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En Tunisie, cet été, et d’ailleurs comme tout été, le paysage autombile se revévie, en termes de Supercars qui viennent elles aussi pour avoir un petit taste de l’environnement Tunisien, plage, et soleil. Cette année, 2017 n’a pas été exceptionnelle par rapport aux précédentes, parce que d’après ce que l’on voit, il y a beaucoup de visiteurs qui sont venues enrichir nos routes déjà riches de voitures exotiques ou de Luxe. Les amateurs Tunisiens de l’automobile n’ont pas manqué à l’occasion pour spotter les nouveaux venus de toute part du monde, au port de la Goulette, à Sousse, à Gammarth, rien ne leur est échappé. Je profite déjà pour remercier leurs efforts, et surout à la page Tunisian Cars.

Commençon déjà par la Lamborghini la plus suivie en Tunisie, c’est une Huracàn Spyder qui cache sous

 

son capot un V10 5,2L qui développe 610 chevaux. Cette voitue a tout l’esprit Lamborghini, avec un esprit et des lignes de design aggressives. le 0 à 100 est parcouru en seulement 3,4 secondes, la vitesse maximale (quoi qu’elle ne sera atteinte sur nos routes est de 325 km/h) pour les amoureux de la Spyder, le toit s’ouvre en quelques 17 secondes, et après folie aux cheveux.

La Lambo Huracàn n’était pas la seule star sur la route, parce qu’il y a sur cette terre un point où, luxe, beauté, intelligence et puissance se rassemblent pour créer une des plus belles voitures au monde, c’est bien évidemment la Mercedes Maybach S600

Basée sur le “yacht” de luxe de Mercedes, qui est la classe S, cette voiture est en compétition directe avec des grandes luxuries telle que La Bentley Mulsanne, et le géant Rolls Royce, mais, à part le luxe intérieur, la Maybach a une très grande présence d’esprit sur la route. Pour la puissance, elle a tout ce qu’il faut, là où il faut, un 6.0L 12 cylindres biturbo de puissance de 530 chevaux et d’un couple maximal de 850 Nm. Bien sur pour un tel luxe, il faut un prix, proche de 200,000$. Bien sur pour différecier, pour nos petits amateurs, il faudra juste regarder derrière la porte passager pour trouver le sigle de maybach.

Comme toute autre, cette petite Porsche Boxter Spyder (ou si vous préférez bien 718) est venue se “rafraîchir” la peinture un peu, venu du Kuwait. Bien sur, elle ne va pas entrer en compétition contre celles qu’on vient juste de revoir, mais elle a toujours la touche de Porsche en elle, avec 300 cheveaux sous le capot, elle sait parcourir 100m en 4.0 secondes. Elle est commercialisée en Tunisie pour le prix de 325,000 dinars.

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Par contre celle qui peut jouer sur les routes contre la Porsche 718 Boxster est la petite Audi TTS. Elle prend un peu de tout le la famille Volkswagen, de sa soeur Audi A3, de la Golf, mais, elle a un caractère a elle toute seule, déjà au niveau puissance, elle n’est pas loin de la Boxster, 292 cheveaux contre 300, la course de 0 à 100 km/h est pour 4,2 secondes contre 4,0 pour la Porsche, et ce qui pousse la TTS est petit 2.0L furieux en acier.

Revenons un peu aux puissantes et aux folles de la route, et là c’est la Ferrari 599 qui se promène sur nos routes. Large, puissante, et elle porte le badge Ferrari, cette voiture a de quoi se rendre fière. Elle a été produite en 2006, pour être la rivale de la Murcielago. Le monstre à l’intérieur est un 6.0L 12 cylindres en V, 48 valves, sa respration d’air aboutit au refoulement de 620 chevaux. La paticularité avec cette voiture est que la boîte vitesse F1 lui donne la possibilité de changer les rapports en manière éclair, le contrôle de traction vient aussi de F1, et le contrôle moteur aussi et les ordiateurs de bord utilisent aussi la même technologie.

Et qui d’autre est venue se bonzer à part la Mercedes AMG GT S. Cette petite est la remplaçante de la SLS AMG. Bien sur il y a eu que du nouveau, déjà l’ectérieur qui se rapproche plus d’une Porsche 911, avec un habitacle en forme de Greenhouse. Le 6.2L AMG codé M156 n’y est plus et a été remplacé par le M178, un moteur plus petit, qui est à se jour entrain de subir des tests et des développement à Stuttgart. La puissance est de 510 chevaux, c’était moins que la SLS, 100 chevaux de moins, mais le géant allemand se rattrappe.

Comment rendre une Range Rover Evoque plus belle? Tout simplement en réduisant deux portes et en libérant le toit, le résultat est un Coupé Cabriolet impressionant, avec la puissance habituelle (177 chevaux ou 237 chevaux seln le moteur) d’une évoque. Noton bien qu’une évoque en Tunisie est à partir de 150,000 tnd, donc la cabriolet, si par hasard sera plus chère que ça, mais bon.

