2012 Aston Martin Vantage V8 Facelift

2012 Aston Martin Vantage V8 Facelift

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The facelift version 2012 Aston Martin Vantage V8 will show up at the 82nd edition Geneva Motor Show next month, but until that happens here are a few photos that reveal the minor styling tweaks that have been applied by the British company.

At the front the new Vantage V8 received a lower bumper with an incorporated air splitter, the sides are now featuring re-sculpted sills while the rear received a redesigned bumper and a new diffuser.

A number of performance upgrades, which were first seen on the Vantage S have also been applied, and we are talking about a quicker steering ratio, chunkier brakes with 380 mm discs and 6-piston callipers, and wheels which are now 10 mm wider.

Audi R8 Spyder V8 vs Porsche Boxster Spyder: Which is Faster?

Audi R8 Spyder V8 vs Porsche Boxster Spyder: Which is Faster?

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09 Feb 2012
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This is not one of those times when we tell you that you need to follow the jump and hit play in order to find out which car crossed the finish line first.

We will get straight to the point and tell you that in comparison test created by EVO involving the Audi R8 Spyder V8 and the Porsche Boxster Spyder in a race against time around the track, it was the Boxster who emerged as the faster machine.

2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 Review

2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 Review

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12 Jan 2012
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Autocar has managed to get their hands on a prototype version 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 which they decided to test on a cold and wet Silverstone in order to find out if its new 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged engine will provide ‘proper Bentley performance’.

As you may already know this new V8 in the Continental GT which produces 500 bhp (373 kW) and 660 Nm (487 lb-ft) of torque is paired to a close-ratio eight-speed gearbox and promises 0 to 60 mph acceleration in under 5.0seconds and a top speed of 180 mph.

2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8

2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8

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09 Jan 2012
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Apart from the V8 version Continental GT , Bentley will also reveal the new soft top variant in Detroit, and we’re talking about the Continental GTC.

The British company has already published the first batch of photos that offer a preview of this beauty complements the old 6.0-litre W12 unit and is expected to develop 500 bhp (507 PS / 373 Kw) at 6000 and 660 Nm (487 lb ft) between 1700 to 5000 rpm.

Bentley Continental GT V8

Bentley Continental GT V8

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12 Dec 2011
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Bentley has expanded its Continental GT and Continental GTC range with V8 models which will be shown for the first time at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January 2012.

The V8 engine found in this new versions promises an exceptional power-to-emissions ratio and is matched by a close-ratio 8-speed transmission and an all-wheel-drive system.

Bentley 4.0 liter V8 Engine Sound

Bentley 4.0 liter V8 Engine Sound

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06 Dec 2011
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Some automaker tease us with blurry images featuring upcoming models, others release videos that give glimpses of what their new engine will sound like.

One such automaker is Bentley who has been working on their new twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 for quite some time, so if you’ll follow the jump you will hear “the prelude to a potent new Bentley driving experience that begins in 2012”.

Van Drifting: Ford Transit V8

Van Drifting: Ford Transit V8

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08 Aug 2011
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Considering it is not everyday we get to see a van doing power slides on the circuit, we thought we might add a video with a Ford Transit V8 doing just that.

Apart from drifting, the footage also shows the Transit V8, which should be noted that will most likely never be used for utilitarian purposes ever again, doing a couple of donuts as well.

2012 Mercedes SLK AMG gets 422HP V8

2012 Mercedes SLK AMG gets 422HP V8

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22 Jul 2011
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Daimler has recently announced the fact that the new generation 2012 Mercedes SLK 55 AMG will be offered with a new AMG, naturally-aspirated, 5.5-litre V8 engine.

This engine has been codenamed the M152 and it outputs 422 HP and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. Based on the M157 plant which is also a 5.5-litre V8 but which uses two turbos, the M152 is 30 percent more efficient than the previous V8, and it now requires only 8.5-litres of fuel to cover 100 Km.

O.CT Audi R8 V8

O.CT Audi R8 V8

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13 Jul 2011
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The Austrian/Swiss tuners from O.CT were recently tasked with adding more power to the 4.2i V8 version Audi R8. Of course this could have been achieved in many ways, but their solution was to add a compressor with CNC mastered aluminium holding system to the engine, plus a custom suction system and an inner overflow-overpressure system.

The O.CT Audi R8 V8 also features a vent system for the crank case and a modified set of toothed belts, plus the engine has received a remapped ECU while the Vmax limiter was dropped

Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition

Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition

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29 Jun 2011
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Audi in launching a limited edition R8 V8 which features a series of distinctive visual elements and a higher level of standard equipment, that marks the automaker’s 10th victory at the 24h of Le Mans.

The car is available with a manual or an R tronic automated transmission and comes with 19 inch, R8 GT inspired, titanium look alloy wheels, red brake callipers and an optional Carbon Package which includes carbon sigma side blades, door mirrors, monoposto, inlays and door sill trims.