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Volkswagen Amarok pricing announced (UK)

2011-02-27T22:16:34.372-08:00

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GM announces Astra convertible for 2013

2011-02-25T10:39:13.398-08:00

GM has made official that it will released a convertible variant of the Astra in 2013, alongside a city car at the same time. With the VW Golf Cabriolet in its sights, we expect Vauxhall/Opel to ditch the retractable hardtop in favour for a soft-top. The newcomer will share the same platform as the outgoing Astra and will be produced in Gliwice, Poland. �The new Convertible will be a great



Morgan 3 Wheeler official pictures

2011-02-25T09:49:59.865-08:00

Return of Morgan�s classic 3 Wheeler confirmed, with prices starting from �30,000.The Morgan 3 Wheeler is back! For the first time in 58 years, Morgan is planning to offer its classic motorbike-engined 3 Wheeler for sale again next year. Thoroughly updated, with new technology, materials and engines, the 3 Wheeler costs from �30,000. Around 30,000 examples of the original model were built between



Geneva 2011: Jag reveals hardcore XKR-S

2011-02-25T09:49:59.885-08:00

Jaguar�s subtle rocket gets a less subtle bodykit and power upgrade This is the new Jaguar XKR-S - an uprated version of the quietly legendary XKR. Due to make its debut at next week's Geneva motor show, the XKR-S still sports the 5.0-litre supercharged V8, but power is up from 510bhp to 542bhp. There's also a boost in torque to 501lb ft (up from 461lb ft).Related contentCar Verdict Honda Accord



Concept Car: Vauxhall/Opel Zafira Tourer Concept

2011-02-25T10:39:13.415-08:00

Following the first image of the Zafira Tourer Concept that appeared from an iPad, GM has published fresh images of the Zafira Tourer Concept. The concept is apparently a show car and will strongly hint at the production Zafira. It'll move upscale to rival the Ford Galaxy, which will leave the current Zafira, in facelifted form, to proceed. Combining �lounge-on-wheels� luxury with the same high



CORGI CLASSIC 1/50 SHERMAN M4A2 - FRENCH ARMY

2011-02-25T11:49:42.608-08:00

An extremely good World War II model (Across the Western Front). Features include a rotating turret and full track configuration. One of a Limited Edition of 5,000 worldwide and includes a Limited Edition Certificate and information booklet. Model presented in a presentation box. The decoration is particulary effective, and the detailing is equally fine. Shop here



SPY VIDEO: 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse

2011-02-25T00:47:54.736-08:00

This spy video featuring several test prototypes of the future S-Klasse (W 222) was shot in the icy cold landscapes of Sweden, in the northern part of Scandinavia. The one who was filming the cars managed to grab key hints about certain exterior design elements to be showcased on the flagship limousine. For instance, the headlights, still heavily hidden under thick black cloth, will make use of



Porsche Semper Vivus Hybrid?Video?

2011-02-25T08:15:40.052-08:00

German car manufacturer has even released a video preview of the Porsche Semper Vivus Hybrid.From concept cars to new technology, these events are held as a big show and tell for the world�s automakers. So, when a company brings out something that�s over 100 years old to debut at one of these events, it seems a bit odd.They spent four years at Porsche Museum recreating this magnificent vehicle so



2011 Geneva Preview: Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package

2011-02-25T08:15:40.451-08:00

Lexus just releases new photos and details for the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package ,which will debut at the Geneva auto show next week.The package celebrates Lexus� class victories at the 24 Hours of N�rburgring last May. Lexus isn�t actually adding to LFA production; instead, the automaker says that 50 of the 500 cars set to be built will be equipped with the package. Available in Matte Black,



Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL en route in the USA - About circumnavigators, stacks and roadsters: the F-CELL World Drive heads through North America

2011-02-25T00:47:54.751-08:00

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASEStuttgart, Germany, Feb 25, 2011On 25 February the F-CELL World Drive embarked on the second leg of its tour when three striking green B-Class F-CELL set out from Fort Lauderdale on the East Coast of the USA on their first North American leg towards New Orleans. In total, the vehicles will be covering around 7500 kilometres in the USA and Canada, after which they will leave



Fiat Studio Report: Bergstrom Fiat open for Business

2011-02-25T10:37:34.632-08:00

Bergstrom Fiat of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is one of the first Fiat Studios open for business in the United States and has been recently interviewed on CNBC.Read more about Bergstrom Fiat below:NEWS RELEASE Contact: John F. BergstromChairman & CEOPhone: (888) 616-5893Bergstrom Fiat websiteBERGSTROM FIAT ONE OF THE FIRST THREE TO OPEN IN THE U.S.Milwaukee, Wisconsin (February 18, 2011) � Bergstrom



Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E pricing announced (UK)

2011-02-25T10:39:13.452-08:00

Renault has unleashed prices for the Kangoo Maxi Z.E commercial vehicle. Two variants will be available with the two-seater starting at �17,990 (excl. VAT), while the five-seater crew van starts at �18,690. The two-seat model allows carrying capacity of up to 4.6m3 with a load bay of 2,900mm. The crew van comes with a 60/40-split folding rear seats. This can be configured into one of four layouts



