The 1st official picture. Just a teaser so far.
Audi has also mentioned that the US market will not get this car.
I guess they still think Americans don't like hatchbacks...
Here is a teaser video.
The Mustang won't be using the old Explorer engine anymore. Starting next year.
It is supposed to be getting a version of the 3.7 Liter already in used in other Ford models.
It will make over 275hp. Much closer to the Camaro's 300hp V6.
This should be a really nice car. There is really no need for V8s anymore in our new "2009 over $3 a gallon world".
(Which is what I just paid yesterday, by the way...)
1. Ferrari Enzo (FXX)
A car is really good if Ferrari names it after its founder Enzo Ferrari. The Enzo FXX is a project still going, with the car getting updates still. The Enzo FXX is sold only when you're chosen by Ferrari and changes owner for about €1,300,0000. Maintenance is huge, about €40,000 per year. But everyone will look at you when you drive one, guaranteed. And when it's dark out… I dare you to take it out for a spin.
2. Ferrari F430 Ferrari's new race car, replaced the 360 in 2005. It has a maximum speed of 317 km/h and is sold starting from €180.000. Remarkable is that it's the official car of the Ferrari race classes and the car is rumored to be replaced soon.
3. Ferrari california Central front engine with maximum speed of 310 km/h. First Ferrari car with dual clutch and most recent Ferrari released. The California is the most aerodynamic Ferrari yet. It costs €140.000 and average maintenance costs are unknown.
4. Ferrari 550 Maranello It has an front V12 engine with an maximum speed of 323 km/h. Beautiful curves and nice a beautiful interior. It's not the best or most recent Ferrari but will give you a huge thrill. Why? Because it costs €70,000 if you search right, and maintenance average is lower than the 612. Biggest maintenance post is that the car eats tyres for breakfast.
5. Ferrari 612 Scaglietti It has an engine providing 533HP, a maximum speed of 315 km/h. It's biggest feature that sets it apart: it has four seats. It's still not a family car though, it will cost you €300,000 to purchase and if used as an everyday car about €10,000 per year to maintain.
Read this as intended with pictures of the interior and exterior. ferrari car top 5 list
Category A (small/compact cars)
3. Volkswagen Polo.
2. Citroen C3 Picasso
1. Renault Megana
Category B (Sedan/station wagons)
3. Porsche panamera.
2. BMW 7 series
1. Opel Insignia Sports Tourer
Category C (Coupe/cabrios)
3. Audi A5 cabriolet
2. Aston Martin DBS Volante
1. Aston Martin One-77
Category D (MPV/SUVs)
3. Lexus RX 450h
2. Saab 9-3X
1. Audi A4 Allroad
Interestingly in the last category the difference between then number 2 and 1 is huge in terms of votes. So the Audi A4 looks like a sure winner when the final numbers of this year's design awards come in. Can't wait.
The cars on this list are all voted on by autobild readers and site visitors. It doesn't represent the whole population but it does represent the opinion of a lot of people.
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Best looking cars of 2009 according to autobild
First, the hand held tuner. The typical mustang tuner is going to come with a few programs on it. Typically you get an 87 octane, 91 octane, and 93 octane tunes. Each tune has been dyno tested on a dynamometer which measures horse power and torque throughout the entire rpm ranges, so you can see the mustangs torque curves. The tuners also allow for speedometer recalibration for those who go to larger or different sized tires, or even for different axel ratios. They also read and clear DTC's (diagnostic trouble codes) or check engine lights. Typical gains on a diablosport predator mustang tuner are about 20 horse power. Most mustang tuners come with extra tunes for the people that have added an air intake or an exhaust system. Diablosport doesn't batch test their tuners when they make them either, they are all tested individually to ensure the best quality possible.
Second, you have the dyno tunes. Now remember, we mentioned that most mustang tuners were tested on a dyno before they are made for the masses. One thing that must be kept in mind here is that even though you might have ten of the same car that were produced on the same production line, the same day, they all seem to act just a little different. The tunes created on a dyno with the mustang that is being worked on are made specifically for that mustang and can generate slightly higher gains, but in most cases we're only talking about a few horse power. Tuning the mustang either way will also improve engine efficiency and improve fuel economy one to two miles per gallon, and sometimes even a rare three mpg. This is great for the weekend warriors that use their mustang to commute during the week, where they will have the maximum fuel economy, and then on the weekends they will have the maximum power.
Our preference here is the hand held tuner, because it gives the end user the ability to make the changes themselves. For example, you can tune your stock mustang and gain some really good power. You can then add a cold air intake, and alter the tune, and add an exhaust, and alter the tune. You can even add a supercharger or turbocharger system which require the use of a tuner to make the engine even run at all once the the forced induction system of your choice has been added. You also have the ability to get in touch with the manufacturer of the tuner. Diablosport for example, can create custom tunes for whatever someone is wanting to do to their mustang. You can see how four or five trips to the dyno guy for each time you add a part after having saved up for it, can get expensive. If all the parts that are ever going to be added to the mustang are all done at the same time, then the dyno tune is going to be the most accurate and produce the most power. If parts are going to be added over time, and for me, I'm always looking for the next mod for my mustang, then the tuner is the best way to go.
The Bugatti Veyron extended warranty covers every eventuality up to four years after the vehicles original delivery. The optional warranty for the Bugatti Veyron guarantees the mechanical and electrical components, the body- and paintwork, including a guarantee against rust throughout the entire vehicle.
The built-in telemetric system of the Bugatti Veyron can be used to provide early warning of any possible malfunction within the cars equipment. In the event of a failure, the warranty also provides for the delivery of replacement parts anywhere in the world.
In case your Veyron brakes down Bugatti S.A.S. will make you reach your destination. The warranty provides immediate breakdown service, plus towing free of charge if the car cannot be repaired on the spot. If they have to tow your car the Bugatti Veyron extended warranty also assures they will provide you with a replacement car of Audi A8 standards.
The Bugatti Veyron extended warranty will provide an anti-inconvenience check that can be used to cover any expenses resulting from a breakdown, such as hotel accommodation or travel tickets, without any need to produce receipts.
To enforce this warranty Bugatti has set up a special help line that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week where all calls are managed personally by a member of the Bugatti customer service.
The Bugatti extended warranty applies to a specific car and is transferable to the new owner Bugatti Veyron Extended Warranty in the event of the car being sold. For further details please contact your Bugatti dealer.
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This is supposedly the production model. (Although it doesn't match 100% the official teaser)
And just like the rather horrific X3, it looks pretty cheap. With all that black plastic trim.
And, just like the X3, it won't actually BE cheap.
Ever wondered how the Saturn Vue would look like as a Chevy?
Well here it is. As a new 2010 model. In Brazil...
The Vue is one of the few models Saturn's new owner will keep selling for a couple of years. Like the Aura.
And the new Equinox would prevent it from being sold as a Chevrolet in the US anyway.
But still, not bad looking...
One of my favorite option ever. On any car.
This makes the Mustang feel like one of these future cars from the 60's.
And it looks great with the new design.
The new mid size sedan from Peugeot is due out sometime next year.
I don't think there is any chance we'll ever see it in the US.
But it does look pretty good. Even if these latest illustrations do not seem to match the earlier picture of the prototype...
Yet another illustration of the upcoming small 2+2 coupe.
Subaru might offer an STI version of the car.
Apparently, both the Subaru and the Toyota would share the same design, with minor differences like the front end etc...
According to rumors from China, Ford would already have an agreement to sell Volvo to the Chinese car maker Geely.
How weird... (At least Saab is staying Swedish)
They are also saying that Volvo might relocate the XC90 production line in China. That could mean Chinese made Volvos could find their ways in the west sooner than later.
I just don't know what to think about this...