2012 Toyota Avalon is a Sure Class

For so many decades the full size cars were a major part of the landscapes of all the Americans and their drive in theaters as well but like the other icons of the landscapes of Americans only few of them are remaining and within this group the 2012 Toyota Avalon is very well known and the most respectable. In the past years the Camry based Avalon was the oldest model of the Toyota but it also has gone renovation during the last year but still there are a lot of things to like in here such as the spacious cabins that are given, refined rides and the excellent visibility that these offer to you etc.

The 2012 Toyota Avalon is the full sized sedan that is now accessible in the limited trim as well as the base levels. The equipments on the base of the 2012 Toyota Avalon includes the 17 inch of alloy made wheels, auto dimming drivers, fog lights, rear view mirrors, sunroofs, heated mirrors, cruise controls, automated headlight, a reclining rear seat, dual zone climate controls that are automatic in their functioning, leather furniture, a rear view camera which is placed along with the rearview mirrors, audio connectivity equipments, none speakers sound system and a Bluetooth device etc. in some of the 2012 Toyota Avalon xenon headlights, keyless ignition, automatic wipers and a power passenger seat is also given to make this ride the most unique of all.

In 2012 Toyota Avalon the front wheel drive is inspired by the 3.5 liter V6 that is rated at the horsepower of 268 and 248 pound feet of the torque. During the testing of the performance of 2012 Toyota Avalon it can be accelerated up to the 60mph in only 7 seconds which is a much quicker time for the full sized sedans like this. When the safety is concerned about 2012 Toyota Avalon then one should know that the equipments reading safety in this car involves the antilock disc brakes, traction and also the stability controls along with the active front head manacles and the side curtain airbags etc. Other features may include the front seat side airbags and driver side knee airbag and this is due to these equipments that 2012 Toyota Avalon has earned the main score of being good in the protection of the occupants and the owners in side impacts as well as the forward offsets.

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VW Amarok Receives 8-Speed Transmission

It has been decided by Volkswagen that from 2012 onwards it will offer Amarok pickup truck with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

By doing so, Volkswagen doesn’t actually boast off rather making their vehicle an example of sheer power and performance. It not only adds performance to the car but also brings some economical benefits as well. If we talk about this technology in reference with Amarok, it together with BlueMotion Technology will not only enhanced off-road skills, but also offers comfortable riding experience. Furthermore, it will offer economical fuel consumption as compared to the model equipped with manual gearbox.

The 2012 Amarok will come with a new 132 kW (180 PS) 2.0-L bi-turbo TDI engine mated to 8-speed automatic transmission. It will be offered with a permanent all-wheel drive system. The 2012 Amarok with 8-speed transmission will achieve 7.6 liters per 100 km and 199g/km of CO2 emission. As far as eighth gear is concerned, it is setup as a fuel-saving overdrive gear that will operate at reduced engine speed.

It is completely absurd to check the performance of a diesel-powered truck on 0-100km/h basis. All it need is superior in-gear acceleration. The Amarok achieves 80-120 km/h in about 8.5 seconds and reaches the maximum speed of 179 km/h.

Another advantage that is brought to Amarok with this new 8-speed automatic gearbox is its increased towing capacity which has increased to 3.2 metric tons.

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Arabian Drifters Boasting their Skills [Video]

Where it comes to drifting, the Arabians are not far behind than any other professional drifters. They are very keen of experimenting different things and drifting is among one such passion.

After following the video, you will forget about the Ken Block and Tanner Foust. These Arabian drifters don’t opt for any racing track or safer place to boast their drifting skills, rather doing it on the public roads. Although it seems pretty awkward, but it is somehow an interesting experience. These Arabian drifters opt for family sedans, Accord, Sonata and Camry to perform drift on an open road.

You might find Jeremy Clarkson statement right in which he said, “This is what happens when you don’t let people drink,” after watching the video.

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Infiniti M35h – Fastest Accelerating Hybrid

The fresh Infiniti M35h Hybrid being the World’s fastest accelerating full hybrid vehicle got its name in the Guinness Books of World Record.

The new 364 PS petrol/electric luxury sedan sprinted quarter a mile in 13.9031 seconds (average time of all attempts) at the United Kingdom’s Santa Pod Roadway. The standard version ended each run with more than 100 mph, pretty amazing! The vehicle accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds.

Considering the performance of M35h, the most astonishing feature is its economical data. It achieves 40.4mpg 7.0-L on combined cycle with 162g/km of CO2 emission. Another important feature of this hybrid car is its looks – it appears similar to any other Infiniti and no one can easily judge if it is a hybrid or standard version.

The Infiniti M35h proves that hybrids can be fast as well as frugal,” said Tim Pollard, associate editor of the UK’s CAR Magazine, who drove the car in its record-breaking run. “At Santa Pod you could feel the instant torque of the electric motor away from standstill – the car just leapt off the line. I did try changing gear manually, but it was fastest left in automatic. That was when we achieved the fastest single run of 13.8960 seconds.

“But what impressed most was the M’s duality of purpose: it might be quick, but it’s also comfy and very easy to drive. It felt like it could do these runs all week long.”

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BMW 650i xDrive Released

BMW has finally announced their top of the line luxury coupe, the BMW 650i xDrive. It is 2012 model year with 4-wheel drive configuration.

The car is powered by a similar 4.4-L, 400 hp V8 engine used in regular 650. The intelligent all-wheel drive system of BMW makes the car a bit heavier that also affect the speed as well. But with this intelligent all-wheel drive system the car receives excellent stability and traction. The rear-drive system sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds.

