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Name That Exhaust Note, Episode 124

February 21, 2012 at six:17pm by Car and Driver

Name That Exhaust Note Episode 124 blog Name That Exhaust Note, Episode 124

Hit play for an audio recording of a mystery car’s exhaust note, and then share your guesses or get a couple of hints from other guests in the comments beneath. Be certain to examine back on Thursday for the answer!

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2012 Toyota Aygo Fire and Ice

Toyota Aygo 2012 Toyota Aygo Fire and Ice

Toyota is launching special edition versions of its Aygo city vehicle in United kingdom.

They are named the Fire and Ice, but in spite of the fancy title there is not much to get excited about. The Aygo is driven by 1.-litre VVT-I petrol revised to make significantly less CO2, and to hell with energy! What ever transmission you select, it will do over 60mpg on the combined cycle.

As for the features, the Aygo fire gets 14-inch alloys, front foglights and LED daytime running lights, rear privacy glass, leather steering wheel and gear knob trim and a rev counter. There is an choice for the Burnt Orange paint finish, but that does not make the auto seem a lot more extraordinary.

The Aygo Ice is all about convenience, and attributes air conditioning, Alcantara and leather trim, a far more powerful four-speaker sound method that is DAB-prepared, Bluetooth and a USB port for connecting digital music players.

2012 Aygo Prices 2012 Toyota Aygo Fire and Ice

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Video: Most powerful Ferrari ever teased, will debut Feb. 29

ferrarif620gtteaser Video: Most powerful Ferrari ever teased, will debut Feb. 29

Hoping to distinct up some rumors and speculations, Ferrari today confirmed that it will indeed be debuting a V12 road going model on Feb. 29 – just days before the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Recognized as ‘the most potent Ferrari ever,’ the model will be a replacement for the Ferrari 599 and is likely to be called the F620 GT.

Of course, the 620 designates that horsepower that the F620 GT’s V12 will produce.

While we wait patiently to see the automobile at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, have a seem at the new teaser released by Ferrari following the jump.

- By: Omar Rana

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What can you do with that old BMW you have sitting around

A lot of BMW enthusiasts have that further BMW sitting all around their driveway, maybe they park it on the street since it leaks a little bit and the household does not want to let the neighbors you truly personal it. It is sort of embarrassing when you think about it. More than most likely though that really vehicle has some kind of connection to the owner and in spite of all the nagging from the wife you will not send this car to the junkyard. What can you do with it?

Enter ChumpCar World Series!

That terrible BMW you have hidden out on the street in front of your property has the possible to be a racecar… and it might even be destined to bring you along to a top spot on the podium. The car barely run if you can even get it to start so how is this achievable? Every person else is going to be racing similar vehicles so you will be in excellent business. $ 500 dollar autos are run in this series of crapcan racing which is good when you wallet can’t support a more serious entry into Club Racing.

John Allen Special USFail1 08 655x436 What can you do with that old BMW you have sitting around

Enter a quite unique 1986 325e. It was hit in the back and is rusting. The fix was fairly lower good quality and at some point the trunk may well fall off. The auto commences when it desires too… which is a crap shoot. Possibly it’s your lucky day and it will fire right up. The shifter is falling out of the auto and drags on the driveshaft. It’s filled with garbage. This is best! The auto is owned by a good friend named John Allen and the car has usually been named “The Special”. A lot more on that later on. Getting an E30 nerd myself most of my buddies just look to all be E30 guys.

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Realistic Homemade Gaming Cockpit Complete, See How it Turned Out

Untitled 1 Realistic Homemade Gaming Cockpit Complete, See How it Turned Out
Earlier this month, we showed you the initial constructing phase of a homemade racing game cockpit developed by YouTube user “Nbjag”.

The project has considering that been finished and we now have the very first video of Nbjag’s realistic gaming rig that was built about the internals of a initial generation, 1990s Opel Astra.

The simulator is primarily based on a wooden frame, to which the builder connected the dashboard, center console, door panels and a area of the roof from an Astra, along with a pair of leather seats sourced from a Jaguar XJ8, to create an ultra reasonable surroundings although playing racing video games like the GT5.

A Thrustmaster T500 RS steering wheel with an elongated shaft along with matching pedals and the gated TH8 gearbox, full the setup.

We won’t lie that the develop sounds less complicated mentioned than done…

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Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2012 upgrade inspired by the Vantage S

3AstonMartinV8Vantage2012facelift Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2012 upgrade inspired by the Vantage S

Aston Martin has a new V8 Vantage with a new gearbox, styling tweaks and chassis upgrades, which Aston Martin claims amounts to the  ‘most complete programme of enhancements’ given that the 4.7-litre edition of the V8 Vantage was launched in 2008.

The new Vantage will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva motor display subsequent month, just in time to distract potential customers from the new Porsche 911.

Essentially the common V8 Vantage is getting upgraded with components 1st seen on the far more focused V8 Vantage S which implies that the (optional) clunky six-speed Sportshift automated manual gearbox will be replaced by the significantly less clunky but still not ideal at very low speeds 7-speed Sportshift II transmission with a six-speed manual gearbox as regular. There are 10mm wider tyres from the Vantage S as effectively, which Aston claims not only increase grip levels, but boost steering responses and permit the greater brakes to be totally exploited.

Visually, the new V8 will inherit some types adjustments from the Vantage S including a reduce front bumper with a larger intake and splitter, beefier side sills and a more substantial rear diffuser with the 420bhp 4.7-litre V8 left untouched

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Video: Jay Leno’s Lamborghini Collection

Lamborghini, Supercar Video clips — By MR on February 21, 2012 at three:48 pm — No Comments

video jay lenos lamborghini collection Video: Jay Leno’s Lamborghini Collection

YouTube member AllanLambo was fortunate enough to get the chance to spend the day with Jay Leno at his garage.

This is the initial of numerous videos documenting the Lamborghini collection, which contains a Lamborghini Countach 5000 QuattroValvole‎, Miura, a Miura S and a significant series of memorabilia.

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