Sunday, February 26, 2012
Nissan officialy released the 2013 GT-R. Enthusiast will definitely will be happy on the revision made by Nissan.
The said model will be available in 2013 GT-R Premium and 2013 GT-R Black Edition
Here are the list:
Purposeful, cutting-edge styling with a Cd of 0.26, while achieving high front and rear downforce
Hybrid body construction of steel, die-cast aluminum and carbon fiber
Bold front fascia with aggressive double aerodynamic fins, integrated high intensity LED running lights and plated parts for the headlight inner panels, enhancing the GT-R’s strong visual presence
Large rear fascia, featuring venting and incorporating a sculpted lower section and extended length
Front fenders express power and stability, “aero-blades” on fenders’ edges provide optimum air flow around the tires and along the body; vents in the fenders’ trailing edges assists in providing front downforce and optimization of side air flow
Aggressive front end styling, large hood bulge and a large central air intake for undisturbed air flow for power and cooling
“Super wide beam” headlights featuring three additional sub-reflectors (compared to conventional lights) to give a wide illumination spread
Four-passenger cabin with sloping “aero blade canopy” roofline and curved C-pillar “sword edge,” which facilitate air flow around the rear of the vehicle
GT-R hallmark four-ring taillights; air flow above and below the vehicle is managed by a functional carbon fiber underbody diffuser, rear spoiler and large, integrated quad exhaust tips
Handmade, limited production dry carbon rear spoiler on Black Edition, with special coating that allows carbon fiber “weave” to be felt by the touch – the lightweight dry carbon fiber material* is also incredibly strong Auto on/off headlights and speed-sensitive windshield wipers
Six available exterior colors: Deep Blue Pearl, Jet Black, Solid Red, Gun Metallic, Pearl White and a limited production 4-stage metallic Super Silver
Platform, Engine and Driveline
Advanced Premium Midship platform, enabling the use of a world’s first independent rear transaxle all-wheel drive system, which places the transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear of the vehicle, without traditional torque tubes, allowing the suspension to operate completely independently
Exclusive hand-assembled twin-turbo VR38DETT 3.8-liter V6 engine
545 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm, 463 lb-ft of torque @ 3,200 – 5,800 rpm; LEV2/ULEV emission vehicle rating
Plasma-sprayed bores for reduced friction, lighter weight, enhanced cooling, power output and fuel efficiency
Symmetrical independent intake and exhaust manifold system featuring twin IHI turbochargers
Secondary air management system for improved cold-start emissions performance
Thermostatically-controlled oil cooling system; oil scavenger pump to maintain oil flowing to the turbochargers; lateral wet and dry sump oiling system
Paddle-shifted sequential six-speed dual clutch transmission; manual and automatic modes
Rear transaxle features separate clutches for the odd (1,3,5) and even (2,4,6) gears; sequential shifting; gear pre-selection for immediate shifts
Hill Start Assist for easy starts on an uphill incline
Electronically-controlled ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system specifically developed for GT-R
Rear-drive bias, up to 50 percent of torque can be transmitted to the front wheels when needed, torque split continuously variable depending on speed, lateral and transverse acceleration, steering angles, tire slip, road surface and yaw rate
GT-R specific yaw-rate feedback control, measuring differences between the target yaw rate calculated from steering angle, actual yaw rate detected by the yaw-rate sensor and G sensor to adjust torque bias
Suspension and Braking
Suspension retuned for 2013 model year
Special “set-up switches” located in the center of the instrument panel; adjusts transmission shifts, shock absorbers and the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC-R), three settings – Normal, Special or “R,” for ultimate handling 4-wheel independent suspension mounted to six-point front and rear subframes
GT-R specific adjustable Bilstein DampTronic suspension system utilizes multiple vehicle information systems to provide appropriate damping forces for all situations and a high level of control for a variety of driving situations 15.35-inch front and 15.0-inch rear Brembo full-floating cross-drilled two-piece rotors, low steel high stiffness brake pads, radial-mounted Brembo monoblock six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers, which in combination minimize fade and provide intense stopping performance
GT-R-specific 10-spoke RAYS® aluminum-alloy forged wheels with premium dark (near black) finish for GT-R Premium model Lightweight 6-spoke RAYS® aluminum-alloy forged wheels with black finish for Black Edition model Wheels feature special knurling to assist with securing the tires during hard acceleration or braking Standard nitrogen-filled Dunlop® Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT ultra high performance run-flat tires, sized 255/40ZRF20 front and 285/35ZRF20 rear
Optional Cold Weather Package includes Dunlop® SP 7010 all-season run-flat tires
Interior designed to balance functionality and comfort
Usable passenger and luggage space – four passenger seating and trunk capacity of two golf bags or suitcases
Optimal driving position provided by rear transaxle layout, with flat floor and narrow center console
Driver-surrounding instrument panel, with all meters and multi-function meter at a uniform height to minimize the driver’s head movement
Large center-mounted tachometer, with gear display on its upper right, as well as the easy-to-read graphics of the multi-function display, give the driver instant detailed information
Interior design cues include “dial plate” meter-surround design that evokes the idea of engaged gears, large, metallic-framed center console featuring ergonomically designed shift lever and a red “engine start” button Sculpted performance bucket seats
Soft pads located on the dash panels in front of the passenger and on both doors to give an extra level of comfort A video game-inspired multi-function display with eleven pages of mechanical and driving information available, including acceleration, brake pedal pressure, steering angle and a recording function with playback
Navigation system featuring easy-to-use touch pad, as well as traditional navigation switches; XM NavTraffic® with Real-Time Traffic Information and XM NavWeather™ (XM® subscription required, sold separately)
Screen interface also features enriched entertainment system with CD player controls and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, DVD video playback capability
Standard specially designed 11-speaker Bose® audio system, two forward-facing woofers in rear center armrest area; speakers mounted in rigid aluminum die cast panels
Standard USB iPod® interface, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®
Carbon fiber interior trim
Standard RearView Monitor added for 2013
Black Edition features unique red and black interior color treatment, Recaro® leather appointed seats and a dark headliner
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System for driver and front passenger
Standard front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags for driver and front passenger
Standard roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front seat occupant head protection
Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters and tension reducers
Three-point ELR/ALR rear seat belts
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
With the launch of the exotic Aston Martin V12 Zagato; Aston launches their Vantage V8.
If you are running short of cash buying that Zagato but still have that dough to burn, maybe you can try their newest Vantage V8. You will still feel that aston martin-exotic experience, but less the price. It will be available in normal grade and an S grade — their top of the line model.
The vehicle will be equipped with a 4.7 V8 engine with a power-output of 420 and the Vantage S on the other hand will have a power output of 430bhp. Also, the vehicle offers a new Seven-speed Sportshift™ II transmission configured in close ratio, in short the car is built for racing.
This year, rumors spread that a V12 Vantage is also in production.
Hope to see the official images of the V12 variant.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Now, if you are looking for a hauling vehicle that has style, maybe you can try to look on the latest released by MINI that will definitely will be a hit.
The said vehicle is perfect for those photographers, entrepreneur who delivers goods to their customers by themselves, and weekend golfers. A many possibilities of 5-door, 2-seater with a partition door behind it.
MINI hasn't yet disclosed its engine on the vehicle.
MINI will officially debut their Clubvan Concept which will be launched at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show.
Here are some images of the said vehicle.
Daimler launches their newest workhorse in the market, the Fuso Canter 6C18 4x4 variant.
Ever since I saw the latest Fuso Canter here in our place I was impressed by its engine and the appearance; the only that lacking on this model is an option of a 4x4 which is a big help for those business who have transactions in remote areas or deliveries that will go through rough terrain to deliver goods.
The said vehicle will have an engine with a maximum horsepower of 175 horsepower in five-speed transmission and will be available in single and crewcab.
New feature of the 4x4 Canter is the enganged and disengaged of its all-wheel drive system for better fuel-mileage.
With the rugged design new system installed in the vehicle, this would another vehicle worth of the investment.
Friday, February 10, 2012
One of the iconic car from the prestige car maker Aston Martin unveils it latest and prestige craft; V12 Zagato.
The said work of art is equipped with a 6.0 liter QOHC (Quad Overhead Cams) V12 Engine, with a power of 500+ horsepower, transferred on its midship rear-wheel drive layout; with a torque of 570Nm, and it uses six-speed manual transmission. Lightweight materials like carbon-fiber was used on this car to improved its power and manueverability on the track or on the road.
I cannot say anymore about this car because the brand itself symbolizes money and power. People who have yatch or an owner of an big company will afford this one. The only thing that I like about this brand is that, they are the only car-maker that produce cars manually — building the car by hand.
