Tuesday, December 29, 2009


The design house Original Runduce is a new one for us here at Top Speed, but after taking a look at their sketch of a carbon fiber wide body Nissan GT-R that they intend to display at the 2010 at the Tokyo Auto Salon, we won’t soon forget about them. The Japanese tuner announced that they have prepared a full carbon bodied GT-R that will make at least 600 HP when measured at the wheels to go along with the larger fenders and matching stretched front bumper. However we are a bit partial to the aggressive aero hood and more pronounced rear wing.

Monday, December 28, 2009



Like for the Murcielago, Lamborghini will also unveil a SV (SuperVeloce) version for the Gallardo supercar. According to latest reports the car will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010. Sales will begin in May 2010.

The new model, Gallardo LP570-4 Super Veloce, will feature a massive rear wing similar to the Murciélago Super Veloce, a carbon fiber roof, engine cover, lower side sills and exterior rear view mirrors combined with a totally re-styled front spoiler.

Like the Murcielago, the Gallardo SV will drop some weight (arround 200 lbs.) and will deliver up to 570 hp.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

SADA KENBI the wooden sports car!


What comes to your mind when you think of a sports car? You certainly think of enormous speed, and a muscular metallic body with exotic looks. But, here is a super car you would have never thought of or heard of. Sada-Kenbi brings to you a sports car made from wood. The wood crafters wanted to show the world that there is simply nothing that cannot be crafted from wood, and this idea led to the wooden sports car.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

2010 HONDA HSV-10 GT

When the Japanese automaker Toyota wanted to show the world what their latest super car, the LF-A could do, they entered a pair of preproduction Supra successors into a number of exhibition style endurance races at the world famous Nurburgring. Following a similar path, Honda’s domestic racing program has just announced that they will be returning to the island nation’s top tier of motor sport when they debut their next generation super car, the HSV-10 GT on March 20 at the beginning of the 2010 Super GT season. It is only fitting that the NSX’s successor, the Honda Sports Velocity turns its first wheel in competition at the at the Suzuka Circuit, being that it is the automaker’s own test track, making it an even more important initial run for the HSV because you know that all of the people that are going to decide the new sports vehicle’s fate will be in attendance.

Despite the exotic V10 powered future NSX rumors, the new HSV-10 GT is powered by a low displacement 3.4 Liter V8 with a maximum output of over 500 HP. The high output engine is mated to a Ricardo sequential manual gearbox, the same unit used by Nissan and Toyota in their Super GT machines, ensuring that their drivers will be hard pressed to miss a shift. With a body that is somewhere between 21st century NSX and an ASL Garaiya from the Japanese Autobacs tuning shop, the future HSV-10 GT is guaranteed to carve out a place for itself in Japanese automotive culture.

Monday, December 21, 2009


BMW announced the debut of the Concept ActiveE in January 2010 at the Detroit Auto Show. The ActiveE is based on the 1-Series Coupe and features an electric drive system that has an autonomy of 100 miles in everyday use.

The electric drive system generates a total output of 170 hp and a peak torque of 184 lb-ft. The concept goes from 0 to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds, while top speed is limited to 90 mph.

The lithium-ion batteries of the BMW Concept ActiveE have their own liquid cooling system and intelligent battery management system, which are key elements in increasing both the storage capacity and the durability of the battery cells. These systems also ensure that the long range can be maintained largely independent of external climatic conditions. The high storage capacity is the decisive factor in achieving as long a range as possible. The storage system developed for the BMW Concept ActiveE enables a real-world range of about 100 miles on a single charge, depending on conditions (FTP72 cycle range is calculated to be 150 miles in simulation).

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Finalists for the coveted "2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year" award have been announced, and the list includes a variety of automobiles starting with: Buick LaCrosse, Ford Fusion Hybrid and Volkswagen Golf/GTI in the North American Car of the Year category and the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Transit Connect and Subaru Outback as finalists for North American Truck of the Year. The winner will be announced in January 2010 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Thursday, December 17, 2009



BMW's X6 is a bit difficult to digest, a coupe-like body with the proportions and stance of an SUV, managing to lose the virtues of both types of vehicles. And now BMW has given it the M treatment, putting a massively powerful engine under the hood and fitting the suspension with all sorts of ingenious gear to make this vehicle handle like a sports car. Its greatest asset may be that it defies easy categorization.
Cabin tech is good, with really beautiful maps in the navigation system, but we do think that a $90,000 car should have an iPod connection as standard. The X5 M offers the same tech as the X6 M, yet has practical interior space, making it the more obvious choice. But then again, BMW's M cars have never been about practicality.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009



After the success of its predecessor, the advent of the 2010 Toyota Prius created a lot of expectations. But instead of incorporating sought-after features such as a lithium ion battery pack or plug-in capability, Toyota opted for incremental changes, tweaking the power train to get more power and better fuel economy.

On the cabin tech side, we expected big advances, as competitors have stepped up the game with such options as external data sources, which provide useful location information, and better compatibility with electronic devices. In this area, the 2010 Prius takes a few steps forward, but not as many as we hoped.

The new Prius model can be had in four trim levels, which Toyota dubs II, III, IV, and V, apparently preferring simple Roman numerals to arcane combinations of S, E, and L. Our test model was the Prius IV, which included navigation, upgraded JBL audio system, Bluetooth phone system, a back-up camera, and, most interestingly, the solar-roof option.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009



If you are a fan of the Pur Sang Veyron then you will like the second special edition Bugatti super car that was unveiled in Dubai. The Veyron "Sang d’Argent" will be a one of a kind Bugatti and will be priced at $2.1 Million.

