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Callaway C16 goes topless

Callaway C16 Convertible

Callaway will be showing its latest model, a drop-top version of its C16 Coupe, at the 2007 New York Auto Show this April. The convertible will feature the same engine options as the coupe, meaning either 560 or 616 horsepower will be available from the supercharged 6.0-liter V8, depending on which state of tune the buyer selects.

Transmission options also remain the same, namely a manual six-speed box or a six-speed paddle-shift semi-automatic. As expected, the Callaway C16 Convertible won’t come cheap, prices going up to $130,000. (more…)

Ford Mustang Giugiaro Design

Ford Mustang Giugiaro

This is an interesting one. An american sport car designed by the italians. Apparently, Ford is preparing a new Ford Mustang and the design is made by Fabrizio Giugiaro. And it doesn’t even look bad at all. The standard Ford 4.6 liter V8 engine that produces 300 HP has been modified, added a compressor and it will produce 500 HP. No clues on top speed, acceleration or price. (more…)

Parrot MK6100 Excelent Car Kit

Parrot MK6100 Bluetooth Car Kit

These days, Parrot announced the Parrot MK6100. This seems to be another cool model from the French manufacturer, after MK6000 (Parrot’s first A2DP Stereo Bluetooth kit) and the CK3100, their most popular and best-selling model.

The Parrot MK6100 features an OLED display and offers DSP (Digital Signal Processing) and features dual microphones (Parrot Beamforcing technology) for stronger performance. Once it is paired with your phone, the device automatically synchronizes the names from your phonebook and so you can dial one from it. In order to keep your eyes on the road, Text To Speech system will read the names of the contacts for you. In addition, voice dialing is also supported. (more…)

Volvo to make Aston Martin Rapide safer

Aston Martin Rapide

Volvo will develop safety systems for the upcoming Aston Martin Rapide sedan, and with Ford still retaining a $40 million stake in the luxury brand, we’re likely to see more Ford engineers playing a bigger role in designing Aston’s future models. Aston Martin> will also benefit in getting raw materials at discount, especially for aluminum.

Aston Martin confirmed that Volvo’s knowledge and resources on safety features would be utilized by his company, just as it was used for the DB9 and V8 Vantage. Experts from Volvo are helping to develop the stiff aluminum structure of the Rapide, including designing the B-pillar and side-members to optimise occupant safety during side impact collisions. (more…)

Upcoming BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo

BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo Car

Alpina’s B3 Biturbo, based on the twin-turbocharged BMW 335i, sports a 3.0L straight-six engine that produces an incredible 360hp and 500 Nm torque. With its electronic speed limiter removed, the Alpina B3 should reach up to 285km/h and complete the 0-100km/h sprint in less than 5 seconds, a significant improvement over its sedan-based D3 cousin.

Another highly tuned model based on the 5-series sedan is also rumored to be making a showing in Geneva and it will be an upgraded version of the twin-turbo B5 model, and is expected to deliver even more than the current car’s output of 500hp and 700Nm of torque. (more…)

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