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2018 BMW M3 CS: Carbon Fiber & Extra Horsepower

2018 BMW M3 CS: Carbon Fiber & Extra Horsepower

Introducing the 2018 BMW M3 CS

2018 BMW M3 CS - Rear - BMW - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M3 CS – Rear – BMW – EuroDrift

 

In May 2018, BMW will offer the M3 CS on the U.S. market. The new 2018 BMW M3 CS displays carbon fiber prominently and has a slightly stripped interior. Basically, the M3 CS will be a lighter, track-focused version of the M3 coupe. Not surprisingly, the M3 CS will be the fastest and lightest M3 in the current generation. The carbon fiber combines with other elements to take this car to the track level.

3.0-Liter Twin-Turbo I6 Engine with 453 Horsepower

2018 BMW M3 CS - Engine - BMW - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M3 CS – Engine – BMW – EuroDrift

The 2018 BMW M3 CS sports a 3.0-liter twin-turbo I6 engine. This motor produces a whopping 453 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine works with a 7-speed dual-clutch “DCT” gearbox which is lighter than a typical manual transmission. This combination allows the M3 CS to hit 60 mph in only 3.8 seconds. Additionally, the M3 CS can hit a top speed of 174 mph.

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) Roof

Furthermore, the 2018 BMW M3 CS weighs only 3520 lbs, 40 lbs lighter than the M3. This is due to a combination of components. These include a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof, front splitter, gurney flap, and rear diffuser. The M3 CS’s chassis is stiffer than the stock version for track purposes. This chassis is staggered on 19” wheels on the front and 20” wheels on the rear. Optionally, customers can order Michelin Super Sport tires.

Alcantara, Harmon-Kardon, & Navigation

2018 BMW M3 CS - Dashboard - BMW - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M3 CS – Dashboard – BMW – EuroDrift

On the interior, the 2018 BMW M3 CS has a ton of Alcantara trim with “CS” logos. This is complemented by a Harmon-Kardon sound system and navigation. So technically, this BMW M3 CS isn’t as stripped down as the M4 CS. Not surprisingly, it is still a beast of a machine. This technology is just an additional perk in a track-level sports car.

2018 BMW M3 CS - Interior - BMW - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M3 CS – Interior – BMW – EuroDrift

1200 M3 CS Models to Hit Production in 2018


Overall, the new 2018 BMW M3 CS is a true track vehicle. The MSRP is TBD at the current point and sales will begin in May 2018 within the U.S.. There will be 1200 M3 CS models worldwide with 550 to head to American soil. It will be no surprise if this car will be hard to come by in the spring. In conclusion, the M3 CS is the newest addition to the BMW line-up with a target of becoming a track star.

First Regera Delivered in Koenigsegg Naked Carbon

First Regera Delivered in Koenigsegg Naked Carbon

Koenigsegg Delivers the First KNC Regera!

Koenigsegg Regera - Koenigsegg Naked Carbon - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Regera – Koenigsegg Naked Carbon – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Recently, Koenigsegg delivered the first Regera to a customer in ‘naked’ carbon fiber. Yes, instead of paint, or even coated carbon, this car has straight-up carbon. Koenigsegg Naked Carbon, or KNC, has no coating, lacquer, or varnish. Furthermore, the thin layer of epoxy is removed via polishing by hand. If whomever strokes slightly more than necessary, the weave structure could be ruined… phew! That’s a ton of pressure on the people, or person, who handle this task. With Regera meaning “to reign” or “to rule” in Swedish, this person definitely reigns the carbon world. Not surprisingly, the raw carbon style looks absolutely stunning!

Koenigsegg Regera - Koenigsegg Naked Carbon - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Regera – Koenigsegg Naked Carbon – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Some Specifications on the Regera

Koenigsegg Regera - Koenigsegg Naked Carbon - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Regera – Koenigsegg Naked Carbon – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Koenigsegg Naked Carbon Regera is quite a phenomenal vehicle on the outside. But, let’s also take a look “under the hood”. The Regera sports a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. Furthermore, there are (3) total electrical motors. These include (2) YASA 750 R motors and (1) YASA P400 motor. Together, the engine and electric motors produce 1,500 horsepower! Furthermore, all of this power works in combo with a Koenigsegg Direct Drive transmission, a 1-speed fixed gear setup. So, there is no “granny shiftin’, not double clutchin’ like you should” (Dom in The Fast and the Furious) in this car. Finally, this car has a 4.5 kW-h liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. This battery can run solo for up to 22 miles. Do note, this battery is more so for the electric motors than actual driving distance.

