Tuesday, May 27, 2008

May 2008 Dream Car of the Month - Pagani Zonda

Zonda S 7.3

Horatio Pagani was born in Argentina to Italian parents in a family of bakers. Early in life he became fascinated with automobiles and automotive engineering. His attempts to formally study engineering did not provide him with the hands on work he desired so he decided to teach himself by studying the writings and life of Leonardo da Vinci.

He opened a shop making chairs and tooling for bending tubes and later started building travel trailers including suspensions of his own design. As a result of his experience in working with fiberglass, he was asked to create a race car body which he did in just three weeks and resulted in a second place finish. After that experience, he decided to build his own race car completely from scratch. He designed and built every part himself and the car resulted in three others being built for customers. More importantly, the cars got the attention of Juan Manuel Fangio who befriended him and helped his career.

Pagani decided to move to Italy and pursue his dream of making cars. He landed a job with Lamborghini doing odd jobs like sweeping floors at first. He left and worked for other companies around Modena designing components due to his prior experience with composites from his work with his trailer business. He later returned to Lamborghini as a consultant and eventually became manager of Lamborghini's composite department.

After leaving Lamborghini in 1988, he founded Pagani Composite Research which worked with Lamborghini on several projects including the design of the 25th Anniversary Countach and the Diablo. He always wanted to design and build his own cars so he began designing what was called the C8. Fangio did some initial testing of the car which Pagani wanted to call the Fangio F1 however, out of respect, Pagani decided against it after Fangio's death in 1995. The name was then changed to Zonda.

The Pagani Zonda C12 debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 1999. The car featured a Mercede Benz V12 producing 402HP/421TQ and could reach 210MPH. The body was almost entirely built of carbon fiber resulting in a relatively low curb weight. Acceleration to 60 required only 4.2 seconds and 100 in 8.2. The 1/4 mile was gone in 12.1 seconds and the car could pull .93 g on the skidpad and stop from 60 in 110 feet. Five of these C12s were built between 1999 and 2002 at a price of $320,000US. Of those one was crash tested and another was the show car. The rest were delivered to customers.

In 2000 the C12S was designed as an upgraded version of the original car with altered aerodynamics and a new engine. The C12S was produced from 2001 to 2002 and cost $350,000US. The car now featured an AMG modified Mercedes 7.0L V12 producing 542HP and capable of 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and the 1/4 mile in 11.3 seconds. The C12S was lighter than the standard C12 and could reach 220MPH with the proper aero configuration.

The Zonda C12S 7.3 was introduced in 2002 and continued in production until 2005. The now 7.3L AMG V12 now produced 547HP/553TQ requiring traction control. A roadster version of the 7.3L car was also introduced in a limited production capacity.

Zonda F

2005 saw the introduction of the Zonda F (Fangio) which was a thoroughly updated car featuring 594HP, even more carbon fiber and weight reduction along with adjustable aerodynamics. The Zonda F is currently the production car record holder on the famous Nurburgring where it posted a 7 minute 27 second lap, beating the previous record held by a Porsche Carrera GT.

The Zonda R Clubsport was shown at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show and is more of a track only type of car much like the Ferrari FXX and the Maserati MC12. The car is similar in design to the original Zonda but 90% of the car is entirely new. It features a 750HP/532TQ V12 and a 6 speed transverse sequential transaxle. The body is 15.5 inches longer and 2 inches wider than the original Zonda and the wheelbase has been extended by 1.2 inches. It is expected that the R will cost upwards of $1.2 million US.

Zonda R

The Zonda R is believed to be a test bed for the upcoming Zonda replacement codenamed C9, to be unveiled in 2009. Some rumors suggest that Pagani is also testing an AMG V8 powered car instead of the V12. When it is finally released, the C9 will be the first Zonda that will be fully legal for sale in the US. Prior versions did not meet EPA/DOT approval.

Monday, May 26, 2008

One Wheeled Motorcycle claimed as The Zero-Emissions

The Uno’s two wheelchair motors should, theoretically, give it a top speed of 40 mph, but for safety’s sake, Gulak hasn’t taken it above 15 mph yet. “The only way to figure out if an alteration works is to jump on and ride the thing,” he says. “I’m pretty sure I chipped my kneecap in one crash.”
Wow its great invasion

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Suzuki SX4 CKD New 2008

The Suzuki SX4 is a compact car developed by Japanese and Italian automakers Suzuki and Fiat and produced since 2006 to replace the Aerio as its compact car. Although originally intended only for the European market, the car is sold in Japan, India, South America, Australia and North America as well. It was introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show and is being built at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Esztergom, Hungary, as well as in Japan. An expected 60,000 units will be produced — 2/3 to be sold by Suzuki and 1/3 by Fiat, rebadged as the Sedici. Design was handled by Giorgetto Giugiaro's Italdesign studio.

