Desgn Fiat Bravo 2011

The stylistic solutions found to define the The planes of the automobile's rear are clean and curved, with the embedded bumper. Looking at Fiat Bravo from the rear, the curved lateral line of the window creates an interesting balance with the shape of the lamps, totally curved except for the external face, which is inserted in the rear diagonally. The same surprising effect was obtained with the internal curvature of the windows: it is interrupted by the rear column to, immediately, resume its course on the inferior border of the rear window.

The curved roof ends abruptly, but its line re-emerges on the rear window until it is absorbed by the waist. The forms are aerodynamics and inclined, and the high waistline represents the stylistic continuity between the headlights and the vehicle's rear: all seems to run backwards, as if it is in constant movement. The different planes are broken by grooves, but are complemented with harmony, in perfect balance with each other, transmitting an impression of force and immediately making clear that the model could only be integrant of the Fiat family. This is clear on the front, based on the design of Large Family vehicles but with the Italian essence in its soul, with its sharp hood, narrow and sophisticated grill, lower air input, polyelliptical headlights in form of a drop and inclined windshield.

The lines of Fiat Bravo reflect the most current sides of the renowned Italian design, with its own marking personality but maintaining the new family feeling of the brand's models. Aggressive, attractive, elegant, modern.

TechnologyY Fiat Bravo 2011

On the main screen diverse information is exhibited, like date and The vocal instructions are done in advance, so that the driver may have ample time to fulfill them; Detailed cartography, representing the vehicle's updated position, the trajectory and the destination; Navigation logbook that allows the memorization of the last 10 requested destinations; Name of the road on which the vehicle is found; Choice of trajectory options in accordance with the driver's preferences; Zoom function, for more detailed analysis. The main information and functions provided by the navigation system are: Written and spoken instructions, with indications of the vehicle's distance to its destination and the estimated time of arrival. The GPS guides the driver through sonorous and visual instructions, and the vehicle's position is always updated by satellite.

The device interface is a 6.5 inch liquid crystal screen, 256 colors and 400 x 240 pixel resolution. Novelty in the Fiat series, the system adds RDS (Radio Data System) radio, MP3, CD player, trip computer functions and satellite navigation system (GPS). To expand comfort, Fiat customer counts on: NAV™ Radio. Get to know them. They contribute to make Fiat Bravo a complete automobile, equipped with all resources to offer the best and safest life on board.

There are diverse equipment that make the driver's life easier or that broadens the occupants' safety, some of which make their debut in the Fiat series, in models of the segment or even in Brazil. Within the best Fiat tradition, the new Fiat Bravo brings a lot of technology.

Fiat Bravo (2011) with pictures and wallpapers

With Dual Drive® electric steering, it arrives with avant garde technology like fog lights with cornering system, NAV™ Radio, Xenon headlights, front parking sensor, folding external rearview mirrors and a new Skydome sunroof. Fiat Bravo, for example, can be equipped with up to seven airbags two frontal, two front sides, two for the protection of occupants' heads, besides one for protection of the driver's knees. Fiat Bravo arrives with two potent motorizations the national 1.8 16V E.torQ with mechanical transmission or Dualogic, and the imported 1.4 T-Jet with 6-gear transmission and three finishing versions. Essence, Absolute and Jet very well equipped.

Its aggressive and dynamic lines inspired partly in the design of the Large Family automobiles bear sportiveness together with the celebrated Italian design, but maintaining the new family feeling of the Fiat models. Without doubt, the design is one of Fiat Bravo's strengths. An exactly beautiful automobile. Fiat Bravo arrives to please the most demanding consumer: differentiated design, cutting edge technology, with equipment that makes it truly complete; generous internal space with a lot of sophistication; besides sportiveness, with its refined and high efficiency mechanics. And evolution is really its brand.

And it arrives to consolidate Fiat's innovative reputation, proving that evolution does not know limits. Manufactured in Brazil, the new Fiat Bravo has exceeding attributed to be a strong rival in the prestigious segment of medium hatchbacks. A modern automobile, packed with technology, with excellent level of comfort, safety and performance.
Volvo’s design department somehow managed to Visually the XC60 is actually a departure from the Volvo styling that has been in place since 1999. At 4174lbs, the XC60 is no lightweight but does somehow manage to be slimmer than both the LR2 and the Grand Cherokee. The XC60 boasts a Grand Cherokee and LR2 besting 9.1 inches of ground clearance, the same AWD system as the LR2 (which it should be noted was originally borrowed from Volvo’s S80 to begin with), sexy curves and some rugged looking plastic on the front and rear overhang. Thanks to our recently departed leader Robert Farago, we know how the XC60 does on pavement, but since Volvo offered to give us an XC60 for a week, I decided to take a different approach and review the XC60 in the dirt back-roads of coastal northern California and the icy roads of the Sierra Nevada to see if you can actually combine living off the grid and. Scandinavian luxury. On paper the XC60 looks like just what the yuppie doctor ordered.

