Audi hybrid supercar concepts

Audi hybrid supercar concepts

Concept Cars
22 Apr 2009
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Audi is looking ahead into the future developing a series of hybrid supercar concepts and lightweight design ideas for interiors with the help of young students at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. The main objective of this project named “Intelligent Emotion” is to promote Audi as a sporty premium brand and a pioneer in technology and design. The company said that these visionary hybrid supercar concepts developed by the university students contain at least one idea or feature that could certainly be part of one of Audi’s future production vehicle.The “Intelligent Emotion” project results have been published as a book entitled Audi Design Projekt containing also…

2011 Audi Q3

2011 Audi Q3

Future Cars
22 Apr 2009
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The German automaker announced that production for the 2011 Audi Q3 will start in Spain at the Seat site in Martorell. If everything will go according to plan the plant should roll off 80,000 units a year with an initially investment from Audi of around 300 million Euros. Once production starts the sporty 2011 Audi Q3 will join the SUV family consisting of the Audi Q5 produced in Germany and the Audi Q7 produced in Slovakia. The 2011 Audi Q3 with its compact design promises to offer spaciousness and versatility combined with comfort and efficiency. Info on the 2011 Audi Q3 price was not released by the company while market launch is scheduled for 2011…

Audi R8 LMS ready for Nurburgring 24 Hours

Audi R8 LMS ready for Nurburgring 24 Hours

Custom Cars
21 Apr 2009
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Audi decided that the Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance race will be the perfect place to test and then further develop the Audi R8 LMS. Two teams are ready to take on the famous track on May 23rd and 24th, the ABT Sportsline and Phoenix Racing with a total of four cars prepaired. Drivers were carefully selected and include four DTM Champions, four Le Mans winners and five drivers who have won the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring at least once. The Audi R8 LMS that develops 500 horsepower thanks to its 5.2-liter FSI V10 participated in two racing competitions so far that already ended with a podium result…

Buick Business MPV Concept

Buick Business MPV Concept

Concept Cars
21 Apr 2009
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The Buick Business MPV Concept was officially introduced at Shanghai’s Motor Show 2009 and the company says it represents their vision of “business class on the road”. The vehicle was developed in China by Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) and incorporates elements of Chinese culture and other artistic influences. The Buick Business MPV Concept will extract power from a direct fuel injected 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine backed by an electric powered one and then send it to the front wheels (FWD) via a 6-speed automatic transmission. Performance figures show that the Buick Business MPV Concept is able to reatch a top speed of 190 Km/h and go from 0 to 100 Km/h in…

2010 Toyota Prius price

2010 Toyota Prius price

Market
21 Apr 2009
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Toyota announced the price for the 2010 Prius today also mentioning that sales will start at the end of May this year. The 2010 Toyota Prius is powered by an 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle, four-cylinder engine outputting 98 horsepower and together with its electric motor will generate a combined 134 horsepower. Fuel economy is estimated at 51 mpg city and 48 mpg highway with the mid-size hybrid emitting over 70 percent fewer smog-forming emissions than the average new vehicle.The 2010 Toyota Prius price starts at $21,000 MSRP and while its main competitor the Honda Insight is still around $1,000 cheaper the hybrid technology inside the Prius is more advanced with elements like…

Volvo racing game for PC

Volvo racing game for PC

Gadgets
21 Apr 2009
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Volvo Car Corp. joined forces with Swedish game studio SimBin Development Team and developed a free video game for PC platforms that will be released on May 26. “Volvo – the game” will be available free of charge and will include models like the Volvo S60 Concept along with several other popular models from the Swedish automaker. The game will give players the posibility of spinning Volvo race cars around highly detailed and realistic tracks, with three…

Rolls Royce Ghost

Rolls Royce Ghost

Future Cars
20 Apr 2009
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The RR4 model from Rolls Royce has been officialy named Ghost. The news was made public by CEO Tom Purves at Shanghai’s Motor Show today. Production for the Rolls Royce Ghost will start on a dedicated line later this year at the company’s facility in Goodwood. As far as technical details we know that the new Rolls Royce Ghost will be powered by a twin-turbocharged V12 engine coupled to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. No comments referring to the Rolls Royce Ghost price were made…

2010 Jaguar XJ teaser

2010 Jaguar XJ teaser

Future Cars
20 Apr 2009
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Jaguar released a teaser image with the 2010 XJ model, marking Mike O’Driscoll’s announcement today at the Shanghai Motor Show that a next generation XJ is ready to have its official debut on July 9th in London. Developed on an aerospace-inspired aluminium body the 2010 Jaguar XJ will extract power from one of the companies highly efficient petrol or diesel V6 engines. A supercharged V8 outputting 510 horsepower will also be an option with future customers able to choose from the standard or the long wheelbase version. The 2010 Jaguar XJ price will also be announced on July 9th and the car will go on sale by the end of 2009…

Vauxhall Insignia ecoFLEX

Vauxhall Insignia ecoFLEX

New Cars
20 Apr 2009
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The British version of Opel, Vauxhall has just unveiled the new Insignia ecoFLEX, a car that promises eco-friendlyness destined for the UK market. The Opel Insignia ecoFLEX will extract power from a 2.0-liter CDTi diesel engine that delivers 160 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque at 1750-2500rpm with CO2 emissions of just 136g/km. The comapny manages to offer the same performance as a standard 2.0 CDTi model in a package that is both cheaper and with reduced running costs that needs 5.2 liters of fuel to cover 100 Km. All that is achieved thanks to a list of improvements that include better aerodynamics, a 10mm lowered ride and low rolling resistance tires. Performance figures…

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…