2009 BMW 7 Series tested

2009 BMW 7 Series tested

New Cars
28 Jan 2009
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BMW’s flagship car, the 2009 7 Series was tested recently by the guys from Fifth Gear. They had their hands on the BMW 750Li version that comes with a 4.4 liter V8 that packs 407 hp making the German full-size luxury sedan reach a top speed of 155mph. The 5th generation of the 7 Series sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and besides having the world’s most advanced Night Vision system in a production car it also features world’s first…

Worlds fastest ELECTRIC CAR video

Worlds fastest ELECTRIC CAR video

Videos
27 Jan 2009
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Ever thought a Datsun would beet a Corvette in a drag race? Well how about a Datsun that runs on batteries faster than a petrol fueled Corvette? If we wouldn’t of had this video as proof i think the whole thing would have been very hard to believe.
Seeing an electric car at a drag strip is kind of strange, but this ’72 electric Datsun has set a new world record as the fastest street legal electric car reaching a top speed of 110 mph in…

Opel Ampera teaser

Opel Ampera teaser

Future Cars
26 Jan 2009
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Opel has just revealed its Ampera model today in the form of a teaser. This model represents a revolutionary electric car that will be phisicly revealed to the world at the Geneva Motor Show this year.
The technology behind this extended-range electric car is called Voltec and europeans will be pleased to find out that the Opel Ampera will be able to run non stop for hundreds of kilometers. We look foroward in seeing the full list of details about this vehicle on March 3rd…

Nissan GT-R again ahead of Porsche

Nissan GT-R again ahead of Porsche

Various
25 Jan 2009
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CAP Monitor – the British used car valuation data provider is an independent organization that evaluates cars produced by popular manufacturers and predicts how much of their initial value will these cars retain after twelve months of ownership or 10.000 miles.

So the most recent data released by CAP Monitor predicts that the 2009 Nissan GT-R will retaining 84% of its initial price tag compared to the…

EDAG Light Car - Concept for Geneva

EDAG Light Car – Concept for Geneva

Concept Cars
25 Jan 2009
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Edag – the German design firm, has just prepared an all new concept packed with new technologies for the 79th Geneva Motor Show edition. It is called the Edag Light Car – Open Source and it features a basaltic fiber body that is much like carbon fiber but cheaper to produce and completely recyclable.

Other notable innovations are the LED lighting technology that the EDAG Light Car uses and also the intelligent electric drive systems installed in the wheels that power it.

Lamborghini LP560-4 On Ice Video

Lamborghini LP560-4 On Ice Video

Videos
22 Jan 2009
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Ever wondered how much fun would it be to drive a supercar like the Lamborghini LP560-4 for example? Well how about driving a supercar like the Lamborghini LP560-4 on ice. Would that be fun? I’m sure the first thought that comes to mind is “no way i will crash it” ! and you might be right because handling that 552 HP V10 will definitely be a challenge but from the looks of this video Tiff Needle from Fifth Gear seems to be having lots of it.

GM receives second loan installment of 5.4 billion

GM receives second loan installment of 5.4 billion

Market
22 Jan 2009
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General Motors confirmed that it has received the second installment in the amount of 5.4 billion dollars late last night when the government finalized the last details and transferred the money. This second installment is part of the 13.4 billion dollars government loan promised by former President Bush and even though it came a few days later than promised it still came in time to keep the company alive beyond March 31.

Out of the 13.4 billion GM is programmed to receive the last 4 billion dollars in…

BMW Sauber F1 2009 video

BMW Sauber F1 2009 video

Videos
21 Jan 2009
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The BMW Sauber racer is ready to take on the 2009 Formula 1 Season. It is KERS equipped witch is short for Kinetic Energy Recovery System and although BMW’s team leader Mario Theissen said they are not sure if they will use the system or not everyone expects that the car will be amazing in terms of performance.
How will the KERS system work? Apparently it collects energy when the car brakes and at the push of a button it will be able to supply an extra 80 HP for a 6.67 seconds period of time.

Ben Collins is the stig

Ben Collins is the stig

Various
20 Jan 2009
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Top Gear’s best kept secret has been revealed ! We are talking about the stig, the mysterious driver dressed head to toe in racing whites, that gets to play on the track with the most expensive cars money can buy making everyone jealous of hes driving skills.

We don’t know if the fans are thrilled or disappointed but what we do know now is that hes name is …

Audi to sponsor Obama's inauguration

Audi to sponsor Obama’s inauguration

Various
19 Jan 2009
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Audi’s campaign “Progress is Beautiful” that is targeting President’s Barack Obama inauguration will kick off with a newspaper insert that will be distributed in major US publications like USA Today, The Wall Street Journal or Chicago Tribune.

On Tuesday January 20 Audi will be the exclusive sponsor of the streaming broadcasts of Obama’s Inauguration speech…