2017 The Mercedes G Wagon

The Mercedes G ClassMercedes G Wagon

The Mercedes G Wagon, a three-decade-old off-roading symbol which has given a new charter of life. Thanks to Mercedes-Benz, which are importing updated examples of classic G-Class models into the UK.

The New Mercedes G Wagon comes available with right-hand drive and with a choice of either petrol or a diesel engine. You can now have one of this boxy, five-seat hand built G Wagen 4x4s on your drive. The revival has started a couple of special edition, for example, the rugged G 500 4×4 and the 6-wheeler giant G 63 6×6. Not content with just leaving the G-class the same, Mercedes are messing with their old retro SUV for 2018 model. The people will be glad to know that its shape and ladder chassis, with the live rear axle, will remain. However, there are are suggestions it could be more extensive to allow more interior space. As well as having a revamped cabin and the infotainment system.

Mercedes should be commended for the thoroughness of its update to the G-class. Including an M-B’s seven-speed auto gearbox and also electro-hydraulic power steering. This allows (for a two and a half tonne off-road beast) an acceptable 28.5mpg and 261g of CO2. The figures have vastly improved on from the original remake. The power in the Mercedes G Wagon is a 5.5litre V8 petrol engine built by the professionals at AMG. This produces 563bhp and 560lb ft of torque consequently.  The G-class experience remains determinedly old tech. Optional 18-inch alloys with new 60-profile winter tyres combined with rough and ready suspension for the typical urban roads. Performance is as plentiful as you can imagine in the Mercedes G Wagon. There is a little lack of steering precision but can do 0-62 in 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 119mph.

Mercedes G Wagon

While the 5.5 litre V8 AMG model is a different machine. This manages to do 0-62 in 5.4 seconds and goes on to what would be terrifying 130mph top speed.  Although whichever version you choose this is a car that you would only ever drive slowly particular over large bumps and dips in fear of being thrown out of your seat. Moreover, the Mercedes power steering doesn’t seem to be strong enough for the Mercedes G Wagon. The steering on the car is now seriously cumbersome and slow to self-centre. This vehicle with is able to withstand depths of 600mm of standing water which is more than a land rover defender. There are three sperate differential locks which help for excellent traction in slippery conditions. With an additional low range transfer case for the seven-speed gearbox.

This all adds to that incredible reputation of that G-class has in 4×4 circles. Also being known as unstoppable reliability and heftiness. Then if you regular venture off the beaten track you might just forgive the car for its characterful on-road ride and handling. The equipment levels Mercedes has not positioned this SUV to be utilitarian like its predecessor but to reach the luxury end. Which is surprising considering its rivals such as Range Rover and the sport but interestingly also the Bentley Bentayga As for trims, there is only one choice for the diesel V6 and the AMG-powered V8 there is three options. The standard G350 d model comes with essential features and 18-inch alloys. Some of these features are parking sensors, reversing camera, bi-xenon headlights, heated seats, automatic wipers leather upholstery and Mercedes infotainment system with a Logic 7 sound system.

Mercedes G Wagon AMG Models

The fierce AMG models come with the choice of three trims. The standard AMG, edition 463 and coloured edition. Also, the not so entry level G 63 comes with 20-inch alloys, red brake callipers, stainless steel door sills and a sport-tuned exhaust. Additionally, an electric sunroof and dashings of chrome along the outside. Inside is treated to a designo leather upholstery and climate control. Upgrading to a better 463 edition, your Mercedes G Wagon will come with even more luxurious such as 21ich alloys, stainless steel underbody guard and additional protective headlight guards. Interior also gains two-tone leather upholstery and rear TV screen with a tuner. Includes all the basic stuff, and driver safety aids like blind spot assist and adaptive cruise control.

The colour edition G63s are essentially in the usual standard AMG SUV in garish colour combinations. Although there is no need to buy one of these if you think it’s a luxury SUV. There are other particular commercial vehicles are significantly more refined and a lot more comfortable. The Range Rover and Bently are just about the most comfortable cars you can buy. As a go off-roader anywhere now with additionally added creature comforts the Mercedes G Wagon is a great car. The G-Class has its place for those who can afford the premium and its certainly got a strong character to burn and provides a real sense of occasion. In conclusion as an everyday road car, it is both antiquated and compromised.

Mercedes G Wagon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TVR Will Reveal A New 200 MPH Sports Car In September

200 MPH sports car is back with a bang! The British car manufacturer, TVR has announced the launch of its all-new 200 mph car. The car is set to resurface in September in the Goodwood Revival Event. With the new sports car, TVR is ready to mark its 70th anniversary.

