Danica Patrick bikini photo session

Danica Patrick bikini photo session

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11 May 2009
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It looks like after conquering the IndyCar series Danica Patrick is slowly moving on to conquering our fantasies. Her presence in different types of media outlets is felt more and more lately and this time Danica Patrick is seen in a bikini photo session taken for the cover of SHAPE Magazine. The photo session takes place in beautiful ocean-front pool and we are pretty sure sports fans and not only will enjoy seeing Danica Patrcik promote IndiCar racing in other ways than through driving. Watch Danica Patrick’s bikini photo session after the jump…

Audi R8 Diesel canceled

Audi R8 Diesel canceled

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06 May 2009
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According to the guys at Auto Express the Audi R8 Diesel based on the R8 V12 TDI Le Mans Concept introduced at last year’s Detroit Motor Show was canceled. The sports car will not make it into production and the main reason for this seems to be the troubled car market. As the company said “If anyone could do a diesel supercar, it’s Audi. But the market isn’t strong enough to make it realistic.” The Audi R8 Diesel was supposed to be equipped with the V12 TDI capable of outputting 500 hp, giving the oil-loving supercar the ability to sprint from 0 to 62mph in 4.2 seconds and then reach a top speed of 186 mph. We still think it is just a matter of time until Audi will produce a…

Porsche Panamera Convertible rumor

Porsche Panamera Convertible rumor

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06 May 2009
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The latest rumor that surfaced the Internet today refers to Porsche building a Panamera convertible version. Even though no official announcements have been made by Porsche regarding this matter, some websites went as far as talking about a soft top equipping the future Porsche Panamera convertible. We think such a decision is yet to be made by Porsche due to the fact that the German company doesn’t even know the market reaction to the recently debuted four-door Panamera as sales haven’t begun. From our point of view a future Porsche Panamera Convertible version would be a risky project but we just have to live and see what happens….

Seat Ibiza ECOMOTIVE sets world record on fuel economy

Seat Ibiza ECOMOTIVE sets world record on fuel economy

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04 May 2009
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Seat announced that Austrian long-haul specialist Gerhard Plattner managed to set a world record regarding fuel economy after driving the Seat Ibiza ECOMOTIVE across Spain, France and Germany on a single tank of fuel. The total distance covered by the Seat Ibiza ECOMOTIVE was 1,562 Km with just 45.53 litres of fuel wasted, resulting in an average consumption figure of 2.9 l/100 Km, once again proving that the vehicle is one of the cleanest cars on the market today. Powering the Seat Ibiza Ecomotive is a 1.4-litre TDI engine that outputs 80 horsepower with an announced 3.7 l/100 km fuel economy and 98 g/km CO2 emissions plus what makes it even more impressive is that…

Ferrari crash season started

Ferrari crash season started

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27 Apr 2009
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It looks like the Ferrari crash season has “officially” started in Russia. After crashing one Lamborghini after the other during these last weeks, it seems that it is now Ferrari’s turn. We cannot provide the exact details referring to the incident, but the photos reveal something that used to be a Ferrari F430. As far as us hoping that accidents like these will not happen again to soon in Russia we think we just have to become a little bit more realistic. Full gallery…

Aston Martin One 77 top design award

Aston Martin One 77 top design award

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27 Apr 2009
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After its world debut this weekend the Aston Martin One 77 is already on the right track. On the shores of Lake Como, Italy the vehicle has just won the Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award with 30 percent more votes that its competition and named best in class. The Aston Martin One 77 was showcased in complete form with a running powertrain,a hand finished rolling chassis and the never seen before, fully hand-crafted interior. The Aston Martin One 77 top design award was commented by the company’s design director who said that winning “this award at its first showing is a testament to the Aston Martin team and the original concept”…

Audi hybrid supercar concepts

Audi hybrid supercar concepts

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22 Apr 2009
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Audi is looking ahead into the future developing a series of hybrid supercar concepts and lightweight design ideas for interiors with the help of young students at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. The main objective of this project named “Intelligent Emotion” is to promote Audi as a sporty premium brand and a pioneer in technology and design. The company said that these visionary hybrid supercar concepts developed by the university students contain at least one idea or feature that could certainly be part of one of Audi’s future production vehicle.The “Intelligent Emotion” project results have been published as a book entitled Audi Design Projekt containing also…

Audi R8 LMS ready for Nurburgring 24 Hours

Audi R8 LMS ready for Nurburgring 24 Hours

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21 Apr 2009
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Audi decided that the Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance race will be the perfect place to test and then further develop the Audi R8 LMS. Two teams are ready to take on the famous track on May 23rd and 24th, the ABT Sportsline and Phoenix Racing with a total of four cars prepaired. Drivers were carefully selected and include four DTM Champions, four Le Mans winners and five drivers who have won the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring at least once. The Audi R8 LMS that develops 500 horsepower thanks to its 5.2-liter FSI V10 participated in two racing competitions so far that already ended with a podium result…

Volvo racing game for PC

Volvo racing game for PC

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21 Apr 2009
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Volvo Car Corp. joined forces with Swedish game studio SimBin Development Team and developed a free video game for PC platforms that will be released on May 26. “Volvo – the game” will be available free of charge and will include models like the Volvo S60 Concept along with several other popular models from the Swedish automaker. The game will give players the posibility of spinning Volvo race cars around highly detailed and realistic tracks, with three…

Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 CNG

Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 CNG

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17 Apr 2009
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Volkswagen just announced that it will enter the 24 Hour Race on the Nurburgring on the 23rd and 24th of May with two Scirocco GT24 CNG cars that will extract power from natural gas engines. The company says these inovative 2.0-liter turbo engines running on natural gas will develop close to 300 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque transmitting all the juice to the front wheels through a paddle shift operated 6-speed DSG gearbox. Aside from that the Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 CNG running on natural gas is more eco-friendly and cost-effective and will reduce CO2 emissions by 25 per cent compared with conventional race cars with spark ignition engines. In addition to the Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 CNG the “factory” team has prepared three petrol engined Volswagen Scirocco GT24 cars…