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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