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Graffiti Gallardo, Jag XF SV8 and other things on my mind...

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Well...? I kind of like it. I would never want to own it, but it as far as odd paint jobs go it certainly is creative.

The all new Ian Callum designed Jaguar XF SV8 looks incredible and has some neat little gadgets too. Ian for president - who would have thought and Jag and Aston would make such a comeback (or potential for it)?

From Jaguar:

Challenging convention and setting its own rules, the new Jaguar XF fuses the style and performance of a sports car with the refinement, space and sophistication of a luxury saloon. This is the beginning of a new era for Jaguar.

The new XF: a dramatic expression of a bold new Jaguar design language, with a driving experience that exceeds expectations created by the striking appearance: relaxed and confident, with outstanding ability and control.

Resolutely true to the Jaguar philosophy of creating Beautiful, Fast cars, the XF goes further, adding a new dimension to the marque. The four-door XF has the visual excitement of a coupe, but room inside for five adults to enjoy an interior wholly contemporary in style yet uniquely Jaguar.

As well as space, the new XF's interior ambience is enriched by crafted, luxurious materials, sophisticated instruments and calm interior mood lighting. Engineering excellence and attention to detail mean the XF's interior matches the best-in-class for refinement, while Jaguar's intelligent use of technology and driver-friendly Touch-screen controls add new layers of comfort and ease of use.

Every XF model has shift-by-wire transmission control, with Jaguar's class-leading sequential shift system - its popularity already confirmed by feedback from XK sports car customers - used for the first time in a saloon. Shift-by-wire replaces manual shift linkages with electronic commands and gives every XF rapid and very smooth gearshifts - faster, even, than the acclaimed XK?s transmission.

The Jaguar Sequential Shift TM System gives the driver the option of one-touch manual gearchange control via steering-wheel mounted paddles. There are also multiple JaguarDrive Control TM transmission modes, including Dynamic and Winter settings, which interact with throttle progression, Dynamic Stability Control thresholds and shift strategy to match mood and conditions.

But the most exciting feature of the XF's transmission control is the all-new JaguarDrive Selector TM - an industry-first rotary shift interface that combines precise, intuitive control with space-saving packaging, to allow maximisation of interior storage options. (Wob: The knob pops up once the engine starts)

Other innovative functional features add more surprise and delight. Air-conditioning vents present a flush dashboard surface until the ignition is switched on, at which point they elegantly rotate to the open position. Another new technology - JaguarSense TM - introduces touch or proximity-sensing control for overhead console lights and the glovebox release.

Every level of audio system features at least eight speakers, with a premium system designed in association with highly respected audio specialist Bowers & Wilkins available on range-topping models. Radio options now include a Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) system and Sirius Satellite Radio for the North American market, while the XF technology count includes Bluetooth communications technology, plus optional iPod and MP3 player connectivity with full-function control through the Touch-screen - and an auxiliary port on every car for other portable audio devices.

Other available features include JaguarVoice TM control to operate navigation and telephone functions, Blind Spot Monitor, Front and Rear Parking Aids and Rear Camera Parking Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Speed Limiter, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Electronic Parking Brake.

The XF will be available from launch with a range of four engines, all featuring Jaguar's proven six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted 'paddles' for manual gear selection. The range will be topped by a 4.2 s/c V8 petrol: 0-60mph in 5.1 secs (0-100kph in 5.4 secs) and a top speed electronically limited to 155mph.

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To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Caterham unveiled its most powerful Seven ever; the X330 – a one-off supercharged model boasting a mind-boggling power-to-weight ratio of 600 bhp per ton. The stealthy, matt black concept is based around the range-topping CSR Superlight, but the addition of a supercharger to the four-cylinder 2.3-liter Ford Duratec engine increases power massively from 260 to 330 bhp – as the name suggests. That means the X330's equivalent power-to-weight ratio puts it ahead of the Bugatti Veyron (521 bhp per ton) and the McLaren F1 (559 bhp).

