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2008 Audi TTS

Posted in audi, auto shows, concept cars with tags , on January 25, 2008 by Shun Ty

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Audi has given its S treatment to most of the cars in its line-up, such as the S4, S5, and S6, but this is the first time we’ve seen it on the diminutive TT. Although the body looks the same as the TT, it uses aluminum panels around the front to save weight. Strangely, instead of beefing up the bigger 3.2-liter V-6 available on the TT, Audi uses a turbocharged 2-liter to give the TTS 272 horsepower.

Wild & Wacky Toyota’s Future-Themed Vehicles

Posted in concept cars, toyota with tags , on January 22, 2008 by Shun Ty

Toyota 1/X concept, “sleek version of the future”
1/X concept

Toyota FV MT Concept, “generation-X minivan”
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Toyota Hi Ct Concept, “the dream of every truck car lover”
hi ct concept

Toyota RiN Concept, the “green cubed”
rin concept

Toyota iQ Concept, “tiny but brilliant”
iq concept

Toyota i-Real Concept, the “couch-potato-car”
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2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Posted in cars, chevrolet, concept cars with tags on January 21, 2008 by Shun Ty

In the world of supercars, the Corvette is a bargain, and Chevrolet just made it even better with the ZR1. The new Corvette uses a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 putting out an astounding 620 horsepower and 595 ft-lbs or torque. Carbon fiber body parts keep the overall weight low.

2008 Detroit Auto Show

Posted in auto shows, cars, concept cars with tags , on January 18, 2008 by Shun Ty

It’s the start of the year and it is good to begin with lots of new and dazzling cars from the world’s “best of the best” automakers. Car lovers, enthusiast and fanatics around the globe gathered in Detroit’s Auto Show to witness face to face the latest innovation of cars for this year. They launched a number of significant new cars, featuring the latest cabin and powertrain technology.

In Detroit, January usually means gray skies. But this January the predominant color is green, since the 2008 North American International Auto Show was seeking to answer the big question — Which shades of green auto technology are going to be ?in style? for the future???

The buzz about green technologies is big, and so are the stakes. Some technologies were quickly embraced as green. Other technologies are going to have to earn it the hard way — by proving themselves at every step of the way.

Small but Terrible!!!

Posted in cars, chevrolet, chevrolet beat concept, chevrolet groove concept, chevrolet trax concept, concept cars on July 27, 2007 by Shun Ty

With tumbling SUV and large saloon sales and certain oil economies, GM is now aiming to increase its being in even more small auto market. The car maker revealed a trio of newest Chevrolet minicab model autos planned to capture the mind of young town car fanatic around the globe.

The “trio” include:

• Chevrolet Groove : A “funkastalgia”- themed vehicle too tough-looking to be “cute,” the Groove concept is a retro-inspired vehicle with assured fender flickers and a vertical windshield. It looks much longer than it is, thanks to its short hood and long cabin. The front-drive Groove is powered by a small, efficient 1-liter diesel engine. The Groove’s design conveys something but weakness. The outstanding matte Lunar Quartz exterior finish compares with the strategic use of satin silver exterior chrome details. Think this the most realistic concept of the three.

• Chevrolet Trax : The Rage Orange Chevrolet Trax, an urban crossover concept that’s evenly at home on the trails or in traffic, it gets a low-cost all-wheel-drive system and looks the auto parts of a rugged SUV many times its dimension, thanks to a voluminous one-piece bumper and fender system in the front and back, a rear-mounted auxiliary tire and a roof rack. Trax is power-driven by a 1-liter gas engine.

• Chevrolet Beat: The Vertigo Green Chevrolet Beat three-door hatchback concept is doomed to evoke a micro edition of the import tuner cars popularized by movies like the Fast and the Furious. The Beat is certainly the most sporty of the trio. The Beat is a front-wheel-drive, built to be tailored, and motorized by a 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engine mated to an automatic transmission. It’s loaded with expertise, including a navigation system and first class stereo. Notionally described as a “tuner” car, the Beat is predestined to be customized much similar to a Scion to an owner’s own personal tastes.

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