Archive for January 3rd, 2012

Video: Watch this Chevrolet Corvette C6 accelerate faster than ever

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How rapidly can one particular really travel down our highways? Not as rapidly as they would want but getting the capability to do so positive helps make you really feel a great deal greater.

Meet this twin-turbocharged Chevrolet Corvette C6 that pumps out some 1,500 horses and 50 mph to 170 mph in just a handful of seconds.

Check out the video soon after the jump.

- By: Omar Rana

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Honda President Commits to Distinctive and Sporty Vehicles

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After having taken quite a beating with reviews of the new Civic , Honda has been on the offensive, promising updates while announcing its new “ Earth Dreams Technology ” plan to reestablish itself as a fuel economy leader. With the debut of the EV-STER electric sports car concept and confirmation that a new NSX is on the horizon, company president Takanobu Ito is now going a step further, while explaining the faults of the past. In an interview with the The Nikkei , he explains Honda’s old product planning method. “We divided the world into six regions, and Honda’s regional operations were each responsible for their respective regions. Whenever we planned a product for the global market, our thinking was that we needed to listen to each regional supervisor.” The result, says Ito, was a lowest-common-denominator approach to building a car, watering down all the characteristics of a vehicle to the greatest mass-market appeal.

Originally appeared on: Autoguide.com

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BMW 1 Series three-door patent images revealed

The second-generation BMW one Series 3-door hatch has been previewed in a batch of official patent images.

Uncovered by Chinese site Auto Sohu, the style of the 3-door one Series delivers couple of surprises. The front and rear styling is carried more than from the 5-door model, even though the doors are elongated with the B-pillars angled towards the rear.

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The 3-door hatch will be the following addition to the BMW one Series variety, which is reportedly set include up to six diverse variants. A coupe and convertible will be integrated (both due in 2014, potentially to be called ‘2 Series’), even though a Gran Turismo edition has also been rumoured.

The 1 Series 3-door will virtually certainly attribute the very same powertrains as the five-door model. In Australia, the five-door hatch is accessible with two 1.six-litre turbocharged petrol engines – 116i with 100kW/220Nm, 118i with 125kW/250Nm – and a 2.-litre diesel – 118d with 105kW/320Nm. An eight-speed automatic transmission is available as an solution to the standard six-speed manual.

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2012 Volkswagen Touareg 150TDI – Test Drive

The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg 150TDI is the least priced amongst the latest variety of 2012 Touareg cars that has been released by Volkswagen. Despite the fact that the vehicle is the base model among all the luxury vehicles, it is a model that has been provided with substantial functions.

The Interiors:

Even the erstwhile model of the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg 150TDI had been provided with a beautifully crafted cabin, but with this model, the auto manufacturer has taken the interiors to an all new level of excellence.

An integrated multi-functional LCD show, the freshness exhibited in the design of its console, carpets on its door bins as properly as the high quality plastics have all contributed in their very own way to give this vehicle a luxurious really feel. A single cannot locate any faults in the craftsmanship except for the affinity to get scratched of its piano-black colored central console.

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2012 Detroit Auto Show: 590-HP 2012 Dodge Charger Redline

 2012 charger f34 dodge ns 9998 010312 thumb 717x478 110920 2012 Detroit Auto Show: 590 HP 2012 Dodge Charger Redline

Okay, so Dodge isn’t going to bring the new Viper to the Detroit Auto Display. That’s okay we can wait for New York. What are they bringing rather? This 2012 Dodge Charger Redline.

What is it? The Redline is a Mopar-tuned Charger that will be obtainable in three kits. Stage One gets you a Mopar carbon-fiber chin spoiler, carbon-fiber door scoops and a carbon-fiber rear spoiler on leading of a Charger R/T. Stage Two gets you a cat-back exhaust, front strut-tower brace and substantial-performance brake linings. Stage Three is the fun a single. Stage three drops in a 590-horsepower Gen III 426 Hemi V8 crate engine that is for “race/off-road use only.” In unrelated news, states like Wyoming, Florida, Montana, Minnesota, parts of Nevada and South Dakota (that I know of) do not have any sort of security or emissions testing.

Pricing was not announced for the kits that will make their way into consumer’s hands later this year.

Categories: Detroit Auto Show,Dodge,Sedans,Tuners and Modifications

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Official: Caractere Exclusive Porsche Cayenne II

Porsche, Tuning News — By Lawrence on January 3, 2012 at two:57 pm — one Comment

Caractere Exclusive Porsche Cayenne II Official: Caractere Exclusive Porsche Cayenne II

Belgian tuner Caractere Unique has unveiled its most recent project primarily based on the second generation Porsche Cayenne model. The enhancement includes a significant bodykit, a set of wheels and a range of tiny interior enhancements. The package joins the company’s kit for the Panamera and we are promised a tuning kit for the brand new Porsche 911 (991) in the future.

The aerodynamic modifications consist of a redesigned front bumper, a new rear skirt, side sills, wheel arch extensions and a roof spoiler. A sports exhaust providing a little improve in efficiency and a set of interior carbon fibre refinements are also incorporated as portion of the package.

CW1 Graphite or Silver design and style light-weight alloys have been additional in sizes 10×22 inches at the front and 11×22 at the rear. Caractere also offer you CW1 wheels in the very same width in both twenty and 21 inch sizes.

No word on pricing at the second.

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Car Crash: Journalist Killed in Ariel Atom 3 Test Drive

Belgium, Automobile Crashes, Supercar News — By Lawrence on January three, 2012 at three:24 pm — four Comments

Journalist Killed in Ariel Atom 3 Test Drive Car Crash: Journalist Killed in Ariel Atom 3 Test Drive

Sad news to relay nowadays, Autoblog.nl are reporting that a journalist, 35-year-old Michael Cornette, was killed even though travelling as a passenger in an Ariel Atom 3. The driver, 30-year-old Matthieu Desmet, has been positioned in an induced coma after suffering extreme kidney harm. The accident occurred in the course of a check drive for the Belgian newspaper Krant van West-Vlaanderen.

The accident occurred in Harelbeke, Belgium and the cause was mentioned to be excessive speed. The driver lost management of the lightweight track vehicle, hitting a grain silo and instantaneously killing the passenger. The road test was carried out in the run up to the Brussels Motor Show later this month.

According to Nieuwsblad, the force of the accident was so wonderful that the silo’s moved 10 inches.

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