When Volvo first started their love affair with jacked up wagons equipped with AWD and some extra ride height, they had two groups in mind: The Swedes that live in rural Sweden with miles of unpaved dirt roads in the forest which turn to mud in the long dark winter, and the American soccer mom who thinks she needs an SUV like vehicle to cross the puddle in the Neiman Marcus parking lot. Over the bridge and through the woods till mödrars hus vi gor.

Volvo XC60 Specifications, Pictures, Prices 2011

If the car (Europe enjoys two variants of the D5 turbodiesel, producing 185 and 163 horsepower respectively.) The big news when it comes to safety is. City Safety a unique feature to prevent low speed impacts that are common in stop and go commuting. The more powerful T6 AWD is rated at 17 city and 22 highway mpg. The 3.2-liter naturally aspirated V6 will return 18 city, 25 highway in FWD trim, and 18 city, 24 highway with AWD.

Opting for the range topping T6 will give you AWD automatically. The base 3.2 trim level and 3.2 R-Design both come standard with front wheel drive, and have available all wheel drive. The new XC60 offers a choice of two engines for North America: the base 3.2-liter V6 which produces 240 horsepower and 236 lb ft of torque, and the turbocharged T6 which produces 300 horsepower and 325 lb ft of torque. If you say that you'd recognise a Volvo from a hundred metres away today, I dare say the XC60 radiates a clear Volvo presence from at least twice that distance. As a reminder Ford's now defunct Premier Automotive Group strategy, the XC60 is expected to share the platform with the Land Rover LR2. We're elevating our design DNA to an entirely new level by literally turning up the visual volume, said Volvo Cars Design Director Steve Mattin.

This car is charged with more emotive form and more energy than any other Volvo. It is based very closely on the popular XC60 concept vehicle. model is a direct answer to Acura's RDX, BMW's X3 and Infiniti's EX 35.

Volvo XC60 Overview 2011

The Technology Package includes adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, driver fatigue alert, and Volvo's Collision Warning, which readies the The Multimedia Package includes an uplevel audio system, navigation system, and rearview camera. Among the available option packages are the Climate Package, which includes heated front and rear seats, heated windshield washer nozzles, and rain-sensing wipers. Leather upholstery and power front seats are optional on the 3.2 and standard on the 3.2 R-Design, T6, and T6 R-Design. Blind spot alert is optional.

It automatically activates the brakes at low speeds to avoid or reduce the severity of a rear end collision. Volvo's City Safety accident-avoidance feature is standard. R-Design models have specific interior and exterior trim, 20-inch wheels, and a sport suspension. Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, front side airbags, and curtain side airbags.

Maximum towing capacity is 3,300 pounds. A 6-speed automatic is the sole transmission on all models. The T6 and T6 R-Design are AWD only and have a 300-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder, an increase of 19 horsepower from the 2010 model. All wheel drive is optional.

This represents a gain of 5 horsepower. The 3.2 and 3.2 R-Design have front wheel drive and a 240-horsepower 3.2-liter inline 6-cylinder engine. Previously only offered on the T6, the R-Design is newly available on the 3.2. XC60 continues in base 3.2, uplevel T6, and sporty T6 R-Design trim levels.

This premium compact SUV seats 5 and shares elements of its basic design with the Volvo XC70 station wagon. The 2011 Volvo XC60 lineup gains a new trim level and more power.

Saturn Trots Out The Turbo Sky Red Line For Dessert 2011

The difference is clearly noticeable and While the Sky Roadster lopes to 60 mph from a standstill in about 7.2 seconds, the Red Line sprints it in about 5.5 seconds. Peak torque is also up by 94 foot pounds to 260. At 260 horsepower, the Saturn Sky RedLine has 83 more ponies under its hydro formed hood than the normally aspirated Saturn Sky Roadster . The fuel is burned more completely and at a lower temperature; consequently, less fuel is needed. Enhancing power and fuel economy, direct injection mixes the fuel and air in the combustion chamber rather than in an intake manifold or port. A new engine, this is the first North American application of direct fuel injection by General Motors. Topping the list of differences is the Red Line's extra firepower thanks to its turbocharged Ecotec four. There are differences and there are similarities, but basically the Sky Roadster is hot while the Red Line is on fire. Saturn Sky PictureThat's the sort of predicament more than a few shoppers will face in Saturn showrooms this winter when the Red Line arrives to join the Sky Roadster. It's tough to concentrate on the meat and potatoes when 2 feet away a guy in a tuxedo is setting your ice cream topping on fire. The main course in this case is its hot looking two seat Saturn Sky Roadster while the turbo charged Sky RedLine plays the role of dessert. Barely giving us time to fork a bite or two of the main course into our mouths, Saturn has trotted out the bananas Foster.

