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Aston Martin Virage, between DB9 and DBS.

February 24, 2011

Aston Martin is to formalize the release of his model Virage, a name already known in the british brand. Indeed, in 1988 it replaced the V8.
Today, Aston Martin places it between the DB9 and DBS. Very similar to current models of the range, it could be the replacement for the DB9 with clean lines to the extreme ... beautiful.
Motor side, the Virage adopts the V12 6.0L of 497cv with a couple of 570 Nm identical to the DBS. To maintain comfort while offering superior performance, the Virage acquires the damping control ADS (Adaptive Damping System). Carbon / ceramic brakes will be availiable.
Obviously the Virage will be offered in coupe or convertible. No price announced yet.

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Mercedes CLS 63 AMG as Police Car.

February 15, 2011

Mercedes is a partner of Fashion Week in New York and held to celebrate this great meeting of fashion by launching a funny initiative. The aim? Arrest people very well dressed with the new CLS 63 AMG !

The CLS AMG is decorated like a police car, but it is not really a patrol banal: the Fashion Force, a brigade launched by Mercedes with a purpose: drive through the streets of New York and will select pedestrians who will be the best dressed in town. They will be arrested by the new CLS 63 AMG patrol and will be offered privileged access to the Fashion Week as a reward for their perfect style.

Lamborghini Aventador on the road.

February 14, 2011

The next Lamborghini has been filmed on the highway to Andalousia (Spain). In
fact, it is two models of the Aventador LP 700-4 with lightly stickers which
cruised. No more information, just this amateurish video.

Read the Carsappeal's post on the Aventador LP 700-4

Scoop: Alfa Romeo 4C in video.

February 11, 2011

True teasing or false scoop?
A video "stolen" of the future Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder and Berlinetta circulates on the web. So it must be officially unveiled at the next Geneva Motor Show, the small coupe Alfa shows furtively on this video, which, according to statements, would come from an employee of Alfa Romeo.
Nevertheless, we see the lines of the coupe and Spyder developing 250 hp and 850 kg with mid-mounted engine.
Notice also the small triangular grille that recall the ancient mythical models of the brand.
Even if this video is not a spyshot, bring on the Geneva Motor Show to see more clearly its lines.

World Car contest 2011, the finalists.

February 02, 2011

    The last year, the winner was the VW Polo. For this contest, pretendants must be sold between the end of 2010 and the fifth month of 2011 on two mainlands at least.
4 prizes will be awarded and  the finalists for each categories are Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Aston Martin Rapide, Audi A1, A7, A8, BMW 5 Series, X3, Citroen C4, DS3, Honda CR-Z, Hyundai Sonata / i45, Tucson / ix35, Infiniti M and QX, Jaguar XJ, Jeep Grand Cherokee, KIA Optima, Sportage, Lexus CT200h and LFA, Mazda5 / Premacy, Mercedes-Benz CLS, R Class, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, MINI Countryman, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport / RVR / ASX, Nissan Juke, LEAF, March / Micra, Opel / Vauxhall Meriva, Peugeot RCZ, Porsche Cayenne, Renault Dacia Duster, Renault Latitude / Samsun Motors SM5, Saab 9-5, Suzuki Swift, Volkswagen Jetta, Touareg, Volvo S60 / V60 for the Car of the Year Award.

BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition, Chevrolet Volt, Honda Fit Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Lexus CT200h, Mazda5 MZR 2.0L with iStop, Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell, Nissan LEAF, Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid, smart ed, Toyota Auris Hybrid, Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid for the Green Car Award.

Aston Martin Rapide, Audi RS 5 Coupe, Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, Citroen DS3 Racing, Dodge Challenger SRT8, Dodge Viper ACR, Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Gallardo SUPERLEGGERA, McLaren MP4-12C, Mercedes-Benz 63 / CL 63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Porsche 911 GT2RS, Porsche 911 Turbo, Renault Megane III / Renault Sport for the World Performance Car Award.

