Monday, November 25, 2013

Porsche Macan on Review

Meet the Porsche Macan, a new 4x4 that sits below the Cayenne in the German company’s range, the Macan promises to be more agile and car-like to drive.A new factory has been built, at a cost of €500 million, to build the Macan, and Porsche expects to make 50,000 a year. Last year, Porsche sold 143,000 cars in total.
Porsche Macan

There are three versions: the S, S Diesel and Turbo. Despite the naming strategy, all three are powered by turbocharged V6 engines.Described by Porsche as the ‘most dynamic vehicle in the compact SUV segment,’ the Macan gets active all-wheel drive and a seven-speed PDK double-clutch transmission as standard. 0-62mph times are claimed to be 4.8sec, 5.4sec and 6.3sec for the Turbo, this packs a 3.6-litre bi-turbo V6 petrol which engine produces 400 hp, Macan S and Diesel S respectively. Top speeds for each car are 165mph, 158mph and 143mph.

A clever four-wheel drive system is standard and has been engineered by Porsche to send the majority of power to the rear wheels during normal driving but can send up to 100 percent of the engine’s torque to the front wheels if required, when driving off-road for instance.

Porsche Macan

The five-door silhouette is, at 4.7 metres long and 1.9 metres wide, substantial on the road, while height of more 1.6 metres means it towers above the 911: Porsche's iconic sports car is just 1.3 metres tall.It’s clearly SUV-shaped rather than sports car shaped.

As for rivals, is Land Rover’s Range Rover Evoque, along with the BMW X3 and Audi’s Q5 – a car that actually shares much of its structure with the new Macan.
Porsche Macan

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Lamborghini Veneno - Less Weight More Driving Fun

Lamborghini is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the roadgoing, race-inspired Veneno, with the Veneno, Laborghini’s trademark extreme proportions,  arrow-shaped front end, razor-sharp lines and precise surfaces are taken to the extreme.

The body is designed to mimic a race car’s aerodynamics.The lights sit on pontoons, while the rear converges in to a large adjustable aerodynamic wing and central fin.

The Veneno is equipped with a twelve-cylinder power unit with a displacement of 6.5 liters, coupled with a 7-speed ISR transmission with 5 driving modes and permanent all-wheel drive.

With a maximum output of 552 kW / 750 hp, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 355 km/h.

Lamborghini Veneno

The carbon fiber chassis is produced as a CFRP monocoque, as is the outer skin of this extreme sports car.

The Veneno is painted in an all-new, grey metallic-look color with individual parts gleaming in the black of the visible carbon-fiber structure. The only car to display all three colors of the Italian flag as an accent is the car shown at Geneva, the unit which will remain property of Lamborghini.

The Lamborghini Veneno is consistently focused on optimum aerodynamics and cornering stability, giving the Veneno the real dynamic experience of a racing prototype, yet it is fully homologated for the road.

Lamborghini Veneno

The Specifications:
Manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A
Production 2013
Model years 2013
Assembly         Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door coupé
Layout Mid-engine, all wheel drive
Engine 6.5 V12
Transmission 7-speed semi-automatic transmission

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7

If it seems like we're talking about the new Corvette Stingray a lot, it's because we're talking about the new Corvette Stingray a lot. We haven't driven it so the specs are just numbers and the promise of great performance is just a guess.

The 2014 Corvette is more powerful, more capable, more comfortable — and surprisingly, more fuel efficient. The Corvette has already experienced six generational redesigns in its history, the fact is that times have changed. The automotive world isn't the same as it was when the previous generation was introduced.

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7

Nothing so drastic as a switch to a mid-engine layout is planned for the C7. The base Vette will remain a front-engine, rear-transaxle coupe with a glass hatch (that is, until the C8 arrives, anyway). Something similar to the current car’s suspension, transverse leaf springs and all, will appear on this 2014 model. We also don’t expect any drastic dimensional changes; while mules we spotted in September appeared to have a narrower track, their bodies were donated by C6 Grand Sports, which have wider fenders and tracks than do base Corvettes. The C7 is likely to shed some mass, which would yield a better power-to-weight ratio.The most significant changes are likely to be a drop in weight and under the hood, where the Corvette's engine size is likely to drop significantly. It's still going to be a V8, but a smaller one.

Of all the rumors, the one that seems most solid is that the C7 will go on sale sometime during 2013 as a 2014 model. Incidentally, June 30, 2013 will mark the 60th anniversary of the first Corvette coming off the assembly line.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7

Right now, 65 percent of the people buying Corvettes are over 50. And for a lot of potential buyers under 40, it simply isn't on their aspiration radar. Now is the time for GM to step up and build a C7 Corvette worthy of the speculation it has inspired. A Corvette that can win every race it enters. A Corvette 10-year-olds dream about, 20-year-olds fantasize about and 30-year-olds actually buy.

