Saturday, April 30, 2011

There are more bacteria on the steering wheel and seats in public restrooms. A motorist in ten do not wash the inside of your car ever

A study commissioned by the British supermarket chain B & Q reveals that there are over 700 different bacteria per square inch of the steering wheel, shifter and seat backs. This number turns out to be even greater than public toilets, that "home" 42 bacteria per square inch (equivalent to 6.45 cm ²).

"The car allows germs and bacteria breed in favorable conditions, especially if meals are eaten in the cockpit with its scatter of crumbs and leftovers," says Ron Cutler, director of the department of biomedical science at Queen Mary University of London . "Every motorist should regularly clean both the interior to the body." In reality, one in three people admitted to clean the cabin at least once a year, while ten percent of the sample has never addressed the issue.

One hundred years and not hear: the wheel of a Toyota Camry in New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Audi depopulated on Facebook: most "like" anyone else

By now every major car company or group, as well as any business, have their own official page on one of the most popular social network: Facebook. According to a study conducted by the company visible, it seems that Audi is the car manufacturer who receives more "like" the others. The Audi brand in fact receives an average of 228 "I like" every 100,000 people, then it is a clear advantage against other people's icons, such as: Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.

Beatification of John Paul II: ACi expands services in city

In these hours the situation on the roads leading to the capital Rome is increasingly getting worse, because this is close May 1, 2011, when will the beatification of John Paul II. The ICA, to try not to escalate the situation, decided to strengthen activities to meet the millions of pilgrims who are moving on the road network.

The Green Light Traffic Service, created by ICA with the Municipal Police of Rome, has been enhanced to provide information about road and traffic through more than 20 radio stations. The news will be broadcast every 30 minutes during the day today, until 4 am, Sunday, May 1 and end at 2 am and will be extended until the postponement of the Serie A, Lazio - Juventus.

Wedding of William and Kate: I liked their Aston Martin?

On April 29, 2011 will be remembered as the date of the marriage between Prince William and Kate Middleton of England. There are many details which have tended to journalists, onlookers and spectators from a variety of clothes and hats of the guests, the whispered words between the two newlyweds, but among them stands out the Aston Martin driven by Prince William which belongs to the father, the Prince Carlo.

Mercedes: the new A-Class will remain faithful to the concept and we will also see AMG

At the Shanghai Motor Show 2011 have come to appreciate the Concept Mercedes A Class and now we can say that the future will resemble the 2012 Mercedes A-Class very much. The Mercedes A Class 2012 will have five doors and control of the window other than the concept car, but apart from some detail of design especially in the lights, there will be many common features between the two cars, such as the internal display and turbine vents.

Tintek: video film adhesive chrome Chevrolet Camaro

Tintek offers an innovative and cutting edge for anyone who wants to customize the coloring outside his Chevrolet Camaro, a solution that says goodbye to repainting, thanks to a sticky film that enables your car to become like a mirror chrome, and also easily removable if you were fed up with this result you feel.

Proposed market precisely from Tintek, a Czech, this adhesive coating is perfectly tolerated by Czech institutions, but if you are thinking of applying it on your Camaro in Italy, well, you know that here is illegal, in fact, if the optical effect is guaranteed it is also true that the car in this way would be hardly visible, becoming a potential security risk.

Cadillac: the spider back to the canvas roof

Cadillac takes a step back and works on the subject of spiders to a new model intended to compete against rivals like the Audi A5 Cabriolet and Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet. After the unfortunate ending of the career of expensive XLR retractable hardtop, the new model could get to class and return to the soft top, according to the advances obtained from Car And Driver.

Mini Goodwood: Limited Edition by almost 50,000 Euro

Shown to the world at the recent Shanghai Motor Show 2011, Goodwood Mini Inspired By, will not just be a fanciful creation by Hall, but will come to mass production, although in a limited edition of just 1,000 units. In fact, according to what reported by Autocar, Goodwood aims to become a fixture in the future production of the Mini brand, combining the spirit of the fashionable youth of BMW brand, with luxurious features that distinguish Goodwood.

Peugeot EX1: electricity Record at Nurburgring

The Peugeot has recently demonstrated its EX1 all the very high potential of electric cars. Yes, because the car in question has just become a car with zero emissions faster than ever at the Nurburgring, where he beat the record of electric cars, stopping the clock at 9'01 "338, all crowned by a average speed of 138,324 km / h.

The prototype of the Lion's French record, driven by Stéphane Caillet, then become the fastest electric car of all time on the Nordschleife, thanks mainly to its zero-emission engine, can develop a maximum power of 340 hp , with an impressive peak torque of 480 Nm This Roadster, that to obtain this important record, he needed two days of preparation in the research center located in the Peugeot Montbéliard, opening up a new chapter on the future of the electric car.

Saab: Antonov between donors

It 's a Russian tycoon who will enter the capital of the Saab, it is Vladimir Antonov and will seek to redress the economic situation and the fate of the House of Sweden. The situation is still not very good, but the entry of Antonov in Saab can only be accepted with a positive attitude. Even Spyker, the new owners of Saab, is satisfied for what happened, because Antonov in 2007 gave much to his Spyker.

Trofeo Maserati GranTurismo MC 2011: the road from Imola

This weekend will be held at the Circuit Enzo e Dino Ferrari at Imola the Trofeo Maserati Gran Turismo MC 2011. After the Grand Prix at Imola the calendar includes the steps of Monza, May 15, Budapest, June 5, Spa, June 26, Donington, July 17th, Valencia on September 4, Vallelunga, Mugello on September 18 and the second October.

The 21 participating teams belong to 9 different nationalities, and in Class Trophy riders are also significant. Also this year we will find away to Steven Goldstein, runner-up the last edition, the 2005 winner, Alberto Cerrai, and some confirmation of the previous edition, such as: Nicholas Piancastelli, Andreas Segler, Dario Bertanza, Stefano Gai, David Baldi and Manuel Villa.

William and Kate Wedding: Photos and videos of real cars

Westminster Abbey in London where this morning we are joined in marriage in England, Prince William and Kate Middleton were so many characters to enliven the ceremony. The Queen, with yellow hat, and the continuation of the royal family adorned uniforms, medals and royal guards. She, beautiful, wearing a white wedding dress white, not too long, and gives photographers and television around the world a sunny smile and sweet that we already have seen in past years on the covers of glamorous magazines.

Video: Toniq CB 200

Aston Martin DBS Superior Black Edition: a very bad tuning Anderson signed Germany

Already named one understands immediately what kind of car it is a powerful vehicle, attractive and sporty, it's Aston Martin DBS Superior Black Edition. The Aston Martin DBS Superior Black Edition is the work of Anderson German tuner Germany who managed to get my hands on this racing car. The special display is characterized by black color with touches of red that stand in the brake calipers and brand logos on the bonnet and tail.

Ferrari F458 Italy: a video of the cockpit shows us his relationship with F1

Ok, the wheel of a Formula 1 is certainly more complex, you know, but also that of Italy Ferrari F458 definitely no joke, in fact, as we know this beautiful video, of the Scuderia Ferrari has moved on the wheel and the sporty cockpit on the road Prancing Horse, all its know-how gained in all these years of racing.

