Nov 07

Toyota Prius Generation 4 Will Appear More Radical

It has been about 15 years since Toyota launched the Prius for the first time. At that time, the Prius is a hybrid car at the edge of revolution. Toyota then followed up with a parade of hybrid cars, expanding the use of fuel-saving technologies for the Lexus lineup and strengthen the Prius brand.

Now, with nearly every car manufacturer took the hybrid car market, Toyota is planning a radical look for the next-generation Prius.

“Some consumers want to see major changes in the latest Prius. As architects we make the same pattern in the two previous generation,” said Chris Hostetter, group vice president of Strategic Planning of Toyota Motor Sales USA. Although it has not chosen which design will be approved, but Hotetter insists there will be major changes in the new model later. It is estimated, a new generation will be sold by the end of 2013 or early 2014.

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This year, the Prius can achieve the greatest achievement of global sales record with most suppliers from California and Japan. Even since yesterday increased its revenue exceeded the target due to substantial demand of the market in both countries, although there was a slight decrease in China.

According to the data analyst, until March 2013 profits from sales of the Prius stands at 780 billion yen, or about Rp 93 trillion. This figure is the highest achievement in the last 5 years and exceeded the target of 760 billion yen / Rp 91 trillion.

Nov 07

Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, More Cool With Twin-Turbo

While not knowing the detailed specification of the whole body twin-turbo Cobra Jet, but the race car uses a twin-turbo and the kitchen was redone by a 5.0-liter V-8, predicted that the performance of the engine becomes more efficient in generating power.

2013 Cobra Jet Mustang supercharger uses two – but the supercharger needs 100 horsepower to turn the blower only 2.9-liter engine. That is considered automotive enthusiasts no power is lost for a car equipped supercharger.

Manufacturing Ford must have known that since ancient times, so the innovations made in the hope of racing cars produced not experience lag.

Borg-Warner Turbo based on the same design and can be found in the Focus ST cars, with low friction ball bearings deliver a rotary engine can spin up to 150,000 rpm in a short time. It certainly will further accelerate the speed of maximum acceleration and speed, the car is responsive!

Twin-turbo project on the Cobra Jet is not finished, but his appearance at the SEMA show car will soon enter tough consumer garage.

Nov 07

2013 Nissan GT-R Engine Has 3 Different Characters

Nissan Motor Company (NMC), announced that they have started selling the 2013 GT-R officially, but while this is only for Japan. As for the other countries beginning in January 2013.

Each region, according to Kazutoshi Mizuno, Chief Vehicle Engineer and Chief Product Specialist NMC who briefed Sports Land Sugo circuit in Sendai, Japan, engine power output is different.

“We made 3 power settings with 560, 550 and 540 hp. Specifications remain the same machine, but the machine settings adjusted octane fuel available,” Mizuno Says. GT-R is still relying VR38DETT engine, 3.8-liter V6 twin turbo.

Highest power is provided to the state or territory that had gasoline with octane rating of 100. While each of the other 98 and 96. “This is done so that the engine produces maximum power and have long endurance,” the statement indirectly informed that Indonesia will get a small portion of the power station in Indonesia for highest octane 95, although there is now racing the first to have the octane rating of 100 , only available in Jakarta and in certain outlets.

The changes to the 2013 version this time is in the engine and suspension.

– The addition of high-injector that can control the output precision fuel injection so as to improve engine response and acceleration in the middle rounds at high rpm.

– Valve technology developed specifically been added to the turbo bypass, it can withstand a drastic reduction in turbo pressure, which it helps to maintain acceleration at high rpm.

– Adding insulation to the oil pan, it aims to stabilize the oil pressure and reduce rotational friction in the oil pan, especially when you’re speeding.

– Chassis for stability more steady. Materials for suspension replacement, bushing-bushing using stronger material and not less interesting, this car is also more shallow to obtain an even lower center of gravity, thus making the car more agile maneuver.

