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Saturday, 31 October 2009

2001 Peugeot 206 CC




Specifications

Engine Type 2.0 Liter Turbocharged Inline-4
Displacement cu in (cc) 1997 cc / 121.9 cu in
Power bhp (kW) at RPM 138.00 HP (101.6 KW)
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM 150.00 Ft-Lbs (203.4 NM) @ 1900.00 RPM
Redline at RPM n.a.
Brakes Vented Discs
Tires 175/65 14
Length 151.001 in | 3835.4 mm.
Weight 2310 lbs | 1047.8 kg
Acceleration 0-62 mphs n.a.
Top Speed mph (km/h) 180 km/h | 111.9 mph
Fuel economy EPA (1/100) n.a.
Base Price n.a.

Peugeot WRC


Peugeot WRC

2000 Peugeot 607 Feline



Specifications
Engine Type 2.9 L V6
Displacement cu in (cc) 2946.00 cc | 179.8 cu in. | 2.9 L.
Power bhp (kW) at RPM 210.00 BHP (154.6 KW) @ 6000.00 RPM
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM 285.00 NM (210.1 Ft-Lbs) @ 3750.00 RPM
Redline at RPM n.a.
Brakes Carbon Brembro Vented Discs
Tires n.a.
Length 160.001 in | 4064 mm.
Weight 1900 lbs | 861.8 kg
Acceleration 0-62 mphs 5.90 seconds.
Top Speed mph (km/h) 250 km/h | 155.4 mph
Fuel economy EPA (1/100) n.a.
Base Price n.a.

Peugeot Rally Car


Peugeot Rally Car

Peugeot Hearts Concept Car



Peugeot Hearts Concept Car

Chevrolet Camaro SS Hendrick Motorsports 25th Anniversary Eaton TVS Supercharger The limited edition

Hendrick Motorsports 25th Anniversary Chevrolet Camaro SS

Camaros seem to be a favorite inspiration at the SEMA Show. Already, we’ve made a note to view the Camaro variations from Hurst, Lingenfelter, and Yenko.
Another one comes from Hendrick Motorsports, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Hendrick will be rolling out 25 of these fully loaded SS Camaros, with each having a price tag of $76,181.
Hendrick Motorsports, a NASCAR racing organization has commissioned Callaway Cars to develop and build a limited edition run of Hendrick Motorsports 25th Anniversary 2010 Camaro SS vehicles. The 25th anniversary Camaro will include a host of engine, body and interior modifications.
Under the hood power hasbeen increased from 426 to 582 by way of Callaway's Eaton TVS series supercharger, high-flow air filtration system, low-restriction exhaust system and engine tune.
Hendrick Motorsports 25th Anniversary Chevrolet Camaro SS

Will come with 582 bhp and do the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.9 seconds. The additional horses coming by way of an Eaton TVS supercharger along
with some engine management tuning as well as a new air filter and sport exhaust system.The suspension has also been upgraded with Callaway coil springs,shock absorbers and anti-roll bars. Keeping the power firmly mounted to the road is a set of new Callaway wheels.The suspension has also been upgraded with Callaway coil springs, shock absorbers and anti-roll bars.
Hendrick Motorsports 25th Anniversary Chevrolet Camaro SS

Keeping the power firmly mounted to the road is a set of new Callaway wheels.This very exclusive Hendrick Motorsports vehicle is pricey but there are bound to be enthusiasts willing to part with their cash for this collector’s item.
If you’re interested, these cars can be purchased through Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet in San Diego, Calif. or at one of three Hendrick Chevrolet dealerships.
The limited edition model will be tagged inside and out with 25th Anniversary badges for the silver Camaro SS. The 25 cars will be made available for sale after the SEMA show through Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet of San Diego, California and three Hendrick Chevrolet dealerships in North Carolina, Georgia and Kansas.

Chevrolet Camaro SS Hendrick Motorsports 25th Anniversary Eaton TVS Supercharger The limited edition

Hendrick Motorsports 25th Anniversary Chevrolet Camaro SS

Camaros seem to be a favorite inspiration at the SEMA Show. Already, we’ve made a note to view the Camaro variations from Hurst, Lingenfelter, and Yenko.
Another one comes from Hendrick Motorsports, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Hendrick will be rolling out 25 of these fully loaded SS Camaros, with each having a price tag of $76,181.
Hendrick Motorsports, a NASCAR racing organization has commissioned Callaway Cars to develop and build a limited edition run of Hendrick Motorsports 25th Anniversary 2010 Camaro SS vehicles. The 25th anniversary Camaro will include a host of engine, body and interior modifications.
Under the hood power hasbeen increased from 426 to 582 by way of Callaway's Eaton TVS series supercharger, high-flow air filtration system, low-restriction exhaust system and engine tune.
Hendrick Motorsports 25th Anniversary Chevrolet Camaro SS

