Friday, November 5, 2010

The 2010 Mazda MX-5 MIATA

The 2010 Mazda MX-5 MIATA

- Halogen Headlights, AM/FM Radio With Seek, Speed Sensitive Volume and 6 Speakers Total; CD Player; MP3/WMA Player

- 2010 Mazda MX-5 MIATA is 2.0-Liter, VVT 16-Valve, MPFI Engine; Front/Longitudinal Mounted With Horsepower Of 167@7000, Torque Of 140@5000.

- Leather Steering Wheel, Front Carpeted Floor Mats, Black Vinyl Located On Doors

- Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch, Front Side Airbags, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Automatic Locking Retractor

- Power Speed Sensing Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering

- Front Stabilizer Bar, Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension With Coil Springs and Gas Charged Shock Absorbers, Rear Stabilizer Bar, Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension With Coil Springs and Gas Charged Shock Absorbers

The Ferrari F430 Spider

The Ferrari F430 Spider

What was intended to be a unique revision of the 1999 360 Modena, the Ferrari F430 Spider ended up being a stand alone art form. Another spotless dream child of Pininfarina's, The F430 Spider is a sleek, top of the line in a top of the class, registering one of the best reviewed new cars in the V-8 class of sports cars.

Her sleek yet muscular body frame is more than just teasing to the eyes, it was specifically designed using state of the art, knock your socks off, computer assisted imaging programs that are exclusively used by the F-1 team. Not a single detail of performance handling or speed inclination was overlooked, and the results stand high above the rest.

Starting out with what were supposed to be subtle adjustments in refining what was already considered a refined piece of machinery, the subtle was lost as the F430 took on a personality all her own. Her new high finish stainless tailpipes stare down at the competition as her 483 horses and 343 pounds per foot of torque leave her competition staring at her hindquarters.

What seems like a small 20% increase in the Modena's original 3.6 liters of cubic capacity coupled with the larger displacement rumbling V-8 and the new and improved 4 valve cylinder heads adds up to an additional 91 horses and 67 pounds per foot of torque. For the mathematically challenged like myself that all adds up to a roaring 0-60 in just under 4 seconds and an enhanced top speed of 193 miles per hours. Quite a step 20% can provide.

The Ferrari F430 Spider was ceremoniously unveiled to enthusiasts and critics alike at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show, under a cacophony of flash bulbs and of course a sense of breathlessness that matched an undescribed anticipation to get her out on the open highway.

The F430 Spider came with a new and improved wind deflection system, a little reworking provided a functionally revised convertible top, and of course the updated and more-than-ready-to-show-you-what-it's-all-about instrument binnacle shone like a beacon from inside the vehicle. Tiny details created an obvious statement about the newest member of the Pininfarina family, right down to the embossed driver's side view mirror shell telling curious onlookers that of course this is an original F430.

With a sleeker central tunnel and electronic differentials that screamed of creative innovation, everything from the basic lines and eye pleasing corners of the car to the traction and handling improvement aimed for all types of roadway conditions oozed out over the Ferrari F430 Spider's sudden explosion onto the car scene.

Of course, onlookers marveled at the steering wheel mounted well thought out innovative design of the commutator switch allows for quick and easy set up of the car's adjustment features. The body shape underwent extensive testing to produce an all out hard to improve upon design that includes such features as a pronounced molder that is handsomely integrated in the engine cover, which is delicately covered in glass, giving it the appearance of a casing just for the heart of the beast. The larger rear intakes pronounce the vehicle's muscular heart, belying its graceful pose. The rear valance cleverly incorporates a diffuser of high class, state of the art competitive nature. Derived from the best in racing, the 430 Spider is a conglomerate of high tech features that smooth into one easy to handle high test version of Pininfarina's time tested performance cars. Unlike innumerable replacement models and redesign hot shots, the F430 Spider comes to the floor without redundancy.

At 177.6 inches in length and 75.7 inches wide, the F350 spider came with more punch for its size than all of her predecessors. The spoiler that gracefully meets both intakes handsomely and effectively drives the F430 toward the ground as she picks up speed, proving that functionality doesn't have to state anything other than beautiful. The intakes themselves are naturally a continuation of the 1961 dream run in the F-1 Championship. Inspired by tradition yet reflecting a modern era of intensity, the effectiveness of these intense designs is a bit overwhelming in their strength and subtlety.

Just like every generation of Ferrari super creations, the F430 Spider has had every detail of performance, style and function considered, perfected, and reconsidered to produce what only the Ferrari name could produce. This $200,000 dream machine is untouchable by most standards but carries her grace just like the rest of the Ferrari family. Critics recently condemned Ferrari for their classical approach to innovative design, encouraging them to step outside the box. What these critics don't realize is that the classical approach to innovative design is exactly what creates the Ferrari family, and to deviate from it would be blasphemous to the Ferrari principles.

The F430's grace on the eyes translates equally to grace on the road way. With the sleeker and more aerodynamic suspension, the finely tuned body design, and the attention to every possible functional detail, the F340 glides over the roadway with an ease that is reminiscent to gliding on cloud fringed skylines. A driver can feel his own pulse throb through his chest as he cranks her over for the first time, the pulsing of the engine practically begs for attention. Her desire for heat flash speed can outweigh the driver's, and in fact can intimidate those who have never felt the power of high class F-1 rumbles underneath their fingertips.

As is true to the Ferrari legacy and good name, with each new unveiling, there will be cars ahead of the F340 that will create an equal stir. But the F340 will fight to be unforgotten, and in fact will readily turn herself into one of those legendary classics that screamed onto the high performance car scene and refused to stop screaming ever since. She will be a perpetual delight and take her rightful place among the queens of the speedway, her pulsating thrum will echo for generations to lust after, learn from, and envy along the way.

Ford Iosis Concept

The Ford Iosis is a four-door, four-seat sedan concept car developed by Ford of Europe.
It was first displayed to the public at 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show. Along with the Ford SAV (which was showed earlier in the year at the Geneva Auto Show), it was designed to showcase the dynamic new design direction Ford intends to pursue for the European market. The shape of the concept car has been said to resemble an Aston Martin, which is currently a division of the Ford Motor Company, and features clean angles, a sharply sloped windscreen and large wheels.
With the Iosis, Ford is displaying the styling concept of an aggressive stance put forth in the SAV on a completely different platform. Utilizing carbon fiber gullwing doors and rear facing cameras instead of conventional door mirrors, it is definitely a show car. Ford has stated that it is merely pointing in the direction of what the next Mondeo will aim for stylistically, and it is not intended for production as is.

2010 Honda HPD CR-Z Racer

Honda HPD CR-Z Racer

Could the Mazda MX-5 Cup Car be outrun by a hybrid out on the track? It’s quite possible with Honda Performance Development’s CR-Z Racer powered by the same hybrid system as found in Honda’s road-going SEMA child, the CR-Z Hybrid R Concept. This system combines a turbocharger and an upgraded Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system that, together, produce 200 horsepower and 175 lb-ft. of torque.

In addition to the modifications made to the hybrid setup, Honda also added a performance clutch, limited-slip differential, a ‘circuit-tuned’ suspension, upgraded brakes, and some aerodynamic components. We can’t get past that huge rear wing and those graphics.

The interior of the CR-Z Racer has also been primed for a race with the use of a single front seat, a roll cage, and other bare bones features.

The two concepts shown at the 2010 SEMA Show are not intended for sale, but Honda Performance Development does plan on sharing the racing potential of the CR-Z Racer at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race in December. We smell a money-making opportunity in the works? Well, if the Racer is any good, of course.

Honda RA-X Two Seater Concept Sportscar

Honda RA-X is the latest concept sportscar inspired by the beginning of motorsport competition during the 60s and hence was named as RA similar with the first F1 cars in distinctive white and yellow colors. This two-seater concept car comprises MR engine and back transmission with a capacity of over 350 hp, while the position of the exhaust pipes positively reminds the RA300 F1. The design features innovative smooth crossing lines in the surface that forms a theoretical X. The car’s engine can be seen through a glass and predominates at the back side of the engine vent with optical technology-led groups forming a triangular shape. The inlets are merged with optical groups on the front and the dimensions of the car are: length 4050 x height 1163 x 1940 Wide.

honda ra-x concept car

honda ra-x concept car

Honda FC Future Sports Car with V Flow Fuel Cell Technology

The new FC Sport fuel based car from Honda was recently displayed at the LA Auto Show is one traffic stopper. The designers have taken into their advantage the flexibility which is extended by the fuel cell powertrain as it is placed on the back of the driver. It’s a 3-seater with the styling of sports car major McLaren F1 vehicle, where in the driver is in the middle with passenger seats on side and back. The concept car is right now under study and testing to understand the full utility of the product. Though there may be a possibility of Honda releasing a full fledged version for commercial use.

honda fc sport car

honda fc sport car

Sport Car

Sport Cars

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Epic Sports Cars EV Torq Electric Vehicles

Epic is one young firm, originally American, based in California, has already spawned three vehicles electric, a road, a hybrid, and now a sports car. Epic Electric Vehicles has announced the development of a three-wheeled sports cars that runs on three wheels (two front and one rear) to take you on a wonder ride, powered entirely by an on-board electric engine. The company has already produced a couple of electric vehicles and the sports car is the latest addition to their lineup. Created by California-based Company Epic, the “EV Torq” as its name suggests is an electric sports cars.
Epic Sports Cars EV Torq Electric Vehicles
US-based company Epic has developed a three-wheeler sports cars, dubbed the EV Torq, which is completely electric-powered. The automobile is powered by a 200hp electric motor, which gets its energy from a 30 kWh lithium iron phosphate batteries. The Epic Sports Cars EV Torq Electric Vehicles has got an open design with chassis that is barely covered along the top. What’s more, there’s an open interior equipped with cup-holders, digital dash display and an i-Phone holder.
Stand outside the front lights, front wing, the imposing tires, seat blue, the body open (triangles), and many details that come to a sports cars. The Epic reminds a lot to the Ariel Atom, although this has four wheels.
The trike/car usually weighs 771 kilograms, which isn’t unequivocally all which light in a universe of kit-car lookalikes. But this Torq is powered by the 150kW electric engine so there’s no possibility of sluggish acceleration. Mated to a single-speed delivery – including a retreat rigging – the motor is pronounced to be capable of pulling by from any speed.
Epic Sports Cars EV Torq Electric Vehicles
No official acceleration times have been available yet though a trike/car is expected to be ‘fast’. Providing the energy is the lithium iron phosphate battery container that can be charged by the 110/220 volt hollow, or the required 240 volt Australian hollow.
The company has adopted an open design where the chassis is barely covered along the top. The interior is spartan and has also been kept to its basics, with seats for two passengers, a digital dash display, two cup holders and an in-car entertainment system. The flat-bottomed Momo racing wheel is devoid of buttons while controls for turn signals and lights are in a module to the drivers left. Of course, having no windshield means no need for wipers or their switches. Speed and other necessary info is located on a small screen straight ahead of the driver.
Epic is planning to unveil the two-seater sports cars by the end of 2010.
Epic Sports Cars EV Torq Electric Vehicles

Monday, November 1, 2010

Best Of Super Cars by MG XPower SVR

MG XPower SVR Cars Digital

MG XPower SVR Cars Digital

MG XPower SVR Cars Digital

MG XPower SVR Cars Digital

MG XPower SVR Cars Digital
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