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Dodge Viper ACR-X

Posted: 12 Nov 2010 03:02 PM PST

Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR-X, the newest (and pissed) incarnation of the icon supercar overseas. Days ago, the Los Angeles Motor Show, the house had promised a series of limited editions before the board and this is the first product of such plans: one more racing-oriented version of the already extreme ACR. Never mind that it is already measured a maximum power of 642 hp to the shaft with regard to the ACR, and loving us do the official figures, we say that the rated power has increased from 600 hp to the basic model to 640 hp this ACR-X, thanks to a new and more permissive exhaust system.

The rest has been adapted for the occasion: the suspension has been recalibrated for the competitions, the weight has dropped more than 70 kg, the aerodynamics have been revised to generate more downforce and inside the cabin appeared a roll Full cage and a racing seat. The production of this animal mangiacordoli begin next spring.

2011 Mercedes Class B F-Cell

Posted: 12 Nov 2010 02:57 PM PST

Mercedes has released official images of new B-Class F-Cell, the first hydrogen-powered car built in series by the German group. The first 200 copies will be delivered in 2010 and this model, along with the Smart Electric Drive, Mercedes is the response of the increasing demands on individual mobility environmentally friendly. The Class B, with 400 km range, is designed for everyday use outside the city limits, thanks to its 136 hp electric motor powered by a fuel cell-type fuel cells PEMFC (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell) chosen for its ability to operate at 80 degrees Celsius with a very short heating time.

Daimler is working also with regard to the necessary infrastructure for the introduction of the markets for these models: the public charging points, combined with the home network of customers are a key element, but the points of supply of hydrogen are still much less common: the commitment made by other manufacturers for the introduction of hydrogen vehicles by 2015 also provides for agreements with the governments of various nations and a standardization of recharge and refuel. Another key element will be represented by incentives, some governments have already given incentives to electric cars, others will do in the future.

Specifically, Mercedes has already forged partnerships with EnBW, Linde, OMV, Shell, Total, Vattenfall and NOW GmbH (Nationale Organisation Wasserstoff-und Brennstoffzellentechnologie) for the establishment of hydrogen filling stations in Germany, with a first phase of experimentation which ends in 2011, when it evaluated the success of the initiative to Stuttgart airport has been operating since June of 2009 the first public station, built by OMV.

Luxgen7 CEO SUV

Posted: 12 Nov 2010 02:52 PM PST

After presenting the Luxgen7 SUV, the House of Taiwan made the Luxgen7 CEO, a luxury large SUV that will be sold in Middle Eastern countries starting in the spring and summer of 2010. The interior of this car are devoted to luxury and comfort, while the line is very small, since it seems inspired by the Ford S-Max. The interior has been enhanced with optional details such as two leather-covered armchairs, positioned in a row instead of the normal seats. These seats also have other integrated systems, such as refrigerator, DVD player, internet access, TV, Hi-Fi JBL and the massage function. It ‘also provided the opportunity to enter a booth between the cockpit and the rest of the car. The CEO Luxgen7 is moved by motor 2.2 turbodiesel 175 bhp, coupled with the sequential gearbox.

Nissan 370Z Roadster

Posted: 12 Nov 2010 02:42 PM PST

The Nissan 370Z Roadster will be launched in European markets in the month of March. The model, already on sale in other international markets, from the U.S., will be offered in Germany at a price of 41,390 euro. The new discovery follows Japan’s obviously the twin coupé in terms of mechanics: under the hood of the roadster will meet the feisty 3.7 V6 with 330 hp and 365 Nm The unit can be combined, in addition to the six-speed manual, also a seven-speed automatic with paddles behind the wheel.

Mini Beachcomber Concept

Posted: 12 Nov 2010 02:28 PM PST

New details emerge about the Mini Beachcomber Concept, a prototype that will be presented at the next Detroit Motor Show. Inspired by the original Mini Moke and clear anticipation of future Countryman 4 × 4, the Beachcomber is equipped with the 1.6 turbo petrol 174 bhp Mini Cooper S to the town and a four wheel drive system called All4.

The car is 4.07 meters long, 135 mm longer than the Clubman, which is also distinguished by a longer wheelbase of 59 mm. The controller design defines the Mini Gert Hildebrand, in an interview with Autocar, a sort of “collection of ideas to draw on for future models, exploring new solutions more or less fanciful: a greater commitment to off-road, great attention to the fun pure. In case of inclement weather are made of a fabric-covered transparent plastic parts to replace missing doors and roof, just like the original Moke, allowing, however, when possible to keep the four occupants at the center of the open space. Hildebrand noted that some of the aesthetic characterization, like the grille, which draw upon the Mini models of the past, will also be present on production models, to keep the DNA of the original model introduced in 1959.

