Mercedes-Benz X Class Pickup

Mercedes-Benz X Class Pickup

The new X class Pickup concept shares its platform with the Nissan NP300 Navarawith, and manufacturing duties are also shared with Renault-Nissan’s factories in Spain and Argentina.  The top trim level will house a six-cylinder diesel engine with all-wheel drive, payload capability of more than 1.1 tons and towing capacity of up to 3.5 tons.  Mercedes tend to target Brazil, South Africa, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe.  No info on U.S release.

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How fast is the Lotus Exige Sport 380?

1 December, 2016 Auto, News No comments
How fast is the Lotus Exige Sport 380?

It’s unarguably the fastest Exige ever built, able to hit 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, thanks to a 3.5-liter supercharged V6 generating 375 horsepower and 302 lb-ft of torque. Weighing in at less than 2,500 Lbs with the help of polycarbonate rear glass, lithium-ion battery and carbon fiber elements at the front splitter and rear wing.  It also features a six-speed “open gate” manual transmission (or an optional automatic) and a bare-bones interior. Prices start $84,000.  No word if it will actually reach U.S soil.

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A 1650HP “TANTRUM”

A 1650HP “TANTRUM”

The Wisconsin-based shop, SpeedKore Performance, turned their focus on a 1970 Dodge Charger, lowering its carbon fiber body treated with a gleaming finish, fitted with an intricate grille, and LED headlamps with mirrors, handles, and accents in a matching aluminum. Under the hood, brace yourself, there’s a DOHC 9.0-liter(YES….9 LITERS) twin-turbocharged Mercury Racing – as in Mercury Marine boat engines – V-8 crate engine with a massive 1650 HP.

 

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2017 ACURA NSX

19 December, 2015 Auto, Previews No comments
2017 ACURA NSX

Starting price is at $156,000 in the United States. On top of that, you’ll have to spend another $1,800 to get it to your dealer. Acura will begin taking orders on February 25.  The purpose-built twin-turbo V6 3.5-liter engine pumps out 500HP and 406 lb-ft of torque, which is then paired with a rear assist motor good enough to throw in an extra 47 HP and 100 lb-ft of torque, all controlled with a dual-clutch 9-speed gearbox.

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