Over the time, Vespa has made a name for itself, delivering great fun and quality for two wheel machines.
The latest news from the manufacturer concerns the American market, which is set to receive the brand new 2014 Vespa 946.
Canada was first considered as an opening market, but then again, US is just as good a market, so the Italian builder will make the scooter available south of the border, too. Coming this November to American dealers, the 2014 Vespa 946 is a very styling scooter, living up to the standards expected from Vespa.
As a vehicle is getting older and less appealing, car makers often use a trick of the trade to keep it in production just a little longer.
They provide a facelift of the model, adding some minor features and modifications without meddling with the underpinnings too much.
The same is the case with the 2014 Volkswagen Polo, which is set to receive such a treatment. And for being out there for about four years, the changes we can witness so far are not that big. From the spy photos taken of the Polo hatchback, we can see just a restyled front bumper and a smaller antenna.
Right now, Saab is for all intents and purposes, dead. The new owner might be trying to revitalize it, but nothing concrete has been brought to table so far.
Yet, for a car maker that doesn’t really make any cars, Saab has a strong presence in the media these days.
One of the reason for the attention is the incarceration of three, yet undisclosed, former Saab executives. The Sweedish prosecutor Olof Sahlgren says that these three individuals are “suspected of aggravated attempts to avoid tax controls”.
Mitsubishi unveiled a new sedan model designed for the European, U.S. and Asian markets. The new Attrage is very similar to the Mirage hatchback but comes with improved dimensions and more luggage space.
The new model measures 4,095mm and is also inspired by the G4 concept, a prototype seen for the first time at the Bangkok Motor Show.
Power will be provided by a 1.2-liter MIVEC engine capable to return a fuel economy of 4,5 liters/100km (51,7mpg US) when linked to a five-speed manual transmission.
Renault plans to debut the Megane Renaultsport Red Bull Racing RB8 edition in the UK in the coming weeks. The model will be sold in a limited series of 30 units, being the result of partnership between Renaultsport and Red Bull.
The French model wears a special Twilight Blue finish, new alloy wheels, red brake calipers, silver inserts, revised door mirror housings and door handles.
Inside, buyers get several sporty features including GPS-tracked lap timing, a new interface, power output data and new R-Link system.
Nissan unveiled a special edition of the GT-R model for the French market. We talk about the Gentleman Edition, a model which is based on the previous Black Edition and comes with a series of styling improvements.
Under the hood sits the same 3.8-liter V6 engine producing 542 horsepower, providing the same performance figures. At the exterior, the Japanese carmaker offers a revised front bumper, a special Grey Squale exterior finish and new badges.
Inside, buyers will get leather inserts with special stitching, red leather upholstery, a new sunglass case and a titanium plaque.
As you know, India is one of the most densely populated zones of the Earth. This, of course, translates into very congested urban traffic.
That is why a full car just doesn’t make sense in such an environment, and you can see that in the sheer number of bikes on the road in India.
Couple that with a general bad driving style of the residents, and you get some very dangerous conditions on the road. Taking all these into consideration, Harley-Davidson made the decision of creating a nation-wide service for all Harley owners.
Last time we talked about the 1967 Ford Mustang featured in “Gone in 60 Seconds”, it was announced to go up for acution.
At the time, the Mustang GT500, named “Eleanor”, was estimated to bring around 100.000 USD.
With the auction over, we were pleasantly surprised by the sum it finally went under the hammer for. Eleanor brought a staggering 1 million USD, proving that there are still people out there who would part with huge amounts of money to grab a piece of movie history.
Have you ever wanted to get into a Formula 1 simulator, but never had the chance? Well, now for the sum of 90.000 GBP, you can own one for yourself.
This little toy has recently been made available at Costco.co.uk, and besides the state of the art simulation, it even has nice details fitted to it.
You can get your F1 simulator with AP Racing or Brembo brake calipers, brake disks made of carbon fiber, upper and lower wishbones and composite floor, headrest and main tub. The simulator is even fitted with real Pirelli tires, adjustable pedals and custom steering wheel with force feedback.
Today we get the opportunity to see how the upcoming Cabrio variant of the Porsche 911 Turbo will look like thanks to some computer-generated images. The renderings are made by Theophilus Chin, a well-known designer which offered several other digital interpretations of upcoming models.
The open-top version of the German sports car retains all the major styling features of the Coupe model with just few minor changes visible due to the new roof configuration.
Under the bonnet we expect to see a 3.8-liter direct-injection unit producing 520 horsepower (Turbo) and 560 horsepower (Turbo S). A standard seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission will send the power to the wheels.