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Fastest Cars In The World: Top 10 List 2009-2010

While most of us can only dream of owning the fastest car in the world, some will do whatever it takes to possess such speed and power. So, how fast are the fastest cars in the world? Here is the 10 fastest cars available on the market measures by top speed:

cars1. SSC Ultimate Aero: 257 mph, 0-60 in 2.7 secs.
2. Bugatti Veyron: 253 mph, 0-60 in 2.5 secs.
3. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo: 248 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 secs.
4. Koenigsegg CCX: 245 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 secs.
5. McLaren F1: 240 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 secs.
6. Ferrari Enzo: 217 mph, 0-60 in 3.4 secs.
7. Jaguar XJ220: 217 mph, 0-60 in 3.8 secs.
8. Pagani Zonda F: 215 mph, 0-60 in 3.5 secs.
9. Lamborghini Murcielago LP640: 211 mph, 0-60 in 3.3 secs.
10. Porsche Carrera GT: 205 mph, 0-60 in 3.9 secs.

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Most Expensive Cars In The World: Top 10 List 2009-2010

1. Bugatti Veyron $1,700,000
2. Lamborghini Reventon $1,600,000
3. McLaren F1 $970,000
4. Ferrari Enzo $670,000
6. SSC Ultimate Aero $654,400
7. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo $555,000
8. Koenigsegg CCX $545,568
9. Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Roadster $495,000
10. Porsche Carrera GT $440,000

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The 100 most beautiful cars

Volvo P1800, Triumph TR6, Toyota 2000 GT, Peugeot 504 Coupé, Nissan 300ZX, Mini, Mercedes-Benz Pagoda (W113), Maserati 3500 GT, Lotus Europa, Land Rover Defender, Lancia Aurelia B20, Lamborghini Espada, Lagonda Rapide, Jaguar XK,

Ferrari 288 GTO, Bugatti Type 57, Ferrari 250 GT SWB, Austin Healey 3000, AC Cobra, Chevrolet Corvette, Alfa Romeo P3 8C, Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, Jaguar Mk2, Lotus Esprit, Aston Martin DB9, Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, Lamborghini Miura, Ferrari Dino 206/246 GT, Jaguar XK120/140/150, Citroën DS, Jaguar E-type

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1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
1937 Cord 810/812
1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4 Berlinetta
1952 Jaguar XK120
1968 Citroen DS 1st

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Nice Cars

These are the nice cars that right now are the most popular with car buyers.

Top Sports Cars:

1. 2008 Lotus Elise
2. 2008 BMW 5 Series
3. 2008 Ford Shelby GT500

Top Sedans:

1. 2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan
2. 2008 Honda Civic Sedan
3. 2008 Honda Accord Sedan

Top Coupes:

1. 2008 Honda Civic Coupe
2. 2008 Ford Mustang
3. 2008 Toyota Yaris

Top Convertibles:

1. 2008 Pontiac Solstice
2. 2008 Ford Shelby GT500
3. 2008 BMW M6

Top SUVs:

1. 2008 Honda CR-V
2. 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser
3. 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid

Top Wagons:

1. 2008 Audi A3
2. 2008 Toyota Matrix
3. 2008 Dodge Caliber

Top Vans:

1. 2008 Honda Odyssey
2. 2008 Toyota Sienna
3. 2008 Nissan Quest

Top Trucks:

1. 2008 Toyota Truck Tacoma 4X4
2. 2008 Honda Ridgeline
3. 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

Top Luxury Vehicles:

1. 2008 BMW 5 Series
2. 2008 Lotus Elise
3. 2008 Ferrari

Top Economy Vehicles:

1. 2008 Toyota Corolla
2. 2008 Honda Civic Sedan
3. 2008 Toyota Yaris

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First Drive: 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport improves on original, keeps quirks

Whatever the reason, when we recently got to take an Obsidian Black model out for a few hours, we couldn’t help but notice how incredibly punchy the Sport is, whether bursting away from a stoplight or accelerating to pass on the highway. Sometimes we even slowed down a bit on the highway just to feel the seamless thrust of getting back up to speed. With the 2010 Roadster Sport, the EV grin is still in full effect. Find out what other kinds of fun can be had in a $125,500 Roadster Sport after the jump …

