Volkswagen has released a nice animation showing all the great technologies and gestures that make the Volkswagen Up! Lite. Combined fuel consumption: 2.44 l/100 km or 70 mpg/highway! Consisting of a TDI (turbo-diesel), electric motor and 7-speed DSG as well as a Cd value: 0.237, Volkswagen is driving CO2 emissions down to a sensational 65 g/km.
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Show also marks the North American debut of two hot new Porsche 911s
Today, at a press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche — a company known for creating light and highly efficient and desirable sports cars — took the wraps off one of its most nimble and sportiest mid-engine cars ever: the 2011 Boxster Spyder.
This new mid-engine Porsche represents the purist form of the roadster sports car, meaning it is agile, powerful, open and efficient. Weighing only 2,811 lbs. and delivering 320 horsepower, it goes on sale in February 2010 and will join the Boxster and Boxster S that made their world debut here last year. Continue reading ‘Porsche Boxster Spyder makes World Debut at Los Angeles International Auto’
The most exclusive, elegant, and powerful four-door automobile in the world
What was revealed at the climax of Bugatti’s centenary celebrations in September at its headquarters in Molsheim, was today presented to customers and opinion-makers in Los Angeles: the Bugatti 16C Galibier concept – designed as the most exclusive, elegant, and powerful four-door automobile in the world. At the prestigious Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills, Bugatti’s Director of Sales, Marketing and After Sales, Alasdair Stewart, emphasised that the Galibier is just one of several concept studies that the company is considering for the future of the Bugatti marque.
Continue reading ‘Bugatti presents 16C Galibier Concept in Los Angeles’
With H20i landing on the same weekend as Petit Le Mans, we choose Petit. I shot George a note but he was headed to H20i. It was good choice as Petit was a wash and H20i had some amazing rides. Two of our favorites are below. Big wheels from other brands and a bagged stance have made the trip over to our shores. Head over and read the full report and immense galleries.
Autumn is coming. You can feel it. The crispness in the air and darkness encroaching into early evenings are signals of the end of the summer show season. And with this end comes that weekend on the calendar reserved for H20 International (H20i) in Ocean City, Maryland.
It’s hard to believe H20i has been going strong for twelve years, but it has. Year after year of consistency in beautiful and car show-friendly Ocean City have helped the event become one of the biggest in the American enthusiast scene and H20i remains quite unique.
We are loving this new concept from SEAT. It even looks like it could go straight to production!
- The shape of the forthcoming, family-friendly Ibiza is the third member of the range
- Sharp dynamic tensioned exterior combined with a functionally radiating interior design
- Sporty Spanish brand continues innovating through design and technology
SEAT is showcasing the stunning IBZ Concept at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The star of the SEAT stand in Germany previews a new, family-sized version that will make its appearance in showrooms across Europe towards the middle of next year, further increasing the company’s B segment line-up in the process.
Breathtakingly dynamic open-top driving
- Audi high-performance sports car with lightweight cloth top
- Distinctive styling, carbon fiber body parts
- Mid-mounted V10 engine producing 386 kW (525 hp) and exceptional performance
Exceptional performance and breathtaking dynamism coupled with the intense sensations of open-top driving: Audi presents the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro. Its lightweight cloth top opens and closes fully automatically; several body parts are made of a carbon fiber composite material.
The V10 engine produces 386 kW (525 hp) and launches the open-top two-seater to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 313 km/h (194.49 mph). Featuring technologies such as the Audi Space Frame (ASF), quattro permanent all-wheel drive, full-LED headlights and with an innovative seatbelt microphone available as an option, the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro is the new top-of-the-range Audi.
Huge gallery after the jump w/ video shortly!
- New Small Family with E-Motor
- E-Up! Concept – Outlook for the Beetle of the 21st Century
- World premiere: Volkswagen is presenting city specialist with electric motor
Winterkorn: We will launch a zero emissions Up! on the market in 2013
Volkswagen is presenting a pioneering fleet of new sustainable automobiles at the 63rd International Motor Show (IAA) – an update on the future. The range of IAA premieres extends from the world’s most fuel-efficient production passenger car (BlueMotion) to hybrid technology and an electric car developed from the ground up – the E-Up! that is being presented in a world premiere in Frankfurt.
Low + High-res galleries after the jump!
Bentley Motors will preview an exciting new design direction for the company’s Continental GT and GTC models at the 2009 Frankfurt Show.
Bentley Motors will preview an exciting new design direction for the company’s Continental GT and GTC models at the 2009 Frankfurt Show. The Series 51 Continental models represent Bentley exterior and interior styling at its most vibrant and will enable customers to order ‘off the peg’ from an exclusive range created by Dirk van Braeckel’s renowned team of Crewe-based designers.