sábado, 28 de abril de 2012

Chevrolet Chevette. Mais ritmo em sua vida.


Guidable: A Verdadeira História do Ratos de Porão


Um documentário contando a história sem censura da banda brasileira Ratos de Porão, uma das mais antigas bandas de Hardcore do mundo. Quase três décadas de drogas, loucuras e muito barulho, contadas pelas pessoas que fizeram e ainda fazem parte desta instituição do rock pesado.

Com muitas imagens raras e inéditas, o filme é contado pelos próprios integrantes da banda. A versão em DVD foi lançada pela parceria dos selos Läjä Records e Ideal Records. O segundo disco contém seis horas de material extra.

Guidable, termo criado pelos integrantes da banda para definir confusão mental, bagunça generalizada ou simplesmente um sei lá. Também pode ser usado quando não se acha a palavra certa no momento apropriado. Muitas vezes substitui o "foda-se" com eficiência.

Noble M600 vs. Skoda Fabia Rally Car


quarta-feira, 25 de abril de 2012

Audi R8 Spyder V8 vs. Porsche Boxster Spyder


Men who know fine cars, appreciate the Cobra!

Ford Cobra Policeman Advert Men who know fine cars appreciate the Cobra! It’s a rare Cobra owner who can’t instantly recognize the characteristic red lights and apologetic grin that seem to appear occasionally, without reason, in his rear view mirror. No ticket involved, just admiration and interest! Perhaps it’s the way a Cobra glides effortlessly through traffic, its four wheel independent suspension just rippling over the road. Or maybe it’s the sound…the matchless cadence of power with an American accent—Ford 289 High Performance V8! Whatever it is, there’s just something about a Cobra that demands more than a casual glance, and our white helmeted friends in blue are no exception! Closer inspection reveals a heritage bred of competition and luxury. The four huge disc brakes glinting behind wire wheels are probably the best visual definition of safety a state trooper will ever see. It doesn’t take a trooper’s expert eye though to sense the comfort and quality of the deep english leather bucket seats, woodrim racing wheel, and complete instrumentation in the sumptuous cockpit. Assuming you don’t have a badge, motorcycle and apologetic grin, we suggest you drop in at your local 'Total Performance' Ford Dealer and spend a few concentrated moments carefully inspecting the world’s most versatile sports car! $5995.00 P.O.E. Cobra Powered by Ford For more information write: Shelby American, Inc., 1042 Princeton Dr., Venice, California

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Ayrton Senna Teste Quatro Rodas Ford Belina

Ele teve um?

Ferrari HY-KERS 2012 3D Animation

Veja como funciona a evolução do sistema híbrido da Ferrari criado em 2010, e apresentado no Salão do Automóvel de Pequim. O sistema HY-KERS foi adaptado aos carros da marca com motor central, e consegue reduzir a emissão de CO2 em até 40%.

Success for Ferrari at Beijing Autoshow. Huge crowds on the stand to see the F12berlinetta and the HY-KERS

Beijing, 23th April 2012 – After a hugely successful unveiling at Geneva, the F12berlinetta, the first in a new generation of Maranello's flagship12-cylinder cars, makes its Asian debut at the Beijing International Motor Show. The event will also host the world premiere of the evolution of the HY-KERS concept, coupling hybrid technology with mid-rear architecture to cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on the combined cycle by 40 per cent whilst boosting performance.
The F12berlinetta is the most powerful and high-performance road-going Ferrari ever. Powered by a truly exceptional V12 engine, it is built around an evolution of Ferrari's transaxle lay-out and features cutting-edge components and electronic controls. The F12berlinetta also boasts extremely advanced aerodynamics and a design that exudes an innovative yet classic beauty.

The car's wheelbase is shorter, its engine and driver position are lower and a new suspension and gearbox layout has yielded a more compact tail section. The result is a shorter, lower and narrower car than the previous V12 coupé. It also boasts perfect weight distribution (54% over the rear axle) and a lower centre of gravity further back in the chassis.

With a Fiorano lap time of 1'23'', 0-100 km/h acceleration in 3.1 seconds and 0-200 km/h covered in 8.5 s, the F12berlinetta delivers absolutely benchmark performance. The handling balance achieved ensures maximum driving involvement even at low speeds, a feature thus far the sole domain of mid-rear-engined cars. The sporty handling is equally nimble and responsive on the road as on the track.

Great attention was paid to reducing fuel consumption and emissions which have been slashed by 30 per cent, with the result that the F12berlinetta tops its segment in terms of efficiency with 15l/100 km and 350 g/km of CO2.

The other important unveiling at Beijing is the evolution of the HY-KERS project adapted to a mid-rear engine layout. The powertrain on display consists of a 12-cylinder engine and dual-clutch gearbox coupled to an electric motor. A second electric motor is dedicated to the auxiliary systems and is located in front of the V12. The two electric motors are connected to the batteries which can be positioned in the car in line with the available space and final configuration.

