Monday, July 11, 2011

Aston Martin V12 Vantage

HBH delivers the new teaser official mid-engine supercar based on the Aston Martin V12 Vantage: it is a single with the same propulsuer the Vantage.

The twelve-cylinder "V" will have a twin-turbo supercharging system which should increase power from 517 to 700 hp.

We have no details on the project either on price or release dates, so in the meantime we suggest you look at the light lines of the car.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lotus Concept Ephemera

Alas, alas, three times, the Lotus Ephemera aptly named since it is not a real concept created by Lotus, but a virtual concept is the work of designer Mael Oberkampf has made ​​fun of his drawing the Lotus dreams, which mixes some of his favorite cars genes, the TVR, Peugeot and Aston Martin. And the whole is coherent, which makes us regret even more the uniqueness of the virtual machine!
In addition, no details of the engine that powers the Ephemera since the author is simply talking about 500 hp (V6, V8?) And 300 km / h in a point. It only remains for us to admire the craft after pictures

Friday, July 8, 2011

Mercedes GLK Black Edition

Black is in fashion ... but not the Mercedes GLK, which is not selling as well as designated rivals, BMW X1 and Audi Q3. In this case, as to a proven recipe by painting the craft of black obsidian and a dress to add to it a few trinkets that are highly tuned. And sell more expensive way.

Besides the black paint mentioned earlier, the glass is also found as dark smoked, the rims are now 20 inches, just to make the GLK a true SUV American rapper, an optical OffRoad package appears and the unit is powered by four diesel cylinder 220 cDI 204 hp mated exclusively to the 4Matic all-wheel drive.

Aluminum insert on the inside beam Bi-Xenon mixed and upholstery fabric / faux leather (yes, are too stingy to Mercedes, they have not even made ​​of real leather cow ...) complete the range, while this to only 200 copies in France and costs more than € 49 700 coquettish. Right, well it's not with this blow that cut out for cruppers GLK to its competitors

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

From Concept to Reality # 1: Renault Megane Coupe

Here is a new weekly meeting, what we call "From Concept to Reality". Objective, linking production models associated with their prototype, to determine the aesthetic changes made ​​between a car without stress (or so) and version for the general public. Today, the first episode, the Renault Mégane Coupé.

The concept: Renault Megane Coupe Concept was unveiled in 2008 for the Geneva Motor Show. She surprised at the time for its appearance and its profiled styling elements close to the Fluence Concept (2005) and no one expected to see these lines in series. Gullwing doors, windows wide, wide wheels, everything is there for the spectacular play.

Reality: The Renault Mégane Coupé, which dates back to January 2009, has kept much of the facies, the "teeth" as aluminum, headlights fringed, curved hood in an arc and the floating logo. The waistline is still high, but the cutting of glass is more aggressive.

No red edging on the roof or skylight continuing the windshield, but it falls as much on the tailgate for a slightly sporty look. Stern takes a less pronounced musculature, taillights covered by a rectangular block and the pots are left. In short we recognize bad back but the outline of the optical and the upper fold go there.

BMW Series 1 2011 2012: French prices

While we offered you a first fee schedule for those used in Italy, here are the French price confirmed by BMW. We see that the new series will be worth a few dollars more to us:

25 450 € 116i finish first, the novelty will increase to € 34 200 to 120d and finishing Lounge Plus. All this is not as in the past of a compact 1-Series cheap ...

BMW 116i for 25,450 euros (finishing first) to 29,850 euros (finishing Lounge More)
BMW 118i for 28,000 euros (finishing first) to 32,400 euros (finishing Lounge More)

Prices of diesel versions in the following
BMW 116d from 25,950 euros (finishing first) to 30,350 euros (finishing Lounge More)
BMW 118d from 27,750 euros (finishing first) to 32,150 euros (finishing Lounge More)
BMW 120d from 31,600 euros (finishing Lounge) to 34,200 euros (finishing Lounge More)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Jaguar XF

Jaguar, here is a persistent rumor that comes and goes back to the season. Since arriving in late 2007, we are told of a possible variation of the break XF sedan, which had marked the real revival of the English firm.

It seems that this time the project is officially launched. It would be based on the current generation, recently restyled. A choice that we find odd, unless the development of self is far more advanced you want us to believe. For the current XF has passed the mid career and Jaguar is considering replacing it, which is a priority in the product plan for the brand.

Designed by Ian Callum, who had awakened the Jaguar design, the XF Estate will be the second break of the brand, after one based on X-Type, which had not left a great memory. It will focus on the energy and will care little about the volume!

Monday, July 4, 2011

BMW 6 Series Coupé: rates

How much you pay will it take for the BMW 6 Series Coupé both elegant and sporty? Roughly between 80 and 100 000 euros.

A car that allows you to make a Paris Cannes without getting tired: generous dimensions and in the cockpit and in the trunk, reduced consumption sagacious system "eco pro", a Bang & Olufsen audio system and navigation system iDrive 9.2-inch screen.

The comfort is there, but the power and performance could obviously be missed: the BMW 650i Coupe, extract 407 horsepower from its 4.4-liter V8. Here is the pricing details.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Audi R8 V8 Le Mans Edition

To celebrate his incredible victory at Le Mans 24 Hours 2011, Audi will market a very limited series of its R8 V8, available only 100 copies reserved for the British ....

Sold the equivalent of € 105,000, the R8 is distinguished by its red and black two-tone interior, equipment bloated (at least at this rate), including, among others, the satellite navigation system (aka GPS), integrated Bluetooth safety Belt for hands-free conversations and a huge portable audio Bang & Olufsen.

The wheels are 19 inches and tires very smoothly the cavalry of 4.2-liter V8 (420 hp) which powers the R8 to 300 km / h and able to perform the 0 to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds. Of course, the Quattro is transmission of the game.