News and tuning about May, 2008

Scottish Car of 800 HP!


The super-sport cars market will be enriching with a new model. It comes from Scotland and proposes 800 HP. Although this information is now quite vague, it seems that the Scottish car, produced by Dowdeswell and Hardie and only Falen, will enter in series production. And what production! The Scottish wants to produce only 4 copies, they will probably sell at an exorbitant price to cover the costs of investment and development.
The good part for collectors is that D & H Falen will be … extremely rare.
Scottish car of 800 HP! Vehicle which attracts attention by its very aggressive design (and optical blocks to remember the model Gallardo) has a V10 engine of 5.5 liters located central, company officials announced that he will deliver around 800-HP.
Equipment is made almost entirely of carbon fiber, so that the total weight is estimated at 1,000 kg.
The car will most likely be presented at the Auto Salon in Geneva next year.

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700 HP Enzo Ferrari from Edo Competition

Tuner Edo Competition managed to convince V12 engine’s Enzo to deliver more HP.
Even if it seems hard to believe there are owners of cars like the Ferrari Enzo and would like something more than the 660 HP that offers model series. Not necessarily because you must use them too often, but is also an image thing to have a car to be exclusively among them.
And if there is demand, normal for developed and bid. For Ferrari Enzo, Edo Competition is a solution as it may be appropriate if it wants an increase of performances.
Enzo Ferrari by 700 HP from Edo Competition proposes a kit which refers to the technique side of the car. First, V12 engine now develops 700 HP and 715 Nm, with the help of changes in the exhaust gallery, a filtering and changed some elements from the electronic management system. These changes were inspired by the technical part of Ferrari FXX model circuit of the Italians.

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The Subaru-Toyota for everybody!

Subaru will sell on world markets all future models developed jointly with Toyota.
Future model Subaru-Toyota is closer to launch. November news announces that the first model traction on the rear deck for Subaru will be sold throughout the world for them and only in Japan for Toyota.
Latest rumors on the market suggest that the model Subaru-Toyota will be built on the basis sporty Impreza and will benefit from a propellant boxer of 2.0 liters and 220 HP, realizable at 6,500 rot / min.
Like the coupe Subaru-Toyota will make its debut on the market only in 2011. Toyota, the first auto manufacturer worldwide will participate large in the company of Subaru 8.7%, and now has 17%.

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Honda Motor vehicle launches a new low-cost hybrid in 2009

Honda Motor Company announced it will launch a new hybrid car low-cost market in Japan, North America and Europe at the beginning of 2009, aiming to overcome the Toyota race car production environment.
Despite the pressures exerted by high oil prices and worries related to climate change, environment-friendly hybrid cars occupy a small niche globally, in part because of high costs, both for consumers and for manufacturers.
Honda is the number two Japanese production of cars with low consumption, both gas and electricity, but Toyota has led the standings due to sales successful Prius model, available only in hybrid version.
SBInvestments analyst firm, Koichi Ogawa, said it’s hard to tell if Honda could threaten the position of Toyota.
When you say hybrid, think the Prius,” said Ogawa. “Honda is very dependent on the U.S. market, which is reorienting to hybrid cars.”

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More power from Aston Martin V8 Vantage

The British from Aston Martin has operated a series of changes to the model V8 Vantage.
The goal? More power!
After nearly 3 years of production, the Aston Martin considered a necessary upgrade model V8 Vantage. It is not itself a facelift, because there are no changes to the design. It is just a technical upgrade, but not some one.
V8 engine of 4.3 liters and 380 HP has been amended so that cylinders reached 4.7 liters and maximum power has increased to 420 HP. And maximum torque has increased by 15% reaching 470 Nm.
Performances have increased, but not spectacular. Acceleration from 0-100 km / h is possible in 4.7 seconds – 4.8 seconds compared to what it was before, and the maximum speed reached 288 km / h (compared to 280 km / h).
Other improvements consist in a clutch disc with 500 grams more easily and speed automatic box has been electronically programmed to respond more smoothly into the “Comfort” and more aggressive mode “Sport“. Also, the suspension is now more rigid, and the modification to the steering system generates a greater precision.

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The most economical Audi Q7: Hybrid

Audi will launch this year’s version of the model Q7 Hybrid.
The idea is not new, people from presenting Audi Q7 Hybrid concept a few years ago, but at the end of 2008 the car will enter series production. The Germans have revealed that work on this car for some time, together with Porsche, they sell the plan a hybrid Cayenne.
Audi continued its project Q7 Hybrid although German officials have concluded that such a model would not be cost-effective in the U.S. market a very amateur-SUV, but it seems that not those with hybrid propulsion. The machine will be offered for sale but on the European market.
However it is very likely that Audi might not recover the money and invest in the development model, but probably hopes to count the image that also owns a technology that is applicable in May.
Audi Q7 Hybrid has a conventional engine, gas, in V6 configuration of 3.6 liters. Maximum power is 280 HP and 375 Nm torque record. Besides the engine, engineers have been held and one that delivers 46 electric HP and 280 Nm.

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