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Chrysler Challenger Hellcat Gets A 825 Horsepower Endorsement

Horsepower is like trees. The more you have, the better off the world is for it. Well, at least that is what Chrysler could be thinking, as Jalopnik sources hint that the Challenger Hellcat could be boasting a 825 horsepower powerplant, underneath that 707 horsepower one we've heard so much about. So why did they get it wrong? For one, marketing teams aren't exactly sticklers for accuracy, so 707 probably just sounded like their lucky number. Two, considering that Jalopnik's sources is also saying that the 707 horsepower Hellcat is having a 'hell' of a time meeting emission requirements to go on sale legally in the United States, they may have to tweak its horsepower to play nicely with government officials. But you know what that means? It will just be that much easier to tweak it b...

BMW Expands the Range of BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW has decided to offer some more choices to the consumers with the introduction of BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The new vehicle will be available in three engine options and the intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive. The vehicle will also be available in two diesel engine variants that will be available with petrol engine options. The 2.0 liter four cylinder petrol engine in the BMW 220i Active Tourer offers peak output of 192 bhp and 280Nm. The vehicle takes 7.5 seconds to accelerate from zero to 62 mph while offering top speed of 230 kmph. The BMW 220d Active Tourer gets high torque 2.0 liter four cylinder diesel engine that produces 190 bhp and 400 Nm torque. BMW 216d Active Tourer will be the first 1.5 liter three cylinder diesel engine that produces 116 bhp and 270 ...

A Unique Aluminum Word Cloud Sculpture Revealed By Jaguar And London Design Museum

London Design Museum will display the XE word cloud sculpture between September 5 and October 6 and is made of 95 words from different languages such as English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, etc. The Jaguar design team has designed the aluminium installation so as to celebrate the debut of latest vehicle form the company on 8 September - the XE sports saloon.  A number of creative experts from different fields of designing got together to help in the graphic artwork, stage design and metal work of the word cloud representation.  The team that was involved in the opening ceremony of the London Olympic was the one that created the words through computer modeling and used metal craftsmanship. The Jaguar XE will get unveiled in the hotter XE S variant at the Paris Motor Show a...

Aston Martin Rapide S: A Family-Friendly Supercar

Taking out our family on weekend is very normal for most of us. But do you and your family enjoy the journey to an exotic place in your car? We had a great time taking our kids out last weekend in our newly owned Aston Martin Rapide S. Aston Martin Rapide S is the largest car offered by the British automaker. My family was awed by the car’s exquisite outlook. No doubt, it is the most beautiful sedan - a head turner. The interior of the car is lustrous with supple materials and glass switch-gear. The back seats are, however, rather small and cramped. My kids who took the rear seats hardly fitted in, but were happy with the rear-seat entertainment system which kept them entertained. The car is packed with a standard Aston performance powered by its 550-horsepower V12 engine...

Handcrafted Excellence in the New Flying Spur V8

Get ready to experience new heights of luxury as the new Flying Spur V8 debuts In Moscow for Bentley. Continuing the proud tradition that is handed down over generations form the master coachbuilders, the V8 Mulliner model comes with exciting options for both exterior and interior. There are diamond quilted seats, a knurled sports gear lever, door panels with perforated hide and even drilled alloy sports pedals. The team of more than 100 hardworking craftsmen and the specialists in advanced electronics have crafted every detail to give the car an incredible personality. The new customers will get immediately drawn to the unique blend of sculpted and exquisite craftsmanship, boasting of advanced technology. The Flying Spur V8 is truly a unique expression of luxury and performance ...

The DIY Guide To Building An Amazing Car Audio Setup

The quality of a car’s audio system varies from model to model. It’s no big secret that some cars just have better stereo systems than others! You will often find that cars at the higher end of the market have decent audio setups. But what if you’ve got a “normal” car with an average audio setup? A lot of people don’t care about the sound quality. There are some people that do, and it bugs them to listen to their favourite music on tinny, low-quality speakers! Image via Flickr Have you had enough with your car’s “stereo” system? If yes, today’s handy blog post will show you how can get rid of your mediocre system and replace it with one of awesome proportions! Do a bit of stripping Please, keep your clothes on! Before you upgrade the sounds in your car, th...

