Shmee150 http://shmee150.com Living the Supercar Dream Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:04:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Military Grade M2 KILLER! AC Schnitzer ACL2S http://shmee150.com/military-grade-m2-killer-ac-schnitzer-acl2s/ http://shmee150.com/military-grade-m2-killer-ac-schnitzer-acl2s/#respond Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:04:20 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=10377 Military Grade M2 KILLER! AC Schnitzer ACL2S

Take a BMW M240i, then inject a lot of oomph and you'll have this; AC Schnitzer's ACL2S to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Only 30 of the 400PS / 600Nm 2 series will be created and this one finished in the satin green paintwork with the golden highlights certainly carries some military hints of the power it possesses.

During a visit to AC Schnitzer in Germany, I take out the car for a little test drive and walkaround to show you all the details and the upgrades that have been carried out over the top of the standard 2er.

Special shout to @benzeneben for the EPIC edit! Give him a follow: http://instagram.com/benzeneben

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Military Grade M2 KILLER! AC Schnitzer ACL2S

Take a BMW M240i, then inject a lot of oomph and you'll have this; AC Schnitzer's ACL2S to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Only 30 of the 400PS / 600Nm 2 series will be created and this one finished in the satin green paintwork with the golden highlights certainly carries some military hints of the power it possesses. During a visit to AC Schnitzer in Germany, I take out the car for a little test drive and walkaround to show you all the details and the upgrades that have been carried out over the top of the standard 2er. Special shout to @benzeneben for the EPIC edit! Give him a follow: http://instagram.com/benzeneben

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FINALLY A Good Looking SUV! Alfa Romeo Stelvio http://shmee150.com/finally-a-good-looking-suv-alfa-romeo-stelvio/ http://shmee150.com/finally-a-good-looking-suv-alfa-romeo-stelvio/#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:06:13 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=10374 FINALLY A Good Looking SUV! Alfa Romeo Stelvio

It feels like Alfa Romeo have pulled something out of the bag with the Stelvio, their new SUV, and most importantly finally an SUV that actually looks rather good!

We get started with a look around the new car, before going for a test drive and returning it to the Alfa Romeo HQ in Turin, Italy.

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FINALLY A Good Looking SUV! Alfa Romeo Stelvio

It feels like Alfa Romeo have pulled something out of the bag with the Stelvio, their new SUV, and most importantly finally an SUV that actually looks rather good! We get started with a look around the new car, before going for a test drive and returning it to the Alfa Romeo HQ in Turin, Italy.

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THIS is Launch Control! 0-62mph in 2.5s with the TechArt GT Street R http://shmee150.com/this-is-launch-control-0-62mph-in-2-5s-with-the-techart-gt-street-r/ http://shmee150.com/this-is-launch-control-0-62mph-in-2-5s-with-the-techart-gt-street-r/#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:02:59 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=10370 THIS is Launch Control! 0-62mph in 2.5s with the TechArt GT Street R

There's fast off the line, and then there's the TechArt GT Street R off the line...! Going from 0-62mph / 0-100km/h in a mere 2.5 seconds, it's desperately impressive how the modified Porsche 911 Turbo S with 720PS and 950Nm can get moving and keep thrusting forward.

Using a RaceLogic Vbox system to monitor and record the data gives us the genuine readout of what was achieved. For comparison, the fastest I achieved in the McLaren 675LT on the same day and conditions was 3.0 seconds.

Special thanks to TechArt http://www.techart.de and Racelogic http://racelogic.com for making this video happen!

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THIS is Launch Control! 0-62mph in 2.5s with the TechArt GT Street R

There's fast off the line, and then there's the TechArt GT Street R off the line...! Going from 0-62mph / 0-100km/h in a mere 2.5 seconds, it's desperately impressive how the modified Porsche 911 Turbo S with 720PS and 950Nm can get moving and keep thrusting forward. Using a RaceLogic Vbox system to monitor and record the data gives us the genuine readout of what was achieved. For comparison, the fastest I achieved in the McLaren 675LT on the same day and conditions was 3.0 seconds. Special thanks to TechArt http://www.techart.de and Racelogic http://racelogic.com for making this video happen!

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This is a Supercar with an Aquarium!! http://shmee150.com/this-is-a-supercar-with-an-aquarium/ http://shmee150.com/this-is-a-supercar-with-an-aquarium/#respond Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:05:45 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=10367 This is a Supercar with an Aquarium!!

I never thought this would exist! The FV Frangivento Charlotte Roadster is a concept Italian supercar aiming to bring full electric to a car that carries quite a few crossovers to aquatic life... including an aquarium you can find behind the seats!

