New Porsche 918 Spyder Sports Plug-in Hybrid Concept Revealed in Geneva (photos and video)

4 03 2010

Porsche has unveiled a striking concept car, the new 918 Spyder, at the special pre-show event in Geneva. The mid-engined sports car has introduced as the new “ecology vs. performance” issue.

The 918 Spyder “Super-Sports” concept is powered by both a 500-horsepower V8 and a pair of electric motors (one for each axle) producing an additional 218 hp or 160kW. On the ecological surface it is talented of 3.0 litres/100 kilometers (94 mpg imp / 78 mpg US) with just 70 grams of CO2 emissions per kilometer. That gives a combined power output of 528 kW (718 PS / 708 hp) resulting in a 0 to 100 km/h tear in just 3.2 seconds, top zoom of 320 km/h (198 mph), and a lap time on the Nurburgring Nordschleife in excluding than 7:30 record, which is closer than the Porsche Carrera GT.

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New 2010 Mercedes E-Class Convertible Officially Revealed (photos and videos)

22 12 2009

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the new 2010 E-Class Convertible that will trade the outgoing CLK drop-top and compete with the BMW 3-Series and Audi A5 cabriolets. The the four-seater E-Class convertible will be launched in March 2010.

Basing on the new E-Class Coupe, the convertible form gets an electrically operated fabric roof instead of a retractable hardtop while other changes over its tin-top sibling involve the redesigned rear wings and stalk lid. One of the sole features of the 2010 E-Class Convertible is a ground-breech retractable snake spoiler located on top of the front windshield. Calling ‘Aircap’, the method factory with a rear deflector to helps to lead bend over the passenger compartment.

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Tuning: LUMMA CLS 730 RS Package for the BMW M5 E60 with G-POWER 730hp Bi-Supercharger System

15 11 2009

A German tuner Lumma Design has released a new performance tuning package for the BMW M5 E60 that also included G-Power upgrade kit to the M-badged version of the BMW 5-series.

LUMMA Design CLR 730 RS based on BMW M5 E60 img_1 | AutoWorld

As result a car that uses all 730 horsepower of a bi-compressor V10 to spread a limit speed of over 367 km/h (228 mph). The 700 Nm of torque helps the car go 0-100 km/h time in 4.2 seconds, feat 200 km/h in just ten seconds. 300 km/h is achieved in 29.5 seconds.

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New 2011 BMW M3 GTS with 450HP 4.4-Liter V8 Revealed (photos and video)

6 11 2009

The most powerful ever production BMW M3 GTS revealed, and, yes, it’s a street-legal. More power from a larger capacity 450HP V8 engine and much juicy upgrades that you usually find on aftermarket tuned cars.

BMW M3 GTS img_1 | AutoWorld

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The new M3 GTS is distinguished by several exclusive features borrowed from the Porsche 911 GT3-like orange finish and the numerous dull-black applications, to the adjustable front splitter and rear wing that can grant a higher rank of downforce and the single 19-inch wheels with ample 255/35 tires at the front and 285/30 at the rear.

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New 2011 Kia Cadenza (VG) Sedan Officially Revealed (details and photos)

21 10 2009

Korean automaker has officially unveiled the new 2011 Kia Cadenza (the K7 in Korea) luxury vehicle. The car will make its premiere at the Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Dubai international motor shows, later this year.

2011 Kia Cadenza K7 Sedan img_10 | AutoWorld

The new Cadenza is a disappointment when compared to the KND-5 concept model as the vehicle’s proportions have been altered -look at the front overhang for example- while many of the styling details have been watered down. Details enter LED-headlight surrounds, a bold fencing, and a chic sketch.

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New 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser Revealed (details and photos)

15 09 2009

The new 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser, which also previews the Lexus GX for US market, finally revealed. The car will go on sale before the end of 2009. The sixth-generation Land Cruiser gets bright sheetmetal with softer shapes all around, and a completely revamped interior featuring a more contemporary purpose for the console.

2010 Toyota Land Cruiser img_1 | AutoWorld

Toyota says this is the most technically difficult Land Cruiser ever made, and one of the most adept if not the most capable off-street vehicle in its class. The SUV’s new Multi-terrain Select system allows the driver to dial in the mode of terrain for enhanced usage character adjustment effectively bountiful more efficienct power delivery and haul. Extra driver assistance comes from four cameras that examine the place all around.

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New 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Leaked in Brochure (photos)

12 08 2009

The updated 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has been leaked in Japanese-market catalog. As you can see on photos, the facelifted Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, which is sold in the States as the Lexus GX, gets new sheetmetal all around featuring a restyled front fascia rather inspired from Toyota’s newest creations like the Avensis along with new tail lamps, profuse and tail gate purpose at the rear and a smoother profile thanks to the redesigned fenders.

2010 Land Cruiser Prado leaked img_1 | AutoWorld

The scanned brochure also provides us with our first sight of the redesigned dashboard of a new Land Cruiser Prado that boasts a instrument panel with two severely set gauges and a new base console with repositioned air vents. In addition, there’s a new multifunction, four-spoke steering sweep while the interior edge has also been efficient.

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Volkswagen Scirocco R with 265HP 2.0 TSI Officially Revealed (photos)

20 05 2009

The high-performance Volkswagen Scirocco ‘R’ has officially unveiled to the public. The R-version is powered by a reworked version of the before Golf GTI V’s 2.0 engine boasting a higher pressure turbocharger as well as other modifications such as new intercooler that allows to reach a 265hp and 350Nm or 258.2-lbs/ft of torque. The new Scirocco R is scheduled to enter European showrooms this fall. But for U.S consumers, Volkswagen has no plans to import the sports coupe in the country.

VW Scirocco R 2010 img_1

Expect to see the same direct-injection four-pot replacing the earlier Golf R32‘s 250HP 3.2-liter V6 in the still under-development, Golf R sport engrave or as it may be called, R20. Not surprisingly, the 265HP 2.0 TSI is mated to a criterion six-tempo guide gearbox and optionally, to a twin-hold DSG semi-automatic transmission.

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New Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon Officially Unveiled in Japan (details and photos)

20 05 2009

After the new Legacy Sedan and Outback were revealed at the New York Auto Show, Subaru today performed the world unveiling of the new 2010 Legacy Touring Wagon. The Touring Wagon is the same car as the Outback, minus the amplified trip height, roof rails and SUV-like body cladding. Between the North American and Japanese market Legacy there is only few difference a few inferior minutiae like the prolonged air intakes at the corners of the front mega and the redesigned exterior mirrors.

Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon 2010 img_1

For Japan, power comes from a variety of engines including two 2.5-liter units. The first is a naturally aspirated flat four-cylinder with 170hp (125kW) and 170 lb-ft (230Nm) of torque, the second is a turbocharged version with 265hp (195kW) and 258 lb-ft (350Nm) of torque. Sitting at the top of range is a flat 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine which produces 256hp (188kW) and 247 lb-ft (335Nm) of torque. The European bazaar typical that will be unveiled along with the sedan and Outback at the Frankfurt Show in September should get a 2.0-liter wrestler gasoline division as well as Subaru‘s new four-pot diesel.

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