the sinister glamour of AUTO UNION.
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An original 1977 promotional film outlining the (at the time) new Saab 99 Turbo.
Rumour is that the Swedish government have called emergency meetings to meet with GM! Maybe Saab will survive!?
In honor of the beating of Saab that’s occuring at the moment, today’s foto of the day is devoted to the ORIGINAL 1st Saab ever made..URSaab, the Saab 92. It had a drag coefficient of 0.30 (!!!) in 1947! Amazing.
DO NOT LET SAAB DIE, SWEDEN!!!
Sports Car Digest has a great article on the super rare ATS 2500 GT 3.0 which originally debut’d in 1963 and went on to be produced in the grand number of 8 total complete vehicles. With a 2.5 Liter V8 rollin out 220hp and could hit 160 mph or so….and looks to kill—- I wish they’d made more of these! This car had the bigger 3.0L engine.
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(original Heuer ad above, for the original vesrions in the 70s)
One of THE coolest chronograph Heuer watches known as the Silverstone has been launched as a limited edition reissue! So exciting! What’s not so exciting is the price tag. $6500. Time to sell a kidney?
Well it doesn’t look that different, but there are some significant styling differences noticeable from these spy pics posted on Motor Authority.
The front nose is definitely higher, and the headlights are more upright, reminiscent of older 911s (ding ding….points for Porsche already!). Supposedly this is due to stricter EU pedestrian safety laws, but I like to think it’s due to taking the 911 back to its stylish roots!
I’m not sure what they are trying to do with the rear, and I get the feeling that the spoiler on this mule has been heavily camouflaged and subsequently distorted from the look it will have in production. I think that ‘whale tale’ is to throw off the pundits, or is it? Time will tell.
My favourite BMW of all time. GIVE ME ONE.
This past sunday night, the latest episode of TOP GEAR featured Lancia as the company who has made the most number of ‘great’ cars. It was a fantastic episode, and a MUST watch for any italian car fan and especially for anyone into Lancias.
Here are the videos from that show, in 2 parts:
Audi has just introduced the new A8 in Miami at some art festival (can’t be arsed to look up which one!). On first impressions, the car looks GREAT. MORE INFO AFTER THE PICTURES.
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• Optimized 4.2 FSI V8 specifications:
o FSI direct injection
o Audi Valvelift System (AVS) variable intake valve lift
o 8-speed transmission for improved fuel economy, responsiveness and driving comfort
o 372 hp (D3 A8 had 350 hp)
o 328 lb-ft (D3 A8 had 325 lb-ft torque)
o 0-100km/h (62 mph) in 5.7 seconds
o 15% improvement in fuel consumption estimated vs. current A8 (EPA figures TBD)
o quattro ® AWD – latest generation with asymmetric rear-biased torque split (40/60)
|2011 all-new Audi A8 (NWB)||202.0||76.7||57.5||117.8|
|2004-2010 Audi A8/S8 (NWB)||199.3||74.6||56.9||115.9|
|2004-2010 Audi A8 (LWB)||204.4||74.6||57.3||121.0|
|BMW 7 Series (NWB)||199.7||74.9||58.2||120.9|
|BMW 7 Series (LWB)||205.2||74.9||58.3||126.4|
|Lexus LS (NWB)||199.2||73.8||58.1||116.9|
|Lexus LS (LWB)||203.9||73.8||58.1||121.7|
|Mercedes-Benz S Class (LWB only in USA)||205.1||73.7||58.0||124.6|