Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cougatti vs Bugatti

Cougatti vs Bugatti

For those familiar with the Bugatti Veyron are likely saying to yourself what the heck is a Cougatti and how did I miss the memo and is it even worthy of such a comparison, how was it kept a secret? 

The Cougatti is limited production of only one at this time and is essentially a knock off or an imitation of the real Bugatti Veyron for a faction of the cost.  Can a knock off of anything be worthy of anyone's attention?  I would propose that it's likely to be determine by each individual and exactly what it is that they love and admire about the vehicle.

Some enthusiast love the looks, beauty, and lines of the Bugatti Veyron and desire just to be able to park it in there driveway while neighbors admire and envy it.  They may just want to take it out on the town and watch it turn the heads of all the other drivers that rarely get a glimpse of a one and half million dollar super car.  Some just love how it will feed their egos.

While many others could care less about what the Bugatti Veyron looks like, but more of it's performance.  It is the raining champion with it 0 to 60 times, braking, handling, quarter mile times, and horse power.  The Bugatti Veyron will no doubt take the lunch of just about any other car or motorbike for the matter.

I mean lets face it the Bugatti Veyron is fastest road-legal car in the world with a top speed of 267 mph.  It has been named Car of the Decade (2000–2009) by the BBC television program Top Gear


The Veyron features a 16 cylinder engine, equivalent to two narrow-angle V8 engines mated in a W configuration. Each cylinder has four valves for a total of sixty four, but the narrow staggered V8 configuration allows two overhead camshafts to drive two banks of cylinders so only four camshafts are needed.

The engine is fed by four bi-turbochargers and displaces 7,993 cubic centimetres (487.8 cu in), with a square 86 by 86 mm (3.4 by 3.4 in) bore and stroke.

The transmission is a dual-clutch direct-shift gearbox computer-controlled automatic with seven gear ratios, with magnesium paddles behind the steering wheel and a shift time of less than 150 milliseconds, built by Ricardo of England rather than Borg-Warner, who designed the six speed DSG used in the mainstream Volkswagen Group marques.

The Veyron can be driven in either semi- or fully automatic mode. A replacement transmission for the Veyron costs just over 120,000.

It also has permanent four wheel drive using the Haldex Traction system. It uses special Michelin PAX run flat tires, designed specifically to accommodate the Veyron's top speed, which reportedly cost 25,000 per set.

[9]The tyres can be removed from the rims only in France, a service which reportedly costs 70,000. Curb weight is 2,034.8 kilograms (4,486 lb).

[9] This gives the car a power to weight ratio, according to Volkswagen Group's figures, of 446.3 metric horsepower (328 kW; 440 bhp) per ton.

The car's wheelbase is 2,710 mm (106.7 in). Overall length is 4,462 mm (175.7 in), width 1,998 mm (78.7 in) and height 1,204 mm (47.4 in).

The Bugatti Veyron has a total of ten radiators.[10]
  • 3 heat exchangers for the air-to-liquid intercoolers.
  • 3 engine radiators.
  • 1 for the air conditioning system.
  • 1 transmission oil radiator.
  • 1 differential oil radiator.
  • 1 engine oil radiator.
Special Thanks Wikipedia for Specifications and performance info.


The Bugatti Veyron is the ultimate in super cars as it is the total package of supreme beauty and supreme performance, it just will not let you down in almost no measurement of a high end super car, although it does fall serverly short when it comes to (mpg) miles per gallon, cost to insure, access to maintenance, price, and overall cost to drive.

Hence comes the Cougatii built by a twenty five year old from Florida by the name of Mike Duff.  The built started with a complete 2002 Mercury Cougar coupe, in which he transformed the the vehicle's entire exterior into that of the world-class super car.

He used fiberglass and composite material to create the Veyron's iconic lines, and laid it all over a tubular steel frame. After a professional paint job and plenty of buffing, the car was ready for the showroom.

Before transformation

Now of course the Cougatti lacks the power of the Bugatti, sporting it's original 2.5 liter V6 engine with approximately 170 hp which will be disappointing and defeatist if by chance you encounter any American pony that challenges you to a drag race.  It would be my recommendation to exit the freeway as soon as possible and pretend that your knock is too costly to engage in such juvenile behavior.

Before transformation

However the Cougatti is petty good replication of the original and will turn heads.  Mike Duff completed the vehicle in nine months maintaining the rear seats which is a feature that the actual Bugatti does not posses.  Mike Duff is selling the Cougatti for a mere faction of the cost of the real Bugatti at a mere $89,000 in which of course that will get you almost any higher performing American pony and even some of the German models that pack much more power and a great deal of prestige.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Felix's Dodge Challenger

The Dodge Charger first came about in 1964 and since has taken a few different forms.  It's has been a hatchback, a sedan, and a personal luxury coupe.  But it's most notable form has been a high performance vehicle that is not actually a Dodge Charger but widely known as the Dodge Challenger which is just fitting for Felix. 

