Wednesday, 31 October 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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MINI Countryman with JCW & MINI RAY styling accessories bound for Essen

If you've always wanted a MINI Countryman John Cooper Works (JCW) but didn't feel like coughing up the extra dough, you might want to check out the company's latest accessories for the popular crossover.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/zJa3sOin8qM/mini-countryman-with-jcw--mini-ray-styling-accessories

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Honda unveils two Accords and a supercharged CR-Z at SEMA

Honda has unveiled their lineup of modified vehicles at the SEMA Motor Show. The Accord takes center stage as two models have been tuned by Bisimoto Engineering and DSO Eyewear.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/gDB2AUBxEwY/honda-unveils-two-accords-and-a-supercharged-cr-z-at-sema

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Cool Small Cars: 2006 Kia Rio 5, 2006 Nissan Versa, 2006 Dodge Caliber, and 2006 Honda Fit

Cool Small Cars: 2006 Kia Rio 5, 2006 Nissan Versa, 2006 Dodge Caliber, and 2006 Honda Fit
Cool Small Cars: 2006 Kia Rio 5, 2006 Nissan Versa, 2006 Dodge Caliber, & 2006 Honda Fit - Automobile Magazine
Automakers are finally paying due respect to the small car segment. We size up the 2006 Dodge Caliber, 2006 Honda Fit, 2006 Kia Rio5, and 2006 Nissan Versa and decide which is the hippest little hatch for your money.

If you've been busy memorizing the stratospheric horsepower and torque numbers from Mercedes-Benz's latest AMG engine or reliving the muscle-car glory days with the Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger concepts, you may not have noticed that small cars are getting cool. Perhaps it's the pendulum finally starting to swing back from outsized SUVs and ever-more-gargantuan pickups. There also could be some rub-off from the digital world, where smallness is prized. And that three-dollars-per-gallon gasoline scare last fall likely spurred things along. Whatever the factors, small cars have begun to acquire a cachet of coolness they haven't had in decades.


Photo Gallery: Cool Small Cars: 2006 Kia Rio 5, 2006 Nissan Versa, 2006 Dodge Caliber, & 2006 Honda Fit - Automobile Magazine


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

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Champion stakes claim

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time of the Q2 session in India, beating Jenson Button by a couple of tenths, with Mark Webber third ahead of Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Pastor Maldonado, Sergio Perez, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. Knocked out were Romain Grosjean, Nico Hulkenberg, Bruno Senna, Michael Schumacher, Daniel Ricciardo, Paul di Resta [...]

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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Inferno Orange Chevrolet COPO Camaro Convertible debuts at SEMA

Chevrolet is showcasing at this year's SEMA show one of the two COPO Camaro convertibles, wearing an Inferno Orange paint.

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Singapore swing hands Vettel the initiative

Lewis Hamilton cut a remarkably phlegmatic figure after the Singapore Grand Prix, considering his retirement from what seemed a victory for the taking left his championship hopes in tatters.

The McLaren driver said all the right things after the race about not giving up, but the sad reality is that he is 52 points behind Ferrari's Fernando Alonso with only 150 still available.

To expect Hamilton to be able to make up more than a third of the points still remaining on a man who is driving one of the best seasons in Formula 1 history is ambitious in the extreme, although it's certainly going to be entertaining watching him try.

Hamilton's performance in Singapore confirmed two things about this season - McLaren are the team to beat with the consistently fastest car and the 2008 world champion is driving superlatively well.

Lewis Hamilton

A gear box failure caused McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton to retire from the Singapore Grand Prix. Photo: Getty 

His pole lap on Saturday was a sight to behold, all controlled aggression and commitment, brushing the walls, judging the balance between risk and reward to perfection to leave his rivals breathless.

Until that point, Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel had appeared to be evenly matched with Hamilton but when it mattered the German found his car's grip had mysteriously disappeared. Hamilton found plenty, though, to go more than half a second clear of anyone else.