Yes, because more than an automobile passenger compartment, it seems that of a Boeing 777 that is mounted on this F458 Italy, in fact we find a myriad of buttons, in addition to various rocker arms, to control all the electronic controls of this superb car, acting as the dynamic behavior Ferrari, with a simple click.

Lamborghini Aventador: How does your design

The Lamborghini Aventador is definitely a sports car that has an attractive design and behind which there is a job very long. The team that creates the design of the Lamborghini Lamborghini consists of four people whose Filippo Perini is responsible for the design. Besides him there and Alessandro Serra Alessandro Slavagnin who developed this supercar like a real spaceship on wheels.

The technical department is not working but never alone, but always in collaboration with their counterparts, motors and other high-level technicians who have worked to bring the Lamborghini Aventador the first production car of the Volkswagen Group that uses only tools of virtual reality and computer modeling.

Volkswagen Amarok to the world in 100 days

In the tenth year of the World Aids Awareness Expedition (waae) Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles support the extreme athlete Joachim Franz in its fight against HIV. For the "Move the World Tour", the company provides five Volkswagen Amarok with special extension is available. This year the team leaves the adventurer in "W" shape of the globe.

The expedition started in the last week in Vancouver, Canada. Currently, the convoy in Central America to Argentina on the road. It continues through Europe and then south to South Africa, then up to Egypt and on to Russia and China, and the final to Australia. In 100 days, the participants want to stay here by 50 countries.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0: first official video

As we anticipated yesterday, Porsche has launched its Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, which a few hours after the German carmaker has followed up the first official video, which we propose below. But if you think that the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 limited edition is just a normal (that will be produced in only 600 copies for sale at 180,000 Euros) you are wrong.

In fact, the leaders of the German brand ensure that the 911 GT3 RS 4.0, the 911 is actually more akin to a professional sports has ever produced, being tied to two elements with the 911 RSR. It was derived from the crankshaft, as well as various other components of the 4.0-liter boxer engine, while the wheel arches more amps are drawn from the GT2 RS Road, as well as carbon fiber fenders, the front, and transparent Perspex.

Karl Lagerfeld praised the Volkswagen Style

If anyone knows something about style, it's Karl Lagerfeld. As the fashion world is sure. The fashion designer revolutionized the Paris haute couture and top model Claudia Schiffer brought out great. Now it seems Lagerfeld has found a new muse: the style-specific models by Volkswagen. In a commercial he criticized the suit of a male model.

Lagerfeld seems behind his big black sunglasses eyes only for the VW-based vehicles have. Touran and Sharan behind the male model with the allegedly ill-fitting jacket. You can see the commercials from tomorrow at various stations. After the promotional movie with Darth Vader Junior to the new Passat is the spot with fashion guru Lagerfeld poses potential to smile again.

Porsche Panamera 4S: a beautiful signed tuning Rennsport Muller

The German Rennsport Muller has signed a really evocative tuning with this Porsche Panamera, the car that already require compliance with standard, now amazes and impresses. Because, thanks to what electronics can do, the overflowing of the 4S aspirated V8, 4.8-liter, increases its maximum power output from 400 to 425 hp, while simultaneously increasing the value of maximum torque which rose from 500 to 535 Nm is surprising and impressive to even glance, as the sleek lines, harmonious and sports 4S Porsche Panamera, are enhanced by the body kit designed by Muller Rennsport tuner, which brings up a set this car Sportier and lowered by 40 mm, as well as the majestic 22-inch alloy wheels, which are mounted on 305/25 tires in the rear while the front are 265/30.

Peugeot EX1 proposes Nordschleife record

The Peugeot EX1 has circled in 9:01,338 minutes, the Nürburgring North Loop and provides for electric vehicles to a new record time. With an average speed of 138.324 km / h drove the French racing driver Stéphane Caillet the 250 kW / 340 hp all-electric Roadster along the 20.8 kilometer long track. For two days, the EX1 in the Peugeot development center at Belchamp Montbéliard on the record attempt at the Nurburgring was prepared.

Mille Miglia 2011: the godmother Madalina Ghenea

The "most beautiful race in the world" is at the start and also 2011 edition of the race there will be personalities: from the guest of honor this year is the beautiful 22 year old model Madalina Ghenea, known more for TV commercials for a famous telephone operator. But spring promises to be eventful for the engineer Rowan Atkinson, best known as Mr.

Bean: the day today, is in the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, and then will fly to Italy to take part - 12 to 14 May - the Mille Miglia. From car enthusiast who is - in its eighteenth-century villa also has a Ferrari and an Aston Martin DB2 51 - will board a BMW 328 Roadster, 1939 and will cover the classic Brescia-Rome-Brescia.

First race for the new Audi R18 TDI

After thousands of kilometers of testing including the test day at Le Mans Audi R18 TDI at the new 1,000-kilometer race at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium is ready for his first race. The Audi Sport Team Joest finished on Saturday the 7th May the dress rehearsal for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Since 2000, each new sports prototype for the brand with the four rings has won his first race: 2000, 2006 and 2009, respectively Sebring in Florida (USA) site of the debut victory of the models R8, R10 and R15 TDI TDI.

Ben Collins: The worst car tested by former Stig

Ben Collins, known to all as the former Stig of Top Gear, continues to make headlines. After the sensational exit with a bang "by the famous English program and switching to competitors of Fifth Gear, the British rider has created an article for the Australian site shows the worst car Drive where he led all these years.

It will not be easy for fans to digest its verdict on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione despite being beautiful, it considers the worst supercar because of the brakes and buoyancy: the first unbalanced attitude, while the setup is too hard compromises handling on uneven. The list also includes the worst of the Fiat Multipla, but above all characterized by a slow line too "personal", the Cadillac Escalade for its high consumption, its limited off-road ability and overall quality and the Dodge Charger, as too heavy compared the power of the engines, in turn mated to automatic too slow.

"Happy Seat, Ford reinvents the assembly line

Working in a happy and healthy environment means working well and better, is fairly well known: they understood the Ford, where they apparently got the letter this thesis, so as to make interesting new plants. The innovation in question is called Happy Seat and, as the name implies (Seat happy) is a special tilting seat that allows the workers of the assembly to work and sit in comfort, without compromising the mobility needed to install the various components both inside and outside of the cars in the works.

Audi: first reality for many Like on Facebook

A study by the company Visible reveals that the new content posted on the Facebook page of the Audi brand receive on average 228 "Like" every 100,000 people, a significant advantage compared to personalities such as singer Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. The research examines the traffic in February and March and it shows that fans of the four rings are more loyal and engaged relation to all the automotive companies, while Justin Bieber (Like 181), rapper Chamillionaire (Like 142) and Lady Gaga ( Like 136) chase after a considerable delay.

