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In the same time with the revealing of the 2010 Viper SRT10, Dodge also revealed the special edition Viper SRT10 ACR 1:33 that pays tribute to the new production car lap record set on Nov. 24 at Laguna Seca raceway.

Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR 1:33 Edition

This special edition will feature an unique two-tone Black Clear Coat/Red Clear Coat exterior color scheme - the opposite form of the original Viper ACR. Interior highlights include piano black console bezels with red gauge highlights complemented with red accent stitching in the seats.

Only 33 cars will be produced as 1:33 Edition Viper ACR models.

While the U.S. version of the 2011 Ford Fiesta just made its debut in Los Angeles, aftermarket tuners have been getting their hands dirty customizing the new compact for quite some time now in order to make it to the show. It only makes sense that the first group to offer an upgrade package for the new party car is the blue oval’s in house tuner Ford Racing in cooperation with the Mustang tuners from Steeda Autosports.

First Ford Racing and Steeda wanted to uncork the little 1.6 Liter Ti-VCT four cylinder and let it breathe a little easier with a cold air intake from Steeda and a cat-back system that was made by Borla in cooperation with Ford Racing. In order to keep the Fiesta firmly planted at all four corners, Steeda and Ford Racing upgraded the factory suspension to give the compact track inspired handling. Hiding behind the Ford Racing multi spoke Euro wheels is one off Brembo big brake kit mounted front and rear to keep the driver in full control when tackling chicanes and tight hairpin turns. Ford Racing and Steeda Autosports have truly created a high performance hatchback using a few straightforward simple upgrades that when put together go a long way towards enhancing the Fiesta.

This has truly been a year of ups and downs for Dodge Viper fans. Starting off with the proposed liquidation of the brand and more recently setting the single lap record at Laguna Seca , but the ultimate blow for any Viper enthusiast is that 2010 will be the last year that Chrysler will produce the V10 powered American super car. However even if the Viper is coming to an end, Dodge decided to go out in style; and in doing so they have promised that 2010 will be the best year in Viper history.

Dodge Viper SRT10

Even if there will only be 500 units produced in 2010, Dodge has announced that there will be more special and limited edition models than ever in next year’s lineup. There will also be two new colors added to the Viper ’s color chart including a sparkling Toxic Orange Pearl and a glossy Bright Silver Metallic paint options. The 2010 snake will also be available with a wider dual racing stripe pattern and more than 7,600 possible variations concerning appearance alone.

Dodge Viper SRT10

The 2010 Viper SRT10 will be powered by an enormous 8.4 Liter V10 power plant that produces 600 HP and 560 lb-ft of torque that rocket the engine with wheels from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 4 seconds, run the quarter mile in the mid 11 second range before hitting a top speed of 202 MPH. However showing that the Viper is an all around performance machine it can complete the coveted 0-100-0 MPH run in 11 seconds flat.

Press release after the jump.

The now Indian owned Land Rover group will debut the new 2010 Range Rover Sport Autobiography Limited Edition at the Los Angels Auto Show, the go anywhere all terrain luxury vehicle will be a special edition model with only 250 units built, each priced at $88,545.

The special edition Range Rover is powered by a 5.0 Liter V8 that puts down 510 HP and 461 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a six speed automatic transmission. The exterior features color matched lower door panels, front and rear bumpers with titanium accents and a bold rear roof spoiler. The Range’s sporty look is accentuated by a Titan mesh grille as well as side vents and a set of 20 inch 10 spoke Diamond Turned alloy wheels. Fellow motorists will be able to tell exactly what it is you’re driving due to the distinctive Autobiography Sport badge mounted on the Rover’s tailgate.

On the inside, the Range Rover Sport Autobiography Limited Edition features a new two tone leather treatment, that is available in three color combinations and embroidered with the Autobiography Sport logo. The limited edition Land Rover also comes complete with rear seat entertainment system and HD radio as well as a few other creature comforts that are guaranteed to make any owner feel more than at home inside of the Range Rover Sport Autobiography.

Press release after the jump.

The great American automaker Ford unveiled their latest attempt at turing the U.S. Market towards more compact value minded driving at the Los Angeles Auto Show when they unveiled the domestic version of the Fiesta . When it goes n sale next year, the 2011 Fiesta will be offered in both four and five door body styles with Ford expecting the stylish hatchback to be the big seller.

Ford Fiesta

The 2011 Fiesta is characterized by Ford’s successful kinetic design consisting of a Blue Oval badge framed by a trapezoid grille, headlamps that stretch back into the fenders and accentuate the muscular hood, sculpted front fenders, low roofline and tapering body lines, rear spoiler and dramatic taillamps with honeycomb detailing.

For the U.S. market, the new Fiesta will be offered with a 1.6 Liter DOHC four cylinder engine that delivers an estimated 119 HP and 109 lb-ft of torque that is connected to either a five speed manual or Ford’s latest gas sipping six speed automatic transmission that allows the compact Fiesta to get as much as 40 MPG.

Prices will start at $13,995 for the four door Fiesta S sedan and goes all the way up to $17,795 for the five door Fiesta SES hatchback.

UPDATE 06/03/2010: Check out our review of the 2011 Ford Fiesta byclicking here !

Press release after the jump.

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The American luxury car maker Cadillac has just unveiled the 2011 CTS Coupe at the L.A. International Auto Show to a very eager crowd. Cadillac first showed off the CTS Coupe Concept back in 2008 at the Detroit Auto Show and the Coupe’s design carries over virtually unchanged from the original. Slated to arrive in Cadillac showrooms in the spring of 2010, the CTS Coupe is a new luxury sports coupe designed to become the centerpiece of the brand’s revised lineup with a high performance V-Series Coupe scheduled to start showing up later on in the year.

Cadillac CTS Coupe

The Cadillac CTS Coupe is powered by a direct injected 3.6 Liter V6 gas burning engine and is mated to a six speed manual transmission standard with a Driver Shift Control automatic as an option. The combination is good for a total of 304 HP sent either directly to the rear wheel or routed through an all wheel drive system. Depending on how you want your CTS Coupe Cadillac is offering first the Performance Package that comes complete with a set of 18 inch wheels wrapped in all season tires and is available for both the RWD and AWD versions as well as the all out Summer Tire Performance Package that upgrades your rollers to a set of 19 inch units as well as stickier rubber for a higher level of road holding. No matter which you choose, you are sure to have BMW 3 Series drivers gawking at you wherever you go.

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Scion will reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show the 2010 xB Release Series 7.0. Sales will begin in December 2009 at a price of $18,320 for the manual transmission version and $19,270 for the automatic one. A color-matched rear spoiler will be available at a price of $320. Scion will only build 2,000 units of this special edition.

Scion xB Release Series 7.0

The new xB RS 7.0 comes fitted with a four-piece DAMD body kit including front, rear lower lips along with side skirts and a TRD sport muffler on the center of DAMD rear lip.

On the interior the xB RS 7.0 will feature exclusive black fabric seats with color-tuned highlights, the RS logo and a leather-wrapped RAZO GT Formula Spec shift knob that delivers a sporty feel.

Press release after the jump.

With green vehicles becoming quite the rage these days and Los Angeles being at the epicenter of trend setting environmentally friendly car consumers the 2009 L.A. Auto Show is the perfect place for the Capstone Turbine Corporation to unveil the CMT-380 which is a high performance hybrid electric super car powered in the more traditional sense by batteries that work in conjunction with an ultra low emission range extending micro turbine.

If the shape of the CMT-380 looks familiar, that is because it is. Based around a Factory Five Ford GT replica, the futuristic super car packages the very unconventional automotive power train in a classic American sports car chassis and is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.9 seconds, reach a top speed of 150 MPH all with an unprecedented 500 mile range. The Capstone C30 micro turbine runs on either diesel or biodiesel and requires no exhaust treatments in order to meet the stringent CARB approval. The CMT-380 is able to run for up to 80 miles as a zero emission vehicle thanks to the lithium polymer battery cells before the 30 Kw turbine kicks in to recharge the batteries and give the CMT its incredible range. Just like traditional BEVs, the lithium ion units can be recharged at home or any public station.

Press release after the jump.

The all wheel drive Japanese automaker Subaru will come to the Los Angeles Motor Show with a Special Edition version of their turbocharged high performance hot hatch Impreza WRX STI, and unlike their last take on the sport compact with the STI Carbon that was more of a softer luxurious ride, this special edition STI could be too hot to handle. The Scooby will be covered in a unique shade of Aspen White and limited to only 125 units, much like when they offered the STI Limited back in 2007. Aside from the frosty paint job, the Special Edition STI will include a variety of suspension components from the razor sharp WRX STI Spec C model from the Japanese Domestic Market. Not only do you get the track ready STI’s thicker rear sway bar, but the bushings are firmer and the shock and spring package has been significantly stiffened at all four corners.

Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition

The Special Edition WRX STI will be about as close as the American market will get to a Spec C from the Japanese automaker as it will also ride on the JDM version’s charcoal colored 18 inch wheels. A while back we had the chance to speak with some of Subaru of America’s representatives and they ensured us that they had seen the errors of their ways when they numbed down the STI into its hatchback only form, but they also promised us that they were going to take steps to make up for it. However if this is any indication of their intentions it is clear that Subaru is skipping the baby steps and taking some pretty significant leaps to return the STI to its performance oriented rally bred heritage.

The STI Special Edition will go on sale in the spring of 2010 for $32,995 ($2,000 less than the standard version).

Press release after the jump.

Among all of the states in the US, California holds the distinction of having the most exotics and supercars roaming around the streets. After all, the glitz and glamour that comes with being in California affords most people the moolah to get their hands on one.

So it comes with a tinge of irony that three of the biggest exotic makers – Ferrari , Lamborghini , and Bentley – have all decided to skip the LA Auto Show

The news that three of the most prestigious manufacturers have decided to pass on LA when a spokesperson for the event told the Detroit Bureau that the decisions by Bentley, Ferrari Ferrari and Lamborghini to skip LA hinged on the fact that they’ve decided to ‘put their resources to better use’.
Translation: “We don’t want to incur any unnecessary expenditures, like showing up for an event like the LA Auto Show.

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