New Merc C63 AMG to get 510bhp

It’s official: the new Mercedes-Benz 63 AMG will get the engine from the AMG GT supercar, and develop 510bhp. Woohoo!
In a statement confirming what many of us kind of expected, AMG boss Tobias Moers said the new car would again use a V8, and it’s all thanks to AMG’s hardcore base.
"It goes without saying that the successor to the current C63 AMG will again be powered by an eight-cylinder engine," Moers said. "We owe that to our loyal fans, plain and simple." Good.
So, it’s a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 unit, developing that headline 510bhp and a whopping 516lb ft of torque, based on the same engine used in the upcoming AMG GT S supercar. Which means it’ll use the same turbo arrangement, where the turbochargers are placed inside the ‘V’ of the cylinders rather than outside. Unsurprisingly, AMG calls it ‘hot inside V’. [x]

New Merc C63 AMG to get 510bhp

It’s official: the new Mercedes-Benz 63 AMG will get the engine from the AMG GT supercar, and develop 510bhp. Woohoo!

In a statement confirming what many of us kind of expected, AMG boss Tobias Moers said the new car would again use a V8, and it’s all thanks to AMG’s hardcore base.

"It goes without saying that the successor to the current C63 AMG will again be powered by an eight-cylinder engine," Moers said. "We owe that to our loyal fans, plain and simple." Good.

So, it’s a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 unit, developing that headline 510bhp and a whopping 516lb ft of torque, based on the same engine used in the upcoming AMG GT S supercar. Which means it’ll use the same turbo arrangement, where the turbochargers are placed inside the ‘V’ of the cylinders rather than outside. Unsurprisingly, AMG calls it ‘hot inside V’. [x]

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sammysgirl6:

“Some say he naturally faces magnetic north, and that all his legs are hydraulic. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”
My new notebook :)

sammysgirl6:

“Some say he naturally faces magnetic north, and that all his legs are hydraulic. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

My new notebook :)

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jesuisbetejesuispatissiere:

I love James May for many reasons and this is one of them.

mega-fricking-pinsir:

After a lack of motivation to get any work done at all a long break, i finally got something done! this was requested by nekohero2001, a trainer sprite of James May from Top Gear. this is my first trainer sprite, and i had an amazing time making it!

mega-fricking-pinsir:

After a lack of motivation to get any work done at all a long break, i finally got something done! this was requested by nekohero2001, a trainer sprite of James May from Top Gear. this is my first trainer sprite, and i had an amazing time making it!

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Wild Toyota previews Nissan Juke rival

Toyota is taking a bold concept car to Paris next week. Should it make production?

The Paris motor show is shaping up to be rather bustling. The latest concept car to reveal itself ahead of the hall doors cranking open next week comes from Toyota. It’s called the C-HR Concept, and it looks quite unlike anything you’ll currently find in a Toyota showroom. Which is to say bold and beguiling as opposed to a little bit boring (GT86 excepted, of course).

It’s essentially a future design study, hosting ‘the introduction of themes which signal a future direction for Toyota vehicles’, but it’s also the clearest hint yet that Toyota has the Nissan Juke in its crosshairs. Toyota helped bring the SUV to the mainstream via the original RAV4 20 years ago, lest we forget.
But now that the RAV4’s matured a bit, Toyota has no direct rival for the Juke (and the myriad other crossovers you can currently buy). And it’s a hugely successful market with a plenty of buyers to mine at the moment… [x]

Wild Toyota previews Nissan Juke rival

Toyota is taking a bold concept car to Paris next week. Should it make production?

The Paris motor show is shaping up to be rather bustling. The latest concept car to reveal itself ahead of the hall doors cranking open next week comes from Toyota. It’s called the C-HR Concept, and it looks quite unlike anything you’ll currently find in a Toyota showroom. Which is to say bold and beguiling as opposed to a little bit boring (GT86 excepted, of course).

It’s essentially a future design study, hosting ‘the introduction of themes which signal a future direction for Toyota vehicles’, but it’s also the clearest hint yet that Toyota has the Nissan Juke in its crosshairs. Toyota helped bring the SUV to the mainstream via the original RAV4 20 years ago, lest we forget.

But now that the RAV4’s matured a bit, Toyota has no direct rival for the Juke (and the myriad other crossovers you can currently buy). And it’s a hugely successful market with a plenty of buyers to mine at the moment… [x]

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heaventg:

speed sketch!

heaventg:

speed sketch!

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babydollwhorecrux:

I love Top Gear more than anything

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