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BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept Car

Based on the BMW X5, the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show. The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car represents the first time a 4-cylinder diesel engine, and in order to power a large SUV, it has combined with BMW’s ActiveHybrid Technology. The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept has a fuel consumption of 6.5 liters per 100 kilometers and a CO2 emissions level of 172 grams per kilometer. Powered by a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder diesel engine with Variable Twin Turbo and common rail injection, The engine from The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics develops 204 hp and 400 Nm of torque between 2,000 and 2,250 rpm. The acceleration time is 8.9 seconds on 0 to 100 km/h.... Read More

Caterham Seven RS Car

Caterham Cars and RS Performance has been teamed up to offer the V8 powered Caterham Seven RS. The Caterham Seven RS is Powered by a RST-V8 2.4 liter engine that delivers 400 hp (500 hp for the supercharged version). This engine gives the Caterham Seven RS a power to weight ratio of 1000 hp per tone which is more than double the one for the Bugatti Veyron. Press Release For those wanting an expression of British sportscar exclusivity, Caterham Cars has joined forces with RS Performance to offer the ultimate in bespoke Seven coachbuilding. Caterham has long been the epitome of personalized motoring with almost every version of the 12,000 Sevens on the road differing from one another. The joint venture takes that famous philosophy to an altogether new level. RS Performance is an exclusive, niche engineering house. Born out of the passion and pedigree of its founder, Russell Savory, it will offer an everything is possible service to Caterham customers wanting cars truly built to order. Us... Read More

E-Vade Racing Car

E-Vade Racing Car is an Australian built race car that will be premiered at the Melbourne International Motor Show. This E-Vade racing car was created by Lieutenant Commander David Walter - the ship’s engineer for the Anzac class frigate HMAS Ballarat. Built on a mild steel space-frame chassis clad in fiberglass, The E-Vade racing car has weighs just 950 kg in road-going form and 900 kg for the track version. Powered by a longitudinal Nissan V6 engine, E-Vade Racing Car develops 300 kW in the road car and more than 500 kW on the track car. The engine for this E-Vade Racing Car is coupled with a five-speed transaxle and a high-performance gearbox manufacturer by Albins Off Road Gear. This racing car also equipped with a hydraulic jacking system which can lift the whole car about 20 cm at the press of a button. The E-Vade has already ‘met’ the track in testing at the VACC Park in Port Melbourne.... Read More

Lightning Car Company Lightning GT

The Lightning GT is an electric powered sports car from the Lightning Car Company based in the UK. The Lightning GT mixes British sports car styling with racing car technology and state of the art NanoSafe™ battery power and Hi-Pa Drive™ electric motors. The stylish body is crafted from carbon fibre/Kevlar. One of the advantages of electric vehicles is their ability to offer maximum available power to the wheels at any speed, unlike a petrol engine where maximum power is only obtained high up in the rev range. To help effectively deliver this power to the road the Lightning GT uses electronically controlled traction control which negates wheel spin and unbalance in the power being applied. Because there is no engine, the Lightning GT has a maintenance-free motor with just a few moving parts. Together with the control electronics and special batteries, the Lightning GT will not need anywhere near the servicing of other sports cars. Much of the technology housed in the Lightning GT was d... Read More

2008 Lotus Sport Exige Cup 260 Car

Lotus Sport Exige Cup 260 (2008) has been launched by Lotus. With revised on its engine management system, Lotus Sport Exige Cup 260 takes the power output up to 257 hp (260 PS) at 8000 rpm and 236 Nm (174 lb.ft.) of torque at 6000 rpm. Lotus Sport Exige Cup 260 has a top speed of 237 km/h and may accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in around 4.1 seconds and from 0 to 160 km/h (100 mph) in around 9.9 seconds. The price of 2008 Lotus Sport Exige Cup 260 starts at 56,034 Euros - not included tax. Press Release Lotus Sport, the motor sport division of Lotus Cars Ltd, has unveiled the MY2008 Lotus Sport Exige Cup 260. A d&#... Read More

History of Hybrid Cars

Hybrid Cars may seem like a new invention. The buzz over them has gotten quite strong in the past few years, but that is just because the interest has started to grow in hybrid cars. In fact, hybrid cars have been around for centuries and are not just some new invention of the 21st century. Here is a guideline to the hybrid car and a walk through its varied history: 1839 - In Scotland, Robert Anderson built the first electric car. 1870 - Sir David Soloman built an electric car that operated off an electric engine with battery power. The... Read More



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