Will come with 582 bhp and do the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.9 seconds. The additional horses coming by way of an Eaton TVS supercharger along
with some engine management tuning as well as a new air filter and sport exhaust system.The suspension has also been upgraded with Callaway coil springs,shock absorbers and anti-roll bars. Keeping the power firmly mounted to the road is a set of new Callaway wheels.The suspension has also been upgraded with Callaway coil springs, shock absorbers and anti-roll bars.
Hendrick Motorsports 25th Anniversary Chevrolet Camaro SS

Keeping the power firmly mounted to the road is a set of new Callaway wheels.This very exclusive Hendrick Motorsports vehicle is pricey but there are bound to be enthusiasts willing to part with their cash for this collector’s item.
If you’re interested, these cars can be purchased through Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet in San Diego, Calif. or at one of three Hendrick Chevrolet dealerships.
The limited edition model will be tagged inside and out with 25th Anniversary badges for the silver Camaro SS. The 25 cars will be made available for sale after the SEMA show through Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet of San Diego, California and three Hendrick Chevrolet dealerships in North Carolina, Georgia and Kansas.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Monday, 26 October 2009

Inside Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi

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Ferrari has plans to open the “world’s largest indoor theme park, sitting under a roof designed in the style of a classic double-curve body shell of a Ferrari,” in 2010.

Links to information are here, to video are here and photos are here.

Details are pretty scant. Here’s the key description: “With over 20 rides and attractions, including the world’s fastest rollercoaster, Ferrari World is more than a theme park – it is the total Ferrari experience.”

Some additional information is available here, as well, although it amounts to about the same information repackaged.

Why bring it up? Well, the timing now may be a little less perfect than when Ferrari started building the park. But maybe by the time it really opens (I’m guessing 2010 is a pipe dream), the economy will be back in full swing.

What do people think? Does it seem a smart piece of marketing and branding or might it go the way of Euro Disney? Is it just plain stupid or do you have a new “Must See” item on your travel list?

Rare Ferrari sets $16m auction record

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A RARE Ferrari has set a world record for the most expensive car sold at auction, with an anonymous buyer ignoring the global recession by paying €9.02 million ($A16.2 million) for a 1957 250 Testa Rossa.

This beats the previous world record – set at the same event at Ferrari’s Maranello factory a year ago – of €7.04m ($A12.4m) for a 1961 California paid by celebrity DJ Chris Evans.

Another famous Prancing Horse that was expected to challenge the record failed to sell after reaching €7.25m ($A12.8m). The 330 P4 is one of only three built, finished second at Le Mans in 1967 and raced in Australia at Surfers Paradise a year later, but which is currently in its last racing form with modified bodywork for the United States Can-Am series.

Also failing to sell on the day was a Maserati 250F Grand Prix car driven to victory in the 1956 Monaco Grand Prix by Stirling Moss. It was passed in at €1.35 million ($A2.4 million).

The record-setting black 3.0-litre V12 ‘pontoon-fender’ 250 Testa Rossa (chassis 0714TR) is one of 22 examples built and also has a racing history, but mainly in US amateur racing.

The new auction record was posted on Sunday at the third annual factory-sanctioned Ferrari Leggenda e Passione event held by RM Auctions, which would not reveal the identity of the winning phone bidder.

“The historical significance of this car attracted a bidding war as collectors from around the world – both in the room and on the telephone – competed to secure one of the most alluring and iconic of all Ferrari racing cars,” said RM Europe managing director Max Girardo.

2010 Jaguar XJL Super Sports Car a New generation Supercharged 5-liter V-8 of three choice engines


2010 Jaguar XJL Super Sports Car

Jaguar proudly revealed the all new 2010 Jaguar XJ today in London. The iconic XJ offers a seductive mix of striking design and robust performance made possible by Jaguar's aerospace-inspired light weight aluminum body technology. The all new Jaguar XJ will go on sale in December 2009, with a starting price of $72,500 MSRP. It is available to order today for delivery in early 2010.The all new Jaguar XJ brings new standards of sustainability to the luxury vehicle segment. Its lightweight aluminum structure makes it at least 300 lbs. lighter over steel body construction, and is made with 50 percent recycled material allowing the XJ to minimize its carbon footprint and create a potential savings of three tons of CO2 per vehicle, compared to a body shell made entirely of new aluminum. These aerospace-inspired aluminum body technologies also provide benefits to performance, handling and fuel economy, while delivering increased strength, refinement and safety.
The first impression of the all new XJ is its visual assertiveness. The XJ's sleek lines are complemented by a taut waistline, which further accentuates the impression of length and elegance, and creates a natural tension as it fades from the front arch into the middle section of the car before reappearing as a strong haunch towards the rear.
The New XJ offers a modern reinterpretation of a number of key XJ design cues while maintaining the highest standards of personal luxury. 2010 Jaguar XJL Super Sports Car