The special edition Veyron "Sang d’Argent" is inspired by the two tone finish of the Centenary Villa d’Este cars and similarly to the highly polished Pur Sang edition, the d’Argent model combines a subtle silver metallic strip of paint that runs the length of the car and breaks up the lustrous body panels up front including the wide front fenders and door panels. Bugatti has wrapped the inside of the unique Veyron with a Havanna interior with a quilted pattern on seats and darker saddle leather covering every other surface further personalizing the exclusivity of this very special Bugatti.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Dubai is quickly becoming the high performance car capital of the world and as such it is the perfect place for up and coming super car builders to show off their latest creations. The latest group to sign up for a booth at the upcoming Dubai International Motor Show is Kepler Motors with their hybrid super car, Motion. The 21st century super car will be limited to only 50 units making it an instant collector’s item with the first batch of deliveries set to begin in 2011.

The Kepler Motion holds true to its American roots, powered by a combination consisting of one of Ford’s new 3.5 Liter twin turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engines that has been tuned to produce 550 HP which is sent to the rear wheels as well as a 250 HP electric motor mounted on the front axle which adds an extra boost of power as well as increasing grip making it a true all wheel drive super car. So with a total of 800 HP under the carbon fiber bodywork, the Kepler Motion will sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in under 2.5 seconds and reach speeds in excess of 200 MPH.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Latest future AUDI A8:
The new 2011 Audi A8 luxury sedan made its world debut in Miami at the Audi Pavilion in Miami Beach. The new A8 will go on sale on the US market in late 2010.

The new Audi A8 will be built on a new aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF) body, that weights 40% less than a comparable steel structure and will be offered with new driver assistance systems, full LED headlights and an elegant interior with a craftsman’s level of workmanship.

For the US market Audi will only offer the 4,2 FSI engine with 372 hp (the European customers will also get a 4.2 TDI with350 hp and two 3,0 TDI versions with either 250 or 204 hp). The engine will be mated to an all new 8-speed tiptronic gearbox.

The 4.2 FSI version makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 5,7 seconds and can hit a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).

Friday, December 11, 2009


The folks at Audi saw fit that we take their latest drop top out for a spin so when a 2010 A5 2.0 TFSI FWD Multitronic Cabriolet showed up as the latest addition to the Top Speed test fleet, we were in no mood to decline. The Ibis White A5 looks very much like the outgoing A4 Convertible, however once you spend a bit more time in and around the premium drop top from Germany, the stretched mid section with its elongated lines make the Audi A5 a much more visually appealing automobile than the car it replaces. The new A5 Convertible features the fastest folding roof in the segment, taking only 15 seconds to fully retract and can even be put in place at 30 MPH, not to mention that the cloth top features Audi Acoustic Roof technology that gives the convertible interior noise levels on par with a hard top.

The front end is made up of a pair of LED powered head lamps that sit on either side of Audi’s signature gaping grill with a pair of sporty looking air intakes filled with large round fog lamps on the ends. Like we said before, the A5’s longer lines make it look much sportier, especially when you compare the length of the door compared to the overall vehicle, Audi’s engineers also incorporated a neat trick under the hood to push those front wheels further forward in the car’s profile making it look like a long wheelbase race car. The new car’s additional length also play a role in the rear 3/4 view, the A5 has a wide squatted appearance because the car’s proportions have been altered, so although the A5’s rear end is about at tall as the more bubbly outgoing A4 it has a much more aggressive look from behind, something that is only accentuated with the top down.

Thursday, December 10, 2009



The 3.2 liter V6 has been dropped, but the A3 will now be offered with the two-liter turbodiesel engine found in the the Volkswagen Jetta TDI, with 140 horsepower, 236 lb-ft of torque, and a six-speed S-tronic (twin clutch) automatic transmission driving the front wheels. EPA fuel economy for the A3 TDI are 30 MPG in the city and 42 MPG on the highway. The gasoline-powered 2.0T model is now available with Quattro all-wheel-drive. All A3s get S-Line trim as standard, updated wheels, and optional wood trim, while the Premium Plus model adds Xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Porsche just may be the masters of perfect timing.

Just in time for the holidays, Porsche Design is set to release a new collection for its spring and summer merchandise line out on the market.

In collaboration with sports retailer Adidas, Porsche Design will be releasing a completely new line of products including shock-absorbing sneakers (called the ‘AC Bowman’), golf t-shirts, duffel bags, weatherproof jackets called the “Spray Light Top", which, according to Porsche ‘fuses technical outdoor performance with timeless style. The wind and waterproof GORE-TEX® Paclite® Shell offers superior breathability and includes a 28,000 mm-water column, while remaining extremely lightweight and packable.’

All the said items are now available at Porsche Design stores anywhere in the world, making it a perfect holiday present for your loved ones – even if they don’t own a real Porsche.

Friday, December 4, 2009


Back in September Audi unveiled the battery powered E-tron Concept super car at the Frankfurt Motor Show. For those who were skeptical about the realism of a zero emission production sports car from the German automaker, Audi has just confirmed at the LA Auto Show that the E-tron will become Audi’s first electric model and go on sale in limited quantities at the end of 2012. It was Audi’s own chairman of the board, Rupert Stadler, who in a forward look at the alternative power train said that "electric power will also give Quattro more possibilities, such as powering the rear axle like in the A1 concept, or four wheels in motors like the e-tron. In fact, we want to launch a production e-tron in small volumes at the end of 2012."

The E-tron concept is powered by a purely electric drive system that consists of four individual motors, two at the front and two more at the rear of the bright orange BEV. All together the electric motors combine to create a maximum output of 313 HP and an astounding 3,319.03 lb-ft of torque propelling the E-tron from 0 to 60 MPH in a very sports car appropriate 4.8 seconds.

