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.

Audi e-Tron Concept LIVE at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show img_1 | AutoWorld

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.

Bugatti 16 C Galibier Concept img_1 | AutoWorld

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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