Jey Leno Checks Out Lamborghini Aventador

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The first Aventadors are gradually reaching their respective owners, and the new supercar manages to impress everyone. But it takes a true car fanatic to bring out all that’s good about the replacement for the mighty Murcielago.


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Thus, Jay Leno gets up close and personal with the President and CEO of Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann, for a look at the company’s car to scare away all others... for a while. What you have before your eyes is not a black car, but one that’s still unpainted to show the carbon fiber.

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The technical details regarding its performance have been available for some time, but in case you need a reminder, we can tell you that the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 uses a 6.5-liter V12 that churns out a hypercar-like 700 hp (515 kW) and 690 Nm (509 lb-ft) of torque.
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Eddie Murphy and His New Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

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Spotted in the parking area of a local coffee shop, comedian and actor Eddie Murphy was spotted beside his gleaming black SLS AMG. No word if he was done with his cup of joe but the door is showing the red leather interior of his supercar. We all know that the SLS AMG was inspired by the famous 300 SL with its gullwing doors and just like the SL, the SLS offers uncompromising performance in a luxurious cocoon.


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Eddie’s taste in cars is known to run to vehicles like Rolls-Royces but apparently, as this picture shows, he also enjoys blasting around town in a relatively raucous Mercedes with a 6.3 liter V8. The more than 560 horsepower that powerplant provides should be enough to put a smile in Eddie’s face although the way this car stamps its authority on other lesser cars is only something owners can laugh about.

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The design of the car is evocative of the breathtaking Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, one of the brightest design icons of the Mercedes-Benz brand. However, Eddie’s car is thoroughly modern, with every creature comfort you could ever dream off.
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Kim Kardashian and her favorite car

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Hot information from celeb, there were rumors that Kim Kardashian had bought herself a Ferrari as a wedding gift (which kinda made me laugh tinking back to when she was driving Reggie's Ferrari F430) and while we don't know if she bought it for herself or if her husband bought it for her we do know that she picked up her White Ferrari 458 from Platinum Motorsport last night.  By the looks of it I think Platinum outfitted it with some wheels but I don't know what else they did... maybe some new pedals to accommodate 5 inch heels better


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This is the another news, after months of speculation and spy shots, Maranello has finally revealed the mid-engined V8 replacement for the Ferrari F430. The all-new Ferrari 458 Italia won't be shown in public until September's Frankfurt Motor Show, but the official details were released early this morning. A new direct-injected 4.5-liter V8 ups the ante underhood, pumping out 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. The redline? A screaming 9,000 rpm. Eighty percent of the F458 Italia's torque is now available at a low 3,250 rpm, thanks in all likelihood to the new engine's 12.5:1 compression ratio.

As with last year's California, the Ferrari 458 gets a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox that directs power to the rear axle. Much has been done to reduce internal friction within the new V8, in addition aerodynamic drag improvements. As a result, the Ferrari 458 Italia's gas mileage improves to a combined 17.1 mpg (US) on the EU test cycle. As this is a Ferrari, talk of fuel consumption really does seem somewhat pointless, anyway. No mention of incorporating any type of KERS hybrid system has been made thus far. The KERS idea, you'll remember, had taken several spins around the rumormill over the last year or so; maybe that'll materialize at a later date.

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Like its predecessor, the Ferrari 458 Italia's aluminum structure helps keep weight under control -- it tips the scales at just 3,042 pounds dry. So, we know you're wondering: How quick is it? Based on specs at least, this new coupe does't disappoint. Acceleration to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes just 3.4 seconds, and this will be the first volume production Ferrari V8 to top the 200 mph barrier, with a top whack of 202 mph.
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New 2013 Chevrolet Malibu review

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu series made its global debut at the 2011 Auto Shanghai, with simultaneous introductions in the United States and China - two of the nearly 100 countries on six continents where it will be sold. Chevrolet's first global midsize sedan will provide customers from Shanghai to New York and Sydney to Sao Paulo with expressive design, advanced technologies, ride performance and fuel-efficient powertrains.


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"The current Malibu has left an award-winning impression and changed the way people think about Chevrolet. It redefined what an American midsize car could be," said Rick Scheidt, vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. "This all-new Chevrolet Malibu delivers on the intangibles of today's Malibu but gives customers even more: more style, fuel efficiency, content and features, craftsmanship, and dynamic capabilities rivaling high-end sedans."

Expressive and efficient exterior
"The exterior design of the all-new Chevrolet Malibu carries DNA from its sister vehicles, the Camaro and Corvette, to bring a sporty sensibility to the family sedan segment," said Bryan Nesbitt, executive director for GM exterior design and Chevrolet Brand Champion.

