2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

In 1967 Chevrolet built a special version of the Camaro to compete in the Trans-Am 2 class on the Sports Club of America circuit. The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, while not made specifically for the track, would surely be able to hold its own.

Within its own family the Z28 is much lighter and faster than its ZL1 sibling. "Muscle" car lovers might find themselves comparing it to the Ford Mustang Boss 302, and would revel watching these 2 side by side on a drag strip.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: $ 72,705
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19 gals (72 L) Miles Per Gallon: NA
Dimensions
Length: 190.6 in. (484.1 cm) Wheel Base: 112.3 in. (285.2 cm)
Height: 52.4 in. (133.1 cm) Width: 76.9 in. (195.3 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 11.3 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance
Engine: V8 RWD Displacement: 7.0 Liter
Horsepower: 505 HP Max RPM: 6100 RPM
Torque: 481 lb-ft @4800 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Engine & Performance

The 2014 Camaro Z28 is equipped with a powerful LS7, a 7.0 Liter V8, packed with 505 horsepower naturally aspirated engine, similar to that in the Corvette Z06.

The only transmission offered is a Tremec TR6060 manual transmission and configured as a rear wheel drive. This Z28 will "fly" from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds and top out at a speed of 180 mph.

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Exterior

The new Camaro Z28 is aerodynamically designed. The front façade features a large splitter. The front and rear wheel wells have a huge flare and there are rocker panels on each side. The rear includes a trunk mounted spoiler and an operational diffuser.

The rear window is smaller than the ZL1 as a weight saving measure. Gone are the HID headlights and fog lamps too. The overall savings in pounds equals 300.

Interior

Inside the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, you will find a matte-metallic octane finish trim. The steering wheel is flat bottomed and the Recaro, micro-fiber suede insert seats are inspired by racing buckets with a 5 point harness design.

With another consideration to weight, air conditioning and a 6 speaker audio system (vs. just one speaker otherwise) are offered as options.

This retro named vehicle comes with a price tag of $75,000, quite the pricey Camaro. With its Spring release timeframe, it should be available in most areas now.

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May 31, 2014 at 5:26 pm | No comment

2014 Audi TT quattro Sport Concept

Launched at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show, the 2014 Audi TT quattro Sport Concept defines the latest Audi TT with its legendary quattro all-wheel drive that delivers optimal power and enhances the dynamic handling of this sports vehicle.

The German manufacturer designed this vehicle specifically for motorsports aficionados who are looking for perfect the racing experience.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Sport Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.8 gals (60 L) Miles Per Gallon: NA
Dimensions*
Length: 165.3 in. (419.8 cm) Wheel Base: 97.2 in. (246.9 cm)
Height: 53 in. (134.6 cm) Width: 72.5 in. (184.2 cm)
Curb Weight: 2963 lbs (1344 kg) Maximum Seating: 2 + 2
Performance
Engine: Inline 4 TFSI Displacement: 2.0 Liter
Horsepower: 420 HP Max RPM: 6700 RPM
Torque: 332 lb-ft @2400-6300 rpm Transmission: S-Tronic DCT
0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds Maximum Speed: NA

* Audi TTS specs

Engine & Performance

The engine of the TT quattro Sport Concept combines a four cylinder Turbo, 2.0 TFSI that supplies a powertrain with 414 horsepower at 6,700 rpm with 333 lbs ft of torque at 2,400 to 6,300 rpm, representing the newest standard set in the two-liter category.

The engine of this sport concept car has a power output of 155 kW per liter, more than the 2001 Le Mans R18 racing car, which was when Audi combined the FSI with a turbo-charged engine based on the EA888 technology for the first time.

This 2014 sports car can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in only 3.7 seconds.

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Exterior

The exterior design of the TT quattro Sport Concept is characterized by a distinctive, wide and dark-colored diamond-pattern single frame grill with a frame displaying the TT quattro logo, 21-inch wheels featuring semi-slick tires and a central locking system as well as consistent air intakes resembling inserted air boxes, also featuring diamond-pattern grilles.

The rear diffuser, splitter and the lower segments are made of carbon-fiber reinforced polymer. The paint finish of this concept car is Crystal White, which adds sublimely to the athletic silhouette of this sports car.

Interior

The interior of the 2014 Audi TT quattro Sport Concept has been minimalized to the basic essentials of a true racing car and features a compact steering wheel housing the red start/stop button.

They have added a diagonal strip of Alcantara that serves as the door pull handle. Speakers and armrests have been removed from the door panels. The controls are designed exclusively for the driver.

The seats are in fact racing bucket seats and feature 4-point seat belts with black with white stripes. The 12.3-inch display of the entirely digital instrument cluster showcases various views for the driver.

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May 30, 2014 at 5:26 pm | No comment

2014 Skoda Vision C Concept

Unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show was the 2014 Skoda Vision C Concept.

The initial impression you get is that the 'C' denotes coupe, as evidenced by its styling. However, it is not a coupe, "technically".

