Sunday, September 26, 2010
Spyker additionally appear that it will be assuming a pre-production archetypal of its accessible C8 Aileron sports car at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The car will accept a 4.2L agent laying bottomward 400 hp and 354 lb-ft. of torque. It tips the scales at 3,142 lbs. and should additionally top out at 187 mph. The Aileron should do 0 to 62 mph in a hardly beneath extreme, but still absorbing 4.5 seconds.
While no added capacity accept been accustomed apropos the LM85’s latest alley version, it will be added than account the delay back it absolutely hits the road. Keep an eye out for this babyish back it rolls out but additionally be assured that it will bake a aperture through your abridged and more!
Monday, September 13, 2010
The aerodynamic design appearance becomes additional value beside high performance of steeda 550 streetfighter. Moreover, vehicle’s race style is strengthened by a HRE monoblock p40 wheels for high performance with dimensions 275/35 in front and 315/35 in the rear.
Exclusive Jaguar XKR 75 made his debut at 2010 Goodwood speed. Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Dr. Ralf Speth, has challenged the team of engineers to build the Jaguar XKR Jaguar to celebrate 75, which will provide a combination of increased performance, superb chassis control and grip levels of management to inspire fans to explore the potential capacity to drive the XKR.
Mike O’Driscoll, managing director, Jaguar Cars, said: “The Jaguar XKR 75 will provide owners with an exclusive, fun and a bit of the Jaguar heritage. This is a way to celebrate the power of the XK sports trademark name Jaguars 75 years,” he said.2010 Jaguar XKR 75 - interior design
Jaguar engineers have been improving the power and torque from a supercharged 5.0-liter 530p recognized and 655nm, respectively for the 75 Jaguar XKR, to offer performance truly extraordinary. Although the speed limit in a limited edition model is limited electronically to 174 mph (280 kmh), with the Jaguar XKR 75 times 0-60mph (100 km / h) acceleration was reduced by 4.6 to 4.4 seconds from the 510 PS standard XKR.
Use of lightweight aluminum rigid architecture of the XK as a strong foundation, the rise of the Jaguar XKR counterbalanced by the chassis 75, a dynamic agile handling are very, very good ride and stop with time to convince surefooted after time.2010 Jaguar XKR 75 - speed performa
The revision of the Jaguar XKR 75 feature suspension and handling precision and agility for improved performance. To ensure the Jaguar XKR 75 remained stable at high speeds, wrapped with revised front aerodynamic splitter, side jamb extensions, a rear diffuser and rear wing provide a better balance and greater loss of lift. Computer Active Differential Control accordance XKR also reduce the sensitivity of direction at high speed, further enhancing the stability and driver control.
And with enhanced acoustic package for sports with semi-active exhaust, Jaguar XKR 75 products thunderous pulse racing at peak performance.
natural experiment based on the car, however, has not been achieved at the expense of traditional values Jaguar and comfort improvements.
“We designed the XR 75 as a sports car with the duality of character that make it suitable for driving in Europe at the Nürburgring, finishing a lap very quickly, then go home again said Mike Cross, chief engineer for vehicle integrity.
The Jaguar XKR 75 features of the new Stratus Gray arrived. red brake calipers contrast, eye-catching 20-inch Vortex forged alloy polished finish with black light technology and diamonds turn. Customers will have the opportunity to apply the single graphic body that runs from front bumper to the back of the back.
Jaguar XKR Interior complete 75 environmental performance based drivers finished in charcoal with a point d’Ivoire, piano-black finish dashboard and center console and the main Jet Suede.
