Tag Archives: 2009

Faces of NAIAS

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A retrospective look at the hard working models of the North American International Auto Show.

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Bentley Continental Supersports – Mean and Green

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Long gone are the days of ponderous Bentleys. The new Continental Supersports is the most powerful, fastest and cleanest car in Bentley’s 90-year history. What started as a two-year exploration into reducing weight and increasing power and torque of the carmaker’s sales hit, the Continental GT, became a production model named after the first Bentley to reach 100 mph, back in 1925. Continue reading

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Bugatti Veyron Bleu Centenaire

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One of the most highly anticipated premieres for this year’s Geneva Motor Show was for the latest version of the Bugatti Veyron. It is called the Bleu Centenaire, and marks the brands 100th birthday.

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Porsche Cayenne Diesel

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The Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger (a.k.a. the “Governator”) was in Switzerland this week and dropped by the Porsche exhibit at the 79th Geneva Motor Show, to check out their new models. Of main interest was the Cayenne Diesel SUV. Continue reading

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Audi TT RS – 340hp

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There are plenty of people who would love to park an Audi R8 on their driveway, but are a bit short on cash. However, now there might be an alternative to satisfy their hunger for speed. Audi just launched the fastest version of their TT sports coupe at the 79th Geneva International Motor Show. Continue reading

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Audi S4 – more sizzle

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Last year Audi launched the all-new A4 — longer and wider than its predecessor. The new car is no slouch, when powered by either its standard 2.0-litre I4 turbo (211 hp) or optional 3.2-litre V6 (265 hp). But more poke and sizzle can be had by moving up to the just-introduced S4, which made its Canadian debut at the Toronto show. Continue reading

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CIAS Tour: Audi

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Sports Cars! That is the theme for the Audi booth this year. Wandering around the display you will notice quite a few rare and high price beasts. There is the new 2010 Audi S4 and the 2010 R8 5.2 V10 FSI. However, for something extra special, walk to the back of the display and check out the Group B Audi Quattro race car. This car was recently resurrected and raced by Frank Sprongl at the Targa Newfoundland Rally. For those not into sports cars, there is also the new Q5 CUV and A3 TDI. Continue reading

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Fish Alert!

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Mako Shark and Manta Ray Make an Appearance at CIAS. Two of the Corvette’s most storied concept cars are making an appearance this year at the Canadian International Auto Show; the 1961 Mako Shark and the 1965 Manta Ray Continue reading

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The automotive response

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It has been said that the only constant is change, and that nothing ever stays the same. If that’s the case, it was inevitable that the bubble from which the global economic crisis has emerged was destined to burst eventually. But who foresaw this? Continue reading

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The auto show road warriors’ survival guide

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The Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) represents more than the country’s largest annual gathering of new cars, SUVs, crossovers and light-duty trucks. It is also Canada’s largest trade show and as such, is the consumer’s best opportunity to witness the sweeping changes taking place in the world’s largest and most dynamic industry. Continue reading

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