Thursday, April 28, 2011

Modified Car Insurance

So you're thinking about building a cool modified street car; but before you get started, you need to consider your car insurance premiums. Insurance for a modified street car used to be hard to come by, but things have changed a bit. However, one thing that hasn't changed is the way in which insurance companies determine the insurance premium for your vehicle. It's all about the risk profiles of the driver and the car; and insurance companies tend to determine your risk profile by placing you as a driver into categories like gender, age, income, etc. and the same goes for your car.

As far as car insurance companies are concerned, there are two types of modified street cars: show cars and street race cars. Show cars are likely to do extremely low mileage, usually in warm sunny weather, and are usually drives very carefully. They are also less likely to be stolen, and more likely to be garage parked at night. All of this is good new for your insurance broker. A street racer however is a different story. These cars are more likely to be abused, involved in accidents, driven in all weather, driven fast and at high RPM, stolen, parked in the street, and driven by 'boy racers'. As a result the insurance companies have to charge a large enough premium to cover any possible claim. How much the insurance increases deepens upon the type of modification.

Car modification can be performed at many levels; from small modifications such as fitting alloy wheels, to major modifications such as fitting a forced induction system. Small modifications are not likely to cause a great impact on your insurance premium and will only increase the value of your vehicle and increase the likelihood of it being stolen. Proper security measures, such as fitting an alarm system, and fitting lock wheel nuts to alloy wheels might help you avoid an increase in your insurance policy. However, major modifications and engine modifications will cause an increase in your car insurance premiums as they greatly increase the risk of the vehicle being involved in an accident. The insurance company might also quote with a higher excess when covering the risk of theft or accidents. Most insurance companies will consider other modifications, such as fitting performance exhaust systems, body kits, and lowering the suspension, on a case by case basis.

DISCLOSE YOUR MODIFICATIONS

The important thing is to disclose your modifications. You may be tempted not to disclose the modifications you've made to your car, so that your premiums remain relatively low. However, this is not a wise move as, technically, you are not covered if you do not disclosed any modifications you've made. If you had an accident, the assessor from the insurance company can, and probably will void your insurance policy if the assessor notices any undisclosed modifications. And I'm not just talking abut engine modifications, even if you fit a set of alloy wheels, or a body kit after you have signed an insurance policy, you must disclose your modifications to you insurance company.

WHAT YOU CAN DO?

To find the best car insurance for your modified car, you'll need to do quite a bit of research. If the car is already modified, search the Web and phone around for the best modified car insurance quote you can get, based on the modifications made to the car. Remember to find out what the excess would be in case of theft and accidents. If you intend doing some modifications, contact your existing insurance company and find out how the modification would impact on your insurance premiums. Find out if another insurance company will offer you better premiums but remember to take the excess into account.

But it doesn't stop when you've got your modified cars insured. As I've mentioned earlier, car insurance companies determine your risk profile by placing you into a category that says something like "under 21 year old male driving a souped up Nissan 200SX has a high accident risk". This is because the driving behavior of other drivers in your age group and gender has resulted in numerous accidents that have cost the insurance industry. As a driver of a modified street car you have a greater responsibility to your fellow road users and your fellow modified car owners. You also need to have greater respect for your car. More power on wet roads means a greater probability of sliding and locking your brakes at a stop. What you can do is be a conscientious driver rather than a conservative driver and never kid around behind the wheel, never drive under the influence, never speed in residential areas, know when you can apply the power, and learn what to do when the car goes into a slide. An advanced driving course should do the trick for the latter as it takes a lot of courage and skill to turn a front-wheel vehicle into a slide, or to release and reapply the brakes when the wheels lock up. If you drive conscientiously, you would be less likely to be the cause of an accident and you would contribute to improving the image of car owners like you and me, and bringing down the premiums for modified car insurance.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU'RE INVOLVED IN A CRASH?