A wider stance, broad shoulders and an integrated rear spoiler bring a new athleticism to Malibu and give it a more aggressive appearance. The new Chevrolet Malibu has a 4.5-inch (114 mm) shorter wheelbase and 62-inch (1,574 mm) front and rear tracks that are more than 2 inches (51 mm) wider than the model it replaces.

Other exterior design cues include Chevrolet's dual-port grille, projector HID headlamps, larger Chevrolet bow-tie badges front and rear, and new Camaro-inspired LED dual-element taillamps. The look is complemented by a range of large 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels.

The new Malibu exterior is anticipated to be SAE-certified as one of the most aerodynamically efficient cars in the segment, with a coefficient of drag (Cd) rating near Chevrolet Volt's Cd of .280. Because of Chevrolet Malibu's new shape and design, engineers were able to remove 60 counts of wind drag compared to the model it replaces.

Chevrolet Malibu also has electronically controlled and integrated active aero shutters (select models in North American markets) to improve aerodynamics and enhance fuel economy without sacrificing the exterior design.

Chevrolet Malibu's active shutter system automatically closes airflow through the lower intake opening when air intake is least needed. When closed, the shutter system enhances aerodynamic performance by redirecting airflow around the front of the vehicle and down the sides, rather than through it. Whether the shutter is open or closed depends on engine coolant temperature and speed - for example, the shutters open when the car is traveling up a hill, pulling a trailer, or in hot city driving; the shutters close at highway speeds when less engine cooling is required.

Roomier, more refined interior
The new Malibu interior was designed to bring an element of sophistication to everyday driving, featuring an all-new dual cockpit design that creates an inviting, roomy and comfortable environment.

The increased width of the new Chevrolet Malibu means a more spacious cabin. Compared to the previous model, it has nearly 4 cubic feet (113 L) of additional interior volume, along with more shoulder and hip room.

The Chevrolet Malibu interior features metallic, chrome or wood accents located around the shifter, surrounding the center stack, around the instrument cluster and on doors and the steering wheel. Soft, ice blue ambient lighting reflects off of and complements chrome accents and ensures even, consistent illumination along the instrument panel and in storage pockets. Ice blue lighting on the center stack dials, exposed ice blue French contrast stitching, soft-touch and textured surfaces, and strategic applications of noise-deadening materials add to Malibu's interior refinement.

The Chevrolet Malibu also has a number of storage areas, including a radio face that articulates up and down to reveal a six-inch deep storage area behind its seven-inch touch-screen radio display - a U.S. first in a midsize car. Malibu will also offer a full range of the latest infotainment options, including new color radio systems and an available navigation system.

Malibu will include Chevrolet's new MyLink infotainment package at launch. It builds on the safety and security of OnStar and seamlessly integrates online services like Pandora® internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio®. MyLink integrates wireless connectivity through Bluetooth to enable hands-free use of selected smart phone apps while the device remains safely stowed.

MyLink features a high-resolution, full-color touch screen display designed to manage the number of steps required to complete a task. MyLink also adds stereo audio streaming and wireless control of smart phones, building on the Bluetooth hands-free calling capability already offered in most Chevrolet vehicles.

All-new 2.5L powertrain
The 2013 Malibu features a global lineup of fuel-efficient and powerful four-cylinder engines that complements its European-inspired driving characteristics.

An all-new Ecotec 2.5L dual overhead cam, four-cylinder engine with direct injection leads Chevrolet Malibu's engine lineup in North America. It is expected to be one of the most efficient of its size in the market. New features include enhanced authority continuously variable valve timing, variable-displacement oil pump and electronic thermostat that save fuel, while delivering V-6-like performance. It is estimated the engine will be SAE-certified at more than 190 horsepower (141 kW) and 180 lb.-ft. of torque (245 Nm). The new engine has noise-reducing features such as a cast exhaust manifold, steel crank, low-noise timing chain and direct mount accessories that contribute to a quiet-cabin experience.

The 2.5L is mated to a Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic with features designed to enhance powertrain efficiency. They include changes to clutch controls and hardware that improves shift response and time. These changes enabled engineers to specify higher gearing to improve cruising efficiency while maintaining acceleration performance and driveability.

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Driving experience
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu delivers precise ride and handling. It has been engineered to be best-in-class and on par with more expensive sports sedans.

Benefiting from continuous refinement of an award-winning global architecture, engineers have tested, tuned and calibrated the Chevrolet Malibu on rural roads, highways, freeways and GM validation facilities around the world.
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The Legend Ford Mustang 2012

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The big news for the 2012 Ford Mustang in 2012 Ford Mustang is a capable, even sophisticated coupe or convertible with a big range of talents, including 31-mpg highway fuel economy. On the other hand, it's a tire-smoking pony car rechristened last year with new powertrains and given a jolt of throwback goodness for this model year with the return of the Boss.


