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The Most Overvalued Sports Cars of 2013

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What’s the most overvalued sportscars right now and which vehicles do the Top Gear guys consider not worthy? With Nissan announcing an electric sports car and Mexican sports companies all set to double with VUHL unveiling the ‘05’, the all new premium track-day car, a lot is happening in the sports car market right now.

Most sports cars shouted “fuel economy” even a few years back, however, 2013 is a different picture altogether with style and sportiness coming back with a bang. Here are some of the most hyped, yet the most overvalued sportscars right now that steal the show.

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sports at $2,400,000 remains the most luxurious street legal production car that will take the seats of your pants and toss you around for an exciting ride. Reaching 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds, it was tested to reach the top speed of 267 mph. However, the car is going to be limited to 258 mph, 10 mph short of its terminal velocity. Also, speculations reveal that the gas tank might empty in 30 seconds while traveling at top speed.

The Lamborghini Veneno, priced at a whopping $4,000,000 and unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 is based on Aventador supercar. With a 6.5 liter V12 engine, it boasts a top speed of 221 mph and chugs hydrocarbon. With its looks like the wingless fighter jet and scissor doors, it is priced a bit too high and if you are looking for some fresh air, you will have to roll down the windows.

The next in line to follow the bandwagon of the most overvalued sports cars is the celestial and effulgent Aston Martin Vanquish, priced at $279,995. The sleek carbon fiber VH and bonded aluminum mono-coque body, two-door coupe body, has a top speed of 220 mph in high speed testing, which makes it one of the most desirable cars for the sports car aficionados.

Classy interiors, a touch sensitive central console is all very nice, however, the latest breed of super sports cars are much faster than this beauty. Even with the perfect body and chassis of carbon fiber, this Bond car however lacks the dynamism that the other super sports cars of the same category have.

What Are the Most Undervalued Sports Cars Right Now (Collectible or Not)

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Generally, sports cars are in demand due to their appealing look,  excellence of service and even how well they are marketed.  Still, some sports cars do not rate well in the market and are underestimated by car lovers. This does not generally mean that they are all together bad; they have their advantages and disadvantages.

Most undervalued sports cars are placed in that category because of their model or price. Maybe you will want to go along with the common saying that “cheap is expensive.”   Many avoid buying cheap sports cars or those that are on offer. However, you may wish to consider the Subaru BRZ or the Toyota GT 86 as they are examples of two of the most undervalued sports car models right now.

Older sports cars models are also often  undervalued because they do not fit in the category of the newest cars in the market today. Some of these are older models are still flashy, powerful and reliable. Old does not necessarily mean stale, and as they say, old is gold. Chevy and the Ford are exceptional for their outstanding durability.

You will maybe think that the Toyota specializes in designing other makes other than sports cars. This is not necessarily the case. Sports cars available from Toyota are still as flashy as other makes.

Another example of a car that falls in the class of the most undervalued sports car right now  is The Subaru BRZ model. It possesses a great engine that will still serve you well on the road. Add to this the exceptional facility of its classic music system in CD, MP3 and Bluetooth formats. It has a well-built brake system comprised of an Anti-lock that is electronically controlled. You will also want to think about its elaborate airbag safety system with sensors that will guarantee you enough security in case of an accident.

The Most Affordable Sports Car on Earth

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The thrill that comes with driving a super sports car cannot be completely understood by those people who do not have a liking for them. It is mostly about class, speed and the prestige that comes with it all. The excitement that goes down your spine when you listen to the roaring of the engine is one of the things that make you just want to get one, not to mention the crowds that you are sure to pull as beautiful a sports cars is a head turner. The problem, however, comes when you are told the price.

As they say, good things don’t come cheap. This is the experience for most sports cars shoppers. To get the exact model and style of sports car that you want is not an inexpensive consideration. With budgetary constraints sometimes one is forced to cut down on the features that make the car stand out. It is thus crucial for these fast car lovers to have an idea of which sports cars have the characteristics that they want and that they come in reasonably fair prices. One such car is the Mazda Mx-5 Miata. This four cylinder engine sports car has obtained favorable world rankings as one of the most affordable cars in its classification. Additional to this advantage is its ability to absorb shocks on bumps unlike other sports cars. The Nissan 37Z is another sports car that is within an affordable range for many. Though smaller than most other sports cars, this does not stop it from being among the best in performance as seen through its great responsive steering.