You've got your modified car insurance covered but you're involved in a crash. Depending on the extent of the damage, your insurance company will determine if your car is a write off by comparing the estimated repair costs of the car against the estimated value of your car. If the estimated repair costs exceed the estimated value, the car is considered a write off. However, when it comes to modified cars, the estimated value of the car after the crash can become quite contentious. Most modifications will push up the amount of money you've spent on the car without adding a similar amount to the value of the car. Fitting a $5,000 stereo to a $2,500 car, for example, won't push the car's value up to $7,500. In such cases you may save a significant amount of money by keeping the parts for your next car. So it may be worth fighting the insurance company on their estimated value of your car. To do that you need to understand how the insurance company operates.

After the crash, the insurance company will usually take a few days to get the estimated value for your car. What the insurance company does is enter your car's information on a computer and send it off to an evaluation company, which then finds similar cars to yours that were recently sold and comes up with an average based on those cars' resale value. This value they send back to your insurance company. By the time the adjuster comes back with this value, you should have already done your own research. You need to look for recent sales information on cars similar to yours in model year, options, mileage, and aftermarket modifications. Look for cars that are in worse condition than yours but are going for a relatively high price as the insurance company will have a hard time arguing you down if a car with more mileage and less options than yours is going at a higher price than their estimate.

All is not lost if the repair costs still exceed the value of the car. You can still keep salvage if you have a place you to store the car. The insurance company will deduct the salvage amount from your claim check if you keep salvage but you must move the car from the tow yard as soon as you reach settlement with the insurance company. Remember the insurance company is responsible for tow and storage fees up to the settlement date; after settlement date tow and storage fees become your responsibility.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Honda Civic Type-R

With the release of the Honda S2000 in 1990, Honda put its name on the car tuning scene big time! The S2000 became a firm favorite among modified car enthusiasts and car tuners alike! That the S2000 survived almost unchanged through almost 20 years of production is testament to that enthusiasm but other Honda models such as the Honda Civic Type-R and the Honda Accord became just as popular. These days, you would find an array of modified Civic, Accord and S2000 cars at any of the top custom car shows around the world.

Below is our selection of the best custom Honda cars from the hottest car shows around the world...


Modified Honda Civic Type-R at the 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon
Modified Honda Civic Type-R at the 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon

Picture Of Lotus Elise Cars

Picture Of Lotus Elise Cars
Picture Of Lotus Elise Cars

Director Of Lotus Cars

Director of Lotus Cars
Director of Lotus Cars

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Honda Civic

With the release of the Honda S2000 in 1990, Honda put its name on the car tuning scene big time! The S2000 became a firm favorite among modified car enthusiasts and car tuners alike! That the S2000 survived almost unchanged through almost 20 years of production is testament to that enthusiasm but other Honda models such as the Honda Civic Type-R and the Honda Accord became just as popular. These days, you would find an array of modified Civic, Accord and S2000 cars at any of the top custom car shows around the world.

Below is our selection of the best custom Honda cars from the hottest car shows around the world...


J's Racing modified Honda Civic at the 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon
J's Racing modified Honda Civic at the 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon

Picture Of Lotus Elise Cars

Picture Of Lotus Elise Cars
Picture Of Lotus Elise Cars

2011 Ducati Monster 1100S Sportbike

2011 Ducati Monster 1100S Action2011 Ducati Monster 1100S Action

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2011 Ducati Monster 1100S Motorcycle2011 Ducati Monster 1100S Motorcycle

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2011 Ducati Monster 1100S Sportbike2011 Ducati Monster 1100S Sportbike

2011 KTM 990 Super Duke Photos

2011 KTM 990 Super Duke In Action2011 KTM 990 Super Duke In Action

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2011 KTM 990 Super Duke Pictures2011 KTM 990 Super Duke Pictures

2011 KTM 990 Super Duke Motorcycle2011 KTM 990 Super Duke Motorcycle

2011 KTM 990 Super Duke Side Action View2011 KTM 990 Super Duke Side Action View

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2011 KTM 990 Super Duke Sportbike2011 KTM 990 Super Duke Sportbike

