New 2009 Hummer H2 SUT Revealed (photo)

31 03 2008

New 2009 Hummer Capabel H2 SUT station at E85 fuel (auto news)
General Motors, with more than 3 million cars, leads the pack with regard to flex-fuel vehicles on American roads. Classic Chevrolet / HUMMER is the nation’s leading retailer Chevy truck and took upon themselves to provide their customers with a new, and the first retailer owned station E85 fuel.

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“We sell a lot of trucks that can run on alternative fuels such as E85, and even if there was some greater availability, we need more E85 pumps where drivers could fill,” said general manager Charles Martin Classic. Currently, less than 1% of fuel stations throughout the United States offer E85.

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Nissan Intima Ready to Auto Show ?! (+ spy photos surface)

31 03 2008

Nissan Intima ( auto news, spy photo)
At the Tokyo Motor Show 2007 Nissan revealed Intima Concept, a sedan that seemed fairly close to the production loans. Today, the Chinese Autobloggers found two (very low resolution) spy photos of what looks very much like the finished Intima.
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The futuristic exhaust pipes and rear lamps were abandoned, no great surprise, but overall, the forms seem to have survived in what could be the flagship of Nissan in China. Now that these images have surfaced, it is fair to assume that the new Nissan will make its debut at next months World Auto China in Beijing.

The Nissan Livina Geniss was launched at the 2006 Guangzhou International Motor Show. Currently, the range includes Nissan Livina Livina and the Livina Geniss. Could it be that the new sedan will Livina reach the beach, or the name will remain Intima? We hope to have an answer next month at the Auto China 2008 show.




New Aston Martin Vantage GT2 Revealed (photo)

31 03 2008

Aston Martin Vantage GT2 it is completing the portfolio of British manufacturer of racing cars GT: GT1, GT2, GT3 and GT4. The last car Aston Martin Racing has been designed to run on both petrol and standards of bio-ethanol fuel E85 thanks to the successful conversion of last year Aston Martin DBRS9 strengthen green credentials.
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No other details have not yet been published ahead of its debut in the Le Mans Series in Barcelona, April 5, but we will keep you informed as soon as the information is passing through.

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Lumeneo Smera – A Car or A Motorcycle ?!

31 03 2008

Lumeneo Smera – little car for Big City
Some cars, which were presented at the Geneva Motor Show have failed to be the main pages as deserved. One of the vehicles that fit perfectly into this description is the Lumeneo Smera. This small electric car is not able to adapt only on this but on the entire traffic of almost all the major cities of the world. After all, it is as close as a motorcycle and faces even on curves like one.
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Created by Daniel and Thierry Moulène, Smera will be manufactured in France and word has not been said so far on the price, but it is very likely to be higher than that paid for a smart fortwo. This is because the two places, electricity is a machine, powered by batteries containing lithium-ion, which represent only 80 kg of the total that weighs 350 kg.

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Voisin Concept Supercar Create by Portuguese Designers

31 03 2008

Voisin Concept with diesel motor ?!
Voisin is a french automaker founded by one of the pioneers of aviation, Gabriel Voisin, which produced cars with the technology aircraft, as Knight-type sleeve valve engines, from 1919 to 1939. Unfortunately, it never came to life again, as Bugatti managed to do so, but perhaps the owners of the mark to decide to change this when they see the beautiful Voisin Concept, which was created by a design centre Portuguese, LusoMotors.

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The main designer and founder of LusoMotors, Ernesto Freitas, CarBodyDesign.com said that since he has always loved classic cars french, he decided to recreate one of the most important. Voisin cars were the only ones that could compete with a Bugatti, at the time, hence the idea of creating a supercar cope with the Veyron.

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Classic BMW 507 (video)

31 03 2008

Look at this nice classic car: BMW 507 (video)
It is not only new cars, and in the future that we are interested in here at AutoWorld. View this wonderful period video on refined BMW 507. It has some excellent shots, as well as 507 when it was new in the 50 century.

Designed by Albert Von Goertz, the 507 was to be at the dawn of a new era in sports in the Bavarian automaker, instead it took nearly BMW was on the brink of bankruptcy. Only 252 examples were built and BMW known to have lost money on each of them, despite the high prices, which ranged from $ 9000 to $ 10500 USD, and remember this was 50 years ago!

In 507 has been equipped with the 3.2L V8 alloy at 150/160hp, not bad for the day, but acceleration is lethargic compared to modern vehicles to sixty miles per hour running in 10 seconds. But in the 507, not purchased for their execution, it is beautifully sculptured, hand-beaten aluminium body of work that catches the eye. In 507 is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful projects in history. Enjoy the video.





De Tomaso Panthera Can Get Back Over Lamborgini Gallardo’s Base

31 03 2008

Resurrect Lamborgini Gallardo’s (auto news, read article, photo) …
Most people today who want to have a De Tomaso Pantera must wait one used to reach the market. If none get there, prices could be as high as $ 100000. What if you could have a modern version of the famous De Tomaso, a structure built on reliable and fast, as the Lamborghini Gallardo’s? Well, if the designer Stefan Schulze manages to sell his idea to an investor, you might be able to buy your Panthera (with a H) someday.