It was, as McLaren sporting director Sam Michael put it, a "fantastic" lap and he followed it with a controlled performance in the race, taking only as much as he needed to out of the car and tyres, confident that he had pace in reserve if Vettel upped his pace behind him.

But then the oil started leaking out of his differential, he lost his seamless gearshifts, then third gear and finally all his gears, and he sadly coasted to a halt at Turn Five with more than half the race still remaining.

It was the latest in a series of disappointments for Hamilton this year, without which he would be right up with Alonso in the championship.

For nearly all of them he has been blameless. Only in his collision with Pastor Maldonado in Valencia could you perhaps lay any small fault at his door - of course the Williams man drove into him, but ex-drivers, including Ivan Capelli, have questioned whether Hamilton might have been wiser in the circumstances to leave him a bit more space.

Despite the series of McLaren-related incidents that have cost him his best chance of the title since 2008, Hamilton's mood upon getting back to the paddock was notably different from his subdued bearing after taking pole and victory in Italy two weeks ago.

In Monza, he was downbeat, almost monosyllabic, despite his crushing performance. Here, the speed was the same, but the disposition far sunnier.

It remains to be seen whether that was to do with him making up his mind about his future one way or the other.

But it would take a brave man who gave up the pace of the McLaren for the uncertain and unimpressive form of Mercedes, whatever the difference in remuneration, real or potential, there may be between the offers.

"I think it would have been a nice result for us but we still have more races to go," he said.

"We really couldn't afford today but it is what it is. The good thing is we have good pace. I have to go and win the next races."

On his and McLaren's current form, he could easily win all of them, but if the season continues in its topsy-turvy way, with wins shared about, it is difficult to see him making up so many points on Alonso.

Vettel, though, is a different matter. The low-downforce circuits of Spa and Monza behind them, the Red Bull is likely to be competitive everywhere.

Even if it is not as strong as the McLaren, it is certainly consistently quicker than the Ferrari and in that context a 29-point deficit following the victory he inherited from Hamilton in Singapore is eminently bridgeable.

As Red Bull team boss Christian Horner pointed out, Vettel "was 25 points down with two races to go in 2010, which indicates anything is possible for all the drivers. We need to keep taking points off Fernando, which ideally means getting a few more cars between us and him."

And there's the rub.

Alonso has not won since Germany in July. A potential win escaped him in Italy two weeks ago because of a mechanical problem in qualifying, but Ferrari's poor performance in Singapore, when he had been expecting to fight for pole and victory, was a wake-up call.

On the form of this weekend, Alonso does not look likely to win in normal circumstances unless Ferrari can bring some more speed to the car.

But what he does keep doing is finishing in the points.
In the 10 races since the Spanish Grand Prix in May, Alonso has retired only once - after being hit by the flying Lotus of Romain Grosjean in Belgium three weeks ago. Of the nine he has finished, seven of them resulted in a podium - including two wins - and the other two fifth places.

No-one else has consistency anything like that, and it is in that consistency that lies his best hope.

The concern for Alonso is that if both McLarens and Vettel finish races, those podiums will be hard to come by, and in those circumstances that gap would come down quickly indeed.

So well has he been driving this year that Alonso has to still be considered a narrow favourite for the title.

But while McLaren's weaknesses have made the championship a long-shot even for Hamilton, as Alonso leaves Singapore, he will be casting worried glances over his shoulder at Vettel.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/2012/09/in_singapore_lewis_hamilton_cu.html

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Victory for Vettel in India as his championship lead to Alonso increases

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2007 Jaguar XKR Coupe and Convertible

2007 Jaguar XKR Coupe and Convertible
2007 Jaguar XKR Coupe and Convertible - New and Future Cars, Trucks, and SUVs - Automobile Magazine
The addition of 120 hp is the primary difference between the XKR and the normally aspirated XK, but it's by no means the only one. Consider also the stiffer suspension, a new rear suspension brace, and larger front brakes. A bespoke, aluminum-trimmed front bumper, body-color hood vents, unique nineteen- or twenty-inch wheels, and quad tailpipes distinguish the XKR's exterior.