New Car: 2012 Saab 9-5 SportWagon/SportCombi

2011-02-25T10:39:13.479-08:00

Saab has unveiled the long-awaited 9-5 SportWagon, before its world premier at the Geneva motor show next week, in which order books will open. The 9-5 SportWagon is expected to outsell its sedan sibling in markets such as the UK and Germany, as the previous incarnation accounted for 50% of sales. It uses the same bodyshell as the 9-5 sedan up until the rear doors. From there, the new design is



UPDATE Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 image leak No.1 ,2 ,3 ,4

2011-02-25T09:49:59.899-08:00

All hail print! Once again, the vulnerabilities of the medium have given way to yet another magazine leak.Two days ago we had the honor of breaking Aventador LP700-4 leak No. 1 with a top shot from Evo Magazine Croatia. In no time, the image was spread around the world with some sending a hat tip our way - thanks everyone!Now another image has surfaced and this time it's a clear profile shot



Fiat 500 by Gucci

2011-02-25T09:49:59.917-08:00

Fiat and Gucci have teamed up to introduce a special edition 500 at Milan Fashion Week.Available in white or black, the 500 features an exclusive appearance with chrome accents, 16-inch alloy wheels, and Gucci's signature stripe running down the sides. To dress up the cabin, desingers added two-tone leather seats, gloss black trim, and plenty of Gucci branding.According to Gucci Creative Director



Gumpert Tornante teased again?

2011-02-25T09:49:59.929-08:00

A mysterious new image has surfaced online which appears to show the Gumpert Tornante by Touring.While we cannot confirm its authenticity, the car in question bares a strong resemblance to the teaser image that was released earlier this month. If this is indeed the Tornante, which it likely is, we may have a new contender for the world's most attractive supercar.As we have previously reported,



Semper Vivus: Porsche World Premiere in Geneva

2011-02-25T09:49:59.942-08:00

Porsche will be bringing the world's first petrol-electric hybrid car to the Geneva auto show next week.No, that's not a typo or a misplaced story from the 1990s. We're talking about the Semper Vivus (always alive), the model Porsche founder Ferdinand Porsche first introduced to the world in 1900. Yes, electric and hybrid cars have a long history.After 111 years, Porsche Museum has reconstructed



Official FF video / Video ufficiale FF

2011-02-25T09:49:59.953-08:00




New Car: 2012 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet

2011-02-25T10:39:13.512-08:00

Volkswagen has taken the covers off the new Golf Cabriolet, ahead of its debut in Geneva. Using an electro-hydraulically folding fabric roof, it takes 10 seconds to either fold or drop the roof. Measuring 4,215 mm in length, 1,424 mm in height and 1,779 mm in width, the Golf Cabriolet is smaller than the Eos. Yet despite being 208mm shorter than the Eos, the cars share a 2,578 mm wheelbase,



Lexus LFA with N�rburgring Package world premiere in Geneva, finally

2011-02-25T09:49:59.966-08:00

Lexus first showed us the LFA N�rburgring Package almost one year ago, but with production not getting under way until this past December, Lexus had nothing to show. Finally on the occasion of the 81st Geneva Motor Show, Lexus will be showing to the public for the first time the limited edition supercar.Comprised of only 50 units, just 10 percent of the total LFA production run, the N�rburgring



Fiat 500 Car: A new Italian stylish design by Gucci

2011-02-25T09:49:59.978-08:00

Where there is Gucci style automatically pops up. The 150th anniversary of independence for Italy is being clubbed with the 90th anniversary of Gucci, and the amalgamation is surely gonna do something stylish and chick. On this occasion Gucci and Fiat are in alliance to create a stylish car Fiat 500 by Gucci which will soon be a must have for people. It is a special edition customized by Gucci



Mercedes SLS AMG widebody styling by FAB Design

2011-02-25T09:49:59.991-08:00

Fab Design first showed us their Mercedes SLS AMG body styling kit back in October. Now some fans have tipped us off to an example sitting in the Al-ain Class Motors showroom in Dubai. But this SLS kit isn't the same as the first design. This one is a wide body version.The fenders have been completely resculpted and the sides skirts and quarter panels are one seemless panel that fit over the



VIDEO: Mercedes-Benz "Waltz" 4MATIC 2011 TV Commercial

2011-02-25T00:47:54.767-08:00

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Mazda MX-5 Kendo special edition announced (UK)

2011-02-25T09:50:00.007-08:00

To celebrate the production of the 900,000th MX-5 Miata, Mazda has announced plans to launch the Kendo special edition in the United Kingdom.Available in Dolphin Grey or Sparkling Black, the limited edition draws its name from the Kendo martial art (The way of the Sword) which is "renowned for its fighting spirit, eye-catching dynamic movement and refinement." It is based on the SE trim package



