Posts Tagged ‘V8’

The Lotus Elite

Monday, September 20th, 2010
Lotus Elite
© Group Lotus plc

Ten days ahead of the official unveil at the Paris Motor Show the sun starts to rise for the dawn of Lotus' new era – the Elite will redefine “modern classic”.

So here it is, the Lotus Elite, the first taste of what's to come from Lotus in the future. Look up elegant in the dictionary and you'll find variations on the following 1. dignified grace in appearance, movement, or behaviour, 2. superb taste in design, style and 3. something elegant; the ultimate refinement.

The ground-breaking new Elite is exactly that. It's compact yet chic body is elegance incarnate. It's not only exquisitely elegant, in keeping with Lotus' core values, it's a car of substance incorporating some of the very latest technological innovations Lotus has to offer. (more…)

Highly Efficient and Ultra-Fast: Concept Car with Plug-In Hybrid
Porsche Presents 918 Spyder High-Performance Concept Sports Car in Geneva

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

Stuttgart — Presenting a high-performance mid-engined concept sports car with ultra-efficient, low-emission drive technology, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is further increasing the Company's competence in hybrid technology.

The 918 Spyder prototype combines high-tech racing features and electro-mobility to offer a fascinating range of qualities: An emission level of just 70 grams CO2 per kilometer on fuel consumption of three liter/100 kilometers (equal to 94 mpg imp) truly outstanding even for an ultra-compact city car, on the one hand, combined with the performance of a super sports car (more…)

Stunning Looks Coupled With Unstoppable 4WD Upgrades Make Nissan Patrol New Class-Leader as Nissan’s ‘Hero of All Terrain’

Saturday, February 13th, 2010
New Nissan Patrol
© Nissan Motor Co.

Abu Dhabi, UAE — Reliable, unbreakable, affordable. The Nissan Patrol is a name synonymous with ruggedness, a legendary off-roader capable of going anywhere, anytime. Meticulously honed for over five decades, the Patrol is Nissan's flagship large SUV model and enjoys a rich heritage particularly in the Middle East that dates back to the 1950's. This off-road trendsetter was one of the first dedicated four-wheel-drive vehicles in the climatically demanding Middle East region, and boasts the notable distinction of also being the first vehicle to successfully cross the grueling Simpson Desert in Australia back in 1962. (more…)

The 5.0-Liter is Back: 2011 Ford Mustang GT Leads Class With 412 hp, Fuel Efficiency, Chassis Dynamics

Monday, December 28th, 2009
2011 Ford Mustang GT
© Ford Motor Co.

Dearborn, MI — The 5.0 is back! The 2011 Ford Mustang GT arrives with an all-new advanced 5.0-liter V8 engine, developed by a passionate cadre of enthusiastic engineers who rallied around the common goal of delivering more than 400 horsepower.

The modern 5.0-liter four-valve Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) V8 engine in the new Mustang GT will deliver 412 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. At the same time, fuel economy is projected to be better than the previous model and unsurpassed in the segment.

“This all-new 5.0-liter engine is the next chapter in the development of the world-class Mustang powertrain portfolio,” (more…)

Hyundai Launches Stretch Edition of Its Luxury Flagship, EQUUS

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
Hyundai EQUUS Limousine
© Hyundai Motor

Seoul, Korea — Hyundai Motor Co. today began receiving orders for the long wheelbase edition of its most luxurious car, the EQUUS.

The stretch edition offers several upgraded features from the normal sedan version, including differentiated exterior designs and longer overall length. The engine and other functions have been reinforced to attain first-class performance, safety, comfort and convenience.

With the comfort of passengers at the forefront of its design principle, the EQUUS Limousine, as it is named in Korea, offers passengers unparalleled levels of interior volume. The vehicle's length is longer than major competitors by as much as 310 mm, with backseat legroom as much as 376 mm longer, as well. (more…)