Monday, November 29, 2010

2010 Mercedes-Benz Sport Cars Biome Concept

2010 Mercedes-Benz Sport Cars Biome Concept Born out of the 2010 LA Auto Show’s Los Angeles Design Challenge, in which automotive designers are given free range to envision the future of transportation, the Biome is meant to blend seamlessly into the planet’s ecosystem. That means all components of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz Sport Cars Biome Concept car are “grown” organically, and it emits pure

2010 Mercedes-Benz Sport Cars Biome Concept

2010 Mercedes-Benz Sport Cars Biome Concept
Born out of the 2010 LA Auto Show’s Los Angeles Design Challenge, in which automotive designers are given free range to envision the future of transportation, the Biome is meant to blend seamlessly into the planet’s ecosystem. That means all components of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz Sport Cars Biome Concept car are “grown” organically, and it emits pure oxygen and is fully compostable at the end of its service life.
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sport Cars Biome Concept
The basis for the Biome Concept is a vehicle that "grows in a completely organic environment from seeds sown in a nursery." Not only that, but it's powered by a combination of the sun and a chemical bond from an imaginary liquid dubbed BioNectar4534. It's all natural, all organic and all science fiction.
"As the inventor of the motor car, we wanted to illustrate the vision of the perfect vehicle of the future, which is created and functions in complete symbiosis with nature. The Mercedes-Benz BIOME is a natural technology hybrid, and forms part of our earth's ecosystem. It grows and thrives like the leaves on a tree" according to Hubert Lee, Head of the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studios in Carlsbad.
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sport Cars Biome Concept
This year the competition had called for the creation of a vision of a safe and comfortable 2+2 compact car featuring good handling and a first-class design, and weighing only 1,000 lbs (around 454 kg/kerb weight).
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz Sport Cars Biome Concept symbiosis vehicle is made from an ultralight material called BioFibre and tips the scales at just 875.5 lbs (around 394 kg). This material is significantly lighter than metal or plastic, yet more robust than steel. BioFibre is grown from proprietary DNA in the Mercedes-Benz nursery, where it collects energy from the sun and stores it in a liquid chemical bond called BioNectar4534.
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sport Cars Biome Concept
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz Sport Cars Biome Concept is powered by BioNectar4534, which is stored in the BioFibre material of the chassis, interior, and wheels. In addition, Mercedes-Benz has developed a technology to equip trees with special receptors which can collect the excess solar energy and turn it into BioNectar4534. This creates a direct link with nature's energy sources and acts as an incentive to cover mobility energy requirements through more trees and at the same time maintain natural resources.
The Los Angeles Design Challenge is part of the Design Los Angeles conference, taking place from 17 to 18 November 2010 as part of the Los Angeles Auto Show.
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sport Cars Biome Concept

Volvo Air Motion Open Air Car Design Concept Futuristic Car

Sport futuristic car Volvo Air Motion design concept presented at Los Angeles Auto Show Car Design Challenge Competition, Volvo car Maker Company. Unique open air car design technology whole innovative level with its “lighter than a Formula 1 racing car” study vehicles development. New Volvo Air Motion’s aerodynamic car body mirrors design the look of a clam shell and are built from an ultra

VW Passat, 1973

VW Passat, 1973


 

The original VW Passat was launched in 1973. The body types offered originally were 2- and 4-door sedans and similar looking three- and five-door versions. Externally all four shared a modern fastback style design, styled by the Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro). All the versions sharing the same external design was unusual, since two of the models were traditional sedans with a separate trunk. A five-door station wagon was introduced in 1974. Passat was effectively a less expensive version of the Audi 80 (Fox) sedan which had been introduced a year earlier and which had a more conservative body style, so that the Audi and Volkswagen models had distinct body styles and image. In Europe, Passat was equipped with hexagonal or single round or double round headlights depending on specification.

In North America, the car was called the Dasher, and was only available with round DOT-spec lights. The three-door hatchback model was launched in North America in 1975.

