2010 MW DESIGN BMW Z4 E89 SLINGSHOT
The 2010 MW Design BMW Z4 E89 Slingshot is an eye-catching new breed of the BMW roadster. Styled with various parts from different tuners to create a package called Z4 E89 Slingshot, the car comes with an eye-riveting lime-green accent that stands out against an overall matte-black design.
Inspired by Nike’s Slingshot golf club series, the fast and sporty car has a three-dimensional rear spoiler design, an AC Schnitzer Front Addon Spoiler up front, and custom-built wheels with high-gloss tinted brushed aluminum finish. The 2010 MW Design BMW Z4 E89 Slingshot is powered by a three-liter inline-6 and has 400 horsepower.
Overall, the 2010 MW Design BMW Z4 E89 Slingshot is a visually arresting car that can leave one positively shaken and stirred. It’s classy enough to suit the multifaceted personalities of modern drivers who want cool yet reliable fast cars. Safe and proper handling is ensured with Eibach and H&R suspension components.
2011 LEXUS GS 460
Now nearing the end of its third generation, the GS slots in above the sporty IS and below the luxury-laden LS. It’s sized about like the tremendously popular ES 350, but the GS offers rear-wheel-drive and a much higher price tag – not to mention the optional V8 seen in our tester.
Its basic style is derivative of the original Giugiaro-penned 1991 GS300 (a rebadged Toyota Aristo), but the latest car was introduced for 2006. Smoother and suaver than the second-generation GS notable for its Shakespearean “Something wicked this way comes” ad campaign the S190-platform car retains the two-engine configuration of its predecessor.
Equipped with a V8 engine, the GS’ biggest traditional rivals come from Germany namely the BMW 550i and Mercedes-Benz E550. But can-do home-market competitor Infiniti’s new M56 presents serious competition, as does the shapely Jaguar XF.
Here’s where the GS is starting to show its age. Conventional switchgear contrasts with the ever-complex interior configurations found in the rest of the segment. Where rivals have touch screens and buttons galore, a base GS (not our tester) features simple climate and audio controls. With the optional navigation package, Lexus’ standard – and rather dated touch screen display is added.