2011 KTM 990 Super Duke First Ride2011 KTM 990 Super Duke First Ride

2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Softail Motorcycle

2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Softail Front View2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Softail Front View

2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Softail First Look2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Softail First Look

2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Softail Pictures2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Softail Pictures

2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Wallpapers2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Wallpapers

2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Official Photos2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Official Photos

2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Softail Action2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Softail Action

2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Rear Side View2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Rear Side View

2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Motorcycle2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Motorcycle

2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Rear View2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Rear View

2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Softail Engine Photo2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Softail Engine Photo

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2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Unveiled2011 Harley-Davidson FXS Blackline Unveiled

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 650R



2011 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Spec :

MSRP $7,099 USD
Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve per cylinder, alongside twin
Displacement: 649cc
Bore x stroke: 83.0 x 60.0mm
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Cooling: Liquid
Fuel injection: Digital ammunition bang with two 38mm Keihin burke bodies
Ignition: Digital CDI
Transmission: Six-speed
Final drive: O-ring chain
Frame: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / trail: 25 degrees / 4.2 in.
Wheelbase: 55.5 in.
Front abeyance / caster travel: 41mm hydraulic scope angle / 4.7 in.
Rear abeyance / caster travel: Distinct account laydown shock with adjustable bounce preload / 4.9 in.
Front tire: 120/70×17
Rear tire: 160/60×17
Front brake: Dual 300mm blade discs with two-piston calipers
Rear brake: Distinct 220mm blade disc with distinct agent caliper
Overall length: 82.7 in.
Overall width: 29.9 in.
Overall height: 47.2 in.
Seat height: 31.1 in.
Curb weight: 449.8 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 4.1 gal.
Colors: Candy Lime Green, Ebony, Metallic Island Blue
Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
Note: Specifications and appraisement are accountable to change

Monday, April 25, 2011

Honda NSX

With the release of the Honda S2000 in 1990, Honda put its name on the car tuning scene big time! The S2000 became a firm favorite among modified car enthusiasts and car tuners alike! That the S2000 survived almost unchanged through almost 20 years of production is testament to that enthusiasm but other Honda models such as the Honda Civic Type-R and the Honda Accord became just as popular. These days, you would find an array of modified Civic, Accord and S2000 cars at any of the top custom car shows around the world.

Below is our selection of the best custom Honda cars from the hottest car shows around the world...


Custom Honda NSX supercar at the 2003 SEMA Show
Custom Honda NSX supercar at the 2003 SEMA Show

Indianapolis Ready To clean MotoGP


Indianapolis Motor Speedway circuit conditions (STIs) in particular layouts used for the MotoGP, was complained of by the drivers and teams in MotoGP since 2010. Circuit design, especially the inside (inner oval ring for NASCAR and IndyCar), it's been pretty rough and bumpy.

The result is growing rumors that Dorna MotoGP Motorsport as a promoter could be ejecting IMS as one of the organizers of the MotoGP circuit in America. Do not want the rumors become reality, IMS circuit manager will be directly do asphalting on the layout of circuits inside, starting from the corner 5 hinga bend 16.

But according to Mel Harder as senior vice president of IMS, explained that they deliberately make these improvements because the conditions were bad enough asphalt suffered bad weather conditions.

"We deliberately make improvements because the conditions of the section is already quite severe due to poor weather. Section bumpy circuit, cracked even mossy certainly very improper to use race. We will immediately take over the project for improvement of this result is quite satisfactory, "said Harder.

