Ferrari Most Passionate Sport Car

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The new Ferrari 430 Scuderia will join the road-going V8 line-up alongside the F430 coup and the F430 Spider. This 430 Scuderia has a truly high-performance 2-seater berlinetta which demonstrates how Ferrari's Formula 1 know-how is carried across to its production cars
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The new model is a special series based on the F430 and is aimed specifically at Ferrari's most passionate and sports-driving oriented clients. The Development of the car was focused on light weight, minimum trimmings and innovative technology. All this to exalt the car's extremely high-performance and ability to thrill the driver.


Specifications :

trend automotiveWheelbase : 2600 mm 102.4 in
Length : 4512 mm 177.6 in
Width : 1923 mm 75.7 in
Height : 1199 mm 47.2 in
Length : wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight : 1350 kg 2976 lb


Weight distribution : (Front) 43.00 %
Fuel capacity : 95 litres 20.9 UK Gal 25.1 US Gal

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Aerodynamics

2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Drag coefficient Frontal area Cx

Engine :

2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Bore × stroke 92.00 mm × 81.00 mm, 3.62 in × 3.19 in

Cylinders V-8 in 90.0° vee

Displacement : 4308 cc (262.89 cu in)
Type DOHC : 4 valves per cylinder, 32 valves in total
Construction Sump Dry sumped Compression ratio : 11.88:1 Fuel system
Maximum power : 510 PS (503.0 bhp) (375.1 kW)@ 8500 rpm
Specific output : 116.8 bhp/litre1.91 bhp/cu in
Maximum torque : 470.0 Nm (347 ft·lb) (47.9 kgm) @ 5250 rpm
Specific torque : 109.1 Nm/litre Maximum rpm 8640 rpm
Manufacturer : Ferrari
Main bearings : 5
Coolant : Water
Bore/stroke ratio : 1.14
Unitary capacity : 538.5 cc/cylinder
Aspiration : Normal
Compressor type : N/A
Intercooler : None
Catalytic converter : Y

Performance :

0-100 km/h : 3.60 s
Standing km : 20.90 s
Top speed : 320 km/h (199 mph)
CO2 Emissions : 360 g/km
Power-to-weight : 372.59 bhp/ton

The world's Cleanest Diesel Engine Car

trend automotiveOnce again Audi introducing their new vehicle the Audi Cross Cabriolet Quattro concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show 24 November 2007. The two-door, four-seater car measures 4.62 metres in length and combines the genes of a typical dynamic soft-top convertible from Audi with the all-round qualities of a fully fledged SUV.

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Sun-drenched Los Angeles and snow-carpeted alpine Bavaria provide the inspiration for the Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro concept car. This cool car was Powered by the world's cleanest diesel engine, and combining the sun worshipping potential of a classic cabriolet with the mountain-scaling agility of a quattro-equipped 'off-roader', the Cross Cabriolet Quattro could form the basis of a future SUV model from Audi.

General Specifications :
Year : 2007
Company : Audi
Model : Cross Cabriolet Quattro Concepts
Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : AWD
Body / Chassis : Unitary Construction
Intoduction : 2007 LA Autoshow

Performance :
0-
60 mph : 7 seconds
Top Speed : 240 km/h, 149.2 mph

Engine :
Engine Configuration :
V
Cyinders : 6
Aspiration/Induction : Turbo Diesel
Displacement : 3.00 L, 183.1 cu in, 3001cc
Valves : 24 valves
Valvetrain : DOCH
Horsepower : 240.00 BHP (176.6 KW)
Torque : 500.00 NM (368 Ft-Lbs)
HP/Liter : 80.00 BHP / Liter
Fuel Type : Diesel
Fuel Feed : Fuel Injected

Dimensions :
Seating Capacity :
4
Doors : 2

Exterior :
Length :
4620.001 mm, 181.9 in
Width : 1910.001 mm, 75.2 in
Height : 1630.001, 64.2in
Wheelbase : 2810.001 mm, 110.6 in

Suspension : Five-link setup with electro-magnetic dampers


The Most Powerful Car in The World : Enzo Ferrari

Ferrari set out to develop the Enzo as an integrated system designed for extreme performance, in which even the limits of the performance achievable by the driver were enhanced, thanks to a man-machine interface typical of Formula 1.

