Rumormill: Bugatti developing secret Continental GT-based electric supercar

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With production of the Veyron coming to an end, speculation has been rampant over what Bugatti will build next. A super-sedan based on the 16C Galibier concept could still get the green light. A 1,200-horsepower “Super Veyron” has also re-entered the rumor mill of late. Even an entry-level roadster was mooted at one point. But a new project could give us a clearer (and more radical) picture than ever before.

According to the rumormongers over at Auto Express, Bugatti is currently working on a massively powerful electric supercar that could eclipse the notions of what was previously thought possible with battery power.

A test mule based on sister-company Bentley’s ubiquitous Continental GT is reportedly undergoing testing at present, powered by two giant electric motors and an advanced lithium-ion power cell to deliver the equivalent of 800 horsepower and some 1,600 lb-ft of torque, all available instantly from a standstill. read more »

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Refining Your Reliable Ford Fiesta: How to Tune up Your Car

Do you love your reliable Ford Fiesta, but wish it looked sportier, had more luxury elements or was more fuel efficient to suit your personality and lifestyle? Before you make a trip to your local car dealership to trade it in for a newer model it may well be worth you considering tuning your existing model. It could be much easier, cheaper and more effective than you realise. You could even increase the value of your car by doing so, and maximise its resale cost through online outlets such as Exchange and Mart.

How to Tune up Your Existing Ford Fiesta Model

Its physical appearance can be improved by adding alloy wheels or a new bumper. These can be fitted easily by yourself at home or, if you do not feel confident to do so, they may be fitted fairly quickly by your local mechanic. You may also change the colour of your car by having it re-spray painted. Although this is a more expensive option it is certainly the most effective in terms of visuals. Glossy new paint work can make a dramatic improvement to the look of your car and you can also have it in a unique colour of your choosing. read more »

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How to Save Money When You Own a Luxury Car: Learning to Perform Basic Repairs

The luxury of owning your own car and the freedom that comes with it can often be marred by the expense of insuring, fuelling and maintaining it. Although it is now well established that it is relatively easy to find a competitive deal on your car insurance and various superstores offer incentives to reduce the cost of fuel, you may also be able to save money by forgoing trips to mechanics by carrying out basic maintenance and repairs at home. You can easily and cheaply change oil filters and even replace lights and alternators.

Changing Gas Struts: How to Complete a Professional Standard of Workmanship

A more uncommon home repair that you can carry out at home is changing your gas struts. These are comprised of metal cylinders that use gas which is compressed by a piston to exert force. They will be located on both your bonnet and boot and enable you to easily open them and have them stay up. They are therefore essential for either inspecting your engine or putting items into your boot, which serve as two critical and practical features of any car or vehicle. read more »

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Ferrari California T – Official video

ferrari california t 2015 300x183  Ferrari California T   Official videoSporty, elegant, versatile: that’s the Ferrari California T. Since the 1950s, in fact, this particular model has been the Prancing Horse’s finest embodiment of all three characteristics.

Now, however, the new California T adds a radical innovation to that honourable tradition whilst still retaining the model’s highly renowned versatility.

Sportività, eleganza, tecnologia: in sintesi, Ferrari California T. Dagli anni Cinquanta ad oggi questo modello ha rappresentato la miglior interpretazione di queste caratteristiche da parte della Casa di Maranello: oggi la nuova Ferrari California T aggiunge a tutto questo anche una profonda innovazione mantenendo le straordinarie doti di versatilità che hanno sempre contraddistinto questo modello. read more »

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Ferrari F430 Vs BMW X6M In A Drag Race

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Ferrari F430 Vs BMW X6M In A Drag Race. Who wins ?

The legendary Ferrari F430 goes against the BMW X6M in a drag race, although the result seems quite obvious, however in drag race events it’s hard to predict the result, you never can tell what a car can do on the ground, even if on the paper it’s something else.

You never know what’s under the hood until the car races on a track or in a drag race. read more »

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Python amphibious car costs a bomb

Want to make it out like those super cool spies you see in the movies?

The Python amphibious car ought to fit the bill – after all, it not only looks good enough to drive and carry your harem around, whenever you’re stuck at a dead end with a lake in front of you, all you need to do is rev the engine and jump right inside the lake, letting the conversion process ensure you will be able to cruise to the other side of the lake in a jiffy.

It will be powered by a Chevy Corvette V8 engine to make sure there are enough horses underneath the hood when you need them (all 640 of them!) alongside a Dominator Jet for your water-based forays that pumps around 500 hp onto it. read more »

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The Gold Mercedes

23 Chrome Gold Mercedes Benz C63 AMG 5 300x198 The Gold MercedesThis United Arab Emirates-registered gold-mirror-finish Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG was caught at the Bling on Wheels Show, otherwise known as the valet area at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.

While we have nothing untoward to say about someone who decks out his/her ride in any manner desired, we are always intrigued when someone looks to have spent the worth of a car – on top of the price of the car itself – on “beautification.”

There is some debate as to whether this is a real paint job or a wrap, but parking your gold-wrapped C63 next to a genuinely chrome SLR would be shamefully ludicrous. A C63 AMG goes for about 300,000 AED (about $82,000 USD). read more »

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Mercedes-Benz inches closer to fully automated driving

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Working on autonomous vehicle systems is all the rage lately, and Mercedes-Benz is no exception. Most of the work has been going within research groups and as part of competitions like the DARPA Urban Challenge. Mercedes-Benz has moved its automated driving work over to driver-assistance test groups. It’s using the automation technology to evaluate crash avoidance systems without putting test drivers and engineers at risk.

By using its autopilot systems, the test maneuvers can be reproduced much more consistently. This isn’t the first time that such systems have been employed in testing. Chrysler built an Automated Durability Road (ADR) at its Chelsea Proving Ground in the mid-1990s. The ADR used robotic drivers for accelerated durability testing over extremely difficult surfaces.

In both cases, the automakers can do far more extreme testing than would be possible with human drivers. Among the things Mercedes will be testing for is unintentional airbag deployments when driving over curbs, and detection of high-speed merging traffic or sudden braking. read more »

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The Pretty Blonde Cars

Do you like blondes? I do. Well, each one admires blondes, their lifestyle and sexual atmosphere they award you. The next blondie cars were grouped up to please your eyes.

1. The 1951 Mercury Coupe was a favourite car of our blondie grannies. It still outlooks bright and cool among these retro car stuff. If I were a blondie girl I would purchase one for my collection *)).

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2. This fuchsia car with flames on the trunk will remember you about your childhood. Didn’t you have one like this in that period? Possibly, the mistress eyes are violet with some fire inside and now let’s imagine such blonde lady on the roads. Scary? read more »

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Bugatti gets green light to build Galibier sedan

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Always wanted Veyron levels of power but needed room for the kids? Bugatti is ready to make your dream a reality because the Galibier has reportedly been given the green light. According to some in-the-know folks, Volkswagen has given a jewel-encrusted thumbs up that will allow Bugatti to build the four-door super sedan.

The Galibier is expected to be priced around $1.4 million, and according to Bloomberg, the W16 will arrive under-hood in 1,000-horsepower form. Other reports speculate that Bugatti will trim the turbocharger count back from four to two, causing horsepower to dip to a more pedestrian 800 hp.

Bugatti, the maker of the world’s fastest production car, has won backing from parent Volkswagen AG (VOW) to build the 16C Galibier sedan, adding a four-door model to its lineup, two people familiar with the matter said. read more »

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