Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Richmond International Raceway

Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Richmond International Raceway

Kevin Harvick shifted gears, hit the pedal and rocketed his way to win Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 in a green-white-chequered finish at Richmond International Raceway on April, 27th 2013 . Harvick beats Clint Bowyer (No.15 Toyota) to the finish line by .343 seconds to win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season, his third at Richmond and the 20th of his career. By securing ninth rank in points, Harvick has made his way to make a fourth consecutive Chase appearance and his sixth in the last 8 years.

Joey Logano (No.22 Ford) who had frustrating start with crashes was able to finish third, while Juan Pablo Montoya (No. 42 Chevrolet) was fourth after leading Jeff Burton (No.31 Chevrolet) who finished fifth. Harvick came to pit road for tires on Lap 396, after Brian Vickers slapped the wall in Turn 3 to cause the 11th caution of



Audi attains considerable weight saving in TT ultra quattro concept to be debuted at Worthersee Show

Audi engineers have made smart blend of materials and technology to bring considerable weight saving in its latest TT ultra quattro concept to prepare it for its debut at the upcoming Worthersee show. The new TT 2.0 TFSI Coupe Concept has dropped an incredible 300 kg and gained around 310 PS power upgrade. The show car combines its potent petrol engine with its four-wheel-drive system to hit 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of over 173 mph while weighing just 1,111 kg. There’s also a 2.0-litre turbo that produces 305 bhp, with modifications to the crankcase, the crankshaft, the balancer shafts, the flywheel, the sump, the bolts and certain ancillary units that further helps to reduce the unit’s weight by 25 kilograms.

TT Ultra’s body structure had dropped off another 43 kg with the help of optimised detachable body parts. Besides it, the use of carbon-fibre reinforced polymer



Buick New Riviera Concept made its global debut at Shanghai Auto Show 2013

The new Buick Riviera concept vehicle made its global debut on last Friday evening in Shanghai. It is the fourth global Riviera concept developed jointly by GM’s Shanghai GM and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint ventures in Shanghai. Combining the avant-garde aesthetics and advanced technology, the new Riviera’s elegant design is inspired by dynamic nature of water. Its athletic shape, distinct ambiance and deeply sculpted lines reflect the essence of the vibrant nature of a moving river.

The exterior flaunts many of the original exterior lines of the 2007 Buick Riviera concept. The new grille design is said to be inspired by the feathers of a swan. Besides it, an updated waterfall grille, wing-shaped daytime running lights and gull-wing doors further complements its exterior aesthetics. One of the most notable features of Riviera is its dual-mode wireless plug-in hybrid electric vehicle propulsion system (PHEV). PHEV enables car to be charged



LaFerrari, Maranello’s hybrid supercar makes everyone stuck at Auto Shanghai 2013

After Geneva, LaFerrari, the Maranello’s hybrid supercar from Ferrari again steals the show and makes everyone stuck at auto Shanghai 2013. LaFerrari’s Architecture : LaFerrari, the first hybrid from the Prancing Horse has been successful in attaining ideal weight distribution (59% at the rear) and a compact wheelbase despite of extra weight of hybrid system. Consequently, all the mass is shifted between its two axles and as close as possible to the floor to lower its centre of gravity by 35 millimetres to ensure dynamic handling.

HYKERS System : This is the first time Ferrari is powered by HY-KERS system developed by the F1 guys at Gestione Sportiva, which reduces fuel emissions by 40 per cent and operates with an impressive 94 per cent energy efficiency. V12 produces 800 CV and revs to a maximum of 9,250 rpm, a record for an engine of this displacement. It also features an extremely high



Volkswagen bold hybrid SUV, CrossBlue Coupé Concept, premiered at Shanghai Motor Show

Volkswagen bold hybrid concept of SUV, the CrossBlue Coupé Concept, is premiered in the most prestigious auto exhibit in China – the Shanghai Motor Show 2013. In the showcase, Volkswagen also present its all-new Jetta, Volkswagen Gran Lavida and all-electric with the ground breaking fuel economy of 0.9 l/100 km[approx. 313 mpg], the Volkswagen XL1.  The new SUV concept in the shape of the CrossBlue Coupé is built on Volkswagen’s MQB architecture, the CrossBlue Coupé highlights the future drive train possibilities and is a short-wheelbase version of the previous CrossBlue concept.

