New 2010 Citroen C3 Officially Unveiled (details and photos)

29 06 2009

The first photos of the all-new Citroen C3 were revealed nowadays ahead of the world premier at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Citroen C3 will go on selling in most parts of Europe in early November with the UK next in the start of next year and and will become the main rival to the Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio.

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The new C3 will be untaken exclusively as a five door produce with Citroen planning to pioneer a more premium three-door type of the car called DS3 in 2010 that will compete against the MINI. The new C3′s styling is an evolution of the prior sketch, albeit more dynamic with a tauter profile and many new minutiae with the front fascia that is inspired by the DS3 concept car.

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New Aston Martin Cygnet Concept Car Officially Revealed (photos)

29 06 2009

The first ever Aston Martin‘s mini car has officially revealed. Basing on the Toyota iQ the Aston Martin Cygnet Concept is a mix of luxury, compactness and environmental friendliness. The car expected to go on sale before the end of next year with an estimated base price of about £20,000 or $30,000.

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The Chief Executive Dr Ulrich Bez says: “Now is the right time for Aston Martin to take this first bold action to board on this special mission – made feasible with the uphold of an organisation of Toyota’s standing and capability and the intelligent shoot and seamless city car container of the iQ.”

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Ford Mustang Silver 45th Anniversary Edition introduced by Lee Iacocca (photos)

23 06 2009

Lee Iacocca, the former president of the Ford division and the father of the Ford Mustang, has introduced a coach-built car called ‘2009 1/2 Iacocca Silver Edition Mustang‘. The car will be produced in quantities of only 45 units. Lee Iacocca was the leader of the Ford sector when the group introduced the original Mustang in 1964. The unique edition Mustang is the product of the collaborative work of Iacocca, designer Michael Leone, and California-based coachbuilder, Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters.

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The partial production prototype that is based on the 2009 Mustang platform will be available with two capacity bury options, an usually-aspirated 4.6-liter Ford V8 rated at 320 horsepower and a voluntary supercharged story delivering 400 horsepower. Both V8s are coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission.

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Top Gear Officially Reveals The Stig [video]

23 06 2009

The first episode of 13th season of the very popular British motoring show BBC Topgear started very suddenly for all. The Stig has been finally unmasked himself to live studio audience! It was Michael Schumacher. Or has he? The elusive Stig is seen being accompanied into the studio where they zoom the chain. Later he is meeting on the guest formulate and begins to take off his colorless helmet. To the interview’s shock Schumacher appears from underneath the helmet, fakes a glint and smiles, generous the admiring viewers a thumbs-up.

Top Gear The Stig reveals on video

The Stig is one of the most searched words on the Internet. Almost all the searches are interested in one thing and one thing only; getting an answer for the grill “who is The Stig?” Several names have been bandied about in the precedent as concerning this very important problem. The only complete one is Tyler Perry, an ex F1 tester who was killed off from the sequence after important each, who read his tell-all book that he was the black Stig. Apparently the show’s producers frown ahead such behaviour.

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Tuning: Ferrari California Spider by Edo Competition (details and photos)

18 06 2009

German tuner Edo Competition that specialized on supercars has revealed their performance and styling accessories for Ferrari California Spider. Modifications to the 4.3-liter V8 engine compose a recalibrated ECU and a possible newly-urbanized high performance exhaust order featuring adjustable butterfly valves and custom intended high emanate catalytic converters with a 200 unit per clear crawl metal self.

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The result is an additional 40 horsepower and 12-lb/ft for a calculate yield of 500HP and 369 ft-lb of torque at 5,200 rpm. The Edo Competition-tuned California Spider can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and achieve a top hurry of 315 km/h or 196 mph (+5km/h compared to the factory brand).

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2009 International Engine of the Year Results: VW 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger wins Award

18 06 2009

Volkswagen‘s innovative 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger engine wins the 2009 International Engine of the Year, beating out BMW’s potent 3.0-liter instruct-injected twin-turbo six-cylinder powerplant by just four points. The Twincharged 1.4 liter TSI also won both the 1.0 to 1.4 liter engine category and the honor of the Green Engine of the Year, beating out the Japanese hybrid power rivals from Toyota and Honda’s 1.3-liter IMA fusion powertrain.

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The Engie of the Year gift is handed out based on the voting fallout of 65 motor scribes polled from all around the sphere. Some 32 countries are represented in the jury, plus the U.S., Japan, China, Germany, the U.K., and Korea.

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New BMW M Supercar Concept: A Main Competitor for an Audi R8 (photos)?!

18 06 2009

Idries Noah, who formerly employed by GM Holden’s design band ‘3D automotive artists‘ in Australia has rendered his own imagining of what a BMW M concept proposal for an Audi R8 rival would look like. Of course, this is an entirely speculative rendering that has nothing to do with BMW itself.

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Recall that BMW produced its first and last mid-engined supercar, the M1, and even though the Bavarian firm raised expectations with the introduction of the M1 Homage Concept at last year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the company has no official plans to resurrect the famous nameplate.

