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SUMMER 2017

IN THE SPOTLIGHT :

VW's CARBON-FIBER XL SPORT CONCEPT SPORTS DUCATI V2 MOTORCYCLE ENGINE

Volkswagen refers to the XL Sport concept vehicle that it revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show as a “sister model” of the XL. As with most siblings, some similarities are evident—but the differences can be striking.

First, the similarities. Like the XL1, the XL Sport is extremely aerodynamic. The performance car concept has a drag coefficient of 0.258 (vs. 0.189 for the XL1) and its frontal area is 1.7 m² (18.3 ft²). Design features contributing to cooling and downforce include air curtains that direct air in the frontal area into specific channels, wheel arch ventilation, an optimized underbody, lift-reducing air ducts in the hood, an extendible rear spoiler similar to that on the Lamborghini Aventador, and adaptive waste heat vents incorporated in the rear hatch that can open automatically to cool the drive unit. (Read More)

TIPS ON CHOOSING THE RIGHT AUTO PARTS DEALER FOR YOUR VEHICLEVehicle owners have, at their disposal, a plethora of companies selling auto parts on the World Wide Web. Convenient to use and easily accessible, these online auto stores have made our lives much easier. Using their service means you no more need to take the trouble of actually visiting an auto market and finding the right dealer. (Read More!)

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THREE MERCEDES-AMG MOTORSPORT CUSTOMER RACING TEAMS COMPETE IN SPRINT-X DOUBLEHEADER IN VIRGINIA.

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing teams CRP Racing, Black Swan Racing and MCC Motorsports will compete in the 2017 season- opening weekend of the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Championship at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), April 28 – 30. Ryan Dalziel and co-driver Daniel Morad will drive the No. 2 CRP Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the top- level GT Pro division. In the GT Pro/Am division, Tim Pappas and Jeroen Bleekemolen will co-drive the No. 54 Black Swan Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3, and the father-and-son team of Alexandre Negrao and Alexandre Negrao Sr. will co-drive the No. 92 MCC Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3.

A complementary series to the Pirelli World Challenge championship, in which...(Read More)

CAUGHT TESTING: 2017 AUDI R8 - SPY SHOTS

It's hard to imagine the Audi R8 being overdue for an update. The car looks as stunning today as when it was introduced as the Le Mans Quattro Concept during the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show. Then again, that concept rolled onstage nearly a decade ago, and the production model has been on sale for approximately six years now. While we love the shape of this mid-engine 2-passenger speed machine, there is definitely some room for improvement. One thing Audi isn't messing with is the overall...(Read More)

WHY YOU NEED AN AMPLIFIER

Boost Your Signal and Clean Up Your Audio!          

Upgraded speakers can do a lot to improve the quality of audio in your vehicle, but without an amplifier you’re not getting anywhere close to the full benefit. Why wouldn’t you want to hear your new speakers at their best?

Most factory head units/AV Receivers/decks/radios – the thing in your dash that plays music goes by many names – have four outputs at roughly 50 watts each. By comparison, most aftermarket players send out twice as much power on four-to-six channels, in a more accurate way with higher-end sound processing.  (Read More!)

SEXY AUTO SHOW MODELS FACING BAN IN CHINA

The automotive market in China and other Asian countries is absolutely out of control. Yet the controlling Chinese government is anything but. Word is that the Chinese government is contemplating a ban on sexy auto show models. Will this year’s Shanghai Automotive Show fail to be a…bust?

According to a quote from the organization committee: “We are soliciting public option to improve the exhibition. We have not ruled out the possibility of banning auto show girls.” (Read More)

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