Thursday, March 29, 2012

Top Speed Car - Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 2012

Bugatti is lighting up the Auto Show floor with a special edition Bugatti Veyron Super Sport developed especially for the Chinese market. The special edition will be completely painted in black visible carbon, and then combined with an interior that mixes "Snow Beige" and "Beluga Black."

The black carbon paint is combined with polished and anodized aluminum insertions, a new set of alloy wheels, EB logos on the wheel caps, and a fuel filler cap and rear lid. The interior of the Bugatti special edition will get "Snow Beige" leather for the seats, and that color will transfer over to the floors mats and the stitching on the steering wheel as well. The doors and center console are all dressed up in carbon fiber.

Under the hood, everything remains unchanged. This beautiful beast will feature a 16-cylinder engine with a total output of 1200 HP. With this amount of power, the Super Sport will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds and will hit a top speed of 267 mph.

Shelby Reveals 950bhp Tuned Mustang

'They' say absolute power corrupts absolutely. We say pish: more is definitively better than less. And with that, may we present to you the Shelby 1000.

It is the most powerful Shelby ever built, and arrives on a wave of history: exactly 50 years ago Carroll Shelby premiered the Cobra at the '62 New York motor show, announcing the arrival of a new tuning house.

So for this year's milestone show, he wanted to set another marker for the ages. Having already achieved Big Numbers with the 800bhp Super Snake, his team of mechanics took the GT500 Mustang, stripped its 5.4-litre Ford V8 down to the block and beefed it up.
The head was flowed, the cooling was revamped and the exhaust was upgraded, and there's now a choice of either a Kenne Bell 3.6-litre or Whipple 4.0-litre supercharger on offer, that can, in Shelby's words, "crank out serious power all day long".

Ah yes, power. The street version produces around 950bhp, while a S/C 1000 track version offers up 1100bhp. The driveshaft is now stronger, mercifully, while the suspension includes new struts, sway bars and bushings, and Shelby tells us they worked closely with Ford Racing, Boria and Tremec to hone the wild ‘Stang.

They also held focus groups with Shelby customers too, who "overwhelmingly" asked for an understated exterior approach. "Everything was engineered and designed with a form follows function philosophy", Shelby VP Gary Davis says.

"For our return to the New York auto show," says Carroll, "I wanted something just as incredible that will show how far we've come and where we're headed for the next 50 years."

Just 50 will be built, and it'll cost you close to $200,000 - around £125k.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Skoda Is Panning a Volkswagen Touareg

Skoda has revealed plans to expand its range with a pair of new SUVs. And we got all the details following a chat with Eckhard Scholz, Skoda’s technical director, at the Geneva show.

Scholz told us: “There are several volume segments we are not currently in. We’re discussing both directions at the moment [MPV and SUV]: personally, I prefer SUVs.”

He continued: “There’s certainly space in the range for two SUVs, one bigger and one smaller than the Yeti. Whatever models we bring, they have to be compatible with our international markets – India, China and Russia.”

While the small SUV will use the VW Group’s new MQB platform, as shown on the VW Cross Coupe concept, the large one would need to be based on the Touareg’s underpinnings.

Scholz hinted: “Our big SUV needs an attractive price. It can’t be luxurious like the Touareg. It has to be practical and attractive. The Yeti is fantastic on road, but not so great off-road. In the bigger SUV segment, it needs to be a different concept with bigger wheels plus different engines and transmissions.”

Scholz didn’t offer a timeframe for these two cars, yet with the VW Group’s parts bin at his disposal, they could arrive in two years. In the meantime, a seven-seater Yeti is on the way.

He denied a Citigo vRS was also planned, using the 109bhp three-cylinder turbo from the VW up! GT, but said that an electric Citigo is in the pipeline and a two-cylinder petrol engine is under consideration.

2013 BMW M6 Convertible to unveil in New York

BMW has revealed their most powerful ever production drop-top in the form of the 2013 F13 M6 Convertible, a car who’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 needs no introduction.

