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Nissan GT-R Revealed – Full UK Spec

Nissan has revealed official details of its European-specification GT-R models ? and it’s good news for UK customers. The supercar, which arrives here next April, has benefitted from a host of improvements over US and Japanese editions.Thanks to some electronic upgrades, the GT-R?s 3.8-litre V6 twin-turbo engine gets a 5bhp boost  taking peak power to 478bhp while torque stays at 588Nm.
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Honda quits F1 amid slowdown

Honda has pulled out of Formula One racing, the Japanese automaker saying Friday it needs to focus on its core business amid the slowdown in the global economy.
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Honda set to quit F1

Honda will confirm on Friday night it is to pull out of Formula One unless a buyer can be found by the end of the month.The announcement is due to be made by Honda Motorsport Corporation in Japan, end…
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Japan Car: Designs for a Crowded Globe

Japan Car: Designs for a Crowded Globe
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Nissan GT-R Spec-V specifications leaked

Posted on 12.1.2008 10:30
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Nissan | sports cars | Nissan GT-RThe guys over at GT-R Blog have their hooks deep into everything about the Nissan GT-R (obviously). So it's no surprise they were able to get their hands on some of the specs for the upcoming Spec V edition of the Japanese supercar. The biggest upgrades to the car seem to be weight savings mostly through carbon fiber parts and the deletion of the back seat. It also features overboost button for increased midrange boost during passing. No engine upgrade has been confirmed. As reported (…)
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Suzuki Launches Hayabusa And Intruder In India

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Japanese 2-wheeler giant, Suzuki has launched Hayabusa and Intruder M1800R?in the Indian market. The Hayabusa is the veritable bed room poster bike for the Indian youth while Intruder M1800R is a big american muscle cruiser. The bikes have been priced identically?at Rs. 12.5 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi. The moves comes after Yamaha and Ducati have already launched their hyperbikes in the Indian market.

Speaking at the launch, Atul Gupta Vice-President (Sales & Marketing) Suzuki Motorcycle India said??This launch is very significant when we are globally surrounded by uncertainties. Suzuki has been delivering superior technology, which has been proven world-wide. We intend to showcase the same in India,?
The 2008 Hayabusa comes with a ram air equipped 1,340cc inline four engine that develops 190 bhp with the help of high tech features like twin swirl combustion chamber.?The?sleek aerodynamic design?offers high speed stability and S-DMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector)?which lets the rider select one of the three different engine settings. The bike also comes with a hydraulic slipper clutch (a standard thing in the litre class bikes) and radially mounted brakes for efficient braking.
A Gixxer turned twice over… The Suzuki M1800R is big. The bike boasts of a massive 1800cc engine and a wider than the widest, 240 section tyre at the rear.?The shaft driven Suzuki Intruder M1800 R is also the most powerful cruise Suzuki has ever built if that helps the cause!
Speaking on the launch Mr. Katsumi Takata, Joint Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. said, ?This launch is in line with our aim to deliver outstanding technology and performance to the Indian market. We are pleased to offer exciting riding experience to pro-bikers.?
The bikes have been launched in 7 cities ? Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
The Hayabusa will be available with 4 color options – Solid Black,?Metallic Majestic Gold and Pearl Nebular Black, Metallic Phantom Gray
The Intruder M1800R will come in Pearl Nebular Black and Candy Dark Cherry Red
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Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 by LB Performance

Posted on 11.19.2008 16:05
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Lamborghini | coupe | Lamborghini Murcielago | car tuningLB Performance has decided to answer the loud (or nonexistent) cries of Lamborghini owners who don't believer their standard Murcielagos look aggressive enough. The Japanese tuning company, believes that bolt-on body pieces are the key to making the cars look more like the younger LP640 or Reventon siblings. For the interested Lambo owners, there are 23 components listed on the LB Performance site, including front spoilers, custom wheels and diffusers. There are a number of different (…)
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eBay find: Mercedes and Chrysler was never a winning combination

Posted on 11.14.2008 17:05
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| funny | auctionLee Iacocca, the man who brought Chrysler back from the brink in the 80s, wanted to merge Chrysler into a larger company called Global Motors. He believed that taking U.S. manufacturing strength, European style, and Japanese build quality, would make the perfect cars. This is defiantly what he didn't have in mind. This car is for those who've decided that the perfect car is one that incorporates an almost twenty-year-old German design with 80s American “we're bring quality back, really!” (…)
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Toyota Allion

The Toyota Allion is a compact sedan sold in Japan by Toyota.

The name is created based on the phrase “all-in-one”.

Launched in December 2001, it replaced the Toyota Carina. The Allion is a younger, more edgy counterpart to the Toyota Premio sedan, launched at the same time. The Premio and the Allion share the same engines. The Allion has a much sharper look and is considered a sporty type car.

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Manufacturer
Toyota

Production
2001-Present

Predecessor
Toyota Carina

Class
Compact

Transmission(s)
automatic

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Toyota Premio

Toyota EA

Kiichiro Toyoda designed the EA as a copy of the DKW F-7 sedan in 1938 but production was prevented by war time restrictions.

Dates and Production Figures
The EA was designed in 1938 but did not go into production.

Mechanicals
A small front mounted, 2 cylinder, 2 stroke Type E engine connected as front wheel drive.

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Manufacturer
Toyota

Production
1938 (prototypes)

Assembly
Koromo, Japan

Class
small family car

Body style(s)
sedan

Layout
front-engine, front-wheel drive

Engine(s)
Type E

Wheelbase
2610 mm

Length
3220 mm

Width
1300 mm

Height
1250 mm

Curb weight
650 kg

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DKW F-7