Kamis, 23 Juni 2011

2012 New Suzuki Swift S-Concept


At the auto show "Australian International Motor Show 2011" in Melbourne, 1-10 July, featuring the Suzuki Swift S-Concept. This is the New Hatchback Swift Sport 2012 (continuation of the previous four-door model) and will be marketed early next year.

The source of the Suzuki Swift informed that this new generation has the form of a three-door model. This is the most striking difference with the previous Swift Sport launched in February.

In terms of exterior, house fog lamps slimmer with each pull of the same line of bumpers. The shape is more like a cat's eye with a mini grille lamp as the grip. Then, on the back of the front fender there knacks like fins one sheet.

Another difference appears on the side skirts are on the front of the rear wheel there is a vent. Move to the back, above the bumper there is a wind tunnel as the exhaust coming from the side skirts. Then, dual exhaust was designed to blend with the mini diffuser.

Impression sport increasingly thick with stout wings stretched at the top rear. The model, inspired by the Suzuki Swift when participating in the event the junior world rally championship.

The interior also got a touch of sport. Apart from the two front seat-style semi-racing, the operation of a 6-gear acceleration (the previous 5-speed models), but the manual also comes with paddle shift. Thus, as in the F1 operation by pressing the plate located behind the wheel.

Regarding the engine, there is no valid information. However, Suzuki's Concept is more fitting called a Suzuki GTI will be embedded and powerful 1.6-liter engine 134 HP (100 kW), bigger than previous models around 110 HP. Its weight was lighter.

When it comes later, the S-Concept Suzuki will be competing hard with the VW Polo GTI and also of the family Ford Fiesta

2012 The latest version of the Mini Coupe


This is the latest variant of the MINI Coupe, the two-door. His appearance differs from previous Mini models. This latest version, got "ass"! Hence, claimed to be the first MINI with the design of the "three box" (engine, cabin and luggage).

MINI is more unique appearance with the roof painted red and called a "helmet roof" with two parallel lines of the body plus a prominent spoiler on the back. Another characteristic, around the side door glass blend with the front and rear. In fact, to add value to the aerodynamics, the A pillar on the MINI is one of this position is made more oblique. Another characteristic of this super sport, can only load the driver and one passenger! Thus, the new MINI is suitable for action!

4 Variants
MINI Coupé directly with the 4-variant is offered with two engine options, namely gasoline 1.6-liter and 2.0 liter diesel. Remarkably, both machines using advanced technology BMW. For example, for gasoline, equipped with direct injection system. While the diesel version, common rail, turbochager with propeller angle can change (VGT). MINI lovers can choose the variant according to his needs!

Like to test the adrenaline at the track, the MINI provides a gasoline engine capable of spitting out 211 PS power and accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 6.4 seconds. This variant is called Coupé MINI John Cooper Works. According to MINI parent now, this machine is specially tuned by experts who specialize in preparing the machines for Sport BMW and MINI. His ability to speed up to a maximum, 240 km / hour (kph).

MINI also provides a 1.6 petrol engine is more efficient, named the MINI Cooper S and Coupé. Special Coupé MINI Cooper diesel is elementary. The latter version, in addition to economical (fuel consumption claims 23.25 MPA), its ability to accelerate is also terrific, 7.9 seconds.

Active Spoiler
Rear body, according to the MINI designed classical-style gran turismo. In addition, because the sport character, his posture was made 52 mm lower than the standard MINI. The goal, the more steady speed up and to maneuver.

No less interesting, so that the more stylish and aerodynamic, rear spoiler incorporated with the roof. Amazingly, there is also an active spoiler (first used on the MINI) in the tail trunk. At a speed of 80 km / h, this spoiler sticking to add traction to increase stability and maneuverability steady!

New Toyota Hybrid Sport Car Concept II


Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced today, will be exhibiting "GRMN (GAZOO Racing tuned by MN) HYBRID SPORTS CONCEPT II" on 24-hour endurance race Nürburgring 39th near Nurburg, Germany from 23 to 26 June. This hybrid sports car look even more stylish with a convertible model.

Further, this hybrid sports car, the gasoline engine mounted in the center, using two electric motors that move the rear and front axles. With the same concept, GRMN SPORT HYBRID CONCEPT II is a car All-Wheel Drive (AWD).

This version is the development of hybrid gasoline-electric sport is on display at the Tokyo Auto Salon Toyota 2010. Performance improvement made ​​on a gasoline engine, electric motor driving the rear wheels and transmission are in the middle of the car. With these improvements, the ability of this hybrid sports maneuver more steadily as more stable. In fact, when the car is using electric power only, is claimed to provide a new experience for the driver.