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The Enzo Ferrari is a 12-cylinder mid-engine sports car named after the company's founder,Enzo Ferrari. It is currently the most powerful naturally aspirated production car in the world. It was built in 2003 using Formula One technology, such as a carbon-fibre body, F1-style sequential shift transmission, and

General Info :
Price: $643,330
Manufacturer : Ferrari
Parent company : Fiat Group
Production : 2002–2004 (400 produced)
Miles Per Gallon: --- mpg
Curb Weight: 2767 lbs
Layout: Mid-Engine/RWD
Transmission: 6-Speed Semi-Automatic

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Engine :
Type:
V12
Displacement: 5998 cc
Horsepower: 660 bhp @ 7800 rpm
Torque: 472 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
Redline: 8200 rpm

Performance :
0-60 mph: 3.6 sec 0-100 mph: 6.3 sec
Quarter Mile:
11 sec @ 130 mph
Skidpad: --- Top Speed: 217 mph

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Dimension :
Wheelbase : 2650 mm (104.3 in)
Length :
4702 mm (185 in)
Width :
2035 mm (80 in)
Height :
1147 mm (45 in)
Curb Weight :
1365 kg (3000 lb

The Most Economical Car in The World

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VW 1-Litre-Car
proper aerodynamics were key to the low fuel consumption.
The interior is sportingly simple in design, yet offers enough space for two people. An extremely lightweight construction has also been employed for the seats. The seat frames are made of magnesium, and firm, yet comfortable fabric covers are used instead of a classic upholstery.

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General specifications :

Record last updated
: Before 12 / 01 / 2004
Country of origin
: Germany
Numbers built
: N/A (Prototype)
Produced in
: 2002

Engine :
Engine : SDI Diesel Straight 1
Engine Location : Mid , transversely mounted
Displacement : 0.299 liter / 18.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke : 69.0 mm (2.7 in) / 80.0 mm (3.1 in)
Valvetrain : 3 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed : Direct fuel injection
Aspiration : Naturally Aspirated

Drivetrain :
Front suspension : double wishbone, with magnesium upper wishbone and aluminum lower wishbone, coil springs
Rear suspension : DeDion axle, glass fibre leaf springs
Brakes : discs, all-round, ABS
Gearbox : Electro-hydraulically actuated 6 speed Semi-automatic
Drive : Rear wheel drive

Dimensions :
Weight : 290 kilo / 639.3 lbs
Length / Width / Height : 3646 mm (143.5 in) / 1248 mm (49.1 in) / 1110 mm (43.7 in) Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) : 2205 mm (86.8 in) / 1000 mm (39.4 in) / 810 mm (31.9 in)

Performance figures :
Power : 8 bhp / 6 KW @ 4000 rpm
Torque : 18 Nm / 13 ft lbs @ 2000 rpm
BHP/Liter 27 bhp / liter
Power to weight ratio : 0.03 bhp / kg
Top Speed : 120 km/h / 75 mph

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Automotive Supermodel : Audi R8

trend automotiveThe Audi R8 is a thing of beauty an automotive, supermodel.

The new Audi R8 is a stunning and uncompromising sports car developed with the benefit of knowledge gleaned from thousands of grueling Le Mans laps culminating in six Le Mans victories. The road-going R8 has the power to turn heads, even when it is stationary. This is due to a combination of exclusivity and the unusual styling, that has caused a stir since the first photos were released, in October, 2006.

The designers had the task of combining typical Audi design characteristics, of elegance through simple but strong lines, with the need to force huge volumes of cooling air to the engine and brakes. The final result is a front end with the ubiquitous, Audi grille flanked by two large air intakes, just above the front sill.

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VEHICLE TYPE: mid-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe

ESTIMATED BASE PRICE: $110,000

ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection

Displacement: 254 cu in, 4163cc
Power (SAE net): 420 bhp @ 7800 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 317 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
TRANSMISSIONS: 6-speed manual, 6-speed manual with automated shifting and clutch

DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase:
104.3 in
Length: 174.4 in
Width: 74.8 in
Height: 49.2 in
Curb weight: 3450 lb

PERFORMANCE (MFR'S EST):
Zero to 62 mph:
4.6 sec
Top speed (drag limited): 185 mph

PROJECTED FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST):
EPA city driving:
14 mpg
EPA highway driving: 20 mpg


Opel New Concepts

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At the 77th Geneva Motor Show, Opel illuminated the night. Supported by a dramatic light show, the Opel GTC Concept (Gran Turismo Coupé) made its spectacular debut at the "GM Premiere Night."

Heralding a new design era for the brand, the GTC Concept gives an insight into how Opel's design language will look in the future. Adding to progressive shapes and surfaces, the four-seat coupé features unique LED lighting concepts in the front and rear, providing a new signature lighting style for the brand.

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Specifications (GTC Concept):

Body Type: 2-door coupe
Layout: front engine, AWD
Engine: 300-hp, 295 lb-ft of torque, 2.8L, 24-valve, DOHC, turbocharged V6
Transmission: 6-spd manual
Brakes (front/rear): disc/disc, ABS, EBD, BA

Exterior Dimensions
(L/W/H/WB): 4,854 / 1,846 / 1,468 / 2,888 mm (191.1 / 72.6 / 57.7 / 113.7 in)
Tires: 245/40R20
Cargo Volume: 1,020 L (36.0 cu ft)

Web Site: www.opel.com


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Dramatic Design by TVR

trend automotiveTVR Sagaris

Few cars look as dramatic as the new TVR Sagaris. The Sagaris’ exterior design is bold and unique. The car’s body sports a number of cooling ducts that TVR claims are fully functional. The car’s front splitter and rear diffuser are distinctive and add to the car’s funky exterior design. While motorsport is never far from TVR`s designers and engineers minds, the rigorous demands of the endurance racing arena were the foremost priority in the design of the Sagaris.

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Engine Data :
Engine Capacity :
3996 cc
Cylinders : 6
Valves : 24v
Power : 380@7200 bhp/rpm
Torque : 310@5250 lb/ft


Performance :
Maximum Speed :
160 mph - (Man) 0 - 60 mph 3.7 seconds - (Man)
Fuel : Fuel Type - Unleaded Petrol
Fuel Capacity : 55 litres / 12.1 gallons


Dimensions and Capacities :
Length :
4035 mm - 13'3"
Width : 1885 mm - from mirror to mirror
Height : 1195 mm - 3'11"
Wheel Base : 2361 mm - 7'9"
Split/Fold Rear Seat


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The Slim Loremo Ls

Loremo Ls

trend automotiveLoremo AG, a German company, is introducing the Loremo LS at the Geneva Motor Show. Loremo had presented the concept for such a 1.5 liter car at the Frankfurt show in 2001. German company Loremo AG is developing a pair of light weight aerodynamic cars powered by small turbo-diesel engines. The Loremo LS and Loremo GT both weigh less than 600kg and offer fuel economy of 2L/100km and 3L/100km respectively. The cars are due to go into production in 2009.

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Loremo Has Slim lines and no unnecessary ballast distinguishes the Loremo from all other cars. Its superior safety concept, excellent aerodynamic characteristics, revolutionary bodywork, the linear cell structure, and a radically new rear-axle keep it in form. It combines the economy of a compact car with the handling and feelings of a sports car. The Loremo LS – light and simple is a car which awakens emotions and yearns for sinuous roads.

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Specs :

Engine : 2-cylinder turbodiesel
Output : 15 kW / 20 hp
Max. Speed : 160 km/h (99 mph)
Acceleration : 20 sec. (0-100km/h)
Transmission : 5-gear manual transmission
Drive : midship/rear wheel drive
Fuel Consumption : 1.5 l/100 km (157 mpg US)
Fuel range : 1,300 km
Weight : 450 kg
Drag : Cw=0.20
Dimensions : 384cm x 136cm x 110cm (l x w x h)
Price : €11,000


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