When we weren’t gleefully zipping down the straightaways, we tested the Roadster Sport’s new adjustable suspension on the winding, hill-strewn roads west of Saratoga, CA. On these curves, the surefooted Sport model faithfully kept to the road like a mountain goat. Overall, if there’s a theme to the 2010 Sport model compared to earlier iterations, it’s that everything good has been improved while everything annoying has been kept the same …

The Lotus DNA in the Roadster Sport also becomes apparent as soon as you crawl into its confined space. Anyone 5’9″ or under will feel right at home in the cockpit. That is, unless you want to get in or out, which requires at least a bronze medal in gymnastics to do gracefully. Anyone 6’2″ or taller will immediately wish for more legroom and notice that the sightlines through the windshield top could be improved. Since the exterior design remains the same, the 2010 Roadster Sport also retains the prior model’s terrible rear visibility. The speedometer is likewise well-hidden behind the small steering wheel, which is a problem if you’re interested in driving without going too much over the speed limit. A more visual cue – HUD? – that you’re doing 80 would be a welcome addition for 2011 …

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developing new car and vehicle alternatives
inspiring community cooperation
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creating a variable vehicle family

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The fastest Car in the World BUGATTI VEYRON

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Watch Jamie Corstorphine drive the new and utterly awesome Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and give it the full Autocar road test treatment. PLUS 400-page collector’s edition of Autocar now on sale. Full Veyron road test.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport made the new record of fastest car on July 4,2010….
It achieved the average top speed of 431 km/h (268 mph) that was not expected even by the Bugatti’s Engineering Team…..

Rare 1936 Bugatti may be most expensive used-car ever

A 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, the rarest of the rare, may have set a sales record at auction.

The auction house, Gooding & Company, won’t disclose the sale price even as it touts that that the car went for a sales record. It calls the Bugatti the “world’s most valuable car.” Autoblog puts the sales price at “between $30-40 million, easily eclipsing the $12.2 million paid for a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa this time last year.”

Formerly the coveted pillar of the world-renowned Williamson Bugatti Collection, the Atlantic was the 2003 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance best in Show car.

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The Veyron 16.4 is the fastest production vehicle of all times.

The car documents state a maximum velocity of 407 km/h, but that’s an understatement. On April 19, 2005, inspection officials recorded a top speed average of 408.47 km/h. For years, the Bugatti engineers had worked diligently in order to push the 400 km/h boundary. No wind tunnel can simulate this velocity, which is why after each of a long series of improvements, the different ground clearance levels and the modifications of the rear fenders, spoiler and underbody were tested separately on high-speed test ranges. This ambition and diligence paid off, as the official speed measurement proves.

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Geneva 2010: Bugatti Grand Sport bares its carbon fiber

Over the past few years Bugatti has released numerous versions of its Veyron supercar, but the Grand Sport model hasn’t been out enough to get too many variations. Bugatti released the Sang Bleu version this past summer in Monterey, but that’s about it. In addition to the the pair of Grand Sports we drove, those are the only color combinations we’ve seen for the drop-top Bugatti.

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Ferrari

Ferrari 599-GTB Fiorano

You have reached the net’s most comprehensive Ferrari Fiorano 599 GTB resource, where you can find everything you could ever have possibly wanted to know about this unique and currently rather exlusive car. Ferrari have an unrivalled reputation in car design and manufacture. They have produced some of the world’s most successful and highly acclaimed cars, from likes of the Ferrari 250GT SWB to the F50, the list of Ferrari triumphs is endless. This exemplary record has been continued with the new Fiorano 599 GTB.