A standard panoramic glass roof is an integral part of the all new XJ's design, enabling the car to have a lower, more streamlined roofline, while dramatically enha
ncing the feeling of light and space inside. The LED light clusters wrap stylishly over the rear fenders, and feature three dramatic red vertical strips while the elongated teardrop shape of the side windows establishes the car's silhouette. The rear of the all new XJ is notable for its pure, sculpted shape. With a conscious absence of ornamentation, the rear features only a single leaping Jaguar.

The face of the all new 2010 XJ is confident, with a wide front track and short overhang contributing to the finely judged proportions. The nose of the car follows Jaguar's new design language with a bold and assertive treatment – the powerful mesh grille and slim xenon headlights create a strong road presence while the wrap-around rear screen reduces the visual weight of the pillars and gives the impression of an exotic 'floating' roof.
The sleek design and refined luxury is continued inside the all new XJ by mixing newly advanced technologies and contemporary design to create an environment more akin to a state-of-the-art living space than a car cabin. The overriding impression from the interior is a sense of personal space that is enhanced by the clean, simple form of the leather-wrapped instrument panel sitting low across the vehicle. At the center of the instrument panel is an analog clock with individual chrome chaplets, a spun metal face and iridescent blue background; a look inspired by luxury watches. 2010 Jaguar XJL Super Sports Car

The all new XJ's cabin is a marvel in its own right, blending elegant, contemporary design with the comfort, luxury and unmistakable sporting style of a Jaguar. Chrome and piano black detailing provide an eye-catching contrast to the beautifully crafted leather and veneer surfaces. To further complement the cabin design is a level of choice in colors, veneers and leathers not seen before in a Jaguar. Four specification levels – XJ, XJL, Su
percharged and Supersport – allow the customer to tailor the car to suit their tastes. The top-of-the-range Supersport provides the ultimate expression of performance and luxury, with a specification that includes a leather headlining, semi-aniline leather seats and veneers with laser inlays.
Stunning, 12.3-inch high-definition Virtual InstrumentsTM complement an innovative 8-inch Touch-screen that displays vehicle functions ranging from audio and video to navigation and climate control. Premium surround sound options include the top-of-the-range 1200W Bowers & Wilkins system, which is standard on the Supercharged and Supersport models. Advanced infotainment features also include hard drive-based audio and navigation systems, and comprehensive connectivity for portable audio and video devices via the powerful Media Hub.
With the XJ, Jaguar has built upon its leading quality performance using the latest virtual product technologies. These proven Jaguar dynamic technologies are taken to new levels in the all new XJ. Features such as air suspension, Adaptive Dynamics (continuously variable damping), Active Differential Control (on Supercharged and Supersport) and quick-ratio power steering deliver the blend of responsive, dynamic handling and a refined, supple ride expected from a Jaguar. 2010 Jaguar XJL Super Sports Car

The new XJ will be available in the US with a choice of three engines – a 5.0 liter 385hp naturally aspirated V8, 5.0 liter 470hp supercharged V8 and a 5.0 liter 510hp supercharged V8. In naturally-aspirated form, the XJ develops 380 lb.-ft. of torque. The supercharged versions develop 424 lb.-ft. and 461 lb.-ft. of torque, respectively. All three engines combine deft performance, unparalleled character, peerless pedigree, and have a classic Jaguar blend of strength and precision.The all new 2010 Jaguar XJ delivers a driving experience that is just as memorable as the car's sleek and alluring appearance, combining responsive, sporting dynamics with the luxurious drive expected from a Jaguar.

Dacia SHIFT Concept a New Innovative Concept Car powered by lithium-ion or hydrogen fuel cells.

Dacia SHIFT Concept 2012.

Dacia SHIFT Concept a New Innovative Concept Car powered by lithium-ion or hydrogen fuel cells.Dacia SHIFT Concept is a new innovative concept design that was created independently by a young Romanian designer - Liviu Tudoran. As have been said by the designer that the Dacia SHIFT Concept will be the perfect vehicle for roaming the crowded streets of 2012.
Dacia SHIFT Concept wears the design cues of the Duster concept and it will offering space for two passengers as it is an electric two-seater car. Dacia SHIFT Concept 2012.

