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THE BENTLEY FLYING SPUR CELEBRATES THE UNITED KINGDOM WITH A LIMITED SERIES

In a great impulse of patriotism, Bentley has concocted a new special edition of its Flying Spur to pay tribute to the UK. On the program: Union Jack stitching and British elm essence.

Bentley Flying Spur

From the outside, this Bentley Flying Spur does not really stand out from a « standard » one. She is satisfied with a « Peacock Blue » livery underlined by imposing two-tone wheels. But in its interior, on the other hand, it reveals an exclusive saddlery in blue / cream leather that receives topstitching supposed to recall the motif of the Union Jack. The flag of the United Kingdom is also sewn into the cushions made available to the rear passengers.

Wood to save the trees!

To top it all, this Bentley Flying Spur «so British» receives a woodwork of elm wood. True, it is a very rare wood but Bentley specifies to have used the essence of a tree already fallen. In addition, a portion of the profits generated by the sale of this limited series will be used to reintroduce the species into the wild. Finally, as on the other Bentley Flying Spur, we find the W12 6.0 biturbo of 625 hp and 800 Nm.

Wood to save the trees

THE HEART-POUNDING AUDI RISES A LITTLE MORE

Donkervoort d8 gto-rs: extreme, all simplement, The Dutch manufacturer is far from finished with his Donkervoort D8 GTO. The proof with this version RS that still manages to gain in efficiency.

“When there’s more, y’en again”: it’s a pretty crude way to describe the Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS. Because under his apple green paint can not be more discreet, This ultimate version of the rolling cigar represents a considerable leap forward compared to the standard D8 GTO. Not in terms of power, since the RS retains the Audi 5-cylinder turbo driven to 380 hp, But in all other areas. On the balance, there is thus a drastic reduction in weight with 715 kg empty, or 73 kg of lost.

Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS

65 copies in total

The Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS evolves mainly on the chassis. The suspension and the anti-roll bar offer more possibilities for adjustments while the front tracks widen to improve stability. The aerodynamic support is also increased thanks to a specific fairing. With regard to pilotage aids, We note the arrival of an anti-skid and of a double disengagement / heel automatic point configurable.

The Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS will be limited to 65 units, 15 of which are fitted with an apparent carbon fiber body. In addition, 10 units will be available in a variant reserved for the runway.

DODGE CHALLENGER GT AWD A CAR MUSCLE AT THE SNOW ASSAULT

No one had dared to muscle because four-wheel drive. But today, Dodge takes the plunge with the Challenger GT AWD!

« Muscle car » and «winter weather» are not the happiest of couples. Dodge is attempting to remedy this with the DODGE Challenger GT AWD, Acronym for «all-wheel drive». The latter becomes indeed the very first muscle because four-wheel drive of history. A sacrilege for some, especially as the DODGE Challenger GT AWD does not benefit from a large V8 with strong American accent but just the V6 Pentastar 3.6 of “only” 309 hp, Which is automatically coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Dodge has not announced the performance of the DODGE Challenger GT AWD but it is expected that they will be close to those of the Charger SXT AWD, Driven by the same engine, which boasts a 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds and a top speed of 250 km / h.

It should be noted that the all-wheel drive system should be extended to the Challenger range. Rumors are advancing its arrival on the extreme variant Hellcat in order to exploit the best 717 hp V8 6.2 HEMI compressor.

DODGE Challenger GT AWD

PORSCHE 911 RSR 2017

It was at the Los Angeles show that Porsche decided to lift the veil on its new Porsche 911 RSR. And surprise: the Stuttgart brand has advanced the flat-6 in order to make it a central motorized rider.

The 911 has built a reputation for its flat-6 on the rear axle. but for the raw Porsche 911 RSR 2017, who will participate including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the GTE category, porsche breaks the codes by choosing a mid-engine architecture. this modification should allow a better distribution of the masses between the front and rear of the vehicle.

PORSCHE 911 RSR 2017

THE POUP IS REFINED

Aesthetically, the passage to a central engine is reflected by the arrival of vents at the level of the custodes and the rear window, the flat-6 being housed just below it now. there is also a considerably sharp rear part, which allowed Porsche to equip the Porsche 911 RSR with a much larger air diffuser.

The flat-6 4.0 of the Porsche 911 RSR develops up to 510 hp (depending on the size of the inlet flanges) or the maximum power allowed in GTE.

Rendezvous at the 6 Hours of Silverstone on April 16, 2017 to see the debut in competition of the Porsche 911 RSR 2017.

REZVANI BEAST ALPHA

Rezvani Beast Alpha the Lotus with funny doors, the American craftsman Rezvani unveils the Alpha, his very first coupe. and instead of reusing the Ariel Atom chassis that equips its models already on sale, he decided to borrow a platform of Elise to which he grafted doors to the cinematic at least surprising.

The Rezvani Beast promises top-flight performances. but what the public will retain mainly of this small coupe, are its doors worthy of a futuristic concept. to stand out from the competition, the Rezvani Alpha set in effect on doors sliding forward. But do not imagine that the sportsman is content to resume a mechanism of minivan mounted upside down. its mechanism is a more complex strand: an arm that supports the door is deployed to the outside. it must be admitted, it does not seem very practical to enter the sport. this has at least the merit of making the Alpha speak, and this is probably what matters most to Rezvani.

ALSO SPECTACULAR ON THE TECHNICAL

With this anecdote on the doors of the Rezvani Alpha, one would almost forget to mention its mechanical characteristics. these are worth the detour: mounted on the chassis of Lotus, we find the 4-cylinder 2.4 Acura already present on the other Rezvani Beast. but on the Alpha, the block receives a turbo and not a compressor. the power is 500 hp and allows a 0 to 60 mph (97 km / h) in 3.2 seconds.

The price of the Rezvani Alpha is set at 200,000 dollars, or about 189,000 euros.

REZVANI BEAST ALPHA