Wednesday, 30 May 2012

2006 Volkswagen Concept A

2006 Volkswagen Concept A
2006 Volkswagen Concept A - Car Review & Road Test - Automobile Magazine
This Golf-based crossover concept car gives an idea of where Volkswagen is taking their car design in the next couple of years. Expect a production model derived from the 2006 Volkswagen Concept A sometime in early 2008.

In January, visitors to Iceland might expect snow from wall to wall and extreme temperatures that threaten to turn skin into parchment. But instead, the island where we had an exclusive first go in Volkswagen's Golf-sized Concept A crossover welcomed us with partly cloudy skies and a relatively balmy 46 degrees.


Photo Gallery: 2006 Volkswagen Concept A - Car Review & Road Test - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/compact/0605_2006_volkswagen_concept_a/index.html

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1999-2003 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning

1999-2003 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning
1999-2003 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning - Used Car Review - Automobile Magazine
After three years of production, the Ford SVT Lightning still does not care about you. It does not want to hear you complain about the lack of a rear seat. It will not chip in $10 at the gas pump. It will not tolerate your trepidation behind the wheel whenever rain starts to fall. Like the drill sergeant to the new recruit, when the Lightning tells you hit the gas, you will ask how hard. Thank you sir, may I have another?


After three years of production, the Ford SVT Lightning still does not care about you. It does not want to hear you complain about the lack of a rear seat. It will not chip in $10 at the gas pump. It will not tolerate your trepidation behind the wheel whenever rain starts to fall. Like the drill sergeant to the new recruit, when the Lightning tells you hit the gas, you will ask how hard. Thank you sir, may I have another?


Photo Gallery: 1999-2003 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning - Used Car Review - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/trucks/0305_ford_svt_lightning/index.html

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Drivers' meeting 'promises to be very interesting'

Oh to be a fly on the wall at the drivers' briefing ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix next month.

The controversial decision not to penalise either Nico Rosberg for his aggressive defence against Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso at the Bahrain Grand Prix or Hamilton for overtaking by going off the track has led to considerable debate within Formula 1.

So much so, that Alonso, a man who weighs his words carefully, has decided to speak out about it. After learning of the ruling, the Ferrari driver said to his 400,000-plus Twitter followers: "I think you are going to have fun in future races! You can defend position as you want and you can overtake outside the track! Enjoy!"

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton

Nico Rosberg (left) and Lewis Hamilton may have differing views at the drivers' meeting. Photo: Getty

Alonso had earlier said of Rosberg's driving: "If instead of such a wide run-off area there had been a wall, I'm not sure I'd be here to talk about it."

On the face of it, and at first glance, the stewards' decision does appear difficult to understand.

With both Hamilton on lap 10 and Alonso on lap 24, Rosberg veered dramatically to the inside - and, unusually, right across to the white line that demarcates the edge of the circuit.

Both Hamilton and Alonso went off the track in avoidance, to varying degrees. Whereas Hamilton kept going and succeeded in passing the Mercedes, Alonso backed off and tried for the outside line, but had lost too much momentum to pull a move off.

Article 20.4 of the sporting regulations says: "Manoeuvres liable to hinder other drivers, such as deliberate crowding of a car beyond the edge of the track or any other abnormal change of direction, are not permitted."

So why was Rosberg not penalised?

The stewards said his defence was legitimate because although it was Rosberg who started to deviate from his line first, he did so in a "constant and continuous straight-line manner" and neither Hamilton nor Alonso had "a significant portion of their car... alongside" Rosberg's.

In other words, because Rosberg moved first, he was always clearly in front and it was therefore effectively the other driver's decision to keep moving to the inside to the point that he was off the track.

In Hamilton's case, if you watch the TV footage back, you can clearly see this is the case.

It is less obviously so with Alonso - and the stewards had to use the footage from the Ferrari's onboard camera before they came to a conclusion.

I have not seen the footage, but I'm told it showed again that a) Rosberg moved first; and b) at no point was "a significant portion" of Alonso's car alongside the Mercedes.

During the race, viewers heard Alonso say over his team radio: "He pushed me off the track. You have to leave a space. All the time you have to leave a space."

