Saturday, January 20, 2007

Nissan Skyline

The Nissan Skyline is a mid-size car that has been produced since 1957. The most recent model is currently sold in the United States as the Infiniti G35. The Skyline has long been a favorite among Japanese street racers.

The GT-R Skyline is set to be released in the United States in 2008 and is expected to have a 3.6L Twin-Turbo engine producing 450 hp. The anticipated price tag is around $65,000.

Chevrolet Corvette

I have to give the pure American muscle cars some love. There's nothing more intimidating than a 500 hp V8 roaring like a banshee. The Corvette has been produced since 1953 and has featured a wide range of styles during its impressive tenure as Chevy's cream of the crop.

The Corvette is designed with large displacement and low revolutions. It has always been one of the most affordable super sports cars. The most powerful trim of the current model is the C6 Z06, which features a 7.0L "LS7" producing 505 hp.

Porsche 977 GT3

Now this is a car. The Porsche 977 GT3 was released in the summer of 2006 and is equipped with a naturally aspirated 3.6L 415 hp engine. It has been recorded at 3.9 seconds to go from 0-100 km/h and has a top speed of 194 mph.

Man, I want one...

Mazda RX-7 FD

The RX-7 FD is one of my favorite cars due to not only its speed and style, but its affordability. It's probably one of the few cars you'll see on here that I will very likely be able to afford in the near future. Needless to say, I really want one.

The FD was produced from 1992 to 2002 in 3 different series and features the famous 13B-REW engine, which was designed to, simply put, make a light car go really fast. It uses twin Hitachi HT-12 turbos, one of which boosted until 4500 RPMs, at which point the other takes over. The original FD had 255 hp and the final series peaked at 280 hp. It weighed only 1280 kg.