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Knaus Boxstar Freeway 630

Posted: 21 Feb 2011 07:55 PM PST

Knaus has presented the new Boxstar Freeway, and as a tradition of this well known brand among enthusiasts, is full of new ideas and innovations. The new model Boxstar Freeway is a new model of the successful range of vans set up, an area where Knaus is the mark that points more than the competition.

It is no coincidence that Knaus is the European manufacturer proposing to list the largest range of vans set up, both in number and quality. The new Freeway 630 is set based on the Fiat Ducato, measuring just 6.30 meters long and offers a roof top the original.

One of its features is the presence of twin beds in the rear, with rear access to storage below, it is also possible to have a tilt bed in the front.

To complete the allocation of the 630 Freeway are a semidinette front, kitchen and bathroom complete with built-in shower.

Mini John Cooper Works Louis Vuitton

Posted: 21 Feb 2011 07:51 PM PST

What we show in this post is certainly a very special car, without a doubt the most special Mini you’ve ever seen. It’s already special Mini John Cooper Works, but has undergone a remarkable aesthetic intervention, but not all. Based on the JCW, the livery has been applied very famous Louis Vuitton signature. The engine of the JCW is the 1.6 turbo 211 hp classic model, but the German tuner CoverEFX wanted to exaggerate.
In addition to the body with Louis Vuitton Monogram, they are available for customers two different upgrade kits, which go to affect the mechanics and the motor car.

The first of these two kits offers a Milltek exhaust with sports catalyst and air sports, which brings the power to 236 hp and maximum torque of 350 Nm

The second kit proposes a remapping of the ECU, which carries the maximum power even at an altitude of 252 hp.

In the photos posted online you can see the great job of customizing completed by the German company, which certainly was not spared.

Rolls-Royce Phantom power in Geneva 2011

Posted: 21 Feb 2011 07:49 PM PST

Rolls-Royce at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 will keep a promise made two years ago, presenting an experimental model of phantom power, codenamed 102EX. According to the makers of Rolls-Royce, this model will be crucial in future decision to develop or not battery-powered versions.

The CEO of Rolls, Torsten Muller-Otvos, said that the Phantom is the first car of the ultra-luxury segment to offer an electric version. After the presentation in Geneva, the prototype will be around the world to test will determine whether you can create the Rolls-Royce power in the future. Rolls customers, prospective customers and members of the public in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the U.S. will be invited to test the 102EX: their views will be crucial and will be recorded the best mark by the English.

Muller-Otvos explained that currently there is no plan to create an electric Phantom, but this concept will be used to answer important questions, for example relating to autonomy and to recharge the batteries.

The prototype will also give information about the will and demands of customers from Rolls Royce. The launch of an electric Rolls was announced two years ago by former CEO Tom Purves.

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