2007 NISMO 350Z

2007 NISMO 350Z

The 2007 NISMO 350Z, a most hardcore model in Nissan’s 350Z lineup, will arrive in dealerships in July. The addition is the NISMO aerodynamics package that includes a new front fascia with a highly extroverted front chin spoiler, side skirts and a new rear fascia with a diffuser big enough on which to throw a picnic for two. The 350Z also features a specially tuned independant multi-link suspension, big Brembo brakes, a NISMO-tuned exhaust and NISMO gunmetal gray RAYS lightweight 5-spoke forged-alloy wheels wearing Bridgestone Potenzas. The front wheels are 18-inches large while the rears grow to 19-inches. The interior features exclusive black cloth seats with red inserts and red stitching throughout, as well as NISMO white and gray gauges.

While we’ve never been disappointed with Nissan’s VQHR 3.5L V6, which in this case pumps out 306 horsepower and 268 ft-lbs. of torque just like the standard Z, we are a bit disappointed the NISMO isn’t fitted with the new 3.7L version planned for the 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe. It was probablay a timing thing and the larger V6 will end up in the 350Z soon enough.

2008 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500KR

2008 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500KR

The 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500KR revealed! “King of the Road” returns and will offer an estimated 540 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, thanks to revised ignition and throttle calibration and a cold air intake system that replaces the stock unit.

Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission and 3.73:1 rear axle ratio, upgraded from the standard GT500??s 3.31:1. Gear selection is courtesy of an all-new Ford Racing short-throw shifter making its debut on the KR. Topped with a white ball, the new shifter is 25 percent shorter than the unit on the GT500 providing for crisper, sharper shifts.

2008 Hummer H3 Alpha

2008 Hummer H3 Alpha

The 2008 Humber H3 Alpha boasts engine improvements for the performance-oriented Hummer. Topping the H3 line is the new 2008 Alpha powered by V8 5.3 liter engine, providing 295 hp and 317 lb.-ft. of torque. The new Hummer H3 also will feature a new drivetrain to match the engine alongside several exterior and interior refinements.

The new Hummer’s power increase allows the H3 Alpha to reach 60 mph in eight seconds. A four-speed automatic transmission will be utilized in the 2008 H3 Alpha.

The 2008 Hummer H3 Alpha will be available for sale this summer.

2008 Hummer H2

2008 Hummer H2

Look at the 2008 Hummer H2. The 2008 Hummer H2 offers many interior and exterior changes alongside engine improvements. The 2008 H2 will offer a 6.2L V8 engine at the top of the line. The all-aluminum V8 boosts the power of the model up to 20 percent versus the 2007 year, now up to 393 hp. The transmission will be a Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic.

Interior improvements include aluminum trim and second row climate and audio controls. The H2 interior will improving overall comfort and luxury with redesigned features including a new instrument panel and improved seats.

The exterior has been slightly refined for the 2008 model year. A new enlarged lower grille allows for better air movement along with widened gaps on the main grille. The lower bumper has also been slightly modified, now painted silver.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

DaimlerChrysler unveiled the 2008 CL65 AMG. The powerful Mercedes-Benz AMG 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine familiar from the S65 AMG and SL65 AMG 12-cylinder models.

Standard features include AMG body styling, 20-inch AMG forged wheels, the unique AMG interior and highly advanced technology, such as AMG sports suspension, and the anticipatory occupant protection system Pre-Safe. At the front, the 8.5-inch-wide wheels are fitted with 255/35 ZR 20 tires, while 275/35 ZR 20 tires equip the 9.5-inch-wide wheels at the rear.
The AMG high-performance brake system with new double-frame sliding calipers offers maximum deceleration without fading: under emergency braking from 100 km/h at the permissible gross vehicle weight, the CL65 AMG comes to a standstill in 35.6 meters; this represents a maximum deceleration of 11.1 m/s2.

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG will be on display at the 2007 New York Auto Show.

Ferrari Enzo Crash

Comedian Eddie Griffin crashed a rare $1.2 million Ferrari Enzo into a barrier during a practice run. Its a fake crash – the event was planned to promote the upcoming film “Redline”.

The movie’s tagline is “Fear Nothing. Risk Everything,” and the film features several crashes of actual cars. Two Porsche Carrera GTs were destroyed during filming.

The Enzo was owned by “Redline” producer and real estate investor Daniel Sadek. Several supercars owned by Sadek ?? including the Enzo ?? appear in the movie.

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

Look at the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, caught in camouflage on road testing. Even under the camouflage, we can see that the sheet metal on this test car is identical to that of the Prototype X Concept, finally showed the Prototype X Concept at the NAIAS in January.

Officially arriving in the first quarter of 2008, the Evo X will be powered by a turbocharged version of the 2.0-liter I4, and will be equipped with an AWD system ?? complete with stability control.

In the same category as Subaru’s WRX, the all-wheel-drive system ?? known as “Super-All-Wheel Control” (S-AWC) ?? may make this the best handling vehicle in its class.

Lamborghini Alar

Look at the first official photo of the Lamborghini Alar, a Diablo-based special that’s somehow allowed to retain the Lamborghini nameplate.

The hammerhead shark-like nose is particularly weird-looking. Ironically, there are people who go out of their way to build kit cars that look like real Diablos. Here you have a case where perfectly good Diablos will be sacrificed in order to make them look like wacky kit cars.