2014 HSV Gen-F Senator Signature

The 2014 HSV Gen-F Senator Signature, is one member of the Gen-F series revealed by Australia’s top manufacturer in performance cars.

It features a raft of new technologies, complete re-design of the interiors, full exterior styling makeover, and new powertrain.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Est. Market Price: $83,900
Engine: V8 LS3 Supercharged Gen4 Displacement: 6.2 Liter
Horsepower: 456 HP Max RPM: NA
Torque: 422 lb-ft Transmission: 6-Speed Manual


The Senator Signature is powered by a 6.2 liter V8, with a 456 horsepower engine that produces and 422 lb ft of torque.

Among the unique features added to the Senator Signature LS3 engine include high flow headers, Bi-modal air intake system, catalytic converters, a high flow bi-modal exhausts system, and a high-flow zip tube.

The makeover of the Senator Signature are breathtaking. A distinguishing feature that separates the Senator Signature from other Gen-F series is the single, open grille with chrome surrounding it. The luxury 20 inch forged alloy wheels with dark stainless finishing, and wrapped in continental 5P tires provides ride comfort as well as improvement in grips.

At the rear of the car, a new deck lid is complimented by unique HSV LED tail lamps and a luxury lip spoiler.


The interior begins with an updated instrument panel with suede-style inserts, gauges, a new instrument cluster, appliques, center consoles, and door trims.

Seats are wrapped in Onyx leather trim with a seat heater facility available for both driver and front passenger. All these features combines and brings out the elegance in this Gen-F series of cars.
Added Features

New technologies that can be found in this Gen-F series include electric park brake, side blind zone alert, electric power steering, automatic par assist, passive entry/push button start, AP radical forged 4 piston brake calipers having ventilated discs, and front and rear park assists.

Safety and convenience features include rain sensing wipers, head up display, lane departure warning, and forward collision alert.

The driver seat features a three position memory, and the nine speaker audio system enhances the cabin ambience completely. The car is fitted with a 3rd generation MRC (Magnetic Ride Control) featuring sport and touring settings.
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July 16, 2013 at 2:59 am | No comment

2014 BMW 5-Series Touring

The formal announcement of the 2014 BMW 5-Series Touring introduces a new and revised model that comes with several improvements over its predecessor.

For 2014, BMW has prepared more engine options, a redefined body design that features subtle changes to the exterior, and enhancements to the interior.
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The most noticeable changes comes under the hood. BMW added additional options such as the new four cylinder diesel engine that brings you 143 horsepower. Average fuel consumption has been measured around 62.8 mpg and carbon emissions capped at 191 grams per mile.

The top of the line will feature a V8 engine that brings an over the top 450 horsepower that can be found in the 550i version.


Despite having an improved design that hits the road like a sports car, the 5-Series Touring rides and handles almost the same as its predecessor.

Road stability and grip is secured by the all-wheel drive and the improved aerodynamics and air intake makes it easier to control during tight corners or at high speeds.
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BMW worked on the exterior, adding new contour lines to the grill and a new lower air intake. The rear of the car now has an extra crease placed in the apron and redesigned tail lights.

Also new to the series is the integration of side indicators into the mirrors. Additionally, the German manufacturer offer two design packages.


The interior is nearly identical when compared with the previous edition. BMW did add some design elements such as a chrome trim around the control display and other minor touches. Not all trim elements will be available in the standard version but you can pick and choose which additional design elements you want included.

The German manufacturer worked on the 2014 BMW 5-Series Touring model to update it according to the new trends, focusing on fuel efficient engines and comfort.

From a design perspective, BMW added minor touches to the exterior and interior but sufficient to distinguish it from earlier models.
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July 15, 2013 at 7:29 pm | No comment

2013 Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept

As a way of celebrating its 100 years of sports car excellence in world-class style, Aston Martin launched its exceptional 2013 CC100 Speedster Concept.

Ideally, the featured design of this sports car is inspired by DBR1 race car, Aston Martin’s greatest sporting triumph of the 1950s. The launch took place in the most stunning way, through a debut at the N├╝rburgring racing track in Germany.
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General Info
Vehicle Type: Concept Est. Market Price: NA
Length: 158.5 in. (402.6 cm) Wheelbase: 90.2 in. (229 cm)
Height: 38.5 in. (97.8 cm) Width: 64.2 in. (163 cm)
Curb Weight: 1765 lbs (801 kg) Maximum Seating: 2
Engine: 6.0 Liter V12 Transmission: 6-Speed Auto-Manual
0-60 mph: 4.0 seconds Top Speed: 180 mph (290 km/h)

**Original 1959 DB1 Specs


The idea behind the design of CC100’s engine is based entirely on the V12 Vantage. It has a capacity of 6.0 liters and gives you up to 500 horsepower.

The engine is fixed on an aluminum chassis that’s rigid and is aided by a sequential automated-manual gearbox accompanied by paddle shifters. This set up is just enough to give the CC100 an acceleration of up to 62 miles per hour in just 4.0 seconds according to Aston Martin.
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The CC100’s body is entirely new and is completely made of carbon fiber provided by Multimatic Inc. It was designed and built at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in less than six months.

It is important to mention that the overall design was based on the ideas of Aston’s chief designers in collaboration with other designers.
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The CC100 Speedster measures 180″ from the nose to the tail and 78″ wide. Actually, it is proof of Aston Martin’s trademark flexibility based on Vertical Horizontal platform design and engineering philosophy.

Actually, its design not just about the reflection of the past since the car gives us a quick look of Aston Martin’s potential future design direction.

For instance, one of the key concept features includes a new dimension on the Aston fender vent and grille that gives CC100 Speedster Concept a new design.


The interior features a combination of carbon fiber and leather for the seats. The carbon fiber and leather is used for some of the trimming, straps and door panels that give its interior a retro-look.
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July 15, 2013 at 1:04 am | No comment

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is definitely the car to watch for. This vehicle is more luxurious, stylish and combines new technologies, something you would expected from this famous car manufacturer.

The car stretches to 206.5 inches from end to end, features LED lighting, weighs 4442 lbs and has a much stiffer feel, a result of the use of aluminum/steel hybrid material.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Est. Market Price: $93,000
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.9 gals (83 L) MPG: 21 city / 31 hwy
Length: 206.5 in. (524.5 cm) Wheelbase: 124.6 in. (316.5 cm)
Height: 58 in. (147.3 cm) Width: 83.5 in. (212.1 cm)
Curb Weight: 4784 lbs (2170 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 16.4 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5
Engine: 3.0 Liter V6 TurboDiesel Compression Ratio: 15.5: 1
Horsepower: 240 HP Max RPM: 3600 rpm
Torque: 455 lb-ft @ 1600-2400 rpm Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: 7.0 seconds Top Speed: NA

* S350 BlueTec TurboDiesel


Mercedes-Benz will launches its new S-Class in a rear-wheel-drive S550 and the all-wheel-drive S550 4Matic models. The S550 will use 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that is rated at around 455 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. This torque is available from 1800rpm to 3500 rpm.

The S550s can scoot to around 60 mph from just a 4.8 seconds stop before it tops out at the limited 130mph. Also included is an 8-speed automatic gear box. The S-Class also includes a multi-task front plus rear suspension with some air springs and an damping shock absorbers that are adjustable.

The more economical S350 with a 3.0 liter V6 turbodiesel BlueTec engine is available. This model gives you a healthy 240 horsepower and a more than adequate 455 lb-ft of torque.

Inside this S-class, you will find a two 2.3″ widescreen display (TFT) at the front plus at the top of center panel. This offers you and your passengers all the information you need.

There is also a touch sensitive telephone keypad that has twelve memory places (freely selectable); this allows the driver and passengers access complex functions without the need to move around the dash board. Emails and text massages reading that has been made easy is also included.

You will be feted to massaging seats with active ventilation, an active perfuming system which can be switched on or off manually along with a heated door panel.

An up-rated version of the automaker’s Pre-safe collision avoidance is included. This is able to detect pedestrians and other vehicles in any given city traffic; basically, it provides an independent braking at a speed of up to around 50Km/h.

With this, it can even detect an imminent car collision and then it will then automatically apply hazard lamps that alerts the straying driver.

In order to protect the occupants in the S-Class, it will hold the brakes firmly to prevent the car from rolling forward. The seat belts will also pull the driver and the passengers at the front away from direction of impact to reduce any injuries as a result of front collision.

An inflatable airbag meant for rear seatbelts is included; this is in form of a cushion-bag that hides just below the car’s rear seat bench. This prevents the occupants from sliding under the seatbelt in case of an accident.
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July 14, 2013 at 7:29 pm | No comment

2013 Renault Twin-Run Concept

While the chances of the 2013 Renault Twin-Run Concept car being offered as a production vehicle are a long shot, some features of the latest concept provides a glimpse into Renaults future plans.

As for now, the Twin-Run Concept is considered more of a tribute by the French automaker to the R5 Turbo and the Clio V6. This is more of a race car than an everyday city vehicle. As a matter of fact, it made its debut running laps at the Monaco Grand Prix in May.
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General Info
Vehicle Type: Hatch Concept Est. Market Price: NA
Engine: V6 DOHC Displacement: 3498 cc
Horsepower: 320 HP Max RPM: 6800 rpm
Torque: 281 lb-ft @ 4850 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Seq

Engine & Performance

Under the hood of the Renault Twin-Run Concept sits a 3.5 liter, 6 cylinder engine generating 320 HP. The engine is paired with a SADEV, 6 speed sequential gearbox and a limited-slip differential.

The Twin-Run Concept accelerates from 0 to 62 MPH in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 155 MPH. It is configured as a rear wheel drive.
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The Renault Concept measures just less than 145 inches in length and is 68.9 inches wide. It weighs in at just above 2,094 pounds. The fa├žade of the car includes 4 additional extra-flat headlamps utilizing LED technology.

The cars nose is diamond-like and the entire vehicle is fitted with an aerodynamic package to insure optimum speed can be achieved. The concept car is painted in an attractive light blue that goes well with red stripe accents around the body.


The interior was prepared in race car fashion. It contains SPARCO seats complete with a safety harness. It has a motorsports steering wheel and a sequential gear lever that is intentionally mounted high to accommodate quick changes.

Floor pedals are made of aluminum and the instrument panel is specially constructed for easy monitoring. Both door panels and dashboard are covered in suede. The padded bucket seats proudly display the “Twin Run” insignia.

A 5-1/2″ LCD screen shows not only the speed at which you are traveling, but also the oil pressure, clutch pressure, fuel pressure as well as engine and gear speeds.
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July 14, 2013 at 1:04 am | No comment