Thursday, December 3, 2009



The 2010 Lotus Eagle has landed almost a full week ahead of its planned reveal at the British Motor Show. This single image was released on the Car Magazine website only moments ago, and we have it in full-sized glory, along with specs, after the jump.

As expected, the 2+2 features styling borrowed liberally from the Lotus Elise while taking a more grown-up spin on the Lotus design theme. A Toyota V6 lurks in the back, good for 276 HP and somewhere north of 250 lb-ft of torque. The whoa on the other side of the go is a set of 13.7 inch AP Rotors with four piston calipers and the whole enchilada rides on Eibach springs and Bilstein shocks. Those back seats seem to be designed with kids in mind and adults for very short trips, thankfully they (the seats not the adults) can be removed with the check of an option box. What can't be removed is the Alpine sound system with Bluetooth and iPod connections, standard air, traction control, ABS and leather cladding. Wonder how Mr. Chapman would feel about that? [CarMagazine]

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


                                                    LATEST flying car named AIRCAR:

flying with car in future!!!!The AirCar is not just a plane that can drive around. Quite the opposite: it’s a lightweight fully-featured car that can compact to be about the size of a Hummer and fit in a garage. Soon it will transform into a flying car.The company hopes to get it off the ground and onto the market within the next two years.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


The Lexus SC430 luxury convertible is entering the 2010 model year with more standard technologies. It is now on sale at a price of $67,505.

The SC’s sleek style is enhanced by a low-profile front grille surrounded by chrome. The aggressive front bumper, projector-lens headlamps and stylish rear combination LED taillamps add to its fluid design. It comes equipped with iPod/USB Connectivity, Streaming Audio, Lexus Navigation System and Mark Levinson Premium Audio System.

The 2010 Lexus SC430 features an all-aluminum construction, and is powered by a 4.3-liter engine that produces 288 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in a remarkable 5.8 seconds. The engine is mated to a six-speed Sequential-Shift automatic transmission. The sequential-shifting capability enhances performance by allowing the driver to nudge the gearshift forward or backward. It works in conjunction with the Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i), which compensates for uphills, downhills and headwinds, even adapting shift-timing to the driver’s acceleration habits.

Monday, November 30, 2009

1953 Ferrari 250 Europa and Europa GT

In 1953 at the Paris Salon, Ferrari unveiled their first attempt in building a series production Grand Touring car. The new model called 250 Europa was offered in two versions of the model: the first 20 units were simply called 250 Europe, while the other 44 were being called 250 GT Europa. The difference between the two version was firstly made by the wheelbase: 2800mm for Europa and 2600mm for Europa GT; and secondly by the engine: first one was using a 3-liter Lampredi V12 engine and the second one a 3-liter Colombo V12 engine

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


When the German automaker Porsche came up with the four door luxury sports sedan Panamera they created a new class of automobile that grants well to do high performance enthusiasts the opportunity to scare the pants off of their friends, three at a time. And as good as a 500 HP turbocharged V8 powered GT car might sound, the tuning firm SpeedArt feels that they can do the new Panamera Turbo one better with their PS9 kit. The new tuning package enhances all aspects of the Panamera by upgrading the exterior and interior as well as what’s under the hood.

The aero package consists of a SpeedART design chin spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and spoiler to channel air and keep the Panamera’s wide rear end planted when at its newfound speed. Rounding out the exterior are a set of their Black-Matte-Edition type LSC-FORGED wheels measuring 18 inches in diameter. On the inside SpeedArt adds racy touches like a sport steering wheel, aluminum F1 paddle shifters and a carbon fiber trim kit. As good as the PS9 Panamera might look inside and out, SpeedART worked the most magic under the hood.

The engine tuning programs will take the Turbocharged Panamera to various stages of output ranging from a slight 520 HP upgrade to a 550 HP, 600 HP and 650 HP output levels. In order to achieve the higher horsepower numbers SpeedART had to upgrade the Panamera’s turbochargers add a less restrictive exhaust that starts off with a pair of sport catalysts and ends with a pair of sound control twin tailpipes. On the cleaner side of things the Panamera benefits from a free flowing air filter and the all important ECU upgrade. The most powerful version is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.5 seconds and reach a very impressive and underwear soiling top speed of 200 MPH.

Monday, November 23, 2009

2010 9ff SPEED 9

We are well aware of what the German tuning firm 9ff is capable of when they put their minds to something, like the 253 MPH GT9R or the 850 HP BT2 complete with classic Gulf Racing livery. However 9ff is set to unveil something a little more mundane at the upcoming 2009 Essen Motor Show with the Speed9. While it is based on a 911 Turbo, 9ff is paying homage to the classic 1955 Porsche 356 1500S Speedster for all those high performance Porsche aficionados who want to ride around with the wind in their hair.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Mazda 2: The Mazda2 has convincingly taken out the sub-$20,000 small car category - and with good reason. Its combination of enjoyable and competent driving dynamics with a generous features list, good looks and a practical interior made it a winner in a competitive category. Class leading safety also didn't go unnoticed by the DCOTY judges. The 2 is unchanged for 2009 but remains a solid all round package

Saturday, November 21, 2009


19th November 2009 15:32

BMW’s sales and marketing man Ian Robertson was characteristically upbeat yesterday at the annual BMW press dinner (at Claridge’s in London; good opportunity to catch up with a few people). He talks a good game. BMW reacted early to the downturn, he says, by cutting production and that has left it in good shape for the downturn. And it’s doing well in the places that are growing, especially China and India.

