Whoever says that Lamborghini Aventador doesn’t need any modification treatment, that person is definitely deserve to get one slap on the head. Check out what we have here folks… the mighty Aventador supercar is being tuned by Mansory. Who doesn’t know Mansory? Besides recognize as one of the ultimate tuner in the tuning world, just recently Mansory signing deal with Lotus where they can customize all Lotus vehicles and reborn them to be piece of arts.
So, what has Mansory done with the Lamborghini Aventador? If you do not believe us, look what they did to Aventador supercar flagship. If ever there is a good way to connect the color of fire and carbon fiber, that’s all. Mansory customization on the Italian Raging Bull supercar targets the exterior, interior, and our favorite part is tweaking the engine.
Because we are hungry for power, it is interesting to note that the upgraded engine on the Mansory Lamborghini Aventador first. The re-distribution of ECU 6.5 liter V12 with 54 PS. As a result, more power and the infusion of carbon fiber makes the Aventador now accelerates from zero to 100 in 2.8 seconds and the top speed sits at 355 km/h. It doesn’t stop there Mansory also thinks about the cosmetic parts too.
The carbon fiber transformation on the Lamborghini Aventador supercar includes a new carbon fiber deck before, front lip, hood, fenders, widebody, side skirts, diffuser and the wing of the fan mail. Other modifications include a set of tires Barley FA 255/30 ZR20 rear and 345/25 ZR21 and adequate internal color.
Tow recalling news in one day? This is your lucky day because we have brought you the surprising worldwide recalling for BMW 5- and 6-Series and now, another German carmaker has to release the same notification. So, are you ready for one of the hardest moments in your life? The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S has to be recalled for a serious fuel line problem.
The official announcement which quoted from autoevolution.com reported that around total of 1.232 units in 2012 911 Carrera S sportscar which has a new400-horsepower suffers fuel line failure. Now, although we don’t have degree in engineering, we all know how dangerous if the fuel is dripping out while the driver of the Porsche doesn’t aware of this condition. In certain cases, this kind of fuel line issue might lead to the sportscar has high risk of catches fire.
Our aforementioned source explained that the fuel line failure on the2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S is the interference between the cooling section and the fuel line which can’t be separated. As we mentioned earlier, one of the potential risks is catching fire. The affected German sportscars are those which built between October 26th 2011 to January 24th 2012 with total units to be recalled are 1,232. In case you are worry with your current 2012 911 Carrera S, you can reach Porsche at 1-800-767-7243.
Can you guess what Mercedes car that not only shows some attitudes on the road and really going to drain you bank account? The answer is none other than the powerful SLS AMG Black Series which we have been caught the German supercar on the snowy road for test drive. And now, the three-pointed automaker recently sent the prototype of 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series for 2nd test drive. Do you notice any changes on the exterior?
Rumor has it that the upcoming 2014 SLS AMG Black Series supercar will be carrying new power, somewhere in the 660 hp. We heard that the Mercedes tries its best in order to get this supercar to the other big boys. The ultimate result to make the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series the ultimate supercar is the new biturbo V12 powerplant from the SL 65 AMG.
No matter what the engine choices are, according to autoevolution.com, the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series is no doubt, will be the fastest Mercedes supercar for a long time. Since the predecessor is offered in limited edition, the next-gen is pretty much still offered in limited edition as well with the price tag around $500,000 or equals to €364,000. You know better than the rest of the readers that when exclusivity meets undisputed power and performance, it will always end up with price tag which we think very irrational.
BMW has just announced a massive recall in the world, 1.3 million vehicles. Wow… that is what we refer as one hell of a record, folks. Okay, we should not be happy about this but seriously folks, we never thought that the Bavarian automaker would suffer large recalling units like this. The affected vehicles are the BMW 5- and 6-Series sedan which built from 2003 to 2010 model years. Reuters reports that among the 1.3 million vehicles, around 368,000 units were sold in US.
According to autoevolution.com, BMW claims the cable insulation of the battery on the 5- and 6-Series is not installed properly. This condition might lead to the possibility that the vehicle failed to start the engine, or even cause a fire. However, the producers said there were no incidents reported due this cable insulation issue.
The company announced shortly, with the replacement on the cable insulation on the BMW 5- and 6-Series sedan is free of charge. Here is the official statement from the Bavarian carmaker which we quoted from our aforementioned source, “The vehicle owner shall be notified in writing of vehicles stuck in the workshop, all the local BMW dealer for about 30minutes, the service is free to the customer.” If you think that your BMW sedan is part of the affected vehicles, you can contact your local BMW dealer and do the thorough checking on the cable insulation.
When the first time we lay eyes on the 2013 Audi A8 Hybrid, we never thought that the Ingolstadt automaker is able to create the luxury saloon which also concerns about the environmental issue. Now, this vehicle is perfect to serve as company car because the luxury image is going to be a great additional point for you. Now, Audi is recently announced the official European pricing for the 2013 A8 Hybrid saloon.
The basic European price tag for the 2013 Audi A8 Hybrid is €77,700 for the standard wheelbase and in case this is not long enough for you, you can get the longer wheelbase model for €85,400. Expensive? Umm… we don’t think so because we think it is the appropriate price tag for this kind of vehicle which also offers hybrid system so you won’t feel bad for spending that amount of money.
