Monday, October 24, 2005

BMW Z4M & Z4 facelift 2006

The most powerfull edition of the Z4 with the "M" badge has the current M3 3.2 litre engine with the 343 hp. New suspension settings, plus all the Z4 faeclift tweaks. 0-100 km/h in 5,0 sec, rival to the Porsche Boxster S.
The Z4 has had a mild facelift -(bumpers, lights etc) plus 2 new engines, 2.5 & 3.0 litres with 218 and 256 hp (from 192 & 232 respectively )

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Lexus LS-Sh

Initial facts: The concept is very close to production model which will come out in 2006. 5.060 mm length, 2.970 mm wheelbase. It is a hybird with an V8 engine. Over 400 hp!


At the Tokyo Motor Show Volkswagen presents an incredibly economic sports car. The EcoRacer’s average fuel consumption is as low as 3.4 liters and it reaches a maximum speed of 230 km/h.
Thanks to its carbon fiber body, the middle motor sports car weighs a mere 850 kilograms and accelerates in only 6.3 seconds to 100 km/h. This sports car is powered by a 100 kW turbo diesel of the next generation and stands for a trend setting synthesis of rock-solid economy and an abundance of sportiness. 230 km/h, 6.3 seconds, 3.4 liter – a data combination that is as rare as it is fascinating.


Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Ferrari GG50 Concept

Based on the Scaglietti, the Italdesign Ferrari GG50 was made in collaboration with Bridgestone to mark the 50 years of Giugiaro's activity in industrial design.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Audi S8 V10 450hp

The all new Audi S8 is powered by the same V10 engine that runs in the Lamborghini Gallardo, tweaked of course to fit the S8. 450 hp and 540 Nm torque
4wheel drive (40/60 distribution) 450 hp 0-62 mp/h in just 5,1 sec

Friday, October 14, 2005

Mercedes G-Class

This is the first picture –teaser- from Mercedes, for the all-new G-Class, which steps up a category, trying to hit the Range Rover.

Luxiourious interior which fit's 7 passengers -2+3+3 configuration. It shares a lot of components with the ML & R-Class, but it promises much better off-road capabilities. There will be 2 petrol engines available when sales start next year, a 3.2 V6 with 272 hp (G320) & a 5.0 V8 306 hp (G500), both with 7speed auto transmission standard. Lenght x Width = 5.080mm x 1.920 mm

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Scion Concept

Toyota will show this concept at Tokio


"The bB concept is where nightclub and car combine. Its youth-focused, edgy design is matched by a mighty nine-speaker sound system with surround DSP (digital signal processing) and lighting that flashes in time to the beat"

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Audi TT

This is the new Audi TT. Called the Shooting Brake conept, it will be shown at the Tokio Motor Show. A true 4 seater and not a 2 +2 it has a 3.2 V6 FSI engine with 250 hp. 0-62 mph in 6,0 sec and 250 km/h.
Production version coming next year with three engines:
3.2 V6 FSI-250 hp
2.0 TFSI-200 & 220 hp

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Volkswagen Polo GTI-Official

The all new Polo GTI gets the 1.8 Turbo motor with the 150 hp & 220 nm.
0-100 km/h -- 8,2 sec
Top speed --216 km/h
80-100km/h in 4th gear -- 7,5 sec

Monday, October 3, 2005

Toyota Yaris Verso

Toyota Japan revealed the Yaris Verso (called Ractis in Japan). Based on a slightly stretched platform of Toyota's new supermini, it will be available with two engines, 1,3 & 1,5 litres which produce 87 and 110 hp.