Tuesday, June 29, 2010

2010 TOYOTA COROLLA Auto Car Wallpaper

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

all about hybrid cars informations

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Seven Myths About Hybrid Cars

If you are considering a hybrid vehicle, you might be hearing quite a bit of talk. Some people think the hybrid car is the greatest thing on the market. Some people say this shall just simply pass. Other people say they think they can save a lot of money, but you are maybe not sure it is really worth it. What is the truth, and how do you separate myth from fact with all of the stuff that is being thrown at you? Here are 7 of those common hybrid car myths, you may or may not have heard about.

1. Hybrid cars are the same as electric cars

This is not true because hybrid vehicles are fuel-powered for the most part. They have what are called battery assists. The assist is powered by a nickel-metal hydride battery pack that is rechargeable.

2. You are guaranteed to save money with a hybrid.

If you are doing city driving, you may save gas and you may not. The same goes for highway driving. There are just too many different factors. It has been stated that if everyone bought hybrid vehicles, the gas consumption would decrease by only 10%, that is not a very big difference.

3. A hybrid cars battery can run out

A hybrid vehicle's battery should not run out while you are driving it. The engine does not idle when stopped as when a regular vehicle does when you are stopped at a red light. What does it do instead? It recharges its battery. So there is no need to worry about it stopping on you.

4. The hybrid cars rechargeable battery only lasts for 2 years

A hybrid definitely would not be worth purchasing if this was truly the case. The rechargeable batteries usually come with an eight-year warranty.

5. If I run out of gas, I can keep driving on the hybrid car battery

Keep in mind, a hybrid car's battery is an assist only. This means that it still runs on fuel. After you run out of gas, the battery may well keep the car running for just a little while only. But, the car will stop very soon.

6. Hybrid vehicles will soon put conventional car sellers out of business

This probably will not occur anytime soon. The reason for the delay has to do with the hefty price tag on a hybrid vehicle. Many people simply cannot afford one. Furthermore, people just are not too sure whether or not they will really save money on a hybrid vehicle. As a result, they are slow to join the rush of people who want a hybrid.

7. Hybrids will only save you about 88 dollars a year

I did hear something on the news about this once, but it may not be true. It went something like this, if there is something you desperately want and there is a lot of smoke surrounding it, you merely have to begin digging and do some of your own research. There are many different models of hybrid cars, and numerous different manufacturers make them. This means that there could be many more variables involved than the ones outlined here. A hybrid car might help you, and it might not, but the final decision is up to you

how hybrid cars work

Hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) combine the benefits of gasoline engines and electric motors and can be configured to obtain different objectives, such as improved fuel economy, increased power, or additional auxiliary power for electronic devices and power tools.

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Some of the advanced technologies typically used by hybrids include

Regenerative Braking. The electric motor applies resistance to the drivetrain causing the wheels to slow down. In return, the energy from the wheels turns the motor, which functions as a generator, converting energy normally wasted during coasting and braking into electricity, which is stored in a battery until needed by the electric motor.

Electric Motor Drive/Assist. The electric motor provides additional power to assist the engine in accelerating, passing, or hill climbing. This allows a smaller, more efficient engine to be used. In some vehicles, the motor alone provides power for low-speed driving conditions where internal combustion engines are least efficient.

Automatic Start/Shutoff. Automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop and restarts it when the accelerator is pressed. This prevents wasted energy from idling.

Monday, June 21, 2010

2010 Range Rover Sport Autocar Wallpaper

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Finding the Best Looking Car Audio Systems

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For car audio fans this is still a question on their lips, should I go for looks over performance? Or performance over looks? Of course, this question is mainly for stereo and the amps, as subwoofers generally have a limited look; however, you can give your car audio system that pimped out look by looking at a variety of interesting systems with different forms and colours.

All car audio specialists agree performance is the utmost important aspect of a in-car music system; yet, looks are without a doubt one of the reasons why people buy a certain car stereo and accessories. After all, no one wants a system that is ugly, with unpractical oversized buttons and small barely visible letters. Not only is it unsightly to the eye, it is also impractical.

Although overall stereos have to be the same shape, alterations can be made through choice of colour, the aesthetics of the display screen and the layout of the buttons. The main frame of a stereo can generally be found in black or silver, with colour additions on the display screen or buttons - these are usually are red, green and blue.

Unlike stereos, amplifiers are not as limited in their aesthetics. Although, traditionally a flat rectangle, there is no reason why they cannot be made into interesting and unusual shapes. Already, the market has seen tubular and triangle amps added to car audio systems. With amps, you can pretty much have free reign over design; yet, manufactures still stick to the traditional rectangle metal style mainly due to its popularity.

Even though you could say 'amps' have been typecast, there are still diverse looking models on the market. Mcintosh with its compelling but ostentatious look gives the impression that the amp is screaming for and demanding attention. Brax, a German creation often provides that cold steel and accurate persona, with its devastatingly precise structure. No angle is rounded or wrong with this beautifully precise piece of engineering.

On the other hand you've got models that simply grab you attention, without being slick, smooth or ostentatious. The Blast BL-500, a model that gained my notice immediately, shows offs its curves and angles in a zesty lime green colour. Colourful and with definite but smooth angles, this model certainly looks the part in a car audio system. Edge, a company that relies on its eye catching looks, as well as extreme power, continues to prove the point that amps can still be beautiful with its tangy orange amp.

Car audio systems do not have to be unnecessarily ugly or even boring looking, as there are quite a number of models out there that will give your car audio system a unique and individual look. However, don't sacrifice quality for looks as having a high quality should be a top priority.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

2011 BMW Z4 Car Design Gallery

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Car Body Design

Mercedes-Benz F800

At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show Mercedes-Benz will unveil the F800 Style Concept, a five-seat sedan which gives the brand's vision for the future of luxury vehicles, combining efficient drivetrains with an emotional design and innovative safety and technological features.

