Monday, February 28, 2011

Audi A3 Concept - Geneva Motor Show Live 2011

Audi A3 Concept in Geneva has, in addition to standard models RS3 and Q5 Hybrid. Having introduced the conference reciting the sales figures and highlighting the growing success of the brand of the 4 rings, the German management wanted to quickly introduce the Q5 Hybrid, equipped with the 2.0 TFSI engine coupled to an electric motor for a total of 245 hp and 480 nm, capable of providing an

Hamann Hawk, the SLS AMG version of "predatory"

Among the many new features that await visitors to the Geneva Motor Show 2011 will also ... a hawk. This is obviously not a variation on the theme of living in Switzerland, but the news that the German tuner Hamann has developed on the basis of AMG Mercedes SLS and that will make its debut just in the spotlight of the event, which will open March 3. The car, Hamann Hawk, brings the gifts to the

Real-Time News Geneva Motor Show 2011: the live streaming live on your PC

From the next 3 to 13 March 2011 Geneva Motor Show will be open to the public, while on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday, March 2 will be presented to the press world premieres that will reveal the major manufacturers at its stand. Stand that, from what we know, are open this year's most "multimedia" than usual. At the Geneva Motor Show 2011 in fact the largest network of service will come to those who

Nissan Qashqai: one million units produced

Important record of sales for Nissan Qashqai: January 31 last year it was produced the one millionth copy of Japan's SUV. The car was launched on the European and Japanese market in January 2007 and followed in Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, Asia and Latin America. And 'now produced in the plant in Sunderland in the UK, to Kyushu in Japan, factory in Huadu Dongfeng and Zhengzhou in China.

Skoda Concept VisionD

Motor Show presents GinevraSkoda VisionD Concept car that anticipates the future C-segment of the manufacturer and the design of future models. Stylistically, the car seems to take the legacy of the old generation Seat Leon (1999) with a modern reinterpretation of the most distinctive design elements. We refer to the styling of square headlights, grille and headlights. The side, as well as a rib

McLaren MP4-12C: EVO test

Chris Harris EVO takes us on a tour to the McLaren MP4-12C: The performance of the new British supercar are definitely the highest level. It could not be otherwise given the importance of competition Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini. The latest McLaren demonstrates clearly different from what you might expect: it is spacious, comfortable, with a light but direct steering and communicative. A

Convertible Bentley Supersports Ice Speed Record

Motor Show presents GinevraBentley Supersports "Ice Speed Record" Convertible, Limited Edition and the celebration of the ice speed record beaten by a few days ago Supersports Continental Convertible, driven by Juha Kankkunen. The car has reached the 330.695 km / h over a distance of 16.5 kilometers, on a layer of ice 70 cm and temperatures of -30 degrees Celsius. Its twin-turbo W12 with 640 hp

Volkswagen Bulli Concept

Volkswagen Bulli The electric drive of the third millennium and square shapes. Not once again nothing but the Microbus Concept shares edges with various cuts and up!, Thus denying the stylistic kinship with the legendary Type2 to follow a dogma near the new cars to offer itself as a variant elongated and more interior volume. This prototype uses a package of lithium-ion battery (40 kWh) with its

Saab 9-5 SportCombi's first video

A few days of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Saab released the first official video of its 9-5 SportCombi, which will complement the station wagon version saloon (sedan) in the range of the Swedish manufacturer. As for his sister tapered lines and minimal design, which give the car a "tail" well designed and balanced proportions and where it stands out in particular the horizontal strip with LED

Porsche gives 100 000 € to children Baden-Württemberg

Porsche contributes with 100 000 € at the Children's Foundation Land Baden-Württemberg. Group works council head Uwe Hueck gave Prime Minister Stefan Mappus, the chairman of the Foundation is an appropriate check. He remembered this, remember that secondary school graduates are at least 40 percent of Porsche trainees to give them a chance Porsche has long supported the student prize of the

Aventador Lamborghini LP700-4

How to summarize a decade using a few numbers. In 2001, the horses were 580, now 700. In 2001, the acceleration of 0-100 km / h was covered in 3.8 seconds, now 2.9. In 2001 ... better stop here, stop the comparisons, not to be disrespectful to the Murcielago. We think today, the new sedan with a V12 engine. So welcome Aventador LP700-4. Welcome by that name a bit 'so, a new example of

IBX Seat Concept: an unusual sport SUV in Geneva

That of a sporty three-door SUV signed Seat is not a new idea. Today it is called IBX Concept and discover that one of the world premieres at the Geneva 2011, but its roots date back to 2007 when the Spanish brand introduced the tribe. The lines are quite similar and a bit 'refer also to those of IBE Coupe Concept presented in 2009 in Paris. The IBX is characterized by taut lines and sharp detail

Volkswagen Giugiaro Concept: Two proposals for Geneva

The Italdesign Giugiaro will present at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March) two interesting concept car from Volkswagen compact size: it is a 5-door hatchback and a coupe variant characterized by bold and sharp edges . Giugiaro and Ia House Wolfsburg have a collaboration that has its roots since the first version of the Golf and that last year resulted in the acquisition by the Italian

Geneva Motor Show 2011: first pictures of the living

Only a few hours when the inaugural press conference, scheduled at 7.30 tomorrow morning in the Porsche stand, we poked around in the wings of the Geneve Auto Show photographing cars still deprived of the swarm of onlookers, technicians, journalists and fans who take the d ' assault over the next thirteen days. In this gallery of images stand out and Pagani Huayra FF Ferrari, the Maserati

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Limited Edition

This will be seen at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, which opens March 3. The same day, you can also book exclusively on the Internet and only the first 300 customers. A particular launch, the one designed for the new Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 diesel engine with 200 hp and providing ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) with the possibility of electric motor only. Reservations can be done from 11 European countries

Ford B-Max Concept

The Ford Fusion will be replaced within the next few months of unusual B-Max MPV, presented as a concept car next to the Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March). The small blue oval MPV comes from the Fiesta and measures 5.4 meters in length and 1:59 in height, 11 cm in both axes more than the Fiesta sedan. This increase in size allowed us to obtain a sufficient interior volume for the five passengers,

From a German newspaper, the news of the acquisition of Volkswagen by Porsche!