The fish tank obviously won't make it into the final car but it does provide a talking point alongside a large array of nautical inspirations that have gone into the car.

After a visit to Top Marques to take a look at this, it's off to load the Vanquish onto a truck and send it back home with All Transports Ltd following the Monaco part of this trip.

Ben's Instagram channel: https://www.instagram.com/benzeneben/

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This is a Supercar with an Aquarium!!

I never thought this would exist! The FV Frangivento Charlotte Roadster is a concept Italian supercar aiming to bring full electric to a car that carries quite a few crossovers to aquatic life... including an aquarium you can find behind the seats! The fish tank obviously won't make it into the final car but it does provide a talking point alongside a large array of nautical inspirations that have gone into the car. After a visit to Top Marques to take a look at this, it's off to load the Vanquish onto a truck and send it back home with All Transports Ltd following the Monaco part of this trip. Ben's Instagram channel: https://www.instagram.com/benzeneben/

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BONKERS DONKERS! The Donkervoort D8 GTO RS is Faster than my 675LT! http://shmee150.com/bonkers-donkers-the-donkervoort-d8-gto-rs-is-faster-than-my-675lt/ http://shmee150.com/bonkers-donkers-the-donkervoort-d8-gto-rs-is-faster-than-my-675lt/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:15:08 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=10364 BONKERS DONKERS! The Donkervoort D8 GTO RS is Faster than my 675LT!

As driving experiences go, not much on the road comes close to the D8 GTO RS, the latest machine from Dutch manufacturer, Donkervoort. Having driven the earlier model during a visit to the factory, it's an opportunity to see a little more about it and the updates that have gone into making the car even lighter at just 695kg and more powerful with 415hp... simple mathematics tells you this car is quick.

In fact, it's so quick that the 0-100km/h time of 2.7s and the 0-200km/h time of 7.8s make it faster than my McLaren 675LT!

During Top Marques Monaco, the cars were on show but let's hop into this lime green example and see what it's all about.

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BONKERS DONKERS! The Donkervoort D8 GTO RS is Faster than my 675LT!

As driving experiences go, not much on the road comes close to the D8 GTO RS, the latest machine from Dutch manufacturer, Donkervoort. Having driven the earlier model during a visit to the factory, it's an opportunity to see a little more about it and the updates that have gone into making the car even lighter at just 695kg and more powerful with 415hp... simple mathematics tells you this car is quick. In fact, it's so quick that the 0-100km/h time of 2.7s and the 0-200km/h time of 7.8s make it faster than my McLaren 675LT! During Top Marques Monaco, the cars were on show but let's hop into this lime green example and see what it's all about.

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£100k for a Mini? But I Love it! http://shmee150.com/100k-for-a-mini-but-i-love-it/ http://shmee150.com/100k-for-a-mini-but-i-love-it/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:05:19 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=10361 £100k for a Mini? But I Love it!

The moment David Brown Automotive took the wraps off the Mini Remastered it grabbed my attention so finding out the car would be present during Top Marques Monaco made it a certainty that I was going to take a look at it in more detail. This specific model is the Monte Carlo, limited to just 25 cars, all in Rascasse Red with 98bhp and carrying a price tag of £82,500+tax (£99,000 in the UK plus registration fees) but let's find out what it's like and what went into making this car.

Music 1: Instrumental #7 by Chris Holm Music https://soundcloud.com/chrisholmmusic https://www.instagram.com/chrisholm_m...

Music 2: Instrumental #10 by Chris Holm Music https://soundcloud.com/chrisholmmusic https://www.instagram.com/chrisholm_m...

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£100k for a Mini? But I Love it!

The moment David Brown Automotive took the wraps off the Mini Remastered it grabbed my attention so finding out the car would be present during Top Marques Monaco made it a certainty that I was going to take a look at it in more detail. This specific model is the Monte Carlo, limited to just 25 cars, all in Rascasse Red with 98bhp and carrying a price tag of £82,500+tax (£99,000 in the UK plus registration fees) but let's find out what it's like and what went into making this car. Music 1: Instrumental #7 by Chris Holm Music https://soundcloud.com/chrisholmmusic https://www.instagram.com/chrisholm_m... Music 2: Instrumental #10 by Chris Holm Music https://soundcloud.com/chrisholmmusic https://www.instagram.com/chrisholm_m...

