Pininfarina builds a drone

August 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Most of you know about Pininfarina, but whenever you hear the name, you tend to think about extremely beautiful cars that also tend to cost a pretty penny.

Well, now the name Pininfarina is also associated with a remote controlled drone.

Sky Rider drone

Sky Rider drone

With a cost of €1.500, this is by far the cheapest product that Pininfarina worked on, but still it is not quite cheap compared to normal drones. Pininfarina joined teams with Italian company DeAgostini Publishing for this project, and the first drones will be sold in Italy before they hit international markets.
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Volvo XC90 crash test footage

August 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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If there is just one word to describe each car manufacturer, when it comes to Volvo, that word has to be “safety”.

The car maker not only offers some of the safest cars on the road today, but they also invest a lot into developing new safety technologies.

Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 SUV was recently unveiled, and with it the car maker also released some nice footage from a few crash tests the car went through. These included the front impact, side impact and roll over tests, and, while I may not be an expect, I’d say the car performed rather well.
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Mercedes SL400 debuts in the United States

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Mercedes released details on a new entry-level model for the US market. The Mercedes SL400 starts from $84,925 and comes with a 3.0-liter V6 engine producing 329 horsepower and 479 Nm of torque.

Linked to a seven-speed automatic transmission, the 0-100 km/h sprint is possible in 5,1 seconds. Even though it is the cheaper version now in the States, the performance is still very good.

Mercedes SL-Class

Mercedes SL-Class

Fuel economy figures are rated at 20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway (US). The convertible model is fitted with a panoramic glass roof, burl walnut or black ash trim, heated leather seats and GPS navigation.
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Infiniti ESQ – a Nissan for the Chinese market

August 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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When Nissan first launched the Juke crossover, it made some waves, mostly due to its weird, quirky styling.

Unfortunately, China did not receive the vehicle, a mistake which seems to be corrected by the Infiniti ESQ, which will soon hit the Chinese market.

Infiniti ESQ

Infiniti ESQ

If you get past the naming, you can clearly see that the Infiniti ESQ is pretty much a copy of the facelifted Nissan Juke, which also launched this year. Sales of the Infiniti ESQ will start in October, with a starting price of about 200.000 yuan (32.500 USD) which can go up to 300.000 yuan (48.700 USD).
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Chevrolet Niva concept pictures leaked

August 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Chevrolet has already teased the Niva concept which will make its debut at this year’s Moscow Auto Show, and now some pictures found their way on the internet.

The new Niva is the product of a collaboration between GM and the maker of the original Niva, AvtoVaz.

Chevrolet Niva concept

Chevrolet Niva concept

For those familiar with Lada Niva, you know exactly how agrarian it felt, with a strong chassis, heavy gearbox and almost zero comfort. But it was robust enough and it got you pretty much anywhere you needed to go. The new Chevrolet Niva promises to keep the off road capabilities of the old model while improving where it is needed.
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Land Rover Defender Africa Edition

August 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The British folks at Land Rover released details on a special edition model. We talk about the Defender Africa Edition, a model which will be built in a limited run of 50 units.

Available in both Defender 90 and Defender 110 versions, the new model stands out thanks to the Santorini black exterior finish with red roof, revised black alloy wheels, a rear step, roof rack and bumper caps.

Land Rover Defender Africa Edition

Land Rover Defender Africa Edition

Inside, you will get black seat covers with red inserts as well as Bluetooth connectivity.
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Opel Astra GTC Turbo i 1400 by Irmscher

August 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Irmscher released details and photos on their tuning kit for the Opel Astra GTC. Limited to a total of 100 units, the Opel Astra GTC Turbo i 1400 packs a retuned engine and some styling tweaks.

Under the hood sits a 1.4-liter four-cylinder unit producing 170 horsepower, so extra 30hp for improved performance.

Opel Astra GTC Turbo i 1400 by Irmscher

Opel Astra GTC Turbo i 1400 by Irmscher

At the exterior, you will get a revised front lip spoiler, 20-inch alloy wheels, a new front grille and side skirts.
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2015 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Editions Launched

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The Chevrolet North American based automaker has just announced the availability of the model on the market, starting this September for the double-cab version, while the crew-cab variant will hit dealerships at the beginning of October.

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Editions will thus come in two body styles, the vehicle receiving the black mirror caps, the black handles at the doors, the black body stripes, or the black bowtie emblems.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Editions

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Editions

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Rally 1 Edition will also be shoed with the company`s 17-inch aluminum wheels in black finish, as well as a locking rear differential, or the rearview camera.

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Cadillac LTS Sedan Heading to Europe

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The high-end Cadillac LTS luxurious sedan is said to come to Europe as well, after the model will be offered for sale next year.

The Cadillac LTS was primarily aimed to be launched in the US alone, but the company also intends to introduce it on the Old Continent.

Cadillac LTS

Cadillac LTS

However, the Cadillac LTS is also supposed to bear a different name in Europe, as representatives from the company have confirmed this status, with the “LTS” to be just a rumored name.

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Ferrari 458 M Spied in First Shots

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The Ferrari 458 M has been rumored many times and now, some spy photographers from Inautonews online publication, have managed to catch the hot ride on shots, for the very first time.

The Ferrari 458 M was caught while undergoing some tests on the road, the supercar wearing a light camouflage, that might reveal the insignificant changes it would come in a couple of years.

Ferrari 458 M

Ferrari 458 M

But of course, we should take into account that this is just a test mule and we have no idea how would the final version look like.

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