2012 Lexus LFA Review Price Exterior Interior

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There’s something slightly weird about this scene. We are about to drive the daunting 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife track in Germany. In a Lexus. Okay, it’s the exotic LFA, a Ferrari-fighting supercar that will cost about $350,000. But the company built its reputation on smooth, refined, and perfectly nerve-calming cars, so why does the LFA exist? In what parallel universe is this thing remotely Lexus-like? 

Lexus claims multiple justifications for the LFA program. The car, it says, casts a halo over the Lexus F line of performance machines. It’s also a way for Toyota to explore new technologies, particularly carbon-fiber construction. And since Lexus says it will be selective about whom it will sell to—car collectors and high-profile individuals who use the car rather than park it—the LFA should raise the cachet of the brand as a whole. 

 Power is sent to the LFA's rear wheels via a paddle-shifted six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox. Set low and back in the LFA's chassis, the unit contributes to the car's nearly ideal 48:52 front-to-rear weight distribution. It isn't quite as quick or refined as the gearboxes of some competitors due to its somewhat antiquated single-clutch design, however.

In order to keep the LFA light on its feet, Toyota relied heavily on lightweight materials for nearly every aspect of the supercar. Aluminum was originally planned for the LFA's construction, but engineers ultimately decided to use Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic for the car's chassis and body as it offered even greater weight savings than did aluminum.

Designed in-house after years of painstaking research and development, CFRP is four times stronger than aluminum yet netted a 100kg weight savings according to Toyota.
The LFA also features Carbon Ceramic Material brakes, which are both lighter than steel and more fade-resistant. In total, the LFA weighs in at 3,263 lbs.

 Currently Lexus has exactly one developmental demo car, so the Lexus PR people are (justifiably) nervous that their baby will get wadded up before the day is over. So am I, so I try to get in line early. Endurance driver Scott Pruett has been helping Lexus engineers develop the LFA: He's along to keep us out of trouble. Track time at a new racetrack is always daunting; Fortunately, NJMP's Lightning 1.9 mile circuit is easy to learn. A trio of laps in one of the IS-F mules sufficed to learn which way the turns went. Terminal velocities on the front straight are nearly 130, plenty fast, but well below the LFA's 202-mph top speed. Finally, we get a chance to follow Pruett around for three laps. The engine power is prodigious, but it's very Lexus-like—refined and smooth, but punchy enough to zing the car to 60 mph in only 3.7 seconds. Bottom-end torque is adequate—well, more than adequate for the street—but not overwhelming on the track. Top-end power is astonishing­—the automated gearbox ticking off paddle-commanded upshifts and downshifts. The truly amazing thing about the LFA is the brakes, four giant ceramic composite rotors and six-piston calipers that pull the speed off fast.

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2012 Ford B-MAX review price interior exterior

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The new Ford B-MAX is now available to order priced from £12,995 to £18,895. Ford's latest model is based on the existing Ford Fiesta platform and is available in three trim levels - Studio, Zetec and Titanium.

Featuring Ford's Easy Access Door System, the B-MAX has traditional hinged front doors and a pair of sliding rear doors that do without the need for the central pillar structure.
When both doors are opened fully, the B-MAX offers an opening that is more than 1.5m wide. Both front and rear doors can be opened independently.

Entry-level Studio models are offered with a 1.4-litre petrol engine and a five-speed manual transmission. Standard specification includes electric windows, electric door mirrors, remote central locking and front, side, knee and curtain airbags.

The Zetec is available with a choice of three petrols and one diesel engine including the new 1.5-litre TDCi and 100bhp 1.0-litre EcoBoost. Buyers also have a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. The Zetec also comes with 15-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, fog lights, manual air-conditioning, a leather trimmed steering wheel and a DAB digital radio as standard.

The B-max, which is just 110mm longer than a Fiesta, also has another ace up its sleeve: it'll be available with the punchy, economical 1.0-litre Ecoboost, which has impressed CAR in the Focus. It’ll be available in 100PS and 120PS versions, the latter returning 57.6mpg.
Other engines include a new 75PS 1.5-litre diesel, capable of 68.9mpg and 109g/km. The 95PS 1.6 TDCI, and 1.4- and 1.6-litre petrols will also be offered.

Company executives are peeved that Ford's brand equity still lags Volkswagen's, and RVs on cars like the Mondeo are pegged to anvil-off-a-cliff depreciators like the Insignia, rather than the floatier Passat. The hope is that, long-term, innovative cars like the B-max will help lift Ford above the shark pool of Korean, French and other rivals. source:carbuyer.co.uk,automobilemag.com,carmagazine.co.uk

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2013 Chevy Camaro Amarelo Review Price Interior

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The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 debuted at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show. It is the highest-performing Camaro and the most technically advanced car ever developed in its class. The new ZL1 continues the momentum of Camaro, propelling it into an entirely new realm of leading-edge performance technology. It is planned to launch at the beginning of 2012.

Motivated by a supercharged V-8 engine producing an estimated 550 horsepower (410 kW), the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will be the fastest Camaro ever offered by Chevrolet. And more than just power, the ZL1 features technologically advanced and highly developed chassis and suspension systems that help it deliver balanced, track-ready handling and braking power to complement its high engine output. Rigorous development of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is ongoing, and official estimates of the car's capabilities will be released later in 2011, as testing nears completion.

"Camaro ZL1 is about high-tech performance and design, and is a type of car no one has ever brought to this segment previously," said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. "It's the most technically advanced Camaro ever, so we've chosen a name from the most elite and exclusive Camaro in history."

The ZL1 name is derived from the all-aluminum racing engine of the same name, which was developed in the late 1960s and installed into a handful of regular-production 1969 Camaros. Only 69 were built with the engine, but they've achieved mythical status among enthusiasts, as they represented the pinnacle in Camaro performance - until now. The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 model is designed to be a major leap forward for the Camaro, bringing a new level of performance capability to the segment.

The menacing, retro-flavored sheetmetal of Camaro is backed up by a powerful 3.6-liter V6 -- mated to either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission -- and produce an uprated 323 horsepower (up 11 horsepower) and 278 lb-ft of torque.

Chevy says the added power comes from a new cylinder head design, an improved intake port design, longer-duration intake camshafts, new fuel pump with isolated fuel rail, new and improved fuel injectors and camshaft cap and throttle body design improvements.

While boasting more power than the V6 version of the Ford Mustang, the V6-powered and automatic-equipped Camaro Coupe returns slightly lower fuel economy with 30 mpg on the highway (up front 29 at launch), compared to the Mustang's 31 mpg, along with 19 mpg in the city. The manually-shifted Camaro is rated at 17/28 mpg.

Interior changes include a revised instrument panel layout, new instrument graphics and trim, a new steering wheel design and a power lift feature for the front passenger seat. There is also an available Rear Vision Package, which addresses the limited rearward visibility issue when backing up by adding a rearview camera system to the park assist functionality. 

There is, however, a problem. The auto costs £41,495 (manual is £39,999), which seems offensively pricey for something that trades on affordable fun. It gets worse when you notice the wobbly seat stitching and frail trim - something not endemic of other Euro GM cars. Then there's the inconvenience of left-hand-drive, cramped rear legroom, dim fuel economy...

But, let's face it, buying a muscle car in the UK transcends judgement - it's all about visual pheromones and cultural connotations. And, of the current over-priced, under-built crop available in the UK, at least it handles.source:topgear.com,leftlanenews.com,netcarshow.com

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2012 BMW Zagato Concept Review Price Interior

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2012 BMW Zagato Coupé will make its premiere at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. BMW Zagato Coupé is embodiment of high-quality hand-craftsmanship, sportiness and luxury.
The body of the new BMW model has been built entirely by hand. Its skin was tailored to fit the car’s mechanical architecture. The hand shaped aluminum sheets of metal were meticulously molded to give the car its unique form.

