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Michael Schumacher takes the 599 GTB HGTE for a spin

Posted in — Automobiles on June 13, by Muhammad Jassim

— June, 2009

Michael was on hand at the Fiorano race where Ferrari was doing its thing, to run a few laps with the new 599 GTB HGTE.

Schumacher, winner of 7 One titles, was a guest at a Pilota driving course held by the automaker. He took about 20 around the track to test out the new of the HGTE model.

HGTE for Handling GT Evoluzione (or Evolution), a new package first introduced at the auto show in March. features a lower, more suspension, modified damper and a new sport exhaust sound for the 599 The package also comes a few cosmetic enhancements such as an carbon-fiber cabin finish a meaner-looking grill and specialized rims on the outside.

Ferrari a variety of driving courses, to Ferrari owners, including one prepares drivers to race in the Challenge event. It must been a treat for those taking a course at Fiorano to get to see perhaps even meet) a legend such as Schumacher.

to race a Ferrari sounds But doing it next to Schumacher make one feel a little

Mercedes-Benz ESF 2009 Safety Full Details Revealed

in News — Automobiles on 12, 2009 by Muhammad Jassim

12th June, 2009

offering sneak peak in the week, Mercedes-Benz has now revealed the details of its ESF 2009 S400 Experimental Safety Vehicle, due for late June.

Powered by the prestige car manufacturer’s S400 powertrain, the ESF 2009 is a safety de force, featuring thirteen of the current and experimental safety including the company’s Pre-Safe system and centre seat as well as airbag brakes and metal bracing structures.

The ESF 2009 Safety prototype’s airbag braking system – Mercedes-Benz has dubbed the Braking Bag – is bit as odd as it  sounds, with a high-pressure air that inflates and presses the brakes directly against the increasing surface friction and enhancing the car’s braking in an emergency.

The Braking Bag is designed to only once the car’s system has determined that a is unavoidable.

The inflatable metal structures use a similar high-pressure air loading air into the area of the about to impact, stiffening the and minimising damage. This Mercedes to use lighter materials for and performance, without hindering the ability to absorb an impact.

in economically difficult times, we to make any cuts where is concerned, as shown by the highly ESF2009 project, where we chosen this particular to clearly demonstrate the innovative of Daimler and Mercedes-Benz.

Anybody the ESF2009 in detail will that more safety and fuel consumption are not necessarily a in terms. We want to make in both fields with trailblazing ideas,” said Chairman and Mercedes-Benz CEO Dr. Dieter

Mercedes-Benz’ Pre-Safe Pulse works by gently pushing toward the centre of the car, from the crush zone in a collision.

The front airbags of the ESF also have the ability to the size, weight and seating of the car’s occupants, allowing the to discharge at a volume optimised for parameters.

Other technologies in the ESF 2009 include an advanced of the company’s car-to-car communications that keeps track of vehicles around it, as well as always-on high beam which focuses light on areas or objects on the road the computer identifies as hazardous.

The time Mercedes-Benz offered an ESF German acronym for Experimental Vehicle) was in 1974, and this new extravaganza will be unveiled this month as part of the Fascination of Technology exhibit at the Museum.

Volkswagen Routan to Feature From Autonet Mobile in the US

in News — Automobiles on 11, 2009 by Muhammad Jassim

11th June, 2009

has announced they will Autonet Mobile Wi-Fi access in their Routan

The dealer installed system internet access for all Wi-Fi devices, effectively turning the into a mobile Wi-Fi Built on Verizon Wireless’ data network, the wireless plan uses 3G and 2.5G data networks to offer speeds and extensive coverage.

subscription plans start at $29 for 1GB of while 5GB plans cost $59 a

According to Autonet Mobile’s Sterling Pratz, “Consumers to extend their living lifestyle to the vehicle and want the to use internet-driven applications – gaming, IM, internet radio, and other and information services – while on the We’re thrilled to be a part of the that is making the minivan the vehicle to own.”

Although we this will increase the sex of a VW badged Dodge Grand the usefulness of Wi-Fi internet is hard to deny.

Bentley Announces Arnage Replacement, Campaign Begins

Posted in — Automobiles on June 10, by Muhammad Jassim

— June, 2009

The replacement for stately Arnage has been a time coming, and the British carmaker has today announced that replacement is just the corner.

Bentley says the new will be, ” an all-new Bentley, at the very pinnacle of the market”. a pretty clear indication instead of playing second to the Rolls Royce Phantom (as the has since the Phantom’s launch), the from Crewe will be things up a notch and wheeling out a car surpasses all existing uber-luxury

It will, as Bentley says, be epitome of Bentley”.

That is certain, but what isn’t is what the car looks like, powers it and indeed, what it be named. Over the next few Bentley will slowly out information on the all-new Bentley to by the company as the “Grand Bentley”), revealing it in its entirety.

The teaser shot above is the image released thus and aside from telling us the new car will flaunt some Bentley-ish design cues, not a whole lot else that we can from it. What we can say though, is we can expect to see something completely under the bonnet.

