I’ve been a DTM fan as far back as I can remember. Back in the days when the cable box had a max of 65 channels, I’d stay up till the wee hours of the morning after Headbangers Ball (MTV) to catch a glimpse of DTM racing. Nowadays you can just tune in at the official DTM website or Speed2.com to get your fix on. Or the best option; To watch a Clash Productions behind-the-scenes short cinematic film. Popcorn highly suggested.
The V2 Lab’s Mystery Meet was an awesome street party full of all the best cars that Florida had to offer. Vossen was there with a booth giving away a free set of wheels to one lucky attendee. They also managed to film a sick video of their time at the event.
(Source: Mercedes-Benz AMG)
After drooling over yesterday’s McLaren 2012 FIA GT3 post, I came across this highlight video of the super sexy Mercedes-Benz’s SLS AMG GT3. Mercedes seems to attribute more to DTM, but seeing how McLaren and Mercedes work so closely in F1, I’m sure there is some crossover in the relationship.
Give me a brake. Does Mercedes really think they can fool us? This is clearly a station wagon, no? The reality is, it’s marketing. The same way Mercedes spun the now ubiquitous “4-door Coupe” concept, it’s only a matter of time before Audi and VW follow suit with their own shooting wagons…
That’s right, beginning in Jan. ’12, you will be able to exchange your Halliburton carbon fiber briefcase filled with cash for a brand new 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series. Stomp on the throttle and 100 kph is seen in a claimed 4.2 seconds. Not to worry, AMG composite brakes will be ready for you to avoid any tickets. Unfortunately, you’ll probably still get a ticket just for looking fast. Front aero canards, an integrated rear diffuser and DTM style rear spoiler will definitely be used as evidence to present to the judge. Enjoy the video.
H2O International is now behind us and all we have to say is BRAVO!
Another great event that no one on the East Coast should miss. It has become the pilgrimage of a typhoon of VW’s, Audi’s, BMW’s, Mercedes’s, Honda’s, Mazda’s, Subaru’s, Volvo’s?… my point being, the city of Ocean City, MD is taken by storm. Everywhere you look, in every hotel parking lot, every restaurant, in every nook and cranny, you will find some derivative of a slammed, wheeled up, crazy painted, cambered out, stretched, poked, bagged, coiled, stickered, HID’d vehicle. You have to see it to believe it. And we’re not talking about a few blocks; No, we are talking about a 10 mile stretch of pavement littered with the hustle & bustle of pieces of artwork shuttling back and forth stopping for the occasional spur of the moment, this empty parking lot will suffice, GTG (GetToGether for the newbs;)
Definitely, definitely mark your calendars for this event next year…
What’s better than being track-side during one of racing’s most enduring races besides being one of the drivers? Being able to watch the multitude of perspectives uploaded to ‘The Network’ covering the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. This is where the engineering of these mechanical wonders and the perseverance of the spirit of racing is put to the test. One lap around is over 15 miles and with an entry list of over 200 cars, there is definitely no shortage of action.
I love the smoothness with which the driver’s finesse is highlighted by keeping this V8 powered monster Mercedes-Benz 190E DTM under control.
Taking it old school. There is inspiration at every corner in this video. DTM FTW.
(Source: Top Gear)
You probably have seen at least one concept picture of the Mercedes A-Class, their new entry level hatchback. The car will be first officially shown at the Shanghai motor show, as Mercedes sees China as one of their largest potential markets for the new compact car. The base level car will have a four cylinder turbo putting out 210 hp, which is quite respectable for an urban hatchback. But, what happens when the A-Class gets handed over the Mercedes AMG division? Well, Top Gear reports that the Mercedes tuning division upped the horsepower to 350 and they have been toying with making it an all-wheel drive platform. This takes the A-Class AMG out of VW GTI land and will let it play with the likes of the R32 and Subaru WRX STI. I’m excited about a 350 hp Mercedes A-Class AMG. Can you say rally car?
