Thursday, April 5, 2012

New twin-turbo system for the 2011+ Mustang 5.0

Last year Hellion announced their single turbo system for the 2011+ Mustang 5.0, offering up over 600 horsepower on 6 psi or as much as 950 horsepower with the boost dialed up. The go-fast guys over at Blow-By Racing proved the system’s worth, putting down 953 rwhp on the dyno at 5.0 Mustang & Super Ford’s “King of the Street” competition.

Now Hellion is back again with a new setup for the the Mustang 5.0, this time a twin-turbo package. Dubbed the “Eliminator”, the system features dual Precision billet 62mm turbos, twin Turbosmart 4mm wastegates, twin Turbosmart Vee port bypass valves, a large vertical flow dual inlet intercooler, stainless 4-to-1 headers and dual 3-inch downpipes. Hellion claims the system produces 618 rwhp on just 5.8 psi of boost, besting the performance of their own single turbo system, or 685 rwhp on 8.5 psi. The company says the twin-turbos are capable of making up to 1200 rwhp on a fully-built motor.

Hellion Twin-Turbo Mustang 5.0 System Features:

Twin Precision billet 62mm turbos. (V-band inlet for easy installation)
Twin Turbosmart 40 mm wastegates (V-band inlet for easy installation)
Twin Turbosmart VEE port bypass valves
Stainless 4 into 1 tubular headers, all American made stainless piping
Large vertical flow dual inlet intercooler
Dual 3″ downpipes (can connect to factory exhaust if desired)

Volkswagen Jetta GLI (2012)

CAR GARAGE | Volkswagen Jetta GLI (2012) | The Volkswagen Jetta GLI offers exceptional features and options, for equally impressive pricing. Available in three trim levels, the Jetta GLI has a starting MSRP of $ 23.495. The GLI Autobahn, with an MSRP of $ 25.545, adds 18 "alloy wheels, sunroof, dual zone climate control, heated V-Tex Leatherette seats and the Fender  Premium Audio System. The Jetta GLI is Offered with a six speed manual transmission as standard equipment.

To make life on the road a little Easier, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI offers sophisticated, German engineered premium appointments. Features include standard 6.5 "touch screen premium VIII radio with Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, standard one-touch up / down power on all four windows, standard multifunction display (for vehicle status, trip, radio and navigation information when equipped), available dual zone climate control, available RNS-315 navigation system and available key less entry with push button start.

The 2012 Jetta GLI Autobahn and Autobahn with navigation models come standard with a Fender  Premium Audio System, Bringing the concert stage to the vehicle for the ultimate music experience. Designed exclusively for Volkswagen, the Fender  Premium Audio System is embedded in the vehicle design and features proprietary Panasonic  speaker technology. The system covers the cabin with directional sound from front door speakers That generate imaging beyond the capabilities of traditional speaker designs. The sound system features lower inter-modulation distortion and smooth mid-range response to Eliminate harshness.

The Volkswagen Jetta GLI combines performance, space and comfort in one sleek package. At 182.2 inches long, 57.2 inches tall and 70 inches wide, it is more than 2.9 inches longer than previous Jetta models. The VW Jetta GLI grille and the car's trapezoidal headlights help create a distinct look. The aggressive styling of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI is powerfully emphasized by the arches of the wheel wells available with 17 "or 18" alloys. Sleek lines and sporty shoulders Dominate the rear section.

Like the exterior, the interior of the Jetta GLI stays true to its roots sport and performance. Featuring sport bucket seats with red stitching and a flat-bottom sport steering wheel with red stitching, the GLI logo and aluminum Accents, the interior styling consistently follows the clean, sporty lines of the car. The Volkswagen Jetta GLI is available in cloth or V-Tex Leatherette and also features sleek alloy pedals, shifter, dash and door trim.  As part of the equipment package, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI also features driver and front passenger airbags, side airbags in front and Side Curtain Protection airbags in front and rear.