Dacia SHIFT Concept is follows the lines of the new identity of the Dacia brand, and it will be powered by lithium-ion batteries. However, it also can accommodate hydrogen fuel cells.
Liviu Tudoran, a young Romanian designer has presented an electric sport model called Dacia Shift which runs using lithium-ion batteries and Tudoran sees the Dacia SHIFT Concept roaming the crowded streets of 2012 and offering space for two passenger. Dacia SHIFT Concept 2012.

The Dacia SHIFT Concept will be powered with the help of lithium-ion batteries and can also accommodate hydrogen fuel cells. Dacia Shift is a concept keeping the needs of the young Bucharest residents in mind, which will not exceed the stage of drawing and sketch, as it being an independent project with no official connection with the Dacia
brand.
Dacia SHIFT Concept 2012.

Dacia SHIFT Concept a New Innovative Concept Car powered by lithium-ion or hydrogen fuel cells.

Dacia SHIFT Concept 2012.

Dacia SHIFT Concept a New Innovative Concept Car powered by lithium-ion or hydrogen fuel cells.Dacia SHIFT Concept is a new innovative concept design that was created independently by a young Romanian designer - Liviu Tudoran. As have been said by the designer that the Dacia SHIFT Concept will be the perfect vehicle for roaming the crowded streets of 2012.
Dacia SHIFT Concept wears the design cues of the Duster concept and it will offering space for two passengers as it is an electric two-seater car. Dacia SHIFT Concept 2012.

Dacia SHIFT Concept is follows the lines of the new identity of the Dacia brand, and it will be powered by lithium-ion batteries. However, it also can accommodate hydrogen fuel cells.
Liviu Tudoran, a young Romanian designer has presented an electric sport model called Dacia Shift which runs using lithium-ion batteries and Tudoran sees the Dacia SHIFT Concept roaming the crowded streets of 2012 and offering space for two passenger. Dacia SHIFT Concept 2012.

The Dacia SHIFT Concept will be powered with the help of lithium-ion batteries and can also accommodate hydrogen fuel cells. Dacia Shift is a concept keeping the needs of the young Bucharest residents in mind, which will not exceed the stage of drawing and sketch, as it being an independent project with no official connection with the Dacia
brand.
Dacia SHIFT Concept 2012.

Morgan Aero SuperSports 4.8 liter BMW V8 engine Is a Luxurious Flamboyant Sports Car.



Throughout 2009 Morgan Motor Company reveals the Morgan Aero SuperSports to celebrate 100 years anniversary of the brand.The company has remained in one family’s ownership since the founder HFS Morgan made his first car in 1909. Powered by an aluminum 4.8 liter BMW V8 engine, Morgan Aero SuperSports comes with a 6 speed automatic or a manual in house.Morgan Aero SuperSports automatic version will be the only one of its kind to offer such dynamic power transmission.Morgan Aero SuperSports will enter production next year. Morgan Aero SuperSports

As part of the Centenary celebrations Morgan announces a truly special model.Designed and engineered in house, the Morgan Aero SuperSports is a lightweight aluminum sports car with a luxurious specification. The interior features a comfortable combination of polished hardwoods, hand stitched leather and electronic technology to create a driving environment that is efficient, ergonomic and sumptuous. In spite of all this opulence the overall weight of the car is still minimal so the car is responsive to driver inputs and economical to run. The unique way Morgan can achieve this is down to our use of aircraft sty
le superformed aluminum outer panels and the skills of our craftsmen to hand finish the assembly of each car.
This technology debuted in the 100 AeroMax coupes built by the factory in 2008 and 2009.
Such was demand for this model, that Morgan have taken the decision to produce the Morgan Aero SuperSports. A limited edition, the car makes use of two aluminum detachable roof panels. These can either turn the car effectively in to a coupe or when detached bring fresh air and the aromas of the seasons to the driving experience without undue wind disturbance to spoil the journey. The panels can be stored conveniently in the boot. Morgan Aero SuperSports


The car of course benefits from the lightweight aluminum Aero chassis which is adhesively bonded for class leading rigidity. Exceeding global crash protection standards, this is also the platform used by the Morgan Aero Eight GT3 currently competing successfully in the 2009 International FIA GT3 Championship. This chassis combined with the aluminum 4.8 liter BMW V8 engine and a choice of 6 speed automatic or manual gearboxes offers an unrivalled driving experience. No other automatic car offers such dynamic power transmission.
Drawn by Matthew Humphries, and engineered for production by the experienced “Morgan Design” team, the new Aero Super Sports is due to enter production in early 2010. A deposit of £25,000 is required to ensure the supply of one of these exciting new models. It is anticipated to cost around £127,000 including VAT.Charles Morgan, Grandson of the founder said “ The Morgan Aero SuperSports is a luxurious flamboyant sports car which also remains true to Morgan’s philosophy of lightweight minimalist simplicity. It is a celebration of our love of cars
and the romance of travel and is a fitting model to announce during Morgan’s Centenary year”.

