Daily Archives: July 31, 2008

Veyron Killer? Meet the Porsche 9ff GT9.


9ff has bred this car for pure speed. It’s only got a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engine, but it somehow manages to output an impressive 973 horsepower and 710 lb-ft of torque. That’s 247 HP/liter! The new Corvette ZR1 only produces 100 HP/liter and the Veyron is at 125 HP/liter. This is HUGE power output. Weighing in at 3047 pounds also makes it a light weight contender, a full 1/2 ton lighter than the Veyron. While it looks like a flattened out 911 with the rear bumper missing, it’s aerodynamics are tuned for just enough down force to keep in on the road at 250+ MPH. The 9ff probably won’t be a track monster due to it lacking a big spoiler, but put it on a long stretch of road where you can unwind it properly and you’ll be in for a treat. While it’s 0-60 time is nearly a full second slower than the Bugatti, it’s 0-186 MPH (300KM/H) is a full 0.6 seconds faster! That means this beast is geared for the top end, which is why it’ll eventually beat out the Veyron traveling at a claimed 254.77 MPH, a hair faster than the Veyron. It’s more exclusive than the Veyron as only 20 will be made, and it’s cheaper speed still, costing a mere £350,000 ($693,000).

The buzz on the net is that this is, in fact, a Veyron Killer. I respectfully disagree…while the 9ff is a fast car, the Veyron cannot be bested. It is the divine example a super car you can actually use in everyday life: the ride is comfortable, the interior is lavish and elegant, and the way the Veyron operates is unlike any other. You can take the Veyron to the track, to it’s top speed on the autobahn, or to the grocery store to pick up supper and it’ll do all of those tasks equally well. The Porsche has a bare bones interior, an unfinished exterior, a wooded floor, and no safety features other than a roll cage and a 5-point harness… hell, it doesn’t even have a crumple zone for an impact. Air bag, you don’t need no stinking airbag. Sure, it’s 1 MPH faster at top speed, but does that really matter when you’re butt hurts because the ride quality is terrible and the road noise is deafening? It wouldn’t matter to me.

Source: TimesOnline.co.uk

AutoAnything Weekly Product Review: Curt Hitches


We here at AutoAnything love cars and trucks. That’s why we are in the business of selling performance car and truck parts. This blog is something we do on the side to help you (and us) stay on top of the car industry and all it’s wonders. To further that pursuit, we are going to start having weekly reviews of a new product or product line that we just picked up. Bare with me, it’ll be short and sweet: for our first-ever weekly product review, I’ll be covering the Curt trailer hitch.

Curt Manufacturing has been making hitches for over ten years, so they know how to make a strong hitch that withstands the tests of time. Every Curt hitch is robotically welded for perfect fitment and incredible strength. You can even get custom colors to better match the look and feel of your vehicle. And to help control anything you might want to tow, the Curt weight distribution hitch will spread the load more evenly across your tires, enhancing your steering and braking abilities. Strength is an important aspect of every trailer hitch; the last thing you want to do is drop your load unintentionally. Curt 5th wheel hitch and gooseneck hitches are no different in terms of tough construction, but they also include extra features like spherical axle bearings and quiet locking mechanisms to kill any squeaks and noises you might be getting from hauling a 20,000 lb. load.

No matter what you need to tow, Curt hitches are as solid as they come and should provide you with many years of reliable towing, which makes them the editors-pick from the Trailer Hitches & Towing department. Thats all I’ve got for you today, feel free to leave any questions in the comments box.