Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cadillac CTS Coupe Concept Car

Cadillac CTS Coupe
Having earned critical acclaim, industry awards and brisk sales, Cadillac CTS has moved into the vanguard of contemporary design. In doing so, Cadillac designers faced the question of what to do next. Their answer celebrates that design legacy with the exhilarating Cadillac CTS Coupe Concept, which premiered at the North American International Auto Show.The CTS Coupe Concept takes Cadillac’s acclaimed Art and Science design language and adds more of both. More expressive, more technical and very personal, the CTS Coupe Concept extends the dramatic design of its sedan predecessor with all-new sculpted bodywork aft of the front fenders.
“The CTS Coupe Concept is pure design,” said Ed Welburn, vice president of global design. “We did not create it because market research demanded it, nor is its shape trimmed to suit the input collected at a consumer clinic – it is emotion on four wheels and the very essence of what defines Cadillac today.”
The CTS Coupe Concept has a classic 2+2 interior layout, highlighted by black leather and Alcantara microfiber trim that is complemented by yellow ochre-colored seat inserts and leather stitching. It is designed to accommodate a range of engines for the global luxury market, including Cadillac’s popular 3.6L Direct Injection V-6, as well as a new 2.9L turbo diesel currently in development.
“This Coupe Concept is a natural extension of our design language, and of the CTS itself,” said Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager. “Very simply, the dramatic design of the sedan begged the question of what it would look like in the unbridled form of a Coupe.”

Generated from the spark of the CTS design team’s imagination, the CT Coupe Concept casts a profile unlike anything else on the road. Its fast-rake styling – it has the same wheelbase as the CTS, but an overall height that is approximately four inches (101 mm) shorter – blends with hand-sculpted bodywork that bulges around the wheels, giving the vehicle a ready-to-pounce stance that is dramatic, powerful and sleek.
“Just about every decade, Cadillac designs a landmark car that becomes synonymous with the brand’s character of the period, such as the 1938 60 Special, the 1959 lineup and 1975 Seville,” said John Manoogian II, director of exterior design for Cadillac. “The CT Coupe Concept is the next great design, carrying the baton from the Evoq Concept that ushered in the Art and Science era in 1999.”

Among the CT Coupe Concept’s signature design cues are a number of elements that suggest the look of a carefully cut diamond – particularly at the rear. These elements are seen in everything from the chrome header above the rear license plate holder to the indents that comprise the basic form of the rear fascia.
“The diamond-cut elements enhance the sleek profile of the car,” said Manoogian. “The CT Coupe Concept uses the elements, along with other nods to classic Cadillac cues – such as vertical headlamps and taillamps – to acknowledge the brand’s heritage without resorting to nostalgia. It is a forward-looking design in every sense of the term.”
Although based on the sedan, the CT Coupe Concept shares only the headlamps, front fenders and grille with the production model. Unique elements include:
# Classic hardtop styling, with no “B” pillar
# CTS production windshield laid at a faster angle to create a sleeker profile
# Chrome, split seven-spoke wheel design; 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels
# Sculpted lower front fascia with unique brake-cooling vents
# Slim-profile outside mirrors
# XLR-type hidden door handles with proximity remote opening
# Unique front fender vents
# Diamond-cut rear fascia with mesh lower grilles and center-outlet exhaust
# Taillamps with a subtle fin profile and are highlighted with LED lighting technology with light pipes
# Rear spoiler integrated into the center high-mounted stop lamp
# Sculpted roof-mounted antenna for OnStar, XM Satellite Radio, etc.
“The cliché is to say that there were no compromises in the design, but that is absolutely accurate in the case of the CT Coupe Concept,” said Manoogian. “Each line and angle of the bodywork was carefully honed and the final design’s proportions were judged by the eyes of the design team, not computer-generated math data.”
The surfaces of CT Coupe Concept are complex, inviting careful inspection. The rear fenders, for example, were sculpted by hand in the design studio until they provided a perfect, muscular form that wrapped tightly over the wheels. At the top, the rear fenders are beveled – owing to the diamond-cut theme – and become part of a horizontal plane that runs from the leading edge of the taillamps and merges into the roof.
“At first glance, the design appears effectively simple, because there are no extraneous moldings, spoilers or other protrusions, but the more you look at it, the more complex it becomes,” said Manoogian. “The angles and bevels were carefully carved to enhance the cars sleek shape, but aren’t ‘busy’ or distracting – there’s really nothing quite like it.”
Personal passenger environment A classic 2+2 interior environment enhances the CT Coupe Concept’s personal feel. It shares the hand cut-and-sewn instrument panel and center console with the CTS, but features unique front and rear seats, a continuous console running between the front and rear seats, and custom door panels.
“The CT Coupe Concept is a personal car – something a customer would choose to reward him or herself – and the passenger environment reflects that,” said Eric Clough, interior design director. “The interior uses the already excellent CTS design and takes it to a new, bolder level.”
Custom-trimmed sport seats from Recaro are located in all four positions. They support the grand-touring nature of the car and are covered in rich, black and suede-like Alcantara microfiber material, with yellow ochre-colored inserts. The yellow ochre color provides dramatic contrast with the black surrounding trim, but is a subdued hue consistent with the interior’s overall feeling of refinement. Yellow ochre stitching also is used throughout, including the seats, instrument panel, shifter knob and more.
Black Alcantara covers the front armrest, as well as an armrest located between the rear seats. The armrests are part of a continuous console that stretches from the instrument panel to rear seats. Carbon-fiber trim accents the console. The interior also features ambient lighting throughout, creating a distinctive environment at night.
Like the sedan, the CT Coupe Concept’s interior is home to a host of technologies, including a premium Bose audio system, 40-gigabyte hard drive and XM Satellite Radio. OnStar with Turn by Turn Navigation enhances the vehicle’s onboard navigation system, which – like the CTS – features a screen that rises out of the center of the instrument panel.
Performance-bred powertrain and suspension systems As is the case with its design, the CT Coupe Concept extends the acclaimed capabilities of the sedan in terms of performance technology. This includes the capability to support a broad engine range of gasoline and diesel engines.
The CT Coupe Concept of course ascertains the sedan’s 3.6L V-6 engines, including the 304-horsepower (227 kW) Direct Injection power plant. The Coupe Concept also is designed for a new 2.9L turbo diesel being developed for international markets. This new engine, tailored for use in the CTS, will deliver an estimated 250 horsepower (184 kW) and 406 lb.-ft. of torque (550 Nm).
A six-speed manual transmission backs the engine, sending torque to an independently sprung rear axle. The CT Coupe Concept’s sport-tuned suspension gives it a slightly lower ride height than a production CTS – a look enhanced by the car’s rakish shape and large, 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels.
Behind the chrome, split-spoke, aluminum alloy wheels is a set of high-performance brakes, featuring cross-drilled rotors. Six-piston calipers clamp down on the front rotors, while four-piston calipers grab the rear rotors. All of the rotors have a distinctive, yellow-painted finish.

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Excellent Cars Of MG TF Cool Blue SE

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Nissan Sport Cars GT-R (Japan Specs) Set For North American