Koenigsegg Regera - Koenigsegg Naked Carbon - Engine - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Regera – Koenigsegg Naked Carbon – Engine – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Naked Carbon FTW!

2018 Koenigsegg Regera – Jay Leno’s Garage – YouTube

The Koenigsegg Naked Carbon Regera is a winner. This car is absolutely striking on the exterior with a powerhouse system inside. With 1,500 horsepower, this car competes with the crème of the crop. To handle this power, the car has (3) traction control settings: Normal, Track, & Wet. Obviously, each of these have a purpose. Let’s make sure not to forget the Koenigsegg Agera RS or the “Ragnarok“. Overall, the Koenigsegg Regera in KNC is another amazing delivery by the Swedish company.

Koenigsegg Regera - Koenigsegg Naked Carbon - Rear Logos - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Regera – Koenigsegg Naked Carbon – Rear Logos – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Note: All photos are property of the Koenigsegg manufacturer.

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans: Special Anniversary Edition

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans: Special Anniversary Edition

The 1st Chiron Special Edition

At first, it didn’t seem that Bugatti would make a special edition of the Chiron. But, that dream has officially come true! The Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans is a special anniversary edition to celebrate 110 years of Bugatti. With a large emphasis on French heritage, this hypercar breathes blue. For those who don’t know, Bugatti is now under the German Volkswagen Group. With the base Chiron starting at $3.3 million USD, the special edition will probably be $4+ million. Some sites are suggesting a price around $18 million, but there is no true answer at this point. But, with such a limitation on production, this car is most likely sold out and will be worth a ton. Additionally, the limit is to be around 20 units, similar to the 4C’s 15 Spider Italia variants.

An Inside Look at Design

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans - Front Logo - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans – Front Logo – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

On the exterior, the Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans sport a two-tone blue design. Firstly, on the front end, there is a matte steel blue carbon fiber finish. Secondly, on the rear end, there is a matte steel blue, not including the carbon fiber emphasis. The front end is said to be reminiscent of the 1920s. On top of this, there are tricolor flags on the mirrors and underside of the active wing. Furthermore, the brake calipers and wheel centers are painted in French racing blue. Lastly, on the exterior, there are unique silver badges with the French flag and model name. This is quite an upgrade of the base Chiron layout, but depends on taste as well.

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

On the interior, most displays a stunning deep blue leather. There are French racing blue accents on the dashboard and seats as well as Alcantara. Bot headrests have “110 Ans Bugatti” badge on the headrests. The steering wheel has an embroidering of the French flag and center of seats. Furthermore, the key is a mix of red, white, and blue leather. Lastly, the biggest detail is the special carbon fiber medallion on the center console. It has a “110 Ans” badge made from solid silver with enamel inserts. And, if interested, the Sky View option is available, with two glass panels in roof bisected by central spine of vehicle. To note, this is the second car to sport the “110” namesake as there was previously the EB 110.

The First, Maybe the Last?

BUGATTI Chiron 0-400-0 km/h in 42 seconds – A WORLD RECORD #IAA2017 – Bugatti – YouTube

With the Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans revealed, the question arises – is it the last? Well, nobody outside of Bugatti truly knows. Maybe there will be another special edition, and maybe not. Bugatti is known for making amazing hypercars, so it is not out of question. McLaren tends to do this with their vehicles on a regular basis, but Bugatti much less often. The 110 Ans is an awesome car and will be quite collectible. In conclusion, Bugatti does it again with another superb design.

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Note: The YouTube video is a base Chiron, simply showcasing the power of this amazing hypercar.