The car comes with a price tag of US$86,000. Although, it seems much expensive than the regular 650, it gets additional features as well such as Onboard Navigation System with Traffic Alerts, Voice Command, Climate Zone Ventilation, iPod and USB Adaptor Bang & Olufsen Surround Sound System BMW Apps, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Adaptive LED Headlights, Full Color Head-Up Display, Lane Departure Warning, Night Vision, BMW Assist with Bluetooth Wireless Technology, and so on.

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Dagger GT Now Achieves 2700 hp, 315 mph

You must have remembered the TranStar Dagger GT. The Dagger GT has radically treated by the world’s best car maker. They have updated the specs on their official website claiming that the 2700 hp version of Dagger is able to gain a top speed of 315 mph (500 km/h).

It is somehow hard to believe this report because up till now they had not kept their promise of introducing 2500 hp version nor even 2000 hp yet. We won’t believe until they show up the class.

We are so curious about this 2700 hp Dagger and really hope that the TranStar will reveal it with the disclosed specs to make it a proper hyper vehicle rather than a mere dragster. Only in this way they can show the top automakers like McLaren, Bugatti, Ferrari which are yet to make 1000 hp version that how talented and capable team they have under their shed.

Following are given the specs disclosed by TranStar on their website:

  • Custom-hand made specifications
  • Two engine choices: Streetable 427 twin turbo and custom 2000 hp 427 racing. A 2700 hp polished aluminum 632 Dart big unit with twin Turbonetics turbos, multi-fuel injection featuring race and pump gas/octane-on-demand
  • An optional 50 state legal 650 hp engine
  • An optional hybrid-electric and 600 hp all-electric engine
  • Custom-made 2700 hp and 2300 lb-ft (torque) 6-speed TranStar Racing aluminum cased 300M steel transaxle clutch and gearbox by Mendeola Transaxle.
  • Aluminum-based dual intercoolers and 4 radiators
  • Carbon Fiber composite space-age body
  • Kevlar Monocoque frame made of aluminum and carbon fiber
  • Custom paint and interior by After FX Customs
  • High quality biometric security system
  • Electronic wiring system by award-wining ISIS
  • MoTec engine management system
  • 9-inch touch-screen and voice-actuated computer monitor
  • 3 rearview cameras featuring night vision
  • 4-inch, 4 sculpted exhausts
  • Styling by Ivan Luccion and Tom Van Ryn
  • 375 mm wide tires on rear
  • A drag package designed similar to the traction mechanics of Pro Stock 200 mph dragster as option
  • 300 mph land speed safety package available as an option
  • Road racing package available as an option
  • For landspeed, drag and road racing, three optional rear wings available
  • Sport, Super Sport and Luxury are three street models while Drag, Landspeed and Road Racing are racing models
  • Also available cock-pit adjustable suspension settings and ride-height adjustments alogn with cock-pit adjustable traction control and electric cutouts.

Performance Goals:

  • The vehicle has achieved a top speed of 315 mph with landspeed safety package.
  • Keep a 280 mph of standing mile record
  • Covered a distance of quarter a mile at 205 mph with drag package
  • Also keep a 6.6 seconds quarter mile record
  • Sprints from 0-60 mph in 1.2 seconds
  • Holds a VIR Grand Course Lap Record and a Nurburgring Lap Record
  • Other performance goals include Slalom record, 0-60-0 record, and Lap Records at Talladega, Daytona and Indianapolis Raceways.
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Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series in the Pipeline

Through some reliable resources, it has been reported that the Black Series version of Mercedes SLS AMG is in its final stages of development.

Although, the Standard SLS version is also a top class model, we can expect to something even better in the form of Black Series. From the experience of previous Black Series AMGs, we can conclude that this Black Series SLS will something like a hard-core racing cars for streets. Majority of the earlier Black Series AMGs came with air conditioning, automatic gearbox and other standard features.

AMG didn’t tell much about this car, but we can expect to have vehicle with racing body kit, not as aggressive as GT3, but still with a potential of 700+ horsepower. MT states that the street legal version of the SLS AMG GT3 racer is also in the development process.

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Kicherer Mercedes SLS Roadster

Kicherer is the first tuning firm that tuned the Mercedes SLS Roadster for the first time. Although, the tuned Kicherer SLS Roadster seems akin to Supersport GT SLS kit, the vehicle also receives front spoiler and rear diffuser. Perhaps, the front is quite big but unexpectedly appears excellent on the Roadster.

As for power specs, the Roadster receives more power than the Supersport. The standard hardtop version came with 630 hp, but this particular Roadster generates 650 hp and torque of about 700 Nm. The car sprints from 0-100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 320 km/h.

Some of the other features include a set of three-part 20-inch RS-1 wheels, stainless steel exhaust system and adjustable suspension.

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Lamborghini Aventador vs Porsche GT2 RS – GRIP Test

A friendly match was held between the world’s two best supercars in the RTL’s best car show GRIP.

This is more of a fun than a match. Axel Stein, a comedian and car nut supports the 700 hp Lamborghini Aventador, while Matthias Malmedie, a German racing driver goes with the 620 hp Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Let us have a look at the video to know what happened in that friendly match.

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The Ultimate Drag Race! [Video]

The following video shows the chunks of ultimate drag race between the world’s best sportscar. Almost eleven sportscar took part in that Ultimate Drag Race and all of them belong to different brands including BMW 1M Coupe, Mustang Boss 302, Ferrari 458, Audi R8 GT, Mercedes SLS, Porsche Cayman R, Lexus LFA, Corvette Z06, Nissan GTR, Porsche 911 and Lotus Evora.

This is a mix race that anyone can take part in it. Let us have a look at this amazing race video.

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