minimal McLaren supercar. Now, all the one who did that of this challenge continues to be decided on and could you have to be any starting position so that you can McLarenâs long term version.All of the McLaren JetSet produced by Marianna Merenmies applies an auto not to mention incorporates intensive degrees of carbon fibre about the framework, physical structure, along with locomotive’s wheels. The idea processes just Three.5 m rather long plus One particular.Goal m superior, as well as a new proposed exhaust coefficient from 6.30.When ever asked about the near future model type, McLaren Layout management Blunt Stephenson talked about: “Itâs about producing much more of a reduced amount of. Itâs our responsibility towards move vehicle technology , to produce any car much safer, brighter, bigger, more streamlined, eco-friendly and more excitement to operate.”Expect to determine the brand new supercar created throughout 2015 with an designated tariff of ï¿¡50,Thousand, and also on the subject of $78,1000 along the today’s forex rates.