The Porsche 911 will be officially unveiled really, really soon, at the coming 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Porsche has released a video teaser of the new Porsche 911, after the jump. Sounds like Porsche’s Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK in short for Porsche’s double clutch transmission)?+Continue Reading
Archive for August, 2011
BMW has released the pricing for the latest turbocharged 4 cylinder F10 and Z4 in the US and they are pricier than the outgoing engine. The 528i gets a price bump of over USD 2.5 grand where as the Z4, slightly over USd 2 grand. Both are powered by 2.0 turbocharged four potter that produces 240 bhp and obviously better fuel consumption.+Continue Reading
After looking into details of the BMW F10 M5 here, let’s have a look at it going around Laguna Seca. Video is after the jump and make sure you turn up the volume on your speakers; listen out for the howl of a V8 and see if you notice any wastegate noise.+Continue Reading
Volkswagen folks call the Up!: “appealing to people of all ages and mobility”. I’d like to think it’s not bad at all. Smaller than the smallest range in the VW range, the Polo, the, er, Up!, measures just 3.54 meters. Powering the Up! is 1.0 litre petrol 3-cylinder engine with two states of tune, outputting 59 hp and 74 hp respectively. These are just about the info regarding the Up!, but do stay tune, as VW is launching it in Europe in December. At the mean time, hit the jump for more photos of Up!+Continue Reading
According to Wards research, the world’s cars population topped at 1.015 billion last year. These figures include cars, light, medium and heavy duty trucks and buses. However, off road and heavy duty vehicles are excluded from these figures. Needless to say, China and India contributed a significant year-on-year increase at 27% and 8.9%, respectively. So, if the world’s population is 6.9 billion, that means, the ratio of vehicle to people is… 1 : 6.798. No wonder environmentalists are worried!
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Peter Lim, Singapore’s 8th richest man (Forbe’s estimate net worth of USD 1.6billion), had just invested in a chunky state in McLaren Automotive. Lim is also the 2nd largest stakeholder in FJ Benjamin, a fashion clothing distributor here in Asia. It was not disclosed to how much he had paid for a seat in the McLaren Automotive board however. Other than that, he is also running several Man United themed cafes and bars throughout Asia and came close to buying Liverpool last year (conflicts of interest?).
Anyway, he would be better off seeing this in his office.
Source: The Independent
Not here, unfortunately. But in the United States. Stay tune for more details, come Aug 23rd as Toyota would be announcing the launch at the assembly line at Georgetown, Kentucky.
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Here’s the latest madness from Ken Block. See if you can spot what Hollywood movies Block’s team recreates from.
If there’s one car maker that can get away with almost the same design as its predecessors, it’d be Porsche. The nine-eleven had been around since 1963 and here is the latest iteration – scheduled to be launched at Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year. We’ll bring you more details immediately after we have it at hand. At the mean time, click the jump for the leaked rear end of the car!+Continue Reading
Couple of years ago, when General Motors had gone under and Suzuki (which was under GM then) had to go. Volkswagen AG had acquired 19.9% stake in Suzuki then from GM. It was reported that Volkswagen AG is unhappy with the partnership due to difference in directions.
CEO Martin Winterkorn said, “there are differences with Suzuki going forward and we’re disappointed in the tie-up.” Suzuki CEO, Osamu Suzuki, on the other hand said in his blog that Suzuki was not treated equally in the venture.
As both are strong in making small cars, the partnership seemed like an ideal strategy to make both even stronger. However, only time will tell if things will work out that way.
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