Chevrolet: Tintek by a chrome coating for the Camaro

This is a simple film adhesive, removable with little difficulty if the color effect was no longer a choice. E 'czech Tintek the company to have realized this original finish in chrome, but tolerated by local authorities is completely unacceptable in Italy. This adhesive liner, also available in black, gold, green, blue, red, purple and orange, was applied to a Chevrolet Camaro SS that turns into a kind of mirror self-propelled, rather than alienating effect when contextualized in the reality of the city .

Friday, April 29, 2011

The cars of the Royal Wedding: British pride that was

Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Range Rover for the Royal Wedding British car industry was in full force. Too bad that the British now there is only the memory and, perhaps, regret. Yes because all the Gotha of the car now belongs to his Majesty to foreigners. But let us return briefly to the wedding.

The nearly two billion viewers around the world were able to admire the rare Rolls-Royce Phantom IV 1954 (reallizzata only in 18 specimens) who accompanied the bride to the altar. To the Queen with a Bentley Arnage special equipment, and many guests are dropped from elegant Jaguar XJ limousine.

Peugeot wins the EX1 the record of electric cars on the Nürburgring

Peugeot scored thanks to an important concept EX1 record lap at the Nürburgring: The French prototype electric car is the fastest ever on the Nordschleife. By Stéphane Caillet-driving, zero-emission roadster Leo, you can count on an engine with 340 hp and 480 Nm, pulled off a time of 9'01 "338, for an average speed of 138.324 km / h.

The French prototype that obtains the records to the 'ring was revised in a number of details in preparation held over two days at the research center of Peugeot Montbéliard. Peugeot wins the EX1 the record of electric cars on the Nürburgring

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0: born to run

After the first rendering, and rumors, Porsche breaks the plunge and publish an exciting new video related to a series of new images of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, the latest limited-edition racing car of the House of Zuffenhausen, approved for use road but deadly if used between the curbs of a track.

Nell'inedita video posted by Porsche can be seen in action all the GT3 RS 500 hp, engaged in tortuous developments on the runway used by the German manufacturer to test his sports. The exploits of the new Teutonic supercar are accompanied by detailed description of Andreas Preuninger, historical test of the Porsche Motorsport department, explaining calmly and clearly a lot of data and additional details about this masterpiece of technology applied to the world of cars.

Toyota FT-86: confirmed the 2-liter boxer

Toyota has unveiled in recent days on new advances FT-86, the rear-wheel drive compact coupe destined to play (albeit after a long period of time) that part of a distant heir to the Celica. The European branch of Toyota has indeed confirmed that the announcement of the FT-86, on sale since 2012, will be equipped with a 4-cylinder boxer with the classic architecture (unique to Subaru) from 2 liters.

Video: Drag race between BMW X6 M, Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Turbo and Porsche Panamera

What they have in common three cars like the BMW X6 M, Cadillac CTS-V and Porsche Panamera Turbo Wagon? The first is a luxury SUV-coupe devoted to good driving. His spirit is more for the track through the mud: The most one can tackle a bit 'of gravel. The Cadillac would seem to be low-cost competitor Wagons like sports for Dad or the Audi RS6 BMW M5 Touring.

And the Panamera? It is the most successful experiment in trade after Porsche Cayenne: a new success is founded on the cornerstones of the house as handling and prestige. Well, the common points are the thundering V8 fitted by all three cars and a supercharger, turbo or supercharger to be.

Bollards mobile stop in a truck race!

New Audi A6 Avant, spied during testing

While the new Audi A6 sedan arrives in our dealerships, the manufacturer of the four rings continues to test the next generation the Audi A6 Avant station wagon variation of the premium sedan segment is made by the German manufacturer. The future "family" of Ingolstadt has been immortalized in fact, during some tests carried out in conditions that seem extreme, surrounded by a barren and harsh environment.

Saab: Russian Antonov ready to detect 29.9%

After the entries that gave companies cinesiinteressate Saab, here is another option that would tick the former Swedish company to 29.9% end up in Russian hands. General Motors and the Swedish government would have paved the way for the tycoon Vladimir Antonov to acquire a major shareholding which would make him the majority shareholder.

GM, in fact, is still in possession of preferred shares and rights on image Saab, as well as some patents. The measure would be necessary due to the fact that the company is bankrupt, despite the purchase of the Dutch Spyker in February 2010 just last month, production was suspended due to non-arrival of supplies, following all'omesso payment of certain bills passed by the lack of liquidity.

Seat: the debut of the new Leon confirmed at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The house that for years was the earthenware pot among the iron pots of the Volkswagen Group, we are talking of course of Seat-known that the biennium 2011-2012 will be crucial to decide his future. And as he announced the number one manufacturer of Spain, we expect a flurry of important debuts at this time.

Since the new Leon, which will be launched in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. As for the design of the model, as anticipated by AutoBild today, we can expect more than one trait in common with the Ibiza, the first of the side with the characteristic double rib that runs through it, and the IBE Concept presented at the Paris Motor Show last October.

IBX Seat: Audi Q3 will be produced based on?

Seat, after having won the Audio Q3 production at the plant in Martorell Spanish House near Barcelona, according to indiscretions could also make a new SUV concept derived from the IBX is built on the compact crossover with the four rings. Officially presented last Geneva Motor Show, Seat IBX is presented as a compact crossover sport and is characterized by taut lines and sharp edges.

Apart from some of the characteristics of the show car that will disappear on the standard version (the mirrors and camera equipped with headlights that are too thin), the IBX seems a very practical and in line with the latest styles of the Spanish brand. In all likelihood, will be left intact forms of sports and winning this car, the basic ingredients that have made this kind of fashionable cars.

BMW: new rumors about the Z2

Missing the final go-ahead, which will be granted in the coming months. But the BMW Z2 Auto Bild has no more secrets, both at the stylistic content. The German newspaper even manages to anticipate the range of engines, which will be composed of versions of 16th, 20th and 28th with capacities ranging from 163 hp and 272 hp.

A barycentric role will be occupied by the recent 2-liter Turbo TwinPower, in "representation"-range, although the future will redeem 1.6 supercharged most successful because of more favorable price / performance ratio. Z2 in the version of access it will cost about 33,000 €, which will increase to nearly 50,000 for the 2.0 engine variants.

Mercedes C63 AMG DTM Safety Car

The new Mercedes C63 AMG Safety Car was chosen as the most exciting DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters), the league dedicated to automotive vehicles, "Tourism", organized in Germany, but with races at circuits across Europe. The Quattroporte Sport in configuration of Mercedes-Benz Safety Car was officially presented on 10 April in Wiesbaden, while its track debut is scheduled for Sunday May 1, during the first round of the DTM to be held on the track Hockenheim in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Netherlands: TomTom sells its data to the Police

In Holland, the local traffic police would use the TomTom satellite navigation system to better position their cameras. A return is the Dutch newspaper Dagblad Agemeen which published the news in recent days. The system is simple and effective: TomTom can record all movements of motorists who use browsers.

Data are sourced from an intermediary company which in turn sells them to the police. At this point the police analyze the data to place detectors in the camera hot spots or those with more opportunities to "catch" those who travel beyond their limits. The news immediately stirred the hearts of motorists and consumer groups who cry invasion of privacy.

