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Ariel Atom Mugen

Posted: 17 Dec 2010 03:03 PM PST

Ariel Atom will present the new Mugen Autosport International Show in Birmingham, in January 2011. This is a special series of 10 specimens that will celebrate the 10th anniversary of atomic bombing, carried out by making the engine Mugen Honda K20A with original components, which naturally aspirated 270 hp touch so share. Different and unique is also the external livery with the classic white and red, while a back plate and the sequence number of the specimen signatures of the Mugen engineers and Ariel who assembled the engine and the car. No indication of the availability of specimens left-hand drive, nor on the price of this special series.

Porsche Cayenne 958 Tornado by Gemballa

Posted: 17 Dec 2010 03:39 AM PST

The tuner Gemballa has decided to end 2010 with a bang: a heavily modified version of the Porsche Cayenne SUV. Right from the photos you can see the magnitude of the changes implemented so as to produce this Porsche Cayenne 958 Tornado: large air intakes and a striking body kit give the car an aggressive character far beyond the intentions do not already hold the manufacturer. Through the use of a lot of carbon fiber, in addition, this updated version of the Cayenne is an impressive 70 kg lighter than the original model.

The pack includes updates to the Porsche Cayenne 958 dell’irragionevolezza an engine to the limit. The tuner has already provided an engine (called Stage One) of 580 hp, but apparently was not enough for the new project. Stage Two Cayenne Turbo will be able to run from 675 to 700 hp with maximum torque close to 1,000 Nm Ideally, if you pull the Statue of Liberty.

To deal with this absurd power several technical changes were necessary. For a start you have installed a new Brembo brake system with discs (specially designed) to 420 mm and 405 mm behind the front. The wheels 295/35 ZR22 front and 335/30 ZR22-piece lightweight alloy wheels are 22 “and require wider wheel arches.

As mentioned, many different structural parts and panels are made of carbon fiber. The muzzle has a big grill in the center with two smaller ones on the sides to increase air flow in the engine compartment. Other openings were needed to control the temperature of the brakes. Have also been added LED daytime running lights vertically. The Porsche Cayenne by Gemballa Tornado 958 was created to celebrate 30 years of tuning companies: they will be assembled only 30 units.

GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept

Posted: 17 Dec 2010 03:33 AM PST

GMC will present at the show in Detroit to pick up All Terrain HD Concept. Based on the new GMC Sierra HD 6.6 Duramax diesel engine and Allison transmission, was revised in aesthetics but especially at the technical level. The height greater than 76 mm, the wide track (1.85 meters) and overhangs allow for greater mobility in off-road, as well as new adjustable suspension with stabilizer bar disconnected electrically, BF Goodrich tires on 20 “and protectors.

The 6.6-liter Duramax V8 engine delivers 397 hp and 1037 Nm of torque and is mated to the 6-speed Allison automatic transmission and four-wheel drive with automatic locking differentials front and rear towing capacity is so very high, up to about 5900 kg. The bumpers have been redesigned to increase the angles of attack and output and integrate tow hooks in front and exhaust at the rear, while air vents on the hood and front were increased to make the engine work well in conditions conditions. The wheel arches have been widened, while the rear body compartments provides closed with plugs and air compressor. New LED lighting system is also extended to all sources of light vehicle, leading to fog in the headlights, up to the marker lights.

Skoda Superb Scout

Posted: 17 Dec 2010 01:08 AM PST

These spy photos of Carsspyshots anticipate the final appearance of the Skoda Superb Scout, waiting at the Geneva Motor Show. The raised suspension and the plastic raw aluminum sections with integrated bumpers, recall the same version offered in the Octavia range. Skoda will thus offer an alternative to the other station wagon with the “ball” for off-road light, first of all, the most expensive compact cousin Audi A4 Allroad or the recent Saab 9-3X, with more space and amenities than the Octavia.

The engines available will be probably the top of the range Superb, such as TDI and 170 hp 2.0 TSI 200 hp, combined with all-wheel drive and probably the DSG gearbox, at least on the diesel are in fact recently been introduced to price variations × 4 4 TDI 140 hp DSG to the Superb and Superb Wagon.

Infiniti EX 2011

Posted: 16 Dec 2010 08:04 PM PST

The year 2011 model of the Infiniti EX is characterized by the presence of some new safety features that increase the level of crossover sports facilities in Japan. First among them is the blind spot warning system on (BSW, Blind Spot Warning), available as standard allestimento GT Premium, accompanied by the invasion of prevention device platform (LDP, Lane Departure Prevention) that after debuted on the diesel version arrives on the former petrol.

