Futuremark designs stunning dashboard concept for Audi

  • September 1, 2008 |
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Futuremark has created a concept instrument and dash cluster for Audi. The system is a full, live dashboard environment all shown in 3D graphics. “We are delighted to work with Audi due to their professional expertise in the car industry,” said Petri Talala, Vice President and General Manager of the Handheld and Embedded Group at Futuremark... ...read the full post

Audi develops free A4 racing game for iPhone

Audi has created Audi A4 Driving Challenge for the iPhone. Five tracks are included, each one more difficult than the previous. The lap time and track time are displayed. The game, which renders graphics from an overhead perspective, uses the iPhone’s accelerometer for steering, with on-screen buttons to operate the gas and brake pedals. “The... ...read the full post

500+ hp Audi R8 GT3 unveiled

Audi has officially announced that they’ll offer a new sports car, based on they’re Audi R8 hit. The ‘racing’ R8 conforms to the production- based GT3 regulations and it will be available from autumn 2009. “The R8 is the first production Audi bearing the name and genes of a successful racing sportscar and is therefore... ...read the full post

Team Penske cars destroyed by fire

Team Penske’s transporter suffered disaster when their transporter truck caught fire on Interstate 80, west of Cheyenne, Wyo. The two drivers were unharmed, but the lower level of the transporter, containing crewmember uniforms and a variety of equipment was destroyed. A team spokesman said the No. 3 and No. 6 Dallara-Hondas that were on the... ...read the full post

First Maserati MC12 road legal car for sale

Maserati has built just 12 copies of the Maserati MC12 Corsa, a 755 hp track-version of the Maserati MC12 priced at 1.5 million Euros. Edo Karabegovic, founder of Edo Competition, has made the MC12 Corsa road-legal resulting in an absolutely unique super car. Nick Hall took the car for a spin last year, and said: “Seeing it was good, but driving... ...read the full post

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt review

The 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt XFE is a new option package designed to offer improved fuel economy. Model-year 2008 also marks the return of the Cobalt SS high-performance model to this compact car’s roster. Manual-transmission Cobalt LS and LT models come with the XFE package, which includes specific tires and powertrain tweaks designed to maximize... ...read the full post

Ford Has $8.7 Billion Loss on Writedown, Truck Sales

“In the financial report, Ford said that it took $8.0 billion in special charges to write off the value of troubled assets — including a $5.30 billion charge for Ford North America. The North American unit posted a $1.3 billion pre-tax loss in the quarter compared with a $270 million loss during the same period a year ago.” Ford said... ...read the full post

Toyota is officially number 1

Its official: GM is no longer the world’s largest automobile manufacturer. Toyota sold 4.8 m vehicles in the first half of 2008, while GM managed to move 4.54m. Higher U.S. gas prices have “put an enormous amount of pressure” on GM’s truck sales, said Erich Merkle, an automotive consultant with accounting and consulting firm... ...read the full post

KTM preparing a more powerful X-BOW

KTM is working on a more powerful version of the X-BOW and the official launch will be made in 2009 at the Geneva Motor Show. Under the hood KTM will have a modified version of Audi’s 2.0-liter FDI engine, an engine that has produced as much as 261 horsepower in the S3. The new model will get a full-height windshield a removable roof. That should... ...read the full post

Toyota Prius to be built in the US

Toyota confirmed that the Prius hybrid will be built in USA and that production will begin in 2010. The production of the Tundra will be moved to the San Antonio plant in Spring 2009. A new Prius can run to around 48 miles (77 kilometers) per gallon of fuel in city traffic compared to a large SUV which may run to 13 miles (21 kilometers) a gallon depending... ...read the full post

Lotus releases the Eco Elise

While it still runs on gas, the Lotus Eco Elise concept uses cutting-edge materials and production methods to reduce its environmental impact. Eco Elise has the same drivetrain as the Elise S, they use the same aluminum tub and have the same shape, but there are some differences. For Eco Elise they use a host of sustainable materials to make up the... ...read the full post