Mini Goodwood: up to almost 50,000 euros in Europe

After debuting at the show in Shanghai, the Mini Inspired by Goodwood will not be an exercise in style, but will become a limited edition model from about 1000. According to information gathered by Autocar, the brand will become a constant in the Goodwood Mini brand, accounting for luxury and finishes what John Cooper Works to identify the best performance of current models.

At Goodwood Mini versions could then follow similar Cabriolet, Countryman and Clubman, without considering the most sports roadster and coupe at the upcoming debut. The Mini Goodwood, characterized by high quality finishes cured by experts Rolls Royce with the same materials of the sumptuous luxury sedans, could be brought on the market at around 47,000 euros, with the same mechanics of the Cooper S's extremely comprehensive and an allocation of accessories.

The Turin-Asti-Torino reborn after 116 years

Italy, along with France, Germany and England, is a European country with very deep and ancient traditions car. It is ours, among others, the world premiere of the internal combustion engine thanks to the patents of Barsanti and Matteucci, dating back to 1800. Italy also boasts several firsts in sports, in fact the first car race held on the Peninsula dates back to May 18, 1895, less than a year after the Paris-Rouen of the July 22, 1894: Absolutely the first two sporting events on four wheels (or three-wheel, given the presence of many tricycles) organized in Europe.

Mercedes-Benz Class A: to be so

The future Mercedes-Benz A-Class waiting already for next year, will be very similar to the concept car unveiled at the Vision Show in Shanghai. The major changes relate to the glass surfaces, the headlights, the front cooling vents. And then will have five doors instead of three provided in the Vision A.

But the lines external characteristics remain those expressed by the concept. Well as the interior, with the aircraft-style, the big screen at the center of the dashboard and the ability to download applications in real time to update the functionality of the system software infotainmant.

Alfa Romeo Zagato and Stradale Corsa TZ3

The names and Alfa Romeo Zagato they rejoin. The reason: the creation of two beauties on wheels: the Corsa and the TZ3 TZ3 Stradale. Two of these jewels of engineering and have owners, especially the two American car collectors. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting will be published in the journal Hwy.

Alternatively, this news debate on our forums. Alfa Romeo Zagato prototype TZ3 won in 2010 the first prize in the 'Design Concept' at the prestigious Concours d'Elegance Villa d'Este (Italy). This vehicle was made in honor of 100 anniversary of the birth of Alfa Romeo. Now, this prototype will become reality with the creation of the Alfa Romeo Zagato and TZ3 TZ3 Stradale Corsa.

Toyota FT-86: first official technical data

First official confirmation for the Toyota FT-86: waiting coupe of the Rising Sun will be the first vehicle to combine the architecture of the Subaru Boxer engine with direct injection system, Toyota D-4S: it is a highly evolved system, which combines the injector into the combustion chamber an extra, located in the suction line (also the solution adopted by the Ferrari 458 Italy).

A technique that will ensure greater synergy and lower power consumption. Confirmed the displacement of 2 liters and nature "sucked" the engine. The four-cylinder can be mated to a manual transmission or an automatic, both with six speeds. The first excursion will provide a short and precise and quick couplings, and the other other hand, may benefit from the paddles on the steering wheel.

MG Rover: eight new feature in the next 5 years

After the difficulties of past years, when he finished into administration before being bought by China's SAIC, MG Rover has come to the moment of revival, which is announced in a big way, at least as stated by those responsible for the British brand. The coming years will be decisive for the reaffirmation of a historic brand in the market that threatened to end in oblivion.

MG Rover has therefore prepared a series that will be added to the diNovo MG6 and will go on the market within the next five years. These eight new models, which commenced as early as 2012, when it comes out the MG3, a new compact B-segment that will play all the style and agility resulting from small size.

"Tyres under control" for safe holiday

Presented today "safe holiday 2011", an initiative proposed by tires under control and traffic police, in collaboration with Assogomma, the national association of manufacturers of tires, and Federpneus, the party in Italy which includes retailers. The three institutions will be involved, from 3 May, in an audit of the status of the tires of vehicles and to raise awareness about their importance for road safety.

New Subaru Impreza: expected sales of +50%

Are very high expectations of sales puts the new generation of Subaru Impreza: the Japanese company wants to sell 60,000 units a year, representing an increase of 50% compared to 40,000 today. Tom Doll, the president of the Japanese brand in the North American subsidiary, said that the car represents a major step forward from the previous generation, and its presence settles the focus of the Subaru line-up.

The new Opel Astra, more efficient

The new Opel Astra is available now with technology Stop / Start, providing greater efficiency in the versions where it is incorporated, which are the Astra 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX engine and the Astra 2.0 CDTI engine. The stop / start system comes with the new Opel Astra, reducing the level of emissions and improving fuel consumption figures of one of the mainstays of the German mark.

The operation is similar to the same set of other brands, turning off the engine when we stopped in neutral and start again when we step on the clutch. However, the feeling that transmits the Stop / Start the Astra is smoother than the competition. The maximum time to stop this system amounts to five minutes, from multiple systems while the 'economy mode' and being disconnected from others as the heated rear window and heated mirrors.

Mille Miglia 2011 ... competition and media event

Another few days and the 2011 edition of the Mille Miglia magic will begin. Still equal to itself, yet unique and different from all other re-enactments of the great road races. No able to set up the record, the fact of historical memory, great cars and great drivers, very special places and roads, to media coverage of high society.

Mille Miglia can see movement in the most beautiful and exclusive motor sports car in history: they are from private collections, museums and historic car manufacturers are often unique specimens with values that are measured in millions of euro. Along with unique monsters, who also made popular cars of the Mille Miglia, once the most prestigious stage for a car company willing to show its novelty.

2012 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet announces improvements in all respects to one of their sports icons: the Corvette. Equipment, technical elements and minor design changes are the letter of the new range 2012. In 2011, Chevrolet is celebrating the centennial of his birth. If the launch of the range electric extendidaVolt worldwide and is almost an unbeatable gift, the American brand wants to lengthen the birthday party with the new ranges of two of its 'iconic cars' legendary: the Camaro and Corvette.

ZR1 Corvette Z06 and 2012 Model Year

ZR1 Corvette Z06 and how to update the model year 2012, further honing its performance. For the lighter types of updates will be limited to details of the passenger compartment, while the two most sporting V8 with 512 hp and 647 have been revised to improve its performance in road and track, with the anticipation given by the sample only Centennial Edition .

For this option will be proposed in the new Michelin ZP Cup semi slick, suitable for use on dry asphalt, in sizes 285/30 19 "front and 335/25 20" rear. Specially developed together with French engineers, ensure an improvement of 8% share in the acceleration exceeding 1.1 g side will be fitted with new alloy wheels in satin aluminum blacks, 2.2 kg lighter than the previous miltirazza.