Indiscretion on howl circulated online and in-depth writing from the swiftly AlVolante, from which I read the news for which Volkswagen would be to complete the acquisition of the Porsche. In Germany, the article is part of the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, which is located halfway between the items that they wanted a postponement of the operation in 2012, that court would have to for

F1: Red Bull will mount the engines Infiniti

A few weeks before the start of the Formula 1 world championship - which opens in Bahrain was planned but instead will roll over to Melbourne last weekend of March - the Infiniti brand is preparing to land in the world championship circuit of the car. This is the luxury brand of Nissan, will equip the engines of the two Red Bull RB7di Vettel and Webber. The ambition is obviously twofold: on the

BMW and Peugeot Citroen joint venture for the hybrid

BMW Group and PSA PeugeotCitroen invest EUR 100 million in their joint venture dedicated to the development of hybrid technologies. The project is called "BMW Peugeot Citroen Electrification" and will operate from two sites, one on the outskirts of Munich and one in Monaco Mulhouse (here starting in 2014). Monaco to host all the research and development and purchases, while that of Mulhouse will

Ken Block Subaru Impreza: video of a jump at 60 feet high

Stunt Junkies is the name of a program published for the Discovery Channel and, guess what 'concerns acrobatic stunts of the most pugnacious of the world. In November 2006, Ken Block, a rally driver in California, then 39 year old, he gave a thrilling performance, bringing his car to rally about 60 meters after it is launched at full speed on a ramp jump. The car (if I am not mistaken is a Subaru

Koenigsegg Agera R: also unique in the price

The Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg has created at the request of a wealthy Arab client's special Agera R, the only one based on so-sporty Swedish supercar that will be admired by the public of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March). The prodigious engine of 5.0 liters of Agera with double charged has increased its output of 105 horses, leading the cavalry to the incredible value of 1,115 hp and

Audi R8 NF: the new generation will be lighter

Audi would develop an extremely lightweight version of the R8, called NF: apparently we are not faced with a new variant of supercoupè German (with the GT still fresh debut) as the first taste of the new model generation. The manufacturer makes no secret of wanting to implement their know-how on the construction of composite materials: the ultimate target is to reduce drastically the masses into

Aston Martin: a quick return on 6-cylinder in-line?

The idea of Aston Martin for the foreseeable future is to bring back a model that has made the history of the English House: 6 cylinder in-line. The idea of the chief executive Ulrich Bez is to make an evolution not a revolution and the current Aston Martin VH. The eventual return of the 6-cylinder in line could see him paired with a 2.5 liter engine with direct injection turbo. If that should be

Alfa Romeo GTA 4C, dream or reality?

More and more insistent rumors that some damage now for the presentation della4C GTA alSalone Geneva 2011 and its serial production by the end of 2012. The mysterious concept of the Alfa would be the spiritual heir of the legendary Route 33 at the end of the sixties, which he will be back in style and architecture with rear engine, not without technologies such as hi-tech carbon fiber body and

The first 3008 Hybrid4 can be reserved

Customers in eleven European countries, including Germany, can be from 3 March 2011 one of the first 300 copies of the new Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 reserve. The premiere of the first production full hybrid diesel sets the mark corresponding to Limited Edition. The numbered exclusive models can be pre-ordered in advance on the Internet and regular at the Peugeot brands. In Germany the 3008 Limited

Geneva Motor Show 2011: Concept first images IBx Seat

The IBX Seat Concept is one of the new expectations that the upcoming Geneva Motor Show 2011 will open its doors on March 3. The IBX Concept is the second model of off-road brand Seat, in fact the first model was the tribe. Despite its predecessor is the Tribunal must be said that in style incorporates several features from protoripo that IBE's task was to introduce design elements to bring on

The Nissan Qashqai is over one million

Nissan has announced that the January 31, 2011 global sales of the Qashqai have reached and exceeded one million units. Launched just four years ago, this crossover (which in some markets is marketed under the name Dualis) has brought a breath of fresh air thanks to the philosophy with which he was born, combining the dynamism of a sports car with the ruggedness of a small SUV . The latest

Dodge: part of the development of new midsize sedan

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Fiat 500C of methane gasmobil

Play in the Swiss company gasmobil house, specializing in the use of natural gas for mobility, which will be present at the Geneva Motor Show with a special version of Fiat 500C TwinAir powered by methane produced in collaboration with the Fiat Group Automobiles and Switzerland with 'BRA GmbH German company: this is a limited edition model exclusively for the Swiss motorists can purchase it

My Special Car Show Rimini 2011

One of the most important tuning takes place in Rimini in Italy and my special car which this year takes place from 1st to 3rd April. The My Special Car 2011 Rimini will see about 3,000 cars on display and club representatives will be changed a couple of hundred. Organize the event and make it something memorable, even at European level with regard to tuning takes care of the GL events, the same

Chrysler: Marchionne paid only with shares

While in Italy Sergio Marchionne receipt of a salary "important", although 27% less than last year, the United States work for free. Yeah, because if in the Bel Paese his efforts are well-paid, on the other side of the Atlantic, Chrysler has decided to compensate for his professionalism with a strong non-bank transfers, but only with so-called stock options. In other words, for his role on the

MKB increases performance of the Mercedes-Benz SLS to 638 hp

MKB from Winnenden offers for the Mercedes-Benz SLS conversion package P 640th Thus the power of the V8 naturally aspirated engine of 420 kW / 571 PS to 469 kW / 638 PS is raised. The torque increases with the operation of 650 Nm to 710 Nm. MKB leaves it in the engine management software. The chassis is original. With the new power electronic speed of the Mercedes-Benz SLK h in just 3.7 seconds

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We just got an interesting chart produced by Prezzibenzina. com. As you may have guessed the theme is that the price of oil than gasoline at the pump. It 'widely believed that when the price of oil rises, pump prices of petrol and diesel go up immediately. The same thing would not occur in reverse: prices of oil and fuel do not decrease as fast. Some consumer groups say it is true, the oil

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The Opel Astra Cabrio in 2013

Just a few days after news of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show the new generation of Volkswagen Golf convertible comes the response from another German company that announces the arrival of a future model with a retractable roof. This is Opel, which said that the Astra convertible will arrive in 2013, eight years after the launch of Twin Top, signed last car from the "old" Bertone. The new Opel

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In Italy, as in many countries of the world, finding parking for your car, especially in certain cities, is something that often becomes frustrating. Now, thanks to the i-Phone, the technology comes in and against application of this jewel of the new millennium we find parking more easily. The application for iPhone Parker is the empty parking lot thanks to a system that monitors parking lots

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It enriches the offer of the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall at the disposal of law enforcement. After presenting the previous 5 Hover Bologna Motor Show, the fleet is expanded with Steed 5 seats, more for law enforcement, and SC Steed made a special display for the Civil Protection. A new hard top covering the long, large box that contains all the materials and composition prepared in

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Lancia Ypsilon in the U.S.? No sport in the future.

The all-new Lancia Ypsilon could be sold in the U.S. (produced in Mexico) with Chrysler: The acceptance will depend on the whole reserved for the Fiat 500 from the American public. "U.S. Can" for the Delta, the first Lancia to have been "experimentally" rebadged Chrysler. Italian styling will not be altered, the changes will be mostly aimed at gaining approval in the States. However, for lancisti

Infiniti M35h: "echo" luxury, from 59,200 €

Infiniti - Nissan's premium brand - announced the official list of M35h, a luxury hybrid sedan presented at the last Paris Motor Show. The final product of the Japanese firm is positioned in the field of new premium sedan segment "E" with a hybrid scheme, inaugurated by compatriot Lexus GS 450h and that will extend its offer in the coming years exponentially, with the arrival of several proposals

iPhone App: Virtual testing the new Audi RS 3

Time for the show premiere of the Audi RS 3 Sport Back to the Motor Show in Geneva (public days: 3-13.03.2011), all iPhone owners, the new Audi model from the 3rd March test virtual. When free racing game "Asphalt Audi RS 3" players can choose between two routes (Bahamas and Tokyo) have. Time for the show premiere of the Audi RS 3 Sport Back to the Motor Show in Geneva (public days: 3-13.03.2011)

Morgan 3 Wheeler, suitable only for nostalgic

At an event like the Geneva Motor Show can not miss the eccentricities. Models such as the Morgan 3 Wheeler does not seek to satisfy our daily need, if not more profound or banal: it all depends on the perspective from which you look. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting will be published in the journal Hwy. Alternatively, this news debate on our forums. Although the

Fiat 500 Twin: gasmobil offers the natural gas version

Gasmobil The Swiss company has created in collaboration with Fiat Group Automobiles Switzerland a special TwinAir 500C powered by methane, which will be offered in limited series for drivers after the launch in Geneva, Switzerland (3-13 March). In this version, the utility of Turin does not lose any of the canonical 85 hp, while emissions of carbon dioxide decreased to 72 grams per kilometer and

Lancia Ypsilon, also coming to the States?

The new Lancia Ypsilon that is set to make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, could also land on the market at the stars and stripes. At the moment it is a hypothesis and there is no confirmation, but there are all conditions for the new compact car segment "premium" can also scale the streets of America, the strong partnership between Chrysler and Fiat. If the transaction were to

Ford introduces Sprachstuerung Sync 2012 in Europe

Ford will introduce in 2012 the focus for the first time in Europe, his voice control system Sync. The Microsoft-based system is to provide the driver with a smart, safe and easy way to use their mobile devices in the vehicle while remaining with the world while driving in contact. It provides quick and easy access to vehicle functions, settings and information. The connectivity also offers

Mansory Zapico Custom Bike

We have always located at the Swiss Mansory as a coach car, although it is more open to other markets. And this is precisely what they have done with this Mansory Zapico, a bullet from two wheels with 160 hp. Mansory preparer is dedicated mostly to work with cars, but it never hurts to open a business view, which is just what they have done now from Switzerland working in this Mansory Zapico,

Maybach 57S Coupe Cruiserio

The first unit of the Maybach 57S Cruiserio Coupe, signed by Xenatec, it is ready to sell, just as this model will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Pure luxury and a mechanical 6-liter V12 with 612 bhp for € 675,000. Maybach 57S Cruiserio the Coupe will be presented during the Geneva Motor Show was not a bar to the preparer Xenatec has unveiled its version of this model, which is ready to

Peugeot 3008: price of € 41,000 for the Limited Edition HYbrid4

From Thursday, March 3 will be able to make a pre-booking on-line Peugeot HYbrid4 3008 Limited Edition, fitting in a limited edition of three hundred copies for eleven European countries. This version is available in Italy at € 41,000 and is recognized by the headlights from a black body with chrome accents, for painting and pearly handles chrome door open too. Inside are two-tone leather

Experience Super Ténéré 2011

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Geneva Motor Show 2011: The main novelty

All set for the opening of the Geneva Motor Show 2011, and the public will start Locally March 3, while the press will open its doors tomorrow: Engines. it will keep you updated with the live event coverage from 10. There will be over 170, the new offerings, including numerous world premieres and other European premieres. One of the most interesting models for the Italian fans is certainly the

De Tomaso SLC (Sport Luxury Car)

What Phoenix, the Italian manufacturer De Tomaso rises from the ashes. And so in the Geneva Motor Show 2011 with a 'crossover' which will be the first model designed by the brand and to be followed by a sedan and a coupe. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting will be published in the journal Hwy. Alternatively, this news debate on our forums. After a slight touchdown in a '

Alfa Romeo GTA 4C confirmed. Abarth version also comes in

The European version of the site AutomotiveNews published rumors about the new Alfa Romeo GTA 4C, confirming the presence especially during the Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March). This coupe, called the "halo car" for its remarkable rate of emotionality, was designed at the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale and inspired by the 8C Competizione and features a carbon fiber frame and aluminum Dallara

R Agera Koenigsegg, the Swedish Bullet

As if that did not appear sufficient to 850 bhp Koenigsegg Agera conventional Swedish home has decided to tweak the engine and electronics to create a real monster of 1,115 hp. This new version of Agera, called R, has a price that is more than € 150,000 original price. In an era where the driver is the fuel economy and the arrival of more or less environmentally friendly vehicles, provided it is

Mercedes CLS by Carlsson

Motor Show GinevraCarlsson presents "his" Mercedes CLS: The preparation has proceeded to install on a new car's body kit complete with aerodynamic front spoiler (also available in carbon), and a new aerodynamic rear puller system that integrates the rear drain. Under the hood beats an optimized version of the 63 AMG twin-turbo V8 to 600 hp (from 525). The tuner provides increases in the order of

De Tomaso SLS luxury crossover

The SLS (Sport Luxury Sedan) De Tomaso is ready to debut at the Geneva Motor Show and finally we can show new images of the car which is entrusted with the relaunch of the historic Italian marque. The sedan / luxury crossover has an imposing appearance, similar in some respects to the BMW 5 Series GT, and as the German focuses on high-class content to make inroads into the hearts of motorists.

Juke Nissan 1.5 dCi: me eyes

When it was presented during the Geneva Motor Show, has left everyone speechless with his unique style and brash and aggressive coupe SUV that attitude and irreverent. Now, the Juke is a popular car, has found that the market consensus and has allowed Nissan to repeat the success achieved by the bigger Qashqai. We tried it in the most popular version, the one equipped with the 1.5 dCi Renault

Toyota

Like the other big Japanese car manufacturers, Toyota has been a popular candidate for car modification and show car projects. At any show car event you wouldn't just expect to see a modified Toyota Supa but also modified Toyota Carolla and Toyota Aristo cars. These days you can even expect to see a custom Toyota Prius Hybrid or two!

Below are some of the coolest Toyota show cars from around the world...

Toyota Aristo
A red Toyota Aristo at the SEMA Show in 2008
A red Toyota Aristo at the SEMA Show in 2008

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Morgan brings to life the Three Wheeler again

Morgan makes the Three Wheeler back to life. Like the original, which has its ORIGIN in 1909, is powered, the new model of an open V2-cylinder directly in front of vehicle. The engine has a fuel injection and develops 115 hp. The 5-speed manual transmission comes from Mazda. Morgan Three Wheeler offers a net price of 25 000 British pounds (about 40 500 euros). Admission is a bike that can be

Opel Zafira Tourer Concept: first photos

First images released by the General Motors Opel Zafira Tourer Concept to be presented at the Geneva Motor Show, a show car which foreshadows the 2011 version of the compact SUV that will debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September. To comment on this anticipation Mark Adams, vice chairman of the Opel Zafira which defined the concept as a living room on wheels, emphasizing the fact

Koenigsegg Agera R, a single copy for a client Arabic

It was built by Koenigsegg, a special version of its Agere, called Agera R, a specially built two-seat supercar at the request of a customer Arabic, with a power to weight ratio higher than that of conventional Agera on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 . This unique specimen shares many mechanical Agera standard, but the engine, a V8 bi-turbo 5.0 cubic centimeters is on this car, capable of

Opel Astra Cabriolet: arriver in 2013

In 2013 debut on the market the new Opel Astra Cabriolet. The headquarters of the German House has given the green light to the new model to replace the Astra TwinTop, thus continuing the long tradition of medium-sized discoveries in Rüsselsheim, which began back in 1993 with the F series of Astra. Opel's new cabrio will be constructed on the basis of the sporty Astra GTC perossima the coming

Walter de Silva was 60 years old

DNA Volkswagen, Audi A5 or the new Polo: The design was penned by Walter Maria de Silva. The Italian revolutionized the lines of the Volkswagen Group models like no other. Yesterday he celebrated his 60th Birthday. Active retirement, the creative head at the head of Volkswagen's design still has a long way. Walter de Silva makes himself all the time thought to bring their own creations and ideas

Fiat, Volkswagen, Ford, what happens in Russia

After her divorce from Sollers, Fiat presented to the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation a draft for the location, production and distribution in Russia of cars and commercial vehicles. This was announced by an official of the Lingotto which clarifies that the project is targeting annual production of 300,000 vehicles in compliance 'with the requirements required by new

Mercedes Brabus CLS: This is the bad version!

At the Geneva Motor Show 2011 Brabus will present its customizing the Mercedes CLS. The showroom will open in Geneva on Tuesday to Thursday for the press and the general public and show you all the latest in automobile and engine technology. The Mercedes CLS by Brabus has a world-class design and aerodynamics: the front can be seen the new bumper with LED lights built into the air intakes under

Koenigsegg Agera R

Upon the recommendation of a wealthy Arab client Koenigsegg has created the Agera R, sporty two-seater with power to weight ratio of just over one that will be shown during the Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March). This crazy car shares most of the mechanical package with Agere, although the 5.0 bi-turbo V8 engine receives an additional handful of phosphorus: the horses are well 1115 (+105 compared to

Geneva Motor Show 2011: The Irmscher Selectra

The forthcoming Geneva Motor Show 2011, the German tuner Irmscher will lead exposure in a very interesting prototype, an electric car, called the Selectra, a variant characterized by a drive to zero emissions of Irmscher Roadster 7. The name of this Irmscher, the Selectra fact, is actually an acronym for "Elektrische Irmscher Sports Antriebe, particularly car prototype" push ", in fact, its

Volvo: the P1800 is 50 years old

In these days falls on an important anniversary for Volvo: the P1800, a historical Swedish coupe, takes half a century. The manufacturer has decided to celebrate this birthday TechnoClassica show in Essen, the largest indoor show for classic cars (March 30-April 3). Volvo believes that this car is undoubtedly the most famous of its history and will be shown in the company of famous people who

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Parking is located in Los Angeles with the iPhone

The search for a car is a daily nightmare for millions of motorists around the world. Fortunately, today the technology can come to the aid of the drivers more frustrated avoids the loss of time. Just a special iPhone application, called Parker. Unfortunately, for now you must also live in Los Angeles, especially in Hollywood, where the service is activated (but soon will be extended to other

Seat: Concept first images of the IBX

Appeared on the network the first images of IBX Concept Seat, news expected during the Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March) and the second interpretation of the SUV after the previous Seat Tribu. This car shares many design elements with the prototype IBE, including the grain side on different levels, the number of triangular elements (lights, air intakes) and tapered mirrors, while the volume

AutoExpress test Volkswagen Passat, Ford Mondeo and Opel Insignia

In this video AutoExpress compares Ford Mondeo, Volkswagen Passat and Opel Insignia. The latter has recently undergone a restyling that has earned the title of "VII th generation." In fact, as pointed out by the tester, under the skin has not changed hardly anything. The sedan is available in a wide Wolfsburg gama turbopetrol and diesel engines of latest generation. The test car is equipped with

Aston Martin: the return of the early six-cylinder?

The chief executive of Aston Martin, Ulrich Bez, has hinted that the next generation of models could go back a classic production house, the six-cylinder. According to Bez, the current VH platform, upon which all models are built today, still has many years of career ahead of him. "A further evolution, not revolution is the key to future developments," said the manager. It is on this platform so

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X by Vilner and Overdrive

Vilner Overdrive and play with the Mitsubishi Evo X. The first dealt with the development of the interior and their hides. The predominant color is black with hints of white to draw the exterior colors. But there is also much in piano black trim and alcantara. The seats are manufactured by OMP and equipment also includes a sophisticated multimedia system. The exterior is characterized by

Six agencies in competition for the brand Alfa Romeo in Italy

Fiat Group to replace STV as a reference agency for the brand Alfa Romeo in Italy has decided to set up a call for tenders. The agencies that will participate are: In Adv, Lorenzo Marini & Associati, Lowe Pirella Fronzoni, Klein Russian Roma, Leagas Delaney and Kube Libre. The winner will be part of the roster and will follow specific for the Alfa brand, and should give that extra touch of

Irmscher the Selectra - Geneva Motor Show 2011

Irmscher will present a prototype very special at the next Geneva Motor Show: The car, christened the Selectra, is a variant of the all-electric Roadster Irmscher 7, Seven-known German Type in a sauce. Behind the name, which stands for "Elektrische Irmscher Sports Antriebe, hides an extreme car capable of providing 200 km of autonomy and 238 hp. Just off the scale the value of the maximum torque:

New rumors for the Citroen C4 restyling

The new version of the Citroen C4 Picasso, after seeing the C4 sedan, most likely will be presented at the Frankfurt Show in September. The design of the Citroen C4 Picasso should have a new design and should be made only in the variant 5-seater, and its length is 4.50 meters. Another rumor concerns the adoption of the headlights and large ribs on the sides of the body. As for the engine of the

Lancia Ypsilon: design told by her stylist

In the referendum of adjectives wins "elegant." Followed by "refined" and "chic". The opinion is unanimous in fact, indicative in defining the personality of a B-segment is now characterized in previous terms. After twenty-five years, three generations and as many name changes, after the gradual evolution of a graceful and elegant style, Spear is preparing to market the Ypsilon fourth series,

Electric cars in Italy: The Committee approved the incentives

Joined Commissions Production and Transportation of the House of Representatives have expressed support of the bill by Mr Agostino Ghiglia (PDL) and Andrea Lulli (PD). With the proposed provisions to promote the development of mobility with vehicles that produce no carbon dioxide emissions "has marked a further step towards the promotion and distribution of electric mobility in Italy. Initiatives

Top Gear: Audi RS5 VS BMW M3 Competition Pack

Top Gear compares the Audi RS5 and the BMW M3. The latter is intriguing with matte gray color and the Competition Pack, which features a new arrangement with 10mm lowered suspension, 19-inch wheels and stability control and traction programmable, however, according to the old Jeremy Clarkson, it really adds nothing to the performance of the M3 but a low capacity to absorb unevenness in the way

