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Audi R8 Spyder

Posted: 24 Dec 2010 11:41 AM PST

“You have an Audi R8 Spyder? Now you can pretend to have one. Get around your neighbors and especially yourself thinking of owning the car of your dreams. A perfect way for owners of BMW and Mercedes in their lives full of regret. “States that the advertisement of this new fabric car made by the advertising agency Lowe Roche and on which is printed the outline of the Audi supercar. Found a business that will surely turn up some nose to the upper floors of Monaco of Bavaria and Stuttgart more explicit so the message could not be.

Kia KV7

Posted: 24 Dec 2010 04:40 AM PST

Kia is preparing to present to the next Detroit Auto Show (15-23 January), the concept KV7, crossover of medium to large with gull-wing rear doors that would in all probability, a production model that anticipates the Korean house could put on the U.S. market within the next two years.

To say that this prototype will become a reality Kia says the same mind as many of the concepts presented in the course of these years later became reality, but it’s the same market to make obvious the need to have a crossover in this range, at least for the U.S. market where vehicles like Dodge Journey, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKX and Toyota Venza are having some success. Their characteristic forms and have quite decided and proportions similar to estate car with big wheels that SUV while greatly softened in appearance, in some cases, the option of four wheel drive.

The element that will certainly talk the most are the gull-wing rear doors, which are present along with the front without the interposition of the column, a solution that makes accessibility a dream, thanks to the threshold perfectly flush with the floor perfectly flat. Indeed, judging by the first and only sketch provided, the case of parquet. The seats seem to be only four – but it is possible that there is a hidden third row – turning on themselves and a casing made of very light on which it is implemented in a soft chair. Very simple and above all, to facilitate freedom of movement of the legs, the bridge.

Audi RS5 by Senner Tuning

Posted: 24 Dec 2010 12:02 AM PST

The Audi RS5 is the most extreme version proposed by the motorsport division of Ingolstadt for the A5. Senner Tuning does not give this to draw the German coupe with 500 hp and touches on the kit intended for a thruster. The data reported in fact speak of 499 hp maximum power output, eliminating the limitation that leads to the RS5 velocitaà close to 300 km / h. The recovery is provided by 479 Nm of torque, and acceleration is expressed with a 0-100 km / h in 4.2 seconds covered.

The suspensions receiving four Bilstein shocks adjustable in 10 different configurations, allowing you to manage the shaking of the suspension is in compression and rebound damping. This will make working with the best tires, measuring differential between the front and rear. The RS5 of Senner Tuning takes front tires 255/30 R 20 on channel 9.5 inch and 295/25 R 20 at the rear, with 11-inch channel. The carbon fiber finish the details of a body already very marked in key sports, and covers the outer shell of restrovisori mirrors, door frames and the calendar grid. With the same material can be enriched, to request the details of the passenger, all at a price of 132,800 € for the German market.

Fiat Panda Natural Power

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 07:59 PM PST

The last update of the Panda range sees the introduction of the new 77 bhp 1.4 engine for Panda Natural increase of power that makes this car much better suited than ever to out of town and motorway routes. With this equipment also adapts to the needs of different target than what could be the background, trying to conquer larger market shares. The limit in fact has always been of limited power, despite being a fairly reliable supermini.

More interesting as compared to the other car also because the arrangement of the gas tanks under the floor space do not remove the boot. This is taken advantage by the provision of the Panda 4 × 4, which allows you to have space in the tunnel t the lack of drive shaft to the rear wheels. The most powerful engine in fact widen the choice in the market for CNG cars and anticipates the trend, not so secret, that will see more and more models with natural gas engines performative, as well as economic.

The first signs to that effect gave them the same Fiat Doblo with the 120 bhp 1.4 T-Jet Natural Power, and Volkswagen models with EcoFuel Passat 1.4 TSI, Touran and Passat Variant. The materialisation of a natural gas version of the 900 Twin Twin is just a matter of time, because the base is already equipped with a tube that sends the natural gas combustion. The launch of the next generation of the Panda is coming, as regards the prices of the new Panda Natural Power will start from 13,750 € version of the Active.

Opel Sintra

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 05:08 PM PST

Opel and Vauxhall can offer a large MPV that would compete with the Ford Galaxy, Renault Espace and Volkswagen Sharan. The supposed “TheophilusChin” which graphically reconstruct the appearance of new Sintra. The designer was inspired by the Malaysian Buick GL8, the new large MPV that General Motors will introduce soon in China.

The new Opel Sintra could be the short wheelbase version of the GL8, since that is 525 cm long, 187 cm wide and 180 cm high, while the wheelbase measures 308 cm well. In the range of Rüsselsheim, in the hypothetical Sintra should be placed a step above the Opel Zafira. However, Opel did not study any large MPV and, even if the car does not adopt the name Sintra, already associated with the minivan marketed between 1996 and ‘99 and left the scene because of poor sales success.

Lotus Elan, Elise, Esprit and Elite

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 05:06 PM PST

Lotus has released a second photo gallery devoted to sports Elan, Elise, Esprit and Elite, portrayed in a less aseptic than in previous images in the studio. These cars are equipped with the 4.0 V6 engine with 450 hp (for Elan), 5.0 V8 620 hp (for the Esprit and Elite) and L4 2.0 320 hp (for Elise), who was the CEO Dany Bahar announced plans to produce without the help of any manufacturer outside. The Hethel coupe will be introduced progressively until 2016.

Porsche Future models

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 05:03 PM PST

In the future, the Volkswagen Group will be present in the productive life of Porsche. In fact, the Cajun will be produced at Audi in Ingolstadt, and the new Boxster and Cayman will be assembled in the former system Karmann of Osnabruck. As reported by Automotive News, “the all-new Porsche Cajun will be produced in Ingolstadt, also to further exploit synergies with the Audi Q5. In fact, the two SUV models will share the same modular platform with a longitudinal engine. However, the House wants to produce the Cajun Zuffenhausen plant in Leipzig – where the same are assembled Panamera and Cayenne – starting in 2013.

Instead, according to the reported “Auto, Motor und Sport”, the new Porsche Boxster and Cayman will be produced in the former Karmann plant in Osnabruck, where it will also assembled the new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet in the second quarter of next year. The respected German magazine has taken over the interview with the “Neuen Zeitung Osnabrücker” by Ludger Teeken, Manager of Osnabruck. The assembly of the new Boxster and Cayman will start the final quarter of 2012, when the German workforce system will be enhanced up to 1800 employees within the investment of EUR 300 million by Volkswagen.

Mini Cooper SD 145 hp

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 05:01 PM PST

Between February and March of 2011, the range will be enlarged version of the Mini Cooper SD. As reported by “AutoWeek.nl”, the brand new version will be equipped with the 1.6 turbodiesel engine from 145 hp and 300 Nm of torque. The new engine will be adopted by all variants of the Mini, or sedan, convertible, Countryman and Clubman, the latter also in All4.

The Dutch site has also published the list price of Cooper SD versions that will be performed in the Netherlands. Price differences with the version of Cooper D starting from 4750 € version of the Mini Countryman All4-wheel drive, up to 6,300 € Mini-bodied 3-door sedan. Applying the same differences in the Italian list, prices basedelle Mini Cooper SD should be between € 28,000 and € 31,000 for the sedan All4 Countryman.

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