The tour continues the Lamborghini Aventador Capitoline

In Rome these days, besides being the capital of Italy seems to have become the capital of emotion on four wheels, namely emotions sauce Lamborghini. After presenting the Aventador occurred in the streets of the Eternal City and the simultaneous deployment of the first promotional video, which shows two examples of the new sport of the house of Taurus committed against the backdrop of the most important monuments of Rome, the latest achievement of the house Emilian been exposed to the Cloister of Bramante, where he was made a real temporary museum.

Lamborghini LP 700-4 Aventador: Rome official video

New round of official video dedicated to the last born in Sant'Agata Bolognese, the fascinating Aventador Lamborghini LP700-4. The first two videos they taste decidedly epic Rome, the most beautiful city in the world, dynamic backdrop to the shooting of two copies of the latest V12 Toro. But there is also a clip filmed around the streets of Bracciano fun, a few kilometers from the capital.

Enjoy also the official video coming from Vallelunga race track where these days you are doing your presentation on track.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0: new pictures from the official minisite

Porsche has opened a microsite dedicated to the new 911 GT3 RS 4.0, where in addition to publishing new images (which reveal a brand new black livery), also provides many additional data than those in the press release. We learn then that the boxer from 3996 cubic cm, capable of 500 hp at 8250 rpm and 460 Nm of torque is equipped with dry-sump lubrication system, Varioram with dual variable valve timing and active engine mounts.

Weekend of May 1: at all appointments engines

After the Easter break, the calendar of events engine continues apace. This weekend, from Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1, are many appointments that are offered in every corner of the boot. Amateur athletic events, regularity, tours, meetings, themed exhibitions exchange, 4x4 excursions and lots of sport, with the Open GT at Imola, the Race Club in Mansfield, Rally Valle D'Aosta and the time trial on all the Spino : There will be spoiled for choice.

Mercedes C 63 AMG DTM Safety Car

The new Mercedes C 63 AMG is the new safety car of DTM for 2011, the famous German touring championship as it prepares for the opening race of the season, scheduled for next Sunday at Hockenheim. The German model was chosen in performance Performance version, capable of delivering 487 hp, thanks to a series of important changes to the engine.

In its naturally aspirated 6.2 V8 thunder, as on the road model, is combined with the new MCT seven-speed transmission: the powertrain allowing the sedan is configured as the Star, which is based on the rest of the car racing, a 0-100 4, 3 / 2. The C 63 AMG Performance is also equipped with the standard rear limited-slip differential and a braking system that provides both ventilated and drilled discs front and rear, with six-piston calipers front and four behind.

The Goodyear blimp arrives in Italy after 10 years

A high altitude airship to virtually ensure road safety. This is what symbolizes the famous Goodyear blimp that will fly over the sky these days in Milan for a tour organized by American tire manufacturer. Objective sensitize motorists on the need for a complete maintenance of their vehicles, more importantly in this period with the approaching summer holidays, which often means long trips by car to reach the main tourist destinations.

Lamborghini LP 700-4 Aventador: Roma, Chiostro del Bramante

As we had anticipated a few days ago, Rome was the scene of the international presentation of the new Lamborghini LP 700-4 Aventador: the car is exposed to the Cloister of Bramante, in the heart of the capital where, to celebrate the arrival of the last V12 Sant 'Agata Bolognese, home of the Bull has built a small temporary museum.

Outside the hotel there are two sacred cows as the 350 GT Superleggera and the "evergreen" Diablo. Inside it is possible to see five generations V12 Lamborghini (including that of Miura) and the Aventador in white livery. Needless to say, this concentration of past and present history of a legendary brand as "Lambo" generates moments to gasp and powerful shivers down my spine.

Nissan Leaf curious billboard at the Show in New York

Ferrari 458 Italy: A video shows the operation of the instrument panel

Alfa Romeo Zagato TZ3 Road 2011: the Alfa Romeo for America

9 are the examples produced by Alfa Romeo Zagato Road TZ3, defined by the same Avant garde Zagato car. The base frame is that the Viper ACR and it was possible this match thanks to the recent joint venture between Fiat Group and the Chrysler. The first of the collectors who will enjoy this gem of a design and mechanical engineering is an American member of the Automobile Museum in Saratoga: Eric King.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Saab will next be seen in the hands of Chinese?

It could be something quite special, but not entirely remote, see the two Swedish car manufacturers go hand in China. After the Volvo, which was acquired by Geely, it could be the turn of the Saab also have a future in China. This possible approach to China by the Saab could be due to the fact that, although there is now the new owners Spyker, the economic situation is not very rosy.

The Saab liquidity therefore needs to find a buyer and also stranger among those eligible candidates who seem more concrete offers come just from China. Spyker-Saab has not been able in recent months, to pay certain suppliers for certain parts for his car. For this reason it was also forced to suspend production for several times and then the situation seems to be really critical.

Ford's new Taurus in 2013

New York Motor Show 2011 which will close on May also has the 2013 model year Ford Taurus. The 2013 Taurus features updates to the model of 2010 which took 68'000 U.S. customers. The engine will choose between two options: the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost V6 from 237 horsepower or 3.5-liters and 290 horses.

Those who wish to feel more powerful can buy their Ford Taurus SHO version with 370 hp power. With both engines, the Taurus will decrease both its consumption and harmful emissions of CO2 because the battery management will be different and the air conditioning compressor will be variable.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, let us give a look

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a sports car and some great features and is also inspired by the GT3 RSR racing. Its engine is a 4.0 liter with a power that does not allow restrictions, in fact we are talking about 500 horsepower combined with a manual transmission, like a real race car. In addition to the powerful engine, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is characterized by white livery, combined with the alloy of the same color as the roll bar.

Lamborghini Aventador in Rome, the official video

He could not boast of a better setting for the presentation of the Aventador Lamborghini LP700-4, who recently made his debut on the road through the streets of Rome. And the Eternal City is the fascinating background which is set in the promotional video released today by Lamborghini, a movie starring two of the latter Aventador committed to dart among the places that have helped create the myth of capitalism.

Mercedes: the new A-Class will be very similar to the concept. Confirmed the AMG version

Speaking to Autocar, the big boss of Mercedes design, Gorden Wagener, said that the next Class will be "virtually identical" to the prototype that has been announced, the Class A Concept that was one of the more admired Motor Show Shanghai. The new A-Class will reach international markets in 2012, but what we see on the prototype is already realistic.

" "The standard version will also have five doors, the edges of the windows will be slightly different, change some details of the headlamps and grille, but the car is." Especially in the line of the pitched roof and interior, where, subject to the details of the most spectacular, the setting will be preserved, as stated Wagener.

Alfa Romeo in 2012 on a Jeep SUV

Alfa Romeo plans to continue to bring to market an American SUV, type of car very popular overseas and potentially the ideal calling card for the brand in Arese, which aims to return to the U.S. after a long many years. Confirming plans for the new Alfa Romeo SUV we thought the CEO of the Lingotto, Sergio Marchionne, who confirmed the arrival of the model by next year, explaining that will come on a Jeep and that will be produced at Mirafiori.

