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Thursday, March 31, 2011
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Edmunds.com has announced that the 2010 model Tundra will feature a 4.5L diesel engine as an option. Provided some rough fuel economy and performance numbers.
Estimated hp: 300 @ 3500 RPM
Estimated torque: 500 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM
Estimated MPG: 22 MPG (both city and highway)
Edmunds.com also announced that the HD Tundra will debut in 2011 or 2012, and that it will feature a 7.0L diesel. We were unable to confirm this. Frankly, it seems a little optimistic considering the current market. Still, it's intriguing information.
You can learn more about the 4.5L in our story, as well as see a video of the engine here:
4.5L Diesel Tundra Confirmed, Bigger Diesel Coming? | tundraheadquarters.com
Our best guess is that the new 4.5L diesel will cost an extra $5k to $6k, which means a new Tundra Limited Crew 4x4 with the diesel may cost as much as $50k!
Exciting times - the Tundra diesel is coming soon!
source Tundra Solutions
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
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The Boss returns! Limited production 2012 MustangBoss 302 set to become the quickest, best-handling straight-production Mustang ever offered by Ford, based on the world-class foundation provided by the 2011 Mustang GT.
Led by Mike Harrison, the V8 engine team approached Boss from the top down: With 412 horsepower from 5.0 liters, the 2011 GT engine was already an incredible performer. But to achieve the high-rpm horsepower that would make the engine competitive on the track, a new intake was essential. The resulting runners-in-the-box plenum/velocity stack combination the engine team developed was impressive enough that it got the green light after one short drive.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The Porsche alphabet reserves the letter R for very special sports cars: R for responsive and refined but most especially for racy.
Engine and Transmission
3.4 liter 6 cylinder
Power: 330 hp
0-60 mph: 5.0 seconds
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
While it's a little surprise that the United States has the most cars per capita, the actual ratio is still pretty surprising. Specifically, the United States boasts the most motor vehicles per person, with 765 cars for every 1,000 people in the country. Rounding out the rest of the top 5 countries:
- Luxembourg - 686
- Malaysia - 641
- Australia - 619
- Malta - 607
A top Mercedes talks of a high powered and driven individual. A boy racer cover in stickers suggests learning difficulties.
You don’t have to own the most expensive car on the road, but here are five qualities your ride should say about you.
A great looking car is like a beautiful woman. They turn heads and make every guy in the room (or in this case on the road) jealous with envy.
But it all comes to nothing if the man behind the wheel is unshaven and doesn’t use an iron, let alone own one.
Looking after your appearances doesn’t take much effort and the results are huge. Not only do you feel more confident as a person, everyone around you will respect you for it.
A powerful car is going places, and so is the owner.
There is something incredibly exciting about powerful cars. Maybe it’s the roar of the engine, or the knowledge that putting your foot down will leave those around you in the dust.
Being powerful, and being around powerful people, is a thrilling experience. Powerful people are normally confident risk takers and prove to be very interesting company.
Fill your life with proactive people who are constantly empowering themselves and you’ll find that, as a person, you will grow considerably. They will challenge and test you, and you’ll be all the better for it.
The most important quality of any car is the knowledge that every time you turn the key, the engine will start.
There is nothing more stressful or irritating then an unreliable car, the same goes for people.
If people know you will deliver on your promises time and time again they will love you for it.
Having integrity is important in all walks of life, from your career to your relationships and down to the knowledge that at the end of the day you can rely on yourself.
Some cars just ooze confidence.
They’re powerful, stylish, over deliver every time and they dam well know it.
Being confident is such an admired trait, because it is so rare. Confident people are 1 in a 100 and they often provoke jealosy and admiration because they have something that everyone wants, yet is in such short supply.
No matter your job or income, if you know that you’re a good a person who tries to better themselves on a regular basis, you have every right to be confident.
The mark of every great car, and person, is ambition.
Both are willing to take risks, try something new and push themselves to the limit.
They are often goal orientated, driven and know what they want from life.
This doesn’t necessarily mean being the fastest car on the road or climbing the corporate ladder. It means you are willing to push yourself, be constantly learning and stick to your beliefs.
In many ways without ambition, all of the other qualities listed here, will suffer.
The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro includes an enhanced body structure and well-tailored top mechanism a combination designed to deliver sports coupe like driving fun and precise quality.
The convertible will be offered in a similar model as the Camaro coupe. The standard model will have a 312-horsepower direct injection V-6 engine giving us 29 mpg highway. The SS model will feature the 6.2L V-8 engine producing 426 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission will be standard, with an optional six-speed automatic.
Camaro convertible is offered in 1LT/2LT (V-6) and 1SS/2SS (V-8) trim packages and priced from $30,000 and up. Nine exterior colors are available, with tops offered in black or tan. Rear parking assist is standard on all convertible models.
You pick up a hitch hiker, a beautiful young girl. Suddenly she faints inside your car and you take her to the hospital.
Now that's stressful.
But at the hospital, they say she is pregnant and congratulate you that you are going to be a father.