The subtle whine of the supercharger and the healthy growl of the exhaust motivate you to keep the transmission one gear lower than necessary. The well-damped suspension perfectly modulated the optional twenty-inch wheels over rough sections of tarmac, and the light but communicative steering points you exactly where you want to go. This is a car that inspires you to stop, tap the paddle shifter down to first, and hit the gas for another intoxicating run through the gears, just to experience the blissful marriage of the engine and the fast-shifting manu-matic. Welcome to the new Jaguar XKR.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Jaguar XKR Coupe and Convertible - New and Future Cars, Trucks, and SUVs - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/future_cars/2007/0609_2007_jaguar_xkr/index.html

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Fiat Bravo Xtreme concept debuts at Sao Paulo Motor Show

At the Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil this week Fiat introduced the Bravo Xtreme concept that has a 253 hp 1.4-liter 16V T-Jet engine.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/GqGJLVXirDE/fiat-bravo-xtreme-concept-debuts-at-sao-paulo-motor-show

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Monday, 29 October 2012

Toyota regains lead in global sales

Toyota has regained the position for world’s biggest car manufacturer, beating General Motors and the Volkswagen Group.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/ga-yWyWtZ0A/toyota-regains-lead-in-global-sales

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2012 Indian Grand Prix lap charts | 2012 Indian Grand Prix

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Mark Webber wasn't the only driver to lose time and places because of a KERS failure - Heikki Kovalainen did too.

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Drinks?

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

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2008 Cadillac STS

2008 Cadillac STS
2008 Cadillac STS - Latest Car, Truck, and SUV Road Tests and Reviews - Automobile Magazine
The STS gets a healthy mid-cycle update, complete with more bling (in the form of a new grille) and more bite, courtesy of a 302 hp V-6 for the base car.

Cadillac's current-generation STS was the first to use a rear-wheel-drive chassis, which at last put it on equal footing with big-name players such as the Mercedes-Benz E-class, the Lexus GS, and the BMW 5-series. That's very tough competition and, at the midpoint in its season, the STS is getting some fortification.


Photo Gallery: 2008 Cadillac STS - Latest Car, Truck, and SUV Road Tests and Reviews - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/sedans/0707_2008_cadillac_sts/index.html

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Vettel takes over at the top

As Sebastian Vettel put down his winner’s trophy after holding it up in celebration on the Korean Grand Prix podium, Fernando Alonso tapped him on the back and reached out to shake his hand. It was a symbolic reflection of the championship lead being handed from one to the other.

After three consecutive victories for Vettel and Red Bull, the last two of which have been utterly dominant, it does not look as though Alonso is going to be getting it back.

Alonso will push to the end, of course, and he made all the right noises after the race, talking about Ferrari “moving in the right direction” and only needing “a little step to compete with Red Bull”.

“Four beautiful races to come with good possibilities for us to fight for the championship,” he said, adding: “Now we need to score seven points more than Sebastian. That will be extremely tough but we believe we can do it.”

Alonso (left) and Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel won the Korean GP by finishing ahead of team-mate Mark Webber and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso (left). Photo: Reuters

Indeed, a couple of hours after the race, Alonso was quoting samurai warrior-philosophy again on his Twitter account, just as he had in Japan a week before.

"I've never been able to win from start to finish,” he wrote. “I only learned not to be left behind in any situation."

Fighting against the seemingly inevitable is his only option. The facts are that the Ferrari has been slower than the Red Bull in terms of outright pace all year, and there is no reason to suspect anything different in the final four races of the season.

Vettel’s victory in Korea was utterly crushing in the manner of so many of his 11 wins in his dominant 2011 season. The Red Bull has moved on to another level since Singapore and Vettel, as he always does in that position, has gone with it.

Up and down the pit lane, people are questioning how Red Bull have done it, and a lot of attention has fallen on the team’s new ‘double DRS’ system.