Base engines are the 1.5-litre gasoline unit identical to the one used in the Swift and the new 1.6-litre VVT seen in the new Grand Vitara and a 1.6-litre DDIS, this one capable of 107 PS (79 kW). However, the sales bulk will be comprised of the Diesel version, using a sourced Fiat Multijet engine, with a maximum output of 120 PS (88 kW) and maximum torque of 280 N·m (207 ft·lbf).
here are the pictures

The SX4 was initially released with a five-door hatchback body style. A sedan version debuted at the 2007 New York Auto Show and has been released in Japan, India and a few Eastern European markets. It replaced the Suzuki Aerio sedan.

Now it is available in THE MARKET in 5-door hatchback form, fully imported from Japan. The hatchback version is available with both normal low to the ground hatchback styling as well as a crossover-like design incorporating a SUV-like design language and raised ground clearance.

The one we are getting is the crossover design, and under the hood lies a more sedatedly tuned version of the 1.6 liter in the Suzuki Swift Sport. In this incarnation it makes 100 bhp (75kW) at 5,600rpm and 140Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. This is mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox, and while there are 4X4 versions of the Suzuki SX4 available overseas, we get the 4X2 version which will save some fuel and is more than capable enough for the type of roads this little hatch will tackle anyway. The power steering uses an Electric Power Steering System.

The SX4 ride on MacPherson struts for the front suspension and a torsion beam setup for the rear, and is built on a stretched and modified version of the Suzuki Swift chassis. The large 16 inch wheels with thick profile 205/60R16 tyres complete the crossover look.

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The internal combustion engine

Engine of cars, the most of car
The internal combustion engine is an engine in which the combustion of fuel and an oxidizer (typically air) occurs in a confined space called a combustion chamber. This exothermic reaction creates gases at high temperature and pressure, which are permitted to expand. The defining feature of an internal combustion engine is that useful work is performed by the expanding hot gases acting directly to cause movement of solid parts of the engine, by acting on pistons, rotors, or even by pressing on and moving the entire engine itself.here the picture :

This contrasts with external combustion engines, such as steam engines and Stirling engines, which use an external combustion chamber to heat a separate working fluid, which then in turn does work, for example by moving a piston or a turbine.

The term Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is almost always used to refer specifically to reciprocating piston engines, Wankel engines and similar designs in which combustion is intermittent. However, continuous combustion engines, such as jet engines, most rockets and many gas turbines are also internal combustion engines.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Video - Mazda Furai Concept At The Track

In case you don't remember the Mazda Furai Concept car it is built on a Courage ALMS race chassis and is powered by a 450HP 3 rotor Ethanol fueled Wankel. The best part about the car was not only was it beautiful but it was a real working car. Now we have video of it in action.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cadillac CTS-V Nurburgring Video

GM revealed last week that the new Cadillac CTS-V ripped off a 7:59 lap on the Nurburgring which is a production sedan record. They, of course, brought along some cameras. Here is the video of the run.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New Ferrari California

Rumors and camouflaged spyshots featuring this car have been running rampant on the internet over the last several months working into a frenzy lately. Ferrari finally has released official photos and specs on the car now known as the California. The car will be sporting a 4.3l 460HP direct injection V8 mated to a dual clutch 7 speed, rear mounted, transaxle - both Ferrari firsts. The all aluminum body pays tribute to the classic 250 GT California while also representing Ferrari's modern design theme and features another Ferrari first, a power retractable folding hardtop.

No pricing info has been released yet. The car should be capable of sub 4 second 0-60 runs. The official unveiling will come at the Paris Motor Show.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Superbike race is coming

Here are the first standing position of superbike championship:
1. Y.kagayama (34) Suzuki
2. M. Neukirchner (16) Suzuki
5.R. Xaus (111) Ducati
6. M. Haga (41) yamaha
9.R.kiyonari (23) honda
10. T corser (11) yamaha
11.M Tamada ( 100) Kawasaki
12. S Nakatomi (38) Yamaha
and the racing is still running...........