You are also never likely to go wrong with the Scion FR-S. This  car comes with high recommendations for its great value for cash in comparison to its performance. Its affordability becomes further enhanced with its fuel efficiency. This is not very common with many sports cars and it is no wonder that most reviewers recommend the purchase of the FR-S if you are concerned with both speed and saving.

The Ford Mustang is the other good deal. It has a smaller price tag that belies its performance. It is a great pick for sports car lovers since it provides an alternative to the higher priced models without sacrificing performance.

“Handcrafted” Sports Car? You Bet…Here Are 3…

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Not long ago, owning a handcrafted sports car was a luxury only the few very rich could afford. Today things have become a little more flexible with vehicles being fashioned to suit a range of personal tastes and preferences. Accessories are more personalized and unique touches here and there are included when manufacturing the car. This does not mean that the process has become any cheaper, but a handcrafted sports car is much more available now and at a more reasonable price.
Below are examples of three such cars whose features have been found to have great benefits and are now available on the market.
1.       FERRARI FX
This is a model that was specifically hand made for the sultan of Brunei in the 1980’s. He had a collection of sports cars in his collection with the FX Ferrari being the most eye-catching. This car has a similar internal code to the  Enzo. The FX, with its unique body made of aluminum alloy and carbon fiber and its electro-hydraulic/sequential gearbox place it in a category of  its own. This car has received ratings that are outstanding.

2.       The Fisker Latino CS
Fiske manufacturer is frequently congratulated for its high level of construction uniqueness. This is due to the fact that customers are able to enjoy the characteristics of a special, super hand built car. The company producing this car was formed in response to the need to develop high-end super sport cars since demand was on the rise. The new shape of the car’s body enhances its performance.

3.       Rolls-Royce Coupe
This is an Indian sports car whose manufacturers are also designers of other famous models such as the Cayenne Coupe Porsche. The Rolls-Royce Coupe has manufacturing based on the Silver Spar, which is a second hand idea. Its manufacturing and development took about one and a half years to complete. Most of the features from the original make are still retained. This affords a personal touch blended with modern innovation in the interior and exterior thus ensuring that it is both classy and unique. The only notable changed feature is its color, which is now red.
With the motor industry, old is gold. Unlike other fields where past innovations are discarded, the vehicle world is a built up from old technology. Consider this when you choose your own unique speed machine.

Top Performing Electric Sports Cars Become A Reality

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Electric and sports cars? You must be kidding, may be your first thought. After all, electric cars don’t have the power and speed of a conventional gasoline sportscar. They may use clean and green energy, be quiet on the roads (sports cars are known for their noise), but they simply cannot give the mileage that a conventional sportscar can.

And if you are addicted to speed and thrills, then you may not even consider electric sport cars. But wait; there is news for you. Some car manufacturers have taken the plunge and announced and produced electric sportscars or designed concept cars that can give conventional ones a run for their money in more ways than one.

Tesla’s new Roadster is a very light car, made of carbon fiber, but extremely fast. It goes from 0 to 60 MPH in the short time of 3.7 seconds. It goes for 245 miles on a single charge (combination of highway and city driving) and costs $110,000. This all-electric sportscar is a two-seater and comes with sleek styling and modern looks to rival any other sportscar.

The Lotus Evora 414E is not fully electric as it also has an engine that cuts in if required; however it is mainly electric. The engine acts as an electricity generator to power the vehicle and gives a range of 300 miles. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds. The car, though built, is still under demonstration and Lotus hopes to add further innovations and develop the technology for future use.

The Audi R8 e-tron looks similar to the Audi gasoline model, but has electron-fed motors producing a combined 230 kW and 500 lb-ft of torque. It goes from 0-63 mph in 4.8 seconds and has a range of 124 miles. The car set a world record in Germany’s famed Nurburgring Nordschleife by blazing through the 12.92-mile track in a record setting 8:09 minutes. Another one from the Audi line-up is the F12 which is an all-electric sportscar, in the prototype stage. Featuring three electric motors, one in the front and two in the rear, using all three at the same time, it has an impressive 204 hp.

Infiniti’s EMERGE-E. is a concept electric sportscar that goes from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds and to 130 mph in 30 seconds. With 400 hp under the hood, the car is made of carbon fiber. Among other electric sportscars that are being designed are the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Jaguar C-X75, BMW i8, the Rimac Concept One, Lotus’s PG Eleketrus and British car maker Morgan’s Electric Plus E.