This takes an idea introduced in different form by Mercedes at the start the season and, typically of Red Bull’s design genius Adrian Newey, applies it in a more elegant and effective way.

It means that when the DRS overtaking aid is activated – and its use is free in practice and qualifying – the car benefits from a greater drag reduction, and therefore more straight-line speed than its rivals.

Vettel has been at pains to emphasise that this does not help Red Bull in the race, when they can only use the DRS in a specified zone when overtaking other cars. But that’s not the whole story.

The greater drag reduction in qualifying means that the team can run the car with more downforce than they would otherwise be able to – because the ‘double DRS’ means they do not suffer the normal straight-line speed deficit of doing so.

That means the car’s overall lap time is quicker, whether in race or qualifying. So although the Red Bull drivers can’t use the ‘double DRS’ as a lap-time aid in the actual grands prix, they are still benefiting from having it on the car.

And they are not at risk on straights in the race because the extra overall pace, from the greater downforce, means they are far enough ahead of their rivals for them not to be able to challenge them, let alone overtake them. As long as they qualify at the front, anyway.

It’s not all down to the ‘double DRS’, though. McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe said in Korea: “They appear to have made a good step on their car. I doubt that is all down to that system. I doubt if a lot of it is down to that system, actually. You’ll probably find it’s just general development.”

BBC F1 technical analyst Gary Anderson will go into more details on this in his column on Monday. Whatever the reasons for it, though, Red Bull’s rediscovered dominant form means Alonso is in trouble.

While Red Bull have been adding great chunks of performance to their car, Ferrari have been fiddling around with rear-wing design, a relatively small factor in overall car performance.

They have admitted they are struggling with inconsistency between the results they are getting in testing new parts in their wind tunnel and their performance on the track, so it is hard to see how they will close the gap on a Red Bull team still working flat out on their own updates.

The Ferrari has proved adaptable and consistent, delivering strong performances at every race since a major upgrade after the first four grands prix of the year.

But the only time Alonso has had definitively the quickest car is when it has been raining. It is in the wet that he took one of his three wins, and both his poles.

But he cannot realistically expect it to rain in the next three races in Delhi, Abu Dhabi and Austin, Texas. And after that only Brazil remains. So Alonso is effectively hoping for Vettel to hit problems, as he more or less admitted himself on Sunday.

How he must be ruing the bad breaks of those first-corner retirements in Belgium and Japan – even if they did effectively only cancel out Vettel’s two alternator failures in Valencia and Monza.

If anyone had reason on Sunday to regret what might have been, though, it was Lewis Hamilton, who has driven fantastically well all season only to be let down by his McLaren team in one way or another.

Hamilton, his title hopes over, wasted no time in pointing out after the race in Korea that the broken anti-roll bar that dropped him from fourth to 10th was the second suspension failure in as many races, and a broken gearbox robbed him of victory at the previous race in Singapore.

Operational problems in the early races of the season also cost him a big chunk of points.

Hamilton wears his heart on his sleeve, and in one off-the-cuff remark to Finnish television after the race, he revealed a great deal about why he has decided to move to Mercedes next year.

“It’s a day to forget,” Hamilton said. “A year to forget as well. I’m looking forward to a fresh start next year.”

In other words, I’ve had enough of four years of not being good enough, for various reasons, and I might as well try my luck elsewhere.

There was another post-race comment from Hamilton, too, that said an awful lot. “I hope Fernando keeps pushing,” he said.

Hamilton did not reply when asked directly whether that meant he wanted Alonso to win the title. But you can be sure that remark is a reflection of Hamilton’s belief that he is better than Vettel, that only Alonso is his equal.

Whether that is a correct interpretation of the standing of the three best drivers in the world, it will take more than this season to tell.

