Wednesday, September 28, 2011

G-POWER M3 TORNADO RS with 720hp Supercharged V8 : The most powerful BMW M3 in the world


After the 635hp-strong G-POWER M3 GTS caused a stir with the trade press and automobile enthusiasts, G-POWER unleashes another technical tour de force with its most recent creation – the G-POWER M3 TORNADO RS with SK III „Sporty Drive“ Supercharger System.

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New Škoda Citigo : A small Škoda for the city

2012 ŠKODA Citigo
  • ŠKODA enters the city car segment with its sixth production model
  • The ŠKODA Citigo will be launched in the Czech market in late 2011
  • Launched in the UK and rest of Europe from summer 2012
  • First-class safety features, attractive design and economical petrol engines
ŠKODA is continuing its growth offensive by introducing its sixth production model. Citigo is the name of ŠKODA's exciting new city car. The brand's new model will make its debut in its domestic market, the Czech Republic, before the end of this year, with the UK and other European countries following at the beginning of summer 2012. Offering impressive amounts of space and four seats, the Citigo will be launched in three-door and five-door versions.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

2011 Formula 1 : Vettel wins at Singapore

2011 F1 - Singapore Grand Prix Winner : Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7

SINGAPORE : September 15, 2011 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) dominated Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix but failed to secure back-to-back world titles in a dramatic race.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

The new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

2012 Honda CBR1000 RR Fireblade

Honda has unveiled the 2012 CBR1000RR Fireblade, celebrating 20 years since it was first launched as the CBR900RR in 1991.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

2.8 sec from 0 to 100 km/h – TECHART power kit for the Porsche 911 Turbo

TECHART TA097/T3 for Porsche 911 Turbo

With its power of 700 hp and 900 Nm torque the TECHART GTStreet RS based on the Porsche 911 GT2 RS made the visitors of the Frankfurt Motor Show excited. Now TECHART presents another exciting power kit with more then 700 hp. The TA 097/T3 for the Porsche 911 Turbo ensures excellent acceleration figures and a new top speed for the super sports car.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

The New Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Perfect roadster performance

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

STUTTGART : September 22, 2011 - AMG, the high-performance brand within Mercedes-Benz Cars, is presenting a new dream car: the SLS AMG Roadster. Two years after the sensational launch of the gullwing model at the 2009 International Motor Show (IAA), the open-top variant of this super sports car is now set to follow.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

BRABUS ROCKET 800 : The World's Fastest Street-Legal Sedan with a Top Speed in Excess of 370 km/h, 800 hp / 588 kW and 1,420 Nm

BRABUS Rocket 800

BRABUS has been building the world's fastest street-legal sedans for many years. This tradition started in 1996 with the BRABUS E V12 that had a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph), and continued in 2003 with the E V12 Biturbo that reached 350.2 km/h (217.6 mph). In 2006 the BRABUS ROCKET, built in small-series production based on the first edition of the Mercedes CLS, improved the world record to 365.7 km/h (222.7 mph). The BRABUS E V12 "one of ten" based on the latest E-Class, pushed the record to 370 km/h (230 mph).

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Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Signs Agreement on Joint Testing of Electric Vehicles with PTT Public Company Limited

2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

TOKYO : September 20, 2011 - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Co., Ltd. (MMTh), MMC's subsidiary in Thailand has agreed to start joint testing of the i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicle (EV) with PTT Public Company Limited (PTT) the largest energy company in Thailand.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Volkswagen POLO R WRC

2013 Volkswagen POLO-R WRC

World premiere at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA): Volkswagen has presented the first drivable prototype of the Polo R WRC that will be used to launch the testing programme this year in preparation for the FIA World Rally Championship. In 2013 Volkswagen will start to contest the top rally racing category, thus setting new aims for the brand after three consecutive victories at the Dakar Rally. The new Polo was unveiled in Frankfurt on Monday evening to an audience of about 2,000 international media representatives and will be showcased on the Volkswagen stand for the duration of the motor show.

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2011 DTM : Mattias Ekström is the rain master at Oschersleben

2011 DTM - Oschersleben Round Winner : Mattias Ekström (SWE) - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline - Red Bull Audi A4 DTM

OSCHERSLEBEN : September 18, 2011 - Audi driver Mattias Ekström, the 2004 and 2007 DTM champion, did it again. After his success at Nürburgring, the Swede also claimed victory at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben and crowned a triple victory for Audi that was very special for the brand from Ingolstadt. After a sensational recovery in the rain, Ekström’s fellow Audi driver Martin Tomczyk, who had started 14th, crossed the finish line in second place to extend his lead in the drivers’ standings to nine points.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011


SUBARU XV : World Premiere at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

The Subaru XV is a new type of crossover SUV that not only projects a great presence despite its compact sporty design, but also boasts a range of new features never seen before in an SUV. While the proportions of the XV convey a sense of elegance and lightness, its exterior design combines  high ground clearance,  large tire wheels,  and all of the other features  one would normally expect to find in an SUV. What’s more, superior drive performance and fuel efficiency made possible by Subaru next-generation power unit are joined here with the excellent maneuverability  for which  Subaru  is renowned  and an extremely  high level of functionality. Thanks to the symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive and advanced Subaru Dynamic Chassis Control Concept - two core Subaru technologies - this vehicle feels incredibly safe and secure to drive. And as such, the new XV adds unique Subaru value to the ever-growing C-segment crossover market. Not only have Subaru made it possible to truly provide "safety and pleasure" as defined in our new brand statement, "Confidence in Motion," but in this new strategic model, it has been realized  a unique  Subaru  persona—a  persona  that Subaru  fully intends  to further  enhance going forward. Subaru is confident that the XV will thoroughly  satisfy the needs of a diverse range of customers.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

All-New Mazda CX-5 – A new Era of Mazda Vehicles

2012 Mazda CX-5 : World premiere at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

Advanced Driving Pleasure in the all-new Mazda Compact Crossover SUV — First full implementation of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and the ‘KODO - Soul of Motion’ design theme.

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Audi presents the new A5 DTM

Audi A5 DTM - World debut at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt

  • Testing of the new DTM vehicle has begun
  • Reduction of costs by up to 40 percent
On the eve of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt Audi presented its new DTM vehicle: After the V8 quattro (1990 to 1992) and the A4 (2004 to 2011) the brand with the four rings has opted to use a two-door coupe in the most popular international touring car series for the first time.

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ŠKODA presented MissonL in Frankfurt

ŠKODA MissionL Concept

  • ŠKODA reveals its MissionL design concept at the Volkswagen Group evening
  • The concept car is a nod towards the brand's upcoming models
  • ŠKODA continues to grow in the second half of 2011
The Volkswagen Group held at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show, was the venue for the world premiere of ŠKODA's design concept, MissionL. The close to production ready concept car offers a glimpse to the Czech carmaker's new compact model which will be launched in Europe, Russia and China in 2012. Deliveries to customers in India will commence late 2011.

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Kia GT – the new rear-wheel drive concept car

KIA GT Concept

FRANKFURT : September 13, 2011 – Powerful, dynamic and forward-looking, Kia’s new concept car signals the company’s distinctive new design direction. This four-door sports sedan with a rear-wheel drive layout – a Kia first – marries sleek and muscular proportions with a sophisticated and elegant four-seater cockpit.

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The New Honda Civic - Euro Version

2012 Honda Civic - Euro Version @ 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

Honda has announced the new Civic at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Developed specifically for the European market, the Honda Civic will be offered exclusively as a five-door hatchback and will compete in the C-segment. It will reach European showrooms in early 2012.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The New Bentley Continental GTC

2012 Bentley Continental GTC

  • Bold, contemporary, sculpted design employing advanced production technology.
  • Sensuous, luxurious, hand-crafted cabin with class-leading infotainment.
  • Coupe-like refinement with unrivalled comfort and practicality.
  • More powerful 6.0-litre W12 engine with FlexFuel capability, delivering exhilarating performance.
  • Uprated chassis for a more dynamic and engaging open-top driving experience. 
Taking cues from its GT coupe sibling launched last year, the new Continental GTC builds on the highly successful foundation of the previous cabriolet, which premiered in 2006. Bentley’s design and engineering teams have improved virtually every aspect of the iconic convertible with an uncompromising focus on quality.

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The HAMANN refinement program for the BMW 6 Series Cabriolet

2011 IAA -Hamann 6 Series Cabriolet

For the second generation of the BMW 6 Series Cabriolets, HAMANN-Motorsport will present fascinating customization options at the 64th International Motor Show, the IAA in Frankfurt, Germany The difference between the standard production and HAMANN's customization can be seen at first glance: More dynamic, more style, and clearly more exclusivity, this is how the HAMANN Cabriolet presents itself when compared with the production model.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

2011 FIA GT1 : Perfect Weekend in Beijing for Young Driver Aston Martin

2011 FIA GT1 - Beijing Winners : Stefan Mücke / Darren Turner #8 Young Driver AMR - Aston Martin DB9

The Young Driver Aston Martin team completed a stunning double in a dramatic ninth round of the championship in Beijing. The combination of Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke in the No.8 car took the chequered flag in the Championship Race to record their first victory of the 2011 season. The result crowned a perfect two days for the German squad after Tomas Enge and Alex Muller in the No.7 car had taken the honours in the Qualifying Race earlier in the day.

