Kamis, 14 Desember 2017

Hennessey To Boost 2019 Corvette ZR1 To 1200 HP

Although most of us are still trying to wrap our heads around the insane 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Hennessey Performance has announced three upcoming packages for the supercar, one of which promises to deliver 1,200 hp.

The entry-level kit, dubbed the HPE850 upgrade, will see the LT5 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine equipped with a lower pulley upgrade, high flow cylinder heads, upgraded valve springs, intakes and exhaust valves, new air induction system, stainless steel heads, stainless steel midpipes, custom camshafts, and high-flow catalytic converters.

With these mechanical upgrades working alongside software tweaks, the upgrade will lift power from 750 hp to 850 hp, resulting in a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of roughly 2.6 seconds and a 10.3 second quarter mile at 136 mph.

Next in the range will be the HPE1000 package. Utilizing many similar upgrades to the HPE850 package but some add-ons, including a new supercharger and intercooler, the car should reach 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, run the quarter mile in 9.7 seconds at 147 mph and exceed 220 mph, all thanks to 1000 hp and 966 lb-ft of torque.

Last but not least will be the HPE1200. Pumping out 1200 hp at 6,400 rpm and 1066 lb-ft of torque, it’ll achieve 0-60 mph in 2.2 seconds, the quarter mile in 9.2 seconds and potentially reach more than 230 mph.

No pricing details have been announced but Hennessey says it will offer 2-year, 24,000-mile warranties for the HPE850 and HPE1000 packages and a 1 year, 12-mile warranty for the HPE1200.

Kamis, 07 Desember 2017

Order The New Hyundai i30 Fastback From £20,305 In UK

Hyundai has released the official pricing and specification for the new i30 Fastback, which goes on sale in the UK on January 18.

Available in three trim levels called SE Nav, Premium, and Premium SE, this compact car joins the range alongside its Hatchback and Tourer siblings, priced from £20,305 ($27,289) on the road.

The entry-level model comes with an 8-inch touchscreen display, sat-nav, smartphone integration, Bluetooth with voice recognition, wireless phone charging, leather steering wheel, reversing camera, rear parking assist system, 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, and others.

Pay at least £22,105 ($29,708) for the Premium grade, though, and you will unlock additional equipment, including dual-zone climate control, privacy rear glass, heated front seats with part artificial leather, electronic parking brake, 4.2-inch display instrument cluster, LED headlights and taillights, and front and rear parking assist.

Finally, the 2018 i30 Fastback Premium SE starts at £23,405 ($31,455) and a adds panoramic sunroof and heated steering wheel, in addition to other features.

Depending on the selected trim level, this new model car features a multitude of driver assistance gizmos such as Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Hill Start Assist.

Customers will also have to choose from one of two engines: 1.0-liter T-GDi with 120PS (118hp) and a 1.4-liter GDi rated at 140PS (138hp). The former comes exclusively with a 6-speed manual gearbox, whereas the latter is mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT.