Aston Martin Racing took wraps off a new Vantage GT4 car that will hit roads in 2011. The design of the new V8 racer is inspired by Aston Martin's V12 Vantage road car, and has increased down-force and enhanced aerodynamics.
The company has race-remapped the 4.7-litre, V8 engine to provide increased levels of power and torque. The new Vantage GT4 has been launched on the success of its forerunner, which made its race debut last year.
McLaren Automotive has announced pricing for its MP4-12C supercar that will hit European roads in spring next year.
The high-performance sports car will cost 168,500 pounds in the UK, and 200,000 euros in the Europe Union. The quoted figure for the UK market includes VAT at the 20 per cent rate which will apply then.
The McLaren MP4-12C supercar is based on a carbon chassis, dubbed the MonoCell, and uses a 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine. It produces 600bhp.
The Cygnet, Aston Martin's new supermini car, has been put on display at the London's Harrods department store.
The production version of Aston Martin's new luxury supermini car, which will hit roads in 2011, will be displayed until 11th of December.
Aston Martin said that the Toyota iQ-based Cygnet will be made available with starting price tag of around £30,000. The manufacturer said that the upcoming supermini would feature high level of craftsmanship in every part, ranging from leather interior to the new body panels.
Porsche would be unveiling three cars at the Los Angeles Auto Show on the 17th of November at 10:55AM. The carmaker would be launching the new models for the 911 GTS and 911 Speedster, along with a new mid-engine sports car.
The launch of three new cars would be welcomed by Americans, as Porsche has already won a lot of acclaim in America for the current year. Especially, after the renowned marker researcher, J. D. Power announced Porsche to be the best in quality and appeal, as voted by the public.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveals that car sales heavily decreased and arrived at its lowest point since May 2009. The registration rates for new cars decreased 22% to 131,495 in October.
Market analysts expect further decrease in sales in 2010 due to the lack of confidence on side of British consumers who are still hesitant due to economic instabilities.
France's auto industry confronts an unwelcoming viewpoint in anticipation of as a minimum in the early hours 2011 and restricted establishments should arrange to assist stressed providers, policymakers swayed a warning in a letter in print in Sunday paper Le Journal du Dimanche. The communication was signed by Christine Lagarde French Economy Minister, Christian Estrosi the Industry Minister and Laurent Wauquiez Junior Employment Minister, the newspaper expressed.
Robert Bosch GmbH and Continental AG, Europe’s major auto-parts manufacturer, are approaching watchdog in the area to protect the distribution of unusual -earth metals in the middle of anxious China might be restraining its exports of the metals.
The German tire manufacturer, Continental, that purchases engine parts and electric motors holding unusual -earth magnets, expressed its discussing to suppliers regarding optional sources. Bosch, the world’s biggest car- components manufacturer, is assessing the “possible risks” associated to China’s export course of action.
Renault informed that the elevated third-quarter sales and revenue, and revised rising its prediction for international car sales this year.
The French carmaker, which also manufactures vehicles by its Romanian Dacia and South Korean Samsung Motors associates, stated out on Wednesday that its sales increased 5.7 % in the 3 months to the end of September to 591,855 units, backed by tough international growth.
Japanese Auto major, Toyota is planning to launch a special edition of its Prius model to mark its 10th anniversary in the UK.
The company will produce only 1,000 units in the limited edition, which is based on Toyota Prius T-Spirit. The car will come with a special body kit, 17-inch smoke-finished alloys, privacy glass and black leather interiors. It will also feature a 10th anniversary logo.
Toyota is reported to have announced a voluntary recall for more than 1.5 million vehicles across the world in a bid to address a brake fluid leak. The company has claimed that the flaw can result in a gradual decrease in the performance of the braking system.
The automobile giant has claimed that majority of cars called under the voluntary recall are in US and Japan.
The flaw is reported to result in leaking of the brake fluid from the brake master cylinder, which lights up the brake warning lamp.
Nissan took wraps off its new 2011 model year GT-R supercar, which features several equipment and technical upgrades.
The company updated aerodynamics and interior of the GT-R. The host of changes includes modification in the twin-turbo V6 engine. Its power has been enhanced to 523bhp at 6400rpm while the torque climbs to 451lb ft from
3200 to 6000rpm. The new 2011 model is claimed to be environment friendly, thanks to its ultra-low metal catalyst and tweaked boost pressures that help in reducing emissions and improving fuel economy.
The Chevrolet Volt car took twenty-nine months to successfully cover different stages, ranging from designing to delivery. The time took by the Chevrolet Volt to get out of plant is definitely not a long period for a new unconventional technology.
The Chevrolet Volt is a front-wheel drive four passenger electric car. The extended-range Volt is a combination of electric and gasoline power. Like the Nissan Leaf, the Volt always operates on electric power, which can come either from the battery or from a gasoline-powered generator which charges the battery.
Mercedes-Benz has put its new Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG car on display at the Motor Show in Sydney.
It is the first Mercedes-Benz AMG that comes with the new 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8. The new Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG features a sleek new body, with a long and low profile and an aggressive new front bar.
The car has traditional AMG vents inserted into the front corners, while the rear features typical quad exhaust outlets surrounded by the big rear diffuser.
Jaguar Land Rover owned by Indian industrial conglomerate Tata has announced to inject £5 billion in the same. However, all three manufacturing plants at Solihull, Castle Bromwich and Halewood will remain as it is.
In a view to back the launch of the new Range Rover Evoque, there will be new posts at the Halewood plant on Merseyside next year as unceasing rises in the model range is witnesses to bolster global volumes across its world markets. However, the new staff in the manufacturing plants will be named on low pay packages, with lower shift premiums.