Friday, March 29, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Revealed, Hails the Return of the Track-Focused Z/28 with 7.0-liter V8

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Revealed, Hails the Return of the Track-Focused Z/28 with 7.0-liter V8 - We have good news for you guys The first facelift for the fifth generation of the long-running series of GM muscle cars since its market debut in 2009 not only introduces fresh styling cues but more importantly, it evokes a historic nameplate from the past, Z/28, which will complement the ZL1, featuring 7.0- liter V8. 

In front, the new Camaro look slim profits and less macho through a narrow upper grille opening is decorated with a piece of chrome trim and slimmer headlights, along with a re-sculptured bumper and new functional vents positioned on the hood instead of a letter-box-like gap in the model SS.

Moving to the rear, the first thing that attracts your attention is the new one-piece LED headlights are completely different from those found in European-spec Camaro, with inspiration probably came from the 1967 and 1969 Camaro (not the 1968 - 2013 style split unit model out).

Chevrolet also redesigned rods now equipped with a three-stop lights and in some models, the spoiler that looks like flowing above. Rounding out the changes in the back is the new black diffuser that has grown in height reach the center of the plate.

GM has not released photos of the regular Camaro interior, also no mention of any upgrades or changes in the current release. The photos of the cabin Z/28 's were shared, though, suggests that there is no update visible to the dashboard styling.

Clearly, GM is more excited about the Z/28, which features in detail. The LS7-powered Z/28 is street-legal sports car tuned for track and slots between 426hp and 580hp ZL1 1LE, which has not been revealed in trim facelift.

"We set out to create the fastest street-racing Camaro may still be street-legal," said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer "Camaro ZL1 While offering exceptional performance on the street, drag strip, and a track. Yang Z/28 entirely focused on Track performance Z/28 would be too track-focused racer most,. yet street-racer offers one of the most capable track cars ever offered from a car company. "

Chevrolet says that the Z/28 's, Corvette-sourced 7.0-liter V8 will deliver "at least 500 horsepower (373 kW) and 470 lb-ft of torque (637 Nm)" and will be linked exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox with close-ratio gearing and a 3.91:1 ratio rear end of the rotating wheel.

Other notable features include the standard Recaro seats with microfiber suede inserts, aero package designed specifically to generate downforce at speed tracks, a limited-slip differential displays a set of helical gears, clutch packs instead of traditional, large 305/30ZR19 Pirelli PZero tires and Trofeo R Brembo braking system consists of rotor and fixed Carbon Ceramic Matrix, monoblock calipers. Changes in this chassis include a stiffer string level and suspension bushings for improved cornering response.

Pricing, availability and other details for the entire range of 2014 Camaro is expected to be released at a later date.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Shows off Five New Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz Shows off Five New Vehicles-Have you heard that Mercedes-Benz has revealed that it will be unveiling five new vehicles at the New York International Auto Show? Among those five vehicles will be two cars making their world debut and three vehicles making their US debuts.

Ina addition, these new vehicles represent five out of 30 models that will be launching within the United States over the next seven years. Mercedes plans to launch a new vehicle on average of once per quarter. The two vehicles making their world debuts at the New York show include the 2014 CLA45 AMG and the 2014 B-Class Electric Drive, as said by the company.

Car lovers, what we do know so far is that the CLA45 AMG will feature the most powerful four-cylinder engine in series production in the world producing 355 hp and 332 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle will have all wheels drive as well. The other world debut is the 2014 B-Class Electric Drive featuring a 134 hp electric motor and a driving range of 115 miles respectively.

However, making the US debut at the show will be the 2014 E63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC Wagon and the 2014 CLS63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC. The last of the vehicles making its US debut is the 2014 C63 AMG sedan and coupe.

Well, by the end of 2013 there will be 21 AMG models available in the United States. The smart for two BoConcept signature style car will also be debuting in the US for the first time, as told by Mercedes-Benz.

DMC Tuning Offers Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

DMC Tuning Offers Ferrari F12 Berlinetta-We have good news for you guys who have Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. We'd honestly not try to have it modified in any way. However, there are F12 owners out there who would like to make their car stand out even more, and that's what DMC Tuning of Germany promises to offer with its new F12 "Spia" program.

As we heard, DMC furnish the car with a carbon fiber body kit, which is comprised of a larger front splitter (highly-prone to getting scratched/chipped), new side skirts and a revised rear diffuser. At the back, you will no doubt notice the smoked rear lights, and the boot-lid spoiler, which is reminiscent of that fitted by Ferrari on the 599XX.

In addition, custom 21- or 22-inch wheels are also added for good measure, as is the roof scoop. If you remember playing the first Need For Speed: Underground games, you will undoubtedly remember you were able to give any car, even a Golf, a roof scoop without any other modes. DMC doesn't say if it serves a purpose here, though.

Furthermore, the 6.3-liter V12 engine is left untouched, but it does get a modest power increase, courtesy of a titanium exhaust system, which gives the car 24 extra horsepower, for a total of 754 hp (764PS). 

However, as with all tuning projects like this, it's up to the customer to choose the extent of the modifications, and we're sure that if you go to DMC with a lot of cash, they'll make you something even more extreme than this.