Tout ce paysage, ne sera complet qu’avec la présence d’une Bentley Continental. Blanche, les jantes noires, aec le logo de Bentley au centre, 521 chevaux, et une vitesse folle. Bien sur, lorsqu’on dit Bentley, on dit stabilité de route, voyez déjà combien qu’elle est large, on dit puissance, déjà évoquée, on dit perection, si vous jetez un petit coup d’oeil sur les ailes avant, la calendre, et la forme, tout participe à aggiper la voiture au sol pour avoir plus de vitesse et de tenue de route.

Audi A7 avec un look sport agressif.

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At the latest Paris Auto Show, Mercedes unveiled the Cabriolet version of the already mighty AMG GT, the car came with one aesthetic tweak : roof goes on and off, and power tweaks.

The engine, mounted on the new AMG models is the same, it is the same 4.OL engine, V8, two turbos, but instead of producing 460 bhp on the regular engine, power was increased to reach 550 bhp, and 680 Nm in torque. All this results in a 0 to 100 kph race in just .6 seconds and 310 kph. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7‑speed dual-clutch transmission. The car uses refined elements of the more powerful sister, the AMG GT R, the rear axle differential is electronically controlled, with limited slip, in addition to that, there is the rear-wheel steering feature. Combined together, the car has better stability and is more enjoyable to drive.

On the outside, resemblance to the AMG GT R continues, from the features : a wide body, large wheels, a large “butt” and everything grew large compared to the AMG GT. Also the GT C comes with a soft top, so you need to sit still while some pistons, electric motors do stuff and magic to get the roof on or off. And you know dear readers, that weight in cars matters, so instead of having a heavy hard top, Mercedes opted for a soft top version, materials used in construction were Magnesium, steel and Aluminum.

Price tag isn’t announced yet, production will start on 2017, with more detailed features about the car, and the AMG 50th anniversary

AMG GT R reveal

Mercedes AMG introduced, in the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and with the craziest possible way, its new AMG GT R, which is a new variant of the AMG GT, that comes with sportier looks, faster, more powerful, and with a better brain. The AMG GT R, came from the sky, lifted by a helicopter and deposed in the Mercedes-Benz World test track in Brooklands, to be welcomed by an AMG GT-S and the AMG GT3. The introduction came hand in hand with the celebration of a 1,2,3 podium at the Nurburgring 24h. The three cars came straight to business, having fun, being tail happy, drifting, and giving it their best. It was all spectacular.

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First thing is first, the completely new look, the AMG GT R comes in a vibrant shade of green, after its teaser being made in forest, by the triple F1 world champion, Louis Hamilton. The car sits on lightweight, AMG performance wheels, in black matte color. The wheels were adjusted as follow, 19 inch to the front, and 20 inches to the rear, all four wheels have 325 wide Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires. The car has a low slug front section, with a forward inclined radiator vertical-strats grille which give it a shark nose expression. After spending many an hour in the wind tunnel, testing, and being reshaped, the AMG GT R came with a aerodynamic, muscular aggressive profile. Front fenders were used for both weight reduction, and better aerodynamic results, it also gives the car 1.8 inch more in width. In the rear, it has a large rear diffuser, new aluminum side walls, which allow a 2.2 inches addition to the width. It has a new air spoiler, and for weight gain, a high grade carbon roof. Total weight gain was 15 kgs compared to the AMG GTS.

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Under the bonnet lays the power train of the AMG GT R, the 4.0L twin Turbocharged tweaked V8 engine, the same M176 engine put inside the standard GT, but with more tweaks, is able to reach the same power figure as the old 5.5L M157 engine. So now, the engine unleashes 585 bhp, has a crazy torque of 700 Nm. Standing start to 100 kph takes 3,6 seconds which the same as the GT S variant. Top speed will be around 320 kph. All this was achieved thanks to the AMG speedshift DCT 7-speed automatic transmission. Not only that, but the new turbochargers fitted to the engine, have now 0,15 bars more compared to the old ones. Mercedes-AMG-GT-R-engine

On the inside, the old seats were removed, and instead, AMG fitted its sport, manually adjustable, seats for light weight. They are covered in NAPPA leather, and DINAMICA microfibre components, guess that the tailors at Mercedes AMG know what luxury, and being suited up means. The car comes with new AMG Interiour night package. Elements such as the infotainment system, the Burmester Sound System and Climate control were kept despite trying to save weight. Then, we go the buttons, and settings. The new AMG GT R is the first ever Mercedes Benz to feature rear-axle steering : at low speeds, the rear wheels tend to turn opposite to the front wheels, to have a tighter turning circle, whereas, at high speed, the rear wheels turn parallel to the front wheels to gain on stability. In addition to that, the car has new ESP and Traction Control mode, that works in 9 modes, from wet to off. The driver can adjust dumpers according to three driving modes : comfort for city drive, Sport and Sport plus, for crazy, go fetch drive. For the first time, Magnesium was used on some components to reduce weight. New suspensions were fitted; double wishbones and unibal bearings, for a more track focused drive, and coil cover spring, that adapts to the driving commands.

