Thursday, July 30, 2009

2010 Ford Mustang NASCAR Specifications

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2010 Ford Mustang NASCAR to race in Nationwide series

Ford Antagonism appear today that the Mustang, which hasn’t competed in NASCAR, will chase in the Nationwide alternation back Ford begins a bound rollout of its new car in 2010.

“We had been talking with NASCAR for some time about Mustang as allotment of its eyes for a ‘muscle car’ rollout for the Nationwide Series. We both saw it as a way of appropriate the alternation from Sprint Cup,” said Brian Wolfe, administrator of Ford North America Motorsports. “We admired the idea, so we jumped on the adventitious to extend Mustang’s antagonism bequest to a new alternation extensive a huge and loyal audience.

The Mustang’s motorsports history includes abounding types of antagonism including drag, road, afloat - but this will be Mustang’s aboriginal actualization in any NASCAR series.

Ferrari 458 Italia New WALLPAPER AND REVIEW

Ferrari 458 Italia New

Ferrari 458,  modification, review , race Italia

italian manufacture launched Ferrari 458 Italia New WALLPAPER AND REVIEW 458 Italia, it is the two-seater mid-rear engined berlinetta,this Ferrar is the latest addition to the Prancing Horse's history. Ferrari 458 Italia is expected to be unveiled at the upcoming 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. The result of the Ferrari engineers’ endeavours can be summed up in to two simple statistics which together perfectly encapsulate the Ferrari 458 Italia’s exceptional performance: 0-100 km/h acceleration in under 3.4 seconds and a maximum speed in excess of 325 km/h.

Citroen Hypnos Concept Car Reviews

This is Citroen Hypnos concept, and it been announced by Citroen company , and will be premiered at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.what a beautiful car concept

Citroen style namely Hypnos concept car is being to merge the space of an SUV with the vitality of a coupe and also with the elegance of a saloon. This is Citroen Hypnos concept is Powered by a 200 bhp (147 kW) engine, Citroen Hypnos concept will delivers a 4.5 l/100 km fuel consumption and a 120 g/km CO2 emissions level.

Citroen Hypnos concept interior’s is aiming to make the technology more approachable by humans. More Citroen Hypnos concept’s photos and detailed informations will be available soon when it’s closer to the premiere date.

Citroen Hypnos Concept Car
The special hybrid technology used on Hypnos highlights Citroen’s commitment to the environment and shows once again that this strong ecological focus is always accompanied by driving thrills and efficiency. With its 200 bhp (147 kW) engine, Hypnos combines dynamic performance with low fuel consumption and emissions (4.5 l/100 km and 120 g/km of CO2).

Illustrating the advantages of hybrid technology through a high-tech approach, Citroen has designed a beautifully proportioned coupe with bold styling.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ferrari announces F430 replacement.

Ferrari made it official. The replacement for the F430 will be called the 458 Italia. The car will not be revealed in the flesh, err metal, until the Frankfurt Motor Show in September but they have provided some renditions of what the car will look like along with details of what is under the skin.

The 458 Italia will be powered by a new 4.5L direct injection V8 producing 570Hp/398TQ routed through a 7 speed dual clutch gearbox like the one on the California convertible that debuted last year. No word on the option of a proper manual transmission.

The chassis will be all aluminum as was the F430 keeping the weight to just 3,042lbs. The results of this mean that the 458 should hit 60MPH in around 3.4 seconds and will top out at around 202MPH. All this while getting a combined 17.1 mpg US.

Ferrari's Press Release:

ITALIA - Ferrari's innovative new V8

The 458 Italia is the latest incarnation of the mid-rear engined berlinetta and will be unveiled at the next Frankfurt Motor Show

Maranello, July 28th 2009 – While it's true that every Ferrari is innovative by definition, it's equally true that in the course of the Prancing Horse's history, certain cars have marked a genuine departure from the current range. This is very much the case with the Ferrari 458 Italia, which is a massive leap forward from the company's previous mid-rear engined sports cars.

The new model is a synthesis of style, creative flair, passion and cutting-edge technology, characteristics for which Italy as a nation is well-known. For this reason Ferrari chose to add the name of its homeland to the traditional figure representing the displacement and number of cylinders.