2019 Lamborghini Aventador LP 770-4 Superveloce Jota (SVJ)

2019 Lamborghini Aventador LP 770-4 Superveloce Jota (SVJ)

The Stunning Superveloce Jota

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

As always, Lamborghini is seeking to constantly improve its models for track usage. With the company’s eyes on retaking the Nürburgring crown, the Aventador SVJ is here! The 2019 Lamborghini Aventador LP 770-4 Superveloce Jota (SVJ) is an absolute beast! From more power to a lighter weight, this car is an improvement over its predecessor. This car may not be practical for daily driving, but it is definitely practical for the track. Imagine zooming around with this power Lambo V12 engine. Wow, this car is absolutely stunning!

Lamborghini’s V12 Legacy

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lamborghini is known for its V12 legacy lineup. Generation to generation, the V12 is passed down to the youngest. The 2019 Lamborghini Aventador LP 770-4 Superveloce Jota is no different. With a 6.5-liter V12, this car produces a whopping 759 horsepower and 531 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, this motor works in combo with a ISR single-clutch auto manual transmission. Moreover, the top speed is in the range of 217+ mph. This is due to the increase in power, plus a lighter flywheel, titanium intake values, and a shortened exhaust. Yes, the shorter exhaust does sound more aggressive too.

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The weight difference is visible across the exterior and interior. Firstly, there is carbon fiber everywhere… truthfully, absolutely everywhere. The carbon fiber components include: engine cover, front splitter, interior door panels, monocoque, pillars, rear diffuser, rear wing, rocker cover, roof, and wing mirrors. Phew! That is quite a list of carbon. Next, there is two new technological additions. Firstly, for this, is the two-motor rear-wheel steering system. This benefits overall handling of the vehicle. Secondly, there is an active aerodynamic system, known as Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA). Finally, the car sits on Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

A Track Driver’s Dream

2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ review | 759bhp V12 hypercar driven | Autocar – YouTube

The 2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota is a track driver’s dream. With a 0-60 mph in the low 2 second range, and 759 horsepower, this is like driving a wild beast. If carbon is a pro, this has tons of it. If not, then repainting it may be necessary. But, most people understand carbon’s generic attributes. This metal is lightweight and very strong, particularly due to the weave. Hence, it’s everywhere in the racing world. In conclusion, the Aventador SVJ is the next-generation V12 recipient.

Lamborghini Display - Mansion - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Display – Mansion – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

McLaren 720S Off-Roading is Definitely Not Recommended!

McLaren 720S Off-Roading is Definitely Not Recommended!

Off-Roading in Sports Cars? Why!?

Recently, a video surfaced of a McLaren 720S off-roading on a forest trail. The Dutch-registered 720S worth $285,000 is definitely not an off-road vehicle. So, why would anyone want to drive it off-road? Well, there are quite a few daredevils out there. Bugatti driving in the mud, Lamborghinis in the snow, and now McLarens on gravel trails. But, unfortunately, the McLaren didn’t escape this treacherous journey without sacrifice. By sacrifice, this means risking damage to the vehicle. Unfortunately, there are gigantic ruts in the path, where the 720S doesn’t have clearance.

Background Specs of the 720S

The McLaren 720S off-roading is quite a sight to see. Now, let’s take a look at what positive and negatives may come from the vehicle specifically. Firstly, there is a 710 horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. Throttling this motor properly may prove difficult in these conditions. Secondly, carbon ceramic brakes are definitely not made for off-road use, rendering their abilities downward. But, the Carbon Fiber Monocage II is one positive aspect to help this vehicle in this scenario. Furthermore, the Proactive Chassis Control II Adaptive Suspension also attempts to support the vehicle in this time. But, unfortunately, there is no “off-road” setting in a McLaren… thankfully!

Well… That Was A Bad Idea!

Mclaren 720s offroad dirtroad better than range rover – Kênh Tin Tức Nhà và Xe – YouTube

Overall, the McLaren 720S off-roading decision was a bad idea. The vehicle didn’t escape unscathed, but this teaches people a lesson worldwide… don’t off-road a McLaren! It obviously didn’t help that it was a cloudy and rainy day. On top of this, ground clearance was a major issue. Maybe with a rally suspension, this car would do a bit better… but why? Although, this may not be as bad as the story in which a McLaren 650S was left in the middle of a PA intersection during a snowstorm. Why in the first place was this person driving it on that day!? In conclusion, let’s keep sports cars on the road, rather than the off-road trails.

