Audi R15 TDI wins 12 Hours of Sebring

Audi R15 TDI wins 12 Hours of Sebring

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Yesterday, after drivers Capello, Kristensen, and McNish completed an impressive 383 laps, the Audi R15 TDI achieved its first victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring and the ninth overall victory for the Audi brand. The Audi R15 TDI prooved to be the fastest, most reliable and most efficent prototype although winning the LMP 1 class race came after a tight battle against Peugeot’s set of diesel powered 908 HDi cars. In fact during the race Audi had to regain the lead from Peugeot twelve times. The final stages pictured the Audi R15 TDI wining the 12 Hours of Sebring 22.279 seconds in front of the second placed Peugeot and ending the “dress rehearsal” for the 24 Hours of Le Mans…

2010 Chevrolet Camaro videos

2010 Chevrolet Camaro videos

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21 Mar 2009
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As production for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro started, GM has released four videos that feature a number of automotive journalists test driving the car and expressing their thoughts about its power, looks and handling. Also detailing on the car are GM’s Global Vehicle Line Executive Gene Stephanyshyn and Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn. With that being said you might understand why parts of their descriptions can sound a little too perfect, but never the less the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro does look good and we hope…

2009 Corvette GT1 Championship Edition introduced

2009 Corvette GT1 Championship Edition introduced

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21 Mar 2009
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Chevrolete’s racing division revealed a set of photos yesterday that mark the release of the new Corvette GT1 Championship Edition. This edition is available in black and yellow color schemes that include various racing inspired graphics plus chromed wheels and leather interiors. The 2009 Corvette GT1 Championship Edition also comes in three shapes, and those are the $65,310 4LT, the $71,815 Convertible 4LT and the $86,385 Z06 3LZ and each of those shapes will be produces in only 100 units for both colors…

Damon Hill sickens journalist in Mercedes SL55 AMG video

Damon Hill sickens journalist in Mercedes SL55 AMG video

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20 Mar 2009
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This video features the F1 World Champion Damon Hill accompanied by a British journalist test driving a Mercedes SL55 AMG. Even though the Formula 1 driver didn’t seem to push the Merc to its extremes they still managed to take the car off the ground for a split second and them slam it back on the road. We don’t know if the journalist had to much shrimp for lunch or Damon Hill’s driving style was just not in accordance with his preferences…

2010 Mazda CX9 announced

2010 Mazda CX9 announced

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20 Mar 2009
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The 2010 Mazda CX9 was announced today, and the company says the car will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April, accompanied by two more models, the new CX-7 and the 2010 MADZASPEED 3. The heavily revised 2010 Mazda CX9 is presented with what is becoming the typical “Mazda smile” exterior and as for technical details so far we know that it will include reinforced safety features along with “unique driving dynamics “. Referring to the 2010 MAZDASPEED 3 today’s release mentions a new engine option witch is a 2.5 liter MZR 4 cylinder engine coupled with a five speed automatic transmission…

BMW 5 Series GT

BMW 5 Series GT

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19 Mar 2009
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The BMW 5 Series GT first introduced at Geneva this year as a concept was presented in a video on BMW TV and appeared more like a production ready vehicle. Throughout the video BMW’s project leader, Hans-Jurgen Branz describes the various design elements on the new 5 Series Gran Turismo and even though the footage is in German some differences compared to the model exposed at Geneva are easily noticeable. Some of those differences include slightly redesigned mirrors and also an interior that matches BMW’s philosophy more.

Caparo T1 Race Extreme version

Caparo T1 Race Extreme version

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19 Mar 2009
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The Race Extreme, that is what Caparo named their latest T1 version revealed yesterday. Equipped with an all new aluminium V8 engine that can reach 10,500 rpm and offering a maximum of 620 hp, the ultra light 550 Kgs supercar takes just 2.8 seconds to get from 0 to 62 mph and 5.8 seconds from 0 to 100 mph. Top speed is 208 mph and there is also a whole list of technical features presented in the press kit that made us wonder what will the real tests say about the Caparo T1 Race Extreme version. The company says the new version of their Formula One inspired supercar is ready to offer the ultimate driving experience and from knowing how the Caparo T1…

Aston Martin One-77 latest video

Aston Martin One-77 latest video

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19 Mar 2009
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The Aston Martin One-77 revealed this year at Geneva’s Motor Show is featured in another set of videos, and this time we receive a little more info regarding the building process and the philosophy stat stands behind it. The One-77 built in an exclusive limited production of 77 units represents everything that Aston Martin is today and as it is also mentioned in the video it goes beyond being just a supercar, representing a piece of art rooted in Aston’s 94 years of history. Of course this hand-crafted…

SEAT Ibiza receives Red Dot Award

SEAT Ibiza receives Red Dot Award

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18 Mar 2009
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After publishing an article two days ago about the Opel Insignia winning the “Red Dot” now its Seat’s turn. The new Seat Ibiza received the prestigious Red Dot Award for both its 5 door and SC versions, from a total of 3,231 products from 49 countries and 17 categories that competed. The 5 door Ibiza received the “Best of the Best” award for its high quality design while the SC version received the “Red Dot” award for outstanding quality. The Spanish manufacturer was awarded this prize before in 2003 with its Altea model and as the company states it is honored to receive such a distinction that praises its quality, precision and innovative design. The new…

2010 Lincoln MKZ price details

2010 Lincoln MKZ price details

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18 Mar 2009
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Price details for the 2010 Lincoln MKZ were made public today and potential buyers can now be informed that it starts at $34,965 for the FWD version and $36,855 for the AWD model. Included in the price tag are destination and delivery also and comparing it to rival luxury sedans such as Lexus ES350 or the Cadillac CTS, the 2010 Lincoln MKZ offers a whole list of extra features that come as standard. In terms of ride quality the MKZ offers an ultra-quiet cabin with a better noise/speed ratio than the Lexus and powering the 2010 Lincoln MKZ is the 3.5-liter V6 DOCH engine that offers 263 hp at 6,250 rpm and 249 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm…