2014 Godsil Manhattan V16 teaser photo
Unknown American automaker Godsil has announced the V16-powered Manhattan which will run on compressed natural gas (CNG).
Godsil Motorcars is new in the automotive business and they plan to introduce a “super luxury line” of cars which will be powered by a huge V16 engine working on CNG. Details about their first product are not available at this moment but judging from the official sketch it appears the two-seater vehicle will adopt a retro look with a sloping roofline and muscular wheel arches.
The Godsil Manhattan V16 will be unveiled sometime next year and will be the only production car in the world to have a 16-cylinder engine running on compressed natural gas.
2013 Hungarian Grand Prix race start 28.07.2013 / XPB
A ‘cost cap’ in formula one is coming, the FIA said in a surprising announcement on Monday.
Although many teams are facing financial difficulties, the idea of compulsorily capping annual budgets has remained highly controversial.
But FIA president Jean Todt told France’s L’Equipe last week: “We need to focus on the problem of costs at all levels of motor sport, not only formula one.”
So, after a Paris meeting of the sport’s new strategy group and the F1 Commission, and with Todt declaring a “mandate”, the sport’s governing body said the “principle of a global cost cap has been adopted” for F1.
"The limit will be applied from January 2015," the FIA declared.
Current F1 team budgets are believed to range from about $60 million at the back of the grid, to several hundred million for frontrunners Red Bull and Ferrari.
The actual number eventually set for the cap is therefore the crucial detail.
"If we’re all at 50 or 100 million budget, the show will be no different at all," Caterham boss Cyril Abiteboul argued recently.
The FIA said it will now establish a ‘working group’ tasked with having the 2015 budget cap regulations approved by June of next year.
"In the end," Lotus chief Eric Boullier added, "if we don’t do this, it’s going to be more and more difficult to survive."
Meanwhile, in addition to the highly controversial ‘double points’ rule for the 2014 finale, the FIA on Monday also announced that drivers will choose a permanent race number, between 2 and 99, to keep for their entire F1 careers.
And the FIA said every team was invited to attend Pirelli’s Bahrain tyre test with 2013 cars next week, but only Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren, Force India and Toro Rosso took up the offer.
RevoZport Lamborghini Aventador LaMotta teaser image
RevoZport has released the first teaser image of their Lamborghini Aventador LaMotta.
The company declined to release details but the picture shows the car will be equipped with a prominent rear wing and red accents on the diffuser. RevoZport also confirmed the LaMotta will produce 820 HP (603 kW) and weigh 80 kg (176 lbs) less than the standard Aventador.
The car will be unveiled on December 16th, so stay tuned for full details.
2015 Volkswagen Passat spy photo 22.11.2013 [22nd Nov, 2013] / S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Our spies have already caught the 2015 Volkswagen Passat on numerous occasions but new details are starting to emerge about the Euro-spec model.
According to Autobild’s sources, the Passat will ride on the MQB platform and could spawn a number of variants including a sedan, wagon, hatchback, coupe, convertible and Alltrack.
The sedan and wagon are expected to be introduced in November 2014, while the Alltrack is due for a 2015 launch. A year later, we can expect a new Passat CC. The coupe and convertible are reportedly projects at this point and it remains unclear if they will be green-lighted for production.
Engine options remain unconfirmed but will reportedly include:
There could also be a range-topping Passat R with either a 300 HP (220 kW) petrol engine or a 258 HP (189 kW) diesel engine.
Auto Europe Car.Fiat italian car maker has announced new car with called 2013 Fiat Viaggio.Designed by Fiat Group’s Style Centre in Turin, the Fiat Viaggio has a timeless, clean-surfaced expressive exterior design that blends fluid and curvaceous forms with strong proportions.The Fiat Viaggio is tastefully designed inside and out with discernible Italian style. Fiat designed the Viaggio to be a world compact sedan unlike any others in its segment. Equipped with the overall dimensions which are “lower, wider, and longer” inherited from the architecture and platform upon which it is based, the Fiat Viaggio affords a dynamic appeal tuned to bring class-leading ride and handling.
The new four-dour, five-seater 2013 Fiat Viaggio sedan is based on the CUSW (Compact US Wide) architecture. It is the most advanced within the Fiat Group, and it is also the basis of the new Dodge Dart, presented at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2012. The CUSW architecture is, in turn, derived from the Compact architecture originally developed for the best-selling Alfa Romeo Giulietta, a framework that enables the Italians and the Americans to share technologies and components and most of all best practices for engineering and design capabilities.
2013 Fiat Viaggio will be the only car in its segment to offer exclusively sophisticated Turbo engines (1.4L T-Jet 120 HP and 150 HP) on the Chinese market, securing performances that anybody would expect from bigger displacement engines without compromising on fuel economy and maintenance costs. Teamed with the T-Jet Turbo engine is Fiat’s latest generation 6 speed dual dry clutch transmission, and alternatively the well-tested 5-gear manual transmission.
As the first Fiat-Chrysler joint project, the Fiat Viaggio will be produced in the new GAC Fiat production plant in Changsha, in the Hunan province.Enjoyed this post 2013 Fiat Viaggio Review with click image to image gallery of 2013 Fiat Viaggio.
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At the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, Nissan has introduced its premium sedan segment to market in Japan and China is 2013 Nissan Cima. Nissan Cima was originally introduced in Japan in the late 1980s to compete with the Toyota Crown Majesta. From the mid-1990s, Cima is based on the equivalent version of the Infiniti Q45 series. Nissan Cima chose to base the long-wheelbase version of the Infiniti M35h.
As his partner China, which Nissan Cima features 5.9-inch (150mm) longer wheelbase than the Infiniti M and the standard rear passenger area highlighted by the additional legroom and lots of amenities such as entertainment systems and power seat-reclining, heated and cooled.
The new Nissan Cima is offered and comes with hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain is the same as that used Infiniti M35h 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine and electric motor provide a total system output of 359-horse. In Japan, prices for the Nissan Cima started at 7.35 million yen (U.S. $ 69,000) and increased to 8.4 million yen (U.S. $ 78,800). Nissan said it is targeting annual sales of 1,000 units.
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The 2013 Hyundai Elantra coupe will go on sale later this month with a starting price of $18,220, including a $775 destination fee. That price is for a six-speed manual-transmission model; the six-speed automatic version will start at $19,220. The Elantra coupe is available in two trims: a base GS and upper-level SE.
The initial pricing puts the Elantra coupe above the 2012 Honda Civic coupe ($16,545) and the 2012 Kia Forte Koup ($17,950). The Hyundai comes with more standard features, however. They include fog lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, heated front seats and Bluetooth.
The Elantra coupe SE, which starts at $20,520 with a manual transmission, comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, leather upholstery and a rear spoiler. On top of the SE trim (with automatic transmission), there’s a Technology Package that costs $2,350 and comes with a navigation system, backup camera, dual-zone automatic climate control and push-button start.
Earlier this week, Hyundai priced the 2013 Elantra GT hatchback at $19,170, including a $795 destination fee. It also goes on sale this month. The 2013 Elantra sedan has a base price of $17,470, including destination.
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