Waiting for Fast and the Furious 5: a tough scene of the previous chapter

Next week comes out in our rooms Fast And Furious 5 and we car enthusiasts (and action movies!) Paw to return to the big screen Toretto and his companions, again, it seems, faced with a series of robberies to the sound shootings and car chases with cars. The film promises a very exciting series of cars (the list and details on four-wheel cars of Fast And Furious 5 we've already reported, found the link to the previous article to the bottom of this page), and the scenes of racing, at least from what you see in the trailer, they seem to be very "free style", with the canonical succession of overtaking in the wrong direction, jumps, spins and other acrobatic movements driving.

Focus RS by MR Car Design: up to 360 hp

After the recent presentation of the Ford Focus RS Black Edition developed by Anderson Germany, another major international tuner as MR Car Design unveils its interpretation of the Ford Focus RS, versatile compact sports car with some clever changes that can compete with the much more expensive competitors RS3 Sportback Audi and BMW 1 Series M The Focus RS produced by German tuner remains completely intact appearance made by the House, Mr.

Saab: Antonov enter the capital. Important incoming funds to the Swedish

The Swedish government has given its green light at the entrance of Vladimir Antonov Saab in the capital and thus release a situation that has raised fears the worst for the house of Trollhättan. Of course, the danger has not yet escaped (Spyker has proven to herself and the world that hold the reins of a major car manufacturer is not the concern recently), but that now is certainly good news, at least financially.

Japan: earthquake bringing down production in March

The effects of the earthquake that struck Japan over a month ago there was also affected on the automotive industry, with some positive effects that have affected a lot on produzioneper various automotive brands in the country. According to data released in Tokyo by the national car manufacturers, JAMA, in March, car production fell by 57.3% over the same month of 2010 due to the closure of establishments in the country in the days after the earthquake and related tsunami.

Renault capture: desire to Evoque

For the time being are just rumors leaked unofficially by the company, but the concept car Capture presented by Renault at Geneva this year could go into production. It will not happen for a couple of years and the two versions could be provided. The first five-door Nissan Juke style - probably sharing the same platform - and the second three-door Range Rover, the idea of Evoque.

This would be unconventional cars, certainly the flagship of a new style and a genre that is emerging only now. To date, the concept Capture is the second building which is part of Renault's new design strategy of the brand launched the sports DeZir. At the Frankfurt Motor Show in October followed by a small work vehicle that he should represent the future Kangoo.

Volkswagen FAW will be born with a low-cost brand for China

The vice-president of sales for Volkswagen China Weiming Soh has revealed strategies for the future of the brand, particularly in anticipation of the imminent introduction of a new brand for low-cost cars destined for the Chinese market. "We are still evaluating the business strategy with its partner First Auto Works.

It will be crucial support from a brand known to speed up and rely immediately on a sales network. This replicates the efforts of General Motors and Honda, which previously required the help of Baojun and Li Nian brand to land in the former Celestial Empire.

Alfa Zagato Road TZ3, the American

The famous Milanese coachbuilder Zagato has delivered these days the first Alfa TZ3 Road to the American collector Eric King, a member of the Automobile Museum in Saratoga (NY). The car is the first of nine samples, and represents the continuation of projects over time they have seen working alongside the Alfa Romeo Zagato to create memorable vehicles ranging from RLSS '20s and '30s to the SZ and RZ 80s and 90s.

Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Safety Car of DTM season 2011

In the DTM season 2011 is the new Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Safety Car. His first was the safety car on 1 May 2011 at the season-opener for the German Touring Car Masters at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. The V-8 sport sedan that would allow the demanding task in the DTM modified only slightly. On the use of the safety car decide the German Motorsport Association (DMSB), who takes over as part of the DTM regulations, the implementation of and compliance with safety and sport sovereign functions.

BMW Concept M5: the prototype was shown to customers

For the first time, the BMW Concept M5 presented at the recent Shanghai Motor Show, was shown to a customer group reserved for BMW M into an event. The lucky few who took part, were serenaded by a program that certainly has made their hearts throb of Bimmers.

Driver squad for the Golf24 for 24-hour race is

If the Volkswagen Golf to the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring Nordschleife (June 23 to 26) returns, in addition to the famous Volkswagen drivers such as René Rast and Peter Terting, the former Formula 1 drivers Johnny Herbert and Mark Blundell and DTM driver Edoardo Mortara used. The Golf24 with 324 kW / 440 hp and four-wheel drive is already celebrating this weekend at the Long Distance Championship Nürburgring his racing debut in the "Green Hell".

Saab: China may soon become

After Volvo, Saab also could become whole - or part - of China. If so, the whole car should be linked to Scandinavian industrial history in the East, although it would always know how the European style. Though nothing is official yet, rumors began to circulate in the automotive industry as Spyker, the Dutch House in late February 2010 he bought the Swedish brand, it would be in trouble and could not charge as hoped and turned around a mark on ' edge of the abyss.

Mitsubishi Motors in the black

The Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has sold in the fiscal year 2010 (April 2010-March 2011) 1.105 million vehicles worldwide. Compared to the fiscal year 2009, this represents an increase of 15 percent. Profit after tax increased by 228 percent to 15.6 billion yen (about 130 million euros). In Europe, the company could sell 218 000 vehicles (+29%).

Reasons for this include the high demand for the compact crossover ASX, which started production of the Outlander in Europe and the resurgent market in Russia. The largest market for Mitsubishi Motors is Asia. In China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, demand was particularly high.

Chrysler: Government loans will soon be returned

Sergio Marchionne, Fiat to, hit the accelerator for the acquisition of a majority in Chrysler: the official announcement comes on top of steps to refinance 7.5 billion dollars in debt (about 5.1 billion €) to U.S. and Canadian governments. Analysts will be 1.2 billion cash from Fiat, but 6.3 will be returned through loan (amount of money which is allowed to use for a specified period of time after which this amount will be returned to the supplier together the transaction cost, usually paid in the form of interest).

Audi four-tron: the hybrid integral

Audio ePerfomance house project engineers have developed an interesting and innovative prototype called Audi and four-tron. This is a parallel hybrid, with plug-in technology, characterized by the combination of a combustion engine and an electric discharge power on the front and from that of a second electric motor that moves the rear axle, dividing the power on both wheels.

In this way you get an innovative all-wheel drive electric part, capable of high potential. The hybrid system and parallel-tron is based on the 2.0-liter TFSI engine heat, located under the front bonnet and capable of 211 hp and 350 Nm of torque, delivered in a consistent manner between 1500 and 4200 rpm.

Porsche brings limited edition of the 911 GT3 RS 4.0

Porsche 911 GT3 RS has the 4.0, one of the most popular, most popular and successful racing-related production vehicles on sale. Limited to 600 cars, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 combines all the qualities that have made the Porsche 911 GT3 on the track to the series winner, in a road car. The launch of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 will begin in Germany in July 2011.

