New Audi S3


               

               THE NEW AUDI S3


The new Audi S3 was the first production model spun from the VW Group’s MQB arhitecture, and so it makes sense that Audi will be the first brand to release a high-performance variant. This S3 makes its debut at the 2012 Paris auto show and is powered by an EA888 turbocharged four-cylinder engine that has been massaged to produce an even 300 hp.


Force-fed by a single turbocharger, the 2.0-liter engine serves up its 280 lb-ft of twist from 1800 to 5500 rpm. Power peaks at 5500 rpm, and the long-stroke four-banger has a 6800-rpm redline. The engine uses port fuel injection at lower loads to curb consumption and particle emissions; during startup and at higher loads, the engine switches to direct injection. The S3’s 300-horse rating is a lot higher than that of any previous EA888, but the 2013 S3 engine also has at least 30 hp on the version of the EA113 engine in the VW Golf R  and the outgoing S3.

Volkswagen's Golf 7 GTI exposed


      Hot hatch fans eat your heart out - the first official pictures of the Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI have hit the web ahead of its reveal in Paris on Thursday.
      Although this is officially a concept car, the road-going car that's due to hit world markets early next year should be just about identical to what you see here.
      Same goes for the technical specifications. Here we see a new 2-litre turbopetrol engine that pushes 162kW and 350Nm - up from the current model's 155kW/280Nm outputs.

GO-FASTER PACK
       But wait - as they say in the infomercials - there's more. VW will reportedly offer a performance package that bumps the power up to 169kW.
       The standard model, says VW, will run from 0-100km/h in 6.6 seconds (0.3s quicker than the current one) and reach a top end of 246km/h. With the performance pack fitted you can expect a marginally quicker 6.5s 0-100 and 250km/h top speed.
        As you'd expect, the GTI offers lowered and modified suspension and a distinctive (but not-too-radical) body kit.




Romeo Ferraris has Revealed its Latest Tuning for the Ferrari 599 GTO




Romeo Ferraris has just revealed its latest tuning for the Ferrari 599 GTO. We hear that Ferrari will soon discontinue the 599 as it ushers the new F12 Berlinetta into production but for now the Italian tuning firm has developed a series of enhancements to the Ferrari flagship. Considering Maranello has already put just about everything it has into this ultimate incarnation of the Ferrari 599 leaving hardly any scope for improvement the tuner has released two small upgrades. Stage 1 encompasses a new air filter and exhaust for a 15-horsepower boost, while the Stage 2 kit remaps the ECU as well for 40-horsepower upgrade to bring overall output up to 710 horsepower.
The modifications have been kept to a minimum and a variety of carbon fiber parts including mirror caps, a new rear diffuser and a front spoiler are offered. Pricing for this model is yet to be released.

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI S206

      Subaru  is already offering lots of details on their next generation WRX STI sports car, but until 2013 when will actually see it, we can enjoy a few more goodies left in the company’s pocket. One of these goodies has been unveiled today: the ultimate S206 version of the Impreza WRX STIThe car will be revealed next week in Tokyo and is already in sale in Japan.
      Subaru will also be offering a special NBR Challenge Package edition of the S206 that commemorates Subaru’s class win at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. There will be only 300 S206 units built, 100 of which are the NBR editions. The latest ones have been already sold out.
     The new S206 has been described as Subaru’s crown of the STI tune cars. It offers advanced driving performance and exclusively-made items in both interior and exterior designs.

The Light Cycle

             This is the illuminated, street-legal motorcycle inspired by the computer animated cycle from the 2010 film Tron: Legacy. Designed for casual cruising and slow ride-bys at shows, it is made from a steel frame covered by a fiberglass cowling that replicates the sleek look of its computer-generated imagery counterpart. Electroluminescent strips built into the tire cowlings, wheel rims, and body illuminate the cycle.