This, though, is not actually what the regulations say.

A new rule, article 20.3, was introduced this year to formally enshrine that "any driver moving back towards the racing line, having earlier defended his position off line, should leave at least one car width between his own car and the edge of the track on the approach to a corner".

But this only applies when he is making a second move - there is nothing in the rules to stop drivers going right to the edge of the track in their first defensive move.

In other words, you might think - as Alonso did - that Rosberg's driving was unfair, overly aggressive, even dangerous, but the rules contain nothing the stewards could use to penalise him.

There is no obligation, I'm told by a senior figure, to leave room for a rival, unless he is partially alongside. The question then becomes, how far alongside does a driver have to be before the man he is overtaking has to leave him room with his first move?

That's where it starts to get awkward.

"It's no different," a senior insider says, "to a conventional overtaking manoeuvre when one driver dives down the inside, gets halfway alongside and they collide. One guy says: 'You should have given me room.' The other says: 'You weren't far enough alongside.' Often drivers' perception of a situation differs from the reality."

The stewards have to use their judgement, including factors such as speed differential between the cars, when a driver moved, how many moves he made, and so on.

Back, though, to what the rules do say. Article 20.2 says drivers "must use the track at all times". This is why Rosberg said over his team radio: "Hamilton passed me off the track."

Which Hamilton clearly did. So why was he not penalised?

The stewards, I'm told, asked: "What advantage did Hamilton gain by going off the track?" And they concluded that if he had gone to the outside, he was carrying so much momentum he would have passed anyway.

The most obvious of several counter-points to that is: "Yes, but Hamilton did go off the track when you have established he didn't need to, and he did pass him by doing so, so he should be penalised."

At least two leading drivers share this view, I'm told. But you have to bear in mind that Hamilton is not the most popular driver on the grid and his rivals are "always looking for ways to nail him", as one source put it on Monday.

The problem arose in the first place because concrete run-offs surround the circuit in Bahrain. Drivers can use these with impunity, safe in the knowledge that if they are forced off the track they are not going to spin on wet grass or hit a wall.

Had there been grass there, Hamilton would not have been able to pull off the same move (another argument for a penalty being applied) and Alonso might have backed off sooner.

Equally, had there been grass there - or even a wall - Rosberg might well have given them both a bit more room.

The stewards weighed it all up and felt that, in this instance, penalising Hamilton would have been overly harsh.

The result is some drivers believe Hamilton should have been penalised, some believe Rosberg should have been, and Alonso is saying the stewards' ruling gives drivers carte blanche to overtake off the track or crowd their rivals as much as they like.

Which is why that drivers' meeting in Barcelona promises to be so interesting.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/2012/04/unanswered_questions_for_rosbe.html

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Fowler: This 600 was fast and efficient

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/27/2094737/fowler-this-600-was-fast-and-efficient.html

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2010 Opel Insignia OPC Spied

2010 Opel Insignia OPC Spied
2010 Opel Insignia OPC Spied - Latest News, Features, and Reviews - Automobile Magazine
We catch engineers testing a 2010 Opel Insignia OPC - a midsize sedan that may move as well as it looks.

Hot on the heels of the new-for-2009 Opel Insignia, engineers are busy prepping an Insignia OPC version that promises to be hot on the street.


Photo Gallery: 2010 Opel Insignia OPC Spied - Latest News, Features, and Reviews - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: 2010 Opel Insignia OPC Spied - Latest News, Features, and Reviews - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/future_cars/2010/0809_2010_opel_insignia_opc/index.html

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Renault Alpine A110-50 revealed in Monaco today (+Pictures)

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All good for revitalised Webber

"All good, mate," is probably Mark Webber's favourite phrase. It's a fair bit more loaded with meaning than it sounds, and it sums up the way he will be feeling after the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Australian's second win in three years in Formula 1's most prestigious race, and his first of the season, had been coming for a while and it confirms Webber's return to form after a difficult 2011.

It will have been particularly sweet as it came at another race in which he has had an edge on team-mate Sebastian Vettel, whose romp to the world title last year was probably harder on Webber than anyone.

