BMW RR Superbike Vs BMW M3 [Video]

The folks at BMW Motorrad have recently organized a competition between old bike and car. The purpose of organizing such challenge may be to bring some change in the ongoing routine together with test the best they have in their lineups. Well a BMW S 1000 RR superbike capable of generating 190 hp and a tuned BMW M3 with an output of 440 hp took on the challenge. The pro drivers named Rico and Nico participated in the challenge. It is not a race as we have seen on the race tracks. To find out what it is all about jump over to the video.

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Peugeot EX1 Sets Electric Lap Record at Nurburgring

Well, another record for Peugeot’s little electric EX1and still it seems that French are not willing to make it. Certainly, it is a bit surprising attitude from French car brand where Peugeot EX1 broke the lap record at Nurburgring Nordschleife for being an electric car.

On the 20.832 kilometers race track at Nurburgring, the EX1 setup a lap time of 9:01.338 seconds at an average speed of 138.324 km/h. Interestingly, both the records are set by EVs. The previous best was set by another EV that completed the lap in 9:51.45 seconds back in 2010. Well, there is a shocking difference of 50 seconds between the current and the previous best.

There is no doubt that EX1 is an impressive car as it is entirely designed for fun drive. But still we cannot expect to see this car going into the production because it is way too fancy to be the part of this world. We may expect it with little tweaks by the car makers to make it suitable for the routine driving.

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Ram Truck Reveals Long-Hauler Concept

Ram Truck recently released its new dream hauler which is surprisingly big. It is named as Ram Long Hauler Concept Truck. At present it is nothing more than a show car.

The idea of Ram Long-Hauler Concept is established up a Class 5 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab and is particularly designed to carry out heavy duty jobs, e.g. towing heavy trailers or moving big stuff around while on on-site jobs. If we compare it with 550, this Long-Hauler features 8-foot box, a mid-ship fuel tank mated to a second frame-mounted tank and also a third optional bed-mounted auxiliary tank giving it to store up to 170 gallons of fuel.

If we throw light on the specs of Long-Hauler, we will come to know that it is 24 feet in length, 79.1 inch high and have a wheelbase of 197.4-inch. The estimated weight of this Long-Hauler is measured as 9,300 lbs. The Ram Long-Hauler Concept Truck will get an inclined six-cylinder 6.7-L High Output Cummins Turbo Charged Diesel engine. Certainly, there is no question about horsepower, the thing matter is torque and the Long-Hauler has plenty of it, to say 800 lb-ft. On front and rear, it has Kelderman Air Suspension and supported on 19.5-inch Alcoa aluminum wheels.

If we talk about the exterior, it has an elegant black paint finish emphasized by white gold metallic, a bull bar at front, wide wheelarches and custom hitch-access tailgate. In the interior, NVH package is introduced that offers a quiet, comfy cabin. Other features include 2 + 2 leather seating particularly with a high comfort driver seat, power-adjusted rear footrests, a rear center console comprises of a refrigerator, cup holders and tray tables.

Other services include 115V and 12V outlets on front and rear, inductive charger, DVD player along with overhead screen for rear passengers and Wi-Fi. There is a laptop storage area as well and also a safe for valuables.

We are still not sure whether Dodge will make this or not.

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Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 Project Manager Interview [Videos]

Perhaps, EVO’s Chris Harris is the first journalist who gets the opportunity to spend his time with majority of the newly released sportscars. He is popular for bringing reports and quality videos regarding the happenings in the automotive industry. The present video is not only based on his recent meeting with the project manager, Andreas Preuninger but also reveals some of the astonishing facts about the Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 which were missing in company’s official press release.

Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 will get the same engine used in the RSR racing car. Let’s have a look at the video below:

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2012 Audi Q3 Exposed in New Videos

Audi has revealed some more videos of their upcoming Audi Q3. People are yet not able to discover what the new Audi Q3 is all about is the major thought behind revealing these videos. In these new videos, Audi make use of CGI and other stuff to visualize the philosophy of this compact crossover to the audience. Audi Q3 is apparently a car for urban use with a view to have a ride of comfy and convenience. This compact crossover will give you the feel of driving a SUV. Audi has always been involved in costly and mega marketing campaigns and these video can be considered as a step towards that campaign as well. Also, these videos will give you better idea of 2012 Audi Q3.

