Thursday, June 30, 2011

Audi presents R8 V8 Special Edition

The recent victory at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans Audi R18 TDI obtained with the deserved to be celebrated as it should and the house of Ingolstadt has certainly not made up the chance and decided to offer the market a special version of its R8 . The news is then the Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition, exclusive model produced in only 100 copies all reserved to the UK and those characterized by a special coating to titanium, which is now a prerogative of this particular car, not present on other Audi models, even in the most exclusive and expensive.

Alfa Romeo: the debut of the dual-clutch gearbox TCT

A new Alfa Romeo Giulietta is available, equipped with automatic dual dry clutch Alfa TCT. After debuting on the MiTo, the TCT should therefore be fitted to a second model of the Fiat Group. On Juliet in particular, the transmission will be combined with the 170 hp 1.4 MultiAir (Best New Engine 2010) and the 2.0 JTDM 170 CV-2.

Equipped with paddles on the steering wheel available on request transmission Alfa TCT, with 170 hp MultiAir promises a top speed of 218 km / h and a 0-100 of 7.7 seconds, while ensuring a consumption of 5.2 l/100 km in combined cycle and emissions of 121 g / km of CO2.

Morgan ThreeWheeler: 480 orders

According to some reports gathered by the British press, Morgan had already collected 480 orders for its new ThreeWheeler, the car with three wheels made inspired by the early production of the British brand, but which contained no shortage of modern theory to make the model attractive for today's fans.

After the presentation at the Geneva Motor Show, Morgan ThreeWheeler has a sales target of 1,000 units by 2011, a figure who, hearing the latest rumors, it seems plenty of scope, given the response at this early stage of pre-fans of the brand and those who want to own a vehicle so unusual and fascinating as unconventional as this.

Fiat 500: surprising sales in Texas

The wonder is apparent from its words, which describe a favorable situation because unexpected. "In Texas, the sales of the 500 are running." The first budget carries numbers ahead of expectations. Laura Soave, head of the Fiat brand in the United States, therefore, can appreciate the fruits of its strategy, so apt to have led motorists to buy a Texas utility charges unrelated to their car: the mammoth SUVs and pick-up is accompanied by a small car even four feet.

Crisis Saab get a loan of 25 million from Gemini Investment Fund Limited

Swedish Auto (formerly Spyker) has announced the signing of an agreement with Gemini Investment Fund Limited for a loan of 25 million euros, which will provide additional funding to Saab in the short term. The loan, with a rate of 10% per annum, has a maturity of 6 months. Swedish Car may redeem the loan at any time without penalty and intends to use this possibility as soon as the funds received from insurance agreement with Pang and Youngman.

Special edition for the Audi R8

Audi is launching a new special edition R8 occasion of the tenth win of the brand with the four rings in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. It differs from conventional aesthetic point, keeping its powerful V8 430 hp machine. In one of the tightest issues of history, Audi succeeded in his tenth win Le Mans endurance race in the world's most famous.

And to commemorate this victory, the German brand is launching a special edition of its most representative sport, the Audi R8. Under the name of Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition found a vehicle of which only 100 units will be manufactured, with its limited sales to the UK. This limited edition has the same engine as the original version, ie a 4.2-liter V8 engine with an output of 430 hp.

BMW 6 Series and i8 for Mission Impossible 4

The trailer for the new film Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol confirms the presence of new BMW models in the film: in addition to the new 6 Series Convertible destined for a spectacular crash, the character of Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise will also guide future BMW i8: from a few frames the trailer seems that they are still very close to a model EfficientDynamic Vision Concept, however, that BMW plans to bring up to mass production with limited changes.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

Rolls-Royce signed a single original on display until 5 July 2011 at Masterpiece London. The exclusive Phantom Drophead Coupe on display at the Royal Hospital in London, show the high degree of customization available for the wealthy buyers. Mazarine Blue painted in high-quality color, the new Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé offers full-grain leather interior beige, RR logos mentioned in the headrests, coatings Santos rosewood, teak and precious mother of pearl.

Porsche 991: the first spy photos of the cabin final

The latest issue of U.S. magazine Car and Driver reveals new and interesting details of the Porsche 991, which will be exhibited in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The German sports will be available with the traditional six-cylinder boxer engine, versions 3.4-liter and 350 hp for the Carrera and Carrera S 400 hp for the Dual choice for transmission: you can order a seven-speed dual-clutch or the PDK, both with Launch Control system.

BMW M3 builds 67 CRT

The BMW M GmbH, will build in a small edition of the M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology). For the first time it is a novel and in the automotive industry globally unique process for the production of components made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) are used. The lightweight design helps the high-performance sedan at a weight ratio of 3.5 kilograms per hp.

The V8 engine with an output of 331 kW/450 hp accelerates the BMW M3 CRT h in 4.4 seconds from zero to 100 km / The speed of the BMW M3 CRT is limited by the electronic engine control to 290 km/h. The BMW M3 CRT is produced in a limited edition of 67 units. After a number of pieces of 135 vehicles built BMW M3, this is the second series of a small designed for racing and street legal with a high performance sports car bearing the M-Factory.

Audi Q3 comes with five-cylinder turbo engine

After the Q7 (launched 2006) and Q5 (2008), Audi is presenting the new Q3 in these days, which rounds off the SUV range to the bottom. Available with two TFSI (2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 170 hp/125 kW or 211 kW PS/155) and TDI (140 kW or 177 bhp/103 PS/130 kW) 4.39 meters short of the launch in the fall Audi Q3 with prices starting at € 29,900.

In addition to these four variants, Audi plans to offer a particularly powerful end of 2012 Q3, the needs to fear with his athletic performance are not competitors in the premium segment for compact SUVs. Q3 This is currently being developed by the sporting subsidiary quattro GmbH, which is responsible for all RS models, the R8 V12 TDI and the Q7.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition

To be able to buy a faster than is essential to be Marcel Fässler, André Benoît Tréluyer Lotterer or, that the three winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Audi R18 TDI on. Just to them - and to win, of course - is dedicated to the special R8 V8 Limited Edition version, fitting celebration created to celebrate the tenth race in the Audi triumph in France.

This special series uses a unique titanium-colored paint, alloy 19-inch design similar to those already proposed by the R8 GT, red brake calipers and carbon package, consisting of sideblade, side mirrors, interior trim and hood cover carbon engine. Then there are standard equipment for the seats in nappa leather with red stitching, the Audi Music Interface Magnetic Ride audio, satellite navigation and audio system Bang and Olufsen.

Lexus RX400h for the official warning

Lexus will make an official warning as a preventive measure for the first generation of the RX400h. The project will affect 1651 models produced in Italy between September 2004 and August 2006 and the group will be controlled inverter of the hybrid system. While driving at full load, with very high current flows, it could damage a control board due to a problem of sealing of the transistors, resulting in the activation of warning lights and the activation of the general protection of the vehicle.