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the new 3D dimension elite printer

More detail smaller model.
Now you can get a trip on creating stronger and more detailed working model in no time. The new elite 3d printer used our new ABSPlus tm plastic which produces durable component parts that can be snapped, screwed, and put together right at your desk. it is a great way to save enermous  amounts of money and time during critical design stages. it is price 32.000 dolar

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Pro-Lite, Mazda, chevrolet, ford Nissan

cevrolet, mazda, ford, nissan and toyota all supply engine for truck in the prolite class,at a maximum displacement of 2.5 ltr for four valve engines and  2.7 l tr for two valve engines. with this handicaping system, all the competitor engine developed about 300 hp according to kincaid, nissaN claims 305 hp for it's engine, for example
mazda joining the pro lite class for 2008 with crossworth-designed race version of the MZR engine that is used in 2.3 l displacement in champ car atlantic Championship racing

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24 million km of testing for mercedes C class

From it's digital concept development phase to production, the c class was involved in the most comprehensive testing program in the company;s history. claimed to be the 1# world production vehicle to be designed and developed based on digital prototype, computer simulation was used to developed based on digital and test the crash safety and occupant-protection system together with NVH, durability, energy management, climate control and aerodynamics
the engine was covered 24.000.000 km

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Adding foresight, radar on aoutomotive

Now radar and cameras will work togetherto help driver avoid accidents,Distracted drivers seem to be having a more difficult time keeping their eyes on the road, so vehicles are begin to see where they are going.The tool is Radar. it is already gaining acceptance, and camera are being tapped to keep an eye when on the high way.
Combining the radar sensor into a safety system is not a simple task, couse radar and cameras have a different strength and weaknesses. and they must communicate to work together. Bmw X5 now has accepted the radar system for its engine.it is located  a lane departure camera

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Automotive Exhibition in Oil crisis in Indonesia

Yesterday i saw the tv News that In indonesia was held Automotive Exhibition, and it was held on crisis oil

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GM Attacking The Nurburgring

Recently there has been some serious activity going on at Germany's Nurburgring course where many manufacturers are now testing their new performance offerings. Nissan just set some amazing times with a stock GTR and the GTR V-Spec is also running loose. In response to Nissan's times, GM has vowed that the upcoming Corvette ZR-1 which is testing in Germany now, will beat any production car's record on any course. Serious fighting words.

There still haven't been any official times for the ZR-1 but GM is also testing the soon to be released Cadillac CTS-V, which is equipped with a slightly less powerful version of the ZR-1's LSA V8. The news from those tests is pretty impressive. According to GM, a production CTS-V piloted by John Heinricy, set a record for a production sedan of 7:59.32. That's pretty damn fast for a 4000lb+ sedan. Can't wait to see what the ZR-1 can do with about 80 more HP and 700 less pounds.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Jarno Trulli ready to continue the good enough result in previous series to this GP Turki weekend

From istambul.itis said that Jarno Trulli ready to continue the good enough result in previous series to this GP Turki weekend. Even this Italian racer install the goals can enter six big.
 Performa Trulli with car TF108  is true enough stabilize early this season. He always enter ten big [of] moment of session kualifikasi as well as getting poin from three series which have been passed. That thing even also become the big capital to Trulli face the this GP Turki weekend.
 " I return to feel very self confidence [of] because when   our Spanyol show enough delay. But we also see that us have to give the maximal performa if we wish to enter in six big," express the Trulli [of] like Auto dilansir [of] Sport.
 " So far we enough kompetitif [in] each;every circuit and we also stay in ten big [of] moment kualifikasi and get the poin again. I feel the determinasi to get the positive result [in] this week and I sure we are in strong position to do so," accuse the nya.
 [For a] while friend of team Trulli, Timo Glock exactly hope can get the its[his] first poin. Racer come [from] this Germany  have [is] capital [to] [of] experience which enough [in] previous Istanbul race [is] including moment reach for victory [in] Turki of moment still have career [to] [in] GP2.
 " I have the memory which is either in Turki  because I get the result which is either in here and interesting race in GP2. I remember have time to scrap to tighten by Lewis [is] Hamilton [in] 2006 and later;then I win the moment  last season," say the Glock.

