SsangYong officially announced that the Korando facelift arrived in the United Kingdom with a starting price of £14,995. The South Korean model comes with revised bumpers, LED daytime running lights, new 17-inch alloy wheels, new Cosmic Blue, Grand White, Silent Silver and Sunrise Red finishes.
Power is offered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine producing 146 horsepower linked to a six-speed manual transmission.
A more potent variant of the same engine produces 172 horses and can be linked with a six-speed automatic as well. Inside, buyers will get soft-touch materials, matte wood grain inserts, a revised dashboard and few other minor tweaks.
Vauxhall decided to reveal new details on the VXR8 GTS, a model which will be seen in world premiere at the upcoming Autosport International.
As its name suggests, we talk about a powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 576 horsepower and 738 Nm of torque, an important boost over the previous model.
Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h will take only 4,2 seconds while the top speed is limited at 250 km/h. Under the sheet metal we find a special Brake-Torque Vectoring system, an improved Magnetic Ride Control system and a revised suspension system.
If I were ever asked what’s Honda’s best motorcycle ever, I’d be inclined to answer the Cub, a bike that was more than a means of transportation, it was a craze.
Besides the low price, simple design and robust engineering, the small bike managed to get the attention of the world and sold out.
Recently I heard about the Honda CG110, a bike built in Nigeria for the local populace, and the first thing that came to mind was the Cub. While the shape might not fit, the overall design cues and the very low price has to have come from the Cub. If it will carry 30 large pizzas and run on cooking oil, all doubts will be shattered.
Despite having plenty of advantages, working with aluminium is quite the challenge, as the metal is quite stubborn, and Ford found that out the hard way.
It seems that the 2015 Ford F-150, which will be sporting the lightweight material on the body panels, has encountered some problems.
Reports indicate that aluminium shipments needed for the F-150 have failed to meet specifications, and the car maker has yet to master the crafting of the metal. This mistake alone is said to push the release date three months back, and Ford is riding the supplier hard to correct it.
The S-class from Mercedes-Benz has been the symbol of luxury, style, power and comfort ever since its debut on the market. But apart from these metaphors, there is a dark side that the Merc has not yet revealed: “Unlimited power”, as Tobias Moers, the head of the department shouts.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG will be powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 engine, and 621 horsepower, suitable for its top direct predators Audi S8, BMW 760 and the Bentley`s version Flying Spur.
More impressive than its power is the massive torque, of 738 lb-ft, delivering an astonishing thrust to the rear wheels due to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
It is not easy to think of a car running on the tracks at the top speed of 207 mph, and sprinting from 60 in just 2.9 seconds, making use of its full 618 horsepower, unless it is the only McLaren MP4-12C Spider. First on the track, then on the August`s Pebble Beach Concours d`Elegance.
There have been some rumors speculating that the super sports car would make its debut today, as F1 driver Jenson Button stated last week. We would have to see the changes the car has made at its built and performances.
Weighing around 88 pounds more than the coupe, and with an overall 3250 pounds, the MP4-12C Spider comes with fiberglass-reinforced plastic for its retractable hardtop.
The German tuners at TechArt teamed up with KTW Tuning in order to offer a comprehensive kit for the Porsche 911 Carrera S.
At the exterior, the German model gets new 21-inch Formula III forged wheels, revised side mirrors, side skirts and a rear wing. Moreover, the tuners provide a nose lift system as well as a special exhaust system.
Power is provided by the same 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine producing 400 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque.
Carlsson released photos and details on their new tuning pack for the Mercedes GLK. The package brings both styling and performance tweaks and was originally introduced at the Essen Motor Show.
Power for the GLK 220 CDI is provided by a revised unit producing 204 horsepower and 500Nm of torque.
On the outside, buyers will get new 18- to 21-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, a revised front grille and new front and rear bumpers. A lid spoiler is also available together with chrome inserts and a stainless steel sports exhaust.
BMW’s celebratory motorcycle, the R nineT is fresh out of the plant, and already aftermarket specialists have had a go at it.
The first to add to the original design is Urban Motor, and the result is quite good.
Now called the Urban Motor Track Grinder, the BMW R nineT has had quite a lot of work done. Starting with a custom Supertrapp exhaust system, the tuner went on to install Brembo master cylinders for brake and clutch, a Mottogadget Motoscope Pro digital LED display and so on. Pretty much everything else got replaced, except for the engine.
There are a lot of track cars out there, but they are not quite as prominent as other vehicles, with only a few really making a worldwide impression.
Still, many are quite good, and a few are even street legal, like the more popular Ariel Atom.
A newcomer to this party is the so called Project Dragon, a brain child birthed from the union of Project111 and Palatov Motorsport. Using the Palatov D2, they built up to a reported 430 Hp and 574 nm of torque. Decent numbers, considering the 816 kg weight.