CHEVROLET CAMARO GT4.R RACE CAR IS COMING

#Chevrolet #ChevroletCamaro – CHEVROLET CAMARO GT4.R RACE CAR IS COMING : After months of speculation, Chevrolet has finally released the first look at its Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R race car. It’s a GT4-spec race car based on the sixth-generation Camaro.

According to reports, this Camaro GT4.R will most likely be related to the Camaro ZL1 road car in some ways. The race car is being developed by long-time Chevy motorsport partner Pratt & Miller.

This will replace the fifth-generation Camaro Z/28.R racer in several events like the Pirelli World Challenge and the IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Not only that, but the Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R race car will also be eligible for global GT4 competition.

Unlike the ZL1, this race car will not be powered by a supercharged V8 engine. However, the replacement will be a naturally-aspirated 6.2 liters unit.

According to reports, the engine itself features dry-sump lubrication and is paired with a 6-speed, paddle-sighted Xtrac sequential transmission. There are also a few more upgrades including a Xtrac limited-slip differential.

Aside from those, Chevrolet also teased adjustable Ohlins coil-overs, 6-piston Brembo monoblock calipers on the front axle. It will also feature an aggressive downforce package which boasts a new rear wing, new splitter and dive planes at the front.

An actual photo of the car has not been released yet. However, Chevy released a rendering and a teaser video on Wednesday morning. In the video, fans can hear the race-spec version of the Camaro SS’s 6.2-liter V8 engine paired with a six-speed sequential gearbox by Xtrac.

Fans are also excited to see what the competition will come up with now that Chevrolet teased a new race car. Due to its surge in popularity, the GT4 has seen plenty of competitors from different automakers including Aston Martin, Ford, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche.

As of now, Chevy has yet to send a confirmation regarding the Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R race car’s reveal date. In the teaser video, Team Chevy did show that their all-new race car will be “coming soon.”

Source : Autoworld

HONDA CITY WILL LAUNCH THIS VALENTINES DAY

#Honda #HondaCity – HONDA CITY WILL LAUNCH THIS VALENTINES DAY :Japanese automaker Honda is good to go to dispatch another version of its average sized vehicle Honda City which will launch on February 14 in India. The vehicle will come with similar engine options such as  1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel powertrains as the previous release and are relied upon to go up against Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, and Volkswagen Vento.

There were several changes made on the vehicle from its exterior and interior. The company also added some safety features that would be a great help to the future owners.

The new form of the vehicle will be available with a large group of new components, including another LED bundle, new bumper with more unmistakable air dam and mist light, upgraded security package and an AVN infotainment framework, new headlamps with LED DRLs.

According to the President and CEO of the Honda Cars India, Yoichiro Ueno, “The Honda City has been our most successful model ever since the start of operations in the country.” He also added that they have gained the trust and loyalty of their customers and because of that, they are excited to open another chapter to the success of their 2017 Honda City.

First presented in India in January 1998, the Honda City is among the most popular vehicles in the nation and has a combined client base of more than 650,000 proprietors. Because of the pressure on costs and fluctuating trade rates, the company is compelled to consider increasing the price of the vehicles over their line-up according to Ueno. Honda Cars India Ltd increased the costs of its vehicle models by up to 3 percent this year.

Honda’s vehicle models include Honda Brio, Honda Amaze, Honda Jazz, Honda City, Honda Mobilio, Honda BR-V, Honda CR-V and the all-new Honda Accord Hybrid. Despite the fact that the cost is not yet known, reserving for the facelift of the known model has begun at all approved Honda dealerships with a booking fee.

Honda Civic 2017 Models Are Still The Best Choice For A Reliable And Safe Vehicle

#Honda #HondaCivic2017 – Honda Civic 2017 Models Are Still The Best Choice For A Reliable And Safe Vehicle : Honda Civic users can attest to their car’s reliability with its almost 45 years of the automobile industry, it has never failed to provide a more economic ride on its iconic hatchback body style. As young professionals, new and old drivers prefer a civic to drive due to its inexpensive but technology-wise features, it is indeed the car of choice for all generation. With Honda’s continuous innovation of state-of-the-art vehicles, it can safely bring its passengers back and forth to its destination.

The 2017 Honda Civic has never failed to impress its critics and users with an 8.3 consumer rating out of a perfect score of 10 based on reports from Auto World News. As new professionals and students go on a tight budget, Honda Civic’s affordability never fails to provide a turbocharged, manual transmission hatchback, equipped with safety features and driving aids. Both of its coupe and sedan models will have a Collision Mitigation Braking System, as driving aid that will automatically apply the brakes when it predicts a possible frontal collision.