The objective of this configuration is to create a sports car that, thanks to the integration with the electric motors, increases power while at the same time reducing emissions. The KERS features new, smaller and lighter electronic components which come close to achieving the declared target of 1 KW per kg of extra weight added by the hybrid system.

Technological transfer from F1 was fundamental to the design, engineering and construction of an innovative electric motor used to optimise the car's longitudinal and lateral dynamic characteristics, namely torque management, traction control and brake distribution, to the benefit of sportiness and driving pleasure.

The HY-KERS' electric motor delivers power using one of the gearbox's two clutches and is mated to one of the two main shafts. The result is instantaneous, continuous power delivery between the electric motor and petrol engine. During braking, the electric motor acts as a generator, using the kinetic energy from the negative torque to recharge the batteries. This crucial task is managed by a dedicated ECU, also F1-derived, which not only controls the electric motor, but also governs the power to the auxiliary systems (power steering, brake servo, air conditioning, onboard systems).

Work on the system has now reached the end of the experimental phase and the development phase will commence in the coming months. With the same nominal power output of a normal ICE, the HY-KERS system will enable Ferrari to reduce emissions by 40 per cent over the combined cycle.

sábado, 21 de abril de 2012

Escapamento humano


Um dos participantes do Australia's Got Talent foi bastante original em sua apresentação: imitou sons de motores de carros! A começar por um Fórmula 1, com direito a pit stop, seguido por um Mazda RX3 Turbo, e finalizando com um carro de arrancada.

Como se não bastasse, uma jurada pediu que o participante imitasse o barulho de um Shelby com supercharger!

Renault Clio. Grande por dentro.


Vintage Auto Racing 1906-1964



As peripécias e maluquices do automobilismo do início do século vinte.

Tabela Periódica do Rock


terça-feira, 17 de abril de 2012

Jim Hall: "o que eu teria feito diferente"

A revista americana Car And Driver entrevistou Jim Hall, construtor de carros Chaparral vencedores, ex-proprietário de equipe de Fórmula Indy e renegado aerodinamicista.

Como está sua saúde?

Estou muito bem. Tive dois joelhos substituídos por metal e plástico, para reparar os ferimentos sofridos em um acidente, em 1968, no Stardust Raceway. Eles funcionam bem.

O que pensa sobre a morte de Dan Wheldon?

Você não pode tratar ovais como um circuito misto, adicionando caixas de brita e saídas de pista. Ovais são inerentemente perigosos, pois tudo acontece em um pequeno espaço. Tenho uma ideia: acabar com as inclinações das curvas. Faria os pilotos usarem os freios.

"No convertible should be without it." Dr. Ferry Porsche

There is no car like a Porsche. And there is no Porsche like a Targa.

Road America - Porsche GT3 Cup - Sean Edwards - Onboard


Uma frase

"Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that

"Velocidade nunca matou ninguém, parar de repente... é isso que te mata." Jeremy Clarkson

segunda-feira, 16 de abril de 2012

Matt Hagan's NHRA explodes at Zmax Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway




A brand new Porsche. With its engine in the middle.

Balanced to corner and brake better than any mass-produced car on the road. 914. The Mid-Engine Porsche. $3,700

Car exploding in flames at 1000 FPS


Review de Livro - Metallica: A Biografia

Metallica: A Biografia - Mick WallUlrich, filho de uma rica família europeia e que desde cedo conviveu de maneira muito próxima não só com a música, mas com diversas formas de artes, se tornou um frontman atrás de uma bateria. Um cara que fala tudo o que pensa sem pensar duas vezes, arrogante, seguro e com um senso estratégico reconhecido e admirado por todos, e que poderia ter seguido uma carreira de sucesso dentro da indústria musical. No outro oposto, Hetfield, o típico filho de um lar desfeito norte-americano, abandonado pelo pai, que perdeu a mãe de forma prematura e cresceu seguindo os preceitos discutíveis de uma religião extremista, transformando-se em um adulto fechado e inseguro amparado por doses cavalares de álcool.

Mick Wall, um respeitável jornalista de rock inglês com passagens pela Kerrang, Classic Rock e autor de outra altamente recomendável biografia rockeira - Quando os Gigantes Caminhavam Sobre a Terra, do Led Zeppelin -, desde cedo conviveu com a banda, chegando a ser amigo próximo de Lars. Isso dá ao livro um toque especial, com histórias de bastidores deliciosas e, muitas vezes, desconhecidas do grande público.

O que fica claro é que o Metallica sempre esteve à frente das demais bandas de cena thrash, fato esse reconhecido pelos próprios músicos de grupos como Slayer, Exodus, Anthrax e até mesmo pelo Megadeth de Dave Mustaine. A transformação de Ulrich, de fanático pela NWOBHM à principal mente pensante por trás do Metallica, é contada com uma grande riqueza de detalhes. Da admiração de toda a cena da Bay Area pelo "moleque europeu com sotaque engraçado e dono de uma grande coleção de discos" ao ódio em escala mundial motivado pelo processo movido contra o Napster, Mick Wall mostra um Lars Ulrich de uma maneira poucas vezes vista, principalmente aqui no Brasil, onde o entendimento sobre a sua importância para o Metallica é muitas vezes menosprezada.

