Ford Mustang designer Donald Frey dead at 86

Ford Mustang designer Donald Frey dead at 86

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The initial Ford Mustang designer, for the iconic pony-car that was launched in 1964, Donald Frey has died from a heart attack on March 5th in Evanston, Illinois at the age of 86.

The first Ford Mustang was designed by Donald Frey and his team in just 18 months and first public appearance took place at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964.

Video: Biker lowsides infront of Police

Video: Biker lowsides infront of Police

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This next incident took place near Malibu on Mullholland highway where a biker was over-exuberant with his Kawasaki ZX6R. That was of course until he came out of a turn and saw the Police car parked on the side, quietly waiting for its next ‘victim’.

That is when the biker applied the brakes in mid-turn, causing him to lowside right in front of the Police.

All jokes aside we don’t think the biker could be charged with speeding, reckless driving, that’s another story.

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Teaser

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Teaser

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This 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI teaser image released by the Japanese automaker announces that ‘The wing is back!’.

That statement was made by Subaru in a very short press release that also mentioned official unveiling for the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI taking place at the New York Auto Show this week.

As far as any other design features or technical details we can only speculate, so it would be better to just wait two more days until the 2010 NYIAS will give access to the press

Ford Focus RS500

Ford Focus RS500

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‘Due to overwhelming interest shown’ the North American automaker decided to release photos and details with their even hotter hot-hatch Ford Focus RS500 that was initially supposed to be revealed on March 31st.

The Ford Focus RS500 is powered by a 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine that produces 350 PS and 460 Nm of torque, which means 15 percent additional power when compared to the standard Focus RS.

Of course the power increase couldn’t be left unnoticed at the exterior, as the Ford Focus RS500 features an aggressive look thanks to the unique matt black ‘foil’ paint finish and the custom 19 inch ally wheels.

Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package

Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package

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Official details with the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package have just been revealed by the Japanese automaker.

The Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package is oriented towards ‘hardcore track driving enthusiasts’ and this unique version that celebrates the supercar’s entry in the Nurburgring 24 Hours race will be produced in a limited run of 50 units.

The Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package increases power coming from the 4.8-litre V10 by 10 BHP, which means it now has 562 BHP, while gearshift times have been improved by 0.15 seconds.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco and RS

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco and RS

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Besides offering a preview with the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon , GM has also scheduled two other debuts for the 2010 New York Auto Show, and these are the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco and RS versions.

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco comes with a highly efficient turbocharged 1.4-litre Ecotec engine that produced 138 HP (103 kW) and 200 Nm (148 lb-ft) of torque and which is linked to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Thanks to this engine the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco promises to return 40 mpg (highway) and some of the other fuel reducing measures that have been taken include various aerodynamics improvement

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Specs

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Specs

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GM has revealed details and full specs with its new 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon that will premiere at the 2010 NYIAS at the end of this month.

The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon joins the company’s range of performance cars after the CTS-V Sedan and CTS-V Coupe models.

In the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon customers will have the same supercharged 6.2-litre V8 capable of unleashing 556 horsepower and 747 Nm of peak torque that is mated to a Tremec TR6060 6-speed manual gearbox, with an optional Hydra-Matic 6L90 6-speed automatic also available.

Volkswagen Golf 6 BlueMotion Rental Car

Volkswagen Golf 6 BlueMotion Rental Car

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Car hire company Avis announced that the Volkswagen Golf 6 BlueMotion was added to their rental car fleet.

The Volkswagen Golf 6 BlueMotion rental car will be part of Avis’s Eco Colection scheme that offers customers diesel vehicles with CO2 emissions below 120 g per Km.

The Volkswagen Golf 6 BlueMotion is even more efficient than that thanks to its 1.6-litre TDI engine that produces 105 PS and emits 99 grams of CO2 per Km. With this engine the Volkswagen Golf 6 BlueMotion returns 74.3 mpg and can cover almost 900 miles on a single fuel tank.

500000th Fiat 500 Produced

500000th Fiat 500 Produced

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The Italian automaker announced it has produced the 500000th Fiat 500 at the company’s plant in Tychy, Poland.

The 500000th Fiat 500 rolled of the assembly line last week, and the car had a Funk White body finish with a 69 HP 1.2 engine under the bonnet and featured the Start&Stop system.

The Fiat 500 is currently being sold in 83 different markets worldwide, from Italy to Brazil and South Africa to Japan, and this 500,000th unit milestone was achieved after only 21 months sits its launch.

NOVITEC Ferrari California with 606 HP

NOVITEC Ferrari California with 606 HP

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A while back we presented you NOVITEC’s first upgrades for the Ferrari California and now the tuner is back with yet another package that will squeeze even more power from the hot Italian supercar.

By fitting the 4.3-litre V8 with a new supercharger the NOVITEC Ferrari California is now able to produce 606 HP (446 kW) and 485 Nm of peak torque which means it can accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h in less than 3.8 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 325 Km/h. These new performance figures are pretty good considering the stock version Ferrari California packs 460 HP.