Hurst Performance Vehicles released photos of its 50th Anniversary Hurst/Viper. This very special Viper is No. 01 of only 50 to be built by the legendary Hurst Performance Vehicle Group. It features unique flat gold paint with gloss black stripes and black chrome Hurst wheels and detailing. This vehicle will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction on January 17th, 2009 with the proceeds donated to Victory Junction, a year-round camping facility for children for chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Check out more at DUBMagazine.com.
The much anticipated GT-R SpecV model that comes to the market only a year after the standard GT-R's debut, was officially unveiled today by Nissan. The new sportier version promises the same user-friendly character of the original model, but adds new modifications, including body, interior and performance equipment and modifications. Right now, the new GT-R SpecV will only be available in Japan, but don't be surprised if Nissan offers a few examples in North America and selected European markets in the very near future. Full story and more images at DUBMagazine.com.
DUB is representing big at the 2009 Silicon Valley International Auto Show that opens up today and goes on through Sunday, with a huge display of custom cars and a special promotion with Wild 94.9 radio station in the Bay that gives one lucky winner a complete DUB makeover, including custom wheels, tires, audio and video system and more. Check out Wild949.com for more information on how you can win this awesome package.
Looking like something out of a Sci-Fi movie, this weird-looking sports car is the W3 Triposto and it's the work of Canadian engineer Clyde Kwok and his son Hugh, a racecar driver. Their company, Wingho Auto, builds the W3 Triposto using a Porsche 911 as a donor car. Clyde and Hugh prefer early 1990's 911s, modifying the 3.6-liter boxer engine to produce 300 horsepower, but the Canadian duo can work with more modern 911s as well. According to the company, the three-seater (the driver sits in the center) can achieve a top speed of187 mph. The W3 Triposto sells for about $250,000 and that does not include the price of the donor car. A complete turnkey model starts at around $300,000. More.
Buick will unveil its new LaCrosse sedan at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 12. Its new mid-size luxury sedan is essentially the production version of the warmly received Invicta Concept, revealed at last year's Beijing Auto Show in China. Fresh styling aside, the LaCrosse offers the option of all-wheel drive, a choice of two direct-injection V6 engines and a suite of modern personal technologies and safety features. It will go on sale later this summer.
The exterior styling isn’t anything extravagant, but it is stylish enough to grab the attention of buyers in the near-luxury segment. The cars that the LaCrosse will most likely compete with are the Lexus ES350 and the Chrysler 300. What sets the LaCrosse apart from its predecessors is the availability of an array of personal technologies. These include features such as in-dash navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, an auxiliary audio input and a USB port. For rear-seat passengers, a power rear-window sunshade and a DVD entertainment system, with two display screens integrated into the seatbacks, is also available.
Based on GM's Epsilon II front-wheel-drive platform that underpins the new Opel Insignia, the LaCrosse is roughly the same size as the car it replaces. Buyers can choose from two direct-injection V6 engines, a 3.0-liter unit generating an estimated 255 horsepower and 211 lb.-ft. of torque, and a 3.6-liter engine, producing an estimated 280 horsepower and 261 lb.-ft. of torque. Both V6 engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Buick Vehicles.
STRUT has released five new wheels for their Icon line. The company is best known for their "car jewelry" collection that features top of the line polished grilles for all luxury rides. The new collection of "shoes" for your car are available in 2 or 3 piece designs and come in five different finishes: chrome, brushed, satin, pinstripe, two-tone and carbon fiber and come in 20, 22, and 24 inch sizes.
Project Kahn has created a custom version of Rolls-Royce's Phantom Drophead Coupe that provides minimalist styling cues similar to its previous work on vehicles like the Bentley Continental GTC Black. The custom coupe features a monochromatic paint job and Project Kahn's 22-inch 'Silver Mist' wheels. Some other custom modifications include an interior package that offers a carbon fiber gloss or piano black steering wheels, Elmwood veneer on the dash, lambswool rugs and embossed headrests. The price for the Project Kahn Drophead is steep at $470,000.
Fisker Automotive announced today their plans to debut a new concept called the Karma S (which stands for Sunset) at the Detroit Auto Show. There isn't much info available on the vehicle yet as the teaser image above provides just a glimpse of the front fender and the door line. KORS Designs created a rendering (below) that is their vision of what the vehicle will look like by applying the teaser image to the Karma base. More details are sure to follow the closer we get to the Detroit Auto Show.