CrossBlue has a plug-in hybrid system consists of a transverse 3.6-liter turbocharged V-6 making 295 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, a front electric motor making 54 hp, and a rear motor making 114 hp. It also generates  an impressive combined output of 415 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Mated with six-speed dual-clutch gearbox and centre tunnel-mounted 9.8 kW-hr lithium-ion battery pack, this 4,889 mm-long



BMW attractive line-up display at Shanghai Motor Show 2013

BMW has premiered its new Concept X4 at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, along with the attractive lineup display of BMW X5 xDrive 35i, BMW X6 xDrive 40i, BMW X6 M, BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW i8 Concept, BMW i3 Concept, BMW Concept Active Tourer, BMW ActiveHybrid 7, BMW ActiveHybrid 3, BMW 740Li , BMW 530i Accessories, BMW 535i Gran Turismo, BMW Individual 650i xDrive Gran Coupe, BMW 535Li, BMW 118i and BMW 125i. BMW Concept X4 : Joining the BMW’s line up of X series following X1, X3, X5 and X6, BMW Concept X4 is being touted as the future of the BMW’s X generation.

The BMW Concept X4 wonderfully blends the luxury and ruggedness of its X series of SUVs and crossovers with the swoopy looks of a coupe. The car will have just four seats and is slightly shorter in length and height than the X6 adorned with large 21-inch light-alloy wheels



Qoros the young automotive brand from China made its public debut with the premiere of the Qoros 3 Sedan

Following its successful global debut at 83rd Geneva International Motor Show in 2013, Qoros will make its debut in China with its first production car – the Qoros 3 Sedan and two concept studies at the 15th Shanghai International Auto Show on 20 April 2013. Generally, it takes few decades or more for a new car to find its footing in the market, but Qoros team has put its best foot forward to run before it walks. It is evident from the wide spread applaud received by the Qoros at Geneva motor show from European counterparts, the public and major international media.

Space and Storage Capacity :Qoros 3 Sedan is endowed with remarkably generous space for modern families. Be it steering wheel featuring a flat lower edge lying in front of a ‘floating’ instrument panel and centre console, a luggage compartment of 450 litres, the 60:40 split rear seatbacks to optimize cargo carrying



Maserati Ghibli makes its world premiere at Shanghai Motor Show 2013

With the launch of 2014 Ghibli at Shanghai Motor Show, following the premiere of the new Quattroporte at the Detroit Auto Show held this year, the Italian auto car maker “Maserati” will have two 4-door saloons together for sale for the first time in history, which are built to deliver best performance and luxury. The all new Ghibli is a driver focused model maintaining visible similarities with Quattroporte and will be taking on the likes of the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Both the Quattroporte and the Ghibli saloons produce two different power outputs from their turbo-charged V6 petrol. At launch Ghibli will be available with two turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engines and an eight-speed automatic transmission.The base engine is a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with power of 243 kW (330 hp) and 500 Nm of torque and can accelerate to 100km/h in just 5.6 seconds. It also delivers fuel



Matt Kenseth wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – STP 400 at Kansas Speedway

Starting at the pole position in the STP 400 on Sunday[April 21st, 2013], Matt Kenseth had a clear vision to win the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway and that was shown when he led 163 laps out of 267 total laps. Kenseth in car #20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, has got the 2nd season’s victory and 26th win in the NASCAR’s races. He took a two position jump with an overall 8th position and 252 points in the NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series 2013. Kasey Kahne in car #5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet has finished the race at 2nd position, who was only .151 seconds behind Kenseth, while he has started the race at 27th position in the race.

Kasey is now at overall second position and has actually exchanged the position with Kyle Busch who is now at the overall 7th position. Kasey has took a 5 place jump with



Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupé Concept SUV set to debut at Shanghai Motor Show 2013

Volkswagen is about to pull the wrap off its new SUV concept in the shape of the CrossBlue Coupé at 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. Built on Volkswagen’s MQB architecture, the CrossBlue Coupé highlights the future drive train possibilities and is a short-wheelbase version of the previous CrossBlue concept. The CrossBlue Coupe is adorned with clean and elegant ambience with soft Nappa leather in “Anthracite Pearl” and “Asphalto. It has also introduced two-color ambient lighting reconciling the different drive modes of the vehicle.

