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2012 Chevrolet Camaro z28

Posted: 14 Jan 2011 12:12 AM PST

A source quoted by the website “Camaro5 reveals that the brand of the tie has made official the launch of the Camaro Z28, equipped with the 6.2 V8 Supercharged version to be about 565 hp. In order to prevent rejection crisis have prepared the technical tie-transplant using Magnetic Ride suspension, oversized tires footprint (285 to 330 front and rear) and a bonnet air-scoop recognizable by the large, also customizes the interior with exclusive finishes. The Chevrolet Camaro Z28 will be produced from 1 January 2012.

2013 Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 10:19 PM PST

The SLS AMG Mercedes E-Cell will be a prototype for a while yet. The German carmaker has in fact confirmed at the weekend that will start the mass production of its electric supercar, one of the most technologically advanced cars in the global car industry. The important announcement to confirm the most recent news has been given directly by Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. The selling price of this racing car zero emission has not been confirmed yet, but everything points to a value of around 250,000 euros.

“The SLS AMG Mercedes E-Cell is a super sports most technologically advanced in all 125 years of automobile history – Zetsche said – and shows how the electrical mobility can be fun and fascinating. Our customers can order one of these car dealerships since 2013.

The SLS AMG E-Cell is powered by four electric motors, two per axis, producing a total output of 392 kW (533 hp) with an amazing peak torque of 880 Nm According to the manufacturers supercar can reach 100 km / h from a standstill in 4 seconds flat, just two tenths more than the standard AMG Mercedes SLS, and 200 km / h in 10.8 seconds.

Aesthetically speaking, everything should be confirmed on this electric car, apart from the special color Lumilectric Mango with which we are accustomed to seeing the concept car. The world of sustainable mobility is ready to receive a new star: the splendid Gullwing in electric version.

2011 Kia Sportage International Truck of the Year

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 10:15 PM PST

The Kia Sportage is one of the most successful cars last year, was voted International Truck of the Year at the Detroit Motor Show. The Korean car was voted by a jury of 12 automotive journalists experts. The review covered only vehicles sold in the United States that were new or substantially renovated over previous versions. In this sense, the 2011 Kia Sportage passed the resulting competition car of choice by the jury in all parameters examined.

Kia Sportage International Truck of the Year

Detroit 2011 Maserati Suv

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 10:11 PM PST

It ‘was just Sergio Marchionne, Fiat chief executive, confirmed that during the Detroit Motor Show 2011 which is developing a Maserati Sport Utility Vehicle. The crossover on the market that Maserati will build on the platform of the Jeep Grand Cherokee which was already done previously with the Dodge Durango. It will certainly be a luxury product with the size of SUVs. Marchionne said that the floor of the Grand Cherokee is very valuable at a mechanical level, which will be exploited, but did not say anything else, if only to avoid references to competition.

The Maserati SUV, which currently do not know the name, could be powered by a Ferrari, even if it is not out yet no indication of the type of engine that Maserati will use those available at Maranello and it will install on this new car. Ferrari could offer a V8, the same as the Ferrari 458 Ferrari California or Italy or a V12 engine, such as the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.

The Maserati crossover could use the new flagship of the Ferrari engine, which is still being tested by road and will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, car event scheduled March 3 to 13. No indiscretion was leaked on when it will be shown to the public the new vehicle. Words that have not done anything but cause more cusriosità among fans and experiments in the field. As often happens in these cases, we have to wait still waiting for any developments or even new voices and not official.

Audi Q5 Sport and Renn Sport

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 10:06 PM PST

Audi plans to build two new variations of the Audi Q5 SUV, is not mere rumors turn up or where any indiscretion came at the last minute. It ‘also true that currently there are no official announcements on the part of the Volkswagen Group, but it seems that in recent days, Audi has already registered the initials SQ5 RSQ5 and they are to identify the Sport version and the version of the Renn Sport SUV .

The evolution of German car manufacturer Audi Q5 crossover match was setting out a concept car in Austria Q5 custom 3.0-liter V6 engine with gasoline TFSI Audi S4 drawn up to 408 horses and 500 Nm of torque. It is not excluded that Audi will use this prototype as the basis for its SUV, the Q5. But it is not yet clear at the time when the new Audi cars and Audi SQ5 RSQ5 will be presented to the public and especially when they are available on the market. The two new vehicles could still be influenced by the launch of the most important cars, the Group plans to have priority over other expenses.

Items that could be the new Audi A6 Avant, the Audi Q3 or the new Audi A3, which should be unveiled next year. Engine to be selected, you do not know anything at all, among those likely there might be for the 3.0-liter V6 TFSI petrol, the 4.2-liter gasoline V8 or the new 4.0-liter V8 gasoline. Curiosity and attention on new news from Germany remain high, hoping to learn more about it.

