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2014 Thruxton Easter Revival Early Birds To Get A Ride In Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin Or Audi

In the late sixties, Thruxton became one of the popular places for racing enthusiasts as F2 race meetings were held on Easter bank holiday. After more than five decades, the Easter meeting returned to Thruxton in 2013 and response was overwhelming. Called Thruxton Easter Revival, the race meeting will be conducted this year as well and is expected to be even bigger. Fans who are planning to buy the tickets for the event would be pleased to know that early ticket purchases could get the buyers a ride in of the six amazing supercars at the race track.

People who buy the Easter Revival tickets between now and April 11 will enter a draw, the winners of which will get a 2-lap ride as a passenger around the fastest circuit in Britain – the Hampshire circuit, in one of the six modern-day supercars. There will be 12 lucky winners for



Volkswagen unveiled Golf GTI with more efficient performance at Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen’s GTI is known for its high-performance capabilities in the segment of compact cars and this time the power-performance is blended with more improved efficiency in the form of new Golf GTI, which is right now unveiled at the most famous Geneva International Motor Show, in Switzerland. The new sports Golf GTI , is equipped with 4-cylinder turbocharged direct injection petrol Engine, which is capable of generating an output of 217 horsepower[220 PS or 162 kilo-Watts] and  a top torque of 350 Nm, which make it sprint 0 to 62 miles/hour in 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 152 miles/hour[244.62 km/hour], while the other Golf GTI Performance variant, is capable of producing an output of 227 horsepower[230 PS or 169 kilo-Watts] and a same top torque of 350 Nm, which makes it dash 0 to 62 miles/hour in 6.4 seconds with a top speed of 155 miles/hour[249.44 km/hour].

Following the 2014 EU-6 emissions regulation standard, both variants with



Chevrolet unveiled the Corvette Stingray Convertible at Geneva Motor Show

Chevrolet has introduced the Corvette Stingray Convertible model with the world premiere at the Geneva International Motor show 2013. The Corvette Stingray Coupe’s high performance technology and capabilities are inherited by the Convertible model. It is equipped with a new, fully electronic top feature which can be lowered remotely using the key fob and the top can also be opened or closed at speeds up to 50 km/h. The Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible will arrive in global markets later in 2013.

In the engine configuration, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is powered with an all-new LT1 6.2 Litre V-8 Small Block Engine which is capable of generating an estimated horsepower of 450[i.e. 335 kilo-Watts] and an estimated max torque of 335 lb.-ft.[i.e. 610 Nm] at 1,000 to 4,000 rpm. The engine is built with the capability of more fuel efficiency using Active Fuel Management feature and also given a improved performance characteristic by direct injection variable valve timing technology to the engine.



Alfa Romeo 4C gets its world premiere today at the Geneva Motor Show

The all-awaited Geneva International Motor Show 2013 is finally started today in Switzerland for the press preview, where Alfa Romeo 4C gets its world premiere as an exclusive “Launched Edition”, which will be a limited edition model with 400 units only to be manufactured for Europe, Middle East , Africa and 500 units for North America, while only 100 models for the remaining world. The new Alfa Romeo 4C is created for those who really love to drive supercar in a compact form, where Alfa Romeo has provided attractive features like carbon fibre trim and exterior body matte color of “White Carrara”, also featuring an exclusive only for 4C “Launched Edition”, the drive session which includes the advanced guide and professional driving instructors.

The new Alfa Romeo 4C will be available with the price of 60,000 EURO in many parts of Europe and the price includes VAT and net of other local taxes. In the exterior, 2014



Carl Edwards wins the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 500 race

Carl Edwards got his long waited triumph in NASCAR Sprint Cup at Phoenix on Sunday March, 3rd 2013, which was according to him, desperately required since his first win in this Sprint Cup two years ago in Las Vegas and he has waited for 70 races since then. Edwards who has 20 career cup victories in his name, was very determined during the whole race which can be analyzed by seeing his led laps counts of 122 out of total 316 laps, but the 2013 Subway Fresh Fit 500 cup victory came at final stage where Jimmie Johnson was just less than 1 second behind him at the finish line and got second place finished.

