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Chevrolet Camaro Cabrio Indy 500

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 12:50 AM PST

The new Chevrolet Camaro convertible, fresh presentation of the last Salon in Los Angeles, will be the official pace car for the 2011 Indy 500. The car will be produced in a limited edition of 50 copies designed specifically for the centennial of this competition, which will be held on May 29. The Chevrolet Camaro Convertible which will open the Indy 500 2011 races will be decorated as the model that was used in the same competition for its 53rd edition in 1969. The production cars will be on sale in February from a price of $ 30,000.

In 2009 and 2010, the Indy 500 was opened by the model of the Chevrolet Camaro coupe. As these cars closed bodywork, including the convertible version that will be used to celebrate the Centennial edition of the competition will be a version equipped with the standard 2SS RS pack.

The engine under the hood of the Chevrolet Camaro convertible pace car version is the 6.2 V8 from 400 hp combined with six-speed automatic transmission. Precisely because of the choice of automatic transmission instead of manual, we opted for the engine from 400 hp to 426 hp instead of the.

The SS package includes upgraded brakes with Brembo four-piston calipers. The wheels are equipped with 20 “wheels with pneumatic tires P245/45Z P275/40Z R20 R20 front and rear. The RS kit adds a number of distinctive elements. One of those cars was auctioned at the weekend by Barrett-Jackson during a charity event in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Bentley Flying Star

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 12:47 AM PST

After the copy 3, twelve months after the official presentation, the Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera announces that it has invested to speed up the production rate of the Bentley Flying Star, shooting-brake on a Bentley Continental GT 6.0 W12 engine-driven versions of 552 and 612 hp. The technicians will be able to assemble in Milan five cars at once (each requires 4,000 hours of work), reducing a six-month withdrawal period. Created with the support of technical Bentley, the Flying Star offers interior with reclining rear seats and a luggage compartment over two meters long, the volume of between 400 and 1,200 liters. Production is limited to twenty copies.

Subaru Forester 2011

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 12:46 AM PST

Subaru has released official photos of the Forester model year 2011, as dedicated to European markets. The all-wheel drive crossover has been revised in some aesthetic details, both in front and in the headlights, and offers the new 2-liter gasoline boxer with 150 hp, completely redesigned and capable of an average consumption of 7.5 l/100 km with emissions equal to 173 g / km of CO2. Italian prices are between 29,980 and 33,780 euros, with productions facilities and Trend, automatic transmission optional at Euro 2000 and also the 2-liter boxer diesel version is already available in previous version.

Pagani Huayra

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 12:44 AM PST

We point out the new microsite dedicated to Huayra Pagani. The name of the new Italian Hypercar has been officially confirmed by Horacio Pagani himself. The site is collected all 4 clips released so far from Modena, as well as sketches of the car officially. The presentation of the car will be in the coming days. From here on that date will also be released the fifth video dedicated to the mini model. The latest rumors seem to confirm the arrival of a new twin-turbo V12 engine from Mercedes assembled and capable of 700 hp.

Citroen DS4 Price

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 12:42 AM PST

From early February to motorists French Citroen deliver the first samples of the DS4, the second new model belonging to the family, and DS achieved on a C4. The crossover of the Double Chevron will be offered with equipment including ABS, TCS and ESP, multiple airbags, foglights, cruise control, stereo, air conditioning, trip computer, split rear seat and central locking with remote control, with prices in excess of 700 / 2,500 compared to € C4 driven by the engine counterpart. For example, DS4 THP 155 is proposed to € 25,900 (+1,200), while the likely best-selling 1.6 HDI 110 hp (€ 23,900) is more expensive than “just”700 €. More information on the Italian market will be spread near the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Hyundai Veloster Photo Picture

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 12:41 AM PST

The Hyundai Veloster, unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show, will debut in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show. These spy photos reveal Carscoop of the final appearance of the door coupe with asymmetrical, as it will be sold in the old continent: the differences with the American model are limited to front and rear lights and the different alloy wheels, while it is likely that the ‘interior is unchanged. The range to Europe can count on the 6.1 4 cylinder 140 hp with manual transmission or double-clutch, which will also be offered a variant with start-stop, while waiting at a later time is a sportier version 1.6 turbo over 200 hp .

Shelby 50th Anniversary Cobra

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 12:38 AM PST

Shelby Cobra 50th Anniversay presents a special series celebrating the 50 years since the debut of the first Cobra: the car is already regarded as a model year 2012, as shown at the center of the steering wheel. The occasion for the debut is the Barrett Jackson auction, during which Shelby has announced the creation of only 50 pieces with aluminum or metal body painted in Shelby Black with leather interior and wire wheels. The cars have chassis numbers from CSX8000, a treat for fans, and will offer the first look of the Cobra 289 with narrow wings. The cars, free of the mechanical part which will be chosen by the customer, will be sold at 69,995 dollars, rising to 134,995 dollars for the well in aluminum.

Nissan GT-R RC

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 12:34 AM PST

Nissan has released new images of the GT-R RC racing version of the GT-R unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon. The car has been modified in many details: front and rear bumpers, aerodynamic rear wing, single-pipe exhaust, roll bar, safety fittings, trim, brakes, alloy wheels, racing tires and lifters. RC, edited by Nismo, unfortunately do not know the technical officers, nor the specific regulations for which has been developed, however, it was announced the price of 20,790,000 yen, about 185,000 euros at current exchange rates. Since the range of the GT-R restyling, recognizable for the front LED daytime, were announced earlier versions Sports Spec-V and Track Club, is to be hoped that by this RC Nismo is a source of inspiration, both visually and in technical level.

Porsche Panamera Moby Dick by Edo Competition

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 12:32 AM PST

Panamera Moby Dick the latest creation of the tuner Edo Competition and is built on the basis of sedan. Since this is the world’s most powerful Panamera, there could be more evocative name than that of the legendary tales of Melville’s whale, an example of grace and elegance. Joking of course. But the German coach of the creations are not for those who want to pass unnoticed. The front fascia has been completely redesigned, meticulous attention has been paid to details such as the frames of the headlights, the front edge of the bonnet and the front spoiler made of carbon fiber.

The side is characterized by a large vent located behind the wheel increased. The latter one integrates along the front edge of small slits. Beautiful alloy wheels with carbon fiber finish and white border, are reversed to the extent of channel 22 ‘. Despite a very heavy steering in color, the interior is much more subdued and, dare say, mansions. Very much in contrast to the rest. From the technical point of view the car’s V8 delivers 4.8 hours up to 750 hp (500-original), good to cover the 0-100 in under 4 seconds and touch the crazy speed of 340 km / h. Also a new exhaust system and stance low.

General Motors Chevrolet Volt 2011

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 12:30 AM PST

The convincing success in the early months of crop marketing has prompted General Motors CEO to reprogram the future of the Chevrolet Volt, which will be produced from 2012 to 120,000 units per year. This forecast, double the initial estimates (60,000 cars a year), will also apply to the current year when the enrollment will be 25,000, surpassing the “sole” 10,000 planned. The CEO Dan Akerson would in fact urging suppliers to increase production rates of their components without affecting the timing of delivery.

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