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet (2012)

CAR GARAGE | Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet (2012) | Although Volkswagen is using a fabric top on the Golf, the four-cheater is one of the quietest of cabriolets. The results: the Golf Cabriolet actually sets new standards for acoustics in cabriolets. The soft top Itself consists of a linkage, a roof liner, insulating filler throughout and exterior cover layer. Perfection in aerodynamics: mounted Between the longitudinal frames of the top linkage are a total of 4 roof cross bows and the so-called front roof bow (the first large transverse element behind the windscreen frame). In turn, the soft top is joined to the roof bows fastened by screw-retention fabric strips. Consequently, even at higher speeds, the fabric roof does not fill with water. When the roof is stowed, the upper surface of the front roof bow covers the top surface of the storage box. The results: the standard fully-automatic elector-hydraulic top opens (9.0 seconds) and and Closes (11.0 seconds) faster. The top is operated from a central switch on the center console. Unlatching and latching of the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet's soft top is handled by an electromechanical locking system. It operates fully automatically.

Rollover protection: Since 1979, when the first Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet was Presented, all generations of models of this series have had a roll bar. This changed in 2003, when Volkswagen New Beetle Cabriolet Presented with the rollover protection That Could be deployed from behind the rear seats. The system was modified for the Eos, and - in its latest development stage - it now Protects occupants of the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet as well. The rollover protection element Implemented in the Golf races upward behind the rear headrests within 0:25 seconds of the vehicle Exceeding a predefined transverse acceleration or tilt angle. The system's rollover two modules consist of one fixed and one moveable aluminum profile aluminum profile within it that is pretension ed with a spring. While it shoots upward, a detente support overruns a toothed track mounted to the inner profile and prevents the inner profile from dropping downward. The highlights of the redesigned system for the Golf: the two deplorable modules were designed to be significantly more compact.

The "Performance Pack" (3.295 euros) contains, beyond the "Design & Style" details, features Such as leather upholstery in "Vienna" style ("Cool Leather") with seat heating and lumbar supports in front, woven floor mats, a rain sensor and the automatically dimming rear-view mirror, stainless steel pedals, chrome exterior details and other bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, dynamic and static cornering lights, automatic switching of the running lights with "Leaving home" and "Coming home " functions, license plate illumination in LED technology and front fog lights with chrome trim.

For just 65 euros, the "Technology Pack" adds a rain sensor wipers for the windscreen, automatically dipping rear-view mirror, two lamps in the foot well area, automatic running light switching with "Leaving home" and "Coming home" functions and Light Assist automatic beam control play (dips headlights automatically when oncoming traffic is present or traffic in front of the car is near). The "Technology pack" is coupled to the Park Pilot (540 euros) and the multifunction display "Plus" (55 euros). It is either a 6-speed or 7-speed DSG, depending on engine torque values. While two dry clutches are used in the 7-speed DSG, the dual clutch of the 6-speed DSG runs wet in an oil bath. More than any other automatic, the dual clutch gearboxes have the potential to Reduced fuel consumption and thereby emissions.

Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept (2012)

CAR GARAGE | Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept (2012) | Revealed at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the two-seat E-Bugster VW Concept Continues the latest Beetle's sporty theme. Even in a country as large as America, that's sufficient for the majority of commuters' needs, while if the E-Bugster needs a top-up, a fast-charging function allows complete recharging in just 35 minutes. The quick charging is possible thanks to a new Combined Charging System That was developed in co-operation with Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, Ford and General Motors / Opel. This allows charging via single-phase AC sources (for example a 120-volt or 230-volt U.S. domestic European outlet) or via ultra-fast DC charging sources at specific stations.

Of course, the Volkswagen E-Bugster only does not charge when plugged in: as soon as the driver's foot leaves the accelerator pedal kinetic energy is transformed into electricity and stored in the battery. At 4.278 mm long and 1.838 mm wide, the E-Bugster is the same length as a standard Beetle but Wider 30 mm, while the new roof lowers the height by around 90 mm to 1.400 mm. The low, swept-back windscreen ensures maximum visibility, as does the wide rear screen, the which shows That speedster-style vehicles need not be impractical.

Beneath the wheel arches flared sit 20-inch alloy wheels That are adapted from the 18-inch 'Twister' alloys of the production car, with 235/35 tires. Inside, the two-seat interior reflects the E-Bugster's blend of high-tech and sportiness, with sports seats nestling either side of a continuous center console, plus aluminum door handles and seat belt guides. Starting the E-Bugster Volkswagen Concept is pure theater: upon pressing the Start button the interior is bathed in white light, then light blue. The 'E' of the name signifies the vehicle's electric power, and the 'Bug' part of the name should need no explanation.

