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Abarth 500 Novitec

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 10:56 AM PST

The German tuner Novitec has decided to make a modified version of the Abarth 500, already enhanced version of the compact sports performance and Italian Fiat 500. Usually the company is dedicated to the supercar tuning, but apparently the Fiat 500 Abarth has touched a chord to encourage the Germans to produce a pack of updates specifically dedicated to this car. Some people describe this version of the car a black bullet. The changes applied by Novitec are not simply aesthetic, but also the engine has been made more powerful and efficient.

Under the hood of the Abarth 500 by Novitec 135 hp engine was brought to the amazing power of 212 hp, with maximum torque of 325 Nm, thanks to the package Novitec NT4-Corse. If we match these data to the lightness of the car (which in the Abarth version weighs just 1,035 kg) gives an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 223 km / h. Not bad at all.

To achieve this surplus power has been used a larger turbocharger, larger exhaust pipes, new injectors, has been adjusted pressure control and changes were made to the electronic.

Aesthetically, the most important innovation is the body kit complete with black alloy wheels 18 “Novitec N10. The package NT4-course is offered at a price of 3,016 Euro, not so much for those who want to transform their city car in a true urban supercar.

Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 09:08 AM PST

The Bologna Motor Show is the occasion chosen by Maranello to show the public the racing version of a supercar of its most popular in recent years, Italy’s Ferrari 458 Challenge. This car is derived from the 458 sedan Italy is used by the Ferrari racing brand and it’s even more fun and extreme than the original model. The range includes track Cavallino Ferrari FXX and Ferrari 599XX. The Motor Show 2010 will offer the possibility of watching one of the most exclusive cars in the Italian manufacturer.

Compared to the Ferrari 458 Italy 4.5 V8 engine with direct injection is unchanged by his power of 570 hp at 9,000 rpm. The main changes were made to the sports version of the gear ratios and the calibration of dual-clutch from Formula 1. In this way we get higher levels of torque even at low rpm.

Another special feature of Italy Ferrari 458 Challenge is the E-Diff electronic differential is normally used on road cars of the mark: it is the first time in a car on the track. Maranello’s engineers have worked intensively on weight reduction, or with modifications to the outside and interior staging. In particular, it was reduced the thickness of the shell and were used lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and Lexan.

A specific brake system with suspension, wheels 19 “crankset, great Pirelli slick tires and lowered by 5 cm are some of the more differences than the standard Ferrari 458 Italy.

2014 Dacia Latitude

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 07:10 AM PST

2014, no less. That’s what they see as the latest rumors, we have to wait for a sedan “representation” of the Renault brand of low cost. For that year, presumably, you can buy a Renault and Dacia highlighted Latitude (Latitude Renault guess a 2014, not sold it now … because it often thanks).

Its price will be shuffled on the 15,000 €, and the reason for the delay seems due to Renault wants to study “slowly and with time,” the future of the brand, ensuring its models. Of the project become a reality, equip gasoline engines between 90 and 140 hp, and diesel from 85 to 130 HP. That is, a car that will last a decade old and factory.

Land Rover Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Limited Edition

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 07:01 AM PST

Land Rover has announced a limited version of its Freelander 2, as is common in Anglo-Saxon brand, just throw it to the local market, UK. The SD4 Sport is offered in three exterior colors (white, black and red) and two different interiors. Is accompanied by 190 hp diesel engine, automatic transmission with six speeds. His figures 185gr/km emissions is CO2.

The model will be available from early 2011, and only 500 units manufactured. His public presentation will happen this weekend at the Bologna Motor Show

Volkswagen Transporter Rockton 4motion

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 06:58 AM PST

Volkswagen has just launched the new Transporter Rockton, the last to arrive at the great family of Volkswagen vans. As its name and appearance suggest, the Rockton is the most robust standard Transporter is increased off-road ability. It is based on the recently facelifted version of the Kombi and comes equipped with a drive system Haldex four-wheel drive with locking rear axle differential standard.

To improve off-road handling, the engineers at Volkswagen have reinforced the suspension and damping while increasing the height of the body relative to the ground in 30 mm. Basically this is all the difference in the standard version

Native Z6000 Electric Scooter

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 06:19 AM PST

The Native Z6000 is an electric scooter manufactured by Tiger in Thailand and distributed in the U.S. from Electric Motorsport. It is a vehicle which includes the lines of Yamaha and MBK Stunt Slider, but equipped with 15 hp electric motor fed by lithium-phosphate batteries.

The Z6000 may be considered a scooter category 125, as it reaches a top speed of 95 km / h, while the autonomy amounts to 65 km. In the United States Native Z6000 is priced at $ 4,800, equivalent to about € 3,650 and is available in red, blue, white and green.

Audi A7 Sportback Ready to China

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 06:06 AM PST

The new four-door coupe Audi A7 Sportback will arrive in China by September 2011. The Beijing Times has confirmed to the general manager of sales for Audi FAW-Volkswagen Automotive, Dominique Boesch. The manager of the German carmaker said that the country will come together to East also Sportback Audi A8. Were not disclosed details of the Chinese model of the A7, which was launched in Europe in mid-2010. Other Asian markets should be reached by car with the four rings is not February 1, 2012.

