This guy is great.
Former Chief designer at BMW, Chris Bangle speaks candidly about what makes a Supercar at the 2011 Genevea Auto Show:
The man makes some entertaining points on what a Supercar really should be…
…Or 5 years…
Based on a recent study, the S-Class Mercedes Benz will be worth roughly 16% of it’s original purchase price after 5 years. Specifically the S65.
A mind boggling 738 lb-ft. of torque and 604 horsepower from a turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine provides plenty of punch. The AMG-assembled V12 is so torquey that Mercedes beefy 7 speed Auto box wasn’t holding up, so a bulletproof 5 speed unit was used.
Couple that with endless features, the kind you’ll see on ‘normal’ cars in 10 years or so (Thanks TG for that statement!), incredible comfort, serious style, and the ability to whisk 5 adults and luggage away at great speed, and you have yourself a $200,000 car…..That in 5 years you can pick up for about $35,000.
We all know that cars tend to lose value over time, but some are far worse than others. If you’re shopping for something serious, buying a car that is a bit older, with a good, clean maintenance history, and perhaps the option for some extended factory or aftermarket warranty is the only way to go.
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While the 1 Series is not quite my cup of tea, it is the ‘Wave of the Future’ for the M cars. The M version of the 1 Series is turbocharged, exciting, and VERY limited. Only 2700 units will be sold.
Again, I’m inanely jealous of the EVO guys. They lay hands, and feet on Everything!
Boosted engines are the future for the M cars. The next iteration of the M5 supports that. I’m patiently waiting the specs on the next generation M3.
I was so excited to see this, then I actually watched it. I still need to brief you lot on the ins and outs of the Veyron, let alone the SuperSport. The engineering in this car is almost beyond comprehension. The planning alone was a massive undertaking… The aero, the brakes, the engine, the cooling, the transmission- all feats in and of themselves. And the Supersport is just that much further over the top.
And then Autocar found a way to bore me a bit with one of the most exciting and incredible cars on the planet: