Of all the cars in the world, the Alfa 159 is one of the last we would have thought needed a refresh. Unfortunately, the sedan’s styling hasn’t translated into a market success for the Italian automaker, so they’ve opted for a facelift. Thankfully they haven’t messed with the near perfection of the 159′s lines too much, sharpening up the already razor-sharp lines in the hope that the updated 159 will help the brand hold down the C-segment in Europe until the Giulia that’s set to replace it rolls around late next year.… Continue reading
Based on the Impreza WRX STI, the WRX STI A-Line model was developed to offer its distinctive driving performance to a wider range of customers by integrating 2.5-litre turbocharged Boxer engine and 5 Speed Automatic Transmission with SPORTSHIFT*.
In addition, the current WRX STI was given some refinements to enhance comfort and quality feel; 8 way power adjustable front seats and a new body color, “Satin White Pearl”, is now available.… Continue reading
Word has it that Bugatti wants to do something special for its 100 year anniversary. That something special is thought to be a 1350hp version of the Veyron, perhaps called the Centenaire. We will let you know as soon as official details are revealed.… Continue reading
Race fans get ready – the start of the Formula One season is just over a month away. All but three of the squads have now revealed their 2009 machines, ahead of the first outing of the year in Australia on 29 March.
This is set to be a classic grand prix year, thanks to a host of new technical regulations aimed at increasing on-track action.… Continue reading
There will be new safety car regulations this year, too. Under current rules, the pitlane is closed once the silver Mercedes SL is on the track, and drivers entering for refuelling during this period are hit with a penalty.
However, for the new season, the garages will remain open. But to avoid a mad, flat-out dash to the pumps while the yellow flags are waving, drivers will have to engage a ‘safety car’ setting.… Continue reading
True to Maserati’s commitment to introduce a new model at each international car show, the GranTurismo S Automatic will première at the next Geneva Auto Show. The new Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic features a 4.7 V8 which develops 440hp (323kW) at 7000rpm. The maximum torque is 490Nm at 4,750rpm.
The major novelty is the combination of the automatic transmission with the most powerful wet sump Maserati V8 on the GranTurismo – until now offered as 4.2 l with automatic transmission and 4.7 l with an electro-actuated gearbox.… Continue reading
Take this proposal for the Alfa Romeo’s 159 successor called Giulia for example; the guys over at CWW Automotive Design based the chop on Chrysler’s latest concept car, the mid-size 200C study that was presented at this year’s Detroit Show.… Continue reading