2014 Volkswagen GTI Roadster Concept

Created purely as a design show case, the 2014 Volkswagen GTI Roadster Concept is a super sports car that is created by the icon of all sporty compacts.

It has the same engine as VW Vision Golf GTI. The carbon fiber and the Alcantara trim design enhance the interior of the car.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Roadster Base Price: NA
Dimensions
Length:163.7 in. (415.8 cm) Wheel Base:98.2 in. (249.4 cm)
Height:42.9 in. (109.0 cm) Width:74.5 in. (189.4 cm)
Curb Weight:3130 lbs (1420 kg) Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine:V6 Biturbo Displacement:3.0 Liter
Horsepower:498 HP Max RPM:NA
Torque:414 lb-ft @ 4000-6000 rpm Transmission:7-Speed Dual Clutch
0-62 mph:3.6 seconds Maximum Speed:192 mph (309 km/h)

Engine

Under the hood is a 3.0 liter V6 Biturbo engine that delivers up to 496 horsepower. The 2014 GTI Roadster Concept is capable of going 0 – 62mph in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 192 mph.

The car is fitted with a 7 speed DSG gearbox and four motion all-wheel drive mechanism. With 413 lbs ft of torque, this car is arguably one of the most powerful machines.
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Exterior

The body is aerodynamically optimized by a number of modifications. At the rear is the large wing which creates a strong downforce. This transfers extreme engine power to the road in a controlled way through an all wheel drive system.

The design features the honeycomb grille and headlamps with aggressive carbon fiber blades. Another visible feature is the floating C pillars that double up as a roll-over protection bar.

Additionally the car features over-sized 20 inch alloy wheels wrapped in a glide of low-profile rubber and carbon sills turning it into a pure fantasy. Inside the 20 inch alloys are ceramic brakes that raise the flying VW.
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Interior

Inside, passengers are cocooned in a twin carbon fiber monocoque. They are able to sit low in hip-hugging racing seats. A fire extinguisher has been fitted to give it a complete race car feel.

The carbon fiber and the Alcantara trim design enhance the interior of the car. The design elements of the 2014 GTI Roadster Concept are portrayed as vibrant, dynamic and emotional as possible. The seats and the steering wheel are all swathed in faux suede.
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October 30, 2014 at 1:32 pm | No comment

2015 Audi RS7 Sportback

The 2015 Audi RS7 Sportback has many enhanced features, and then some. Audi continues to exhibit its prowess when it comes to building attractive & powerful cars.

It borrows the Audi S7 and A7, including a redesigned single frame front grille which has a black honey comb pattern, gloss carbon, and black styling packages that give it an extra level of personalization and luxury.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Sportback Base Price: £82,010*
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.5 Imp gals (75L) MPG: 20 city / 38 hwy
Dimensions
Length:197.3 in. (501.2 cm) Wheel Base:114.7 in. (291.5 cm)
Height:55.9 in. (141.9 cm) Width:84.2 in. (213.9 cm)
Unladen Weight:4232 lbs (1920 kg) Ground Clearance:NA
Luggage Capacity: 18.9 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance
Engine:V8 TFSI quattro Displacement:4.0 Liter
Horsepower:560 HP Max RPM:5700-6600 RPM
Torque:518 lb-ft @ 1750-5500 rpm Transmission:8-Speed Tiptronic
0-60 mph:3.9 seconds Maximum Speed:155 mph (250 km/h)

*UK Model

Engine & Performance

The 4.0L V8 engine and the pair of turbo chargers produce 560 hp and 516 lbs ft of torque at between 1750 and 5500 rpm. The engine, combined with lightweight aluminum, makes the 2015 RS7 Sportback sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.9 seconds. The optional dynamics packages allow a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h) or 190 mph (305 km/h) depending on the choice of package.

Power is enhanced through an 8 speed tiptonic transmission to a Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system with an optional sport differential for its rear axle. This offers extra performance and fun.

The V8 bi-turbo engine gives you 25 mpg (9.5 liters/100 km) of fuel economy, and a CO2 emission of 221 grams per kilometer thanks to the eighth gear.

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Suspension & Brakes

The RS7 Sportback has RS adaptive air suspension which is combined with adaptive damping which lets it sit 0.78 (20mm) lower than the base A7. Besides giving it better handling performance, lowering the height also gives it a menacing stance.

