Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Audi A1 e-tron Concept

Presented at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the A1 e-tron is a Mega City Vehicle (MCV) with an electric powertrain, which extends the concept introduced with the first e-tron Concept and the e-tron Detroit Concept to the premium compact class.
The four-passenger, two-door MCV city car was designed specifically for use in the metropolitan areas of Europe and North America and in the rapidly growing megacities of Asia and South America.
The Audi A1 e-tron always drives on electric power (range of 50Km); an internal 254cc Wankel combustion engine is used to recharge the battery in isolated cases and increases the range up to 200 km.
The synchronous electric motor of the Audi A1 e-tron is mounted transversely at the front of the car. Its low mounting position has a positive effect on the vehicle's center of gravity.
Continuous output is rated at 45 kW (61 hp), with peak power of 75 kW (102 hp) available in short bursts. 150 Nm (110.63 lb-ft) of torque is continuously available, and peak torque is 240 Nm (177.01 lb-ft).
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Zenvo ST1: new images and video

The new official images and a video of the Zenvo ST1.
The Zenvo ST1 will be produced in 15 units with a price of 850,000 Euros.
The ST1 is powered by a 7 liter Corvette-derived LS7 V8 engine with a turbocharger and a volumetric compressor, that delivers 1,104 hp and 1,430 Nm of torque.
The car reaches a top speed of 375 km/h (electronically limited) and sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 3 seconds.
According to the some recent information, within the next three years Zenvo will unveil a smaller and more "affordable" model currently under develpment.
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Monday, March 22, 2010

Koenigsegg Agera

At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show Koenigsegg has presented the Agera, a supercar that celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Swedish company. It is an evolution of the CCX with a 4.7 V8 engine with 910 hp and a hybrid carbon fiber/aluminum structure.
The 0-100 km/h acceleration takes 3.1 seconds and the top speed is over 390 km/h.
The design shares the main dimensions and the overall concept with the CCX model.
The all-new interior features an innovative lighting system called Ghost light.
The Agera will be produced in16-20 units per year, in parallel to the CCX and CCXR models.
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bugatti 16C Galibier: new images

Bugatti has released new official images of its 16C Galibier, the exclusive W16-powered sedan currently under development. The gallery includes studio shots that show the exterior design and the luxury interior.
According to the first information, the upcoming 16C Galibier will be powered by the same 8.0 liter W16 unit that equips the Veyron.
Compared to the coupé, the sedan will have two turbochargers instead of the four of the Veyron, and an eight-speed automatic dual clutch transmission instead of the seven-speed DSG.
To see The gallery Click Here!
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kia Magentis/Optima

Kia has revealed the first official pictures of the Optima/Magentis sedan that will debut at the 2010 New York Auto Show. The dynamic design is characterized by sculpted flanks, a coupé-like silhouette with a sweeping roof line and a high shoulder line.
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Ferrari 599 GTB HY-KERS Concept

At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show Ferrari has presented the HY-KERS Concept, an experimental vehicle based on the 599 GTB Fiorano which features a hybrid powertrain with a 100 hp rear-mounted electric motor and reduces CO2 emissions by 35 percent.
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Zagato Perana Z-One

Zagato has released new images of the Perana Z-One, first unveiled at Geneva 2009 as a concept car and presented at the 2010 edition of the Show in its final production version.
According to the first information provided by Perana Performace Group CEO Jim Price, the market launch will start in UK on May, and in the rest of Europe within the year.
The Z-One is powered by a 6.2 liter V8 engine from General Motors, delivering 440 hp. The total weight is about 1,200 kg, with a 50:50 front/rear distribution. The main dimensions are a length of 4.4 meters, a width of 1.9 meters and a height of 1.2 meters.
According to some rumors the price could start from about 50k Euros, which would be quite surprising given the exclusive nature of the car.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The New Hulk of Porsche

Porsche presented the new Green Monster - the Porsche 918 Spyder Concept - at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. You can see all about that car in this video.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Seat IBE Concept

At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show Seat has revealed the IBE Concept, a compact coupé with an all-electric powertrain and a new design language that gives some hints at the company 's styling direction for the future models.

The all-electric powertrain features a front-mounted motor which delivers 75 kW (102 hp) and 200 Nm of torque.
The lithium-ion batteries have a capacity of 18 kWh, and are located at the rear, which allow for a range sufficient for most urban trips.
Thanks to the reduced weight of 1,000 kg, the IBE Concept sprints from 0 to 50 km/h in 3.4 seconds - the classic 0-100 km/tim is 9.4 seconds, and the top speed is 160 km/h.
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Abarth Punto EVO

The Abarth Punto EVO is a special version powered by a 1.4 liter MutiAir gasoline engine delivering 165 hp. The revised design features new wheels, bumpers, spoilers, skirts and motorsports-inspired diffusers which confer a sporty look while improving dynamic efficiency.

In this version the unit delivers 165 hp and a peak torque of 250 Nm (25.5 kgm) at 2250 rpm, which allow to achieve a 0.100 km/h time of just 7.9 seconds.
Compared to a conventional gasoline engine of equivalent size, a MultiAir engine develops more power (up to 10%) and more torque (up to 15%), while consuming significantly less (up to 10%) and emitting less CO2 (up to 10%), fewer particulates (up to 40%) and less NOx (up to 60%).
Among the technical highlights is the TTC (Torque Transfer Control), a performance mode selection system that modulates engine, braking and steering action to offer a choice of two different driving styles - Sport and Normal.
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