Meet the Fisker Karma

2011-02-25T09:50:00.021-08:00

Standing in the early morning California sunshine talking to Henrik Fisker, you'd think this was just another informal chat about his latest project. We've had plenty of those over the years, first when he was head of BMW Designworks and designer of the Z8, then design chief at Aston Martin and later as the head of Ford's Advance Design Studio. He is his normal open, friendly self, and there is



Mark Webber and his 911 GT2 RS

2011-02-25T09:50:00.036-08:00

Here's a video of Formula One driver Mark Webber driving the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and giving a few lucky passengers a thrill on the track.The video was shot at Silverstone where Webber also explains why he's not just driving the 911 GT2 RS but owns one too. The video shows the passengers along for the ride having fun, but why is it that one always looks rather dorky in such situations.We're not



SPY - 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Klasse

2011-02-25T00:47:54.781-08:00

After getting a first glimpse of the style adopted for the front fascia of the new GL-Klasse, new spy photos coming from Scandinavia have recently hit the internet. With the LED headlights and daytime lamps turned on, the mighty SUV from Stuttgart looks pretty handsome, but a fairly good judgement could only be made when the future generation GL it's unveiled next year, in mid-summer. See more



Daimler plans more than 10,000 new jobs worldwide in 2011

2011-02-25T00:47:54.796-08:00

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE- Direct recruitment of approximately 6,700 skilled workers and 700 graduates - Approximately 4,000 new jobs in Germany alone - Daimler invests in talent for the future: recruitment of 600 trainees and more than 200 students of the �Duale Hochschule� � mainly in Germany - Approximately 1,900 apprentices taken into permanent employment after passing final examinations -



VIDEO: The development of the new SLK

2011-02-25T00:47:54.817-08:00

The development of the new SLKCopyright � 2011, car-evolutioncars. All rights reserved.



VIDEO: With the new SLK at Cars And Coffee

2011-02-25T00:47:54.837-08:00

With the new SLK at Cars And CoffeeCopyright � 2011, car-evolutioncars. All rights reserved.



Fiat 500 by Gucci

2011-02-25T10:37:35.068-08:00

The Fiat 500- High style, chic, an icon of design. Now Fiat and legendary Gucci have come together to create the Fiat 500 by Gucci. It is a car that celebrates the best of Italian style, innovative design and creativity.The Fiat 500 by Gucci will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, March 3rd to 13th, with a commercial launch in Europe in July. The 500 by Gucci will not be a European only



Clarkson on the new Stratos supercar

2011-02-25T09:50:00.049-08:00

Towards the end of last year, I was asked by the editor of TopGear magazine to look back over all the cars that had been launched in 2010 and pick the best. Which was a bit like being asked to root around the lavatory bowl looking for the nicest stool. They were all brown and horrid. Or French.I assumed 2011 would bring more of the same s***** misery, since cars popping out of the automotive womb



Ferrari FF first drive

2011-02-25T09:50:00.067-08:00

�230,000 Driven February 2011 More Photos of Ferrari FF first driveAdditional Info // Used cars Find cars nearby New cars Find new cars Ferrari doesn't do development drives. Journalists are never normally allowed near a new Ferrari until all the corporate levels at Maranello have signed it off. Plus maybe given the once over by the Pope, just to be



New Car: 2012 Saab 9-3 facelift

2011-02-25T10:39:13.536-08:00

Saab is revising its ageing 9-3 compact model for the second time in its nine-year life. The facelift includes front and rear bumpers, headlights, and new interior trim and fabric. Two new twin-scroll turbocharged 2.0 litre petrol engines join the range, developing 163bhp (161PS/122kW) and 320Nm (236lb-ft) of torque, and 220bhp (217PS/164kW), which pumps out 350Nm (258lb-ft) of torque. The new



Concept Car: Mini Rocketman

2011-02-25T10:39:13.583-08:00

This is the Mini Rocketman concept, a vehicle that takes inspiration from the original 1959 Mini. The concept will debut at next week's Geneva motor show and will measure at a mere 3,419mm long, 1,907mm wide and 1,398mm tall. The Rocketman will preview Mini's new design language, as the brand is facing stiff competition from more capable rivals. Executive of the Mini division, Wolfgang Armbrecht



World Debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2011: BRABUS Tuning for the New Mercedes CLS Coup�

2011-02-25T00:47:54.856-08:00

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASEBottrop, Germany, Feb 23, 2011The second Mercedes CLS generation has arrived and in a world debut BRABUS presents an exclusive tuning program for the new four-door coupe at the Geneva Motor Show 2011. Sporty-elegant design paired with aerodynamic efficiency is the trademark of BRABUS. For the new CLS body components were developed in the wind tunnel. They are manufactured in



Aston Martin introduces the Virage ahead of Geneva

2011-02-25T09:50:00.080-08:00

New Gran Turismo model will sit between the DB9 and DBS models in the Aston Martin lineupvSponsored By : CHAUDHRI ELECTRODE ENGINEERING. AL-MUQIT STEELS. Q.A.M INTERNATIONAL. Manufacturing : welding electrodes, steel wirerope, wirerope, pvc cables, all sort of metal and hard ware tools. Also trading in generators. load banks and all sort of metal. Dealing in Real Estate (



