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Hot Pursuit: Nissan's GT-R police car will chase after the bad guys of Japan | Cars.com | Car Rev...

Hot Pursuit: Nissan's GT-R police car will chase after the bad guys of Japan | Cars.com | Car Reviews Please, Like & Subscribe Car 3x ^^. Subscribe : https://goo.gl/cKv9wf Twitter.com : https://goo.gl/tRTfbG Speeders beware! The Tochigi Prefecture Police have a new arsenal at their disposal. It can sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in a shade over 3 seconds, has a twin-turbo powerplant and comes with all-wheel drive. Say hello to the Nissan GT-R patrol car. Donated by a local executive for the police force, the newest member of Tochigi's finest is perhaps the quickest squad car in The Land of The Rising Sun. Churning out 570 PS and 633 Nm of torque from its twin-turbo V6, the two-door police vehicle can go from 0 – 100 km/h in as little as 3.3 seconds.   The R35 police car will be deployed to the department's expressway traffic police unit and will be used to catch drivers that are speeding and/or tailgating. Beyond that, the GT-R will also be used in various traffic safety events to encourage safer driving for motorists. With nearly 600 horsepower available on tap, it's safe to say criminals in Tochigi will have their work cut out for them should they try and run from the law. But don't think that the GT-R is Tochigi's only fast car in their garage. The Tochigi Police also have a Nissan 350Z and a Honda NSX at the ready. With these kinds of cars, there is truly no escaping the long arm of the law in Tochigi Prefecture. Tochigi's new R35 GT-R is the first time the model sees action as a police car in Japan. Previous GT-R models such as the R34 and older models have been seen donning police livery in several parts of the country. #Hot #Pursuit #Nissans #GTR #police #car #will #chase #after #the #bad #guys #of #Japan #Carscom #Car #Reviews #car3x

Jaguar XJR-9: Pic of the Week | Cars.com | Car Reviews

Jaguar XJR-9: Pic of the Week | Cars.com | Car Reviews Please, Like & Subscribe Car 3x ^^. Subscribe : https://goo.gl/cKv9wf Twitter.com : https://goo.gl/tRTfbG Three decades ago this weekend (alright, actually the 11th and 12th June 1988, but it's close enough), the Jaguar XJR-9 took a momentous first place at Le Mans. Not only did it end seven years of Porsche dominance at La Sarthe, it was also Jaguar's first Le Mans triumph in more than 30 years, since the last D-Type victory of 1957. It wasn't easy, either, with the Porsche 962 of Hans Stuck, Klaus Ludwig and Derek Bell - not a bad trio of drivers, it must be said - finishing on the same 394 laps as the 7.0-litre Jag. However, despite gearbox problems and eight Porsches also in the top 10, the XJR9 of Jan Lammers, Andy Wallace and Johnny Dumfries was first across the line. Given we're now 30 years from that success (and nearly 30 years from Jaguar's last win at Le Mans, with the XJR-12 in 1990), there seemed no better time to remind ourselves what a wild racing car the XJR-9 is. In a world where the most dramatic Jaguar road car was an XJS it must have looked completely absurd; even in the 21st century, with all the incredible racing cars we see in motorsport, nothing quite gets people going like the Silk Cut XJR9. The livery, the covered wheels, the kerb scraping stance and the deranged V12 shriek means the XJR9 is as revered 30 years later as it's ever been, and will hopefully continue to be as 40, 50 and 60 years pass since its win. What a car. Now all you have to do is choose your desktop resolution below to spruce up your screensaver with some Silk Cut. And see you at Le Mans! 16:1016:9Quad HD4K #Jaguar #XJR9 #Pic #of #the #Week #Carscom #Car #Reviews #car3x

