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Volkswagen Scirocco R
Monday, 18 May 2009
Volkswagen has something new in store and it’s none other than the Scirocco R model. This particular car features 265 horsepower and it seems that it utilizes Audi’s S3 2.0 TFSI engine.

Personally, I just love the design of the car as it looks rather aggressive by style. I don’t think that Volkswagen has produced many of aggressive looking cars in the past and I’m sure that the Scirocco R is a work well done.

The Volkswagen Scirocco R will be available sometime this September with a price tag of £26,000. If you ask me, £26,000 is pretty steep, but with a 265 horsepower engine under the hood, I think it’s reasonable on the other hand.

Here are some photos of the Volkswagen Scirocco R:

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Sunday, 17 May 2009
Remember when the Transformers series showcased the Camaro? I’m sure many would definitely like an out of space alien robot turning into a cool Camaro sports car anytime they want.

Apparently, there’s an all new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS that’s ready to be rolled out into the market. This particular Camaro comes with 600 horsepower from its SS 6.2-liter V8 engine. On the other hand, it also comes with two rear-mounted GTK350 turbos, intercooler, cat-back exhaust and 21-inch wheels for the front while the back uses 22-inch instead.

The price tag to own one of these Artisan SA-600s? It’s $69,000.

artisan camaro ss
 
Electric GreenGT
Saturday, 16 May 2009
It seems the technology used in electric vehicles has reached another new height. GreenGT is one of such exemplary electric vehicles which feature a powerful engine running on lithium ion batteries and what makes it even unique is the fact that these batteries will get recharged via a set of solar panels.

On the other hand, the pair of 100 kW water-cooled electric motors can produce a whopping 350 and 450 horsepower and it can even reach 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 4 seconds. According to the Switzerland-based firm, the GreenGT can reach a top speed of 171 mph and they have a whole lot of other goodies which they will be implementing in a 3 years time frame.

Take a look at the sci-fi GreenGT:

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2010 Prius
Friday, 15 May 2009
Toyota certainly knows how to generate buzz for their 2010 Prius. The car is set to be launched at 2010 but apparently, the company has already received 75,000 orders for the car. On the other hand, I laud Toyota’s move to slash the price for their Prius – it seems that Honda’s Insight has a lower price of entry, set at $19,180, thus this is definitely a viable move in order to attract buyers for the car.

Of course, for those who are looking for photos of the latest 2010 Prius, I’ve included a couple of these snapshots at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!

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840bhp GTA Spano
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Spanish automaker, GTA, certainly knows how to surprise the entire crowd. Their latest technological wonder, the GTA Spano, can reach 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds. With its top speed of 217 miles per hour, I’m sure that the GTA Spano is pretty hard to beat.

Of course, the GTA Spano somehow ‘borrowed’ Dodge Viper’s massive 8.4L V10 engine. Coupled with a supercharger, the engine can produce a whopping 780 horsepower. On the other hand, the engine can in fact churn out 840 horsepower when running on ethanol – which makes me wonder, how can we obtain bucket loads of ethanol to feed the monstrous 8.4L V10 engine?

The price tag on this piece of revolutionary machinery? It’s up for grabs at $670,000.

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Proton Exora
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
For those who aren’t familiar with the Proton cars, it’s a Malaysian made car that has been in the market for close to 20 years now. Nevertheless, the Malaysian manufacturer has unveiled their first MPV for the market and they have actually named it as the Exora.

What makes the Exora rather unique is the fact that it’s supposed to be an affordable MPV for the Asian market. On the other hand, the car manufacturers claimed that this particular MPV boasts both economical fuel consumption and good power from the CAMPRO engine.

Personally, I can say that the car looks pretty much like the Toyota Avanza, the only difference is the back of the vehicle, which seems to be large for its size. I’ve embedded photos of the car itself for your viewing pleasure.

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And as for the car’s safety, the Exora performed so-so with an achievement of 4-star Euro NCAP, which is somewhat equivalent to the Honda Jazz/Fit model. Here are some videos of the Exora crash tests with various types of test being performed on the car:



 
Peugeot 407
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Who could have guessed that the all new Peugeot 407 with the latest 1.6-liter HDi 110 engine can do a whopping 48 miles per gallon? That’s in fact a 1.6 liter engine we’re talking about and it runs on diesel. If you translate 48 miles per gallon into a more readable kilometer format, the Peugeot 407 is doing 4.9 l/100 km of diesel.

Also, Peugeot has unveiled their latest 2.0-liter HDi FAP engine that also boasts very low fuel consumption. It isn’t really that fuel economical when compared to the 1.6 liter version, but the 2.0 liter does 42 miles per gallon and it also comes with 140bhp.

Well I’m totally amazed with Peugeot, just take a look at some of the photos of the 407:

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World Demand for Battery Materials
Monday, 11 May 2009
The hybrids and electric vehicles are pushing the demands for battery materials to an all high every single year. According to a reliable news sources, they predicted that the materials used to construct batteries will rise to a whopping $22.8 billion in 2012 – which represents a 3.9 percent increase.

Most of the electric vehicle these days utilizes the lithium ion technology, while the older batteries uses lead acid, zinc-carbon and nickel-cadmium is in the decline. Surprisingly, China is the largest producers for batteries in the world.

Well for those who are looking for a good and promising industry to invest in, make sure you invest into batteries.

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Honda City
Sunday, 10 May 2009
The revised version of the Honda City certainly is a beautiful machine. The 2009 version features an all new design and personally I feel that you should definitely get a 2009 City instead of getting a Jazz/Fit.

Why?