The tenth generations of Honda Civics are a comforting site as it provides more volume thus more space to load baggage when the rear seats are folded.  In a recent Forbes report, the Civic Hatchback is one reliable vehicle with its built-in cargo cover adding on to the surprisingly useful features of this compact car. However, more will come as trim levels vary from LX up to its Type-R models; four-door hatchbacks are also awaiting for its launch within this year.

Honda Sensing adds up to Honda Civic’s already established identity in the automobile industry, with an adaptive cruise control, low-speed will follow and a road-departure mitigation. Along with forward-collision warning and lane-keeping assist, Honda Civic is truly the best choice to safeguard life while traveling. There’s no doubt that it remains to be the best and inexpensive of its kind as it clamors more good reviews from satisfied users.

Source : Latinpost

FORD MUSTANG TWIN TURBO CAPABLE OF 1,200 HP SELLING FOR ONLY $45,499

#Ford #FordMustang – FORD MUSTANG TWIN TURBO CAPABLE OF 1,200 HP SELLING FOR ONLY $45,499 : A certain US dealership is selling Ford Mustang GTs at a bargain price of only $45,499. For those within the area, they are available at the Lebanon Ford in Ohio.

The Lebanon Ford dealership in Ohio has already made headlines before. In the past, they offered brand new 727-horsepower Mustang GTs for only $39,997. Their latest offer is an even better deal!

First featured on The Drive, Motor Authority reported that the Lebanon Ford is currently offering 2017 Ford Mustang GTs fitted with Hellion twin-turbocharging system and capable of1,200-horsepower for only $45,499. This is exclusive of on-road costs, but it is already inclusive of all parts plus the extra labor costs of installing them. The all-in package includes the Mustang GT, the turbocharging system, a Basani cat-back exhaust, and Ford Racing 47 lb/hr fuel injectors.

The turbocharging system was developed by Hellion of Albuquerque, New Mexico in a joint effort with the Lebanon Ford Performance team. It is designed to offer a 5 to 30 psi boost range. At its base of 5 psi, which most car owners are accustomed to run their cars at, the car can do 550 horsepower.

An additional upgrade will enable the Ford Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter engine to produce more horsepower up to 1,200 with the supporting mods. Torque News further added that Lebanon Ford has clarified that “with supporting mods,” the in-house twin turbocharged Hellion system can make around 1,200 horsepower. However, the actual output may be much lower as the package is only allegedly “capable” of 1,200 horsepower but does not the supporting mods from the dealership.

This does not mean that the under $50,000 deal for a 2017 Ford Mustang GT is not a good deal. In fact, its starting power levels come with a 550 rear-wheel horsepower range. This may also be preferred as the extra mods will likely burn out the engine and the rest of the drivetrain sooner without serious reinforcements. Additionally, the upgrade will also void any and all powertrain warranties.

TESLA MODEL S P100D HITS THE FASTEST CAR ON ACCELERATION RECORD WITH ITS LUDICROUS MODE

#Tesla #TeslaModelS – TESLA MODEL S P100D HITS THE FASTEST CAR ON ACCELERATION RECORD WITH ITS LUDICROUS MODE : Tesla’s Model S P100D is the fastest generation of auto on the planet, which runs on account of a Spaceballs-inspired software update. On Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared on Twitter the record-breaking performance.

In a current Motor Trend test, the Model S P100D hit 0-60 mph in 2.275507139 seconds utilizing another Easter egg mode called Ludicrous+. It was the first time to broken the 2.3 seconds during the magazine’s testing, which is more than the Tesla’s guaranteed time of 2.5 seconds and quicker than the 2.389 second time recorded by the Tesla Racing Channel in January.

The supercar just recorded the fastest time ever for a production car to reach 60 mph, which makes this $150,000 electric car faster than the Porsches 911 Turbo S, Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 or Porsche 918 Spyder. The Motor Trend speeds up the clock on the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) way, which let the front tires cross the one-foot mark. This method also helps to prevent damage to the transmission from excessive shocks of acceleration.

The Tesla reveals that the higher speeds give the advantage to horsepower over instant torque. The Ferrari LaFerrari speeds up to 70 mph a tenth of a second quicker. The Porsche 918 and McLaren P1 pull ahead at 80 mph, and the hypercars keep on shooting ceaselessly at higher velocities.

The mystery as to why the Tesla is so brisk and quick, the answer is its electric engines and 100 kWh lithium-ion battery. The front wheels are packed with an engine producing the 259 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque while the back is driven by a bigger 503 horsepower and 525 lb-ft engine.

The Model S P100D’s launch control mode is robust, which helps to cool off the engines using the aerating and air-conditioning system. It contributes to warm the batteries amongst every last raced to guarantee ideal speeding up.