The Vision C presents an effort from the Czech brand to move up the market with its vehicle offerings.
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Engine

The Vision C concept will be equipped with a 1.4 liter TSI gasoline engine which generates 109 horsepower.

The car also comes with a CNG fuel option as well, which will help the Vision C achieve amazingly low CO2 levels, and comply with the European Union’s 2020 emission standards.

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Exterior

The Skoda Vision C has familiar design language with definite lines, which look sharper. The Vision C seems to have borrowed the design cues from its cousin, the Audi A7 Sportback.

The Vision C concept is a five door coupe with a notchback design, wherein the tailgate opens with the rear windscreen. The front hood and grille design resembles the current generation Skoda cars, but much more sharper.

The headlights and taillights look angular and add to the overall sharp design of the car. The car is built of lightweight materials to help it in achieving higher fuel efficiency and lower emission levels. The coupe style also helps in achieving the same.

Interior

The interiors complement the exterior design language. The interior is dynamic, sleek and elegant. The interior features an interplay of convex and concave surfaces.

The material used is of top quality and the vehicle has plenty of space inside for four people to sit comfortably.

Vision C drive technology is very close to the production and we can expect to see this car in the market sooner than later. According to Skoda, the car is likely to be positioned with the Octavia and Superb models.

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May 29, 2014 at 1:34 pm | No comment

2014 Porsche 911 RSR

The 2014 Porsche 911 RSR is an improved version of the 2013 model which made its debut at Le Mans where it had a rather respectable second place finish. Not bad huh?

The 2014 model is distinguished by its systematic design as well as refined aerodynamics.

The model is based on the 17th generation of the 911, an icon in motor sports.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: GT Race Car Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.8 gals (90 L)* Miles Per Gallon: 15 city / 32 hwy*
Dimensions*
Length: 178.9 in. (454.5 cm) Wheel Base: 96.7 in. (245.7 cm)
Height: 50 in. (126.9 cm) Width: 72.9 in. (185.2 cm)
Curb Weight: 2745 lbs (1245 kg) Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine: Flat 6 DOHC Displacement: 3996 cc
Horsepower: 470 HP Max RPM: 7800 RPM
Torque: 332 lb-ft @6250 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Seq
0-62 mph: 3.5 seconds* Maximum Speed: 196 mph (315 km/h)*

* 2014 911 GT3 Specs

Engine

The 911 RSR comes equipped with a powerful 4.0 liter six-cylinder boxer engine, delivering 470 horsepower.

The main focus of Porsche was to improve the aerodynamics of this vehicle, in the process giving it light weight parts.
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Performance

Just like its predecessor the new 911 RSR performed exceedingly well. The vehicle has better handling, able to handle turns at low and moderate speeds with better precision. The lower center of gravity better stability.

Exterior & Interior

The new 2014 911 RSR's front end has been redesigned in order to create a more stable and aerodynamic driving experience. The static front lights have also been shifted to a lower position to improve the driver's view on corners.

The body has a significant amount of carbon fiber. This is seen in the rear and front wings, the panels, and dashboard.

Features

The vehicle has been given an evenly balanced weight distribution. The production car as well as the concept car's wheelbase had ten centimeters added to it, which shifted the center of gravity. The automobile features paddle shift gears and a carbon fiber gearbox.

The 2014 Porsche 911 RSR in an improved version of its predecessor, focusing on aerodynamics and its lightweight body. It started the year with a victory and many predict that 2014 is going to be a great year for Porsche.

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May 28, 2014 at 1:34 pm | No comment

2014 Honda Civic Type R Concept

Honda revealed the 2014 Honda Civic Type R concept at the Geneva Motor Show.

The car showcases the design language of the eagerly anticipated production version in 2015.

The sporty and aerodynamic design reflects performance credentials expected out from Honda. The design team has called this car as the "racing car for the roads".

It has a distinctive character and ready to perform.
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Engine & Performance

The Type R is expected to feature a turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that produces a whopping 280 horsepower.

It comes with Honda’s VTEC variable valve timing and has been paired with a six speed manual gearbox.

Exterior

The styling of the Civic Type R is linked to performance. Many of the features are not just for cosmetics sake, but they play a functional role in enhancing performance of the car. The design team has worked extensively to reduce the drag and achieve the optimum airflow.

Also, a conscious effort has been made to provide ample down-force to enable high speed performance. The front spoiler has been designed to add down force and the cut out shape of the bumper at the front helps in reducing drag.

The headlamps come with a new design with integrated daytime LED lights. The double rear wing has been designed keeping in mind the aerodynamics of the car. The low set design of 20-inch wheels goes well with the sportiness of the car.

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Interior

The new Type R concept features sporty interiors, along with the use of high quality materials. As a concept, expect the production version to feature a more refined and functional interior. The space inside more than sufficient.

The 2014 Honda Civic Type R concept was built to meet expectations, the production model is not expected until 2015.

The concept is close to the production version and few changes will be seen when it goes into production.
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May 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm | No comment

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