Sunday, December 21, 2008

1947 Bentley Shooting Brake

1947 Bentley Shooting Brake

Peugeot 908 RC

The stunning Peugeot 908 RC is a luxury four-door limousine concept, and derives its name from its engine: the Peugeot V12 HDi DPFS, which powers the racing version of the Peugeot 908. The engine offers an amazing level of performance for a diesel engine, with 700 bhp and torque in excess of 885 lb-ft. A compact 6-speed electronically controlled sequential gearbox has been specially adapted to withstand the tremendous torque, and is located under the engine.

1963 Mercedes-Benz Type 60 Limousine

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Lancia Ypsilon Moda Milano

Lancia and Italian fashion house Moda Milano team up on the 2008 Lancia Ypsilon Moda Milano. Featuring a two-tone body (Raffaello white and opaque Borromini grey), with interior trim in black Starlite leather and Alcantara, the Ypsilon Moda Milano is the latest in automotive fashion. Exciting cars like this and others were on display at the 2008 Paris Auto Show.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

2007 Wiesmann GT

German tuner company Wiesmann has created this shapely GT, inspired by classic roadsters. The body is constructed of carbon fiber, and weighs 2,756 pounds. The car accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 174 mph. Power is supplied by a BMW-supplied 367-horsepower, 4.8-liter V8 engine.

BMW-Sauber Formula One Racecar

BMW-Sauber Formula One racecar driven by Jacques Villeneuve during the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The New Land Rover LRX

This stylish compact crossover coupe is Gerry McGovern's first concept vehicle since becoming Land Rover's design head. As such, it provides a revealing look at where Land Rover may be heading, at least stylistically.With an emphasis on luxury and performance, the LRX concept places a special emphasis on weight reduction with polycarbonate windows that are 40 percent lighter than glass.The interior features various recycled materials, the vehicle was on display at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The 2010 Nissan Cube

The Nissan Cube has been sold in Japan for the last 10 years, but is only now being launched in USA as a 2010 model. Sales kick off in early ‘09; about seven years after Toyota introduced the equally boxy Scion xB. Happily for Nissan--and maybe for you, too--this funky, frugal subcompact looks like just the thing to help Americans cope with $4 gas and other new economic miseries. A pure battery-power version is expected early next decade as part of Nissan’s new Green Program 2010. It was recently previewed by the Denki Cube concept (Denki means “electric” in Japanese).Like the xB, the 2010 Nissan Cube is a tall, square-cut, 4-door, five-passenger wagon based on a small mainstream front-wheel-drive hatchback (in this case Nissan’s March/Micra minicar, which has never been sold in the U.S.).
The Cube, however, actually predates (and allegedly inspired) the Scion’s original Toyota bB parent. The Cube coming stateside is somewhat smaller than the newly enlarged 2008 xB. It’s basically the redesigned 2002 Japan-market Cube with trim and equipment alterations to suit North American driving conditions and buyer tastes.In its early years, the Cube was a gotta-have ride for young Japanese fashionistas. Though no longer considered so trendy a decade on, it’s bound to seem like a way-cool novelty here in the States. But the 2010 Nissan Cube should appeal to anyone looking for good fuel thrift and a city-friendly package with surprising interior space. The home-market Cube offers two-row accommodations for six via a front bench seat and steering-column shift lever, but the U.S. version will probably have two front seats with a floor shift in between. There’s also a seven-passenger version, called the Cube3 or “Cubic,” with an extra 6.9 inches of wheelbase making room for a small 3rd-row seat and even more maximum load space. No word on whether that model is coming here too, but we won’t be surprised if it does. In fact, it might be the only one we get, as the wheelbase for the Denki Cube concept was stretched 9.4 inches from the regular model’s, though that was partly to accommodate the bulky batteries of its all-electric drive.However long it is, the U.S.-market 2010 Nissan Cube is generally expected to carry a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine instead of the 1.4-liter unit used overseas.

Monday, September 22, 2008

James Bond's 2003 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish

This 2003 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish is the same model used in the James Bond movie Die Another Day. Harking back to the classic Aston DB5 used in Goldfinger, the movie version of the Vanquish had all the requesite Bond modifications, such as a pair of machine guns that come up through the bonnet vents, five heat-seeking missiles and a brace of shot guns that operate from the front radiator grille. Although the street version is a bit less flamboyant, it still has a 48-valve V12 engine with a top speed of 190 mph.

