New Audi R8 e-Tron Concept Officially Revealed: Four Electric Motors with 4,500Nm of Torque (photos + video)

16 09 2009

The new Audi R8 e-Tron Concept has officially revealed at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Audi’s super concept powered by four electric motors, two each at the front and rear axles driving all four wheels, that produce a combined output of 230kW or 313HP along with a maximum, yes you are not mistaken, 4,500 Nm (3,319 lb-ft) of torque!! It’s a fantastic result of engineering.

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The new E-Tron accelerates from 0 – 100km/h time of 4.8 seconds, a top pace of 200km/h and a breadth of about 248km on plump lithium-ion vigor. Recharging the 213kg battery push at the back to detailed post requires six to eight hours on a common 220V conduit while a 400V close will do the job in about two and the half hours.

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New Bugatti 16C Galibier Concept Revealed (photos and video)

15 09 2009

The all-new exclusive Bugatti 16 C Galibier Concept car has revealed at a private event in Molsheim.  The Bugatti CEO Franz-Josef Paefgen describes the Galibier is one of several concept studies with which the company is considering for the future of the marque.

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The new Galibier Concept powered by a 8-litre 16-cylinder flex-fuel engine with two-stage supercharging. It could produce between 588kW (800hp) and 735kW (1,000hp), all which is channeled to all four wheels using the AWD system. Standard fuel is gasoline but ethanol can be used as an alternative. To cease it operation away from the driver is a set of effective carbon ceramic brakes.

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Top Gear Mega Battle: Bugatti Veyron against McLaren F1 (video)

8 07 2009

Here it is!! The most powerful and fast supercars of all time met at a mile-long drag race. The 1001 horsepower Bugatti Veyron driving by Top Gear’s presenter Richard Hammond and the 627 horsepower McLaren F1 driving by The Stig. The race took place on a very dry, closed stretch of road in Abu Dhabi.

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If you just look at the power figures, at first you might think that the Veyron would simply crush the F1. But the McLaren F1 weighs significantly less than the Veyron, roughly 1651 lbs. (749 kg)

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Official details for new 2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Revealed (photos and video)

25 05 2009

After the new BMW 5-Series GT (Gran Turismo) was previewed for the first time as concept car at the Geneva Motor Show in March we get the official press release with full details.

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Under the cover, BMW has announced 3 different engine variants to found with. The 3.0 liter turbo-diesel is what BMW is with to sell the GT’s fuel saving and ecological credentials. The 530d Gran Turismo, with 245 hp and 540 Nm of torque, comes with a fuel consumption rating of only 6.5 liters/100 km and a CO2 emissions rating of 173 g/km.

On the more muscular boundary come the 535i and the 550i variants. The 535i comes with BMW’s new running-six gasoline/gasoline engine, a 3.0 liter 6-cylinder Twin-turbo with 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The 550i will mark BMW’s powerhouse 4.4 liter, twin-turbo V8 gasoline/petrol dominance lodge with 407 hp and 600 Nm of boulevard-grinding torque.

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Production Version of the new 2010 BMW 5-Series GT Teased on Video

20 03 2009

BMW gave us the first preview of the production-ready version of the new 5-Series GT (Gran Turismo) Concept vehicle. Compared to the Geneva concept car, not much has changed on the outside as the only significant differences seem to concern the conventional exterior mirrors and alloy wheels. The interior however is another story as BMW toned down the design and removed the funky trim options in favor of a more production-style look.  the 5-Series GT that will be officially introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.

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The body of the 2010 5-series GT skin a mix of elements from crossover, hatchback and cart bodystyles, melding them together to construct something that is relatively single in the automotive world. While the styling may not be to everybody’s test, BMW insists there is a bazaar for a premium carriage with an auto-like profile and enough of innovative storeroom solutions. A take on the renowned Hofmeister hook can be found at the rear of the graphic line, spinning a very non-classical BMW profile into something more recognizable. After the jump, official video featuring an interview with the BWM car‘s project manager, Hans-Jurgen Branz.

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Transformers2: “Revenge of the Fallen” official video Trailer Released

2 02 2009

This is the first official video preview for the upcoming Transformers: “Revenge of the Fallen” sequel that will air tonight during the Super Bowl, but there are more psychotic Decepticons amped up for a replay, loads of Autobots getting their mechanical asses kicked, and anything that can be blown up gets blown up. It’s everything you’d guess in Michael Bay film… Boon Megan Fox.

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The new Transformers movie is truly international, with scenes pleasing place in the USA with important scenes in New Mexico, but also in China (but the Chinese part was filmed on an American set), Egypt (they did go the valid pyramids) and much more! After the jump you can watch the first official trailer and view some captures of the action.

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New “Fast & Furious 4″ Trailer Released (video)

19 01 2009

Universal Pictures has released a movie trailer showing the new eminent installment of “Fast and Furious 4“. Following the sequels to The Fast and the Furious which were 2 Fast and Furious and 2 Tokyo Drift, many fans of the first show were disappointed at the departure of baritone-spoken actor Vin Diesel. Well the yell influence is back again playing the character of Dominique “Dom” Toretto.