Honda Prelude 2.2 VTi Motegi: Discovered | Cars.com | Car Reviews

Honda Prelude 2.2 VTi Motegi: Discovered | Cars.com | Car Reviews Please, Like & Subscribe Car 3x ^^. Subscribe : https://goo.gl/cKv9wf Twitter.com : https://goo.gl/tRTfbG When Honda launched the fifth-generation Prelude in 1997, it's fair to say it was not met with universal acclaim. Even at best, it looked boxy and slightly awkward; a far cry from the smooth fourth-gen car with its evil grin and pert profile. Some commentators even compared the glaring headlights and gormless grille of the new car to the recently-revealed Ford Scorpio. Time, however, is a great healer - or perhaps said commentators were just over-egging the pudding. Either way, to modern eyes the fifth-gen Prelude looks a good deal more handsome than it once did. Trouble is, what with the 90s fad for coupes on a fast ebb when it came out, it wasn't all that popular - indeed, it lived a short life and wasn't replaced in 2001 when the plug was pulled. Today, that means you just can't find the things. And if you can, they're usually daggy old 2.0-litres or automatic 2.2s with a litany of suspension knocks and rust bubbles and more miles than you'd like. What's super rare is to find a manual 2.2 with low miles - and it's even more unheard of to come across a bona fide Motegi. The Motegi special edition was based on the post-facelift 2.2, with its H22A engine - yes, the very same that featured in the Accord Type R, although here it kicks out 200hp instead of the ATR's 212. Still, that's more than enough for a sub-seven-second 0-62mph time, and of course, you get all of the high-rev hijinks you might reasonably expect from that powerplant. In addition, the Motegi got a stiffer, more handling-oriented suspension setup than the standard car's, turning it from a slightly effete poseur into a more serious sporting proposition, and making good use of the sharp turn-in bestowed upon the 2.2-litre Preludes by the the four-wheel-steer system. You also got bigger wheels and a sharper bodykit, resulting in some rather more serious aesthetics. In short, this was a deeply appealing bit of kit. But if it's so good, why haven't you heard of it? Blame the lack of a Type R badge - because to all intents and purposes, a Prelude Type R was really what the Motegi was. And with prices for real Type Rs on the rise, the £3,495 being asked for this example feels like a bit of a bargain. It's covered just 87,000 miles, comes with a trove of paperwork, and sounds like it's been owned and cherished by an enthusiast. And we reckon it looks absolutely terrific, too - and to hell with what they said in the 1990s. Snap it up while you can - you won't see another like it for a long while - and savour this bubble-beating, rev-happy Honda that nobody's heard of. SPECIFICATION - HONDA PRELUDE 2.2 VTI MOTEGI Engine: 2,157cc 4-cyl 16v VTECTransmission: 5-speed manual, front-wheel-drivePower (hp): 200@7,100rpm Torque (lb ft): 156@5,250rpmMPG: 28 (NEDC combined)CO2: 234g/kmFirst registered: 1999Recorded mileage: 87,000Price new: £25,035Yours for: £3,495 See the original advert here. #Honda #Prelude #22 #VTi #Motegi #Discovered #Carscom #Car #Reviews #car3x

Before sentencing: Life after the SUV | Cars.com | Car Reviews

Before sentencing: Life after the SUV | Cars.com | Car Reviews Please, Like & Subscribe Car 3x ^^. Subscribe : https://goo.gl/cKv9wf Twitter.com : https://goo.gl/tRTfbG Forgive me if I bring up two brands that - one or two feature models aside - don't usually make large blobs on the PH radar: Peugeot and Kia. These days they're two ostensibly similar car companies, in that they sell cars in the mainstream, to people in the mainstream, and that they're both working on being perceived as a bit more exciting than that. It's a place they've come to from rather different ends. Back in the day, when a five-model line up of saloons and hatchbacks and the odd coupe or convertible was the norm, a Peugeot, even a cooking version, was really entertaining to drive. It was desirable. But Peugeot left that situation behind as it pursued fleet sales in shrinking market segments, and that's why an old 508 is worth less than 30% of its new value after about three years. So trying to make you want one is a place Peugeot would like to find itself again, hence the introduction of SUVs and the promise, with the new 508, that not only is it good to drive, but that it won't be flogged out at massive discounts to lease companies. We'll see. But that's not why I mention it. Kia, meanwhile, would like to get to the 'desirable' place for the first time. You'll remember used to be a budget brand: retail buyers, buying cheap, and getting a pretty dull shed with a long warranty. Well. Not only that any more. It has put the hard yards in making cars that are agreeable to drive, making really good decisions, and with cars like the Stinger, and the i30N from its sister company, Hyundai, it is continuing its upwards shift. But here's why I mention the two companies together. Kia is going to continue to make crossovers, obviously, because it'd be daft not to. But it is also potentially eyeing up a really sleek wagon, alongside a more conventional, blockier estate car. It's a coupe-slash-fastback-slash-shooting-brake (or break, whatevs) or whatever you want to call it, and the concept, at least, looks very cool. Kia is being quite discreet about it, but I'd like to think that they might actually build it. They sense a time, and it's likely one when emissions regulations get really tough to hit, when an SUV just has too much frontal area to easily hit stringent targets. Peugeot hasn't quite got the product to show yet, but it certainly has the intent: it wants a sleek-backed variant of the 508, for example. "In the coming five years you'll see business fleets who have ten SUVs available," said Peugeot CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato this week, who perceives that, at such a time, the idea of picking a really classy fastback estate car will be quite the fashionable alternative. "We are trying to invent the after-SUV," he said. He knows it won't be today, or tomorrow, but "maybe five years' time". Which matters why? It matters because compact SUVs and crossovers are generally grim, and because sleek estates look great, have a lower mass, lower centre of gravity, can have more power for the same emissions and is, therefore, generally more fun to drive. Prai... #Before #sentencing #Life #after #the #SUV #Carscom #Car #Reviews #car3x

