TRION Promises 2,000HP Hypercar to Compete with Big Boys – StreetLegalTV.com

American Startup Promises 2,000HP Hypercar to Compete with Big Boys – StreetLegalTV.com.

 

As Carbuzz points out the car is aesthetically very McLaren P1-esque when it comes to styling cues. We’d even say that the rendering looks almost like something pulled straight out of a video game. Looks aside, 0-60 is proposed to happen in only 2.8 seconds and Trion claims a top speed of 280 mph. If all goes according to plan, this would top the world’s best in this regard. Just a few months ago, the Hennessey Venom GT set the record at 270mph for a production car.

Trion Nemesis!!!

Trion Nemesis!!!

WOW 2000 HP

WOW 2000 HP

 

In the article there was a question about ‘what would the consumer would do with 2000 hp”.  I say if you build it, they’ll figure out what to do with it!!

What would you do with 2000 HPs?

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

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Trion Nemesis hypercar targets Bugatti and Koenigsegg …

The Trion Nemesis, a new hypercar with over 1973bhp, has been revealed. Powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine with an unknown capacity, the Nemesis is claimed to have a top speed of over 270mph, and is able to hit …
Trion Supercars announces plans for 2000PS hypercar

Trion Supercars, an American start-up automotive firm, has announced its plans to develop a 2,000PS hypercar, christened Nemesis. The car manufacturer claims that Nemesis will have a top speed of 400kmph, and will be …

 

National Corvette Museum – Mallett Hammer Found!!!

The Mallet Hammer has been located in the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum (NCM).

According to the NCM:

The final Corvette… #8 of the “Great 8″ has been found! The Mallett Hammer is upside down with the nose going to the Spire in the center of the room. There are lots of rocks, so the removal process will be more time-consuming that it was with the other cars.

Thanks to Samuel for this photo!

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Mallet Hammer at the museum.

Mallet Hammer at the museum.

 

I’d image it’s going to take as while to pull that out and odds are it won’t be in great shape.

Thanks to all those work hard on the recover.

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

A Look Back at Two Significant Corvettes | bowmanchevy

When the Z06 was introduced in 2001, Mallett quickly grabbed hold to engineer and develop the “Mallett Hammer” Z06 Corvette. Historically, this Z06 is significant because it was one of the first Mallett Hammers engineered to …

 

 

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 vs. Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. Nissan GT-R Comparison – Motor Trend

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 vs. Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. Nissan GT-R Comparison – Motor Trend.

So let’s see the Camaro got spanked at the drag strip.  I get it.  It wasn’t designed for straight stretch racing, so what’s the point Motor Trend?  Why not take a Prius and run it against the Lotus?  Oh….what?  The Prius isn’t a race car?  Huh…go figure!!

But I will say it wasn’t too shabby on the strip!!  The Z/28 ran 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds and the quarter mile in 12.3 seconds at 117.2 mph.   But it couldn’t compete with 2.7 to to 60 and 11 second @ 125 MPH (GTR) nor 2.6/10.9@ 123 MPH (911)

The Z28 and some other cars.

The Z28 and some other cars.

If you read further they complained about “racing’ tire peformance…wait for it….in 290 temps.  Seriously…read it yourself, it’s right there!!

I autocross my C6 here in beautiful…and HOT Arizona and you have to have meat that sticks (tires).  I don’t plan on taking the car up to the mountains and have it hang on to corners in the snow… much less  below freezing temps with the tires meant for track duty.

I agree with the conclusion that the Z/28 is “… a race car for the street. It’s got Recaro buckets, Pankl connecting rods, Mahle pistons, Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes (co-developed and shared with the upcoming Z06), and Multimatic dynamic spool valve shocks. But it’s not just a name-brand collection of parts, and the Z/28 is no tuner. It stands as one of absolutely the best track-focused cars in the world.”…..except that last part – I say  it was 2nd best next to the Corvette.

 

While I love the nostalgia that comes to mind when I see this Camaro and the Z/28 badging, I don’t think I’d spend $75K on it.  I just jump up to the  C7 Corvette Sting Ray and be done with it.

What about you?

Thanks for reading.

Tim

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Thanks To The International Viewers!!!

Greetings.

I was sorting through the data on the AGCRMR site and took a look at the viewers for today.

It was very cool to see that car lovers from all over the world take time out of their busy day to stop by my blog and read some of the posts. So here’s a SHOUT OUT  all the international car junkies that stopped by today.

So a HUGE “THANKS” to registered viewers:

Thanks/Merci – Canada!!

Graças – Portugal!!

Tack – Sweden!!

Merci – France!!

Gracias – Brazil!!

Thanks – England!!

Dzięki – Poland!!

Dank – Germany (where my son some born)!!!

Feel free to post up a note and just say “Hey” or find me on Facebook – Average Guys Car Restoration Mods and Racing (AGCRMR) and send me a few pics of your ride!!!! Doesn’t even have to be your ride (Pls NO JOY RIDING Innocent !!!)

Question of the Day:  Is it a Joy Ride if you don’t smile while you are driving it?

BTW – these are registered viewers, not spam and we NEVER every share names nor personal data.

