Gm Is On Top Of Its Performance Game Right Now

Unplugged Performance Previews Tesla Model S Upgrades

Unplugged Performance Previews Tesla Model S Upgrades

Let’s start with the new Corvette Z06: S The Corvette is already getting rave reviews for it’s driving prowess and beautiful interior and exterior. People knew that a new Z06 was bound to come along, they just didn’t know how mad it was going to be. It uses active-aero for God’s sake! A new supercharged 6.2 engine code-named LT4 sits under the carbon-fiber hood making “at least 625 horsepower” and 635 ft/lbs of torque.
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From Tractors to Touring Cars: The Origin of Lamborghini

And Volvos new Flywheel KERS system does look promising. Volvo are currently running UK tests of a KERS flywheel system developed by Flybrid Automotive, which takes kinetic energy generated under braking and stores it in a flywheel fitted to the back axle. When the car moves off, the kinetic energy stored in the flywheel is either used to reduce the load on the engine which drives the front wheels or offers additional power, and four-wheel drive as the flywheel powers the back wheels, for extra performance. Volvo have fitted the KERS system to an S60 with the 254bhp T5 engine, which manages to get to 62mph 1.5 seconds quicker with the KERS system fitted thanks to the extra 80bhp from the flywheel.
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GM is on top of its performance game right now

The top-selling Fiesta model was given a marginal rating, as were the Kia Rio, Mazda 2 and Toyota Yaris. The cars rated poor were the Fiat 500, Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Versa saloon, Honda Fit, Toyota Prius C and the Hyundai Accent, although some of the cars tested are not sold in the UK. All the small cars tested were marked down for the performance of the vehicle structure, which does the most to protect the occupants in the event of an accident. The IIHS also noted that none of the vehicles tested had front collision mitigation, which intervenes in the likelihood of a crash and can dramatically reduce the impact.
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Volvo’s KERS system improves performance and cuts fuel use.

Photo Volvo S60 with KERS Flywheel

His swords-to-plowshares business model proved remarkably successful, and by the mid-1950s Lamborghini, who also built air conditioners and gas heaters at this point, was a wealthy man. He decided to use his newfound riches to indulge his lifelong interest in automobiles, purchasing a Ferrari , a Mercedes-Benz , an Alfa Romeo , and a variety of other performance cars. Lamborghinis auto-making career though began when the clutch on his Ferrari 250GT broke in the late 1950s. Tearing the car down, the former airplane mechanic discovered that the clutch was the same one he installed in his farm tractors.
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How safe is your car?

California-based Unplugged Performance has just previewed their upgraded bodykit for the extremely popular, all-electric Tesla Model S. Believed to be the first tuner offering visual upgrades for the Model S, the car Unplugged Performance has created is unquestionably unique. At the front, a new bumper can be fitted. Costing $995, the bumper is significantly more aggressive and features much sharper lines than the standard Model S.
If you would like to read more: http://www.gtspirit.com/2014/03/27/unplugged-performance-previews-tesla-model-s-upgrades/

Luxury Cars: 6 New Over-the-top Options

Audi Passes BMW in Sales to Take Lead in Luxury-Car Sales

Heavily lacquered birds-eye maple is out; a low-gloss natural look is in. We choose species where the pores in wood are clearly evident like the elm cluster burl in Cadillacs CTS, says Clough. BMW uses renewable species like poplar to create so-called engineered woods, whose grain is uniform and natural-looking minus the imperfections. Says McGill, You can also make engineered Makassar ebony a trim option in BMWs top-of-the-line 7 Series. Enter the Bespoke Car “The Internet has made it so easy to personalize your world,” says McGill.
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Technology Looks to Reverse Luxury Car Thefts

We increased the reach from 215 kilometers (134 miles) to about 450 kilometers, development chief Ulrich Hackenberg said. Thats a decisive step toward every-day usability. BMW surpassed Stuttgart-based Mercedes in global sales in 2005 and has held that post on an annual basis since then. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is rolling out 13 new vehicles, including a dozen with no predecessor, by the end of the decade to gain momentum. Vehicles coming to market in 2014 include the GLA compact SUV, the S-Class coupe and a revamped C-Class, the automakers best-selling model.
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Our sponsorship of this prestigious event demonstrates our commitment to delivering world class banking services and products designed to cater to the affluent lifestyle of the our valued platinum and premium clientele and invited guests who attend the event.” Steven Hill at Al Ghassan Motors added, “Bentley is the pinnacle of automotive luxury and we selected World Luxury Expo to reinforce our status as the ultimate luxury performance sedan benchmark by becoming the “Official Automotive Sponsor” of what will become an annual signature event for Jeddah . With its unrivalled blend of effortless drivability, a Bentley showcases exquisite luxury and craftsmanship, sculpted design and state-of-the-art technology and we look forward to share this experience to invited guests. Al Ghassan Motors is also the officially appointed distributor for Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, McLaren and Lotus in Saudi Arabia.” Bentley will also present a limited edition capsule handbag collection featuring two distinct models The Barnato and The Continental. This limited edition collection comprises 160 bags globally, 80 of each style, in four colourways. These elegant and sculptural handbags showcase Bentley’s expertise in design and craftsmanship and are valued from GBP 3,800 for The Continental and from GBP 4,800 Besides the Bentley Mulsanne, Al Ghassan Motors
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Luxury cars aim to impress at World Luxury Expo in Jeddah

There are a number of systems on the market, the most affordable of which are mechanical theft deterrence systems. Here are a few examples: Kill Switch – A mechanical kill switch is a hidden on/off switch that cuts off the power running from the car’s battery to the starter, thus rendering the vehicle immobile. Steering Wheel, Tire, and Hood Locks – All three of these theft deterrents are more of a visual form of stopping thieves before they strike and are also effective in immobilizing the vehicle. Gearshift Lock – This device is the most common and renders the car immobile even if the vehicle is hotwired.
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