Tag Archives | Sinister

…Saleen’s S5S Raptor looks sinister?

Saleen S5S Raptor

Saleen sure does know how to build ‘em right (he was, after all, the man that managed to make the Saleen S7 a reality) so the prospect of a second supercar form the American manufacturer does get me a little giddy on the inside.

Specs include a supercharged 5.0L V8 producing 650 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque, the ability to run on cellulosic ethanol, 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, 6-speed manual with an optional paddle shifted sequential gearbox, aluminum chassis, and a top speed of over 200 mph.

So what does eternal fastitude like this cost you?

If it makes it to market, just $185,000.

(And yes, in case you were wondering, I did bring you a sneak peak of this car back in November, so never let it be said that DYH doesn’t bring the latest and greatest to the table.)


[Via: Uncrate, Jalopnik]

…KITT is a Mustang?


It’s official: The car that will play KITT in the upcoming Knight Rider series is going to be a Shelby Mustang GT500KR, complete with a wing kit, blackout treatment, and the dancing red grill lights.

It’s subtle, sinister, and sometimes remote controlled, so I’m in love.

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Matte black is back?

Matte Black Ferrari

Proving that even a beautiful car can look badass in matte black, the Novitec Rosso F430 TuNero doesn’t just stop at good looks.

Twin compressors force feed the V8 through a new intake system and twin air-to-water inercoolers to produce 707 hp and 525 lb.-ft. of torque. Novitec Race exhaust lets the engine breathe easier for a sweet sound, an integrated aluminum roll cage keeps things safe, and the custom interior, wheels and carbon fiber engine compartment complete the sinister style.

Alongside the dark horse, Walz Hardcore Cycles built a bike to match, and let it share the TuNero name. Featuring a matching matte black paint scheme, a 120 hp RevTech engine, and plenty of sinister style of its own, this bike is sure to draw stares wherever it goes.

Put the two together, and it’s a dark force that not many are ready to handle.

[Novitec Rosso]

[Walz Hardcore Cycles]