Saturday, July 31, 2010
Other innovative technical features introduced in the compact segment with the new Astra as:
We offer eight-Euro 5-compatible engine with exceptional performance.
Other innovative technical features introduced in the compact segment with the new Astra as:
We offer eight-Euro 5-compatible engine with exceptional performance.
The Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari price starts at 29,600 GBP or the equivalent of 35,500 Euro and only 152 units will be sold in Britain.
The Fiat 500 Abarth Ferrari Tribute 695 is designed to develop powered by a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v, more than 180 hp. This is an MTA (Manual Transmission Automatic) gearbox in combination with race shifter electro-inspired paddle fully exploit the engine performance by reducing the time difference.
The top speed of the RHD Abarth Fiat 500 Tributo Ferrari is rated at 140mph and the company says the limited edition model can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 7.0 seconds. The fuel economy of the new limited edition is rated at 43.3mpg on the combined cycle.
In addition to the equipment specifications of the Abarth 500, the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari adds an Abarth leather steering wheel, ‘Record Monza’ dual-mode exhaust, Abarth Corsa by Sabelt seats and 17-inch alloy wheels.
It has already attracted critical acclaim in both hard top and convertible form, and as a potentesseesse version. Now the Abarth 500 is arriving in even more exclusive style – as the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari.
Every Abarth reflects the high performance brand’s direct connection with competition, and the new 695 Tributo Ferrari takes these links to a new level, with stunning performance matched to perfect day-to-day usability.
This exclusive car – just 152 examples of the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari will be available in right hand drive form in Britain – is priced at Euros 35,500 (£29,600). On the outside the new car’s livery is inspired by Ferrari’s models, with carbon wing mirrors and Corsa Grey wheels and front air intakes.
Powered by a 1368cc turbocharged engine, producing over 180bhp at 5750rpm and 230Nm torque at 3300rpm, the 695 Tributo Ferrari can accelerate from 0-62mph in less than seven seconds and has a top speed of 140mph. However, the frugal engine can return 43.3mpg on the combined cycle.
The car features a comprehensive list of equipment which includes:
- five airbags
- electronic stability programme (ESP)
- torque transfer control (TTC)
- Sport button
- power steering
- automatic climate control
- Xenon headlights
- Blue&Me hands-free infotainment
- Abarth leather steering wheel
- ‘Record Monza’ dual-mode exhaust
- Abarth Corsa by Sabelt seats
- 17-inch alloy wheels
Mounted behind the steering wheel are the paddles for the electro-hydraulic Abarth Competizione gearbox. Pressing the Sport button on the dashboard activates a more racy setting for the gearbox, engine control unit and steering for an even more responsive drive.
The original Abarth 695 was introduced in the mid-1960s. The pinnacle of this series was a 38hp engine – though fine-tuning could raise this to over 50hp.
“Abarth and Ferrari are both iconic names in Italian automotive history,” says Ivan Gibson, head of Abarth in the UK. “Their passion and dedication helped to create a reputation for sporting excellence in Italian cars around the world, and this new Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari upholds that tradition with some style.”
The Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari is available to special order only, through Abarth’s 19-strong UK dealer network.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Königseder, the tuner company form Austria, has Releases its new styling and performance package for the Nissan GT-R R35.
Under the hood, the company installs a revised ECU, a sport air filter, and a titanium Akrapovic exhaust. These modifications enable the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine to produce 580 PS (572 hp / 427 kW), instead of 492 PS (485 hp / 362 kW), which allows the GT-R to accelerate from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.8 seconds.
At the exterior, the Königseder Nissan GT-R features new side skirts, new front spoiler and rear diffuser.
- Königseder Side
- Königseder front spoiler + diffuser
- Akrapovic exhaust system from cat (Titan)
- Performance to 580PS by
0-200 9.8 sec
- HRE 595R black glossy (11kg/Felge)
Rear: 11x21 "ET15
- Yokohama Advan Sport
- KW Suspension
The fine tuning of the newly born Ferrari 458 Challenge continues and, based on the production 458 Italia, is already undergoing testing to help get it ready for full competition. The test site: Vallelunga. The drivers: Maurizio Mediani and Jaime Melo.
No matter, considering any word on the latest challenge car from Maranello is worth noting. The lighter track model is based on the production 458 Italia, which 0-60’s Chris Harris recently called “a paradigm shift in the way Ferrari approaches the subject of performance cars.” Look for the first 458 Challenge to grace future rounds of Ferrari’s one-make championship series.
The fine tuning of the newly born Ferrari 458 Challenge continues and, as from yesterday, it was at the Vallelunga circuit for a test, with two drivers, the Italian Maurizio Mediani and the Argentine Jaime Melo, taking on the role of test driver, as they took turns at the wheel of the Prancing Horse sports car. At the end of two days at the Roman circuit, both men were pleased with what had been achieved.
