The German tuner has released a performance package for the Viano 3.0 CDI model, which in factory trim, hides a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel with 221hp (224PS) and 440Nm (325 lb-ft) under its hood.
An engine upgrade comprising a software optimization kit boosts output to 262hp (265PS), while KTW Tuning continues with a suspension kit that lowers the ride height and new 22-inch alloy wheels in a staggered set up with tires size 255/30ZR22 at front axle and 285/25ZR22 at the rear.
The new red brake calipers complete the package that costs €5,999 (about US$7,750) excluding VAT (tax).
Meanwhile in America: See What Happens When a “Black Power Ranger” Gets Pulled Over by the Cops
It’s one of those scenes when you don’t know whether you’re dreaming or what you see in front of your eyes is really happening. What looks like a routine traffic stop turns surreal when the driver gets out of his Honda Civic hatchback wearing… a Power Rangers costume.
Claiming to be the “Black Power Ranger”, the driver is dressed up just like one of the characters from the children’s television series. The dialogue between the police officer and the driver is funny and reaches epic proportions when the driver asks the policeman why he stop him: “Is it because I’m black? Is that why man?”
While strange situations may appear during a pull over, from the point when the driver starts insulting the officer (this is supposed to have happened in California), everything in the video looks fake.
Moreover, the police officer does nothing while the “Power Ranger” makes some silly attack moves and even reaches out for a gun from his car.
New 2014 SRT Viper TA Strikes Back! [Ignition Episode 58]
On this episode of Ignition, Jonny Lieberman heads to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to find out if the new SRT Viper TA has what it takes to knock the ZR1 off the podium as the fastest production car around the track.
The new unit, which makes use of two-small turbochargers rather than a single, larger turbo, is rated at an SAE-certified 420 horsepower (426PS /313kW) and 430 lb.-ft. of torque (583 Nm), making it the most powerful V6 ever from General Motors.
It produces 118 horsepower per liter (88 kW/liter), which GM says is a better power density figure than the BMW 535i’s 300hp turbocharged 3.0L six (100hp or 74kW / liter) and the 550i’s 400hp twin-turbo 4.4L V8 (91hp or 68kW/liter).
With this engine, which is based on GM’s naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6, and the new 8-speed automatic driving the rear wheels, the 2014 Cadillac CTS can reach 60 mph (96km/h) from a standstill in an estimated 4.6 seconds and top out at 170 mph (274km/h).
Keeping that in mind, it is only natural that the G 63 AMG 6x6 is defined by excess.
Take its footprint for instance: it is 5.87 meters (231 inches) long, 2.1 meters (82.7 inches) wide and 2.3 meters tall (90.6 inches), it weighs 3.85 tons and has a ground clearance of 460 mm (18.1 inches), more than double than the standard G 63 AMG, which sits “only” 210 mm (8.3 inches) above the ground.
Needless to say, the G 63 AMG 6x6 is a machine designed to go anywhere.
Mercedes didn’t offer pricing details, saying it will decide to build the G 63 AMG 6x6 depending on the response to the near-series show vehicle.
Nokian Tyres Breaks Own Ice Speed Record Reaching 209mph or 336km/h with an Audi RS6
The company that invented winter tyres used its test driver Janne Laitinen who reached 335.713 km/h (208.6 mph) on the ice of the Gulf of Bothnia in freezing winter weather. The car chosen for the job was a previous-generation Audi RS6 owned by Nokian, that provides the necessary power and grip, thanks to its 580PS 5.0-liter V10 engine and the quattro all-wheel drive system.
Setting a Guinness world speed record on ice is not as easy as it looks, however. The time for the one-kilometer (0.62 miles) distance is measured in both directions, with the world record being an average of these two measurements.
Once the vehicle takes off, it has only one hour to achieve the record. Additionally, the tyres must be commercially available and approved for road use in the country where the record is made. In addition, the ice must be natural and not roughened or treated with chemicals.