Volkswagen Cross Coupe TDI Concept (2012)

CAR GARAGE | Volkswagen Cross Coupe TDI Concept (2012) | In the new Volkswagen Cross Coupé, MQB elements for a future generation of SUVs - in this case, the front and rear suspensions MQB, 140 kW / 190 PS TDI of the new EA288 engine series and a 6-speed DSG. Breadth of variations. The Cross Coupé also impressively demonstrates the large breadth of variations can be Implemented That based on the MQB. Efficiency and dynamic performance. Efficient drive technologies can offer extreme levels of dynamic performance. The Cross Coupé demonstrates this new par excellence. Practically at the press of a button, the two E-motors deliver 180 Nm of torque in front and 270 Nm at the rear. During boosting - the which involves full use of both motors and the engine - the system drive system supplies a maximum torque of 700 Nm. This positions the performance concept car in the field of today's high-performance sports cars, yet the vehicle consumes less fuel than any other small car!

The SUV and coupé worlds exciting form an alliance in the Cross Coupé. To the right and left of the gear shift lever, there are grab handles Sturdy yet elegant and, on the right side, the selection buttons for pure electric driving and active battery charging. Programmable instruments. Arranged behind the three-spoke steering wheel is a user-programmable instrument cluster display. A control wheel to the left of the gear shift lever can be used to dynamically change the display contents Between the modes 'SPORT', 'CITY' and 'OffRoad'. The contents functionally different display modes are activated based on this selection - a gyro meter, compass and Topographic maps are shown in Off Road mode, for example. Centrally positioned Between the two round instruments is another multifunction color display for showing vehicle information, the telephone menu, audio and other navigation information as well as the data a 3D off-road view.

Engines of the MQB. As noted, the TDI of the Volkswagen Cross Coupé is an engine developed especially for use in the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB). A key characteristic of the MQB is a uniform mounting position for all engines. Therefore, Volkswagen engine developed two new series - the EA288 series was created for the Diesels, and the EA211 series for the new petrol engines. Within the MQB, these two series engines and electric motors make it relevant possible to implement any classic, alternative or hybrid drive system.

The new TDI engines of the MQB will be available in versions with 1.6 and 2.0 liter displacement and will span a power range from 66 kW / 90 PS to 140 kW the / 190 PS of the concept car in Geneva. The diesel engines are not only exceptionally low-emitting, fuel-efficient and torque-strong. Consider the 2.0 TDI of the Cross Coupé: two balance shafts are used. They Eliminate system-induced free inertial forces That naturally occur in a reciprocating engine.

Vauxhall Mokka (2013)

CAR GARAGE | Vauxhall Mokka (2013) | The Vauxhall Mokka blends high functionality with a comfortable seating position. The offer comprises a petrol 115PS, 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated engine or a 1.4-liter Turbo 140PS with 200Nm of torque. In Addition to a generous cargo volume, the Mokka offers the fully integrated, latest generation bicycle carrier Flex-Fix That Is exclusive to Vauxhall. Muscular and attractive, the Mokka incorporates Vauxhall's signature 'blade' on the body side, sweeping towards the rear.

The new Vauxhall Mokka will be available in the Front-Wheel and All-Wheel Drive. The All-Wheel Drive System ensures a high level of stability and safety, extending Mokka's capabilities to more rugged environments. When handling and traction are put to the test, the system automatically and seamlessly transfers power to the rear wheels. Standard features enhance the driving experience That across all models include Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control (TC) as well as Hill Start Assist (HAS) and Hill Descent Control (HDC) systems - the which improve driving comfort and safety in Uphill or downhill terrain. The Vauxhall Mokka brings cutting-edge technologies to the upmarket SUV B-segment. The new generation Vauxhall front camera system is also available, giving the driver access to a number of functions Including Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Alert (FCA) and second-generation Traffic Sign Recognition.

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer (2012)

CAR GARAGE | Vauxhall Zafira Tourer (2012) | In conjunction with the GTC's sophisticated HiPerStrut (High Performance Strut), the LSD provides the Vauxhall Astra VXR with exceptional traction and lateral grip through bends. Hot on the heels of the Astra GTC, these are the first official pics of the new Vauxhall Astra VXR, the which goes on sale in 2012 and is set to Become one of the most powerful cars in its class and the fastest production Astra in Vauxhall's history .

