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Friday, November 28, 2008

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2009 Honda S2000

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For many drivers and sports car fanatics, the Honda S2000 epitomizes exactly what an open-top sports car should be. No where south of a Lotus Elise are buyers offered a car more pure a performance machine.

When Honda released the first-generation S2000 in 1999, automotive journalists everywhere gave it universal praise. Though it is much more expensive than the similar, though much less powerful, Mazda MX-5, the S2000 has evolved over the last several years though stayed true to form.

The only RWD car in Honda's current lineup, the 2009 S2000 carries over the DOHC VTEC 2.2 Liter motor and body style from the 2008 model. Changes are limited to paint and interior options, and a new vehicle stability control system (VSA), which is as sophisticated as cars costing double the S2000's $34k price point. Much to the delight of track racers everywhere, the S2000's VSA system can be defeated.

While it perhaps prices itself above the heads of many of its intended buyers, the 2009 Honda S2000 is as pure a driver's car as any of the major auto manufacturers offer. For those seeking even more, the track-prepped 2009 Honda S2000 CR, called the Type-S in Japan, will soon be available. Read on for all the official details, direct from Honda...

Technical Specification

Transmission : 6 Speed Manual
Final Drive Ratio : 4.100:1
Differential : Torque-Sensing Torsen Limited-Slip
Suspension : Independent In-Wheel Double Wishbone Suspension with Coil Springs
Layout : Front Engine, RWD


Displacement : 2.2 Liters
Engine Type : Naturally Aspirated 16V DOHC VTEC Inline 4
Redline : 8000 rpm
Horsepower : 237 hp @ 7800 rpm
Torque : 162 hp @ 6800 rpm
Bore X Stroke : 87.0 x 90.7
Compression : Ratio 11:1

2009 Dodge EV Concept

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The Dodge EV electric sports car concept, based on the Lotus Europa, is exactly the car ailing Chrysler LLC needs. For a car like the EV concept to not see production would be admitting defeat for Chrysler/Dodge, which carries one of the worst MPG averages of any automaker.

Real Pure Electric Performance from Dodge

It's no secret that sports car drivers would never settle for something, for all its merits, as boring as a Toyota Prius. Automakers worldwide have hybrid or full electric sports car models in the works, trying to capture the hearts and car note payments of the future auto enthusiast on a green tip.

There's nothing particular outstanding about the Dodge EV when compared with other electric sports cars such as the Tesla Roadster, the RUF Concept A or the 2010 MINI E. The chassis comes courtesy of the Lotus Europa, that British automaker's larger sports car. Power comes from a 200 kW (268 equivalent bhp) electric motor putting power to the rear wheels.

An outstanding feature of such electric high performance ccars is the fact that all the torque is available from a standstill. The Dodge EV pushes a tire-crushing 480 lb-ft. of torque, primarily responsible for taking the 3000 pound sports car from 0-60 in what Dodge promises to be somewhere in the 4 second range.

High Performance, Zero Emissions, but is the Dodge EV Production-Bound?

Chrysler has the most uncertain future of any full-line automaker in the world right now. With GM in serious talks to buy Chrysler from Cerberus Financial and Daimler calling their current 19.9 percent stake in the American automaker a financial liability and nearly worthless, R&D budgets can't too high right now.

But GM, who has dumped its research and development budget into the dual-mode hybrid Volt powertrain and E85 Ethanol Flex Fuel green cars, could potentially have the chips to bring the Dodge EV to production, or to use the technology in anything from a Cruize to a Camaro.

Something called the General Motors EV brings to mind another electric car that has not actually given the company a good name. Still, times are changing, and full electric sports cars will be in greater demand than ever before.

2008 Volkswagen Scirocco GT24

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VW Scirocco GT24 Endurance Racing Car Is Class Winner at 2008 24 Hours Nurburgring.

The VW Scirocco has caused quite a bit of excitement among car enthusiasts who have refused to give up on Volkswagen after all these years. The new 2009 Scirocco has been met with a huge reception in the European markets, and as a promotional piece and standing on its own.

The high performance VW Scirocco GT24 was developed as an attempt at one of the most demanding endurance races in the world, the 24 Hours Nurburgring.

The Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 develops a hair more than 320 horsepower coming from a 16 valve turbocharged 2.0 liter direct injection 4 cylinder engine. Perhaps more notably, the Scirocco GT24 uses a DSG transmission that is almost exactly the same unit found in the production 2009 Scirocco, which should be good news to VW tuners looking to this exciting sports coupe for tuning purposes.

