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Subaru FT-86 at the Geneva Motor Show 2011

Posted: 18 Jan 2011 07:48 AM PST

The manufacturer will present its concept car Subaru Subaru FT-86 during the Geneva Motor Show 2011. The car, developed in collaboration with Toyota, so to go alongside the eponymous prototype designed by the latter. The FT-86 is a sporty coupe with rear wheel drive and Subaru in the house is now known as “Subaru Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car Concept Technology” (prototype sports car with rear-wheel drive Subaru). The company has confirmed that under the hood there will be a traditional boxer engine of the brand.

“The concept car – said the manufacturer – shows that Subaru intends to integrate its experiences in the boxer engine with a rear-wheel drive vehicle that offers a driving experience more fun. ”

Not much else is known about Subaru FT-86, except that it should be derived from the Subaru Impreza STI, and as such leaves the famous symmetrical all-wheel drive that has given so much satisfaction with the manufacturer over the years.

Toyota’s sister brand (which is jokingly called Toyobaru, given the close collaboration between the two brands in the development of the car) we can say that will not be on sale before 2013. Since the two FT-86 share the same platform, it is very likely that the interpretation of this Subaru sports coupe will be presented in much the same period.

Toyota iQ by Gazoo Racing

Posted: 18 Jan 2011 07:33 AM PST

The Tokyo Motor Show is traditionally the favorite haunt of the tuner and computer wildest, Japan being the home of both the auto tuning. Some things, however, is difficult to wait in a particular event such as that which takes place in the Japanese capital. Racing Gazoo The company, known for creating modified versions of Toyota and Lexus cars, has decided to offer their expert hands on a brand of supercar … No, not really. The car chosen for this development is the Toyota iQ ultra-compact city car.

I must say, the Japanese in the field know what they do. The super iQ called GRMN iQ Concept Racing is part of a series of cars presented by Toyota at the Tokyo Motor Show and is based on the model GRMN iQ that summer 2009 was sold out in just one week.The look of the car is definitely better than the original version. The nose was made flashy and aggressive with a grid almost disproportionate and large air intakes. The double five-spoke wheels blacks and white livery, red and black make this version of the Toyota iQ interesting and fascinating. Technical details were not disclosed.

This car will certainly smile all those who looked with sympathy the deluxe edition of the Toyota iQ, alias Aston Martin Cygnet. That produced by Gazoo Racing offers a supercharged engine and a strut with a true sporting look and character.

Chrysler 300 2013 Hybrid

Posted: 18 Jan 2011 07:28 AM PST

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has confirmed the launch of the Chrysler 300 Hybrid, which will debut in 2013 and was later proposed by Spear also portraits for the European market. The flagship of Auburn Hills will then be combined with a hybrid platform with a motor and a gasoline electric module, managed by ZF eight-speed automatic transmission clutches. The Chrysler Group back then to propose a hybrid car shortly after the successful Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango, marketed in 2008 and produced in just four examples.

Chrysler 300 2013 Hybrid

BMW 6 Series Coupe

Posted: 18 Jan 2011 07:21 AM PST

The new BMW 6 Series Coupe: in these latest spy photos of the big sport of Monaco is almost as if it was immortalized in the parking lot of a dealership. What strikes immediately is the tonnage of the car that retains quite large. Remain valid without any aesthetic considerations for the concept version: the car wants to be “more digestible” for customers than the old model generation. Even at the cost of a total of less than the original design. There are therefore major disruptions or stylistic elements of great personality. The self is a close relative of the 5 Series, which is shared with the chassis and engine part. The debut of 6 Coupe is scheduled for the Geneva Motor Show in March.

BMW 6 Series Coupe

2012 Mitsubishi Concept Global Small

Posted: 18 Jan 2011 07:16 AM PST

Mitsubishi will present at the Geneva Motor Show Concept Global Small, the current heir to the Colt set to debut on the market in March 2012 and mainly designed as a global car, to be offered on world markets principalities and assembled in Thai factories of the Japanese. The car will feature a particular attention to efficiency, emissions of between 90 and 100 g / km.

The engine 1 or 1.2 liters will be provided with start-stop and regenerative braking, combined with a CVT gearbox. Body work particularly well in aerodynamics and careful work of lightening components will also help optimize even more consumption. Mitsubishi has not released for the moment other information and has released a single sketch official, less “aggressive”than the first drawings appeared recently on the network.

Mini Cooper SD

Posted: 18 Jan 2011 07:06 AM PST

During the Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March) Mini will present the Cooper SD, sporty version powered by the 1.6 petrol 145 bhp and 300 Nm of torque. This brand new four-cylinder engine, already under the hood of the Countryman, will go to the full range Mini (sedan, convertible, Countryman and Clubman) and consume less than four liters per hundred kilometers, despite similar performance to ensure Cooper S petrol. The official confirmation came from the site MotoringFile follows several weeks, the reconstructions of Auto Week, which has suggested a price range: from 28,000 Euros needed for the three-door reach up to 31,000 € of Countyman.

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