Bentley Will Bring Its Supersport Car To Geneva
The first Continental range from Bentley was spawned in so many variants just like its cylinders. Seven years after its production, they bring the GT coupe, GTC convertible, and Flying Spur sedan which are available with three engine output: Standard, Speed, and Supersports with a lot of special editions along its way.
You might be thinking on what will be the next in the pipeline? Now, after the second generation of the Continental GT has already reach the market, you can expect the whole rigamarole to start the new one. As the range will expand to the south with the new V8 engine option, rumors have said in the northward expansion about the supersports model.
They say that it will be more extreme car, and this new Continental GT will take advantage from the more aggressive aero package which has much spoilers and vents, and might also a stronger engine. Another report said that it might only be 100 units, and Bentley may want to have a surprise to announce it in the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. However, it will be surprising if Bentley changing from the Continental GT to the whack Supersports car.
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Details Of Aston Martin’s Virage Coupe and Volante
Aston Martin has revealed their new vehicles, the Virage Coupe and Virage Volante, though both of them were still based on the VH architecture from the automaker. The car is meant to be placed between the DB9 and DBS in the lineup. The car has 6.0 liter V12 engine under its hood with 490 horsepower and 420 pound feet of torque. For the exterior, the chassis was from bonded aluminum, while the body panels were from aluminum, magnesium, and composite.
It has six speed automatic transmission from Touchtronic 2 gearbox which is able to deliver from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 186 miles per hour. It uses double wishbone on all its four corners the the Adaptive Damping System from Aston Martin with a Sport mode as standard equipment.
The wheels are 20 inch alloys and were mounted on the carbon ceramic disc brakes at all the four corners, with the standard Pirelli P Zero tires. However, the words on the pricing was still unavailable, but you can see more details about it at next week’s Geneva Motor Show.
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Jaguar XKR-S Is Official
Previously, we have heard some rumours on a more powerful XKR vehicle. We already saw the spy shots of this two door as it blew in the English countryside with some camouflage in it. Now, it is already official that Jaguar will bring the more powerful XKR vehicle to the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, and it will be called as the XKR-S.
The reports out there said that Jaguar will remain on its supercharged 5.0 liter V8 engine as the power source because the real details on the car still won’t be unveiled until next week at the event in Switzerland. However, the number circulating out there was 550 for the horsepower and 502 pound feet for the torque. The car is able to run from zero to sixty miles an hour in as short as 4.2 seconds, while the top speed is 186 miles.
Besides the higher output, it also features revised suspension and the new design which is aerodynamic. It will be another thing that might attract us to come to Geneva. Before that, I hope that the picture above will satisfy you.
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Mini Rocketman Prepared for Geneva
The Countryman is maybe the largest offering from Mini until today. But it will change soon. This brand which is known for its pint sized car will offering their latest concept. However, this is not the preview of the next generation of Cooper. It is the Rocketman. The car with only over 11 feet long will be slightly shorter than the base Cooper hardtop and has a unique three plus one seating.
To create this Rocketman, Mini will keep its petite body to be as light as possible. The main construction is from Carbon and some weight saving wheel will improve its fuel economy. About the economy, Mini claims that the car will be powered with a drive system that combine more sprinting ability with average fuel consumption of three liters per 100 kilometers.
Although we are still unsure on what kind of power that Mini has, but I think those figures will improve some electricity. The doors is also unique. When you open it, the doors will move outwards with their sills to bring freeze to both front and rear seats.
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Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Officially for U.S.
The compact sedan Chevrolet Cruze was launched in the North American market only a few months ago and represents the first truly global vehicle from Chevrolet. The Cruze itself was sold in more than 60 countries around the world, and has both gasoline and diesel powered in the global market. In North America itself, there is only the gasoline model. Some sources said that there will be at least one diesel option for North American.
A source of GeneralMotorsInsideNews in Lordstown Ohio plant said that this week they will start building the diesel Cruze model for 2013. The management said that the new engine will be available sometime next year. Some sources told GMI that the diesel is slated for the 2013 Cruze. They also said that the 2.0 liter engine which is fuel economy are still unclear, but the test mules of Cruze diesel are already operating in Detroit.
The Australian Cruze CDX has 2.0 liter diesel engine. That Australian Cruze can produces around 147 horsepower with 235 pound feet of torque. The Cruze CDX is rated at 34 miles per gallon if you use the combined driving. Although it is still unclear that the same 2.0 liter diesel engine will be on the North American Cruze, one source said that it will be the case.
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