Tag Archives: Nauman Farooq

2010 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

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Product placements can be the best thing for a company and its products. But they can also be a kiss of death. Take Aston Martin for example. Most people recognize the brand for its association with James Bond and quite frankly many people like that. But some people are uncomfortable with this tie-up because they feel people will look at them as wanna-be agent 007. Continue reading

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Geneva Concepts: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

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One of the main attractions for many at a motor show are concept cars. At the 79th Geneva Motor Show, there was no shortage of concept vehicles. However some will never see a traffic light, and some are within months of going into production. Here is a list of some of the interesting concepts from this years show. Continue reading

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BMW Z4 roadster

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Toronto might not have hosted the World premiere of the 2010 BMW Z4 roadster, but the Toronto International Auto Show is this cars Canadian debut. This two-seat roadster will be available in Canada with two engine options, a normally-aspirated 3.0-liter, straight six which produces 255hp (sDrive30i), or a twin-turbo variant of that engine which produces 300hp (sDrive35i). Continue reading

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Spyker C8 Aileron – Calgary bound

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At the 79th Geneva Motor Show, the Dutch car builder Spyker unveiled their new car, and it is a stunner. It’s called the C8 Aileron. While mechanically this new version isn’t any different from their previous offering, hence it still has an Audi sourced 4.2-liter, V8, producing 400 hp. Thanks to its 354 lb/ft of torque it can propel from 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, and onto a top speed of 300 km/h. Continue reading

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BMW Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo

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Most people would be very content with the performance of BMW cars, especially any of their ‘M’ models. However, some yearn (and can afford) a lot more. That is where Alpina comes in, a company that has been modifying BMW since 1965. Their models are now even covered under BMW’s warranties. Continue reading

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Rolls Royce 200EX concept

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Many are calling it ‘the baby Roller’, however that is just in perspective really, because the Rolls Royce 200EX concept is no compact hatchback. In fact, at 212.6 inches long, it is 13 inches longer than a BMW 7-series. However it is smaller than the Phantom, even though not by much (435mm shorter to be exact). You don’t get a downsized engine either, this one still gets a V12, so if you are a bit of an environmentalist, this car won’t be for you. Continue reading

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VW Polo

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At the 79th Geneva Motor Show, VW rolled out the fifth generation version of their Polo model. This will be the first Polo model that will be on sale in North America, and will be priced as a cheaper alternative to the Golf. The overall exterior and interior styling of the Polo is very much like a slightly shrunken Golf, which is no bad thing. Continue reading

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