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.
[ad#Google Adsense]The Bamboo Concept car pictured above was created by Yodogawa, a Japanese metalworking firm. As unbelievable as it may seem, the manufacturer actually hopes to one day sell this car to sane buyers, looking to save the world with green materials. The car, and I use that term loosely, was created almost entirely of traditional materials, mainly bamboo and paper.
The barely capable Meguru, which sets on 3 wheels and appears to be held together by hopes and dreams, utilizes a lithium ion battery for power. It’s an all electric vehicle (EV), which has a maximum traveling distance of 25 miles before needing charged. Furthermore, it has a top speed of only 25 miles per hour, which in my opinion would mean a death wish if traveling much faster.
I’m not sure which is more crazy, the fact that the Japanese hope to sell the Meguru or that they are expecting to get $10,000 for it. You be the judge and view the picture of the Bamboo Concept Car Meguru.
[ad#Google Adsense]Volvo is at it again with building a super cool concept car, the C30 is nothing shy of the direct off spring of a high performance racer. Just shy of 400 horsepower, this light weight hatch back has what it takes to tear up the corners and blow the doors off of competitors in the straight away. It’s making everyone take a second look at whats coming down the pipe from Volvo.
Dubbed the Volvo Polestar C30, this light weight power house checks in at 0-60 in just 4.6 seconds. Power comes courtesy of a 5 liter turbo charged engine, pumping horses into a 4-wheel drive transmission. This turbo charged menace sticks to the ground with all 4 tires spinning, held together with a specially tuned Volvo suspension.
It’s just a one off concept car, but will it be enough to keep people interested in an other wise bland Volvo lineup? Perhaps its just a peak at what engineers have in store for the up coming years.
Official specs and pictures of the 2011 Audi R8 has been released. Lighter and more powerful makes for a monstrous combination and this high performance sports car doesn’t disappoint. We got a sneak peak at some Audi R8 spy pics awhile back, but the real thing is just as impressive and the Audi lovers should not be disappointed.
The new 2011 Audi R8 produces 560 horsepower, up from 525 from 2010 models. To keep this agile beast on Weight Watchers most panels were manufactured of carbon fiber instead of aluminum. Thanks to this change and other weight saving changes the 2011 R8 is an amazing 220 lbs lighter than previous offerings.
According to Audi the new 2011 R8 is capable of a 0-60 time of just 3.6 seconds. Break neck acceleration and a top speed just shy of 200 mph makes this a toy worthy of any millionaires garage. Pricing starts at just $256,000.