Happy Holidays from Auto Unleashed

2008 is coming to an end and we’re getting ready for the vacation (actually, we took our time off a little earlier, as you might have noticed . This has been an incredible year for us: we attended two major auto show (in Geneva and Paris), we test drove a lot of cars and had a great time reading our readers’ comments. We’d like to... ...read the full post

1,104 hp Zenvo ST1 Danish supercar

Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of supercars created by small companies, but this definitely is one of the most interesting we’ve seen lately. Created by the Danish startup company Zenvo Automotive, the Zenvo ST1 is a rear wheel drive supercar powered by a turbocharged and supercharged 7.0 liter V8 engine delivering an whooping 1,104 hp.... ...read the full post

The $14 billion auto aid rejected by the Senate

Last week, the US House approved a $14 billion emergency aid for General Motors and Chrysler, the two Detroit companies who are facing serious financial problems. However, yesterday, the Senate rejected the bill, leaving the two giants very close to a collapse. While Ford only asked for a $9 billion “standby” line of credit in case the... ...read the full post

Subaru Legacy Concept to debut next month in Detroit

The 2009 North American International Auto Show will mark the debut of the Subaru Legacy Concept, a vehicle which has two purposes: one is to celebrate 20 years since the Legacy was introduced for the first time and second is to preview the Japanese carmaker’s next generation midsize sedan, which is scheduled to debut in early 2010. Unfortunately,... ...read the full post

The new BMW Z4 officially unveiled

After last week we saw two leaked photos of the new BMW Z4, this weekend, the German carmaker officially unveiled their new sports car. When it will go on sale, the new Z4 will be available with three engines, an entry level 2.5 liter developing 204hp (152 kW) and 250Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque, a 3.0 liter (258hp (192 kW) 3-liter engine with 210Nm (228... ...read the full post

Ford threatens enthusiasts sites with $100,000 lawsuit

  • December 12, 2008 |
  • Ford |

We would’ve figured that enthusiasts sites are usually a good resource for companies and deserve to be treated with respect and, who knows, maybe even ask them for an opinion from time to time. But apparently Ford doesn’t think so, because, recently, several enthusiasts sites recieved letters from Howard, Phillips and Andersen legal firm... ...read the full post

Production ready Ford Focus RS unveiled

We saw the new Ford Focus RS concept live at the Paris Motor Show and yesterday Ford has unveiled the production ready version, which was already available for orders in the UK, with the first deliveries expected in March. Priced under £25,000, the new RS will be powered by an upgraded version of the 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged engine from... ...read the full post

Michael Schumacher gets island from Dubai prince

It looks like Santa Claus came earlier this year for Michael Schumacher and he was very generous with the former F1 driver. Actually, it wasn’t Santa, but Dubai’s crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who’s a big fan of the German and bought him a $7 million island located in The World archipelago. Though it’s located... ...read the full post

2010 Mercedes Benz E Class official photos leaked

Though the new 2010 Mercedes Benz E Class was scheduled to be unveiled in January, the German carmaker forgot that the internet is one of the most powerful mediums and thanks to the guys from Autoscoops.eu we’ve got the first official photos of the car, one month before the official unveiling (which might happen sooner now). The first thing we... ...read the full post

Three brand new Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X for the South Yorkshire police

Who says policemen can’t also have fun while working? Especially the ones from the South Yorkshire Police department in the UK, who have just received three brand new, Police spec Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. Not to mention that the department also had Evo VIII and Evo X in their garage. The new cars will be used in the Road Crime Unit in cases invloving... ...read the full post

Audi officially unveils the R8 V10

It looks like the Volkswagen Group really wants to take all the high performance coupe market, because yesterday the Audi R8 V10 was officially revealed. Powered by the 5.2 liter V10 engine from the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, which delivers 386 kW (525 hp) and 530 Nm (390.91 lb-ft) of torque, the R8 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds... ...read the full post

Rolls Royce Phantom in matte black finish

The matte black paint finish always gives a car a mysterious appearance and what more could you wish for when your car’s called ‘Phantom’. We have no idea who this special Rolls belongs to or where it’s located (yeah, we know, Middle East was our first choice too, but judging by the photos, it doesn’t look this way) (Update:... ...read the full post

Japanese Honda Accord gets Mugen treatment

Last week, the new Honda Accord made its official debut in Japan and only a few days later, Honda specialist Mugen already presented the first details regarding the upcoming package for the car, both sedan and wagon versions. The Accord Mugen will a full new bodykit, with new front and rear spoilers, ‘aero’ bumpers, side sills and a huge... ...read the full post

Middle East gets customization program for the Chevrolet Aveo5

General Motors has announced that the Chevrolet Aveo5 will get a new customization program for the Middle East. The Aveo is not the most beatiful car around and while this program brings something new, we’re not sure we like it (one thing’s for sure, our eyes hurt from looking at that interior). And we also understand offering these kind... ...read the full post

Ford, GM and Chrysler get $15 billion bailout, looking for $6.8 billion more from Canada

The recent depression had a devastating impact on the three automotive giants in Detroit. In order to keep operating, they’ve requested a $34 billion emergency bailout from the US Government. However, the White House and Congressional Democrats agreed on giving them a $15 billion short-term emergency loan, congressional aides said late Friday.... ...read the full post