It is not anything new, but it’s a nice video to storm Aston Martin V12 Vantage and the society-to-be-retired DBR1-2 Le Mans racer. Both vehicles are equipped with Aston V12 engine, and the V12 Vantage large 6.0-liter lump producing 510bhp and 420 pounds is not free Aston ft exact figures for the race car, but also with the race-spec reactors, it is still have about 600 hp.
The DBR1-2 is here, though retired, as the new demand for ACO-2011 Le Mans regulations place much smaller engines. Early 2011 we will see the new open-top Aston racer back with a unique engine, and the rules lost a good chance Aston than ever for Audi and Peugeot. The new car will have a gasoline engine, but it is not a V12, so enjoy the magnificent sound from the DBR1-2 during may. And enjoy the Christmas break!
The industrial revolution did not end with the Victorians. It is now moving faster than ever before, not least in the car. 2010 probably saw more visionary production and concept cars a year, ever. Gavin Green picks up the Top 10 cars of the year.
1. Nissan Leaf
Electric cars are the future. And this is the first production EV (electric vehicle), which offers similar performance, price (ish) and practicality (ish) to a normal gasoline-petrol engine. But with the key advantages of EV (no stink, less CO2, no noise). The Journal is the first step: ECI is much better (and less fuel in the car-like architecture). But Nissan and its alliance partner Renault, jumped first. Will it sell? Hard to know. But what this car commercial success, his place is secure in history. Top 10 most influential cars of 2010 from Gavin Green.
2. Chevrolet Volt
The first ‘offer extended “electric car, most probably as influential as the leaf to make just about showroom in America. His back-up gasoline engine turns off the area and fear” always gets you home’. The downside is you’re around a usually redundant Astra carry four-piston engine. Future Range Extender is much smaller and more efficient petrol or diesel “range extending” engine (see Jaguar C-X75 below).
3. Renault Twizy
Another Renault-Nissan alliance eV, the Twizy new ground by taking a new urban transport services. It is small, light and fun, as much as four-wheeled motorcycle small cars.
4. Jaguar C-X75
Forget the fabulous style (if you can). The important thing is what’s underneath. Two compact jet turbines generate “back-up power when you need it. Most likely, the continuation of the Volt extended-range EV. Top 10 most influential cars of 2010 from Gavin Green.
5. Fiat 500 Twin Air
Electric vehicles – Range Extender, battery-only, fuel cells possible – may be the future. But there’s plenty of life in the gasoline engine still. The new Twin Air sedan, of which small car champion at Fiat, a lot of fun features with astonishing economy, plus clever fuel-saving technologies such as start-stop rain and brakes.
6. Mazda “Sky” engines
Soon matches (start sales next year) on most small Mazda. Another “new generation” engine, a preview to journalists this year, provides amazing improvements in the economy and energy, both in petrol and diesel variants.
7. Porsche 918 Spyder
90mpg capability equivalent to 200 mph. Although not at the same time.
8. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
The guys are all fat diets – because weight reduction will matter tomorrow, as much as fuel-efficient engines. This concept of carbon Lamborghini – the wheels and exhaust are carbon fiber – presents the new, light philosophy and does it with style.
9. Italia Ferrari 458
Because of course one of the all-time great Ferrari to celebrate. Moreover, it is proof that super sports car is getting better and better.
10. Ford Focus
The new (for sale early next year) is the closest thing to a true “world car” and it is the follow-up to one of the greatest cars of the past ten years. The focus also helped save Ford from bankruptcy (a fate that neither GM nor Chrysler could be avoided). The latest to be sold from London to Los Angeles, from Sydney, Shanghai is a sign of the converging tastes of global drivers. Top 10 most influential cars of 2010 from Gavin Green.
These are the first official pictures of the Mini’s not so mini Paceman Concept. Mini calls it a Sports Activity Coupé (SAC), but really it is only a two-door Countryman’s. And as CAR way back in April 2009, a second sportier version of the largest model Mini is on the way revealed: the Paceman will almost certainly reach production. Coupe Mini Paceman Concept 2011 Facelifted Review.
The Mini Concept Paceman looks rather large and bulky for a coupe. What’s going on under the skin?