Such a choice, despite the declarations of the house made some reinforcements to the frame, is unlikely to arrive intact to mass production, so it is possible that a future series of Beachcomber is forced to abandon its present appearance, in favor of a simple roof panoramic fabric and, perhaps, greater characterization of mini-SUVs. Just off-road inspired accessories such as body guards, plus the wheel with tires 17 “for the specific off-road, suspension with more travel and angles of attack, aided by short overhangs front and rear. Note the side-opening tailgate, in this case with a container that simulates the presence of a spare wheel: using run-flat tires, in another container becomes a leaf, perhaps wet or dirty equipment used in activities sports.

FAB Design Porsche Panamera

Posted: 12 Nov 2010 02:25 PM PST

Fab Design presented its interpretation of the Porsche Panamera. So far we saw only small changes to the German four-door super, but Fab Design has decided to break the plunge and do something really radical. Here is a really exaggerated body kit, with substantial enlargements of the wheel arches, alloy wheels and a back line separable totally redesigned.

Also brand new rear wing is fixed, but apparently will keep glued to the road, the Panamera Turbo, prepared to deliver 700 hp. The complete kit will cost about 50,000 €, to be added to that of the production car.

Lancia Delta Ecochic GPL

Posted: 12 Nov 2010 02:23 PM PST

Lancia Delta Ecochic GPL won the Q-Air 2009. This recognition, awarded on the occasion of the International Prize for Road Safety “Blue Plaque” that rewards institutions Owners of roads that improve safety and mobility, Lancia Delta assigned to the title for the improved air quality on board. In addition to a key element of comfort, efficient air-conditioning affects the level of attention and hence the security of the driver.

The dual-zone automatic climate control system for operation of the Delta “equivalent temperature and monitor internal and external temperature and assess the sensation of thermal comfort experienced by passengers. The premium version is the EcoChic LPG engine with 120 bhp 1.4 Turbo Tjet with LPG fitted directly to the parent, available from € 18,700 thanks to government incentives. Legambiente Ecochic Delta recently awarded to the first titled “Tag for Climate” initiative to promote more environmentally friendly vehicles with low CO2 emitted (134 g / km in the case of Delta).

Saab 9-5 SportCombi

Posted: 12 Nov 2010 02:21 PM PST

It ‘was released the first image of the 9-5 SportCombi, station wagon variant of the newly flagship. A reconstruction of three quarters earlier made to express the personality of a car key to the future of the brand and is currently being tested. Saab has merely pointed out that the render is “truthful, faithful to the possible appearance.”

The station wagon retains the rear overhang and pronunciation, highlighted by a wraparound rear window. Unchanged but the C-pillar, which seems to support – managed, in this case, the visual device of the pillars blacks – the flat roof.

ABT Audi AS5 Sportback

Posted: 12 Nov 2010 02:17 PM PST

ABT Sportsline AS5 has created on the base Audi A5 Sportback. Thus, the third model in the range A5 receipt of attention from the renowned German tuner has always specialized on the development of Volkswagen Group vehicles. The AS5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI engine is available in petrol and 3.0 TDI diesel, the latter available in two power levels. Indeed, ABT has created two technical packages for the above mentioned engines: the package ABT Power the 2.0 TFSI boosts power from 180 to 275 hp while the 3.0 TDI goes from 239 to 282 hp and 560 Nm, but instead, the package ABT Power S brings the power and torque, respectively, 3.0 TDI to 310 hp and 610 Nm With this package, the AS5 Sportback 3.0 TDI sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.8 seconds.

Large packages that enhance the braking system on the A5 Sportback is available in two versions: the ABT braking system includes brake discs 345 mm, while the ABT sports braking system consists of discs measuring 380 mm and have 8-piston calipers. In addition, the Sportback ABT AS5 can be equipped with alloy wheels ABT ABT AR 18-inch or 20-inch BR that are well suited all’assetto low. The rest of the body kit is complete with new aerodynamic parts, including front and rear spoilers, side skirts and redesigned grille. Instead, in the back of the scene is dominated by the dual exhaust with 4 outputs.

Citroen C1 AirDream Style

Posted: 12 Nov 2010 02:13 PM PST

Citroen C1 presents a special series Airdream Style, Perfect than the version that offers some unique amenities. The style is recognizable in fact for the wing mirror in gray satin and alloy wheels 14 “, while the interior features satin inserts. Also standard audio system with Bluetooth and Alpine CD/MP3 player with USB input and AUX IN, with Dock for Ipod and Iphone.

The Citroen C1 Airdream Style is available with 1.0 petrol engine 68 hp, with emissions of 106 g / km of CO2: the 3-door is proposed at 11,430 Euros, while for the five-door is priced at 11,780 Euro.

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