When a driver takes 11 wins and 15 pole positions in 19 races, as Vettel did last year, most of his rivals can console themselves with the thought that he has a better car than they do. Not so his team-mate, who suffered through 2011 with dignity and largely in silence.

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Mark Webber (right) is congratulated by Prince Albert II (left) of Monaco after winning the Monaco Grand Prix. Photo: Getty 

This season, though, has seen a Webber more like the one who led the championship for much of 2010 before falling at the final hurdle.

There was virtually nothing to choose between the two Red Bull drivers for most of that season - and this year Webber is back to that position.

Although it has taken until Monaco for Webber to draw level with Vettel on points, the qualifying score is four-two in Webber's favour.

It would almost certainly have been five-one had Red Bull not erroneously decided not to send him out for a second run in the second session of qualifying in Spain two weeks ago, thinking he had done enough to make it through to the top-10 shoot-out.

Out-qualifying Vettel so comprehensively again in Monaco, on a track where all the drivers admit the man in the cockpit can make that bit more of a difference than on more mundane tracks, will have been particularly sweet.

The two Red Bull drivers have been more evenly matched in races this year, but while it took until his Monaco victory for Webber to draw level with Vettel in the championship, that is not necessarily an accurate reflection of their relative pace.

Webber scored four consecutive fourth places in the first four races as Vettel took a win, a second and a fifth. But only in Bahrain was Vettel demonstrably faster - and Webber would almost certainly have taken the second place his team-mate did in Australia had it not been for a pit-stop delay.

A win in Monaco, to become the sixth different driver to win in the first six races of the year confirms - as if confirmation were needed - that Webber is a major contender for the championship again this year.

He admitted after the race in Monaco that "last year was a little bit of a mystery; the gap was sometimes really, really extreme". One imagines Vettel feels very much the same about this season.

Monaco was another example. There was Webber on the front row while Vettel was back in 10th having used up all his 'super-soft' tyres just getting into the top-10 shoot-out - exactly as had happened in Spain.

Red Bull have been struggling comparatively in qualifying all year, but their race pace has been strong almost everywhere. So it was again in Monaco, where Vettel, on a different strategy, suddenly became a factor for victory mid-way through the race.

"That wasn't in the plan," Webber joked afterwards, admitting he had been a little nervous about his team-mate's progress. Eventually, though, the tyres on Vettel's car cried enough - and he had to settle for fourth.

Team boss Christian Horner could not explain after the race how Vettel was so competitive in the race in the same car in which he had struggled in qualifying. But the answer will almost certainly lie somewhere in the behaviour of the Pirelli tyres, the secrets of which are proving elusive to the teams so far this season.

It says something for Red Bull's professionalism and competence as a team that although aspects of their car's performance are flummoxing even a man as brilliant as their designer Adrian Newey, they find both drivers tied on points just three off the championship lead.

Equally, it speaks volumes for the quality of Fernando Alonso's driving so far this year that he is the man they are chasing, despite being in a car that has not yet been fast enough to set a pole position.

The Spaniard was in impressive form again in Monaco. From fifth on the grid, he made another great start and ran fourth to the first pit stops, when he jumped Lewis Hamilton's McLaren thanks to a stunning in-lap, on which he set the fastest times of the race until that point on both the first sectors.

Alonso and Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali both admitted afterwards that he could potentially even have got ahead of second-placed Nico Rosberg and perhaps Webber, too, had he stayed out a little longer. But, as they said, you only know this in hindsight.

Still, third place was enough to vault him past Vettel into a clear championship lead. No wonder Horner said after the race: "Fernando has driven very well. He's going to be a key factor all the way through this championship for sure."

He wisely added that it would be wrong to rule out McLaren, despite another lacklustre performance in Monaco, and the same should also be said of Mercedes.

Mercedes bounced back with a bang in Monaco after a dip in form in Bahrain and Spain following Rosberg's dominant win in China last month.

And after a difficult start to the season, it was Michael Schumacher who stuck the car on pole, which he lost as a result of the five-place grid penalty he earned for running into the back of Williams's Bruno Senna in Spain.

Schumacher was unlucky in the race, tagged by Lotus's Romain Grosjean at the start, and then retiring with a fuel pressure problem after running seventh for a while.

