Archive: October 2009

30 October
Living Large: Still DRE in Serbia

It was in 2001 when all music charts where topped by Dr.Dre’s album and more specifically his Still Dre song and the gangsta video with the jumping cars. Well, the party is back on in Serbia where a bunch of guys living large got their wicked cars out to have fun. Check it out, it’s awesome!

They know how to party in Serbia, isn’t it?

30 October
2010 Saleen S281 Mustang Initial Renderings

2010 Saleen S281 Mustang

Auto aficionados expecting the 2010 model of the Saleen S281 Mustang won’t have to wait any longer as the pony is ready to be showcased at the upcoming SEMA. The initial renderings of the Mustang have been made public ahead of its debut and the images reveal a unique body kit with a new hood, a new grille and fresh looking front fascia. On the sides, there is a new skirting while on the rear, there are window louvers, a sleek looking spoiler, rear diffuser and a bolder looking four-tailpipe exhaust system. The engine options for the 2010 Saleen will include a naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V8 capable of producing 335 hp and 345 lb-ft of maximum torque to begin with. Another probable option could be a supercharged 4.6-liter V8 variant with 465 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque. Both these engine options are probabilities taking into account the current model line-up. We will have the exact details at SEMA.

30 October
2010 Chrysler 300 Spied Photos

2010 Chrysler 300

The next generation Chrysler is still a dream and for the time being, the fanatics will have to be content with a 2010 upgrade. The very first spy shots of the upcoming model have arrived and to a naked eye, there isn’t much of a difference between the present and the upcoming model. The images were taken at the Chrysler Technology Centre in Auburn Hills, Michigan and they reveal that the present LX platform has not been tampered with, in terms of dimensions. What is also evident is that the pimp look is being shed for a more rounded exterior-a major visible change on the outside. There are plush changes on the inside using wooden panels and leather upholstery although the previous models also didn’t lack the class. The 2010 Chrysler 300 will come with a 22% improved fuel economy and Chrysler is yet to announce the powertrain for this luxury saloon. [via WCF]

30 October
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering 2010 Camaro ready for a SEMA Debut

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

The Tokyo Motor Show is now over and while the focus at the Japanese event was on eco friendly tech, it seems that the upcoming SEMA will showcase a mix of green and some astonishing Camaros. Another addition to that already impressive Camaro list at SEMA will be the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Named as Pontiac Trans-Am and badged as the Trans-Am logo, the car rides on 20 by 10 front and 20 by 11 rear honeycomb wheels, giving the Camaro an altogether different identity at the event. Under the hood will be a 7.45-liter aluminium block engine that can produce a whopping 655 horses and a maximum torque of 610 ft-lb. On the inside will be a classic customized interior that will boast of a machine drilled steering wheel and billet dash inserts. [via]

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

29 October
Nissan 350Z Turbo Vs Dodge Viper Drifting

For those with enough money to buy new rubber every two weeks, how about some serious drifting examples? Check out a Nissan 350Z Turbo against a Dodge Viper on the drifting wall in New Jersey. Boy these guys know what they’re doing. And the cars, they look … but better not talk about the cars. Just watch!

Be safe and don’t do that on the roads. Go for a track field instead!

29 October
The Corvette C6 GTR gets a Specter Touch

Specter Werkes Corvette C6 GTR

Specter Werkes is working up its magic on the Vette again and unlike the GTR it came up with last summer, the one that it will showcase SEMA on November 3 will be a deadlier version. The BASF Pearl Blue exterior color and HRE CF40 carbon fiber wheels on the exterior will give it a desirable look on the outside but what matters most is what it gets under the hood — a 7.0L LS7 V8 at the heart with a twin-turbo setup from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering renders a mind-boggling 800 horsepower. To keep all those ponies in safe place, the Vette C6 GTR comes with StopTech brakes at the front and the rear. On top of that a revised exhaust system was also mandatory to accommodate that much power and Specter Werkes have used a Corsa option for assistance in this case. Mind-blowing, eh?

29 October
Axon Automotive Plug-in Hybrid from Britain


Axon Automotive is determined to make Britain proud as it has readied the country’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle, and the Axon hatchback showcased at the Milton Keynes Science implies that a beginning has been made. By using carbon fibre technologies the new vehicle has managed to reduce kerbside weight and has eliminated the need for a battery courtesy of the plug-in technology.


As far as the emissions are concerned, it is the aerodynamic body which takes care of that along with maximizing fuel-efficiency. Even on the inside, the hatch comes with designer seats made of re-cycled jeans and suits which goes to show that this commuter means no harm to the environment. The final prototype of the hatch should be ready by 2011 with production starting in 2012.

29 October
VW America Releases Mid-size Sedan NMS Teaser Sketch


It’s not just the next generation VW Passat that will arrive in 2011, as Volkswagen America have confirmed that it will also ready a new mid-size sedan (NMS) for a late 2011 release. The black and white design sketch does not reveal much. Although reported to be larger in size, the VW NMS will cost $8000 less than the current Passat model which means it will compete with the likes of the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord.

Speaking of Honda, the company incidentally announced the Acura TSX Sport Wagon for an American release in 2010, stiffening the competition furthermore. Taking advantage of the weak dollar, Volkswagen will build it at their Chattanooga, Tennessee facility, and aims to sell 100,000 NMS units per year. Looks great, isn’t it?

28 October
Supras on the Autobahn, Having Fun

No I’m not suddenly a poet but the sound of these Supras on the autobahn certainly set the mood for me. German high ways, lots of power and lots of racing with other cars, including an M5 from what it looks like, then some night racing on a No Speed Limit? I can definitely feel the adrenaline rush! It’s insane.

Too bad something ends up in fire!

28 October
Right Hand Driven Chevy Camaro Reaches Australia

It’s been a while since Aussies have been waiting for a right-hand driven Chevrolet Camaro, but GM somehow has denied them the chance. But since ones adversity is another’s opportunity, Queensland-based Performax International, an Australian importer and converter of new US-made passenger vehicles has announced world’s first RHD version of the muscle car.

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Performax is giving the Aussie muscle car lovers a great opportunity, but considering that the RHD Camaro will cost a shrieking $139,000 AUD, meaning that not every fanatic down-under will be driving it. Compared to the American price of the more conventional Camaro in the US — $33,745, seems like Performax is going to make quite a profit in there. Despite the price tag, the company has managed six pre-orders and it is hopeful of more.

28 October
2011 Audi A8 Spied Testing

2011 Audi A8

Slated for an early debut next year at the Detroit Auto Show, the 2011 Audi A8 is one of the most thought-after luxury sedans. Caught testing on the Nurburgring circuit, rumors have it that the upcoming model comes with new engines. Apparently there’s the new 6.5L V12 which replaces the 6.1L variant for a monsterish output of over 500 horsies, or the supercharged V8 capable of churning 400 hp. Mileage is also on the priority list for Audi which means the new A8 lineage will also include a 2.0L diesel option mated with twin turbos that sport some 200hp. For those who can afford it, sales will begin late 2010. [via Autoblog]


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