The Best BMW Models Of All Time: Which One Will Yo...

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BMW have been at the forefront of popular motoring for many years, and although there is some stiff competition around these days, this ...
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How To Save The Most Money Possible On Your Car In...

Written by in April 15th, 2014 at 09:04 am
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We all know how much of a pain it can be when the time comes around to pay our monthly car insurance bill, ...
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The Best BMW Models Of All Time: Which One Will Yo...

Written by in April 17th, 2014 at 07:04 am
Filed under: BMW
BMW have been at the forefront of popular motoring for many years, and although there is some stiff competition around these days, this manufacturer still ...
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BMW attends the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in ...

Written by in January 09th, 2014 at 02:01 am
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The BMW Group has earned a very distinctive position in the automotive industry as the world’s leading car manufacturer with innovative in-car developments. With these ...
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Three Convertibles That Disappeared in The Mist of Time

lotus elanThree Disappeared Convertibles

Different automakers have been putting their best endeavors to introduce some really impressive and effective topless vehicles since automobile advent. It was in late 1970s when it became almost impossible to get a real classy convertible in the US mainly due to the set safety standards. At that time most of automakers began to show off some alternatives like T-top and targa.

But in 1980s convertible began to get their rightful place once again and soon they were part of almost every automaker line-ups that was carrying its business in the US. There was an array of such drop-top vehicles available in the market after that resurgence. Autos like Mazda Miata and Chrysler LeBaron convertibles proved quite staggering and changed the whole scene.

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Opel may fall in either Magna, Fiat or RHJ’s lap

opelCanadian auto parts maker Magna, Italian automaker Fiat and Belgian investment company RHJ International have emerged as the final bidders for GM’s subsidiary Opel.

So far, it has been confirmed by fiat that they have put a bid for Opel acquisition and the final bids for the company are due on Wednesday evening.

The US government has issued a June 1st deadline to the GM to restructuring of its business and gets some concessions from the holders as well as for getting more loans however, according to GM it’s not seeing that they are going to complete the deadline. A considerable number of observes believe that GM will soon file a bankruptcy protection on this date.

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American Specialty Cars to transform 2010 Camaro into Tran-Am

2010-camaroThe new 2010 Chevy Camaro will soon be treading the road and GM’s Pontiac seems quite on its way. If it had occurred nearly one or two decade earlier, there would be a Pontiac version with the same sickness known as the Trans-Am.

Even the final nail wasn’t put in the coffin of Pontiac and lo!  GM didn’t have any intention at all to develop the newest Camaro based Trans-Am.

But if not GM, someone else would certainly do it and now ASC comes to accomplish that. ASC or American Specialty Cars is a subcontractor that is quite popular for its different convertibles that can be seen on the road these days like Toyota Camry, Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder and Solara Convertible.

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Bankruptcy Fears: GM Sees $6b Loss in Q1

gmThe first quarter of the current financial year was quite shattering for many automakers and most of them had to face untoward financial troubles under the shadows of deepening recession and slow down in sales.

The Detroit-based GM have been looking towards the US Government for a bailout to avoid a possible bankruptcy and this is because of these very fears and slowdown in worldwide sales that the giant automaker had to undergo $6 billion loss in the first quarter of the current financial year.

The company’s revenue cut nearly 50% as most of the buyers had shown concerned that the company would soon announced a bankruptcy and wouldn’t be able to honor its various warranties.

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15 Ever Best Sports Cars

Best Sports Cars

During the past few decades a large number of sports cars have been produced by various automakers and car transport companies in almost every part of the world and it is, indeed, somewhat tough to decide what are the best sports cars of all time. Here is a list of 15 best sports cars of all the time. The list has been developed considering the power, innovative design and fastness of these cars. Let’s have a look what my 15 best ever picks have in them.

1. Ferrari 250 GTO

Many are of the view that the 250GTO was the best Ferrari ever produced; this exceptional sporty was launched in 1962. Design-wise it was a compact berlinetta and Giotto Bizzarrini was behind its concept. When it comes to performance, with its V12 3-liter engine it could produce 302hp and covered 0-60mph in just 6.1seconds.

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2. AC Cobra 427

It was Carroll Shelby who dreamed that car and AC, the British automaker was brought this dream into concrete form, but he was Shelby who named it Cobra. One interesting fact about the car was that it got its parts and accessories from different cars. The 427 was available with a 7-liter engine and could produce 425hp with 0-60mph acceleration of 4.2seconds.

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3. Subaru Impreza STi

It was in 1993 when Subaru launched its Impreza that was a nice compact car indeed and got tremendous success in rally championship. In 1994 these guys came up with STi version with loads of improvements. The car had somewhat an immortal design of blue frame and gold colored wheels.

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4. Porsche 911 GT3

The Porsche 911 got fifth position in a poll voted for the car of the century. The car was launched in 1963. Its GT3 version has been developed with light materials and it was available with 3.6-liter engine capable of 381 bhp and it could cover 0-60mph in just 4.0 seconds.

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5. Pagani Zonda C12 S 7.3

It was in 1999 when Italian car maker Pagani started the production of their Zonda, only 10 units of this car are shipped each year. Carbon fiber is widely used material in various body parts of the Zonda and its C12 S version houses a 7.3-liter powerhouse.

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6. Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33)

In Japan the Nissan Skyline is a well-known name for motor racing as well as street cars, because of its exceptional dominance, the vehicle was named as Godzilla. It’s GT-R version houses different racing accessories that became widely popular after its appearance in Gran Turismo. It housed the same 2.6liter engine that could be seen in the R32.

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7. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII

This exceptional Mitsubishi has several titles under her belt in the World Rally Championship. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII carries the same look that we have seen in its first generation and it features a 2-liter engine that is capable of producing 400hp and it accelerates 0-60mph in 3.5 second.

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8. Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

Back in 1960, the DB4 GT was introduced by Aston Martin, a great overhauling was done of the Zagato model that featured a rounded long hood and it could accelerate 0-60mph in 6.1 sec.

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9. BMW M3 GTR

A racing prototype of BMW M3 GTR was created during 2001, it qualified as Gran Turismo car, but BMW also preferred to develop its street version. It has a clean design and features a 4-liter V 8cylinder engine that can produce 444bhp.

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10. Jaguar E-type Series 1

This was the vehicle that really revolutionized the development of sports cars with its flat floors, two seats and external hood.Photo by The Electrician

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11. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

This is quite well-known as the fastest transmission car in the world and it has a nice crash structure, carbon fiber and impressive body panels. Mercedes SLR McLaren houses a SOHC V8 5.4-liter supercharged engine that is capable to produce 616bhp.

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12. Lamborghini DiabloAn

Italian automaker introduced this car in 1990, and many celebrities played an important role in its popularity as they acquired that vehicle. It houses a 5.7-liter engine that is capable to produce 492 bhp.

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13. Dodge Viper GTS

There are a considerable number of people who have been dreaming about this nice car, its two white stripes serve as its trademark and it covers 0-60mph in 4.0 seconds.

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14. Bugatti Veyron

The other included in the list are classic, Bugatti Veyron has an exception, but somewhat more than a classic that houses an 8-liter 16 cylinder engine and that can produce 987hp. It covers 0-60mph in 2.46 seconds.

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15. Chevrolet Corvette 1968 L88

1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 has a nice aggressive and robust look. This great beast can consume 7-liter and produces 460 hp in return.  With its impressive looks and exceptional, It’s indeed, a ruler in the world of sports car today.

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