It will take a few more performances like that to convince everyone that the veteran German can be a consistent force at the front, and he is almost certainly too far behind to be a factor in the championship battle.

But his presence at the front, should it continue, will add an intriguing dimension to an already fascinating season.

"All good," as Webber would doubtless say.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/2012/05/andrew_benson.html

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Ford Fiesta sedan facelift spied

Recently caught by our spy photographers, the prototype appears to have revised bumpers, updated taillights and a new trunk lid.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/uLqalgIDRP8/ford-fiesta-sedan-facelift-spied

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Photo of the Week: 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV & Girls

Photo of the Week: Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV

After last week’s photo of the week, we’ve decided to step things up a bit with a set of shots which will simply blow your mind, taken by Thomas van Rooij in Madrid, Spain early last year.

Feel free to check out the full gallery over at his Flickr account, but for now we’re just focusing on the above picture and the dozen-odd other ones where a sexy model is showcased on, near and around this stunning supercar.

The individual picture in question was captured out the front of the Puerta da Alcalá in Madrid, and features some incredible light streaks from passing by cars, one of which was a Ferrari F430 coupe. Add to that the monument being lite up in an incredible shade of light blue and you have one of the very best shots of the Murcielago SV we’ve ever seen.

However, we didn’t feel that was enough for this week and also gathered all of the model & supercar pictures for you guys as we can never get enough of this combination.

Despite being a couple years old, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV is still the second most powerful Lamborghini production car ever produced, behind the Aventador, with its 6.5-liter V12 delivering 662HP which is enough to launch the supercar to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds and onto a top speed nearing 210mph.

Photo of the Week: 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV & Girls originally appeared on topspeed.com on Monday, 28 May 2012 14:00 EST.

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Source: http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/photo-of-the-week-2010-lamborghini-murcielago-lp670-4-sv-girls-ar130150.html

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Simulation of the New Jersey track

Source: http://www.metrof1.com/blogs/metrof1/2011/10/simulation-of-the-new-jersey-track.html

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Monday, 28 May 2012

2008 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart

2008 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart
2008 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart - New Car, Truck, and SUV Drivens and Reviews - Automobile Magazine
The Ralliart's eighteen-inch wheels give the Galant more dignity than a typical mid-size rental, but don't expect the neighborhood kids to follow you home on their bicycles.

Ann Arbor - In the mid-size sedan market, where the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord are the 800-pound gorillas in the room, many smaller nameplates try to position themselves as sportier, more flavorful alternatives. With its new Ralliart model, the Mitsubishi Galant tries to do the same, but it's just another example of how minor that degree of sportiness often is.


Photo Gallery: 2008 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart - New Car, Truck, and SUV Drivens and Reviews - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/sedans/0703_2008_mitsubishi_galant_ralliart/index.html

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Competition time! @f1afterparty

Source: http://www.metrof1.com/blogs/metrof1/2011/10/competition-time-f1afterparty.html

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2007 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

2007 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
2007 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG - New and Future Cars, Trucks, and SUVs - Automobile Magazine
As self-proclaimed big wigs on the food chain, humans have little fear observing dangerous, wild animals, so long as they're kept in captivity. Mercedes-Benz has taken that philosophy and applied it to its S-Class sedan. AMG's 518-hp, 6.2-liter lion resides under the hood of the new S63 AMG, but it's been tamed by Mercedes' finest zookeepers.

As self-proclaimed big wigs on the food chain, humans have little fear observing dangerous, wild animals, so long as they're kept in captivity. Mercedes-Benz has taken that philosophy and applied it to its S-class sedan. AMG's 518-hp, 6.2-liter lion resides under the hood of the new S63 AMG, but it's been tamed by Mercedes' finest zookeepers. Enthusiasts can look at it, salivate all over it, and even drive it, all without fear of being eaten alive.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG - New and Future Cars, Trucks, and SUVs - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/future_cars/2007/0609_2007_mercedes_benz_s63_amg/index.html

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Funny old world

There are some disadvantages for apartments with spectacular views on the Cote d’Azur. Getting to them is not necessarily easy. The place I was staying in Eze is beautiful but to get there you have to reverse up a pebbly path from a hairpin so tight that a car cannot make the turn. Last night [...]

