Monday, November 30, 2009

Lamborghini Murcielago vs Pagani Zonda - Top Gear - BBC

Chevron GR8 preview

British company Chevron Racing Cars has unveiled plans to produce a lightweight sportscoupe for a one-make series challenge scheduled for Spring 2010. With about 255 hp and 600kg of weight, the GR8 could be produced in a limited series street legal version.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mazda MX-5 Superlight Version: the development

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BMW 5 Series

BMW has released the official information and images on the new 5 Series. The 6th generation model features a dynamic design with a long wheelbase and short overhangs and shares the same platform as the 7 Series flagship. The range of engines will include a V8 and a V6 gasoline units.
At launch, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will be available with one V-8 and one inline-6 gasoline engine. The top-of-the-range BMW 550i arrives with BMW’s “reverse-flow” V-8 engine featuring twin turbochargers and High Precision direct injection for maximum output of 400 hp.
It delivers a maximum output of 300 hp and 300 lb-ft. The 535i and 550i will be available with a choice of 6-speed manual transmission, BMW’s new 8-speed automatic transmission, or new “Sport Automatic” 8-speed.
Lightweight materials are used to balance the vehicle and lower its overall weight. For example, components such as doors, hood, front fenders, and suspension assemblies are made of aluminum.
The cockpit is inclined towards the driver at an angle of approximately 7° and the asymmetrically designed center console likewise emphasizes this clear orientation to the driver.
The horizontal lines of the instrument panel accentuate the feeling of space.
With the new 5 Series sedan, BMW’s 4th generation iDrive control screen appears in two versions: with 7.0-in. dimensions and 800 x 480-pixel resolution in standard form, or with the optional Navigation system, in a 10.2-in., 1280 x 480-pixel version with a wider range of features and functions as in the new BMW 7 Series. Displays are transreflective so that light from the sun actually enhances the images on the screen.
The choices of colors and materials further enhance the impression of personal luxury and the interior’s interplay of lines and surfaces.
To see the full info Click Here!

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Cadillac CTS Coupe

Cadillac has unveiled the 2011 CTS Coupe, a 2+2 luxury sports coupe based on the Concept presented at the 2008 Detroit Motor Show. It is powered by a V& engine with 304 hp and will go on sale in the spring of 2010.
The 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe premium 2+2 sportscar will arrive in the showrooms in the spring of 2010.
“CTS Coupe is the new focal point of Cadillac, expressing both our design and technical capabilities,” said Bryan Nesbitt, Cadillac general manager. “It is intended to appeal to a new generation of car enthusiasts.”
The Coupe joins the CTS Sport Sedan, the 556-horsepower (415 kW) CTS-V and new CTS Sport Wagon as the foundation of Cadillac’s lineup. A high-performance V-Series edition of the Coupe will also be released in 2010.
The CTS Coupe’s design carries over virtually unchanged from the CTS concept car that was introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2008.
The Coupe features a classic 2+2 layout and advanced technologies, including a rear-view camera system and a performance-oriented suspension system coupled to rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.
From the official Press Release Click Here!

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Skoda Superb Combi

The first series-produced Superb Combi - first previewed in August 2009 and unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show - offers a really generous space: the volume of the luggage compartment of this upper-medium class vehicle is 633 litres, and 1,865 litres with the rear seats folded down. It also features a loading edge height of only 600 mm and an extendable floor section.
The Superb Combi is 4,838 mm long, 1,817 wide and 1,510 high. The basic price of the vehicle with a gasoline engine (1.4 TSI/92 kW) and a six-speed manual transmission starts at CZK 589,900 (in the Czech Republic), equivalent to about 34k US Dollars.
Additional highlights include the two-part panoramic sunroof with sliding front part, electrical opening and closing of the rear door with lighting, an advanced 4 x 4 drive and also, in the course of 2010, a keyless KESSY system for locking, unlocking and starting the car.
The engine portfolio for the Superb Combi is identical with that for the Superb limousine.
Until today Skoda has delivered altogether 33,434 Superbs to customers from January till October (of which 623 first-generation vehicles), 78.2 % more than it had over the same period of last year. Besides the Kvasiny plant, the Škoda Superb is produced in China and assembled in India, Russia, Kazakhstan and the Ukraine.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Audi A8 preview

The new Audi A8 will be unveiled on next 30 November during the Design Miami event, which will be opened from 2 to 5 December 2009. The flagship will be on display at the Audi Pavillion, which will host a vernissage titled "The Art of Progress".
Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, commented on the exhibition concept: “Our claim “Vorsprung durch Technik” also embraces design, which is one of the outstanding elements of the Audi signature.
"And as top design has now emerged as an acknowledged art form, we see the bridge between art and architecture as a logical step in advancing our brand.”
The Audi flagship is due to be unveiled amidst selected art works from the new exhibition “Beg Borrow and Steal,” which belongs to the Rubell Family Collection, one of the world’s most important art collections, and the installation “The Light Light” – consisting of aluminum and LED light – by the British top designer Tom Dixon.
“Artists, designers and engineers have one passion in common, which becomes evident in the “The Art of Progress” vernissage,”emphasizes Stefan Sielaff, Head of Design at AUDI AG: “And that is the handling of form, function, color and material. To what extent the result is art is decided by the claim behind it, but also by the observer.”
Through December 5 the vernissage in the Audi Pavilion is a satellite of Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach, and is open daily to visitors from all over the world to Design Miami and Art Basel.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Renault Pick-up pencil sketch tutorial

In this tutorial GM designer Paulo Konno explains his techniques for creating a loose sketch of a car - in this case a Renault Pick-up - using alkalyne paper and soft lead color pencils.
To see the tutorial Click Here!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bugatti Galibier 16C Concept: design images

Autoblog has published some new information on the Bugatti 16C Galibier, the four-door that will enter production from 2012. The article includes a set of design sketches and the first impressions on the exterior and interior style.
16C Galibier Concept has had its US premire at a special event in Southern California last week. has published an interesting article which reports the first impressions on the premium foor-door model, set to be launched in three years with an estimated price of $1.6 million.
The report includes several previously unseen design sketches which underline the main design elements of the car as well as put into evidence the inspiration from the historic Type 57 Atlantic model.
Among the striking features is the attention to every detail, from the sculpted headlamps to the "spine" that runs from the front grille to the rear end , splitting the rear window in two parts and providing a strong link with the Atlantic.
The luxurious cabin is characterized by the four individual bucket seats, the large glazed area and the extensive use of wooden, leather and aluminum trims.
The 16C Galibier is currently in the prototype stage of development. The production model is expected to be powered by the 8.0-liter W-16 unit already found in the Veyron model, coupled with a new 8-speed transmission.
You can find the complete gallery and the detailed first impressions about the design on

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New Volvo S60: first images

Volvo has released the first images of the new S60 model, the dynamic four-door sedan based on the S60 Concept unveiled at Detroit and set to debut at Geneva 2010. Among the innovative features is the Pedestrian Detection system.

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GM at SEMA Show 2009

At the 2009 SEMA Show GM has presented five special versions of the Chevrolet Camaro that showcase the customization possibilities of the muscle car. The Group has also on display the Corvette Grand Sport, a Silverado concept and two special Hummer models.
To see the article Click Here!.
Jay Leno Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro Synergy

Chevrolet Camaro Chroma

Chevrolet Camaro Dusk

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Heritage Package

Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Concept

HUMMER H3 Moab Concept

HUMMER H3T Sportsman Concept

HUMMER H3T Weekend Warrior Concept