The base price is 178 EUR 596. The crankshaft of the boxer engine comes without any changes from the six-cylinder racing car 911 GT3 RSR, the connection to the forged pistons, titanium connecting rods take over. The largest four-liter engine ever in a series-911 engine is also used in sports has a maximum power of 368 kW / 500 hp at 8,250 revolutions per minute.

Nissan Micra 1.2 Tekna: praise of simplicity

Those who expected a revolutionary Micra, in the wake of the previous model or the new Juke was disappointed, but those who, Nissan expects the car practical, aesthetically pleasing and easy to drive, found the utility was looking for. Simplicity, therefore, appear to be the dictates of the Japanese manufacturer for the latest generation of Micra and can be seen from a particular far from negligible: the only engine available is the 1.2 3-cylinder 80 hp.

Video: San Francisco camouflaged in the garage of a building facade

The construction company McMills Construction has found an original solution to remedy the chronic lack of parking spaces in U.S. cities, most notably San Francisco where parking spaces are unavailable and more expensive than normal living spaces. The local government also bans to transform or change the facade of the Victorian features local buildings, forcing designers to work of imagination to combine aesthetics and functionality.

Ferrari's new? Seven Years Free

Those who buy a Ferrari with a pedigree claims processing ad hoc. And now, after the super 2-year warranty on second which was the new Ferrari for 2010, the net sales and maintenance of the Horse has established a new program of vouchers and maintenance. These days, kicked off the "Genuine Maintenance Program", a package dedicated to all holders of California, 458 and Italy's newest FF: a package of coverage of routine maintenance for the first 7 years of life of its own Ferrari.

Official Video Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

A few hours after the official announcement, here's the video of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS 500-hp 4.0. It seems yet another refrain of every new model, but Porsche ensures that this version in a limited edition of 600 copies (and 180,000 euros) and 911 closer to a road racing car that has ever been proposed on the market thanks to the close relationship with the 911 GT3 RSR.

If the crankshaft is derived from the RSR and some components of the 4-liter boxer, derived from the GT2 RS Road widened wheel arches, front fenders and carbon fiber glass and Perspex, to hold the weight of 1360 kg quota. The GT3 RS 4.0 touches 100 km / h acceleration in 3.9 seconds and 200 km / h in less than 12 seconds and clocked a time of 7 minutes and 27 seconds at the Nurburgring.

TomTom sells traffic data to the Dutch Government

TomTom has sold to the Dutch government data collected from users on the traffic. The news was given by Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad and is doing around the world. What happened? According to Associated Press - Forbes TomTom was forced to compensate for declining profits by increasing sales in other areas, such as one of its traffic data.

In this case, should facilitate the placement of new speed cameras by police in the Netherlands. Obviously we're not talking about all the navigators, but those with technology "live", which allows data transmission to a central server. The latter may use the data collected anonymously to provide such traffic information.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

Porsche launches a limited edition of 600 pieces of stunning 911 GT3 RS 4.0. Its 500 hp, racing technology that hides in its entrails and a terribly radical image are sufficient grounds to elevate to the status of God. Will you join us at Olympus? Well read on ... What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting will be published in the journal Hwy.

Alternatively, this news debate on our forums. Closes the generation Porsche 997 with the launch of the special edition 911 GT3 RS 4.0. Limited to 600 units, this version further enhances ultrasportive legend 'Nueveonce'. The engine that lurks beneath the spectacular bodywork is the largest displacement ever used in the mythical history of 911.

L'Art de l'Automobile, in Paris goes on display the collection Ralph Lauren

One of the most prestigious car collections in the world, that of Ralph Lauren, will be featured from April 28 to present a unique exhibition: a selection of his most famous sports from 1930 to date, will be exhibited for the first time in Europe at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. 17 specimens will be appointed to represent the collection-and given their importance, a good part of the history of sports cars.

The new generation of the Porsche Boxster on the track to test

The next generation of the Porsche Boxster is already being tested. As you can see it from the spy photos taken from the site Carscoop. blogspot. with a brand new Boxster is faced with the test track. The new Porsche Boxster, which is now in its third generation, will have some lines in common with the Panamera, particularly in the front and rear.

From the photo of the prototype can be seen that the updates are there, it's true, but the chassis seems to be very similar to that of the next 991, the new car of the series of 911. Both measures will increase the total liabilities of the Boxster, but the increase in size will not lead to weight gain, even the new generation should have a lower weight than the current model.

Spyder Audi R8 V10 RMS: photo and video tuning signed RENM

Fasten your seatbelts and the car reggetevi strong because we're about to put forward the chills just to see it. This is the Audi R8 V10 Spyder RENM retouched by the tuner, who called RMS. This sounds like a car game (Gran Turismo 5 fans know what I'm talking about), but instead it's all true. The Audi R8 V10 Spyder MR RENM by adding a pinch of motorsport to its size: so there's a front splitter, a mask and an unprecedented sports speaker that complements the terminal square in the new exhaust system.

Rome: s on the bike lanes

From Tuesday, May 3, motorbikes and scooters can move freely on some lanes of Rome, until now reserved for buses and taxis. In disclosing the news to the Mobility has been the commissioner of the town, Antonello Aurigemma, who also pointed out what are the traits on which we can move on with the two wheels (but only when the engine): Sangallo the Tiber, near the historic center, Viale Marconi, the road leading from the train to Trastevere district of Eur, Via Cristoforo Colombo, the main road that leads to the euro; Largo di Torre Argentina, in the historic center.

IBX Seat: Audi Q3 on a crossover?

Seat may soon have a small crossover based on the Audi Q3. It appears that the decision to build the latest development of German (in turn derived from VW Tiguan) in the Spanish plant in Martorell has been taken also to be able to assemble the two cars side by side (with obvious logistical benefits to costs).

If Q3 has a lot of conservative design, the limit of the standard, the proposal Seat should instead be stylistically more "cool" and inspired by the IBX concept presented in Geneva. If the chassis, transmission and mechanics will be the same, in addition to aesthetics to differentiate the "three sisters" will be assemblies, materials, and any exclusive use of some engines.

Caterham: Seven in a limited edition to celebrate the Team Lotus

Caterham propose a special edition of 25 units of Seven, which will pay tribute to the Team Lotus. The special series of the Caterham Seven has the colors of Team Lotus since now the English brand was sold to Tony Fernandes, the Lotus. There will be new investment from Lotus Caterham push that entry into new markets and to the renewal of its line.

Innovation above all but also the tradition will not be set aside as historical items such as Seven will be preserved, because of its peculiarities. Not yet know the details of the agreement we will have to wait until next July when at the Grand Prix of England will hold a press conference where we will learn more.

Brabus Mercedes injected 700 hp at SLS

One of the official coaches Mercedes, Brabus, returns to give us a real gem for our senses. In his new mechanical upgrade kit, including two new turbos for the SLS no less spectacular. The end result: an output of 700 hp and 340 km / h speed limit. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting will be published in the journal Hwy.

Alternatively, this news debate on our forums. Once again, marriage Brabus-Mercedes relive a magical moment. If the already SLS is a jewel of mechanical engineering, with its contrasting aspirated V8 6.3 engine 571 hp at Brabus have wished to give another twist with a clear objective: to achieve a performance almost alien ...