The Ferrari 458 Italia is a completely new car from every point of view: engine, design, aerodynamics, handling, instrumentation and ergonomics, just to name a few.

A two-seater berlinetta, the Ferrari 458 Italia, as is now traditional for all Ferrari's road-going cars, benefits hugely from the company's Formula 1 experience. This is particularly evident in the speed and precision with which the car responds to driver inputs and in the attention focused on reducing internal friction in the engine for lower fuel consumption than the F430, despite the fact that both overall displacement and power have increased. However, Ferrari's track experience makes its presence felt in the 458 Italia not only in terms of pure technological transfer but also on a more emotional level, because of the strong emphasis on creating an almost symbiotic relationship between driver and car. The 458 Italia features an innovative driving environment with a new kind of steering wheel and dashboard that is the direct result of racing practice. Once again input from Michael Schumacher - who was involved from the very start of the 458 Italia project - played an invaluable part.

The Ferrari 458 Italia's Pininfarina design provides further evidence of the complete departure from the past that this new car hails. The Ferrari 458 Italia has a compact, aerodynamic shape, underscoring the concepts of simplicity, efficiency and lightness that inspired the project. As with every Ferrari, the car's styling has been very heavily influenced by the requirements for aerodynamic efficiency, as can be seen from the downforce of 140 kg at 200km/h generated by the new model. The front features a single opening for the front grille and side air intakes, with aerodynamic sections and profiles designed to direct air to the coolant radiators and the new flat underbody. The nose also sports small aeroelastic winglets which generate downforce and, as speed rises, deform to reduce the section of the radiator inlets and cut drag.

The new 4499 cc V8 is the first Ferrari direct injection engine to be mid-rear mounted. It has a very low piston compression height typical of racing engines which contributed to achieving its compression ratio of 12.5:1. Equipped with the traditional flat-plane crankshaft, the engine delivers 570 CV at 9000 rpm and, with an outstanding power output of 127 CV/litre, sets a new benchmark not only for the whole Ferrari range and the history of company, but also for the entire market segment. Maximum torque is 540 Nm at 6000 rpm, over 80 per cent of which is available from 3250 rpm. Specific torque is a record 120 Nm/litre. However, what is truly extraordinary is the amount of torque available while still maintaining high levels of power at low revs.

The car's soundtrack is also typical Ferrari, with an exciting, powerful growl emerging from the engine before it channels through to the exhaust's three rear tailpipes.

The 458 Italia is equipped with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which increases performance whilst providing very smooth shifts even at full throttle. The engineers have developed specific, sportier gear ratios to match the power and torque curves of the new V8, guaranteeing high torque even at lower engine speeds and allowing the car to reach its maximum speed in top gear.

This new Ferrari is also a major leap forward when it comes to cutting emissions. Despite the fact that the new engine is significantly more powerful than the V8s that preceded it, the Ferrari 458 Italia produces just 320 g/km of CO2 and fuel consumption is 13.7 l/100 km (combined cycle), the best in the entire segment.

The engineers also focused on weight reduction during the design phase for similar reasons. Consequently, the Ferrari 458 Italia has a dry weight of 1380 kg with a power-to-weight ratio of 2.42 kg/CV. Weight distribution is also optimal with 58 per cent over the rear axle. The result of the engineers' endeavours can be summed up in to two simple statistics which together perfectly encapsulate the Ferrari 458 Italia's exceptional performance: 0-100 km/h acceleration in under 3.4 seconds and a maximum speed in excess of 325 km/h.

For the new chassis, once more in aluminium, Maranello's engineers incorporated various types of advanced alloys along with aerospace industry-derived manufacturing and bonding techniques.

With regard to vehicle dynamics, the Ferrari 458 Italia's suspension features twin wishbones at the front and a multi-link set-up at the rear tuned for maximum roadholding and superlative handling. Along with a more direct steering ratio, the 458 Italia thus offers extremely rapid turn-in and body control whilst maintaining superior ride comfort.

The integration of the E-Diff and F1-Trac (now controlled by the same ECU) and their respective mappings is even greater, resulting in a 32 per cent increase in longitudinal acceleration out of corners compared to previous models. The evolution of the control logic, with even faster and more accurate calculation of levels of grip, ensures even greater roadholding, better handling and ease of control on the limit.

