On Jul 1, 2006, preceding the debut of the Pepsi 400 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway, Chrysler officials have announced that the Dodge Challenger Concept presented at NAIAS will make it to production. The new generation Dodge Challenger will make its debut as a 2008 model in the 2008 calendar year and will get to challenge the highly successful Ford Mustang and perhaps the production version of the Chevrolet Camaro Concept.
Mercedes-Benz has been producing their compact roadster for almost a decade now. The first modern car to feature a foldable hardtop, the Mercedes SLK, proved to be a real trendsetter and generated a real revolution in the convertible segment. At the end of this decade, the Stuttgart manufacturer will reinvent the compact two-seater convertible by presenting the third generation of the SLK. We did our best to anticipate how that vehicle is going to be like
Nissan are preparing their sixth generation of the Z-line. Replacing the current 350Z after seven years of production, the next Nissan sportscar is expected to be launched in the year 2009. Carrying the 40-year tradition of the Z-cars, the new model will be lighter, more powerful and therefore a lot faster.
After almost eight years of production, the highly successful Mazda RX-8 will be reinvented in a completely new model. The original 2+2 doors coupe is expected to come with an all-new skin and refreshed “Zoom-Zoom” design in 2009. The dynamics are guaranteed to be better than ever for an RX model, featuring the latest generation of Mazda’s exotic Wankel rotary engine.
Honda is preparing a new installment of their medium sedan for 2008. Featuring the new "Keen Edge Dynamics" design, the new Accord will offer a brilliant cocktail of comfort and performance. Following the general lines of the Sports 4 concept car, the 2008 Honda Accord is expected to make a real splash in the sport sedan segment, giving serious headaches to all the Mazda 6s and Alfa 159s out there.
The Aero X concept presented by SAAB recently has been highly appreciated and is said to represent the new design direction of the Swedish manufacturer. One of the first vehicles to benefit from a “transplant of the design” from the Aero X will be the next generation SAAB 9-5. Benefiting from the flagship status, the new 9-5 will get a special development care and will carry the mission of making SAAB profitable again. A first encounter with the new 9-5 is expected not sooner than 2008.
The Audi TT is considered to be one of the most beautiful cars in the world. The only thing this car lacks is an outrageous level of performance. Apparently that is about to change as Audi are currently working at a high-performance TT version that will wear the famous RS appellative. With an anticipated power output of 365 bhp, the new beast will give serious headaches to all those Porche Caymans and BMW Z4s out there starting with 2008.
Lexus is preparing a new installment of its top of the range off-roader. With a new sleek design and upgraded technology, the new LX will be prepared to take on the new Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, or on to the “king of the hill”, the British Range Rover. Closely related to the upcoming Toyota Landcruiser, the next generation Lexus LX is expected as a 2008 year model.
Lately, things have gone from bad to worse for Jaguar. As part of Ford’s Premiere Automotive Group, Jaguar has proven to be a financial disaster in the last few years, with less profit then the highly exclusive Aston Martin. All of their hope is in the new S-Type that will be launched late next year. This new model could be Jaguar’s car of comeback, or their way to perdition. All possible efforts were made in the development of the 2008-year model S-type, and Jaguar promises it is going to be spectacular.
The financial situation of Lancia Italian manufacturer it is not exactly bright. Sales are poor and none of the existing models can be considered a massive success. Lancia hopes to change this situation by launching a new generation of their most famous vehicle ever, the Delta. Presented as a concept car this fall at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival the Delta will be made available for production in 2007.
Maserati is preparing a large coupe based on the Quattroporte saloon and meant to compete against luxury GTs such as the Mercedes Benz CLS or Bentley Continental GT. A prototype is expected next year at the Geneva International Motor Show, and production is due to start in early 2008.
A brand new Italian hot-hatch is currently in development by Alfa Romeo. Coming to replace the 147 that charmed all of us with an unmistakable design back in the year 2000, the new vehicle will be called 149. Following the Alfa Romeo’s “Cuore Sportivo” (sporty soul) slogan, the Italian compact to be launched in late 2007 is expected to surpass in terms of looks of all its competitors and offer a great driving experience. Let us hope that reliability and durability will be there to sustain such a beautiful design.
Inside information from Volvo points that the Swedish manufacturer is preparing a baby XC90 to compete against the BMW X3. The compact SUV is expected to be introduced as a concept car in next January at the Detroit North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The production version called XC60, will arrive several month later either as a 2008 or 2009 year model.
Subaru are currently working at the successor for the Impreza WRX. Spy photographers caught several test vehicles. It appears that the new vehicle will be a hatchback and the overall design is inspired by that of the B5-THP concept car. By making the Impreza a hatchback, Subaru will throw the WRX STI against cars like the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Opel Astra OPC or Ford Focus ST. Do the European and American hot-hatches stand a chance?
Land Rover Freelander was the vehicle to invent the premium compact SUV. While already a classic, the British off-roader goes completely new with a second generation. It may be more of an evolution than a revolution in design, but it was completely reengineered from the ground up. Ready to redefine the segment it has invented, the Land Rover Freelander 2 comes with a dynamic design, purposeful stance, smart and spacious interior, and an abundance of advanced technologies to complete the package.
The beautiful dream that was introduced as a concept car at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show has made it into production. The gorgeous Alfa Romeo 8C has been presented after three years at the recently opened Paris Motor Show in sales-ready configuration. Fortunately, the car closely follows the lines of the original prototype and is most likely to become the most beautiful Alfa Romeo ever produced. The looks are sustained by Maserati supercar technology offering a 0 to 60 sprint 4.4 seconds, and a top speed of 190 mph.
Mercedes-Benz is known to have had better days, but there’s one model in their range that is currently unprecedented and unmatched by any competitor. The very inventor of the four-door-coupe, the CLS-Class is an amazing mix of elegance, comfort, dynamics and practicality. While already a big hit, it has sure drawn the competition’s attention. Porsche are preparing their Panamera, Audi are working on the A7 and recently BMW have announced that the future 6 Series coupe will also offer a four-door model. A mixture of the Bavarian famous sedans and coupes the new “coudan” (if it will be to invent a name for this new breed) is expected for launch in 2011.
As consumer requirements are getting more and more sophisticated, vehicle manufacturers try to meet them by inventing new breeds of automobiles. Mercedes-Benz has recently transformed itself into a real trendsetter by launching into the battle for the first time a large crossover (R-Class) and a full-size four-door coupe (CLS-Class). But, for the near future, the trend setter gets to follow the trend imposed by its most important rival, and develop an equivalent model for the BMW X3, premium compact SUV. Due to launch in 2008, the latest vehicle to wear the Mercedes star is expected to be called the MLK-Class.
The medium sedan market is in recession. All the manufacturers are trying to bring a fresh attitude in order to convince a client that would buy an SUV, compact van or crossover rather than the classic sedan. The first example of such design refreshment was the Peugeot 407 that made a serious departure from the previous model. To follow this path is now Ford with the all-new Mondeo, which is intended as a design revolution. Following the styling lines of the 2005 Iosis concept, the new Mondeo will be the best example of Ford’s new “kinetic design” philosophy. Sales are expected to start in early 2007.
As the abundant test mules photographs show, Mercedes-Benz have in preparation their new premium medium sedan, the C-class. The old rival for the BMW 3-Series and Audi A4, is suppose to enter the arena with a new installment in 2007, at the Geneva International Motorshow. The station wagon is scheduled six month later and the platform-sharing CLK coupe and cabriolet are due in 2008.
There were many rumors about the Audi Shooting Brake concept going into production. Early information showed that it was supposed to be placed above the TT as a sportier model. Updated sources, though point that the new car will be a sub-compact, positioned under the A3 and intended as the cheapest Audi in the line-up. It will be most likely called A1 and is expected for launch in 2009.
A high-performance supercar, a road-legal vehicle that is said to have inherited the genes of the Audi R8, three-times winner of the Le Mans 24-Hours race is due to launch in 2007. The production Audi will also be called R8 and will use the general design lines of the ‘Le Mans quattro’ concept study presented in 2003. The Audi supercar will share the technical platform with the Lamborghini Gallardo, an aspect to guarantee an extreme level of performance.
For 2006, Jaguar’s most powerful saloon yet, the redoubtable S-TYPE R comes packed with new features. This genuine sports-car’s performance is surpassed only by the traditional Jaguar luxury, comfort and style. Producing not less than 400 bhp from a new 4.2 liter supercharged V8 engine the S-TYPE R can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds and only stop accelerating when reaching the electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
BMW is known to release from time to time limited-production cars as the prototypical expression of the excitement for driving that is the company’s backbone. The Z8 roadster was the latest vehicle to have continued this tradition. The initial prototype (the Z07) was designed in order to celebrate the famous’ BMW 507 50th birthday. The incredible success of the concept-car produced the decision of building the vehicle in a limited series, designated Z8. Produced in fewer than 5700 units between 2000 and 2003, the Z8 is already a collector’s car.
In the last decades, the large Mercedes Coupes embodied the very definition of automotive style and exclusivity. They were considered the benchmark no matter if the criterion was the exterior design, the level of equipment or the subtle blend between ideal safety and a terrific level of comfort. The 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL 600 is the fruit of this incredible legacy and a new chapter in the history of the automobile. The technological features and the first time novelties on this incredible coupe are a straight look into the future, showing us what regular cars will feature in ten years from now. For a select few, those that can afford a Mercedes-Benz CL 600, the future is already here.
A new Mercedes-Benz niche vehicle will be launched in 2007 at NAIAS. The new S-Class convertible will be inspired by the 1950s Mercedes 300 four-door cabriolet. While preserving the sizes, seating capabilities and easy four-door access of the S-Class saloon, the new open vehicle will offer the pleasure of open-air cruising by featuring the biggest soft-top yet to be produced.
The new 207 is the confirmation that Peugeot is as good as it gets when we are talking small cars. As a descendant of the best-seller 206, the new car offers lots of room (for this segment), an unprecedented level of equipped, attractive styling and a solid technical platform with robust petrol and diesel engines. At this time, the only available bodies are the three and five-door hatchbacks, but an estate and a coupe-cabriolet will be available soon. Offering 3 other super minis, the 107, 1007 and 206 (still available on certain markets), Peugeot can provide a small car for any taste and budget.
The 407 Coupe is the descendant of a famous grantourismo dynasty that included cars such as the 404, 504 and 406, all famous symbols of their times. The new Coupe mixes the exclusive and elegant style with enough space for accommodating comfortably four passengers and their luggage. The technology employed within the power plant and ride-train ensures sharp road-holding, advanced active safety, on top of handiness, comfort and driving enjoyment at all times.
After eight months of deliberation, General Motors have publicly reached a decision and have announced that the retro-design muscle car first shown in January at NAIAS will make it to production as the fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro. The new car will follow the current trend of â€˜pony car’ resurrection and has to compete with the Ford Mustang and future Dodge Challenger as it did back in the early 1970s.
We have reached the time when the MINI revolution had to be continued with an evolution. The highly successful MINI produced by BMW starting with the year 2000 will come as a 2007 model with a completely new skin, but perfectly maintaining the original appeal and charisma of the previous installment. Without fail improved and polished in design, the new MINI presents an all-new drive-train technology for even superior agility. Due to hit the showrooms in late 2006, the new MINI Cooper will feature a 1.6-liter normal-aspiration engine offering 120 bhp.
Lexus is rumored to add a performance model to the IS lineup with a coupe body style and sufficient enough performance to challenge the E90 BMW M3. The new 2006 IS 250 and IS 350 sport sedans are already highly appreciated on the US market and for the next NAIAS Detroit show Lexus is expected to showcase a production-close prototype of the future IS Coupe, due to hit the showrooms in 2008.
The US market has favorably received the remarkable new 2006 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 sport sedans. But Lexus’s expansion of the IS range is not over, inside sources say that next January at 2007 NAIAS Detroit show, Lexus will show a concept vehicle to preview a new IS retractable hard-top cabrio and the production version is supposed to be available starting from 2008.
The highly successful Lexus IS medium sedan series has already been trouble for the German BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class. It seems that Lexus will not settle with competing against the low and mid-end medium sedans, but is committed to dare the league of the “bad boys”. The new high-performance Lexus will be called IS500, will equip a 420 bhp V8 engine and will compete against the BMW M3 (E90), Audi RS4 and Mercedes C55 AMG.
The Audi RS4 is offered for the first time in three different body versions. No matter if a sedan, station wagon or convertible, the RS4 offers new dimensions in driving dynamics by combining innovative ideas. The exciting looks of all three versions and exquisite level of equipment that stands up to for the uppermost opulence standards make the RS4 line-up, the latest high-performance products from quattro (Audi’s sports division) to stand among the most desirable vehicles on the market.