Chrysler 200 Convertible

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 10:03 PM PST

After the anticipation of a few minutes ago, now back on the Chrysler 200 Convertible, whose flight photo is without doubt the official news of the week: the two images that we have suggested above, add this gallery much more substantial. All other shots, and above all the technical data on the new model Chrysler (Lancia, Europe), which will be marketed in 2012, should be released within a couple of weeks.

Peugeot Diesel Hybrid

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 09:59 PM PST

Peugeot closed 2010 with sales growth amounted to +16.3% with as many as 2,142,000 units. It ’s a record for the French company that confirms the first manufacturer in the world Alps (in the global ranking rose to a position and is now in 9th place). Sales outside Europe, which constitute 46% of the total, rose by 6%. More modest growth in Europe, with a +0.3% and 7.6% market share. However, in the ranking of the old continent the home of the lion has gained a position and is now in 4th place. Peugeot is especially pleased with the sales of dark RCZ (17,000 units) of 3008 (30% above target) and 5008. In 2011 the house aims to launch a diesel hybrid engine (it would be the first in the world) at 308 and 508: take the same views on technology 3008 Hybrid 4.

Detroit 2011 Toyota Prius C Concept

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 06:43 PM PST

After the all-new Toyota Prius minivan V, the new Prius Concept C (C = compact? No: city), the Japan automaker Toyota brings to the stage at the Detroit Motor Show 2011, the draft of a new hatchback, whose Prius tout court seems to have little in common, at least stylistically, and it will become a new compact car, tentatively included in the C segment, able to enlarge the catchment area of hybrid technology from Toyota. An entry-level car, which at the same time, launched a new pencil, much more complex and personal than the current generation Toyota Prius.

Angular, sometimes rigid, full of angles, eccentric shaft: the new Toyota Prius Concept C inherits the hard lines of the latest chapter of the giant Japanese aesthetic. Although, in the front, you can breathe a similarity, not too hidden, with the new European Car of the Year 2011, as Nissan Leaf label, and in the back, it smells a flavor similar to Honda CR-Z, the average hatchback (segment C) with the truncated tail of the manufacturer compatriot. But these are still personal judgments. Minimalist cabin apart and not similarities, the new Prius Concept C is very dense, sometimes almost heavy: when it comes, that is when it becomes a car to market (a C-segment hatchback, two volumes, it was said), it may lose some of extravagance forerunner of this prototype.

Detroit 2011 Porsche Cayman R

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 06:38 PM PST

Alongside the new supercar Porsche 918 RSR, the hybrid concept car, “spectacular”, which the manufacturer of Horse of Stuttgart has unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show 2011, there is another R: the new Porsche Cayman is exposed once again R United States, after Los Angeles Motor Show 2010, an event that was exploited for the official presentation (international premiere). It is (as we had already got to understand, when we met, in October) of the closest connecting link, at the moment, between the small mid-engined coupe, Cayman, and the largest – and noble – sister 911.

The new Porsche Cayman R, perhaps to silence those who have accused of poor sportsmanship and who has watched with low regard, expresses a new rate of aggression: lightweight at 1,295 pounds, equivalent to less than fifty-five Porsche Cayman S and thirty-five fewer than the Porsche Cayman, and power increased to 330 horsepower at 7,400 rpm, equivalent to ten more than the Porsche Cayman S and sixty-five more than a Porsche Cayman. Li produces the same engine version of S: ie, a 3.4-liter gasoline engine (3463 cm cubic capacity), six horizontally opposed (boxer), which also provides 270 Nm of torque at 4,750 rpm.

The new Porsche Cayman R can be equipped with manual transmission or six-speed automatic gearbox with the new dual-clutch PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) seven-speed (in this case, however, the weight goes up to 1320 kilograms). Cayman R means a top speed of 282 km times (280 by PDK) and means you can go from 0 to 100 in 5 seconds (4.9 with PDK with Sport Chrono Package Plus 4.7). In order to ensure a similar threshold of thinness, the carmaker Porsche Cayman subjected to a strict diet, eliminating all that is not useful (like, for example, the audio system) and using lightweight materials for the construction of the R version .

Kawasaki ZX-10R Sepang Debut

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 06:34 PM PST

The first time you never forget, and so Chris Vermeulen climbed into the saddle on his new Kawasaki ZX-10R back on track after knee injury that kept him from detention in July. Deployed on the track all the Team Kawasaki, with Sykes and Lascorz: “I felt fantastic, even though I did a few laps in three of its guide. I stopped before lunch because after it started raining, but we will continue tomorrow. The new bike looks really good to me, the last bike I had a shot at Sepang MotoGP, Superbike and the comparison with this is not bad. The other riders have already done a great job of development, and are happy to have had such a positive impression after a few laps.

Even now I can not bend the knee enough they rode through the curves to the right, but has improved a lot. The recovery of the knee is going as planned by doctors, and in fact are a little ‘later than we expected. The muscle strength is recovering quickly, especially given that three weeks I could only walk. “

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