The same ECU also governs the high-performance ABS, providing even more precise control over the logic threshold and greater efficiency. The brakes also feature a prefill function whereby the pistons in the callipers move the pads into contact with the discs on lift off to minimise delay in the brakes being applied. This combined with the ABS has cut the 100-0 km/h braking distance to a mere 32.5 metres.

The Ferrari 458 Italia's interior is another area of the car that exalts its sporty personality. The driver is welcomed by a new layout and a revolutionary ergonomic interface where the main controls are all clustered on the steering wheel.

With the Ferrari 458 Italia, Maranello has brought a highly distinctive new car to its 8-cylinder range. The company now offers two models that share a common, race-derived DNA, both exceptionally sporty and fun to drive in true Ferrari tradition, but aimed at two very different kinds of client. While the Ferrari California was created for owners requiring a more versatile sports car with a practical edge, the 458 Italia is designed for owners for whom the priority is uncompromising on-road performance with occasional track day capability, but who still demand a car that is useable in day-to-day driving like all Ferrari's recent models.

Ferrari 458 Italia – Technical specifications


Length 4527 mm (178.2 in.)

Width 1937 mm (76.3 in.)

Height 1213 mm (47.8 in.)

Wheelbase 2650 mm (104.3 in.)

Dry weight 1380 kg (3042 lbs)*

Weight/power ratio 2,42 kg/CV (7.16 lbs/kW)

Weight distribution fr/r 42%/58%


Type V8 – 90°

Displacement 4499 cc (274.5 cu in.)

Maximum power 570 CV (425 kW)** @ 9000 rpm

Maximum torque 540 Nm (398 lbs/ft) @ 6000 rpm

Specific power output 127 CV/l

Compression ratio 12.5:1


Front 235/35 ZR20 8.5"

Rear 295/35 ZR20 10.5"


Maximum speed >325 km/h (>202 mph)

0-100 km/h

Fuel consumption + emissions

Fuel consumption*** 13.7 l/100 km

Emissions*** 320 g CO2/km


Dual-clutch, 7-speed F1


E-Diff3, F1-Trac, high-performance ABS

* With forged wheels and Racing seats

** Including 5 CV of ram effect

*** Combined cycle (ECE+EUDC)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Nissan EV Versa Prototype (EV-11)

this is Nissan EV Versa Prototype (EV-11) .Nissan has been quite vocal about its electric-vehicle ambitions. Along with the announcement of its new electric-vehicle platform this morning, Nissan launched a mini-site focused around the launch of its first electric-car scheduled to make its debut on August 2nd. The site shows a teaser of what we can expect to see when Nissan shows the new electric-car, which will hit the U.S. and Japanese markets in 2010.

While this morning we saw Nissan’s new electric-vehicle platform as a Versa-based prototype, the all-electric vehicle scheduled to debut in 2010 will have a unique design and body.

Nissan says that the in-house developed electric-motor will help the car produce a total of 107-hp with a driving range of more than 99 miles on a single charge.

The unibody 2011 Ford Explorer

The unibody 2011 Ford Explorer, based on the D3 platform used on the new 2010 Ford Taurus, will go into production in 2010 at the company’s Torrence Avenue plant. Expect an EcoBoost model to follow after the standard gasoline engine choices make their debut.

Sales of the Explorer have seen a drastic decline since the model’s popularity in the 1990s. In its peak year in 1999, FoMoCo sold 507,091 Explorers and 49,281 Mountaineers.

In 2008, sales of the Explorer declined to a staggering 78,439, while Mountaineer sales were 10,596. Both nameplates are down more than 50 percent so far in 2009.

- By: The Daily Auto Editor

NEW video Gear pins 2009 Nissan 370Z against 2009 BMW Z4

this is battle between two big manufacturer


2009 BMW Z4 sDrive35i: Power comes from a 3.0L twin-turbo inline-6 engine that makes a total of 306-hp. 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds when mated to a manual transmission and 5 seconds flat when mated to the new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with paddle shifters.
2009 Nissan 370Z: Power comes from a 3.7L VQ37VHR engine making 332-hp. Mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox that will allow for a 0 to 60 mph time in the low 4.7 seconds.

