Wednesday, March 9, 2011

2011 Hyundai Sonata, Luxury For Family

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai strives to set itself apart in the sedan market in 2010, with green marketing, and complete redesigns. The 2011 Sonata, which comes in three different flavors, is a contender in the mid-size sedan market with bold styling and green engine technology. Claiming to destroy the mold that most sedans have been made from, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata breathes renewed spirit into the niche, offered in GLS, SE, and Limited editions.

2011 Hyundai Sonata
As anyone with a family will attest, safety in a vehicle becomes priority one, and tops the list of standard features found in the Sonata. For example, the 2011 Sonata comes equipped with electronic stability control, which enables drivers to carefully out maneuver any obstacles on the road. What better way to protect passengers than to avoid the accident in the first place? But when the worst happens, the 2011 Sonata’s reinforced unibody design coupled with advanced front airbags makes for the safest family car on the road.
2011 Hyundai Sonata
Outside, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata looks like a much more powerful vehicle than it really is and camouflages it’s ability to be a fuel efficient car capable of seating five. Underneath the hood the Sonata comes equipped with a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder, which is capable of 200 horsepower. Despite the big power numbers from a small engine, the 2011 Sonata is also capable of delivering a staggering 35 miles per gallon. Thanks to fuel efficient technology like ‘Continuously Variable Valve Timing’ and even sport tuned suspension allows the 2011 Sonata to meet Ultra Low Emission Vehicle standards.
2011 Hyundai Sonata
All work and no play makes Sonata a dull boy, that’s why Hyundai thought well enough to equip the 2011 with fun features like 400 watt Infinity sound system. Hard to believe but the sun roof even comes as standard equipment on the SE and Limited editions of the SE. For the thrill of driving a high end car, Hyundai even equipped the 2011 Sonata with push button start, that is capable of sensing if the keys are in your pocket.
2011 Hyundai Sonata
The interior of the Sonata appears luxurious, with ergonomic engineering and design that makes the car appear to be much more expensive than the $19,000 price tag. Hyundai Sonata drivers will be fortunate to set in comfortable seats, designed by special Seat Engineers. Drivers also have access to a whole host of technological goodies like Dual Climate Control, rearview camera, navigation system, HOMELINK, and even an iPod Jack as standard. The new 2011 Hyundai Sonata is a family sedan worthy of Bill Gates at a price we can all afford

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Big changes, at least cosmetically, have gripped the upcoming 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Gone is the narrow body, the 2011 will be sporting an all new redesigned wide body platform with stability to match. The first change from the 2010 WRX STI to the 2011 is the widened front bumper, featuring sharp angles, and matching stretched fog lights. But that’s not where the changes end, this upgrade to the STI comes in 2 different model types, both spelled with a four letter word…fast!
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
The 2011 WRX STI front bumper wraps the blacked out fog lamps in a 3-dimensional styled lip spoiler. This aggressive styling, coupled with a fresh grill and blackened base makes this STI an intimidating ride on any road. Not all the wide cosmetic changes affect just the front end, the rear of the car also benefits from wider rear fenders. Furthermore, for the first time ever, Subaru is offering the 2011 Impreza WRX STI in two model types, 4 and 5 door versions.
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
New in 2011 is a freshly tuned suspension, which offers a lower riding height than previous years. The 2011 STI shown at the 2010 New York Auto Show featured a higher spring rate setup, which eased the chassis down on 18″ rims. The impressive stance coupled with a high luster paint set the car apart amongst a sea of vehicles looking to compete with the longing stares of consumers. What’s great about the Imprezza WRX STI is that it can back up the bark with a high performance bite, rivaling cars twice the price.
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Not only has the 2011 Impreza WRX STI gone on a diet, but it also features the juiced up 4 cylinder from the 2010 model years. 305 horsepower from a turbo charged and intercooled 4cylinder, linked to a 6-speed manual transmission makes even a trip to the grocery store a thrill. As in previous STI’s the 2011 features a transmission capable of multiple settings, which allow the driver to select performance points to fit their own driving style. All of the auto settings are built upon Subaru’s infamous Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system.
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Inside the 2011 WRX STI, things haven’t changed a whole lot. There’s a new color scheme for the seats and panels, wrapped in black and silver highlights. Also, trim on parts of the dash and switches show off a new for 2011, Dark Cast Metallic.
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
The 2011 Impreza WRX STI will rocket into Subaru show rooms some time later this year. Industry analysts expect the sporty multi-door to be priced close to the 2010 model year, at around $35,000

Prior Design Mercedes-Benz SL R230 PD Series

Prior Design revealed their most recent work just in time for the industry trade fair “Tuning World Bodensee”. For your approval and consideration: we present the PD-Series based on the Mercedes-Benz SL R230.
The goal of the Kamp-Lintfort company was to transform the seemingly bulky Mercedes-Benz SL R230 into something more ideal and appealing. Thus, they came up with a design clearly inspired by the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series. This new aesthetic package for the SL R230 is comprised of a smooth and sleek form, huge air intakes and powerfully built sides to impress every enthusiast to date.