Earlier this summer Porsche’s board of management has announced that they have taken the decision to build a four-door coupe, called “Panamera” at the Company’s Leipzig Plant. To fourth model line using a front mounted engine and rear/all wheel drive is currently under development and is scheduled to enter the market in 2009. The investments for the production of the new model are estimated at around 150 million $.
The original BMW X5 brought up a brand-new type of vehicle. Now the second BMW X5 is here to raise the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) experience to an even higher standard. Featuring BMW high performance V8 and straight six engines, an unique suspension mixing dynamics and comfort, enhanced BMW X-Drive four-wheel-drive technology, as well as a light and extremely torsional stiff chassis interact to ensure excellent agility and dynamic performance.
As stated by Jim Lentz, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager "the Yaris has been a hit in Europe and Toyota is looking forward to its debut in the U.S. As Toyota’s most affordable passenger car, the Yaris features modern exterior styling and a surprising and upscale interior. It is one of the most economic and youthful passenger cars Toyota has built."
Due to the expansion of the compact SUV class Volkswagen have decided to build their own version based on the new PL/PQ48 platform. The new SUV will be called “Tiguan” and is intended to suit both an urban environment as well as a rough terrain far from normal roads. The first clues about the new Volkswagen SUV were provided by the off-road design study Concept A at the beginning of 2006. Our artists have produced a couple of renderings to give a better impression on how the production car will look like.
Dynamism, sportiness and sophistication are the key words to define the new Audi S3, the top of the range model for the A3 series. Featuring a 265 bhp boosted version of the already known 122 cui TFSI engine (that offers only 200 bhp on the Audi A3 2.0 TFSI and Volkswagen Golf GTI) and Quattro permanent four-wheel drive the newcomer hot hatch pursues the ideal of pure driving pleasure coupled simultaneously with excellent everyday practicality - like all Audi S models.
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the first gas/electric mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) to offer seating for seven passengers. Launched in June 2005 it shares the same “Hybrid Synergy Drive” as the Lexus RX 400h. The Toyota has to offer in a addition to the Lexus two extra seats, and a 20% lower price tag. By joining the popular Prius sedan, the Highlander Hybrid made Toyota the first brand to offer both a passenger car and an SUV with hybrid power-trains.
The Ford Escape Hybrid was the world’s first hybrid-electric SUV and was awarded the 2005 North American Truck of the Year prize. Joined by the Lexus RX 400h, Toyota Highlander and Mercury Mariner, the 2007 Escape Hybrid is among the cleanest and most fuel-efficient SUVs in the world, combining the fuel economy and emissions benefits of a “full” hybrid with the go-anywhere capability, toughness and spaciousness of an SUV.
Using the platform of the recently released BMW 3 Series Coupe the Bavarian manufacturer will launch its first convertible with a retractable hard-top in fall 2006. The converting system of the new coupe-cabriolet will be produced by German company Edscha and most of the mechanics will be common with the coupe.
The Honda Insight equipped with the innovative Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) was the first gasoline-electric hybrid automobile to be sold in USA. IMA couples an all-new and compact 61 cui, 3-cylinder engine and an ultra-thin electric motor for outstanding efficiency. That combined with a rigid aluminum body structure and world-class aerodynamic design gives the Insight the ability to travel as far as 70 miles on a gallon of gasoline and still meet California’s stringent Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) standard, making it the world’s cleanest, most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered automobile.
Hybrid cars are known to be oriented on reducing fuel consumption and emission levels. They are generally slow and not very pleasant to drive. Lexus has just changed that launching the first high performance hybrid vehicle, the GS 450h. With a total power of 345 bhp, this new Lexus can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 6 seconds, reach a limited top speed of 155 mph with a combined fuel efficiency of 30 mpg.
Few cars that wear the “GT” initials in their name are actually worthy of it. The Ferrari 456 GT is one of the cars that define the genre. Fast, elegant and comfortable, this Ferrari four seater supercar of the â€˜90s is one of the most beautiful “Gran Turismo” of all times. Those 3,700 lbs of beauty can accelerate four persons to 60 mph in 5 seconds and reach a later limit of 186 mph.
Dodge will revive the â€˜Super Bee’ nameplate with a 2007 limited-edition of the Dodge Charger SRT-8. Inspired by the famous muscle-cars of the 60s-70s, the new Charger Super Bee will offer the SRT-8 performance covered in "Detonator Yellow" with black accents.