You can also opt for the RS sport suspension with DRC (Dynamic Ride Control) for better canyon carving. Carbon ceramic brakes have been tucked behind the lightweight alloy wheels to ensure the RS7 comes down from high speed just as quickly as it accelerates.

Exterior

The exterior is striking with a refined shape that gives it a crispy design that is quite attractive. Although the massive front intakes have been retained, the new singleframe LED headlamp design with a mildly altered bumper and LED running lights gives it a menacing front end.

Moreover, the grille received a visual tweak with sharper angles and edges. You can order the trim around the nose in matte aluminum, carbon or gloss black. The 2015 RS7 Sportback is available in four new colors; three metallic shades, Glacier White, Mythos Black and Floret Silver.

The 20 inch forged alloy wheels are standard but there is an option for 21 inch cast aluminum wheels which come in three color options.

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Interior

The same honeycomb shape from the attractive grille has been mirrored in the stitching of the bolstered RS sports seats. The Quattro emblem has been slightly updated whereas the air vent controls, shift paddles, and instrument cluster have been slightly updated.

Audi also upgraded the MMI to the latest model which is powered by Silicon from Nvidia.
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October 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm | No comment

2015 Mini Cooper 5-Door

Only months after launching the new Mini, the premium British car company has added a new model to the Mini range, and it has a very different body that is a first in the history of the Mini Cooper, the 2015 Mini Cooper 5 Door.

The wheelbase has been lengthened, the body has also been made longer than the 3-door Mini. This new five door model gives you more freedom with what you can do with the interior.
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Engine

You can select from four different turbo engines, with Mini TwinPower Technology. These include the petrol-powered 3 cylinder engine that has an output of 136 horsepower (100 kW) in the Mini Cooper; a 4 cylinder engine is in the Cooper S, with 192 horsepower (141 kW).

The Mini D 5-door has a diesel-powered 3 cylinder engine with 116 horsepower (85 kW) and the Mini Cooper SD comes with a 2.0 liter diesel powered, 4 cylinder, giving you 170 horsepower (125 kW). Each one of these models meets EU6 emissions standards.

Interior

While the people riding inside the Mini Cooper 5-door can enjoy more space, the compartment for luggage has been improved as well, with 9.8 cu ft (278 liters) of space more than the traditional 3-door model.

The luggage compartment can be improved even more, as the folding split in the rear backrests allows it to increase to33.2 cu ft (941 liters).

There are three seats in the back, and the passengers who sit here will enjoy slightly more head-space, as well as increased elbow room, due to the added width.

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Economy

This new series of Mini has been built to give a unique balance between fuel economy and driving pleasure.

The fuel-efficiency technology, the manual 6-speed transmission, and the Steptronic 6-speed transmission, support this goal.

Highly Advanced System

The instrument system of the 5 door Mini is designed to give complete control and interaction between vehicle and driver. It depends on the fittings, but the center has a TFT display with 4 lines, or an 8.8 inch color screen.

Either of these displays gives the driver feedback on the various functions, the communication and infotainment system, the navigational system, with directions and maps, and the specialized graphics for the connected services.

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October 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm | No comment

2015 BMW X6

BMW first released the X6 in 2008. In 2012, a revised version was revealed. Recently, the 2015 BMW X6 SUV was unveiled to the public.

This car has quickly become one very successful model due to the little competition.

The new X6 has received significant upgrades, including a 20-pound weight reduction.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: SUV Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.7 Impgals (85L) MPG: 21 city / 34 hwy
Dimensions
Length:193.3 in. (490.9 cm) Wheel Base:115.5 in. (293.3 cm)
Height:67 in. (170.2 cm) Width:85.4 in. (217 cm)
Unladen Weight:4949 lbs (2245 kg) Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine:4.4 Liter V8 DOHC Compression Ratio:10: 1
Horsepower:450 HP Max RPM:5500-6000 RPM
Torque:481 lb-ft @ 2000-4500 rpm Transmission:8-Speed Steptronic
0-60 mph:4.8 seconds Maximum Speed:155 mph (250 km/h)

UK specs xDrive50i

Engine & Performance

Under the hood, you can choose between; a base X6 sDrive-35i and xDrive35i. The engines are powered by a 3.0 liter inline 6-rated engine. The engines deliver 300 horsepower with 300 lbs ft of torque. This model goes from zero to 60 mph in 6 seconds; this is 0.3 seconds faster than previous models.

