Jack Rourke’s character from Need For Speed The Run will be played by The Vampire Diaries’ star Sean Faris, while Samantha Harper will be played by Mad Men’s actress Christina Hendricks.
During the game’s story Sam will be Jack’s online co-pilot, bringing him all the necessary details for the next races and for the road to the 25 million dollars.
This could be the final character, although, except for the cops, we haven’t seen the bad guys yet. Meanwhile take a look at the Race For Your Life, the latest Need For Speed The Run Trailer. While the demo for XBox and PS3 was launched yesterday, no word on the PC version.
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– QX Becomes Second Infiniti to Feature Advanced Blind Spot Intervention™ System –
FRANKLIN, Tenn. –
Infiniti today announced U.S. pricing for the 2012 Infiniti QX full-size luxury SUV and 2012 Infiniti EX luxury crossover. Both are on sale now at Infiniti retailers nationwide.
2012 Infiniti QX
Following record sales for the totally redesigned 2011 Infiniti QX, pricing for the 2012 model year remains unchanged. It is once again offered in two fully equipped models – Infiniti QX56 2WD and Infiniti QX56 4WD. Several option packages have been modified to make some features more accessible in lower-level packages, and new features have been added to the Deluxe Touring and Technology Packages.
One of the major enhancements to the QX for 2012 is the addition of Blind Spot Intervention™ to the Technology Package. A world’s first system, Blind Spot Intervention™ helps alert the driver to vehicles in the blind spot area, then actively assists the QX back to the center of the travel lane if the driver begins to move over.
Other revisions for 2012 include:
• The Bose® Cabin Surround® sound system receives two additional speakers (15 speakers total) and is now part of the Deluxe Touring Package
• Heated 2nd row seats with remote tip-up function move to the Theater Package (from the Deluxe Touring Package)
• Headlight washers are added to the QX56 2WD Deluxe Touring Package
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* are:
Model Infiniti QX56 2WD
Engine/Transmission 5.6-liter V8 / 7-speed automatic
MSRP $58,700 USD
2012 Infiniti EX
The 2012 Infiniti EX is available in four models: EX35 RWD, EX35 AWD, EX35 RWD Journey and EX35 AWD Journey. Enhancements for 2012 include the addition of HomeLink® Universal Transceiver as standard equipment on the EX35 Journey (previously part of the Deluxe Touring Package).
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* are:
Model EX35 RWD
Engine/Transmission 3.5-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic
MSRP $35,600 USD
About the 2012 Infiniti QX
Following its total redesign for 2011, the Infiniti QX has experienced record sales and strong media and consumer reviews. The Infiniti QX is designed to attract and hold viewers’ attention, conveying its underlying sense of power and strength. The styling is dynamic, its size capable of transporting up to eight adults and their belongings with spacious elegance, and its drivetrain rugged enough to handle tasks such as towing boats or trailers (8,500-pound towing capacity, when properly equipped), while also offering 14% better fuel economy (EPA Combined) than the previous generation QX.
The QX offers a high-stiffness frame structure that enhances ride comfort while reducing noise, vibration and harshness, a standard 5.6-liter V8 engine rated at 400 horsepower and 413 lbs-ft of torque that combines the responsive acceleration of Infiniti’s VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) technology with the efficiency of Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™), and 7-speed automatic transmission.
The QX interior remains long on luxury and comfort, including standard Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Around View™ Monitor, Bose® 13-speaker Premium Audio System, available perforated semi-aniline leather-appointed seating and an available Theater Package with dual 7-inch color monitors.
About the 2012 Infiniti EX
The 2012 Infiniti EX35 once again combines a sleek, sculpted, elegant skin, exhilarating driving performance and an engaging interior environment – along with a suite of technologies such as an available Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system and the Around View® Monitor, which utilizes four small cameras located front, sides and rear to give the driver a “top-down view” of the outside of the vehicle and help reduce blind spots when parking.
Key highlights of the Infiniti EX include a standard 297-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine matched with a responsive 7-speed automatic transmission, available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, standard 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and available 19-inch wheels and tires (Deluxe Touring Package), standard leather-appointed seating and available power up-folding 2nd row seat.
Other advanced technologies range from standard RearView Monitor to available Lane Departure Prevention system (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control, Distance Control Assist (DCA) and Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning.
Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles that inspire at every turn, including the G Coupe, Sedan and Convertible, Infiniti M Sedan, EX and FX crossovers, and the QX full-size SUV. More information about Infiniti and its Total Ownership Experience can be found at www.InfinitiUSA.com.
It is impossible for you to own a car and not have any idea about what its major components and systems are. You need to know at least the basics so that you can intervene in case of something going wrong and you find yourself stranded, or to simply know how to check the oil level, water level, tires and so on. This is simple maintenance that any car owner should be able to do on his own.
Let’s start with the enginesystem. This is the one that produces the actual motion and converts the gasoline into raw power. Currently the easiest way to achieve motion is by burning the gasoline in a burn chamber located inside the engine block. When the gasoline enters the chamber it is lit up by a spark coming from the spark plugs. In that moment, an actual explosion takes place which pushes a piston down. At this moment you have created movement. This is how an internal combustion engine functions, named so because the combustion takes place internally. Yet this is not the only engine system, there are diesel engines, or gas turbine engines as well.
Next in line is the transmissionsystem. Cars need transmissions because of how the engine physics work. Firstly, you need to know that any engine has an rpm limit called redline. If this limit is exceeded, the engine will literally explode. There is a certain interval when rpm, engine power and torque are at maximum capacity. Let’s say that an engine achieves maximum horse power at 5.500 rpm. This means that the transmission will allow the gear ratio to change shifts in order to speed up or slow down. The best time to shift gears, to obtain a maximum power boost, is when the rpm are below the redline, but close to the band.
We all know that if you push down the brakepedal, the car is supposed to slow down or stop completely. When the brake pedal is depressed, the brake system transports the force from your foot to the brakes using a fluid. Since, to actually slow down or stop the car, you would need superhuman strength, therefore the braking system multiplies the force you exercise on the brake pedal. This amplification can be done in too ways: by the use of mechanical systems or hydraulics. The brakes transport the force to the wheels through friction, the tires transport that force onto the road using the same friction.
For a car to turn normally, each wheel must have a different circle. For example, the inside wheel will follow a circle with a smaller radius resulting in a tighter turn than the outer wheel. The steering linkage geometry makes the inside wheel turn more than the outer wheel. This is achieved by the use of two systems: the rack and pinion and recirculating ball.
Wires fuses and connectors are essential for powering up your car. Without these you won’t even be able to start the engine, since the spark that ignites the gasoline comes from a spark plug. Wires connect all the electrical components, one to another and to the car battery that allows them to be charged.
Catalytic converters are very simple devices, yet they have a major importance in the exhaust system. Inside the converter, there are two different types of catalysts. One is a reduction catalyst, and the other is an oxidation one. By the reactions caused, these catalysts allow us to decrease the emission of carbon monoxide, therefore making the car “greener”.
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