The Speedster was a rebadged Lotus Elise produced between 2001 and 2005 by Lotus for Opel. It was also available in right-hand drive for the UK market as the Vauxhall VX220. Sharing the Lotus light-weight philosophy and using the astonishing glued extruded aluminum chassis of the Elise, the Speedster is a car that offers Ferrari accelerations, maneuverability and driving pleasure at only a quarter the price.
The V8 Vantage was designed as an anti-911 affordable Aston Martin that has to make the brand profitable by increasing sales. Also it is a high-performance sports car, yet with predictable handling and sharp engine response, it also offers good visibility and easy to use controls that make it comfortable in city, on country roads or even on the race track. All these features make the V8 Vantage be the first Aston Martin that can serve as a weekday working car, not only as a weekend treat.
The Ferrari F355, the fruit of half of century experience in V8 mid-engined coupes, is considered to be the greatest production sports-car of the 20th Century. It was the best selling Ferrari in history until that time, the car that saved the brand from imminent bankruptcy and the first model to be produced under the new leadership of Luca di Montezemolo. With performance figures that are enviable even a decade after the cars launch and an immortal design, the F355 is considered by many to be the most beautiful modern Ferrari.
Type-R Hondas are not among the fastest or the most powerful cars in the world, but they are between those that provide some of the most exciting driving experience and racing car feel. The European dominated “hothatch” sector is about to be shaken up by a new Japanese member with Type-R philosophy, the new Honda Civic.
The 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible comes with a light face-lift to consolidate its position in the heart of the convertible segment. With a less conventional body and unprecedented room and comfort for this class, the PT can appeal to those who may not have been interested in a convertible before.
The MINI is one of those special cars that gets to define the vehicle class it belongs to. What makes it even more individual is that it got to be awarded the “European Car of the Century” award. Let’s have a closer look on how this car got to be what we know it is today.
The already notorious Pontiac Solstice is about to be cloned with a more elegant skin as the Saturn Sky for the US and Opel GT for the European market. The new comers will use the same “Kappa” production platform as the Pontiac, but will be distinctive in terms of design.
Built on the same platform with DaimlerChrysler’s 300C and Charger there was obvious for some of us that Dodge will release a doped version of the Magnum sports-tourer, also called SRT-8 (where SRT stands for “Street & Racing Technologies” and 8 represents the number of cylinders of the nasty 372 cui HEMI engine). As its other SRT-8 brothers the Magnum promises a 0-60 mph sprint in less than 5 seconds and a top speed of 170 mph. Not bad for an all family station wagon....
In the beginning of the 20th century US vehicle manufacturers where using as power sources gasoline, electricity and steam evenly. Soon they have realized that two or more power means can be combined for increased efficiency. As a proof of that the first hybrid vehicle (using gasoline and electric power) was registered in 1905 by an American engineer. The invention did not receive much attention at that time as regular gasoline engines were cheaper and offered the same performance. Only 70 years later, during the oil crisis the, fuel efficiency matter was resurrected and hybrid car research begun again. Prohibitive costs have delayed the market launch of hybrid cars for another good 30 years. But nowadays vehicles like Toyota Prius or Honda Accord Hybrid are quite common. Is this to be the future of the car?! Let’s have a closer look!
As one of the most famous supercars on the planet, the world-wide acclaimed R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R ceased production in 1999. With massive dealer demands and GT-R enthusiasts around the world calling for a successor at the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show Nissan unveiled the GT-R Concept confirming that the GT-R legend would live on. After two years of silence and a growing restless public, Nissan announced at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show that the production GT-R will be released in 2007.
The advertising slogan â€˜Spider is Alfa Roma’ used nearly 30 years ago sums up the eighty years of production of Alfa Romeo’s Spider convertible. An automotive manufacturer with a name always connected to motor-sport such as Alfa Romeo can only represent their freedom and passion driven values by building a convertible. We welcome the car that gets to be “the most Alfa Romeo”, the new Spider.
In those days when cars were big and gas was cheap, Chevrolet created a new package to move the metal - the SS (short for “Super Sport”) and it was in the good old days a label reserved for the brand’s most wicked performance cars. However, recently, Chevrolet has set SS badges on some real pretenders like the latest Impala SS and Monte Carlo SS. Now Chevy wants us to believe the new 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged is the actual thing, a hot-wheeled competitive performance coupe with enough muscle to take on the Acura RSX Type-S and Dodge SRT-4. Funny is that they might just be right.