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Ferrari 599-GTB Fiorano

The Ferrari 599 GTB was designed with several specific objectives in mind: to increase driving pleasure, to guarantee performance (courtesy of technology transfers from the F1 single-seaters), and to ensure comfort, ergonomics and safety. The new Ferrari 599 GTB sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed in excess of 330 km/h. The car takes its name from the Fiorano circuit Ferrari uses to hone the performance of its track and road cars. ‘GTB’ stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta, after the most famous Ferrari berlinettas ever built, and ’599′ is the displacement of the V12 engine divided by 10 …

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Ferrari 599-GTB Fiorano

As with all Ferrari introductions, the 599′s initial screening was completed over dinner with trusted dealers and friends, this time at the Palazzo Re Enzo in the Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna. By diner time, so many photos of the car had surfaced, that the Geneva Motor Show release was almost old news. However, the accompanying ladies at Pininfarina’s and Ferrari’s Geneva stands ensured excitement, even if the cars didn’t …

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Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE (2010) with pictures and wallpapers

When it first debuted, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano set a new standard in terms of performance that remains a benchmark for new sports car development to this day. Now Ferrari is introducing the new Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE (Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione) package for the model to further underscore its sportiness and handling …

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Ferrari 458 Italia Announced

A new direct-injected 4.5-liter V8 ups the ante underhood, pumping out 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque …

As with last year’s California, the Ferrari 458 gets a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox that directs power to the rear axle …

As a result, the Ferrari 458 Italia’s gas mileage improves to a combined 17.1 mpg (US) on the EU test cycle …

Like its predecessor, the Ferrari 458 Italia’s aluminum structure helps keep weight under control — it tips the scales at just 3,042 pounds dry …

After months of speculation and spy shots, Maranello has finally revealed the mid-engined V8 replacement for the Ferrari F430 …

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458 Italia: the road test

After the unveiling in July and the official presentation in Frankfurt last September it was time for the debut on the road and on the track for the 458 Italia.

The first group able to test-drive the car were journalists from some of the most important magazines in the world. The journalists drove the new model from the Prancing Horse on the roads around Maranello and on the Fiorano circuit: an intense day to discover the new generation of 8-cylinder mid-engine cars from Maranello …

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It’s the new Ferrari!

First, the engine: a new 4.5-litre direct injection V8 putting out – ready for this? – 420kW. That’s 58kW more than the current F430, and 38kW more than the Scuderia.

We’d heard rumours that the F430 replacement might gain turbochargers, but the 458 Italia remains defiantly naturally aspirated – in fact, Ferrari says it manages the highest specific output of any naturally aspirated engine ever. It’ll rev all the way up to 9,000rpm too, making it the highest-revving Ferrari of all time

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2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

Stop the press! Ferrari has officially unveiled the 458 Italia, the long awaited successor for the mid-engine Ferrari F430, and the design is leaving our editorial staff speechless! The super car looks impressive from any angle as it has a design that has never been seen before on a Ferrari model. The high performance sports car comes complete with a new engine, improved aerodynamics, upgraded handling and improved instrumentation and ergonomics inside the cabin.

The wedge shaped body was penned by Pininfarina, while the interior was left up to the work of Donato Coco, Ferrari’s Chief Designer. While you might say that the exterior more or less based on the traditional Ferrari lines, there are also a few revolutionary new ones, all intended to improve the car’s aerodynamics …

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Frankfurt motor show: Ferrari 458

Ferrari learned a lot developing the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox for the California and it has had to do even more development to fit the unit into the 458 Italia’s engine bay, under the curvaceous glasshouse.
The dual-clutch unit from the California has been modified with different ratios and now shifts even faster than the 430 Scuderia’s 0.06sec. The gearbox’s shift style is likely to be slightly more aggressive than the California’s.
The E-Diff differential and the F1-Trac skid control system have long been the flagship carryover technologies from Formula 1, but the 458 Italia takes them even further and adds another piece of F1-derived technology to the brakes …

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Ferrari 458 Italia is the latest masterpiece from Maranello

Ferrari has drawn from the visual spirit of the Enzo to create a power-packed replacement for the F430 that shuns the rounded curves of its past V8s in favor of chiseled, unmistakable aggression.

Boasting a new 4.5-liter V8 engine, a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and a 202-mph top speed, Ferrari has revealed that the car–code-named F142 and long rumored to be named the F450–will be called the 458 Italia. Following Ferrari lore, it stands for a 4.5-liter engine with eight cylinders, though why Ferrari thought people would forget it came from Italy is anybody’s guess.