Love it or hate it, the Chevrolet Corvette is an American icon. For most of its 60 years, the 'Vette's shown that a commodity-focused U.S. automaker can confound expectations and compete with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2012 BMW Z4 - Combines Comfort and Control

After the successful launch of Jaguar and Land Rover, now German luxury car manufacturer BMW has launched its sports car BMW Z4 Roadster premium high end segment to make its position more stronger in high end car segment. BMW has introduced this new two-seater luxury sports car. It’s great to drive, with strong engines, capable handling and a supple ride.

The Z4 delivers a great mix of comfort and control, combining a slick ride with agile, grippy handling. Every version comes with Drive Dynamic Control, which lets you tailor the responses of the steering, throttle and stability control system to suit the situation. Avoid the M Sport versions, though – the firmer suspension ruins the ride and adds nothing to the handling.

2012 BMW Z4

BMW Z4 is powered by the 3.0L, 2979cc engine with 6 - cylinder in-line petrol engine with four valve technology with high precision fuel injection system and with six speed manual transmission gearbox. The BMW Z4 variants that will be packed with this engine are the top end models. This engine offers excellent engine performance with great acceleration so much so that the car can break the 100kmph mark in just 5.1 seconds and it can touch the 250kmph (This speed mark is electronically limited so car can never cross 250kmph mark) of maximum speed mark.

The Z4 has a folding metal roof (rather than a fabric hood) which means it’s quieter than most of its rivals. There’s less wind noise than in an Audi TT, for example, and there isn't much buffeting in al fresco mode, either. A fair amount of road noise does find its way into the cabin, though. Engine noise only intrudes when you want it to, which is exactly what you want from a roadster.

The stylish designed interiors of BMW Z4 are very impressive and it is packed with lots of dynamic styling features. The interior appearance of BMW Z4 is much stylish and impressive with its dual tone dashboard which is packed with highly advanced instrument panel, leather covered steering wheel and gear knob and other leather upholstery. Some other features that make BMW Z4 interior appearance very stylish and sporty are Ergonomically designed graphic Instrument Panel, BMW individual roof liner in Anthracite, Footmats in Velour, Satin silver Matt, Aluminum finely brushed lengthwise, Fine wood trim Ash Grain, Leather Upholstery, High Quality Sport Seats with Headrests, Dual Tone Elegant Interior, Wooden Finished Panels, Multi Information Display, Front Map Lamp, Glove Box, etc.

2012 BMW Z4

BMW Z4 already passed number of crash tests, the advanced safety features that are available with BMW Z4 are Dual Front Airbags for Driver and Front Passenger, Side Airbags for Driver and front Passenger (Head/Upper Body), Inner Vented Front and Rear Disc Brakes, bumpers with Aluminium Impact Absorbers, CBC (Cornering Brake Control), Central Locking, Child Seat Fastening and ISOFIX on Passenger Seat, Crash Sensor, Dynamic Brake Lights, Dynamic Stability Control with additional features like Dynamis Traction Control, Roll-Over Safety System, Safety Belts, Integrated Side Impact Protection, etc. These features enhances the handling of this car and ensures that car will never skid out of control in case of hard braking and enhances safety.

The closest competitors to the 2012 BMW Z4 include the luxe Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster and the Audi TT. For those who want an unadulterated roadster that gives the true feeling of the open road, the Porsche Boxster might be a better choice. But in general, the BMW Z4 does an admirable job combining fun, comfort and style.

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Subaru Recalls Forester SUV, Legacy Sedan, Outback Wagon and Tribeca SUV

Japanese automaker Subaru on Thursday announced that it was recalling 633,842 vehicles to check for a problem with a fuse in a puddle light that could short-circuit and lead to a fire.There have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue, but there was one report of smoke, it said.


The models being recalled are certain 2009 to 2012 Subaru Forester SUVs, the 2010 to 2011 Legacy sedan, the 2010 to 2011 Outback wagon and the 2006 to 2012 Tribeca SUV.

Subaru Legacy Sedan

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its website that Subaru will install an additional fuse at no cost to the owners. The recall is expected to begin in February. A spokesperson for the Tokyo-based company estimates that about 54,000 vehicles in total will actually require repairs.Subaru dealers will repair the problem free of charge
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Jaguar F Type

Jaguar has finally built a follow-up to the legendary E-type, the new F-type."It's just a tremendous challenge today to produce a beautiful car that meets all the world regulations," said Philip Porter, a Jaguar historian who has written a book about the E-Type. He hasn't driven the F-Type yet, but likes what he's seen so far. "It's a combination like the great Jaguars of the past of sculptural styling, great engineering and superb performance".And, he added, "it sounds like a sports car, which is essential."

