30 Nisan 2012 Pazartesi
29 Nisan 2012 Pazar
If you want to see how far we've come with Ford performance trucks, just look back a few years to the so-called "golden era" of musclecars. You'll discover this remarkable fact: A modern truck weighing four times as much and powered by a smaller, turbocharged diesel can be just as quick on the dragstrip as some of those famous musclecars from the '60s.
Taking a look at one car in particular, Blue Oval enthusiasts are already familiar with the tale of that wily chicken farmer and racecar driver from Texas named Carroll Shelby who wrangled a deal between Ford Motor Company and AC Cars Shelby, a self-described "guano distributor," convinced Ford to give him a then-new 260-cube V-8, claiming he had secured the U.S. rights to build AC Cars' roadster. At the same time-virtually out of the other side of his mouth-he told the Brits he had a new engine ready to be installed in their chassis. While neither assertion was technically true at the time, Shelby forged ahead anyway and managed to create what is arguably one of the most significant sports cars of the last century: the Shelby Cobra. Read more [ via : musclemustangfastfords ]
27 Nisan 2012 Cuma
Magnetic Interference by supplying the appropriate model chevrolet pickup 1949 re-organized. Radiator, door strikers, high-performance chassis, and was organized by a team specializing in the Components SuperFine a Heidt's independent front suspension,
plus the triangle connects the motor shaft and the tube has fallen by four bars and coilovers include Ford 9 inch rear end. Read more [ via : lephie ]
26 Nisan 2012 Perşembe
Now we will introduce the new American SUV 2012 GMC Acadia . After those front, side and head, GM put on the market the central ones: will protect front seat occupants in a side impact. N 2012, BUT NOT IN ITALY – The U.S. giant has announced it will soon market a new type of air bags, designed to reduce damage to the front occupants in the event of a side impact.
The development lasted three years (it had to take account of various body types of people, and details such as the presence or absence of arms).
Remember the Standard Taxi from the Vehicle Production Group? It's now called the MV-1, and production is slated to begin next year at the AM General plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. That's the same assembly location where the Hummer H2 is built, which makes sense since the MV-1 is based on the same GM underpinnings as the behemoth SUV.
According to its makers, the MV-1 is the first purpose-built wheelchair-accessible vehicle in America, and it's able to accommodate up to six adults or two full-size wheelchairs. An ADA-approved ramp that stows under the vehicle's floor and a 36-inch wide side opening are designed to make entry and exit a simple affair. Read more [ via : autoblog ]
Cadillac has a long history of crafting unapologetically large—and unabashedly luxurious—top-line models. From the great Town Sedans of the 1930s to the finned flagships of the ‘1950s, the luxury division of General Motors has built its reputation on uncompromised grandeur. And this spring, Cadillac delivers the next in this storied line: the XTS.
The sedan, which Cadillac calls the most technologically advanced model in its 110 years (one that likely will inspire the next generation of Presidential State Car), replaces the aging DTS at the top of the model range. Long and wide with a dramatic side swoop, the XTS cuts an impressive profile, and the spacious interior offers supreme comfort to five fortunate occupants (Cadillac claims the XTS offers four inches more rear-seat legroom than the BMW 5-series or Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedans). Read more [ via : robbreport ]
25 Nisan 2012 Çarşamba
There are quite a few things in life that we know we’ll never have and we’re content to just ogle. Most of the time those fantasies are related to women and things with gas pedals. The G-Star RAW: Raw Defender is one of those times. The jean manufacturer got in bed with the hottest luxury SUV broad brand in the world (Land Rover, obviously) and this is their offspring.
The paint is unique to this collaboration and it’s called Pennine Gray. The radiator grill, front bumper, under shield and vents are finished with punch holes instead of the traditional grilling. The roof is a nice shade of brown leather. You’re not even reading this anymore, are you? We’ll leave you to your drooling, but there’s one more thing you should know. It’s not available in the US. Sorry guys. $65k+ Read more [ via : coolmaterial ]
We have a lot of contacts inside Jeep and hear a lot of different rumors from week to week. The problem is that most of it doesn't amount to much more than water cooler chat overheard and passed along. Many of the rumors fall into the "too good or too far-fetched to be true" categories and we just dismiss them out of hand. The ones that don't fit either of those categories and come from a trusted source you will often see pop up as blurbs in our Dispatch section.
24 Nisan 2012 Salı
Some new reports are out surrounding the Mini Clubman-based “Clubvan” Concept that debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Clubvan Concept itself is basically a Mini Clubman except larger and with a reverse opening rear door on the passenger side, and some courier labeling on the panels and windows.