Sobre James, é fascinante perceber a evolução do moleque quieto e cheio de espinhas em um dos maiores símbolos e músicos da história do heavy metal. Da inflluência enorme de seu jeito único de tocar guitarra - sim, ninguém fazia bases "pedaladas", pesadas e tão precisas antes de James surgir -, que moldou a sonoridade do thrash metal comprovando que não era preciso tocar solos mirabolantes para ser um guitar hero, à sua coragem em expor os seus traumas pessoais em letras que se tornaram cada vez mais pessoais e transparentes com o passar dos anos, a trajetória de Hetfield fascina por mostrar um músico que, mesmo nos momentos mais controversos da carreira do Metallica, manteve-se fiel às suas crenças o quanto isso foi possível.

Há vários momentos de destaque no livro. Os primeiros anos, o inegável impulso que a entrada de Dave Mustaine deu à banda - e Mustaine é tratado com a devida reverência e respeito -, a traumática perda de Cliff Burton, a entrada de Jason Newsted, a explosão mundial com o "Black Album", as experimentações nem sempre certeiras de "Load" e "Reload", o equivocado "St Anger" e a redenção com "Death Magnetic" são esmiuçados por quem viveu tudo isso de perto. Há dezenas de entrevistas com pessoas próximas à banda, e o resultado é um retrato contundente desta que é uma das mais importantes bandas da história do rock - principalmente pelo fato de não ser uma biografia autorizada chapa branca.

Metallica: A Biografia é leitura obrigatória não só para os fãs do grupo e do heavy metal, mas também para quem quer saber como funciona a indústria musical mais a fundo. Aqui no Brasil há um excesso de romantismo sobre o rock e o metal, como se os músicos de uma banda fossem inegavelmente grandes amigos e gostassem muito um dos outros, o que nem sempre é verdade. O livro de Wall desmistifica essa visão, mostrando como foram montadas as estratégias que levaram a banda ao topo, as divergências entre Lars e James e o papel fundamental que a Q Prime, empresa comandada por Peter Mensch e Cliff Burnstein, teve na história do grupo.

Percebe-se também um esforço de Mick Wall em tentar comprovar que Cliff Burton teria aprovado as transformações que o Metallica passou durante toda a sua carreira, buscando argumentos em entrevistas antigas e depoimentos de pessoas próximas a Cliff para legitimizar desde a maior acessibilidade apresentada em "Black Album" até as experimentações musicais de "Load". Uma postura desnecessária, na minha opinião.

Mesmo com algumas falhas de revisão e informações históricas erradas ao longo de suas mais de 400 páginas - como datas de lançamentos de álbuns e coisas do tipo -, Metallica: A Biografia é um livro excelente, uma leitura fundamental que fornece dezenas de elementos para entender como o Metallica se transformou na maior banda de heavy metal de todos os tempos.

Leia em volume máximo!

Lançamento nacional da Editora Globo.

Whiplash

domingo, 15 de abril de 2012

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Red Bull Gives Mark Webber Wings

Onde Mark Webber pensava que estava? Numa corrida de arrancada?

Volkswagen Tiguan. No Excuses!


David Letterman pays tribute to Paul Newman


Dave says when he was in high school and college, he liked to drink beer. So did his friends. But then his friends stopped, and Dave stilled enjoyed it. He saw Paul Newman in an interview say that he drank a case of beer a day. It was enough to inspire Dave to keep drinking beer. Dave first met Paul Newman years ago at a race in Arizona. Paul was a great driver and Dave realized that Paul Newman was not only a great actor and a great driver, but he knew too how to live his life, and he spent much of his life helping other people. Over the course of his life, Paul Newman raised and gave $250 million to charity. That's a quarter of a billion dollars. Paul believed what you need to do as a human is to take care of your fellow humans. His "Hole in the Wall Gang Camps" is a thing to behold. It takes a humanitarian genius to think of such a thing and then make it come to fruition.

1982: Paul Newman co-founded "Newman's Own," a line of food products which started with salad dressing and now includes pasta sauce, popcorn, lemonade, salsa, cookies, and wine. Everything he made from "Newman's Own" went right to charity.

1988: Paul Newman co-founded the "Hole in the Wall Gang" camps; residential summer camps for seriously ill children. The camps serve over 13,000 children every year, free of charge.

Paul once had a VW Rabbit. He had his "race goon buddies" put in a huge Porsche engine into it. It was a real "Screamer." If Paul needed a head of lettuce to go with his own salad dressing, he'd hop into his VW Rabbit and rumble and roar down to the market.