New Saturn sky red line 2011

On the other hand, if off the line velocity is a That heftier bottom line buys a lot; but if you don't want to spend it, the Saturn Sky Roadster is plenty of automobile. At $27,295 the Saturn Sky RedLine is $3,605 pricier than the Saturn Sky Roadster . Saturn already can't keep up with demand; so whichever version you choose, expect to stand in line. Making a choice between these models will boil down to cost and performance needs.

Visibility isn't optimal to the rear when the top in its raised position, but that's about par for the course, especially in smaller roadsters. It is remarkably sound resistant and watertight when raised. It fits neatly out of sight into the trunk when lowered. Despite its layer of sound insulation, it is light and easy to raise or lower. The convertible top on both models is manually operated.

Sure, it has Red Line seatback and floor mat embroidery, stainless-steel pedal covers, metallic sill plates and Red Line specific gauges; but it also features a leather wrapped steering wheel with redundant audio controls, the aforementioned traction control button and a digital turbo boost gauge. The Red Line's interior changes aren't simply cosmetic. The seats are well bolstered and all the controls are close at hand. The cockpit, however, is as roomy as anything in this class.

What little room there is in the trunk is mostly consumed by the top when it is lowered. Forget the golf clubs. Both Sky Roadster and Red Line are cargo space challenged. Most available interior space is devoted to the passenger area.

Saturn Sky Red Line GMPP Cold Air Intake Question 2011

Im gonna take it to the Saturn place here in town to get the official word, but I had always heard to unhook the battery on a car or truck when putting a cold air intake on to let the computer re calibrate for the new amount of air being pulled in. Any suggestions? But, with around 80 miles or so on the car, the check engine light came on and when I called Onstar it flagged the code as something to do with the air intake feeding the turbo.

With about 20 miles on the car from highway driving it smoked a little bit, which im thinking is just the burn off from one the car being brand new and also the catback exhaust being brand new as well. I bought a brand new 2011 Saturn Sky Red Line for my fiance, and at the dealership I had the cold air intake, catback exhaust and some other GM performance division parts put on it.

Vauxhall Corsa's New Appearance Complements Recent Upgrades to Chassis and Powertrain

A full current price list, based on 20 per cent VAT, is attached. However, setting aside the 2.5 per cent VAT increase, which will apply to all cars from January 4, 2011, new Corsa prices have only risen by between £60 and £75, depending upon model and, reflecting the exterior and cabin enhancements on all models in the range. Pricing The new Vauxhall Corsa range starts at £9995, based on 2011's 20 per cent VAT rate. Complementing this were revised damper settings all round, an optional re-tuned ESP system and enhanced steering geometry, ensuring that the Vauxhall Corsa remained as pleasurable to drive as it was economical to own.

Softer springs were employed in the front suspension, mated to an anti roll bar with new bushes and an increased diameter, improving ride and control characteristics. To maintain its success in the small car class, Vauxhall's engineers also made important revisions to the car's steering and suspension set-ups. For example, certain ecoFLEX engines now feature Vauxhall's Start/Stop technology, which has reduced emissions on the 1.3 CDTi (95PS) ecoFLEX model to just 94g/km, combined with fuel consumption of 91.1mpg on the government's extra urban cycle (78.5mpg combined). Before the latest exterior and interior design changes were made, the Corsa had already benefited from a long list of significant upgrades to its chassis and powertrains.

With its fresh new look, the Vauxhall Corsa is now a very different car to the one on sale a year ago.

The New Vauxhall Corsa 2011

Outside, the new Vauxhall Corsa benefits from new 16-inch alloy wheels on both SE and SXi models, while the 192PS VXR receives the option of a new 18-inch alloy wheel, modelled on the design of the optional 20-inch wheel worn by the Insignia VXR. Touch & Connect uses a five inch touch screen display featuring both 2D and 3D maps for the navigation system, as well as a CD/tuner, aux-in, USB and Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity. Also inside, is Vauxhall's new optional Touch & Connect multi media system, which replaces the existing CD60 unit. Vibrant new colours also dominate the Vauxhall Corsa's cabin, with seat trims such as Steel Blue and Tabasco Orange brightening the interior, accompanied by a range of different coloured door trims, centre consoles, air vent rings and door handles.

The Vauxhall Corsa 2011

Sunny Melon (a bright yellow) makes a welcome return to the Vauxhall Corsa range, while Pepperdust metallic is carried across from the new Meriva range. Lime Green pearlescent (see pic) and Chilli Orange metallic enhance the car's new look, with Guacamole (see pic) a solid hue completing the pallet of all new Vauxhall colours. Complementing the Vauxhall Corsa's fresh look are five new exterior colours in the range. New chrome finished fog lamps and housings complete the picture at the front of the car.

