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Friday, December 26, 2008

BMW Z4 CS and Z4 RS Aero-kits by DStyle

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2009 BMW Z4

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A classic - redesigned.

The exterior of the BMW Z4 Roadster.

A roadster designed the way only BMW can: the classic proportions of the stretched bonnet and short overhangs are complimented by the low seats near to the rear axle to grant the driver a perfect feel for the road.

The modern shape, an interplay of striking contours and soft mergers, fully captures the character of this vehicle from its characteristic kidney grille to the powerful wheelarches at the rear.

However, it's the way this roadster effortlessly negotiates straights and bends that makes it truly like no other.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Nissan GT-R Cobra 620HP - Wallpaper

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Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI with 525HP

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Audi is aiming towards Lamborghini territory with the presentation of a top-of-the-line R8 model that's equipped with what else, but the Gallardo's 5.2-liter FSI engine. Just to keep the family balance, in the R8 the V10 powerhouse churns out 525HP at 8,000 rpm and 530 Nm (390.91 lb-ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm in European-spec form. That's compared to the latest Gallardo LP560-4's 560HP. According to the German firm, the R8 V10's mid-engine design provides an ideal axle load distribution of 44 to 56 percent.

When equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, the R8 5.2 FSI quattro goes from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.9 seconds. In the version with the sequentially shifting R tronic it reaches 200 km/h (124.27 mph) in another 8.1 seconds. As for the car's top speed, the R8 5.2 FSI won't stop until it reaches 316 km/h (196 mph). Not that any potential buyers will actually care, but the R8 V10 with R tronic gets by on an average of 13.7 liters per 100 km (17.17 US mpg).

The car comes equipped with Audi's magnetic ride system which adapts the characteristics of the suspension in milliseconds to the nature of the road surface and to the driving style as standard. Deceleration is provided by eight brake pistons at the front and four at the rear grasp the brake disks, which are ventilated and perforated. The brake disks on the front axle have a diameter of 380 millimeters (15 in); the rear discs span 356 millimeters (14 in). Optionally, there's also a ceramic brake system available.

On the outside, the R8 V10 is distinguished by a few subtle styling changes such as the chrome finish grille, the all-LED headlights, the new rear bumper that incorporates a different diffuser and two large exhaust pipes, and the 10-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels. Tire sizes are 235/35 front and 295/30 rear. Other unique details include the accentuated sideblades and the matt aluminum exhaust grilles at the rear windows.

The Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro will be rolled out in Germany in the second quarter of 2009 at a basic price of €142,400 or with the current exchange rates, $183,700.

Paris Hilton and Her Bentley Continental GT

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What a nice young cute lady

Saturday, December 20, 2008

2009 Tesla Roadster Performance And Wallpaper

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Style : 2-seat, open-top, rear-drive sports car

Drivetrain : Single speed fixed gear with electrically actuated parking lock mechanism and mechanical lubrication pump

Motor : 375 volt AC induction air-cooled electric motor with variable frequency drive. Output 248 peak horsepower (185kW) and 276 ft/lbs (375 nm) of torque. Redline 14,000 rpm.

Chassis : Resin-bonded and riveted extruded aluminum monoquoque. Four-wheel independent suspension featuring upper and lower unequal length wishbones and co-axial coil spring telescopic dampers.

Brakes : Hydraulically operated. Tandem master cylinder with vacuum servo and anti-lock braking system.

Acceleration: 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds

Top Speed : 125 mph (electronically limited)

Range : About 220 miles (based on EPA combined city/highway cycle)

Battery Life: Five years or 100,000 miles

Battery : Custom microprocessor-controlled lithium-ion battery with 6,831 individual cells.

Weight : 992 lbs.

Full Charge : About 3.5 hours using the Tesla Motors High Power Connector.


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The X6 M prototype has been spotted again, this time wearing even leas disguise. The X6 M features an even more aggressive design, with quad exhaust pipes, larger air intakes.

The X6 M is powered by a tuned version of the 4,4 liter V8 engine producing more than 500 hp. There are also rumors about a V10 version producing 507 hp (same from the M5).

Friday, December 19, 2008

Top ten new cars of 2008

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BMW 1-Series

We’re already starting off with a disputed car. BMW made is reputation with small cars that could kick ass. Anyone who owned a 2002 regrets the day he/she sold it. The 1-Series is the closest thing we will get to in North America to that same spirit (even if BMW no longer sell four-cylinder cars here.) It’s got razor sharp handling and is available with 300 horsepower.

Yes, the styling is a little awkward and the 3-Series overlaps in pricing, but this is exactly what a BMW should be. The 1-Series is the unassuming sport car.

Cadillac CTS/CTS-V

The CTS is a contender because the level of quality was raised this year, but it made the list because of the CTS-V. Corvette power, Cadillac luxury…’nuff said.

Chevrolet Corvette

The ZR-1 has 638 hp and costs about $105,000. That’s about $164.50 per horse. No other supercar offers that.

Oh yeah, this is complete car with good handling, too.

Dodge Challenger

The Dodge Challenger is the kind of car that alters personalities. Even an accountant feels like a badass driving one.

This is a big car, and it drives like a big car. The suspension is a little soft, the turning radius could be measured in yards, and compact parking spaces don’t apply here. But that doesn’t matter because even when you’re out on a milk run, you feel cool.

Jaguar XF

If the Challenger makes you feel cooler, the Jaguar XF makes you feel like a better person. Just by sitting behind the wheel and looking at the real wood, rising shifter knob, and emerging air vents, something changes. You’re social status feels elevated further than any other $50,000 luxury sedan can do.

Lotus Elise SC

Okay, the Elise isn’t all that new, but Lotus did add a supercharger to to SC to haul around or butts even quicker. 217 hp in a car that weighs less than 2000 lbs. is something we love

Mitsubishi Lance Evolution X

Nissan GT-R

Godzilla is back, and no other car we’ve ever experiences has been so thoroughly though out. It took almost seven years to go from clean sheet to 480 hp (disputed) 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6, all-wheel drive supercoupe. Just to be in the car’s presence (not even the drive) and seeing all the little details in person makes you appreciate the car. We’re still trying to figure out how many organs we need to sell to get one permanently.

Saturn Astra

This will likely be the most disputed car on the list, but drive one before you pass judgment, damnit.

Saturns are now just Opels with odd badges, and Opels are cool again. This starts at $16,500 before discounts. As far a cheap transportation with some personality, this one really has something to offer

Subaru Impreza WRX

Here’s the everyday driver for the person who doesn’t want to grow up. Take it to the office in the morning, and take the long way home. Although the redesign took place in 2007, the engine got 41 more horses in 2008.

We couldn’t get enough of the Subaru WRX in our test fleet. All-wheel drive, razor-sharp steering, 265 hp, $25,000: NO BETTER VALUE FOR THE MONEY.