IMS circuit itself will be held on August 28, 2011 MotoGP, and is the last year not to renew the contract if Dorna MotoGP operation. Hopefully with this change, Dorna are still willing to extend the contract IMS circuit

Problem Khas Daihatsu Terios

Typical problems Daihatsu Terios, Symptoms Pull Into One Direction


JAKARTA - Some owners Terios and Rush had complained about the direction the car is always 'interesting' to the left. "It was not immediately released when the steering wheel pulling to the left, but slowly," said Taufik Surinegara, users Daihatsu Terios, 2007, which was also chairman Terios Rush Club Indonesia (TeRuCi).

"But when I replace the tires with tread that is wider, the symptoms of 'pulled' was missing," he said. Another solution using a camber bolts to reset the wheel angle.

Sudjarwo Priyono, chief coordinator of the workshop and service PT. ADM, suggesting overall pengecekkan on Terios suspension for the problem can be solved. "Air pressure in tires is the difference between left and right and ausnya tire tread is uneven, can cause side driveway as interesting, because the tire traction will be different," said Sudjarwo.

Bearing conditions that are too tight or dried grease the wheels can also be menibulkan feel 'sluggish' side. In effect, the street car feels 'interesting' in a particular direction.

Symptoms of dizziness
Because of birth as SUVs that have a high ground clearance, the Terios and Rush have symptoms of dizziness, especially when maneuvering at high speeds on the freeway. "Symptoms limbungnya quite feel at high speeds, but for me naturally, because of his SUV and high-Rush," said Okky, owner of Rush of 2009.

Although the new variant Terios and Rush, the manufacturer has revised the performance on a per to obtain the stability and comfort, but still felt unsteady phenomena.

The solution, "Able to use as a ulirnya less frequently or use sokbreker tougher," said Iwan Sugi from garage 4x4 Specialist.

The options as of aftermarket for the Terios and Rush is not yet widely available. But can use per copotan from Volvo or Mercedes-Benz W214 Boxer worth USD 700 thousand to $ 1 million.

As for sokbreker, could use a brand or Monroe Kayaba Ultra Sensatrac with a starting price of USD 700-900 thousand pair.

Meredan Sound Machine
Admittedly, the voice that sounded Terios engine to the cabin, enough to interfere with comfort. Option could be to pair the silencer on the wall of separation between the interior and engine room (firewall)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Intel finally can apply processors plugged into Car device and that means it make easier dan more complete for car

In the event of Intel Developer Forum, Intel launched the platform Queens Bay, which it is intended for infotainment systems in vehicles, media phones, automation devices, and other integrated devices.

The new platform consists of 8 integrated microprocessor from the Atom E600 series and the Platform Controller Hub EG20T.



Each microprocessor Atom E600, in it there is a single processor core, memory controller, 2D and 3D graphics controller, video encoder and decoder, display controller, HD Audio, PCI Express, as well as support for other interfaces.

"SoC's technology in the processor supports the 3D, the ability of high-definition H.264 encoding to use 'sync-and-go' between consumer electronics devices and portable devices are connected," said Doug Davis, Vice President, General Manager, Embedded and Communications Group.

Depending on the model used, the Atom processor cores of E600 works ranging from the speed of 600MHz, 1000MHz, 1300MHz or 1600MHz. For each speed, Intel provides two versions of which those are using resources to produce a specific temperature while working.

These processors have a cache of 32KB for instructions and 24KB (data), and 512KB of level 2 cache. Although support up to SSE3 SIMD Extensions, this processor does not have 64-bit instruction set. However, the feature HyperThreading, and virtualization have been provided.

Davis said the SoC (Silicon on Chip) is equipped with smart power management function which it can automatically turn off part of the chip which those are not used.

To save power, the Atom E600-available features Enhanced SpeedStep and Deep powerdown. This makes the power consumption of the processor only reached 2.7 to 3.9 watts. The processor with FC-BGA packaging are sold starting from U.S. $ 19 to U.S. $ 85 per 1,000 units of purchase. (Art)

Geely McCar implies Vehicle into the Vehicle


Apparently one of the most imaginative concept cars that never appeared in the Shanghai auto show this week not from Japan, Germany, France or America, but from local manufacturers China ... Geely.