Vigorous development of this sports car and show it off at the Nürburgring, is Toyota's effort to enhance the prestige and greatness of its hybrid technology. Especially the Prius which is currently still the "King of Hybrids" in the world!

Batman car designed by Gordon Murray


In addition to combating crime, which draw from the superhero Batman is a variety of artifacts that are used in action, like the cloak of anti-fire, boomerang, gun launcher rope, and do not miss the iconic Batmobile (vehicle), which always accompanied him.

For business cars, Hollywood director has created an ideal visualization Batman car since the era of the 1980s until 2010. The form was originated from the classical model, futuristic, until the car wars according to the story and the times.

Well, Batman car was designed by Gordon Murray, a former designer on the team Brabham F1 car (owned by Bernie Ecclestone) and BT39 and BT52 and his long time with McLaren until 2006, who later founded the firm Gordon Murray Design. Now, he also created an electric car city car T25 and T27.

From the display, Murray did not want to eliminate the characteristic Batmobile with a dark black color dop la "The Dark Knight". However, Murray F1 soul shine on the vehicle. In addition to flat, functioned as a buffer wing fender holders. Interestingly, Gordon adds a colorful LED on the wheels and the spotlight on the "nose" cars. Responding to the results of his work, Gordon did not speak much, "It's pretty green." What does he mean?

The whole body Batmobile is manufactured using carbon fiber materials make it lightweight, but sturdy. Although not mentioned specifically, Gordon equip cars with environmentally friendly technology, which combines Lithium-ion batteries and hydrogen fuel cell.

Minggu, 05 Juni 2011

Nissan GT-R with tech ATTESA E-TS


Nissan GT-R sedan considered the most bizarre in-class supercar. Just a quick defeat by the Porsche 911 Turbo S when pitted against on one circuit in Germany, the principal of Japan to expand by adding technology ATTESA E-TS (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System Electronic Torque Split) at all four wheels which adopts a motion all-wheel drive (all wheel drive). Technology itself is not new for Nissan and Infiniti.

Nissan was curious about the performance of the GT-R a little below the Porsche 911 Turbo S. In fact, they both have the power 530 HP engine 6-cylinder turbo-double and double clutch transmissions. With that similarity, when accelerate from 0-100 km per hour, the GT-R needed 3.5 seconds, 0.2 seconds while its competitor more quickly. It may be because the GT-R weighs 150 kg heavier.

Another factor, which BorgWarner dual clutch transmission on Nissan, when the shift takes 200 milliseconds. While the Porsche with the gearbox MDD only 8 milliseconds.

Now, to overcome the shortage, the Nissan engineers try to add ATTESA E-TS. For the version of the GT-R which uses two parallel coupling as in front-engine, ATTESA E-TS has been in custom. With this enhancement, when the car in a stationary state, the system sends 2 percent of the available torque to the front wheels and 98 percent to the rear wheels.

When the car road, flat torque was shared 50:50. This is thanks to the use of multiple sensors (four in the ABS brakes, three in the G sensor, girbok and engine ECU) and UFO technology from Nissan. As usage of these two coupling as an almost parallel. Power is sent to the front wheels in particular through the open differential.

If one front wheel (it will spin faster than a flat on the asphalt) while maneuvering around the corner, tires that will brake automatically. Thus, the sensor that controls all four wheels, depending on driving.

Nissan Spec R Prospective Substitute Nissan GT-R


Nissan reported a plan to stop production of the GT-R R35 sportcar quite successfully received by the market. Principals Japan is currently going through to develop a replacement candidate they call the GT-R Spec R. What are the advantages?

Informed by Nissan that the weight of Spec R is lighter and has improved his strength. And R35 is a four-year-old, somewhat longer than the previous two brothers, namely R32 R33 dasn which lasted three years.

7Tune Japanese media reported, Nissan Motor Co. (NMC) will begin testing the model of "facelift" enter the second half of this year. In fact, in Australia GT-R Series 3 2011 powered by 522HP 612NM torque is increased from the model 2010 (478HP/588NM) was recently launched. Acceleration 0-100 km reached in just 3 seconds.

In Japan alone, the GT-R 2012 for its domestic market have power above 536HP. And the fastest model powered Spec V 560HP, while his successor has not mentioned the amount, which would be on top. He weighs 32 kg lighter, so that when accelerate from 0-100 km is estimated to be translucent 2 seconds.