Jaguar Introduces New XE InControl Infotainment System

Jaguar has announced their all new InControl infotainment system that will allow car buyers to have better experience while they are behind the wheels. The new Jaguar XE infotainment system comes with 8 inch touchscreen that delivers a better and enjoyable experience. The system has a clear and intuitive user interface that makes it easier and comfortable for the drivers to handle the system even while they are driving. It comes with voice control features that uses plain speech so that drivers can keep their eyes on the road at all times. The InControl infotainment also offers better features like InControl Remote that integrates with smartphone such as door unlocking or engine start from anywhere in the world. This means that users can control their vehicle even when they are n...

Volt 2016 to Make an Appearance for the First Time at 2015 NAIAS

Chevrolet has announced the next generation of Volt which will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next year. The all new 2016 Volt will be built on the award winning original vehicle that managed to get positive reviews across North America. Volt has also managed to bring in more business to Chevrolet as sales were up by 13% in July and more than 65,000 Volt vehicles have been sold since it was introduced in the market. Chevrolet said that Volt has also been their best-selling plug-in passenger car in the US market. While Chevrolet has not revealed more about the next generation Volt it is expected that most of the current features will remain intact. It is also expected that the new Volt will be a five seater instead of the current four passenger...

Cheap Wheels within a reasonable budget

By  On August 11, 2014 | Filed Under Top Picks

Cheap Wheels within a reasonable budget

The year 2014 has released a revolution in the car industry. These cars range from being sporty racing cars, to elegant and luxurious vehicles; however all of them, come with a heavy price tag. This article will be talking about some of the least expensive cars that have true value attached to them, and are definitely worth trying out. The Nisan Viera is a pretty cheap set of wheels. It has a modernized design and technically engineering exterior and interior. It’s a pretty decent choice for a family car, as a result of its spacious interior. It comes along with an air-conditioning system as well as a CD and Stereo/Audio arrangement coupled with it. For such a standardized car, this one is priced fairly for only $12,800. Chevrolet Spark LS The Chevrolet Spark LS is another dec...

Super Rich People Arrive in London with their Supercars

London in summer plays host to the super rich, who fly in from the Middle East, with their expensive supercars in tow. Lamborghinis, Bugattis, Ferraris, Aston Martins and other super cars are being driven around in London by their super rich owners who prefer driving their own cars over public transportation. The Arab elites arrive in London every year to escape the blistering heat levels in their own countries during the summer months. These supercar owners have been known to rack up thousands of pounds in traffic fines during their stay and return to their countries with paying them. The local authority has no power to trace owners of the overseas registered vehicles and has asked the Government to change the laws, so they can take action against offenders. Iraqi Kickb...

Audi 6 Gets Full Marks in the KNCAP program in South Korea for Crash Safety

South Korean KNCAP Test for crash safety and pedestrian protection, gave a glowing 5 star rating to Audi 6 for the best safety guidelines in the industry. KNCAP Tests were taken based on impact on driver and passengers and Audi A6 had the lowest loads which made it the default winner in its class. Not only does Audi 6 lower collision impact on driver but also on pedestrians because of its high end front design. It guarantees safety not only for front passengers but for rear end passengers as well.  It also boosts of best brakes in both wet as well as dry surfaces. So it scored full marks in all KNCAP tests and. Now Audi 6 can proudly boost of top scores in not only KNCAP but also safety tests of US and Europe called NCAP. So, if you want safety behind the wheels and for your f...

“It’s a HEMI”

By  On August 1, 2014 | Filed Under Car Articles

“It’s a HEMI”

You don’t have to be much of a car enthusiast to know there is something special about the word “Hemi”. It’s a term widely used in the car business and has been for several decades -in almost reverent terms at times.   But exactly what is a Hemi and what’s all the fuss about? To answer that question, let’s step back a few years and visit Chrysler in the 1940s. In the late 1940s, WWII had ended and everyone wanted a car –especially powerful, fast ones. To meet this demand, Chrysler introduced not just its first V8 engine but engines with unique cylinder head designs. Unlike other previous designs, these new engines had combustion chambers that were cast round in the shape of a dome, or “hemisphere”. This hemispherical design allowed engineers to place the intake an...

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