Herbert M�ller � N�rburgring 1971

2011-02-25T02:46:42.958-08:00

At the 2007 Mosport Vintage Racing Festival, I had to honour of meeting Peter Felder, who was Swiss driver Herbert M�ller�s best friend and race team manager. We�ve been friends ever since, and Peter has come to visit me a few times in Nova Scotia. Peter�s stories of his racing experiences are completely captivating; he was kind enough to write one of these down for me:In 1971, Herbie decided to



Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 63 AMG

2011-02-25T09:50:00.104-08:00

�80,605 Driven February 2011 More Photos of Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 63 AMGAdditional Info // Used cars Find cars nearby New cars Find new cars There's only one thing that irritates about the new CLS63 AMG, and that's its name. I'm sure there's a solidly Germanic reason for it somewhere in the corridors of power at Mercedes HQ, but, after years of reliably



Sixties Mini Cooper vs Col de Turini

2011-02-25T09:50:00.126-08:00

The shaggy longhorn lowers its head and blinks ruminatively. Its giant, slobbery nose hovers millimetres from my windscreen, the rest of the cow's hefty frame blocking the road. I rev the engine a few times, but this cow is going nowhere. An extended parp on the feeble horn. Nothing.Paddy Hopkirk never had to deal with this...This feature was originally published in the February issue of Car



All New 2011 MINI Rocketman Concept

2011-02-25T09:50:00.144-08:00




MINI Rocketman concept revealed

2011-02-25T09:50:00.164-08:00

In a shocking twist, MINI has unveiled something that's actually mini. Jokes aside, the Rocketman concept draws inspiration from the original 1959 Mini and measures a compact 3,419mm long, 1,907mm wide and 1,398mm tall.The overall design is a little busy, but the car has an attractive Bermuda grey body with exposed carbon fiber sections that hint at the concept's carbon fiber space frame



The pimped out Mini Cooper gaming chair is for the wealthy gamers

2011-02-25T09:50:00.177-08:00

Mr Gawthorpe, 37, from Lower Hopton, West Yorkshire, said: �It�s a theatre-movie chair, a gaming chair, a workstation and a music centre.�You can also plug into your TV for turning the gaming chair into luxurious home theater seating. There�s even a vibration pad called the �Butt Kicker� that reacts to bullet sounds to make you a part of the scene, virtually. Alloy wheels can turn into



New TG mag out now: Jezza on the MP4-12C

2011-02-25T09:50:00.191-08:00

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BREAKING: Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 image leaked

2011-02-25T09:50:00.208-08:00

It was inevitable. The lead time required for print magazines has once again given way to the early release of embargoed material. This time, from the pages of Evo Magazine Croatia a photo has found its way to our inbox via an anonymous tipster. Just a few hours after Lamborghini revealed photos of the naked rolling chassis we have this clear top front view of the LP700-4 Aventador super sports



Italdesign Giugiaro Scirocco and Polo designs leaked via patent office

2011-02-25T09:50:00.344-08:00

News is flowing fast today as we following up from an earlier story on the Italdesign Giugiaro teaser.Pictures depicting alleged Volkswagen Scirocco and Polo models of the future have emerged via the European patent office. From previous reports we know at least two concept cars penned by the Italdesign Giugiaro design house, which the VW Group acquired last spring, are expected to debut in



Project Kahn will do the Aston Martin Cygnet

2011-02-25T09:50:00.367-08:00

Strange enough as it is that Aston Martin will be producing this Toyota iQ based minicar in the first place. (Bond on a budget?)Now, news is that Project Kahn is going to have a crack at tuning the tiny city car.According to Project Kahn, the British tuner is in the midst of developing new conversion kits for the Cygnet and 'brainstorming sessions' are being held with designer A. Kahn taking part



Aston Martin unveils new Virage

2011-02-25T09:50:00.386-08:00

Aston set to launch 'warmer' DB9 dubbed the Virage, powered by the familiar 6.0-litre V12, it will sit below the DBS in the range.Call it a spicier DB9, or a medium strength DBS... Aston Martin has exploited the middle ground between its two V12-powered coup�s and resurrected a famous name of old to create a brand new model.The new Virage offers the best compromise between the refined cruising



Jaguar launches storming new XKR-S

2011-02-25T09:50:00.406-08:00

Jaguar sets sights on the Audi R8 and Porsche 911 with the 550bhp XKR-S, the British firm's fastest production car yet S marks the spot for the fastest and most powerful production model Jaguar has ever built. This is the XKR-S, and it�s designed to steal sales from the Audi R8 and Porsche 911. It promises to sprint from 0-60mph in only 4.2 seconds � that�s four-tenths quicker than any current



Mini MINI revealed

2011-02-25T09:50:00.419-08:00

MINI Rocketman exclusively revealed to Auto Express, to star at Geneva and offers bold look in smaller package Get ready for a MINI launch party! The British firm has announced a daring new concept called the Rocketman � and it�s ready ?to blast off at the Geneva ?Motor Show next week. Boasting seats for four in ?a package not much bigger ?than the original Sixties model, ?it�s the mini MINI we�



THE PAGANI HUAYRA -- Exclusive to SHIFT 2 Unleashed�

2011-02-25T09:50:00.433-08:00

If you'd like a chance to drive the new Pagani Huayra...well, as close as you can realistically get to the actual experience without having to leave your home, or borrow over a million dollars...then here it is.Electronic Arts has announced that the new Pagani Huayra will be exclusively featured in the Shift 2 Unleashed video game, part of game maker's Need For Speed series.In the video here, we



VW Golf cabrio is back

2011-02-25T09:50:00.446-08:00

Volkswagen lifts lid on top seller for the first time since 2002 The Volkswagen Golf is roofless once again! These are the first official pictures of the all-new Cabriolet, which will debut at next week�s Geneva Motor Show.Based on the underpinnings of the latest MkVI Golf GTI, the two-door four-seater features an electrically operated canvas top. This is raised or lowered in only 9.5 seconds � a



Speed doesn't kill people, cars hanging from trees in Australia telling people that "speed kills", kills people

2011-02-25T10:44:05.610-08:00

Again with the hanging car, but this time its a warning to other drivers in West Australia that "Speed Kills". But did did it ever occur to the marketing genius that distraction also kills. What is the point of slowing down only to run into another tree while trying to read the sign. Two weeks later your car is up on a tree down the street saying "Billboards Kill". Speed doesn't kill people, cars



Fiat 500 by Gucci?Video?

2011-02-25T08:15:40.590-08:00

Gucci and Fiat unveiled the 500 by Gucci, the special-edition model is available in a black and white exterior color with Gucci scheme green-red-green stripes. The vehicle will debut at the Geneva Motor Show.The stripes also appears inside on the seats, on the gear shift, the key-cover, the carpets and on the seatbelts. The interior also features chic embroidery, exclusive materials, glossy and



SPY - 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse (W 222)

2011-02-25T00:47:54.873-08:00

The future generation of the S-Klasse continues the winter testing programme in Northern Scandinavia. Photographers have recently scooped a prototype wearing a pair of new exterior rearview mirrors, which will probably debut with the new car. As the W 222 will showcase a brand new design language, it was clear the current rectangular mirrors would have to be changed; the new examples are rounder,



SPY - 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Klasse

2011-02-25T00:47:54.888-08:00

The second generation of the 'Big Daddy' SUV in the Merc portfolio will look ... just merely different from the current version. This is the first conclusion that raises after seeing the last bunch of fresh spy shots captured in the wintry Northern Scandinavia, where the future models of the German constructor are undergoing the usual cold weather testing phase. The front end design, where the



Mercedes-Benz Classic: Topics in April 2011

2011-02-25T00:47:54.902-08:00

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASEStuttgart, Germany, Feb 22, 2011100 years ago � on 23 April 1911: Bob Burman broke Barney Oldfield's record, covering a mile from a flying start at an average speed of 228.1 km in the "Blitzen-Benz" at Daytona Beach, Florida/USA. This was the highest speed ever attained by a road vehicle and set up a world record which remained unbeaten until 1919.80 years ago � from 12 to



Dodge Charger R/T V8: first drive

2011-02-25T09:50:00.462-08:00

Ford has been successfully promoting the Mustang for decades off the back of that car-chase sequence in Bullitt, all seven minutes of jump-tastic, reverse burnoutery of it. But never Dodge, the maker of the taupe-coloured Charger which McQueen harried through the streets of San Francisco, and which ultimately exploded into a ball of fire.Words: Pat DevereuxThis feature was originally published in



More pics from episode 5 (and more Amber)

2011-02-25T09:50:00.478-08:00

There you have it. For the first time in history, we were actually ambitious and not rubbish. Well, mostly.Despite setting a man on fire, stoning a house and nearly sinking in rather cold water, our patented Snowbine Harvester did a herculean job of clearing a snow-filled road and thus proved that Car Evolution can Make Britain Great.And elsewhere, a young lady by the name of Amber Heard popped



Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale: driven

2011-02-25T09:50:00.491-08:00

A track-biased GranTurismo that also works on real roads? What�s not to like? Paul Horrell investigates With each passing year, another cohort of normally staid members of our national life suddenly turn up in spray-on Lycra on Strictly Come Dancing. And more and more of the world's plump GTs are embarking on a double life with a track-biased version.Now it's the Maserati GranTurismo's turn. The



Subaru teases �boxer sports car architecture�

2011-02-25T09:50:00.508-08:00

First image of Subaru�s rear-wheel drive platform for new sports coupe co-developed with Toyota. Subaru is boxing clever! The Japanese firm has released the first teaser of its �boxer sports car architecture� which will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.The rear-wheel-drive platform will underpin both a new Subaru coupe and the production car that finally emerges from Toyota�s FT-86 concepts �



V-Racing VRS-P1 coffin simulator lets you rest in speed

2011-02-25T09:50:00.522-08:00

We have earlier seen a range of racing simulators that combine state-of-the-art technology with cutting-edge design to make for extremely realistic racing simulations, but this one is simply out-of-the-box, thanks to its unique coffin-like design. The VRS-P1 from V-Racing is a custom-built racing simulator that has been designed to fit seamlessly into any space. The design of the VRS-P1 is



BMW's new M performance exhaust [video]

2011-02-25T09:50:00.535-08:00

Performance exhaust system is made of new heat-resistant material that reduces backpressureBMW has announced a new M Performance exhaust system which will be available as an after-market accessory for the M3 range.The new sport exhaust system is made of a new heat-resistant material called Inconel, a chrome-nickel alloy. The new system reduces back-pressure inside the exhaust resulting in a new



Wiesmann Spyder concept announced

2011-02-25T09:50:00.549-08:00

Wiesmann has announced plans to introduce the Spyder concept at the Geneva Motor Show.Details are limited, but the company says the concept will be "powerful, ultra-light and purist." Furthermore, the Spyder will be smaller than the MF4 Roadster and have an "extreme" appearance as it lacks doors and a windscreen.According to Friedhelm Wiesmann, "We want to test the marketability of such cars in



Nissan tries to poach Porsche owners in Germany for GT-R [video]

2011-02-25T09:50:00.562-08:00

New street campaign by Nissan in Germany targets Porsche drivers and asks them to test drive the GT-RHow do you get a German Porsche driver to consider switching to a Nissan GT-R?Well, how about sticking the message right in the driver's face?Not so subtle, but sometimes the direct approach works best.The idea for the campaign you see in action in the video here comes from D�sseldorf ad agency



Ferrari 458 Italia tuned by Novitec Rosso

2011-02-25T09:50:00.576-08:00

It was just last week Novitec Rosso showed us their Race 606 tuning package for the Ferrari California. Now in preparation for the Geneva Motor Show next week the German tuner of the prancing horse has revealed early their program for latest model from Maranello, the Ferrari 458 Italia.Novitec Rosso has kept engine modifications basic for the brand new model. They've added a new carbon-fiber



2012 BMW 3-Series hybrid spied for the first time

2011-02-25T09:50:00.588-08:00

These are some of the first spy pics of the upcoming 2012 BMW 3-Series hybrid.Identifying this next-generation 3-Series prototype as a hybrid are the proper "Rescue" stickers on the doors and rear end. Other than that, it looks like a normal, although, heavily camouflaged, 2012 3-series model.Not much is known about the hybrid drivetrain that will go into the next 3-Series except that most of the



Be-coc Camping Car for outdoor enthusiasts with eco values

2011-02-25T09:50:00.601-08:00

The latest from the house of Be-coc, who gave us the eco-friendly Mobile Home, is the Camping Car for the eco-conscious outdoor enthusiasts. The Camping Car features the Be-coc cube module, including two shells and two swivel solar panels per module. When you reach your camping spot, the Be-coc module opens to offer enough space (3.60 m wide) with panoramic views and clean energy. This modular



smart at the Geneva Motor Show 2011: proving that electric mobility can be fun: smart forspeed: zero emissions, great fun to drive and a cool design

2011-02-25T00:47:54.915-08:00

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASEStuttgart, Germany, Feb 22, 2011 � smart is presenting an unconventional study at the Geneva Motor Show: the forspeed combines contemporary urban mobility with the fun factor typical of smart. The two-seater has no roof or side windows and it features a low wind deflector instead of a windscreen in the style of a classic propeller aircraft. The result is an incomparable



Smart ForSpeed concept revealed

2011-02-25T08:15:40.723-08:00

The smart forspeed, a zero-emission roadster has been exposed just before the most expected Geneva Motor Show and this has developed more expectation. The smart forspeed will end up in the smart�s electric vehicle line-up, which at present has a bicycle and scooter. The Smart Forspeed is a zero-emissions vehicle, powered by a magneto-electric motor developing 30 kW, that has been placed in the



Lamborghini Unveils The Rolling Chassis Of The LP700-4 Aventador

2011-02-25T08:15:40.877-08:00

Lamborghini unveils LP700-4 Aventador V12 rolling chassis, ahead of the Murcielago replacement's debut at the Geneva auto show at the beginning of March, 2011. Unfortunately, the Lamborghini Aventador rolling chassis image was not accompanied by any additional details. However, they did release an image of something that seems to be a material used of the interior of the supercar. In terms of



The Fiat 500 at the 2011 Toronto Auto Show: Readers Report

2011-02-25T10:37:35.276-08:00

Fiat Canada has a strong presence this year at the 2011 Canadian International Auto Show held in Toronto, February 18 thru the 27. The Fiat 500 display is a highlight of the auto show.A friend of this blog has sent us a report on the Toronto Auto Show. He goes by the user name of peterjerome and has contributed content and pictures to this site on numerous occasions. I would like to thank him for



Svetlana Kuznetsova Tennis Gallery

2011-02-25T03:52:23.386-08:00




Shahar Peer Total Sport

2011-02-25T03:52:23.629-08:00

Shahar Peer Total SportShahar Pe'er: born May 1, 1987, Jerusalem is an Israeli professional tennis player. Her career-high singles ranking is World No. 11, which she achieved on January 31, 2011.Her best Grand Slam singles result has been reaching the quarter-finals at the 2007 Australian Open and the 2007 US Open. She has also reached the Women's doubles final at the 2008 Australian Open with



Cast your vote for the Fiat 500: AutoWeek Poll

2011-02-25T10:37:35.425-08:00

Do you love the Fiat 500? Don't keep it a secret! Vote for the car with the big personality on AutoWeek's Poll of favorite sport coupes....Go here to vote!