Opel Astra: now more efficient

Opel will launch next fall a more efficient version of the new Astra. This is the Opel Astra ecoFLEX, announcing a consumption of less than 4 liters per 100 kilometers and an emission level of 99 g / km of CO2. Not long ago it has reached the market, but that is no impediment to the new Opel Astra receive constant updates. In the latest news is that we have to market this fall a new version of the Astra, dubbed ecoFLEX, which will become its own right in the most efficient and environmentally friendly. Motor will have a 1.7 liter CDTI turbodiesel capable of developing an output of 130 hp and maximum torque which will be at 30.61 mkg.

Saab 9-5 by Hirsch

The new Saab 9-5 passes under the skilled hands of Hirsch: the Swiss tuner has taken steps to install a Scandinavian sport Aerokit on the flagship. It consists of a new front fascia from the racing look, a rear diffuser that incorporates the disturbing square drain terminals, side skirts and a nice spoiler mounted on the trunk.

Package are new alloy wheels 20 "(weighing 11 kg each) and new shock springs that lower the vehicle body and a 20mm front axle 10 to the rear. Under the hood beat reinvigorated versions of the engines in the catalog: it starts from 2.0 TiD diesel that goes from 160 hp and 350 Nm of series 180 hp and 400 NM.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coup Masterpiece

There comes a special edition Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé, named Masterpiece, and Features include a fabrication made entirely by hand by craftsmen, further including a jeweler Asprey brand and a luggage set. Handmade by famous artisans, Rolls-Royce presents this special edition of the Phantom Drophead Cuopé called Masterpiece.

This model, presented at the fair Masterpiece London 2011 (exhibition dedicated to luxury cars that will run from June 30 to July 5) has been carefully crafted in the brand facilities located in Goodwood, England. Varies from the original in the use of a special paint called Mazarine Blue, plus some changes as a cabin interiors inspired by a yacht which was used beige upholstery.

Volvo V70, XC70 and S80 updated

Both the Volvo S80 and the V70 or XC70 in the market already have what they call 'model Year 2012'. This is a slight aesthetics upgrade, accompanied by interesting solutions based on mobile phone safety and improving their D3 and D5 engines. It is a simple face-lift but enough to keep all three updated models.

They have two new body colors and two additional upholstery colors, plus a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, new inlays and redesign of the interior lighting. There are also two unpublished wheel designs for V70 and S80 and XC70 SUV for each and now have LED flashers built into the mirrors in the S80 and V70.

TVR: a diesel engine to ramp up production?

We read, reread and translated several times, trying to attribute some blame to the haste or heat. But nothing seems quite real indiscretion, not least because reported reliance PistonHeads site. Nikolai Smolenski had decided to revitalize the brand by using TVR V8 engine General Motors and BMW diesel V6, thus sacrificing the historic 6L-government units particularly the most modern and reliable.

Lamborghini Aventador: Batman's new car

The new Lamborghini Aventador was chosen for the new film Batman: The Dark Night. Bruce Wayne, after the recent experience with a Murcielago, will be behind the wheel of the new V12, which we admire here in the photos in an elegant gray and, above all, with the license plate of Gotham City. The images, taken from the movie sets, come from Luxury4Play forum.com, while the film only comes to the screen next summer. We will have to wait and see if the Aventador will be involved in some dynamic scene or scenes will be used only for short boundary, perhaps in the company of a beautiful girl.

BMW 6 Series Cabrio by Hamann: a taste of what we will see in Frankfurt

Plays to make wicked Hamann BMW 6 Series Convertible: The German tuner of Laupheim gives the car a wide range of alloy wheels in sizes 20 and 21 inch, new springs, shock absorbers that provide a ride height lowered by 30 mm front axle and 25 at the rear and a revised exhaust system with 4 outlets. The interior also features the production of aluminum trim, pedals and footrest.

Also available in plain silver or black anodized. The German coach also announced that at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September will present a new body kit dedicated to the body of next-generation 6 Series.

New engines for the BMW X1

BMW introduces two new engines for the X1, a gasoline with 184 hp and one diesel whose delivery reaches 163 hp. With these new engines, German sea strengthens its commitment to efficiency. There are few who consider the BMW X1 SUV as the most efficient of the story. And now have two reasons to do so since the German manufacturer launches two new engines for this successful vehicle

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mazda again reached full production capacity

Mazda has after the earthquake disaster in the northeast of the country now included in its two plants in Hiroshima and Hofu in southwestern Japan, the 850 and 940 kilometers away from the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, with passenger car production back in full. Also, overtime and extra shifts to run again at a normal level.

The company expects the current financial year to 31 March 2012 with sales amounting to 2.19 trillion yen (approximately 19.2 billion1) based on a global sales target of 1.3 million units.

Porsche 550, new details on the small roadster

They come directly from Germany to new speculation about the future discovery of a small house Porsche, a model based on a '50s roadster, the Porsche 550. According to the foreign press, the leaders of the German group would need to propose a vehicle can reduce fuel consumption and emissions and for this you would be thinking of a compact model with an engine, in some ways away from the rest of the range.

Daimler is investing heavily in China

The Daimler AG and its Chinese partner Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) have signed today in the presence of Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao of a strategic framework agreement. The two companies plan to expand their cooperation in China. The joint venture Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd..

(BBAC) are converted to a total of around € 2 billion invested. / B The local production for the Chinese market from 2011 to the GLK compact SUV in 2013 and gradually expanded to three models of the new generation of Mercedes-Benz compact cars. The existing production capacity for the C-Class and E-class long-wheelbase version will be removed annually from the current level around 80 000 vehicles in accordance with market demand.

Spy photos BMW 6 Series Coupe Grand

These spy photos ending speculation about the BMW 6 Series GranCoupè, model in the range of the long-awaited and anticipated by the German manufacturer Gran Coupe concept of 2010. The new hatchback coupe, the Mercedes CLS competitor par excellence and Audi A7, is actually the version of the new 4-door 6-Series, which retains the main features with the addition of 2 extra doors and a wheelbase lengthened slightly.

Nissan Qashqai-millionth product

December 5, 2006 that there were so few as to expect a resounding success. He breathed confidence, interest, curiosity for a new type of vehicle and the name so particular, but not security result. And instead, four years, six months and 23 days later, the Nissan Qashqai reach the milestone of one million units at the same time and is one of the most successful cars produced in the United Kingdom.

Hyundai Veloster: soon with five-door?

To avoid misunderstandings Eunjoo Shin spoke Veloster in configurations of three and four doors plus a door. The words of the Hyundai manager for foreign markets, therefore, require the launch of a new variant with body standard with five doors (two on each side), which will complement the current 3 +1 and more saucy.

The Veloster is preparing to become well-sedan coupe, using a formula different from the different but equally valid and CLS A7 and relevant.