From next January, the Infiniti EX GT Premium (gasoline or diesel) have BSW, the new system through visual and audible signals alert the driver to detect other vehicles in blind spots, those potentially dangerous during overtaking, lane changes and other maneuvers. The new equipment is in addition to Intelligent Cruise Control, the intelligent brake assist system (IBA, Intelligent Brake Assist), front collision warning (FCW, Forward Collision Warning) system and the prevention of invasion lane (LPD , Lane Departure Prevention).

The largest 2011 Infiniti EX coming then to propose a series of safety devices on vehicles dynamics difficult to find the same type, particularly useful for preventing collisions or mitigate its effects. In practice, the Blind Spot Warning works like most similar devices on the market, with orange lights that flash at the base of the mirror every time a vehicle enters the blind spot and the acoustic alarm that is activated if the driver operates the arrow. Further, a small modification to the 2011 Infiniti EX covers the instrument panel, now with hands and white graphics.

Tata Vista EV

Posted: 16 Dec 2010 05:31 PM PST

The production of the Tata Vista EV, an electric version of the Indian model, will start in Britain during the month of December. The car, capable of accommodating four occupants, is credited with a range of 180 km and a speed of 115 km / h. The Indian house, that about six months ago announced that he has collected 500 orders worldwide for its zero-emissions car, said it will produce by 2010 a total of 200 cars, meant to be entrusted to a group of drivers selected who will use them for 12 months on the roads every day.

During the next summer, they view the EV list will be made on some European markets, which initially will go to fleets. Private customers can buy the car in 2012, not before that Tata has managed to set up a proper post-sale network.

BMW X3 M Sports

Posted: 16 Dec 2010 05:29 PM PST

The BMW X3 will be available in the version equipped with the M Sports package aesthetics, introducing upgrades in key sports suspension, aerodynamic components and external / internal. In this version the Bavarian SUV is recognized by the presence of the ‘M Aerodynamic package “with oversized front air intakes, more contoured sills strips, chrome exhaust and extractor-like tail, while the alloy wheels are offered in diameters of 18 (standard), 19 and 20 inches. The engineers have also developed propeller and adjustable suspension more responsive through the Performance Control, the proposed system along with Dynamic Damper Control and Dynamic Drive Control logic between the xDrive all-wheel drive.

The interior sports seats instead proposes mixed leather / fabric Pearlpoint, including steering wheel controls to adjust the cruise control, aluminum parts, imperial “signed” BMW Individual sport and a shift lever (for the motor 20d). The X3 M Sports package will be available at dealerships from spring 2011 with a choice of all engines in this range.

BMW 320d Touring EfficientDynamics Edition

Posted: 16 Dec 2010 05:23 PM PST

The amendments made by the BMW 2011 range include the introduction of EfficientDynamics 320d Touring Edition, powered by the 2.0 diesel version with 163 hp and 380 Nm This set-up by the green thumb, developed later homonym sedan, allows the wagon Bavarian consuming just 4.3 liters per hundred kilometers with emissions of 115 grams per kilometer, with no impact when holding the stopwatch: to cover the 0-100 km / h enough 8.3 seconds and a top speed of 223 km / h. Bavarian engineers have focused their attention in developing a specific structure and lowered using tires with reduced rolling index, a final report longer and in reshaping the aerodynamic package to include air resistance, which reaches a value of 0275.

Under the hood is not lacking of course the Efficient Dynamics package including Dual-mass flywheel, a system for recovering energy during braking, Start & Stop and indicator for the gear. The BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Touring Edition will be available from spring 2011.

ABT Volkswagen Touareg

Posted: 16 Dec 2010 05:22 PM PST

ABT presents the tuning line dedicated to the new Volkswagen Touareg. Attention was paid especially to the development of diesel engines, as shown by the full range of accessories already available: The 3.0 V6 TDI increases from 240 hp to 282 hp and 580 Nm for the kit and Power up to 310 hp and 610 Nm with the kit Power S. The 4.2 V8 TDI instead goes from 340 to 385 hp, the torque increasing from 800 to 870 Nm ABT also proposes new rims 22 “versions of BR and CR, with distinct design, one of the few cosmetic changes along with the new the front grille and rear spoiler. The rear bumper incorporates instead the new tailpipe to 4 outputs in an unpublished lower extractor.

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