Saturday, January 28, 2012

2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427

2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition. Also the special package over the 60th anniversary of Chevrolet is made available to all the 2013 Corvette Models. The first Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible will be offered to the public to the highest bidder at the Barrett-Jackson auction on Saturday, with all proceeds to benefit the drive to end hunger food aid program Chevrolet Corvette 427.

Corvette_427_Convertible_2013_1024x768_wallpaper_backChevrolet Corvette 427 Performance Stats:

Engine : 7-liter V8 (LS7 engine from the Corvette Z06)
Horsepower : 505-hp
Torque : 470 pound-feet of torque
Transmission : six-speed manual transmission
0-60 mph : 3.8 seconds
Top speed : more than 190 mph


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2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe looks more aggressive now, but the real story is under the hood, new propulsion systems that pack more power and a number of gears more, too. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe V6 now features direct injection, while the turbocharged four has a new turbo and intercooler setup. Both models are available with eight-speed automatic and get a little better fuel economy, too.

The 3.8-liter V6 in the Hyundai Genesis Coupe now makes 348 horsepower and 296 lb.-ft. of torque, up from 306 and 266, respectively. The 2.0T model profits even more, from 201 to 274 hp, with torque improving from 223 lb.-ft. to 275. (All figures quoted are premium gasoline.) Both cars retain their six-speed manual, but now have a Hyundai-developed eight-speed with paddle shifters as the automatic option. Despite the new auto fuel consumption increases by only one digit. More importantly, Hyundai says the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe V6 is good for a time from 0 to 60 in the lowest in five seconds range.

There is more to this mid-cycle review of life, including seven new exterior colors and some new shades for the interior, which has also been improved. Other hardware enhancements include a re-calibration, quicker steering rack, adjusting camber strut front and revised damper settings. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe also BlueLink telematics system.

It is quite clear on the extent of this update that Hyundai is playing to win in the coupé segment suddenly accelerated to sports. Only a few years, several automakers have dismissed these models focused enthusiastic, but with the introduction of new and the Scion FR-S and much more capable Genesis Coupe, things are looking good for car lovers high performance economy. Hit the jump for the press release Hyundai Genesis Coupe.


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2013 BMW X6

BMW has also slightly redesigned grille and fog lights in the 2013 BMW X6 and offers new paint finishes, wheel designs and leather upholstery. The 2013 BMW X6 comes with a performance package that packs a new 20-inch M alloy wheels, black chrome exhaust, stainless pedals, M foot rest and door sills, exterior trim shade, the roof optional anthracite and carbon paint Black Metallic. In addition, the M package performance and torque output rises to 315 horsepower and 330 lb-ft, respectively, in the X6 xDrive35i and 440 hp and 480 lb-ft in X6 xDrive50i.

The BMW X6 is the world’s first ever Sports Activity Coupé, still a unique combination of sporty dynamics and supreme versatility and with further enhanced appeal from spring 2012. Selective modifications in design and innovative equipment features hone the profile of the new BMW X6 as a distinctive model within the premium segment of all-wheel-drive automobiles. Its exceptional standing and ongoing popularity is due to both its highly expressive design, combing the athletic and elegant lines of a coupé with the supremacy of a BMW X model, and the fascinating driving experience provided by powerful petrol and diesel engines fitted with BMW Twin Power Turbo Technology and the intelligent all-wheel-drive system xDrive, including Dynamic Performance Control BMW X6.


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2013 Honda Fit EV

2013 Honda Fit EV at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. It will be a 2013 model, but it should be available in the U.S. in 2012 if all goes according to plan Honda Fit EV.


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Monday, January 16, 2012

2012 Porsche Panamera GTS

The new 2012 Porsche Panamera GTS 4-door sports car

Porsche has added a number of bells and whistles to an already very strong 4-door Porsche Panamera Gran Turismo to bring the world the zippier 2012 Porsche Panamera Gran Turismo Sport, even higher-performance, sportier version.

Power has been boosted from the 300 hp of the Panamera base version's 3.6L V6 to a distinctly gutsy 430 hp, generated by a 4.8L naturally aspirated V8. This tops the Panamera GTS's sister models, the Panamera S and Panamera 4S, by 30 hp, which will be handy if you ever happen to pull up alongside one at a stoplight. Ha, ha, you shall chortle as you leave them in the dust. Max torque is upped to 520 Nm from 500 Nm.

Porsche has lowered the body by a centimeter and added an "especially sportily tuned chassis with air suspension and PASM", which should presumably lead to tighter cornering. Cosmetic tweaks have been applied both hither, thither and yon on the exterior, including black highlights for that "I know I'm just schlepping the kids to the ex-wife and her irritatingly vegan socio-anthropologist boyfriend, but I'm doing it with attitude" feeling.

Porsche claims 0-100 km / h is accomplished in less than 4.5 seconds, which seems perfectly reasonable. And fuel efficiency, for a car of that size, weight and power, is acceptable at 10.9 l / 100 km, which translates into 21.5 mpg, about the same as a 2011 Toyota Tacoma pickup if you're comparison shopping Porsche Panamera GTS .

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