2014 Qoros 9 Sedan Concept

Qoros is a rather new automotive manufacturer that debuted in 2013 with two models that went into mass production. Owned by Chinese and Israeli investors, the company is already looking at design concepts that would match current trends.

The 2014 Qoros 9 Sedan concept was developed by a Korean design intern Jihoon Seo, and is the showcased the concept model at a university show during which he also received an award for the forward looking design of his work.
2014-Qoros-9-Sedan-Concept-shadows-A
Styling

The front of the car was to give the sedan an appearance of being sturdy and massive, giving it a luxurious look. It is mainly characterized by a combination of fluid lines and aggressive geometry.

The front bumper features a narrow grille covered with a black mesh grille from side to side. The headlights are barely visible due to their size. They have an "L" like shape and can be seen on the sides of the grille. At the very bottom, another discreet grille has been placed mostly for aesthetic purposes.

2014-Qoros-9-Sedan-Concept-blue-profile-B

From the side, the car showcases fluent horizontal lines starting with the hood, the rooftop and continuing with an arched back that reaches all the way to the trunk.

Another design element that makes it even more futuristic is the design of the windows and front and rear windshields. They were specifically design to be less tall than usual making the rest of the body look more massive.

The rear has a minimalistic design. Its bumper was built with mostly contiguous lines and no sharp edges. The tail lights are a bit bigger than the front, but they are still smaller than usual, giving it a more discreet tone.

2014-Qoros-9-Sedan-Concept-Chinatown-D

More

The Qoros 9 Sedan concept features a trapezoidal front grille with a chrome mesh and black accents flanked by LED headlights. All these elements give the Qoros an impactful visual aspect.

Also, the concept model does not feature any kind of door mirrors. Drivers will have to make use of high-definition cameras that are meant to replace the mirrors.
2014-Qoros-9-Sedan-Concept-blue-C

October 25, 2014 at 1:19 pm | No comment

2013 Aston Martin DB9 Volante

If you are looking for a sensual looking car that can give you a great driving experience, then you should test drive the 2013 Aston Martin DB9 Volante.

Pulling down the roof and hearing it speed away is surely one of the best experiences a driver can ever have. Aston Martin lives up to its reputation with this latest offering of the DB9.
2013-Aston-Martin-DB9-Volante-making-the-rounds-A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: $185,400.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20.6 us gals (78L) MPG: NA
Dimensions
Length:185.4 in. (470.9 cm) Wheel Base:108.1 in. (274.5 cm)
Height:50.0 in. (127 cm) Width:73.8 in. (187.5 cm)
Curb Weight:4090 lbs (1855 kg) Ground Clearance:NA
Luggage Capacity: NA Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine:V12 DOHC Displacement:5.9 Liter
Horsepower:512 HP Max RPM:6000 RPM
Torque:459 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm Transmission:6-Speed Manual

Engine & Performance

The engine is the new AM11 V12. It has been engineered to give great torque of up to 459 lbs ft, along with a peak power of 512 horsepower. Translation, you can expect a great performance.

This car is also renowned for its improved acceleration, as well as the braking system. The steering provides sharper handling. This model is a clear example of engineering excellence combined with unique design features.

2013-Aston-Martin-DB9-Volante-studio-profile-B

Exterior

The sleek design of the DB9 Volante will certainly appeal to many. The style is modern, yet elegant. The 20 inch alloy wheels and the unique grille are truly eye-catching. The same applies to the large, stylishly designed headlights. The design evokes a sense of class and speed.

Interior

The interior complements the ravishing lines of its exterior. The materials used are of the highest quality. Full-grain leather upholstery, memory seats that are electrically adjustable, and the sports steering wheel also made from leather, are just a few of the luxurious features.

Adding to the elegance is equipment that makes the drive more comfortable. Those worth mentioning are the automatic temperature control, OEL displays, satellite navigation, and the trip computer.

If you're in the market for a stylishly elegant sports car, the 2013 Aston Martin DB9 Volante may just be the car for you.

