“This Year was a memorable 1 to me, it was the most challenging, life changing that I have had in a prolonged time. I learned to strive to preserve on going, no matter how several hits you take, keep on going. This is a film reel of my year 2011. Not Created for publicity, numbers, or fame. Done to show the path and journey of my year.”
In addition to the Dodge Charger Redline, Chrysler’s Mopar division has unveiled the Chrysler 200 Super S, which is meant to showcase the latest Mopar exterior parts that will be available for the 200 sedan in 2012.
“The Super S is Mopar’s interpretation of the Chrysler 200,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “The extensive list of high-quality Mopar parts enhances the performance and appearance of our Chrysler 200.”
The Stage One kit starts with the front and includes a chin spoiler, satin chrome fog light trim, satin chrome grille surround and mesh in the upper and lower grilles. The upper grille is gloss black with a recessed Chrysler wing badge. The side of the 200 gets new side sills, satin chrome belt molding, black chrome “200” badges and gray or hyper black 18-inch “S” alloy wheels. The kit concludes with a new trunk lid spoiler, satin chrome light bar and a matte black lower diffuser with attached exhaust openings.
Stage Two adds performance with a coil-over suspension, which also lowers the center of gravity for the vehicle. In addition, Stage Two includes a cold-air intake and cat-back exhaust.
Chrysler claims that the Super S packages will be available later this year.
The Nissan Leaf was offered an unfortunate possibility to test its durability with the disaster that struck Japan back in March this year.
Over twenty Leaf models endured the tsunami with no fire or battery harm thanks to a steel casing and further protection.
“Considering how they had been tossed all around and crushed, we believe that is a very great indication of the security efficiency of that automobile,” mentioned Nissan North America item security director Bob Yakuski.
The Chevy Volt is presently getting investigated by federal safety regulators after two caught fire right after crashing for the duration of National Visitors Safety Administration testing. As opposed to the Leaf, the Volt batteries are not entirely surrounded by steel, as it employs a plastic cover on top rated.
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Hyundai Motor Group, the owner of both the Hyundai and Kia brand names and the fifth largest automaker in the world, announced that it will invest US$ 12.two billion this year in study and improvement (R&D) as well as on enhancing its facilities.
The South Korean group announced last October that their target for 2012 was 7 million units, up from 6.five million in 2011. In spite of the financial crisis, each manufacturers have carried out excellently. They also estimate that their development could have been even bigger had it not been limited by their plants’ output, several of which are operating at or near their maximum capacity.
As reported by Autonews, the firm stated that practically US$ 4.4 billion are earmarked for its R&D division in order “to accelerate the improvement of eco-friendly and fuel-efficient vehicles”.
An additional US$ 2.six billion will be invested in upgrading existing plants and constructing new factories in South Korea and overseas. The remaining funds will be invested in the rest of its global facilities and its local steel production operation.
Hyundai and Kia are rising their 2012 investment by 15.6 percent compared to 2011 in order to meet increased demand. Each carmakers have accomplished record revenue in the U.S. market, with dealers getting just a 30-day supply of automobiles on December one, which is the second lowest provide in the industry and significantly less than half the industry typical (61 days).
Final Wednesday on December 28, a stock Bugatti Veyron with one,001HP and a Nissan GT-R R35 upgraded with some light performance mods met up at the Palm Seaside International Raceway near Jupiter, Florida, for a friendly quarter-mile drag race.
Once the Bugatti owner managed to sort out the dilemma with the 16-cylinder model’s launch management, the race took off with the Veyron completing the quarter-mile in 10.175 seconds at 139.44mph (224.4 km/h) versus the Nissan GT-R R35’s ten.939 2nd run at 125.74mph (202.three km/h).
The crew more than at That Racing Channel was among other folks filming the duel between the Veyron and the GT-R and today, they tipped us off about a new behind the scenes video with commentary from each drivers as effectively as new footage they shot throughout the race.
Certainly really worth a appear. Take a gander for your self appropriate right after the break.
You could not recall Zahir Rana’s name, but you will definitely remember his bright yellow, Edo-prepped Ferrari Enzo taking a dive into the Atlantic last September, since the incident was recorded and subsequently posted on YouTube in which it produced really a splash.
Now, if you can afford to purchase an Enzo, customize it to the tune of 860-horses and compete in a race with it, then the US$ one hundred,000 tab for repairing the damages sustained during this unscheduled plunge into the water may appear like modest change.
Most folks, though, would be fairly frightened by the event and would almost certainly take extra care from then on when they drove their prized set of wheels.
Even so, Rana, who has been collecting automobiles for 30 a long time, isn’t a single of them. In simple fact, as he told
Launched at the 2008 Paris Motor Display, the Chevrolet Cruze hasn’t been on the industry for that extended as it truly went on sale in Europe and Australia for the duration of 2009 and the U.S. and Canada in mid-2010.
That stated, we had been relatively shocked to see this single scoop image of what is claimed to be a facelifted edition of the Cruze, and which was sent to the Czech internet site, Autoforum, by 1 of its readers.
The Cruze in the photo sports a re-trimmed front grille featuring thick horizontal slabs and smaller sized vertical slats rather of a honeycomb scheme, and a redesigned front bumper with a diverse reduce grille and fog-lamp surrounds equivalent in form to these used on the Sonic.
With only a single picture on hand, we can’t say for certain if what we’re seeing right here is a total blown facelift, some small modifications made for the new model year, or possibly just a new trim level for the European market place.
Whatever the situation, we’ll keep you updated with data as it becomes offered.