The first European appearance of the Audi A7 Sportback took place during the Paris Motor Show 2010. E ‘can be equipped with four engines, two petrol and two diesel, all V6. I have the petrol 2.8 FSI of 204 hp and 280 Nm of torque from the 3.0 TFSI 300 hp and 440 Nm of torque. Both are combined with S-Tronic gearbox and four-wheel drive.

The engines offered in China should be the same, albeit modified to comply with different laws of that nation. In terms of equipment but there should be no differences. The Audi A7 Sportback is fitted as standard with automatic climate control, keyless ignition, four-spoke multifunction steering wheel, xenon lights, LED taillights, radio MMI screen 6.5-inch alloy wheels and 18 “.

The Asian market is increasingly important for manufacturers. To this point too strongly to the Audi marketing of this new, prestigious model in a country like China which has a large number of newly rich businessmen and upwardly mobile. The ideal target for the four-door coupe with the four rings.

Lamborghini Estoque

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 06:03 AM PST

Stephan Winkelmann has confirmed to Autocar that colleagues Lamborghini is prepared to adopt a third model to be launched on the market in coming years, despite recent speculation, but the preference would be to the coupé Estoque sedan than sporty SUV, the spiritual heir of the LM002.

This decision would weigh the good reception given to the Estoque concept exhibited at the Paris Motor Show 2008. Winkelmann confirms that even today there are numerous requests to this model by loyal customers, who were literally “struck” by the prototype. According to the manager, “the SUV is the wrong choice, there is a similar product in our price range and is not a true luxury car. There are many more opportunities in the segment of four doors. ” The primary intention, of course, is to bring new customers to the brand Lamborghini, a type of model that seems to be the favorite rich emerging markets such as China.

Remain open assumptions about the basic mechanics of the saloon, given the inevitable synergies of the galaxy Volkswagen: it now seems certain to use the new platform, however, MSB, which will lead to the Audi A9, the new Porsche Panamera and the future Bentley Continental. What you probably will not be shared will be the engine, almost essential element to maintain the aura of exclusivity it is for the Italian brand.

2011 Opel Corsa

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 03:48 AM PST

Opel presents the new Corsa model. In a few days during the Bologna Motor Show, the 2010 edition, the compact house of the German car show to all potential customers to its new body. The decision of the German management has been to bring the ecoFLEX range. What is so new to the compact Opel is easily explained: first, a new front end, then the interior and exterior aesthetic improvements, compared to the previous model. From the outside perspective, there are clusters that have a new design.

Then a grid with larger housing and redesigned for the fog lights. Extending our gaze to the side, also appear new alloy wheels. Then, the interior is also revised, based on new coatings, according to the different preparations. Those who choose the package line, in fact, may receive a more aggressive style, or black with a white stripe that runs around the car body, with a solid color for the circles and the shells of mirrors.

The new range also includes a Opel Corsa ecoFLEX, as mentioned, in which the motor is provided for a 1.3 CDTI turbo-diesel cc, 95 horsepower, its fuel efficiency. In fact, the car benefits from the Start & Stop system and uses only 3.5 liters of diesel per 100 km, emitting 94 grams / km of CO2.

Inside the market, the new Opel Corsa will see if against models like the Ford Fiesta, Fiat Punto and Toyota Yaris Ages. It is, as you can see, a segment brave.

Ssangyong Korando

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 03:20 AM PST

Ssangyong Korando officially presents the new at the Bologna Motor Show, with prices ranging from 21,990 euros and 27,990 euros and a guarantee of 5 years or 100,000 miles. 4.41 long and 1.83 wide, has a trunk with a capacity ranging from 486 to 1312 liters and a mass of 2000 kg maximum braked trailer. The four-wheel drive is the type to automatic, with the possibility of locking central differential with fixed allocation of 50%.

The new Korando is the first fruit of a new platform designed from the Korean manufacturer, which in future will also be used for other models. Unpublished also the only engine available, a 2-liter common rail diesel with variable turbine geometry and called Euro 5-XDI, which delivers 175 hp at 4000 rpm and 360 Nm of torque between 2000 and 3000 rpm. Can be combined with front-wheel drive or full and to manual or automatic transmission 6-speed. Consumption and emissions vary considerably, from a minimum of 6 l/100 km (159 g / km of CO2) to a maximum of 7.5 l/100 km (167 g / km). The manual version reaches 100 km / h from standstill in 10 seconds flat and touches the 179 km / h, while the auto takes 10.8 seconds and reaches 186 km / h.

The compact crossover will be offered in versions C and Classy, with 2WD and 4WD traction and with the option of automatic transmission for the preparation richest Classy. The Ssangyong aggressive trade policy does not provide an option to the exclusion of black or metallic paint available at 600 €, while all other accessories are standard on the various versions available. The Korando C offers standard front airbags, side and curtain, cruise control, ESP, hill-holder for hill starts, radio with MP3 USB, bluetooth, manual air conditioning, parking sensors, leather steering wheel and alloy wheels 6 , 5 x 16 “with 215/65 tires. Classy version adds automatic climate control, alloy wheels 6.5 x 18 “with 225/55 tires, interior part leather, electric driver’s seat and exterior mirrors fold electrically. Finally, here is the range of available colors: Sable Grey, Vitamin Red, Ice Blue, Silent Silver, Grey Tonic, Grand Space Black and White, combined with blacks and beige interior.

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