Suzuki Swift 1.2 VVT Start & Stop: small wonder that

Here is the latest generation of the new Suzuki Swift model in seven years of marketing "global" in 19 countries reached nearly 2 million units. It was rebuilt in 2010, the look and style is attractive, pleasant, balanced and, yes, even a little 'Europe. It would seem to satisfy many different drivers, lovers of a sober and unobtrusive to those more inclined to the dynamism and exuberance.

1.6 TDI Audi A1, minimal consumption

Get to market a new smaller version of the Audi family, an A1 with a 1.6 TDI 90 hp with a fuel consumption and emissions in their own right become more prominent in the car. The Audi A1 is a new version that has the efficiency of flag. This is a model with a 1.6 TDI 90 hp with an average consumption of 3.8 liters per 100 km and emissions of 99 grams per kilometer of CO2.

These figures are achieved through the presence of technology Stop/Start, an energy regeneration system, exchange relations elongated in order to operate the motor at low speed turns and an electronic injection reprogrammed to do their work more efficiently. Despite all these changes, the engineers of the brand with the four rings ensure that the benefits of A1 are not reduced, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 190 km/h .

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe 2011 Masterpiece London

Rolls Royce has a one of the Phantom Drophead Coupé at the 2011 Masterpiece London, luxury show to be held from June 30 to July 5 next. The car features an exclusive color Blue, combined with beige leather upholstery and the Santos rosewood, teak interior and pearl. In the glove box, the Phantom offers a unique collection of precious jewelry for Asprey, while a custom set of luggage has been tailored to the luggage compartment.

Saab get the money to pay salaries but production remains blocked

Saab has been able to find the necessary funds to pay the salaries of its employees: "A Chinese company has placed an order for 582 cars for a total of 13 million euros - said a spokesman for the Swedish manufacturer - and we pay salaries scheduled for this week."

Production, however, arrested on 8 June for the interruption in deliveries of the same suppliers (among them International Automotive Components has denounced the Saab to the Swedish authorities for a credit of  4.8 million euro), will remain firm. They will then require new financial resources to resume to work the assembly lines.

Two Lexus LFA at Goodwood

With two special Lexus LFA participates in the "Festival of Speed" (30.6.-7.1.2011) in part on the grounds of the castle in southern England Goodwood. First shown by the special edition "Nürburgring-performance package" is. Second car is the racing version that has been at last weekend's 24-hour race at the Nürburgring.

The Lexus LFA is a limited edition of 50 copies. Main changes compared to the standard model are an increase in output by 10 hp to 570 hp at 8900 revolutions per minute and a package of aerodynamic components from the perspective of carbon, including a large fixed rear spoiler, which increases at high speeds the downforce on the rear axle.

Toyota Hybrid Sports Concept II GRMN

Toyota has introduced 24 hours of Nürburgring GRMN Hybrid Sports Concept II, a prototype hybrid with a 245 hp V6 engine that adds another 50 hp electric. Although nothing is known of his potential move to production, but not discarded. Waiting to hit the market in the Toyota FT-86 Toyota, the Japanese still have a true sports car in its ranks.

However, now there's another prototype that is called to fill this gap, the Toyota Hybrid Sports Concept II GRMN. On the occasion of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring, Toyota has unveiled this car, which comes to the evolution of the Toyota MR2 Sport Hybrid presented at the Tokyo Motor Show 2010.

Opel Astra reduces CO2 emissions to 99 grams

Vauxhall has reduced the consumption of the Astra 1.7 CDTI to 3.7 liters of diesel and therefore the CO2 emissions of 99 grams per kilometer. The labeled with the additional designation Ecoflex fuel-efficient version of the compact model, yet provides 96 kW / 130 hp and 300 Nm of torque between 2000 and 2500 revolutions per minute tours.

It is shifted with a friction-reduced six-speed gearshift recommendation. The prices of the five-door model will be announced to the market launch in autumn. The measures to reduce fuel consumption include the drive system including efficient heat management, start / stop technology and brake energy regeneration as well as aerodynamic components and the reduction in rolling resistance.

Toyota: No sub-brand for the Prius

Toyota denies rumors officially related to the will of the manufacturer to create a sub-brand for the Prius: U.S. marketing director for advanced technology vehicles, Ed Larocque, held that the Prius is too important a name for the image of Toyota and the house can not afford to opt out. Larocque has also specified that the model remains the third most popular vehicle of Nissan North American market: a factor that makes it, in fact, a pillar business of the Japanese manufacturer.

Nissan unveiled the business plan 2011-2016

By the end of fiscal 2016 Nissan is aiming for 8% of the global market and to increase operating profit to 8%. For this reason the new 2011-2016 business plan of the Japanese manufacturer is called "Nissan Power 88", a name very similar to the bid by telephone, but much more profitable and productive.

We talked about 8 when in fact the real feature is the number 6 as the 66 proposals including cars and commercial vehicles worldwide by the end of 2016 and the new model every 6 weeks for the next 6 years. Nissan and partner Renault, then count to reach the milestone of 1.5 million cars to zero emissions, will introduce 90 new technologies at a rate of 15 per year and will aim to achieve global leadership in light vehicles, thanks to the agreement entered into the administration of New York for the supply of new taxis.

Toyota Yaris: the first images of the three ports

The third generation of the Toyota Yaris three-door will be offered with the body, according to a formula (stylistic and commercial) already over-tested. The Japanese utility measure in three axes as the variant "Family", but compared to the latter earns sportsmanship and enjoyment of the side. The specimen photographed using the new style package, with alloy wheels, side skirts, rear spoiler, tinted windows and other small details.

Spy Shots Golf Volkswagen Golf GTI and R

First spy photos of the new generation Golf and Golf GTI R: Variations of the seventh generation of the bestselling sports Volkswagen are already in advanced stages of testing and these new images allow us to have to do some first consideration. Both cars (still with the body of the current version), as evidenced by the wheel caps applied to the body, should have a wider track a few inches.

Looking at the sensors attached on the wheels can be seen that the formula for a Golf GTI front-wheel drive and an R-wheel drive will be kept intact. On the latter seem to be split tailpipes and 4 outputs, a solution may be temporary or, once in prosuzione, wink to the most vibrant partner's Audi models.

Peugeot RCZ: 30,000 units produced

Peugeot has produced 30,000 units of the RCZ, the courageous coupe derived from the 308 and virtually unchanged from the concept. Welcomed by the market in summer 2010, has been proposed with a 1.6 turbo petrol engines 156 and 200 hp and the 2-liter diesel with 163 hp. Logical primacy of customers marked in France, with 7337 units delivered, followed by England and Germany with a 4070 car with 3614 specimens.

Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Styling Pack

To increase even more the elite class and the level of customization of the recent Continental GT, Bentley presented a refined aesthetic accessory package called Mulliner Specification Classic Style Pack, dedicated to the sport's top English House, presented at the Paris Motor Show 2010. The unusual appearance package is designed to please all lovers of customization and processing more willing to extrapolate from their own determination Continental GT, which can now go directly to the original list of options made by the House in Crewe, instead of using the usual tuning specialists, which increasingly offer cosmetic preparations tasteless and far from the philosophy of sportiness with elegance mixed, proposed by the House of "B" wings.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS: Jeff Zwart from road to Pikes Peak

Jeff Zwart is probably the customer who would like all the car, ready to pick the most expensive supercars available in the catalog and use it for a few days after the competition, as happened in this case with the new 911 GT2 RS. Zwart, who have dominated the category last year had surprised 2 wheel drive with a 911 GT3 Cup at Pikes Peak, this time has passed, returning to Pikes Peak for the umpteenth time by the competitor.

DTM: Audi has never won on the Norisring

There is only one DTM race in the current calendar date, Audi has won since its comeback in the most popular international touring car racing series ever: just the "home game" at the Nuremberg Norisring. Buoyed by the tenth triumph at Le Mans and three consecutive victories in the DTM (Zandvoort, Spielberg, Lausitzring) that should change on the first weekend in July.

Eight times in a row, Mercedes-Benz has won only on the 2.3-kilometer street circuit between Dutzendteich and Easy Credit Stadium. Audi took the final win for the 2002 Laurent Aiello Abt-Audi TT-R, as he at the last corner leading up to that overtook Bernd Schneider. Even with the legendary V8 Quattro, Audi was the early 90s, had been successful in the DTM.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Ferrari: only 45% of production is red. Fifteen years ago it was 85%

Ferrari have now forgotten the sound of the old adage "cinc sghei puss but russ" (a few bucks more, but red). The current production, compared to what occurred fifteen years ago, has lost the obvious solutions in favor of new mono bicolor: a horse of the 90s as many as 85% of the volume produced was red, whereas now the percentage is decreased to 45%.

The new buyers choose solutions fact bi-color, matrix, classical and more contrast with the pavilion, recalling the most famous painting of Gran Turismo. In this regard there are the colors of the sample or liveries Challenge, involving the installation of longitudinal strips style 430 Scuderia.

Jaguar XE Roadster: the first spy photos

In less than two years we might finally see the road heir to the Jaguar F-Type Concept, unveiled at the Detroit way back in 2000. The British manufacturer, in fact, is working on the new XE roadster, roadster its small size and unusual design inspired by the concept car presented more than 10 years ago.

Surprise during the prototype tests, the new Jaguar XE Roadster will be based on the platform in the shortened version of the XK with a maximum length contained in 4.20 meters. This choice will allow the manufacturer to Coventry to compete with models like Porsche Boxster, BMW Z4, Mercedes SLK and Audi TT, allowing them to focus on sales volumes more than the current production.

Bugatti Veyron: the decline of the myth

The Bugatti Veyron leaves the stage: the French manufacturer announced it had sold the last unit of the 16-cylinder coupe priced at $ 1.7 million to a wealthy European client. The 300th car left the factory in Molsheim, which will be delivered in October, will become coveted by collectors supercar. Marketed since 2005, the Bugatti Veyron put a strain on German engineers (the label founded by Ettore Bugatti belongs to the Volkswagen Group since 1998): coupe presented as the only car that can exceed 400 km/h speed maximum, the first unit was delivered after years of delay, despite the down payment of 300,000 euros paid by future owners.

Honda CR-V 2012: first official teaser

Honda first introduced the enigmatic teaser of the new CR-V, destined to debut in autumn 2011, through a dedicated page of their official website. The crossover time Japanese will change radically in the cockpit and exterior design, but by the time Honda did not want to show any image. The site makes no reference to the international fair is chosen for the debut logical to think in Frankfurt, or Tokyo later this year.

Chevrolet Camaro Transformers, Special Edition

Chevrolet will offer the Camaro Transformers: Special Edition to celebrate the participation of the car in the movie Transformers 3, close to international debut in cinemas. The special display will be available in America, Canada, China, Japan, South America, Europe and Arab countries.

The series of the Transformers movie, the character of Bumblebee, has helped to give great prominence to the Camaro and its black livery of yellow will be replicated on the model series, as it did with the first limited edition launched in the U.S. in 2009. Special Edition will be offered as an optional package for versions 3000 Dollars 2LT V6 and V8 2SS and will include painting Rally Yellow, RS appearance package, the black stripes, blacks alloy wheels 20 "tires with sporty rear spoiler, Autobot logos outside, black leather interior with yellow stitching and logos on headrests and center console.

Porsche Panamera Turbo by Switzer Performance

Thinking of those who think "poor" performance guaranteed by the Porsche Panamera Turbo, the preparer Switzer Performance has proposed a separate package, called P680, which significantly improves the determination of the German four-door. The kit includes a new turbocharger, the most exasperated centralinaelettronica a mapping and a modified intercooler designed to provide better cooling to the engine "vitamins" of the turbo, 4.8-liter V8 that is that now delivers 680 hp and 970 Nm of torque , with a substantial increase in power compared to the original 493 horses.

BMW M5 F10: 7 minutes and 55 seconds at the Nurburgring

The new BMW M5 F10 has marked a time of 7 minutes and 55 seconds north of the Nurburgring ring, as reported by Fastestlaps.com. The new twin turbo V8 superberlina with 560 hp, poised to become the new Ring Taxi, thus beat the competition live, trimming the Porsche Panamera Turbo 1 second 15 seconds, well the Mercedes E63 AMG.

For reference, the old E60 M5 V10 with 507 hp, had clocked a time of 8 minutes and 13 seconds and the new 1 Series M has scored recently an interesting 8 minutes and 15 seconds. The time of the new M5 F10 is identical to the one made in 2005 to mark the first Ferrari F430, a reference to the tonnage and unbelievable considering the characteristics of the German sedan.

Fiat-Suzuki agreement for use of the 1.6 Multijet

The interview recorded in recent weeks between the Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne and five members of the Suzuki family (including chairman Osamu) has produced a partnership agreement for the use of the 1.6 Multijet engine, so that will be used by the Japanese manufacturer as 2013. The four-cylinder diesel will push a new and unknown model that will be produced at the plant in Esztergom Hungary.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Jeep: Wrangler's success puts a strain on the plant

The President of the Jeep brand Michael Manley has expressed a slight concern. "Sales of the Wrangler continues to grow, grow, and still growing, especially in Europe." This situation is likely to be unbearable, especially in the medium term when it will debut the latest version. In fact, Chrysler plant in Toledo, Ohio, might not have the capacity to tolerate an increase of production by early 2011 sales of off-road vehicles increased by 13% to 42,000 vehicles, while production grew by 19% ( 71,000 vehicles / year) of a total of 150,000 cars per year.

