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Lamborghini Veneno arrives at Geneva

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The Veneno is based on the Aventador, though the body is restyled with an even greater emphasis on aerodynamics and downforce. The two Lamborghinis share a similar carbon-fiber reinforced polymer monocoque, though the Veneno’s roof is cut in a more severe fashion. It’s also marked by scissor doors, prominent wheel arches, huge openings to cool the engine, a central fin and an adjustable rear wing.

Like the bones, the powertrain is based on the Aventador, and the Geneva supercar runs a 6.5-liter V12 pushing out 740 hp paired with a seven-speed Independent Shifting Rods transmission. Power is routed to the ground via permanent all-wheel drive, and top speed is 221 mph.

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The Veneno rolls on 20-inch wheels in front with 21s in back. The cabin is dripping in carbon fiber, with the monocoque visible to the passengers in the center tunnel and sill. The seats and headliner are also coated in a carbon-fiber skin. Enticingly, the supercar is designed for the track, but also is street legal. The Veneno takes its name from a strong and aggressive bull known for its brutality. Expect nothing less from the latest Lamborghini.
Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130304/geneva/130309983#ixzz2Mc9eFXHw
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Ferrari F12 is Revealed Ahead of Geneva 2012

Twelve-cylinder powerplants have been synonymous with Ferrari since the very beginning. From 1947’s 125 S to the modern 599 GTB Fiorano, the Prancing Horse has made 12 cylinders dance like no other company. Ferrari makes engines glamorous, and the latest V12 rocket is revved for the Geneva motor show.

Ferrari revealed the F12 Berlinetta on Wednesday, and it packs 730 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque from a 6.3-liter engine (6,262 cc). Ferrari is billing this new supercar as the fastest its ever built, and that’s reinforced with nearly breathtaking statistics. It can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds and clocks a top speed of more than 211 mph. That’s a significant jump from the performance specs of the 599, which made 611 hp and is being replaced by the F12 in the company’s lineup.


Mini Countryman John Cooper Works: edition revealed

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Mini has revealed the new Mini Countryman John Cooper Works edition, which comes with all-wheel drive and an improved engine making 211 hp. It debuted on Tuesday ahead of its live reveal next week at the Geneva motor show.

The Countryman JCW edition will be the first of the performance Minis to offer an automatic transmission in place of the standard six-speed.

The engine, now with a variable valve control system based on BMW‘s Valvetronic technology, gets a boost of turbocharged horsepower, to 211 hp at 6,000 rpm, and 207 lb-ft of torque from 2,000 rpm to 5,600 rpm. It also has reinforced pistons and intake valves.


A first look at the Audi TT RS plus

Called the TT RS plus, the powered-up coupe and roadster pairing is set to join what is shaping up as a formidable display of new Audi models–including the third-generation A3 and the RS4 Avant–at the Geneva motor show in early March.

The centerpiece of the new range-topping TT is a tuned version of Audi’s turbocharged 2.5-liter, five-cylinder direct-injection gasoline engine as used by the go-fast TT RS, the RS3 Sportback and the limited-production A1 quattro.


BMW says M135i will get a Geneva Auto Show Debut

The M135i will rival the Audi RS3 and goes on sale in Europe before the end of this year.

And Autoweek has learned that BMW will offer the M135i in rear-drive and all-wheel-drive versions.

Look for a 0-to-62-mph time of about 4.9 seconds.


Nouveau Audi A3 – Eastern Europe Special?

Eastern Europe has proved to be the gift that keeps on giving over the past couple of days. First, images of the Volvo V40 leaked via a Polish Facebook page, Latvian loonies Dartz announced their Prombron Black Dragon, and now a Russian Web site has spilled a plethora of images of the A3 to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show next month.

The car is both unmistakably A3 and utterly Audi-nouveau, with the more trapezoidal grille from the latest larger exemplars of the line and taillights reminiscent of those on the A6.

The Russians note that this FWD three-door will be available with either a 1.6-liter diesel or your choice of turbocharged direct-injection gasoline engines making either 122 hp or 180 hp. Transmission choices include a dual-clutch, seven-speed S-Tronic or a six-speed manual. Four-door sedan and five-door hatch models will follow.

Other future developments in store for the A3, according to Google’s translation of the Russian article? Besides the obvious addition of a quattro system, Audi is at work on a hybrid model, as well as on one that burns compressed natural gas.

Naturally, don’t expect every upcoming iteration of the premium C-segment machine to reach our shores, no matter how much certain Audiphiles might beg


Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120223/GENEVA/120229921#ixzz1nKtbg9va


Audi RS4 Avant V8 North America

Audi has revealed its V8-powered RS4, and just like the original which appeared in 2000, it will be sold in Avant form only. And it probably won’t come to the U.S. market.

Based on the same all-wheel-drive mechanical package used by the RS5 coupe, the third incarnation of Ingolstadt‘s go-fast people hauler is set to get its public airing at the upcoming Geneva motor show prior to a planned start to European sales around mid-year.

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Audi has not revealed a weight figure for the RS4 prior to its unveiling in Geneva next month. It does, however, claim 0-to-62-mph acceleration of 4.7 seconds, which is two-tenths of a second faster than the second-generation model and just a tenth slower than the two-door RS5.

Top speed, like that of all of Audi’s RS models, remains limited to 155 mph in standard trim, but its quattro division is planning a performance option that raises the figure to 174 mph.


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White Gold Mercedes in Abu Dhabi

 

Recession? What recession?
So, it seems that this “global recession” 
has not impacted negatively on everyone. 
Check this out! 
It’s a Mercedes Benz owned by an Abu Dhabi  
oil billionaire (naturally).


Featuring the newly developed V10 quad turbo 
with 1,600 horsepower and 2800nm of torque 
0-100km/h in less than 2secs, 1/4 mile in 6.89 secs 
running on biofuel.

 
That is NOT stainless steel, people, it is WHITE GOLD!  

My thought:  I hope it’s a hybrid.