Official postponement of the 2011 edition of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Bahrain

2011-02-25T00:47:54.932-08:00

The FIA committee agreed to postpone this year's Bahrain F1 GP, that was supposed to be held in the 11th-13th March weekend, following the decisions taken by the Bahrain Motor Federation and the management team of the Bahrain International Circuit as a consequence of the ongoing social instability in the country. Read the official press statement issued today after the jump!OFFICIAL PRESS



Car Evolution Season 16 Episode 5 [Part 5]

2011-02-25T09:50:00.612-08:00




Art Cars Hanging Out To Dry in Chile

2011-02-25T10:44:06.050-08:00

Art Cars Hanging Out To Dry in Chile - Photo by Eliseo Fernandez / ReutersJust got a tip from Kelly Lyles owner of Excessories Odd-Yssey about some pretty art cars hanging out to dry in Valparaiso, Chile during the National Festival Of Arts. Shown here with Generik Vapeur playing his bagpipe which I guess helps paint dry faster???



Geneva 2011: Maser GranCabrio Sport

2011-02-25T09:50:00.636-08:00

Harder soft-top version of GranTurismo revealed, now with more horses Harder, faster and - apparently - better. And not a shred of it will matter.This is the Maserati GranCabrio Sport; a fettled version of the standard Cab, the new Maser now gets 450bhp (up from 434bhp) from its all-alloy 4.7-litre V8 and 376lb ft of torque. Top speed is 177mph, while fuel consumption has been reduced by 6%.



Geneva 2011: 4dr Audi A3 concept

2011-02-25T09:50:00.650-08:00

Audi has released teaser sketches of a four-door concept A3 set to debut at the Geneva motor show.The four-seater �notchback' saloon is said to "offer a glimpse of the future expansion of the A3 family", and comes complete with a five-cylinder turbocharged engine developing 408bhp.This power gets squirreled away to all four wheels via a seven-speed S tronic auto �box, and while performance



Ambitious and actually quite useful: episode five post-show discussion

2011-02-25T09:50:00.662-08:00

So there you have it. For once, Car Evolution�s ambition seems to have been rewarded with a modicum of success with the Dominator. Thank you to the beautiful land of Norway for its help in our ground-breaking experiment, and we hope the councils across the UK were taking copious notes (although you may want to tweak the �gritting� prototype, councillors).In other news from the



Most luxurious golf carts to hit the greens in style

2011-02-25T09:50:00.678-08:00

Touted to be a rich man�s sport, it is often wondered if the equipment makes the golfer, or is it the other way around. We have been covering luxurious golfing paraphernalia that aims to enhance the oomph factor of this game. A luxurious, high-tech and comfortable golf cart is something every affluent golf fanatic would love to possess. Today, we have some of the most luxurious golf carts



It�s official: Bahrain GP cancelled

2011-02-25T09:50:00.692-08:00

First race of the season called off following unrest in the country Organisers have cancelled the first race of the Formula One season in Bahrain.Following anti-government protests in the country, Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa has called off the event, which was scheduled for March 13.Related contentVideo Schuey in the FXX Video Video: Reliant Robin space shuttle Video Porsche



BMW launches �i� sub-brand

2011-02-25T09:50:00.706-08:00

German giant introduces new electric range starting with city car and VED sports car Good news! BMW is set to build a version of the sensational Vision EfficientDynamics sportscar from 2013.The German car maker today launched its new sub-brand, called �i', which focuses on �sustainable mobility solutions'; read �electric/hybrid' cars. Under this banner, BMW will build two models from 2013, the i3



Test Report - Barcelona - Day Four (VMM)

2011-02-25T00:47:54.967-08:00

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASEBarcelona, Spain, Feb 21, 2011BARCELONA DAY FOUR: �A positive end to our test.�Date - Monday February 21 2011Driver - Lewis HamiltonLocation - Circuit de CatalunyaTrack length - 4.655kmWeather - Warm, dry and sunnyLaps completed - 107Kilometres covered - 498kmBest laptime - 1m24.003sProgramme Lewis wrapped up four days of running at Barcelona�s Circuit de Catalunya, spending



Barcelona Test - Day Four (MGP)

