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[25 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Porsche 911 GT3, 911 GT 3 RS, and Boxster Spyder buyers will have the option of a lithium ion starter battery from next year.
The battery pack has the improvement of weighing just 6kg – 10kg less than average lead battery. It is as long and wide as a standard battery, but 7cm lower. The battery is delivered as a separate unit together with the car, and owners can switch between the two set-ups because the lithium ion unit will only work between 0 and 32 degrees centigrade.
Porsche states the lithium …

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[24 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]

Weighing in at a mere 1000 kgs, the new 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder will be the lightest Porsche available so far from this company known for lightweight sports cars. The new mid-engined roadster represents the true, purist form of the sports car – agile, powerful, open and efficient. This third Boxster model will join it’s older Boxster and Boxster S family and will make it’s world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, December 2, 2009.
The newest member of the Boxster family stands out from the other versions of the …

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[24 Nov 2009 | 6 Comments | ]

Bmw’s sixth generation 5-series almost in South Africa.
The BMW 5series saloon is almost here. Codenamed the F10, this is BMW’s sixth generation 5series and will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show in spring 2010, with South Africa seeing it hit the market in May 2010. A 5series Touring version (F11) will follow next December.
What’s so different about the new 5series?
Let’s check out the tech side: BMW claims the new 5series is the first car in its class to feature start-stop tech, an eight-speed automatic transmission and double wishbone front suspension.
The …

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[23 Nov 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

New BMW Concept revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show
BMW is on a roll, again! Revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, was BMW’s new, SUPER-HOT concept, the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept.  The new concept’s drive train is a plug-in hybrid with a three-cylinder turbo-diesel engine.  Visualised with the idea of melding the performance of an M3 with extremely low fuel consumption, BMW claims a 0-100Km/h time of 4.8 seconds, whilst producing a sneaky 26.6 km/l
The concept uses a 1.5-liter turbo diesel, which is basically half of the 3.0 liter found in the 335d. …

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[23 Nov 2009 | 10 Comments | ]

Audi introduce the new Audi R8 Spyder
With an air of excitement mixed with a sense of inevitability, Audi unveiled the convertible, or Spyder, version of its R8 supercar at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Thanks to both weight and, no doubt, engineering issues, the R8 Spyder doesn’t feature a folding metal roof, just a mechanically operated cloth top.

At launch, the only engine available will be the R8 coupe’s top-of-the-line 386kW/530Nm 5.2-litre V10 that can rocket the roof-less R8 to 100km/h in 4.1s and from there to 200km/h in a total …

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[23 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Kimi Raikkonen will be taking a break from F1 racing
The Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat reported last week that ex-Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen will be taking a sabbatical from F1 racing next year.
Kimi’s talks with McLaren, after his forced exit from Ferrari that he’ll only race, had led to him saying that he’ll only be racing in a car that is capable of winning grand prix.
Details of pay and how much time Kimi would be devoting to promotional duties was an issue for McLaren as well as the fact that Kimi …

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[20 Nov 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Gemballa Mirage release a Porsche GT Matt Edition

The new Gemballa Matt Mirage was released recently based on the Carrera GT. Now for those of us not knowing the Gemballa’s radical Mirage Evolution, it is a package developed to comprehensively upgrade the Carrera GT.
The main feature of the model is a carbon fiber bodykit with functional hood scoop that integrates into the removable hardtop. Now how the new one differs is in the matted body and salon tuning along with the blue Alcantara interior.
There is no additional chip tuning used. The …