HAMANN MINI Performance Kit

August 10, 2008

HAMANN, car tuning specialist from Germany, has developed a tuning package for the MINI Cooper S and Cooper D that increases the performance of both cars.

By reprogramming the serial Motronic, the diesel powered Mini Cooper D produces 136 hp (100 kW) at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 300 Nm at 1,750 to 2,000 rpm, an increase of 26 hp (20 kW) from the standard Cooper D.

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Lotus Eigne Concept

August 8, 2008

David Fearnley, a graduate from the Transportation Design Course at Northumbria University, created the Lotus Eigne Concept which is targeted to young families and also to be a more practical sports car while still maintaining the Lotus experience.

The Lotus Eigne Concept is designed to be able to accommodate 2 adults and a child with the 3+1 seat layout which is made possible from the in-wheel electric motors that eliminate any obstacles on the floor plan.

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Mastretta MXT

August 5, 2008

Mastretta, a car maker and design company that was founded by brothers Daniel and Carlos Mastretta from Mexico, has unveiled the Mastretta MXT at the 2008 London Motor Show.

The Mastretta MXT is the first car ever to be designed and built in Mexico is a lightweight rear-wheel drive two-seater sports car powered by a Cosworth 2-liter turbocharged Duratec engine producing 240 bhp.

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Porsche Cayman S Sport

August 5, 2008

Another new mid-engined model that Porsche just released apart from the Boxster S Porsche Design Edition 2 is the Cayman S Sport which is powered by the same 303 bhp 3.4-liter engine.

The Porsche Cayman S Sport is more colorful where it comes as standard the GT3 colors Orange and Green. The Cayman is also available in Black, Indian Red, Speed Yellow and Carrara White, as well as Arctic Silver Metallic at extra cost.

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Porsche Boxster S Porsche Design Edition 2

August 5, 2008

Porsche has released two new models of its mid-engined sports car, the Porsche Boxster S Porsche Design Edition 2 and the Cayman S Sport.

The Porsche Boxster S Porsche Design Edition 2 is powered by a 3.4-liter producing 303 bhp, 8 hp more than the S models.

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2009 Subaru Impreza WRX and 2.5 GT

August 3, 2008

Subaru has officially released the new 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX in the US which receives a power increase of 41 hp from the previous version. Another version of Impreza released is the 2.5GT model which is powered by a 224 hp turbocharged intercooled engine.

The new 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged intercooled Boxer engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission to produce 265 hp at 6,000 rpm and 244 lb-ft of maximum torque at 4,000 rpm, a significant increase compared to the standard 224 hp and 226 lb-ft from the 2008 model.

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