In the meantime, if Alonso and Ferrari are not to be mistaken in their belief that they still have a chance, “keeping pushing” is exactly what they must do. Like never before.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/2012/10/as_sebastian_vettel_put_down.html

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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Robert Kubica Hospitalised Following Rally Accident

UPDATE ON KUBICA’s CONDITION:  http://wp.me/p3uiu-11K Renault Lotus F1 driver Robert Kubica has been airlifted to hospital following a car accident while competing on a rally. The incident, described as a high speed accident, left the Pole injured and he had to be airlifted to hospital.  His co-driver Jakub Gerber was uninjured in the incident. While [...]

Source: http://f1fanatics.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/robert-kubica-hospitalised-following-rally-accident/

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2012 Indian Grand Prix fastest laps | 2012 Indian Grand Prix

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Fernando Alonso said he drove 'at 120% for 60 laps' during the Indian Grand Prix - but Jenson Button snatched the fastest lap off him.

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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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2008 Dodge Avenger

2008 Dodge Avenger
2008 Dodge Avenger - Road Tests, Reviews, and Drivens - Automobile Magazine
This new Avenger won't be rewriting any rules for the mid-size class. At best, it's an alternative with a uniquely American accent.

Dodge figures the full-size Charger's styling will work just as well on a mid-size car. And so we have the Avenger, which basically looks like a three-quarter-scale Charger. Mechanically, the Avenger is a twin to the Chrysler Sebring sedan, sharing its underpinnings and powertrains. And like the Sebring, the Avenger hopes to out-value the Honda Accord, the Nissan Altima, and the Ford Fusion. To that end, the Avenger starts at$18,895--$1605 less than an outgoing Stratus but with $985 more content.


Photo Gallery: 2008 Dodge Avenger - Road Tests, Reviews, and Drivens - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/sedans/0704_2008_dodge_avenger/index.html

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Saturday, 27 October 2012

2008 Dodge Avenger

2008 Dodge Avenger
2008 Dodge Avenger - New and Future Cars, Trucks, and SUVs - Automobile Magazine
As concept cars go, the Dodge Avenger may not be the most exciting thing on four wheels, but it at least looks promising. And although Chrysler's famously ordinary mid-size Sebring sedan fails to make us wet ourselves with glee, the Avenger concept--which was reported to have been built on the 2007 Sebring's platform--at least exudes some excitement.

As concept cars go, the Dodge Avenger may not be the most exciting thing on four wheels, but it at least looks promising. And although Chrysler's famously ordinary mid-size Sebring sedan fails to make us wet ourselves with glee, the Avenger concept--which was reportedly been built on the 2007 Sebring's platform--at least exudes some excitement. Dodge claims that the Avenger "hints at the next-generation global D-segment vehicle from Dodge," but we're fairly sure it does more than "hint." Power comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four; that engine will likely be offered outside North America shortly after the production car's launch.


Photo Gallery: 2008 Dodge Avenger - New and Future Cars, Trucks, and SUVs - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/future_cars/2007/0609_2008_dodge_avenger/index.html

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CUP: Johnson Eyeing Point Jump

Jimmie Johnson in position to challenge Brad Keselowski for Chase lead…

Source: http://nascar.speedtv.com/article/cup-jimmie-johnson-eyeing-nascar-sprint-cup-series-point-jump/

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First Drive: 2008 Honda Civic Mugen Si

First Drive: 2008 Honda Civic Mugen Si
2008 Honda Civic MUGEN Si - New Car, Truck and SUV Road Tests and Reviews - Automobile Magazine
The big H brings more noise to the Civic party, courtesy of -- say it with us -- MOO-gen. Sam Smith takes the four-door screamer on the track at Mid-Ohio.

So there I was, sitting under a giant Honda tent at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It was the morning, I was eating breakfast, and I was staring off into the distance, idly wondering why I couldn't remember any of my high-school Japanese. (Ok, I didn't take Japanese in high school, but I'd like to pretend that I did, because the smart kids all took Japanese. I took Spanish, a language that has helped me exactly zero times in my professional life but nevertheless allowed me to insult all of my mexican college friends in their native tongue. Y tu mama tambien, bastardo!)