2006 Honda Civic GX Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV)

The 2006 Honda Civic GX NGV car has been crowned as "America's Greenest Car" by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and is certified as AT-PZEV (almost zero emissions) by the Californian Air Resources Board (CARB). Powered by compressed natural gas, this Honda is renown for having the cleanest internal combustion engine in the world.

2006 Toyota F3R Hybrid Synergy Concept

The 2006 Toyota F3R Hybrid Synergy Concept is a hybrid powered design study targeted to a "hipper" minivan automotive market segment.

1930 Doble Steamer Coupe

Steam powered automobiles use their fuel to heat a boiler containing water that quickly turns to steam. Regulating the steam pressure controls the power, so the car has few moving parts and requires no gear shift or clutch.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

2007 Great Wall i7

2007 Great Wall i7 is a five door hatchback, and is expected to go on sale in China in 2008. It is powered by a new family of 1.3 to 1.5 litre gasoline engines.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

1991 GM EV1 or GM Impact Electric Concept Car

One of the first modern EVs was the General Motors Impact. GM changed its name and started leasing the GM "EV1" in 1996. This sleek looking car even set a World Record of more than 180 miles per hour! General Motors engineers and their outside consultants designed the EV1 from the ground up. The automobile combined lightweight materials, aerodynamic design, a system that recharges the batteries during braking, and sophisticated computer-controlled propulsion to create an electric vehicle.

USA - Electric Car

A New York City Park Department employee uses one of the 275 all-electric vehicles in Central Park - Global Electric Motor cars - or GEMs - that run for a day and then are plugged into a wall outlet to recharge overnight.

"Cars Not Carbon" Sticker at Sexy Green Car Show

A "Cars not Carbon" sticker on display at the Sexy Green Car Show at the Eden Project,in England.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

2008 Bentley Brooklands

The 2008 Bentley Brooklands is one of the grandest coupes on the planet. Hand assembled, and limited to only 550 examples, this luxury four-seater features a high-output version of the Azure's hand-built, 6.75-liter, twin-turbocharged V8. This engine produces a stunning 530 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque, and represents the latest evolution of the original Crewe-built V8 launched in 1959.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

World's first swimming car

Three decades ago James Bond (then enacted by British star Roger Moore) wowed the world with a car that could 'fly' under water in the movie The Spy Who Loved Me. Only, it was animation and not an actual scene.

But Frank M Rinderknecht, the 52-year-old automobile visionary and boss of Swiss automaker Rinspeed, has turned a dream into reality with his 'sQuba.'

Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Wonder Car - 2008 Ferrari F430 Spider

The Ferrari F430 Spider is an exotic convertible with top-shelf performance, stunning styling and a price tag that encourages double-takes. It is the soft-top version of the F430 Coupe.
Like many exotic sports cars, the Ferrari F430 Spider is as much a rolling work of automotive art as it is a high-performance car. As with many Ferraris over the years, the car’s seductively aerodynamic design comes courtesy of the noted Italian design house Pininfarina. A compact, power-operated fabric roof lowers or raises at the push of a button.
The Ferrari F430 Spider offers a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. A Formula One racing-derived, six-speed automatic gearbox with manual-shift capability is optional. Operated via steering wheel-mounted paddles, Ferrari claims this transmission cuts shifting times down to just 150 milliseconds to maximize the car’s blazing acceleration.
As expected for a $200,000-plus sports car, the Ferrari F430 Spider delivers race car-like driving dynamics. It rides on a lightweight aluminum space frame and electronically controlled Skyhook suspension. The F430 Spider’s handling is further enhanced by Ferrari’s E-Diff system, an electronically controlled limited-slip differential originally developed for racing. It optimizes traction based on a variety of factors, including the steering angle and lateral acceleration.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Top Ten Bargain Cars For 2008

According to here is the list of 10 cars that are the best value for money:
1.Honda Fit : 4 door hatchback $14620
2.Hyundai Elantra GLS :4 door sedan $14245
3.Suzuki Reno :4 door hatchback $14224
4.Nissan Versa : 4 door sedan $13540
5.Kia Spectra :4 door sedan $13520
6.Smart Fortwo : 2 door pure hatchback coupe $12235
7.Toyota Yaris : 2 door hatchback $12210
8.Kia Rio :4 door sedan $11515
9.Hyundai Accent GS : 3 door hatchback $11425
10.Chevrolet Aveo 5 SVM : 4 door hatchback $10895