The future of Toyota in the name of sport

Toyota plans to change its image and make it more sporty than it is now, all seasoned with a greater personality. Toyota, after filing the patent of a sports version of the Vitz, is beginning to materialize on a new design of its cars. We will start by Verso and Yaris-S and later versions and new models with features and sportiness. Already at the Tokyo Auto Salon the Japanese had made sports

Opel Zafira Tourer Concept Video

These are the first official video of the Opel Zafira Tourer Concept, set to debut in a few days at the Geneva Motor Show. The prototype, which anticipates the third generation of the Zafira MPV, as well as a line far more dynamic than the outgoing model and focuses on quality and comfort of the passenger compartment, with the system Flex7 modular seating from 4 to 7 people and especially with

Citroën DS5: spy video from Sweden

The third model of the new DS range, after the imminent el'ormai DS3 DS4 is working behind the scenes ahead of debut: the Citroën DS5, as evidenced by this video spy, is grappling with testing in the cold of northern Sweden. Featuring a silhouette reminiscent of the total volume in the sister Peugeot 3008, the new crossover does not let the French see much, much work still left to our imagination

Range Rover Evoque shines at CeBIT in Hannover

Parallel to the appearance at the Geneva Motor Show, the Range Rover Evoque a second, unusual panel has been looking for a fair presentation. From Tuesday, 1 March to Saturday, 5 March 2011, be visible to the compact SUV on the electronics trade fair CeBIT in Hanover. About three years Evoque had thrown as a Land Rover LRX study enthusiastic response. This year the sale will begin the new series

Wiesmann Roadster Concept: the first pictures stolen

Friends AutoGespot Dutch have published today the first images of the stolen Wiesmann Roadster Concept, a prototype that the small German manufacturer is set to launch in Geneva. Preparations are underway at the Palexpo in view of the inauguration on Tuesday, and someone managed to take some pictures of the cars that are already awaiting the arrival of the international press. The prototype

EuroNCAP Dacia Duster: 3 stars to the test

Ugly tile for the Dacia Duster, the SUV low cost is winning many customers who want to take off the whim of the SUV but do not want to spend a fortune. Dacia Duster was in fact subjected to the test dell'EuroNCAP, the body capable of carrying out crash tests on cars to check their safety. Dacia Duster in fact received only three stars, low compared to its competitors. The final score is the

De Tomaso SLS: new official photos

After the first three images of De Tomaso SLS that we have proposed yesterday, back on the big crossover Gian Mario Rossignolo at the release of its new network in official photos. The model, which will be presented in a few days at Geneva, of course, will change name before going into production. He was followed, in the coming years, according to statements by Gian Mario Rossignolo, will be a

Geneva Motor Show 2011: MINI Rocketman

Great expectations at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 for the debut of the new MINI Rocketman. It is now known to have used home-MINI offer new versions of their cars and in the case of the Rocketman is a concept car equipped ultra. The MINI Rocketman has limited dimensions, so that the length is 3.41 meters, the width and height of 1.90 meters 1.39 meters. The body shape is rounded and impressive.

Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo Touring, a wagon to 303 km / h

A little less than one year of the new BMW 5 Series Touring (which took place last spring at the Leipzig Fair), the Alpine town independent partner of Monaco of Bavaria, which sells more sporting versions on some BMW models at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 will debut at the B5 Touring Bi-Turbo Switch-Tronic, declination extreme sports (as in traditional Alpine) BMW 5 Series estate. The stylistic

New A-and B-Class come with a collision warning

More than one accident is a collision. Almost half of this can be avoided by using radar-based security systems or reduced in severity. This is clear from the analysis of the Mercedes-Benz accident research. The company will therefore take over later this year also in the compact class leadership in innovation and introduce radar-based collision warning with adaptive brake assist on a broad front

Ferrari: The system also hele Italy on 458?

Ferrari may also bring about 458 Italy Hele system, a package of solutions to reduce fuel consumption and emissions on California already presented at the Paris Show in October. According to rumors, the news may already be launched at the Geneva Motor Show, which as you know will open its doors on March 1. Thanks largely to the start & stop, which is part of the package Hele, CO2 emissions of the

Geneva Motor Show 2011: new engine for the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Missing very little opening of the Geneva Motor Show that opens tomorrow at the March 3 press and the general public. Jeep at the booth will find, among the many new features, including a new diesel engine for the Grand Cherokee, the 3.0 V6 weblog VM Motori, an Italian company in Cento, Ferrara. This collaboration was made possible thanks to the acquisition by Fiat Powertrain Technologies, 50% of

My Special Car Show 2011: tune in Rimini

Back to Rimini, from 1 to 3 April, the My Special Car show, an incredible event dedicated to tuning where hundreds and hundreds of fans gather in the halls to show the most "insane" and is nice to see in the field the customization of cars, SUVs, the truck. With its approximately 3,000 cars on display and the representation of 200 clubs from all over Italy, the ninth edition of My Special Car

Saturday, February 26, 2011

When the ride costs € 600,000 Ferrari ...

This type of activity at Maranello and its environs is pretty recent, but has proved immediately successful, especially among foreigners. We are talking about the hiring of Ferrari (by private companies) for a ride in the city of engines for excellence. A little 'as the gondola ride in Venice. But beyond the controversy of the residents (who see the streets flooded with flaming meteors) and

Novitec Rosso Ferrari 599 GTO

Novitec has developed one of the 399 Ferrari 599 GTO built, which will be exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show. If aesthetically the Italian supercar has been modified only marginally, with new wheels and taillights burnished under the hood the 6-liter V12 has been developed through the adoption of two turbochargers blowing at "only" 0.45 bar, new intake system and injectors changed. 670 hp from

AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport 99D and S at the Geneva Motor Show

Lately, even the most important companies in the tuning are showing their spirit "green". To continue to break with their extreme performance, they had to convert to the kind-hearted performance that combines to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. In view of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March), the German AC Schnitzer has invented a new motto: "Efficient Performance." Efficient performance

Autoblog Ford Focus @ Global Test Drive

In recent days Autoblog. it was in the Ford Focus Test Drive Global, an event that involved hundreds of bloggers from around the world. A post than usual, this also beneficial for the purpose of the initiative. In fact, Ford has donated $ 10,000 to 40 nonprofit organizations offered by the bloggers in our case we decided to focus on Kiva. org and microcredit. What is Kiva. org? Who also follows

New Lancia Ypsilon: the study of the interior

The same commitment, the same efforts and resources devoted themselves to the creation of a new line of cars were also dedicated to what is seen only at a later time: the interior (shown in the official rendering engines. It offers a preview) . On the new Lancia Ypsilon, which will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, the work done by the Fiat Style Centre designers was long and detailed.