– Camber bolts installed on the front suspension, to improve the accuracy of camber, and the ease of setting alignment.

– Reinfocement been conducted at two points in the dashboard panel to make the car more rigid.

– Torque from the drives haft to the hub bearing has been improved to make it more reliable when the car driven badly.

Nov 05

Audi Prepare A1 Quattro 4 Wheel Drive Turbocharged

Audi prepares the new work, powered 246 hp A1 Quattro. This model will be the products ‘limited’ a four-wheel.

With the advent of the A1 Quattro, Audi wanted to complete hatchback segment. Although this model is sold is limited, which is headquartered in Ingolstadt manufacturing is sure that the product will be popular in the European market.

Appearance alone only available with the right wheel. The left steering models under consideration to appear.

Audi A1 Quattro oust a car full of energy. Proven A1 Quattro achieve maximum power 247 hp at 6,000 rpm and torque 348 Nm at 2500-4500 rpm. This burst of turbocharged engines with a capacity of 2.0 liters.

The machine is similar to the engine embedded in S3. For the engine and transmission, the Audi high-PQ25 platform with 6-speed manual type. Performance would be pretty tough thanks to a Haldex-style four-wheel drive system forward.

Talking about his ability, A1 Quattro claimed 0-100 kph acceleration in 5.7 seconds. Manufacturing oust the maximum speed to 243 kph.

Nov 05

Baby M Series Coupe RS, With Engine V8 600 hp

The house special modifications to the German BMW, G-Power has successfully given birth to ‘Baby M Series’ strong performance. With the recent work HURRICANE RS BMW G1 V8 sedan models use variants of the BMW 1 M Coupe which is the smallest variant M Series.

It has been previously reported that this variant, the G-Power cardiac pacemaker implant process is the older sister BMW M3 E92 which uses a V8 engine capacity of 4.0 liters. But not only the engine, but at the same 7 speed automatic transmission system DCT double-clutch, stainless steel exhaust system and front-rear drive shaft owned BMW M3.

For the G-Power adds ASA supercharger and air ducts of aluminum. So that the power generated can now achieve 600 hp with peak torque of 580 Nm.

Nov 04

Mazda RX-7 Will Rise Back Year 2017

There’s some exciting news for fans of heavy Mazda RX-7. Rotary-powered sports sedan that will re-enliven the legendary sports car market in 2017, as the successor generation of the RX-8 is no longer manufactured. The news was delivered by the Head of Sport Mazda Nobuhiro Yamamoto.

“Resurrection RX-7 will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the launch of Mazda’s first rotary engine (Wankel),” he said Yamamoto told The Motor Report (TMR) at the launch of Mazda MX facelift, recently.

Rumors, the weight of the RX-7 will be lighter, simpler, and more emphasis on engaging the driver in controlling the car.

16X rotary engine (1.6 liters), which will be the heart of driving the RX-7 has a power 300 hp and currently in testing. “But, at this time has not been determined. Probably, will be used turbo or it may not,” said Yamamoto.

Nov 04

Subaru Forester 2014 Will Present At LA Auto Show

Ahead debut at Los Angeles Auto Show, Subaru Forester 2014 started disclosed to the public.

Subaru Forester 4th generation will have two engine options. The first is a 4-cylinder boxer engine that has a capacity of 2.5 liter 170 hp power and 236 Nm of torque and is equipped with a 6 speed manual transmission or a CVT transmission. The second is a 4-cylinder boxer engine 2.0-liter that originally contained the Subaru BRZ has been equipped with a turbocharger that has a power 250 hp and 349 Nm of torque and is available with a 6 speed manual transmission or a CVT transmission.

2014 Forester is also the larger dimensions, the LxWxH (4595 mm x 1695 mm x 1795 mm) and wheelbase of 2640 mm. The 2.5-liter version will use a 17-inch alloy wheels, while the 2.0-liter turbo models will use 18-inch alloy wheels.

Possible Further details about this will be released Subaru Forester at the LA Auto Show.