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Mostly on the strength of the GT, the new Boss and the returning Shelby GT500, we're giving the Mustang a solid 8 out of 10 for its performance strengths, and even for its upscale luxury and tech features.

Last year, Ford brought back the "5.0" Mustang, with that displacement netting it 412 horsepower in the Mustang GT. Base models gained a new corporate 3.7-liter V-6 with 305 horsepower. The GT is our clear winner: it's a torque-happy engine with good throttle response and a sharp attitude, something the old modular V-8 strained to deliver even while it turned out decently competitive numbers.

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The 2011 updates also brought a set of upgraded brakes, some tighter suspension tuning and a switchover to electric power steering, which Ford's rendering about as well as any manufacturer. It's part of the Mustang's evolving personality--quicker on its heels, defter to the touch.

The convertible option makes the Mustang an especially appealing muscle car. It opens its fabric top quickly and tucks it out of sight, while it also leaves the 'Stang vulnerable to a little more body flex than you'll find on smaller two-seat convertibles. And Ford's learned the lessons of Scion, opening up the order sheet to custom-fitted Mustangs with all sorts of wheel-and-tire packages, decals, scoops and interior treatments. There's even SYNC Bluetooth control for infotainment and navigation, and Sony stereo systems.
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Get New VW Beetle from £16,490!

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New Volkswagen Beetle will cost from £16,490 and is available to order now. Three trim levels and two engines are offered from launch – a 104bhp 1.2-litre TSI and 1.4-litre TSI producing 158bhp - with two more engines to follow.


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Trim levels include Beetle, Design and Sport, with air conditioning and DAB radio standard across the range. Entry-level cars are available with a 1.2-litre unit and seven-speed DSG transmission only.

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Mid-spec Design models - offered with DSG or a six-speed manual ‘box in 1.2 and 1.4-litre guise - add 17-inch alloys, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, front fog lights and a multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Range topping Sport versions include 18-inch alloys, tinted windows, cruise and climate control, sports seats, parking sensors and gloss black door mirror housings. A six-speed manual ‘box mated to the more powerful engine is only available here.

Keyless entry, sat-nav, a panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights are available as options as is VW's 400W Fender sound pack, which costs £495.

VW claims that 1.2-litre models mated to a seven-speed DSG ‘box will achieve 48mpg and 137g/km Co2 (putting it in tax band E), with 1.4-litre, manual variants capable of 42.8mpg and 153g/km Co2 (tax band G).

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Transmission dependent, the 1.2-litre is offered in Beetle or Design trim from £16,490, with 1.4-litre cars available in Design or Sport trim from £19,470. Compared with the outgoing model, prices of the new car are up by around £3000. The current 1.4-litre Luna model costs from £13,345, rising to £18,715 for the top-of-the-range turbocharged 1.8-litre version.

Later in 2012, a 104bhp 1.6-litre TDI BlueMotion Technology, 138bhp 2.0-litre TDI and 2.0-litre TSI with 197bhp join the new line-up along with the option of a six-speed manual gearbox for the 1.2-litre TSI model.
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New Toyota FT-86 at Tokyo show

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 New! It’s been nearly four years in the making, but Toyota will finally unveil the production FT-86 version sports coupe at next month’s Tokyo Motor Show. Subaru’s version of the two-door, the BRZ, will also be on hand at the Tokyo show.


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The long-awaited production versions of the co-developed Toyota FT-86 and Subaru BRZ sports coupes will finally be revealed at next month’s Tokyo motor show, ahead of their UK launches next summer. Power for both models comes courtesy of a Subaru-derived flat-four engine, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. A six-speed automatic will be optional.

Both models will arrive with a flat-four engine sending power to the rear-wheels. Although Subaru is best-known for its all-wheel drive systems, no such option will be available on the BRZ. A six-speed manual transmission will be standard, but a six-speed auto will also be on offer.

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Toyota’s version of the coupe – which will be sold as a Scion in the United States – will be the cheapest and most moderately powered of the duo. Toyota is still eying a near-$20,000 price point and power should check in at 200 horsepower.

The BRZ will likely be priced from the mid-$20,000 and will boast a more powerful engine than the Toyota, although a turbo is not part of the car’s plans.

In addition to sharing most mechanical components, the two cars will also share most of their styling. The only changes between the two are expected to be grille and wheels designs.

Look for the cars to make their market launch sometime during mid-2012.
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