Here is the video of the V12 Zagato
Here are some images of the car.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Honda's luxury line Acura officially launched their all-new vehicles at the Chicago Auto-show; the redesigned 2013 RDX and teh all-new 2013 Acura ILX Sedan.
2013 Acura RDX
Eventhough you can say that this is a facelift, I was impressed by using a new engine. The 2013 model will have a new 3.5 V6 engine that has a power output of 273 horsepower distributing its power on its lighter all-wheel-drive system, compared to its previous model of a 2.3 straight-four engine. The 2013 RDX will be offered in all-new six-speed automatic transmission with a new torque converter installed. The said model will be available in front-wheel layout and all-wheel layout.
New features on the 2013 RDX are new chassis technology, an Acura-exclusive Amplitude Reactive Dampers, and an introduction of Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering system. 4-wheel independent suspension with a MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension will be its undercarriage - similar to the first generation Honda CRV.
Standard features are new 18" inch wheels and an improved 4-wheel disc brakes — included are Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
2013 Acura ILX
Now, for yuppies out there. Acura offers you a perfect car which will fit your taste and an introduction of that luxury car experience.
A selection of three engines to choose from; 2.0 gasoline engine for the entry-level, 2.4 gasoline engine for extra-power, and their debut of the 1.5 hybrid engine perfect for those budget concious consumers.
The 2.0 engine will have a five-speed automatic transmission; 2.4 engine will have a six-speed manual transmission in close ratio configuration, perfect for those track-weekend junkies; and a Continously-Variable-Transmission or CVT on their 1.5 hybrid model.
The car will have a MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension systems, with an Amplitude Reactive Dampers system, and a Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering for better steering.
In my point of view, this will be a better deal because you are buying a brand new engine, at the same time you will have technology that will improved your driving experience and better fuel-efficiency.
Auto-tuner Shelby will launched their one of the most powerful model that is ever built. Bragging one of the fastest at the at Sebring International Raceway. The 2013 Shelby GT500.
The said monster is equipped with a 5.8 V8 supercharged engine making a tremendous 650-horsepower, tagging as one of the most powerful stock V8 engine in the world. The said vehicle is also with other sport performance features like the customized Bilstein electronic adjustable dampers which is exclusive for SVT and available for the Perfomance variant and introduction of new chassis modification. Brembo brake system was also installed for better braking — 6-piston brake calipers, large front and back rotors and performance brake pads.
On the Performance variant, additional features like the external oil-cooler on the engine, cooler for rear-differential, and a cooler for the transmission for those adrenaline who will go endurance.
The released of this car will mark the 20th anniversary of delivering performance.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Nissan released the official images of their successful sports car besided the Nissan GTR, the 2013 Nissan 370z.
The 2013 Nissan 370Z will have a 3.7 V6 DOHC engine with a total output of 332-horsepower. Consumer will have a selection of 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed automatic transmission. Judging on the looks, it seems that the 2013 model is just a facelift.
Consumers will have a selection of variants; the standard 2013 Nissan 370Z Coupe, Coupe Touring, Roadster, and Roadster Touring.
Upgrades and features on the car are redesign front bumper with an additional LED running lights; red reflector was added to the rear bumper, redesign 19" aluminum-alloy wheels for the sports package models; an introduction of the 18" wheels for the standard model; red-colored brake calipers for the sport package models, dark colored fuel gauges, Euro-tuned shock absorbers for the sport package models; and additional color selection, Magma Red and Midnight Blue — Midnight Blue is like the original Z.
The 2013 Nissan NISMO 370Z will have a different engine and features. To start with its engine, the NISMO version will a 3.7 V6 DOHC engine with a total power-output of 350-horsepower. Features are exclusive H-configured exhaust system design, tuned suspension, super-lightweight forged alloy wheels, performance mufflers, and modified Computer Box. The transmission on this model will be offered in 6-speed manual transmission in close-ratio configuration, perfect for track weekends.
So if you are planning to buy a track killer, this model will be available in June.
Here are some of the images of the 2013 Nissan 370Z.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Nissan introduced a vehicle that will compete with models like Ford Fiesta, Mazda 2, Toyota Vios, Honda Jazz, Kia Rio, and Hyundai Accent; the said model is a Nissan Invitation. Kinda odd for a name, but Nissan will have logic on that.
Based on the design, the vehicle has a LED headlights and a stremline led park-lights which I think is going to be a standard in the future vehicles; and also helps in fuel-economy because of the electricity it consumes. A fluidic design indicating that the model has a European concept, although the design has a similarity with Kia Rio, Ford Fiesta, and Honda Jazz.
