Mantide from Stile Bertone

Mantide from Stile Bertone

Concept Cars
15 Apr 2009
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Project M, the vehicle based on the Corvette ZR1 presented in a video documentary produced by KineticFin and Jason Castriota, has officially been named Mantide. Public debut for the Mantide will take place at the Shanghai Motor Show at the end of this week, so expect to have complete photos and details as soon as we get our “virtual hands” on them. What we can say now is that these guys have definitely made us curious. Featuring a customized bodywork that looks angular and organic the Mantide is intended as a design exercise from Stile Bertones’s company and it is said a functional version will make appearance in Italy by the end of next week…

Opel Insignia OPC official video

Opel Insignia OPC official video

Videos
15 Apr 2009
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The first Opel Insignia OPC official video was also released by GM today, giving us a few shots with the high performance vehicle in action. Sound produced by the 325 horsepower 2.8 litre V6 Turbo engine equipping the Opel Insignia OPC, with the help of specific center and rear mufflers can be heared throughout the clip, and performance figures for the car are 0 to 100 Km/h (60 mph) in 6 seconds and a limited top speed of 250 Km/h (155 mph). The first OPC model (Opel Performance Center) was launched 10 years ago and the company says “The Insignia OPC marks the beginning of a new era”. Watch the Opel Insignia OPC official video after the jump…

2009 Renault Clio Campus

2009 Renault Clio Campus

New Cars
15 Apr 2009
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The 2009 Renault Clion Campus was revealed today by the French automaker along with photos and technical details. Introduced back in 2005 the Renault Clio Campus achieved great success over the years, selling 400,000 units in 22 countries. With a new visual identity given by the revamped front spoiler and grille the 2009 Renault Clio Campus is 3.81 meters long placing it somewhere between the Twingo and the new Clio model. The wide motorization list available for the 2009 Renault Clio Campus includes two petrol engines (1.2 60 and 1.2 16V 75), two diesel engines (dCi 65 and the dCi 85) and a LPG version of the 1.2 60. The Company said that production will start in both France…

Vauxhall Insignia OPC

Vauxhall Insignia OPC

New Cars
15 Apr 2009
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The Vauxhall Insignia OPC which is the British version for the Opel Insignia OPC was also revealed today by General Motors. After the success achieved with the Insignia model that received the 2009 European Car of the Year award, the Vauxhall Insignia OPC featuring bold but also refined design is proof of a new level of maturity and new ambitions. The Vauxhall Insignia OPC will have the same 325 hp powerplant under the hood, needing an estimated 6 seconds to reatch 60 mph (100 Km/h) from a stand still while top speed has been limited to 155 mph (250 Km/h). Other notable elements on the car are the front suspension system (High Performance Strut) and the Adaptive 4×4 electronic Limited…

Opel Insignia OPC

Opel Insignia OPC

New Cars
15 Apr 2009
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The Opel Insignia OPC was officialy revealed today by GM with a complete photo gallery and details describing their latest creation and the car is set for a public debut at Barcelona’s Motor Show in May. The Opel Insignia OPC is equiped with a 2.8-liter V6 Turbo engine that packs 239 kW/325 hp while power is put to the ground with the help of a 6-speed manual gearbox. Top speed for the Opel Insignia OPC is restricted to 250 Km/h (155 mph) and accelerating from 0 to 100 Km/h (60 mph) takes 6 seconds. The company says the 2.8 liter V6 borrowed from the top of the line Insignia achived the extra boost in power thanks to a newly developed exhaust system and to accommodate all this the…

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan R Line in UK

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan R Line in UK

Market
15 Apr 2009
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Volkswagen just announced the release of their 2009 Tiguan R Line in UK. This vehicle was designed by VW Individual, a separate corporate wing that was established in 2003 and strives on improving visual appearance having worked on projects like the Passat R36 and Touareg R50. Thanks to them the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan R Line received a body-coloured front splitter, a unique matt chrome grille section, R Line 19-inch multi-spoke alloys, a new rear bumper incorporating a small diffuser plus a small spoiler. Powering the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan R Line destined for UK’s market is the 2.0-litre TDI common rail diesel engine with either 140 PS or 170 PS while an optional 2.0-litre TSI…

2009 Mercedes-Benz CL AMG package

2009 Mercedes-Benz CL AMG package

Custom Cars
15 Apr 2009
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Along with the 2009 Mercedes S Class Daimler also introduced the 2009 Mercedes CL AMG package, intended to offer mainly great looks rather then upgraded performance. The main elements for the 2009 Mercedes CL AMG package are the new front and rear bumpers with resculpted side skirts and the 19 or 20 inch AMG light alloys with 5 double-spokes masking the internally ventilated brake discs with silver painted callipers. As for interior upgrades the 2009 Mercedes CL AMG package includes a sportier steering wheel, AMG branded floor mats and sports pedals as well as various other discrete elements. Future buyers will have to know that the 2009 Mercedes CL AMG package price varies from…

2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class AMG Sports package

2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class AMG Sports package

Custom Cars
15 Apr 2009
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The German automaker decided to apply the AMG Sports Package on their 2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class. A few elements in this package will actually improve performance but it does give the luxury sedan that specific AMG aggressive look. To be exact the The 2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class AMG Sports package consists of new front and rear aprons optimized for better air-flow shaped in the typical AMG fashion with redesigned side skirts, larger tailpipes for a meaner looking exhaust system, as well as 19 or 20 inch alloys with the five double-spoke design to complete the overall appearance. Even though the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class will not accelerate faster or have a higher top speed…

Cadillac Converj to be produced

Cadillac Converj to be produced

Future Cars
14 Apr 2009
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The Cadillac Converj was introduced as a concept at Detroit’s Auto Show two months ago and according to one of Motor Trend’s sources, the vehicle based on Chevrolet Volt’s Voltec architecture was given the final OK for going into production in 2011. It remains to be seen if the Converj will ever come to life but as Motor Trend pointed out, there are a few thoughts that could be taken into account that could point to this as being a logical step forward. Those thoughts include the fact that GM might make the Cadillac Converj part of their new viability plan before June 1 also reflecting on Obama’s administration call for more fuel efficient cars from U.S. automakers. The Cadillac…

2010 Audi Q7 Facelift

2010 Audi Q7 Facelift

New Cars
14 Apr 2009
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Audi has just released photos and details showcasing their facelifted Q7 SUV. At the exterior you can easily notice the redesigned front and rear lights including the LED’s as well as the updated front and rear bumpers that contain chromed finishes plus the new rims. The 2010 Audi Q7 with facelift will be available with two new paint colors, Teak Brown and Graphite Gray that will match interior elements like the also new Ventilated Premium Cricket leather seats. As for the upgraded gadgets the most notable would be the third generation MMI system with joystick controlled 3D navigation, and the voice enabled SIRIUS satellite radio. So far we don’t have details regarding any new…