You say that you are not the father but the girl says you are.
This is getting very stressful.
So then... you request a DNA test to prove that you are not the father.
After the tests are completed, the doctor says you are infertile, and probably have been since birth.
You are extremely stressed but relieved.
On your way home, you think about your 3 kids.
NOW THAT'S STRESS!
The C63 AMG features unique styling and an impressive list of new tech that have never been offered before on a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.
Available in spring 2011, the Mercedes-Benz C63 Affalterbach Edition will be available starting from $81,500.
Engine and Transmission
Power hp: 481 hp
Torque lb-ft: 443 lb-ft
0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Porsche introduces a new luxurious limited edition Boxster S this spring. The 2012 Boxster S Black Edition will feature a 10 horsepower boost and a long list of standard equipment and an attractive price.
Engine and Transmission
Power hp: 320 hp
3.4 liter 6 cylinder with direct fuel injection
0-60 mph: 4.8 Seconds
Top Speed: 170 mph
Fuel Economy: 19 city/ 26 hwy
Built upon the all-new design from 2011, the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 combines more world class accommodations with race inspired technology and gadgets. The Hemi is brought back to life with more hp and torque redefining another age of muscle cars.
Engine and Transmission
5 Speed Automatic
6.4l Hemi V-8
Power hp: 465 hp
Torque lb-ft: 465 lb-ft
0-60 mph: estimated at 4 Seconds
Monday, March 7, 2011
Entering its fourth year of production in the North American market, the 2012 Nissan GT-R has a new look, new colors, new wheel design and, most important to the fans of pure power, more horsepower under the hood.
The aerodynamics have been improved for 2012 with down force increased by about 10% and drag reduced to 0.26 (from 0.27). Stability is improved by enlarged fascia and grille openings, which also help reduce air resistance inside the engine compartment. The volume of air that passes through the radiator and cools the front brakes is also increased.
Engine and Transmission
6 Speed Dual-Clutch
Power hp at RPM: 530 hp at 6400 RPM
Torque lb-ft at RPM: 488lb-ft at 3200-6000 RPM
0-60 mph: 3.0 Seconds
Top Speed: 197 mph
Mpg: 16 city/23 hwy
Image source Nissan
Sunday, March 6, 2011
The beautiful, dynamic and exhilarating 2012 Aston Martin Virage is a combination of sports cars and luxury. Providing you with comfort and refinement. Set with almost a perfect 50/50 balance of weight ration. The new Aston Martin will have a more quicker throttle response and will provide you with an ultimate driving experience as the suspension and steering let you have total control making it go where you want to go.
Engine and Transmission
Displacement Cu Inches (cc): 5935 cc
Power hp at RPM: 490 hp at 6500 RPM
Torque lb-ft at RPM: 420 at 5750 RPM
0-62 mph (0-100 km/h): 4.6 seconds
Top Speed: 186 mph
image source Aston Martin
WORLDWIDE PREVIEW AT THE GENEVA AUTO SHOW FOR THE MASERATI GRANCABRIO SPORT
The new Maserati will offer a more enjoyable driving experiemce thanks to an improved vehicle dynamics, more horse power, a more responsive and efficient engine and optimised gearshift response.
Outside, the GranCabrio Sport is characterized by a more pronounced dynamic look. This look begins at the GranCabrio's distinctive nose with a black grill. The headlights now have a black look with white sidemarks, while front corner splitters and the redesigned side skirts are both body colored. The GranCabrio Sport also has a new body color now for Maserati: Rosso Trionfale inspired by the red Italian national colors used on 1950s racing Maseratis in 1957, Juan Manuel Fangio who won his fifth F1 World Title at the wheel of a red Maserati 250F.
Engine and Transmission
Displacement Cu Inches (cc): 4691 cc
Power hp at RPM: 450hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque lb-ft at RPM: 376 lb-ft @4,750 RPM
0-60 mph: 5.2 seconds
Top Speed: 177 mph
image source Maserati
Found this cool article on How Stuff Works about the Bugatti Veyron.
How would you define the most amazing production car in the world? Would it be:
- The car with the most horsepower?
- The car with the fastest top speed and acceleration?
- The most expensive car?
At the moment, the Bugatti Veyron appears to have it all:
- A W-16 engine that can produce 1,001 horsepower
- A top speed of 250+ mph (400+ kph)
- A zero-to-60 time of three seconds
- A zero-to-180 time of 14 seconds
- A price tag somewhere in the $1.2 million range.
In this article, we will take an in-depth look at this amazing automobile and see how it is possible to fit so much performance into a single machine. It all starts with the engine...
The Bugatti Veyron is a car built around an engine. Essentially, Bugatti made the decision to blow the doors off the supercar world by creating a 1,000-horsepower engine. Everything else follows from that resolution.
So let's start with the engine. How would you begin the design process for an engine this powerful? If you have read How Car Engines Work, you know that if you want to create a 1,000-horsepower engine, it has to be able to burn enough gasoline to generate 1,000 horsepower. That works out to about 1.33 gallons (5 liters) of gasoline per minute.