Looking at specific elements, let’s start with the front of the vehicle. The first thing that will catch any viewer’s eye is the incomparable breadth of the vehicle granted by the awe-inspiring size of the fenders. From the fender of the car, the eyes are drawn to the front area using smooth lines. After examining the facelift headlights equipped on the car, the viewer will then notice a front mounted spoiler with big, imposing air intakes. The hood is also equipped with several air intakes reaching up into the windshield, supplying much needed air to racing tuned engines.
Large rims making up the side area of the car give the vehicle an intimidating look commanding recognition. Side skirts are expertly placed to connect the sides making it seem as if the entire body work of the vehicle was made to form a single piece.

Checking out the car further will inevitably bring the viewer to the rear of the car, where the curve of the fenders gives an impression that the SL R230 is incredibly broad and spacious. The two rear fenders are connected by a flawlessly contoured rear bumper, where one can find a diffuser available either in full or slight carbon fiber.
A unique wheel tire combination set has been custom-made for PD series. Each rim is made from a three-part stainless steel outer bed with a black finish. The two front tires are measure 10x20 inches with 265/30 R20, while the rear tires measure 12x20 inches with 305/25 R20.
Suspension settings can be fully customized by the driver, mechanically or electronically, using an incorporated Airmatic system.

Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X new

The Viper SRT10 American Club Racer-X (ACR-X) is powered by the SRT-exclusive naturally aspirated 8.4 liter V10 engine, complete with original headers and an acutely limited exhaust. This engine generates 640 horsepower at 6100 rpm and 605 lb-ft of torque at 5100 rpm, allocating an immense 76.2 horsepower for every liter of consumed gas.

Compared to the standard production model of the Dodge Viper, the suspension of the SRT10 ACR-X is racing tuned and enhanced with racetrack usage in mind. The SRT10 ACR-X is also lighter than the standard Viper by 160 pounds, weighing in at 3190 lbs, meant for the vehicle to race through the most difficult road courses head on. Aerodynamic features include a front and rear spoiler, monstrous air intakes, and a scooped hood. The package is meant to augment stability and enhance grip during high-speed turns by improving downforce and general airflow.

The Dodge Viper ACR-X is also comprised of original safety features including a roll cage, fuel cells and reinforced racing seats. Supplementary racing features will be added to ensure the car’s durability and reliability during professional competitions. This vehicle is meant to race in the Viper Racing League, Sports Car Club of America and National Auto Sport Association events. The car will be on sale at an estimated price of $110,000, and production will begin in Spring 2010

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR


The all new Shelby GT500CR prototype made its debut in Las Vegas at the 2009 SEMA Show. The Shelby GT500CR is actually a car that was released back during 1967. A certain group of manufacturers have decided to make a recreation of this classic.

a manufacturing firm founded by Jason Engel. His company is composed of a talented craftsmen and technicians geared towards a common goal – to recreate classic cars. Every Shelby GT500CR is built upon ordering. It takes four months before Classic Recreation can complete a Shelby GT500CR. This recreation comes in different colors. Buyers may choose from a combination of grey and black, blue and white, yellow and white, black and grey, or red and white. It also comes with the Shelby signature seat.
The price for a Shelby GT500CR recreation ranges from $119,000 to $199,000. This unit has a 7 liter engine with a natural and supercharged aspiration. The 8 cylinder Shelby GT500CR has a power of 545 hp to 780 hp. Every recreation is officially acknowledged by Shelby accompanied by a serial number and a badge. The Shelby World Registry takes charge of recording al of the released recreations. Other recreations of classic cars will soon be manufactured following the success of the Shelby GT500CR

Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

So what’s new about Ferrari’s GTB Fiorano? According to Ferrari’s announcement, a brand new edition of this model is to be released. This edition is a Chinese Limited Edition created by Lu Hao -a famous Chinese artist. Chinese design elements were incorporated in the production of this model. Lu Hao has worked with Ferrari in order to produce this limited edition GTB Fiorano. It is said to be a fusion of Chinese tradition and Ferrari design.

Lu Hao was inspired by the creations of Ge Kiln of the Song Dynasty. The exterior design of the car has cracks and etches similar to the design of porcelain wares back in ancient China. The lustrous finish of the car resembles jade. The car is run by a massive 12 cylinder 6 liter engine with a natural aspiration. Running at an extremely high speed, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano has a power of 620hp.