Wonder how fast The Stig lapped the Top Gear lap or which one Clarkson liked better? Make the jump for the video to find out.

Ener1 Lithium-ion Battery System

lithium for car electricity
First Integrated Platform of Its Kind Offers Quick, Cost-Effective Solution Scalable to Suit Wide Range of Vehicle Applications
Ener1 Lithium-ion Battery System
NEW YORK, July 27 -- A new, fully integrated electric drive train developed by electric vehicle pioneer, Think, and powered by a lithium-ion battery system made by U.S.-based EnerDel (subsidiary of Ener1, Inc. Nasdaq: HEV), has been delivered to Japan Post via Zero Sports. Zero Sports of Japan has been selected by Japan Post as one of the conversion partners for delivering vehicles as part of a comprehensive on-road testing program which has been fast-tracked by the Japan Postal Service to electrify their fleet of 22,000 delivery vehicles. With the support of strategic partner ITOCHU Corporation, who organized this project, Ener1 provided engineering support on the delivery of the first two postal service vehicles to Japan Post via Zero Sports.

The drivetrain is being used to convert a gasoline -powered truck to run entirely on electric drive. The real -life data will be shared with other major users and potential customers of electric vehicles, including other postal fleets in Europe and the Americas.

Initially developed for the Th!nk City electric car, the complete system is the first of its kind to provide off-the-shelf availability combined with made-to-order performance in a wide variety of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and electric vehicle (EV) applications.

"The ability to deliver a fully integrated, road-ready package that can be quickly tailored to suit a wide range of vehicle solutions is a major step forward for both of our companies," said Ener1 Chairman and CEO Charles Gassenheimer. "By significantly reducing time-to-market for our customers and meeting accelerated production milestones has opened up avenues of opportunity in exciting new programs. We are happy to be able to announce one such program today."

The new technology platform being utilized for this program unites Think's industry-leading EV drive system with EnerDel's award-winning lithium-ion battery technology. A spin-out of Ford Motor Company in 2003, Think Global has more than 18 years' experience in producing environmentally friendly vehicles. The two companies began an active partnership in 2007, with EnerDel developing a 26-kWh battery system for the Th!nk City vehicle, the first pure electric vehicle of its kind to use the next- generation technology.

"We have seen growing interest in supplying Think's proprietary EV drive system to third parties, a significant new business line and revenue opportunity," said Think Global CEO Richard Canny. "Our long standing relationship with EnerDel has culminated in one of the most advanced battery electric drive train systems in the world, producing reliable, high performance systems, which are both cost-effective and highly adaptable."

The Japan Postal Service is currently converting 25 percent of its fleet of combustion engine vehicles to electric drive as part of a government push to accelerate market adoption and infrastructure development for electric drive vehicles. It is anticipated that federal fleets across the world will be soon to follow their example. Initially they will develop a fleet of pure electric vehicles for testing in general business and sales use in the Kanagawa and Tokyo Prefectures, where the two conversion vehicles are currently undergoing on road testing. A picture of the vehicle may be viewed at

"Asia has long pioneered the future of electric drive, and Japan in particular has been a global leader in advancing its adoption," Gassenheimer said. "We are pleased to be working on such a high-profile project, and excited to be contributing EnerDel's proprietary lithium-ion battery technology designed and produced here in America. Working alongside our European partner Think, this has become a valuable global enterprise."

ITOCHU Corporation, a multi-billion dollar Japanese trading company and seed investor in Ener1 has been instrumental in expanding the Ener1 and Think commercial presence in Japan through its broad sales and marketing network. Ener1 is also partnering with Kyushu Electric Power ("KEPCO"), one of the largest public power and utility companies in Japan to create and manufacture rapid recharging systems for electric vehicles.

About Ener1, Inc.:

Ener1 develops and manufactures compact, high performance lithium-ion batteries to power the next generation of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles. The publicly traded company is led by an experienced team of engineers and energy system experts at its EnerDel subsidiary located in Indiana. In addition to the automobile market, applications for Ener1 lithium-ion battery technology include the military, grid storage and other growing markets.

Ener1 also develops commercial fuel cell products through its EnerFuel subsidiary and nanotechnology-based materials and manufacturing processes for batteries and other applications through its NanoEner subsidiary.

About Th!nk:

TH!NK was established in Norway in 1991 and designs, develops, manufactures and markets environmentally friendly vehicles and technologies designed to be smart, flexible and to deliver state-of-the-art and safe urban mobility solutions. The TH!NK City is the company's latest generation EV, and offers a range of 180km per charge and a top speed of 100 km/h.

2010 Ford Mustang AV-X10 wallpaper

ngine Location Front
Drive Type Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis Unitized steel
Production Years for Series 2010
Weight 3552 lbs | 1611.2 kg

Engine Configuration V
Cylinders 8
Aspiration/Induction Supercharged
Displacement 330.00 CU IN. | 5408.7 cc. | 5.4 L.
Valves 32 valves.
4 valves per cylinder.
Valvetrain DOHC
Horsepower 540.00 BHP (397.4 KW)
Torque 694.00 NM (511.7 Ft-Lbs)
HP to Weight Ratio 6.6 LB / HP (Vehicles with similar ratio)
HP / Liter 100.0 BHP / Liter
Redline 6250
Compression Ratio 8.4:1
Fuel Feed Fuel Injected
Block Cast-iron
Head Aluminum
Vehicles with similar horsepower and weight

Standard Transmission
Gears 5
Transmission Manual
Tremec T-5
Final Drive 3.31:1

Optional Transmission

Cargo Volume 13.10 cu. ft.
Passenger Volume 84.701 cu. ft.
Towing Capacity 1000.001 lbs
Seating Capacity 4
Doors 2
Produced 1
Length 187.601 in | 4765.1 mm.
Width 73.901 in | 1877.1 mm.
Height 55.401 in | 1407.2 mm.
Wheelbase 107.101 in | 2720.4 mm.
Front Track 62.401 in | 1585 mm.
Rear Track 63.001 in | 1600.2 mm.
Front Headroom 38.601 in | 980.5 mm.
Rear Headroom 34.701 in | 881.4 mm.
Front Legroom 42.701 in | 1084.6 mm.
Rear Legroom 30.301 in | 769.6 mm.
Front Hip Room 53.61 in | 1361.7 mm.
Rear Hip Room 46.81 in | 1189 mm.
Front Shoulder Room 55.401 in | 1407.2 mm.
Rear Shoulder Room 53.401 in | 1356.4 mm.
Vehicles with similar dimensions

Suspension Front : Reverse-L independent MacPherson strut, 28.6-mm tubular stabilizer bar

Rear : 3-link solid axle with coil springs and Panhard rod

Rack and Pinion with Power Assist
Steering Overall Ratio 15.7:1
Turning Circle 33.401 ft

Front Brake Size 293.001 mm | 11.5 in.
Rear Brake Size 300.001 mm | 11.8 in.

Tires / Wheels
Wheels 19-inch

2009 Lexus IS-F Police Car

This is the precisious car, so exlucif, The Police in Humberside has received a new Lexus IS-F Police Car. Specially trained officers spent 12 months evaluating a number of high performance vehicles that are set to replace the current Subarus which have proved highly successful in enabling the
Roads Crime Section to target organized criminals in the area. Following a stringent evaluation process the decision was taken to purchase the Lexus IS-F after the vehicle proved to be exceptionally capable of remaining stable in high speed operational policing environments, despite carrying the extra weight provided by the £30,000 worth of on-board computers and communications equipment.

The Lexus IS-F Police Car has a performance tuned 5.0-litre V8 engine capable of reaching 62mph in 4.8 seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 168 mph and was supplied by Steve Kelly, Centre Principal at Lexus Hull who has been working closely with the Humberside police regarding the sale.