I got the chance to ask him about the Russia market after dinner. He reckons there could be a sharp rebound and that he’s hearing optimism that it could come back pretty quickly when things start to improve next year.

It’s a tough place for all this year though, and the latest market data gave little cause for cheer for anyone. Mind you, BMW brand sales are only down 16% at 13,200 units in the first ten months - in an overall car market down 51%.

Another talking point on the night was BMW’s sponsorship of the London 2012 Olympics. There was much speculation on which other OEMs would have seriously bid for that ‘Tier One Automotive Partner’ position and also who might have been most crestfallen not to have been successful. One or two might have thought that the idea of a fleet of hybrids moving athletes around would have been a winner…

Friday, November 20, 2009



Thursday, November 19, 2009



In 2008 at the SEMA Show Volkswagen revealed the Jetta TDI Cup concept. Today the company announced the Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition will be available in dealer showrooms January 2010.

The special edition Jetta features front bumper, side skirts and rear valance that are found on the TDI Cup race cars, larger brakes with red calipers, sway bars and European sport tuned suspension from the performance oriented GLI.

Under the hood there is a 2.0-liter clean diesel engine that produces 140 hp and an impressive 236 lbs.-ft. of torque.

The price will start from around $25,000.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


The Porsche Boxster line-up will see the addition of a new member in December at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Boxster Spyder will only weight 2,811 lb becoming the lightest model throughout the entire range of Porsche cars. Sales will begin in February 2010, with U.S. pricing starting at $61,200.

The Porsche Boxster Spyder is inspired by the legendary 550 Spyder - the first sports car from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen developed specifically for racing but also homologated for the road. The sports car features a light soft, has a lower center of gravity and is equipped with an all-new sports suspension offering the best driving dynamics.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Lamborghini of late has been milking every dollar it can from the aging Murcielago with one special edition after another, counting on the supersports coupe and roadster to continue to sell to its clientele until the eventual introduction of an all-new top bull.

The latest in the line, in a limited run of 50 units that are sure to sell immediately, is the quickest and most dramatic modern-day factory Lambo to date, the 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 650-4 Roadster.

Sunday, November 15, 2009



Jaguar’s new XJ will be a low-slung, sporting luxury car, these new spy photos confirm. Although taken from a long distance with a telephoto lens, we can make out that the latest XF executive car will have plenty of influence on the new 2010 Jaguar XJ.

The disguise is starting to fall off the prototypes and these are the first scoop pictures of the new limo, codenamed X351, without the armadillo body armour of the previous stories.

So how will the real new Jaguar XJ look?

Stripped of the fake roofline, we can now begin to see how swoopy the new XJ will be. We reckon the new four-door will move away from the upright, sensible proportions of conventional luxury cars such as the Audi A8, BMW 7-series, Lexus LS and Mercedes S-class.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Around these parts, "cougars" often come up in conversation, as do "manthers." But Jaguars? Not so much. This must change. Hitherto and henceforth, gentlemen, we shall consider the perfect gentleman's car: the Jag XKR.
Designer Ian Callum's subtly aggressive XK first hit streets in model year 2007—it's arguably one of the prettiest cars on the road, so we're glad to see that in its first major revise, that sexy outward appearance isn't changing much. At all. Instead this aluminum-bodied sleeper is getting majorly muscled-up underneath for 2010: its 4.2-liter V-8 is being replaced with an all new supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 that'll put out a whopping 510hp.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


In the very closest of contests, the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia emerged victorious as Car of the Year 2009 with 321 points against the 320 for the Ford Fiesta. The Volkswagen Golf took third place with 223 points.
The Insignia is the first Opel to win in 22 years but General Motors’ European company has been runner-up four times – and in 2007 the Opel Corsa lost by just two points to the Ford S-Max. Ford has won the award five times but this is the second occasion it has lost by one point.
This year’s narrow victory emphasizes the high level of this year’s competition, which has 37 initial candidates and seven finalists. Of the 59 car of the Year jurors representing 23 European countries, 20 gave the Insignia top points, while 19 put the Fiesta in first place.

Opel has defined Insignia design as artistry with German precision: premium values at an affordable price. Many Jury members appreciated the looks and visual quality of this model but the new C/D car from Russelsheim is much more than style. Active and passive safety, comfort and a wide array of efficient engines characterize this model. The richness of equipment can be increased with sophisticated options such as the ‘Opel Eye’, that reads road signals, FlexRide suspension and nine-mode Adaptive Forward Lighting. An efficient, adaptive 4X4 transmission, standard with the 2.8V6 Turbo engine, is an optional in the 2.0 Turbo petrol engine. 6-gear automatic transmission, also standard in the V6, is available in the 2.0 Turbo and 130/160 hp Diesel engines.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009




1. Locus Pléthore, 1,300-hp, $412,000.

Surprisingly the supercar with the highest horsepower rating is built in Canada. Perhaps this spectacular creation will help repair the memories of our last Canadian built sportscar the Bricklin SV1.

Dubbed the "Quebec Bomb", the Pléthore is built by HHT Locus Technologies in Quebec. The chassis and body is made entirely out of carbon fibre weighing approximately 1,134 kg. Fitted with the option high horsepower engine the 1,300-hp version has a power to weight ratio of a formula one racing car. The heavily modified 8.2 litre Chevrolet V-8 engine is mated to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission and capable of 328 km/h.

2. SSC Ultimate Aero, 1,287-hp, $620,000.

The SSC Ultimate Aero is an American-built mid-engine supercar, built by Shelby SuperCars (SSC), of West Richland, in Washington State, no relation to the famous Carroll Shelby.