The four-seater Paceman is based on the Countryman, but it is 20mm lower and 13mm longer – the Paceman is 4110mm long, 1789mm wide and 1541mm high, while the Countryman 4097/1789/1561mm measures. Coupe Mini Paceman Concept 2011 Facelifted Review.
A John Cooper Works-spec 1.6-liter turbo engine delivers 208bhp Paceman concept and £ 192 m away, with an overboost function, bumping torque by up to 207 pounds Paceman ft. The concept is a permanent four-wheel-drive, with an electromagnetic locking center differential to 100% of the power to the rear wheels to send in extreme cases.
The design drawings show a typical mini interior, if mounted with champagne glasses on the Mini Cenre rail and a removable front passenger seat, a fund that can stretch their legs.
The Mini Concept Paceman looks normal on the inside, but what is outside?
Have you ever thought brown leather-clad door handles and gas cap with a piece of leather dangling from it? Well, if you have, could be the mini Paceman the car for you.Coupe Mini Paceman Concept 2011 Facelifted Review.
Ignore the nonsense concept car, and you will see that the Paceman drops a few hints on the future of Mini’s direction. The front end features of the traditional family face, but there is a deviation from the norm on the back was. The new tail lights stretching around the corners of his car on the top of the wheel arches, and the high-set position and the relatively flat rear window give the Paceman a very wide and bulky rear.
The Mini Concept Paceman his first public appearance at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on 10 to 23 to take place in January, and CAR will keep you up-to-date with the latest news.
Vauxhall has unveiled its new 2011 VXR8. These first official pictures of the VXR8 shows an angular and more aggressive look than the model it replaced. But it is far more expensive.
It is almost £ 15,000 more expensive than the previous generation so VXR8 is less than £ 3000 of Mercedes C63 AMG crosshairs. Edgier and Aggressive Vauxhall VXR8 2011 Facelift Review.
The VXR8 looks mean. Is the performance fit the look?
Yes. Lurking behind the sharp new grille is a 6.2-liter LS3 V8. It’s the same fourth-generation device in the previous model LS3 uses and produces 419bhp and 405 pounds feet of torque. Could the VXR8 will no longer be distinguished from other current Opel range, the electric Ampera?
If you think it looks a bit like (also known as exactly the same) to the HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) GTS E3, you’re right. This is a Vauxhall import directly from Oz “.
Vauxhall says the VXR8 is 60mph is just 4.9sec and hit a limited top speed of 155 mph.
What changes have made to the new VXR8? Edgier and Aggressive Vauxhall VXR8 2011 Facelift Review.
There are plenty of electrical and technical improvements, the new VXR8 what could be a more accurate tool. The super-sedan comes with Magnetic Ride Control (MRC), a nice suspension system, a current passes through damper units are filled with road conditions and driver input up to 1000 times per second adjusted with magnetic particles. Read more
The new Ford Focus range will start at less than 16,000 pounds, if Germany has hits showrooms in March 2011, the company announced. The base edge, with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine 102bhp, is the cheapest Focus on £ 15,995, with the £ 25,095 2.0-liter TDCi Titanium X topping the range. From £16k Ford Focus 2011 Starts On Sale.
three petrol and four diesel: There are seven engines to choose from. The 1.6 petrol engine producing 104bhp, 124bhp and 148bhp, the latter comes with a fuel efficiency awareness stop / start system. The diesel 1.6 spits either 94bhp or 113bhp can be and are equipped with start / stop, while a 2.0-liter oil burner had two 138bhp or 161bhp forms, and is the only engine of the Ford dual-clutch gearbox bolted Powershift transmission can be. From £16k Ford Focus 2011 Starts On Sale.
What kit is the new Ford Focus to get?
All models are equipped with a digital radio, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, voice control, front, side and curtain airbags, ESP and Isofix attachments standard. You also get Ford Easy Fuel, the driver prevents their gasoline filled with diesel and vice versa, and Torque Vectoring Control, the system that balances the torque sent to the engine between the front wheels, optimizing traction and stability.
Up on the Edge, the Zetec begins (expected to be the best seller) for £ 16,995 and gets 16in alloy wheels, a heated front windscreen and mirrors, a leather steering wheel, fog lamps and sports seats. Read more