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Infiniti Announces New Naming Strategy
BY: omar

Video: Infiniti Explains Its 'Q' Naming System

They have their reasons.

So you're one of the many Infiniti fans out there wondering what's up with the brand's new 'Q' nomenclature system. (more…)
September 23, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Brazilian Man Burying his Bentley
BY: omar

Brazilian Man Will Bury His Bentley In Hope Of Being Reunited In The Afterlife

Seems logical.

Have you ever loved something so much that you can be with it in the afterlife? Well, one businessman is going to bury his Bentley Continental Flying Spur after being inspired by the Egyptian pharaohs who used to bury their prized possessions in hopes of being reunited with them in the afterlife. The Brazilian businessman goes by the name of Conde Chiquinho Scarpa who can be seen standing in the picture next to his love. “For those who are wavering, just yesterday I've already begun to make the hole in the yard to bury my Bentley," said the 62-year old. "By the end of the week I bury him!” We hope his belief comes true - because there's nothing better than Heaven than driving around in Heaven in a Bentley. Source: AutoExpress
September 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet - 1
BY: omar

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S Cabriolet Unveiled

Drop the top and get ready for speed.

Porsche today announced the debut of the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet. Both models will be going on sale in the United States in early 2014 - with the launch coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the 911 Turbo model. Power for the Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S Cabriolet models comes from a 3.8 liter 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine making an outstanding 520-hp for the 911 Turbo and 560-hp for the 911 Turbo S. That power allows the 911 Turbo Cabriolet to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, while the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet does it in 3.1 seconds. Both can hit top speed of up to 195 mph. As with predecessor models, the roof opens and closes in around 13 seconds, at speeds of up to 30 mph. Pricing will start at $160,700 for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet and $193,900 for the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet.
September 23, 2013 at 12:34 PM
Tesla Model S Black
BY: omar

Tesla Claims They'll Have Self-Driving Electric Car Ready in Three Years

It's a bold statement.

Tesla Motors, makers of the successful Model S electric-sedan, is working on producing an autonomous driving car within the next three years. According to Tesla's CEO Elon Musk, the company's successful run in electric-cars will soon see self-driving vehicles. (more…)
September 19, 2013 at 08:02 PM
Mercedes-Benz S500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE 03
BY: omar

Mercedes-Benz S500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE Goes On Autonomous Adventure (w/Video)

Like a self-driving Pee Wee.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes with an optional system called INTELLIGENT DRIVE. The feature allows the car to drive itself in traffic while the driver sits back and relax. While the system doesn't offer complete autonomous driving, it will perform minor acceleration, steering and braking functions. (more…)
September 19, 2013 at 04:40 PM
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 11
BY: omar

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Being Shipped To Dealers

Your order is almost ready.

Corvette fans may now rejoice. Chevrolet today started shipping the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe to its dealerships. (more…)
September 19, 2013 at 04:13 PM
0-60 2014 mercedes-benz s63 amg m157 v8 twin turbo 5.5 liter
BY: Bix

New Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Is Likely The AMG 5.5L TT V8's Last Car

Prepare to say goodbye to the M157.

Like the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter M156 V8 that came before it, the AMG M157 twin turbo motor—the V8 that powers everything from the E63 AMG to the SL63 AMG to the GL63 AMG—is destined to be replaced by a newer, more efficient power plant. But much in the way the M156 lives on in the C63 AMG and (in modified form) in the SLS AMG, so to shall the M157 endure a good while longer. But it seems the new S63 AMG and its coupe derivative will probably be the magnificent twin-turbo five-point-five's final use in a new production Mercedes-Benz.

That's the news from Australia's motoring.com.au, which heard the news from AMG head Tobias Moers. The 577 horsepower, 664 lb.-ft. output the M157 makes in the new S63 AMG is, according to Moers, at the outer limits of the engine's capability while still maintaining AMG's desired levels of reliability. Moers refused to confirm that the engine would find its way into any uses beyond the S63 AMG and the new CL63 AMG S63 AMG Coupe, which seems like

Of course, as we all know, that doesn't mean AMGs will turn wimpy. As we've reported, AMG is already working on a new engine: a twin-turbo 4.0 liter V8 that will almost certainly be lighter and more fuel-efficient than the M157. And, considering the engine is supposed to be basically two of the CLA45 AMG's 355 horsepower 2.0 liter turbo fours jammed together, the new M177 will be more powerful than the M157, too. Last time we checked, 355 times 2 was 710, and 710 horsepower is 133 more than 577. [via carsales.com.au]

September 19, 2013 at 02:59 PM
Jaguar CX17 Concept 03
BY: omar

Jaguar C-X17 Concept is the Brand's First Ever Crossover

Previews the brand's new architecture.

We've been hearing rumors about a potential Jaguar SUV for years now and last week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the British luxury brand finally released a concept version of its first ever sports crossover vehicle - the Jaguar C-X17. The concept will inevitably enter production and will be built on Jaguar's all-new advanced aluminum monocoque architecture, codenamed iQ, on which an exciting range of future Jaguars will also be built. The move is being made for engineering reasons which range from high-strength, lighter weight and efficiency. "The sports crossover concept represents the potential expansion of Jaguar's portfolio of body styles, with the associated enhancement of the brand's relevance and appeal to a wider global audience," Jaguar said in a statement. Jaguar also confirmed that future engine choices will consists of a wide range of capacities and outputs including all-new 4-cylinder diesel and gasoline engines, which will be built in a new facility currently under construction in Wolverhampton, UK. When will the Jaguar C-X17 enter production? We're estimating sometime in 2015.
September 18, 2013 at 04:28 PM
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