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Keating ZKR

Posted: 21 Dec 2010 11:04 AM PST

Keating, a small British craft manufacturer in previous years has produced sports overflowing with horses, has announced that the upcoming Top Marques Monaco will launch a new proposal, called ZKR. The prestigious Monaco show, for the record, will be held in April.

The ZKR, while fully respecting the tradition of the house, will offer customers a range of engines with power ranging from 600 to 2200 hp …. The units will be more powerful supercharged with twin turbo and supercharger, and between the technical characteristics of the most curious ZKR be mentioned the two split for fuel tanks, made in the best position to lower the center of gravity.

The new Hypercar across the Channel will be produced to order and will be fully customizable by the customer. The first official information about the design of the car, speak of “style inspired by the Italian supercar, flowing lines, but the result is unmistakably English. “

Mercedes B55 5.5 V8

Posted: 21 Dec 2010 11:02 AM PST

A team of 12 apprentices Mercedes engineers achieved a company that in some ways resembles that behind the creation of the Volkswagen Golf W12: to place a giant motorone under the hood of a typical mid-class model, throwing out the project. That is how the Mercedes B55, a Class B push from 5.5 naturally aspirated V8 from 388 hp unit recently replaced by the 4.7 V8 twin turbo.

The B55 is unique, a purely recreational, academic and free from the logic of production, arose from spontaneous team (used in the factory in Rastatt), unless of course the indispensable leadership ok. The starting point of this bizarre one-off was a B 200 CDI, which is practically nothing left.

Besides the engine, it was replaced also change: instead of the manual was adopted by the 7G-Tronic home, and on this occasion the car was converted from front to rear wheel drive. Among other changes, the adoption of ABS and ESP specific insertion of the speed limiter to 250 km / h. Measures “precautionary” understood by a bullet from 5.2 seconds on the 0-100. From the aesthetic point of view, the B55 is notable for the AMG 18 “and the specific internal upholstered in leather and Alcantara. The construction of the car has required eight months of work.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

Posted: 21 Dec 2010 11:00 AM PST

Jeep Launches in Italy the new Grand Cherokee, with prices starting at € 52,200. The debut will be available only fitting Overland, the richest of the range, with V6 and V8 petrol. Only in 2011 will add the new VM 3 liters V6 225 hp, probably the most interesting for our market. The Pentastar 3.6 V6 delivers 286 hp and 347 Nm, while the 352 hp V8 5.7 share touches and 520 Nm of torque. All engines are combined with 5-speed automatic transmission and ensure brilliant performance: the V6 touches 100 km / h acceleration in 9.1 seconds and reaches 206 km / h (with an average consumption of 11.4 l/100 km and 265 g / km CO2), while the states respectively, V8 8.7 seconds, 225 km / h, 14.1 l/100 km and 327 g / km.

The new Grand Cherokee, more than 7 cm long and 6.8 cm wider than its predecessor, has made great strides in terms of exterior and interior design with superior materials and more space for passengers, thanks to step longer than 13 cm. The boot capacity increases, with values between 782 and 1554 liters according to the position of the rear seats. The new four wheel drive system is different depending on the engine: the V6 uses the Quadra-Trac II with Selec-Terrain and 5 modes of operation, while the V8 is mated to the Quadra-Drive II system with pneumatic suspension, Quadra-Lift.

The Overland offers a standard active bi-xenon headlights, sunroof, power tailgate, Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, traction control and stability for the trailer stability control and seven airbags. The Grand Cherokee Overland V6 will be offered at a price of 52,200 Euro, which will rise to 63,800 Euro for the V8, with very few options: metallic or pearlescent paint at 850 Euros and the Safety Pack, consisting of active cruise control and sensors for the blind spot mirrors brought to 1800 Euro. The Grand Cherokee, remember, is the center of attention for the statements of Sergio Marchionne, who confirmed the birth of a Maserati SUV on this platform.

2011 Chrysler 300C

Posted: 21 Dec 2010 06:35 AM PST

When there are about twenty days at the Detroit Motor Show (scheduled between 10 and 23 January) releases new images of the Chrysler 300 sedan, three-volume segment is equipped with the Pentastar 3.6 V6 (296 hp, 354 Nm) and 5.7 V8 HEMI (365 hp, 530 Nm). The range includes also versions with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, while there is not a station-wagon variant marketed in the United States as a Dodge Magnum. The flagship Chrysler will be offered in Italy and Europe with the Lancia brand as early as 2011, using the historic name Thema.

Hamann Lamborghini Gallardo Victory II

Posted: 21 Dec 2010 06:32 AM PST

Presents the new Lamborghini Gallardo Hamann Victory II, the last performance in order of time of the Italian supercar. Based on the LP560-4, the Victory II offers a lot of carbon fiber components, including bumpers, widened wheel arches, side skirts, air vents on the roof and a new rear diffuser, complete with a fixed wing. The doors have now opened vertically, while the Race Edition wheels measuring 9.5 x 20 “front (tires 235/30) and 13 × 20″rear (tires 325/25).

Through the mapping unit and the replacement of the complete exhaust, the engine power has risen to a height of 580 hp with 575 Nm of torque, so as to push the Victory II up to a maximum speed of 328 km / h . As per tradition Hamann, even the interior has been completely revised with coatings customized to the customer’s tastes and a kit made of carbon fiber in 14 pieces, in a striking red color, the same number of external components.