While the Arnage isn’t terribly in the tooth, the engine that it certainly is. Bentley’s V8 is 50 years old year, and thanks to ever-more-stringent regulations (and atrocious economy),  it’ll be put out to pasture with the Arnage.

With the new an all-new engine will Bentley hinted at it last and it will be flex-fuel capable and use up to 40 less fuel than the 6.75 litre twin-turbocharged V8.

As to architecture it will be built on, how cylinders it will deploy and it will use forced-induction or be naturally all that will be revealed in due

Until then, you can check out teaser site here. tuned, we’ll be bringing you shortly.

Top Gear Australia Two, Episode Five: Nosedives

Posted in News Automobiles on June 9, 2009 by Jassim

— 9th June,

We had such  high hopes for Top Australia when season two last month. now it appears rapidly heading down the path as season one.

viewership for last night’s was a measly 545,000, with the ranking at number 32 nationally.

season two ratings have in steady decline since the episode aired, and the trend likely to continue.

There are episodes left in this – will the likes of Pizzati, and Morrison be able to nail it the end, or will the show up in a similar fashion to last finale, which only to rustle up 435,000 viewers?

In case you were wondering, a week by week breakdown of Top Oz’s season two ratings:

one: 689,000 viewers

two: 628,000 viewers

three: 608,000 viewers

four: 598,000 viewers

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five: 545,000 viewers

weeks episode involved a Elfin performance test bad), an interview with HG (who practically interviewed a VIP car build-off which ended each car being shot at by a rifle (TGUK would’ve an Apache gunship) and a mobility race between the presenters to who would drive a Falcon next week.

Audi On Reduced Weight For Future

Posted in News — on June 9, 2009 by Muhammad

— 9th June, 2009

In a that has seen a 400kg and 75kW less-powerful four-cylinder Audi S5 lap the Nurburgring eight quicker than the regular V8 model, Audi has initiated a that will see it focus on reduction for future models.

In a interview with British Autocar. Audi’s Director of Development, Michael Dick, that lightweight construction, with hybrid and electric will form the main for the company’s modular longitudinal

Dick said that reduction will prove to be in future automotive design, lightweight construction being basis for the electrification of the car”, as as bringing improved handling and fuel economy and performance.

The S5 that delivered an eight improvement over the regular Nurburgring lap time features a hybrid steel-aluminium body, Audi engineers striking a between weight-saving and cost when it comes to the amount of used in the body.

Dick Autocar that reducing the of the bodyshell is the most important and that shaving even will offer greatly dynamics.

According to Dick, fuel has become paramount at Audi, engineering developments now assessed on a per gram of CO2 reduction” basis.

known for some time now Audi would be switching its S4 and S5 to four-cylinder turbo-charged engines, and its enhanced focus on lightweight Audi buyers can look to high performance motoring the weekly assault on their

Chrysler Fiat deal by Supreme Court, for now

Posted in — Automobiles on June 9, by Muhammad Jassim

— 9th 2009

The United States Court has approved a temporary to the sale of Chrysler assets to Fiat S.p.A.  Justice Bader Ginsburg ruled for the without stating the length of the

Several Indiana pension and construction firms opposed the and took the case to the High Under the current deal, the would only receive a portion of the money owed by Chrysler.  The U.S. Apellate in New York had set a 4pm Sunday deadline for Court intervention.

At the deadline Ginsburg wrote that the sales “are stayed further order.”  She did not state the case would be revisited.  Court rules allow Ginsburg to either issue her own on the appeal, or take the matter to the Court.

Experts believe the is meant to give the court time to determine the merits of the Insiders fear that a delay will kill the

Although Fiat is allowed to the deal if it is not finalized by June 15, the firm said that was to happen.  A spokesman told newswire AFP, “Fiat is [to the Chrysler deal] even June 15.”

If approved in its form, Chrysler LLC will be A new company, Chrysler Group would emerge, with owning 20 percent.  The United Workers health care would take 68 percent, the American and Canadian governments take eight and two percent, By hitting certain financial Fiat could quickly their stake to 35 percent.  Fiat pay back Chrysler’s loans on time, they can their end to 51%.

Current Chrysler LLC owner will not have ownership in the new

Hohenester Audi A4 sets car world record for biogas vehicle

Posted in News Automobiles on June 5, 2009 by Jassim

— 5th June,

Several attempts have made at this but this is the successful one. A modified A4 has become the fastest biogas-fuelled car on Biogas has an octane rating of 120 and 140 which means a lot more power than your premium pump gas. the fast wheel was German and tuner Jürgen Hohenester. was able to pilot the car to a top speed of (226.55 mph) at the Papenburg track in Lower Saxony, The record has been approved by World Records.

Powered by the old Audi B5 S4′s V6 engine but capacity increased from to 3.0-litre, the A4 Hohenester Sport or HS 650 is to be only 20km/h faster the previous record holder in category, a Bugatti Veyron.

The has proven that biogas can be a alternative to fossil fuels, Dr. Behrning of TÜV Rheinland. The next is an overall win at the Tuner Grand in Hockenheim.

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