Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG the new Gullwing

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG the new Gullwing

Future Cars
14 Mar 2009
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Mercedes-Benz released more photos and details of their future “Gullwing” styled supercar, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The car that is apparently still in a testing stage was announced at Geneva this year and what we know is that it’s going to be powered by a 6.3 liter V8 AMG engine that produces 571 hp at 6,800 rpm and 650 Nm of torque at 4,750 rpm with a top speed of 315 Km/h and taking 3.6 seconds to get from 0 to 100 Km/h. We also know that it will be equipped with a dual-clutch transmission with transaxle configuration, a catalytic converter that is obeying the latest EU 5 emission standards and innovative flow-forming wheels that help those ceramic…

Lamborghini Murcielago SuperVeloce Drifting video

Lamborghini Murcielago SuperVeloce Drifting video

Videos
13 Mar 2009
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The first video featuring the Lamborghini Murcielago SuperVeloce in action is here. It was taken in Germany where professional race car driver Samuel Hubinette aka The Crazy Swede drifts the car in some kind of half real half virtual place. Even though in the video we only get a glimpse of how the 670 horsepower engine powering the Lamborghini Murcielago SuperVeloce sounds like we still enjoyed it a lot and hope to see more. The Murcielago SuperVeloce was introduced at the Geneva…

Lamborghini Murcielago LP650-4 Roadster limited edition

Lamborghini Murcielago LP650-4 Roadster limited edition

Custom Cars
13 Mar 2009
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Lamborghini just released the first set of photos with their latest special edition model, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP650-4 Roadster that follow the recent release of the Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce at the Geneva Motor Show. There will be only 50 of them produced and this time its V12 engine is as powerful as 650 hp with 660 Nm of torque. The Lamborghini Murcielago LP650-4 Roadster reaches a top speed of 330 Km/h (205 mph) and takes only 3.4 seconds from 0 to 100 Km/h. The grey and orange color schemed exterior is signed by Grigio Telesto and price for the Lamborghini Murcielago LP650-4 Roadster limited…

Volvo S80L launched in China

Volvo S80L launched in China

Market
13 Mar 2009
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The Swedish car maker has just released details of its latest Volvo S80L that was launched yesterday in Beijing. The Volvo S80L is a 140mm longer and more luxurious version of the S80 and will be available in 5 different versions. Destined to be China’s top premium vehicle the new S80L will extract its power from a turbocharged 3.0 liter 6-cylinder engine that outputs 285 hp (210 Kw) and goes from 0 to 100 Km/h in 7.2 seconds. Referring to the interior the new Volvo S80L features a refrigerator in the rear seat, premium sound package and also softer seats that for the passengers in the back include an entertaining system as well. Production for the Volvo…

Alfa Romeo Mito GTA Official Video

Alfa Romeo Mito GTA Official Video

New Cars
11 Mar 2009
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Alfa Romeo released the first official video featuring the Mito GTA. Even though it appeared at Geneva as a concept the Alfa Romeo Mito GTA will make its way into production and rivals like the 197 hp Renault Clio RS or the 211 hp MINI Cooper S JCW (Jonh Cooper Works) have a big reason to be afraid as the new Mito is powered by the 1,75 liter 240 hp Fiat sourced turbocharged engine. Besides the 85 hp increase, other upgrades that were made to the Alfa Romeo Mito and now come under the GTA badged version include a lowered center of gravity, a revised front suspension, an active suspension management system with advanced damper control plus a whole list of…

Lewis Hamilton controls F1 car with a Blackberry video

Lewis Hamilton controls F1 car with a Blackberry video

Gadgets
11 Mar 2009
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We came across a video on the Internet today featuring a team of programmers and the 2008 Formula 1 Champion Lewis Hamilton. Now we don’t know if the video reflects just another brand awareness strategy from the mobile communication giant Vodafone that also “happens” to be the main McLaren Mercedes F1 team sponsor, or a real story but all we know is this video is fun to watch.
So to get to the point : a team of office geeks adapt the Blackberry Storm smart phone to the point where they use the phone as a steering-wheel for a small remote controlled F1 car. After they publish a video of their office grand prix on the Internet, they receive an invitation at…

MANSORY Porsche Carrera 911

MANSORY Porsche Carrera 911

Custom Cars
11 Mar 2009
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Mansory Switzerland AG revealed at Geneva this year their latest tuned version of the Porsche Carrera 911 that concentrates on improving engine performance, handling and aerodynamics. In order to save weight the new Mansory Prosche Carrera 911 comes equipped with PU-RIM manufactured elements while the hood is carbon fiber. Also improving performance on the Mansory Porsche Carrera 911 is the fourpipe exhaust system that gives optimised exhaust gas flow helping the car achieve better 0 to 60 mph timing along with the new sideskirts that reduce air flow between axles. The special fact about the exhaust system though is that the driver has the ability to change…

Ford produced 100000 hybrid SUVs

Ford produced 100000 hybrid SUVs

Market
10 Mar 2009
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Ford announced today that their production of hybrid SUVs reached 100,000 units at the Kansas city plant. The first hybrid SUV built by Ford in 2004 was the Ford Escape Hybrid, that covered an impressive 576 miles on a single tank of gas. These days the hybrid line from Ford came a long way and it includes the Escape Hybrid SUV, Fusion Hybrid and Milan Hybrid and also the Mercury Mariner Hybrid and as the company states “no domestic automaker has more real-world experience with hybrid vehicle technology than Ford”. As an example to what the hybrid technologie means in real life, Ford mentiones the story of a San Francisco based cab fleet of Escape Hybrids…

Lotus Evora price

Lotus Evora price

Market
10 Mar 2009
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Lotus announces its first deliveries for the 2010 Evora along with details regarding packaging. The European customers will be the first to receive their 2010 Lotus Evora somewhere in May and the standard model features the 276 hp 3.5 liter V6 equiped with a 6 speed manual gearbox that takes the Evora from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 160 mph. Optional equipment for the 2010 Lotus Evora includes sports ratio 6-speed manual transmission,
forged alloy wheels (18″ front and 19″rear), Bi-Xenon headlights and body colored power-fold door mirrors. Price for the 2010 Lotus Evora will vary from 61,874 euros for the 2+0 version…

Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss new photos

Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss new photos

New Cars
10 Mar 2009
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A new set of photos with Diemler’s Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss have been released today that feature not only the powerful limited production supercar but also Sir Stirling Moss himself. Sir Moss is one of the iconic racing drivers from the 1950’s and perhaps one of the greatest of all time. In he’s 14 years carrier he achieved spectacular results with victories in every major competition there was at that time, taking part in 500 races out of witch 67 were in Formula 1. Today the Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss featured in this new set of photos comes as a tribute to this legendary race driver and the fact that the 650 hp supercar with a top speed of…