Tuning: ABT AS5-R Audi S5 Details and Photos Released

27 02 2009

German car tuner ABT Sportsline has crated the AS5-R which based on the new Audi S5. The AS5-R takes that model’s standard 4.2 liter V8 with 354 hp and uprates it to a whopping 510 hp. 0 to 100 km/h comes in at 4.5 seconds and top speed is a fairly smoking 292 km/h (181 mph).

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Despite the significant augment in performance, the German tuner claims that consumption and tailpipe emissions still linger at the reading of the series-bent vehicle. ABT Sportsline hysterics the AS5-R with a new braking logic with 380 millimetre recording diameter and an ABT Coil-over suspension system to help the S5 survive with the luxury control.

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New 2010 Volvo S80 Sedan Facelift (details and photos)

27 02 2009

The updated Volvo S80 sedan will be debut for the first time at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show next month. Due to go on retailing in spiral 2009, the S80 has normal a reach of inferior surface updates but more importantly for European drivers, two revised five-cylinder diesel engines, the 2.4D and D5 boon the new low CO2-emitting 1.6D DRIVe diesel exemplar.

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The new S80 DRIVe will come equipped with the same powertrain as the slighter C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe, a 109HP 1.6-litre diesel engine hooked up to a manual gearbox, but with expressly tailored engine software and different ratios in third, fourth and fifth gears. While the 1.6D powertrain won’t be donation any staggering performance facts, it does help significantly cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to 129g/km and 57.6mpg UK (48.0mpg US or 4.9 lt /100 km) respectively.

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Aston Martin DBS Volante Revealed with 510HP V12 (details and photos)

26 02 2009

Aston Martin has revealed the new DBS Volante ahead of its world debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The DBS Volante is Aston Martin’s 16th convertible in its 95 year record and represents the supreme combination of luxury with open air sports car performance. The motorised retractable fabric roof can be opened in just 14 seconds.

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Powering by Aston Martin’s 6.0-litre V12 engine with 510bhp (380kW) and 570Nm (420 lb ft) of torque, the Volante is not just a puzzle’s car. Naught to 100km/h comes in 4.3 seconds and top end is 307km/h (191mph). It’s a right performance GT with two rear seats however Aston does concede the rear seats won’t be as drudgery as those of a typical vehicle. This is not a habitual car however, it’s a new DBS Volante.

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New Audi TT-RS leaked (details + photos)

23 02 2009

Audi has revealed the new TT RS Coupe and Roadster models, which will be officially debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Cars have equipped with a new turbocharged 5-cylinder engine with point-infusion and a space of 2.5-liters.

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As a result, the effect is an output of 340-horspower and a greatest torque personage of 450 Nm or 331.9-lbs/ft. The sportiest TT ever uses Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system with ability being transferred through a six-hurry manual gearbox. In language of performance, Audi says that the TT RS will accelerate from zilch to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 5,0 seconds with its top speed being electronically narrow to 250 km/h or 155 mph.

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New Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Concept Officially Revealed ahead of Geneva Motor Show

23 02 2009

The new Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Concept was revealed ahead its scheduled debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The car would arrive in the middle of this year packing a brand new 1.75L four-cylinder petrol engine turbocharged to the tune of 230hp (172kW).

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One may have their cramp about Alfa Romeo, but the Italian automaker doesn’t cuff labels such as the GTA on its models lightly. The GTA (Gran Turismo Alleggerito) signature carries with it a lot of narration and so Alfa Romeo has seen fit to sway this car with a <1.8 liter engine.

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First spy photos of new Opel Ampera Uncovered

20 02 2009

Fisrt spy photos of the new GM’s Opel Ampera electric vehicle leaked into the web  ahead it’s world debut at Geneva Motor Show pressure conference on March 3 .

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The first design sketches of the Ampera, which is the Euro-market type of the Chevrolet Volt advertise-in mixture, leaked to the web just yesterday. The Ampera prototype immovable in photos looks production-ready and it’s feasible this pallid car is in the means of being shot for the squash kit. The styling, a merger of the Insignia sedan and Flextreme notion car, is obviously analogous to that of the laptop-rendered picture, although the actual car shows a deeper chin spoiler and a taller body than the mean sketch. While the car in the sketches looks like a four-door sedan, the production Ampera will be a five-door.

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New Rolls-Royce 200EX First Official Photos and Details

20 02 2009

The first official photos and information about new Rolls-Royce 200EX was released. New car is consider as a small vehicle, which which must be more affordable luxury than the Rolls-Royce Phantom. The new car carries the internal name ‘RR4’ and a concept version of it will be unveiled at 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Following the introduction of the production edition at the Frankfurt Show this September, the Rolls-Royce 200EX will go on selling worldwide in early of 2010.

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Codenamed ‘RR4‘, the four-door luxury sedan from Goodwood is loosely based on the BMW 7-Series with which it shares about 20 percent of all components plus a bespoke form of the platform, electrics and suspension hardware. The 200EX, whose production name has yet to be revealed, will be equipped with an all-new V12 engine that will also find its way under the cover of the BMW 7-Series.

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