This special one-off version is set to be auctioned in November 3 in Beijing, China. According to the company, the proceeds will be used to help Chinese students in their education particularly in the field of automotive engineering. More details regarding this project will be announced by Ferrari in the upcoming auction.

SMS 302 Ford Mustang

The exterior of the 302 Ford Mustang is strikingly unique and iconic. The new sculpted look is both rounded and sharp at once. The hood sets the car apart from the rest with its chrome trimmed heat extraction grilles. The sculpted front fascia, with brake ducts, applies a high volume lower radiator intake. For supercharged models, an integrated front splitter with ducting is available. The new side skirts reflect the spear shape of the fenders and flows perfectly into the sculpting of the rear fascia. The rear is given a longer silhouette thanks to the integrated rear fascia, fenders and trunk lid spoiler.

The 302 Ford Mustang is open to tailor-made options from SMS. Owners can choose from show car color options such as Pineapple Express Yellow, Sour Grape Green, Tire Smoke White and Burnout Black to name a few. The owners can customize further by color-coordinating the seats and the chevron stripes and stitching.
The interior totally complements the exterior of the 302 Ford Mustang. Alcantara leather SMS performance seats are designed with patented Signature Series chevron stripes and two-tone leather inserts. A leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel distinguishes this car from the rest. The instrument panel features a supercharger gauge pod aside from the 200 mph gauge cluster and temperature gauges.

Specifications
- Engine: 5 liter DOHC V8
- Aspiration: natural and supercharged
- Horsepower: 440 hp (302 4V model) and 535 hp (302SC model)
- Torque: 400 lb-ft (302 4V model) and 450 lb-ft (302SC model)

Ford Focus RS500

The Ford Focus RS500 is one of those limited-editions models. Only 500 units of this car will ever be manufactured. A unique numbering system has been designed to keep count and for supreme exclusivity.
The Ford Focus RS500 takes the original body design and beefed it up for this edition. To add more punch, all 500 units of this car is going to be painted in its standard Panther Black metallic finish. But it doesn’t stop there. After getting painted, each unit will be shipped to a 3M facility in Frankfurt, Germany and applied a special foil film to achieve the matte black effect. The film acts as a protective shield against nicks and superficial scratches. And the best part of this is if the film gets damaged, Ford dealers will employ a team of 3M technicians to replace the affected film.
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The interior design of the Ford Focus RS 500 is nothing short of superb. The interior is decked in a special red color palette. This can be seen on the leather trim stitching on the steering wheel, door trims, gear lever gaiter, and floor mats. To have more oomph, customers can opt to have the standard Recaro front sports seats done in red leather.

Key Features
- Heated windscreen
- Dual-zone climate control
- Rear parking distance sensors
- Automatic headlights and rain-sensitive wipers
- Ford key-free start

Specifications

- Number of units: 500
- Engine: 2.5 liter inline 5
- Aspiration: turbocharged
- Horsepower: 345 hp @ 6000 rpm
- Torque: 339 lb-ft
- 0-62 mph in 5.6 seconds

HTT Plethore LC-750

The HTT Plethore LC-750 is probably one of the most unique sports cars ever produced. One of its important features is its central driving position. The HTT Plethore LC-750 is a three seater sports car with one seat in the front row and two seats in the back row. The driver’s seat is at the front center while the two seats at the back are for passengers. Not only does it serve as an elegant design, this type of driving position simulates a one seater race car- giving the person a unique driving experience. Also, the central driving position gives the car more stability as it runs at a high speed.

Another feature this model boasts of is its spaciousness. It has a height of 114 cm and a width of 226 cm. Allowing both driver and passenger to move freely inside the car. A central longitudinal 6.2 liter engine powers the car with 750 horsepower. A power assisted steering wheel helps the driver maneuver the car with facility. The frame and the body of the entire vehicle are made out of carbon fiber which gives the car a weight of 2535 pounds or 1150 kilograms. However, the car costs $387,255 which makes it affordable only to a selected few.

Local Motors Rally Fighter

One of the rising American car companies is the Local Motors. This company has indeed created a special rapport with their customers. By asking the aid of their customers in the designing process, they have created wonderful car models. But the first car which made use of the design concept coming from customers is the Rally Fighter.

The Rally Fighter has a 3 liter BMW engine. It has twin turbocharger aspirations and a power of 265 hp. This off-road racer weighs only 3200 pounds. It is already very light for this type of vehicle. In addition, its lightweight contributes to the overall performance of the car. Rally Fighter is a four seater vehicle which allows ride-height adjustment. This provides more versatility in terms of the road conditions. Drivers may choose to make the necessary adjustments for city driving and off-road driving.

