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…The Bentley Continental Supersports is green?

Bentley Continental Supersports

The Bentley Continental Supersports might not look very green, but as the company’s first FlexFuel vehicle, it is. (Kinda.)

Bentley Continental Supersports Detail

The ‘Extreme Bentley’ is also the fastest and most powerful car to wear a flying B on the hood, with a 621 hp E85-compatible W12 propelling the car to 60 in just 3.7 seconds, and giving it a top speed of 204 mph.

In addition, the car receives carbon ceramic brakes, 24 lbs of weight reduction, a dark-smoked steel finish on all ‘brightware’ (front grilles, lamp bezels, window surrounds and wheels) and plenty of carbon fiber to go around, both inside and out.

It’s definitely not your father’s Bentley, but in this case, that’s definitely not a bad thing.

[Bentley]

[Via: Autoblog]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Hot Rod Hybrid?

Hot Rod Hybrid

Hybrids don’t often bring to mind killer performance numbers (outside of MPGs of course) or awesome track times, but when Braille Batteries set out to show the world what its products could do, they created a Nissan Altima Hybrid that defies expectations.

Their “Hot Rod Hybrid” as it’s called is designed to race in the newly formed hybrid/electric class in the Red Line Time Attack series as well as the Cannonball Run and One Lap of America races in 2009.

Hot Rod Hybrid Detail

Featuring an E85-powered, 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine that uses an electric supercharger combined with an electric motor to reach a total output of 440 horses, this car is no slouch, and according to Braille, it’ll do the quarter in 12.9 seconds at 109 MPH.

Additional details include a race-style interior with “no-waste” ECO racing seats from Sparco, carbon fiber goodies all around including the still in the concept stage carbon fiber Braille battery that powers the beast, a 6-point cage, BC Racing coil over suspension, Wilwood brakes, an eco-focused paint scheme, Power Film flexible solar panels, energy conserving Yokohama tires, a Stillen body kit, and most important of all, leaf shaped exhaust tips.

Who said hybrids couldn’t be horsepower machines?

[Via: Autopia]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Spada Vetture Sport TS Codatronca?

Spada Vetture Sport TS Codatronca

Spada Vetture Sport’s TS Codatronca looks like the car Batman would dive if the Batmobile got a bit boring one day.

The front looks like a cross between a Ferrari, a Lamborghini, and a Corvette, and the rear looks like…like…well, it doesn’t really look like anything else on the market right now, since a giant Tetris tail and stealth bomber lines aren’t exactly in vogue over at GM’s design shop.

The interior however is both beautiful and functional, with plenty of suede and carbon fiber to remind you that you aren’t in a car that will serve fleet time as part of a rental program.

The engine also reminds you that you’re in a race-bred car, with 600 horses on tap, and a short ratio gearbox to compile with FIA GT1 regulations.

For the green lovers, there’s an ad-hoc “converter kit” that allows you to fuel the car with E85 ethanol and also gives you a slight increase in torque and power.

It’s definitely not your daddy’s supercar, but then, who wants that anyways?

[Spada Vetture Sport – TS Codatronca]

[Via: Autoblog]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Koenigsegg Edition?

Koenigsegg Edition

When a car already has 1018 horsepower and runs on E85 ethanol, it’s hard to top it, but Koenigsegg has done just that with the CCX and CCXR Edition.

The aim of the Edition is to “deliver superior performance – on the track, in a straight line and on country roads – and to do so in style and comfort.”

Both are fitted with the 4.8L twin-supercharged engine, and have been track-tuned with modified shock absorbers, stiffer springs, anti-roll bars, reset dampers, and a lowered chassis.

The carbon fiber bodies have also been enhanced for additional downforce with an optimized rear wing, front winglets, and a larger front splitter and nolder, all left in raw carbon fiber form so that you can appreciate their beauty. And because it’s raw carbon fiber, “each individual section of carbon fibre bodywork has been painstakingly matched and then joined together inside out like a tailored suit, to create a stunning pinstripe effect. The process is so time-consuming that it takes almost twice as much time to create the clear-coated visible carbon body compared to the normal painted carbon CCX body.”

The interior features special anodized aluminum trim and a redesigned Koenigsegg Chronocluster and center console to “conform the Edition’s exclusive status.”

Want one?

Get in line, because only 14 of the CCX Editions will be made, though that’s more than enough when compared to the six CCXR Editions that will ever see the light of day.

[Koenigsegg Edition]

…Hummer’s HX looks like a winner?

Hummer HX

The Hummer HX concept is one truck that I would love to see make it to the showroom floor without getting smoothed over by the penny pinchers at GM.

Designed to be a Jeep Wrangler competitor, the HX features a 3.6-liter SIDI E85 FlexFuel engine, four wheel drive, a six-speed automatic transmission, and a modular roof that can be opened convertible style.

Considering the fact that the styling isn’t too far off when compared to the current H2 and H3, I can only hope that this is a nearly-there preview of the H4 to come.

[Via: Autoblog]