From small cars to super sports cars, the current engine developer’s buzzword is ‘downsizing’. Increasingly sophisticated engineering is being used to ensure that fewer cylinders and less displacement still creates impressive power and torque, but with far lower fuel consumption and emissions.
The one obstacle to the total success of this strategy to maintain or even improve performance while lowering emissions is the inability to make an in-line four-cylinder engine sound interesting to the enthusiast. Turbocharged or not, a four-pot petrol motor
After 21 months of production, the final Porsche 918 Spyder came off the assembly line in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen right on schedule. But the legacy of this technology pioneer will reach far beyond its production time. Future generations of sports cars will benefit directly from innovations found in the 918 Spyder.
The 918 Spyder was systematically developed to be a performance hybrid with plug-in technology. The hybrid super sports concept car made its debut at the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show where it was met with overwhelming approval. In the summer of
The 2015 Nissan Sentra is the top Compact Car in the 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study℠ (IQS), the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality. Sentra – also awarded an IIHS “Top Safety Pick” earlier this year – received the award yesterday at the Automotive Press Association (APA) Luncheon in Detroit. Additionally, the 2015 Nissan Quest earned the top spot in the Minivan segment.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) is to enter an Outlander PHEV, the only twin-motor 4WD in production today, in the Baja Portalegre 500 cross-country rally due to be held in the Portalegre municipality in the eastern part of Portugal from October 22nd to October 24th this year.
The specially developed vehicle will be driven by Mr. Hiroshi Masuoka of MMC, who won the Dakar Rally twice in two years in 2002 and 2003. Mr. Masuoka will also be playing a role as the team captain. The team led by Mr Masuoka is heavily populated by MMC personnel, including the team manager and technical director Mr. Yasuo Tanaka. Mr
The 2016 Buick Cascada convertible rolls into the sun early next year with a reinforced structure designed to complement its refined appearance and enhance its versatility, while bolstering the car’s strength, rigidity and chassis precession.
Special features include spring-loaded, pyrotechnically activated roll bars behind the front seats that are linked to the air bag system.
Following the success of their Jaguar F-Type programme for the 3.0 V6 Coupe/Convertible, and 5.0 V8 Convertible, Design & Tuning specialist PIECHA is proud to announce their range topping “PIECHA Tailor Made Performance Edition” of the F-Type 5.0 V8 R-Coupé.
Like a prize fighter in an immaculately tailored designer suit, the PIECHA R-Coupé exudes an elegant dynamism, even at rest. Its visual highlights are the aerodynamic styling kit made from the finest high-gloss carbon, and the brand new 21-inch “PIECHA MP-Y alloy wheels in High-Gloss Silver finish.
The curtain is raised for the brand new Volvo XC90 by HEICO SPORTIV. Coinciding with next Saturday’s market launch, the preeminent Weiterstadt-based Volvo specialist will become the world’s first vehicle finisher to offer a holistic customizing program for the luxury SUV. Particularly notable among the new products will be the new Bodykit, VOLUTION® wheels in 22’’ and 23’’ and Selected Sound for a beefy engine sound.
The all-new 2016 Fiat 500X provides plenty of opportunities for owners to customize the compact crossover, but an assist from Mopar is taking personalization possibilities to the “X-treme.” FCA US service, parts and customer-care brand will offer more than 100 Mopar accessories to personalize the latest addition to the FIAT lineup in North America.
The iconic Italian style, functionality, performance and all-wheel-drive confidence of the 2016 Fiat 500X can now be augmented with a healthy selection of production Mopar