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Ferrari 458 Italia by Wheelsandmore

Posted: 13 Dec 2010 04:26 PM PST

The Ferrari 458 is one of Italy’s most fascinating cars produced by the Prancing Horse in recent years. Not just us fans to think so: even international tuners have shown a preference for the car, takes several different processed versions and details. The latest was produced by Wheelsandmore, which had previously proved his ability on the Ferrari F430. The latter was replaced in the Ferrari range from just 458 Italy, so here is that the tuner unveiled its modification kit for the new car.

The most significant made by the Ferrari 458 Wheelsandmore Italy discharges. The noise generated by supercar was evidently not aggressive enough for the technicians of the tuner and has been enhanced. Thanks to this the car has gained a surplus of 20 hp, reaching 590 hp total.

Although it has not been told anything about the electronic control unit, it is likely that it too has been updated since this is one of the interventions most often when it comes to tuning. The rest of the changes implemented by Italy on the Ferrari 458 Wheelsandmore is aesthetic.

The tuner has had a hand in the design of supercars, installing new custom rims 20 “. At the request of customers, it may be replaced by a set of rims 21 “. In both these dimensions are characterized by a special six-spoke design and mounted on high-performance tires.

Gruppo Volkswagen

Posted: 13 Dec 2010 04:17 PM PST

If Porsche will take care of future sports models, Audi will develop platforms for the upcoming luxury SUV of the Volkswagen Group. He revealed a spokesman for the House of Ingolstadt, in an interview with Automotive News. ” The first project of this new synergy will be the next generation of the Audi Q5, which will result from the all-new Porsche Cajun. As a result, the third generation of Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg will be produced by the second generation of the Audi Q7, expected to be available in a couple of years.

A spokesman for Audi Chirat that “this decision was taken in agreement with all the brands involved to create synergies across the Group and for the benefit of all customers.” In practice, the transition from Porsche to Audi in the development of the luxury SUV will lower the costs of design and production, but also list prices. However, it will be guaranteed an image of each brand. In fact, Porsche will continue to develop engine specifications to their SUV, as stated a spokesman for the House of Zuffenhausen always “Automotive News.”

Hyundai i40 CW

Posted: 13 Dec 2010 04:12 PM PST

Hyundai has released the first images of the i40 CW, the station wagon version of the i40 that could debut premiered at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011. Long 4.77 meters wide and 1.81 will have a wheelbase of 2.72 meters and will be offered with petrol and CRDi diesel engines GDI last generation have also seen the “cousin” Kia Optima.

To evaluate the hypothesis of a hybrid version, already cast as the American market with Sonata Hybrid 2.4-liter naturally aspirated engine and 200 hp total. According to information gathered, the i40 range should debut in the spring in the Eastern European market, and then to all other markets by the end of 2011 with the launch of the full range at Frankfurt 2011.

Alfa Romeo 166

Posted: 13 Dec 2010 04:09 PM PST

According to “Auto, Motor und Sport, Alfa Romeo is working on the legacy of 166, of which we show a new reconstruction graphics. The new sedan segment and should be built on the Alfa rear wheel drive LX platform of the new Chrysler 300C and Dodge Charger. Just with the latter, the new flagship Alpha should share most of the components, but it will not come with a re-badged as the heir to happen instead of the Lancia Thesis, which will result from the new 300C.

In fact, the car should have the body 4-door coupe-shaped, while the length should exceed 5 meters. Apart from being the alternative to the usual German sedans for the Italian bourgeoisie, the heir of Alfa 166 would be the ideal competitor of the Jaguar XF. Also according to the German monthly magazine, the Alfa Romeo sedan should be equipped with the new V8 engine 3.0 TB MultiAir twin turbo over 400 hp, especially for the U.S. market. If these rumors should be confirmed, the successor to the Alfa Romeo 166 will be produced at Mirafiori and adopt the historic name Alfetta.

Hyundai Veloster

Posted: 13 Dec 2010 04:05 PM PST

The derivative series Hyundai Veloster Concept will be presented next January at the Detroit Motor Show. It will debut a series of innovations, including conceptual, in the compact coupe segment. Hyundai calls it “coupe utility”, to emphasize its most original aspects, such as the unique system for opening doors and their practicality.

The prototype, presented at the Seoul Motor Show in 2007, was originally intended to remain a dead letter, but the reactions have been favorable to its launch and the house has thus decided to produce it. Many details of the model series will resume from the concept, changes in the black hood at the front pillar, through the front headlights and rear lights and above all for the layout of doors, type 2 +1.

On the passenger side, in addition to the front door, the Veloster will therefore have a small door to facilitate access to rear seats. Even inside, interior space and trunk seems to be full-proof, but without prejudice to the sporty spirit of the product, which remains a priority. The center console, in turn, is dominated by a touch screen 7 “.

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