The Maserati GranTurismo MC Road arrives in China

The characteristic noise of car engines Maserati will be heard even by Chinese. These days, in fact, celebrated the first deliveries of the GranTurismo MC Road, the 450 hp sports car that Maserati has presented at national preview of the Bologna Motor Show last year and was brought to Asia in April at  Shanghai.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bentley Continental GT Mulliner

The Bentley Continental GT can now be ordered with the new aesthetic Mulliner Package, consisting of a front spoiler as profiled by a flap with a honeycomb pattern, most evident from sill strips and a rear diffuser which also includes the two terminals oval exhaust. On request we can add the rear spoiler and side mirror caps in carbon fiber, the front grilles and the effect burnished alloy 7-spoke 21-inch.

Audi R8 Spyder: a specimen plated for charity

The Audi R8 Spyder chrome you see in the picture was made and donated by the German manufacturer to be auctioned: the proceeds will go entirely for the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) charity founded by the famous singer in 1993. Mechanically the car has the same 525 hp V10 engine on models 'conventional': it is able to push the threshold of 320 km / h and the 0-100 in 4.1 burn.

The car has been sold at the annual "White Tie and Tiara Ball", an event organized by Elton John and his partner David Furnish at their home on the night of June 23.

Fiat 500 Limited Edition 150th, only for South Africa

The Fiat 500 is an undisputed symbol of Made in Italy, both for its original design for the contents, the result of automotive engineering Italian. For this reason, the marketing people have decided to create a Fiat limited edition version called Fiat 500 Limited Edition 150th, to celebrate the anniversary  150 years of the unification of Italy in South Africa
Fiat 500 Limited Edition 150th is equipped by the now famous four-cylinder 16-valve 1.4-liter round capable of delivering 100 hp and a maximum torque of 131 Nm. These numbers are enough to push the small Fiat to a maximum speed of 182 km / h, while the classic sprint from 0 to 100 km / h is covered in 10.5 seconds, average fuel consumption and emissions that are declared by the manufacturer, respectively, equal to 6.1 l / 100 km and 135 g / km of CO2 emitted into the air.

Electric cars: a tow truck to rescue

Electric cars will require new infrastructure, both to recharge the batteries and for the breakdown. The American Automobile Association (AAA) has created the first tow truck to solve a specific problem that definitely will grieve motorists in the coming years.

In full "fright autonomy", cars such as Nissan Leaf might be powered, since this new emergency vehicle will be equipped with portable rapid charging stations.

After the Le Mans accident: Two new Audi R18 TDI for Imola

It is three weeks after the triumph at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the Audi R18 TDI before the next race on the program. The 6-hour race in Imola, Italy (1-03.07.2011) comes at an important moment in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC), that, from 2012, will become the FIA World Endurance Championship.

There was not much time to celebrate the tenth Le Mans victory for the Joest team. Since Audi wants to use the winning car with the number "2" for exhibits and demo rides, after the two serious accidents Allan McNish and Mike Rockenfeller had at Le Mans, two new emergency vehicles were built (R18-103 and R18-107).

New Fiat Panda 2012: small city cars grow

How will be the new Fiat Panda 2012? After renderings leaked in recent months, these days are more dense the rumors on the lines of the future five-door supermini, Fiat. More or less official, all contribute to give an idea about the Panda 2012. The "deep throats" of the Lingotto indicate that its size will be slightly higher than at present.

As for the mechanics, it was announced in part as a "directly derived" from the Lancia Ypsilon. Less small city car, a little more voluminous, they said. In fact, the Fiat Panda 2012, waiting for the next month, promises to size "plus" compared to the models currently in list. The car, which - as we had anticipated in recent days - for the official premiere will be on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 (September 15 to 25),  promises to be a little longer: about 3.64 meters, which is 10 cm more as compared with the current model.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Chrysler 200: to arrive on dual-clutch gearbox

Chrysler continues to reveal unpublished technical details on the new Chrysler 200 - declined in sedan and convertible - and 2012 on the issue of the Avenger. The new information relates to debut new models of American Manufacturers, the sophisticated dual-clutch automatic transmission with six gears of origin Fiat (abbreviation project C635), which on this occasion take the name of DDCT (Dual Dry Clutch Transmission).

Mitsubishi builds electric vans

Mitsubishi Motors is building next to the four-door compact car i-MiEV electric vehicle now another. The minicab MiEV is a small van and is currently being tested by a Japanese shipping company as a fleet vehicle in practice. Initial customer orders are now being accepted for the electric-vans in Japan.

The plan is in the closed-form design as well as in flatbed truck offered to take either of two different battery versions with 10.5 kWh and 16.0 kWh on the market. The range in the Japanese JC 08-cycle so that is 100 kilometers, or 150 kilometers. The Mitsubishi Minicab been produced since 1966 as a small-vans in Japan and has been modernized and adapted to the requirements.

McLaren MP4-12C Spyder arrives in 2012

Much has been said of the new road McLaren, the MP4-12C fast you want to steal the scepter of the queen of the sport Ferrari 458 . And now, the headquarters of the English House, have decided to challenge the  Maranello car, announcing the imminent arrival of the Spyder version.

McLaren MP4-12C Spyder will have the metal folding roof and will come to life in 2012. Will have the same technical characteristics of the closed version, but will offer a more immersive sound of the V8 twin turbo 600 hp and performance should not differ much from those of the coupe.

Royal Wedding: Lexus LS 600h L is transformed into Landaulet

When Prince Albert of Monaco will marry Mademoiselle Charlene Wittstock, the couple will be chauffeured in a unique Lexus LS 600h L Landaulet. The has been transformed in a luxury saloon with a full hybrid drive by the Belgian bodywork specialists Carat Duchatelet for the royal wedding.

The transformation of the sedan into a convertible in the traditional style Landauer was undertaken in close cooperation with Lexus in Brussels. The technicians worked more than 2,000 hours of special preparation. The process began with work-intensive calculations, simulations and 3-D representations.

New Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen launches the new Tiguan. According to the company, it already has 12 600 orders only  in Germany. The Tiguan has been updated in design and visually moved slightly closer to the Touareg and expanded to include equipment details. For the VW Tiguan now have five new driver assistance systems.

For example, while the "Lane Assist", the car safely in the lane, the drowsiness detection system detects deviations from normal driving behavior and recommends to the driver visually and audibly to take a break. In addition, newly available for all versions: the XDS electronic differential lock which ensures, in particular, in the corners for improved dynamic driving.

Chevrolet Beat Electric Vehicle

Chevrolet introduces in India the Beat Battery Electric Vehicle, derived from the production model Spark. The choice of New Delhi as a base for testing is not random, given the celebrations of World Environment Day and for the growing interest of this country for the zero-emission mobility. The car uses lithium ion battery and is derived from the older sister Chevroler Volt, with a capacity of 20 kWh, 270 kg of weight and liquid cooling, with operating temperatures between -20 and 45 degrees centigrade.