Morgan Aero SuperSports 4.8 liter BMW V8 engine Is a Luxurious Flamboyant Sports Car.



Throughout 2009 Morgan Motor Company reveals the Morgan Aero SuperSports to celebrate 100 years anniversary of the brand.The company has remained in one family’s ownership since the founder HFS Morgan made his first car in 1909. Powered by an aluminum 4.8 liter BMW V8 engine, Morgan Aero SuperSports comes with a 6 speed automatic or a manual in house.Morgan Aero SuperSports automatic version will be the only one of its kind to offer such dynamic power transmission.Morgan Aero SuperSports will enter production next year. Morgan Aero SuperSports

As part of the Centenary celebrations Morgan announces a truly special model.Designed and engineered in house, the Morgan Aero SuperSports is a lightweight aluminum sports car with a luxurious specification. The interior features a comfortable combination of polished hardwoods, hand stitched leather and electronic technology to create a driving environment that is efficient, ergonomic and sumptuous. In spite of all this opulence the overall weight of the car is still minimal so the car is responsive to driver inputs and economical to run. The unique way Morgan can achieve this is down to our use of aircraft sty
le superformed aluminum outer panels and the skills of our craftsmen to hand finish the assembly of each car.
This technology debuted in the 100 AeroMax coupes built by the factory in 2008 and 2009.
Such was demand for this model, that Morgan have taken the decision to produce the Morgan Aero SuperSports. A limited edition, the car makes use of two aluminum detachable roof panels. These can either turn the car effectively in to a coupe or when detached bring fresh air and the aromas of the seasons to the driving experience without undue wind disturbance to spoil the journey. The panels can be stored conveniently in the boot. Morgan Aero SuperSports


The car of course benefits from the lightweight aluminum Aero chassis which is adhesively bonded for class leading rigidity. Exceeding global crash protection standards, this is also the platform used by the Morgan Aero Eight GT3 currently competing successfully in the 2009 International FIA GT3 Championship. This chassis combined with the aluminum 4.8 liter BMW V8 engine and a choice of 6 speed automatic or manual gearboxes offers an unrivalled driving experience. No other automatic car offers such dynamic power transmission.
Drawn by Matthew Humphries, and engineered for production by the experienced “Morgan Design” team, the new Aero Super Sports is due to enter production in early 2010. A deposit of £25,000 is required to ensure the supply of one of these exciting new models. It is anticipated to cost around £127,000 including VAT.Charles Morgan, Grandson of the founder said “ The Morgan Aero SuperSports is a luxurious flamboyant sports car which also remains true to Morgan’s philosophy of lightweight minimalist simplicity. It is a celebration of our love of cars
and the romance of travel and is a fitting model to announce during Morgan’s Centenary year”.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Top 10 Ferrari Cars

Here are the Top 10 Ferrari road cars for your reference.


1. F50: More modern than F40 and more focused than Enzo, it provides the best driving experience among Ferrari's 200mph supercars. The engine sound is awesome. I think it is the best supercar ever made. It is possibly the last Ferrari with engine based on Formula-1 car.


2. 250 GTO: Rare beauty. The performance is amazing for its era and is one of the first cars that made Ferrari legendary.


3. Enzo: Ferrari's pinnacle (for now).


4. 166MM: It brought Ferrari's earliest victories. Ferrari became a significant player in the automotive world because of this car.


5. F40: Enzo's last car and the genesis of modern superexotics. In my opinion the besk looking car ever made. It had a successful racing program that allowed it to compete with much more modern and expensive apponents.


6. 206/246 Dino: The first entry level Ferrari and is one of the best looking roadcars.


7. 365 Daytona: The best GT car of its era, and sets the standard for later cars like 550 Maranello and 599 GTB.


8. F355: The best looking entry level Ferrari with amazing sound.


9. 360 Challenge Stradale: A good looking car with amazing handling and amazing sound. A true racecar for the road.


10. 275 GTB/4: One of the greatest traditional front engine sportscars, and one of the best looking sportscars ever made.