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Audi A1 MTM

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 06:24 AM PST

The Audi A1 has been revised from the German tuner MTM, which has made her more aggressive. The new layout has donated the house to the small rings, a sports suspension and a body that makes racing. Although many details were not disclosed, but we know that changes to the engine of A1 presumed injection of horses. The 4-cylinder TFSI engine with 122 horsepower has been increased.

The work has focused on tuning the electronic control unit, as usual to squeeze in many more horses. The new mapping must have made quite a lot ‘, hoping that we should not sacrifice reliability. The German company has also provided calculations of the inclusion of new alloy wheels Bimota, with a 9-spoke design and the size of 18 inches.

The wheels wearing tires from Continental Conti Sport Contact 2 215/35 R18. The MTM also wanted to adapt a set of spacers 20 mm for the wheel axles, which allow you to enlarge the car seat and give it, therefore, greater stability.

To complete the look and character of the car pretty bad race this is also the new color, two colors, which combines a creamy white with orange, while the bonnet and roof are a matte black. There are also many self-adhesive sticker, which typically make the car racing.

Tango T600 city car

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 06:21 AM PST

The car immortalized in these photographs is done just like that: long and narrow. It ’s the Tango T600, a model kit with the American claim to become a credible alternative in the development of future urban mobility. DIY Electric Car This is a two-seater with the seats arranged in tandem position. Its unique shape makes it ideal for extricating in heavy city traffic, drawing stares and not only by motorists in their cars stacked traditional. This is not, however, that makes it interesting.

The main feature of the Tango T600 is its propulsion system. The car is available with a range of matching battery / engine the most powerful of which is able to achieve levels of power and torque at the limit of ridicule on a vehicle like this: 805 hp and 1,356 Nm respectively.

Just one meter wide, the T600 weighs 1,497 kg and is able to go from 0 to 100 km / h in four seconds. Even if the car does not seem ideal to handle this speed, especially in curves, apparently the U.S. authorities have deemed appropriate approval. George Clooney and Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, have had and are still a whole.

The equipment is top-level: Alcantara interior, Momo steering wheel, control panel Motec, 400 watt Alpine stereo with GPS and rear camera. The Tango T600 has, however, two major problems: comfort, because of its wheels 10 “and almost no suspension, and the price, which moves in a range between 108,000 and $ 163,000. Nice try, but it’s just too much.

2012 Renault Fluence Z.E. Prime Time

Posted: 08 Dec 2010 06:48 PM PST

It’s called Fluence Z.E. Prime Time special series of the first electric Fluence ZE that the French company will market in Italy in early 2012. At the Motor Show 2010 Renault has also announced the launch price of its first zero-emission sedan, which will be € 27,200 including VAT, excluding battery, however, because the first customers of the Fluence ZE (which can already be booked on site www.renault-ze.com) there is a particular formula purchase.

Renault will allow the customer to purchase the vehicle and lease the battery separately and services related to the possession of the car, with a single monthly subscription will cost € 79 including VAT for a lump sum of 36 months or 10,000 km per year, a fee including rental of the battery charging and maintenance. The running cost of the Fluence Z.E. is, according to Renault, therefore, comparable to that of the Fluence diesel that is produced on the same production lines, Bursa, Turkey.

The monthly fee is primarily intended to hire the lithium-ion battery that allows a range from 22 kWh to 160 km, but subtracts a few liters to 300 liters luggage that far. In order not to adversely affect the autonomy capabilities are largely unknown to the traditional motor vehicles, as a system of pre-heating and ventilation during the pre-charge time. For the rest of the Fluence Z.E. is fully equipped, including navigation system, dual-zone automatic air conditioning with cooled glove box, cruise control and wipers automatic headlights, CD radio with steering wheel controls, electric windows, electronic anti-theft, 6 airbags. Only limit the availability of colors, which will be only three, “White ice”, “Blue Energy” and “Grey platinum.

2011 Tata Aria

Posted: 08 Dec 2010 06:45 PM PST

During 2011 the range of Tata will be enhanced with the arrival of the Air, a van that can accommodate up to 7 passengers in the DNA that has the largest Indian manufacturer of off-road tradition. Tata Motor Show 2010 presented to the Air inherited in fact part of the mechanics of pick-up Xenon, however, concealed by a simple body and “town”.

Compared with other minivans, the Tata Aria “betraying” the origin of off-road (the frame is walking beam of Xenon) for big wheels (235/65 R17 or alternatively R16 235/70) and the considerable height above the ground. 4.78 m long, 1.86 wide for a step of 2.85 meters, the new MPV Tata will be available in 4×2 or 4×4 and will be equipped with ESC and six airbags, including side and curtain airbags.

Tata Air mount the engine tested in four-line 2.2-liter Dicor diesel 140 hp with maximum torque of 320 Nm, coupled to the second generation of the G76 5-speed manual transmission, but you also have the option of automatic transmission. This combination allows a CO2 emission of 185 gm / km. The marketing in Italy should start next spring, with prices starting at around € 20,000.

Land Rover Defender 90 Yachting Edition

Posted: 08 Dec 2010 06:42 PM PST

The Land Rover Defender is the symbol of mobility all-terrain “made in Britain. Not for nothing is taken by Her Majesty’s Navy to disembark amphibious troops of the modules. The construction proposed by Yachting tuner Startech Edition is linked so characteristics “nautical” Defender of the Spartan and transforms the passenger compartment of origin focusing on the warmth of teak wood and navy blue leather upholstery. The call of the sea emerges from a body-color glossy white, just like the one that covers the hulls of pleasure craft. The upgrade of the exterior finishes with the radiator grille in silver inherited from 60enario SVX model, and the adoption of new 5-spoke alloy wheels.

Approaching the car we focus on the tires mounted on new wheels, 16 inches by 265/75 resting on the ground with a track width increased by 3 cm. Opening the door, then, you reach the showpiece of the German tuner’s customization of Bottrop. The floor is entirely covered with oiled teak wood and creates a coupling effect with aluminum pedals and navy blue finishes. In addition to the Recaro sports seats, in fact, the skin entirely cover the upper dashboard, steering wheel, center console and handbrake lever and gear. Looking up you can appreciate the suede finish of the roof of the Imperial, which effectively counteracts the glossy white material that covers the shells of the seats. A modern touch is finally given a new Hi-Fi, integrated touch screen satellite navigation system.

Porsche GT2 RS by Wimmer RS

Posted: 08 Dec 2010 06:40 PM PST

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS has just turned 15 years, while 500 individuals, the latest version is already sold out. The exclusivity of the model is therefore out of question, but Wimmer offers the possibility of increasing the appeal of sporty Zuffenhausen. After ‘2009 edition, the 911 GT RS by Wimmer is in fact with 703 hp and 810 Nm of torque.

The architects of this whole verve are the interventions made under the hood. First, the modified air intake provides better airflow to the two turbochargers groups whose involvement is now optimized by the operating logic of the revised throttle. The energy of the exhaust gas is then exploited to the best of a butterfly valve located downstream from the catalytic converter, replaced by a more sporty element that works coupled to a terminal “racing”. The car accelerates it from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds, a time of less than 2 / 10 RS GT2 series. The progression of the twin-turbo boxer but it stops short in the shot, but can touch 200 km / h in 9.5 seconds and finally yield to the force of drag on the threshold of 356 km / h.

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