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Geneva Motor Show 2010 – The new Koenigsegg Agera

Koenigsegg is celebrating 15 year of outstanding performance by unleashing their latest creation the ‘Agera’ at the 2010 Geneva International Motorshow.

The Agera is as wide at the front as in the rear of the car. This gives very good balance in corners and minimizes body roll.

The Agera also features the latest in braking technology, incorporating an adjustable ABS system, 392×36 and 380×34 ventilated and drilled ceramic discs, for unparalleled braking performance and zero fade regardless of track or road condition.Thanks to optimized breathing and Twin Turbo, power is now 910 hp, running on regular petrol. Torque is maximum 1100 nm and is reached at 5100 rpm. There is over 1000 nm of torque available from 2680 to 6100 rpm.

The Agera also features the latest in braking technology, incorporating an adjustable ABS system, 392×36 and 380×34 ventilated and drilled ceramic discs, for unparalleled
braking performance and zero fade regardless of track or road condition.

Thanks to optimized breathing and Twin Turbo, power is now 910 hp, running on
regular petrol. Torque is maximum 1100 nm and is reached at 5100 rpm. There is over 1000 nm of torque available from 2680 to 6100 rpm.

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Performance (petrol version)
Power output: 910 hp at 6850 rpm-redline @ 7250 rpm
Torque: over 1000 nm from 2860 to 6170 rpm
Max Torque: 1100 nm at 5100 rpm
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.1 seconds
0-200 km/h 8.9 sec, 0-200-0 km/h 13.7 sec
Top Speed: 390+ km/h (245+ mph) (estimated)
Braking distance: 30.5m (100-0 km/h)
Lateral G-force: 1.6 G
Fuel consumption:
Highway travel: 12,5 l/100km, Combined: l6/100km
Weight-to-power ratio: 1.42 kg/hp
Weight distribution: 45% front, 55% rear

Pagani Zonda Tricolore – Geneva Pictures 2010

These are the latest pictures from the Geneva Motorshow. It has been built to commend the 50th anniversary of the Italian ‘Frecce Tricolori’ which is the equivalent to the UK Red Arrows.

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The Zonda Tricolore is based on the Zonda Cinque coupe, using the same special carbonfibre weaved with titanium wire for the construction of its tub, and an automated paddle-shift gearbox. The exterior of the Tricolore is in blue laquer coating which looked as good as the blue carbon on the veyron.
 
The Tricolore differs from the Zonda Cinque by not having the air-intake snorkel fitted to feed the engine with air – instead there’s a small, vertical fin on top of the engine cover, presumably to help link the looks of the Zonda Tricolore to the jet used by the Frecce Tricolori team.
 
There are also unique LED running lights at the front, shaped to look like the tail fin of a plane and ‘Frecce Tricori’ mimicking strips, beginning either side of the nose of the car and then running the full the length of the car.

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It is priced at 1.3M Euros, making it £1,360,000 not sure if it includes 12 months road tax.

Audi RS5 Leaked Dealer Literature Surface

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After spotting the 2010 Audi RS5 back in middle of 2009, In test at the infamous Nordschleife, The Dealer documentation has been leaked before the official unvailing at the 2010 Geneva Motorshow.

The Brakes system will adopt the same Calipers as the B6 Audi-Rs4 and the semi floating ventilated Rotors, The power output isnt confirmed but we believe it to be around the 440ps from the R8-Rs4 V8 4.2l.

Engine:
4.2 liters
Cylinders: V-8
Aspiration: Naturally aspirated
Fuel Injection: FSI direct fuel injection
Maximum Power: 444 hp (450 PS) @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum Torque: 317.15 lb-ft. @ 4,000 – 6,000 RPM
Fuel Consumption: 21.78 MPG average

Transmission:
Type: S tronic dual-cutch
Differential: Self-locking crown-gear center diff. with 60:40 rear torque bias. Optional sport rear differential

Performance:
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.6 seconds
Top Speed: Electronically limited 155.34 mph, optional delimiter pack 173.98 mph

RedBull Racing’s RB6 Latest Pictures

Just missing the mid-morning rain, the RB6 was unveiled to the public in Spain today.


Mark and Sebastian drew back the cover to reveal the Adrian Newey-design car which will challenge for points, podiums and trophies in 2010.

Following a brief photo session where the drivers were joined by RedBull’s Racing chief technical officer and team principal Christian Horner there was a round of television and press interviews before Mark begain testing the new car. In the wet.

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S


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The team at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, have developed a new top-of-the-range sports car for the customer who will only settle for the very best in terms of power, performance and driving dynamics: the 911 Turbo S.