Indeed this is an ultra-compact four-passenger car with two doors with a package of built-in three-wheeled scooter powered folding electricity that is stored in the back. When the scooter is in its dock, battery and electric motor on the car sharing to increase mileage when the car is running on all-electric mode whilst ensuring scooter batteries are always in full condition.

This vehicle was created to have two choices, one petrol-electric hybrid engine, the other equipped with electric drive. Geely is indeed regarded as one of the global automotive players due to their dynamic leadership of Li Shufu as Henry Ford called his Chinese.

Geely recently it has acquired Volvo, but the majority of new vehicles on display at the booth of Geely completely separate, which confirms that the company's future growth in China is sure to involve creativity and knowledge of their own markets.

With the existence of various problems such as energy crisis, urban congestion and air pollution in China to make vehicles that are named Geely McCar will surely diproduski mass and is believed to be the best-selling vehicle in the local market.

McCar own name is short for 'Magic Car'. This vehicle is a car that offers a second vehicle in a single integrated package. The concept vehicle in the vehicle had previously been disosorkan by General Motors (GM) through the Flextreme Concept, 2007, which integrate them in the back of a Segway.

In addition to GM, a similar concept has also been offered by Honda through the vehicle battery 2009 with EV-N-wheeled personal mobility single U3-X embedded into the car door. Suzuki also did not want to miss with Pixy + SSC Concept 2007.

Geely McCar electrically seemed perfect for the environment. He is equipped with a capacity of 12 kWh battery capable of providing power cruising speed of 150 km with a maximum of up to more than 83 km / hour.

As for McCar hybrid model, equipped only 8 kWh battery capacity to run only on electric mode as far as 50 km. However, the gasoline engine can be used to reach a distance of 600 km.

With this electric scooter in it, then package these vehicles have an additional distance of about 29 km longer time has been parked McCar ... amazing ... It turns out that technological developments in the country already sejau Bamboo Curtain.

So wonderful! More Efficient and Powerful by Laser Spark plug

MACHINE internal combustion (piston engine) will be likely still manufactured and used until a few years. Currently, researchers at the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) Japan is developing a laser spark plug that one day be applied on the machine.



The use of high-tech spark plugs will not only make a better engine performance and fuel efficient, but it also allows the creation of low emission.

Conventional spark plug is placed on top of the cylinder combustion chamber. This device can issue a leap plasma flame due to high voltage electricity between the two metal electrodes. Sparks is then ignited by the fuel and air mixture in the cylinder is compressed by the piston, causing an explosion in the form of expansion of the gas pressure makes the piston pushed down and turned the crank shaft.

One byproduct of this process are toxic nitrogen oxides (NOx) which pollute the air if a large scale can cause smog and acid rain that are harmful to the environment.

In order for the machine is not much produce NOx, can be achieved by reducing the ratio of fuel to less than the air in the mixture to be compressed in the cylinder machine. However, these steps remove spark plugs require greater energy to be able to burn a lean mixture of these.

It could be the way it is applied in conventional spark plugs, but it will not last long because the two electrode spark plugs will not be able to withstand the onslaught of very high voltage so that the two electrodes to melt.

Another drawback of conventional spark plugs, because its position is closer to the top of the cylinder head, then the mixture of fuel and air the top closest to the spark plugs are experiencing initial ignition, so more heat is absorbed by the blast walls of the cylinder before it reaches the piston.

To answer the challenge, only laser technology that can burn lean mixture had no damaging effect because the laser does not require electrodes. Through technology 'sparkplug laser', scientists at NINS also able to answer the limited use of conventional spark plugs.

Because the laser beam can be directed to go to the center of the piston so that the explosion that caused more symmetrical and three faster process than using conventional spark plugs.

Because the laser can be pulsed at a speed of nano-seconds, while the conventional spark plugs have a work process in milli-seconds, then in theory the use of a laser spark plugs improve engine ignition timing.