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The De Tomaso Panthera Concept, as we have already said, is a project based on the platform of the Lamborghini Gallardo, or it would have a V10 engine, the 4WD system and a unique style, what would make this machine an easy target buyers only for the rich only want a piece of machinery. And, as we all know, they are not so rare.

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Landrover Freelander 2 Goes Commercial ?!

31 03 2008

auto news – Landrover Freelander 2 : a bit of luxury for the tradesman…
Land Rover Freelander 2 luxury compact sports utility is always the primary dealers remediation. Since its launch in 2006, dealers have been inundated with requests for a version of the baby-Land Rover, provides space for the commercial market. Many customers want the utilitarian virtues of a commercial vehicle, but not necessarily want to forgo the luxuries that their normal car or SUV. Land Rover believe they have found the solution.
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The Commercial Freelander 2 is in “S” and “XS” trim. Basically the models are exactly the same as a standard Freelander before the B-pillar with the changes to the rear compartment. The commercial Freelander comes with a stick-frame support, floor panel with ropes points, fixed rear glass, rubber mat loadspace, tail door and window guards and rear cargo light. All this is from the driver’s cab on a full height with a fixed separation wall inserted mesh panel. The “Xs” model treats the traders even further, by 17 “alloys, climate, quality and ICE system itself part leather trim. Land Rover is equipped with 3.2L either a 6-cylinder engine borrowed just now estranged from his relatives, Volvo, or a 2.2L turbo 4-cylinder diesel engine.

The Land Rover will have its first public appearance at the Commercial Vehicle Show to be held at the NEC in the UK on 15, 16 And 17 April.





Mercedes-Benz Design Chief to Retire This Year

28 03 2008

Professor Peter Pfeiffer leave Mercedes-Benz
Professor Peter Pfeiffer at Daimler-Benz group of forty years, and a decade later he became head of the “design cars and NFZ” Department (Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle Design). After the good years of service, the chief designer of the Stuttgart car manufacturer will humbly retire this year, at the age of 65.

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He will succeed Gorden Wagener, the current Head of the Department of Strategic Advanced Design and Director of the Mercedes-design studios in California and Japan.

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Hamilton Will Receive $4m McLaren F1 LM for 2008 Title

28 03 2008

News: Lewis Hamilton will earn its 4 million US dollars in 2008 rewarded…
The young superstar Formula One driver who just finished the second year in the last championship was 2007, an additional incentive head of McLaren, Ron Dennis.

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If Hamilton home, the driver and constructor championships in 2008 for McLaren, Ron Dennis provides for an extremely rare McLaren F1 LM to the gifted young British driver.

Apparently Lewis first spotted in the McLaren F1 LM factory about 10 years ago, at the time when he would have been only 13. He quoted saying, “When I first went to McLaren, it was there, and I fell in love with it.”

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Porsche Carrera 4 Switch to Haldex AWD ( + spy photo porshe 911)?

28 03 2008

Article about Porshe and AWD System for Carrera 911 (spy foto)
We here at AutoWorld hear rumors that the Porsche Carrera 4 could be a new Haldex all-wheel-drive system. If so, it would mean Porsche is dumping its clutch visco-based system in favor of the Swedish transmission. Even rumors is an electronic Sperrdifferential that this car a real all-weather runner.

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These recordings were spying in northern Sweden, where a group of Porsche prototype and test vehicles were in a variety of studies. Back spyshots of the facelifted version of the Porsche (997) 911 have shown new bumpers front and rear, called the day with light drive LED and LED and back. The word is that these vehicles are sporting direct-engines with higher performance and better gas mileage.

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Official Release Geely GT Planned for China Auto Show

28 03 2008

Official release Geely GT
The 10th edition of the car show Auto China will kick off on April 20 at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. As is customary with all major car shows, new car rumors start to the day of the show sets the dates, and this time, Geely is in the spotlight.

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Geely, known for their low-cost cars, is headed upmarket with the new GT Geely, also called the Geely Tiger. In a press release last week, Geely announced that they will make 23 models (and their derivatives) at the Auto China 2008 show, including Geely TG-1, A3, LG-3, FC-3, etc. and has two days previously issued a press release announcing the Chinese Geely GT Concept. Geely said: ‘The year 2008 holds great importance for the internationalization of Geely, strategic and comprehensive turn raising the competitiveness of the mark Geely. “

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Mercedes A-Class 2009 Made a Redesign (photo)

28 03 2008

Article about redesign Mercedes A-class + pohto
Mercedes has announced that the new A-Class generation is his debut at Auto Mobil International Auto Show in Leipzig. Available this spring, the new generation is trying to become more attractive and more environmentally friendly than the previous version. Stop / start technology will be available on the A 150 and A 170, reduces fuel consumption by nine percent. The three-door A 160 CDI is an assessment of consumption 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres. All these developments have led to the A-Class an environmental certificate, a first for the small car class.

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The exterior features new lights, flowing into the body, front and rear redesigned bumpers, a new grille and new tail lamps. Avant-garde models have a unique bumper with an arrow better shape. Elegance and Avantgarde models have 16-inch alloy wheels, while base models due with seven-spoke 15-inch wheels.

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