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The Kia K9 Prototype has been spied in Sweden, the Kia K9 will be the new successor to the Opirus in South Korea as Kia’s flagship model, and will extend their K5 – K7 line. It will be styled to have the same look of the German manufacturers, thanks to chief designer Peter Schreyer.
It shares its chassis ant the transmission platform as the rear wheel propelled Hyundai Genesis sedan.
Powering this line of car will be a choice of one of three engines:-
3.8-liter V6 engine that generates 333hp 5.0-liters V8 generating a respectable 429 hp.
We have no news of when this car will become official but by looks of the form and the fact its a production prototype we are expecting it to be very soon.
Earlier in the year we revealed Maserati’s Prototype of the 2011 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale. 407035|70407038|70407089|70407095|70407101|70407104|70407138|70407141|70407144|70407147|70407150|70407153|70407372|70407375|70 Now Maserati has revealed the 2011 MC Stradale which is billed as the “fastest, lightest and most powerful car in the Maserati range.”
The Stradale features an aero kit, matched with high performance brakes, and a Nordschleife tuned suspension for “Pin-sharp handling.”
The Powerunit is complimented by a 4.7-liter V-8 with 457 PS.
It will enables the car to hit the vmax in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph).
Sure, the R8 is not exactly snail like, and this is even more so once the sports car has been tuned by ABT Sportsline. The result is a real workhorse, which does not just hint at power, but also doesn’t have a single gram of fat on its body unlike its driver. With the limited version R8 GT R (with only 25 units available) engineers and designers have gone one step further: experience from motorsport flowed into the design, and all the components have been systematically trimmed to ensure a light-weight construction and optimal weight distribution. As a result not just the bonnet, front and rear aprons, the adjustable rear wing or the tailgate are made of carbon, but the outline edge on the rear, the external mirrors and the door panel are also made of the same material. The side windows are made of Makrolon – the high-tech polycarbonate does not just reduce weight, but also has impressive strength properties. The result: the ABT R8 GT R is a proud 100 kg lighter than its counterpart.
The well-trained sports car has enormous performance potential: instead of the series-standard 525HP (386 kW), the 5.2 FSI in the ABT R8 GT R provides a massive 620HP (456 kW) and as a result the light car travels extremely quickly: the top speed is 325 km/h, it does 0-100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and the GT R reaches the 200km/h mark in a mere 9.9 seconds. In order to ensure that the power can be optimally applied on the road and on the race track, height-adjustable ABT Sports suspension and adjustable dampers are standard on the ABT R8 GT R. The ceramic brake system with modified brake pads has been adjusted to meet the enormous performance potential of the super sports car. The extremely light ABT CR alloys round off the package. On the front axle they are mounted in 9×19 inch and on the rear axle in 11×19 inch. The Michelin sports cup tyres are the perfect choice for the car. The ABT R8 GT R is a unique vehicle which provides maximum driving enjoyment. It has been designed for driving at the limit: from the weight-optimised exhaust unit to the ABT Titanium special coating – ABT’s love of motorsport can be seen in every detail.
This was in direct competition with the MTM GT3-2 which is a shy 560hp, But after speaking to Roland Mayer at MTM he teased us about the upcoming Twin-Turbo v10 is in development. After his experience in the Bi-Turbo audi market this should be an interesting update to the R8 Customizer market,and suspect a 680hp model.
After the Succes of the Audi R8, Audi plans to have several different variants of the R8 in production.
This is the Rumoured Clubsport (CS) or GT if it passes FIA inspection, Spotted undergoing test at the Nordschleife in Germany
The front fascia has been dropped and the addition of a new angled splitter and reshaped wings, while out back you’ll notice the huge, round exhaust outlets, restyled rear bumper with new air outlets and some very large calipers and rumoured Ceramic Braking.
It’s likely that Audi is hiding carbon fiber bodywork underneath the Matt Wrap which will increse its power to weight ratio.
Expect some changes in the gearbox too probably a dual clutch system and a more aggressive ratio.