According to Mediani the 458 Challenge is “very quick and extremely good fun,” its handling inherited from the road going car from which it is derived, combined with modifications made for its specific use in racing. Melo, just back from the fifth round of the American Le Mans Series, in which he races a F430 GT2 run by Team Risi Competizione, highlighted how much the driving experience is enhanced by the electronics systems operated with the now classic manettino on the steering wheel, a first for a car used in the Ferrari one-make series. “I am sure that Prancing Horse competition owners will be very pleased with this car,” commented the Argentine before leaving the circuit to prepare for the next ALMS round, which takes place on 7 August at the Mid Ohio circuit.
Toyota is adding two new limited-edition trim packages for the 2011 Toyota Tacoma.the 2011 Toyota Tacoma TRD TX Pro performance packages which will go on sale this month. The first deliveries of the 2011 Toyota Tacoma TRD TX Pro packages will begin two months later, in September.
The T|X and T|X Pro will be available on 2 or 4 wheel drive Tacoma Prerunner models with 2 or 4 doors and the TRD Offroad package. 16″ TRD alloy wheels, BF Goodrich tires, tubular side steps, a stainless steel exhaust tip and special graphics comprise the $1,699 T|X Package, a $754 savings compared to ordering each option as a separate component.
The T|X Pro Package simply adds a TRD cat-back performance exhaust system to give the V6 model a throatier sound and, according to the company, a small boost in power.
Ordering for the 2011 Tacoma T|X Pro Package will begin in July, and the T|X Package will launch two months later in September.
The Toyota Tacoma, the best-selling compact pickup truck in America, offers two new accessory packages for 2011 based on a concept truck first shown at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) Show. The T|X and T|X Pro packages, available in conjunction withthe Off-Road Package, add Toyota Racing Development (TRD) accessories in a unique combination at a special value price.
Toyota developed the Tacoma T|X concept truck to gauge consumer reaction at the 2009 SEMA Show. The concept featured unique dual customgraphic designs on each side of the truck, and an assortment of aggressive performance features inspired by
traditional TRD elements that conveyed the lifestyle of Tacoma owners. The overwhelmingly positive reaction to the truck was a major inspiration for the development of the two new packages.
Available on a limited basis, the new T|X and T|X Pro Packages translate a sporty SEMA concept into a package the customer can add to aTacoma V6 Access Cab or V6 Double Cab on both 4x2 PreRunner and 4x4 drive types equipped with the TRD Off-Road Package. The extra dose of performance makes it the most capable off-road Tacoma in the Toyota lineup.
The T|X Package gives the Tacoma a sporty and even semi-menacing look with TRD 16-inch black alloy bead-lock wheels and 265/70R16 BF Goodrich Rugged Trail tires. Black tube side steps, a stainless steel exhaust tip and unique exterior graphics give the T|X the look of a custom truck, but at a special value. The MSRP of the T|X Package is $1,699, a savings of $754 compared to the package items ordered as separate options.
The T|X Pro Package is a performance-driven package with a TRD cat-back performance exhaust system to give the V6 a throatier sound anda bit more power. Also priced at an MSRP of $1,699, the T|X Pro Packagerepresents a savings of $720 versus the package contents added as separate accessories. Both T|X and T|X Pro packages deliver a superior value to aftermarket accessories, especially considering that they are covered under the three-year/36,000 mile comprehensive vehicle limited warranty.
The TRD Off-Road Package underlying both T|X editions provides a carefully tuned balance of off-road performance and on-road handling. Chassis modifications include an electronic locking rear differential, progressive-rate front springs, specially tuned Bilstein shock absorbers, a 28-mm front stabilizer bar and B.F. Goodrich Rugged Trail tires. Fog lamps top off the package for a tough, sporty appearance. Added features on the TRD Off-Road Package include a 400W/115V powerpoint in the bed, sport seats with adjustable lumbar support and unique fabric, plus an overhead console with a compass and outside temperature display.
Ordering for the 2011 Tacoma T|X Pro Package will begin in July and the T|X Package will launch two months later in September.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Mazda Canada has Releases the Mazda2 Skins personalization program.Mazda realizes that a large number of 2 buyers are young, and they like to customize their vehicle so this program is just what they want.
The program will not be offered outside Canada, unfortunately. If you are a Canadian resident, though, you can choose one of the following “skins”: three music-based themes (Rock, Pop and Urban) and one performance-inspired theme (Speed).
Owners can choose from one of four themes: Rock, Pop, Urban and Speed. Each Skins design comes in three different sizes (small, medium and large) and seven different colours, for a total of 84 different decal variations! Depending on the size, the cost is $375, $455 or $595 plus installation.
The Skins are made from 3M automotive vinyl, are safe on the vehicle’s paint and are included in the vehicle’s 3-year, 80,000 km warranty.
“Today’s young people are all about standing out from the crowd, and expressing their own style and taste,” says David Klan, of Mazda Canada Inc.
In a move towards personalization, Mazda Canada is offering something unique when it comes to car accessories for the Mazda2: vinyl decal "Skins" that are applied to the outside of the car.
As the new entry point into Mazda's line-up, the all-new 2011 Mazda2 will appeal to a younger generation of drivers who value individuality and self-expression, especially when it comes to their vehicles. For that reason, Mazda Canada assembled a youth marketing committee made up of eight young men and women from different departments within the company, who fit the Generation-Y demographic. They were charged with coming up with launch ideas for the Mazda2, as the economical and sporty subcompact has strong appeal to Canadians in their twenties and early thirties.
