Jumat, 10 April 2015

Audi RS 3 Sedan

The RS3, which we still have to take the glove, motivates us by its five cylinders. We need to know if this time it will be more interesting and entertaining driving than the current generation. But perhaps his large "downside" is that his aesthetic is not as striking as that could be. Limited to the five-door body, is not a car "canton" by nature.

On the other hand, the prototype A3 Clubsport quattro the year past people of Ingolstadt took Wörthersee it motivated us in aesthetic. And now it turns out that Americans may be in luck for this reason.

The CEO of Audi America, Scott Keogh, confirmed that his company intends to have an RS3 in those markets, but in format three volumes. So yes, gentlemen, there will be a production version of the Clubsport quattro, with 350 HP and five-cylinder.


Kamis, 09 April 2015

Shelby EXP500 CSS Black Hornet

Without words... so I've been seeing this beautiful EXP500 CSS "Black Hornet" belonging to the private collection of Carroll Shelby. It is a replica of the EXP500 Green Hornet prototype manufactured in 1968.

The Green Hornet was a prototype body Coupe designed to bring something new to the Shelby of the moment, that were only available in Fastback or Convertible variants. But he was never brought to production and was in an experimental model. Why the name comes with the tagline EXP.

But this "Black Hornet" is unique and belong to the private collection of Carroll Shelby makes it more exclusive still. It has a Cobra Jet V8 428 of 335 HP engine under the hood and every part of the car is original of the period.

The auction will begin on December 2 with a starting price of $100,000, and the benefits of it will be allocated to the Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation.

Jumat, 03 April 2015

Aston Martin Rapide

At the Frankfurt Motor Show we can see the presentation of the beautiful Aston Martin Rapide, sedan premium which has targeted to the Porsche Panamera. Firstly, we have new official images (or renderings, rather) of the British model, while by Motor Authority we get three leaked photos that show us for the first time the cockpit of Rapide.

According to the latest data, the Rapide would have a revised variant of the V12 6.0 litres mounting the DB9, associated with a six-speed automatic with Tiptronic Aston Control System. The power would be in about 470 HP, that would located it below the DBS and V12 Vantage. It is expected that benefits are also placed a level below variants coupé, with a 0 - 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds and a top speed of around 290 km/h.

That first picture of the cockpit shows a typical Aston Martin but made environment for a Gran Turismo, rear seats sports but generous in terms of space, LCD screens and a panoramic roof. We have to wait for more details in September during the Frankfurt Motor Show.


Rabu, 01 April 2015

Saab 9-3X

Saab bets for SUVS. First came the 9 - 7 X, and now presents the 9 - 3 X, a Variant upper and traction 4 × 4 of the 9-3 Sportback, which will arrive at dealerships the coming year.

Three options: a gasoline, diesel and a Biopower (to run on ethanol E85). Gasoline and Biopower mounted a 2.0 T of 210 HP. Both offer great performance, with 230 km/h maximum speed and 8.5 seconds in acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h. Consumption are not high, 8.3 l / 100 km on average, and CO2 emissions are 199 g/km.

The diesel model will feature the 1.9 TTiD's twin-turbocharged, 180 HP and 400 Nm of torque. And in this case the Saab 9 - 3 X is not a 4 × 4, but a conventional front wheel drive; While for the gear box if you can carry both manual and automatic. The benefits and consumption of this version are outstanding, 220 km/h maximum speed of, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds, consumes 5.5 l / 100 km on average and their CO2 emissions are 144 g/km.

Models carrying the wheel drive have "intelligent" active XWD system of last generation, that distributes the torque between axles front and rear depending on adherence, as well as between a wheel and another thanks to the rear self-locking differential eLSD. Finally, emphasizes the space for cargo, which incorporates the Twinfloor system to order luggage safely. The available volume is 477 litres, or 1.331 litres if the rear seats fold.

Senin, 16 Maret 2015

Alfa Romeo Mi.To Veloce

Presented in the Dutch AutoRAI, Mi.To Veloce is an intermediate variant between the sensible 1.4 TB 155 HP and the Mi.To GTA sport. Share propeller with point Abarth SuperSport, a 1.4 liter that produces 180 HP of power and maximum torque of 270 Nm.

Outwardly differs sportier appearance with respect to the lower models, with a small spoiler on the front, another located in the gate of the trunk and larger side skirts. As well as these additives, rear-view mirrors, 17-inch wheels and the bands that run along the bottom of the side are painted in white.

As for the interior, the only noticeable change is the new upholstered seats.

Its launch will occur in a short time, although his name is not final and could change for the production Variant. The benefits are very respectable, reaching 100 km/h in just 7.5 seconds, in theory all a competitor to the Mini Cooper S.