We’re already quite familiar with the car already, but the Bavarians still wanted to show it at a major auto show in America before it hits the market, and so New York was chosen as a venue.

2013 BMW M6 Convertible to unveil in New York

Of the two models, first to arrive on US shores will be the M6 Convertible as a 2012 model year starting in June, while the Coupes will come this summer as a 2013 model year. Pricing will only be revealed at the car’s launch date.

As you might already know, both come with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with 560-hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated as standard to a high-torque, seven-speed M-Double Clutch Transmission.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Top 10 Fastest Cars In The World 2012-2013

The all-new edition showing the fastest production cars in the world right now, and the ones you will be seeing in the future. Here are the top 10 best and fastest cars in world for this year 2012.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Launching New Models to the Annual Bangkok International Motor Show

Auto-makers in Thailand are busy intorducing new models prior to the annual Bangkok International Motor Show. Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi and Suzuki are the latest auto-makers to introduce newest models for the Thai market this month.

Yesterday, Korean auto-maker Hyundai launched the 1.8-litre Elantra compact sedan, which is priced from Bt1.089 million to Bt1.199 million. There is also an entry-level model priced at Bt899, 000, apart from the other two.

Launching New Models to the Annual Bangkok International Motor Show
Mercedes-Benz earlier introduced the M-Class and Viano, while Mitsubishi and Suzuki are scheduled to officially launch the Mirage and Swift Eco Cars next week. The ML 250 CDI Blue-EFFICIENCY 4MATIC, priced at Bt4.499 million to Bt5.99 million for the Sports AMG version, is powered by a 2,143cc four-cylinder common-rail diesel engine with turbocharger and intercooler capable of producing 204hp at 4,200rpm and 500Nm of torque at 1,600-1,800rpm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes nine seconds and the top speed is claimed at 210 km/hr. The transmission is a new seven-speed automatic (7G-Tronic Plus) with four wheel drive off-road package.

The Viano also comes with a 2,143cc engine, but has a lower output of 150hp and 330Nm.
Grey importers are also quick in offering new Mercedes-Benz models.

Benz NK has also announced that it is offering the M-Class as well as the B-Class imported from the UK.

The B-Class is powered by a 1.6-litre engine capable of producing 122hp and 200Nm.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

London transport confident of staving off Olympic tube strike

London, uk transportation managers ignored concerns of a reach on the undercover practice system during this year's Olympic games saying they were assured a cope could be arranged that would prevent disorder for individuals and sports lovers.

London tube strike
However, transportation managers are still in contest with three boroughs who item to constraints on the Olympic Path Network ORN.L, something organizers must apply to boat authorities, the press and others between locations and accommodations.

TfL was also criticised for the potential effect the ORN might have on air quality during a London, uk Construction reading.

Transport is a major issue for organizers, having to cope with filter roads that are generally blocked with traffic and a creaking undercover system congested during high times.

Organisers are wanting to prevent the preconception that has dogged the 1996 Atl Game titles after some sports sportsmen never appear for their activities on time because of transportation problems.

Last week, associates of the RMT track partnership who perform on the London, uk Underground, known as the pipe, were provided a reward of 850 pounds each to perform during the Game titles, the newest provide in a long-running contest.

RMT had denied past provides, saying too many post were connected, and had officially announced a contest with London, uk Underground, one move short of contacting a poll. But partnership managers said they would consider the newest provide.

Deals have already been arranged with employees on the overground, track system and the key Olympic artery the Docklands Light Train.

"Discussions with the RMT are continuous," the TfL's Movie director of Game titles Transport Level Evers informed the London, uk Construction.

"We are assured that we will have a cope in place with them ... well before Game titles."

The questions by three boroughs to parts of the 109-mile ORN could lead to a judicial evaluation.

The boroughs, in reaction to an established appointment, dispute the ORN could cause traffic jam for companies and control citizens.

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