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Vauxhall VXR8 Facelift

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 10:22 AM PST

In Britain returns the Vauxhall VXR8, exit from the market last March. This is the restyled version for sport sedan derived from the Australian Holden Commodore HSV GTS in setting. The renewed VXR8 is visually recognizable to the new grille, made from matt black grille Shockwave. In addition, the British supercar also adopts the headlights and rear lights, new rear spoiler and dual chrome exhaust pipe.

The major elements are inside, where he debuted the new instrumentation and center console redesigned to accommodate the touch screen color. The onboard computer, however, has been upgraded with Enhanced device driver interface and the Motec software for data collection. In addition, the carrier of the Vauxhall VXR8 also debuted the Bluetooth system, leather interior, and sports seats HSV Performance.

From a mechanical standpoint, the most important news is represented by the Magnetic Ride Control system, coupled with the rear wheel of the car. For the rest, the car confirm the specifications of the previous version: MacPherson strut front, multilink rear suspension, differential mechanical limited slip and 6.2 V8 engine from 430 hp and 550 Nm of torque which, combined with manual or automatic 6-speed, can reach the following benefits: 250 km / h top speed and 0-100 in 4.9 seconds, thanks to the new Launch Control System. The Vauxhall VXR8 facelift will debut on the UK market in March 2011, at a price of 49,500 pounds, equivalent to about € 58,500.

2012 Ford Territory

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 10:16 AM PST

Ford has released the first teaser of the Territory, a new model for the Australian market, but might contain interesting clues about the future shape of the new compact SUV expected in global markets. In fact, Ford will present a concept to the next Detroit Motor Show, is intended to bring forward the replacement of American and European woman Kuga Escape. The global design language that Ford has decided to adopt for all other models could therefore also involve the SUV sector, after the Focus and Fiesta models of new generation was carried out for all markets. The Terriroty debut in 2011, while the SUV is intended to America and Europe is expected in 2012.

Irmscher Chevrolet Camaro

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 10:13 AM PST

Irmscher presents its interpretation of the Chevrolet Camaro, with a view to distribution, even in the European market of this model. The version chosen is “obviously ” with the SS 6.2 V8 engine. A kit with supercharger, coupled with a new exhaust system and reprogramming the ECU, switches between the original 432 hp to 509 hp, capable of propelling the Camaro up to 275 km / h.

E ‘will also include an intervention sull’assetto now fully adjustable and a change in the braking system, with the adoption of 380 mm front discs with 6-piston calipers and rear 355 mm with 4 piston calipers. The oversized wheels have a diameter of 22 “and are painted in black, in contrast to the white body, embellished with decorative stickers.

Porsche Cayenne by Hamann

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 10:10 AM PST

Hamann could miss the opportunity to develop the new Porsche Cayenne? The cosmetic preparation includes a new front grembiulatura LED embedded in a carbon fiber hood vent gills, side skirts, rear apron with integrated diffuser and an exhaust system with four output terminals. The car is based on rims 23 ‘(available in 3 different colors) with rubber tires 315/25. The Cayenne also equipped with air suspension can be further lowered by 35mm. Interesting upgrade dedicated to the V6 turbodiesel engine that goes from 240 hp and 550 Nm of torque to 275 bhp as standard and well at 620 nm.

2011 Volkswagen Taxi Concept

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 10:07 AM PST

Waiting to submit up! Volkswagen produces a final third version “experimental” part of the World Taxis and dedicated to the city of London after the previous unit set up in tribute to Berlin and Milan. The German utility is characterized by its shiny black paint, for the Union Jack roof and painted along the crest of the City of London on doors and dashboard. Remains unchanged, the car body, 3.73 meters long, 1.68 wide and 1.60 high, very special in his swing to have a side.

The Volkswagen Taxi Concept uses an electric motor (115 hp) powered by lithium-ion battery, which provides a maximum speed of 120 km / h and an autonomy for up to 300 km. The up! series will be presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011

Volkswagen Scirocco Edition

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 10:00 AM PST

Volkswagen introduces the new Sirocco Edition, a special display that comes standard on the 2.0 TSI engine 210 hp and 170 hp 2.0 TDI with prices ranging from 28,625 euros and 31,850 euros. A long list of standard accessories, is proposed in this way: Chicago alloy wheels 8 x 18 “with 235/40 tires, sunroof, electric seats and Alcantara fabric mix, imperial black (not on the TDI), front armrest, leather steering wheel One with aluminum inserts, wireless USB, aluminum pedals and sill with written Edition, tinted rear glass, tire pressure sensors.

In detail, the Scirocco is now reserved for the base version 1.4 TSI 122 hp (23,200 euros), 1.4 TSI 160 hp (manual transmission with 24,550 and 26,275 Euro with DSG) and 2.0 TDI 140 hp (Euro 27,275 with manual transmission and Euro 29,000 with DSG). The Sirocco Edition is proposed instead of the 2.0 TSI with 210 hp (with manual transmission and 28,625 Euro 30,450 Euro DSG) and the 2.0 TDI (170 hp with manual transmission and 30,025 Euro 31,850 with DSG). A 265 hp Scirocco is available with manual transmission instead of 36,050 Euro and 37,875 Euro with DSG.

Opel Insignia OPC

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 09:58 AM PST

From today, the Opel Insignia OPC adds an arrow to his bow: a six-speed automatic transmission, which will be attached to the manual six-speed always-of course-and will be made available for both body variants, sedan and Sports Tourer.

Beyond the new transmission, which relies on a classic torque converter, all the rest of the mechanics of the model remain unchanged from the 2.8 V6 325 hp turbocharged, four-wheel drive, through the FlexRide, which allows you to choose between Programs Normal, Sport and OPC, by adjusting parameters such as suspension, steering, throttle response and shift times.

Slightly affected by the performance of the adoption of the automatic transmission: the 0-100 changes from 6.0 to 6.3 s for the sedan and from 6.3 to 6.6 s for the Sports Tourer. Unchanged, the maximum speed of 250 km / h, consumption stood at 10.7 l/100 km for the sedan and 11.0 l/100 km for the family, with emissions of 251 and 259 g / km of CO2 respectively. The Italian branch of the house has not yet announced prices for the model for our country.

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