Monthly Archives: March 2010

Bentley Continental GTC Super Sports

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A decade ago, the Volkswagen Group was feeling rather wealthy and wanted to go shopping for some car companies. In a giant scoop they picked up Lamborghini, Bugatti and Bentley. At the time, Bentley was a rather small company with three models to offer to its customers, the Arnage sedan, the Continental T coupe, and the Azure convertible. Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz F800 Style leaps ahead

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The superb F 800 Style concept could prefigure the next CLS or C-Class sedan but Mercedes has simply revealed it as a ‘research vehicle’ in Geneva. The F 800 follows the twelve such ‘studies’ shown by Mercedes in the past two decades, starting with the Auto 2000 in 1981. The most recent was the long and sleek F 700 luxury sedan unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show and powered by the ground-breaking DiesOtto engine.
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Ferrari goes Hybrid too

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Despite huge development costs and great hopes of making Formula One racing more eco-friendly, the Kinetic energy recuperation system (KERS) used by some teams during the 2009 season has been dropped for this year. The technology does work and both Ferrari and McLaren have won races thanks to it. Continue reading

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Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

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Advanced showings and calculated leaks have sucked much of the excitement and anticipation from media days at auto shows but we thankfully still get surprised now and then. In Geneva, Porsche did just that by pulling a spectacular new sports car concept out of its hat.

The 918 Spyder is a lean, low, gorgeous roadster that happens to be a plug-in hybrid, no less. A very fast hybrid, mind you. Its powertrain combines a 3.4-litre gasoline-fed V8 mounted between the cabin and rear axle with electric motors that can drive the front and wheels, combining all-wheel drive and Porsche’s ‘torque-vectoring’ technology. Continue reading

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Audi RS 5

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A couple of years ago, Audi launched a version of their popular A4 sedan that had a bit of a split personality, normally docile, but at times very excited also.

No, not the S4, but something even meaner.

It was called the RS4, and it caused many sleepless nights for its opposition. The RS4 had 420 hp while its main rivals from Mercedes-Benz and BMW were hardly putting out 350 hp at the time. Continue reading

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2011 Kia Sportage to Debut in Geneva

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There wasn’t much visual separation between Kia’s current generation Sportage and last year’s Hyundai Tucson, but now that an all-new 2010 Tucson has hit the market there’s no way to tell the two come from the same automaker. Continue reading

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