It is capable of speeds in excess of 400 km/h thanks to the SSC 387-cid, V-8 billet aluminum engine block. The Aero knocked the Bugatti Veyron off its perch as the fastest car in the world when officials from the Guinness Book of World Records recorded an official speed of 411.85 km/h making it the world's fastest supercar.

3. Lotec Sirius, 1,200-hp, Price upon request!

Lotec is a small German company that works closely with Mercedes-Benz. Its uses the same 48-valve, 6.0-litre Mercedes-Benz V-12, with twin-turbochargers, that powers the Italian built Pagani Zonda. The Sirius uses the CIMA gearbox (also used by Koenigsegg) which sits behind the engine. The bodywork is made from the optimum combination of carbon, Kevlar and fibreglass materials.

A Lotec C-1000 at the 2005 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, sold for $225,000 but it was built at a cost of $2.2 million!

It weighs in at 1.2 tonnes, can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 400 km/h.

4. Mosler 900S, 1,150-hp, $329,000.

The Mosler 900S is a culmination of over 20 years of research and development of Warren Mosler's technical team and designer Mark Trenne.

The California based company uses the iconic 5.7-litre Corvette LS6 engine, mated to a German Getrag 6-speed transmission. The body is comprised of three large sections of carbon-aluminum honeycomb over a chrome-molly tube chassis.

Nelson Racing in the USA has tweaked a Mosler accomplishing an output of 1,800-hp. The 900S can hit 100 km/h in 3 seconds and is capable of well over 320 km/h.

5. Zenvo ST1, 1,104-hp, Price has never been published.

The 1,104-hp Zenvo ST1 is a 100 percent Danish product. The cutting-edge, sharp lines and simplicity that is often associated with Danish design makes it a stunning car to look at. Everything about the Zenvo is over the top, from its turbocharged and supercharged (yes both, that is not a typo) 7.0-litre V-8 engine to the yards of carbon fibre covering its chassis. The transmission is a 6-speed manual that drives the rear wheels. This supercar has a 0-100 km/h time of 3.2 seconds and boasts a top speed of 373 km/h (233 mph) the top speed is electronically limited. Does it remind you of Darth Vader!

Monday, November 9, 2009



Sedan Under $20,000 - Honda Civic/Mazda 3
Sedan Under $15,000 - Chevrolet Cobalt
Sedan Under $25,000 - Saturn Aura
Sedan Under $30,000 - Acura TSX
Sedan Under $35,000 - Cadillac CTS
Sedan Under $45,000 - Cadillac STS
Sedan Under $60,000 - BMW 5 Series
Sedan Over $60,000 - Lexus LS 460

Wagon Under $15,000 - Kia Rio5
Wagon Under $20,000 - Mazda 3
Wagon Under $30,000 - Audi A3
Wagon Under $40,000 - Audi A4/BMW 3 Series (tie)
Wagon Over $40,000 - BMW 5 Series

Coupe Under $20,000 - Honda Civic
Coupe Under $30,000 - Ford Mustang
Coupe Under $40,000 - Infiniti G35
Coupe Under $60,000 - Chevrolet Corvette
Coupe Over $60,000 - Porsche 911

Convertible Under $25,000 - Saturn Sky
Convertible Under $35,000 - Honda S2000
Convertible Under $45,000 - BMW Z4
Convertible Under $60,000 - Chevrolet Corvette
Convertible Over $60,000 - Cadillac XLR

Compact Truck - Toyota Tacoma
Large Truck - Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra

SUV under $25,000 - Toyota RAV4
SUV Under $35,000 - GMC Acadia/Saturn Outlook
SUV Under $45,000 - Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon/GMC Yukon XL/Chevrolet Suburban
SUV Over $45,000 - Cadillac Escalade/Escalade ESV

Minivan - Honda Odyssey

Exotic - Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Sunday, November 8, 2009


To Timbuktu by flying car: it sounds the most unlikely journey on earth; a sci-fi voyage from the pages of Jules Verne. But this is no fantasy. The car really flies. And the journey will become reality early in the new year when two explorers set off from London in a propeller-powered dune buggy heading for the Sahara.

The seed of this improbable adventure was sown four years ago when Gilo Cardozo, a paramotor manufacturer, had a eureka moment. For those not familiar with paramotors, picture a parachutist with a giant industrial fan strapped to his back, which provides forward motion and boosts lift for the parachute - or wing - during takeoff. Cardozo’s brainwave was to attach a car to the fan.

“I started making a paramotor on wheels that you sit on and take off and it suddenly occurred to me, ‘Why not just have a car that does everything?’” recalls Cardozo, whose Wiltshire-based company Parajet built the paramotor that the adventurer Bear Grylls used to fly near Everest last year.

A workable flying car has been the inventors’ holy grail for half a century, but the reality has remained elusive. Just ask Paul Moller, the Canadian engineer whose four-seater Skycar is still at the prototype stage after 40 years and more than £100m of development.

Cardozo, a self-taught engineer with a tiny fraction of that budget, thinks he may finally have cracked it. “I’ve been dreaming about making flying cars since I was a boy,” he says, “thinking about all the ways it could be done and seeing how all the other people in the world have done it wrong.

“No one’s ever made one that really does work that you can go out and buy. But here’s the ultimate solution: it’s cheap, it’s safe, it works, all the technology’s already there. So I pushed ahead and thought, ‘We’ve got to do it’.”

Without recent advances in flexible wing technology, the idea would barely have got off the ground. New aerodynamic profiles and materials make it possible to lift a vehicle weighing 1,500lb and passengers without dangerous instability.