Petroleum Engineering Requirement

new vacancy at Petroleum Engineering,Petroleum engineers are responsible for finding, testing and extracting fossil fuel resources that power most of the world's demand for energy. These fuels can take the form of crude oil or natural gas. Petroleum engineering is involved in the first stage of petroleum production. It does not refer to the second phase, which includes refining and distributing petroleum for consumption. Petroleum engineering is a lucrative career, but it takes skill and education.2009 SPE Award Recipients Announced

Recipients of SPE's International Awards for 2009 have been announced by the SPE Board. These members are recognized for outstanding contributions to the technology, the Society, and the communities in which they live and work. Read the complete list...
ATCE Online Registration is Now Open

You can now register online for the 2009 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Be sure and check out the complete technical program for the Society's premier conference and exhibition. You can also follow ATCE updates on Twitter.
Petroleum Society of Canada Completes Merger with SPE, Two Sections Added

The boards of the Petroleum Society of Canada and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) have approved a merger agreement that will create a new Canadian organization, SPE Canada, to serve the combined membership of around 4,500 in Canada. In addition, two new Canadian section, Lloydminster and South Saskatchewan, have joined the list of SPE sections worldwide, bringing the total to 170. Read More...
OnePetro Has Replaced SPE eLibrary

The SPE eLibrary is no longer a standalone collection. SPE's technical archive has become part of OnePetro, the multi-society library that features more than 80,000 technical documents from nine E&P-related organizations.

2009 Ford Escape Hybrid

2009 Ford Escape, specification
2009 Ford Escape, model

July 2009 Dream Car of the Month - Maserati MC12

In 2004 Maserati (then still owned by Ferrari) introduced the MC12 as a homologation special to allow them to go racing in FIA GT competition. It was to signal Maserati's return to racing after a 37 year hiatus. Each car was priced at over $1,000,000 and a total of 50 road version MC12s were sold to the public.

Underneath the carbon fiber, Giorgetto Giugiaro/Frans Stephenson designed body is the chassis and drivetrain of a Ferrari Enzo. The 6.0 liter V12 produces 621HP/481TQ and is connected to a 6speed paddle shifted manumatic transaxle. Combined with a curb weight of around 2,900lbs, the MC12 can accelerate from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds on it's way to an 11.3 second 1/4 mile and a top speed of 205mph.

Although it was a homologated race car, the street version of the MC12 did feature some level of luxury. Exposed carbon fiber and exotic materials adorn the interior. One notable exclusion however is the option of a stereo system or even anywhere to put one. A detachable targa top is standard on the road MC12 but there is nowhere to store the removed panel.

In order to maximize the body design, the MC12 was extensively tested in a wind tunnel to get the aerodynamics and downforce right for racing. The bottom of the car is covered for smooth airflow under the car and diffusers at the rear help keep the car stable and glued to the road at speed.

A total of 50 MC12s were sold to the public over a 2 year production run (2004-2005) and several more racing versions were produced. The MC12 GT1 race cars debuted in 2004 and began to rack up podium finishes. Unfortunately, the MC12 was not allowed to score any points from many of those finishes due to a dispute with the FIA over the car's homologation status. It wasn't until the last race of the year that the matter was settled and the MC12 was allowed to score championship points. The MC12 won that race at Zhuhai. In 2005 the MC12 won the manufacturers championship beating out Ferrari and in 2006 and 2007 the MC12 won the Teams' Championship. Campaigns in Italian GT, Super GT and ALMS racing were not as successful.

MC12 Corsa

In 2006 Maserati developed the MC12 Corsa which was based on the MC12 GT1 race car but available to private owners who wanted a dedicated track car much like the Ferrari FXX. Costing around $1.5 million each, there were a total of 12 sold to specially selected owners. The MC12 Corsa featured the same engine as the race version and put out 744HP. The body was also slightly different in that it used the shorter nose section used on the MC12 GT1 raced in the American LeMans Series. Each Corsa was kept and maintained by Maserati with the owners only able to use them on track days. A lot of money for a weekend toy that you can't even go out to the garage and drool over.

Friday, July 24, 2009

BMW principleofjoy

BMW 325i Convertible new

BMW Z4 sDrive35i new

BMW Z4 sDrive23i new

BMW X5 xDrive30i Sport new

BMW X6 xDrive50i new

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

AmericanMuscle & Friends Raise $9,000+ for Charity

From the beginning the American Muscle Car Show was set to be more than just a show. Company founders, backed by enthusiastic employees, pushed to give something back to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. The initial goal was to raise $5,000 to Homes for Our Troops, a charity that buys or builds homes for disabled veterans. After two previous donations, the team at AM decided to recruit its customers, vendors, families and friends to join the cause and give to this noble charity at the show.