Edwards was really happy after the win which can be seen in his flawless flips and he jumped into the grandstands for high-fives from spectators fans, and during that he said, “I feel like I can jump over those grandstands right now. This win



Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale new 4-seater sports luxury set to debut at Geneva Motor Show

Maserati new four-seater is a best blend of sportiness with the luxury and comfort of a Coupé in the form of new GranTurismo MC Stradale, which is set to make the European debut along with revamped Quattroporte versions at the Geneva International Motor Show starting from March 5th, 2013. The Maserati new GranTurismo MC Stradale is loaded with 4.7 Litre V8 Engine which is capable of generating a best output of 460 horsepower[466.4 PS or 343 kilo-Watts] and mated with the MC Race Shift 6-speed robotised manual gearbox, to deliver exceptional performance with a top-speed of 188 miles/hour[302.55 km/hour], while with advanced engine technology, it increases fuel economy and reduces the emissions.

All the manufacturing process of new GranTurismo MC Stradale at the historic factory in viale Ciro Menotti in Modena, Italy. Maserati new four-seater GranTurismo MC Stradale Photo 03 The dynamism in the four-seater GranTurismo MC Stradale is equivalently offered as in the previous two-seater model, by the means of sports agility, impressive



Volkswagen new Golf GTI variants with improved efficiency set to unveil at Geneva Motor Show

The Volkswagen GTI known for its power-packed performance, and with that performance and improved efficiency, Volkswagen is all set to unveil the new Golf GTI variant along with Volkswagen Golf GTD model at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show starting from March 5th, 2013. Here for the first time, Golf GTI will be available with two variants of power which includes the standard GTI 220-PS and the GTI Performance with 230-PS, are 18% more efficient than the previous model and offers the large brake discs with a mechanical front limited-slip differential.

In the segment of compact sports car, the new Golf GTI variant, equipped with 4-cylinder turbocharged direct injection petrol Engine, which is capable of generating an output of 217 horsepower[220 PS or 162 kilo-Watts] and  a top torque of 350 Nm, which make it sprint 0 to 62 miles/hour in 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 152 miles/hour[244.62 km/hour], while the other Golf GTI Performance



Jimmie Johnson exciting win in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500

In the Daytona International Speedway, the competing NASCAR Sprint Cup Race drivers in the Daytona 500, have always a neck and neck victory by a difference of milliseconds. The experience of previous win helped the five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson, to lift the Harley J. Earl trophy for the second time in his career, delivering a exciting finish to the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Johnson who was racing in car #48 of Chevrolet SS Racing car, has led the 17 laps on the Daytona track and earned total points/bonus of 47/4.

He has taken the title with close win from the Dale Earnhardt Jr. who has finished the race in the second position in another Chevrolet SS Racing car #88, while the third position is taken by the Toyota Motorsport Racer Mark Martin. On the other hand, the Godaddy Chevrolet SS racecar driver, Danica Patrick, who is the world’s first women to win pole position at



2014 Jeep Cherokee revealed ahead of its debut at New York Auto Show

Jeep has just officially revealed the 2014 Cherokee which has to make its global debut at the New York International Auto Show starting from March 29th, 2013. Jeep is finally bringing back the Cherokee in U.S., as the Cherokee production was shut-down by Jeep in 2001 but it was the most loved model in U.S. during 1980′s to 1990′s where it get sold from 1974 to 2001, the station-wagon era came to an end and new era of SUV has started. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is now given a brand new look, unveiling it to the mid-size SUV segment.

Sleeker in looks more inspired from Grand Cherokee, all-new style headlights and attractive grille design. As per Jeep, the 2014 Cherokee built to deliver enhanced driving dynamics and best fuel economy, which is 45% more than the present mid-sized SUV variant. The 2014 Cherokee will be manufactured in U.S. at Chrysler Group’s Toledo Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio, and



Chevrolet eco-friendly Spark EV to get first European introduction at Geneva Motor Show

Built on most advanced technology of General Motors in the field of electric motor and battery system, the Chevrolet Spark EV is all set to attract European market with its first introduction in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show starting from March, 5th 2013. The all-new battery powered Chevrolet Spark EV is not only a zero-emission smart green car, but delivers sporty acceleration and comfort driving dynamics, will be on sale in the selected markets of Europe from 2014. The Chevrolet’s mini-car quick acceleration is delivered via top torque of  400 pound feet [542 Newton Meter] with best driving dynamics.