Let us have a look at these videos:

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Bentley Continental GTC Aero Kit by Prior Design

Prior Design is a tuning form popular for bringing finally tuned Mercedes cars. However, they are not just limited to Mercedes as they have recently introduced some tweaks in Bentley GTC.

Prior Design has offered a cool new bumper on the rear side along with integrated diffuser. However, the new exhausts are not very impressive and they look similar to the ones they used with old Porsche 996 Turbos but still the car gives a cooler look from back. If we talk about the front side, it fails to make an impression because of its odd front bumper. Also, Prior Design somehow too much emphasized the pointless nostrils together with smoked lights and gives the car strange look.

Bentley GTC is already perfect in its looks and what Prior Design has brought in the form of graphics on its entire body, are simply not required.

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First Video of Alfa Romeo Zagato TZ3 Stradale Appears

Zagato has recently provided us with some details of its Alfa Romeo Zagato TZ3 Stradale because of the increasing amount of false rumors. Previously, they came up with some pictures and specs details about TZ3 Stradale. From the pictures and details provided to us, we came to know that the present TZ3 Stradale gets its inspiration from TZ3 Corsa one-off and also based on Dodge Viper ACR. TZ3 Stradale offers with an elegant Zagato-designed carbon fiber body. Here is given the first video of Zagato TZ3 Stradale that will give you a better idea about the car.

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Porsche Panamera Diesel European Price

In one of our recent post, we have given you the news of Porsche Panamera Diesel price and specs for Britain market. Now the pricing for the European market has also released. In European market the car will be sold at £80,183. However, the specs and all the other equipment remains the same for the car. The fuel consumption of the car will stand at 6.5 1/100 km. Certainly, it is an impressive and well-equipped Sport Sedan.

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TechArt Collectors Model Cars

Well a big number of fans who show interest in the TechArt GTstreet models are based on teenagers. The reason is quite obvious he who can’t afford the real thing turn these heavily tuned car models. All the credit goes to German tuning company who has brought such car models.

The GTstreet R and GTstreet RS 1:43 models from TechArt Collectors are based on Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 GT2. Although, these are just models but still gives you a bit of dealing with top-notch lifestyle. These models are quite reasonably priced at £59.90. These models are not only popular among the kids but also for model car collectors as well.

An interesting fact about these models is that these are also prepared in limited number, i.e. 300 units like real cars. Like real cars, these are also featured in the same way with California orange and black paint job. Other things involve an acrylic display case, base plate with limitation badge, serial number and all this stuffed in black gift box.

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Porsche Panamera Diesel UK Pricing and Specs

Porsche has announced that the new Porsche Panamera Diesel will go on sale in the United Kingdom from August 2011. This is new Panamera Diesel is simply a great example of performance, comfort and economy. You can take this car from the Lands End to the top of Scotland without even refueling it on your way.

It is a challenge from Top Gear. The Panamera Diesel will get a 3.0-L V6 engine capable of generating 205 hp (184kW) and 550Nm of torque. The car will come as rear-wheel drive with an eight-speed Tiptronic S ‘box. The car will sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.8 seconds with a maximum speed of 150 mph.

If we talk about fuel consumption, the car is pretty much capable of doing 43.5mpg given with its 80 liter tank. It can cover over an impressive 745 mph provided with this 80 liter tank. The car is pretty much environment friendly with only 172 g/km of CO2 emission. The efficiency of the car will can further be improved with the help of lower rolling resistance tires to 167 g/km and 44.8mpg on a combined cycle.

The most important fact about this car lies in its price. Surprisingly, the Porsche Panamera Diesel will be offered at MSRP of £62,134. Within these figures you will get a lot kits as standard such as Active Suspension Management (PASM), Bi-Xenon headlights, front and rear ParkAssist, tire pressure monitoring, automatic dimming rear view mirrors, Porsche Communication Management with touch-screen satellite navigation and audio controls, cruise control and a three year warranty. Apart from these, the Panamera Diesel will also get Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) and also a complementary driving course at the Porsche Experience Center, Silverstone.

Apparently, it seems as if it is a touch too expensive but if we see the items including in the kit, we can say that the price is just about competitive.

Through its proportions alone, the Panamera stands out clearly in its market segment: measuring 1931mm (76.0in) in width and 1418mm (55.8in) in height, the Panamera is both wider and lower than comparable four-door models. The unmistakable, sleek GT silhouette is created by an overall length of 4970mm (195.7in) and short, sporting overhangs front and rear. This new model can be recognised by the lettering ‘diesel’ on the front doors.

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