McLaren MP4-12C, McLaren Automotive Reveals Details of its Next Generation of Prototypes

By Dave | February 23, 2010

With the McLaren MP4-12C’s development entering its final phase, McLaren Automotive has released this video of the latest Experimental Prototypes (XP) undergoing a series of driving tests in Spain’s Applus IDIADA facility and on public roads near Tarragona.

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McLaren MP4-12C Testing in Spain

The XP8 and XP10, two XP Beta-phase prototypes feature significant technological advancements such as a revised iteration of the M838T twin-turbo engine, a gearbox featuring new gear ratios, a more efficient cooling package, new suspension geometry and upgraded electrics.

McLaren are claiming that the MP4 will have the best combination of road and track abilities of any car currently on sale. They are bound to say that but knowing how McLaren operate I wouldn’t bet against them.

Many thanks to McLaren for providing this video which gives an insight into a performance car testing programme from the perspective of the development team.

Here’s the Video, turn your speakers up or get a good set of headphones to hear that engine. Mark Vinnels, Programme Director New Vehicles and Chris Goodwin, Chief Test Driver explain all…

Video – McLaren MP4-12C – Prototype Testing in Spain

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Find out more from Mclaren’s official Website McLaren MP4-12C

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Lotus Evora

By Dave | August 24, 2009

If you Love Driving then you’re probably going to love the Lotus Evora.

From what has been written and spoken -- it sounds like this is one of the best handling cars in the world.

Check out this video from Autocar Magazine

Looks like Autocar might regard the Lotus Evora as the Best Drivers Car of the year…

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Maserati Quatrroporte Sport GT S

By Dave | February 17, 2009

Maserati have launched their new Quattroporte Sport GT S, and I’ve managed to get hold of a video that they have released – actually it’s not the best video in the world but it gives you an idea of what it’s like!

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The Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S boasts:

V8 4.7 litre engine, with power increased to 323kW
New gearshift management software, with new features designed to increase driving enjoyment
Front and rear suspension system featuring single-rate dampers, stiffer springs and lower ride height
Sports exhaust controlled by pneumatic valves for a deep, throaty and captivating sound

Maserati have made the Quattroporte look more sporting and aggressive with a new black engine grille and new headlights which are have a metallic titanium finish and a black twin oval exhaust system at the rear. The side and rear shadow line is finished in black around the doors, with body coloured door handles.

The interior includes new M-design seats with perforated Alcantara and leather.

This has surely got to be one of the most desirable large sports saloons in the world? I’d love to take one across Europe to check it out!

For more details go directly to Maserati’s site to check out the Maserati Quatrroporte Sport GT S

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Videos – Porsche 997 GT3

By Dave | February 14, 2009

These  short videos have been officially released by Porsche  to show off the new Porsche 997 GT3 which is based on the face lifted version of the 997.  Our Love-Driving blog is one of the very first places to publish these videos. The 997 GT3 looks absolutely amazing and sounds even better. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Video 1 – Porsche 997 GT3 – Driving 1

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The video above shows some official footage from Porsche of the new 997 GT3 driving through a coastal road – if this doesn’t make you want to get out and drive – nothing will!

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Video 2 – Porsche 997 GT3 – Exterior Front Views

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There’s no sound to the next few videos as they are just showing off the 997 GT3 from different angles (they could have at least left the engine running!)

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Video 3 – Porsche 997 GT3 – Exterior Rear Views

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Video 4 – Porsche 997 GT3 – Exterior Side Views

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Video 5 – Porche 997 GT3 – Interior Views

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Video 6 – Porsche 997 GT3 – Driving 2

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Finally the last video is another driving video of the 997 GT3 – fortunately this has got sound – turn your speakers up!

Don’t forget – leave your comments below – it would be great to know your thoughts!

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Promax Motor Sports Photo Shoot by John Remus

By Dave | February 14, 2009

Just a quick post to let you know that John Remus of John Remus III Photography has recently taken some photographs of some of the cars owned by Promax Motor Sports, Alhambra, California.

Here’s an example of his work…

If you like these types of customised cars, head over to John’s blog to see more pictures of cars, motor-sport, motocross and people!

John is a great photographer who I met online through Twitter – you can follow him here – Twiter/JohnRemus

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