Jaguar XKR 75 THE FLASH
The uniqueness of exclusive features of the new XKR 75 include:
* Increased performance by recalibrating the engine and transmission details
o More power to 530p (compared with 510 PS on XKR)
Not much at 655nm torque (625Nm at cons XKR)
There is no torque converter upgraded to handle the increased torque
* Suspension system enhanced to improve the accuracy and agility
o Increase the spring and damper rates (spring 28 percent of the front springs are fixed at the rear 32 percent more rigid)
New aluminum front o the engine and completely revised rear suspension for improved vertical camber stiffness (up 25 per cent)
o Dynamic Adaptive Re-listening damper control software
Reduce no. ride height (15mm front and 10mm rear)
* Body Pack finished aerodynamic body color front splitter, rocker extensions and rear diffuser, and body-colored rear spoiler and larger rear deck lid finisher
* Sports exhaust with increased performance and acoustics – the new system and crossover pipe exhaust outlet
Stratus Grey paint * New graphics outside of the package option
* Red calipers approximately 20 “Vortex forged alloy wheels in light, dark gray diamonds
* Performance XKR charcoal leather interior and the point of d’Ivoire, with Jet Suede headlining and baseplate 75 XKR
* Active Front Lighting
* Final Calibration done in collaboration with the engineering team has been working with RSR Jaguar for 2010 program of motorsport.
Production of the Jaguar XKR 75 is limited to 75 vehicles will be available around July 2010 in England, OTR price of £ 85.500. customer shipments will commence in October 2010.
BMW Sports Car Concept Revealed
Sports Car manufacturer BMW has revealed their latest concept vehicle. BMW is scheduled to show off this beauty at the Frankfurt Motor Show in a couple of weeks. “The Vision Efficient Dynamics is a plug-in hybrid sports car with a new dynamic exterior and interior design language. But underneath the eye catching design is a smaller and more efficient engine BMW is exploring for possible future use.” This amazing vehicle is the wave of the future, more dynamic vehicles made with the concept of environmental preservation constantly on the mind of engineers. Check out the rest of the post for more images of this great vehicle.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
walking: 23.6 miles
biking: 16.4 miles
subway: 4.5 miles
This week started with three days of rain, and also Noah had a friend over to play during the days, and we didn't have a bike for him, so we rarely went anywhere by bike this week.
August 30-September 5
walking: 20 miles
biking: 40.2 miles
subway: 14 miles
car: 64 (60 by zipcar--we had to drive Saugus and beyond, 4 by cab--we bought a new vacuum cleaner in Cambridge and there was no way we were going to haul it home on the T. The trains on Sunday were PACKED, because it was a beautiful day and 100,000 college kids just moved back to Boston last weekend, with nothing to do (no homework or exams yet)).
Now that school is back in session, my miles will continue to shift more towards walking (I put in 4 miles a day just from walking Noah to and from school and walking the dog). Though tomorrow, I'm working a handyman gig for a friend, and that'll be a 12 mile ride (round trip), with heavy tools in tow.
Summer is officially over--car rental rates have dipped back down to normal levels. We have to drive to Connecticut to visit family this weekend, and our two-day rental will only cost $80 (not including gas), so it's now cheaper to rent a car for excursions from the airport rather than using Zipcar. (Too bad, because I like Zipcar better.)
Did some renovations on our bikes this week. The cargo racks on Tracy and my bikes were broken, and the collapsible metal baskets that attach to the racks were all busted, too. So last night and today, I replaced the racks and baskets. Not complex, but a lot of futzing. I'm glad to have two baskets in the back, where before I only had one (which made me very unbalanced with gallons of OJ on just one side). All that extra metal in the back is heavy, though--that's my excuse for going so slow, I'm hauling all those pounds of steel with me.
I also replaced my bike chain, which my new chain wear gauge told me was worn out. The bike runs a lot better now. (I initially misthreaded it, so it was making odd noises. Kudos to the woman at the REI bike shop (at Landmark in the Fenway) who did NOT make me feel stupid when I took it in to figure out what was wrong. They're my favorite bike shop (tied with Broadway Bicycle School), because they are always polite and never intimidating. The last thing I need from a bike shop is attitude.
Monday, September 6, 2010
The Ferrari F430 is going to make its way quite soon with the replacement of the vehicle at Frankfurt show; two German firms have joined hands to give F430 a real unique style of branding with their efforts, these firms are Novitec Rosso and Unique Sportscars.
The new tattoo-style painting, which is a masterpiece of well-known airbrush artist Knud Tiroch, is going to answer many questions that are not asked usually including how it looks like if spent too much time with it on beach at Venice.