The near 35% power hike is achieved by a Rotrex C30-94 supercharger, which provides a boost characteristic that rises linearly with engine speed. In other words, although the X330's punch is greater at higher revs and speed, low-speed driveability isn't compromised thanks to an exceptional torque curve with over 221 lb-ft from 5500 to 7500rpm – 20 lb-ft more than the CSR260.

As the X330 is an engineering test bed, it is envisaged that some of the concepts will eventually find their way into production. To begin with the X330 will spearhead the British firm's R&D into bioethanol power in the coming months as it seeks to assess the viability of alternative fuel sources in road and race applications and cement a further 50 years of history for the legendary Seven.

In keeping with the Seven ethos of 'adding lightness', the extremity of the X330 doesn’t stop at moving parts. Lighter gauge steel is used in the trellis-style chassis and the use of new lightweight wheels together with an abundant use of carbon fiber for the bodywork all adds to the stealth appearance of this perfect 50th birthday present.

From SC

And how about another lightweight monster...

In road legal trim and riding on Dunlop Direnza tyres Michael Vergers smashed one the world’s most prestigious production car records in a Radical SR8. The 13-mile Nordschleife circuit lap record now stands at 6 minutes 55 seconds, a full 20 seconds off the next placeholder.

The Radical SR8 is powered by a 2.6-litre high-revving V8 engine, built in-house by Powertec, developing 360bhp. It generates enough downforce to be able to theoretically drive upside down and holds the outright lap record at Cadwell Park. With over twenty-five cars built and running, the SR8 is now a well-developed and reliable car.

The SR8 is not cheap, but where else in the world can you get a sports car which is designed around the world's only lightweight V8 engine which develops over 360bhp in standard form? The Powertec RPA enigne revs to 10,500rpm, has exceptionally good power and torque curves, and sounds gorgeous!

The SR8 is a available with either an ultra-lightweight Hewland JFR six-speed sequential gearbox, with plate-style LSD or the new uprated Quaife RQ2, with it's ultra-lightweight shift and torque-biasing LSD

The SR8 is comfy to sit in (a new, high-sided seat holds the driver in very securely) and all the controls come directly to hand. The pedal box and seat are fully adjustable, enabling drivers of all sizes to fit comfortably, which is just as well as the SR8 will pull 3g around a fast corner, helped by the sporty Dunlop 15'' / 16'' diameter slicks, designed specifically for the car.

From Radical and SC

The mildly tuned and customized EDO Murci LP640:

Edo Competition modified the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 in the field of driving dynamics, optic and sound. Improvements that differ this edition considerably to the serial.

Aerodynamics is extremely important for a super sports car, especially, if you move it on the limit. In order to get more output on the rear axle, edo competition offers a rear wing with adjustable lip.

A unique sound is generated by edo competition high-flow muffler with stainless stell exhaust tips. A new exhaust butterfly valve control on
request with remote control will also be available. Thus, the sportive rear view is an outstanding side-effect.

More performance generates edo competition by changing the motor electronic with specially-adjusted mufflers and special high-flow air filters.

Particular customer requests give each Lamborghini a personal touch, e.g. it is possible to carry out different interior or multimedia tunings.


ECU recalibration
Special high-flow air filters
Newly designed high-performance catalytic converters
New exhaust butterfly valve control (remote-controlled on request)
New high-flow muffler
New stainless steel exhaust tips

Specially designed rear wing with adjustable lip

Custom paint on request

Rear view camera
Tire pressure monitoring system
Carbon fiber interior trim

From EDO

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i think the only person who could drive that lambo and get away with it is a rapper...

The jag kind of reminds me of a hyundai in the first pic...the interior is nice though..i bet it looks siiiiick in black.
How about a 700bhp electric?

In 2006, The Lightning Car Company set out to develop electric technology for a luxury British sports car with a view to creating a super car with outstanding presence, power & performance.

Powered by NanoSafe, the electric Lightning GT, features an impressive 700 bhp powerful acceleration and a top speed capability of more than 130mph. In short, the electric Lightning will be a difficult proposition to beat.

