Monday, January 31, 2011

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Cabriolet

V8 / 4.735 cc / 436 PS / 361 ft/lb (490 Nm) @ 5.000 / 0 - 62 mph (100 km/h): 4,8 s / Vmax: 190 mph (305 km/h)

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Noble M600

V8 / 4.412 cc / 456 PS (Road mode), 608 PS (Track mode) or 659 PS (Race mode) / 604 lb/ft (819 Nm) @ 3.800 / twin turbo / 0 - 62 mph (100 km/h): 3,0 s / Vmax: 225 mph (362 km/h)

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VW’s 111.11 kmpl, super efficient Formula XL1 car

What you are looking at is Volkswagen Formula XL1, the car which is capable of going more than 111 km on a litre of diesel. Apart from the high fuel efficiency the XL1 also boasts a ridiculously low CO2 emission figure of 24 g/km.

The XL1 is a diesel electric hybrid, with a 800cc two-cylinder TDI engine producing 48PS, supported by a 27PS (20KW) lithium-ion electric motor. And just because the XL1 is fuel efficient, you shouldn’t think that it’s a slouch. The 0-100km/h sprint comes in a decent 11.9 seconds, and the top speed is a respectable (and electronically limited) 160km/h. The XL1 is also capable of travelling up to 35km solely on electric power.

The secret behind the XL1’s fuel sipping capabilities is its lightweight construction. The car’s chassis is a carbon fibre monocoque, while the body panels are made of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP). The result of using such ultra-lightweight materials is a weight of just 795 kg.
The car will apparently make it to production, though only 100 units will be created and sold. The XL1 will be sold in markets across the world, starting from Europe, and then going to the US and China.

And if you thought that such exclusivity and environment efficiency would make the XL1 cost the sun and the moon and all the constellations, you’d be wrong. According to senior VW management, the car won’t be as expensive to produce as some other such projects in the past, as the hybrid tech is getting increasingly mainstream. Also, the cost of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber is coming down, as the usage increases in automotive and aviation applications.

Kizashi official website

Just days before the official launch of the Kizashi D-segmenter, on February 2 Maruti Suzuki have launched the car’s official website. The website shows the cars in a a 360 degree view before running an AV highlighting the virtues of the car. The AV tries hard to project the Kizashi as a premium car with sporty styling, doesn’t quite have a great impact though.

There are no specs or details on the car available on the site. All you can do is watch the AV and share the link with your friends.

While the car in the videos doesn’t have any hints of Maruti’s logo on it, with only the Suzuki logo present both at front and back, the website does have the Maruti Suzuki logo on the top left corner. We thought Suzuki would like to keep the word Maruti out for this car’s branding as much as possible, but seems like they they are not obsessed about the idea as we thought they would be.

Here’s link to the official site:

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Porsche 911 (997) Turbo Gemballa Avalanche GTR 650 EVO-R Cabriolet

B6 / 3.800 cc / 650 PS / 700 ft/lb (950 Nm) @ 1.950 - 5.000 / twin turbo / AWD / 0 - 62 mph (100 km/h): 3,4 s / Vmax: 205 mph (332 km/h)

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mercury Eight Custom Lead Sled

No technical specification available

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Pagani Huayra

V12 / 5.980 cc / 710 PS / 737 ft/lb (1.000 Nm) @ 2.300 - 4.300 / twin turbo / 0 - 62 mph (100 km/h): 3,3 s / Vmax: 230 mph (370 km/h)

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Friday, January 28, 2011