Archive: November 2006

30 November
Turn an RC car into a floor sweeper

car duster

“What’s fun, cheap, good looking, and cleans a hardwood floor with an advanced search and navigation algorithm? An electrostatic dust mop attached to a radio-controlled car. Vroom! This combination has some things in common with a Roomba, but is arguably less expensive. It’s quick and fun to build, and quick and fun to operate. ”

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30 November
Schweet VW sled

Volkswagen nailed this one.

Click for more images – Gizmodo

30 November
The New Fastest Police Car on the Planet

PCF
Last year, the German Federal Traffic Ministry and the Association of German Automobile Tuners (VDAT) created the Tune It Safe! program, the goal of which is to encourage drivers to adopt safe and legal tuning practices (and presumably have them employ established German tuning firms to do so). To highlight the program, TechArt created a Porsche 911 Carrera S police car for the Essen Motor Show, where it would be displayed as the world’s fastest police car.

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29 November
2009 Nissan Skyline GT-R

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Caught testing on the famous Nürburgring test track in Germany, the Skyline GT-R sounds as though it has the twin-turbo V6, I did expected instead of a 4.5-liter V8 as some earlier rumors suggested. The 3.8-liter engine will be fed through a front mount intercooler and make at least 450 horsepower.

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29 November
2007 Lotus Exige S – A personal spaceship for earthbound astronauts.

AA

In February of 1962, 44 years before the 2007 Lotus Exige S made its debut at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, an 11-year-old boy watched John Glenn become the first American astronaut to orbit the earth.

Later that same year, that same boy watched George Jetson drive away from Molecular Motors in a new Supersonic Suburbanite, and dreamed of piloting his own personal spaceship.

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29 November
Zoopedup's WhiteTrash on the track

29 November
AC Schnitzer Tension is Fastest BMW

bmw

The attitude to life typical of many Italian regions certainly doesn’t apply to Nardo in Southern Italy.

There, under the headline “Beyond 300 km/h”, a high speed test was performed under the auspices of Continental AG in collaboration with the editorial team of the car magazine AutoBild sportscars.

As a potential candidate for 300, the AC Schnitzer TENSION was invited to this event.

After completing the GPS speed measurement on the 13 km long high speed test track, which is basically an oversized circle, the digital instrument display read 331.78 km/h!

So the AC Schnitzer TENSION has done it. It is the fastest BMW in the world and is road legal. This proves that speed does not come from maximum engine power alone, but is the result of a careful engineering of all elements in the overall concept.

[Source: WorldCarFan]

29 November
Volkswagen Tiguan Concept

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Los Angeles marks the eagerly-awaited debut of the new Volkswagen Tiguan in “concept” form. From the looks of things, if you scratch the orange-trimmed tires and the similarly-patterned leather seats, you’re basically seeing what the car’s going to look like when the wraps are pulled off the production version in Q1 2007. Far more conventional than the rakish Concept A that introduced some of the car’s exterior (the front end) and interior design language, the Tiguan still looks to be a nice entry-ute for VW. The “baby Touareg” flavor works.

All the current VW corporate elements are in place — the grille, the new-style headlamps, etc. — and the simple, good-looking five-spoke wheels are pretty much a lock for production. We like what we see. In a nod to the many “green” themes in play at LA this year, the concept car sports VW’s new BLUETEC “Clean TDI” engine underhood. That’s something we really hope to see on the production car — the American one. Are you listening, VW?

[Source: Volkswagen UK, AutoBlog.com]

28 November
The case for M-power just got a lot weaker

Bimmas
The data doesn’t make any sense. We’re tearing our collective hair out trying to determine why the track-test numbers from our 2007 BMW 335i test car are so far off.

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27 November
15% of world market by 2010 Toyota hopes

Toyota

In a leaked copy of their “global master plan,” Toyota is hoping to capture 15 percent of the world car market by 2010.

Toyota spokesman Paul Nolasco would not comment on the report but did say that Toyota is definitely eyeing developing markets, which were most of that growth is expected from.

Russia, India, China, Brazil, South Africa and Mozambique, no doubt about it. Those six are absolutely where we think a lot of action will be coming,” Nolasco said. “Look at the population and the rate of motorization. There’s a lot of potential for growth.”

Da Cruz

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