Another option is the xDriver50i. This is 4.4 liter V8 twin turbo engine. The 50i can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds; this is 0.8 seconds faster than models past. It delivers 445 horsepower and 480 lbs ft of torque, 30 lbs ft more than in the past.
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Exterior

At front of the car, the trademark twin grille is wider and flatter. The headlamps are narrow and less rounded at the edges. The car’s sculpted bumper is new and has a big X-shaped crease that embraces side intakes and fog lamps.

At the back, you find new taillights, an updated bumper with sportier accents and revised exhaust pipes. Basically, this new X6 is larger than the X4 in many ways. The car is 20 pounds lighter. The wheelbase is actually shorter than earlier models.

Interior

Interior upgrades include a restyled dashboard, better front seats with a sportier design & an updated instrument-cluster.

Standard iDrive system features a freestanding, 10.2 inch flat screen. Other features include a restyled, steering wheel (leather-wrapped) with better button configuration and brand new paddle shifters. When the rear seat is folded, cargo space increases from the normal 20.5 cu ft to 53.9 cubic feet.

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October 27, 2014 at 1:32 pm | No comment

2014 Lotus Exige LF1

The limited edition 2014 Lotus Exige LF1 was developed as a celebration of Lotus Marquee’s provenance in Formula 1 with 81 victories.

Therefore, Lotus is only offering 81 units to ensure the model remains as exlusive as any other model the car maker has created in its esteemed history. Moreover, it carries a unique design that oozes aggression and sportiness.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Racer Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 8.8 gals (40 L) MPG: 20 city / 37 hwy
Dimensions
Length:160.8 in. (408.4 cm) Wheel Base:93.3 in. (237 cm)
Height:44.4 in. (112.9 cm) Width:70.9 in. (180.2 cm)
Unladen Weight:2593 lbs (1176 kg) Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine:V6 DOHC Supercharger Displacement:3.5 Liter
Horsepower:345 HP Max RPM:7000 RPM
Torque:295 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm Transmission:6-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph:3.8 seconds Maximum Speed:170 mph (274 km/h)

UK Specs

Engine & Performance

The Exige LF1 houses a 3.5 liter, V6 engine that produces 345 hp at 7000 rpm and 295 lb-ft torque at 4500 rpm. Therefore, it can speed from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and from 0-100 in just 4.0 seconds.

The Lotus Exige LF1 has a top speed of 274 km/h (170 mph) and it weighs 1176 kg. It has a combined fuel economy of 28.0 mpg at 10.1 liters/100 km and CO2 emissions of 236g/km. Lotus Exige LF1 has two piece high-performance brake discs and a custom-made carbon fiber engine plate.
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Exterior

The use of black and gold livery is quite compelling and the red accents are a salute to the F1 colors. Gold is well represented on the 17 and 18 inch five-spoke, matte-finished, cast alloy rims.

A racing red and gold stripe makes its way on the body running the entire length of the hood and roof. The black and gold nose badge is part of the stylish exterior package. This special edition includes a race pack to go with Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tires.

Interior

The interior of the Lotus Exige LF1 has a unique black and gold treatment that is highlighted by a custom-made leather trim and fabric that is colored in black and seductively complemented by gold stitching and piping.

There are various embroidered logos in the cabin, including Lotus F1 Team logos on seat backs and LF1 logos on the floor mats and headrests. Each unit has air conditioning and an individually numbered carbon-fiber build plate that represents all the Formula 1 victories by Lotus marquee from 1960 to 2013.

Optional equipment includes heated seats, a convenience pack, and rear packing sensors.

Besides the exclusive driving experience, Lotus Exige LF1 owners will automatically get the Exige LF1 membership which offers the real Lotus Formula 1 experience including behind the scenes tours of Lotus F1 team factories, lotus Cars and a range of gifts and memorabilia from the Lotus F1 Team.

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October 26, 2014 at 1:32 pm | No comment

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