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Instead of being on the other edge of the law this time Dom teams up with Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) the undercover cop who infiltrated his organization, to help the FBI diffuse a drug-smuggling importer’s very unsafe unit. Being Fast and Furious all the action is centred on promptly cars and speedy women. The trailer gives only glimpses of featured apparatus – like tailored pickups – but surely not enough. Even less of said females emerge in the shots.

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New 2010 Buick LaCrosse Officially Unveiled (photo and video)

8 01 2009

Buick has officially unveiled the 2010 LaCrosse ahead of the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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The courtyard headlights styling of the fresh is no more as the new genre skin a modern outdoor with flowing shape and an elegant appearance. Staying rightful to the Invicta concept which debuted at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show, the car is “directly recognizable as a Buick, with its signature ‘sweep lance’ body-fringe styling, portholes inside the spirit line on the covering, and cascade fence” according to Ed Welburn, GM’s associate head of universal invent. The car is the significance of a strictly global struggle as designers from the United States and China worked hand in hand to create the LaCrosse’s dramatic outdoor.

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Cool action Top Gear video review: Ford Fiesta and Beach Assault

11 12 2008

Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson was tasked with generous a thorough, exhaustive review of the all new 2009 Ford Fiesta. At first Clarkson takes the Fiesta through the usual paces on the open path and at the path, but then he gets creative.

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He does get chased by a black Corvette inside a British mall, and he finishes by pleasing a beachhead in a Fiesta full of Royal Marines while under important firing. Oh, and smoke shells fit in the Fiesta’s cup holders. Impressive objects, indeed. Thanks to all who tipped in.

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New 2009 Toyota RAV4 Facelift Debuts at Bologna Motor Show

5 12 2008

Toyota presented their new RAV4 SUV for European market at the Bologna Motor Show, which will start to sale in 2009. The beauty changes are sooner strenuous to smidgen, being narrow to a new chrome frame dealing, revised headlamps and tail-light, service indicators that have been relocated to the door mirrors and restyled bumpers. Inside you can see new supplies and flag as well as the availability of a ‘sport’ tedious-bottom steering helm.

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Toyota’s engineers have been diligent tweaking the RAV4‘s mechanicals as the facelift typical receives a new 2.0-liter petrol engine developing 158HP and 196Nm of torque that’s hooked up to a 6-alacrity guidebook gearbox or optionally, to a newly urbanized CVT transmission called Multidrive S. Toyota promises that the new 2.O VVT-i engine is not only more moving but also 5% more fuel competent that the outgoing 2.0-liter component it replaces.

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Aston Martin One-77 teaser video episode 2: Rises from the Mist

13 11 2008

The company has released their second video teaser for the new supercar the Aston Martin One-77. Early we show leakage images and first episode of Project One-77 teaser video.

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Comparing it to the circle’s legendary limited production DB4GT Zagato, the One-77 is said to be the “Embodiment of Aston Martin.” The AM managers tell us it should feel like it’s been tailored to the driver and that it has new technologies, limited components and handmade body panels. The chatting heads call it a member of art and then go onto tell how this sample of art will perform, with unbelievable performance, programmable power feedback and an exhaust comment outside balance.

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2009 Kia Forte – New Flagship Sedan (first official images)

22 08 2008

Kia has finally presented it’s all-new Forte. It seems like we have been waiting at this day to come eternally, but it’s finally here, and at last, we can show you the car that has been eagerly awaited by many Kia fans around the world.

The Forte model is a very important vehicle for Kia Motors. It was urban not only to follow it’s best selling Kia classical (Spectra/Cerato), but also to show the world that Kia is competent of structure good, feature and attractive cars at the same time.

New Kia Forte has been integral with 1.6-liter petrol and 1,6 diesel engine. The gasoline engine puts out 121 brake horsepower, while the diesel engine packs a most harvest of 128 brake horsepower. Both engines outperform domestic competitors in language of authority and fuel consumption. The Forte will also be available with more vigorous 2,0L engine that will be added to the vary later.

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First Renderings of New McLaren Mercedes SLR Speedster?!

1 08 2008

With a mass of new exotics arrival out from both Mercedes-Benz and its F1 and former supercar partner McLaren, the ageing Mercedes SLR McLaren is about to be exposed the back door. Nevertheless not before one last hoorah. And if this illustration is any indication, it will be one rip-deafening, ear-freezing hoorah certainly.

Basing on the spy shots that have already surfaced of the SLR McLarenSpeedster” (we don’t know if that’s what it’ll be called officially, but that’s the name we’ve been tossing around), talented illustrator Jon Sibal has crafted the rendering you see above. According to Sibal, the headlights will be the only factor of the outdoor passed over from preceding incarnations of the SLR to the new, more hardcore roofless cavort-song. The cover, which previously melded into the, A-pillars, is more lifeless; the nose draws even more rule inspiration from McLaren-Mercedes formula racing cars; the exhaust pipes have been enthused into the aspect vents… There is no roof and none whatsoever. There is barely any windshield for that subject, just a connect of deflectors. Evidently, we trust the actual vehicle turns out to be as dramatic as Sibal’s conception.

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