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Grand prix Turki at the moment, F2008

F2008 at glance,at spain, F2008 ferrari goes to succes with the new 'tail'  But this new tail, Ferrari will not use it for turki championship.the different of track in Catalunya and Istanbul is one of the reasen not to use these new tail,it will efficient when used in medium downforce or high downforce, while in turki championship, the track is lo downforce as it said by manager tim Ferrari Luca Baldisserri

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Test Drive for 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Despite Ferrari's protestations to the contrary, the 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia type is just a stripped-down F430, yet the factory engineers needn't worry about making excuses to justify this car's place in the model range.
The engine is been built with technology from Ferrari's super-exotic FXX specialty cars, has been tuned by Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher and laps the Ferrari test track at Fiorano as quickly as the $1 million Enzo.
this is  one of those cars that will leave every other carmaker in the world wondering how it will ever catch up with the ever-adventurous enthusiasts in Maranello.
What else do you need to know?
the car 430 Scuderia is meant to be a track-ready car, the closest thing to the F430 Challenge that's built for Ferrari's worldwide marque racing series.
Just as with a racing car, all of the expense has gone into giving you less weight, not more car. The 430 Scuderia weighs 2,975 pounds, some 221 pounds less than a standard F430 and thus even lighter than a Porsche 911 GT2.
The suspension springs and wheel nuts have been carved from lightweight titanium, and even the shock dampers have been slimmed down by 5 ounces at each corner. Meanwhile, the carpets have been stripped out, replaced by carbon-fiber door panels and bare aluminum floors. It looks a bit raw from behind the wheel, as you glance down and see an enormous exposed weld in the floor next to your foot. It's kind of like a Lotus Elise in that way, but with far more room inside.
There are a few more horsepower on call, as the DOHC 4.3-liter V8 now produces 503 hp at 8,500 rpm, an increase of 20 hp. Meanwhile, torque output has increased to 347 pound-feet at 5,250 rpm, a mere 4 lb-ft more than before. All this has a lot to do with a revised intake system made from carbon fiber, new pistons that increase the compression ratio to 11.75: 1 from 11.3:1, and a lightweight exhaust system.
The V8's electronic package also has been tweaked with a new ion-sensing knock-detection system that's integrated with the spark plug in every cylinder. These sensors can detect the very early onset of detonation, so the engine can run with the maximum amount of ignition advance to take advantage of its taller compression ratio.
The Moment of Truth
The motor crackles to life with a microprocessor-perfect stab of the drive-by-wire throttle and sends a tantalizing, abrupt praapp past the trick exhaust valves and out through the free-flowing exhaust system. Acoustical graphs shown to us by the Ferrari engineers indicate that the Scuderia is actually louder than the F430 Challenge, although the character of the sound isn't as objectionable.
A big storm has blown in from the West and it's been raining, and the idea of cutting loose with a 503-hp Ferrari among the little Fiat Pandas that clog the roads on the streets of Maranello as we head for the countryside sends shivers up our spine.
Somehow we live through the fear and frustration. We feel out the car as much as we dare, and we are surprised that we don't care for the steering as much as we thought we would. It's not as direct as that of the Porsche 911, and you can feel some play on-center (perhaps because of the track-ready alignment). The ratio is quick enough, though, and there's not much shuffling of the wheel required to negotiate hairpins in the hills.
The suspension proves surprisingly compliant in its street setting, certainly far more friendly than that of a Porsche 911 GT3. The chassis is ultra-stiff, yet even a bumpy country road doesn't give you a shock through the lightweight carbon-fiber seat, the sort of thing that curses any extended drive in the GT3. If anything, it's the transmission that shakes you up, as it slams from gear to gear with a deliberate thud if you're deeper into the throttle than about 25 percent.
Moment of Truth II
Fortunately the pavement dries up by the time we get to the 1.8-mile Ferrari test track at Fiorano in the afternoon, and no one seems more relieved than Marc Gene, a longtime F1 test-driver now under contract to Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. It's his job to mind us on the track.
The 430 Scuderia is a showcase for Formula 1 technology. Normally we blanch when we hear such statements, as tangible technology transfer between F1 and the normal world doesn't exist. Or rather it didn't until now. When we see the throttle traces from Marc Gene's demonstration laps at Fiorano, it's clear where the car's electronic differential and stability control systems allow him to use full throttle very early in the corner and then wait for the computers to maximize traction as the car hooks up at the exit.
The Scuderia marries the F430's E-Diff and the 599 Fiorano GTB's F1-Trac traction control system, and then melds them into a single system called E-Diff2. They have been revised and taught to communicate with each other, and this, the engineers insist, has been the most difficult aspect of the car's entire development process. F1 champion Michael Schumacher apparently was instrumental in this.
Just as during our drive on the street, the action of the six-speed automated sequential manual transmission dominates your sense of the car. Here again you'll find F1 technology, as the gearbox swaps cogs in 60 milliseconds compared to the 150-millisecond interval you find in the standard F430. Say "bang-bang" as fast as you can and you'll get the idea. Gene told us that the gearbox is about as quick as a Ferrari F1 car from two years ago, and even the latest F1 car does it only in 30-40 milliseconds.
Clipping Curbs
Thanks to the clever ignition tech for the 4.3-liter V8, the torque curve is fatter between 3,000 and 4,000 rpm, and the improved tractability and lighter chassis weight make the car surprisingly easy to drive, far more relaxing than the road-going F430. When you're at wide-open throttle and the transmission is done changing gears, you feel a fairly constant push from the engine until redline is reached. Ferrari claims 100 kph (62 mph) comes up in 3.6 seconds and 200 kph (124 mph) will arrive in 11.6 seconds on the way to a top speed of 198 mph.
There's some understeer to be found in slow corners (this has a lot to do with the setting you can dial into the E-diff), but it didn't seem to bother test-driver Gene during the laps we rode with him, as he wasn't wrestling with the wheel at all. For us, the setup felt better on the track than the road, and there's good steering feel as soon as you dial in about a quarter turn, as though there's some toe-out in the front alignment, and you're able to make minute corrections that don't seem possible on the street.
Using all the electronics to help the car carve the neatest, fastest lines through the corners, you feel magically talented as the electronics help you drive faster rather than simply avert disaster when you make a mistake. And yes, it is possible to hold a slide, as the ECU holds your hand.
Braking potential is limited only by the adhesion of the fat Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, 235/35ZR19s in front and 285/35ZR19s in the rear, because the ceramic-composite brake rotors are up to the task, as you can see by the 15.7-inch front rotors with six-piston calipers. The brakes begin to grumble after about three laps and become difficult to modulate, which is something we've never noticed in Porsche's ceramic brakes.
Some 250 examples of the 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia are scheduled to arrive in the U.S. next spring, and no pricing has been announced. Ferrari says it expects buyers of the 430 Scuderia to spend about 15 percent of their time in the car driving in track events, and it also believes most buyers will probably already own one or two Ferraris.
When you look at all the improvements made to the 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia, it's all legit stuff, although whether most buyers will make much use of it might be debatable.
We actually talked to a Ferrari engineer about this. We told him that most American buyers will probably opt for the Scuderia just to get the loud exhaust, plus the unique racing stripes down the middle of the bodywork. He laughed and said that customers in Europe tend to be more serious and often come to the factory looking for more performance, which is one reason the car has been built.
Here's the bottom line: If you see a guy driving a 430 Scuderia into valet parking, he's probably a poseur; but if a guy shows up at a track day in the pit stall next to you with one, then you'd better have something really, really fast or he's going to blow by you without breaking a sweat.
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2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia, The best ever car