VW Passat was one of the most modern European family cars at the time, and was intended as a replacement for the ageing Volkswagen Type 3, and as a contemporary rival for popular Ford Taunus/Cortina) and Opel Ascona/Vauxhall Cavalier. The Passat was Wheels magazine's Car of the Year for 1974 and its sister model Audi 80 was nominated car of the year by the European motor press a year earlier. The platform was named B1.

The Passat used the 4 cylinder OHC 1.3 L, 1.5 L, and 1.6 L petrol engines, also used in the Audi 80—longitudinally mounted with front wheel drive, in Audi tradition, with either a 4-speed manual transmission or 3-speed automatic. It had a MacPherson strut front suspension with a solid axle/coil spring setup in back.

The SOHC 1.5 produced 75 PS (55 kW) and was enlarged to 1.6 L for 1975. The larger engine included tighter emissions controls, so power output dropped to 70 PS (52 kW). Bosch fuel injection on the 1.6 was introduced in 1976 and brought power up to 78 PS (57 kW).

The whole range received a facelift in 1977 (launched 1978 outside Europe), featuring an interior upgrade and subtly revised styling including repositioned indicators and quad (round) headlights on all models. This generation was sold in Brazil well into the 1980s and extensively exported to Iraq, where many are still on the road. It was also assembled in Nigeria.

1979 saw the introduction of the Volkswagen Golf's 1.5 L Diesel engine, which produced just 48 PS (35 kW) in the 1130 kg (2500 lb) car. 0–100 km/h time for the Diesel was 19.4 seconds, 6.2 seconds slower than the gasoline (petrol) engine. Still, all gasoline engines were dropped for North America in 1981 in preparation for the next generation car the next year.

BMW S1000RR Gallery

BMW S1000RR Wallpaper

Mercury Cougar Zn, 2001

 Mercury Cougar Zn, 2001


 
 

The decline of personal luxury cars downsized the Cougar to return as a sports car after 25 years as a personal luxury car. Of the three names that had constituted Ford's personal luxury lineup, Mark, Thunderbird, and Cougar, the Cougar returned first. This time, it is based on the CDW-27 platform, the same platform that serves as the basis for the Ford Mondeo (Ford Contour & Mercury Mystique in the United States and Canada).

This generation of Cougar had a far more contemporary package, with modern DOHC 4-valve engines, a fully independent multilink suspension, and front-wheel drive. This was also the first hatchback Cougar, and the first to have its own body, unshared by any Ford. The body design used a philosophy Ford dubbed "New Edge" design: a combination of organic upper body lines with sharp, concave creases in the lower areas. The Cougar's body, and the New Edge idea in general, was introduced as a concept called the Mercury MC2 in 1997.

The 1999–2002 Cougars were available with two engine options, the 2.0 L Zetec 4-cylinder engine with 130 horsepower, and the 2.5 L Duratec V6 with 170 horsepower. Also, two transaxle options were available: the manual Ford MTX-75 transmission (the only available option with the 4-cylinder Zetec engine), or the automatic Ford CD4E transmission (available in the U.S. with either engine, although the I4/Automatic combo was extremely rare; supposedly only 500 Cougars were built with the I4/Auto combination). "Sport Package" models with the V6 featured 4-wheel vented disc brakes (from the Contour SVT), and had no speed governor installed.

Interestingly, Ford also sold this generation of Cougar in Europe and Australia as the Ford Cougar, but was not a sales success—surprising given that the Mondeo sold well in many countries outside North America.

This generation never sold well. Admittedly, demand for all coupes continued to dwindle, but the sedan versions also languished in North America, suggesting that the Mondeo platform was simply not well suited there—though there is a theory that Ford did not market the Contour and its Mercury Mystique twin properly while the market for the similarly sized BMW 3 Series grew. A high-performance Cougar S (not to be confused with the concept) was discussed in the press, which was essentially a Contour SVT with a Cougar body; however, this version never made it into production. In order to help create excitement for the Cougar, Mercury created several paint and trim packages:
    * C2 (2001-2002 model years) available in either French Blue, Silver Frost, or Vibrant White, along with special blue interior accents
    * Zn (2000-2001 model years) available with special Zinc Yellow paint, special Visteon hood scoop and spoiler
    * XR (2002 model year) available in either Black or Laser Red, with special black and red seats and interior trim