If we compare the 2013 A8 Hybrid saloon with the regular A8 saloon, we just could not find the difference between the two. According to autoevolution.com, you can differentiate the two from the smaller 18-inch of wheels which replacing the beefier 21-inch which once on the concept and the overall design on the production form doesn’t change that much.
In term of engine and performance, the 2013 Audi A8 Hybrid saloon is powered by the combination of 2.0L turbocharged TFSI that contributes to the 211 horsepower. The hybrid system is an electric motor which offers 40kW and together, the total power output is 245 horsepower.
The 2012 BMW 3-Series and 5-Series has been chosen as the official vehicle for the 2012 Olympic Games and recently, the Bavarian carmaker is proudly shared the official photos of the livery. Just so you know, the 2012 edition of Olympic Games will be held in London and it is definitely the perfect moment to advertise the aforementioned luxury sedans because there will be so many participants from other parts of the globe. So, how many units of 2012 3-Series and 5-Series which serve as official vehicle for the 2012 Olympic Games?
BMW delivered around 40 units of 3-Series and 5-Series with 2012 Olympic Games livery to the Olympic Parks for official photoshoot. According to autoevolution.com, the vehicles are representing the electric, diesel, and hybrid cars as well as the motorcycles and bicycle. Among the 40 units of official partner vehicles are the recently unveiled the 520d EfficientDynamics and the 320d Efficient Dynamics.
Tim Abbott, the Managing Director of BMW UK commented on the 2012 Olympic Games livery on the 2012 3-Series and 5-Series which we quoted from our aforementioned source, “BMW’s Olympic fleet needs to be varied to deal with the complex operational demands of the Games time effort. We were selected as a partner based on our ability to provide such a diverse fleet that could achieve the challenging emissions threshold as set by LOCOG. The Games fleet will include our class leading efficient diesels, hybrids, electric vehicles and even bicycles. We are extremely proud for our cars to be involved in the London 2012 Games and are excited about seeing them in full service this summer in these eye-catching design.”
We don’t know what really happen in US market, but the Mercedes-Benz just announced that they will withdraw one of their vehicles in US. Okay, if this is factual, it means that the three-pointed German carmaker is the 2nd automaker which withdraw from US market after Mazda announced that the 2012 CX-7 is the last edition to be sold in US and then replaced it with CX-5. We are referring to the Mercedes-Benz R-Class, folks which a very classy German-styled people mover.
In short, the R-Class wagon is a luxury people mover which offers the mighty V6 engine with AWD system, and full leather interior design. The reason why Mercedes withdraws from US market is because it is too competitive and local brands such as GMC and Ford are also offering the same luxury styling and design with much more reasonable price. So, is it official that the 2012 model year of the Mercedes-Benz R-Class will be the last fleet which for sale in Uncle Sam’s soil?
Apparently so because according to autoevolution.com, Mercedes only managed to sell around 300 units of the R-Class wagon in 2011 and the representative – Christian Bokich – stated that the sales for this luxury combination of wagon and SUV has been decreasing “to the extent that we can no longer make the business case for continuing to offer the R-Class.”
The Mercedes-Benz R-Class wagon in 4Matic costs $52,690 which excludes the destination fee and powered by 3.5L V6 engine and coupled to a 7-speed automatic. If you don’t like the standard, you can buy the R-Class with Bluetec diesel. The oil-burner version worth $53,840 and powered by 3.0L turbo diesel with total power output around 210 horsepower.
Once again, Das Auto is using the flexibility of its MQB platform and announced that they will send around 20 units of Volkswagen Golf electric to US for initial testing. Just so you know, VW has been reported that they will use the MQB platform to develop the Golf 7 in the form of electric vehicle. In order to bring the vehicle alive, Das Auto needs to gather the necessary data and without the testing, they won’t get anything.
And so, Das Auto has been planning that the Golf electric will arrive as late as two years from now and they need to start to gather the data as soon as possible which why, the 20 units of prototype are deploying to US. Sounds familiar? Of course it is because Audi does the same thing with the A3 e-tron prototype. VW Groups stated that the testing takes around 9 months and among the 20 units, 12 of them will offer to the lucky employees.
In full electric mode and fully charged, the Volkswagen electric can go as far as 150km or 93 miles with top speed reaches at 140 km/h or 87 mph. Not bad for electric hatchback, don’t you think? Here is what Jonathan Browning – CEO of the Volkswagen Group of America has to say which we quoted from autoevolution.com, “This E-Golf test fleet will provide critical feedback on these vehicles that will prove essential in our sustainability efforts and in the drive towards electric mobility.”
Meanwhile, the Executive VP and Head of VW Group E-Traction shared his thought on sending 20 units of Volkswagen Golf electric to US, “For a successful market launch of electric vehicles, the way that home chargers are handled is very important, along with easy access to public charging infrastructure. For the U.S., we also have to recognize the specific legal regulations as well as the different characteristics of the electricity supply: both the reduced 110-volt mains supply and the type of charging plugs.”