“This thing will launch itself without any pilot input,” says Cardozo. “You just open it up and it goes. The more power you put on, the faster you go until you come off the ground [at 35mph]. The wing will basically lock above you [once airborne] and stay there, without weaving, at speeds of up to 80mph.”

Saturday, November 7, 2009


2010 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide. Ultra Limited pictures, prices, information, and specifications. Below is the information on the 2010 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide® Ultra Limited. If you would like to get a quote on a new 2010 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide® Ultra Limited use our Build Your Own tool, or Compare this bike to other Touring motorcycles.To view more specifications, visit our Detailed Specifications.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Yamaha’s new YZ450F is set to turn the motocross world upside down. More accurately, the YZ turns it backward!
In a bold move, Yamaha engineers have built a new motor that has its intake at the front and its exhaust exiting out the rear, similar to the unique-but-ill-fated Cannondale from a few years ago that is now sold in upgraded form as an ATK.

The new YZ-F not only has its exhaust port facing the rear of the bike, the engine itself is rearward-slanted so its weight is placed near the center of the bike. Yamaha says this design makes the big YZ feel more agile than other 450s, even approaching that of a 250cc 2-stroke machine. “It’s the most nimble handling 450 ever,” said Tim Olson, media relations manager for Yamaha’s off-road division, at the YZ’s unveiling.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

2010 BMW S 1000RR

2010 BMW S1000RR:Making 193bhp and 83lb/ft of torque, the 2010 BMW S1000RR is the most powerful 1000cc production bike on the market. More importantly, weighing 183kg dry and 204kg fully fueled, it also has the best power-to-weight ratio. Troy Corser just took the wraps off the production BMW S1000RR in Monza, the bike will go on sale in most markets, including the US, in January.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


9II PORSCHE TURBO:Introducing the new 911 Turbo making its debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche is once again setting the highest standard in the high-performance sports car segment.
Indeed, the development borne out by the Turbo for greater efficiency on lower emissions as well as extra driving dynamics on less weight points convincingly into the future. To be specific, the new top-of-the-range Porsche production sports car consumes up to 16 per cent less fuel, develops 20 bhp more power, delivers 30 Nm/22 lb-ft more torque, and accelerates up to 8 per cent faster on a reduction in weight of up to 25 kg or 55 lb – not to mention the enhanced driving dynamics offered by the car.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Ferrari has begun the development for the successor of their best seller compact mid-V8 supercar. Following a line of respectable ancestors, like the F355, 360 Modena or the currently in production F430, the new car is expected for not sooner than 2010. With a supposed displacement of 4.5 liters, the new Ferrari is expected to be named F450.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


The 2010 Honda Accord sees no major changes. Four-cylinder and V6-powered coupes and sedans are available with either a 177- or 190-hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, or a 271-hp 3.5-liter V6. The V6 includes Honda's Variable Cylinder Management cylinder deactivation. Sedan trim levels include LX, LX-P, EX, and EX-L. Coupe trims are LX-S, EX, and EX-L. A 5-speed automatic transmission is available on all Accords. A 5-speed manual transmission is offered on 4-cylinder versions. The EX-L V6 coupe is available with a 6-speed manual. Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain side airbags, and front side airbags. Leather upholstery and and a wireless cell-phone link are standard on EX-L models, but are not available otherwise. A navigation system is also available on the EX-L, and versions so equipped are priced as separate models.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


While we here in the U.S. along with drivers from around the world are still waiting for a practical and sporty compact coupe like SUV, the Japanese automaker Toyota has just answered that call for the Australian market when they released the Land Cruiser Prado Three Door. However Toyota traditionalists should not worry because the quality car builder will sell their new truck alongside the old five door model starting this November.

The Land Cruiser Prado is a compact version of Toyota’s full size Land Cruiser SUV and the upcoming three door model wears the same stylish face as the of the five door, with its oversized headlights that are stretched over and around the front fenders, while the chrome framed and stripped vertical bar grill gives the front end more of a three dimensional feel. The three door Prado’s matching boxed fenders scream fun while the six lug hubs, multi piston calipers and spare tire on the trunk let you know that the Prado means business.

However, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado isn’t all about being cute, because of its shorter wheelbase the off road vehicle actually exhibits a higher break over angle and allows the SUV to travel over steeper peaks than the larger five door model. Combine that with the sectioned truck’s reduced curb weight, which leads to improved real world acceleration as well as fuel economy.

Friday, October 30, 2009


The 2010 Honda Civic sees no major changes after a modest freshening for 2009. These compact cars come in 4-door sedan and 2-door coupe body styles. A gas/electric Hybrid sedan is also offered, along with a sedan that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG). Sedans and coupes come in DX, LX, EX, EX-L, and sporty Si trims. Sedans also come in DX-VP and LX-S trims. DX, DX-VP, LX, LX-S, EX, and EX-L have a 140-hp 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine. Si versions have a 197-hp 2.0-liter four. The Hybrid combines a gas engine and an electric motor for 110 hp. The gas engine shuts off at a stop and restarts again when the driver releases his or her foot from the brake pedal. Hybrids require no plug-in charging. Available for sale in California and New York and to fleets is the Civic GX, which uses a 113-hp 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that runs on CNG. All 140-hp Civics come with a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. GX models are automatic only. Si has a mandatory 6-speed manual. Hybrids use a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain side airbags, and front side airbags. Leather upholstery with heated front seats are standard on the EX-L and available on the Hybrid. A navigation system with voice activation and wireless cell-phone link are available on EX, EX-L, Si, and Hybrid.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


370Z COUPE: Nissan will produce a 40th Anniversary Edition to celebrate the American introduction of the 240Z (which went on sale in October 1969 as a 1970 model). The 40th Anniversary Edition is a 370Z Touring with a manual transmission and te Sport Package, painted in a dark-silver color (called "40th Quartz") with a red interior. The Anniversary Z gets unique badging inside and out, a dash plaque, and a satin car cover. Look for it at your Nissan dealer beginning in the spring of 2010

Tuesday, October 27, 2009



As expected the new Chevrolet Camaro will be the star as this year’s SEMA Show. Lingenfelter Performance Engineering in cooperation to Hotchkis Performance will present a customized 750 hp Camaro SS.