2013-Aston-Martin-DB9-Volante-my-chateau-32013-Aston-Martin-DB9-Volante-being-driven-12013-Aston-Martin-DB9-Volante-even-from-behind-2

October 24, 2014 at 1:19 pm | No comment

2015 Ford Edge

With the new Edge, Ford has decided to build on its utility vehicle leadership worldwide. In 2013, the company sold over 1.2 million utility vehicle across the globe; this is 38 % more than what they sold in 2012.

Recently, revealed was the new 2015 Ford Edge. This car is totally redesigned with a brand new exterior, upgraded interior, advanced safety features and improved entertainment features.
2015-Ford-Edge-red-to-the-left-B

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Crossover MPG: 21 city / 30 hwy
Dimensions
Length:184.2 in. (467.8 cm) Wheel Base:111.2 in. (282.4 cm)
Height:67 in. (170.2 cm) Width:79.1 in. (200.9 cm)
Curb Weight:4050 lbs (1837 kg) Ground Clearance:NA
Luggage Capacity: 32.2 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine:4 Cylinder EcoBoost Displacement:2.0 Liter
Horsepower:245 HP Max RPM:NA
Torque:270 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm Transmission:6-Speed Selectshift
Max Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs (1588 kgs)+ Maximum Speed:NA

2014 US Specs FWD SE
+with towing package

Engine & Performance

Under the hood, the Edge is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine. It 245 horsepower and a torque of 270 lbs ft. A 3.5 liter V6 is available as an option.

Another option is the 2.7 liter turbocharged V6 engine that delivers 300 horsepower. However, this engine is only available on the Edge sport model. The engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission' with wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
2015-Ford-Edge-gold-to-the-right-A
Exterior

This new Crossover is available in the SE, SEL, Sport trims and for the very first time, a Titanium trim level. The new Edge is taller and longer than its predecessor. This gives more legroom for driver and front passage and rear seat occupants.

The head room has been increased by 1 inch. Cargo capacity has now grown to 39.2 cubic feet just behind the second row seats. When the second row is folded, 73.4 cubic feet of cargo is created.
2015-Ford-Edge-moonroof-C
Interior

Inside, you will find an 8-inch touch-screen that helps you control a hands-free phone and other entertainment functions. New adaptive steering comes standard on Titanium and Sport models. This reduces any low-speed steering efforts in parking lots.

Other features include 180-degree front-parking camera, heated and ventilated front seats, parallel parking assist, heated steering wheel, a hands-free lift-gate, panoramic sunroof, a satellite radio, Bluetooth iPod input and so much more.

Safety

Safety features include a rear-view camera, blind-spot warning, automatic braking, rear cross-traffic alert, inflatable safety belts and some passenger knee airbag.
2015-Ford-Edge-cockpit-D

October 23, 2014 at 1:12 pm | No comment

2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7

Staying true to the awe-inspiring design of the original 2013 Project 7 Concept, the limited edition 2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7 captures the iconic looks and ultra-sophisticated profile of Jaguar’s Le Mans-winning D-Type race cars and it is optimized for both performance and luxury.

Its name pays homage to Jaguar’s seven historic Le Mans race triumphs. A landmark in Jaguar’s celebrated history and the epitome of the British manufacturer’s revered performance sports car lineup.

The limited-edition is bound to be the most powerful and the fastest production Jaguar ever built.
2015-Jaguar-F-Type-Project-7-lap-A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Convertible Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.5 US gals(70L) MPG: 18 city/ 34 hw
Performance
Engine:Supercharged V8 Displacement:5.0 Liter
Horsepower:569 HP Max RPM:NA
Torque:503 lb-ft Transmission:8-Speed Quickshift
0-60 mph:3.8 seconds Maximum Speed:186 mph (300 km/h)

The car incorporates cutting-edge technologies such as Adaptive Dynamics. The production of the F-type Project 7 is limited to only 250 units, making the F-Type Project 7 one of the rarest Jaguars ever produced. This ultra-modern and highly-anticipated super car goes into production in early 2015 and orders can be completed only through Jaguar dealers.

Engine & Performance

The F-Type Project 7 is propelled by a re-engineered 5.0 liter supercharged V8 engine that delivers an unprecedented 569 horsepower (575PS) and a peak torque of 503 lbs ft (680 Nm).

This upgraded engine accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds). The top speed of the Project 7 is 186 mph (300 km/h).

