Friday, December 31, 2010

Citroen DS3 Cars Wallpapers , Review & Features

Citroen DS3

Review: Citroen DS3 DSport 1.6i 16v THP 150


Retro seems to be the order of the day when it comes to cars – or it used to be.

But if even Jaguar can cast aside more than 40 years of XJ heritage to create its new luxury saloon then surely the writing must be on the wall for cars that hark back too much to what has been before.

Where small cars are concerned, the BMW Mini seemed to have cornered the market in retro chic until the revived Fiat 500 came along to annoy it. Both cars rely heavily on modernising the look of the cars that carried their names at the end of the 50s and through the heady years of the 60s but the drawback of each is that it is bigger than the original so doesn’t hit the mark for neatness.

Citroen has decided to tackle both cars head on with its DS3, the first in a new range of DS cars that major on style. But the only retro bit is the two letters in the name, which go back to the most iconic mass produced car of the 50s, the DS saloon.

The original DS stunned the world for all the right reasons. Nothing looked like it and in the decade when Europe and the wider world was trying to put post war austerity behind it the French firm created a car with flowing lines and striking beauty. Not for nothing was the name a play on the French for goddess – enthusiasts everywhere wanted one.

I can still remember the first time I peered through the window of a DS as a small boy. I was three when it appeared. More than half a century later I still peer through the windows of interesting cars but the best bit is that I also get to drive them and one of the most remarkable for this year has to be the DS3.

It impresses for all the right reasons and not just because, like middle aged blokes on big motorbikes they can’t handle, it reminds me of days gone by. It is fresh and so different from its two main rivals although it is a car where colour choice is important. Our car was brilliant in red with a black roof but also featured matt black roof graphics I would happily have done without.

The first time I saw the DS, I thought the wide centre pillar, triangular in shape, would create a massive blind spot from the driving seat. But from inside it’s not a problem as it is obscured by the headrest anyway, meaning the blind spot is no bigger than on other small cars.

Where the DS scores for visibility is that the rear pillars are much thinner than those of other cars, so you actually get to see more.

But just as it isn’t retro, this car is one for looking forwards, not backwards. The test car was the DSport with a 1.6 litre petrol engine and a list price of £15,900. It gives a 0-62 mph time of 7.3 seconds and top speed of 133 mph. The only way to have this in a Mini is with the Cooper S which carries a list price of £17,100. It has a slightly higher top speed and shaves 0.3 of a second off the benchmark time but that’s not worth £1,200.

The Citroen does this with 155 bhp instead of the Mini’s 184 bhp but both cars share the same torque figure of 177 lb ft, the Citroen delivering at 1,400 rpm, the Mini 200 rpm more.

When you turn the key of the DS (no silly separate starter buttons here) you will hear a sound that Mini Cooper S owners already find familiar because the cars share the same turbo motor (BMW bought it from Citroen). Some people have asked why Citroen doesn’t use the higher power output but it patently doesn’t need to.

As well as being a hoot to drive, maybe a little hard riding for old and sensitive posteriors, the DS3 is also frugal, even when driven as its maker intends. The car averaged 48 mpg with us, again ably demonstrating that these days you don’t have to drive a diesel to enjoy decent fuel economy.

The DS can also stow more luggage than the Mini, which only offers 160 litres with all the seats in place. The Citroen has 285 litres, a real bonus if you want the car to be practical as well as a personality extension.

Maurice Hardy

Some cars you like, others you enjoy. But there are also those you want – the Citroen DS3 is one of them as far as I’m concerned.

I looked at it first with curiosity and then with apprehension when I saw the snug fitting race-style seats of the test car. But a quick spin was enough to convert me to the DS3. As I was not a car enthusiast in the 60s, neither the Mini nor Fiat 500 do it for me, although of the two the Fiat is preferable.

But neither is anywhere near as appealing as the Citroen, which oozes class whichever way you look at it. The exterior is refreshing and modern while the interior is superb, too, although I thought the black headlining a little overpowering and sometimes found the reflections in the windscreen distracting.

The wide grille is flanked by dummy vents under each headlight and these contain a stack of six small running lights that add style and safety because the car becomes instantly visible to drivers in front.

It’s possible to have plenty of trim and colour permutations, plus a host of individual styling features to personalise the car. This is the only throwback to the heyday of the Mini that’s actually worth having.

Citroen DS3
Citroen DS3
Citroen DS3

Citroen DS3
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fornasari Racing Buggy Car Wallpapers ,Review & Specifications,

Fornasari Racing Buggy Car Wallpapers

Fornasari Racing Buggy
Fornasari Racing Buggy

Fornasari Racing Buggy
Fornasari Racing Buggy

The 2009 Fornasari Buggy is a race buggy with the latest features.

