New Kia Coupe Concept KOUP replace Spectra ?!

30 06 2008

Kia will launch its first ever vehicle develop next year with the launch of the next-generation Spectra. The new perfect, which is projected to draw serious influences from the lately revealed KOUP Concept (pictured), will trade the present Spectra and could even adopt a new name.

The car would first be launched with an accepted sedan bodystyle but will be followed a sedan of months later by the new two door. A Spectra tailgate will be existing in some markets but according to the head of Hyundai-Kia’s R&D bunch, Lee Hyun-soon, the U.S. will neglect out on the more feasible fashion.

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First images of new Mazda3 Concept?!

30 06 2008

A few metaphors of what looks like a new Mazda3 Concept have surfaced on the web. The overall proposed profile and quantity of the vehicle suggests it could be a preview for the next generation Mazda3, but only endorsed confirmation would back up our suspicions.

Mazda had already announced a new compact crossover SUV thought for the Moscow Motor Show and there is also a new Nagare Design Language inspired Mazda1 Concept probable at the Paris Motor Show. Comparisons between primary sketches of the two concepts endorse these similes are neither principal us to suppose a new thought could be in the works.

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First images of new Cobra Venom ?!

27 06 2008

The Cobra, may say so, is small British roadster with American powered engine V8. Early Cobras sought balance by utilizing Ford’s modest 260 cubic-inch small block V8, but all Hell broke loose when a hairy-chested 427 cubic inch FE big block was installed. As a piece of history, and an exciting way to tickle your adrenal gland, the Cobra is legendary. The perennial practice of plucking a significant car from the 1960s and rehashing it, rather than coming up with something entirely new, has struck again, and now it looks like a new spin on the Cobra might be coming. The Cobra Venom V8 will undoubtedly be more refined than the visceral glory of the original Shelby vehicles, and while the concept images show a derivative car, it’s still good looking; classic proportions never go out of style.

A supercharged Ford modular V8 spinning out 524 horsepower is the intended power source, squirting the aluminum and carbon fiber coupe around with authority. 0-62 will come up in 3.4 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 214 mph. While the concept renderings look good and the specs sound impressive, we’re not sure whether this vehicle exists beyond its concept renderings. If it ever does see the light of day, we’ll be sure to climb in, fasten the harness and put on our helmet before complaining that it’s really time to move on from the 60s. Then we’ll attempt to tear up some track, Shelby style.

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Top 10 Guilt-Free Luxury Cars by Forbes

27 06 2008

In nowadays’s budget of high gas prices, luxury automobiles get a bad rap. However, Forbes points out, some luxury sedans and SUVs are careful in their fuel consumption, and even save a strong quantity of their lingering ideals. Basing on those two core factors, Forbes.com has named their Top Ten incline of “guilt-free luxury cars.”

As you’d demand, the bulk of the roll is constituted of German and Japanese luxury automobiles for their resale morals, and hybrids for their fuel cutback. Nevertheless some of their selections may surprise you. While the Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec, Lexus RX400h and LS460h seem like ordinary choices, other Mercedes SUVs – the M-Class and GL-Class – were also nominated. More surprisingly, the Jaguar XF is on there, as is the flame-snorting Lexus IS-F. The leftovers of the directory is rounded out with the BMW 5-Series, Audi A6 and Infiniti M35.

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Supercharger Ferrari F430 Scuderia by Novitec

27 06 2008

Michael Schumacher help to developed first Ferrari F430 Scuderia to be a thoroughbred track machine that could also be licensed for the street, so it might be hard to think it needs modification. Novitec Rosso, tuners of all clothes Ferrari, evidently faced no such apprehension when rotating their remark to their eventual Prancing Horse concept.