A McLaren 720S 48 hours | Cars.com | Car Reviews

A McLaren 720S 48 hours | Cars.com | Car Reviews Please, Like & Subscribe Car 3x ^^. Subscribe : https://goo.gl/cKv9wf Twitter.com : https://goo.gl/tRTfbG Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email The email came in from McLaren quite unexpectedly: “Would be nice if we could get you into a 720S before Estoril,” it said. Well, yes, that would be nice."Estoril" meant the track in Portugal, where I’d be driving the new Senna the following week. So to get in an Estoril mood, for two days of this week, I was assigned a “Glacier White” McLaren 720S, one of the world’s great supercars -- if still a step below the screaming Senna, the latter which transcends mere supercardom and proceeds straight to hypercar status. I said, “Yes” as quickly and politely as I could without sounding like a blathering idiot. I was going to make the most of those 48 hours in the 720S come heck or high water. And I did, mostly, within certain prescribed limits. McLaren expressly forbade, “…instrumented testing, track driving or competitor vehicle comparisons without prior approval.” Sure, whatever. Who had track rental fees and competitor vehicles, anyway? It would be just me, my local twisty mountain roads and a McLaren 720S. What could possibly go wrong. McLaren, as you’ll recall, has divided up its car line into three “Series:” The 570S is in the Sports Series, the Senna in the Ultimate Series and in between the two is this, my 720S in the Super Series. For the record, I’d be happy with any one of those. The 720S is the successor to the 650S, which was my favorite McLaren for a while. Before that, my favorite was the MP4 12C. I guess I like every McLaren I’ve driven so far. Next week, I’m guessing, my favorite McLaren will be the Senna. I could be perfectly happy driving the 720S for what would then be the rest of my then-fabulous life. I wouldn’t need anything else except a good road, and I know where all those are. Carpool? Ride your bike to school kids, it builds character! Groceries? We’ll eat the seat fabric. Errands? Get your priorities in line, man! This is a McLaren we’re talking about here. Like its siblings, the 720S is built around a carbon-fiber tub with aluminum extrusions front and rear. The tub is optimized in the new car and gets the name Monocage II, which sounds like a UFC or WWE match. Bolted to the back of that Monocage but still forward of the rear axle is a howlin’-loud 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that makes 720 metric horsepower (thus the car’s name) or 710 hp SAE. It drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The whole rig weighs just 3,128 pounds and, using launch mode, can travel from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. Top speed is 212 mph. As Butch Cassidy said to The Sundance Kid as they packed the dynamite into the mail car, that should do it. As soon as the car was delivered, I immediately headed up Angeles Crest Highway. There are many advantages to Angeles Crest, especially on a Tuesday. The number of dangerous knuckleheads is far lower, and since it runs through a national forest, there’s nothing to hit. There are two dials on the dash to change the car’s attitude; one is for su... #A #McLaren #720S #48 #hours #Carscom #Car #Reviews #car3x

Hypercars Will Go Racing| Cars.com | Review Car

Your favorite hypercar could be going racing. The World Motor Sport Council released a summary of the decisions made at this year’s FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) Sport Conference, which included the revelation that the group is looking to incorporate a new “hypercar”-based class into its World Endurance Championship (WEC) racing series starting in 2020. The council noted that the new class of cars will run with a targeted budget that’s roughly 75 percent less than what it costs...

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