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Cars of Tennis Stars

Do you know which car is favourite with your favourite tennis players.With millions in the bank and automakers lining up to sign sponsorship deals, getting cars isn't the problem for top tennis pros, it's finding time to drive them.
Here is a list of the cars owned by famous tennis stars :
1.Ana Ivanovic - 2007 Peugeot 207
2.James Blake - 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo,2007 Lincoln Navigator,2004 Cadillac Escalade
3.Pam Shriver - 2005 Toyota Sienna
4.Maria Sharapova - 2008 Land Rover Range Rover,2008 Jaguar XK
5.Andre Agassi - Kia
6.Rafael Nadal - Kia
7.Roger Federer - Mercedes-Benz
8.Jennifer Capriati - Ferrari 360 Modena
9.Agnes Szavay - Audi A3 Cabriolet TDI
10.Jelena Jankovic - 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe,2007 Porsche 911
11.Shahar Pe'er - 2008 Dodge Nitro,2006 Toyota Land Cruiser
12.Daniela Hantuchova - 2008 Porsche Cayenne,2002 Porsche Boxster,2005 Land
Rover Range Rover

2008 Cadillac CTS

2008 Cadillac CTS

2003 Cadillac Cien Concept Car

2003 Cadillac Cien Concept Car

1939 La Salle Convertible

1939 La Salle Convertible

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rolls-Royce Phantom II

The famous Rolls-Royce Phantom II 'Star of India' dating 1934 is ornamented with models in appropriate dresses at the oldtimer trade fair 'Retro Classics' in Stuttgart, Germany. The luxury vehicle that was manufactured to be the state carriage for the Maharaja of Rajkot is worth an estimated double-digit millions sum.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

Dashboard of the car

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe has a lightweight, but highly rigid all-aluminum spaceframe chassis. Its classic looks are due in part to a long hood, large-diameter wheels, and short front and long rear overhangs. Especially striking is its brushed steel hood and teak decking for the rear hood cover. Power is from a V12 engine, delivering 0-to-60 mile per hour acceleration of 5.7 seconds.

2008 Rolls Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce of course means luxury, but it also means superlative engineering, witness the 2008 Rolls Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase. For example, while the suspension is tuned to deliver an extremely comfortable ride, it is also capable of providing taut, responsive handling. Rolls-Royce uses a complex double wishbone front suspension and sophisticated multi-link rear suspension with air springs and continuous electronic damping control. Driver-selectable ride-height adjustment insures plenty of clearance even on poorly surfaced roads.

Bugati of Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes arriving by Bugati at the Los Angeles Fan Screening of "Mission Impossible III" held at Grauman's Chinese Theater.

2006 BMW Sinister Six Show Car by Alpine

Take a look at the future, via this spectacular multi-media 2006 BMW Sinister Six Show Car. A super powerful Alpine car stereo with a 4 LCD screen interior insures a spectacular ride, even sitting still.

1938 BMW 328

1938 BMW 328

1949 BMW Veritas Rennsport

1949 BMW Veritas Rennsport

Red and White BMW Mini Car

Red and White BMW Mini Car

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Top 10 vehicles with highest resale value

You can't call them "good investments" because they inevitably depreciate. But the models in our ranking of the top 10 vehicles with highest resale value do amount to sensible purchases for the way they minimize the dollar losses associated with owning and maintaining a vehicle.
1.Mini Cooper
2.Infiniti G37 Coupe
3.BMW 1 Series
4.Jeep Wrangler
5.Volkswagen's R32
6.Honda CR-V with all wheel drive
7.Scion xB
8.Honda Civic Hybrid
9.Nissan Rogue
10 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

Friday, August 15, 2008

Cars of the football hero's

It is really interesting to know who owns which car among the top soccer players.
They are rich,have different taste.This also shows their nature and temperment.
Here is a quick list of the cars :
1.David Beckham - Aston Martin DB7,Lamborghini Gallardo,Armor-plated BMW X-5,Rolls-Royce Phantom,Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
2.Wayne Rooney - Bentley Continental GT
3.Cristiano Ronaldo - Audi R8
4.David James - Humdrum Chrysler
5.Thierry Henry - Aston Martin Vanquish
6.John Terry - Bentley Continental GT
7.Didier Drogba - Mercedes SL65
8.Rio Ferdinand - Bentley Arnage
9.Sol Campbell - BMW X5
What is your dream car ?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Designing the future cars