Porsche 911 best European car in U.S. study

The Porsche 911 is both current investigation "Initial Quality Study" of the renowned U.S. market research institute JD Power, the best vehicle from a European manufacturer. Occupies second place, the Panamera. The Initial Quality Study is examined in depth interviews with more than 73 000 car buyers' satisfaction with vehicle quality during the first three months of new-vehicle delivery.

Were assessed a total of 234 vehicle models of model year 2011 to 228 criteria. These include many different areas such as "driving experience" or "engine and transmission."

News from ford: Fiesta SUV

A few months ago we spoke of a future multi compact space called B-Max, made on the basis of the Ford Fiesta and designed to take the place of the unlucky Fusion. But now it seems that the future of  Builder will be joined by another American model represented by a compact SUV.

Porsche Boxster and Cayman... 300,000 units

Porsche celebrates 300,000 units of products Boxster and Cayman. At 15 years after the debut of the first generation of the Boxster, also known as 986, is in fact out of the production line a special Boxster Spyder, destined to a German customer and painted in the color Platinum Silver Metallic with Carrera Red leather interior.

The success of small mid-engine Porsche has allowed the German company to open up new market opportunities, thanks to markets like the U.S., who have welcomed the models, as well as Germany itself. Porsche, remember, first presented the concept for the Boxster at the Detroit Motor Show 1993, relying on historical tradition and about the inspiration taken from the "number 1" and the 550 Spyder.

Volkswagen prepares the car with the auto-pilot

The innovative project led by the Wolfsburg takes its name from TAP and has been implemented under the project funded by the European Community called HAVEit ("Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transport") and directed by Professor Jürgen Leohold, executive director for the Looking for a German manufacturer.

BMW M3 CRT

BMW has released the first information about the M3 CRT, which stands for Carbon Racing Technology. Based on the M3 sedan, is in fact the variation of the 4-door M3 Coupe GTS. The total weight of the M3 CRT is less than 45 kg compared to the saloon, bringing the total mass of 1580 kg, with the introduction of technology CFRP (on the range then we will find the BMW electric) to the hood, roof and seats and using a new titanium exhaust system.

Porsche 911 GT3 by Magnat Snowmobile

The Porsche 911 GT3 by Magnat Snowmodile is designed for those drivers who, when they have finished squeezing their beast on the track, not too proud to be pampered by a series of on-board comfort . Te production of the car was in fact to enhance interiors with leather. The intent of the tuner in the pantara more than ever (exquisite diamond seams in contrasting color) and add eye-catching painted moldings and a powerful 2100 watt audio system well.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

McLaren: £ 1 billion to compete with Ferrari and Lamborghini

According to Xinhua Bloomberg, the leaders McLaren would be willing to grant up to 1 billion pounds (1.1 billion) to create a more comprehensive range of body variants and power, so as to oppose adequate resistance to Ferrari and Lamborghini.

President Ron Dennis spoke of "exciting challenge to redefine the connotations of a brand."

100 000ster Audi A1 rolled off the line

For almost a year it produces the Audi A1 at the Brussels site. Now there's 100 000th car off the line. Belgium's King Albert II visited the site today on this occasion. Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, and Gerhard Schneider, Chief Technology and Logistics and Speaker of the Management Board of Audi Brussels, led the King through the work that Audi has taken four years ago.

Bugatti Galibier will be called Royale

Here is a story that surely tickle the fancy of fans and admirers of the carmaker's simple English. We're talking about the Bugatti and, thanks to a document "off the record" leaked directly from the headquarters, revealed information about the company's plans for the near future and, more importantly, what models we see in 2012.

In fact, Bugatti had already officially revealed part of its future business strategy. We know for example that the final version of the Veyron was produced in December, while it is a novelty that the new Bugatti Galibier be deployed on the name of Royale. The first Bugatti Royale was made in 1927 and can be considered to all intents and purposes the first response to the growing demand for luxury of the Roaring '20s.

Volkswagen: the early development of the Temporary Auto Pilot

You can not even talk about intelligent car or autopilot. Better to use the definition Temporary Auto Pilot, describing the virtues of the new project without venturing Volkswagen quality is not his. This system assists the driver when he is in fact engaged in cross sections of highway, thus reducing the chances of error, drowsiness or distraction.

The software controls the distance from the car in front, maintains a preset speed, slows down approaching a curve and driving the car within the limits of the lane, in addition to reading the signals, observe speed limits and stop/start in city driving. The only condition: the maximum speed may not exceed 130 km/h.

Toyota Hybrid Sports Concept II GRMN

Certainly will not be remembered for the aesthetic, stylistic features using the more distant from the Toyota production, but the new Hybrid Sports Concept GRMN is a sports competition careful to ecology. Before describing it, it's a duty to explain the origin of its name: GRMN is in fact an acronym for Master of Nurburgring Racing Gazoo, the preparer whose name bringing the idea (Gazoo) and whose source of inspiration to dedicate the result.

Maserati SUV: monter HEMI V8 engine?

Increasingly insistent rumors about the long-awaited Maserati SUV, would seem to contradict previous statements by Sergio Marchionne on using engines derived from the Ferrari Maserati crossover. The "deep throats" within the Group and well-informed Italian-American talk of a possible use of the mighty Hemi V8 6.3-liter version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, which may be accompanied by two diesel variants of the Fiat-VM 3.0 liters, the first with a single turbocharger and capable of delivering 250 hp and 550 Nm of torque, while the latter would take advantage of a double boost capable of releasing up to 320 hp.

Saabe crisis: there is no money for salaries

The agreement in recent weeks between the Swedish Automobile Group NV (formerly Spyker) and China's Pang Qinghua has only helped to prolong the agony of the Saab brand, unable to return to normalcy and resume production without this stop-go . And 'news today that all employees receive the salary of Saab in June, another "blow" after almost contemporary to stop production until July 4.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo XI: hybrid sports

The next Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution XI will be characterized by the presence of a hybrid drive scheme, which is in all respects a novelty in the history of this sport sedan with a strong.

Porsche built over 300 000 Boxster and Cayman

Almost exactly 15 years to the month after the start of production of the Porsche Boxster has been exceeded, together with its sister model, the Cayman mark of 300 000 vehicles built. As an anniversary model, the Boxster Spyder Platinum Silver Metallic with Carrera Red natural leather interior for a German customer.

1993 Porsche showed a study on a classic mid-engine roadster at the Detroit Motor Show. The show car sat in the formal language of the 356 "no 1 "and the 550 Spyder. The overwhelming response from the public was the key for the series production of the Boxster.

