Saturday, October 27, 2012

New Audi R8

The Audi R8 is the super sports car from Audi that now becomes more dynamic thanks to new aerodynamic solutions and techniques. The exterior changes can be noticed in the headlights with LED technology now standard across the entire range and intermittent dynamic rear lights.

Built with lightweight alloy, the new R8 weighs only 1.570 kg. which facilitates its dynamism. It is available with body coupe and Spyder body, with three engines and two types of the rear boxes manual and seven-speed S Tronic, which replaces the R Tronic.
The engines offer for this new Audi R8 starts with a V8   with 430 hp  and 430 Nm of torque. With the S tronic and body coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 300 km / h.

Withe the V10 engine  525-hp S tronic the car accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 314 km / h.

The new Audi R8 ill be available later this year. With prices between 130 000 and 200 000 euros ($170 000 to 260 000).
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 45

Mercedes and AMG are in party for the 45 years developing dream cars together. And to celebrate a so long society , thei created five exclusive units of the Mercedes SLS Gullwing AMG GT3 45, a very special sports car .

This Mercedes SLS does not change anything in the mechanical side of the car, nor need: its 6.3 V8 engine with 591 hp and 650 Nm of torque is more than enough for "normal" use. Mercedes SLS AMG GT does 0-100 km / h in 3.7 seconds and reaches 320 kmh, attributes that certainly, this version improves thanks to extra features.

That Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 45 is a circuit car, it is noted on all new aerodynamic diffuser, spoiler, skirts ... which are made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) a very light material. To complete the weight reduction, fenders, doors and trunk are made of the same material.
The interior is as close as possible to the cockpit of a pilot. No trace of superfluous elements: only the cage, two baquets six anchor points, a steering wheel and a small carbon console.

The price of such a 'toy', in the German market is € 446,250 each.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Kia Optima Batmobile

Kia Motors America has partnered with the film company DC Entertainment and Rides magazine to create a very unique version of its Optima model, inspired by the iconic Batman car.

 The Kia Optima has thus become the first of eight Kia cars that can be customized to represent the characters of "Justice League" for the benefit of the Ong 'We Can Be Heros ", whose goal is to fight hunger in Africa.

 With an aggressive and muscular design, and some unique features, such as the merger between body colors in matte black and metallic black, yellow lighting, the bat grid-shaped , black 20-inch wheels, the Kia Optima is presented a futuristic Bat Batmobile version , perfectly prepared to make the leap to the big screen.

 The interior also features a specific look, which includes leather black seats a suede with contrast stitching in yellow and the bat in the back, in addition to being equipped with the latest technology and the most advanced equipment.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Lexus LS 600h, the world's most powerful hybrid car

The new Lexus LS 600h will arrive in December, and will do so with the merit of being the most powerful hybrid car in the world.

The Lexus LS 600h has a hybrid engine with 445 hp. This hybrid system combines an electric motor with a high performance V8 5 liters. As a result, there is obtained a performance of a 6-liter V12 and numbers consumption and emissions of a V6 engine of 3 liters. It has an average consumption of 8.6 liters per hundred kilometers and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.1 seconds. CO2 Emissions 199 g / km.
This new model of the Japanese luxury brand will be available in two body styles: a short one, offering three versions-Sport Hybrid Drive, Hybrid and F and the  long  one corresponding  to Hybrid Plus option.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ford abandons Wrc

Ford  Europe has announced it will leave the World Rally Championship, when finished the 2012 season despite having guaranteed in 2011 that it would continue at least two more years.

The company said that made this decision as part of a review of its business in Europe, given the current difficult economic environment.

"Ford has a long and proud history in the World Rally Championship and this decision was not easy," said Roelant de Waard, vice president of Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford Europe. "However, we have decided that it is better for Ford reduce its commitments to the WRC and use our resources in other areas," he added.
The longtime partner of the Official Ford Rally Team, M-Sport, plans to continue competing in the WRC with the Ford Fiesta, as private car. Ford is negotiating terms with M-Sport to provide ongoing support, both in vehicle development and engineering, including the recently announced  Fiesta R5  WRC for the new series-2, 2013, and the Fiesta R2 for national and regional pilots.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Peugeot 208 new engines

Peugeot enriches the range of the 208 model  with its new three-cylinder engines to improve fuel efficiency and performance.

