Dark Knight Rises Batmobile Spy Pics
Jul31

Dark Knight Rises Batmobile Spy Pics

The Batmobile is quite possibly one of the most iconic vehicles ever created.  The latest iteration of this hero mobile is no exception, a Redditor was nice enough to share the spy pic of two camouflaged Batmobiles, while filming was going on close to their house.

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Hyundai Veloster Spy Pics
Jul14

Hyundai Veloster Spy Pics

The boys at CarAdvice.com got some great spy pics of the upcoming sport coupe from Hyundai, the Veloster.  This early in the game Hyundai is keeping the Veloster under camouflage and we are still waiting on some interior pics.

Although dubbed a sport coupe, it will only be powered with a tiny 1.6 liter four cylinder engine.  It’s expected that shortly after launch Hyundai will start offering a bigger engine with more power as an upgrade.

The Hyundai Veloster will most likely remind viewers of the Honda CRZ and will be aimed at selling to same market.  Personally, I’m not a fan, there is only so much use you can get out of a tiny engine and even smaller car.  How much abuse can the little thing take?

Check out the Hyundai Veloster Spy pics below:

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2011 Ford F-150 6.2 Liter Spy Pic
Jul12

2011 Ford F-150 6.2 Liter Spy Pic

The fast eyes over at PickUpTrucks.com have already got spy pics of the new 2011 Ford F-150 Lariat Limited, with a 6.2 liter V8.  The truck is a massive step in the opposite direction of getting smaller is getting greener, but man is it a sharp looking truck.  Amazingly enough, this spy pic doesn’t even have zebra stripes or camouflage of any kind, even complete with badging.

My problem with the new 6.2 liter V8 is the serious lack of horsepower.  Currently Ford has produced the 2011 Mustang GT, which has a 5.0 liter engine and produces over 400 horsepower.  Yet, this new 6.2 liter produces just 411 horsepower and 434 lb ft of torque.  The power gains just doesn’t seem to warrant the research and development into the 6.2.

Consider that the 2011 Ford F150 Lariat is just like previous years, it will be built in limited production.  For example, just as far back as 2008 only 5,000 units were produced.  Likely demand plays a small roll in this luxury pickup truck, with a small bed, but plenty of room for pasengers.

View the 2011 Ford F150 Lariat Spy Pics Below:

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2012 Dodge Durango Spy Pic
May27

2012 Dodge Durango Spy Pic

Dodge has code named the all new Durango ‘WD’, which appears to be slightly shorter than previous versions.  Although all we’ve seen so far are camouflaged pictures, featuring the all confusing zebra print, there are a few things that have been confirmed by the SUV manufacturer.

First the 2012 Dodge Durango will be based on the 2011 Cherokee unibody chassis.  Next, it’s expected that the 2012 Durango will have the same engine options as the current model Jeep Cherokee, meaning a 3.6 liter v6 and a 5.7 liter HEMI.2012 Dodge Durango

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New 2011 Ford Explorer

[ad#Google Adsense]I don’t need to tell you how many problems the automotive industry has had in recent years, but despite it’s plagues, there is a glimmer of good news. Ford has announced an all new 2011 Ford Explorer, which more importantly, will be built in Chicago creating close to 1,200 new jobs.

Production will being in 4th quarter of 2010 and bring a relief to automotive workers needing jobs in the Chicago area. In addition, the retooling of the Chicago plant, along with updates, will cost roughly $400 million a healthy shot into the industries arm.

As far as the 2011 Ford Explorer is concerned, Explorer enthusiasts will love the more fuel efficient redesign. The concept of the 2011 Explorer was shown back in 2008 at the Detroit Auto Show, but I’m sure the final product will not be nearly as concepty. Yes, concepty is a word, I just invented it. Check out the concept 2011 Ford Explorer below and some 2011 Spy Pics as well, which tell a much more believable tale of what we can expect out of Chicago late this year.

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Lexus LF-Ch Spy Pics

[ad#Google Adsense]CarMagazine.Co.UK has released some anonymous spy pics of the upcoming Lexus LF-Ch premium compact.  Resembling a rather expensive Honda Civic hatch back, these spy pictures hint at the sportiness of this upcoming release.  Unfortunately the pictures are only of the back, but I’ve included the  concept drawings below for reference.

The Lexus LF-Ch will be available for purchase sometime in late 2010 in the UK.  US droolers need not apply.


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