2010 Aston Martin Rapide details

2010 Aston Martin Rapide details

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14 Apr 2009
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The Aston Martin Rapide revealed as a Concept at Detroit in 2006 is one step closer to its official public debut programmed for late 2009. Built on Aston Martin’s extruded aluminium architecture the “most elegant four-door sports car in the world” will extract power from a 6.0-litre V12 engine that outputs 470 bhp and 600 Nm of torque coupled to a highly responsive Touchtronic gearbox. Performance figures for the Aston Martin Rapide like top speed or the 0 to 60 mpg timing have not been disclosed yet…

Fiat 500 awarded 2009 Design Car of the Year

Fiat 500 awarded 2009 Design Car of the Year

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14 Apr 2009
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And the 2009 Design Car of the Year award goes to … the Fiat 500 ! Voted by 59 international journalists the Fiat 500 competed in terms of design with 51 other vehicles and received the award after being among the other two finalists, the Citroen C5 and the Jaguar XF. The four design experts from prestigious industry magazines that were also part of the jury voted the Fiat 500 as the absolute winner while Fiat’s Head of Design mentioned that “Italian design has often been a step ahead of future trends in the automotive world”. The Fiat 500 is powered by a 1.3-litre MultiJet turbodiesel producing 75 bhp and needs 12.5 seconds to get from 0 to 100 Km/h reaching a top speed of…

2010 Mercedes S-Class video

2010 Mercedes S-Class video

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13 Apr 2009
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Daimler’s first promo video featuring the 2010 Mercedes S-Class introduced at New York last week made its way on to the Internet, offering a preview of the company’s newly facelifted luxury sedan. As a reminder the top of the line Mercedes S600 will offer 517 horsepower (380 kW) from its twin-turbo 5.5-Liter V12 engine while the S 400 HYBRID also visible in the clip has an impressive fuel consumption of 7.9 liters / 100 Km and 186 g/km of CO2 emissions. The 2010 Mercedes S-Class will be available in showrooms from June 2009…

BMW M3 vs Mercedes C63 AMG vs Lexus IS-F on track

BMW M3 vs Mercedes C63 AMG vs Lexus IS-F on track

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13 Apr 2009
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The battle between these famous supersaloons was brought on to the Silverstone race track by the guys at Drivers Republic. Technical details referring to the three competitors are as follows : Powered by its 4-liter V8 the BMW M3 develops 414 hp (309 kW) at 8,300 rpm with 295 ft.-lb. of tourque and 400 Nm at 3,900 rpm. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 Km/h (155 mph) with a 0 to 100 Km/h (60 mph) time of 4.9 seconds. The Mercedes C63 AMG outputs 451 hp (336 kW) at 6,800 rpm with 443 ft.-lb. of torque and 600 Nm at 5,000 rpm thanks to the 6.2 liters V8 hiding under its bonnet that also gives the performance sedan the ability to cover the 0 to 100 Km/h (60 mph) distance in 4.7 seconds while top speed is limited to 250 Km/h (155 mph)…

Police vs Crazy Woman car chase video

Police vs Crazy Woman car chase video

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12 Apr 2009
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A female driver that was apparently involved in some sort of domestic dispute went completely crazy ending up engaging in a high speed chase on the 241 S highway in Orange County California. The angry woman is driving a Scion xB and while these type of actions are usually initiated by men we have to admit that this lady pulled some really wild tricks out there. Her fakeouts included making donuts infront of the police, travelling the wrong way on the highway and even at one point stopping her car, getting out and making angry jestures towards…

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee video

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee video

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10 Apr 2009
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The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee presented in the video was introduced at New York’s Auto Show two days ago and besides a more sophisticated interior the company gave it a new engine as well. Powered by the all new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that packs 280 hp (209 kW) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (353 Nm) at 4,800 rpm the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is now equipped with an independent front and rear suspension that improves handling also offering a smoother ride. As for Jeep’s renowned off-road capabilities the Quadra-Lift suspension on the 2011 Grand Cherockee has five height settings for optimum ride performance and can raise the car to a maximum height of 11.1 inches. For more power…

BMW M3 GT4 race debut

BMW M3 GT4 race debut

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09 Apr 2009
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The BMW M3 GT4 is ready to take on the track. And when we say that we refer to the 24-hour race on Nurburgring’s Nordschleife track, where the new BMW M3 GT4 will debut on 23rd/24th of May this year. Since 1970 when the 24-hour race started BMW has achieved great results and this time Schubert Motorsport hopes the wining formula will mean having Augusto Farfus (BR), Jorg Muller (DE) and Andy Priaulx (GB) as drivers. In fact Jorg Muller was a member of the winning team in 2004, while Priaulx was triumphant in 2005. Specifications referring to the BMW M3 GT4 were not releaset by the company’s Motorsport Division yet…

Volkswagen Golf VI awarded 2009 World Car of the Year

Volkswagen Golf VI awarded 2009 World Car of the Year

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09 Apr 2009
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The German automaker announced during a conference at the New York Auto Show that their Volkswagen Golf VI was awarded with the 2009 World Car of the Year title. This title was voted by a jury composed by 59 international automotive journalists from 25 countries, and shows that the company’s best selling model is on the right track, having 26 million units sold world wide since the production of the first Golf. The President/CEO of Volkswagen of America, Inc. said that “This is a great way to kick-off the new Golf here in America” which would be sometime later this year…

Mitsubishi Outlander GT

Mitsubishi Outlander GT

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09 Apr 2009
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With today’s unveil of the Mitsubishi Outlander GT Prototype at the New York Auto Show, the company also announced their plans of turning this vehicle into a production car.
Powered by the same 230 hp aluminum 3.0-liter V6 engine found in the Outlander XLS the Mitsubishi Outlander GT Prototype features design elements like the “nose” of the car that resemble with the Lancer. Other exterior elements include custom OZ racing rims, Bi-Xenon HID headlamps or the polished aluminum roof, while the revised interior is now loaded with electronic options making the Mitsubishi Outlander GT a safer vehicle. They refer to the FUSE Handsfree Media Gateway system, the hard-drive based navigation…

2009 BMW 760i and 760Li

2009 BMW 760i and 760Li

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09 Apr 2009
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Detailes on the 2009 BMW 760i and 760Li have emmerged today from the Bavarian automaker along with plenty of photos. Both the 760i and the 760Li extract power from a massive 6.0-liter V12 engine with twin turbochargers that is able to develop 544 hp (400kW) at 5,000 rpm and 553 lb-ft of torque at 1,500 rpm. On the 2009 BMW 760Li power will be directed to the rear wheels with the help of the new 8-speed automatic transmission while variants will cover the 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. The 2009 BMW 760i and 760Li will need 12.9 literes of petrol to cover 100 Km and emissions are kept in complience with the Euro 5 strict standards.