Lamborghini SC18 Alston: The First “One-Off” by Squadra Corse

Lamborghini SC18 Alston: The First “One-Off” by Squadra Corse

A Road Approved Track Car

Straight out of Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy from the Squadra Corse Motorsport Division arrives the SC18 Alston! The Lamborghini SC18 Alston is the first “one-off” by Squadra Corse. This stunning car takes style from the Lamborghini Huracán, while enabling itself further. Inside out, this car breathes a racing lifestyle. The car begins with a carbon fiber body in Grigio Daytona. From there, extreme aerodynamics create a beastly driving machine. Obviously, a bit more details will be found below!

6.5-Liter V12 Engine with 770 HP

Lamborghini SC18 Alston - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini SC18 Alston – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Lamborghini SC18 Alston sports a 6.5-liter V12 engine. This motor boasts 770 horsepower and 531 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine works in combo with an independent shifting rod optimized 7-speed transmission. The large amount of power complements the lighter weight, creating more agility. At only 4.3” high off the ground, this car is ready to zoom! But, if taken on the road, be sure to watch for potholes!

Inside Out Breakdown

Lamborghini SC18 Alston - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini SC18 Alston – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

On the exterior, the Lamborghini SC18 Alston has quite the fancy body. Firstly, there are air intakes on the front hood in the style of the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO. Secondly, the side and rear fenders plus the fins and air scoop are from the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO. Thirdly, a large carbon fiber wing with 3 mechanical adjustments complements the rear. Fourthly, there are 12 air intakes on the rear hood! No, you didn’t hear that wrong! Holy cow! Finally, the car finishes off with single nut 20” wheels on the front and 21” wheels on the back. On these wheels, specially engineered Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires scream performance.

Lamborghini SC18 Alston - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini SC18 Alston – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Inside the car, the interior begins with Nero Ade Alcantara upholstery. This upholstery is furthermore exemplified by Rosso Alala cross-stitching. To top it off, carbon fiber bucket seats offer optimal racing comfort. From there, the Lamborghini dashboard provides a modern style and feel. Obviously, the gadgets are continually improving through the years, and this is no exception. Who wouldn’t want to hop into this spaceship and take off for Mars?

It’s Time to Hit the Track!

The Lamborghini SC18 Alston is the Maddest Lambo Ever! – Shmee150 – YouTube

Now, it’s literally time to hit the track! Get out the Lamborghini SC18 Alston and go to track day! Well, if it’s within price range. Unfortunately, no visible price is available yet on the Lamborghini website. But, this will most likely be a bank breaker. With the powerful 6.5-liter V12 and the stunning aesthetics, this car is quite a living room display piece. Overall, this design by Squadra Corse is a great expansion of the Lamborghini auto library.

Lamborghini SC18 Alston - Rear Corner with Red Lighting - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini SC18 Alston – Rear Corner with Red Lighting – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Note: All pictures are the property of the Lamborghini manufacturer.

Aston Martin Valkyrie Nears Production According to Instagram Post

Aston Martin Valkyrie Nears Production According to Instagram Post

Aston Martin Uses Instagram to Tease Valkyrie

Aston Martin Valkyrie - Concept in Fall of 2018 - Overhead - Manufacturer Instagram Picture - EuroDrift

Aston Martin Valkyrie – Concept in Fall of 2018 – Overhead – Manufacturer Instagram Picture – EuroDrift

Recently, Aston Martin shared a post on Instagram displaying the Valkyrie nearing production status. This post is basically a teaser to what is to come in the near future. While it is nearing production, the expectation is late 2019 or early 2020. Currently, Aston plans to build 175 road legal Valkyries, plus 25 track-only versions. Back in July of 2017, Miles Nurnberger made a statement about the Valkyrie:

“… 95% of the way there.” – Miles Nurnberger

It has been quite some time since this statement, but it may be a sign that the Aston Martin Valkyrie is finally ready to consider motion forward. Though, do note, quite a few things are changing for the production version.

