Archive for February, 2008

Lamborghini Murciélago LP640

Posted in coveted cars, Lamborghini with tags , , , , on February 29, 2008 by Shun Ty

With a 640 brake horsepower V-12 engine mounted midship and showcased by an available glass engine cover, plus all wheel drive, an ultra-low wedge-shaped body and scissor doors, the LP640 is the current successor to the Diablo or Countach that might once have been posted as a youngster onto your bedroom wall. If a few things never change, you might just want to get a Murciélago poster and dream.

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Ferrari F599 GTB Fiorano

Posted in coveted cars, Ferrari with tags , , on February 28, 2008 by Shun Ty

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Of Ferrari’s regular production vehicles, the F599, which replaced the 575M Maranello in the lineup last year, is more exclusive than the standard F430, with just around 300 delivered to U.S. customers each year. Officially, the wait stands at about two years for this front-engine, V-12-powered supercar, though if you’re a newcomer to the prancing-horse club, it might be significantly longer.

Ferrari F430 Scuderia

Posted in auto shows, coveted cars, Ferrari with tags , , , , , on February 27, 2008 by Shun Ty

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 This new-fangled, insubstantial, track-oriented edition of the adored F430, with power boosted to 510 from the mid-mounted V-8, takes some of Ferrari’s Formula One-bred expertise to one of its creation cars for the first time. This comprises “Superfast” software for reducing shift times to 60 milliseconds–a portion of a blink of an eye. By the time Ferrari formally reveals the Scuderia at the Frankfurt motor show this month, it is almost convinced that the full, very limited model run will be sold out.

Morgan Aeromax

Posted in coveted cars, morgan with tags , , on February 25, 2008 by Shun Ty

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For years supply has long exceeded demand for the hand-built Aero 8 Roadster. The AeroMax is new for 2008. It’s an even more sophisticated little sports car and offers a new six-speed automatic transmission aimed at increasing Morgan’s appeal in the U.S. But you may have to settle for a used Morgan for now; all 100 are now sold out for its limited production run, and there’s already a very long alternate list.

Aston Martin DBS

Posted in Aston Martin, coveted cars with tags , , , , on February 20, 2008 by Shun Ty

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Deliveries of Aston Martin’s new flagship model, which made its first appearance in the James Bond film Casino Royale, start in the first part of 2008, but as it stands, the DBS is booked through the end of calendar year 2009. The DBS will be parallel in uniqueness to its ancestor, the Vanquish, a model that peaked at about 650 yearly. At least a third of all DBS models made will be coming to the U.S.

 

2009 Dodge Ram

Posted in auto shows, dodge with tags , on February 10, 2008 by Shun Ty

Not to be outdone by Ford, Dodge gave its Ram pickup a serious update, including a raft of tech options. The MyGig music server will be available in the Ram, as well as Sirius backseat TV. For the 2010 model year, Dodge will make a two-mode hybrid version available.

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2009 Ford F-150

Posted in auto shows, Ford on February 8, 2008 by Shun Ty

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Ford gives its venerable and best-selling pickup truck a makeover for the 2009 model year, updating the look and adding many convenience features. The F-150 can be had with a variety of Ford’s current engines, while the 2010 model year will see direct injection choices.