Porsche: Geneva is again the 1900 Semper Vivus

Video: Porsche resurrects 1900 Semper Vivus full-hybrid for Geneva display (24/02/2011)Porsche Recreates History For Geneva (25/02/2011)Daily U-Turn: What you missed on 2.24.11 (25/02/2011)Ridelust Retro: 1977-1988 Porsche 924 (26/02/2011)VIVUS to Present at Three Upcoming Investor Conferences in March (25/02/2011)

Radically Porsche design competition won by 4 Cayman

The competition is Radically Porsche Design, organized by Porsche Porsche Haus Milan and Italy, were exposed four Porsche Cayman. The site was launched this initiative Designboom and winning designers were: Na Hyoun Heen (UK), Chamorro Jose Salas (Colombia), Yereem Park (China), Farrokh Maherani (Iran). Each of the four designers have tried to bring out the best lines and the structure of the two

Lamborghini Aventador, no longer a secret

The Lamborghini Aventador may finally be admired in all its beauty. In fact escaped the control of the House of Sant'Agata Bolognese the first official images that immortalize the unusual super of the Bull. The secrecy imposed by the Italian manufacturer had to hold out until Monday, February 28, when the Aventador will be unveiled to the press in official form. Unfortunately or fortunately, as

Fifth Gear test the BMW X3

Fifth Gear test the new BMW X3. Style questionable, and be redone interior trim breaks back: these were the defects of the old series, the famous English program. The new X3 promises to remove these spots and be even better to drive, adding greater efficiency and performance at a cost slightly less. At the wheel you will immediately notice a higher comfort than the older generation on buoyancy

Toyota recalls 2.17 million cars

Toyota is once again forced to turn a big recall for a problem with a clip of the roof panel of the carpet to the center console. This defect will cause the recall of 2.17 million vehicles Toyota throughout the World, this is because the problem could affect the safety of the cars. In fact, if the carpet should not be set right, this could interfere with the operation of the pedals. Models that

Seat: Copa range at the Geneva

Seat on the stand at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 will be the stars of the new versions of the models Copa Ibiza, Leon, Altea and Altea XL. The Spanish brand offers four models with a wealth of equipment at a competitive price. In the case of Leon, features and Reference Style are replaced by new versions of Reference and Style Copa Copa, while in Ibiza, Altea and Altea XL, Copa becomes a new

Photos of the Week: Tribute to Madrid a Ferrari 695 Abarth

A reader "stationed" in Madrid has sent us these pictures that depict a Tribute Ferrari 695 Abarth, a special version that uses the 1.4 T-Jet engine boosted to 180 hp and 230 Nm stylistic characterization involves the use of mirrors side carbon fiber wheels and front air intakes with gray finish Corsa, Corsa Abarth seats Sabelt by more than 10 pounds lighter than the standard seats, pedals in

New Audi A6 2011: there's the 2.0 TDI and 3.0 TDI engines

The new 2011 Audi A6 will be available in new 2.0-liter TDI engine from 177 hp and 204 hp 3.0-liter TDI four tronic. The A6 2.0-liter TDI with 177 horsepower is matched with a 6-speed manual transmission and performance speak for acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.7 seconds and a top speed of 228 km / h. Consumption is quite content, it requires 4.9 liters of diesel per 100 km, while

Opel Zafira Tourer Concept: The future in Geneva

Opel will premier at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 (3-13 March), the Zafira Tourer Concept, prototype, almost anticipating the final form of the future appreciation of the MPV generation in Germany. The new concept, defined by the same manufacturer Teutonic "lounge on wheels", offers a compact size a cockpit designed for seven people, spacious and adaptable thanks to the evolution of the Flex7

Porsche: New spy video for the upcoming Boxster

The next-generation Porsche Boxster is continuing its testing in the cold of northern Sweden, as evidenced by this new spy video. As part of a speech in strong stylistic continuity with the current model, peeking out from under the camouflage of the new details that characterize the new car than at present. First of all, the all-new front and rear LED lights.Porsche Unveils Brand New Boxster-E

Opel 2013: will the new Astra Cabriolet

The new Opel Astra convertible and will have its own variation on the European market debut in 2013. Not yet it is certain, but the Opel Astra Cabriolet 2013 should see a return to the original roof: the metal. This tendency to return to the metal roof, leaving the canvas, is depopulated also among other car makers, see Golf Cabriolet. The Astra Cabrio will have as its starting point that of the

Audi A6, there's two new diesel

As announced in the House of four rings, with a view to marketing the new Audi A6, scheduled for April in our country, get new diesel engines (available in advance along with the other versions). This applies in particular to two common rail turbo diesel: the 2.0 TDI with 177 hp and 3.0 TDI S tronic by 204 horses. Submitted by Audi in combination with 6-speed manual transmission with front-wheel

Opel Astra Cabriolet confirmed

As reported today by Autocar, Opel, Vauxhall, through its British sister, confirmed that the new Astra will have a Cabriolet version, set to debut in 2013. The new German convertible could follow more consistent "return to the roots" of the convertible, so many homes are choosing more conventional, light and aesthetically pleasing canvas roof in favor of the metal.GM's Opel to produce new

Abarth Scorp-Ion: new photos of the concept car of the scorpion

At the Geneva Motor Show 2011 will see the concept car Abarth-Scorp ion undoubtedly a car of the future. The Scorp-ion was carried out in collaboration with the IED of Turin, which has already produced prototypes of this kind that are exposed sati Swiss Institute of Design at exhibitions in the past. The Abarth Scorp-ion is a prototype electric car with lithium-ion batteries are the only two

Blue car: s private use but ... not too

A ruling of the Sixth Circuit Court of Cassation ruled that the blue car can also be used for "small" private purposes by the public office. The preliminary number 7177 states the principle of "small amount" and denies the crime of embezzlement against six Aldermen of the City of Naples who had used the vehicle for private purposes made available by the government. In essence, to accompany their

Seat: new versions Copa - Geneva Motor Show 2011

Seat on the stand at Geneva will be presented new versions of the Copa Ibiza, Leon, Altea and Altea XL. The Spanish house offers four models with a wealth of equipment offered at a very competitive price. In the case of Leon, in particular, features Reference Style and are replaced by new versions of Reference and Style Copa Copa. As for the other models, Copa becomes a packet to request for the

Geneva Motor Show 2011: Bi-Turbo Alpina B5 Touring

The BMW 550i Touring will acquire a more aggressive form with the Bi-Turbo Alpina B5 Touring will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show. The engine of Alpina Touring will be as powerful as the last M5, it has developed a variant of the 4.4-liter V8 from BMW and its power is 507 horsepower, with maximum torque of 700 Nm will automatically change to 8-speed Switch ZF-Tronic signed, while CO2

Suzuki Swift dresses as a "Samurai", from 11,000 €

Market debut of the original version of the Suzuki Swift Samurai Design and the new diesel engine 1.3 DDIS, which will accompany the gasoline engine by 94 hp 1.2-liter Dual VVT. The news will be visible at the open house organized by the Japanese for the next weekend (Saturday 26 and Sunday, February 27). The range is enhanced with the 1.3 liter engine DDIS, which produces an output of 75 hp at

De Tomaso SLS - Geneva Motor Show 2011

De Tomaso forthcoming Geneva Motor Show will present the model which will return in international markets, the crossover SLS. The model, which clearly fits into the recess of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo behind the acronym provisional Sport Luxury Sedan. He was followed, in the coming years, according to statements by Gian Mario Rossignolo, will be a more conventional sedan and a luxury coupe.