2015-Jaguar-F-Type-Project-7-stig-B

Exterior

The sleek and athletic exterior of the 2015 F-Type Project 7 features significant aerodynamic updates including an Aero Haunch behind the driver’s head. This improves the overall aerodynamic efficiency of the car. A manually controlled Active Sports Exhaust allows exhaust gases to exit even more directly for a more dramatic, D-Type-inspired roar.

The body is made from 100% aluminum, that is reminiscent of the D-Type race car and creates a tremendously stable platform from which the performance-tuned aluminum suspension optimally controls the car.

The paintwork will be available in five select color options: Glacier White Metallic, Ultimate Black Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, Caldera Red Metallic and Ultra Blue Metallic. Grey or white graphics are available as an additional option.

Durable carbon fiber is a striking styling element, featured throughout the F-Type Project 7, from the bonnet vents to the wing mirrors and veneers.

Interior

The one-of-a-kind luxury interior exudes distinguished refinement with the finest Jet Quilted leather and Cirrus stitching that highlight the exquisite materials and classic textures of Jaguar ’s revered historic cars.

Designed with the modern driver in mind, the cockpit provides a distinctively ergonomic space with strategic placing of controls, dials and storage space.

The lightweight, race-inspired Sabelt Seat allows more confident handling and combined with the lowered windscreen, even a sharper profile. The Sabelt Seat encompasses mounting points for a 4-point harness, available as an accessory.

2015-Jaguar-F-Type-Project-7-test-driven-22015-Jaguar-F-Type-Project-7-cockpit-12015-Jaguar-F-Type-Project-7-studio-3

October 22, 2014 at 1:11 pm | No comment

2015 Ford Focus ST

The 2015 Ford Focus ST makes its debut at the 2014 Good-wood Festival of Speed (U.K).

This is the ideal place to showcase the speed and improved driving dynamics of the global performance car. Basically, 2015 Ford Focus ST still continues to be fun, attractive, well-equipped, and affordable.

The Ford Focus has been one of the best-selling vehicles in the world.
2015-Ford-Focus-ST-sunflower-yellow-A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Hatch Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 12.4 gals(47L) MPG: NA
Dimensions*
Length:171.7 in. (436.1 cm) Wheel Base:104.3 in. (264.9 cm)
Height:58.4 in. (148.3 cm) Width:74.1 in. (188.2 cm)
Curb Weight:3223 lbs (1462 kg) Ground Clearance:NA
Luggage Capacity: 23.8 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine:Inline 4 GTDI EcoBoost Displacement:2.0 Liter
Horsepower:252 HP Max RPM:5500 RPM
Torque:270 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm Transmission:6-Speed Manual

* 2014 US specs

Engine & Performance

The 2015 Focus ST is powered by a 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine. The engine delivers 252 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 270 lbs ft of torque at 2,500 rpm.

This engine is the same as that used in the previous model. The engine can only be rated to 6-speed manual transmission.

2015-Ford-Focus-ST-charcoal-grey-B

Exterior

Just as expected, the Focus ST has gained a refreshed fascia that was introduced to other models earlier this year. At the front, new, longer, and narrower headlamps have replaced the previous design.

The revised grille has the same pattern (honeycomb) and an 'ST’ badging. However, the new car carries a clean look and the 2 bumper extensions found in the previous model have been removed.

At the rear, the tailgates are smaller and actually feature a much different pattern. This revised hatch has a different roof-spoiler, while the bumper has received a bigger black insert. This new Focus comes with LED lighting and drives on 18-inch wheels.

Interior

The overall layout of the inside is similar to the previous model. However, there are a few changes, like the rearranged buttons & switches just below the car's infotainment display.

The parking brake has been repositioned; it now sits next to the driver seat. There is a new steering wheel that features 3 spokes instead of 4 and individual buttons.

The USB charging port charges 2 times faster than that of previous model. When we turn to technology, the new car features Android & iOS connectivity, and a standard rear-view camera.

2015-Ford-Focus-ST-coordinated-22015-Ford-Focus-ST-from-the-rear-32015-Ford-Focus-ST-cockpit-1

October 21, 2014 at 1:06 pm | No comment

Page 2 of 86« First...23...102030...Last »