The heart of this most exclusive high-performance athlete is of course a six-cylinder boxer boosted by two exhaust gas turbochargers with variable turbine geometry, with an increase in power over the 911 Turbo by 30 to 530 bhp (390 kW).

Maximum torque is a most impressive 700 Newton-metres (516 lb-ft). At the same time this new top model comes as standard with all high-tech components available only as options on the “regular” 911 Turbo.

Despite its significant increase in power and dynamic performance, the new 911 Turbo S, at 11.4 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 24.8 mpg imp), does not consume any more fuel than the Porsche 911 Turbo, making it by far the most efficient sports car in its performance class.

The 911 Turbo S comes exclusively with seven-speed Porsche- Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) (Porsche’s Double-Clutch Gearbox) conveying drive power to Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive.

Driving safety optimised to an even higher standard is ensured by Dynamic Engine Mounts and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) including a mechanical differential lock on the rear axle. In conjunction with Launch Control on the Sport Chrono Package featured as standard, the 911 Turbo S accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and reaches 200 km/h in 10.8 seconds Top speed is 315 km/h or 195 mph.

The new Porsche 911 Turbo S will be at the dealership as both a Coupé and Cabriolet as of May 2010.

The German market price of the Turbo S Coupé is Euro 173,241 including 19 per cent value-added tax and local equipment in the market (the Euro base price is Euro 145,400).

The Cabriolet retails in the German market at Euro 184.546, again including 19 per cent VAT and local equipment/specifications (base price Euro 154,900).

RENAULT TO UNVEIL WIND AT GENEVA

In a World Première at the Geneva Motor Show on 2 March, Renault will unveil its brand-new coupé-roadster – Wind.

Wind is a two-seater coupé-roadster of 3.83 metres in length which features a highly innovative way of opening up. With its novel electric roof that pivots open in just 12 seconds, Wind brings a completely different take on a car for drivers who enjoy open top motoring.

Wind is aimed at motorists who lust after a car that is not only distinctive and compact, but also convertible yet practical enough for everyday use.

Although Wind’s compact dimensions make it a nimble machine in and about town, it is the only car of its class to provide just as much luggage space (270dm3 VDA) whatever the position of the roof.

True to Renault’s brand signature “Drive the Change”, Wind makes passion affordable for everyone.

Wind will be unveiled at a press conference on the Renault stand at the Geneva Motor Show at 4:15pm on 2 March.

Mercedes GP Petronas Team Presentation Stuttgart

Today, the new Silver Arrows Formula One works team MERCEDES GP PETRONAS was presented at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. Nico Rosberg and seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher along with team management Ross Brawn, Nick Fry and Norbert Haug were introduced to guests with a presentation and press conference.

Over 600 guests, including 200 media representatives and 200 Mercedes-Benz employees, visited the Mercedes-Benz Museum, one of the biggest and most famous car museums in the world, to see the launch of the team and the unveiling of the new Silver Arrows livery. Mercedes-Benz employees from the company’s manufacturing plants in Untertürkheim and Sindelfingen, 100 of whom were invited for their outstanding performances and 100 selected through a popular internal draw, also had the opportunity to take their first look at the new MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team.

The event opened with a welcome speech by Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars before Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg presented the new Silver Arrows livery for the 2010 season on last year’s car. The team’s 2010 car, the MGP W01, will make its track debut at the first Formula One test in Valencia on Monday 1 February, with the 2010 Formula One season starting in Bahrain on 14 March.

The new silver and green livery creates a true marriage between the heritage of the Silver Arrows and the team’s title partner PETRONAS. The legacy of the Silver Arrows goes back to the 1934 Eifel Race when, on the evening before the event, the white paint was sanded off the Mercedes W25 race car to fulfil weight regulations (750kg formula) and the silver colour of the aluminium surface of the car appeared. This season, with the return of the Silver Arrows, the MGP W01 will shine in silver combined with a flow of iridescent silver shading. On the nose and on other parts of the car traces of black carbon fibre visible are visible – a reminder of the first Silver Arrow of 1934.

RenaultSport’s Hat-Trick Hot Hatch At The The What CAR? Awards

Renaultsport has taken a hot-hatch hat-trick at this year’s What Car? Awards, the glittering ceremony held this evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. In an unprecedented result in the prestigious ‘Best Hot Hatch’ category, all three price categories were won by the French brand’s iconic performance arm.

After gaining the Lap Record for the Nürburgring, with the Renault Megane R26.R with an impressive 8:17 then fighting off stiff competition with the bigger engined Focus RS.
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