BMW S1000RR Pictures

BMW S1000RR Pictures

BMW HP2 Sport

BMW HP2 Sport

Mercury Cougar C2, 2001

Mercury Cougar C2, 2001

 


The decline of personal luxury cars downsized the Cougar to return as a sports car after 25 years as a personal luxury car. Of the three names that had constituted Ford's personal luxury lineup, Mark, Thunderbird, and Cougar, the Cougar returned first. This time, it is based on the CDW-27 platform, the same platform that serves as the basis for the Ford Mondeo (Ford Contour & Mercury Mystique in the United States and Canada).

This generation of Cougar had a far more contemporary package, with modern DOHC 4-valve engines, a fully independent multilink suspension, and front-wheel drive. This was also the first hatchback Cougar, and the first to have its own body, unshared by any Ford. The body design used a philosophy Ford dubbed "New Edge" design: a combination of organic upper body lines with sharp, concave creases in the lower areas. The Cougar's body, and the New Edge idea in general, was introduced as a concept called the Mercury MC2 in 1997.

The 1999–2002 Cougars were available with two engine options, the 2.0 L Zetec 4-cylinder engine with 130 horsepower, and the 2.5 L Duratec V6 with 170 horsepower. Also, two transaxle options were available: the manual Ford MTX-75 transmission (the only available option with the 4-cylinder Zetec engine), or the automatic Ford CD4E transmission (available in the U.S. with either engine, although the I4/Automatic combo was extremely rare; supposedly only 500 Cougars were built with the I4/Auto combination). "Sport Package" models with the V6 featured 4-wheel vented disc brakes (from the Contour SVT), and had no speed governor installed.

Ford also prepared two high performance concept-only versions dubbed the "Eliminator", which was a supercharged version built with aftermarket available parts, and the "Cougar S", which featured new body work, all-wheel drive and a 3.0 L Duratec engine.

Interestingly, Ford also sold this generation of Cougar in Europe and Australia as the Ford Cougar, but was not a sales success—surprising given that the Mondeo sold well in many countries outside North America.

This generation never sold well. Admittedly, demand for all coupes continued to dwindle, but the sedan versions also languished in North America, suggesting that the Mondeo platform was simply not well suited there—though there is a theory that Ford did not market the Contour and its Mercury Mystique twin properly while the market for the similarly sized BMW 3 Series grew. A high-performance Cougar S (not to be confused with the concept) was discussed in the press, which was essentially a Contour SVT with a Cougar body; however, this version never made it into production. In order to help create excitement for the Cougar, Mercury created several paint and trim packages:
  • C2 (2001-2002 model years) available in either French Blue, Silver Frost, or Vibrant White, along with special blue interior accents
  • Zn (2000-2001 model years) available with special Zinc Yellow paint, special Visteon hood scoop and spoiler
  • XR (2002 model year) available in either Black or Laser Red, with special black and red seats and interior trim
For the 2001 model year, the Cougar was "updated" with new headlights, front and rear facsias, and updated interior trim.

BMW HP2 Sport Bike

BMW HP2 Sport Bike is the sportiest, most powerful and lightest Boxer ever manufactured by BMW. HP2 Sport is the same high performance sport bike that Richard Cooper and Brian Parriott rode to fifth and sixth place finishes in the April's Daytona 200. The HP2 (High Performance 2 Cylinder Boxer) Sport Bike is available in limited supplies and has the MSRP tag of $25,375 plus taxes, license,

2011 KTM RC8R Superbike

 2011 KTM RC8R Superbike PictureKTM brings more power to the table with its 2011 RC8R Superbike. The Austrian marque had previously announced a race-ready version of its Twin-powered superbike, dubbed the 1190 RC8R Track, at the earlier INTERMOT show in Cologne. For Milan, the Orange and Black announces changes to the base RC8R with horsepower up to a claimed 175.The structural architecture

Ducati Streetfighter Pictures

Ducati Streetfighter Fighting Sport

Modification Bajaj Pulsar Motor Italian Style

Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-I fabricated in 2010 came from India. He alone administer the appearance abounding dress archetypal alias battlefront MotoGP. "Pulsar this box will be added for the purpose of Turing," says the arch of the Riau Bajaj Community...