Land Rover Discovery 4 Armoured

Posted: 21 Dec 2010 01:05 AM PST

Land Rover has introduced an additional model to its line of armored vehicles: the Land Rover Discovery 4 Armoured. This replaces the off-road Land Rover Discovery 3 by adding capacity to the same road and off road construction and a level of protection to move with the times. The objective of the manufacturer was to obtain the desired levels of resistance without compromising on style and design of the car. The result is armored car that promises to be agile and powerful enough to drive like a traditional Land Rover Discovery.

The bonnet of the new off-road hides a roaring motor-LR 5.0 naturally aspirated V8 petrol. This engine gives the Land Rover Discovery 4 Armoured acceleration levels much higher than the previous model (which used a 2.7 V6): sprint from 0 to 100 km / h takes 10.6 seconds, using the six-speed automatic transmission.

Aesthetically, there are no big differences from the Discovery 4 standard, but the version Armoured has a steel body armor and has other protective equipment that make it able to withstand the detonation of 15 kg of TNT in the immediate vicinity, all ‘explosion of two grenades in the vehicle.

The great power of the new engine is needed to easily move a car that weighs 3,550 kg. Equally important is the installation of special disc brakes Alcon to allow such a mass in motion to stop in time. Tires Goodyear Wrangler HP All Weather enable high speeds even if drilled. The quality of the interior has been improved with the use of leather and wood.

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

Posted: 21 Dec 2010 12:55 AM PST

Lamborghini has failed to contain the leak, which was unleashed on the net and thanks to which, as anticipated in recent days, we managed to have lots of information on the new Aventador LP 700-4. Car, which the automaker plans to San’Agata Bolognese, is intended to replace the Lamborghini Murcielago by 2011 and will be officially unveiled to the public from the upcoming Geneva Motor Show 2011, which will be held from March 3 to 13 of next year.

Some news of the new Lamborghini LP 700-4 Aventador already knew: it will have a 6.5 liter V12 petrol engine with 700 horsepower, will be developed entirely by Lamborghini and will have a new seven-speed automatic transmission IPS, Independent Shifting Rod, capable of reduce changeover times by at least two clutches of the technology. Some further news on this important car that weighs 1,575 kilograms, while the engine will propel the new Lamborghini Aventador to 350 kilometers per hour maximum speed and allow the supercar to reach 100 kph from standstill in 2.9 seconds.

The form, as seen from the first picture, is low and pointed, is also determined by the size of the coupe. The measures of the new Lamborghini is 4.78 meters long, 2.03 meters wide and 1.14 meters high and will be equipped with 255/35 tires for the front wheels with 19 inch alloy wheels and tires 335 / 30 for the rear wheels, with 20-inch alloy wheels with all-wheel drive, with carbon ceramic brakes with six-piston front calipers. The legacy of the Murcielago seems to be in good hands.

Lotus City Car Concept

Posted: 21 Dec 2010 12:47 AM PST

Lotus was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show 2010, the Lotus City Car Concept, a compact car, city car prototype that has now finally been chosen to be produced and which will also star of a series of tests on the road for the final development. The announcement was just the setssa company through its managing director. According to the representative of the British car manufacturer, the marketing will be done by 2013 and Lotus City Car Concept will be implemented three different versions: one for the most important markets in Asia, Europe and the last of another riot like sporty.

Lotus, having realized that you can also obtain important results along this road, so try to conquer a new catchment area and the reason is that a small body and a hybrid architecture and lowers the overall average power consumption of range and the emission of carbon dioxide. The new car will be compact with a 1.2 liter gasoline engine tricilindrico, with 47 horses that is used as a generator of electric energy for the lithium-ion battery and electric motor of 73 horsepower.

In this way the autonomy rises to five hundred kilometers on a single charge and the combined function of the generator. It is not known if the production version of Lotus City Car Concept is destined to receive the same mechanical properties, but it seems more likely that the hybrid version is used with a traditional combustion heat. Another important step towards the environment by a carmaker that is rightly acclaim.

Subaru Justy

Posted: 21 Dec 2010 12:26 AM PST

The year 2010 will end in the House with the release of Subaru Justy scene. The twin of Daihatsu Sirion by January 2011 will no longer be available in Europe, where among other things has never excelled in terms of sales. In fact, between 2008 and 2009, in the Old Continent have been registered just over 10,000 units against 30,000 Subaru Justy Sirion. In Italy, however, since his debut in 2007 to today, have been registered about 2400 copies of Justy, while the Sirion in the same period has seen more than 8,000 registrations, despite the similar prices and the increased appeal of the Subaru brand than Daihatsu.

Most likely, the current Subaru Justy had not received the expected success for the lack of four-wheel drive, always available on previous generations of the car. The House of the Pleiades will fill the void of the Justy in the European range with the introduction of Trez, the little sister of the new Toyota Verso MPV S Subaru will introduce on the market in the first half of 2011. The Subaru Treza will be available in Europe with the 1.3 petrol engines from 76 hp to 109 hp and 1.5, plus the 1.4 diesel, Toyota engine. The car also will be offered in AWD all-wheel drive versions.

Think City

Posted: 21 Dec 2010 12:23 AM PST

Think City will be brought in a brand new 4-seater version for the European Market. The Norwegian electric city car, recently launched on the European market, has not changed aesthetically, but it was equipped with two rear seats with Isofix attachments and 3-point seatbelts that, in fact, cancel the luggage capacity.

2 +2 The solution is modular, however, because the seats can be folded individually, thus offering the same load capacity of model 2 seats. Thanks to its lithium-ion batteries, the City is able to touch 105 km / h with a range of about 160-180 km. The car, which is offered with a warranty of 5 years or 100,000 miles and will soon be marketed in some European countries at a price yet to be defined.

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