The full work over to this vehicle has been given by Novitec with its double superchargers that will offer it 707hp that is a lot more than F430 Evoluzione and that seems quite exceptional with TuNero version and with its adjustable suspension and requisite 20” wheels.
Some nice changes have also been introduced in the interior that adds daytime strip lights aside from front splitter, Novitec body kit and lots of other modifications.
With all these mods, the custom will be able to hit 60 in 3.5 seconds and it will be at 216mph at its top speed. According to Unique Sports Car, only 11 models of it to be introduced that really seems to make it a great choice for those who know that there is no accounting for taste. So, we can guess that will be offered only to some selected ones.
It is often said that for green cars to be taken seriously, serious car buffs must realize that they can compete with the big boys. You see, most people think that you just can’t get proper mileage out of electric cars, that they are ugly, and most importantly, that they just can’t go fast. Well, to prove them wrong, and to start out our brand new Transportation Tuesdays series, we’d like to bring to you the top 5 greenest, fastest, and sexiest beauties on wheels that we’ve ever seen. Counting down from 5 to 1, here they are…
5. Saab Aero-X
4. Venturi Fetish
3. Citroen C-Metisse Concept
2. Toyota FT-HS
1. The Tesla Roadster
Friday, September 3, 2010
Aston Martin Racing has revealed the first impressions of its new GT2 racing car.
Known as the Vantage GT2, the new car is based on the V8 engined Aston Martin Vantage road car. The new car will mean Aston Martin is the only manufacturer to offer cars in every GT racing category: GT1 – DBR9; GT2 – Vantage GT2; GT3 – DBRS9; GT4 – Vantage N24.
For the first time, Aston Martin Racing is designing this car to run on either standard race fuel or E85 bio-ethanol (where regulations allow). In 2007, Aston Martin Racing successfully converted a standard DBRS9 to run on E85.
Robin Brundle, Aston Martin Racing’s new managing director, said: “The new Vantage GT2 completes our product portfolio for 2008 with competitive cars now available in every category. Thanks to our experience with the DBRS9, we have been able to develop a bio-ethanol fuelled version, which will be eligible to compete in an increasing number of series now accommodating this greener fuel, including the American Le Mans Series.”
Thursday, September 2, 2010
While most cars designed to protect the environment look, at best, well-meaning, at worst, plain dull, the FIAT Bugster is designed to make saving the planet outrageous fun.
As might be expected when a group of Brazilians and Italians, two countries not renowned for their wall-flower tendencies, got together to produce a car under the “Environment and Fun” banner they came up with the FIAT Bugster – an all electric off-road car designed to be charged at home.
But, for a technical first, the Bugster is not so much mid-engined, as mid-batteried. The 93 Lithium-Ion batteries, being the heaviest part of the drivetrain, have been mounted in the middle of the car to provide optimum weight distribution to achieve the best level of handling and roadholding – issues that usually don’t trouble the minds of people designing hybrids and electric cars.
To make the most of its 59 kW and 220 Nm of torque, the electric engine is mated to the same Dualogic sequential manual gearbox as used in the FIAT Punto, so as to provide a sporty response and yet more fun.
Beyond the engine and the bright green paint there are many more ingenious ideas – the tools in the tool kit are made from recycled plastic reinforced with natural sisal fibres; the seats are made from foam produced with 30 per cent recycled soya bean oil and body panels use clay that had been modified by nanotechnology to make it suitable for car bodywork use.
Entirely built by FIAT’s Brazilian division, the Bugster makes its world debut this week (30 October 2008) at the Sao Paulo Motor Show and is the latest in FIAT’s long history of environmental advanced cars. FIAT, for example, produce for the Latin American market the first car to be able to run on four different fuels, the FIAT Siena Tetrafuel, which uses pure ethanol, a petrol/ethanol blend, pure petrol or compressed natural gas.
Not only is this unique car capable of running on each of the four fuels, it automatically switches to whichever energy source is most suitable for the driving demands being placed on it.