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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