The 2009 City looks a hundred times better and best of all, it’s cheaper when compared to the Jazz/Fit. On the other hand, although the car is pretty new now, I’m sure that if you give it a couple more months, you’ll see car designers rolling out their ‘pimped’ version of the City, with good looking body kit and kick ass interiors.

Here are some photos of the 2009 City for your viewing pleasure:

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Citroen DS5 Diesel Hybrid
Saturday, 09 May 2009
Apparently, Citroen plans to roll out their brand new DS5 diesel hybrid in 2011. According to the spokesperson, the diesel hybrid will utilize the HYbrid4 powertrain system which will become available sometime next year.

According to the HYbrid4 system which was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, this particular system is different when compared to the hybrid systems in the market. The vehicle will be powered by both the diesel engine at the front wheels while the electric motor and lithium ion battery are mounted at the rear. The electric motor will provide on-demand all-wheel-drive and also electric-only operation at lower speeds.

Here’s how the DS5 might turn out to be when it will be released sometime in 2011:

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Volkswagen Polo 2010
Friday, 08 May 2009
I’m sure the all new Volkswagen Polo that is set to be released this coming 2010 will definitely be an exciting one. One thing for sure, VW has recorded an astounding 13,000 pre-orders for the B-segment 5-door Polo, which has yet to be even released into the market as of now.

And as for those who live in Germany, you can be sure to take advantage of the German government’s incentive to scrap your old cars in favor of new models. The government is ready to reimburse you with €2,500 for your old car – I’m sure this will definitely be a very good incentive to change to a Volkswagen Polo.

On the other hand, the US market is reportedly to receive 2 new Polos within the next 2 years, something that comes with a 1.2-liter TSI gas engine.

Here’s the Volkswagen Polo for 2010:

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Honda Insight
Thursday, 07 May 2009
Honda Insight became Japan’s best selling model recently and I’m sure everyone has an eye on this particular hybrid vehicle, especially for those who are looking forward to save considerably on their gas consumption. Nevertheless, the Japanese market recorded a whopping 19,475 of Honda Insights sold in Japan, which ultimately place this particular model ahead of the race, with the Honda Fit tailgating with 9,443 sales.

It’s interesting enough to watch Japanese car buyers to shift their attention to cars which offer a rather affordable settings rather than purchasing those that is gas-guzzling, which can ultimately give huge monstrous horsepowers, such as those that you see on the Fast and Furious series.

Take a closer look at the Honda Insight:

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Opel Astra
Wednesday, 06 May 2009
For those who anticipate the latest 2010 Opel Astra – it isn’t released in market just yet, but apparently, the Astra got an online sneak peak recently, with photos of the car released on the internet.

Of course, according to reliable news sources, the Opel Astra is one powerful car as it will be powered by a range of four-cylinder engines. On the other hand, there are even turbocharged variants which are available, whereby these turbochargers can offer 120- to 140 horsepower and 175 to 200 Nm of torque. Also, there is even a 1.6-liter turbo motor, which can give you 180hp.

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Opel Ampera
Tuesday, 05 May 2009
I’m sure you have seen GM’s latest Opel Ampera – this particular model isn’t out for public usage just yet, but according to reliable news sources, they quoted that the Opel Ampera will be in mass production starting late 2011.

Personally, I just love the sci-fi looks of the car as I think it’s really eye-boggling. I don’t really think there’s any car on the road which exhibits such looks, except for those that appear on iRobot that is.

Well, here are some snapshots of the Opel Ampera:

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Scion iQ
Monday, 04 May 2009
How I wish that Toyota would roll out the Scion iQ Concept for the consumer market as I would definitely get one for my own use. This particularly miniature car has 3+1 seating – 2 frond and 1 back.

On the other hand, the car is powered by a 1.3 liter 4-cylinder engine that gives the car 93 horsepower and a nifty torque of 89 lb-ft. Not sure about the datasheets released by Toyota, but I’m thinking that this particular car might just be very fuel economical due to the fact that it’s so miniature and I believe that it’s really light.

Take a look at Toyota’s Scion iQ Concept:

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2009 BMW 750i
Monday, 04 May 2009
We all already have seen those bulky BMW 7-series zipping down the roads and I can’t help but to mesmerize at these expensive vehicles which consumes a hell lot of gas whenever someone drives one.

Of course, if you are wondering what the engine specs are for the 2009 BMW 750i, it’s powered by a whopping 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 which can which gives the car approximately 400 horsepower at 5,500 rpm.

I’m sure that this car is built for luxury and would definitely make anyone who is car-crazy to be utterly satisfied behind the wheels.

Take a look at the all new 2009 BMW 750i:

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Monday, 04 May 2009
For those who love cars, I’m sure that majority of you are also big fans of huge transforming robots that could take the shape of all your latest sports car models. Transformers created storm when it was released a couple of years back and now they are back with the latest sequel: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

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If you haven’t watched the trailers just yet, here’s a trailer which I could embed on the blog and a link to watch yet another not-to-be-missed trailer:


Revenge of the Fallen YouTube Video II
 
Renault Clio RS 200
Monday, 04 May 2009
Renault has finally unveiled their latest Clio RS 200 and surprisingly, there would be 2 variants for the car, namely the Clio Renaultsport 200 Cup and the Clio Renaultsport 200.

In fact, these little two door wonders are powered by a huge 2.0 liter 16 valve F4R RS engine that has the ability to push the car with a whopping 200 horse powers. And as for the torque, it’s at 215Nm. What’s even more amazing is the fact that the Pre-3,000rpm torque is now 20% higher.

And if you are wondering how fast this speed-demon is – it can zip 0 to 100km/h in only 6.9 seconds, with the top speed of 227km/h.

Take a look at the all new Clio RS 200:

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