He phoned Dave one day and wanted to know if Dave would like a Volvo Station Wagon equipped with a huge explosive 302 V8 engine. He offered to build one for Dave. How could you say "no" to Paul Newman? Paul asked, "And do you want a puffer on that?" Of course you would want a puffer! Dave would take out that station wagon and whenever he would stop at a light, the engine would shake the entire car. People would step back in fear. Others would plead for a look under the hood. Many would take photos of the engine to show off to friends. Dave called the engine "like an atomic furnace." His Volvo Station Wagon could and would hit 170 mph. One night while driving it on the Merritt Parkway, Dave's girlfriend asked, "Do you smell something?" The only thing Dave smelled was incredible power. And then about a mile later the Son of a Gun burst into flames. As Dave puts it, "The puffer had let go and caught fire." Dave would have the thing repaired and repaired and repaired and repaired because . . . . only Paul Newman and Dave had one of these things. Dave still laughs when he recalls looking under the car at the exhaust system; it would always be a glow of bright orange heat.

And Paul was always very nice to us here at the Late Show.

We then watch a video montage of Mr. Newman's visits to the Late Show.

"Where the hell are the singing Cats?"

Paul Newman: "We were lucky to have the friendship with this great man."


Written by Michael Z.McIntee of the Late Show

Gandolf On A Skateboard Pisses Off Traffic! "Run, Shadowfax. Show us the meaning of haste."


sexta-feira, 13 de abril de 2012

Alessi AR-1


A Alessi anunciou planos para lançar uma versão atualizada do seu modelo AR-1. Inspirado no modelo criado em 1979, o carro possui carroceria em fibra de carbono, farois de quartzo ionizado e sistema de escapamento duplo em aço inox. Por dentro, a cabine pode ser customizada pelo cliente, como o painel frontal, bancos, espaço para as pernas, estofados e acabamento.

O motor é um V8 6.2 com sobrealimentação por supercharger, produzindo 600 CV de potência e 80 kgfm de torque, impulsionando o câmbio manual de cinco marchas, fazendo o carro de 1.451 kg acelerar de zero a 100 km/h em 3,4 segundos e atingir a velocidade máxima de 322 km/h. Se tudo isso não for suficiente para o cliente, a Alessi coloca dois turbos no motor, elevando sua potência para 750 CV e o torque para 95 kgfm.

A produção do Alessi AR-1 será limitada a 50 unidades, cujo preço para cada uma ainda não foi definido.

Who will be the first to drive the SMS Mustang GT 302?



SMS Supercars. Engineering unlike any other.

Crash Test Comparison: Without HANS Device vs. With HANS Device


Man vs. Wild Goose


quarta-feira, 11 de abril de 2012

Traxxas NHRA Funny Car Race Replica


Depois do XO-1, a Traxxas lança um brinquedo que acelera tão rápido quanto um carro de verdade, o NHRA Funny Car Race Replica, que, como o próprio nome diz, busca ser uma reprodução em miniatura da velocidade e da adrenalina do National Hot Rod Association, um dos campeonatos de arrancada mais famosos do mundo.

O brinquedo dá a possibilidade do piloto fazer o tradicional burnout, e para arrancar da inércia, há um sistema de controle de largada. Ainda é possível regular a wheelie bar para controlar o empinamento da dianteira para máximo controle e aceleração, a fim de atingir a velocidade máxima, que é de mais de 110 km/h.

Há várias edições da "bolha" do carro à escolha do comprador: Courtney Force Edition (Traxxas Ford Mustang Funny Car), John Force Edition (Castrol GTX HIGH MILEAGE Ford Mustang Funny Car), Mike Neff Edition (Castrol GTX Ford Mustang Funny Car), e a Robert Hight Edition (AAA Auto Club Ford Mustang Funny Car). Ainda está disponível a miniatura do semáforo de largada.

Toyota RAV4. A car to make your own.


Un minuto di storia: Tazio Nuvolari


Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey - Trailer


O documentário "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" estreará dia 3 de maio, durante o San Francisco Film Festival. O filme, dirigido por Ramona S. Diaz, conta a incrível história de Arnel Pineda, um fã filipino, que postou alguns vídeos no YouTube cantando clássicos da banda.

Em 5 de dezembro de 2007, foi escolhido para ser o novo vocalista do Journey, e fez a sua estreia oficial em 21 de fevereiro de 2008. O cantor já gravou dois discos de estúdio com a banda, "Revelation" (2008) e "Eclipse" (2011), além do DVD ao vivo "Live in Manila" (2009), gravado em sua terra natal.
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey - A Film By Ramona S. Diaz - From the slums of Manila, to star-spangled hysteria.
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey • A Film By Ramona S. Diaz
Starring: Arnel Pineda, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Deen Castronovo

Synopsis:
Journey, the iconic, quintessentially American rock band who recorded eight platinum-certified albums during their heyday between 1978 and 1986, has chosen a lead singer in a manner befitting this internet age: they found him on YouTube.