The Ferrari 458 Italia will be unveiled on Sept. 8 at the Frankfurt motor show. It has been heavily sculpted for aerodynamic efficiency and has picked up more racing technology than any Ferrari before

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Jaguar

Jaguar XJ 5.0

Let me start by saying that I flew over to Britain from Los Angeles as a guest of Jaguar and McLaren, so I suppose you could say I’m not an impartial reviewer, but I know a good car when I drive one and the Jaguar XJ is a very good car …

The XJ has all the characteristics you would expect from a really good British car, and then some. Let’s face it, though: British has not always meant best when it comes to automotive engineering. The sad thing is that for all the goodwill that Jaguar built up over the decades, a few years of electronic hiccups and what-not will haunt you for the next 20 or more …

The hard thing about building cars now is people don’t realise there are so many regulations, it’s hard to make cars unique and even harder to make them beautiful. But the Jag has a lot of really interesting features …

Jaguar knows it has to satisfy two worlds. You’ve got those of us who remember the Mk 2s and the sedans and the XK120s, and we want our Jaguars with wood and the gentlemen’s club feel, and then you have young people who either don’t want the wood because they think it’s environmentally unsound or just think it seems like their father’s car …

The good news is you don’t have to do that any more. Now you can fall head over heels and follow your heart, without having to pay for it later …

Jaguar XJ 5.0
Engine 5000cc, V8
Power 385bhp @ 6500rpm
Torque 380 lb ft @ 3500rpm
Transmission Six-speed automatic
Fuel 24.8mpg (combined cycle)
C02 269g/km
Acceleration 0-60mph: 5.4sec
Top speed 155mph

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2010 Jaguar XJ Official Details, Photos and Prices

The new XJ comes equipped with a choice of three engines, namely the 3.0l V6 diesel, the 5.0l V8 petrol and the 5.0l V8 petrol supercharged. The smallest of the three, the 3.0l V6, develops 275 PS and 202 kW. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, as is the case with all of the three variants, it reaches 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds and tops at a speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Unfortunately, all three versions of the new XJ top at the same speed, regardless of the engine under their hood, as Jaguar chose to electronically limit the speed at 155 mph …

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2010 Jaguar XJ Officially Revealed

As promised the all-new Jaguar XJ has been unveiled during an exclusive event at the Saatchi Gallery in London this evening. Jaguar Cars Managing Director Mike O’Driscoll was the key speaker at the event while talk show host and car nut Jay Leno was the host. The list of VIP guests included celebrities, business leaders and other public figures.

Jaguar anticipates that the super luxury British sedan will infuse a daring new spirit in its segment, thanks to a bold new design direction, good performance and a high standard of engineering excellence …

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2010 Jaguar XJ: Live reveal photos, U.S. pricing

The all-new 2010 Jaguar XJ made its North American debut Thursday evening at the Kick-Off Event for the 59th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In addition to a new photo gallery, we’ve got the scoop on the new XJ’s American pricing.
Jaguar says the car will have a starting price of $72,500 in the United States. That will buy you the naturally aspirated model, which is also offered for $79,500 in XJL long-wheelbase guise. The XJ Supercharged carries a price of $87,500, and the XJL version adds $3,000 to the total, for a final price of $90,500. Lastly, the XJ Supersport and XJL Supersport models will cost $112,000 and $115,000, respectively …

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New Jaguar XJ revealed

Ian Callum, design director at Jaguar, said: “The new XJ is a thoroughly modern interpretation of the quintessential Jaguar. Its visual impact stems from the elongated teardrop shape of the car’s side windows, that powerful stance and its wide track. It is the most emphatic statement yet of Jaguar’s new design direction.”
The new XJ has a panoramic glass roof as standard, which also gives the car a lower, streamlined roofline, and a 520-litre boot that can accommodate two large suitcases. Three trim levels are available: Luxury, Premium Luxury and Portfolio, beyond which lie two top-of-the-range models: the Supercharged and Supersport versions …