Changes to the Valkyrie During Concept Stage

Aston Martin Valkyrie - Concept in Fall of 2018 - Interior - Manufacturer Instagram Picture - EuroDrift

Aston Martin Valkyrie – Concept in Fall of 2018 – Interior – Manufacturer Instagram Picture – EuroDrift

The Aston Martin Valkyrie Instagram post shows a bit of changes since the previous concept. First, there are alloy wheels shown on the car, whereas the previous concept has carbon fiber. But, the car is being offered with that exact optional aerodynamic carbon fiber wheel cover set. Secondly, the exterior has revised side skirts as well as a lighting elements in the vent behind the front wheels. Thirdly, the blue to black paint job is beautiful, but it is most likely in use to cover some of the design. This means there may be more changes to the car that can be seen easily from the photos. Finally, the interior flaunts a few extra buttons and more seat padding. Carbon fiber still governs the interior though.

Who Wouldn’t Want to Own a Valkyrie?

Jump Inside the Aston Martin Valkyrie! | FIRST LOOK – Shmee150 – YouTube

Truthfully, who wouldn’t want to own an Aston Martin Valkyrie? Well… someone. But, most of us car lovers would love to own it. With it’s hybrid drivetrain, this car sports 1,126 estimated horsepower. This is a combo of electric and gasoline elements producing power. The motor itself is a Cosworth 6.5-liter V12 engine. That in itself could make this a hypercar, but electrical motors can take it even further. The Valkyrie will set Aston Martin history as the first hypercar by the company. In conclusion, Aston Martin is really stepping up in the sports car and hypercar realms of the auto industry.

Aston Martin DBS 59: Celebrating 1959 Le Mans Victory in DBR1

Aston Martin DBS 59: Celebrating 1959 Le Mans Victory in DBR1

Celebrating a Victory from the Past

Aston Martin DBS 59 - White Model Number - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Aston Martin DBS 59 – White Model Number – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

With the Aston Martin DBS 59, the company celebrates a 1959 Le Mans 1-2 victory in the DBR1. Basically, it is a DBS Superleggera, with changes to the exterior. Pricing isn’t clearly known, but there will only be 24 units from production. Hopefully, the correlation between 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 units of production makes sense. If not, now it should. Each model will receive a small white number next to the side strakes to show which model number.

Differences from the DBS Superleggera

Aston Martin DBS 59 - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Aston Martin DBS 59 – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

With the Aston Martin DBS 59 being a Superleggera under the hood, this car sports the same 715 horsepower engine. And, yes, it still reaches over 200 mph. But, the exterior sports major differences. Firstly, the car is painted with a British racing green tone. To complement this, there is gloss carbon fiber on the hood louvers, rear valence, roof, roof strakes, and spoiler. To offset this, bronze accents can be seen on the badging, brake calipers, front grille, and wheels. This combination truly symbolizes British racing. What is not to love about that?

Aston Martin DBS 59 - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Aston Martin DBS 59 – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The interior of the Aston Martin DBS 59 is also stunning, just as the exterior. First, there is a tri-tone combo of colors. The seats comprise of brown and black leather. A British racing green trim can be seen to complement this color tone combination. The interior fabric is meant to connect with the past DBR1 model. Furthermore, even crazier, is the fact that the rear compartment holds quite a few specialty items. These include special DBS 59 crash helmets, period-correct blue race overalls, racing gloves, a bespoke two-piece luggage set, and a car cover specific to the model number. So, this ends up being quite the collector piece. Owning the car itself is one thing, but owning all of this other collectible ‘jawns’ is pretty cool.

Aston Martin DBS 59 - Rear Badging - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Aston Martin DBS 59 – Rear Badging – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Another Stunning Vehicle by Aston Martin

AutoComplete: Aston Martin celebrates Le Mans win with DBS 59 – Roadshow – YouTube

As Aston Martin expands its lineup, it continues to stun fans worldwide. The Aston Martin DBS 59 is another amazing vehicle by the manufacturer. With its unique style, this is basically a collector’s edition of the DBS Superleggera. The Superleggera itself is amazing, but this takes it a whole other step further. Some people may even consider selling their Superleggera to upgrade. But, getting one of the 24 units will not be easy. In conclusion, the DBS 59 is another amazing feat of engineering by Aston Martin.

Aston Martin DBS 59 - Front Corner in Showroom - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Aston Martin DBS 59 – Front Corner in Showroom – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

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