The permanent magnet electric motor is the main source of power inside Spark EV which is capable of generating an output of 130 horsepower[100 kilo-Watts] and can accelerate 0 to 100 km/hour in under 8.5 seconds which is quite good for a green urban city car. The advanced technology of electric motor



Audi unveils RS Q3 unleashing high performance drivability in compact SUV segment

Audi has just officially unveiled RS Q3 the first RS variant in the Audi’s famous Q-model range. The high performance drivability of Audi RS Q3 is confidently coupled inside a sporty SUV design, which will be internationally unleashed at the 83rd auto exhibit of Geneva Motor Show starting from March, 5th 2013. The most renowned and awarded engine of the class – the 2.5 Litre TFSI engine has the high-performance capabilities to make the unique class in the compact SUV segment. The turbo-charged 5-cylinder engine can generate an output of 310 horsepower[228 kilo-Watts] at 5,200-6,700 rpm and top torque of 309.78 pound feet[420 Newton Meter] from 1500 to 5200 revolution per minute.

Best in the segment, the RS Q3 with the performance-oriented engine, can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hour[ 0- 62.15 miles/hour] in just 5.5 seconds with an electronically limited max-speed of 250 km/hour (155.34 miles/hour). Better Efficiency is taken care by the tuning for first



Škoda unveils new Octavia Combi by confirming its world debut at Geneva Motor Show 2013

Škoda has officially confirmed that the new Skoda Octavia Combi will make its world debut at the most prestigious Auto Exhibit – the Geneva Motor Show starting from March 5th, 2013. The new 3rd generation Octavia Combi has a distinctive class of its own with features likes elegant design, good fuel efficiency, ample space, more functionality, smart safety and comfort systems, the Skoda’s Simply Clever ideas with mid-class features at the compact-combi prices. The other to get world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show is the Škoda Octavia Combi 4×4 which features a newly-built All-Wheel Drive with 5th-generation Haldex clutch.

The new Skoda Octavia Combi is loaded with a newly built engine of 3rd generation which is optimized to 17% more economical than the previous generation model. Here the offered engines contains 4 petrol and 4 diesel engines in which the GreenLine Version are highly efficient with fuel economy of 29.41 km/liter[i.e.



Rolls-Royce released third photo of its new Wraith presenting Interior luxury

Famous for its unmatched luxury, the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars releases one more official photo[third photo] of its new Wraith, which will make its global debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show starting from March 5th, 2013. As per the Rollys-Royce, the unique exterior styling is mated with the high-luxury of interior, showing the premium quality elements with the pleasant hand-made craftsmanship work. The interior has elegance of softest Phantom-grade leathers and wide open pore wood called as Canadel Panelling.

The Wraith first and second released photos are showing the exterior beauty and the power under the hood of new Wraith. The interior space is said to give similar essence of an ultra-luxury yacht. It is also has the similarity in which the horseshoe sweep of Wraith’s cabin also echoes the cove at Le Canadel in the South of France where Sir Henry Royce and his design team spent their winters. Very fine details have been designed



Cadillac’s new W20 Livery Package luxury for XTS Professional Services Sedan

Cadillac has announced an all-new W20 Livery Package by adding luxury characterstics of its XTS Platinum Edition in the XTS Professional Services Sedans, these features are exclusively provided to livery organisation by a Professional Vehicles program of Cadillac. The XTS platinum edition is equipped with many luxury features like 19-inch wheels, exterior door handles with LED illumination, safety technology such as a rear vision camera, and a micro-fiber suede headliner, which makes its a higher ends model of XTS.

In the W20 Livery Package, the rear seat comfort package featured with heated seats, window sun shades and a power inverter to charge mobile devices, while the Navigation System connectivity and control using Cadillac’s CUE system, all are included in the package. The Vice President of Cadillac marketing has explained by saying – “XTS represents a new approach to luxury, centered on advanced technology and design, this same approach extends to Professional Vehicles, where we are bringing



Godaddy Girl Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win Coors Light Pole in Chevrolet SS racecar at Daytona 500

Godaddy Girl Danica Patrick has created history in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series where she becomes the first women to win the Coors Light Pole by driving the Chevrolet SS racecar for the Motorsport team of Stewart-Haas Racing. Here she has given her best for the qualifying stage for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in just her 11th career start. Dancia Patrick by driving the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS racing car, has taken a qualifying time of 45.817 seconds which has earned the top position in the leaderboard early in the day.

