Ferrari F430  to leave production

Ferrari F430 to leave production

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The Italian sport-scar manufacturer announced that their Ferrari F430 is set to leave production towards the end of this year with the very last unit being auctioned at the RM Auction. Designed in a two-tone body color representing the colors of Aquila the last Ferrari F430 will raise funds that will help citizens living in the Abruzzo region in central Italy recover after the terrible earthquake on the 6th of April. The last Ferrari F430 will also be consigned with a certificate signed by Ferrari Chairman, Luca di Montezemolo and a personalised dedication plate to commemorate the generous donation. The new Ferrari F450 is expected to enter the market after the F430 will…

2009 Lancia Delta 1.8 Di TurboJet with 200 HP

2009 Lancia Delta 1.8 Di TurboJet with 200 HP

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13 May 2009
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The 2009 Lancia Delta 1.8 Di TurboJet was revealed today by the Italian automaker along with details describing the main features and innovations on the new model. As the company mentioned the main innovation on the 2009 Lancia Delta 1.8 Di TurboJet is the 1.8-litre engine that produces 200 HP (147 kW) at 5,000 rpm and a maximum 320 Nm (32.6 Kgm) of torque at 1,400 rpm, developed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT). With this powerplant under its bonnet the 2009 Lanci Delta 1.8 Di TurboJet is able to sprint from 0 to 100 Km/h (62 mph) in just 7.4 seconds while fuel consumption…

2010 Vauxhall Astra

2010 Vauxhall Astra

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13 May 2009
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GM has also introduced the 2010 Vauxhall Astra today destined for the British market. The vehicle represents the sixth generation Astra and as Andy Gilson, Vauxhall’s Marketing Director said “The only part of the Astra which isn’t new is its name.” The 2010 Vauxhall Astra has the same range of engines available like its “twin sister” the new 2010 Opel Astra including the company’s new downsized 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit that packs 140PS and represents Vauxhall’s commitment to reduced emissions and fuel consumption while retaining performance. The 2010 Vauxhall Astra will be officially introduced in September at Frankfurt’s Show and UK showroom arrival is expected by…

Renault to quit F1 over new rules

Renault to quit F1 over new rules

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13 May 2009
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Renault joined Ferrari, Toyota and Red Bull today and announced that it will pull out from the 2010 FIA Formula 1 World Championship in case the new set of rules referring to the 60 million USD budget cap will take effect. Renault also pointed out the fact that FIA’s leadership team ignored FOTA’s carefully worked proposals regarding the various major cost saving measures that were supposed to gradually be adopted between 2009 and 2012. Bernard Rey, President of the ING Renault F1 Team mentioned that Renault does not accept FIA’s unilateral governance and cannot participate in a championship where everyone operates on different sets of rules…

2010 Opel Astra

2010 Opel Astra

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13 May 2009
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GM released photos and details of the new 2010 Opel Astra today and from a first quick look at it you can notice that the company’s philosophy that made the Insignia such a success in Europe is also integrated in this model. The 2010 Opel Astra will have its official premiere on September 17 in Frankfurt and the vehicle promises to offer not only many comfort and safety features but also advanced technological elements. Some of those elements are the mechatronic chassis, the most advanced lighting system and a front camera that is able tt recognize traffic signs. As far as motorisations the 2010 Opel Astra will include CDTI turbo diesel engines from 1.3 to 2.0 liter with outputs ranging from 95 hp (70 kW) to 160 hp (118 kW) and plus four gasoline…

Porsche Panamera production started

Porsche Panamera production started

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13 May 2009
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The German automaker announced that production for the new Porsche Panamera started at the company’s plant in Leipzig that was expanded with 22,000 square meters over the last two year just for this purpose. Also as constructions to the plant ended and the Porsche Panamera entered production visitors may again take tours and experience the assembly process up close. The tours are free of charge and if participants sign up for the…

Video : Audi R8 V10 FSI in Maranello

Video : Audi R8 V10 FSI in Maranello

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12 May 2009
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In its latest commercial clip the Audi R8 V10 FSI is presented cruising the streets of Maranello. This would be perfectly fine if Maranello wouldn’t be Ferrari’s “home town” so this kind of “attitude” coming from the Audi R8 V10 FSI is unwanted, alarming the citizens in the little Italian town. The Audi R8 V10 FSI is powered by a 525 horsepower engine that takes only 3.9 seconds to get from 0 to 100 Km/h while top speed is of 316 Km/h and its price-tag for the European markets will be around 142,000…

Lotus Evora first drive video

Lotus Evora first drive video

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12 May 2009
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The new Lotus Evora had its first drive in Scotland earlyer this month and we now bring you the first video featuring Hethel’s latest creation in action. Thanks to its 3.5-litre mid-mounted V6 powerplant the Evora has 276 horsepower and 342 Nm at its disposal, and is able to reach a top speed of 260 Km/h (162 mph). The Lotus Evora only needs approximately 5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h (60 mph) and the way it is presented in the video the car sounds amazing and handles as well as any Lotus is expected. Watch the Lotus Evora first drive video after the…

2009 Hartge BMW Z4 Roadster

2009 Hartge BMW Z4 Roadster

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12 May 2009
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The 2009 Hartge BMW Z4 Roadster was released today along with details on its customized elements by the Garman tuning shop. The engineers from Hartge approached the Z4 Roadster in a somewhat discrete manner, and the thing that will capture your attention first are the 18 or optional 19 inches multispoke rims wrapped in Continental or Pirelli tyres. The rest of their package for the 2009 Hartge BMW Z4 Roadster includes a stainless steel tail piece with dual pipes and the company’s logos while the interior features a set of aluminium pedals and footrest and a new speedometer dial in silver metallic with red needle that goes up to 300 Km/h. Details on the 2009 Hartge BMW Z4…

Jaguar XFR and XKR ready for debut

Jaguar XFR and XKR ready for debut

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11 May 2009
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Jaguar announced that the company’s XFR and XKR models are ready for debut at this year’s edition of Motorexpo in London, from June 8 to 14. At this event where more than 350,000 visitors are expected and the Jaguar XFR and XKR models will also be accompanied by the XF Diesel S version. The Jaguar XFR is quipped with a newly developed 5.0-litre supercharged engine capable of outputting an impressive 510 hp, going from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and featuring Active Differential Control and Adaptive Dynamics suspension that help the driver make good use of its massive power. The Jaguar XKR has also been given the 5.0-litre supercharged powerplant but in this case the car is…