Telegraph: Jaguar XJ

2010 Jaguar XJ: First Look

The 2010 XJ comes in four models: XJ, XJL (long wheelbase), Supercharged and Supersport, the latter of which is available by special order only. The XJ and XJL come with a standard 5.0-liter V-8 rated at 385 hp. The supercharged’s version of this 5.0-liter engine makes 470 hp in the Supercharged trim level and 510 hp in the Supersport. Jaguar’s claimed zero-to-60 mph times are 5.4, 4.9 and 4.7 seconds, respectively. Though it shares its new direct-injection power plants and six-speed automatic transmission with the XF, Jaguar says the larger XJ’s swift sprints come courtesy of a similar aerodynamic drag coefficient and lightweight aluminum construction. The mileage estimates are 19 mpg for the standard and 18 mpg in the supercharged versions in mixed city/highway driving …

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Mercedes

Michael Schumacher New Mercedes Benz SLS AMG

The advert for the new Mercedes SLS AMG, featuring MercedesGP Driver Michael Schumacher:

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Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid

This is the Mercedes S400 BlueHybrid, the company’s first production hybrid. Mercedes has developed the drivetrain technology in a joint venture with BMW, which plans to use it to underpin the similarly conceived 7-Series ActiveHybrid.

The S400 uses a lightly reworked version of Merc’s existing 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, with a new cylinder head, lightweight pistons and a reprofiled crank, although it does without the direct injection that Merc uses in other applications.

The S400 BlueHybrid doesn’t demand any particular change in driving style. In fact, it feels a good deal like the S350, only a touch more powerful under acceleration in lower gears.
On the open road in taller gears, the added output is not immediately evident, owing in part to the added 75kg brought on by the hybrid system.

Pricing details have yet to be confirmed, so that’s a difficult question to answer. But, on first impressions, this is a thoroughly well-engineered car that moves the hybrid game along by some margin.

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Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid

The Mercedes Benz S400 Hybrid is the world’s first mass produced car with a lithium ion battery. It’s the first Mercedes with a hybrid drive. And, with a price tag just below $90,000, it’s an ultra-niche vehicle. The S400 Hybrid arrived in US showrooms in August 2009 …

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Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid arriving in the U.S. this summer

At last week’s Chicago Auto Show Mercedes-Benz quietly announced the impending arrival of its first volume production hybrid, the S400 BlueHybrid. The S400 goes on sale this summer with the new mild hybrid system co-developed by Daimler and BMW. Unlike the Two-Mode hybrid that will go into the ML450 later this year, the S400 used a 20 hp disk shaped motor, sandwiched between the engine and transmission. In typical fashion, the system provides auto-start-stop, electric assist, and regenerative braking capabilities …

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First Drive: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid

It’s probably best to call the new Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid a mild, rather than full, hybrid, because it can’t propel itself on electrical power alone. In other words, the BlueHybrid is not powered by the two-mode system co-developed with GM for big SUVs, which will be an option for the M-Class next year. This is a smaller, cheaper system designed to be scaleable across all Mercedes car lines …

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2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid

IThe Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid will launch in the United States one year from now, marking the German automaker’s first production foray into hybrid technology …

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2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid – Auto Shows

Mercedes is planning to offer a hybrid S-class starting in 2009. The S400 BlueHybrid, a mild hybrid powered by M-B’s 3.5-liter V-6, boasts a lithium-ion battery co-developed with supplier Continental and described by Daimler R&D boss Thomas Weber as “a crucial breakthrough.” …

Car and Driver: Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid

Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid Will Roll Out in 2009 With Breakthrough Li-Ion Tech: Live at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show

One of the highlights of the show so far is certainly a battery breakthrough that Benz officials here are touting as the first integration of next-gen lithium-ion tech into production hybrids. By working a Johnson Controls/Saft pack into its S-Class climate control system, Mercedes will insure that the battery always works at temperatures between 15 and 35°C to extend service life and max performance when it uses the innovative li-ion research in its series-production S 400 Blue Hybrid beginning next year. “What we have here is a groundbreaking key technology that is going to be a decisive factor for the future success of the automotive industry,” proclaimed Daimler AG board member Dr. Thomas Weber …