Source : Autoworld

Tesla Model 3 test production tipped to kick off this month

#Tesla #TeslaModel3 – Tesla Model 3 test production tipped to kick off this month : Tesla will reportedly begin test production of the new Model 3, its most affordable electric car, later this month, insiders have claimed. The automaker confirmed this week that it planned to pause production of the Model S and Model X, its current models, at its California facility for a week this month. That, Tesla said, was in preparation of Model 3 production, including adding capacity to its paint shop.

However, sources tell Reuters that far from just being a preparatory stage, that shut-down paves the way for actual manufacturing. According to the leaks, test-building the Model 3 will begin on February 20. That’s some months ahead of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s previously-stated timeline of a July 2017 production start.

Of course, the difference is likely to be one of scale. The expectation is that the initial, February production will be for a very small number of cars, as Tesla works through any manufacturing issues that might have been unforeseen in the planning stages. It’ll also be an opportunity for Tesla to see the quality of its assembled parts.

There are business optics to think about too, mind. With Tesla set to announce its Q4 financial results on February 22, two days after test-building is said to begin, it would be a good opportunity to potentially settle investors by showing them a few new cars that are closer to production-ready. In doing so, it could also whip up a new flurry of coverage outside of the financial press.

Back in April 2016, when Musk & Co. took the wraps off the Model 3 for the first time, the company had a number of prototype cars on-hand. They varied, though, in degree of completion, and came from different stages in the Model 3’s development. Some had different door handle designs to others, among other variations.

Wheeling out a brand new set of cars, with the apparently finalized design and construction closer to what drivers can actually expect would go a long way to reassuring the markets that Tesla’s production ambitions aren’t hopelessly far-fetched. With around 400,000 reservations in the bag – though the actual order-books for the Model 3 are yet to open officially – and Musk continuing to promise first deliveries at the end of this year, many in the queue are unsurprisingly wondering when they might see their new EV in their garage. Despite Tesla’s vocal commitments, analysts are still predicting only a tiny number of deliveries in 2017, perhaps in the same manner as the Model X’s small but well-trumpeted roll-out.

Each of the deposits is $1,000 and is fully-refundable. Tesla is yet to confirm final pricing for the Model 3, though has repeatedly insisted that it will start at $35k before any federal or state incentives for electric vehicles. Earlier this week, Musk confirmed that there would not be a 100 kWh Model 3, citing the car’s shorter wheelbase for not supporting the largest battery pack the automaker currently offers on the larger Model S sedan and Model X SUV.

Source : Slashgear

2019 Toyota Supra Drifts Like A Pro

#Toyota #ToyotaSupra – 2019 Toyota Supra Drifts Like A Pro :The 2019 Toyota Supra, slated to be arriving at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, was recently caught testing on frozen tracks by the dedicated spy photographers over at AutoGuide.

This is a little different this time as what we have here is a spy video and not a spy shot. Fortunately for that, as we get a chance to see the all-new Supra getting on some drift action.

Details on this model is still quite limited at the moment but we’ve heard that it’ll be offering the BMW Z5 platform. Toyota and BMW have collaborated on this built; however, the Supra will be coming in coupe form while the Z5 will be a convertible.

Judging from the video, the prototype did not have an engine noise which indicates that this particular model could have a hybrid powertrain with all-electric driving mode.

Well, the only way to know for sure is to wait for its official debut at the Tokyo Auto Show. For now, you could check out the video below to catch a glimpse of its action.

HONDA CBR1000RR: LATEST NEW VERSIONS, 2017 CBR1000RR SP AND CBR1000RR SP2

#Honda #HondaCBR – HONDA CBR1000RR: LATEST NEW VERSIONS, 2017 CBR1000RR SP AND CBR1000RR SP2 : The anticipated update of the Honda CBR1000RR made its way to disclose two new versions of its liter-class CBR. The 2017 CBR1000RR SP and CBR1000RR SP2 show off a long list of modifications over the old CBR, which are planned to bring Big Red once again into the superbike racing spotlight.

The SP2 is a hustling homologation version that sports a few overhauls over the SP model and just 500 units will be manufactured more than two years for worldwide allocation. The main changes to the new CBR were set aside for the chassis. The first ’93 CBR900RR theory of light weight and mobility, the edge, and swingarm experienced a thin and trim diet, while likewise modifying rigidity qualities.

A part of the frame walls and swingarm thickness were thinned down to drop 300 grams on both pieces, with horizontal rigidity unmodified, however, torsional rigidity reduced by 10 percent for a faster responding frame. To match the frame changes, the swingarm’s thickness in different areas was balanced, sparing 100 grams while keeping up lateral rigidity and expanding torsional rigidity; the die-cast rear subframe was overhauled to cut 800 grams.