The Lingenfelter 750HP Supercharged LS7 2010 Camaro SS is powered by a hand-built 427 CID (7.0L) LS7 engine featuring forged pistons, titanium connecting rods and Inconel exhaust valves. A Magnusson/Eaton TVS2300 supercharger breathes into a custom Lingenfelter intake manifold. The result is 750 hp.

Monday, October 26, 2009


A luxurious car with great intertainment and great specifications. The 2010 BMW 7-Series lineup gains available all-wheel drive, a new top-end model, and a gas/electric hybrid version following its redesign for the 2009 model year. Conventional 7-Series models include the 750i and 750Li, each with rear-wheel drive. New for 2010 are the AWD 750i xDrive and 750Li xDrive. A new top-end rear-drive 760Li is due later in model-year 2010. The "L" versions of BMW's flagship sedan ride on a wheelbase that is 5.5-inches longer than that of the 750i. All 750i cars are powered by a 400-hp 4.4-liter twin turbocharged V8. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard. The ActiveHybrid 7 pairs a 4.4-liter V8 engine with an electric motor for 455 hp total. The hybrid system can shut off the gas engine at a stop, but the car is unable to accelerate solely on battery power. No plug-in charging is required. The hybrid uses an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 760Li has a turbocharged 544-hp 6.0-liter V12 engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, front and rear side airbags, knee airbags, and curtain side airbags. BMW's Active Roll Stabilization, designed to counter body lean, should remain part of the optional Sport Package, along with BMW's new Integral Active Steering, which adds speed-sensitive rear-wheel steering to BMW's Active Steering system. Also standard should be BMW's Dynamic Driving Control, which allows the driver to adjust the suspension, throttle response, transmission's shift characteristics, and power steering. A navigation system and wireless cell-phone link should remain standard along with the new version of BMW's iDrive control for audio, navigation, and climate settings. All models continue to include steering-linked headlights, front- and rear-obstacle detection, and BMW Assist emergency and concierge service. Other features that should return on the 2010 7-Series include blind-spot alert, lane-departure warning, a head-up display, sideview and rearview cameras, and high beams that automatically dim when oncoming traffic is detected. Also offered should be a 40-gigabyte hard drive for the audio and navigation systems, which allows for storage of up to 13 gigabytes of music files. A night-vision system, adaptive cruise control, DVD entertainment, and keyless access and engine start should return. This report is based on evaluations of the 2009 BMW 7-Series.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


A POST ABOUT LUXURY BUYERS AND LUXURY CAR MERCEDES S CLASS 2010,SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICES.For many luxury car buyers, a Mercedes-Benz S Class is the ultimate statement of proudly displaying excessive wealth without outright flaunting it. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S Class is a significant upgrade in a few key areas, including the introduction of an exciting new mild hybrid model, the S400 Hybrid.

With the exception of AMG S Class models, the first-ever Mercedes hybrid S400 is the most exciting if only for its innovative powertrain. The gas portion is a modified version of the V6 used in base model S Class cars, in S400 Hybrid trim outputting 279 horses. Not a lot for a car of this size, but the mild-stage electric motor puts out 160 Nm extra torque during hard acceleration to keep things moving.

Featuring a small lithium ion battery pack and a low power but high torque mild hybrid electric motor, the S400 can run off electricity alone at speeds 9 mph and below, shutting off the primary gas engine as long as there is battery power.

Rounding out the 2010 Mercedes-Benz S Class lineup are 8 engine choices for European customers, not all of which will see American shores. Yankees do get the S600 V12 models for the understated enthusiast rich family set, as well as S63 and S65 AMG models for those who like their oversized luxury sedans with a little more sporting eye candy.

Full details for the AMG models are trickling out, but we do know the top dog S65 AMG model will pack a twin-turbo 6.0 liter 12 cylinder outputting 604 horses and 738 lb-ft of torque, and carry a base price of a stratospheric $202,825. More on the AMG models soon, with all other 2010 S Class models seeing a US release date of August 2009.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


BMW announced today that the Simple concept is on display at the BMW Museum. The concept was first revealed in 2005 and is a lightweight vehicle with a kerb weight of approx. 450 kgand a 36 kW combustion engine.

Simple combines features and advantages from both automobiles and motorcycles. The concept owes its passenger cell to the car, providing protection from wind and weather as well as shielding the driver from exterior noise and offering occupants a high degree of safety in the event of an accident.

The motorcycle inspired the slim design of the Simple (at just 110 centimeters wide) and its configuration for two people sitting one behind the other. Plus it boasts the dynamic driving style typical of a two-wheeler, allowing you to lean right into corners as desired. The designation “simple” is an acronym of the project name “A sustainable and innovative mobility product for low energy consumption

Thursday, October 22, 2009


It’s finally official! The Lexus LF-A has just made its world debut at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The Toyota built super car will be limited to a production run of only 500 units, each priced at $375,000. The Japanese luxury automaker is already taking orders, however the first deliveries won’t be made until early 2011.