Source: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/funny-old-world-2/

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Nissan e-NV200 confirmed for production

Nissan has announced plans to build a production version of the e-NV200 concept. It will be launched in 2013.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/WFof-TzHuDc/nissan-e-nv200-confirmed-for-production

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Sunday, 27 May 2012

2012 Monaco Grand Prix in pictures | F1 pictures

2012 Monaco Grand Prix in pictures is an original article from F1 Fanatic. If this article has been published anywhere other than F1 Fanatic it is an infringement of copyright.

Pictures from the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix, won by Mark Webber.

2012 Monaco Grand Prix in pictures is an original article from F1 Fanatic. If this article has been published anywhere other than F1 Fanatic it is an infringement of copyright.

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Wallace thinks it's time to shorten NASCAR season

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/27/2093699/wallace-thinks-its-time-to-shorten.html

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Vintage racing Films now showing in the Flagroom...

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/nofenders/zbjv/~3/eDTIGz30ObQ/vintage-racing-films-now-showing-in.html

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First Look: Fisker Atlantic Prototype

First Look: Fisker Atlantic Prototype
Fisker Atlantic Prototype First Look - 2012 New York Auto Show - Automobile Magazine
A Fisker for the masses

The Fisker Karma is stylish and technologically advanced, but, with a price tag of almost $97,000 (before tax credits), unattainable for most people. The niche automaker hopes to follow up on the Karma's momentum with the Fisker Atlantic, which will carry a more budget-friendly asking price about half of the Karma's MSRP.


Photo Gallery: Fisker Atlantic Prototype First Look - 2012 New York Auto Show - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: Fisker Atlantic Prototype First Look - 2012 New York Auto Show - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/new_york/2012/1203_2012_new_york_fisker_atlantic_prototype_first_look/index.html

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First Look: 2012 Shelby 1000 and 1000 S/C

First Look: 2012 Shelby 1000 and 1000 S/C
2012 Shelby 1000 and 1000 S/C- First Look - Automobile Magazine
And you thought the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 had too much power...

If you thought the 2013 Shelby GT500 had too much power, wait until you hear what Shelby American has cooked up for the 50th anniversary of the original Cobra: the 950-horsepower Shelby 1000, and the track-only 1100-horsepower Shelby 1000 S/C.


Photo Gallery: 2012 Shelby 1000 and 1000 S/C- First Look - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: 2012 Shelby 1000 and 1000 S/C- First Look - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/new_york/2012/1203_2012_shelby_1000_and_1000_sc_first_look/index.html

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Friday, 25 May 2012

BMW 7 Series Focuses on Tech – Not Style – For 2013 Refresh

Though the BMW 7 Series has been refreshed for model-year 2013, most of the changes can’t be seen from the outside. BMW’s flagship sedan will arrive with upgraded drivetrains, new standard technology, and a range of new available options in 2013. On the outside, the 2013 BMW 7 Series gets a slightly different front bumper [...]

Source: http://rumors.automobilemag.com/bmw-7-series-focuses-on-tech-not-style-for-2013-refresh-142965.html

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Damon Hill enjoys comeback – but no plans for more

Damon Hill says he has no thoughts of a proper racing comeback – or perhaps doing a 24 hour race with son Josh – despite showing well in the VW Scirocco-R Cup at Brands Hatch last weekend. Hill, who retired … Continue reading

Source: http://adamcooperf1.com/2012/05/21/damon-hill-enjoys-comeback-but-no-plans-for-more/

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Drinks?

Source: http://www.metrof1.com/blogs/metrof1/2011/11/drinks.html

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Susie Wheldon accepts late husband's 500 ring

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/24/2088003/susie-wheldon-accepts-late-husbands.html

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F1 warns shareholders about Ecclestone

Formula one is formally warning potential shareholders that a key to the sport's health is 81-year-old Bernie Ecclestone. Pre-marketing for F1's high profile Singapore floatation has begun, and a pr...

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/lA3xi3OYhcI/f1-warns-shareholders-about-ecclestone

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Thursday, 24 May 2012

2007 Saturn Aura

2007 Saturn Aura
2007 Saturn Aura - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine
The current Saturn product line is not made up of the clever vehicles that once defined the hip young brand. They are instead dull, awkward blobs of plastic. But Saturn is now ready to win back a customer base with wonderfully Opel-like cars such as the Sky sports car and this beautiful sedan called the Aura. Saturn general manager Jill Lajdziak calls this a "sneak peek at a new generation of emotionally compelling Saturn vehicles," and we hope that claim turns out to be true.

The current Saturn product line is not made up of the clever vehicles that once defined the hip young brand. They are instead dull, awkward blobs of plastic. But Saturn is now ready to win back a customer base with wonderfully Opel-like cars such as the Sky sports car and this beautiful sedan called the Aura. Saturn general manager Jill Lajdziak calls this a "sneak peek at a new generation of emotionally compelling Saturn vehicles," and we hope that claim turns out to be true.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Saturn Aura - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/new_car_previews/2007/0604_2007_saturn_aura/index.html

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CUP: Johnson Rolling Again

Jimmie Johnson eyeing another championship run after recent success…

Source: http://nascar.speedtv.com/article/cup-jimmie-johnson-rolling-again-nascar-sprint-charlotte-motor-speedway/

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Rush movie shoot wraps at Donington

Shooting of Ron Howard’s Hunt/Lauda movie Rush concluded at Donington Park today after an intense three-month schedule that began in London back on February 22. Since then the Rush crew has visited Brands Hatch, Crystal Palace, Snetterton and Cadwell Park … Continue reading

Source: http://adamcooperf1.com/2012/05/22/rush-movie-shoot-wraps-at-donington/

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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX

2008 Subaru Impreza WRX
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX - New Car, Truck, and SUV Road Tests and Drivens - Automobile Magazine
First drive! There's little doubt that the Impreza and the WRX are better cars than their predecessors, but since when should a Subaru look and drive like a Toyota - and an ugly one at that?

I confess: I am not one of the first-wave faithful. Ten years ago, I didn't stay up nights wondering why Subaru kept holding out on the American public.


Photo Gallery: 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX - New Car, Truck, and SUV Road Tests and Drivens - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/sedans/0707_2008_subaru_impreza_wrx/index.html

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'72 Chevy 4x4 pickup done...

Decided to make the camper shell removable.  I'm happy with the way this turned out.  Some "out in the boondocks" pics...

 

With shell...

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://cs.scaleautomag.com/SCACS/forums/thread/1014822.aspx

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

2008 Saturn Vue

2008 Saturn Vue
2008 Saturn Vue - New and Future Cars, Trucks, and SUVs - Automobile Magazine
While the Opel Antara--along with the rest of the Opel brand--is not sold in the U.S., this SUV previews the Saturn Vue that we will get some time next year. Check it out in our 2006 Paris show coverage.

Its name may sound like some sort of African veldt-dwelling wild animal ("Watch as the Antara mauls its prey! Don't get too close, kids-it just might bite yer 'ead off!"), but the Opel Antara is nevertheless a significant vehicle. Opel's latest small sport-utility (remember, Opel is owned by GM) shares the platform of the next Saturn Vue. And while the Vue hasn't ever been anything we've lusted over, if past Opel-GM product sharing is any indication, the next Vue, the Antara-based Vue, ought to be pretty good to drive.


Photo Gallery: 2008 Saturn Vue - New and Future Cars, Trucks, and SUVs - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: 2008 Saturn Vue - New and Future Cars, Trucks, and SUVs - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/future_cars/2008/0609_saturn_vue/index.html

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First Look: 2013 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport

First Look: 2013 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport
2013 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport - 2012 New York Auto Show - Automobile Magazine
New York 2012: Sporty 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport with 8A Debuts

According to Lexus, customers have been asking for an edgier and sportier version of the popular RX crossover. With the 2013 Lexus RX F Sport, their wish, so says the automaker, has been granted.


Photo Gallery: 2013 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport - 2012 New York Auto Show - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: 2013 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport - 2012 New York Auto Show - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/new_york/2012/1204_2013_lexus_rx_350_f_sport_first_look/index.html

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