VW’s new MQB or Modular Transverse Matrix is designed to give a large amount of flexibility in terms of potential power. It could use conventional drive systems with four- or six-cylinder engines, configured for a variety of fuels (petrol, diesel, CNG). It is powered by plug-in hybrid system consists of a transverse 3.6-liter turbocharged V-6 making 295 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, a front electric motor making



Volkswagen’s Sebastian Ogier made Hat Trick by Claiming Winning Position in FIA WRC -Rally of Portugal

Sebastian Ogier and co-driver Sebastian Ogier claimed an impressive victory in the FIA World Rally Championship of Portugal on Sunday. They won by 58.2 seconds on the Rally de Portugal ahead of Mikko Hirvonen in a Citroen DS3. It is the third consecutive victory in FIA 2013 World Rally Championship claimed by Sebastian Ogier on the Rally of Portugal, which ended in the Algarve on 14th April 2013. Consequently, Ogier leads in the FIA Drivers’ Championship with102 points, 54 ahead of Hirvonen in second.

He had won the Portuguese round twice before with Citroen in 2010 and 2011. Yesterday’s win was also the ninth at World Rally Championship level for the Ogier. The Frenchman had to overcome an energy-sapping virus and a transmission problem on Sunday morning to battle it out on the Algarve’s gravelly roads. However, when he earned another three bonus championship points by winning the SS15 Power Stage



Aston Martin Celebrates Double Triumph in both LMGTE categories at the 6 Hours of Silverstone

Aston Martin celebrated the double triumph in both LMGTE categories at the 6 Hours of Silverstone held on 14th April 2013. Darren Turner, Stefan Mücke and Bruno Senna ran a flawless race to win the Pro class in their car No.97 Vantage V8, having led the race from start to finish, while the #95 car of Danish trio Christoffer Nygaard, Kristian Poulsen and Allan Simonsen won in GT Am class. The race-winning 2013-specification #97 Vantage GTE – with its new V8 power plant and improved dynamics completed 171 laps of the 3.7-mile Silverstone circuit, which is equal to a total race distance of over 630 miles at an average speed of 108 miles/hour.

No.99 Aston Martin Vantage driven by Pedro Lamy (PT), Paul Dalla Lana (CN) and Frédéric Makowiecki (FR) claimed an impressive third position while crossing the line a single lap behind the #97 machine and within thirteen seconds



Kyle Busch got his 26th career cup win with Sprint Cup victory at Texas Motor Speedway

Kyle Busch’s double delight with the perfect weekend victories of NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide races at Texas Motor Speedway. In the car #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Kyle won the NRA 500 race by just 0.508 seconds ahead of runner-up Martin Truex J and picked up his first Sprint Cup at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. For Busch, it was the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Texas, the second time victory of this season(first was at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana), and a NASCAR-record seventh time in his career as he won the Sprint Cup and Nationwide races in the same weekend.

It was started with a pole winning run on the Friday night in nationwide race held on the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked track. Busch received a tradition steeped cowboy hat and got to fire trophy six-shooters loaded with blanks in Victory Lane. Truex was striving hard to



Mercedes high-performance compact class – A45 AMG and C63 AMG Edition 507, are now available on order

Mercedes-AMG has embarked on a new era with the debut of high performance models, the A 45 AMG and C 63 AMG in early March at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show, Switzerland and both of these models are now available to order in Germany/Europe. A Sneak Peak into Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG Setting up a new benchmark in the high-performance compact class, the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG is expected to capture younger target group spanning the age range from 30’s to mid 40’s. Flaunting the unique specialities and technical details, the A 45 AMG is claimed to deliver fascinatingly sporty driving experience along with impressive craftsmanship and a broad selection of optional equipments, colours and materials.

Delivering the maximum output of 265 kW (360 hp) and a peak torque of 450 Newton metres, it consumes only 6.9 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres, while engine complies with the EU6 emissions



Citroën unleashes DS Wild Rubis SUV Concept ahead its debut at Shanghai Auto Show 2013

Sublimating the genes of DS line, Citroën’s DS Wild Rubis concept reveals the possible future styling direction for SUV model of Citroen’s DS sub-brand, the quasi-premium offshoot of Citroen’s premium range. Featuring LEd headlights with ‘scrolling’ indicators like an Audi R8, height similar to Mercedes ML-class-sized and taillights inspired by Citroen’s Numero 9 concept car, it will not be an exaggeration to call ‘Wild Rubis Concept’ as one of the best expressions of inspiration.