The body of the Fornasari Buggy features 450 pipelines that give a maximum strength and stiffness to the car. The suspensions in the car are about 240 mm that ensure smooth and comfort driving.

The Fornasari Buggy features a 6.0 L V8 engine; it delivers an output power of 602 bhp at 6000 rpm and 552 lb-ft torque at 5100 rpm. It reaches the speed of 62 mph in 3.8 seconds and the top speed is about 174 mph. Also, customers can have a choice of specially designed .
Hydra-matic six speed automatic transmission or Borg Warner six speed manual transmission.

The exteriors feature the stylish and muscular looks of the car, mirrors and headlights. The interiors feature the sporty seats, steering wheel and instrument panels.

Specifications

Vehicle Type: - 2- door racing buggy
Configuration: - Front Engine
Engine: - 6.0 L V8
Power: - 602 bhp at 6000 rpm
Torque: - 552 lb-ft at 5100 rpm
Transmission: - 6-Speed Automatic or 6-Speed Manual
Wheelbase: - 325 cm
Height: - 185 cm
Width: - 215 cm
Length: - 520 cm
Weight: - 1850 kg
0-60 mph: - 3.8 sec
Top speed: - 174 mph


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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Ford F150 Cars Review Specifications & wallpapers

Ford F150 Trucks wallpapers
Ford F150 Trucks wallpapers
Ford F150 Trucks wallpapers

Ford F150 Trucks wallpapers

Ford F150
Ford F150
Ford’s new F-150
Ford introduces in cabin computer system that allows full access to the internet as well as integration for tools. Ford will be the first truck to allow you to edit and print documents from within the built in computer system. Tool tagging also allows you to see which tools you may be missing out of the truck before leaving for a new destination, sound too good to be true?

More power, more passenger room? What more could you want out of an American truck? Ford’s new F-150 is looking stronger then ever! The 2009 Ford F-150 is redesigned, gaining power, passenger room, and numerous new features. A 248-hp 4.6-liter V8 replaces a 202-hp V6 as the base engine and comes with a 4-speed automatic transmission. A 292-hp version of the 4.6 and a 310-hp 5.4 V8 are also available, both matched to a 6-speed automatic. The 5.4-liter V8 produces 320 hp when running on E85 ethanol-blended fuel. Available are rear-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive that cannot be left engaged on dry pavement but includes low-range gearing for off-roading. Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, front side airbags, and curtain side airbag
  • MSRP: $21,565 -$44,355
  • Invoice: $20,058 -$39,796

Vehicle Highlights

The 2009 Ford F-150 is redesigned, gaining power, passenger room, and numerous new features. A 248-hp 4.6-liter V8 replaces a 202-hp V6 as the base engine and comes with a 4-speed automatic transmission. A 292-hp version of the 4.6 and a 310-hp 5.4 V8 are also available, both matched to a 6-speed automatic. The 5.4-liter V8 produces 320 hp when running on E85 ethanol-blended fuel. Available are rear-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive that cannot be left engaged on dry pavement but includes low-range gearing for off-roading. Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, front side airbags, and curtain side airbags. Three cab styles are again offered: regular cab, which deletes its former rear access doors; SuperCab extended cab, with rear-hinged back doors that don't open independently of the fronts; and SuperCrew crew cab, which has four conventional doors and gains six inches in length, mostly benefiting rear-seat legroom. Cargo beds include 5.5-, 6.5-, and 8-foot Styleside beds and a 6.5-ft Flareside bed. Seven trim levels are offered: base XL, sporty STX, off-road-oriented FX4, midlevel XLT, uplevel King Ranch and Lariat, and new line-topping Platinum. Rumored for later in the 2009 model year is the Raptor, an off-road-oriented model powered by a 6.2-liter V8. Newly available features include a hideaway side step for access to the pickup bed, a tailgate step, a retractable cable lock to secure items in the bed, and a capless fuel filler. New electronic devices include Ford's Sync voice-activated cell phone and MP3 player control system, a voice-activated navigation system that includes real-time traffic information, a rearview camera, a built-in dashboard computer with available printer, a tool inventory system, and a vehicle tracking device for fleet users. Also new is an SFE (Superior Fuel Economy) package for 2WD models with the 292-hp 4.6 V8 and 6-speed automatic transmission. The package includes low-rolling-resistance tires and a different axle ratio for a 1-mpg increase in the EPA highway fuel economy rating. Maximum payload capacity is 3030 pounds on regular cabs, 2650 on SuperCabs, and 1760 on CrewCabs. Maximum towing capacity is 11,300 pounds on all models.