Mini Roadster debut at Geneva 2012

Presented at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Mini Concept Coupe and Roadster were predicted to arrive on the market simultaneously. On the contrary, the manufacturer decided to present the first Coupe (revealed in an official capacity in those days) to create a greater focus around the model. According to the rumors come from England, the new Mini Roadster will debut officially at the Geneva Motor Show 2012.

F1: a movie on Niki Lauda

The life of a pilot is full of important moments, moments of breathtaking and the sense of adventure inherent in everyone. But that is legendary Niki Lauda, the Austrian because the pilot has defied death, survived the flames and came back to win. Now the story of Niki Lauda and the dramatic moments that were the backdrop to his duel as James Hunt, McLaren driver who beat, will be shown on the big screen through a movie called "Rush ".

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: no diesel, confirmed the plug-in hybrid

Let's go back to talk about the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution EVO 11 and waiting, with an interesting anticipation of Road and Track. Despite the decision of the Mitsubishi President Osamu Masuko not to return to the world of racing, the Evolution does not disappear from the lists, but will be developed according to new technical concepts.

After the unlikely hypothesis of a diesel version, it seems that the Evo is destined to become an "Eco Knight Rider", staking everything on the plug-in hybrid technology from early concept PX-MiEV at the Tokyo Motor Show 2009.

Range Rover prepares the Grand Evoque

The positive feedback that is enjoying the new Range Rover Evoque could convince the leaders of the Land Rover to expand the Range Rover sub-brand with the arrival of another fourth model strongly inspired by the recent crossover sport, but characterized by the most important forms that placed between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport.

Following the strategy of German marks BMW, Audi and Mercedes, the English manufacturer is convinced that in the near future, the demand by consumers for SUVs versatile, from dynamic character, with smaller, will substantially increase. The Grand Evoque respond to all these features through the use of LR-MS modular platform derived from that of the Freelander, which will increase the total length of the car about 30 cm compared to that of Evoque.

Lotus confirmed supermini in 2014

For some time many rumors on the net spread the news of a Lotus designed for the city, not prone to the concepts that underpin the British sports and voted to limit emissions of pollutants... this car will be built and in 2014. The English city car then takes off and becomes a reality, that most will be powered by a pair consisting of a 3-cylinder 1.2-liter 47 bhp and an electric engine from 102 hp.

Aston Martin cuts the Rapide production

The crisis continues to invest in the world of the car and apparently did not spare even the high and very high-end models. Proof of this is the decision by leaders of the Aston Martin, who indicated their intention to cut production of the Rapide, apparently for the difficulties encountered by the model on the market.

Mini Roadster set to debut in March 2012

Now that the Mini Coupe was unveiled, it is logical to imagine the arrival of the roadster version in the short term. The two variants were in fact anticipated by both their concept at the show in Frankfurt 2009 and only a marketing decision has divided the destinies of the commercial models, derived from the same project.

The debut version will probably be fixed in March 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show, with specific strictly identical to the coupe in terms of equipment and engines. Compared to the concept of 2009, at least according to our latest spy photos, the roadster will be a different standard, especially for the size of the rear roll bar, placed at a height similar to that of the windscreen.

Nissan Micra: 6 million units sold since 1982

Nissan has announced that global sales of Nissan Micra (known in some markets as March) and Micra C + C at the end of May 2011 exceeded six million units. The first generation Nissan Micra has debuted in 1982 and has been produced 1.65 million units. The second set of the cheap Japanese, launched in 1992, was the first to introduce the segment, the CVT continuously variable transmission: they have been assembled 2.54 million.

Hyundai i40 sw

The Koreans are serious, and the Hyundai i40 sw is the new weapon to launch the assault to the European market. The new wagon full range could expand in every segment, and is distinguished by a unique online content and technical importance. This car promises to be a direct competitor to the Volkswagen Passat and Opel Insignia.

Renault Duster to conquer India

After Renault decided to launch low-cost SUV Duster for South American market, enriching it with your brand instead of the Dacia, once again expands its horizons by offering a compact crossover in India, where it will be manufactured at the French manufacturer in Chennai.

BMW M5 2012: New official video

BMW has released a new promotional video that shows its new creature in action, we speak of the BMW M5 2012 that the German manufacturer has officially unveiled as a concept at the Shanghai Motor Show. The short film aims to highlight the dynamism and great determination of the car, which leverages the power of its engine, the 4.4-liter V8 capable of providing an output of 560 hp and a torque of 502 Nm at 1,500 rpm / min, giving flexibility and driving pleasure worthy of the sports that are a little wishful thinking the hallmark of the BMW M5.

DMC Ferrari FF Maximus

DMC presents the first interpretation of the new Ferrari FF. Called Maximus, the car was virtually prepared for the moment working on the computer to draw a new aero kit with bumpers, side skirts, rear diffuser and carbon fiber wing, built in lines designed by Pininfarina.

According to the tuner, the use of carbon fiber for these body parts will save about 70 kg compared to the original car. The new 6-liter V12 engine will be modified extensively, with the addition of a twin turbo kit: in addition to turbines, intercoolers and electronic, will be produced a complete exhaust system with outputs from 90 mm, new intake manifolds, injectors and new air specific filters.

Maserati SUV: can the arrival of the 6.4 Hemi V8 twin turbo diesel and 3.0

The new SUV could adopt the historical Maserati HEMI V8 engine with a displacement of 6.4. So in addition to the skeleton, the frame of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, also the heart of the car would be American. The "eight-vu" might even be the same as the sports version of the SRT8 SUVs overseas: if no specific changes made, deliver 465 hp.

This would seem to contradict destabilizing indiscretion when Marchionne said about the '"Ferrari origin" of the engine dedicated to leading the Trident SUV. The decision to adopt the HEMI would be taken, according to the source dell'indiscrezione, to further reduce production costs and raise profits from the sale of the vehicle.

Nissan developing the hybrid models with front wheel drive

Nissan has launched the development of a new hybrid system for its front-wheel drive models. The first vehicle to benefit should be the new Altima, which is not traded on our market and it will debut during 2012. The hybrid system in question is not entirely new, but will result from that of the Infiniti M35h, a model that adopts the course rear wheel drive.

BMW 7-Series facelift spy photos

The BMW 7 Series approaches the time of facelift mid-career, as evidenced by the spy photos that we offer. The design accents the flagship of Monaco will not be particularly invasive: one of the most radical changes, the inclusion of a group LED lights in front, which will be placed in the top of this, above the main projectors.

The front bumper will undergo a total redesign, and judging from what you see in the shots, the mirrors are going to accommodate the direction indicators, as happened on the new 1 Series. Behind the discourse is similar: adjustments to the headlights and bumper. As for the interior and mechanical updates, accurate rumors are not yet available.