The Ferrari 430 Scuderia will be Unveiled by Michael Schumacherferrari 430 scuderia new

The new Ferrari 430 Scuderia will join the road-going V8 line-up alongside the F430 coupe and the F430 Spider. The 430 Scuderia is a truly high-performance 2-seater berlinetta which demonstrates how Ferrari's Formula 1 know-how is carried across to its production cars.
The new model is a special series based on the F430 and is aimed specifically at Ferrari's most passionate and sports-driving oriented clients. Development focused on light weight, minimum trimmings and innovative technology. All this to exalt the car's extremely high-performance and ability to thrill the driver.
The new car can count on an extremely low weight-to-power ratio of just 2.45 kg per bhp thanks to a low dry weight of just 2755 lb - 220 lb less than the F430 - and to the naturally-aspirated 4308cc V8's 510 bhp at 8500 rpm.
Superb performance both on and off the track is assured by a series of cutting-edge solutions. There is the latest software - F1 Superfast - which reduces gearchange times to just 60 milliseconds, and new traction control which, for the first time, combines the E-Diff electronic differential and the F1-Trac traction and stability control in a single integrated system.
Vehicle dynamics, control and performance thus represent the zenith of Ferrari's achievements in terms of developing road-certified sports cars.
The 430 Scuderia will be officially unveiled by Michael Schumacher at the IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt in September 2007.

here are the spesifications
Brakes & Tires
Brakes F/R: ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Driveline: Rear Wheel Drive
Tires F-R: n.a.
Displacement cu in (cc): 263 (4308)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 510(380) / 8500
Redline at RPM: n.a.
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: n.a.
Type: V8
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length × Width × Height in: n.a.
Weight lb (kg): 2755 (1250)
Acceleration 0-60 mph s: n.a.
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km): n.a.
Top Speed mph (km/h): n.a.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

