First Official Images of the Aston Martin Rapide Leaked

30 01 2009

The first official images of the Production Aston Martin Rapide leaked onto the web. The new Rapide based on a long-wheelbase DB9 model and powered by a 480bhp, 6.0-litre V12, the £140k Aston Martin Rapide should slot between the DB9 and DBS in the visitors’s sort. Also it will have a six-speed ZF auto gearbox with Aston’s Touchtronic control.

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The exterior, styling line running along the front wing and door is new, but otherwise the Rapide’s skin follows the beautiful, swooping look of the model, but with crisper shoulders and bonnet creases. The front apron also features a cleaner look, with a record thick sink air intake. The concept — and prototypes — featured close inlets whichever part of the lower air intake.

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New Honda S2000 Ultimate Edition Roadster

30 01 2009

Honda marks the end of the S2000 production and release new special ‘Ultimate Edition’ model. Set to make its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, the new S2000 Ultimate Edition will go on auction in Europe this March.

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The Ultimate Edition retains the banner 2.0L 9000rpm VTEC engine but comes with a sole ‘Grand Prix White’ paint plot and graphite painted alloy wheels. This special paint was first used on Honda’s 1964 F1 compete car and has since been used for several performance models. Peak yield vestiges at 237hp (177kW) and 153lb-ft (207Nm) of torque, with direct sent to the rear wheels via a six-momentum guide gearbox.

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New McLaren P11 supercar spied at Testing

30 01 2009

These is the first photos of the prototypes for the new model, project name ‘P11’, have been spied at testing near McLaren’s factory in Surrey, UK. Under the black-and-white camouflage is the McLaren P11 which will attribute a, much chiseled appearance that its McLaren F1 predecessor. Though brutally covered, the prototypes also bare a mid-engine describe, a tall, squared-off tail, suddenly overhangs, and lessened back headlights.

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Expect a difficult carbon-composite chassis, lightning astute F1-shape propel turn gearbox and carbon-stoneware brakes. While Mercedes’ partnership with McLaren will rapidly come to end, the German carmaker is tipped to be supplying its 6.2L AMG V8 engine. McLaren engineers, however, are expected to work over the engine to the tune of 550hp (410kW).

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New 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 unveiled ahead Geneva Motor Show

29 01 2009

Porsche released first photos of the restyled 2010 911 GT3. For the 2010 standard year, the new GT3 has been given more faculty, better treatment, and a vaguely superior foot assess. While U.S. pricing tidings is yet to be exposed, the facelifted GT3 will retail in Europe for €116,947 following its world debut at Geneva Motor Show in March.

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The 2010 GT3 gets a revised rear spoiler to grow downforce at high speeds. Power has been boosted by 20hp (15kW) over the outgoing shape, with the car’s logically-aspirated downright-six engine now pumping out 435hp (325kW). Changes to the powertrain contain a larger 3.8L of displacement, as opposite to the earlier’s 3.6L, as well as an efficient VarioCam routine with adjustable exhaust valves. The end findings are a 0-100km/h dash time of 4.1 seconds and a top rapidity of 312km/h.

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Vauxhall Insignia VXR Breaks Cover (details and photo)

28 01 2009

The Vauxhall Insignia VXR [Opel Insignia OPC] has finally revealed! On photo you can see the production ready prototype, spied at a secret gathering of top executives, shows a hatchback version finished in white. The car is tipped to go on trade later this year and make its world debut, probably, in March at Geneva Motor Show.

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The saloon and estate car variants will also be available, all which will be fixed with vertical front air intakes that were an unusual piece of the Opel GTC Concept overthrow that debuted at the 2007 Geneva motor show. The car also gets wider circle arches and a unique bodykit.

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Tuning: WALD Lexus IS-F Sports Line Black Bison Edition (photos)

28 01 2009

WALD International tuning house presents their restyled Lexus IS-F Sports Line Black Bison Edition, which will be debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon prior this month.

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They built a custom body kit, composed of a front spoiler, rear wing, and rear diffuser, all from a lacquered, wet-look carbon backbone. New area vents are also built in. Wheels are upgraded to Wald’s very own Mahora 20-inchers, in a dark, almost gun-metal finish. In the end, Wald hunted to show off a car that genuinely looked like it had the rule Lexus built into their IS-F.

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New Opel Ampera Electric car teased ahead of Geneva Motor Show

27 01 2009

General Motors announced Opel Ampera electric car which based at electric propulsion technology, called Voltec, that allows the car to run exclusively on lithium-ion string nation emotional via a model 230v exit for up to 60 km (37 miles). For longer distances, the car will stay to drive on electricity a small home combustion generated that engine. The new Ampera will be revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show in March.

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“With the Ampera, Opel will be the first European automobile manufacturer to offer customers numerous hundred kilometers of non-prohibit thrilling energetic,” said Alain Visser, GM Europe Chief Marketing Officer.

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