Hamann Liberates The Jaguar F-Pace With 410 HP And Sharp New Bodykit
Posted on March 20, 2017
Something to consider while waiting for the F-Pace SVR, perhaps?
Super SUVs are all the rage right now and by the end of the year we should have, among others, the Lamborghini Urus, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and the Jaguar F-Pace SVR – all featuring powerplants capable of well over 500 horsepower. While we await the latter of these, German tuner Hamann has developed an upgrade package for the British crossover, which currently comes with 380 hp in its most potent form, the supercharged F-Pace S.
Utilizing the same V6 that’s found under the hood of the S, Hamann has managed to squeeze an extra 30 horses, resulting in an output of 410 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. The diesel variant also gets the Hamann treatment thanks to a remapped ECU and multi-flow exhaust, with output increased from 300 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque to 340 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque. Married to the performance upgrades is a slick new aerodynamic body kit that Hamann described as “unmistakable.” Featuring a menacing front end with front fender extensions and redesigned rear diffuser, the new body parts are complemented by a set of bespoke 23-inch “Anniversary Evo II” lightweight alloys that come in Hyper Silver, Black or Graphite Gray.
A smattering of custom interior parts, including motorized aluminum footrests, rounds off the upgrade package for the Jaguar F-Pace. Interested parties will have to contact Hamann directly or get in touch with one of its dealers to find out the price of the upgrades. Here's a look at a regular F-Pace while you make up your mind.
Audi Defends Lamborghini In Nurburgring Lap Time Controversy
Posted on March 25, 2017
Would Lamborghini have any incentive to fake the record Nurburgring lap time set by the Huracan Performante? The record Nurburgring lap time set by the Lamborghini Huracan Performante should have been a landmark moment for the manufacturer. Instead, it’s attracted controversy, as skeptics have accused Lamborghini of faking the 6:52.01 lap time. Some have analyzed the footage and claimed that the in-car and on-screen speedometers don’t match. Others are saying the footage has been sped up from 24fps to 25. James Glickenhaus has even suggested a new Nurburgring “Road Cup” to prevent dubious production car lap times. It's all a bit overblown. [...more]
Hamilton: 99% Perfect
Posted on March 25, 2017
Half a second up on his nearest rival in FP2, Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes’ improvement between the final test and Friday’s practice was “night and day.” Despite stating several times that Ferrari would be the team to beat in Melbourne, it was Hamilton who claimed back-to-back P1s in Friday’s practices. [...more]
Aston Martin DB5 Reborn As The Speedback GT - Yours For £594,000
Posted on March 21, 2017
David Brown Automotive has been handcrafting 1960s-inspired, Aston Martin DB5-lookalike bodies on Jaguar XKR platforms for three years now, and badging the coachbuilt model the Speedback GT. An updated Speedback GT was unveiled at the Geneva motor show last week, with stiffer suspension and minor design tweaks to the original prototype. Minor, but important considering that the finished article is all about the detail. [...more]
Italdesign - Lamborghini's Iconic Design House
Posted on March 19, 2017
Italdesign is returning to its traditional business roots and the Zerouno, a £1.3m supercar revealed in Geneva last week, is proof. On arrival, you could be forgiven for thinking nothing at Italdesign has changed. True, there are more cars parked in the street, but that just means there are more employees, a given for a thriving company. But the two large studio buildings through which you usually enter Italdesign’s estate on the southern outskirts of Turin seem hardly to have altered, even though it’s nearly 50 years since the company’s famous founder, Giorgetto Giugiaro, decided to launch his own design business. [...more]
Pagani Launches An Online Configurator For Huayra Roadster
Posted on March 18, 2017
All 100 units have already been sold, but why not give your imagination some fun? Before it was even unveiled, we knew we could count on Horacio Pagani to develop one of the most lust-worthy cars to grace our pupils in the form of the Huayra Roadster. And then there’s the fact that it’s a marvel of modern engineering, with the Roaster weighing less than its coupe counterpart thanks to clever engineering. Immaculate design comes standard, as it should for a car costing $2.4 million, but we’re even more happy about the online configurator that has just gone live on Pagani's website. [...more]