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Saturday, August 30, 2014
The Volkswagen Golf Mk1 is a compact car, the first generation of the Volkswagen Golf and the successor to the Volkswagen Beetle. Presented in May 1974,it was intended by Volkswagen as a modern front-wheel-drive, hatchback replacement for the aging Beetle.
Like its predecessor (the Volkswagen Beetle) the Volkswagen Golf Mk1 has proven to be influential. In continuous production since 1974, the Golf was one of the first widely successful front-wheel drive hatchbacks.In 1975 a sports-oriented variant of the Volkswagen Golf, called the Golf GTI was introduced in March of that year at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The idea behind was rather straightforward - take a basic-transportation economy car and give it a high-performance package, making it practical and sporty. It was one of the first small cars to adopt mechanical fuel injection. In 2004, Sports Car International declared the Golf Mk1 GTI to be the 3rd best car of the 1980s.The Golf GTI was perhaps the first hot hatch with mass market appeal, and many other manufacturers since have created special sports models of their regular volume-selling small hatchbacks.
Toyota has unveiled the 2015 Camry for the international markets at the 2014 Moscow International Auto Salon on August 27. The new model is based on the same platform (XV50), but gets comprehensive styling updates and looks . There was also a US-spec facelifted version presented at the New York Show earlier this year, but this one looks a lot different from that too.
The refreshed car gets hexagonal chrome-lined grille with parabolic slats and revised headlamps that houses LED daytime running lights. A remarkable secondary air dam with integrated fog lights adds flair to the stylish front end. The rear has somewhat been ignored and the only noticeable difference is the re-profiled bumper and the tail lights.
The changes inside are the new three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and a redesigned instrument console with minor tweaks to the centre console. It will be powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol and a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine internationally.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Roads and Rides Youtube channel present to you a project by David Benardo and Bonnie Rodgers from Zelectric Motors. They have done it with minimal work on the Beetle chasis and using reliable components. With no intention to save the Earth at first place, the swapping process have double the horse power.
Jaguar’s E-type is coming back from the dead, in ultra-rare ‘Lightweight’ form. A special team of craftsmen will handbuild six cars, all picture-perfect reproductions of the legendary Lightweight E-types from 1963-64. The 'new' cars are expected to sell for around £1 million each; established Jaguar collectors with a thirst for racing and a desire for a wondrous slice of motoring memorabilia get your name down now.
What made a Jaguar E-type a Lightweight?
In 1963, Jaguar planned to produce 18 racers for competition use, and set aside sufficient chassis numbers with a special ‘S’ prefix. However, only 12 were finished by 1964, which is why Jaguar can now complete the run with a measure of authenticity, and demand such a stratospheric price.
The Lightweight E-types were shorn of around 114kg, thanks to extensive use of aluminium. The monocoque and body panels were aluminium, as was the 3.8-litre straight-six’s engine block. With a wide-angle cylinder head and Lucas fuel injection, power climbed to around 300bhp from the regular E-type’s 265bhp. The four-speed manual gearbox was often upgraded to a five-speeder too.
The donor roadsters were also equipped with a lightweight aluminium hardtop, while reduced interior trim and hand-operated windows also pared back mass. These Lightweights were homologated for GT racing, and sold to privateers. They were piloted by such luminaries as Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori, Jackie Stewart and Briggs Cunningham.
Why is Jaguar building these E-type Lightweights now?
Jaguar is clearly responding to the bespoke E-types handbuilt by Eagle in Sussex. Its Low Drag GT, driven by evoTV, costs £700,000. Eagle takes a dilapidated E-type chassis, adds a 4.7-litre engine and upgraded running gear, and replaces the body with bespoke aluminium echoing the design of Jag’s prototype racer that preceded the E-type. The whole process takes an extraordinary 7000 hours.
News Source: CAR
News Source: CAR
In todays You Tube special, we will look at the sixth episode of "Living With",where Louis tackles the infamous Nissan GTR to find out what the legendary Godzilla is really like to live with!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes all that is good from the company that invented the modern automobile back in 1886, and blends it into one elegantly-styled package.Much like the previous generation, the new C-Class borrows heavily from the S-Class of its time in the design department and arguably leaves the ageing E-Class for dead both outside and in.
In many ways, it’s a miniature S-Class from the outside and from a distance you can indeed mistake the two models rather easily. Step inside though and it’s a different and more surprising outcome, where we confidently rate the new C-Class a more modern place to be than Benz’s best offering.
The now uncluttered C-Class interior is class leading by some margin. It blends supreme craftsmanship and build quality (of its switchgear and interior trim) with an easy to use human-machine interface that finally outshines its Audi and BMW rivals.Gone are the busy buttons of the centre console that resembled a now defunct Blackberry and in its place comes the iPad-like screen (that many don’t appear to love as much as we do) which brings the latest version of Mercedes-Benz’ COMAND infotainment system, controlled via a gorgeous rotary dial and touch interface.
It’s a challenge to fault the C-Class interior, which also offers 14mm more front shoulder room, 31mm more front seat height adjustment and 26mm more rear legroom than its predecessor. The next-generation of the high-performance Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG will be unveiled at September’s Paris Motorshow before going on sale in early-mid 2015. As a package, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is going to be a tremendous contender in this ever-popular segment and one that its German and Japanese rivals are likely to struggle against.
More review and photos at CarAdvice.