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

2014 Fiat 500 Cult

The 2014 Fiat 500 Cult has just been unveiled.

The Italian brand’s new car has been introduced with a wide range of changes that include updated interiors with alloy wheel designs, new fabric, new seats, and new technology.

The car is available in the saloon and cabrio configuration.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Hatchback Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 10.5 gals (40 L) Miles Per Gallon: 31 city / 40 hwy*
Dimensions*
Length: 139.6 in. (354.6 cm) Wheel Base: 90.6 in. (230.1 cm)
Height: 59.8 in. (151.9 cm) Width: 64.1 in. (162.8 cm)
Curb Weight: 2363 lbs (1072 kg) Ground Clearance: 4.1 in. (10.4 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 9.5 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance
Engine: Inline 4* Displacement: 1.4 Liter
Horsepower: 101 HP Max RPM: 6500 RPM
Torque: 98 lb-ft @4000 rpm Transmission: 5-Speed Manual

* Fiat 500 Hatchback specs US model

Engine & Performance

The biggest change you will see with this car is that you now have the option of a more powerful version of Fiat’s 0.9 –liter 2-cylinder turbocharged TwinAir engine.

The engine produces 105 @ 5500 rpm and a torque of 107 lbs ft at 2000 rpm. The car can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in about 10.0 seconds and has top speed of about 117 mph.

The engine has a fuel economy of 67.3 combined mpg and comes mated exclusively to a 6-speed manual transmission.

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Exterior

The Fiat Cult is available in different body colors including the new Lattementa Green. All this is teamed with an elegant roof; one part fixed glass and other glossy black paintwork. This gives a refined color combination.

Whatever your choice, the final effect is a contemporary fashionable combination with the body color. The car rides on 16-inch alloy wheels. It is also fitted with a glossy black roof panel with sunroof, chrome exterior trimming, gloss black tail-light cluster surrounds, rear parking sensors and a choice of either chrome or some gloss black side mirror covers.

Interior

Inside, you will find unique leather seats; you can choose black leather (has red or ivory inserts), red leather (comes with ivory inserts') or tobacco leather (comes with ivory inserts). There is an attractive dashboard painted a similar color to the body.

There is a new 7.0 inch instrument display panel with a digital speedometer and multimode functionality for sport and Eco settings. The car’s new upholstery was specifically designed to offer the very best possible ergonomics, comfort and character in a single solution.

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May 26, 2014 at 1:33 pm | No comment

2014 Koenigsegg One-1

The 2014 Koenigsegg One: 1 is a mid-engine sports car by Swedish automaker Koenigsegg. This is a modified version of the Agera R and was unveiled at 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The automaker will build 6 cars based on the model presented at the Motor show.

The horsepower to kg curb weight ratio is an amazing 1:1; this is a dream equation that was previously thought impossible to achieve. This car is also the first homologated production car in the world with 1 Megawatt power. According to Koenigsegg, this is the world’s fastest megacar.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Supercar Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.5 gals (74 L) Miles Per Gallon: NA
Dimensions
Length: 177.2 in. (450 cm) Wheel Base: 104.8 in. (266.2 cm)
Height: 45.3 in. (115 cm) Width: 81.1 in. (206 cm)
Curb Weight: 2998 lbs (1360 kg) Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine: 5.0 Liter V8 DOHC Compression Ratio: 9.0: 1
Horsepower: 1360 HP Max RPM: 7500 RPM
Torque: 1011 lb-ft @6000 rpm Transmission: 7-Speed Dual Clutch
0-60 mph: NA Maximum Speed: 273 mph (439 km/h)

Engine & Performance

The One: 1 is powered by an in-house 5.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine. The engine produces 1,360 horsepower at 7500 rpm with a torque of 1,011 lb ft at 6,000 rpm. The weight of this engine is 434 lbs (197 kg) thanks to the aluminum construction and carbon fiber intake manifold.

The transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch' with paddle shifters. The car has a top speed of 273 mph and can sprint from 0 to 250 mph in 20 seconds.

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Exterior

The One: 1 has a stunning appearance that goes well with the state of the art features. Some of the features include unique track optimized aero winglets, large air vents to improve cooling, extended venture tunnels and side splitters and Le-Mans inspired active wing configuration.

There is a roof air scoop to support the 1 Megawatt power. The car rides on custom made Michelin Cup tires and upgraded Koenigsegg Aircore carbon fiber wheels.

Interior

This two door, two seater comes with a fixed roof. Other features include power windows, adjustable pedals and steering column, adjustable light weight race seats, and active ride height adjustments.

Additional gadgetry for the passenger's convenience include USB connection, digital warning and info system, climate control, G sensor, tire monitoring system, alarm and a rear view camera.

When it comes to safety, it comes with carbon ceramic brakes, Sport ABS, power steering, 6 point racing seatbelts, and power brakes.

Optional features include an anodized black aluminum interior, custom diamond encrusted key, 3G telematics system, full clear carbon body and personalized logo on rear hood.

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May 25, 2014 at 1:33 pm | No comment

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