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Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCT

Posted: 15 Feb 2011 03:25 PM PST

Alfa Romeo presents the 2011 Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March) with the dual-clutch gearbox TCT, introduced by the MiTo, and now combined with the 170 hp 1.4 MultiAir Turbopetrol with Start & Stop system. The debut of the TCT on the compact C-segment of Alfa Giulietta came with the 2.0 JTDM 140 CV-2 and now the transmission robot will be made available at a later time even with the 2.0 JTDM 170 bhp turbodiesel. In addition to the version with the dual clutch, the exhibition of the hosts Juliet Quadrifoglio Verde 1750 TBi 235 HP Color “Red Competizione, which refers to the color chosen for the wall of the booth.

The Alfa Romeo 170 1.4 MultiAir CV stand exposed to the Geneva introduces the Sport Pack, which highlights key in the characterization of the sports car from both aesthetically and functionally. The trim 18-inch and sports pedals enhance the feel of the car in drive “busy”, while the skirts, the leather seats and microfiber inserts and brushed aluminum – polished as the frames of the projectors – giving a more dynamic touch to Juliet. The pursuit of sporting accessories in this package is emphasized other car in Geneva: the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde 1750 TBi 235 hp. The low stance can count on 17 or 18-inch tires, which can accommodate oversized brake calipers painted red and Alfa. The interiors of the “QV” take the sport leather and microfiber upholstery.

Audi A8 L Security W12

Posted: 15 Feb 2011 07:47 AM PST

Audi present the A8 L W12 Security, reinforced version of the long-wheelbase sedan that will be available initially only with the 6.3-liter W12 engine, 500 hp, which will be accompanied by a second version in 2012, probably diesel. 5.27 meters long, the car offers a standard full-LED light clusters and is virtually hand-assembled by a group of technicians of the factory in Neckarsulm: the new A8 has been designed from the outset in order to be equipped with armor plating In order to integrate the components in the original structure and obtain the best possible results at the level of security in the event of an accident, both in terms of security and resistance to attack. Despite the increase in weight, the A8 L W12 Security with 8-speed automatic transmission and quattro drive is capable of touching 100 km / h acceleration in 7.2 seconds with a top speed of 210 km / h and average consumption of 13.5 l/100 km, 18% better than the previous 450-hp W12. Suspension, brakes, and control electronics have been developed specifically for this release, with special tires capable of supporting weights up to 80 km / h even after damage.

The technicians take 450 hours to integrate the structures into the armored car, partially assembled, which is then printed on normal lines to complete the construction. The A8 L Security has been certified as a level of armor VR7, but some members are able to meet the standards and levels VR9 potentiometer VR10. Despite this, the new A8 L Security is the lightest car in its class. Three specifications of the vehicle, there is a communication system with a microphone to interact with the outside without opening the windows, but the options to customize their copy are understandably large: a system for the emergency exit with an explosive charge that is blow the doors, the extinguishing system inside and outside the system to send emergency oxygen in the cockpit, a system for extracting gases from the cockpit, the engine is started remotely and accessories more “classic” as a mermaid Ensign and external LED lights. Of course, Audi is also available to work more customization for individual customers.

The interior, finished to the highest standards of the German offer an air conditioning system with ionizer quadrizona, Bose, multimedia system with satellite TV reception, fully adjustable individual rear seats with massage and full leather lining. Among the options, plus a back seat even more spacious and with adjustable footrests estrabile, there is a center console equipped, dual display 10.2-inch rear, folding tables and minibar. The MMI multimedia system is offered in the most complete version, with hard drive, 3D graphics, MMI Touch and systems plus park assistance, Audi Top View Cornerview and projecting on the screen and a full view around the car. There is also the active cruise control with automated control of the brakes, the night vision system, the notice of passing the center line, the automated control of blind spot mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity and Wi-Fi hotspot Wireless UMTS with onboard .

Novitec Rosso Race 606 Ferrari California

Posted: 15 Feb 2011 07:43 AM PST

RACE Novitec Rosso is 606, an elaboration of the Ferrari California to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The Italian coupe cabriolet has a new aero kit with front spoiler, air vents on the hood, rear diffuser and many components made of carbon fiber as well as a ride height lowered by 35 mm with front lifting system and separable NF3 wheels with tires 255/30 ZR 21 “front and 315/25 ZR 22″ rear.

All this is still functional to change V8 4.3-liter, naturally aspirated to turbocharged transformed by changes to injectors, exhaust and electronics. The power reaches a maximum altitude as 606 hp with 603 Nm of torque, enough to touch 100 km / h acceleration in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 325 km / h.

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