Photo Gallery: 2008 Honda Civic MUGEN Si - New Car, Truck and SUV Road Tests and Reviews - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/sedans/0707_2008_honda_civic_mugen_si/index.html

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Don’t miss out upon Robopong 2012...

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2007 Lincoln MKZ

2007 Lincoln MKZ
2007 Lincoln MKZ - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine
Lincoln's MKZ (formerly known as the Zephyr,) shares nearly every component with the Ford Fusion, including high hopes for brand rejuvenation. Lincoln is in need of a fresh and proper flagship to accompany the aging Town Car and LS. However, it's questionable whether or not new and younger customers will flock to Lincoln/Mercury dealers for the smallish front-wheel-drive MKZ, especially with the lower-priced Fusion joining the plethora of solid import and domestic competitors.

Lincoln's MKZ (formerly known as the Zephyr,) shares nearly every component with the Ford Fusion, including high hopes for brand rejuvenation. Lincoln is in need of a fresh and proper flagship to accompany the aging Town Car and LS. However, it's questionable whether or not new and younger customers will flock to Lincoln/Mercury dealers for the smallish front-wheel-drive MKZ, especially with the lower-priced Fusion joining the plethora of solid import and domestic competitors.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Lincoln MKZ - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/new_car_previews/2007/0605_2007_lincoln_mkz/index.html

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Friday, 26 October 2012

Matters of the moment in F1

The F1 media (or what passes for it) is running slightly wild at the moment. Wander around the paddock and have a few chats with the people who know these things and one gets a very different picture of things, compared to what you can read on the Internet. It might be amusing for those [...]

Source: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/matters-of-the-moment-in-f1/

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Jimmie Johnson wins the pole at Martinsville

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/10/26/2440711/jimmie-johnson-wins-the-pole.html

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Earnhardt talks of fear concussions caused

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/10/26/2440474/earnhardt-talks-of-fear-concussions.html

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2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS -New and Future Cars, Trucks, and SUVs - Automobile Magazine
The hardcore 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is finally coming to the US! Celebrate with us here.

The GT3 RS is a Porsche 911 for those with no fear. We didn't get the 996-series GT3 RS, but Yankee speed freaks soon will be able to flog the 997-series follow-up. The RS is lighter than the already svelte GT3 thanks to the use of carbon fiber for the car's hood panel and its adjustable rear wing. Wider rear fenders like those from the 911 Carrera 4 cover the RS's increased rear track. Sharing its 415-hp flat six and six-speed manual gearbox with the regular GT3, the RS will be offered with black or silver paint as standard, but buyers can pay extra to have their cars sprayed in funky, 1970s-style shades of orange or green. The 911 GT3 RS hits the track in early 2007.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS -New and Future Cars, Trucks, and SUVs - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS -New and Future Cars, Trucks, and SUVs - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/future_cars/2007/0609_2007_porsche_911_gt3_rs/index.html

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DRIVEN PREVIEW: 2007 Chrysler Sebring

DRIVEN PREVIEW: 2007 Chrysler Sebring
DRIVEN PREVIEW: 2007 Chrysler Sebring - Latest Car, Truck, and SUV Reviews, Road Tests, and Drivens - Automobile Magazine
If the 300 has taught us anything, it's that Chrysler can rally the troops and build something truly special. Is this?

The Chrysler 300 was the first Detroit sedan in a long while to really set the country on fire. At the same time, it also introduced a new concept: Chryslers, apparently, don't have to be mediocre.