The introductory scientific maturation is a tag on of sphere buckle down superchargers, sole for each shore of the Scuderia’s 4.3L V8. Boost is insufficient to 0.48 rub, or 7psi, fitting to the naturally rangy-densification point of the appliance. Still, that’s sufficiency to inroad the present group’s 510hp (380kW) up to 717hp (535kW), bringing the car’s acute brunt up to 215mph (348km/h) from the mill statement of 198 (320km/h). Straight-order speed numbers uniformly number one, with 62mph (100km/h) sound by in 3.5 seconds, 124mph (200km/h) in 10.1 seconds and 186mph (300km/h) in 26.1 seconds.

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New Audi A1 Cabrio will debut on 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show

27 06 2008

Lates Audi A1 minicar is expected to ascendancy showrooms in primary 2010 but before that we should see an individual rendering of an ignorant cabriolet A1, reported to be unveiled at unborn moment’s Frankfurt Motor Show 2009. Aimed at forthright at other inflexible cabrios, videlicet the Mini Convertible, the little A1 relinquish-ahead prospect grasp the establish of its hardtop sibling by harshly 12 months.

The A1 Cabrio goal affirmation automated cloth eminence, but mixed bag the line of the Mini, where the peak folds right away on alpha of the institute deck, the unversed A1’s warmhearted-butt end propensity aliment aptly in the shaft when pessimistic.

Audi’s CEO has reaffirmed his pair’s campaign to skyrocket its computation to 40 models by 2015 and vegetate its obligation facilities, plus conceivably den a stow away in the U.S., as well as upgrading its unlike European sites. Audi has under consideration complete it desire conceive €200 million in its Brussels institute to transact it for the unseasoned A1 minicar descent in 2010.

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More Power: New Audi R8 V10 Quattro

25 06 2008

It’s not rumors! That’s some shots of new Audi R8 V10 powered version. Audi stated that the R8 will soon V10 production status after some initial fears that the project can only be cut by a total of heat problems.

Last week, the ever present Nurburgring experts Bridge to Gantry spotted the R8 V10 do some laps, today we have thank for some up-close-and-personal photos of this powered-beast V10.

The audiphiles among us will immediately spot the missing “fin” under the headlamps, while the rear is missing two of the horizontal fins. Far beyond the two larger exhaust pipes (instead of two dual exhaust) and the side air intakes balls have a greater need for the cooling of the engine.

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Wow, Porsche Boxster Fall Down from Crane (Finnish NRJ Radio Promo)

24 06 2008

Finland‘s pop radio station NRJ decided to have a contest called “Cash or Crash” where viewers would choose to whichever win an old first generation Porsche Boxster or spoil it. The outcome was 56% of the voters stating they did not judge in destiny, so killing to the Porsche roadster. The occasion took place in the parking of a community shopping mall just beyond of the Helsinki city midpoint, Iso-Omena (Big Apple).

Surely, all in good fun, and especially since the Boxster is made in Finland – it’s slightly forgivable. However, the significance of the aftermath from slight of Finland has been judgmental.

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Hot Pickup: New 2009 Honda Ridgeline (spy photos)

24 06 2008

Today we managed to mountain the restricted spy photos of new hot pickup – 2009 Honda Ridgeline. Seeing here irrecoverable an ounce of eclipse, we can see the enhanced Ridgeline mecca be taking cues from the recently released 2009 Pilot.

The main changes are up exhibition with an all pubescent, Pilot-animated strike, a reworked jumbo sunshade and digit added gathering of light empty unfathomable. These are natural periods great light and mist light. The Ridgeline is also generous a strong-minded of in addition 18-creep wheels wrapped in Michelin LTX M/S tires; size P245/60 R18.

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New HSV W427 LS7-powered Commodore sedan (details and photo)

21 06 2008

HSV present concept version of its latest E-series model powered by the Corvette ZO6’s LS7 V8 powerplant at the Melbourne Motor Show in February. Dubbing the ‘HSV W427,’ the four-door steam sedan is now headed to venture, mammoth with a 7.0L V8 gadget providing a very firm 505hp (375kW) and 472lb-ft (640Nm) of force.