Mercedes Benz F800 Style ConceptPreviewed at the 2010 Detroit Motor Show with a design sculpture, the F800 has been revealed in all of its details by Mercedes-Benz ahead of its official debut at the next Geneva Motor Show.

Kia Magentis design

Kia has unveiled a set of design sketches that preview the upcoming Magentis/Optima model, set to debut at the 2010 New York Auto Show. The D-segment sedan will be longer, larger and lower than its predecessor and will have a bold and sporty design.

Kia Magentis Design SketchThe next generation Kia Magentis (also known as Optima in some markets) will make its public world premiere at the New York International Auto Show, which opens on Friday 2 April 2010.

Jaguar XKR with Speed

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For the 2011 XKR model Jaguar has introduced two customization options: the Speed Pack, which increases the maximum speed up to 280 km/h, and the Black Pack, which enhances the visual impact thanks to 20" wheels and matte black exterior details and trims.

2011 Jaguar XKR With Speed And Black PackThe latest generation of the Jaguar XKR sports coupe now offers a new Special Edition model and two optional performance and styling packs: the Black Pack for added visual impact and the Speed Pack for an increased maximum speed.

The XKR Special Edition combines both packs.

The 2011 Model Year XKR features the AJ-V8 Gen III R direct-injection supercharged 5.0-litre engine, which delivers 510PS (510bhp SAE), 625Nm of torque and propels the XKR coupe to 60mph in just 4.6 seconds.

With the optional Speed Pack, the maximum speed of the XKR is raised from 155mph (250km/h) to an electronically limited 174mph (280km/h) thanks to recalibration of the engine management system.

Car Opel Flextreme GT/E

At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show Opel will unveil the Flextreme GT/E Concept, a five-door, four-seater hybrid coupé. The exterior focused on aerodynamic efficiency and sculptural surfaces explores a possible evolution of the brand's design language.

Opel Flextreme GT/E Concept RenderingOpel has released the first images of its latest show car: the Flextreme GT/E Concept, a 4.7 meter-long five-door coupé characterized by a futuristic sculpted and aerodynamic design with a drag coefficient of just 0,22, which contributes to the top speed of 200 km/h.

The car is powered by the E-REV drive system, which features an electric motor with a range of up to 60 km, coupled with a small gasoline engine which acts as a generator and extends the range up to 500 km.

Stand-out visual features include a low and wide stance, wing-shaped lights front and rear, a distinctive nose and grille, floating C-pillars and muscular, sculptured bodywork.

2011 Ford Edge Sport

Style and technology – the hallmarks of Ford Edge since it took the midsize crossover segment starting in 2006 – come together, offering some news for the 2011 model year.
In addition, the new Edge also showcases Ford's drive to bring new powertrain options.
Both the Ford Edge 3.5-liter V-6 and Ford Edge Sport 3.7-liter V-6 use advanced engine valvetrain technology (Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing, or Ti-VCT) and control strategies to increase horsepower and torque to more levels.

Car Tesla EYE

At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show Turin-based IED will present EYE, a futuristic concept car designed by the students of the Master of Arts in Transportation Design - work experience 2008/2009, in collaboration with Tesla Motors.

IED Tesla Eye ConceptThe Istituto Europeo di Design of Turin has released the first information on EYE, a concept car designed by the Master of Arts in Transportation Design – work experience a.y. 08/09 in collaboration with Tesla Motors.

The brief of the project was to develop the identity promoted by Tesla in order to reach a new objective: an everyday 2 + 2 sports car conceived to become a status-symbol, a car with engaging features and sports car performance targeted to young, cosmopolitan customers.

2011 New Opel Astra GSI Concept Cars Third Millennium

The new Opel Astra GSi will be unveiled in October at the Paris Auto Show and will go on sale later this year or early in 2011. The 2011 Opel Astra GSi will feature various new design elements, including a re-styled front bumper, new wheel arches, a small rear diffuser and double exhaust pipes.
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Opel fans al already asking when will the new Astra GSI will make its debut. Today we have the answer for them: the new 2011 Opel Astra GSI will make its debut this autumn at the Paris Motor Show, according to the latest reports from Auto Motor und Sport.
The new Opel Astra GSi 5-door layout back to talk about himself, with eloquent spy photos. The famous symbol will return to sport compact Russelsheim later this year. In fact, the Astra GSi will officially introduce yourself to October at the Paris Motor Show and will be sharing the catwalk in Paris with the new Sports Cars Tourer estate.
The new vehicle will carry, as expected, a 2.0-liter Turbo engine which will deliver around 190 hp… we do hope that this will get at least 200 hp in order to take on the Vw Golf GTI. Regarding the OPC version this will carry over 240 hp. The new Astra GSI will also come with a new body kit which will include wider wheel arches, a new front and rear bumper, new side sills, dual exhaust pipes and a dual-tone interior with Recaro sport buckets. Most sources say the 2011 Opel Astra GSi will only be available in the 5 door body style. The 3 door will be sold only as a OPC / GTC.
The new Opel Astra GSi be the top version of the variant 5-door, while the symbol OPC will be given only to the three-door GTC. The 2011 New Opel Astra GSi third millennium will be equipped with the 2.0 Turbo petrol engine, whose maximum should be around 190-200 horses. The Astra OPC boasts a 2.0-litre turbocharged motor with 177kW. The GSI should feature about 140kW or so.
The sports chassis will be recognizable to the wider wheel arches and front bumper changed. At the rear, as well as the letters GSi, Opel Astra in this version will be distinguished for the double exhaust. Even in the cockpit there are specific characterizations, such as two-tone sport seats.
The Astra GSi price will be announced at a later date.