COMPETITION

Consumer Guide Automotive places each vehicle into one of 18 classes based on size, price, and market position. Large Pickup Trucks are traditionally the vehicles of choice for heavy-duty hauling and towing. They offer an array of cab styles and bed lengths and usually feature powerful V8 or diesel engines. For personal use, consider light-duty half-ton models. For heavy-duty or commercial use, consider three-quarter- or one-ton models.

Our Best Buys are the Dodge Ram and Ford F-150. Our Recommended picks are the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and Toyota Tundra. New or significantly redesigned models in the class include the Dodge Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 each add a gas/electric hybrid model for 2009.


Expert Ratings Summary

Category 4WD XLT SuperCab, 5.4 V8 Rating Large Pickup Truck Average Rating
Acceleration 5 5.5
Fuel Economy 3 2.9
Ride Quality 5 5.1
Steering/Handling/Braking 4 3.5
Quietness 6 5.7
Controls 5 6.3
Details 5 5.4
Room/Comfort/Driver Seating (front) 8 8.4
Room/Comfort (rear) 4 5.5
Cargo Room 3 5.6
Value within Class 9 7.2
Total Score: 57 61.1

Volkswagen Polo Cars Review & Wallpapers

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Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen Polo


Volkswagen Polo

In Austria, Volkswagen is already presenting a study that is based on the new Polo – the “W├Ârthersee 09″ concept car. Visually, this study offers an initial impression of how a sport version of the new compact might look. It should be noted that it was always part of the successful model series as the Polo GT, Polo G40 or Polo GTI. From a purely technical perspective, the display piece is based on the 1.4-liter MPI version engine with 63 kW / 86 PS. Its unique aspects are to be found in the details:

Just like the Golf GTI Edition, this Polo stands out with its extroverted “Flash Red” body color. In addition, two black rally stripes command attention; they extend over the front end, the roof and back to the rear. The sporty, generously sized alloy wheels are the last detail. The black 18-inchers in “Budapest” styling are making their appearance with polished spokes; they generously fill out the wheel housings of the lowered chassis of the new bestseller – more than 13,000 orders have been received, even before its market launch. The black versus red contrast can be seen as a defining, excitement generating theme. The radiator grille screen, mirror caps, backdrop of the headlights and insert in the lower bumper known as the “buckle” all offer a dark contrast. And the sport exhaust system pleases with its optimized sound.

Premium black also characterizes the interior. It takes a path from the roofliner over the air vents – each with a high-gloss finish – the steering wheel accents and radio panel down to the very distinctive front seats. They are made of very high-end materials. Black nappa leather trims the outer surfaces and the center seat panels where they are offset by horizontal black stripes in the microfiber “San Remo”.
The seat’s lateral supports have an arc-shaped striped design which – viewed from outside to inside – is composed of nappa leather, flash-red nappa leather piping, the white leather “Berry White” and black leather. The aluminum tread plates are also a custom feature. Similar to the Golf GTI concept car, they bear the signature “Polo W├Ârthersee 09″. Red seams also enhance the leatherwork on the parking brake handle, gearshift grip, steering wheel and door trim
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Bentley GT Cars Wallpapers, Review & Specifications

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Bentley GT Car
Bentley GT Car
Bentley GT Car
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Bentley GT Car

Bentley GT Car

Initially released in the year 2003, the Bentley Continental GT is a grand tourer coupe with two doors. It features 2+2 seating arrangement. The Bentley Continental GT is meant to serve as a replacement vehicle for the Rolls Royce based Continental R and T.

The Bentley Continental GT comes complete with a six liter W12 Configuration with twin turbochargers. It is able to develop 552 hp at 6100 RPM as well as 479 lb – ft at 1600 RPM, not to mention permanent four wheel drive.

The Bentley Continental GT marks the first time a twelve cylinder Configuration has ever been used on a Bentley vehicle.

One can accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in less than five seconds. The car can reach a speed of up to 198 miles per hour.

The Bentley Continental GT is also the first Bentley vehicle with all wheel drive. It also has six speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted gearshift paddles. This makes for instant override. The car features the largest brake disco on any production level car, at sixteen inches in the front. The rear disc measures about thirteen inches.

Pricing for the Bentley Continental GT starts at around $177,000.


Bentley Continental GT Car Specifications

Brand Bentley
Model Bentley Continental GTC 2dr convertible
Edition 6.0
Price (�) 132,500
Ncap Rating No Rating
Alarm standard
Driver Airbag standard
Immobiliser standard
Traction Control TBA
Remote Locking standard
Cruise Control standard
Body Type Open
Fuel Type Unleaded
Max Power BHP/RPM 552/6100
Max Tourque lb ft/RPM 479/1600
0 - 60 (mph) 4.8
Max Speed 195
Combined Mpg 17
Urban Mpg 11.2
Extra Urban Mpg 24.3
Insurance Group 20
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