The car’s design was actually made by a group of car enthusiasts headed by Sangho Kim. Although it was specifically made for driving in the deserts of southwest America, it is also ideal for city driving. As of the moment, Local Motors is inviting all interested car enthusiasts to share their design ideas. Moreover, they allow buyers to personalize their own Rally Fighter by customizing the car skin.

Mansory Rolls-Royce Ghost

This 2010, Rolls-Royce, together with MANSORY, has a surprise to offer. What better surprise than an up-sized Rolls-Royce Ghost! This new model is refined by MANSORY. Its lustrous blue exterior finish accentuates the shape of the car and would immediately catch the attention of people. Then, it has a gold varnish to add to the “exclusiveness” of the car.

The new MANSORY Ghost is not just an upgrade in terms of size and external features. Both the engine and the interior of the car have been extremely improved. This big package is armed with enlarged bi-turbo chargers, stainless steel sheeting, double sport exhaust system, and sport catalysts. At 5850 r.p.m., this refined Rolls-Royce Ghost runs with a power of 720 hp! The modifications in this unit made the torque sky rocket from 780 Newton Meters to 1,020 Newton Meters. Both front and rear wheels were improved and replaced with bigger and better tires. The car also accelerates at an extremely fast pace considering that it has a weight of 2,360 kilograms. To top it all up, the maximum speed of the car was further increased from 250 kilometers per hour to 310 kilometers per hour! Considering its sporty appearance, the interior of the car is surprisingly very comfortable.

check out prices of the used cars currently available for sale. 2010 Novitec Rosso Ferrari California Supercharged

The Novitec Rosso Ferrari California made its first appearance at the Geneva Car Show in 2010. Novitec Rosso had made extensive upgrades on the Ferrari California from the exterior, to the interior, and to the engines. Novitec Rosso had given the Ferrari California and edge in terms of appearance by making it sportier. This was made possible by a supercharger engine tuner.

It has a 4.3 liter engine with four valves. This 8 cylinder model is equipped with a mechanical charger as well. The exhaust system of this car is improved using Novitec Rosso’s stainless steel exhaust outlet. Then, a manettino, located at the steering wheel, can be used to control the exhaust system. The car’s acceleration is also something that Novitec Rosso takes pride in. From a full stop, the car can go to a hundred kilometers per hour in less than 3.8 seconds! Then, it can go to a top speed of 325 kilometers per hour.

The height of the Ferrari California was lowered by 35 millimeters. The car is equipped with a hydraulic lift which allows the driver to lift the front of the car by 40 millimeters at the click of a button. Thus, running across humps or stones will no longer be a problem.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

At long last, Mercedez-Benz has released their newest addition to the SLS AMG series dubbed as the GT3. The GT3 is the ultimate racing version of the gull wing model. It has the perfect combination of design and features.

The GT3 has an engine of 6.3 liters. The materials used for the construction of this unit are all light weight and of the highest quality. Because of this, the car accelerates with ease as it reaches a top speed of 186 miles per hour. The brakes, suspensions, and aerodynamics went through a series of modifications in order to achieve the best performance.
The gull wing doors of the SLS AMG GT3 take you to a new height as it reveals the state of the art interior of the race car. With a six-point seat belt together with a head and neck support, the driver is provided with a racing bucket seat for maximum protection during races. Not to mention the steel rollover cage that provides additional support to the sturdy aluminum body of the car. The car’s steering wheel measures only 33 cm and has a free upper section. Maneuvering the car couldn’t get easier with a steering wheel that does not block the driver’s view.

The car should be available by autumn of 2010. However, it won't be tested on the race track until 2011.

Cargraphic Porsche Panamera Power Pack

The 2010 Panamera is a four-door luxury sedan being offered by one of the world-famous car makers -- Porsche. With its 4.8-litre V8 engine, this luxury car is capable of producing tremendous amounts of horsepower, ranging from 400-500 hp depending on the Porsche Panamera model of your choice.

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However, Cargraphic’s Porsche specialists in Germany have proven that with a little modification, the car’s already impressive potential to produce a lot of power can be increased by ten percent. The modification has added an extra 50 hp and 75 nm of torque to the wheels turning the car’s overall output to 550 hp/ 404 kW. The 2010 Cargraphic Porsche Panamera Power Pack boasts of its ability to get this luxury sedan moving from 0 to 100 km/hr in a little over four seconds. You need not also worry about the car’s speedometer needle because it has been found to still respond even when you hit the 300 km/hr mark.

Aside from the modification in the Engine Control Unit (ECU), the power pack also comes with two sport air filters to allow more oxygen to reach the turbo. The price of this impressive power-boosting pack is approximately 1,495 Euros (plus VAT). In fact, to exalt the status of the 2010 Cargraphic Porsche Panamera power pack even more, the company is also gladly offering attractive alloy wheels which are available in various sets.