2013 Audi RS5 “Pissed-Off Stormtrooper” by OSS Designs and Vossen
Created with a little help from Vossen Wheels, which described the RS5 Coupe’s angry looks as a “pissed off stormtrooper” in a nod to the white-clad elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire from the Star Wars movies, the Audi features a makeover that starts with the front end and OSS Designs’ colorful LEDs that surround the factory lights.
The smoked headlamp lenses and the gloss-black finish between the lights and the grille, complete the front-end updates. The tune continues with custom side skirts, wider rear fenders with vents, rear diffuser and bumper, plus a ducktail rear spoiler integrated into the boot, which supposedly works with the RS5’s stock retractable rear spoiler. The 20-inch Vossen VVSCC5 concave alloy wheels complete the look.
Dubai already has the world’s tallest building, the world’s largest shopping mall, and the largest man-made archipelago. So it’s no surprise that the country’s police would drive one of the world’s most extravagant and expensive cars.
The latest addition to the force’s fleet is a head-turning Lamborghini Aventador, finished in green and white — the colors of the Dubai Police force.
In a written statement, the force said the car, which bears the number 8 on a customized license plate, would be a step towards confirming the stature of Dubai as “a city of luxury in all of its facilities.”
According to recent figures, 15% of traffic fines issued in Dubai are for driving at speeds in excess of 130 mph (209 kph.)
The car, reported to be worth around $500,000, has a maximum speed of 217 mph (349kph) and can accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-97 kph) in 2.9 seconds.
Dubai police are not the first force to use Lamborghinis on the roads. The luxury sports vehicles are also used by forces in Italy and Qatar.
Comparisons were made between Dubai Police’s version and Knight Rider, a series that focused on a lone crimefighter battling the forces of evil with an indestructible and artificially intelligent superior.
2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition Convertible - Official Indy 500 Vehicle
The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition, both in coupe and convertible variants, will arrive in Chevrolet dealerships this spring after a limited, one-time production run.
The special Camaro is available in 2LT (V6) and 2SS (V8) trims, with SS models featuring a 6.2-liter V8, offered as the “L99” on automatic-equipped vehicles and the “LS3” on manual-equipped models. The L99 has 400 horsepower and 410 lb-ft (556 Nm) of torque, while the LS3 develops 426 horsepower and 420 lb-ft (569 Nm) of torque.
LT-based models feature the “LFX” 3.6-liter V6 engine rated at 323 horsepower. A dual-mode exhaust system is available with the six-speed manual transmission, as well as LT models with either the manual or the automatic transmission.
The 97th Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 26, with the Opening Day being on Saturday, May 11.
Chevrolet Sells You a Camaro Body and Chassis, Lets You Put the Engine In for Drag Racing
Chevrolet will produce a limited number of NHRA-certified Camaro rolling chassis designed for drag racing. The package will include a painted body and chassis ready to be fitted with an engine, transmission and other drivetrain components.
All cars produced are painted Summit White and feature a production Camaro hood and SS grille, production window glass, headlamps, tail lamps and more. On the inside, the Camaro gets racing seats, production-style instrument panel, steering wheel, racing switch panel, door panels, headliner and black carpeting. There’s also basic body and wiring built into the rolling chassis, but engine harnesses and a battery are not included.
Buyers can add their own powertrain components, many of which, including crate engines, racing engine parts, electronics and more, are available from Chevrolet Performance.
Each serialized chassis is assembled by hand at the same facility that makes Chevrolet’s COPO Camaro production racecars. The price for a Camaro rolling chassis is $55,000 (€42,520).
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).
Callaway calls the third body style after the factory coupe and convertible models, the AeroWagon. The attachment, which extends the C7’s roofline and adds a more upright rear window structure and hatch, will be manufactured in Callaway’s proprietary RTM process for structural carbon parts.
The Connecticut-based tuner of Corvettes and Camaros, said the AeroWagon will be offered as an option for under $15,000, and when paired to its upcoming “Callaway C7”, which we assume will be more powerful than the regular 450hp Stingray, will be able to go over 200mph (322+ km/h).
The company is already accepting pre-orders for the car on its official website.
Chrysler CEO to Auction Off his Customized Challenger SRT8 for Charity
Sergio Marchionne will soon say goodbye to his beloved 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 as it will go up for auction, alongside Mopar’s latest 426 HEMI V8 crate engine. Both items will go under the hammer at the April 4-6 Barrett-Jackson auction in Palm Beach, Florida.
Marchionne’s one-of-a-kind pitch black 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 comes with a set of custom mixed “Dark Charcoal” racing stripes, a lowered suspension that uses a Mopar adjustable coil-over kit and a Mopar exhaust system.
The smoked taillights and 392 HEMI fender badges re-created in gloss and satin black finishes contribute to the car’s aggressive appearance, as well as the factory forged 20-inch wheels with a matte black finish.
The Chrysler and Fiat CEO will have to learn to live without the grunt of the 6.4-liter (392-cubic-inch) HEMI V8 engine that delivers a hefty 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque. He will surely miss its 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time of less than 5 seconds and its quarter-mile time of under 13 seconds. Fuel economy is not bad either, at 23 mpg (10.2 liters/100 km) on the highway thanks to the car’s six-speed manual transmission.
The money raised from the auction will go to United Way for Southeastern Michigan to be used for education, income and basic needs of people in the Detroit area.