The ultimate in sports estate motoring has a new name: BMW M5 Touring. This finest 5-Series Touring will be the most powerful production estate of all time: 305 cui, ten cylinders, a maximum output of 507 bhp, a peak torque of 383 lbs/ft and engine speeds redlining at 9,000 rpm, these are figures that speak for themselves and blur the lines between a car for the whole family and a vehicle for ambitious motor sport racing.
Painted in colors like Laguna Seca Blue and Imola Red, there’s no doubt about the E46 BMW M3’s aspirations. These famous race-tracks are fitting playgrounds for any car that promises such astonishing levels of power and handling. Whether blasting up “Tamburello” at Imola or diving into the “Corkscrew” at Laguna Seca, not many cars in the world could attack a road course with the tenacity of those proudly wearing the "M" badge, as the car we’re about to review is.
The BMW E36 M3 is considered to be one of the better-handling cars of all time, and was awarded "Best-Handling Car" award by Car and Driver magazine in 1997. Available as a saloon, a coupe or a convertible it flags the BMW Motorsport badge as a statement of it’s high performance.
As staded by Jean Alesi, famous ex-F1 driver the 1986 BMW E30 M3 is one of most enjoyable best handling road cars he has ever driven, offering astonishing balance due to its 48/52-weight distribution, telepathic in choosing the correct line, with a chassis that is alive and gives the car a personality, which is missing from many of today’s mundane cars.
Probably during your car-info-hunting Internet journeys you came across at least one of the so called “top speed calculators”, on-line little programs that state to be able to calculate a vehicle’s top speed using some input data you provide. Let us see how accurate and reliable they really are as we try to understand how they work
2007 Porsche 911 GT2 Preview
The most outrageous member of the Porsche 911 family is about to crack out of a 997 Turbo’s shell. Featuring Carrera GT’s PCCB ceramic composite brakes in standard, and Turbo’s engine boosted to almost 550 bhp, the new street racer will start eating miles in 2007
2007 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X Preview
With an exterior that brings over the full flavor of Lancer Evolution’s spartan road machine image and a better quality interior with a functional layout that encourages the driver to concentrate solely on operating his machine, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X will point to a new-age Evolution design that is as handsome and purposeful as it is functional.
1992 - 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution History
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (colloquially known as the "Evo") is the Japanese brand’s flagship sports car. Based only on the unibody of the domesticated Lancer sedan the Evo is a rally inspired, turbocharged, all wheel drive, durable and finely tuned automobile. The number designation of the model is most commonly a roman numeral, and is about to turn into an “X”
Since the 1990 launch, and with subsequent generations launched in 1999 and 2006, MX-5 Miata has always been available with an optional removable hardtop, but this is the first time the car will be available with a power-operated retractable hard top.
This new Mazda MX-5 provides a unified sense of driving exhilaration, ready to spread the fun of lightweight sports cars in diverse and distinct new ways, regardless of the weather.
2008 Chrysler Firepower Preview
2006 Elfin MS8 Streamliner
The new Elfin MS8 Streamliner shook a few Australian harts when it was showcased on the Holden stand at the 2004 Melbourne Motor Show. Powered by a 333 bhp all alloy Holden V8 and featuring a six speed gearbox, race-bred suspension and huge brakes, all of this totaling just 1100 kilograms. Combination which is guaranteed to offer a five seconds sprint from 0 to 60 mph, a quarter mile covered in 12.9 seconds and a top speed exceeding 180 mph.
Audi A7 first spy photos
In the jungle-like car market of the new millennium only those who adapt and evolve can become top of the tree. Model survival needs brought to life new species, more versatile, more adaptive and more appealing. Such a new species is the sleek four door coupe, which emerged in order to satisfy customer image needs without sacrificing comfort. The first exponent of this evolution was the Mercedes CLS, brought to us by the Stuttgart “instant public image booster”. All alone on the virgin territory the new Mercedes had no trouble replicating itself into a best-seller. The domination days seem to be down counted by the competition, as Jaguar and Volkswagen intend to enter this market segment. Audi is already one step forward, their point of view on the matter was recently caught on tests on the Nürburgring race-track.
The BMW Z4 M CoupÃ© is a sports car for very special moments in life. Uncompromising, purist and exceptionally powerful, this two-seater offers undiluted dynamism both in everyday traffic and on the race track. Its 3.2-litre M straight-six power unit developing maximum outÂ¬put of 252 kW/343 hp ensures driving performance of the highest calibre.