So how did the Scirocco GT24, in full endurance racing trim, fare at Nurburgring this year? Quite well. The 2.0 liter Volkswagen took 11th place overall at the 24 Hours Nurburgring endurance race, pitted against the finest Porsche 911-based endurance racers in the world and teams that spanned the globe. 11th place was also good enough for a class victory for the Scirocco GT24, which took home the crown for a 2.0 liter turbo class in which there were many entries.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

2010 Ford Fusion

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Since its launch three years ago to warm reviews, the Ford Fusion has become a byword for sheer driving pleasure — a perfect blend of efficiency, handling, comfort, and safety. Now Ford has premiered the 2010 model at the Los Angeles Auto Show, along with two new variations: the Fusion Sport and the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

A new streamlined exterior reinforces the Fusion’s appeal to our fun side. But the real draw is fuel economy. The mid-size sedan beats similar offerings from Toyota and Honda thanks to all-new engines: the 2.5-liter Duratec with 175 hp and the 3.0-liter Duratec with 240 hp. And offering unseen power is an engine standard on the Fusion Sport: a 3.5-liter Duratec with 263 hp. “We’re throwing down the gauntlet directly at the segment leaders, Toyota Camry and Honda Accord,” says Jim Farley, Ford’s Group Vice President, Marketing and Communications.

The Fusion Hybrid, for instance, beats Toyota’s Camry Hybrid by 6 miles-per-gallon in city driving. Capable of hitting 47 mph on electricity alone, it allows drivers to travel up to 700 miles on a single tank of gas and puts Ford at the head of American hybrid automakers. It comes equipped with Ford’s new SmartGauge, a dashboard display that coaches drivers into more efficient driving.

Each of the Fusion’s engines has been paired with a six-speed transmission, and each has been optimized for a smooth idle and broad torque curve. The result is a potent combination of performance with fuel economy and low emissions. And the 3.0 and 3.5 models benefit from Aggressive Deceleration Fuel Shut-off, a system that adjusts the flow of fuel as the driver steps off the accelerator. (The 2.5-liter model gets this feature later in the 2010 model year.) And the 3.0-liter runs on regular gas or E85 ethanol.

“We’re confident the new Fusion will win in every category that matters to customers,” says Farley. Customers get their chance to find out when the Fusion hits showrooms early in 2009.

What A Big Giant Turbine.

Wow, this one surely can beat Ferrari F1

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

2009 Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85

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Spyker introduces the Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 of which a maximum of 24 production slots are being offered. The LM85 has been designed in the spirit of the Spyker Squadron GT2 (LMES) race cars and sports a GT2 inspired livery. The Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 is named after the starting number of the GT2 cars Spyker has had at Le Mans since 2002.

The Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 specification list is exhaustive with exclusive elements incorporated. All 24 LM85 owners are special guest during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2009. Furthermore, a special Chronoswiss 24 Hours Pilot Watch is part of the offer.

The Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 is an advanced mid-engine, two-seat sports car. It is characterized by a lightweight all aluminium body construction and an uncompromising engineering package. The powertrain of the Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 is the all aluminium Audi 4.2 Litre V8 engine producing 400 bhp. This is paired to a manual six-speed Getrag gearbox, driving the rear wheels with a Drexler limited slip differential. The use of aluminium parts and other lightweight materials results in an impressive power-to-weight ratio and underlines the GT2 racing heritage of the LM85.

Based on the Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R, the racing characterisitics of the LM85 are numerous, such as the structural aluminium chassis, GT2 livery (Burnt Almond Orange with Gun Metal 'S' logo), side mirrors in gun metal, a carbon fibre rear spoiler, and GT2 windscreen streamer. Behind the black powder coated alloy wheels, black AP Racing 6 piston brake calipers with AP Racing logo appear.

The ample use of black leather and alcantara, which is originally meant to reduce light reflection during racing, has been finished with orange contrast stitching and characterizes the unique interior of the Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85

Monday, November 24, 2008

430 Scuderia Spider

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Ferrari has gone and done what many thought would never happen. They have decided to create 499 limited editions of their new 430 Scuderia Spider 16M exotic to celebrate their 16th Formula 1 Constructors Championship!

The Scuderia Spider 16M will host all the same performance slamming numbers as the original 430 Scuderia such as the 510 hp 4.3L V8 meshed with the slickest 6-speed F1 inspired paddle shift gearbox in the world allowing it to perform 0-60 in 3.7 seconds.

2009 Honda Accord Coupe

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Accord Coupe offers three engines: a 2.4-liter i-VTEC® 4-cylinder, putting out 190 hp; and two versions of a 271-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 i-VTEC (automatic models) and the 6-speed manual transmission.

With VTEC engines, which come standard in all Accord Coupes (except V-6 6MT), add more power and efficiency at all engine speeds. And the V-6 features the latest generation of Honda’s Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) technology, which activates the engine’s cylinders as needed, providing both brisk acceleration and fuel savings.

Honda power meets razor-sharp handling, thanks to a low center of gravity and a multi-link rear suspension.In the 4-cylinder models, choose a quick-shifting 5-speed manual transmission or an available 5-speed automatic