TVR History

200 MPH sports car has high hopes attached to it.TVR, the British automobile company, has had a rough history. By launching T37 on a global event, it hopes to reclaim its lost title. The T37 is the first sports car to be manufactured by TVR. The company is famous for its diverse range of convertibles. The Goodwood revival evet is known for its vintage cars. The presence of T37 hopes to glorify the event. Also, TVR limited wants to grab the media attention for its latest product. Most people are dubbing it as a publicity stunt. But, this is exactly what TVR needs to make a huge come back.

Specifications

200 MPH Sports car weighs a mere 1200 kg. It has a maximum speed of 200 miles per hour. The TVR masterpiece can attain 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. It is manufactured with a five litre V8 Cosworth engine. Also, it produces a power of 400 HP per ton. At present, TVR has received 500 orders for T37. After its launch in the Goodwood revival event, it hopes to receive more. With a maximum speed of 200 mph, TVR does not compromise on comfort. The released photos depict an aero dynamic design coupled with startling ‘silty’ edges.

This is the most anticipated car in September!

Tesla Model 3 – Technical Spec

 

Tesla Model 3 is an all-electric car with a range up to 346km per charge. This car has been so brilliantly assembled in California by Tesla Factory that it has managed to achieve a 5-star safety rating. This means you are in good hands and the safety of your family is not an issue.

Tesla Model 3 has enough space for five adults seating as well as front and rear trunks, proving that Tesla Model 3 is a spacious car. Not only this, but the car also can accelerate from 0-100 in just 5.6 seconds providing an excellent torque compared to other sedan vehicles. It is a rear wheel drive car; however, dual motor all-wheel drive feature can be added to the car as well.
Interior wise, it provides a 15-inch touch screen LCD in landscape orientation. The steering wheel has many added controls, making it easier for a driver to control the car. What makes this car look cool is its roof. It is one continuous piece of see through glass which is a rare sight in cars. Unlike combustion cars, Tesla Model 3 is an electric car which does not need much for cooling. This is why the company has eliminated the front grill from the car, adding to its sleek look.

The best thing about Tesla is that it provides with an autopilot feature. It provides the car with features like Auto Park, changes lanes, steers themselves and even avoids obstacles. However, for auto parking and changing lanes, which are called convenience features by Tesla, you need to pay extra to get them activated in Model 3. Talking about extra, Tesla also aims to provide with a larger 75kw battery for extra mileage.

It is expected that the production will start in July 2017 and Tesla will be able to produce 5,000 cars per week. According to the design chief, Tesla Model 3 is a type of vehicle which offers everything; range, affordability, and performance. All these specs prove that this is the ideal future car for you and your family.

 

 

McLaren 720S – Geneva 2017

McLaren 720S, the latest from McLaren Automotive is a sports car that it claims would be lighter, stronger and faster. It surely beats the earlier McLaren 650S in all these aspects by a good distance. The supercar introduces the Monocage II carbon fibre tub which has carbon A-pillars as well as windshield header. The hinges in 650S have been replaced by a central roof spar which has mounting points for the newly designed doors. There are also buttresses and a B-pillar hoop.

All this makes the body 39 pounds lighter which bring the weight to 2829 pounds. The engine has been enhanced to a 4.0-litre twin turbocharged V8. This improves the highest speed to 212 mph. The transmission is consistent with the McLaren series i.e. seven-speed dual clutch, automatic. The new 720S can jump to a speed of 60mph in merely 2.8 seconds.

New control arms have been installed accompanied by new wheel knuckles. Spring rates have seen an improvement of 10 percent at the front while 20 percent at the back of the vehicle. An advanced chassis system helps eliminate the harshness. This system is based on 21 sensors, which tune your ride according to the driving mode chosen. The modes include sport, comfort, track and a new drift system as well.

The all new McLaren 720S is also much more spacious on the inside. It is much easier to get in and out of the car as its doors open wider, The A-pillars are narrower, and McLaren also installs the thinner sills which saw their debut staged in the Sports Series. Due to this, the visibility from inside the vehicle has improved significantly. With this latest model, McLaren Automotive compels its rivals to see it as a bigger threat than they ever did.

Mercedes-AMG Roadsters revealed ahead of debut

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster & GT C Roadster revealed ahead of debut

Mercedes has just released pictures of the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, as well as the GT C Roadster, both scheduled to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

If you’re a fan of speed and high performance, you’re going to love what Mercedes has created. The brand is renowned for the level of luxury that it offers its customers, and it’s apparent from the images released that the brand is still going strong.

Although roadsters are not as popular as they once were, in the recent years we saw them regain their fame too some extent with more manufacturers opting to introduce them in their line-ups.

When it comes to the GT and the GT C, Mercedes definitely knows what it’s doing. Instead of focusing on one area, the brand covers everything in the new model, including speed, performance and styling.