One of the youth committee’s ideas was the Mazda Skins program. Exclusive to the Canadian market, the Skins program offers Mazda2 owners the ability to add their personal style to their car by applying a unique vinyl decal ‘Skin’ design. Owners can choose from one of four themes: three music-based themes (Rock, Pop and Urban) and one performance-inspired theme (Speed). Each Skins design comes in three different sizes (small, medium and large) and seven different colours to match the body colours of the Mazda2, for a total of 84 different decal variations! Depending on the size, the cost is $375, $455 or $595 plus installation.
“Today’s young people are all about standing out from the crowd, and expressing their own style and taste,” says David Klan, Senior Director of Marketing and Sales at Mazda Canada Inc. “Demonstrating their ‘personal brand’ is important, and we are offering them a unique new means of self-expression with both our Skins program as well as our Mazda2 Yozora special edition.”
Mazda2 owners will be able to choose their Skin theme, colour and size at www.mazdaskins.ca. Application happens at the dealership and takes approximately an hour, depending on the size. The Skins are made from high-quality 3M automotive vinyl, are safe on the vehicle’s paint and are included in the vehicle’s 3-year, 80,000 km warranty.
Originally launched in 2007, the Mazda2 was first introduced in Europe, Japan and Australia. Since then, it has been highly acclaimed throughout the world, winning 48 automotive awards, including “Car of the Year” accolades in many markets and, most notably, the “2008 World Car of the Year.” Total global sales of the Mazda2 have surpassed 400,000 units in the three years since its introduction. The all-new 2011 Mazda2 is in Canadian dealerships now.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Inden Design have released an upgrade package for the Mercedes SL63 AMG and their project turned out to be as precious as a Black Saphire.
Dubbed Black Saphire, the pack includes a full body kit: front spoiler bumper, fenders with vents, new hood with air intakes, new side skirts, a redesigned rear apron that houses a diffuser, a tail spoiler and a set of wide fenders.
The upgrade program consist of a widebody kit and also a couple of tweaks under the hood to squeeze more power from the car’s engine. The basic body kit costs “only” 19,000 Euros but to get this amazing look from the pictures you have to add 3,500 Euros for the hood, 999 for the front apron and 800 for the rear diffuser. At this, you’ll also have to add the assembly of the kit that will add 8,000 Euros to the bill and a unique lacquer finish that costs 7,500 Euros.
A further important contribution to the new optics and performance makes the multipart Black Saphire light alloy wheels in 20 inch for € 13,200 inclusive sport tires. These were installed in size 11×20 inch and 13×20 inch with 275/30 R20 and 325/25 R20 high speed tire from Dunlop.
Apart from the upgrades mentioned above, the Inden Mercedes SL63 AMG Black Saphire kit also includes a rear view camera, LED daytime running lights, high-grade steel exhaust system.
BLACK SAPHIR from INDEN-Design The SL 63 AMG is hardly to be over-bid in puncto sportyness in its class. No matter how one looks to the changes, with the INDEN Design Black Saphire change kit was added now in optics and performance a generous portion of driving fun. This vehicle is an unusual concept – already at first sight the Black Saphire convinces of INDEN with a Design, which connects and to an unmistakable overall view leads futuristic and sporty elements in such a way.
The productionquality of the body components and their fitting accuracy are here excellent. To the body equipment belongs a front spoiler bumper, which slides perfectly along the body and which supports the look again. Thus not yet enough: there are fenders with ventilation openings, a complete hood with air intakes, sidesmolder-learn, to examine a tail apron with diffuser, a tailspoiler as well as rear widenings. The body kit has a value of 19.900 euro for additional 3,500 euros you can get a hood, for 800 euros the tail diffuser in carbon and for 999 euros a front Flap of PE in addition.
The assembly of the body parts and the various adjustment work is separately calculated with 8,000 euros and the lacquer finish inclusive putty work with 7,500 euros.
Thus INDEN Design proves the experience in the body area again and successfully uses the know-how. Now the SL goes into a new round, because after the vehicle was outwardly revised, also new for example the sharpened wheel set.
A further important contribution to the exclusive optics and performance makes the multipart Black Saphire light alloy wheels (13,200 euros inclusive sport tires) in 20 inch.
These were installed in the quantity 11×20 inch and 13×20 inch with 275/30 R20 and 325/25 R20 high speed tire of Dunlop.
So that the driver can also use the required potential, a modified controlling (1,550 euros inclusive installation) of the ABC chassis makes a sinking for the body possible.
Starting from 70km/h the chassis will be raised around 20mm for improvement of comfort and values of axlegeometry.
The full package is completed with a back driving camera (900 euros), day driving lights (420 euros) and suitable Black Saphire high-grade steel exhaust embellishers (1,200 euros).
When desired an increase in output on 560 HP and 670Nm can be accomplished with INDEN Design. As another extra INDEN Design worries also around the adornment of the interior.
For an adequate environment to feel good in the interior provides individual leather equipment, exclusive accessories for the cockpit and when desired also a Multimedia system.