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Cevrolet Camaro ZL1 Official Pictures and Nurburgring Photos

Back in october 2010 we spotted what we thought was a new iteration of the infamous Z28 Camaro, It turns out that the car was actually the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

The ZL1 name is derived from the infamous all aluminium engine, which was developed in the late 1960’s and the exclusivity back then only went in to 69 examples.

The LSA 6.2l supercharged engine will produce approximately 550 hp (410 kW) and the rear wheels will be driven by a six speed manual dual clutch system and magnetic dampening billed as “Ride Control” mated to a LSD.

The ZL1 will be the fastest camaro ever offered by chevrolet and the stats are still evolving in the depths of Chevrolet development and test facilities.

Major elements of the ZL1’s design are a new front fascia and hood with air extractors, designed in tandem to create aerodynamic downforce to aid handling.

The car’s hood includes a signature center section constructed of carbon fiber and rendered in satin black finish. New rocker panels, wide tires, 20-inch wheels and exhaust tips portray the car’s handling and power.

The ZL1 badge appears on the grille, hood and the brake calipers, all key areas portraying the technology within.

ZL1’s signature from the front is the redesigned fascia and aluminum hood with a raised, carbon fiber insert.

The fascia includes a front splitter and new vertical fog lamps. The fog lamp area includes air intakes designed for brake cooling.

The hood features front-mounted air extractors that direct air precisely over the car. Visually, this center section, in satin black carbon fiber, communicates the car’s high-performance intent as a visual contrast to the car’s exterior color.

The car is due for release in 2012
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2012 BMW 1 Series Spied Winter Test

Here’s the latest set of spy shots of the next-gen 2012 BMW 1-Series undergoing extreme winter testing in northern Sweden.

The new 1 Series hatchback will feature a longer wheelbase and wider track than the current model, and will be available in both three and five door variants.

The 1 series is losing more of its camouflage it looks like it’s trying to hide the new design’s broader stance.

The next-generation 2012 BMW 1-Series is expected to debut sometime later this year probably at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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2012 Audi A6 Spied Testing in the Rain Sleet and Snow

Today we spotted once again the 2012 Audi A6 at the Nurburgring in Germany. This model no longer shares the same chassis as the current VW Passat and will now be built on a bespoke aluminium chassis.

The most-obvious visual change to the new A6 is a different treatment to the frontend, with aggresively styled new headlamps.

The camouflage even though extensive doesnt leave any doubt to its slightly more aerodynamic shape to the
A6.

The engine range for the new model should include the Usual offerings and a new 4.0-litre V8 Audi is currently in development.

Sophisticated TDI motors will be part of the range, too. Two new transmissions will also be fitted to the new A6 – an eight- speed automatic and a seven-speed DSG clutch.

Production of the A6 should begin in the first Quarter of 2011 at Audi’s factory in Ingolstadt.

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Oldest Spyshots of the 2012 Mercedes SL

Here are some of the Oldest spy shots of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz SL model, always makes me giggle when people claim headlines for old spyshots this car was spotted back in November 2009 wearing the same Camouflage

So here are the better & more clearer pictures of the 2012 Mercedes SL from the Archives at Pistonspy, People really need to try harder……….

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL will debut at the earliest sometime in 2011.

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BMW M6 in both Coupe and Cabriolet Spyshots. #nurburgring

BMW unveiled its 6 Series Coupe concept at this year’s Paris Motor Show, giving us a preview at what the next-generation Sixer will look like when it debuts sometime next year. Fear not, M6 fans – this latest set of spy shots clearly shows that BMW has every intention of giving its latest grand tourer the high-power treatment.

Aside from the revised styling of the next-gen 6 Series, we can clearly see a set of large wheels wrapped in fat tires, not to mention the M-signature quad-exhaust pipes out back. Expect the M6 to use the same twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 setup that will debut in the new M5 sedan, meaning power numbers should be somewhere around 560 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque. It all sounds delicious, and we can’t wait to see how the M treatment looks on the even sleeker coupe.

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2012 Nissan GTR Facelift Uncamouflaged Shots at the Nordschleife

Here are the clearest and unseen uncomouflaged spy pics of four Nissan GT-R prototypes doing some testing at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany.

One of the uncamouflaged prototypes appears to be a Spec V configured GT-R while the other’s are standard model’s.

The changes are an extra fin sporting an LED light cluster for the daylight running with 6 leds in each cluster, and a more aggressive look in a slight redesined front bumper leading back to the flared and venter rear arches.

Also the car is rumoured to be running more than 500ps we expect around 530ps to be the final figure,also to compliment the daylight running lights there is an addition of a led cluster arrangement on the rear diffuser.

The new GT-R is expected to debut at the Paris Motorshow.

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2012 Ford Fiesta ST spied in Germany

Ford is currently road testing the new Fiesta ST – a hot hatch to take the Fiesta back to its XR roots.

The Focus ST is running Ford’s new 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine turbocharged and rumoured to be around 200bhp.

The Pistonspy has caught the Fiesta ST testing around the streets of Germany close to the infamous Nordschleife circuit.

Sporting Recaro Seats and a Front mounted intercooler for the turbo unit inside, and a noise coming from a remarkably undisguised twin exhaust setup.

The car has some stiff competition from the likes of Renault and the New Citroen DS3 so expect something rather special.

The car is remarkably uncamouflaged, considering we’re unlikely to see it until the Geneva motor show 2011.

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2012 Mercedes CLS Brochure Shots and Nurburgring Spyshots

The 2012 Mercedes CLS has spied at the Nurburgring Nordschleife the guys over a Mercedes – Benz ‘s Passion have also seen some leaked shots of the upcoming brochure CLS.

The detailing includes the usual ” shooting brake “concept of sloping curves and feminine esque rear LED clusters. And widebody style arches.

Inside is the usual Mercedes leather interior and more sports like molded seats to increase passenger stability on hard cornering .

Engine options will be: –

CLS 250 CDI (204 hp / 500 nm ) of known engine OM651 , Available as of 03/2011
CLS 350 CDI (265 hp / 620 NM ) with OM642LS DE30LA , from 01/2011
CLS 350 CDI 4Matic (265 hp / 620 NM) OM642 LSDE30LA
CLS 350 CGI (306 hp / 370 NM) M276 DE 35 , from 01/2011
CLS 500 BE (435 hp / 700 NM) M278 DE LA 46 , from 03/2011
CLS 500 BE 4matic (435 PS / 700 NM) M278 46 EN LA
CLS 63 AMG (544 hp / 800 NM) M157 DE 55 LA

Source : http://blog.mercedes-benz-passion.com
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