LEXUS LF-A 2010, the LF-A is powered by a 4.8 liter V10 that delivers a maximum output of 560 HP at 9,000 RPM and a peak torque of 354 lb-ft at 6,800 RPM, with 90% of the total torque being available between the 3,700 RPM mark and the super car’s 9,000 RPM red line. As a result of such a road torque curve, the LF-A can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds and won’t stop until it reaches a top speed of 202 MPH.

In order to ensure that the LF-A handles as well as it goes in a straight line, the Lexus design team incorporated lightweight materials like aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys and titanium alloys as well as some carbon fiber to ensure that the LF-A is as rigid as possible while maintaining a low curb weight. Even the new super car’s power plant is compact in size, smaller than a conventional V8, which allowed the Toyota engineers to design the LF-A with the optimal weight distribution and an exceptional power to weight ratio. Thus giving Nissan and their GT-R super car something to watch out for.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009



Mehran VX Rs. 399,000 July 23, 2009
Mehran VX (CNG) Rs. 449,000 July 23, 2009
Mehran VXR Rs. 450,000 July 23, 2009
Mehran VXR (CNG) Rs. 499,000 July 23, 2009
Alto VXR Rs. 588,000 July 23, 2009
Alto VXR (CNG) Rs. 637,000 July 23, 2009
Cultus VXR Rs. 750,000 July 23, 2009
Cultus VXR (CNG) Rs. 790,000 July 23, 2009
Cultus VXL Rs. 810,000 July 23, 2009
Cultus VXL (CNG) Rs. 857,000 June 16, 2009
Bolan VTR Rs. 467,000 July 23, 2009
Bolan VTR (CNG) Rs. 519,000 July 23, 2009
Bolan VTR GL Rs. 527,000 July 23, 2009
Bolan VTR GL (CNG)Rs. 579,000 July 13, 2009
Ravi PICKUP STD Rs. 409,000 July 23, 2009
Ravi STD (CNG) Rs. 459,000 July 23, 2009
Liana 1.6L EMINENT Rs. 1,086,000 July 23, 2009
APV 1.5 L GLX M/T Rs. 1,620,000 July 23, 2009
APV 1.5 L GLX CNG Rs. 1,675,000 July 23, 2009
Jimny JLX Manual Trans Rs. 1,750,000 July 23, 2009
Liana RXI Manual Trans Rs. 952,000 July 23, 2009
Liana RXI Manual Trans (CNG)Rs. 1,024,000 July 23, 2009
Liana LXI Manual Trans Rs. 1,015,000 July 23, 2009
Liana LXI Manual Trans (CNG)Rs. 1,081,000 July 23, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Daihatsu Price Updated On
Cuore CL Rs. 569,000 July 23, 2009

Cuore CX Rs. 619,000 July 23, 2009

Cuore CX Met Rs. 625,000 July 23, 2009

Cuore CX A/T Rs. 649,000 July 23, 2009

Cuore CX A/T MeT Rs. 654,000 July 23, 2009

Cuore CX CNG Rs. 664,000 July 23, 2009

Cuore CX CNG met Rs. 669,000 June 1, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009


Chevrolet Price Updated On JOY STANDARD Rs. 634,000 July 23, 2009 JOY BAG Rs. 674,000 July 23, 2009 AVEO LT-M/T WITH ABS AND AIRBAG Rs. 1,339,000 July 22, 2009 AVEO LT-A/T WITH ABS AND AIRBAG Rs. 1,439,000 July 22, 2009 OPTRA SE-M/T Rs. 1,479,000 July 23, 2OPTRA LS-M/T Rs. 1,549,000 July 23, 2009 OPTRA A/T1.6 Rs. 1,629,000 July 23, 2009COLORADO MT(WITHOUT ACCESSORIES) Rs. 3,479,000 June 11, 2009 SPARK LS-M/T Rs. 739,000 July 23, 2009SPARK LS-AT Rs. 835,000 July 23, 2009 AVEO LT M/T WITHOUT ABS AND AIRBAG Rs. 1,289,000 July 23, 2009 AVEO LT A/T WITHOUT ABS AND AIRBAG Rs. 1,389,000 July 23, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009



2008 BMW Z4 Series
Price: $36,400.00-$42,400.00

2007 BMW 3 Series
Price: $32,400.00-$49,100.00

2007 BMW 5 Series
Price: $43,500.00-$58,500.00

2007 BMW 6 Series
Price: $74,700.00-$81,700.00

2007 BMW 7 Series
Price: $75,800.00-$122,600.00

2007 BMW M5 Series
Price: $82,500.00-$82,500.00

2007 BMW M6 Series
Price: $99,100.00-$104,900.00

2007 BMW X3 Series
Price: $38,000.00-$38,000.00

2007 BMW X5 Series
Price: $45,900.00-$54,500.00

2007 BMW Z4 M Series
Price: $50,100.00-$52,100.00

2007 BMW Z4 Series
Price: $36,400.00-$42,400.00

BMW Prices Price List Pakistan

Saturday, October 17, 2009


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Friday, October 16, 2009


The New 2009 Toyota Corolla is designed with more power, more standard safety, features, and fresh styling.We evaluate not only engine and handling performance for the 2009 Toyota Corolla, but also interior cabin and cargo space.
The Corolla will come in five grades – Standard, 2009 Toyota Corolla LE, 2009 Toyota Corolla XLE, the sporty S, and the performance-driven 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS. A standard body kit on S and 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS models helps to modify aerodynamics and enhance the Corolla’s sporty look – these include a front spoiler, rocker moldings, upper and lower.