Peugeot Prologue Concept

September 17, 2008

Peugeot has announced that it will reveal the new Prologue Concept at the 2008 Paris International Motor Show next month.

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Saab 9X Air Concept

September 16, 2008

General Motors has released the first images and details of the Saab 9X Air Concept which will make its debut at the 2008 Paris International Motor Show. The Saab 9X Air Concept is based on the Saab 9X BioHybrid Concept that was unveiled at the March’s Geneva Motor Show.

The 9X Air Concept is measured at 4,430 mm long, 1,390 mm wide and 1,830 mm tall but still able to accommodate four adults and will be available in both cabrio and hatch versions.

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Race Car

September 16, 2008

Mitsubishi Motors UK has announced that it is developing a race-going version of the Lancer Evolution X in association with Southampton-based vehicle importation and compliance specialists SVA UK. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X race car will be competed at the Britcar Championship and will be driven by SVA’s managing director and former BTCC regular James Kaye and two other drivers who are yet to be named.

The racing version of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X race car is being constructed by ADR Motorsport, the same firm that already built and run the two-works Mitsubishi currently competing in the British Rally Championship. The race car will make its first public appearance and compete for the first time scheduled for the weekend of September 20th and 21st at the Britcar 24-hour race at Silverstone and will appear in the official red and chrome Ralliart livery.

Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Hybrid

September 15, 2008

Peugeot Sport has presented its new race car, the 908 HDi FAP, at the final round of the 2008 Le Mans Series at Silverstone, this weekend. The 908 HDi FAP is equipped with a hybrid power plant featuring a kinetic energy recovery system.

The 908 HDi FAP’s “HY” technology allows a proportion of the kinetic energy produced under braking to be either recovered or stored. With this, the 908 HY efficiency could be improved where with the combination of the stored mechanical energy and the energy produced by the internal combustion engine, the performance could be enhanced with no increase in the amount of energy consumed. Apart from that, the stored mechanical energy could reduce the fuel consumption but still getting the same level of performance.

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TETSU Bentley Continental GTR

September 14, 2008

Apart from the Bentley Continental Flying Spur bodykit that was released by ASI (Accuracy.Spirit.Imagination), the Japanese tuner has presented their TETSU Bentley Continental GTR upgrade package which will debut at the SEMA 2008.

The TETSU Bentley Continental GTR is powered by a modified 6.0-liter W12 engine that produces 800 hp. As for the appearance upgrade, the vehicle features two-tone paint scheme, wide body kit, LED daytime running lights, a revised hood and front grille, new side skirts and GT-style wing and 22-inch forged chrome wheels.

2009 Honda City Launched In Thailand

September 14, 2008

Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. (HATC) has released and began the sales of the new 2009 Honda City starting on September 2008. The third generation Honda City is categorised in the 1.5-liter subcompact sedan category and equipped with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine mated to either a 5-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission.

The new Honda City is 4,395 mm long, 1,695 mm wide and 1,470 mm tall thus making it 5 mm longer, 5 mm wider and 25 mm lower than the previous model.

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