The BMW Zagato Coupé is a BMW seen through the eyes of Zagato. This can be seen easily through the design of the car, due to the iconic design cues from both companies.
The initial aim for the Zagato Coupe was to be road-registered, aerodynamically optimized machine, which is able to achieve high speeds but meet all legal requirements.

The proportions of the BMW Zagato Coupé include extremely long bonnet, greenhouse set well back and double bubble roof and Kamm Tail. It looks very dynamic, doesn’t it? The roofline is flowing and ends into the compact, muscular rear.
The car’s dynamic silhouette underlines its sporting characteristics as well. In addition to that the three-dimensionality the car offers combined with the very wide and powerfully contoured front, gives the car an agile sense of purpose.

After sawing in 1939 the creation of the first BMWs sporting tailor made Italian metalwork, a coupé based on the BMW 328 for the upcoming race season and specifically for the Mille Miglia (where it triumphed in 1940), BMW was back to Milan in 1954 to buy from Renzo Rivolta, founder of ISO, drawings, license and tooling necessary for the production of the legendary Isetta.
Almost sixty years later BMW had the opportunity to re-establish a connection with the Rivolta family. As a matter of fact Marella Rivolta, wife of Andrea Zagato, is Zagato Art Director and responsible of BMW Coupé Zagato trim and colours.

The hands of Italian designers were also responsible for the eye-catching looks of the BMW 3200 Michelotti Vignale (1959), BMW 700 (1959), BMW 3200 CS Bertone (1962) and BMW M1 (1978) - all of which retain the status of design icons to this day.

The BMW Zagato Coupé heralds a new chapter in the tradition of cooperation between BMW and Italian designers. Much has changed since those earlier collaborations, however, with the advent of new working methods such as digital sketching, Photoshop and CAD/CAS tools opening the door to an entirely new way of working. Despite these advances in the design tools available, the human touch is still essential to the process. "Working with Zagato was a fantastic experience. It was extremely enriching for us to create something with people who share our understanding of good design and passion for cars," explains Karim Habib, Head of Design BMW Automobiles. "And that is what makes the car so special - the open and constructive dialogue with Zagato, their experience, craftsmanship and incomparable sense for forms. All of these gifts are wrapped up in the BMW Zagato Coupé."

2012 BMW Zagato Coupe Concept power systems, the BMW official were not disclosed, only equipped with high-performance engine, transmission part is expected to match the seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

Note: In cooperation with the renowned design studio, 2012 BMW Zagato Coupe Concept looks more novel, the next generation Z4 will learn the concept car’s design elements, we will continue to focus on.source:netcarshow.com,worldautomodification.com,automobilesreview.com

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2011 BMW Lumma Design X6

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Lumma Design has presented their tuning package for the BMW X6.Previously revealed at the BMW X6 M, Lumma has been using the X6 flamboyant styling kits are now able to accommodate standard 22-inch wheels.
Other major changes include exterior colors are two colors. While on the inside, seating arrangements have changed. Lumma has replaced the rear bench with two seats Recaro.
Lumma electric motors also offer upgrades for all models of diesel X6 through D-Box module LUMMA them.

 Tuner which also modifies the BMW Lumma X6, makes body kits fullbumper the left and right now widened five inches respectively. Water front scoop is designed into three sections, on the left and right fender, and under typical BMW logo. Nan gahar sporty look.
In order to sweeten the air channels form the engine room, with small fog lamp in the corner of it and also five rows of LED lights at the bottom of the fender. Headlamp also got a touch with lideye applications were withdrawn from the bonnet line is now made from carbon fiber. The same material used to cover the mirrors and the rear bumper in exhaust.
Design options are wide body kit would be juxtaposed with a rim diameter of 23 inches LUMMA output. Gambot rim is wrapped in a low-profile Michelin tires 315/25-23 size that uses sport suspension system capable of reducing height 35mm lower X6.