We need a 16-liter engine to burn 1.33 gallons of gas per minute. That actually makes sense -- the engine in the DodgeViper is 8.0 liters in displacement and produces 500 hp.
But there's a problem: A 16-liter V-8 engine would be very large. And the pistons would be massive, so there would be no way it could turn at 6,000 rotations per minute (rpm). It might turn at a maximum of 2,000 rpm, meaning that you would need an immense 48-liter engine to generate 1,000 hp. Clearly an engine that big is impossible in a passenger car.
So how did Bugatti fit 1,000 horsepower into a passenger car? Find out on How Stuff Works.
First introduced in 2007 a year after the Civic platform was redesigned, the Civic Si has since received a only a hanful of minor updates, including revised wheels, headlamps, grilles and fog lamps.
Unlike its predecessors, the Si was made available in sedan form rather than only as a coupe. Slightly heavier than the two-door, the sedan shares the bulk of its mechanical and cosmetic features with its cousin.
Visually almost identical(which is not goot) to the standard Civic, the Si receives a special body kit and a rear spoiler, in addition to standard 17-inch alloy wheels (versus 15 or 16-inch wheels on other Civics). Equipped more or less like the Civic EX, the Si comes standard with a full array of power accessories, a moonroof, an AM/FM/CD audio system with an auxiliary input jack and a split-folding rear seat
The Civic Si's interior also doesn't deviate substantially from the EX, though it adds unique seats and upholstery, a sportier leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls, unique gauges and sports pedals. Otherwise, it follows the same space-age dashboard style that characterizes the rest of the Civic lineup.
Performance upgrades start with a sport suspension, a helical limited-slip front differential and uprated four-wheel disc brakes and a six-speed manual (one extra cog over the regular Civic) and top out with an extra 57 horsepower from the enlarged four-cylinder engine.
The 197-horse total approaches the coveted 100 horsepower per liter mark for the 2.0-liter, dual-overhead cam four-cylinder engine. That peak horsepower is achieved at a high 7,800 rpm, meaning drivers can expect to rev the Civic Si heavily to get the most out of its powertrain. Peak torque, at 139 lb-ft., is realized at an also-high 6,100 rpm. Tested performance 0-60mph 7 seconds flat.
No automatic transmission is available on the Civic Si. Only a 6 speed manual.
There are no factory options for the Civic Si; rather, the Japanese automaker offers the Civic in several packages that include high-performance summer tires (in place of all-season treads), a navigation system with Bluetooth capability, or a combination of the two.
image source Edmunds
Saturday, March 5, 2011
The performance of the McLaren MP4-12C have finally been unveiled, and boy does it look like Ferrari and Lamborghini amd all the rest of the supercar makers will have some hard competition from McLaren. Look at the performance numbers for the MP4:
- 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds (said to be 2.8 seconds)
- 0-125 mph in under 10 seconds
- Curb weight: 2,870 lbs — lighter than the Ferrari 458 Italia or the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.
- 3.8-liter V8
- 600 HP — highest HP to CO2 ratio in the world.
- Top speed: 230 mph
The long-awaited Subaru/Toyota sports coupe brethren known as the 216a and the FT-86 appear to be on schedule for a December 2011 arrival, according to an interview with Mori Ikuo, president of Fuji Heavy Industries.
In an interview with "Tokyo Newspaper", Mori reportedly said the Subaru version of the car will debut at the end of the year, concurrently with Toyota’s version of the car. He went on to say that the car’s design and mechanical works are nearly complete, and engineers are currently in the process of tweaking the car for foreign markets. Reportedley the Toyota Ft-86 is able to do 0-60mph at 5.7 seconds.
Friday, March 4, 2011
This is the new limited edition Aston Martin Super Sport. As far as we knowAston Martin has not revealed any addition to its line-up.
The car pictured is being developed and produced by "Star Electric Cars" France. They are a car designer licensed to create luxury electric golf cars resembling brands like Rolls Royce, Bentley, Mercedes, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, and Porsche. They also design special built cars for presidents, kings and princes around the world.
They have started a new project, a ‘normal’ sports car named the Aston Martin Super Sport. The Super Sport is a mid-engine engine sports car with a “supercar” look powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.4 liter V8 engine producing from 800hp up to 950bhp. The power is transferred to the wheels by a six-speed manual transaxle, fully synchronized with an integral, torque-sensing, helical limited-slip differential. If requested a F1 paddle shift gearbox is available.
The exhaust system is powder coated. The brake system includes Brembo or AP carbon ceramic brakes. The Aston Martin re-build is only available in left-hand drive and has a carbon fiber body.
The interior includes leather, alcantara, carbon fiber and Recaro seats. The satellite navigation system has an iPod connection included.
Aston Martin will only make eight cars worldwide, each color will only be made once. Sky blue is available immediately. As a customer you can visit the company to see the car and test drive it. He or she can choose the color for the exterior and interior as well as any additional option.