|Rev To The Limit|
REV TO THE LIMIT
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is a car that removes the smooth, silky Aston Martin veneer and shows it true self - an angry, shouty driving machine. An Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is perfect if you want to tell everyone you have a gentleman's car, but are actually kind of a lunatic.
The people over at XCAR have driven it and they say it is crazy. Watch the video below to see the full review. Or you can just listen to it, that is the noise they play in heaven.
When it comes to reviewing cars, Chris Harris does one of the most amazing jobs. Honestly, we’ll take his opinion over many other, more popular, shows. His ability to thoroughly thrash cars and give us an accurate review of just how good they are is astonishing.
The latest car he reviewed is a 2014 Porsche Cayman S . The test drive was performed in Portugal and, once again, it is one of most impressive reviews we have seen for the Cayman. He looks like he had all the fun in the world behind the wheel, and he was obviously very impressed by the car.
For those of you who do not remember, the Cayman S is the most powerful version in the Cayman lineup. It uses a 3.4-liter boxer-six with an output of 325 horsepower. The model will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 4.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 175 mph
Why McLaren Stopped Building The 12C. Welcome To The McLaren 650S Spider. It Is Amazing (& SO Much Better Than The 12C).
The McLaren 650S Spider is more than a modified 12C Spider. A quarter of its parts are new and owes much to the mighty P1. Steve Sutcliffe finds out if it can still thrill.
The McLaren 650S Spider costs some £20k more than the £190,000 coupe version, and it's worth every penny. Why? Because it can do just about everything the coupé can do dynamically yet adds a sizeable hit of extra sex appeal to go with it. And that arrives courtesy of a folding hard top roof that can glide up or down in but a few seconds, and which transforms the 650S into an even more exotic creature on the move. Steve Sutcliffe puts it to the test.
Autocar, the world's leading motoring magazine and website, delivers industry-leading news, the most in-depth car reviews and opinion from our team of experts. Our presenters include some of the world's top motoring journalists who have unrivalled access to the world's fastest, rarest, most exotic and most exciting cars on some of the world's best roads and race tracks.
Can a supercar beat a superbike? Can a Audi A1 outrun a Nissan GT-R on a wet circuit? Can a Porsche 911 slay a Corvette on the drag strip? Autocar pitches the giants of the performance car world against each other to deliver the all-important verdict.
Check out this great video of the new 991-generation Porsche 911 GT3 against the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, the fastest ever Aston.
The new 911 GT3 is simply one of the best sports cars money can buy. With its breadth of abilities, it’s more accessible than ever, yet it still offers the track-inspired technology and driver engagement it’s famous for. Few cars, at any price, can match its performance and handling.
Since its launch in 1999, the Porsche 911 GT3 has been the benchmark against which every other track-focused car has been rated. There are more powerful, more expensive 911s, but the GT3 represents the sports car at its purest and most intense. In fact, all four generations of GT3 arguably rank alongside 1973’s legendary 2.7 RS in the annals of greatest 911s.
As for the Aston Martin, this is the company at its best. They are producing cars that driving enthusiasts can really get excited about. We love its engine, its handling and its styling but can’t help being frustrated by the gearbox. To illustrate just how good the rest of the car is, though, you’ll find yourself forgiving the V12 S its quirks as soon as you find a twisty piece of tarmac.
We’ve already declared the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S the best Aston in the line-up off the back of a drive on the twisty, sun-soaked tarmac of Palm Springs but its big test will be this first drive in the UK.
The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series accelerates from zero to 60mph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 315 km/h. The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine has 631 hp makes the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series the most powerful AMG car to date. Taking away some 150 pounds of weight from the regular SLS AMG Coupe, also give the SLS Black the best power/weight ratio of any AMG to date. Add to the numbers the general view by most pundits that this is one of the best cars AMG has ever made and you have have something very special.
What do you test this thing against on a track? Is there anything as crazy, extreme or just plain nuts? Yep, how about a 997 Porsche GT2 RS, which was the most hardcore offering from Porsche in recent years.
With that, lets allow Jethro from EVO magazine take over, testing one of the 2013 EVO car of the year stars, the SLS Black against a tough competitor the GT2 RS. Who will win?