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Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHYBRID (2010) with pictures and wallpapers

Mercedes-Benz is launching its first passenger car model equipped with a hybrid drive system in summer 2009 – the Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHYBRID. The combination of a modified V6 petrol engine and a compact hybrid module makes the Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHYBRID the world’s most economical luxury saloon with a spark-ignition engine. The NEDC combined fuel consumption is a mere 7.9 litres per 100 kilometres. This makes for the world’s lowest CO2 emissions in this vehicle and performance class – just 190 grams per kilometre. These exemplary figures go hand in hand with assured performance …

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2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid

By downsizing the S550′s standard gasoline engine by 35 percent — the car’s usual 5.5-liter V-8 is replaced with a 3.5-liter V-6 — the Mercedes holds down costs and raises the mileage even before the hybrid gear is added …

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Porsche

For Porsche, the road to the future is not a journey into the unknown. The road is determined by the clear, but flexible, path of the company.

Porsche doesn’t simply build sports cars. Porsche is more. Much more. And Porsche is different.

We are constantly in motion. True, we’re small – but the Porsche Principle knows no upward limits.

Focus on performance is deep-rooted in ourselves. But it certainly does not end with the cars.

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We review the Porsche Panamera – Porsche’s first four-door sports saloon.

What is it?
Porsche claims the Panamera is a cross between a sports car, a limousine and an estate. Basically it’s for anyone who wants a thrilling driver’s machine but with all the practicality and luxury of a Mercedes S-Class …

What does it look like?
Erm. Well you wouldn’t say it was pretty in the same way a Maserati Quattroporte is …

What’s it like inside?
Much, much better. In fact the Panamera’s interior is among the best in the business …

What’s it like to drive?
Good. Very good. But what did you expect – it’s a Porsche! Performance from the 4.8-litre V8 twin turbo is immense …

Verdict
Make no mistake the Panamera is very good. What Porsche have achieved is truly impressive

Porsche Panamera test drive review

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 – First Drive Review

To many people, the Porsche 911 Carrera is the definitive sports car, but in the 911 family, the top jock is the GT3. The current 997 family of 911s has been undergoing a major round of updates, and now it’s the GT3’s turn.

One innovative new option is PADM, which stands for Porsche Active Drivetrain Mounts. These are hydraulic engine mounts using magnetorheological fluid so their stiffness can be varied according to a programmed map. At high revs they get stiffer to provide a more precise feel by reducing the relative motion between the powertrain and body. Another new option is a front-axle lifting feature, which raises the car’s front end by 1.2 inches when you press a button on the dash. This should help you avoid shredding the effective new front splitter at that local service station with the clifflike ramp.

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Porsche

Porsche Automobil Holding SE, usually shortened to Porsche SE, a Societas Europaea or European Public Company, is a German automotive manufacturer of luxury high performance automobiles, which is majority-owned by the Piëch and Porsche families. Porsche SE is headquartered in Zuffenhausen, a city district of Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg.

The company was founded as Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche, an Austro-Hungarian engineer born in Maffersdorf, Austria-Hungary (today Vratislavice nad Nisou, Czech Republic). Ferdinand Porsche is also known for designing the first Volkswagen, but Béla Barényi is credited with having conceived the basic design five years earlier. The company currently produces 911 (997), Boxster and Cayman sports cars and Cayenne sport utility vehicles. The latest model line, the four-door Panamera saloon (sedan), was launched on Monday, 20 April 2009.
In August 2009, Porsche SE and Volkswagen AG reached an agreement that the two companies would merge in 2011, to form an “Integrated Automotive Group” …

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Porsche Cayenne


We take the Porsche Cayenne Turbo drifting, the S off-roading and economy-test the Hybrid.

The new Porsche Cayenne is a massive improvement over the old car. It’s far nicer inside and out, has improved performance and handling and, last but not least, is also a lot more efficient. And for the first time in Porsche’s history – there’s a Hybrid version too …