2011-02-25T00:47:54.946-08:00

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASEBarcelona, Spain, Feb 21, 2011Michael Schumacher completed the four-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya for MERCEDES GP PETRONAS today.Michael�s programme over the day included aerodynamic evaluations, further race weekend preparation work and set-up development, particularly focusing on longer runs. Michael also continued his familiarisation with the KERS system.Michael



Photo Gallery: 2011 Chevrolet Captiva facelift

2011-02-25T10:39:13.616-08:00

Chevrolet�s revised Captiva compact SUV will start from �21,995 when it goes on sale in May. The reworks include a new diesel engine, altered front and rear fascias, and some chassis tweaks, in addition to front-wheel-drive. Powering the SUV will be a single 2.2 litre VCDi diesel engine, replacing the previous 2.0 VCDi that will either produce 161bhp or 181bhp (163PS/120kW or 184PS/135kW). The



Car Evolution Season 16 Episode 5 Part 4

2011-02-25T09:50:00.718-08:00




Car Evolution Season 16 Episode 5 Part 2

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Car Evolution Season 16 Episode 5 Part 3

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Car Evolution Season 16 Episode 5 Part 1

2011-02-25T09:50:00.754-08:00




Buon compleanno, signor Ferrari!

2011-02-25T02:46:42.998-08:00

Officially, today is Enzo Ferrari�s birthday, records showing that he was born this day 113 years ago. In actual fact, he was born two days earlier, February 18th on the outskirts of Modena, during a bitter winter storm. The storm delayed the registration of his birth, and so it came to be the later date.Buon compleanno, signor Ferrari!



Paris Hilton receives Lexus LFA supercar for 30th birthday

2011-02-25T10:39:13.648-08:00

Paris Hilton has been gifted with a $375,000 lemon yellow Lexus LFA supercar by her boyfriend, Cy Waits. Hilton tweeted: "My boyfriend got me the most incredible birthday gift! I love it! He's so generous and sweet! Amazing!" Hilton�s 552bhp carbon fibre present was greeted with jibes from journalists. USA Today Chris Woodyard said: "Just like her, it's plastic". A few years ago, Hilton obtained



Test Report - Barcelona - Day Three (VMM)

2011-02-25T00:47:54.994-08:00

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASEBarcelona, Spain, Feb 20, 2011BARCELONA DAY THREE: �To get more than 90 laps under my belt today was a big positive.�Date - Sunday February 20 2011Driver - Lewis HamiltonLocation - Circuit de CatalunyaTrack length - 4.655kmWeather - Damp and showery in the morning, with the track drying throughout the day. Cold and cloudy all day. Maximum ambient temperature 14.1�C, maximum



Barcelona Test - Day Three (MGP)

2011-02-25T00:47:54.980-08:00

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASEBarcelona, Spain, Feb 20, 2011Nico Rosberg continued the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team�s pre-season programme at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona today on the third day of this week�s test.The track was damp for much of the morning following overnight rain, and Nico�s programme was restricted to several exploratory runs to gain experience of the Pirelli intermediate tyre.



YouTube - Alfa Romeo -Pandion- [spec commercial].mp4

2011-02-25T09:50:00.765-08:00

So, you have a fascination for film production gear but you also love sleek futuristic concept cars. Well then, you're going to love this video as Zyclotron, the producers of last year's Bertone Alfa Romeo Pandion spec commercial, have sent us this behind the scenes update.The 5 minute video captures the "movie magic" involved for shooting a concept car in a futuristic setting. Hardly glamorous,



James May drives the new Lada Niva

2011-02-25T09:50:00.780-08:00

Jeremy Clarkson, who can do everything, once said that a real man never reads an instruction book.Not sure I agree with this. I bet the Apollo astronauts read a few books of instructions for the Lunar Module, and is he going to call them all a bunch of pansies?When it comes to cars, though, he may have a point. Even really complicated modern cars with built-in satnav and reconfigurable suspension



Rolls-Royce 102EX Electric Car

2011-02-25T09:50:00.792-08:00

With the Geneva Motor Show just around the corner, Rolls-Royce has released the first teaser images of the 102EX concept.Essentially a Phantom EV, the 102EX is a "test bed" which will be used to gather feedback about consumer acceptance of alternative powertrains. As part of this process, VIPs (owners, enthusiasts, and members of the press) will get the opportunity to test drive the car at a



Smart Forspeed concept revealed

2011-02-25T09:50:00.803-08:00

Remember those leaked patent renderings that surfaced after New Years?  Turns out it was no joke, as Smart has revealed the Forspeed concept car. Poised to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 10 days, the Forspeed concept is an electric powered roadster.The roofless design is reminiscent of the Smart Crossblade from 2002 but don't be fooled, this is only a diversion of its true purpose - to preview



PREVIEW: The Smart ForspeED Concept

2011-02-25T00:47:55.008-08:00

Remember these patent design sketches, harking back to the Smart CrossBlade model of 2002, we revealed last month? Well, now they have become reality in the form of a new Smart concept model for the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show in March: the ForspeED. This very fashionable, open-top 2-seater features an all-electric powertrain. The installed Li-Ion battery has a storage capacity of 16 kWh, which