And to finish with the World Car Design of the Year award with Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Aston Martin Rapide, Audi A1, A7, A8, BMW 5 Series, 5er Touring, X3, Cadillac CTS Coupe, Chrysler 300, Citroen C4, DS3, Dodge Charger, Ferrari 458 Italia, Honda CR-Z, Hyundai Sonata/i45, Tucson/ix35, Infiniti M, QX, Jaguar XJ, Jeep Grand Cherokee , Kia Optima, Sportage , Lexus CT200h, LFA , Mazda5 / Premacy, Mercedes-Benz CLS, E-Class Cabrio, E-Class Coupe, R Class, SLS, MINI Countryman, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport/ RVR / ASX, Nissan Juke , LEAF, March / Micra, Opel / Vauxhall Meriva, Peugeot RCZ , Porsche Boxster Spyder, Cayenne, Renault Latitude/Renault Samsung Motors SM5, Renault/Dacia Duster, Saab 9-5, Scion tC , Suzuki Swift, Toyota Etios, Passo / Daihatsu Boon, Toyota Sienna, Volkswagen Jetta, Touareg, Volvo S60/V60

Winners of this contest will be unveiled during the New York Auto Show  from April 22 to May 1,  2011.

Ferrari FF finally unveiled.

January 21, 2011

At noon, Ferrari has just lifted the veil on the replacement for the 612 Scaglietti. Surprise, it will look like a "shooting break", characterized by an endless hood on the front and a back squat, the stroke of a pen reminiscent of the BMW Z3 coupe. Named for the moment Ferrari FF for 4 seats 4 wheel drive, this Ferrari can easily take 4 peoples and their luggages thanks to a trunk of 450dm3 which can be increased to 800dm3 when the rear seats are folded down.

Technically side, Ferrari has installed under the hood a new 6.3L V12 with direct injection located in a central front position developing 660ch 8000rpm and 683nm at 6000rpm. This engine mated to a new gearbox and 7-speed dual clutch will allow the Ferrari FF to go from 0 to 100km / h in 3.7s and achieve the 335 km / h! Ferrari announces a reduce consumption to 15.4L/100km and 360g of CO2.
The unique AWD system is meant intelligent by transferring power independently according to the conditions of adhesion of each wheel.
The FF 4.91m long, 1.95m wide and 1.38m high  weighs "only" 1780kg, the weight is distributed to 47% front and 53% rear.
This unprecedented shooting break drawn by Pininfarina will present at the Geneva Motor Show, will nevertheless it can be ordered from May 2011 for a delivery  at the end of this year.

Discover the official video and devoid of his camouflage at the end of this video.

Tesla S final model on the roads.

Tesla, California manufacturer of electric cars (for those who do not know) has unveiled a new video of his model S. The next green sedan of Tesla wears new stylistic features, essentially the bumper, air intakes and lower body, making the car more dynamic and homogeneous than the prototype.
Technical side, Tesla announced a weight of 1800 kg, 120 mph (195 km / h) and a
0 to 60 mph shot down in 5.6s . With respect to batteries, Tesla plans to
out the S model with 3 different capacities for autonomy, 260, 350
and 480 kms.
The price should be around $ 57,400 for the model with the battery autonomy of 260 km.
The start of production of this green alternative to Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5 Series and Audi A6 would take place during the first half 2012.

Lamborghini LP700-4: it is ready.

December 19, 2010

The official or not pictures of the replacement for the Murcielago gush in the press at this time. Jota one time, then Aventador,  future LP700-4 does not have officially name yet, but she is born and ready for battle within the pack of Supercars !
In a presentation to some media and very privileged customers, a Lamborghini club member of Los Angeles managed to shoot the beast and spread the image.
With 700hp and four-wheel drive, the Aventador (name that will certainly retained without being confirmed) knocks down 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds!
Lamborghini retains the 12-cylinder, this totally new engine of 235kg develops 6.5L and 690 Nm coupled to a gearbox with double clutch 7 reports called SRI (Independent Shifting Rod) allowing, thanks to the double
linkage used a gear change 50% faster!
Moreover, Lamborghini chose among others, for a while carbon fiber bodywork, ceramic brakes enable the Aventador to win 200kg compared to the Murcielago.

The official presentation will take place at the upcoming Geneva motor show.
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