With American Muscle pledging to donate 100 percent of all show proceeds, the effort was fueled by the AM Girls selling raffle tickets for some seriously sweet parts donated by many top Mustang performance brands like SCT, Roush, Eibach, dba, Hawk, Pypes Exhaust, BBK, Maximum Motorsports, aFe, MagnaFlow, Motive, Edelbrock, PA Performance, H&R Springs and more. Also adding to that total were t-Shirt and food sales, plus personal contributions from AM employees.

At the end of the day, with all donations counted, American Muscle wrote a check for $8015 to Homes for our Troops. Joining American Muscle in supporting this great cause, the members of the Garden State Region Mustang Club voted unanimously to give a generous donation of $850 to the charity. Another donation of $500 was received from an anonymous American Muscle supplier bringing the total joint donation to $9,365.

Accepting on behalf of the charity were Frank and Karen McKee of Springfield, PA. After receiving the very large check, Mr. McKee expressed sincere appreciation saying he was humbled by the donation. Personally, I think we’re more humbled by our troops.

BMW S.X. Concept Study for a Sportier 6-Series

BMW S.X. Concept Study for a Sportier 6-Series wallpaper

The arguable administration of best BMWs back the aboriginal Bangle-butted 7-Series bankrupt awning in the aurora of the new millennium has resulted in abounding absolute architecture studies for abundant Bavarian models from abecedarian and able artists alike. The S.X. apparent actuality is a angle for the next-generation BMW 6-Series that was created by Iulian Bumbu, a alum of the Transportation Architecture Course at the Scuola Politecnica di Architecture (SPD) in Milan, Italy.

While application the appropriate flame-surfacing administration accent of all avant-garde BMW's, Bumbu's booty on the new 6-Series Auto does abroad with the Bangle-Butt while the low roofline accumulated with the continued wheelbase and abbreviate overhangs action the auto a added activating stance.

We're not too addicted of the Aston-Martin-esque front-end architecture but overall, it's bigger attractive than the accepted 6er whichever way you booty it.

Via: diseno-art

Audi A1 Mini three doors version

Audi A1 Mini three doors version
Audi A1 Mini three doors version
Audi A1 Mini three doors version white

Belgian circadian bi-weekly Le Soir, Alfons Dintner, arch of Audi's Brussels plant, accepted that the branch will alpha alternation assembly of the new Audi A1 mini in October. Dinter said that the German automaker will abutting the bulb in August for bristles weeks in adjustment to adapt for assembly of the A1 which will activate to access at Audi's European showrooms in the alpha of 2010.

According to Dinter, the A1 will initially be accessible as a three-door archetypal with the five-door Sportback adaptation afterward anon after.

The Ingolstadt-based automaker previewed the A1 mini with the 2007 Metroproject Quattro (3d) abstraction and added afresh with the A1 Sportback Concept that was apparent in Paris aftermost year.

The assembly archetypal will abide abutting to the two concepts, aloof don't apprehend to see capacity such as the frameless doors or the aggressively styled bumpers. In agnate fashion, the concepts autogenous architecture will be bass bottomward a cleft or two .

Longer and added than a Mini, Audi's exceptional supermini will be offered with a bulk of 4-cylinder agent and gasoline powertrains with absolute bang including the VW Group's latest 1.2-liter and 1.4-liter TSI petrols. Audi is said to be additionally because a soft-top cabriolet adaptation while a hot S1 with abutting to 200HP should be advised a given.

2009 Gemballa Mirage GT REVIEW

the car only limited to 5 pieces all over the world. it will conquer the motor sports hearts of its future owners in supersonic speed. Based on the Porsche Carrera GT the specialists from Leonberg near Stuttgart present an extremely attractive version of the MIRAGE GT. The eye-catching main evolutionary characteristic is the GEMBALLA body element production in carbon fibre. But that is not all: ultra-light aerodynamics components which have been optimised in the wind tunnel and a power engine with powerful 670 hp top performance render an impressive top speed of 335 km/h. A ground-breaking, hydraulic, height-adjustable coilover kit is especially adjusted to the GEMBALLA wheel-tyre combination GT SPORT Forged and this interplay provides perfect road handling. And also the interior is upgraded from the floor room to the roof lining. Perfectly processed and stylishly arranged leather and carbon turn every Mirage GT cockpit into an exclusive unique masterpiece.