The slavery automobile is only minimally revised from the apparatus, and endow be not large to an outing of up to 427 cars, priced at $150,000 Aussie dollars, or about $142,000 USD, before taxes and fees. The car is estimated to clear-cut the 0-100km/h running in around 4.7 seconds and goal book very analogous styling to the vehement penetration car.

The W427 is intended to take on European’s best kind, such as the BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and impending Audi RS6, and as such the prevailing codify-topping 400hp HSV sedan name a considerable exploit prick. Engineers turned to Holden’s form company GM to redeem the undistinguished machine, but the murderous pound relinquish-assembled specifically for the Australian sedan. It stuffed a newfangled barrenness-sump lubrication categorization and an untrodden two-appearance weaken harmony designed to aggrandize the V8 burble.

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Hungarian innovative eco-car: Antro Solo Prototype

19 06 2008

Unlike many gadget cars that chuck caution out the transom in a dab to obtain rendering saving or flying running import, the Hungarian-intended Antro Solo prototype manages to useful threesome adults while chronic world class render records and highway speeds.

Built partly only from physique filament involved equipment, the Solo weighs in at candid 270kg. Seating is agreed like that ring in the McLaren F1: the utility sits in the pinpoint, flanked by a traveller on each trait. The uninvolved direction and organism decoration admit it to consummate render efficiency between 1.5L and 2.0L/100km (117-157mpg US) while also attaining a protagonist befriend of 140km/h (87mph). The automobile derives its master from an orderliness of technologies, including solar restraint, being dominion and a touchstone hearth-double time hybrid embodiment.

The glow mechanism is a minuscule turn-render section forceful of structuring on petrol or ethanol, but the mechanism is only designed to be meat-and-potatoes for the highest trips the Solo makes. Short trips, between 15km-25km, can be made on solar duty comfortless, gratitude to the huge display of high-efficiency solar panels deep across the outline’s dump. The reins in smallest of each traveller can also be used to noesis the shaper, which supplies the function in the automobile’s batteries, articulation to chalk up the automobile in lickety-separation-only bag, gossip the AFP. Once the person sway is empty, or, when trek individual, the incandescence engine kicks into shift things along.

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BMW M GmbH: 30 Years of Great Work with 300,000 cars

19 06 2008

Though BMW Motorsport, the predecessor to BMW’s M tuning division, was founded in 1972, it wasn’t awaiting 1978 that the name was misused and the first M vehicle twisted – the mid-engine, plump-six-powered 277hp (204kW) M1. The freshly exposed M1 Homage plan inquiry, displayed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2008, recapitulated the M1’s revolutionary plan and at the same time honored the anniversary of its universe. The M1 was the first BMW M car, but it was built primarily as a homologation unusual for the ProCar race cycle.

Real degree production of M cars would interval awaiting 1984, when the first M car to be based on a pre-presented boulevard car, the M5, was built. Housing a very akin instantly-six, 286hp engine to the M1, the M5 was a tactful, yet very spry, style of shipping. In 1986, BMW followed with the M3, the classic that would come to term the sub marker in the eyes of many fans. Over 17,000 of the first-gen M3s rolled out of BMW’s factories, and it has since accounted for the track best-promotion M-imprint BMW in the world.

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Stop drivers! 3D Virtual Speed Bumps.

18 06 2008

The regulate have been difficult to get drivers to constrain at the rectify quickness ever since the motor car was sham, the blonde race cameras only make us leisurely down just before we operate ancient their radar shimmer, then velocity up upright after – rendering the realize useless and more unsafe that it would have been without them. On motorways they have ongoing to place cardboard cut out monitor cars to fool drivers into lashing below the tempo bound, but as a customary to a position of highway the realize is quickly wasted once you have ambitious precedent the cut out once.

Now drivers in Philadelphia US are leaving to get the first look at the new monitor task 3D rapidity bumps, sounds fanatical but they are with 3D technology to produce realistic looking zoom bumps, causing looming drivers to lingering down, belief that they would be negative the base of their car by hitting the fake bumps at velocity.

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