The Five Best Sports Car Blogs on the Internet

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The internet has been a huge boom to car enthusiasts. Not only can they read about the latest updates and developments, but the top sportscar blogs even allow you to talk with other car lovers and designers in order to find out more. The web has also given rise to a large number of specialty blogs, so that specific kinds of car owners can get exactly what they want. The best specialty sportscar blogs are continually connecting car drivers and car engineers to make great results, thus promoting both knowledge and support all over the world. But what are the best blogs, and what makes them so great?

5. Edmunds

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The oldest and most customer-oriented car blog on the planet, Edmunds should be the starting point for anyone looking to purchase a car. It’s also a great place if you want to brag (or complain) about your current car. With an infinite number of evaluations and reviews, Edmunds is the beginning and end of any search to buy cars.

4. Autoblog

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Primarily for those interested in the car industry more than owning the finished product, AutoBlog lets you know how every nut, bolt and piece of plastic in every car is being evaluated, designed and ultimately released. With a heavy emphasis on technological advancement, Autoblog is a great place for the really hardcore gearheads to learn the answers to questions they never thought to ask.

3. Transmission

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The official blog of BBC’s Top Gear, Transmission is a lighthearted and fun blog that is ideal for casual car lovers as well as dedicated gearheads. The money and clout of the BBC enables the blog to go places and do things that would otherwise be impossible. The website is also very entertaining – thanks in no small part to heavy assistance from the show.

2. Jalopnik

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Jalopnik is a general interest car blog with everything from the latest industry stats and quotes to the latest photos and interviews. Part of the Gawker media network, it does essentially no independent reporting, but they will hunt down and repost any car related story they can find – making them an excellent aggregator.

1. /drive

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The blog of Drive Magazine, Drive not only features exclusive interviews, announcements, reports and reviews, everything is presented in full-color, high definition video. Covering everything from racing to tuning to innovation and design, it presents everything all the above blogs do, but in beautiful, full motion video. With a staff of professional drivers, testers and cameramen, everything comes out beautiful and informative.

2013 Porsche Panamera GTS – Brand new model!

Taking the kids to school just got a little more exciting!  People who need to peak at maximum g-force while taking the kids to school now have another option….the 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS.  Basically a sportier version of the current Panamera 4S, the $110,875 GTS will be the third most expensive of Porsche’s sedan, after the $137,675 Turbo and $174,175 Turbo S.  You can burn rubber out of your driveway and hit 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds!

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2013 Porsche Panamera GTS

Today a team of Auto SuperShield installers were out in Miramar, Florida installing a clear bra on this GTS.  We used the Ultimate self-healing paint protection film on the front end to protect the paint.  We’re a little embarrassed to admit that we had not even heard of a 2013 Panamera GTS until this past customer called us to book an appointment.  Embarrassing yes, but true.  However, we should have expected as much since this same customer has a history of getting the “first” of new model cars.  He was also the first to receive a new model Audi R8 V10, Porsche GT3 and the GT3 RS.  What list is he on?   I want to be added……….

 

2013 Porsche Panamera GTS

2013 Porsche Panamera GTS

The New 2013 Audi RS5

The Audi RS5 coupe is finally coming to U.S. shores for 2013, and at Auto SuperShield, we’re anxiously awaiting the chance to start wrapping these beautiful automobiles in our revolutionary films.

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2013 Audi RS5 at Auto SuperShield

Expected to land here by the end of 2012, the RS5 will bring with it the monster power of a naturally aspirated engine along with the signature smoothness of Audi Quattro all-wheel drive with four-wheel torque vectoring. With 450 horsepower and 317-lb-ft packed into a 4.2-liter V-8 engine, any 2013 Audi RS5 review would have to start with a look at its crown-gear center differential, a jewel of an innovation to divert 60-percent of the power to the rear axles during normal driving conditions but allowing for excellent traction control through power diversion to the front or rear axles should the car start to slip. This innovation establishes the RS5 as an easy-to-drive supercar that is manageable even at high speeds.

That being said, the 2013 Audi RS5 compared to, for instance, its main competition, the BMW M3, is not necessarily the car for the driver who wants to feel every twist, turn, and nuance of the road. The RS5 is equipped only with seven-speed automated manual transmission for fast gear changes, while the BMW M3 still comes with an option for six-speed manual transmission, perfect for those who love to feel each purr of the engine when shifting gears.

