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GM Opel Meriva Electric Test Fleet Being Readied

Published by on Sep 29th, 2010, No Comments

Opel is developing three battery-electric versions of its Meriva as part of the MeRegioMobil research project which is funded by the Ministry of Economics and Technology in Germany.

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Marry A Mercedes-Benz to Apple and You Get an iCar!

Published by on Aug 27th, 2010, No Comments

Way back in 2007, there were reports that Apple and Mercedes Benz had signed a deal whereby Apple was to design an in-car maintenance, communication and navigation system for inclusion in Mercedes Benz vehicles. It’s all coming true. The iCar is what you get when you combine a Mercedes-Benz S Class car and the latest Apple devices.

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Lexus LFA vs Nissan GTR: Who’s The Fastest?

Published by on Aug 27th, 2010, No Comments

Fancy what happens when you put the Lexus LFA and a Nissan GTR on a test track?  This is exactly what the guys at MotorTrend did. Pitting the Lexus LFA against almost compatriot Nissan GTR is sure to throw up interesting results. Amazing results ensue, indeed, we got to see.

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Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid Surfaces in the Form of a Promotional Video

Published by on Aug 25th, 2010, No Comments

Fisker has released a promotional video of the luxury plug-in hybrid, the Fisker Karma. The car features two electric motors, which are powered by a 200kW lithium-ion battery pack that produces 300 kW (402 hp / 408 PS) and 1,300 Nm (959 lb/ft) of torque.

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Spy Pictures of the Three-Seater Ferrari Marlboro Red Rush Out in the Open

Published by on Aug 10th, 2010, No Comments

If you see it from a distance, it is similar to the Ferrari that won Schumacher his world titles. But when it races to your side in a matter of seconds, you realize the difference. It’s the Prancing Horse’s three-seater dubbed “Marlboro Red Rush”, which was seen doing laps at Fiorano.

Rumors about the Ferrari F1 three-seater have been circulating for a while now. Some spy photos taken at the Fiorano Circuit, in Italy, has revealed the Marlboro Red Rush cruising in the rain. Two passengers can accommodate themselves in the seats placed behind the driver’s seat. The car, capable of sprinting to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds, can reach 300 km/h (186 mph) in a mere 13 seconds. The car which is based on a Formula One F2002 653 chassis has an 800 PS (789 bhp / 588 kW) engine that operates at 17,000 rpm. It carries 50 liters of fuel, and weighs a total of 845 kilograms. The 5-meters long, 1.8 meters wide car has a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph).

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Bentley GTC Gets Speed Treatment

Published by on Jan 7th, 2009, 2 Comments

Not that the GTC convertible wouldn’t be enough for your or me, but for the rich, the new faster version of the car is pure adrenaline. Bentley GTC Speed is now able to bring it from zero to 60mph in just 4.5 seconds thanks to a twin-turbo W12 producing that outputs 600hp and 553 lb-ft. of torque, making it the fastest Bentley ever built. Featuring a dark-tinted matrix grille, chrome bezels around the headlights, a lowered ride height, low-friction dampers, stiffer rear axle bushings, wider tires an carbon-ceramic brakes, it looks like the best Bentley money can buy. Is it? – via Autoblog

That's How You do a Proper Speed Block in China

Published by on Aug 29th, 2008, 1 Comment

Do you remember Johan and his problem with speed (or better said the lack of visible traffic enforcement)? Like Johan, there are many of us that like to pedal to the metal.

The first thing that came to my mind when seeing this picture was to thank God, that’s not the way our authorities try to block speed. Authorities in the Chinese ShanXi province built what looks like miniature versions of the Great Wall to prevent you from speeding. It’s 30 meter (100 ft) long, 2.7 meter (9 ft) and 60 cm (2 ft) tall, made of cement and does a great job at keeping you running slow.

There’s a question to it though. What if you can’t see it … ? Let’s hope our people in South Africa are not to going to put something like that on the streets.

via AutoUnleashed

Don't Rent a Lambo if You Plan to Crash It

Published by on Aug 7th, 2008, 3 Comments

Whenever I rent a car I always try to take good care of it no matter what I’m driving. It’s someone else’s car and for some money they allow me drige it. It’s common sense to make sure I stay on the road and the car doesn’t get injured. That’s not what a group of late 20’s Asian men thought.

They were all invited to a wedding and decided to drive supercars (all rented). Since bragging about speed and drinking are not the best friends of a driver, they all felt brave and immediately left the ceremony, for what? To race of course! I’m pretty sure you’ve already seen the photo so not sure if it needs any more comments. The idiots crashed the Lamborghini in a tree, and then fled.

Doesn’t it sound like fun? I’m dying to know what happened when these guys had to return their rented supercars. Will they have to pay anything for the damages or for DUI ?
Source: The Sun (Via CarScoop)

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