Monday, November 25, 2013

Gallery: Nissan Leaf (Silver)


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ようこそ、入力して、乗り心地を楽しんでください! (Japanese for: Hello and welcome, jump in and enjoy your ride!)

Here some Pictures of my Test Drive with a Nissan Leaf electric car during "the electric avenue" back in May 2012, the Review will follow!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Lotus Motorsport presents the track-only Elise S Cup R

Track-only Lotus Elise S Cup R
Track-only Lotus Elise S Cup R

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Evolving from the 1.6 litre Elise platform, this is the first time the supercharged Elise S’ mid-mounted, transverse, 1.8 litre 2ZR-FE engine has been used in a Cup variant. Priced at £39,125 + VAT and boasting bespoke livery and aerodynamic body kit, the Elise S Cup R showcases the marriage of form and function perfectly so that performance is optimised yet retains its stylish and iconic aesthetic.

Performance is enhanced over the road-going Elise S thanks to a motorsport-specific engine control module (ECM) and a CFD proved aero pack comprising; front splitter, barge boards, winglets, rear diffuser, floor extensions and rear wing. Despite the extra body kit and race-ready additions, Lotus Motorsport manages to maintain the road car’s light weight of just 924 kg. These modifications and the clever manipulation of air-flow to create extra downforce, combined with adjustable damper and springs, reduces lap times by 4 seconds on a 5 km lap over the standard Elise S.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

CARS AS ART – Aston Martin Centenary Celebrations on Canvas

James Hart Dyke
James Hart Dyke
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As luxury British sports car maker Aston Martin’s centenary year draws towards its close the company is unveiling a collection of unique artworks created to celebrate and document its 100 years in business.

More than 150 of the sport car maker’s owners, enthusiasts and advocates last night (21 November) joined key figures from the London art world at the brand’s unique central London showcase – W-One – for the unveiling of the paintings created by Aston Martin’s centenary artist-in-residence, James Hart Dyke.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Could Uninsured Drivers Be Prevented From Buying Petrol?

Uninsured drivers cost the country millions of punds every year. Even through their numbers are starting to decline, there are still over 1 million of them on the road. A new proposal from the Prime Minister's Office recommends utilising petrol station cameras to catch these drivers.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Peugeot Directors wash Cars for Children in Need


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Last week, TV Celebrity, Peter Andre launched the ‘Get Sudsy with Pudsey’ initiative to kick off Peugeot’s 2013 campaign to raise lots of money for Children in Need.

'The UK's Largest Car Wash' took place at 272 Peugeot sites across the UK from 6th to 10th November and today, Peugeot Directors did their bit for Children in Need by washing employees cars at Peugeot’s UK Headquarters in Coventry. Employees bid for a slot during the two hour car wash to have their cars washed and polished by the Board of Peugeot UK.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Porsche unveiles three World Premieres at Motor Shows in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Guangzhou


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The next weeks are pretty busy for Porsche as they are unveiling three World Premieres at the Motor Shows in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Guangzhou.

From November 20, Porsche will unveil a total of three new models at Motor Shows in Los Angeles (USA), Tokyo (Japan) and Guangzhou (China). The highlight of this cavalcade of trade fair appearances will be the global unveiling of the new Porsche Macan at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which brings Porsche performance to a completely new segment of the market. The world premiere of the Macan signals the official start of communications for this exciting new member of the Porsche family.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

60 YEARS SINCE SEAT’S FIRST EVER CAR ROLLED OFF THE PRODUCTION LINE

60 years ago the first Seat 1400 rolled off the production line in Barcelona
60 years ago the first Seat 1400 rolled off the production line in Barcelona



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Yesterday was a very special day for SEAT: exactly 60 years ago to the day, the company’s first car rolled off the production line at its Zona Franca factory in Barcelona.

SEAT had been established only three years earlier, and had developed the 1400 with a focus on the transport needs of government officials. Initially available as a saloon, SEAT would also create estate, seven-seat and commercial versions of the 1400; Spanish cabbies loved the 1400, and it remained a popular taxi well into the following decade.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Remember: Don't Drink and Drive!


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Taking the start of the carnival season, and also a very alcoholic one, here in Germany (11.11 at 11:11 am) as a good cause to talk to you a bit about Driving Security, things you should think about before starting your cars ignition ... in Fact Don't Drink and Drive is today's motto for us german Autoblogger to contriubute something for our all Driving Security.