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Ferrari F151

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 01:27 PM PST

Who has seen it does not hesitate to use the adjectives “special” and “unusual. ” Understandable reaction, because the Ferrari F151 will have an original car body and almost revolutionary when compared to the 612 Scaglietti. About 4.90 meters long, with elongated headlights since the wheel, the new flagship of the Horse will have a curved trunk and rear volume shooting-brake style, with round headlights, four tailpipes and an extractor rather striking. Under the hood you will find the space V12 6.3 (670 hp) combined with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, an association which will provide much higher performance than today’s 2 +2: the maximum speed will be close to 330 km / h, while the ‘Acceleration 0-100 km / h will be covered in 3.7 seconds.

The Ferrari F151 will be equipped with electronically controlled all-wheel drive, which is different than traditional systems because it will only intervene at the highest speeds for maximum stability and traction. The debut is scheduled during the Geneva Motor Show (13-23 March).

Lancia Flavia

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 01:25 PM PST

Lancia will soon have a new midsize sedan built on the Chrysler 200. For official was Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Group and Chrysler, who also missed a joke on the name: “The new Chrysler 200, including convertible, arriving in Europe with Lancia Flavia and is proposed as a good name. ” The debut of the model may already be scheduled for the Geneva Motor Show, where Lance will also present the 300C (the name could be historic Thema) for the European market besides the new Phedra (based Grand Voyager) and Ypsilon. However, the Chrysler 200 is a model “ferryman” in 2013 should already get the next-generation platform built on Fiat. This could mean a very short production cycle for the European version.

Mercedes-AMG V8 5.5

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 01:22 PM PST

Future versions AMG Mercedes SLK-based and will use the new C-Class Coupe 5.5 V8 engine, available in aspirated version produced 428 hp and a starting unit with Twin Turbo. According to reports from Auto Week – the source of rumors – this brand new eight-cylinder engine will maintain the angle between the cylinder banks 90 degrees and the system for the deactivation of the cylinders under certain driving conditions, with much higher mileage than the current 5.5 . The new SLK 55 AMG will be presented at the next Frankfurt Motor Show (15-25 September).

Rolls Royce Centenary Collection

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 01:17 PM PST

Rolls Royce has announced at the Detroit Motor Show the launch of the Centenary edition special series. In 2011 it celebrates 100 years of the Spirit of Ecstasy, the winged statue a symbol of British manufacturer, now owned by BMW and it will launch yet another limited edition and exclusive.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls Royce CEO, has confirmed that the cars in Detroit will offer the highest level of customization: the statuette will realizzatta silver with a special commemorative plaque. The original lines of the statuette, designed by Charles Sykes, will then be replicated by a hand drawing on the car, while in the glove compartment is a embroidered sentence of Skyes, 1911: “A graceful little goddess, the Spirit of Ecstasy, who has selected road travel as her supreme delight and alighted on the prow of a Rolls-Royce motor car to revel in the freshness of the air and the musical sound of her fluttering draperies. “

The Rolls Royce Centenary Edition will also offer an analogue clock set into the dashboard, with a design identical to that of the re-instrumentation background with satin details and monogram Rolls blacks, while the center console will be placed in a silver plate with the serial number of copy . Will be offered four new colors exclusive to the Body: Black with golden Rhapsody, Maiden Blue with shades of silver, Pearl and White Ethereal Wildflower, with red and brown. The interior will offer special leathers in contrasting colors, combined with equally exclusive types of wood to the finish. The lucky owners of the Centenary Edition will receive, along with their new Rolls Royce, also a replica of the statue made of aluminum with a black base and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the same Torsten Müller-Ötvös.

BYD S6DM Detroit 2011

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 01:15 PM PST

BYD introduces the show in Detroit S6DM Dual Mode, a hybrid SUV with four-wheel drive that uses a 10 Kw electric motor on the front axle from a 75 Kw at the rear and a 2-liter 102 hp petrol engine with 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox .

According to the Chinese manufacturer, the S6DM can travel with only the rear electric motor of 75 kW for about 60 km, while at higher speeds or if you run out of energy in the batteries can be used only petrol engine, still in 2WD mode. The hybrid mode, however, makes use of endothermy and the electric rear-wheel drive or the mode, exploiting the full power available. The combustion engine can finally work together like the electric front extended range, to recharge the batteries and comes complete with start-stop system.

Hybrid technology allows for a whole range declared total of 500 km, but do not know either the values of emissions and consumption, nor the details of the charging time mode plug-in. The S6DM, as well as the E6 crossover will be launched on the American market during 2012.

Skoda Fabia S2000 Monte Carlo Rally

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 12:19 AM PST

Fabia S2000, which this year celebrates the centenary, will lead the next Monte Carlo Rally, with 10 specimens in the race. The event opens the season of ‘Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) 2011 and will see the Team Skoda Motorsport busy defending drivers’ and constructors titles won in 2010. The official team will participate with both of his crew: the Finns Juho Hanninen and Mikko Markkula, who won the Drivers’ title last season, and the Czech Republic Jan Kopecký-Petr Starý.

The project Skoda Fabia S2000 has proven to be a very interesting project for the importers of the brand: the 79th Monte Carlo Rally will then have one of the leading protagonists of many drivers behind the wheel of the car czech, including Andreas Mikkelsen, 2008 IRC Champion Nicolas Vouilloz, Belgian Freddy Loix, who won three races IRC 2010, and the German Mark Wallenwein.

The feature of the new livery of the Skoda Fabia S2000 is, once again, the brilliant green, the main difference compared to the design used in recent years is the reversal of colors in the classic combination of green-white, with the new livery, then The roof, hood and lower body are painted in green, while the central area of the car is white. Goalie stands on the logo “110 years of motorsport, ” Skoda is celebrating an anniversary that right in 2011.

The Monte Carlo Rally will start on January 19 from Valencia, and will end with the night in the mountains near Monte Carlo in the early hours of Saturday, January 22.

Opel Astra 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX

Posted: 12 Jan 2011 06:52 PM PST

In the lists of the new Opel Astra, in sedan and Sports Tourer debuts promise ecoFLEX version that stands for an average consumption of 3.9 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 104 g / km. The ultra-efficient Astra 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX with 95 HP uses the device Start / Stop and a variety of mechanical and aerodynamic refinements to propose a modern car if he sees an equal footing with the most “virtuous”medium diesel market as a Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI BlueMotion, Citroen C4 1.6 HDI and e-Audi A3 1.6 TDI e.

Compared to these, the Astra ecoFLEX has the added benefit of a smaller capacity and a base price for the 5-door sedan, which does not exceed € 19,200. Its common-rail turbo diesel 95 bhp and 190 Nm has a variable geometry turbocharger, a new unit E59 and water-cooled EGR valve which further reduces emissions. The approval is Euro 5 and a particulate filter as standard. Other changes concern the adoption of a lowered suspension and the addition of active fins behind the front grille to improve aerodynamics and engine cooling. Everywhere there is also the optimum shift indicator light, standard on the Astra with a manual gearbox.

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