Many people mistake the Dodge Charger and Challenger as their names are somewhat close in spelling and share some common body parts. 

However, the first generation Dodge Challenger was a pony car built from 1970 to 1974, using the Chrysler E platform and sharing major components with the Plymouth Barracuda. The second generation, from 1978 to 1983, was a badge engineered Mitsubishi Galant Lambda. The third, and current generation, was introduced in 2008 as a rival to the evolved fifth generation Ford Mustang and the reintroduced fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro

The Challenger was described in a book about 1960s American cars as Dodge's "answer to the Mustang and Camaro."[2] It was one of two Chrysler E-body cars, the other being the slightly smaller Plymouth Barracuda.

Still today the Dodge Challenger competes with it's rivals the Ford Mustang & the Chevrolet Camaro; and it is currently leading the pack with the introduction of the new Dodge Challenger 392 which produces 470hp with it's 6.4 liter HEMI engine.

Felix's Dodge Challenger is adorned with orange stripes on high glossing black paint with gigantic alloy wheels.  A sort of dichotomy of paint applications to one of the most notable Dodge Challenger known as the General Lee from the 80's TV Show "The Dukes of Harzzard"

Felix's Dodge Challenger is all muscle boasting a 6.1 liter HEMI engine with a six speed manual transmission.  Factory dual exhaust and combination leather and suede upholstered interior. 

The Dodge Challenger comes with 425hp from straight from the Detroit factory, but Felix has decided to give his Dodge Challenger an additional 30hp by adding aftermarket headers. 

Felix's neighbors taunt him that a Gennie is going to appear from all his rubbing on the Challenger.   Not to mention that although his Dodge Challenger is well within it's factory warranty;  he want even allow any of the dealership's certified mechanics touch it.

He takes pride in having the ability, skill, credentials, and his own certification to pamper his beauty of a beast.

Some or part of this information is provided by Wikipedia

Monday, May 30, 2011

Swamp Buggy

The Swamp Buggy is an amphibious vehicle used navigate the swamps in the southern states such as Florida, Louisiana, and parts of Texas. 

Invented by Ed Frank, in Naples, Florida, the swamp buggy proved valuable during early development of the Everglades in the 1930s and 1940s.

The original Swamp Buggy, known as "Tumble Bug", was a tall, ungainly and strange looking vehicle, riding on huge balloon tires, which could be used for everything from hunting expeditions deep into the Everglades to Sunday afternoon outings.

The Swamp Buggy has evolved tremendously from it's roots and doesn't hardly resembles it's predecessor when it comes to competitive racing.

Swamp Buggy have gained much popularity and are raced competitively.  Below are some of them in action.  If you are ever able to ride or drive one, it is sure to be an experience not soon to be forgotten!

Some or part of this information is provided by Wikipedia

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Bentley Ghost

Most are familiar with Bentley's Phantom but maybe total unaware of a its little sibling the Ghost.  The vehicles look very similar and the average consumer may not even see a noticeable difference.  While they are very different in performance and price.  They both come with supreme prestige.  Take a look at the video and discover some insight to this most impressive automobile.

Monday, May 9, 2011

American Muscle Is Back Or Maybe It Never Left

American Muscle Is Back Or Maybe It Never Left

American Motor Companies really can build super cars. Feast your eyes on this beauty of a beast. The FORD GT (Grand Toura)

This is a maginicent machine from the ground up. Tires, cockpit, suppension, body and 540 bhp Supercharged engine with a top speed of 212 mph.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011



The body is of the vehicle is smooth, sleek and well appointed.  The engine boasts twelve cylinders in a "W" shape swallowing up six liters but is so technological advanced that it has the ultimate fuel efficiency of other twelve cylinders engines with no sacrifice in torque and power.

The new Continental GT is even faster than its predecessor. With its power output raised to an immense 575PS (567bhp/423kW) and 700Nm (516lb ft) of torque. In tandem with a new six-speed Quickshift transmission, gear change times are reduced by 50 per cent, it will launch from standstill to 60mph in just 4.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 197mph (318km/h).

FLEX YOUR MUSCLES!  This all wheel drive beast is the beauty has the ability to accelerate under a wave of torque at any speed, in all weather conditions.  

The all-wheel drive is not simply about delivering superb traction for higher performance, it also ensures greater safety in all weather conditions. The advanced system can instantaneously adjust the power split between the front and rear wheels depending on the available grip. In addition, the uprated Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system operates alongside the all-wheel drive system to deliver superb reassurance whatever your driving style.

This vehicle flat out purrs like a beauty but will perform like a beast.  To find out more about the Continental GT visit

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Is it at all possible for a Mercedes S550 to be included in a worst car list.

Is it at all possible for a Mercedes S550 to be included in a worst car list.  Well, Forbes has done just that.  Like it or not the latest reports reveal that the Mercedes S550 lags in a few area, while it is head and shoulders above competitors in other areas.

Whether you own one or you are considering buying one this is information that you may want to consider.