Geneva Motor Show 2011: Daihatsu Charade

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2011 Nissan Electric Sports Cars ESFLOW Concept
The ESFLOW concept cars will be unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March) where it will share the Nissan stand with a number of other innovative and exciting newcomers - but with one major difference: these are production ready.
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2011 Nissan Electric Sports Cars ESFLOW Concept
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2011 Nissan Electric Sports Cars ESFLOW Concept
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2011 Nissan Electric Sports Cars ESFLOW Concept
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2011 Nissan Electric Sports Cars ESFLOW Concept
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Honda Civic CVCC, 1975

Honda Civic CVCC, 1975





The Honda Civic is an automobile manufactured by Honda. It was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door coupe, followed by a 3-door hatchback version that September. With the transverse engine placement of its 1169 cc engine and front wheel drive, like the British Mini, the car provided good interior space despite overall small dimensions.

Early models of the Civic were typically outfitted with a basic AM radio, rudimentary heater, foam cushioned plastic trim, two-speed wipers, and painted steel rims with a chromed wheel nut cap. The current Civic has become much more luxurious with satellite-linked navigation, a six-speed manual, power locks and power windows available. Still, many regard the Civic as representing a good value for the money, combining good performance, reliability and economy, as well as a very low rate of depreciation.

The Civic evolved from having a 1170 cc engine (1973) to having engines with larger capacities and more creature comforts (air conditioning, power windows, etc.) through the 1980s, 1990s and into the 2000s.

First generation (1973-1979)
The original 1973 Civic had a wheelbase under 87 inches and an overall length of 140 inches

Initially the Civic was sold with either a four-speed manual or a two speed "HondaMatic" model. Later models went to a five-speed manual and a full four-speed automatic transmission. Like the Mini, the transaxle was integrated with the engine unit.

Second generation (1979-1983)
The second generation Civic had a new, sleeker body and increased wheelbase to 88.6 inches for the hatchback and 91.3 inches for the wagon. The two-door sedan was no longer produced. All engines was now of the CVCC design ranging from 1335 cc giving 55 hp to 1488 cc giving 67 hp. The transmission was either a four-speed manual, a five-speed manual or a two-speed automatic. In 1981 a four door sedan was introduced and the two-speed automatic gearbox was replaced by a three speed. In 1982 it was slightly restyled with rectangular headlamps and black bumpers. In 1983 the sportier Civic S replaced the 1500GL.

Third generation (1983-1987)
For the third generation the wheelbase was increased by 5 inches to 96.5 inches. A new 12 valve (three valves per cylinder) 76 hp 1500 cc engine was introduced. The base hatchback still used the 1300 cc engine giving 60 hp. Supension was updated to independent rear suspension. The CRX was a Civic with a slightly different body. In 1985 the CRX Si was introduced. It came with a fuel-injected version of the 1500 cc engine giving 91 horsepower. In 1986 the Civic got flush-mounted headlights. Other news for the year was a four-speed automatic and an Si version of the Civic hatchback.

Fourth generation (1987-1991)
Again the wheelbase was increased to 98.4 inches. The body was designed with lower hood line and more glass giving less drag. The Civics also got a new family of engines. A 1500 cc 16-valve engine giving 92 hp was used in the DX hatchback/sedan, new LX sedan and the wagon. The base hatchback had a 70 hp version of the same engine. All engines were fuel injected. All wheels had double-wishbone suspension. In 1990 the EX trim was introduced.

Fifth generation (1991-1995)
The fifth generation had a more wedge shaped body and the wheelbase was increased to 101.3 inches for the two-door hatchback and 103.2 inches for the four-door sedan. The wagon was also dropped.

Sixth generation (1996-2000)
Beginning in 1997, Honda produced the first iteration of Civic to receive the "Type-R" appellation (applied first to the Integra Type-R), with the EK9 chassis Civic Type-R. The EK9-generation Civic Type-R had a maximum output in the range of 180 PS JIS (177 hp/132 kW), increased over the more common 160 PS (158 hp/118 kW) B16A engine in the SiR/VTi models, and included various alterations to the chassis to improve handling and reduce weight (such as better welding of the frame, and removal of the radio and noise-suppressing materials).

Seventh generation (2001-2005)
In 2001, Honda announced the release of the Civic Type-R for the EP chassis, a more sporty variant of the most recent model of Civic and successor to the EK9 Civic Type-R. Unlike the EK9 version, which was produced solely in Japan, the EP Civic Type-R is produced in the United Kingdom and exported to Japan. The EP Civic Type-R has a specific output of 200 PS (197 hp/147 kW) at 8000 rpm, a six-speed manual transmission, a reworked exterior with a bullet-like hatchback design, aeroform bumpers, spoiler, and 17 in wheels. The interior of the Type-R includes Recaro seats and a Momo steering wheel, and the model also includes Type-R-specific badging, a helical limited-slip differential, and has been reported to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in about 6.6 seconds (6.4 in facelifted model).

The hybrid version became available in 2003, which uses both a small (1.3 L) main gasoline engine and auxiliary electric motors. The electric motors are powered by a battery array which is charged by regenerative braking during deceleration, which reduces exhaust emissions and extends fuel mileage.

The new Sport Hatchback model with futuristic styling was unveiled in August 2005 for the European market only. This model featured from launch a 1.4 L I-DSI and a 1.8 L i-VTEC rated at 83 PS (81 hp/61 kW) and 140 PS (138 hp/103 kW) respectively, with 177 and 207 km/h (110 and 129 mph) top speeds and 14.2 and 8.6 sec 0-100 km/h sprint. The Sport Hatchback is also available with a 2.2 L I-CTDI Diesel engine from the Accord, Edix/FR-V and CR-V, rated at 140 PS (138 hp/103 kW) and is capable of 205 km/h (127 mph) and accelerating from 0-60 mph in 8.4 seconds.
 

Honda AZ-600, 1971

Honda AZ-600, 1971


Honda AZ-600, 1971

Honda N600, 1967

Honda N600, 1967

 

The N600 was introduced in 1969. It was technologically advanced for its time, with an all alloy engine which could achieve 9000 rpm. Engine output was 36–45 hp (27–34 kW) and the N600 was capable of 81 mph (130 km/h). It delivered surprisingly peppy performance because of its light weight (around 550 kg/1100 pounds), due to compact dimensions and some plastic parts (like the boot lid). The first brakes were very weak. Rear suspension was a torsion bar and leaf springs. Production was stopped in 1972, after the sportier Honda Z600 (or Z-Act, depending on country) was introduced.

2011 Harley Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle

2011 Harley Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle Review

2011 Harley-Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle is one motorcycle issued by the manufacturer Harley Davidson with VRSC edition which supported the body design is comfortable to use. 2011 Harley-Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle uses Frame Steel perimeter upper frame with hydroformed main rails and bolt-on lower frame rails; MIG welded. And brake use Caliper Type 4-piston front and rear. As for the engine, this motorcycle has a capacity of 1250 cc engine with a ratio of bore x stroke 105 mm x 72 mm. For the type of engine is Engine3 Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin, Valves Overhead cam, 4 valves per cylinder, solid tappet with shim-under-bucket lash adjustmentr.