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I Ruined A Perfect Day :( http://shmee150.com/ruined-perfect-day/ http://shmee150.com/ruined-perfect-day/#respond Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:52:50 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=10353 I Ruined A Perfect Day :(

Things were going too perfectly! This was a great day out with the guys as we took a group of 20 supercars up towards the 'Red Rock Road' via some amazing scenery and with the weather on our side. Following MrJWW for a fair bit in his orange LT, with Seb in his Lotus running behind, we wind up the mountains before things started going a little bit unplanned.

For some reason my 675LT started overheating; I don't know what the problem could be but made a foolish mistake in investigating and now the car is on a truck back home. Let's hope there's no major issue and it's fixed in no time - It could be as simple as a sensor, it could be a more dramatic issue, I'll let you know.

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I Ruined A Perfect Day :(

Things were going too perfectly! This was a great day out with the guys as we took a group of 20 supercars up towards the 'Red Rock Road' via some amazing scenery and with the weather on our side. Following MrJWW for a fair bit in his orange LT, with Seb in his Lotus running behind, we wind up the mountains before things started going a little bit unplanned. For some reason my 675LT started overheating; I don't know what the problem could be but made a foolish mistake in investigating and now the car is on a truck back home. Let's hope there's no major issue and it's fixed in no time - It could be as simple as a sensor, it could be a more dramatic issue, I'll let you know.

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The World’s MOST EXPENSIVE Car Key! http://shmee150.com/worlds-expensive-car-key/ http://shmee150.com/worlds-expensive-car-key/#respond Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:55:57 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=10356 The World’s MOST EXPENSIVE Car Key!

It's time to collect my Senturion, perhaps the most expensive car key in the world! It has now been configured and ready for the LT Spider, and being the Monaco edition limited to just 7 it only made sense to collect it in Monaco itself.

First, let's get the day started at Top Marques by checking out the Overfinch SVR Super Sport, a beast of a Range Rover with a cracking exhaust sound.

Upon return it's time to check out the new McLaren key and give you a demonstration of how it works.

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The World’s MOST EXPENSIVE Car Key!

It's time to collect my Senturion, perhaps the most expensive car key in the world! It has now been configured and ready for the LT Spider, and being the Monaco edition limited to just 7 it only made sense to collect it in Monaco itself. First, let's get the day started at Top Marques by checking out the Overfinch SVR Super Sport, a beast of a Range Rover with a cracking exhaust sound. Upon return it's time to check out the new McLaren key and give you a demonstration of how it works.

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There’s A FLYING CAR at Top Marques Monaco! http://shmee150.com/theres-a-flying-car-at-top-marques-monaco/ http://shmee150.com/theres-a-flying-car-at-top-marques-monaco/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:39:35 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=10350 There’s A FLYING CAR at Top Marques Monaco!

It's time for Top Marques Monaco and guess what? There's a flying car here... or actually there are TWO!

As always the show involves some nice surprises, plenty of supercars, and a lot of action around the town itself. Let's start by taking a look inside the exhibition hall before wandering around town and also checking out Marc's latest M2 upgrade in the form of the Awron Data Analyser.

For more information on the Awron Data Analyser, please check this page: http://data-analyser.awron.de/index.php/en/

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There’s A FLYING CAR at Top Marques Monaco!

It's time for Top Marques Monaco and guess what? There's a flying car here... or actually there are TWO! As always the show involves some nice surprises, plenty of supercars, and a lot of action around the town itself. Let's start by taking a look inside the exhibition hall before wandering around town and also checking out Marc's latest M2 upgrade in the form of the Awron Data Analyser. For more information on the Awron Data Analyser, please check this page: http://data-analyser.awron.de/index.php/en/

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[Where’s Shmee] This is the Best Highway in the World!! http://shmee150.com/wheres-shmee-this-is-the-best-highway-in-the-world/ http://shmee150.com/wheres-shmee-this-is-the-best-highway-in-the-world/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:10:35 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=10345 [Where’s Shmee] This is the Best Highway in the World!!

It's time for the final leg of the driving tour to Top Marques! Taking first the Vanquish to a stop at Sparco before picking up the 675LT and continuing to Monaco via one of my favourite motorways in the world.

Sparco have extended the discount code for their web store for the next month, use 'shmee1502016' at http://www.sparco.it/en

Now it's going to be time for Top Marques.

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[Where’s Shmee] This is the Best Highway in the World!!

It's time for the final leg of the driving tour to Top Marques! Taking first the Vanquish to a stop at Sparco before picking up the 675LT and continuing to Monaco via one of my favourite motorways in the world. Sparco have extended the discount code for their web store for the next month, use 'shmee1502016' at http://www.sparco.it/en Now it's going to be time for Top Marques.

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