New Jaguar XKR-S – simply stunning

On February 24, 2011, in Auto Tech, by KLS

Jag XKR-S coupe in French racing blue, yes please! The new Jaguar XKR-S is powered by a higher-output supercharged V8 good for 550 hp, a top speed of 186 mph, and a 0-60 time of just 4.2 seconds. Other features include a racier revised suspension, new badging, and a new aerodynamically-friendly design that will have passerby stopping in their tracks.

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Packaged into the V60 wagon, the diesel hybrid packs a combination of two distinct drivetrains that so far no automaker in the industry has dared to attempt. Volvo (the caravan’s best friend) however, thinks that they’ve come up with a design that can allow the two to work separately or in conjunction with one another.

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Audi reveals A3 saloon concept rendering

On February 22, 2011, in Auto Tech, by KLS

Its that time of the year again when we see lots of concept renderings in time for the Geneva Motor Show 2011, but we weren’t expecting this, an A3 saloon concept? Audi A3s here on the road in the UK are a well recognised hatchback face but to take it into saloon territory? As always though, the teaser sketch does make the concept extremely attractive to behold.

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Nissan has given a first teaser of their new sporty vehicle for the environmentalist-cautious, its known as the Nissan Esflow concept and will likely debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

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Bentley has claimed to have produced the world’s fastest four-seat convertible and the quickest drop-top Bentley in the automaker’s history. Ahead of the new convertible’s unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, the official press release of the 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible dropped.

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A Koenigsegg supercar made of one gigantic piece of high-tech solar panel that runs purely on electrons? Yes exactly, this is no joke. The Quant is the offspring of the latest Koenigsegg-NLV (NLV Solar AG) partnership, its a four-passenger coupe with an electric motor driving each rear wheel. The combined output of this unique package is 512 horsepower, which is expected to bring the supercar from knot to 60 in about five seconds. La Vecchia explained at this year’s Geneva Motor Show that the so-called Flow Accumulator Energy Storage (FAES) invented by NLV is a combination of an electro-chemical battery and a redox cell.

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Citroen announced plans earlier last week to revive the DS nameplate for a line of mid-range premium models based on the new C3, C4 and C5. They decided that they could no longer wait for the Geneva Motor Show debut of the new Citroen DS3 and published a few images of the concept a few weeks early and rightly so I can understand why!

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