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Brabus Mercedes AMG GT Front

As usual, Brabus did its best to make one of Mercedes AMG flagships look the best, the finest, and let’s not forget, powerful. In fact, people at Brabus just revealed the new AMG GT S Brabus toy, fitted with the PowerXtra B40-600 plug-in module and the least that can be said about it, is ravishing.

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The AMG GT S had its old engine upgraded to produce now something close to 600 bhp, exactly, 591 bhp, and 750 Nm of torque. The new engine has a faster ignition timing, better fuel injection and higher turbocharger boost. Performance of the car improved quite well, the 0 to 100 kph takes now just 3,6 seconds, and top speed is announced to be around 325 kph. To have better engine performance, the GT S exhaust system has been replaced with a new titanium made exhaust system, that is also 40% lighter. The driver can adjust the sound between quite and crazy loud, it is according to its driving style.

Brabus AMG GT S Engine

Alterations were brought to the car looks, first of all, the B logo or the Mercedes Star. The Brabus GT S AMG has new air intakes, side air splitters, a rear air diffuser, and a new rear spoiler. The air diffuser, same as most of the car parts, are in carbon fiber, allowing the car to be lighter, thus to attain higher speeds.

AMG GT S Brabus rear

The AMG GT S Brabus will be unveiled in the 2015 IAA Frankfurt Auto Show, it will have in its visor, the Jaguar F-type coupe, The new Porsche 911 and the GTB Ferrari.

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Posted: November 27, 2014 in AMG GT, Mercedes Benz
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When it comes to replacing their models, car companies do a crazy job to fix, add, replace.. because the next model has to be better in every way, but what if that car being replaced is the SLS AMG? Kind of the perfect car? How car one replace the perfect car? Mercedes-Benz and AMG had the answer, they outdid themselves, and created the AMG-GT model, a rocket that was made to compete with Porsche 911, Jaguar F type R, Audi R8, Corvette, Aston Martin Vantage. There is a new version, and it is more powerful, faster, and in some way better than the AMG GT. It is the AMG GT S, where S means here 50 more bhp.

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So as expected, the car came to play in the big league, and it is not to be messed with. It is fitted with the same 4.0L V8 biturbo engine, with turbos mounted inside the V, it is to achieve greater thermal efficiency. The engine is able to produce 510 bhp, all of them going to the rear wheels, and 479 lb-ft of torque between 1,750 and 5,000 rpm. It is coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The result is, 0 to 60 in a lighting 3.6 seconds. Mercedes-AMG will need to do a better work though, to beat the 3.0 seconds of the Porsche GT3, and 3.5 seconds of the Jaguar F-type. The car top speed is limited at 196 mph which lessens the fun. Mounting the turbos inside V creates a more compact engine, to gain space. Mercedes-AMG uses dry sump to guarantee a better lubrication for the engine. Having a smaller engine won’t mean that the car will make less noise than its AMG predecessors, the exhaust system creates the kind of noise that announces the car coming from miles.

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The interior was made to be just perfect. It is similar to the SLS, spaceship craft was present, with all the buttons, knobs and switches, especially with the central console, so get ready to launch your missiles. These features allow you to control the power distribution, steering, driving modes, and lots of stuff. For example, the Sport Plus mode offers a more aggressive driving through firm steering, lightning gear-changes, and throttle mapping. The car has a large leg and head rooms. It has a large steering wheels, the seats have carbon fiber backs, some expensive materials were used, like aluminium, soft leather, carbon-fiber…. The car has large air intakes, and a good balance of colors.

Pressefahrveranstaltung Mercedes-AMG GT S, Laguna Seca, Nov 2014

As we said, The AMG GT is based on the SLS Mercedes, it has the same long nose, looks a bit like it, but in its own way. It is as wide, it has the same front suspension, while the rear suspension is custom-made just for it. It has iron adaptive suspension dampers, aluminum double-wishbone suspension, low center of gravity, electronically controlled mounts for the engine and the gearbox. The engine is mounted more the rear, while the gearbox sits on the rear axle, giving the car better agility, and a weight distribution towards the rear, (53% of the mass goes the rear axle, while 47% to the front). The car has an electronic differential mounted on the rear axle. An impressive feature about the car, is the hydraulic steering, which makes more car and less computer of it, to give that sensation of control of the driver, instead of all the electronics doing the job for him, and the result is more controllable, less nervous steering than the SLS.

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With only have price of the old SLS, The AMG GT S stands well on its feet, and is here to beat all its competitors, there is maybe a black series edition coming, and who knows what would it be able of