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New 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Facelift Debuts in Korea (details and photos)

17 06 2009

Hyundai has revealed its facelifted 2010 Santa Fe in South Korea early of the market launch in July. In addition to minor changes in design 2010 model year will be completed with two new turbo diesel engines. On the exterior, changes seem to be compact to a lightly altered front end with a redesigned buffer and grille, reshaped outer mirrors with spinning signals and new alloy circle designs.There is talk about a newly designed rear bumper and tail lights along with an updated interior.

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The South Korean reports agencies also reported that the new Santa Fe repayment from the introduction of the Hyundai – Kia group’s newly developed ‘R’ diesel engine cast that consists of two 4-cylinder units with a displacement of 2.0-liters and 2.2-liters and outputs of 184HP / 392Nm and 200HP /436Nm respectively. Both engines are allied to a new six-speed automatic transmission.

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Wow, 1946 Aero Packard Flyer “Dream Rod” with 2000Hp 41-liter Engine (photos and video)

15 06 2009

This “monster” has a 41-liter motor that produces, you don’t believe, a 2000 horsepower and 3000 lb-ft of torque. That’s right, this thing is actually even more bad ass than Leno’s container car. It was constructed by Rodney Rucker and knowing as the “Dream Rod,” one of the three Blastolene Brothers also responsible for shop the reservoir car and the insane Hemi Trike we stippled at the Grand National Roadster Show before this year.

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Early we thought a vehicle like Jay Leno’s Tank Car would be a one-off. After all, how many hot rods out there are thirty feet long and have a 1792 cubic-inch turbocharged V12 underneath the hood putting out 1600 horsepower? But after the Los Angeles Car Concours “d’Elegance” this past weekend we can see from that giant engine outstanding out of its fuselage, it does have some rather impressive engine.

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24 Hours of Le Mans 2009 Results: Peugeot win the Race

15 06 2009

Peugeot‘s took first and second place at the in the famous race 24 Hours of Le Mans 2009 in which racers has driven 382 laps, 3,247 miles for 24 hours. After a ten-second spell in the depths, the No. 1 Audi R15‘s doom was sealed, and when the tartan weary finally dropped, the Audi was seven laps behind the No. 9 Peugeot.

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Nevertheless just as impressive as Peugeot‘s win (and its first-place fixed since 9 pm last night) is the 007 Lola Aston Martin’s fourth-place stop, the Corvette C6. R’s undivided and utter dominance of GT1 and the verity that every free GT2 car – counting the No. 85 Spyker C8 Laviolette – beat out the single Porsche 911 GT3 RSR after the three other 997s slowly succumbed to abrasion.

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Tuning: WALD 200 Land Cruiser SPORTS LINE Black Bison Edition (photos)

12 06 2009

One of the few tuning companies who have decided to develop a stylish body kit parts for Toyota SUV Land Cruiser 4 × 4, a Japanese car tuner Wald International. Black Bison elegant body kit for the current generation Land Cruiser, which appeared in 2007, gives a fairly luxurious SUV aggressive type. Early we show some their works, that Mercedes-Benz S-Class W221 and Lexus IS F Sports Line.

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Nevertheless the engineers at Wald managed to technique their Land Cruiser in both a muscular and grand manner. The new front jumbo with integrated fog lamps brushwood out in a particularly bold way that is matched by the new sidesills. The rear mammoth incorporates the same tangle as seen at the front, while also edifice in new reflectors and distance for the interestingly shaped courtyard-exhaust. Blacked-out Mahora M11C 20-inch wheels harmonize the paint appealing well, but we like the five-cape chrome-look wheels for the added diverge. If there is something that can be aloof, it is the rear spoiler, which looks very out of place.

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2010 Kia Forte Sedan Priced from $14,200 in the U.S.

12 06 2009

Kia Motors has revealed information that the new 2010 Forte Sedan will start at $14,200 in base LX trim, which includes a delivery charge of $695. The mid-level Forte EX will start at $16,490 and the top shelf SX model will begin at $17,890. The Forte LX and EX are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 156HP and 144lb-ft of torque that can be entangled to also a normal 5-speed manual gearbox or a electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission.

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The range-topping Forte SX perfect skin an upgraded 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine, which delivers 173 horsepower, and is untaken with a measure six-velocity guide gearbox or an elective five-race sure transmission with Sportmatic. In provisos of fuel cheap, the 2.0-liter engine income 25/34 mpg (city/highway) when mated to also the five-alacrity handbook or four-zoom reflex transmissions, while the 2.4-liter engine turns out 22/32 mpg when matching with the six-tempo manual and 23/31 mpg with the five-speed certain. And we have no information on whether hybrid version sold in the United States.

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New Aston Martin Rapide Production Version caught Uncovered (spy photos)

10 06 2009

The all-new Aston Martin Rapide sports car has spied completely uncovered sitting in a parking lot. The car is scheduled to be introduced at the September’s Frankfurt Motor Show, these photos show a car that will be stiff competition with rival Porsche Panamera, that cost from $89,000 to $132,600.

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The new Rapide will come with a 6.0-liter V12 generating 470 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque matching with a responsive Touchtronic gearbox. Performance records have not been released, but we assume the Rapide to situation records that are between the two Porsche Panamera V8 models, a 3.6 liter six cylinder generating 300 hp, a 400 horsepower 4.8 liter V8 engine, and a 500 hp turbocharged V8. Those cars go 0-60 mph in either 4 seconds or 4.8 seconds, depending on which engine is special.

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