To reach the combustion air and fuel mixture is lean, the laser must have kakuatan about 100 gigawatts per cm square with short pulses of more than 10 in each ignition per milijoule.

Previously it could only be achieved through large laser, inefficient and relatively unstable. But Japanese researchers have created a small laser, stronger and more efficient for the task.

They heat the ceramic powder and then incorporate them into a solid optically transparent then implanting them with metal ions in an effort to adjust to their properties.

Laser spark plugs are made of yttrium-gallium material, lighter laser only has a width of 9 mm and 11 mm long. He has two laser rays that can burn faster and more uniform than using a lighter at two places (double spark).

Even the researchers in Japan has been considering to make a spark plug with a three-ray laser beam. Therefore can not create combustion with only one light pulse, then plugs it uses multiple pulse laser beam with a duration of 800 pico-seconds.

So far, the laser ignition system has not been used in actual cars. The scientists reportedly are negotiating with a big spark plug manufacturers and global automotive components manufacturer Denso Corporation.

By replacing the spark plug (spark plug) with the conventional spark plug laser (pulse plug) NINS claimed research findings can improve efficiency as well as performance through energy storage which is then released in the form of a ball of plasma which transmitted intense in the engine cylinder.

The plan, research from NINS will be presented next month at an event titled the Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics in Baltimore, the United States.

The History Of The Lotus

The History Of The Lotus
The History Of The Lotus

Lafesta Nissan, Mazda 5 and Nissan Label and what it will be again

Tokyo - Nissan Motor Company (Nissan) collaborate with Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) to market the Mazda 5 - or in Japan, it's called by the Mazda Premacy - with Lafesta Nissan brand.

Only, until now, both Nissan and Mazda are still in closed meetings when information of Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) was introduced to the market.



"There is no information about machine specifications. However, such machines are still using Mazda's, because until now Nissan does not make reengineering," page paultan.org, wrote on Sunday (24 / 4).

Previously, as preached by Kyodo News International and quoted from the Japan Times on Monday (31 / 1), a source at Nissan revealed in the early stages MPV that will be marketed next May in the Japanese market.

Mazda and Nissan claims that newer models have a exact difference with the regular version of the Mazda 5. Although the differences are not a lot.

"seven-passenger car will be equipped with devices that start-stop and fuel efficient, one liter of fuel for a distance of 16 kilometers," Informed by the source of the manufacturer.

Start-Stop device will help the car turn off the engine when stopped for a moment in front of the traffic signal light or when the car is stuck in traffic jams. The device will also immediately activate the machine back for a moment the driver stepped on the gas pedal. As a result, this MPV fuel efficient.

Only, both Mazda and Nissan did not provide detailed information about car price range.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Honda Civic

With the release of the Honda S2000 in 1990, Honda put its name on the car tuning scene big time! The S2000 became a firm favorite among modified car enthusiasts and car tuners alike! That the S2000 survived almost unchanged through almost 20 years of production is testament to that enthusiasm but other Honda models such as the Honda Civic Type-R and the Honda Accord became just as popular. These days, you would find an array of modified Civic, Accord and S2000 cars at any of the top custom car shows around the world.

Below is our selection of the best custom Honda cars from the hottest car shows around the world...


Highly modified Mugen Honda Civic at the 2008 Tokyo Auto Salon
Highly modified Mugen Honda Civic at the 2008 Tokyo Auto Salon

Modification Of The Fans Inspiration

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport




The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport combines the Corvette's LS3-based powertrain with unique, wide-body styling and a racing-bred suspension for a distinctive model that delivers a great balance of road and race track performance. It is offered in both coupe and convertible body styles, with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The LS3 6.2L engine is rated at 430 horsepower (321 kW) and 424 lb.-ft. of torque (575 Nm) with the standard exhaust system. An optional two-mode exhaust system elevates the power ratings to 436 horses (325 kW) and 428 lb.-ft. (580 Nm).