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2013 Audi RS5

On the flipside, the naturally aspirated engine of the RS5 positively roars with supercar strength, while the entire BMW M-series, M3 coupe included, has shifted to a more environmentally friendly, forced induction turbocharged engine model. That naturally aspirated RS5 engine won’t get you the best fuel economy, but its high-revving, octane-fueled thrills are exactly what a supercar should be: loud, bossy, and positively vibrating with potential power.

The styling of the Audi RS5′s front fascia has been criticized, particularly the massive grilles that are essential to the naturally aspirated engine. However, when looked at in light of that naturally aspirated beauty of an engine, the grilles that the dominate the front are positively beautiful. And, with luxurious styling inside that includes Audi’s signature creature comforts, the RS5 is certainly the car for anyone looking to enjoy driving a powerful vehicle in luxurious surroundings.

At Auto SuperShield, we’ll help you protect your Audi RS5′s paint from scratches and other damage, or we can give it a complete paint makeover. We offer Ultimate Self-Healing Paint Protection Film from XPEL that’s designed to protect the underlying paint while allowing the beauty of your car’s paintjob to shine through. We also provide paint wraps from 3M Scothprint Wrap Film that allow you to change your car’s color without damaging the underlying surface. We wrap the car completely to insure that your luxury vehicle’s paint is protected.

Call Auto SuperShield at 561-367-0101 or visit contact us to learn how we can transform the look of your vehicle.

 

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Pepi at Auto SuperShield working on a new model 2013 Audi RS5

Looking For A Birthday Gift? Get Your Husband A Luxury Vehicle Wrap For His Sportscar

It can be hard to buy a birthday present for your husband if he is the proud owner of a sports car. After all, if a man already owns his dream car, what more could he possibly need? A fun, unique option that you might not have considered is a vehicle wrap. When you give your husband a vehicle wrap for his sports car, it is almost like you are giving him a brand new vehicle. A paint wrap gives a sports car an entirely different look. Because high quality paint wraps do not damage the finish underneath, the installation process is reversible. If your husband decides he wants to remove the paint wrap later, he can easily do so. A paint wrap for a sports car is much more affordable than a traditional paint job, and will give your significant other a chance to see what his car would look like in a different color.

Audi R8 Vehicle Wrap in Black Matte and Black Carbon Fiber Film

Audi R8 Vehicle Wrap in Black Matte and Black Carbon Fiber Film

Although there are many other great car gifts for your husband available, if your husband already has all the auto accessories he could ever want, surprise him with a paint wrap for his sports car in a fun, flashy color. Once you decide to get your significant other a vehicle paint wrap for his car, your next decision is choosing the color. This can be tough if you want to keep your husband’s birthday present a surprise. You can subtly find out your husband’s sports car color preferences while driving or watching television. For example, if you pass a sports car going down the highway, you can remark that you like the color, and ask your husband what he thinks of it. You might want to start trying to figure out your husband’s color preferences well in advance of his birthday so that he does not become suspicious. Of course, with Auto Super Shield’s selection of car wraps, you are not limited to basic colors. Our durable car wraps come in a wide variety of finishes and patterns that can give a sports car a completely unique appearance. If you think your husband might like a more unusual paint wrap, consider letting him pick one out himself. He will still appreciate your thoughtful and exciting gift.

Auto Super Shield offers many paint wrap options that would make great gifts perfect for sports car enthusiasts. With Auto Super Shield on your team, you will be able to select the perfect vehicle wrap that will make your husband’s birthday extra special. If you have any questions about paint wraps or other car accessories, give us a call at 561-367-0101 or visit our website. Our professional auto experts will be happy to answer all your questions.

 

 

Showing Off Our Revolutionary Film on a Revolutionary Car a 2012 Fisker Karma

We recently had an opportunity to work on the Fisker Karma, a very unique luxury hybrid vehicle. This luxury vehicle represents the future of automotive motoring, thanks to its impressive styling, hybrid electric drivetrain and use of eco-friendly materials. This is definitely a vehicle that is deserving of the best paint protection on the market.

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Our latest project involves covering the entire vehicle with paint protection film. Because its a Fisker Karma, it made the project that much more fun. We’re using the new Ultimate Self-Healing Paint Protection Film available from XPEL. It’s a full protection wrap that prevents the underlying paint from scratches and other damage that happens over the course of a vehicle’s life. Not only will the Karma’s painted surfaces benefit from this protective film, we will also cover the windshield with a safety coating to prevent scratches and pitting.

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