The brand went all out in making the cars truly stand out. Not only do they feature the elegance and class that the brand is so renowned for, but on top of that they offer incredible performance with a top speed of 196mph.

Fans of the brand will likely appreciate the effort that has been put into the production of the vehilces, which suggest the sales could be impressive.

Most high-end cars do quite well on the market, with enthusiasts and collectors eagerly awaiting the release of each new car.

Both cars will make their debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show later this month, with first deliveries expected for April 2017.

Although much hasn’t been revealed about the cars, they’re expected to be priced at around £10k more than the standard GT’s. This will makes them quite expensive, so if you’re looking to get one, you might want to start saving up.

Maybe it’s time to find a car valuation service to sell your old car and raise enough funds, just in time for the release of the new roadster.

What do you think about the Mercedes GT and GT C Roadster? Are you a fan? Let us know in the comments below and return shortly for more automotive-related content.

500th LaFerrari is being created.

500th LaFerrari to help the victims of recent Italian earthquake

The Ferrari LaFerrari featured a 499-unit production run which is being increased to 500 units. The money made from the sale of the final car going to the victims of the recent Italian earthquake which occurred just a few days ago.

The 950bhp LaFerrari finished its production run in 2015, but one extra model is being made to be sold at auction. With such a small production number, it’s no surprise that examples which make it onto the used market carry a heavy premium over the car’s £1.15 million price.

Used LaFerrari currently sell for between £2.5m and £3m with some even reaching above £4m, although it’s likely that the car value of the 500th may exceed this considerably.

A source at Ferrari said that the original demand for LaFerrari was more than double the supply, and this is the last opportunity for a buyer to own a LaFerrari from new which will create a lot of opportunities for the people who have enough money to buy it new and own something that will be for a good cause but also to make themselves feel special as the LaFerrari will most likely feature some sort of small detail change in the design to signify that it is a special, final edition.

The drop-top LaFerrari, named Aperta, will be revealed at the Paris motor show in a few weeks, but the 500th LaFerrari will be the very last coupé version built.

The last LaFerrari is being built to benefit victims of the recent earthquake in central Italy, which struck on 24th August and claimed the lives of hundreds while leaving thousands more homeless.

Each standard LaFerrari carries a plaque bearing the words ‘Limited edition [car number]/499’, or the car’s number in the production run, but a source at Ferrari indicated that the 500th example may carry a plaque demonstrating its special status as the very last car, sold to help the victims of the earthquake.

Ferrari have previous experience with helping provide auctions for charities and previously auctioned an Enzo after the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004. That car carried a similar plaque, so it’s likely that this LaFerrari will be the same. The winning bidder may also get to choose the colour and spec of the car; however, nothing is for certain at this point.

Aston Martin DB11 to showcase at Goodwood 2016

One of the most anticipated vehicles of the year, the Aston Martin DB11, is scheduled to appear at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Great news for all those anticipating the release of the new DB11, as the car has just been announced for the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed.

It will appear alongside Aston Martin’s other models, including the Vulcan. For the first time ever, attendees will have the opportunity to experience the car in all its glory, and hear its new twin-turbo engine in action.

The DB11 is an important car for Aston Martin, as it acts as replacement for the DB9. It’s made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, to critical acclaim.

Many have praised the car’s aggressive yet bold appearance as well as its power and speed.

It comes equipped with a new twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12 engine, reportedly capable of producing around a staggering 600bhp. On top of that, it can reach a top speed of 200mph (322 km/h) and go from 0 to 62mph in a mere 3.9 second.

If you’re a fan of speed, the DB11 is definitely the car for you. Not only does it look fantastic, but it’s also fast and powerful, making it a true speed-fanatic’s dream.

Aston Martin, is word-renowned for its powerful and exclusive vehicles. It has been around for years, becoming popular and growing, with appearances in numerous films, including the James Bond series.

The brand has a log of history, and this definitely reflects in its vehicles. Although modern, they sport a pleasant throwback-feel to the sports cars of the past, which is quite exciting and intriguing to look at.

Of course, the exclusivity comes with as price, as you won’t be able to get the new DB11 on a tight budget.

It’s set to go on sale later this year, with UK prices starting around £154,900.

It’s not a car for everyone; however, it will be very interesting to see what the brand has in store for us for this year’s Goodwood Festival.

Are you looking forward to seeing the DB11 in all its glory? Are you considering purchasing it? Let us know your thoughts, and come back soon for more news from the world of supercars.

 

McLaren P1 GTR to appear at Goodwood

McLaren has just revealed its plans to showcase the new P1 GTR, designed to celebrate and pay tribute to James Hunt.