Jaguar F Type

There are two different supercharged engines: a 3-liter 6 cylinder with 340 horsepower for the normal F-type and 380 horsepower for the S; there's also a 5-liter V8 with 495 horsepower. Jaguar says the 0-60 time is 5.1 seconds for the normal F-type; 4.8 seconds for the S and 4.2 for the V-8. The car has an 8-speed transmission with automatic or manual modes.

The body is aluminum, and evokes the E-Type in details like the center hood bulge, the line of the body and the rear flare. But Jaguar is going out of its way not to do a retro E-Type.

Jaguar F Type

The lines are clean on the inside, pared down considerably from many newer cars. Rather than now commonplace touch controls for everything, the heating and ventilation are old-fashioned rotary knobs.

Pricing starts at $69,875 for the 340-horsepower car, and ranges beyond $92,000 for an F-Type fitted with the V-8 engine.
Jaguar F Type

“The F-Type isn’t designed to be like anyone else’s sports car,” Adrian Hallmark, the brand’s global director, said Wednesday. “It’s a Jaguar sports car: ultraprecise, powerful, sensual and, most of all, it feels alive”. Jaguar says the F-Type is an honest sports car.

Jaguar F Type

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Lexus ES 350 - 2013

Lexus has definitely built something new for the 2013 model as they’ve already released the hints all over the news media. They have come with new sedan which is called as the 2013 Lexus ES 350,

Lexus ES 350 - 2013

It is a design statement born of conviction. From the new spindle grille to its lower and wider stance, it exudes progressive styling. Stretched across a longer wheelbase, the redesigned interior is more spacious and accommodating. Available ambient lighting accents the dash and doors, creating a contemporary vibe throughout the cabin. Contrasting stitching adds intrigue to its smooth, contoured surfaces. And its expansive rear-seating area offers thoughtful amenities like a power rear shade and manual side-window shades.

The new ES unmistakably bears the new face of Lexus with its distinctive, spindle grille. The LED daytime running lights and combination rear lamps reflect the “L” design motif. The ES 350’s rear bumper sports dual exhaust pipes, while the ES 300h hybrid features a distinctive rear design with hidden exhaust and an integrated spoiler. New exterior colors for the 2013 ES include Fire Agate Pearl and Silver Lining Metallic.

Greater rear seat legroom and knee room are the hallmark of the redesigned, more spacious cabin. Knee room is increased by 2.8 inches and legroom is increased by 4.1 inches. The new design also offers additional foot room below the front seats.

Lexus ES 350 - 2013

Available comfort and convenience features include manual door window shades, a power rear shade, and a one-touch power trunk closer. Optional ambient lighting, discretely placed under the wood trim, softly illuminates the surfaces of the instrument panel and all four doors.

The new ES will feature enhanced NuLuxe seating surfaces, developed to reduce environmental impact. Genuine leather is also available, as is semi-aniline leather for an even more refined look and feel. Interiors are available in Black, Light Gray, and Parchment. Trim colors and materials include Piano Black, Espresso Bird’s-eye Maple, and Bamboo.

The new ES features the next-generation Lexus Enform® system. Lexus Enform® provides seamless connectivity with Bing™ search, iHeartRadio,, OpenTable®, Pandora®, Yelp® and Facebook Places through compatible smart phones

Lexus ES 350 - 2013There are many ways to take advantage of the impressive and efficient power of this luxury sedan's 3.5-liter V6 engine. You can impose your will on curves, putting its lightweight design, more rigid chassis and new, more dynamic suspension system to good use. You can also sit back and let the engine's new low-friction materials and more efficient transmission help you make the most of every drop of fuel. Or, to help the ES provide the ultimate in both respects, Drive Mode Select lets you opt for ECO, Normal or SPORT modes, modifying its performance characteristics to fit your mood.

The Basic Specifications:
Seating Capacity : 5
Overall Length (in.) : 192.7
Width (in.) : 71.7
Height (in.) : 57.1
Wheelbase (in.) : 111.0
Driven Wheels : Front Wheel Drive
Curb Weight (lbs.) : 3,549
Wheel size (front and rear):
17” x 7.0” (standard)
18” x 7.5” (optional)
Tires size :
215/55/17 (standard)
225/45/18 (optional)

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