While she has touched the top-speed of 196.434 miles/hour[316.129 km/hour] which is the fastest Daytona 500 qualifying speed since Ken Schrader’s Chevrolet topped out at 196.515 in 1990. Another Driver from Hendrick Motorsports Team - Jeff Gordon was second on the leaderboard in the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet by taking a time of 45.85 seconds and a top speed of 196.292 miles/hour[315.901



2014 Chevrolet SS the high-performance sedan get officially unveiled

The most awaited 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan is finally unveiled by Chevrolet, which will make its NASCAR debut at the Daytona International Speedway as SS racecar by competing in the Daytona 500 event. The 2014 Chevrolet SS with the legendary technology of Rear-Wheel Drive and proven race-based performance, is powered by the LS3 Chevrolet V-8 5.5-Litre Engine, which can produce an output of 415 horsepower and best torque of 415 pound feet. The Camaro, Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle and recently launched Holden’s VF Commodore in Australia, shared the same engine rear-wheel drive technology and race-tested performance.

The LS3 engine is mated to a advanced 6-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift control mounted at the steering wheel, the performance of 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan is boosted to a 3.27 final-drive ratio and makes it fastest sedan by sprinting 0 to 60 miles/hour in around 5 seconds. 2014 Chevrolet SS Performance Sedan 01 The first sporty stance is clearly seen



2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee makes its European debut at 2013 Geneva Motor Show

In the prestigious 83rd International Auto Exhibit of Geneva Motor Show 2013, the Jeep will give the European debut of its 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with enhanced performance and efficiency in all engines with new 8-speed automatic transmission, catchy updated sporty exterior, impressive and advanced interior features with best of technology for safe and comfort driving experience. New Advanced Technology : The debut of Chrysler Group new 8-speed automatic transmission matted with 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine, and also with V-6 & V-8 petrol engine lineup, to deliver efficient figures in consumption and emissions.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the Eco Mode, delivers an improved fuel economy. It would optimise gear shifting in V8 models. If sportier performance is desired, it is equipped with Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation mechanism, by using a button on the center stack. Moreover, Eco Mode further enhances the vehicle’s aerodynamics mechanism to give best comfortable ride, by activating the Quadra-Lift air suspension



Cadillac revealed CTS exclusive Silver Frost and Stealth Blue limited-edition range

Cadillac has revealed the limited edition, performance-inspired models, impressively showcasing the custom paints in the Cadillac CTS Coupe and V-Series lineup, which include exclusive Silver Frost Edition and Stealth Blue Edition, both are showing true luxury of Cadillac. The Collector-Edition Vehicle with Silver Frost matte paint will be available via selected Cadillac’s dealers in U.S. from March 2013. Powered with 6.2 Litre supercharged V-8 Engine, capable of producing a high output of 556 horsepower and a best torque of 551 pound feet, the Silver Frost CTS-V will available with optional features like Yellow or red Brembo brake calipers, High polished or satin graphite wheels and Suede-covered steering wheel and shift knob.

The “30-gloss” clear coat, to the Silver Frost paint, is distinctively noticing with the finishing of low “sparkle” if certain lights reflect off it and is less smooth due to the finishing property of matte paint. While the Stealth Blue will be in limited production beginning in March 2013 and is going



2014 Alfa Romeo 4C makes its debut at 2013 Geneva Motor Show

The famous Italian Automaker Alfa Romeo, is all set to premiere the new 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C, featuring the segment of super compact 2-seater with rear-wheel drive, at the Geneva Motor Show starting from March, 5th 2013. The inspired exterior layout, flash back from the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale car, following the strong traditional values with the overall advanced mechanical and technological enhancement in the new 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C, to deliver the compactness, dynamism and agility in it. The new Alfa Romeo 4C as 2-seater with super compactness, will create a new segment of competition.

It has a length, just less than 4 meters, width of 200 centimeters and a height of 118 centimeters. With agility, the 4C has given an absolute aerodynamic efficiency by the expert designers, to make it more stable at higher speeds. While in the interior, the friendliness in the design and interior-elements is created to deliver the comfortable driving experience with



Holden reveals VF Commodore SS V show car ahead of global debut in U.S. as Chevrolet SS

Holden unveils the VF Commodore new SS V show car as a sport luxury show car in Australia, which is also heading a new export campaign to the U.S. in the form of the Chevrolet SS Sports Sedan, which will be unveiled after 2 days in the weekend in United States. The new VF SS V show car defines new standard in the high performance sports luxury range, while featuring the expressive design with enhanced aerodynamics in the exterior and premium luxury inside. The new VF SS V exterior has various features like the attractive custom Fantale orange metallic paint with contrast glossy black multi-spoke wheels.

It is called a show car due to the glowing finish emphasises the more sculpted, layered surfacing and bolder graphics, while elegant gunmetal chrome finishing on the front fascia matched with less opened verticle fender vents and gloss black paint on the 5-spoke wheel are adding beauty to the sports luxury car. The use of  jet-black