Regarding on the engine, there is no information yet released by Nissan. Nissan will launched this on the 2012 Geneva Motor-Show.
Here is the video of the vehicle.
Some of the images of the car
If in anycase that this model will reached the Asian market, the said model will be another hit.
Honda will officially released their latest vehicles at the 2012 Geneva Motor-Show. This event, Honda will introduce latest technology, engine, and vehicles that enthusiats and Honda fans will definitely wait for their release.
Honda officially release their latest concept on their flagship model, Honda NSX. Finally, they already have plans to revive the iconic sports-car in the world of motorsports. But this time the said beast will be a hybrid; it will be their answer to the rising trend in automotive and motorports.
The concept car will be equipped with a V6 engine in a mid-engine all-wheel drive layout — the first time that Honda will opt-in on their latest NSX in all-wheel drive layout. Since the car will be an all-wheel drive car, they will introduce the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All Wheel Drive™) hybrid system which will be available in the NSX concept.
Here are the images of the Honda NSX Concept
Other Honda Vehicles and Technologies To Be Introduced At the 2012 Geneva Motor-Show
Honda also will introduce three vehicle and a new engine for their future vehicles; here are the list:
Honda will introduce their latest concept that will compete— maybe —on Tesla's electric roadster. From the word itself 'EV' this car I guess will be their electric car. The Honda EV-STER will in a two-seater, rear-wheel drive, open sports car — just like a Catterham Super-7. Images has not yet officially launched on this model.
European CR-V Prototype
Honda also officially announced that they will display the prototype model of the 2012-2013 Euro-spec Honda CR-V. The common buzz on the net is that the JDM-Spec 2012 Honda CR-V is the same as the Euro-Spec Honda CR-V because of the position of the steering wheel, I guess some of them are wrong. Honda also announced that their Euro CR-V will have a different design compared to the recent released of the Honda CR-V which was launched in Asia and North America; added to that, Honda must follow the European-standards on their vehicles so I guess even the engine will be different.
Euro-spec Honda Jazz
Honda will also introduce an two all-new Honda Jazz. The selections are the Honda Jazz Si, which will equipped with sporty suspension, features, and styling — both interior and exterior; hope not a facelift here.
The introduction of Honda Jazz 1.2 which will follow the CO2 emmission reduction which is implemented in Europe and the introduction of Idle Stop technology for fuel-efficiency and mileage.
1.6 liter diesel engine with Earth Dreams Technology
Finally, someone made it right; Honda will also introduced a compact-diesel engine for better mileage. Hope this engine will reached the Asian market in the future.
The said technology and vehicles will be introduced this coming March.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Infiniti— a division of Nissan —released their set of teasers for their Infiniti Emerg-E sport car concept. Infiniti will introduce this car as a hybrid; Infiniti is also competing with other automakers in terms of fuel efficiency.
The said vehicle will introduce range-extender drivetrain on a mid-ship layout. Hints on this car is that, it will have a zero emission — based on what they are saying, maybe the car will be a full electric vehicle.
Infiniti will officially released this model this coming March. Just wait for Infiniti for further update about this concept vehicle.
Here are some of the images of the Infiniti Emerg-E
Friday, February 3, 2012
The battle for the supremacy of having a "Powerful yet very fuel-efficient" at the race track continues, as Audi officially announced that they are going to launch four Audi LMP1 cars that are in hybrid. The said vehicle will definitely matched the TS030 Hybrid of Toyota which was launched last month. Toyota will be having a hard time on this one because the Hybrid system that Audi will developed, they will be using diesel compared to Toyota's gasoline fuel on their internal combustion engine.
The official launch of the vehicles are on June 16-17 of the 2012, at the 24 Hours Le-Mans racing.
Now, things are getting excited this 2012; new technology introduced in pursue of "Powerful yet very fuel-efficient" vehicles.
Chrysler and SRT sent two customized 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee at the Ferrari headquarters in Maranello Italy; the said vehicle will be tested by Ferrari's Formula 1 drivers Fernando Alonzo and Felipe Massa at the Fiorano circuit in Maranello, Italy.
The approach of Chrysler will be the introduction of the vehicle to the European market.
The said vehicle has this very apparent Ferrari touch; having that Ferrari Red colored to the vehicle, showing that this vehicle is built for speed as the supension setting and ride height where modified for race track in Europe.