American Chopper Modification 2010

The American Chopper guys accept advised a NASA Tribute Bike themed about NASA’s Space Shuttle. The bike has been advised in such a way that alike the tiny capacity weren’t abandoned which is what makes this bike so cool. The gas catchbasin is shuttle shaped and the bankrupt pipes admonish you of the Space Shuttle Main Engines. The airbrush address active on the bike is aloof

Yamaha Bison Modifications

It has been discussed among Indonesian riders that Yamaha will launch a new 150 CC sport bike in 2010. They mentioned that it will beat Honda Mega Pro, Thunder 125, and may also Bajaj Pulsar 180. Well,… you have your own opinion. Let see this Yamaha FZ150 which guess to be the original Bison type. Before it brig to Indonesia, it will be launched India market firts.

New Honda CB1000R (2010) Modifications

The Honda CB1000R 2010 added grabs assimilation of every beholder with the credible metal as beef to add to its accessory and its unstoppable power-packed accomplishment can woo bike enthusiasts. The rear bank rises and the rear tyre is huge with bank saddle pitting a little. These looks of the bike are added added with abridge and abridge addendum cowl and a forward-tilted armament tank.

Yamaha FZ16 India Review

The Yamaha FZ16 has been a highly awaited bike And is a important bike for Yamaha. They thought reviewing the FZ16 is as important as reviewing a new Maruti automobile, so they did not delay in getting our hands on the Yamaha FZ16.

Suzuki V Strom 650 Spec and Price

2010 Suzuki V Strom 650 Spec And cost - Suzuki Motorcycles. Another 650cc Motorcycles from Suzuki, this is only have 2 cylinders And standard liquid cooled, And DOCH know-how. Estimate cost suzuki v-strom - Base MSRP(US) $7,499.00. you are able to see the Specification And cost below, hope you like it And don't forget if you have any experience And knowledge about "Suzuki V-Strom", you are

Honda RC212V New Model Motorcycleh

Honda RC212V New Model Motorcycleh

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ducati MONSTER 695

The Ducati MONSTER 695 introduces new graphics and colour treatments in step with its increased performance. A matte black colour combined with red, long associated with Ducati Corse, has been selectively applied to the bike. The engine of the 695 is its most important technical advancement, and much more than an additional 75 cc\'s of displacement might indicate. The 63 hp of the 620 has been increased to 73 hp for the 695, the highest output per cubic centimetre of all Ducati air-cooled engines.
Ducati MONSTER 695 engine
The rider\'s environment on the 695 is one of comfort, control and confidence. With the lowest seat height of any Ducati, riders can plant both feet securely on the ground. The rider\'s position is more upright as hands reach to a set of raised handlebars that are a bit wider for increased comfort and control. The footpegs strike a comfortable balance between a rearward sport position and a forward laid-back sport cruiser position. All in all, a rider feels confident and in control aboard a Monster 695.
Ducati MONSTER 695 engine
The 695 takes full advantage of the confidence inspiring road-holding and stability contribution of the Ducati trellis frame design. The trellis frame is light, rigid and beautiful, and distinctively Ducati. Quality Marzocchi 43 mm inverted forks and a Sachs rear shock, both crafted in Italy, smooth out the bumps and add their share of poise to the 695\'s road manners. here for you view more Ducati MONSTER 695 Specification

RB-1200 S Audi

This luxury car manufacturer dub motor sport concept as RB-1200 S. Garvin Motors designer Harvey’s work is to adopt the details of Audi cars, as in the design of the lamp which adopted the model Audi R8. In front brake clad in red that resembles the color of the words “Audi” on the fairing. In addition, four-ring logo will also be attached to the associated brake motor sport concept.
RB-1200 S Audi
Like the Audi cars that always look luxury and elegant, this concept of motor sport will be wrapped with a luxurious feel. To create the impression of luxury in a big cc bike had this concept, the Audi coat it with quality leather upholstery. In addition, applying the dual exhaust Audi placed back seat until the lights. Nevertheless, the overall design of this bike as inspired by the famous Auto Union racing car D-Type in the era of the 1930s. Unfortunately, neither Audi nor the designer Garvin Harvey did not mention in detail about the specifications of this concept of motor sport. View Detail here RB-1200 S Audi Motor Sport

Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti made its reappearance after a long absence in the later 1990s under the ownership of Volkswagen AG. Since then the company has struck gold in the form of the insanely fast, 1,000 bhp Bugatti Veryron supercar which has become a favorite among tuners of exclusive cars, and a favorite among car enthusiasts.

Below is our gallery of some of the best tuned Bugatti cars from various car shows...


The super fast Bugatti Veyron at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tesla Roadster Toyota boss ride


Collection of sports cars Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda increases. When some time ago he got a Lotus Elise, now he just received the Tesla Roadster, an electric-powered sports car.

Maroon colored car was a gift given directly by the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, the Tesla Toyoda in the first showroom in Asia, located in Tokyo, Japan.

According to Elon, if Toyoda receive and drive a Tesla Roadster, the automotive market in Japan will also be more responsive and open to receive the product. "We are optimistic the Japanese market is very fantastic," said Elon.

2011 Aprilia Shiver 750 Motorcycle

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2011 KTM 990 Super Duke Photos

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2011 KTM 990 Super Duke Sportbike2011 KTM 990 Super Duke Sportbike

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MOTORCYCLE REVIEW : Kawasaki Z1000SX 2010

MOTORCYCLE REVIEW : Kawasaki Z1000SX 2010
Kawasaki Z1000SX 2010
MOTORCYCLE REVIEW : Kawasaki Z1000SX 2010
Kawasaki Z1000SX 2010

Loosely based on Kawasaki’s excellent Z1000, the SX fits snugly in to the gap between said naked bike and the track orientated ZX-10R, making it a grown-up bike for the real world. The near 140bhp inline four motor gives sporting potential, but creature comforts like a new seat, vibration reduction and additional fairing make it a viable long-distance touring bike. For many riders this is the all round bike they’ve been waiting for - practical and fun at the same time, and far more eye catching than the competition too.

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MCN ratingrating is 5
Owners' ratingrating is 0

It’s the same 1043 inline four cylinder engine from the Z1000. Thankfully Kawasaki haven’t de-tuned the engine or water downed any of the fun factor, so you still get a claimed 138bhp. But its not all about peak power - there is real usable grunt from as little as 4000rpm and a lovely spread of mid range grunt. Towards the top of the revs there's a nice little kick at 7,000, which adda a bit of zest. Fuelling is excellent - one of the best motors around at the moment combining real world usability and top end rush.

Ride and Handling

MCN ratingrating is 4.5
Owners' ratingrating is 0

Like the Z1000, the SX features a horizontal rear shock and the 41mm inverted fully adjustable forks. But because the SX is 10kg heavier than the standard Zed, the suspension has been altered to compensate for the extra bulk, rake is also a fraction less. Considering the bikesn weight, it can be hustled along with ease, even offering loads of confidence at peg scraping angles of lean. It's always secure and planted and the larger, more touring oriented seat offers more comfort for both rider and pillion.

Equipment

MCN ratingrating is 4
Owners' ratingrating is 0

Kawasaki have tried to make the SX as sporty as possible to attract sports bike enthusiasts. They’ve done this by giving the bike a sporty dash, but it lacks touring credentials and it's not adjustable from the handlebar, like say a BMW for example. The screen can only be adjusted manually too. However, the SX does boast radial brakes, petal racing discs, multi-adjustable suspension and sexy quad exhaust cans. The SX also features a larger fuel tank than the Zed - up in capacity from 15 litres to 19 litres.Compare and buy parts for the Z1000SX in the MCN Shop.

source:http://www.motorcyclenews.com





2011 Honda Crossrunner First Look

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2011 Honda Crossrunner Sportbike2011 Honda Crossrunner Sportbike

2011 Honda Crossrunner Rear View2011 Honda Crossrunner Rear View