2011 Volkswagen New Beetle: A possible setup?

The new Volkswagen Beetle, which debuted in a preview for the general public at the Salon of Shanghai and New York (the second still in progress), has received many positive comments and rumors they want already entering the market a version of R already view models of the Volkswagen Golf and Scirocco.

The Volkswagen Beetle R could mount a 2.0 TSI turbo 4-cylinder 265 hp engine, the car and so should have performance similar to that of the Golf: acceleration 0-100 km / h in 5.5 seconds and covered with top speed electronically limited to 250 km / h. Nothing is official yet but if the R Beetle Volkswagen engineers had to be really sure to drop by the set, put the DSG dual-clutch, and probably will use the Motion 4 wheel drive.

Subaru: WRX STi will be the model independent

The changing face of Impreza, Subaru sports sedan will soon be sacrificed on the altar of ecology and will have the thankless task of reducing fuel consumption and emissions. His boxer in fact, will no longer push the turbocharger, but will be limited to supply 150 hp through a very clean 2-liter naturally aspirated engine.

Performance as well, those that produce adrenaline and clamored for the world of rally, thinks a model designed exclusively for the pleasure of driving: the new WRX STi. This will have nothing in common with the new Impreza and will be developed completely independently. Good news for fans of this car glorious who triumphed in the rallies and convinced on the road.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0: official data

Porsche has officially confirmed the 911 GT3 RS 4.0, after the first images appeared yesterday in the network. The most extreme of the 600 GT3 will be built in pieces inspired by the GT3 RSR in competition, from which it takes is some aerodynamic solutions, some components of the engine is increased to 4 liters aspirated, with forged pistons and titanium parts.

Capable of 500 hp at 8250 rpm and 460 Nm of torque at 5750 rpm, has a specific power of 125 hp per liter and can touch 100 km / h acceleration in 3.9 seconds and 200 km / h in less 12 seconds. The only available transmission is a 6-speed manual, with scale-specific performance optimization in circuit.

Caterham Seven Team Lotus celebrates new ownership

The Seven was one of the funniest creatures Champan Colin, the founder of Lotus, and now, after passing into the hands of Caterham has become the exclusive property of Tony Fernandes, owner of the Lotus F1 team, which acquired the same Caterham . To celebrate the handover and the immortality of a car designed specifically for driving and able to fade between the curves even more prestigious supercar, we created the Team Lotus Caterham Seven Special Edition, based on the Superlight R500, and built on only 25 specimens.

Ferrari: 7 years warranty for the Prancing Horse

Ferrari brings an added value on its cars, in fact, the Maranello manufacturer announced that its European customers will benefit from a guarantee valid for 7 years on the purchase of a new red, of course warranty included in purchase price of car. In fact all the cars in the family 458 Italy, California, and the new FF, that will be on sale from March 2011, will include this extraordinary extension of warranty, the maintenance of validity is necessary to go only at the points authorized Ferrari.

TZ3 Stradale Zagato

Zagato delivers the first TZ3 Road car built to celebrate the 100 year history of Alfa Romeo (1910-2010). The car comes from one stroke off TZ3, winner of the Villa d'Este Design Concept Award 2010 and will be assembled into 9 pieces. If the version is a car race track, defined by Zagato as "Neo Classical", the TZ3 Road is an exercise in style, a "avant-garde." The TZ3 Road is built on the chassis of the Viper ACR mechanized and has a carbon fiber body.

McLaren: a new model year

The famous British sports car manufacturer McLaren, has made known its desire to dominate the market for years to come, it seems that the brand of Woking points to market a new model year. McLaren came in fact from the leadership following the expression of will: "Among the various models under development, we will have something new about once a year, but it will still drive two-seater." Although it has not been officially confirmed, it is plausible to assume that in the short term may come to market the new F1 spider and the variant of the MP4-12C, in order to address the most formidable competitors such as Lamborghini or Ferrari.

VW: a brand new flights to China?

After major revitalization in recent years, the Seat brand has landed in Shanghai and will soon arrive in showrooms in China. But to satisfy the expansionist ambitions of Vokswagen in China this is clearly not considered enough: it could rise to a brand new low cost should be to attack the lower end of the internal market.

"The new brand strategy is still being evaluated," said Weiming Soh, vice-president sales of VW China. "What we need is not already known in order to land more easily in the country." This policy would not be a "first" in the automotive field, as in the past General Motors and Honda have done the same with brands Baojun Nian and Li respectively.

Mercedes CLS: the videoprova Autocar

Mercedes: that the determination by Brabus biturbo V8!

Just landed on the cars of the three-pointed star, the new twin-turbo V8 has been the subject of the care that Brabus has seen fit to revive it further to make it even more powerful. Through three tuning kit aims to please fans of pure performance that many horses are not enough already provided by the V8 Mercedes.

The first step increases power to 490 hp against 435 hp original and raises the torque to 780 Nm well, the second however, increases power to 520 hp and allows the S-Class and CL coupe, including an intercooler further, to reach 300 km / h. For owners of AMG models, the development also includes a water-air intercooler fed by an auxiliary electric pump to ensure greater longevity of the engine.

Geely McCar: Shanghai Motor Show 2011

Geely has brought to the hall of the Shanghai McCar, a project that required two years of work. Neoproprietaria The brand Volvo has come up with a hybrid 4-seater city car that incorporates, in the rear, a 3-wheel electric scooter. The McCar (short for Magic Car) becomes a sort of "docking station" of the scooter fold: it can charge the batteries or use rechargeable batteries and motor scooter itself to increase its power and autonomy.

Spyder Audi R8 V10 RENM RMS

New variation on the theme of 'Audi R8 V10 Spyder: RENM this time it's with his "RMS" to reveal another side of the beautiful German discovery. The car was revised stylistically with the idea of adding a touch of motorsport to its spirit. Then sprout a new front splitter, a modified grille and an aggressive rear diffuser that incorporates the square of the renovated terminal drainage system.

Chrysler sells its subsidiary GEM Polaris

Chrysler announced the sale of the GEM (Global Electric Motorcars) at Polaris Industries. Home of Auburn Hills did not provide details of the transaction, the amount for which GEM has increased property. To date, the small manufacturer of small cars with zero emissions offers six different models.

Bugatti Veyron is the most expensive car in the world

The Bugatti Veyron is a real gem, not only for its undisputed supercar performance, but also for its price that are to be the most expensive car in the world. 1'350'000 € is what you have to pay if you want to enjoy the performance of a car of this kind, one of the most expensive car ever produced on Earth.

The Bugatti Veyron has a 16 cylinder engine, 8.0 liters, with an output of 1,200 horsepower and torque from 1,250 Nm, then something exorbitant. With an engine so performance is sublime: top speed limited electronically to 407 km / h ensures the unique emotions. The Bugatti Veyron, such as expensive cars, is in good company, it ranks second in the Lamborghini Reventon, produced only 20 copies.