Photo Gallery: DRIVEN PREVIEW: 2007 Chrysler Sebring - Latest Car, Truck, and SUV Reviews, Road Tests, and Drivens - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: DRIVEN PREVIEW: 2007 Chrysler Sebring - Latest Car, Truck, and SUV Reviews, Road Tests, and Drivens - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/sedans/0612_2007_chrysler_sebring/index.html

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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Coulthard to retire from DTM after Hockenheim finale

David Coulthard will retire from the DTM after the final race of the season at Hockenheim this weekend. The Scot says he wants to focus on his family and other interests, including of course his BBC F1 commentary role. Coulthard … Continue reading

Source: http://adamcooperf1.com/2012/10/18/coulthard-to-retire-from-dtm-after-hockenheim-finale/

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Andretti Autosport to enter Munoz in Indy 500

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/10/23/2432681/andretti-autosport-to-enter-munoz.html

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F1 Race Stars gameplay trailer released [video]

Codemasters has released the first gameplay video of the upcoming F1 Race Stars game for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/rAwxJvvrlFE/f1-race-stars-gameplay-trailer-released-video

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Hamilton goes Gang man style in ‘Joisy...

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AUTOS: Back to America’s Car Museum - Tres visit...

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

EcoBoosts at SEMA: Ford Prepares Two 2013 Escape Crossovers for SEMA Show

A pair of 2013 Ford Escape crossovers will be debuting at this year’s SEMA show but, other than the fact that they are both powered by the EcoBoost 2.0-liter engine, share very little in common. Now that we’ve taken a glimpse at Ford’s plans at SEMA for modified Ford Fusions and Focuses, it’s the Escape’s [...]

Source: http://rumors.automobilemag.com/ecoboosts-at-sema-ford-prepares-two-2013-escape-crossovers-for-sema-show-178355.html

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Why Ferrari would do better with “two roosters” | Comment

Why Ferrari would do better with “two roosters” is an original article from F1 Fanatic. If this article has been published anywhere other than F1 Fanatic it is an infringement of copyright.

Luca di Montezemolo says he doesn't want two number one drivers at Ferrari. Here's why he should reconsider.

Why Ferrari would do better with “two roosters” 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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Schumacher: I Thought I Could Win Title With Mercedes

Michael Schumacher has revealed that he thought an eighth title with Mercedes was possible. The veteran racer came out of retirement to race for the German team in 2010 thinking that returning to the pinnacle sport was achievable. However, things didn’t really work out for ‘Schumi’ who has been relatively disappointing during his ‘second coming’. [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Formula1Fancast/~3/8vp6wFP8dgU/schumacher-i-thought-i-could-win-title-with-mercedes

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2013 Calendar confirmed by FIA, only 2 changes to the Provisional

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First Look: 2013 Acura RLX Concept

First Look: 2013 Acura RLX Concept
First Look: 2013 Acura RLX Concept - Automobile Magazine
Finally, a new flagship.

The current Acura RL may technically be Acura's largest, most expensive offering, but as the midsize TL range has grown in terms of size and sophistication, the supposed flagship of the Acura brand hardly offers anything its more mainstream sibling doesn't.


Photo Gallery: First Look: 2013 Acura RLX Concept - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: First Look: 2013 Acura RLX Concept - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/new_york/2012/1204_2013_acura_rlx_concept/index.html

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Competition time! @f1afterparty

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

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Mario to drive le Reggie at COTA

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First Look: 2013 Ram 1500

First Look: 2013 Ram 1500
First Look: 2013 Ram 1500 - Automobile Magazine
The fuel economy wars come to pickups.

Fuel economy is typically a sore subject when it comes to pickup trucks. These beasts of burden have typically been sold based on their towing or payload capacities, with fuel economy hardly entering the discussion. Now that fuel is back in the $4 per gallon range, you can bet truck ads will be prominently displaying fuel economy figures. And Chrysler promises to have the best fuel economy in this segment with the 2013 Ram 1500.


Photo Gallery: First Look: 2013 Ram 1500 - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: First Look: 2013 Ram 1500 - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/new_york/1204_2013_ram_1500/index.html

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Nissan Extrem concept unveiled in Sao Paulo

Nissan has officially unveiled the Extrem concept at the Sao Paulo Motor Show. It features unique styling and a 2+2 interior.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/SVRMw1sJPIU/nissan-extrem-concept-unveiled-in-sao-paulo

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