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TECHART Individualization for the new Porsche 911

TECHART Individualization for the new Porsche 911

With the official launch of the new Porsche 911 in December, TECHART offers first individualization options for the sports car. A refinement program for the exterior and interior as well as the TECHART light alloy forged wheels give the customer countless possibilities to give the car a unique character.

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TECHART presents the GTStreet RS based on the Porsche 911 GT2 RS

TECHART GTStreet RS based on the Porsche 911 GT2 RS

TECHART presents the GTStreet RS based on the Porsche 911 GT2 RS at the IAA. It is the most powerful car which has ever left the workshop in Leonberg. The super sports car fascinates with an impressive performance of 530 kW (720 PS) and 900 Nm torque in combination with an unmistakable characteristic body kit.

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2011 WRC : Hirvonen wins Rally Australia

2011 WRC - Rally Australia Winners : Mikko Hirvonen / Jarmo Lehtinen - Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team - Ford Fiesta RS WRC

Ford Abu Dhabi's Mikko Hirvonen won Rally Australia today, although only after team-mate, Jari-Matti Latvala slowed in the penultimate test to allow his fellow countryman through to take the maximum 25 points.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

2011 SUPER GT : First win of the season for the SC430 at Toyota's home course, Fuji Speedway!

2011 SUPER GT : R.6 Fuji Speedway GT500 Winners : Yuji Tachikawa / Kohei Hirate, #38 ZENT CERUMO SC430 - LEXUS SC430

SHIZUOKA, Japan : September 11, 2011 - The FUJI GT 250km RACE, round 6 of the 2011 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held on Sept. 11 at Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563 km ~ 55 laps). The winner in the GT500 class for the first time this season was the ZENT CERUMO SC430 (Yuji Tachikawa/Kohei Hirate).

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2011 Formula 1 : Vettel wins at Monza

2011 F1 - Italian Grand Prix Winner : Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7

MONZA, Italy : September 11, 2011 - Sebastian Vettel dominated today's F1 2011 Italian Grand Prix and in the end easily swept to yet another win.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

The Jaguar C-X16 concept, a bold statement of Jaguar’s future design and technological intent

Jaguar C-X16 Concept

The C-X16 takes the traditional front-engined, rear-wheel drive formula that Jaguar defined over the decades and reinvents it for the 21st century in a performance-oriented hybrid drivetrain with 50:50 weight distribution.

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Updated! : The Audi A2 concept – premium-class space concept with by-wire technology

Audi A2 Concept

  • Plenty of room for four people within a length of just 3.80 meters
  • Matrix beam, dynamic light and an innovative, bright interior design
  • Powerful electric drive system and by-wire technology for agile performance and long range

With the electric-only powertrain of the A2 concept, Audi is offering another peek into the future of electric mobility at the 64th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The technical study features a classic, premium-standard space concept that offers plenty of room for four people.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

smart WeSC cooperation: Talk is silver, driving is golden

smart BRABUS tailor made by WeSC

smart and the street fashion brand WeSC have joined forces in a partnership and will be presenting what are quite literally the golden results of their work from 13 September at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt: the “ smart BRABUS tailor made by WeSC” and the “headphones for the smart by WeSC”.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ssangyong to show the XIV-1 concept and SUT-1 Sport pick-up at Frankfurt

SsangYong XIV-1 Concept

  • Showcasing the SsangYong XIV-1 B-segment concept
  • World premiere of the SUT-1 sports utility pick-up
  • Debut of the petrol powered Korando crossover
  • Address by Mr Yoo Il Lee president of SsangYong Motor

SsangYong Motor has invited to attend the press conference for a glimpse into the near future with the XIV-1 crossover concept, and also to join us for the world premier of the exciting new SUT-1 sports pick-up.

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Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition to be shown at Frankfurt Motor Show

Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition

Ducati and Mercedes AMG have proudly announced that the first public showing of the Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition will be at the 64th International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany from 15-25 September. The 2012 flagship model of the Diavel family is a tribute to the AMG luxury-sport brand and is intended for passionate connoisseurs of technology, engineering detail and exclusive style

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Škoda to present the MissionL concept, a close to production-ready car at Frankfurt

ŠKODA MissionL Concept

  • The MissionL includes key elements of ŠKODA's upcoming model line
  • A compact ‘liftback’ design
  • ŠKODA starts its ‘model offensive’
  • Worldwide brand sales planned to reach 1.5 million vehicles by 2018

MLADÁ BOLESLAV : September 5, 2011 - ŠKODA will present a world-premier design concept called MissionL at this year's Frankfurt International Motor Show. Close to the final production-ready design, this concept car reveals the look of ŠKODA's upcoming model line that is to become symbolic of the Czech carmaker's planned model offensive.