The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport replaces the Corvette's previous Z51 package and brings a greater degree of handling performance, with wider wheels and tires; revised shock, stabilizer bar and spring specifications; and specific gearing. The equipment enables cornering capability of 1.0 g, as well as a 0.2-second improvement in 0-60 acceleration vs. standard LS3-powered models.

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport coupe models equipped with the manual transmission are uniquely outfitted for race track competition, too, with a dry-sump oiling system, differential cooler and a rear-mounted battery.

The Grand Sport history
The original Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport was a promising idea that led to the production of five special prototypes in 1963. The project was later shelved, following GM's agreement to stay out of manufacturer-backed motorsports.

The five prototypes were based on the styling of the 1963 Corvette and were hand-assembled under Duntov's watchful eye. But while they looked like production models, the prototypes were purpose-built race cars that shared little with their assembly-line cousins. Duntov also oversaw the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport engine program that featured a special, 377-cubic-inch small-block V-8 with side-draft carburetors.

Chevrolet Camaro Transformers



Fans of the new Chevrolet Camaro and the blockbuster Transformers movies can now combine their love of the car and the films with the Chevrolet Camaro Transformers Special Edition announced today at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Features such as an EPA-rated 29 highway mpg on the V6-powered Chevrolet Camaro, Bluetooth phone connectivity, USB connectivity, XM Satellite Radio and OnStar combined with Transformers design cues add to the car's status as a 21st century sports car.

While the aggressive styling of the Chevrolet Camaro is unmistakable, true Transformers fans will notice some of the unique, but subtle features of the Chevrolet Camaro Transformers Special Edition.
Chevrolet Camaro Transformers

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Transformers Special Edition includes the following:
* Autobot® shield on the driver and passenger side panels
* Autobot® shield on each of the four wheel's center cap
* Autobot® shield embroidered on interior center console
* "Transformers" logo on driver and passenger doors' sill plates
* "Transformers" logo embedded into the hood rally stripes
* High-gloss black center rally stripe package
* Manufacturer's suggested retail price of package: $995

Dealers are now taking orders for this car. Customers can order the Transformers Special Edition as either a Rally Yellow LT or SS model. The optional RS appearance package can also be added.

The V6-powered Chevrolet Camaro uses a 3.6L engine with variable valve timing to optimize performance and fuel economy. It is SAE-certified at 304 horsepower (227 kW) and 273 lb.-ft. of torque (370 Nm). A six-speed manual transmission is standard with the 3.6L engine; a Hydra-Matic 6L50 electronically controlled six-speed automatic, with TAPshift control, is available.

The high-performance Chevrolet Camaro SS is equipped with a powerful 6.2L V-8, with a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Manual transmission-equipped models receive the LS3 engine, SAE-certified at 426 horsepower (318 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 Nm). It is paired with a TR6060 six-speed transmission.


Rupert Murdoch establish a consortium to buy F1

The Australian media tycoon, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over the company's stock after the Formula 1 (F1). They will form a consortium to buy the F1.

News Corp. is in early talks for that. According to Reuters, the news was leaked secrets from one of the members of the F1 teams and Mexican billionaire of Carlos Slim.



News Corp. seems to be a duet with Slim to buy F1. Moreover, Slim is not foreign players in F1 to make one of the sponsoring company Telmex Sauber team. Slim's Telmex led by the oldest son, Carlos Slim Domit.

The news first came from Sky News UK which is also owned by News Corp.. According to Sky, JPMorgan will become adviser to News Corp. in this acquisition. News Corp. will try to give offerings within the next 18 months. News Corp now owns 39 percent stock of BSkyB's cable television which it is also owner of Sky News.

So far, News Corp. has not been in contact with the owner of F1 and submit bids. F1's biggest stock is owned by CVC who bought it from a company owned by Bernie Ecclestone, SLEC in 2006. Ecclestone still was asked to become CEO of F1.