Executive Producers: Capella Fahoome Brogden • Joshua Green
A Production of: ©CineDiaz ©Defining Entertainment

Website: http://www.everymansjourney.com
Email: filmmakers@everymansjourney.com
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/journeydocu

terça-feira, 10 de abril de 2012

2013 SRT Viper Overview


Freelander 2 Turbo Diesel com 190 CV. O espírito Land Rover em todos os detalhes.


A Land Rover é mais uma marca automobilística que deixa a era dos comerciais adaptados para investir em criação e produção 100% brasileiras. “Com a relevância do mercado automotivo brasileiro e suas especificidades foi necessário criar uma campanha que refletisse o posicionamento do carro no pais”, completou Paulo Sanna, vice-presidente de criação da agência.

Criado pela Wunderman, o filme que será veiculado exclusivamente na internet traz a assinatura "o espírito Land Rover em todos os detalhes" para apresentar o modelo Freelander 2 Diesel. A peça brinca com a brincadeira do espírito que mexe o copo. O próprio veículo responde às perguntas, movimentando-se entre as letras e revelando vantagens do modelo. Ao responder a questão "como você chegou aqui?", por exemplo, o carro se posiciona na letra A, que é complementada pela frase "Acelerando o novo motor Turbo Diesel". A campanha é composta ainda por anúncios e banners.

A criação é de Paulo Sanna, Rodrigo Jatene, Adriano Abdalla, Romolo Megda, Roger Possato, Guilherme Medici, Camila Piagge e Rafael Palermo.

Sport Auto's Christian Gebhardt drives Lotus Exos Type 125


O pior cover de Guns N' Roses de todos os tempos


sábado, 7 de abril de 2012

PAL-V One flying car


A empresa holandesa PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle) anunciou que completou seu primeiro teste de voo com seu carro voador One. O modelo possui todos os requisitos legais para andar pelo ar e por terra. Agora, a empresa está procurando investidores para continuar o desenvolvimento do projeto.

O PAL-V One voa de forma semelhante a um girocóptero, graças a um rotor e hélice, automaticamente dobráveis, alcançando velocidades de 97 nós (180 km/h), com a autonomia ficando entre 350 e 500 km. Para andar nas estradas, uma plataforma de três rodas inclina-se para manter a estabilidade aerodinâmica, podendo atingir a velocidade máxima de 180 km/h, aceleração de zero a 100 km/h em menos de 8 segundos e autonomia de 1.200 km.

A PAL-V confirmou que já está despertou interesses de potenciais clientes, que precisariam de 20 a 30 horas de treinamento para obter a licença para voar com o carro.

Tata Nano 2012. Khushiyon ki chaabi.


Botinada: A Origem do Punk no Brasil


Botinada: A Origem do Punk no Brasil é um documentário que narra a história do início do movimento punk no Brasil, de 1976 a 1984, e o paradeiro de seus protagonistas. O documentário foi produzido por Gastão Moreira e lançado pela ST2, em 2006. Foram quatro anos de pesquisa, 77 pessoas entrevistadas, milhares de horas nas ilhas de edição, duzentas horas de vídeo e muitas imagens raras e inéditas compiladas pela primeira vez.

O documentário teve como base os documentários Punks, Garoto do Subúrbio e Rota ABC, e conta com imagens raras, como a banda Cólera tocando ao vivo em 1980, na TV Tupi, que nunca foi ao ar, e o Inocentes tocando no Gallery, em 1982, além de entrevistas com punks de todo Brasil, jornalistas, cineastas, bandas e simpatizantes do movimento punk.

Botinada: A Origem do Punk no Brasil (BR)
Brasil
2006, cor, 110 min
Produção e Direção: Gastão Moreira
Lançamento: ST2
Género: Documentário
Idioma original: Português

Capitulos: Introdução, Quer Saber o que é Punk?, Onde Começou o Movimento Punk no Brasil?, A chegada da Informação, Antes do Punk, 1977, LP's, Ramones, Pistols e Cia, Fitas K7, Salões Punk, Punk na Rádio, Família, Vila Carolina, Primeiras Bandas, AI-5, Restos de Nada, Condutores de Cadáver, Cólera, Primeiro Show Punk no Brasil, Olho Seco, Pontos de Encontro, Gangues, SP x ABC, Bomba no Construção, Grito Suburbano, Compacto Lixomania, Show no Gallery, Luso Brasileiro, Matéria no Estadão, Salão Beta PUC, Começo do Fim do Mundo, Dispersão, Paradeiro Atual, Legado Punk

"Virar" no trabalho, só mesmo com Malzbier da Brahma.

"Virar" no trabalho, só mesmo com Malzbier. Dia em que o trabalho não dá descanso a você, é dia da sua reconfortante Malzbier da Brahma! Leve, apetitosa, Malzbier deixa você bem alimentado horas e horas. Possui virtudes do mais energético malte e é de mínima graduação alcoólica. Também em sua casa, jantando com a família, beba a sua Malzbier. Ela é a cerveja da energia e tem a garantia de qualidade Brahma! Malzbier da Brahma.

sexta-feira, 6 de abril de 2012

2013 SRT Viper


A espera valeu a pena! Depois de alguns anos, a mudança da propriedade da Dodge para a Fiat, e as dúvidas em relação ao futuro, o Viper está de volta... e mais forte do que nunca: 640 CV de potência a 6.200 RPM e 83 kgfm de torque, extraídos do tradicional motor 8.4 V10, e sem sobrealimentação, o que o torna o motor de automóvel naturalmente aspirado mais potente do mundo.