Further changes to the chassis include brakes developed by competition supplier, Brembo, and the standard fitment of Vauxhall's FlexRide fully adaptive system. In the Vauxhall Astra VXR, FlexRide features not only a Sport button, but a VXR button, offering drivers the choice of two, more focused stages of the damper, throttle and steering control. Inside, the VXR's cabin gets seats Bespoke performance with embossed logos in the Backs, a flat-bottomed VXR steering wheel and upgraded instruments.

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer (2012)

CAR GARAGE | Vauxhall Zafira Tourer (2012) | While the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer will continue to use Flex7 seating, the which set new standards for integration seven-seat Zafira in the original 1999, the system has evolved radically in the new car to offer even Greater levels of flexibility, innovation and comfort. Improved material quality, more cabin space and an overwhelmingly airy cabin further define the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer from its compact Zafira MPV sibling. The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer will also hold great driver appeal. Vauxhall's acclaimed Flex Ride adaptive damping system - a rarity in this class - will also be available as an option. A great emphasis has been placed on safety in the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer, with a plethora of driver-assist systems making a first appearance in the new model. The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer will receive its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show (Sept. 15-25).

Compared with the current Zafira, the Tourer's wheelbase and tracks have all grown substantially, improving both the ride and stability of the car. The wheelbase is now 2760mm (+57 mm), while the tracks are 1584mm at the front (+96 mm) and 1588mm in the rear (+78 mm). The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer takes its front axle from the European Car of the Year-winning Insignia, the which means an isolated sub-frame and MacPherson struts. The compound crank / Watt 's link combination suits this type of vehicle well, offering excellent space efficiency, light weight and high levels of stability / control. Enhancing the base chassis' dynamic prowess will be the option of Vauxhall's FlexRide adaptive damping system, a rarity in the MPV class.

When Vauxhall Zafira Tourer unveiled the concept at Geneva, Mark Adams - Vauxhall / Opel 's Vice President of Design - pronounced it a "lounge on wheels", combining luxury with high degrees of flexibility and spaciousness. This principle has been retained for the production car. As with other models, the headlights feature Vauxhall's wing-shaped daytime running light graphic. The streamlined, aerodynamic design of the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer features a belt line sweeps upwards and visually That propels the vehicle forward, while the Vauxhall 'blade' sculpts and adds motion to the body-side. A horizontal bar carrying the Vauxhall logo extends into the light elements, giving the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer a broad, sporty look at the rear. Visibility has been improved thanks to a completely re-designed front layout, with slim A-pillars, large side windows and re-positioned door mirrors (now fixed directly to the door panel).

While the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer retains the basic concept of Flex7, it's made significant improvements in the way it functions. Thanks to a clever folding mechanism (available on Certain models), the back of the middle seat now folds forward and rotates, providing occupants in the outer seats with individual armrests. So configured, the outer seats can move fore and AFT through 280mm (+80 mm compared with the current Zafira) and also move by 50 millimeters towards the center of the car, giving passengers improved shoulder and elbow room, and the feeling of limousine-levels of space and comfort. The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer's load volumes have also Increased over the existing Zafira. In five-seat mode, the luggage area can now hold up to 710 liters (up 65 liters versus current Zafira), and up to 1860 liters (+40 litres) when all rear seats are folded.

Vauxhall Astra GTC (2012)

CAR GARAGE | Vauxhall Astra GTC (2012) | We wanted the Astra GTC to be the ultimate expression of Vauxhall's design language, and to embody our passion for the bike car," said Mark Adams, Vice President of Vauxhall / Opel design.  In profile, Mark and his team - a significant number of whom are fellow Brits - created tension in the GTC's shape by minimizing the lines running along the body. At the front of the car, a cent reline crease is complemented by slim, 'eagle-eye'-style headlamps featuring the wing-shaped daytime running light graphics.

Equally dramatic is the GTC's rear treatment. Its powerful shoulder section Gives the car imposing proportions and a purposeful road presence. Rear LED lighting - GTC optional across the range - highlights the stretched 'wing' motif created by the tail lamps. The Vauxhall Astra GTC has a Cd figure of just 0:33. For the first time on a Vauxhall coupe in this class, 20-inch rims are available as an option on SRI models, 19-inch wheels with a further cost option on both trims. On the upper-spec models SRI, tinted glass is standard, while the latest generation AFL (Adaptive Forward Lighting) is optional across the range GTC.

