March 30, 2012 at 7:04pm by Sam Schembari
Considering that the existing Sierra and Yukon are on their way out—we anticipate an all-new Sierra pickup to be announced soon—GMC determined to give them one particular final flash of the spotlight. Heritage editions of each will take a bow at the New York automobile demonstrate and are supposed to celebrate a hundred many years of the GMC brand.
Sierra Heritage Edition
Available on Sierra 1500 SLT crew cab models, the special-edition package (pictured over) characteristics “Heritage Edition” exterior badges and embroidery on the floor mats and headrests. Twenty-inch aluminum wheels with chrome accents are common along with chrome door handles, mirror caps, and door moldings.
A Heritage Edition truck will run an additional $ 2645 and include the Convenience package (normally a $ 725 alternative), which contains rear parking sensors, adjustable pedals, universal home remote, a locking tailgate, and rear fender liners. A rearview camera is also included.
That is what this new promo video Aston Martin released suggests. And that is completely correct. The gorgeous scenery, the wind in your hair, the girl… all individuals good stuff are portion of Aston martin life-style. The Virage Volante is possibly the most perfect automobile for this variety of life-style as effectively. It is not as difficult as the DBS, and not as soft as the DB9. And it seems to be just fantastic, and has a V12 engine… just ideal.
Aston Martin’s revered hand-built six. litre V12 engine generates 490 bhp (365 kW/497 PS) and 570 nM (420 lb. Ft) of torque and by means of its carbon fibre prop shaft, is mated to a 6-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission mounted on the transaxle contributing to best 50:50 weight stability.
Lexus is reportedly keen to enter the luxury compact SUV marketplace, presently occupied by the likes of the Audi Q3, BMW X3, Variety Rover Evoque and the Mercedes-Benz GLK.
Lexus Europe vice president Andy Pfeiffenberger informed Uk publication AutoExpress: “We have been extremely slow to come to the market place with a downsize SUV. This is an area of our selection that you will see build over the subsequent couple of many years.”
A hybrid system is believed to be the most most likely powertrain for the new sub-RX Lexus SUV, which would be priced from about 30,000 euros ($ 38,000).
The news follows confirmation from the Japanese luxury car maker that it will unveil the 2013 Lexus ES compact sedan at up coming week’s New York automobile demonstrate.
If you are in any way acquainted with the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, the Shelby GT500 or the Ford Concentrate RS, then you’ve most likely heard the the name Jost Capito thrown all around here and there. That’s because Capito was most recently the head of Ford’s international functionality divisions and has previously overseen the advancement of high-functionality engines at BMW.
Unfortunately (based on how you look at it), Capito is now moving to Volkswagen Motorsport commencing Might one, 2012. Why? Since he Capito has decades of encounter in motorsport amongst other items, he was concerned in Formula 1 and was also co-pilot and winner in the truck class of the Paris-Dakar Rally.
Capito has also worked for Porsche and Sauber.
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The initial part of the official Secret Supercar Meet video has now been released. The event happened last weekend, organised by SupercarDriver and ended up at Graypaul of Nottingham. More than one hundred autos took place, creating it significantly less secret than the title would have you think!
Amongst the exotic machinery on display was an RUF CTR3, a Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM, a Ferrari F40 and a Ferrari Enzo. You can read our total post on the occasion, here. Appreciate the wonderful video!
In current many years, we’ve realized that playing April Fools’ Day pranks on vehicle companies, NASCAR, and the White House can outcome in some pretty intimidating legal threats. So this year, we’re targeting marks with lighter representation: our buddies. Beneath are five rapid and effortless ways to get your buddies on April 1st.
Short-Term Undercoating: Cover the bottom of the rocker panels, the insides of the wheel wells, and the bumpers, drip rails, and mirrors with temporary black paint. The following rain will make the automobile seem like Tammy Faye Bakker during a screening of Terms of Endearment.
The Fuel-Halt Lockout: Eliminate the gas cap and replace it with a locking one. A excellent buddy would make positive his target isn’t entirely screwed by hiding a essential to the cap somewhere in the automobile. Then, perhaps he’d tape a clue about its area to the cap. Or perhaps he wouldn’t.
The 2012 Toyota Prius V would appear to be what fuel-effective drivers have been craving for many years: a Prius with much more interior room for men and women and stuff, a thing like a station wagon or a minivan with a hybrid powertrain.
Lastly, Toyota has delivered. Whilst the company waffles continuously on what sort of a auto it in fact is, the EPA classifies it as a wagon, and so do we. It will take the fundamental Prius formula of a 5-door liftback and extends the roof, lengthens the wheelbase, and turns it into a boxier–but even now recognizably Prius–car that is the very first hybrid wagon.
And the all-critical fuel economy ratings? The EPA says the 2012 Prius V gets 42 mpg on its combined cycle, which means it really is by far the most economical household car on the industry.
Even though you could not comprehend it, the Prius V shares no sheetmetal with the Prius liftback. The square rear sets it apart, but from specified angles, you may still think it is a especially vertical five-door hatchback. But the Prius wagon has just a single rear window in the tailgate, instead than the split two-piece window in the liftback.
Inside, Toyota has made the center console considerably a lot more practical by replacing the “flying buttress” console with a traditional central bin-plus-elbow rest and a center stack that offers straightforward entry to storage spaces on the tunnel. The dashboard resembles a normal Prius, with the Multi Information Display at the base of the windscreen offering icons, readings, symbols, and diagrams in a scattershot array across the width of its screen.
It is interior room that counts in a automobile like this, nevertheless. The Prius V has 34.three cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seat up–it slides, so that is in its rearmost position–and 40.2 cubic feet when it’s slid all the way forward, according to the EPA. When the seats are folded, cargo area goes up to 67.three cubic feet. To Toyota’s credit, its rear seat not only folds down and splits 60/40, but also reclines from 15 to 40 degrees–a rarity in wagons–as nicely as sliding back and forth. The one oddity we found is that when it really is folded down and slid forward, there’s a properly in between the load-deck floor and the folded seat into which stuff falls effortlessly.