Duas variações estão disponíveis, a GTS, que incluirá suspensão ajustável e itens de conforto que não são comuns na história do modelo, e a SRT, que terá itens retirados para que o veículo fique mais leve e disposto para um track day. E as novidades não param na força do motor, o chassis foi atualizado e ficou mais rígido, e a carroceria é totalmente nova, em fibra de carbono e alumínio.

No quesito tecnologia, há a inclusão de controles de estabilidade e tração, ambos possíveis de serem desativados pelo motorista, e sistema ABS com quatro estágios, itens até então inexistentes no modelo, mas implantados pela SRT para atender às legislações federais. Para obter contato com o asfalto, pneus Pirelli P Zero foram feitos especialmente para o Viper. No interior, há bancos Sabelt, duas telas de LCD, sendo uma de sete polegadas, no lugar do painel de instrumentos analógicos, e outra, de 8,4 polegadas, com o Chrysler Uconnect Media Center, sistema de som Harmon Kardon e controle automático de velocidade de cruzeiro.

Como se não bastasse, a SRT também anuncia que a nova versão do Viper estará presente nas competições de endurance, mais precisamente na American Le Mans Series, com dois carros, que serão pilotados por Dominik Farnbacher, Marc Goossens, Ryan Hunter-Reay e Kuno Wittmer. Além disso, terá uma versão virtual para ser apreciado no Forza Motorsport 4, na forma de Downloadable Content (DLC).



2013 SRT® Viper – The Return of the Snake

Street and Racing Technology (SRT®) brand's flagship performance machine returns with more power and performance, superior craftsmanship, new technologies and creature comforts
Two new models include SRT® Viper and SRT Viper GTS
All-aluminum, mid-engine 8.4-liter V-10 delivers an estimated 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports car engine in the world
Chassis enhancements bring 50 percent improvement in torsional stiffness
Triple-digit weight reduction results in Viper best power-to-weight ratio
Standard safety features include electronic multistage stability control, traction control and new 4-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
All-new, innovative interior designs set new standards with premium materials, new technologies and superior craftsmanship
All-new carbon-fiber and aluminum skin is sculpted for high-speed stability and a slippery .364 drag coefficient (Cd)
Timeless exterior design incorporates iconic Viper styling cues with a contemporary execution

Auburn Hills, Mich., Apr 4, 2012 -
The all-new 2013 SRT® Viper was unveiled to the world today at the New York International Auto Show, marking its highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market.

The fifth generation of the iconic two-seat, American-built supercar has been deliberately evolved to incorporate superior craftsmanship, a host of new technologies and ergonomic improvements while respecting its visceral legacy of outright performance.

"After a gut-wrenching period of uncertainty, the Street and Racing Technology brand team is extremely proud that our hand-built in Detroit, flagship supercar is back and ready to take on the performance car world," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – Street and Racing Technology Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. "Beyond being the flagship for the new SRT brand, the launch of the 2013 Viper proves that we simply would not let the performance icon of the Chrysler Group die. Willed to live on by a very special group of performance enthusiasts inside the company and across Viper Nation, this SRT team under our new leadership was challenged to not just continue the legendary Viper, but to create a world-class supercar that would showcase the very best we have to offer."

Two new models for any performance buyer

For the 2013 model year, two new models of the iconic supercar will be hand built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit – the home for Viper since 1995. Both SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS models offer new interior and exterior designs incorporating premium materials and new exterior surfaces with aerodynamically functional details that are beautifully integrated into the high-tech carbon fiber and aluminum skin. On the inside, designers and engineers strived to rethink all touch points; and upgrade all material appointments and technologies.

"The SRT Viper model is meant to offer a perfect blend of extreme performance and a deliberate preservation of what has become the iconic DNA of the Viper," Gilles added. "We strove to deliver a supercar that continues to bring the driver as close as possible to the machine."

The SRT Viper GTS builds on the DNA of the SRT Viper model with more technologically advanced solutions, like two-mode active suspension, to allow this world-class GTS to find new limits on the track while also opening up its envelope as a more premium and mature evolution of the classic, extreme performance formula. Designed and built with premium features and materials inside and out, the Viper GTS will compete with the best performance vehicles in the world with a wide range of creature comforts, advanced drivetrain and interior technologies.

"We've purposely evolved the iconic soul and raw performance formula that Viper has maintained over the years," Gilles said. "Our returning customers will see the world-class levels of pride, quality and hand craftsmanship built into the 2013 Viper. With two price classes of the SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS, we have offerings for both the traditional core Viper customer and for the new customer who wants the same performance in a package with more technology and premium creature comforts."

