SEMA 2011: Lexus IS 350C by VIP Auto Salon

SEMA 2011: Lexus IS 350C by VIP Auto Salon

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A third unique model created especially for the 2011 edition of SEMA is this time based on the IS 350C and comes from VIP Auto Salon.

Some of its unique features are easily visible in the photos, but some of them are not, so here is what the car is all about in case you won’t have the chance of attending the show in Las Vegas next month.

Five Axis Lexus CT 200h at SEMA 2011

Five Axis Lexus CT 200h at SEMA 2011

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A second customised model prepared by Five Axis for this year’s SEMA Show is the Lexus CT 200h.

Their recipe for creating a unique vehicle is pretty much the same as the one used on the 2013 GS F Sport, meaning the CT 200h received a set of double spoke design forged wheels using Yokohama Advan Sport rubber (235/40ZR19 front and rear), a widebody conversion with a number of aggressively styled body parts and a special paint finish (Dark Passage) highlighted by custom black accents.

The Five Axis Lexus CT 200h has also been enhanced with high performance brakes from Stop Tech and well as a coilover suspension system from TEIN.

2011 Bentley Continental GT styling kit from Imperium

2011 Bentley Continental GT styling kit from Imperium

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18 Oct 2011
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Around two months ago we were presenting you the one-off bespoke personalisation program created by Imperium for a UK entrepreneur and his first generation Bentley Continental GT.

The British tuner which “employs a distinctive minimalist approach to automotive personalisation design” are now back with a new styling kit, but this time tailored for the latest generation 2011 Continental GT coupe.

2011 Kia Rio B Spec Racer

2011 Kia Rio B Spec Racer

Motorsports
13 Oct 2011
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The Koreans from Kia will introduce their new B Spec racer based on the 5-door Rio at this year’s edition SEMA Show.

The 2011 Kia Rio B Spec was developed by Kinetic Motorsports and features a racing setup which includes a roll cage, all the necessary safety equipment, adequate suspension and brakes and a number of other tweaks in order to make the car competitive in the various racing series it will participate.

Video: How NOT to Clean the Interior of a 2011 Mercedes CLS

Video: How NOT to Clean the Interior of a 2011 Mercedes CLS

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10 Oct 2011
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Car aficionados will be deeply disturbed by this video, and if you thought you’ve seen it all, this is definitely something new. We know for sure that it is for us.

According to various sources, including the video description for this particular footage we embedded, the owner of a 2011 Mercedes CLS decided to give a good wash to the interior of his brand new car. Thats why he took a high-pressure water hose and started spraying the seats, the dash and pretty much everything inside the cabin.

2011 Clio Renaultsport 200 Raider

2011 Clio Renaultsport 200 Raider

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03 Oct 2011
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Renault’s sport division is launching a limited edition model called the Clio Renaultsport 200 Raider, based on their award winning hot hatch.

The car will limited to 50 exemplars in the UK, all of which include matt paintwork (with a choice between matt Stealth Grey or Diavolo Red), and contrasting gloss black features such as the roof, the rear spoiler, the F1 style front blade, the rear diffuser and the door mirrors.

The 2011 Clio Renaultsport 200 Raider will also come equipped with 18 inch ‘Interlagos’ alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone RE 050A tyres (the same tires used by the (record-breaking Megane Renaultsport 265 Trophy) plus stiffer springs and dampers, a lower center of gravity and a quicker steering ratio.

Ferrari 458 Italia Best Drivers Car in 2011

Ferrari 458 Italia Best Drivers Car in 2011

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22 Sep 2011
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Ferrari 458 ItaliThe American journalists from MotorTrend have recently created a drag race in which 11 of today’s best sports cars accelerate side by side on an abandoned airstrip.

Among them there is also the Ferrari 458 Italia, a car which MotorTrend crowned as the Best Drivers Car in 2011. But if you think the 458 Italia won this 11 car drag race, you would be wrong.

Even though MotorTrend admits this isn’t a serious test, and was manly staged as a show off, lets sum up the contenders and see what they are capable of.a Best Drivers Car in 2011

2011 IAA: Land Rover Defender DC100

2011 IAA: Land Rover Defender DC100

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13 Sep 2011
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Earlier today we promised to publish the new official photos with the Defender DC100, the new concept introduced in Frankfurt today by Land Rover along the DC100 Sport.

These models hint at what the 2015 Land Rover Defender will look like, with the concept versions being powered by 2.0-litre petrol or diesel engines featuring hybrid and plug-in capabilities. The Defender DC100 is also about presenting new advanced systems and testing advanced materials inspired from the aerospace industries.

2011 IAA: Volkswagen Buggy up, Cross up, GT up, Eco up and more

2011 IAA: Volkswagen Buggy up, Cross up, GT up, Eco up and more

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13 Sep 2011
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We know the the NILS electric concept is one of the main highlights at this year’s IAA, but this is not the only surprise prepared by the German automaker for visitors at the German Motor Show.

Volkswagen has also unveiled numerous variations based on the up! and these include the e-up, the eco up, the buggy up, the up azzura sailing team, the cross up and the GT up.

The e-up is a near production study with zero emissions which will be launched on the market in 2013 and which features an arc-shaped layout of its LED daytime running lights in the bumper.

2011 IAA: 2012 Audi RS5 Facelift

2011 IAA: 2012 Audi RS5 Facelift

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13 Sep 2011
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It looks like Audi has decided to revamp nearly all its models ahead of Frankfurt. One recent model that received a facelift is the Audi RS5, which in case you forgot, was only introduced in the first quarter of 2010.

This new 2012 Audi RS5 Facelift comes with a revised front fascia which mainly includes new headlamps with new LED designs, plus the slightly modified bumper, whereas the rear is now featuring new taillamps.