2011 Harley Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle2011 Harley Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle 1

2011 Harley Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle2011 Harley Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle 2

2011 Harley Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle2011 Harley Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle 3

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2011 Harley Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle - USA Specifications
U.S. MSRP - Vivid Black $17,199. Color Option $17,499. Two-Tone Option $17,699

DIMENSIONS
Length 92.8 in. (2357 mm)
Overall Width 40.2 in. (1021 mm)
Overall Height 45.7 in. (1161 mm)
Seat Height:
• Laden2 25.6 in. (650 mm)
• Unladen 26.7 in. (678 mm)

Ground Clearance 4.8 in. (122 mm)
Rake (steering head) 34°
Fork Angle 34°
Trail 5.6 in. (142 mm)
Wheelbase 67.0 in. (1702 mm)
Tires (Michelin® Scorcher™ “11” front and rear):
• Front – Scorcher™ “11” 120/70ZR-19 60W
• Rear – Scorcher™ “11” 240/40R-18 79V
Fuel Capacity 5.0 gal. (18.9 L) (warning light at approximately 0.5 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 5.0 qts. (4.7 L)
Coolant Capacity 2.5 qts. (2.4 L)
Weight:
• As Shipped 640 lbs. (290.0 kg)
• In Running Order 673 lbs. (305.0 kg)
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1075 lbs. (488.0 kg)
• Gross Axle Weight Rating
• Front 377 lbs. (171.0 kg)
• Rear 698 lbs. (317.0 kg)

ENGINE
Engine3 Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin
Valves Overhead cam, 4 valves per cylinder, solid tappet with shim-under-bucket lash adjustment
Bore x Stroke 4.134 in. x 2.835 in. (105 mm x 72 mm)
Displacement 76.28 cu. in. (1250 cc)
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel System3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Down draft intake
Lubrication System Wet-sump, integrated with powertrain crankcase

DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive Gear, 117/64 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 72/28 ratio
Clutch 9-plate, wet, A&S (Assist & Slip)
Transmission 5-speed
U.S. Gear Ratios (overall):
• 1st 11.752
• 2nd 7.898
• 3rd 6.322
• 4th 5.459
• 5th 4.899

CHASSIS
Frame Steel perimeter upper frame with hydroformed main rails and bolt-on lower frame rails; MIG welded
Swingarm Polished, one-piece cast aluminum Front Forks 43 mm Inverted
Rear Shocks Preload adjustable
Wheels4: Black, 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
• Front 19 in. x 3 in. (483 mm x 76 mm)
• Rear 18 in. x 8 in. (457 mm x 203 mm)
Brakes:
• Caliper Type 4-piston front and rear
• Rotor Type (diameter x width): Patented, one-piece floating rotor (front), uniform expansion rotor (rear)
• Front (dual) 11.81 in. x .2 in. (300 mm x 5 mm)
• Rear 11.81 in. x .28 in. (300 mm x 7 mm)
• Anti-lock Braking System (option) Available
Suspension Travel:
• Front Wheel 4 in. (102 mm)
• Rear Wheel 2.9 in. (74 mm)

PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque5 (per SAE J1349):
• North America 86 ft. lbs. @ 6500 RPM (117 Nm @ 6500 RPM)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
• Right 32°
• Left 32°
Fuel Economy6
(EPA urban/highway test)
34/42 mpg (6.92/5.60 L/100 km)

ELECTRIC
Battery (per Battery Council International Rating)
Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 19-amp/hour, 270 cca
Charging Three-phase, 38-amp system (439W @ 13V, 2000 RPM, 489W max power @ 13V)
Starting 0.08 kW electric with direct drive starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
• Headlamp (quartz halogen) 55-watt low beam, 65-watt high beam
• Rear Tail/Stop/Turn Signal Lights Integrated Dual Color LED
• Front Turn Signal Lights Integrated LED
• Indicator Lamps - High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system7 (optional), coolant temperature, low fuel warnings

COLOR OPTIONS
Vivid Black
Brilliant Silver Pearl
Chrome Yellow
White Hot Denim

WARRANTY
Warranty8 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

1 Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered.
Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of
vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including depictions,
specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive comparisons) are
based on available information at the time of publication. Although such descriptions
are believed correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy cannot
be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson may make changes at any time to prices and
specifications, and may change or discontinue models, without notice and without
incurring any obligation. Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and many
of the accessories described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use in
some locations. Please check with your dealer for complete product details and the
latest information. All models feature 6-speed transmission (VRSC™ models and
Sportster® models are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch
with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
4 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
5 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
6 Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding
family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all
motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may
vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending
on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and
vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
7 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the
security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

2011 Harley Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle - Canada Specifications

Canadian MSRP - See your local retailer for pricing information.

DIMENSIONS
Metric Units
Length 2410 mm
Seat Height
Laden 1
Unladen 1 705 mm
Ground Clearance 105 mm
Rake Steering Head
Trail 142 mm
Wheelbase 1700 mm
Fuel Capacity 18.9 L
Oil Capacity 4.7 L
Weight
Dry Weight 292 kg
Running Order 307 kg
Luggage Capacity
Volume
Weight

POWERTRAIN
Engine 2 Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-TwinLiquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin
Displacement 1247 cc
Bore x Stroke in. / in.105 mm / 72 mm
Engine Torque J1349
Engine Torque 3 ft. lbs. @ rpm116 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Fuel System 4 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Primary Drive Gear, 64/117 ratioGear, 64/117 ratio
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy City 5 6.9 l/100km
Fuel Economy Hwy 5 5.6 l/100km
Gear Ratio (Overall)
1st 11.749
2nd 7.896
3rd 6.321
4th 5.456
5th 4.888
6th

WHEELS / TIRES
Wheels
Front 6 Black, 5-Spoke Cast AluminumBlack, 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheel Option 6
Rear 6 Black, 5-Spoke Cast AluminumBlack, 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Tire Size
Front
Rear

ELECTRICAL
Instruments Electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, fuel gauge with low fuel warning light and countdown feature, low oil pressure indicator light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights, tachometerElectronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, fuel gauge with low fuel warning light and countdown feature, low oil pressure indicator light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights, tachometer
Indicator Lamps 7 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system (optional), coolant temperature, low fuel warningsHigh beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system (optional), coolant temperature, low fuel warnings

CHASSIS
Brakes 4-piston front and rear4-piston front and rear
Parking Brake
Lean Angle
Exhaust System Satin chrome, dual side exhaust systemSatin chrome, dual side exhaust system

COLOR OPTIONS
Vivid Black
Brilliant Silver Pearl
Chrome Yellow
White Hot DenimVivid Black
Brilliant Silver Pearl
Chrome Yellow
White Hot Denim

1 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
2 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
3 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
4 Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
5 Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
6 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
7 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8 See motorcycle owner's manual for complete details.

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