Awe-inspiring V-10 powertrain

At the heart and soul of the 2013 SRT Viper is the venerable, hand-assembled 8.4-liter all-aluminum, V-10 overhead-valve engine.

Improvements for 2013 include a new, ultra-high flow and lightweight composite intake manifold, high-strength forged pistons, sodium-filled exhaust valves, new catalysts to reduce back pressure and an aluminum flywheel that reduces reciprocating losses. More than 25 pounds has been shaved from the fully dressed engine.

Preliminary performance ratings for the SRT-engineered V-10 Viper are 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated engine in the world.

The Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission has been improved with a shorter throw shifter, closer gear ratios and a final drive ratio that has been shortened to 3.55 from 3.07. The 2013 Viper models will be more engaging to drive and top speed is now achieved through 6th gear with maximum engine speed (redline) at 6,200 rpm.

Outstanding ride, handling and capability

Starting with a stiffer structure that provides 50 percent more torsional rigidity, the chassis of the 2013 SRT Viper benefits from numerous enhancements – many learned through racing efforts with Viper GTS-R and Competition Coupe models.

Major updates include the addition of a new aluminum "X" brace under the hood that ties the suspension pickup points to the magnesium cowl super casting and contributes to improved torsional rigidity and stiffness. A new aluminum impact beam at the front of the car contributes to overall mass savings and improved weight distribution while providing excellent crashworthiness.

Structurally, many areas of the chassis were reworked to take advantage of new materials, reduce thickness in some areas and reshape components for more structural rigidity in others. The result is an overall weight savings of approximately 100 pounds.

At the rear, the suspension has been re-engineered with the toe link moved forward of the axle for better tow control and dynamic stability.

A new, driver selectable two-mode suspension system, featuring Bilstein DampTronic Select shock absorbers with both street and track settings, is standard on GTS models.

For 2013, SRT Viper models ride on standard Pirelli P Zero, Z-rated tires with substantially improved overall performance, cold weather performance, enhanced overall grip and steering response on a variety of road surfaces while also broadening the performance envelope. An optional SRT Track Package features Pirelli P Zero Corsa, "soft"-tuned, "racing-type" compound tires that improve handling and precision further on the road or the race track.

For the first time, standard safety technologies such as electronic stability control and traction control help to maximize traction performance at virtually any speed and driving environment.

All 2013 Viper models will come with a steering-wheel-mounted launch control switch, allowing for optimal acceleration from standing starts.

Benchmark braking

Stopping performance for the 2013 SRT Viper is engineered to provide shorter stopping distances, better modulation, improved durability and balanced brake performance without fading under extreme conditions.

Four-piston Brembo brakes with fixed-aluminum calipers, and vented rotors with a diameter of 355 mm by 32 mm, are used at all four corners. Brake calipers are forged and weight optimized by fully machining all surfaces. The calipers are among the stiffest available with distortion from heat nearly eliminated even under the most demanding braking conditions.

The available SRT Track Package features lightweight and slotted two-piece rotors from StopTech.

New premium materials, craftsmanship and technologies

The all-new, driver-oriented interior cabins of the SRT Viper models have been totally revamped for 2013 with superior craftsmanship, premium material appointments and performance-oriented technologies.

For the first time, all major interior surfaces are sewn and wrapped with additional padding applied in comfort areas. On the Viper GTS model, all surfaces are fully leather skinned, and standard accent colors are applied to the seats, doors, center console and stitching.

Quality fit and finish across the lineup is showcased by triple-paint-finished Gun Metal appliqués on the cluster bezel, HVAC outlets, window switch bezels, shifter base, park brake bezel and the integrated passenger grab handle on the center console.

Standard high-performance racing seats from Sabelt feature a lightweight Kevlar/fiberglass shell created by a state-of-the-art resin transfer molding technology for mass reduction and long-term durability. Both driver and passenger enjoy improved comfort from thigh support and deep side bolsters designed to match the extreme lateral acceleration capabilities of the SRT Viper.

Seating position in the 2013 SRT Viper models is 20 mm lower for more room and enhanced performance-driving ergonomics. Seat travel is extended by 90 mm overall, which enables expanded seating options from a more rearward positioned bulkhead. For the first time, seat height can be adjusted by up to 40 mm – manually on the SRT model and power controlled on the GTS.

The new 2013 Viper is the most spacious model in the history of the nameplate. The floor pan and bulkhead have been extended approximately 90 mm to provide improved legroom and more rearward seat track movement.

Designed specifically for the 2013 SRT Viper, the new 7-inch, full-color, customizable instrument cluster display uses a full-time analog tachometer readout in the center to confirm the performance driving feedback philosophy of the Viper. Drivers have a wide range of custom and personal options such as an additional digital speedometer readout just below the tachometer. The vehicle information is clearly communicated with easy-to-understand icons. Intuitively controlled through a simple four-way steering-wheel control, the driver can configure the screens to display the information they desire, easily mixing and matching information.