The 2012 Nissan GT-R version of its flagship GT-R sports cars. This is designed to be one of the best models in automobile industry. Accordingly, the manufacturer has modified the front end along with strengthening the dashboard support area and the forward suspension. The GTR is said to be 3% more efficient than the earlier models. Yesterday, Nissan Motors offered up the full information on the Japanese version of the 2011 Nissan GT-R. Already one of the fastest cars in the world, the Nissan sports cars coupe receives a variety of improvements for 2011 (at least in the Japanese market) to help distance itself from the competition.
There are only subtle refinements made to the exterior of the latest Nissan GT-R supercar and while these changes might be hard to notice in traffic, the physical upgrades to the 2011 model year GT-R offer a 10% improvement in downforce and a decrease in drag. There is also a slightly refined interior with a new instrument panel and carbon fiber trim here and there but the big news is what is under the hood.
2012 Nissan Sport Cars GT-R (Japan Specs) Set For North American
For 2012, Nissan GT-R features improved engine output and torque, greater fuel efficiency, revised handling, a refreshed exterior with improved aerodynamics, revised interior treatment and new wheels and tires. The large number of enhancements for the new model year is part of the continuous advancement of the GT-R design, technology and performance since its debut.
Developed under the theme of offering the "world's best multi-performance and responsive driving pleasure," every area of the Nissan GT-R has been carefully rethought or retuned for 2012. The changes range from greater body stability and strength and improved aerodynamics performance to a sportier interior and enhanced performance.
The latest version of the potent Nissan GT-R goes on sale at select Nissan dealers in the United States and Canada early in the 2011 calendar year. Full details on the North American version of the Nissan GT-R will be available at the Los Angeles show in November.
Though exact specifications have yet to be released for the U.S. cars, horsepower and torque figures have been revealed for Japan market cars.  The updated 2012 Nissan Sport Cars GT-R (Japan Specs) Set For North American will be powered by the same twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 offered in the current GT-R. However, the turbo's boost pressure has been increased, the intake and exhaust systems have been opened up to permit freer breathing, and the ECU has been tweaked to take advantage of these changes.
2012 Nissan Sport Cars GT-R (Japan Specs) Set For North American
The 2012 in the US market Nissan GT-R is powered by the same twin turbocharged 3.8L V6 that was offered in the current GT-R, an enlarged charge air intake pipe and an enlarged exhaust system combined with a recalibration of the car’s ECU, the 2011 GT-R will offer 523 horsepower and 451lb-ft of torque. This is a fair improvement over the output of the current models 485hp/434tq and this extra power could help the mighty GT-R move up the list of the fastest cars in the world (based on testing done at the famed Nürburgring in Germany). The 2011 Nissan GT-R will be the 2012 Nissan GT-R when it hits US shores next year.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Brief Snippet of the Report

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Still, we're expected to pony up even more money from the treasury (our money), to pay for other people's mistakes, while we're left to continue struggling with our own finances, looking on with deep concern toward what the future brings.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Toyota Corolla Automotive Car

Toyota Corolla Automotive Car

Automatic Transmission With SUV Mahindra Scorpio AT

Automatic Transmission with SUV Mahindra Scorpio AT

There are two big differences between an automatic transmission and a manual transmission.
* There is no clutch pedal in an automatic transmission car.
* There is no gear shift in an automatic transmission car.
No clutch to be depressed and no gears to be switched. Just put the vehicle in Drive mode and you are all set to go. That is an Automatic Transmission car for you. Add this to the SUV Mahindra Scorpio and you get power, space, luxury, character, off-roading, mighty muscular looks and convenience all combined in one.
Here are some reasons why an SUV like Mahindra Scorpio with Automatic Transmission makes a lot of sense for Indian roads.
* The Torque Convertor: torque converter is the main component in fully automatic transmission that provides many unique benefits such as multiplication of the engine torque and reduced shock and strain on the entire driveline. In Manual Transmission there is loss of momentum, power and speed because the clutch separates the engine from the transmission at every gear shift. IN Automatic transmission however, is more efficient because the engine and transmission are always connected.
* Automatic Transmissions incorporate a lock-up clutch which provides a direct mechanical connection from the engine to the transmission. This maximizes fuel economy. Thus Automatic Transmission cars will always provide better fuel economy than Manual Transmission cars.
* A major concern for any driver is the loss of traction on muddy, slippery or slippery terrain. Automatic Transmission cars can be a solution to this concern as it can help maintain control even in the toughest ground conditions. The engine's power gets continually delivered to the wheels without any interruptions for gear shifts and thus the car can pull away gently. This reliable Performance of an Automatic Transmission car is desirable.
* Lower running costs: The absence of the need for new clutches or flywheel regrinds for starters and the reduction of overall abuse on the rest of the driveline as compared to Manual Transmission helps keep the running costs low in Automatic Transmission cars.
M&M has made Scorpio into a car that can suit all segments of buyers. First there was the base M2Di, then the CRDe and mHawk, and now there is the Scorpio AT for those who prefer comfort and ease of driving. In the end, it is the Mahindra Scorpio. It still retains its masculine characteristics of high seating postion, good visibility, a tractable engine, light steering and solid controls and the sporty edge of an ideal SUV.
The real fun of driving the Scorpio AT is in heavy traffic. In the Scorpio AT, the controls work in tandem to make it easy to maneuver the SUV in traffic. The ease of driving takes the front seat. So if you think of immense power and a beast that can take on any kind of terrain and be relaxed in the toughest of traffic at the same time, Scorpio AT fits right in.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Chevrolet Captiva The Chevrolet Captiva

The Chevrolet Captiva

A flashback of a road scene a decade back and then comparing the same with the current scenario will let you wonder how the four wheelers, especially cars, have multiplied in alarming numbers. New cars introduced in India over the years have always drawn attention from car connoisseurs and the car lover is all tempted to buy more though he/she may already have two or three or more or may not even have the parking space! Amid the new cars in India, the Chevrolet Captiva LT or the Captiva LTZ is worth mentioning.

These cars by GM will automatically grab your attention on the roads with their exquisite exterior looks. Before you buy a Chevrolet Captiva, check the Captiva price as this factor differs from city to city. Go for a test drive so that you are fully satisfied with the performance level. To confirm the Captiva price, you can visit your nearest Chevrolet showroom or browse through the web. Viewing the features, technical specifications and reading user comments and reviews will further help you take the decision.
Power-packed with a range of the latest features, the striking Chevrolet Captiva is a luxury to own. The Captiva price (ex-showroom) in Mumbai is Rs. 18,37,768 and compared to other brands, it is reasonable. It has all the essentialities to make it the preferred choice by many amongst the new cars in India. The sturdy exterior looks, improvised body design, sizzling wheels and more have sparked up anticipation in the market, enticing car buyers to go for a test drive.
Once you ride the car, you will fall in love with it, and will end up buying it! In the SUV car segment, General Motors is playing the first fiddle with the introduction of its Chevrolet Captiva in the variants of Chevrolet Captiva LT and the Captiva LTZ. Both diesel variants come with almost similar features with the latter carrying some extra advantages. While the Chevrolet Captiva LT has a manually handled 5-speed gearbox, the Captiva LTZ comes with the automatic transmission standard, facilitating easy and quiet shifting into high gear. This is due to the carbon-fiber material used in the transmission, enabling you go from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.7 secs. The elegant bold look and a commanding driving position make the Captiva worth buying.
The exterior features of the Chevrolet Captiva with its large 6-spoke alloy wheels and tubeless tyres, satin silver finish bumpers, cylindrical prism type headlamps, LED signal lamps, turn signal repeaters, chrome door handles, etc. make it look grand. Further, the interiors speak volume with ergonomically designed dashboard, flexi-type seating, audio controls, dual front airbags, and more. Power-driven by a 2.0-litre inline-4 turbocharged diesel engine incorporating VCDi fuel injection technology, you enjoy a solid 148 bhp engine power.
The variable geometry turbocharger is electrically controlled, which maintains the speed perfectly whether you are driving in the highway or the city. The load capacity is awesome; the Chevrolet Captiva is always stable on the road no matter the load as it rides on a self-leveling independent suspension.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

2007 Jaguar XKR Convertible

The new 420bhp (SAE) Jaguar XKR is a sensational car to drive. With 120bhp (SAE) more power than the normally aspirated 4.2-liter XK, the same strong and stiff aluminum body structure that ensures superb ride and handling, and a six-speed automatic transmission with Jaguar Sequential Shift that is regarded as class-leading in terms of gear-change speed as well as refinement, Jaguar’s blend of performance and dynamics reaches new heights with the XKR.

“Our aim when engineering the new XKR was to ensure that the car’s characteristics remained in balance despite the significant increase in power over the XK,” explains Jaguar’s chief engineer, Mike Cross. “Working with that as our base, our brief was to create ‘XK plus 30%’ – the ultimate sports GT for the real world.
“We wanted the performance and dynamism you would expect of an XKR but were careful to retain that exceptional blend of sporting luxury that every Jaguar must have and which was so convincingly demonstrated with the XK. The bottom line is: if you like the XK, you’ll absolutely love the new XKR.”
The result of that engineering brief is a car that performs in any condition, at any speed. With superb torque at low engine speeds, instant acceleration is always available should you demand it. Similarly, the advanced steering and suspension set-up means the new XKR switches effortlessly from relaxed grand tourer to honed sports car with ease. It is everything the XK is and much more.
The ability to call upon impressive reserves of power and acceleration in an instant is the hallmark of every great Jaguar. The new XKR ensures this by using a remarkable 4.2-liter supercharged AJ-V8 engine. Producing 420bhp (SAE) at 6,250rpm and 413 lb-ft (560Nm) (EEC) of torque at 4,000rpm, it is capable of propelling the Coupe version to 60mph in 4.9 seconds (5.0 seconds for the Convertible) and onto an electronically limited top speed of 155mph (250kph).
The addition of a supercharger and twin air intakes means the new XKR benefits from a 120bhp (SAE) power increase over the normally aspirated 4.2-liter XK with which it shares its engine configuration. Torque, so essential for instant acceleration at any engine speed, also increases significantly – by 36% over the XK, although the overall weight of the XKR is raised by just 154lb (70kg). Consequently the power-to-weight ratio compared to the normally aspirated 4.2-liter XK is an impressive 34% higher.
And in comparison to the previous generation XKR, the new engine produces more power and more torque. Combined with the significantly stiffer and lighter aluminum monocoque body structure of the new XKR, these performance improvements lead to a significant leap in the power-to-weight ratio of 12% over the previous XKR and an equally useful jump of 7.7% in the torque-to-weight ratio. To achieve the equivalent improvements in power and torque-to-weight in the outgoing XKR would have required nearly 50 more horsepower. Consequently, the 0-60mph sprint time of the new XKR Coupe is reduced by 0.3 seconds.
The heart of these significant performance improvements is the XKR’s lightweight eight-cylinder engine with an Eaton supercharger. The water-cooled cylinders are arranged in a 90-degree V configuration and the crankshaft is supported by five main bearings. Each of the two cylinder head assemblies incorporates twin camshafts operating four valves per cylinder. One of the reasons for the engine’s impressive output is the continuously variable valve timing which helps to deliver a wide spread of torque. The engine uses an Electronic Return-less Fuel System (ERFS) and a three-way catalyst exhaust system.
The increase in power and torque over the outgoing XKR model is down to two significant additions to the engine. The air intake supply to the engine has been significantly enhanced thanks to the use of twin air inlets, and a Variable Inlet Camshaft Timing system is used for the first time on the XKR. By continuously adjusting the timing of the inlet camshaft on both banks of the V8, depending on the engine speed and load, Jaguar’s engineers have ensured large improvements in torque, particularly at lower revs.
The system is controlled by the Engine Management System (EMS) which receives engine speed, throttle position and oil temperature data from its sensors. The EMS determines the correct inlet camshaft timing by continuously referring to a digital three-dimensional map developed to provide optimum performance. The EMS then transmits the appropriate signals to two solenoids that control the degree of hydraulic force provided to the valve actuators.
The normally aspirated 4.2-liter XK has been praised for its acoustic qualities, remaining unobtrusive and relaxed at modest speeds but producing an unmistakeable V8 soundtrack when worked hard. On the XKR, the noise from the supercharger threatened to dominate the acoustic character and mask the underlying sound quality. However, through enhancements to the vehicle acoustic pack, the supercharger noise has been reduced by 5dB compared to the previous XKR.
This approach to acoustics allowed the engineers to concentrate on using the exhaust system to deliver the best possible sound quality character. This was accomplished through the use of the XKR’s Active Exhaust system which varies the flow of exhaust gases through the main silencer box to ensure that the XKR remains quiet at cruising speeds, but delivers a substantially more purposeful sound quality character under hard acceleration.
Jaguar’s Sequential Shift uniquely combines all the speed and involvement of a sequential manual gearbox with the comfort and convenience of a full automatic.
The system consists of steering-wheel-mounted paddles and a conventional gear selector lever, allowing the driver to switch between three automatic or paddle-operated gearbox modes.
Whereas an automated manual gearbox interrupts the flow of torque during the gearchange – while the clutch is disengaged – the Jaguar’s gearbox maintains the flow of torque throughout the shifting process. This results in gearchanges that are not only quick, but also remarkably smooth. Gearshifts are achieved in less than 600 milliseconds, from the point at which the driver operates the shift paddle to the point at which the shift is complete.
In fact, during development, comparison tests between Jaguar Sequential Shift and rival automatic transmissions in the class showed the transmission to be the fastest system of all, changing gear at least 400 milliseconds faster than a standard automatic and 100 milliseconds faster than the best automated manual system.
The three gearbox modes give the driver total flexibility to use the transmission to match whatever driving style he or she chooses. In Drive mode, the gearbox behaves as a conventional automatic, with the software optimized for every day driving conditions providing all the benefits of a best-in-class automatic transmission.
In Sport mode, the gearbox’s adaptive software becomes more prevalent, adapting and reacting more dynamically to demanding conditions. This software takes account of the prevailing conditions and driver’s inputs and adapts accordingly. For example, it recognizes when the car is negotiating a curve, and holds the gear accordingly; Hill Recognition enables the XKR to choose the ratios to optimize the ascent or descent of a hill; the gearbox’s software will also match the engine speed precisely to the engine and road speeds, ‘blipping’ the throttle during rapid downshifts.
Manual mode is activated by simply operating one of the steering-wheel-mounted paddles, and delivers a state-of-the-art manual gear shift feel from the automatic transmission.
To ensure optimum ride and handling, the XKR’s springs and dampers are uprated compared to the normally aspirated XK. The front spring rate is increased by 38% and the rear spring rate by 24%. Allied to the Servotronic steering system, which has also been tuned both mechanically and electronically to give the steering more weight and even greater response, the suspension ensures confidence-inspiring handling without any loss in refinement and comfort levels.
Because of the inherent strength and stiffness of the chassis, the only significant addition to the XKR’s structure is an additional rear suspension brace mounted between the rear damper towers to accommodate the significant increase in rear spring rate. This also allows the Convertible to utilize the same dynamic settings as the Coupe model.
The Computer Active Technology Suspension (a two-stage adaptive damping system that ensures the optimum balance between ride and handling) and new switchable Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control System (Trac DSC) have also been recalibrated to cope with the additional power of the supercharged engine.
As significant to the XKR as the increases in power and torque are the major improvements in strength and weight thanks to its advanced all-aluminum architecture. Unique in the industry as a complete aluminum monocoque body structure, as distinct from an aluminum spaceframe with separate aluminum exterior panels, its properties come from both the way the bodyshell is designed and constructed, and the use of new joining technologies.