Strong performance and flexibility are the core strengths of this engine, the which is available with either 120PS or 140PS power outputs. Torque generation is even more impressive, with 200Nm available in both engines from just 1.850 rpm to 4.900 rpm, translating to a 0-60mph acceleration time of 9.0 seconds (140PS) or 10.2 seconds (120PS). Air-to-air inter cooling increases the intake charge density. The adoption of a reinforced steel crankshaft with pistons and con-rods allows the use of a Relatively high 9.5: 1 compression ratio, Despite higher stresses and loads. Under-skirt piston cooling oil jets and exhaust valves are sodium filled with further measures to Ensure durability under higher internal temperatures. All 1.4 Turbo models come equipped as standard with Start / Stop, Helping Them Achieve competitively low emissions of Between 140-142g/km, depending upon wheels / tires fitted. The most powerful engine in the Vauxhall Astra GTC's line-up Produces 180PS and achieves a specific output of just over 100ps per liter. A map-based thermostat control raises the coolant temperature at low engine speeds, or under light loads, to help internal lubricant friction Reduced fuel consumption and improve.

Much of the development centered around the introduction to the GTC of Vauxhall's HiPerStrut, a first for an Astra model. Adding the HiPerStrut has also reduced the amount of camber change on the GTC's front wheels during cornering, improving grip. Steering feel is enhanced, too, helped by a reduction the steering system's friction levels. The current Astra Hatch has always handled exceptionally well," said Michael Harder, Vehicle Dynamics Supervisor at Opel. "But with the GTC, we've raised the bar still further.

Vauxhall Ampera (2012)

CAR GARAGE | Vauxhall Ampera (2012) | Electricity drives the Vauxhall Ampera's wheels at all times and speeds. For trips up to around 40-miles, power is supplied by the electricity stored in the 16-kWh, lithium-ion battery. While driving on electricity delivered by the battery, the Vauxhall Ampera emits zero CO2. When the battery's energy is depleted, a petrol or E85-fuelled engine-generator seamlessly provides electricity to power the electric drive unit while simultaneously sustaining the charge of the battery.

Unlike a conventional battery-electric vehicle, the Vauxhall Ampera eliminates "range anxiety," giving the confidence and peace of mind That the driver will not be stranded by a depleted battery. "Advanced lithium-ion battery technology is the key to getting the Vauxhall Ampera into the hands of consumers", said Hans Demant, GME vice president of engineering. The Vauxhall Ampera will be well-suited to the daily driving schedule of most customers. Based on current fuel prices, Vauxhall Vauxhall Ampera Predicts That the will cost roughly one-fifth of the current cost per mile of an equivalent petrol engined car.

Smart fortwo (2013)

CAR GARAGE | Smart fortwo (2013) | The smart fortwo substantially revamped sports a markedly more dynamic appearance, featuring a larger integrated radiator grille with logo, front aprons in a striking new design, horizontally arranged LED daytime driving lights, side skirts and modified muscular rear aprons. "The way in the which the fortwo now displays the smart logo more prominently stands for the brand's new self-confidence," notes smart boss Dr. Annette Winkler. The water inlets under the number plates have been combined into a single unit, the smart fortwo lending a bolder appearance.

There is also a choice of three new alloy wheels: the smart fortwo passion comes with a new 9-spoke alloy wheels; two additional alloy wheels fitted with wide tires and featuring a 3-spoke and 3-twin-spoke design round off the respectively ranges. The smart fortwo Brabus Xclusive is now also optionally available in white. In Addition to the three colors for the soft top cabrio smart Previously the which were available from the smart program (black, red, blue), the smart Brabus tailor made program offers six other soft top colors.

pulse and passion highlight the frame of the front grille and the rear trim strip in silver, for example, while the front spoiler, side skirts and rear apron are painted in the car's exterior color. The door mirror caps are finished in the tradition color. On the smart pure, these components are black. The five lines - pure, pulse, passion, Brabus and Brabus Xclusive are to be retained. The spectrum ranges from the particularly environment-friendly electric power train in the fortwo electric drive and the efficient micro hybrid petrol through the powerful engine turbo petrol engine to the fuel-efficient turbo diesel CDI. Prices begin at € 10.275 for the smart fortwo 45 kW pure MHD. Over 2000 smart fortwos are currently in operation for 60.000 customers in seven cities around the globe.