The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed is nearly upon us. It’s already shaping up to be an incredible event, with numerous cars scheduled to appear. That’s not the only thing taking place at the festival; however, as more big names keep getting added to the guest list.

The event will celebrate James Hunt, a renowned racing driver who passed away in 1993. He won the Formula 1 Championship back in 1976, after which her retired in 1979.

McLaren, has built a one-off vehicle, to celebrate the driver’s life and his achievements.

Although the car is not meant for production, it will appear at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which is taking place next week.

If you’re a fan of speed and racing, the Goodwood Festival is the place to be. Numerous, incredible cars will be showcased and a vast selection of racing drivers will appear to celebrate speed, their achievements and the future of racing.

The P1 GTR, isn’t the only McLaren scheduled to make an appearance. The brand will showcase their whole current line-up, giving all attendees a rare opportunity to see the brand’s vehicles in all their glory.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed, is one of the biggest events of its kind, having been around since 1993.

Thousands of fans are expected to make their way down to the event next week, and we can likely expect a lot of pleasant surprises from the organisers.

Although, many cars set to appear have already been announced, more are expected to make an appearance, making the festival a truly unique and one of a kind experience.

Since James Hunt will be celebrated this year, we can probably expect a lot of the attractions to be based around him, his career and his achievements.

If you’re looking for an incredible day out with your family, you should definitely grab yourself a ticket to the event.

Are you a fan of the one-off McLaren P1 GTR ? Would you purchase it if it entered production, and you had the money? Let us know and come back soon for more interesting articles about supercars.

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Vanquish concept by Aston Martin – Zagato

Aston Martin collaborates with Zagato on new Vanquish concept

Aston Martin has just announced that for yet another time it has partnered up with its frequent collaborator Zagato to bring us a new Vanquish concept.

Scheduled to appear at the Villa d’Este concours d’elegance later this week, the new Vanquish looks quite impressive, based on the images released by the brand.

Although the new car hasn’t made its debut yet, the teaser pictures together with some additional details released by the brand, paint a complete picture of what we can expect.

Aesthetically, you can definitely still tell that it’s the Aston Martin Vanquish, as the car features many elements found on the original. The one things that stands out the most at first glance is the car’s double-bubble roof, which is a trademark of sorts for Zagato, having featured on many of its vehicles since the 1950’s.

A wraparound glasshouse gives the car an almost futuristic finish, one that works well with the overall concept.

Inside, a similar aesthetic remains with the red and black colour scheme, perfectly matching the exterior.

It’s great to see that the two brands are still working together after all these years. Having collaborated on numerous vehicle over the last 50 years, the two have a good relationship as they know what each of them can bring to the table.

This definitely reflects on the vehicles they produce together as they all feel rather cohesive and are always finished to a high standard.

We are very excited to see the new Vanquish Zagato in all its glory at the Villa d’Este concours d’elegance tomorrow. It’s always interesting to see a fun new spin on a familiar vehicle, which is why we’re always happy to see brands come out with new concepts.

What do you think about the new concept? Do you like it or are you not completely sold on the new design? Let us know in the comments below or alternatively drop us a quick message. Don’t forget to come back soon for more fun articles from the word of UK supercars and be sure to check out the rest of our blog for even more car fun.

Mountune new upgrade kit for Ford Focus RS

Following a series of tests at Nürburgring, tuning specialist Mountune is reportedly working on the first upgrade kit for the Ford Focus RS.

Although much hasn’t been revealed at this point, it is believed that the vehicle will receive a number of intriguing upgrades, including more power.

According to reports, the vehicle will receive new OZ Racing Leggera HLT wheels, which are much lighter compared to the brand’s own wheel which the vehicle currently comes with. In fact each will is reportedly 2.8kg lighter, bringing down the car’s overall weight considerably.

On top of that, the new wheels are said to be wider, giving the car extra stability and improving its handling in the process.

The car’s intake system is also reportedly being worked on.  It’s going to be more rigid due to the use of wire-reinforced parts rather than the standard plastic.

Although, Mountune refused to reveal details regarding the car’s improved power, it’s believed the vehicle will be more powerful compared to the standard RS.

This is only the first of many upgrade kits planned for the Focus RS. According to various reports a power upgrade package has already been signed off and approved, however it won’t be revealed until after the first upgrade is rolled out.

The Ford Focus RS is already a pretty solid car so an upgrade can only make it better. Let’s not forget that the standard Focus is one of the best-selling vehicles currently on the market, so the brand is clearly doing something right.

Only time will tell what exactly the brand has in store for us in the future, however we’re very much excited to find out. We will likely get all the details about the upgrade in the near future so all we can do right now is wait.

Are you excited for the first upgrade kit for the Ford Focus RS? Would you consider paying extra money for it? Let us know down below or drop us a quick line.