Moreover, it could even challenge some of the premium car brands like BMW, Audi and Mercedes. Driven by the full-hybrid, plug-in technology, DS Wild Rubis Concept’ impeccably combines DS formal language with the powerful proportions of SUVs. It was earlier predicted that the Citroën DS Wild Rubis concept will be a production-ready extension of the Numero 9 sports-wagon concept previewed at the Beijing show almost a year ago. It takes many designing elements from Numero 9 sports-wagon



Audi all-new 2014 Audi R8, now available on sale in United States

Adorned with race winning technologies and luxurious cosmetic characteristics, it is hard to imagine for many that Audi R8 is overdue for an update. As brilliants believe in constant improvement, Audi has unveiled the new 2014 Audi R8 for United States by premiering it in January 2013 at the NAIAS, in Detroit - representing the pinnacle of performance and technical brilliance. Audi makers are intelligent enough to bring cosmetic changes and technical advancements without messing with its overall design.

Here is a glimpse of technical upgrades, styling tweaks and other power packed characteristics featured in Audi R8 2014 model introduced in United States: Available in two basic body styles: Coupe, and Spyder, the interior of Audi R8 is tweaked with many styling updates designed around the monoposto driver-oriented cockpit. It cuts a figure on any curb with its exotic looks and dramatic details. Audi R8 has also been embellished with several aesthetic changes



Ford unveils the F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition off-road pickup

Ford has unveiled its new 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition model in its popular truck line in Michigan, United States. Entering its fourth model year, the new 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition kicks the existing package up a notch with significant interior and exterior enhancements. The manufacturer proclaims it to be the best Raptor ever introduced in the market. It is adorned with a high-performing and uncompromising off-road pickup and the advanced features found only in premium trucks.

The new trim level has been enhanced with a variety of features to make the Raptor much bolder. The new SVT Raptor Special Edition will be available in Ruby Red Metallic and Tuxedo Black Metallic with box-side graphics. Both of these are newly introduced colors for Raptor and will be available only in SVT Raptor Special Edition. The new interior renovations brought in Special edition include Brick Red seat bolsters (with



Nissan ‘FRIEND-ME’ concept will premiere at Shanghai Motor Show 2013

Nissan is all set to bring new concept car – “FRIEND-ME” – targeting young audience in China with its exciting next generation design, while the four-seater features an interior with distinctive center-console that enables - One Mind Connectivity among all aboard by sharing information equally. The innovative FRIEND-ME Concept will be launched at 2013 Shanghai Motor Show with the beautiful presence of 20 cars from Nissan[China] Investment Co., Limited, together with Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company[DFL-PV] and Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile Co., Limited[ZNA].

Among the Nissan’s center of the showcase at the 2013 Auto Shanghai, which starts from April 21st, will have the Nissan GT-R, Quest and Murano, and its newly-launched global sedan -Nissan Teana.



Audi launches its new compact and luxurious 2014 A3 Sedan for Europe

With the launch of four-door silhouette of the 2014 A3 sedan this spring, the German Auto Giant Audi brings excitement in the luxury market segment of compact Sedans. Powerful engine, lightweight design, advanced infotainment and dynamic wheels ranging from 16-inches to 18-inches cement the sporty appearance of this luxuriously compact Sedan with the technology of highly efficient engines. Competing with fresh premium Sedan models like the Mercedes-Benz CLA and the Acura ILX , the newly minted Audi is more up to a challenge for German automakers.

Exterior Renovations : The design of the sporty 2014 A3 Sedan is a cross between the classic three-box concept and the coupé philosophy. The four door sedan comes with a 2.6 metre wheelbase, 17-inch-alloy wheels and length of 4.46 meters (14.63 ft). A3 Sedan will have LED technology with an option of full LED headlamps to give it distinctive appearance. 2014 Audi A3 Sedan Front Side View



Maserati Ghibli the luxury sedan revealed ahead of its debut at 2013 Auto Shanghai

Maserati has just revealed the very first images of its new 4-doors sports executive saloon/luxury sedan – Maserati Ghibli, ahead of its world premiere at the motor show of Auto Shanghai, starts from April 21st – 29th 2013. The new Ghibli will be offered with a powertrain of two turbocharged 3.0 Litre V6 Engines, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with the engineering of Rear-Wheel Drive and all-new Q4 All-Wheel Drive system. Ghibli will be the Maserati’s first production car which will be offered with a diesel engine which is offered with a powertrain of 3.0 Litre V6 turbo diesel engine.

The new Ghibli is equipped with the Maserati’s new advanced technology, unique exterior styling and luxury of a sports saloon/sedan, which will accomplish many future targets of the company.