It looks like a scene out out of Fast and the Furious, tens of exotic and muscle cars being seized by the DEA all at once. YouTube user Speedracer38 happened to catch this scene on his work and decided to take a few minutes to film the whole thing go down. Further investigation from Autoblog believes these cars to be part of the arrest of 22 people involved in the illegal distribution of prescription medication at “rogue pain clinics” in Florida. In total $2.2 million dollars and 70 cars were seized, assuming this video has to do with the same scandal.
The collection is massive featuring a plethora of Lamborghinis, a few Dodge Vipers, and Mustangs new and old just to name a few. According to the comments some of the notable cars not shown include “a Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Roadster, Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR, Diablo Roadster, and a Rolls Royce Drophead.” It’s unfortunate all these cars were bought with dirty money and will be taken off the street. On the bright side, if you live in Florida keep on the look out for when this collection of seized dream cars goes up on a DEA property auction.
With the Geneva Motor Show coming to a close we’re going to talk about the solid new cars that were revealed this year in Rezmoto’s Geneva Roundup. We’re going to do this in two parts counting the top 5 best production and concept cars that were unveiled at the show.
Top 5 Best Production Cars
1. Koenigsegg Agera R
This beauty is number one on our list for a few reasons. The engine is outrageous with 1,115 HP 885 lb-ft of torque. It looks like a hot wheels car we all played with as kids. And for a supercar it’s practical with a nice big aerodynamic roof rack. Really it has everything you would want in a supercar to hit the top spot on our list.
2.Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
Lamborghini’s successor to the Gallardo is just as we all expected, a faster more finely tuned car. It has the classic edgy lines that give a Lamborghini its identity and the power to match hitting 60 in 2.9 seconds. What is there not to like?
3. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate
We had to put up at least one wagon in the top 3 or we wouldn’t be a euro blog. As far as wagons go this is one of the hottest. Putting out 481 hp on the proven C63 AMG platform can only be a good thing. Throw in a sick set of wheels and you have our number three production car of Geneva.
4. Brabus 700 Biturbo SLS Amg
The Brabus 700 Biturbo is an amazing example of aftermarket tuning done right. The subtle body kit and custom wheels tell you this car is not the “run of the mill” SLS AMG, but it doesn’t hit you over the head with it. The engine is tuned beyond belief with a top speed of 213 mph. Brabus did well with this one.
5. Audi RS3 Sportback
Another new sport hatchback for 2012 and a new addition to Audi’s RS line that will be replacing the classic RS4, how could this go wrong? 0-62 in 4.6 seconds makes it a bit slower than the Merc but it does cost less. However, there is some bad news that dropped it to the number 5 spot. Audi has not clarified if this RS will come to the U.S.; However, for the European readers it will be on sale in the first half of 2011
(Source: Classic Auto Furniture)
Classic Auto Furniture makes computer desks from the trunks of classic BMW’s and Mercedes’. The design is clean, just the trunk and legs made of four pieces of welded steel. Prices are around $2000 for the table then there are a few extras like keyboard trays and adjoining tables. These desks would look perfect in any modern office, or the ultimate desk for a bachelor pad. Each desk is one of a kind made from the actual cars with the parts coming from scrapyards around New England. Bottom line, if you want a sick new desk check out Classic Auto Furniture.
At fist glance this Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG police car looks awesome. Then I saw the side. This is the ride of the “fashion police” at this years Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. This car will be driving around New York this week picking up “trend setters” on the street and taking them to wherever thet’re walking. It’s a neat publicity stunt and who wouldn’t love to be driven to their destination in such a nice car. Although it would have been sweet if a police department was actually going to use the CLS 63 AMG’s as police cars, I think my mind got a little too carried away with this one. Well if your in New York this week dress a little funky, maybe you will be given a ride in an AMG Police Car, if you do let us know.
The Mercedes-Benz Biome is an ultralight auto that utilizes technologies from nature to achieve unparalleled efficiency and seamless integration into the ecosystem. In keeping with the green theme, Mercedes is continuing to develop a line of vehicles and technologies that have a symbiotic relationship with the environment. Speaking of green, this concept pictured below is likely to cost a lot of it.