But the piece of news that’s more important is that the Mini Clubvan was reportedly approved for production with a version coming stateside in September of 2013. Read more [ via : egmcartech ]
23 Nisan 2012 Pazartesi
The lineage the e-bugster electric vehicle goes all the way back to the noble aspirations of the peoples' car, and Volkswagen's very name, so it is very fitting that the E-Bugster looks likely to form the basis of a range of E-Bugster electric vehicles.
Appropriately being shown in the the only market that has embraced electric mobility on any scale, we first saw the E-Bugster as a coupe in Detroit in January, but this time the hard-top has been removed, previewing a future Beetle Cabriolet. Read more [ via : gizmag ]
22 Nisan 2012 Pazar
As we quickly approach the upcoming New York Auto Show, brands are set to showcase their many brand new redesigns for their leading models. One in particular is the unveiling of the all new 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class.
The bigger brother of the recently viewed GLK, the GL will come in your choice of three different motors including a 3.5 liter diesel V6 pumping out 240 horsepower, a monstrous twin turbo 4.7 liter V8 pushing out 429 horses, and detuned version making about 362 horsepower. The new body style is set to hit Mercedes-Benz showrooms this coming fall season. Read more [ via : hiconsumption ]
21 Nisan 2012 Cumartesi
Just the other day we got our first look at the Chinese inspired Year of the Dragon Jeep Wrangler. During the unveiling we let you know that Chrysler Group was introducing two Chinese concepts, one of which is this Chrysler 300C China Edition.
This vehicle is much more subtle than the previously viewed Jeep, seeing that there’s no massive dragon etched on the exterior. Read more [ via : hiconsumption ]
20 Nisan 2012 Cuma
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Contrary to what you might expect, successfully keeping tradition alive in the automotive world isn't just about periodically mining one's stylistic back catalog or simply refusing to change altogether. To convincingly abide by the spirit of one's history without running the risk of extinction, or worse – self-parody – requires stealthy innovation, and to do so is a decidedly tricky undertaking.
Just ask Bentley. The British automaker has a long history of artfully highlighting its considerable heritage, from the exploits of the fabulous Bentley Boys to the timeless craftsmanship employed in its interiors. And despite the upright look of its new flagship, the 2011 Mulsanne, much thought and effort has been exerted into making what is actually a very modern proposition seem... traditional. Accomplishing this in an authentic and timeless manner is particularly important for an automaker like Bentley. Given the rather lengthy model lifecycles that small-volume manufacturers are often forced to adopt, it's crucial to nail the entire package the first time. Follow the jump to see if they've managed the feat. Read more [ via : autoblog ]
Chevrolet Captiva Sport will be introduced later this year as an answer to the demand for compact crossovers by fleet customers. As a new entry to the U.S market, the Captiva Sport will come with U.S.-specification that will give fleet customers a contemporary five-seat crossover with a comprehensive range of features and amenities, roominess, utility and fuel efficiency.
Read more [ via : gotbroken ]
19 Nisan 2012 Perşembe
ford f-150 inside view
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18 Nisan 2012 Çarşamba
The PT Cruiser and New Beetle were not much more than a retro bodyshell on an existing chassis with existing engines (Voyager and Golf IV) and they didn't do very well when sales were concerned. BMW didn't make the same mistake.
The introduction of the Mini One wasn't that impressive but as time went by more and more people who drove the car came out very impressed. It became clear that the BMW engineers had taken care of the smallest details. The happy few who have driven one will know : this is a serious fun car. Read more [ via : tuningnews ]
17 Nisan 2012 Salı
As we keep track of the Chevrolet Volt and its rather sitcom-like experience with life and the current car market, things never cease to amaze us.
We’ve got battery risks, they get eliminated, safety problems are putting the screws on investigators and there’s the ever daunting issue of costs. Read more [ via : ultimatecarblog ]
16 Nisan 2012 Pazartesi
The Jeep Forward Control was built from 1956 to 1965 and offered a clever packaging solution.
It kept overall length at a minimum for maneuverability but maintained a full-length cargo box for utility. For 2012, Jeep has created a modern version of this classic: the Jeep Mighty FC concept.
To create the Jeep Mighty FC concept, the design team started with a 2012 Wrangler Rubicon and repositioned the cabin over and ahead of the front axle, lengthened the wheelbase, and added a custom built drop-side cargo box. The cab utilizes a roof from the Mopar JK-8 conversion kit, as well as a custom-designed front clip. The Wrangler-based interior has been enhanced with bold, heavy-duty Katzkin leather and a unique color scheme. The cargo area is handled by a full-width, drop-side tray-style bed that measures more than eight feet in length. Read more [ via : gotbroken ]