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hennessey venom red

Hennessey Performance has published images of its ultra-fast beast – 2011 Venom GT finished in passionate red body color. Representing Chassis Number 03 from the limited model, the “Venom Red” supercar is caught while driving wild in the streets of Silverstone, England. Powered by an in-house tweaked 6.2-liters V8 twin-turbo powerplant which is linked to a Ricardo 6-speed gearbox, the Chassis Number 03 - Venom GT is capable of producing the breath-taking figures of 1,200 horsepower and

The new Lotus Elise Club Racer Edition has made its official debut in Geneva. The sporty version of Elise lost 24 kg by using a lightweight battery and the removal of noise insulation material. The total weight of Elise Club Racer is just 852 kg ( 1 878 lbs ). The small car is powered by 1.6-liter four cylinder VVT-I with 136 PS (100 kW). The acceleration of the original Elise is 6.5 seconds to 100 km/h and the Club Racer will be slightly faster. It needs just a little over 5 liters /100 k

lotus evora enduro gt

Lotus Evora Enduro GT Concept has debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. The car is based on the Evora GT4 Endurance racer. The car will actually take a part in June at the 24hr Nurburgring ADAC race in Germany. It was developed by Lotus Motorsport with the help of head designer Nicola Scimeca. There are no specs for Evora Enduro GT Concept, but the previous Evora Type 124 uses 4.0 liter V6 with 400PS (295 kW) coupled to a 6-speed Cima sequential gearbox. Lotus Evora Enduro GT will also comp

Lotus Carlton is created to be the fastest production saloon car and it did it. It is capable of doing 304 km/h (189 mph). The exterior differences between Lotus Carlton and the regular model are the rear spoiler, air intakes on the bonnet, Lotus badges on the front wings and bootlid, and considerably wider wheel arches. The engine is 3.6 liter twin-turbo with 377HP (281 kW) and a massive 568 (419 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual ZF gearbox. 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.

Lotus has released new Elise Club Racer Edition. The sports car weighs just 876 kg (1 930 lb), which is 24 kg less than the regular car. The result is achieved thanks a lightweight battery and the removal of noise insulation material. The performance is also improved by adding a new Sport setting for the DPM system (Dynamic Performance Management) that works with the new sport suspension and adjustable anti-roll bar. Lotus Elise Club Racer Edition is powered by a 1.6-liter four cylinder VV

Mansory has revealed a tuned version of one of the best sports cars on the market - Lotus Evor. The car will be officially exhibited at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. There are no further details about the Mansory Evora, but it will come with boosted engine, besides the new looks. The body kit includes a front spoiler lip, front air intakes surrounds, side skirts, a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and a rear wing. Mansory Lotus Evora also boasts  a carbon fiber roof, which will

hennessey venom gt [video]

Hennessey Venom GT is powered by 6.2 liter LS9 V8 taken from a Corvette ZR1, but boosted to the whopping 1200HP. The weight of the car is just 1 071 kg, so it has more horsepower than kilograms. The engine is mated to a Ricardo 6-speed gearbox and the performance is more than satisfying. 0 to 60 mph in 2.2 seconds and the tops speed is officially rated at 421 km/h (262 mph). The price is nice, too - 600 000 USD. The company will build just 10 units per year. Enjoy the video, where Jay L

Autocar tested the new Lotus Evora S and released a video review. The car is powered by 3.5 liter DOHC V6 VVT-i engine with 350PS (257 kW) at 7000RPM and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque at 4500RPM. Evora S sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds and the top speed is 276 km/h (172 mph). It comes with  with a new active exhaust that, at a push of a button, can emit some seriously deep sounds. Thanks to the super lightweight of just 1437kg, the car is able to offer offer a fuel consumption of up to 7.6 I/1

Hennessey has officially announced that its all-new mid-engine super sports car Venom GT will celebrate its US debut at the upcoming 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas at 2nd of November. The ultra high-performance monster sports a Hennessey-tuned 6.2L V-8 twin-turbo power unit that produces the head-turning 1,200 horsepower

lotus city car concept - small and practical

Lotus unveiled the City Car Concept, which is a 3-door, four-seat compact car with hybrid system. Despite of the enormous weight for such a small car - 1 400kg, it has satisfying performance characteristic. The total power output is 220 PS (162kW) and 240Nm, although the continuous power figure is a more modest 54 kW (73 PS). The 1.2 liter petrol engine can run also on ethanol and methanol. The engine produces power for the electric motor alone and doesn't drive the car on its own. Lotus City Car Concept acc

Another vehicle from Lotus at the Paris Motor Show – 2015 Lotus Elise. Although, most of the company’s cars look the same, they are much different. The new Elise features shark-inspired styling, floating taillights, and a number of carbon fiber components. The chassis is made entirely from aluminum for extra weight saving and improved handling. The small car is powered by 2.0 liter supercharged four-cylinder engine with 300PS (221kW) and a

Lotus revealed their Elan at the Paris Motor Show. The car looks a lot like Honda CRZ, but the performance is rather better. Lotus Elan is powered by 4.0 liter V6 with 450PS and 465Nm of torque. The mighty engine is mated with 7-speed DCT gearbox, which delivers the power to the rear wheels. The weight of Elan is just 1 295 kg (2 855 lb), so it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and the top speed is 310km/h (193 mph). The company reports that there will be a hybrid variant of Elan, which will have emi