By combining classic, British sports car design with racing car technology and state of the art battery power & electric motor innovation, the Lightning has been designed and developed in the UK with exhilarating performance front of mind.

Whilst its head-turning looks will appeal to the most discerning of drivers, unlike other sports cars the Lightning is also easy on the conscience. With virtually no polluting emissions, this energy-efficient car will use clean technology for the ultimate green rating. Following production of several Lightning petrol prototypes, the electric Lightning GT, Sports and Extended Range versions are now available to pre-order.

Until now, battery technology has hindered electric vehicle innovation. In 2000, US company Altairnano Inc. established a research programme to create an ultra safe, high power battery using cutting-edge Nanotechnology. The result of their hard work is the NanoSafe battery.

Hi-Pa Drive is a real revolution in motor technology and it’s a British innovation to boot! With its integrated motor and drive electronics in one single unit it produces an ultra high power density - up to 20 times more than conventional systems.

The compact, energy-efficient, electric wheel motors produce unrivalled levels of torque with internal heavy-duty tapered roller bearings that can withstand heavy radial loads for robust use. Yet they achieve the power to weight ratio important for the performance sports car capability of the Lightning.

Other features include total weather proofing, total energy transfer and several levels of redundancy, so any single failure will not prevent the vehicle from operating safely.

The Lightning's bodywork will incorporate aluminium honeycomb crushable impact cells. This composite monocoque structure uses the same technology that is used in Formula 1 motor racing to protect the driver. This material will be used in the front, rear and sides of the car s well as around the battery area

Upon braking, the car's kinetic energy is converted to heat through friction - throwing away the energy that was previously used to accelerate. In city driving, about 30 percent of a typical car's engine output is lost to braking.

When an electric vehicle is decelerating, it does not create friction and useless heat in order to slow down. Instead it reverses its electric motor turning it into an electric generator, creating electricity which is fed back into the battery and stored for future use. In fact any time an electric vehicle decelerates it causes the system to use the vehicle's momentum to generate electricity.

From Lightning

And has anyone heard/seen more pics info on the new Veyron targa?
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the idea of a british electric supercar truly scares me with their history of automotive electrical nightmares, but a cool idea nonetheless
i take it that the shifter in that Jag pushes up and down to not bump it out of gear? I scrolled up and down wondering why the shifter knob was up in one picture, and flush in the other....
Wob, that Gallardo makes me want to punch a baby.


I like the Jag!
Every Edo car I've seen is a pile.

I dig the Caterham and that Gallardo. The Gallardo reminds me of a table my good friend Don made for his art exhibition in university. He's a professor now.
i love jags. definitely different for them, but i like it.
the idea of a british electric supercar truly scares me with their history of automotive electrical nightmares, but a cool idea nonetheless


i take it that the shifter in that Jag pushes up and down to not bump it out of gear? I scrolled up and down wondering why the shifter knob was up in one picture, and flush in the other....

It rises up when the car starts and goes flush when it is off. i am sure there is some type of safety override for when the car is in motion.

I dig the Caterham
I am in love with the Caterham. 600bhp per ton. :faint: I need to buy a Westfield Seven rep and dump a turboed Miata engine in it. Really.

i love jags. definitely different for them, but i like it.

It is different for them which I think is key. No long trunk overhang, Aston like roofline, no odd ball dimension interior, no quad headlights recycled from Jag's of 30 years past. All things that Jag needed to start showing they can be a player again. The XF and XK are very nice products and gorgeous too!
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brett david, who owns prestige imports and lambo miami, is the one who had that lambo done like that to match the interior of his house which looks like that

the idea of a british electric supercar truly scares me with their history of automotive electrical nightmares, but a cool idea nonetheless
It would be a rolling supervillian. :lol:
The paint scheme on the Lambo is definitely unique. At first I didn't like it, but it's growing on me. I think I would like it better if the base wasn't white. Maybe a color, like the orange. Or a subtle black on a grey like this:

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