The new engines are two. A VTi 1.2 with a power of 82 hp and whose consumption is below 4.5 liters per 100 km and emissions are set at 104 g / km.

This engine makes 0 to 100 km / h in 12.2 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 175 km / h. Furthermore, Peugeot offers another even smaller engine: the 1.0 VTi 68 hp, which accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 14 seconds and reaches a top speed is 163 km / h. It consumes on average 4.3 km l/100 and emits 99 g / km of CO2.

If we compare these two three-cylinder engines with the previous 1.4 75 hp 1.4, the new ones are more compact and lightweight 21 kg reducing emissions by 25%. Moreover, during the next year, the range will be complemented by a 208 VTi 1.2 version equipped with the Stop & Start and automatic control box in order to reduce CO2 emissions to 95 g / km.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tata Aria

This SUV is not as 'Low cost'  like any other model of the Indian brand. Provided with seven seats, rear-wheel drive or 4x4, 150 hp diesel engine. The unit has everything you need and a little more

The Tata Aria has 4.78 meters long, with body shapes between minivan and SUV, it is clear at first glance that there is more space than similar models..

Inside, more than finishes (acceptable), which supreende in the Aria is the care of some details: chrome handles, padded handles, panels and aircraft type boxes around the nerve center of the car, courtesy lights in the doors .. .

The Tata Aria is available only with a 2.2 liter diesel engine,  direct injection turbo with 150 hp and 320 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 3,000 rpm. These data make elastic mechanics, which require no change in continuous use.
The average fuel consumption is 7.2 liters.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fiat threatens to abandon Italy

Old Fiat 500
The crisis in Europe and especially in the automotive sector has made Fiat leaders thought in alternatives to reduce costs.

The Italian brand seeks more public support it currently are not possible in your country, so consider moving to Serbia or Brazil. The CEO, Sergio Marchione and the President, John Elkann, met with the Italian government to explain the reasons for such consideration.

 Fiat has invested about 5 billion euros in its five factories in the last three years and only safeguarded the industrial presence of the group due to the financial security that comes with extra activities.

 Fiat will hold an investment of 2.3 billion in a new factory in Brazil. The new plant is under construction and the company secured financing in the order of 85% of the total project, and when activity will start with tax benefits for a minimum of five years.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New Toyota Versus

Toyota presented at the Paris Motor Show the Versus, a new seven-seat minivan that now incorporates the new trend of Japanese design.

Among the technical innovations of the new Toyota Versus includes a new 2.0 D-4D engine energized, with less CO2 emissions and improved driving dynamics.

This new range of Toyota Versus includes 470 modified components to update the product and has been developed in Europe for European customers.

The Toyota Versus retains its dynamic character line. The front has been redesigned in the style of the rest of the Toyota range. The headlights are narrower and with a very aggressive style, has LED lighting for daytime and in higher versions have high intensity headlights.

The engine range for the new Toyota Versus has reduced its emissions. The D-4D diesel engine of 2.0 liters and 126 hp was revised to improve torque at low revs and reduce combustion noise. At the same time, CO2 emissions are reduced to a level below 130 g / km.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Jaguar F-Type

After long wait, here is the successor to the Jaguar E-Type!
The new Jaguar F-Type will present next week at the Paris Salon. The "roadster" has many elements of style with the anticipated study C-X16 and will appear on the market during the spring of 2013 ("coupé" planned for summer 2014).

Jaguar also confirmed that the F-Type  will debut a 3.0 V6 engine in versions with 340 hp and 380 hp,and the evolution of  5.0 V8 Supercharged engine, with 495 hp.

All models will feature rear-wheel drive, 8-speed automatic gearbox and Stop & Start technology.
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