In fact, the new XKR’s aluminum chassis is significantly lighter and stiffer in both Coupe and Convertible form than the steel model it replaces. The Coupe chassis is over 30 percent stiffer than the previous XK, while the Convertible is over 40 percent stiffer. As a consequence, the XKR accelerates faster than the previous model, while offering high levels of safety, reduced noise and vibration intrusion, and improved ride and handling characteristics thanks to improved suspension dynamics.
In Convertible form, the BIW weight, at just 633lb (287kg), is 19 percent lighter than the previous XKR Convertible.
New, larger ventilated brake discs at the front ensure higher braking performance for the XKR. The front brake disc diameter has increased from 12.8in to 14.0in (326mm to 355mm), and the thickness from 1.2in to 1.3in (30mm to 32mm), which not only improves the braking performance but also the system’s resistance to fade. The braking system also includes four-channel ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Hydraulic Brake Assist to increase brake pressure during an emergency stop, and Jaguar’s Electronic Park Brake function.
With the much-admired new XK already considered a future design classic, Jaguar’s creative team, led by Ian Callum, had a great starting point from which to produce the XKR. The XK range’s elegant form draws on the lineage of the original XK and E-Type sports cars, and by blending this unmistakeable Jaguar silhouette with contemporary flair, its exterior forms a stunning blend of elegance, athleticism and definition. The XKR takes now this athletic look one stage further thanks to the addition of:
+ New XKR front bumper with color-keyed finish to unique front fog lamp housings
+ Aluminum side power vent finish
+ Hood vents and unique ‘XKR’ aluminum finish to upper and lower front mesh grilles
+ Aluminum finish to rear signature ‘blade’ and selected exterior brightwork finishers
+ Unique ‘Jupiter’ design 19-inch alloy wheels as standard, with 20-inch ‘Cremona’ XKR wheel available as an option
+ Black brake callipers with ‘R’ logo
+ Quad exhaust system and unique lower bumper
+ ‘R’ rear badge
“We talk at Jaguar of how our new generation of models are ‘beautiful, fast cars’. It’s a phrase that ideally sums up our brand and can be applied to every car we design. We were extremely proud of the reaction to the new XK when it was unveiled last year – it is as beautiful as you would expect a Jaguar sports car to be. Now, the new XKR has a look that emphasizes the ‘fast’ aspect of our design statement.
“The ‘powerline’ that runs from the front wheel through the cabin area and into the car’s rear haunches remains, and we have added to that latent feeling of power by adding some strong performance features such as the vents that signify the potent supercharger and the stunning new alloys that fill the wheel arches and give the car real purpose.”
The new XK’s interior design has been just as highly praised and the XKR’s cabin represents arguably the most sophisticated yet driver-focussed environment of any car in its class. The XKR has class-leading ergonomics, user-friendly in-car technology and simple, clear information displays in the instrument panel and main dashboard area.
A unique sports seat design with additional lateral support for both the driver and front seat passenger has been added, with an ‘R’ badge on the headrests, tachometer, steering wheel and gear selector. The design of the standard aluminum interior veneer is also unique to the XKR, featuring a ‘weave’ pattern from the Advanced Lightweight Coupe showcar.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Spyker C12 Zagato Luxury Sport Car

Spyker C12 Zagato Luxury Sport Car

Spyker C12 Zagato Luxury Sport CarSpyker C12 Zagato Luxury Sport Car

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Lexus To Launch Luxury Sports Car

Lexus LF-A
Toyota’s luxury arm Lexus is reportedly developing a new two-seat luxury sports coupe to be launched in 2009 for the Japanese, European, and U.S. markets. Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun said that the coupe will be based on the LF-A concept car which Lexus displayed at the 2005 NAIAS in Detroit. The LF-A concept car has a 5-liter V-10 engine and Formula One racing technology. If launched, the new luxury sports coupe will become the priciest model in Toyota’s vehicle lineup. As customary in Japanese newspapers, the Shimbun did not cite sources. As of press time, Toyota has yet to confirm these reports.
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