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.
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