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2011 DTM : Tomczyk wins at Brands Hatch to take points’ lead

2011 DTM - Brands Hatch winner : #14 Martin Tomczyk (mid)- Audi Sport Team Phoenix / Schaeffler Audi A4 DTM

BRANDS HATCH : September 5, 2011 - Heavy rain resulted into a really thrilling race with numerous position changes in the seventh DTM season round at Brands Hatch in the UK. With his 2008-spec Audi A4 DTM, Martin Tomczyk became the dominant race winner and also toppled Canadian Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz) from the lead in the drivers’ standings. “This was an incredibly exciting race. I really enjoyed the ride. We keep on pushing and will thus make the battle for the title exciting”, said Tomczyk, who was presented with the winner’s trophy by ex Formula 1 world champion Jody Scheckter. For the 29-year old German, it was his seventh DTM season win and already his third of this year.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

2011 FIA GT1 : Marc VDS Ford cleans up in Ordos

2011 FIA GT1 - Ordos Round winners : Maxime Martin / Frederic Makowiecki #41 - Ford GT Matech

  • 20,000 visitors to the first FIA GT1 World Championship in China
  • First Championship Race Win of 2011 for Ford, Marc VDS, Maxime Martin and Fred Makowiecki, who win the 2011 Kangbashi Cup.
  • Double Top 3 finish for Peter Dumbreck and Richard Westbrook
  • JR Motorsports take lead in the Team’s Championship
  • Lucas Luhr and Michael Krumm retain Driver’s Championship lead despite a disappointing weekend.
  • First podium finish for Clivio Piccione and Stef Dusseldorf since they won Round 1 in Abu Dhabi.
ORDOS, China : September 4, 2011 : Fred Makowiecki and Maxime Martin in the Nr41 Marc VDS Ford GT completed the double at Ordos International Circuit with victory in the Championship Race to add to their Qualifying Race success the previous day. Over 15,000 spectators packed the main straight grandstand and lined the grass banks of the Inner Mongolian circuit to witness the first instalment of GT1's Chinese triple-header. The total weekend attendance was put at over 20,000 marking an impressive debut for the championship in China.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Meet NILS… The future of commuting from Volkswagen

Volkswagen NILS Concept

NILS, a single-seat electric concept vehicle that offers a glimpse of a new form of minimalist mobility, has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month. This concept car – which features an aluminium space frame, wing doors and free-standing wheels – has the dynamic performance of a sports car, yet travels silently, and with zero emissions.

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Husqvarna Nuda 900 & Nuda 900R

2012 Husqvarna Nuda 900 & 900R

Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to unveil the first of a new generation of motorcycles: Nuda 900 and Nuda 900R. These exhilarating new models are the first to combine the history and race pedigree of Husqvarna with the technological innovations and engineering prowess of the BMW Group, and the flair of Italian styling. The results speak for themselves – the Nuda 900 and Nuda 900R – two motorcycles built with soul and passion that is backed up by high performance developed through years of competition experience. The first page in the story of the new Husqvarnas has been turned…

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Porsche 911 GT3 R : Race car for customer sport now with even better driveability

2012 Porsche 911 GT3 R

STUTTGART : September 2, 2011 - Amongst racing customers all over the world, the Porsche 911 GT3 R is extremely popular for its forgiving handling and basic speed. And it is exactly in this direction that the improvements for the 2012 model year have been targeted. The engine output has increased by 20 hp to now deliver 500 hp (368 kW). Paddle-shifts on the steering wheel ensure gear changes are even quicker and simpler, making it easier for pilots to concentrate on braking. Moreover, the transmission electronics, featuring an automatic throttle blip control, make it almost impossible to miss a gear and over-rev the engine. A softer anti-roll bar on the front axle reduces understeer.

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The Audi A2 concept – premium-class space concept

Audi A2 Concept - Design sketched!

  • Plenty of room for four people within a length of just 3.80 meters
  • Matrix beam, dynamic light and an innovative, bright interior design
  • Powerful electric drive system for agile performance and long range
INGOLSTADT : September 2, 2011 – With the electric-only powertrain of the A2 concept, Audi is offering another peek into the future of electric mobility at the 64th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The technical study features a classic, premium-standard space concept that offers plenty of room for four people.

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