The world over carmakers spend big bucks to establish their brands as leaders in the race toward greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. Yet many of the eco-friendly and high-tech innovations in our vehicles begin in the research and development departments of large auto suppliers—the companies that supply components and systems to automobile manufacturers.
One such company,you might know Continental Automotive Systems as a maker of tires, but you probably don't know its role in the development of next-generation hybrids, diesels, lithium batteries, stability control, and wireless connectivity technologies for automobiles.
Due to this companies efforts,we are going to see an explosion of improvements in efficiency in vehicles, including traditional technologies such as direct gasoline injection, turbochargers, double-clutch transmission technoligies and low-resistance tires.
Cars in 2030
In 2030, you'll have a lot more technologies like autonomously driven vehicle. This is a vehicle that drives itself. It's a Chevy Tahoe. It still had all the attributes of a full-size SUV, but it also had the capability of driving itself. This vehicle actually had its own eyes and ears and senses to be able to navigate an urban setting with other cars on the road and be able to do that in a very safe and efficient way.
It's a demonstration to bring all three emerging technologies together: safety, sustainability, and connectivity. You're going to see developments on sustainability go concurrent with a continued focus on safety, which has been the focus of the industry in the last decade or so. Technologies like electronic stability control.lane detection warning, blind-spot detection, and rear-end collision avoidance. You'll see these technologies in the next couple of years, just exploding in the industry. That will complement everything we are doing on the power train side and from a sustainability standpoint.
Just in the past few years, advances in camera technology, in the image-processing software that's available to know the difference between a line in the road and a Coca-Cola can sitting in front of the car. The radar system might pick it up as an obstacle, but the camera knows, with the fusion of the sensors together, that it's a Coca-Cola can. You certainly wouldn't want the full brake applied.These are the things that are advancing very quickly now, to be able to bring in more safety and sustainability into the car.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

2008 BMW 135i

Harking back to the classic BMW 2002 models 30 years ago, the new BMW 1-series features high-end performance in a small, efficient package. The 2008 BMW 135i Convertible is the latest version, which was on display at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show.

The Beauty of 2008 Bentley Brooklands

The 2008 Bentley Brooklands is one of the grandest coupes on the planet. Hand assembled, and limited to only 550 examples, this luxury four-seater features a high-output version of the Azure's hand-built, 6.75-liter, twin-turbocharged V8. This engine produces a stunning 530 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque, and represents the latest evolution of the original Crewe-built V8 launched in 1959.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ferrari also makes watches

The Ferrari Jumbo has a titanium case and Swiss-made ETA quartz chrono movement. It is particularly suitable to sporting and leisure use, however, as it offers a choice of stopwatch and counter buttons.
At Ferrari, accurate time-keeping is main priority because even a 10th of a second can make all the difference out there on the track. That's why the Ferrari Jumbo takes its inspiration from the world of motor racing and the Scuderia Ferrari's activities. To underscore this link, the Ferrari Jumbo watch comes in a special rubber presentation case shaped to resemble an F1 tyre. This original touch, of course, makes the watch something of a collector's item too.It is priced around 292 euros (Exclusive of Vat)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia

A track-tuned high-performance version of the F430, the 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia (Italian for stable, as in horses) has lower weight and increased power (510 hp to be exact). The resulting power-to-weight ratio is an incredible one horsepower to 5.4 pounds. The F1-inspired transmission brings shift times down to 60 milliseconds, while the traction and stability systems are revised as well, it was first displayed at the 62nd International Motor Show (IAA) in Germany.

Italy - 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC - Concorso 2008

This 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC scored many victories between 1957 and 1959.

Ferrari Concorso 2008 California - USA

A vintage Ferrari at the Ferrari Concorso 2008 in Old Town Pasadena, Californioa. Over $100,000,000 dollars worth of Ferraris were on display on the streets of Old Town Pasadena for the annual festival.

Friday, June 20, 2008

A-BAT - Concept Vehicle from Toyota

The A-BAT offers customers the versatility of hauling a standard 4x8 sheet of plywood one day, then taking a family on a camping trip the next. It features a four-foot bed with more flexibility than the standard pickup truck. The translucent roof panel slides open to allow for tall cargo in the cab; and the bed lengthens an additional two feet when the pass-through midgate is folded down into the cab. The rugged exterior of the A-BAT is contrasted by the four-passenger modern interior. The door trim, shoulder, armrest and instrument panel pads and seat cushions are made of a tough, lightweight and comfortable material that can be selected for personalization. In addition, the colors are coordinated to enhance the sleek interior environment.Inside, the A-BAT has a retractable, portable navigation unit with a seven-inch diagonal screen and Wi-Fi Internet. Other advanced features include a port for portable device assistant synchronization and a hard drive for digital music. The solar panels on the dash recapture energy from the sun to assist in the charging of the navigation unit, portable power pack and backlit information displays.
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