Regards

Tim

 

1984 C4

1984 C4

2007 C6

2007 C6

1970 Mustang

1970 Mustang

 

Auto Factoids for Week of 3/16/2014

Another week gone and March Madness in upon us.  Nope you are going to find any brackets here, just your Auto Factoids for the week.

Big day on the 17th of March.  That’s when Geneva attendees were treated to the first of what would become world iconic car.   The Porsche debuted back in 1949. Volkswagen or not it is still going strong.

1949 Publicity shot

1949 Publicity shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although Porsche was in production a few year before this debut.  Most of the first Porsche’s contained Volkswagen parts, as the Beetle was the first car the Porsche built.

 

A few years before the Porsche debut (about 115 -  1834) Gottlieb Daimler was born in Germany on the 17th of March.

 

Two more March birthdays show up on a search. Those are for Rudolf Diesel in Paris in 1858 and Andy Granatelli in Dallas, TX in 1923, whom just passed way on Dec 29, 2013.

 

RIP

RIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

Andy Granatelli

Anthony “AndyGranatelli (March 18, 1923 – December 29, 2013) was the CEO of STP (motor oil company) and a major figure in automobile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amelia Island 2014 Preview | Mind over Motor

Amelia Island 2014 Preview | Mind over Motor.

 

A great car show with some excellent photo ops for cool cars!!

 

Amelia Island

BMW

Amelia Island

Lambo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

 

BMW displays Calder art car, racers and classics at Amelia Island

The first BMW art car — a 1975 3.0 CSL wearing a paint job designed by Alexander Calder — headlined a class of significant cars from the German automaker at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. It was joined by a BMW M-powered McLaren F1 

 

Barrett-Jackson to Auction First 2015 Corvette Z06 in Palm Beach | Corvetteforum

 

Barrett-Jackson to Auction First 2015 Corvette Z06 in Palm Beach | Corvetteforum.

 

2015 Z06

2015 Z06

 

 

Corvette enthusiasts from around the world have been waiting for the reintroduction of the legendary model since production of the C6 Z06 ended, but the wait will soon be over. If you want to be the owner of the first 2015 Z06 produced, then you need to be at Barrett-Jackson’s second auction of the 2014 season, being held at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach, April 11 - 13. Gary Bennett, Vice President of Consignments, has once again struck a deal with GM to auction off the very first production model of a new Corvette. At this point, the Z06 is scheduled to cross the block on Saturday, April 12.

 

 

 

Check out the link above.

Thanks for reading

Tim

 

In-Depth with the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

If, however, you guessed the 2015 Corvette Z06, you are also correct. If you guessed anything else, you’re reading the wrong magazine. Because of the upcoming Z06′s striking similarities to the ZR1, we’ve taken to thinking of the new car as the “ZR06.”.

 

 

National Corvette Museum PPG Pace Car – Surprise Rescue 2!!!!

“Sad” is the only way to describe this once beautiful machine.  I’ve seen this beauties many times during my visits to the museum (except the Blue Devil) that were or are in the sinkhole.

PPG Pace Car

PPG Pace Car

PPG Pace Car

PPG Pace Car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was a very unique vehicle. As you can see it was crushed with a slap of concrete.  I think I read where one of the workers said it was “karate chopped”.

PPG Pace Car

PPG Pace Car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of all the damaged Vettes this one might just be the most impressive if they can restore it!!!!

Thanks for reading
Tim

Computer Virus Stalls an F1 Team’s Car Testing | Autopia

Computer Virus Stalls an F1 Team’s Car Testing | Autopia | Wired.com.

 

“…the Marussia team saw its 2014 car complete only three laps around the track because some witless oaf in the team garage downloaded a “Trojan-type virus” onto its computer system.”

It’s tough to go from wrenchin’ to programmin’.

 

Sick F! - Hardware is all good though!!

Sick F1 – Hardware is all good though!!

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

 

Motor racing-F1 offers Sochi a fast future post-Games

SOCHI, Russia Feb 13 (Reuters) – Formula One’s newest venue is a fenced-off building site, lines of skips and diggers parked along what will be the main straight, on the rubble-strewn fringes of an otherwise glittering Sochi Olympic Park. The pitlane
Lotus F1 Team hopes technology will give it the edge

As every tenth of a second counts in F1 racing, the way technology is optimised can ultimately make tens of millions of dollars’ difference to a team’s annual revenue, says chief executive Matthew Carter, parachuted in by owners Genii Capital to try to

 

Details of McLaren 650S supercar emerge ahead of Geneva

Details of McLaren 650S supercar emerge ahead of Geneva.

“The 650S receives a tweaked twin-turbocharged V8 similar to the 12C, but develops 641 hp versus the latter’s 616 hp.”

Oh only 616 HP in the 12C…..darn it!!!!!  :)

This is the 650.  Nice looking car.  I've never been a fan of Lambo Doors.

This is the 650. Nice looking car. I’ve never been a fan of Lambo Doors.

mclaren 650

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

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McLaren 650S Spider desvelado en render – Motor y Racing http://t.co/j6yBx6SIo6 vía @motoryracing

This is the McLaren 650S

It’s been teased, it’s been partially leaked, but here it is in all its glory: the McLaren 650S. Here’s what you need to know. The 650S is not the long-rumoured ‘baby McLaren’, the car codenamed ‘P13′ set to do battle with the Porsche 911, but rather

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