Stile Bertone Mantide aka Project M

Stile Bertone Mantide aka Project M

Concept Cars
20 Apr 2009
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The Stile Bertone Mantide aka Project M showcased at Shanghai’s Motor Show was revealed in a few more images released by the Italian design company today even though an official press release hasn’t surfaced yet. In terms of design the Mantide is definitely unique reflecting elements specific to the Italian automotive style and even though some might consider it too radical we think it mainly reflects freedom of expression. Powered by Corvette ZR1’s 640 horsepower supercharged V8, the Mantide accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h (60 mph) in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 351km/h (217mph). Other performance improvements include a lowered aerodynamic coefficient and reduced weight…

Volkswagen Golf GTD VI price for UK

Volkswagen Golf GTD VI price for UK

Market
20 Apr 2009
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The German automaker announced the Volkswagen Golf GTD VI price for UK today. The new performance diesel is already available for order and arrival in the UK is scheduled for June 22. Price for the Volkswagen Golf GTD VI will start at 21,850 GBP for the three door variant equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the five door version will cost 585 GBP more. Customers interested in the Volkswagen Golf GTD VI powered by the 2.0-liter 170 hp engine coupled to a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox will pay either 23,155 GBP for the 3 door or 23,740 GBP for the 5-door version. Other elements featured as standard in the GTD range are a flat-bottomed steering wheel, a leather gearshift…

Mercedes S63 AMG and S65 AMG

Mercedes S63 AMG and S65 AMG

New Cars
20 Apr 2009
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Daimler unveiled the Mercedes S63 AMG and S65 AMG at the Shanghai Motor Show today along with photos and details describing their sporty luxury sedans. Both versions come equipped with larger engines and other specific AMG elements that improve both appearance and performance. The Mercedes S 63 AMG owns a 6.3-litre V8 that is able to output 525 hp (386 kW) and 630 N/m of torque with 4.6 seconds needed when accelerating from 0 to 100 Km/h (60 mph). The top of the line Mercedes S 65 AMG is even more impressive, having a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine under the bonnet capable of unleashing 612 hp (450 kW) and a maximum of 1000 N/m of torque with a 4.4 seconds 0 to 100 Km/h…

Porsche Panamera debut

Porsche Panamera debut

New Cars
19 Apr 2009
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Wraps were officially taken of the Porsche Panamera in China today at Shanghai’s Motor Show and a new set of images were also released by the company to mark its debut. The four-door Porsche Panamera is 4.97 metres (195.7 inches) in length and 1.42 metres (55.9 inches) in height and despite its size it is said that will take under 5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h (60 mph). Powering the Porsche Panamera is a direct fuel injected 4.8-liter V8 engine that packs 400 horsepower with a turbocharged 500 horsepower version also available both with AWD or RWD. A 6-cylinder gasoline and hybrid engine is also being developed for the Porsche Panamera and will start equipping…

Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 CNG

Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 CNG

Various
17 Apr 2009
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Volkswagen just announced that it will enter the 24 Hour Race on the Nurburgring on the 23rd and 24th of May with two Scirocco GT24 CNG cars that will extract power from natural gas engines. The company says these inovative 2.0-liter turbo engines running on natural gas will develop close to 300 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque transmitting all the juice to the front wheels through a paddle shift operated 6-speed DSG gearbox. Aside from that the Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 CNG running on natural gas is more eco-friendly and cost-effective and will reduce CO2 emissions by 25 per cent compared with conventional race cars with spark ignition engines. In addition to the Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 CNG the “factory” team has prepared three petrol engined Volswagen Scirocco GT24 cars…

Ford Mustang turns 45

Ford Mustang turns 45

Various
17 Apr 2009
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The Blue Oval is announcing a special day in the company’s history, the anniversary of their Ford Mustang that turns 45. The Mustang Club of America will celebrate this event for 4 days in Birmingham, Alabama where thousands of enthusiasts including a few proud owners of the first 1964 1/2 Mustang will be present. In addition to this Ford is also launching a campaign where fans can race or drift the new 2010 Mustang or even customize a new Mustang using Ford Racing Performance Parts. Over the years the company has sold around 9 million Ford Mustangs and referring to the pony car Jim Farley, Ford Group Vice President of Marketing and Communications said that “Since April 17, 1964, it has been a symbol of American freedom and fun…

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…