Mugen Honda CR-Z

The Mugen Euro has developed a version of the tuning Honda CR-Z with more than 200 hp and 215 Nm of torque through the expansion of its hybrid system formed by coupling a gasoline engine and an electric motor. All this to prove that a car "clean" can convey great feeling on the road. The maximum performance can be obtained on command: "echo", "normal" and "sport." The maximum operating economy for everyday use with sportier performance for a good time when conditions permit.

TMD Friction is equipping more than 300 racing with Porsche brakes

TMD Friction and Porsche continue their cooperation in international racing. Both companies signed a contract to extend the 20-year collaboration for another year. The agreement includes both the equipment of Porsche race cars with Pagid RS brake pads of the brand as well as development cooperation in high-friction materials.

The sports car manufacturer will utilize this season in all Porsche 911 GT3 racing car brake pads of TMD Friction. The GT3 Cup cars in both the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, which are part of the DTM calendar is, as well as the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which will take place at all European Formula 1 racing weekends, are used.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Porsche recalls 1700 cars

The authority that oversees, in the United States, to road safety  announced that Porsche will make a recall of 1,702 cars built between May 18, 2009 and September 17, 2010, due to a problem with the rims, which would not have been assembled correctly.

BMW Z2 will be the all-wheel drive?

After some hesitation, it seems that the BMW Z2 project is finally set. The little German roadster, designed to occupy the niche abandoned by the Z3 and Z4 from the first generation after the current has "matured" rising segment, will be on the road in 2014.

The popemobile becomes "green" with the M-Class hybrid

German car for a German pope. A few months ago, Benedict XVI had announced the intention of wanting to give a fully electric car, in line with those behaviors aimed at reducing carbon dioxide in the air. His staff, especially those responsible for his safety, he was still skeptical about the autonomy in case of emergency.

However, it was found a good compromise with hybrid technology, which will power an early version of the new M-Class specifically designed for the papal demands. The Popemobile will be based on technology from Vision S500, presented for the first time in autumn 2009 at the Frankfurt auto show: the traditional engine, flanked by an electric plug-in from sixty horses able to move the means of about 30 miles on a single charge.

Audi: an indoor track for 10 million euros

Audi announced today that its booth at the Frankfurt Motor Show will include an indoor track. The house with the four rings, in truth, is not the first to launch the idea, already during the last German edition of the biennial, in 2009, BMW had included in its exhibition area a similar test track. As reported by Bloomberg, the investment for the construction of the small track will be around 10 million euros.

Chevrolet produced the Camaro number 5,000,000

The Chevrolet dealer in Lexington (Kentucky) has chosen an all-black livery, with paint, alloy wheels and black interior. The drivetrain consists of the unit instead of 3.6-liter 6-cylinder and six-speed manual gearbox, while among the accessories are provided for premium floor mats and rear spoiler.

Much interest in a "simple" Camaro is justified by its uniqueness, since the bird in question is the number 225,844 of the current series and the number 5,000,000 from 1967. The special Camaro was produced on 16 May at the plant in Oshawa, Ontario, and has the chassis number of the sequence B9196439.

Mini Coupe: official photos and technical data

Mini Coupe: the fifth pillar of the range of Anglo-German manufacturer has finally been revealed. The Coupé is the first British brand of sporty two-seater for many years now, aimed at customers who want a more "special" and more aimed at driving pleasure.

Monday, June 20, 2011

BMW Z2: 2014 in a compact roadster

In Monaco of Bavaria you bet on the "small is beautiful". From the 1 X1 Series, BMW also plays its cards displacements and medium-size - small. Appeal lacks only a model of pitch sports: a two-seater, which would incorporate the concept was born with the Z3 and continued with the Z4, but developed a range of intermediate models between the smallest and the 3 Series.

These days, comes forward the hypothesis of the BMW Z2 the classic spider (body to which BMW has always winked) intended, it seems, to fill the void left by the Z3. The car, expected  (from 2014 onwards) is a candidate to the demanding role of competing against the Mazda MX-5, the best-selling roadster in history.

Lamborghini Gallardo by Prior Design

The tuner Prior Design, famous for its aesthetic processing as spectacular as questionable, has released a brand new body kit dedicated to the Lamborghini Gallardo, transformed for the occasion in an exotic GT inspired the design of higher performance.

The transformation of the computer increases the aggressiveness of the German car, but in some places is so troubled as to be fake. The most successful of the new kit is definitely the front bumper gets a sharp, vicious two large side vents and two additional holes positioned in front of the wheel arches.

Ferrari FF: new official photos

The new Ferrari FF, signed by the latest creation from Maranello back to talk to if, thanks to a new and substantial photo gallery that shows the most revolutionary product of an interpretation of the Ferrar completely new sports GT, Ferrari FF has revolutionized the collective image of the Ferrari, that of pure sports and uncompromising.

Chevrolet Cobalt Concept: world citizen

There is not only the Colorado Rally Concept of the news that Chevrolet decided to put on display at the Motor Show in Buenos Aires. Argentina's event, in fact, there is also room for another prototype of the American home: the Chevrolet Cobalt Concept, right in the South American country that has been designed.

It is a three-volume sedan that can be called a world car, since its version number will be also exported to Europe, Middle East and Africa, and of course in the various South American countries. The line therefore reflects this approach, oriented to sacrifice every impulse of originality in the name of a clean and pleasant, able to gather support from the public and the most varied tastes cross.

Maybach: Aston Martin will become a model without any special Mercedes

Daimler will soon take a decision on the future of Maybach and Aston Martin for talks with the creation of new templates that are going on. The German group, however, also is considering an alternative plan, since the closure of the brand, after years of investment marketing for its revival, would be a grave mistake.

Fiat Doblo Grande Punto and the company's European fleet

Fiat Group Automobiles signed two important agreements for the supply of commercial vehicles in Austria and Spain. The orders relate to the Fiat and Fiat Professional, and have been agreed with an Austrian Post, the Österreichische Post AG, the other with the prestigious leader in the food sector PepsiCo.

Car News: Last week's highlights

BMW M5 sedan Monaco surprised the powerful design, power and road presence. The style follows closely the stylistic features of the house adding a touch of malice and determination of typical Motorpsort products. Under the hood is a twin-turbo V8 that sends retired the ancient aspirated V10.

The sound is certainly not the same, but compared to 72 hp and maximum torque of an ocean in more fuel consumption and emissions go down significantly. An entirely different category, the Toyota Yaris, designed as a global product for a consumer to the more varied than ever. The new small by the Japanese giant has a new design but not distorted, and interior architecture with a fresher and more modern equipment.

ClipperCreek, the electric car is recharged at home

Sustainable mobility, represented by the electric-powered cars, with the passage of time is becoming increasingly important, but the turning point for a widespread distribution of this type of car, what could come from an advanced compact home recharging device, made from ClipperCreek company. Despite the number of dedicated public infrastructure for charging batteries of electric cars is growing exponentially around the world and particularly in the United States, where the charging points emerge in the most unexpected places.