Uconnect® Access provides new level of connectivity

The 2013 SRT Viper lineup includes the new, next generation Uconnect® Access in-vehicle connectivity system that provides drivers with access to more information, emergency services, more entertainment and improved graphics.

Viper customers can choose between two Uconnect Media Centers, RA3 and RA4, which provide a range of new features and multiple ways to control media in the vehicle. The system includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen along with a set of hard keys for commonly used functions, including traditional knobs for tuning the radio bands and radio volume. Touchscreen buttons along the bottom of the screen allow drivers to easily access the radio, climate controls, navigation, phone, and new, select, certified applications. The new, highly sculpted steering wheel has a host of finger-tip mounted controls for audio, Uconnect, cruise control (first application) and launch control.

SiriusXM Travel Link also is available with Uconnect, providing premium data services and information to make every trip more efficient. SiriusXM Traffic works with the vehicle's navigation system to display traffic speed and traffic flow information along with accident information to assist drivers in routing around congested areas. An expanded SiriusXM channel lineup includes exclusive programming, including the new SiriusXM Latino channels, an auto industry first.

A range of Harman Kardon® surround-sound systems are available across the SRT Viper lineup that feature the latest in audio system technology. All Harman Kardon audio systems include a high-voltage class D amplifier with tracking power supply and up to 11 channels of amplification. The Harman Kardon system with exclusive Logic 7 surround-sound processing is available in the Viper GTS model with a total of 18-speakers, including four subwoofers located behind the seats. All Harman Kardon systems in the 2013 SRT Viper lineup include high-performance, high-efficiency GreenEdge technology loudspeakers that are extremely light and include rare earth magnets. The magnets inside each speaker ensure efficient speaker operation and enhanced performance. The audio systems operate on 32 volts – so the new and improved sound system achieves more than double the acoustic power of the current system.

Refined evolution of SRT's hallmark – aggressive and functional exterior designs

The all-new, timeless exterior design blends contemporary execution with evolutionary refinement.

All-new carbon-fiber hood, roof, decklid and aluminum door panels are firsts for SRT Viper models resulting in significant weight reduction, improved high-speed stability and a slippery .364 drag coefficient.

The forward-hinged hood carries the redesigned Viper badge – aptly named "Stryker" by the Viper Club of America – positioned in the center; and offers unobtrusive access to several service points and the SRT-engineered V-10 powerplant.

The classical low-stance and the extreme cab rearward proportions that have become the unmistakable silhouette of the iconic supercar, return on the 2013 SRT Viper models along with the dramatic fender "gills" – another traditional Viper design cue that helps to extract heat from the engine compartment.

The 2013 Viper models feature a contemporary take on the traditional "double-bubble" roof configuration that maximizes headroom for the driver and passenger while maintaining a low frontal area – allowing additional room for helmets during recreational competitive driving.

Dual-function, bi-xenon projector headlamps are tightly packaged with white light-emitting diode (LED) daytime running lamps and LED turn signals in a sinister "snake eye" configuration.

Functional "blisters" incorporated into the 70 mm projector headlamp lenses create a three-dimensional view that gives Viper a distinctive glare.

The lower-front grille is purposefully designed as an evolution of the traditional Viper low-profile cooling opening configuration and discretely carries a refined V-shape structure.

The exhaust system continues to exit forward of the rear wheels and now carries further refinement with cast aluminum, sill-mounted exhaust bezels.

For the first time, the 2013 SRT Viper models carry LED taillamps that integrate stop-and-turn illumination in one element. Snakeskin texture in the lens carries the surface work seen in the gills and hood textures. With dark-masked lenses, the horizontal lamps appear dark until the LED elements fire. Each lamp carries 50 LEDs that provide a unified "crystallized" illumination effect.

The five-spoke, forged-aluminum "Rattler" wheel design on the 2013 Viper model is available with fully polished (standard), fully painted Hyper Black or fully painted low-gloss black finishes.

The Viper GTS has a split six-spoke forged-aluminum "Venom" wheel design with three available finishes, including polished face with graphite-painted pockets (standard), fully painted Hyper Black or fully painted low-gloss black.

Available SRT Track Package wheels are ultra-lightweight, track-ready wheels in Hyper Black or matte black finishes.

About SRT

The Chrysler Group's Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand uses a successful product development formula featuring five proven hallmarks: awe-inspiring powertrains; outstanding ride, handling and capability; benchmark braking; aggressive and functional exteriors and race-inspired and high-performance interiors to remain true to its performance roots.

The expansion of the SRT vehicle lineup in the 2012 model year features four new products that are world-class performance contenders and bring the latest in safety technologies and creature comforts. These products include the Chrysler 300 SRT8®, Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, Dodge Charger SRT8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

Making its highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market in late 2012 is the new 2013 SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS. The SRT flagship performance machines arrive with more power and performance, superior craftsmanship, new technologies and creature comforts.