2008 Ferrari FXX Evolution

The innovative FXX program, based on the eponymous prototype car and launched by Ferrari in June 2005, is being extended to 2008/2009. The FXX, which is the most advanced GT ever created at Maranello, has been updated with an evolution package aimed at further improving its handling and performance. The package was developed as a result of Ferrari's collaboration with its Client Test Drivers and with the invaluable support of Michael Schumacher. The FXX's 6262 cc V12 engine can now punch out a massive 860 bhp at 9500 rpm. Gearshifting takes just 60 ms, a drop of 20 ms on the previous time, and the gear ratios have been adapted to make use of the extra 1000 rpm now delivered by the engine.

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Monday, May 5, 2008

The 2008 c65 AMG Mercedez benz

after c63 here are The 2008 c65 AMG Mercedez benz .
it is the supercharged motor... Too good. Would have been a rocket! And the Black Series is.

we can't believe everything you read. If they had to elongate the front end of the C32 to fit the V8 in the C55, what kind of monstrous nose would this W203 have with a V12 stuffed into it? They will never put an engine in a C when it is worth way more than the car itself. Think about it, top of the line MB engine in the bottom range car? They haven't even put it in the E, why would they waste it in the C?this so good

New Mercedes-Benz Cars | All New 2009 2008 Mercedes-Benz Car Models

2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class here are the specs :

Estimated Payments:
$625/month* find current rates

Rebates & Incentives:
No information available

Standard Engine:
3.0L V6, 24 valve, 228 hp @ 6000 rpm

* 6 speed manual (standard) or 7 speed automatic transmission
* 18 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy more info
* Green Rating: Unavailable

Learn about the Green Rating

Optional Engine(s):
3.0L V6, 24 valve, 228 hp @ 6000 rpm, Ethanol

* 7 speed automatic transmission
* 18 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy more info
* Green Rating: Unavailable

Sunday, May 4, 2008

valentino rossi win again

photo was captured by AFP/Mark Ralston
the winner Juara, Rossi Lega

gp china stadium is the first podium for vlentino rossi the doctor in this season,and now he is more confident with her talent. the winner is coming.
GP Cina adalah podium nomor satu pertama yang bisa digapai Valentino Rossi musim ini. Tak ayal pembalap Yamaha itu kini lega dan percaya diri, setelah tiga seri sebelumnya tak kuasa jadi juara.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Nissan GTR Tears Up The Nurburgring Again

In case you haven't heard by now, Nissan recently announced that they took a stock GTR back to the Nurburgring earlier this month to see if they could improve on the already stellar time of 7:38 set last year on a slightly damp track. This time, on a dry track and equipped with stock Japanese market tires, the GTR ripped off an amazing 7:29 lap at the hands of Nissan test driver Tochio Suzuki.

The original time topped cars like the Porsche 911 Turbo, Porsche 911 GT3, Lamborghini Murcielago, and Mercedes SLR. The new best time for the GTR is faster than the Porsche GT2, Koenigsegg CCR, and Mercedes SLR 722. In fact, that new time of 7:29 is the third fastest time ever by a production car, right behind the Porsche Carrera GT and the Pagani Zonda F.

Tell me this isn't the best performance car value of the century at $70,000. That is if you can get your hands on one for that price. Even at twice that price it's a bargain compared to most of the cars that it's spanking. Can't wait to see what the GTR V-SPEC's official time is when it comes out.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

S2000s at the Tail of the Dragon / Deal's Gap

Here is a cool video of some Honda S2000s having some fun at the Tail of the Dragon. I'm always searching Google video for new videos of cars, mostly S2000s or MX5/Miatas since I'm obsessed with these cool little roadsters. Some time soon I'll have one of them for myself. I'd prefer the S2000 but they are a bit pricier than the Miata. You can get an early model Miata for only a few grand and have tons of fun.

Anyway I thought the video was cool for a couple of reasons. First it's just some real nice, safe driving. These guys aren't doing anything crazy but they are having a good time. Sure they are technically exceeding the speed limit but they are never out of control or putting anyone at risk. They never cross the double yellow and never tailgate slower vehicles they encounter. Most of the time the slower vehicle moves over when it can and these guys give them a wave and a beep as thanks. I also love the teamwork they show in keeping an eye open for the Fuzz.

I've tried a couple of times to plan a detour to the Dragon but plans have fallen through. Some day I'll get to take a ride on this wonderful road myself.