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 8 is equipped with the all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with Fuel Saver technology that turns off four of the eight cylinders when full power is not required to ensure increased fuel economy with a horsepower of 470 horsepower and 630 Nm of torque.
The said vehicle where handed by Beth Paretta, Director of Marketing and Operations – SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC.
Hope Chysler will officially post the verdict of the two driver about the behavior of the said vehicle.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
"We all try to live a righteous and problem free life. But then sometimes it seems like problem follows us everywhere we go. Being accused of a criminal conduct is not something anybody would wish for. You could be arrested for several reasons which include physical and sexual assault, forgery, bribery, cheating, burglary, DUI/DWI and many more. Sometimes you could be arrested for no fault of your own. Many people are arrested all over America for criminal conduct does not mean that all of them are criminals. You are not even considered a criminal until they can prove it in court.
In every democratic nation the responsibility to gather evidence falls on the prosecution which is the state. After a person has been arrested the state brings charges by accusing using a bill of information also known as charge sheet or presenting the evidence before a jury. The jury analyses the evidence and decides whether there is enough evidence to charge the person with criminal conduct. If satisfied with the evidence then the defendant is indicted.
Once charges are bought against the defendant, they a brought to trial before a jury of six to twelve jury members or a judge alone. At this point you really need a San Antonio criminal defense lawyer to argue your case. If you do not have a lawyer to defend you the prosecuting lawyer will tear right into your case. The prosecution who would have an experienced lawyer will chew you up and spit you out in front of the jury with ease. They will even go to lengths to make you look stupid in front of the jury. Not hiring a san antonio criminal defense lawyer on your side to defend you make you very vulnerable. The jury will have their decision made easy for them.
However if you have a criminal attorney working on your case. They will fight for you and argue against the prosecution. They have enough experience handling similar cases and need to think about their success rate too. Public defenders would not bother about you as they are not answerable most of them won’t put in enough effort to defend you. It will all be just like a charade that ends with your conviction.
A criminal defense lawyer on the other hand is a professional and will do everything to keep you from going to jail. If you wish to stay out of jail you must hire a san antonio criminal attorney who will take the best path possible to keep you out of jail."
Car enthusiast be ready for the released of the most awaited rear-wheel drive that made its mark, done by his elder brother the Toyota Corolla AE86, or the famous Hachi-Roku; the Toyota 86.
Toyota officially announced today that they will released this promising car by April, at the same time they also released the official badge of the car.
The badge of the car is similar to the old logo of Toyota. At the same time Toyota officially released the technical specs of the said car.
This car will be equipped with a FA20 — boxer engine / horizontally opposed engine, and introducing the new D-4S engine system (direct injection four-stroke gasoline engine, superior version) that was made exclusively for the Toyota 86 models. With a power-output of 200 horsepower that will be transferred to its rear-wheel drive layout this will definitely the next drift-car project.
The Toyota 86 will be available in various grade: RC, G, GT, and the Limited edition; and will be offered in manual and automatic transmission — drift lovers will definitely choose the manual transmission.
Standard features that will be offered by this car are HID headlights and a 17" wheels; on the interior side, the Limited edition will have its own seats customize by Alcantara — who needs those interior when everyone wants this car to slide on the track.
Well let's in April, hope it will not fail our expectation.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
In celebration of Mopar in its 75th year in the automotive industry, to start kick-off the event, they unveil their latest models; 2012 Mopar 300, the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart 'GTS 210 Tribute', 2012 Fiat 500 'Stinger', and 2012 Mopar Jeep Compass 'True North'.
Mopar ’12 300
Based on the Chrysler 300 C model and the Mopar touch, this car has a 5.7 displacement Hemi V8 engine, with a power output of 363 horsepower transferred on its rear-wheel drive layout; and also equipped with Fuel Saver Technology on it. Other features of this model is the customized suspension and gear ratio for maximum performance on the road.
This would another favorite for artist for their music video.
2013 Dodge Dart GTS 210
The modification done on the this vehicle are its looks and calibrating its fuel-air mixture that will achieve a maximum horsepower of 210.
2012 Fiat 500 Stinger
Upgrades done by the company to this car are Stage 1 modification (headers, muffler, air intake) on the engine and external accessories like yellow paint and installing performance wheels.
2012 Mopar Jeep Compass "True North"
Lifting its ride height for off-road use, installing HID headlights, and converting it into a sound-setup vehicle are the modification made by Mopar.
Hope next year MOPAR will impressed us with new innovation that will be installed on their prospect models.