 Views gahar but the machine is not changed, certainly useless. Hence the German tuner to redesign the system in the engine ECU 4.4 twin-turbo V8 BMW. Special, the car also matched the special concoction LUMMA Design, namely GPM (Gaspedal Power Module). A system that is able to make the X6 is more responsive acceleration even though the new gas pedal on soft underfoot.
The atmosphere of the cabin also received attention from LUMMA. All seats are now covered with number one quality leather sewn handmade. Similarly, door trim and leather wrapping the steering wheel. Panel indicators appear in shades of red color that is still able to read even if the surrounding light is bright enough. A set of aluminum pedal set are also adorned X6 cabin.
LUMMA Logo appears in some corners of the cabin, including on the indicator panel, carpet, and headrest. As an entertainment device, placed 7.5 inch monitor in every headrest, and also has a multimedia system perspek instalur German concoction.

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Hyundai H1 2012

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PT Hyundai Mobil Indonesia pre-launch with the launch of Hyundai H 1 (HOne) in Denpasar, Bali. "Grand launch of his new will take place on March 7,at Senayan City, Jakarta," said President Director of PT Hyundai MobilIndonesia Jongkie D Sugiarto the launch of H1 in Jimbaran Bali, last weekend. Hyundai H 1 were introduced with safety features, comfort andstyle that is very reasonable, like a prestigious MPV.

In the aspect of function, H-1 a large dimension, is able to provide extensivebenefits. Especially for large families who need a second vehicle.Unfortunately, performance 2.4-liter gasoline engine is not enough to sustainweight akseleratif around 3 tons. Hyundai H-1 gasoline is composed of twotypes of Elegance and XG. Elegance type H1 now berbanderolsebelumnyaRp USD 350 million from 378 million on the road in Jakarta.While previous XG type dibanderol Rp394, 5 million to Rp 370 million now. 

While the features of the XG type includes single one color, new color choices, from alloy wheels with new design, roof-mounted LCD, global positioning system (GPS), wood grain panels, xenon headlights, front spoilerequipped with rear view camera, din head unit and two new.While that is inthe same type as the type of Elegance XG only reduced roof-mounted LCD, GPS, wood grain panels, xenon headlights, and front spolier with rear viewcamera. When compared with other similar MPV, the price of the Features of H-1 is quite luxurious.Jongkie added, the price of H-1 is likely to continue to grow competitively in line with increasing local content in the car. Currently, the H1 has used a number of local components of about 20 percent and willcontinue to be improved to reach 40 percent.

Specifications Hyundai H-1 A-2.5 CRDi

Capacity: 2.497cc
Configuration: 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve VGT
Bore x Stroke: 91.0 mm x 96.0 mm
Compression ratio: 17,6:1
Maximum Power: 168hp/3.800rpm
Maximum Torque: 392Nm/2.000-2.500rpm
0-100km/jam: 14.5 seconds
Maximum speed: 180 km / h
Fuel Consumption: 8.5 liter/100km (combination)

Front: Independent
Rear: Rigid axel 5-link coil spring

System: Rack and pinion with hydraulic assistance
Lock to Lock: 3.56
Turn Radius: 5.61 meters

System: Diagonally split system with front disc / rear disc with load sensingproportioning valve
Front: 300mm ventilated discs with 2-Pison caliper
Rear: 324mm ventilated discs with 2-Pison caliper

Tires: 215/70 R16C
Wheels: 6.5J x 16

Length: 5.125mm
Width: 1.920mm
Height: 1925
Axis Wheels: 3.200mm
Distance of front wheel: 1.685mm
Rear Wheelbase: 1.660mm

Weight and haulage
Baggage Capacity: 851 liters
Net Weight: 2.238kg
Gross Weight: 3.030kg
Fuel tank capacity: 75 liters

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