The units have a chrome finish and include daytime running lights as standard across the range. Framing the Vauxhall Corsa's new face are 'Eagle. Eye headlamps, which have also made an appearance on the recently launched Meriva. Styled by Niels Loeb, Vauxhall/Opel's Chief Exterior Designer working in Brit, Mark Adams' design team, the new Corsa features a signature chrome bar, carrying the new Griffin badge, stretching across the front grille, while a re styled front bumper with a more prominent, wider lower grille gives the Vauxhall Corsa a smiling appearance. The Corsa, Vauxhall's second best selling model after the Astra, and a near permanent fixture in the UK's top three best sellers' list, has now adopted many of the premium styling cues from other recently launched Vauxhalls, such as the Insignia, Astra and Meriva.

These are the first official shots of Vauxhall Corsa, sporting its fresh new face, trims and colours ready for delivery to first UK customers in February next year.

The Honda HSV-010 GT (an abbreviation for Honda Sports Velocity) 2011

Unlike typical Super GT cars, the vehicle is not based on any production vehicle that is made available to purchase by the general public. They were allowed to use it on the basis that it was based on a production ready car, even though said car had been cancelled.[2] Then, on December 22, 2009, Honda announced the HSV-010 GT as the successor to the NSX Super GT in the Super GT series. Honda's decision to campaign a non production vehicle required it to obtain special permission from Super GT organizer to be exempt from the production homologation requirements for the series. Honda revealed that the car it would be based on the cancelled 'New NSX' production vehicle. On November 15, 2009, Honda announced that, despite withdrawing the NSX from Super GT competition, it would campaign a car for the 2010 season. On October 23, 2009, Honda officially announced the end of the mid-engine NSX Super GT's participation in Super GT racing due to new Super GT regulations that allowed the use of only front engine,rear drive cars.

Honda HSV-010 SuperGT Racer Revealed Further In New Specs And Photos 2011

Official weight is listed as 1100kg, thanks in large part to the full unpainted carbon fibre body. Honda has not revealed specific output figures, but 500hp or more and 392Nm or more is the official word. Dropping the aborted NSX's V10 powerplant, the GT500 class HSV-010 GT is powered by the naturally-aspirated HR10EG 3.4 litre V8 engine. Honda has today revealed a host of new images and details for its brand-new track-only GT500 race car. Specifications and performance characteristics Length x Width x Height (m): 4.675 x 2.000 x (not disclosed) Wheelbase (m): 2.700. Vehicle weight (kg): 1,100 or more. Engine name: HR10EG. Configuration: Liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated, longitudinal V8 V angle (°): 90. Valve train: Gear-driven DOHC: 2 intake and 2 exhaust valves per cylinder. Displacement (cm3): 3,397. Bore x stroke (mm): 93.0 x 62.5. Compression ratio: (Not disclosed). Maximum output: 500 or more. Maximum torque(Nm): 392 or more. Throttle control system: Mechanical. Fuel supply system: Programmed fuel injection system (Honda PGM-FI). Fuel: Lead-free premium gasoline. Lubrication: Dry sump. Transmission mechanism: Constant mesh. Transmission shifting method: Steering paddle shifter. Steering system mechanism: Rack and pinion system with electric The HSV-010 GT is scheduled to make its race debut at the opening round of the 2011 SuperGT GT500 series on March 20. Race spec double wishbone suspension with a torsion bar spring system is used at all four corners. A six speed sequential transmission transfers power to the rear wheels, controlled via the requisite wheel mounted shift paddles.

Honda HSV-010 GT Technical Specifications 2011

Dimensions o Length: 4675 mm o Width: 2000 mm o Vehicle weight: 1100+ kg. Engine o Engine name: HR10EG o Configuration: Liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated, longitudinal V8 o V angle: 90° o Valve train: Gear-driven DOHC 2 intake and 2 exhaust valves per cylinder o Displacement: 3397 cm3 o Bore x stroke: 93.0 x 62.5 mm o Maximum output: 500 PS (370 KW) o Maximum torque: 392 Nm o Throttle control system: Mechanical o Fuel supply system: Programmed fuel injection system (Honda PGM-FI) o Fuel: Lead free premium gasoline o Lubrication: Dry sump. Powertrain o Transmission mechanism: Constant mesh o Transmission shifting method: Steering paddle shifter o Steering system mechanism: Rack and pinion system with electric power steering (EPS). Tires o front: 330/40R18 o rear: 330/45R17. Brake type and mechanism: Hydraulic ventilated disc system Suspension system: Double wishbone. Stabilizer: Torsion bar