The cast aluminum wheels are currently five-spoked rather than six-spoked, dropping a total of 100 grams while additionally utilizing aluminum spacers. The radiator is 30 mm narrower for decreased aerodynamic frontal area and features a higher thickness center for a similar level of heat disperse from the past unit, weight is cut by 100 grams as a result.

In terms of aerodynamics, the front fairing’s frontal area has been narrowed significantly with the upper front fairing slimmer by 24 mm, and the lower fairing width cut by 18 mm. The new Honda CBR gets things started in production machines by having a titanium fuel tank. The tank is 2.87 pounds lighter and is 30mm smaller in the knee area. Fuel capacity has reduced to 4.23 gallons compared before with 4.5 gallons.

Source : Autoworld

2017 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 650 HP: THE BEST CAMARO SO FAR

#ChevroletCamaro #CamaroZL1 – 2017 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 650 HP: THE BEST CAMARO SO FAR : The all new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is considered as the most powerful Camaro ever made. In fact, the car is faster than any muscle cars of yore and can do a lot of things that many muscle cars cannot.

What’s new about the car? Well, other than losing nearly 100kg of ballast, it has inherited the Corvette Z06’s supercharged 6.2-liter 650bhp/650lb-ft. The car is also fitted with the big Vettes Performance Traction Management system.

So far, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the cheapest car anyone can buy that can go a top speed of 200 miles per hour. If that’s not enough, the car is equipped with the perfect engine amplifier.

All the front bodywork of the car is new, with wider fenders fitted to cover 285/30ZR20 Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 front tires surrounding ginormous 20×10 forged-aluminum wheels. Its front fascia has been improved so that air can absorb all ten of the heat exchangers stacked behind it.

Another big plus of the 2017 model is its big brakes. The ventilated iron discs up front measure 15.35 inches in diameter and are fitted with a Brembo six-piston calipers. Out back the vented rotors go around 11.7 inches in diameter and are squeezed by four-piston calipers.

What’s more impressive about the 2017 model is that even without the help of line rock heating the tires, it can easily accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds or less. A quarter-mile should be consumed in just about 11.7 seconds at 127 miles per hour.

The car is well equipped with an all new 10- speed 10R90 automatic transmission, the car’s greatest technical success to date. The car’s transmission is co-developed with Ford which puts the 2017 model to take on the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the McLaren MP4-12C.

Prices for the new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 starts at $63,435 including a $1,300 gas-guzzler penalty. The car is 70 horsepower more powerful than the last ZL1.

Source : Autoworld

2017 Jeep Wrangler Receives Rubicon Recon Edition

#JeepWrangler #RubiconRecon – 2017 Jeep Wrangler Receives Rubicon Recon Edition : The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is already good-looking as it is but it appears that the automaker is not satisfied with “good” alone as it gives the Wrangler a Rubicon Recon Edition. Accordingly, the Rubicon Recon Edition will be taking the place of the outgoing Rubicon Hard Rock that has one of the consumers’ favorite flavors.

2017 Jeep Wrangler: Rubicon Recon Edition

According to report, the several critical components of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler have been improved and this should allow the Wrangler to be able to take on tougher terrains with its Rubicon Recon Edition. It was also mentioned that the Rubicon Recon Edition is also a move by Fiat Chrysler to try to be in the lead in the rock crawling segment for off-roaders. “Rubicon Recon is the perfect Wrangler for our most loyal, diehard off-road enthusiasts who love to tackle the most demanding trails,” said Mike Manley, head of the Jeep brand globally in a report.

2017 Jeep Wrangler: Performance Tweaks

As per Fox News, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition has heavy-duty end forgings along with a stronger Dana 44 with reinforced tubes. In addition, the differentials both in the front and rear section are stronger compared to the outgoing Hard Rock Edition as reported. Other than that, basically everything remains the same.

2017 Jeep Wrangler: Cosmetic Changes

Reports state that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition has a set of 17-inch wheels with 32-inch BF Goodrich KM tires. Owners can also fit the wheels with 35-inch tires depending on their preferences. The interior features red seatbelts with stitching, which the automaker claims to be something that has never been seen by owners before. There are also a few other treats that are better left seen rather than being read about.

2017 Jeep Wrangler: The Rubicon Recon Edition Price

It was reported that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition two-door has a price tag of $40,140. The four-door model on the other hand is priced at $43,940. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition is expected to be delivered in dealerships across the country later this month as reported.

Source : iTechpost