Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Finally, the Ecto-1 !!

Went shopping today. By some luck, I found these ->
Although I must say that the way they boxed the cars damaged the box a bit tho. :( Ah, what the heck man, it still looks awesome. My friend managed to get a Veyron and a Murcielago. :D

Here's my overall April haul. Not much though. There's the Plymouth Superbird, 2x Mazda Furai, Chevy Bel-Air and a Gallardo.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Featured Car : Street Roader

One of my oldest models. The Street Roader. Introduced in 1989, the one I have here is from 1989 (!), albeit with a wheel variant. Sadly, this car met an end in 1999. :(

Featured Car : Pontiac Firebird 400

The first generation Firebirds had a characteristic "coke bottle" styling. Unlike its cousin, the Chevrolet Camaro, its bumpers were integrated into the design of the front end and its rear "slit" taillights were inspired by the Pontiac GTO. Both a two-door hardtop, coupe and a convertible were offered through the 1970 model year (the next generation, minus the convertible, being announced as 1970½ models). Originally the car was a "consolation prize" for Pontiac, who had initially wished to produce a two-seat sports car of its own design, based on the original concept car. However, GM feared such a vehicle would directly compete with Chevrolet's Corvette, and the decision was made to give Pontiac a piece of the pony car market by having them share the F-body platform with Chevrolet.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Featured Car : Dodge Viper ACR

A new ACR was added to the Viper line up after the 2008 model year. Its upgrades are more drastic than the original, including street legal racing tires, two piece brake rotors, adjustable suspension, and significant aerodynamic revision. No engine modifications were made, so figures remain at 600 hp (450 kW) and 560 lb·ft (760 N·m) as in the base car. The ACR gives an advantage of being street legal. The ACR is similar to the MOPAR Viper that Dodge displayed at various auto shows. Weight is also decreased by as much as 80 lb (36 kg) by way of the "Hardcore Package" which deletes radio, speakers, amplifier, trunk carpet, hood pad and tire inflator. Its aerodynamic upgrades produce 1000 lbf (4.4 kN) of down-force at 150 mph (240 km/h), or roughly 10 times the downforce the base Viper SRT-10 can produce at the same speed. No upgrades were given to the interior except for the addition of a professional beacon-tripped lap timer.