The new Insane mode update that all Tesla P85D's will receive OTA over the next week has improved 0-60 acceleration times by about 0.1 seconds. The car that already has the same acceleration numbers as a McLaren F1 just got even faster. Check out some reactions to the new Insane launch control.
The long awaited Lamborghini Aventador SV has been spied during a commercial shooting in Europe. With a lot more downforce aero, more power, and a more aggressive look, the New Super Veloce Lambo definitely fits the part. Expect more information to surface very soon.
Unconfirmed reports say that the Chevrolet Z/28's insane 7:37.47 Nurburgring lap time was bested by the upcoming Ford Mustang GT350R by more than 5 seconds... This is a huge feat if the Stang' actually accomplished a true 7:32.19. For instance, that's faster than a Ferrari 458 Italia, 997 Porsche GT3RS, and a Koenigsegg CCX. From an American Musclecar this is clear supercar territory here, let alone the Z/28's time was faster than a Lexus LFA so it technically was the first 'muscle' based supercar, yet, the Mustang besting it by over 5 seconds really speaks to how far ahead of the game Ford is right now. Again, these are reports are unconfirmed from the widely popular British car magazine Evo, so take it as you will.
Gene Sanchez Leeds' (Road&Track) daily driven Z06. He will be driving this Vette all throughout the winter on a two hour commute into Manhattan. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2's have been swapped out for some Pirelli Winter Sottozero tires. Good luck and have fun Gene.
Renault's one-make racer, the Renaultsport R.S. .01, has all the makings of a serious gentleman's racer: Dallara carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, integrated roll cage, racing-certified fuel cell; oh, and a NISMO-supplied 3.8 liter twin-turbo V6 sprung from the Nissan GT-R, kicking out more than 500 horses through a Sadev sequential 7-speed. The racer, designed for a bespoke, one-vehicle racing series along the lines of Ferrari's 458 Challenge Evoluzione Program, also happens to be very easy on the eyes. It's a purpose-built racer, yes, but it doesn't have the purely pragmatic look of, say, Nissan's Delta Wing. That's because Renault's design team set out not just to build a race car, but to build "the world's most beautiful race car." The fact that the R.S. 01 bears a semi-passing resemblance to the Audi R8 doesn't hurt.
Most amazing, however, is the extremely short gestation period that birthed this sleek racer: A mere 5 months, just over half the time it would take two humans to produce a third.
Article sourced from Road&Track
"The next one's got to be mid-engined." - GM head of engineering, Jim Queen, on the next gen Corvette.
Back in 2003, the rumors began to stir up once again about the next generation Chevrolet Corvette going to a mid-engine platform to be able to compete with the supercars of the time. Yet, in 2005 GM starting having budget issues and the project was quickly thrown off the table...
Now with the outstanding success of the Corvette Stingray and along with the 2015 Z06, the project is back up and running (unofficially). The C7 Stingray/C7 Z06 have officially gone about as far as they can go when we talk about performance specs and numbers on the current front-engined chassis (keep in mind there physically is more room to grow but the Corvette is an affordable, every man's sportscar). With that in mind, to keep production costs down and still be able to compete with the European exotics, the next logical step is to go mid-engined.
At this point all the gathered information is just speculation along with some hints and some rumors. All signs point towards a sub-$120k mid-engined Corvette in the near future, but this is not the first time rumors have been stirred up like this regarding the new chassis platform. Along with every new generation of Corvette, comes speculation and exaggeration. The most concrete proof we have are the spy shots Car&Driver released showing a test mule of the long awaited corvette Zora (see below). Lets just hope these rants and rumors become reality.
Car&Driver just released new spy shots of the long awaited mid-engined corvette supercar. These pictures show a Holden Ute body sitting on top of what seems to be the chassis of the long awaited Corvette Zora, the next gen mid-engined Vette'. The Holden body clearly looks mid-engined with a very short front hood and a C7 monocoque in the middle. Expect to see more details arise in the upcoming months.
Just the Basics:
We here at ATLperformance are suckers for a good musclecar. So when the GT350 broke cover a few weeks ago we were quick to give you all the juicy details. Now, at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford just announced a new 'R' spec model which is an even more track focused monster than the standard GT350. Left alone is the bonkers flat plane crank V8 making over 500 hp and over 400 lb/ft of torque. Changed, are the aerodynamics which have been altered to give the Stang' much more downforce, also 130 lbs have been shed. Most notably, the rear seats are gone, plus Ford is now the second car manufacturer to make carbon fiber wheels. Aside from Koenigsegg's insance 1300hp One:1 (only six are being made) Ford is the only other company using this weight saving technique. If you anything about rotational mass the new Mustang saves 13 lbs of unsprung mass per corner, which should bring some truly crazy acceleration numbers. Bye bye Z/28, hello Mustang.