2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

Look at the shots of 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, based closely on the Prototype X concept car unveiled earlier this year.

Changes from the concept include less aggressive wheels, regular fog-lights instead of LEDs, a slightly revised grille, a different front fascia, simpler side mirrors, and headlights and taillights with amber indicators.

The final production version will be on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new Lancer Evolution features Mitsubishi??s S-AWC traction and handling system, which integrates the control of drive torque and braking management with the four-wheel drive system.
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Chevrolet Chevy

Chevrolet Chevy

General Motors unveiled its Volt concept in Shanghai. The new Volt is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell instead of a gasoline motor.

The Chevy’s Volt is capable of traveling about 300 miles of combined fuel cell and battery driving. This second version of the Volt features a battery pack that is about half the size of the one shown in the gasoline powered Volt.

2008 Honda Accord Coupe

2008 Honda Accord Coupe

The 2008 Honda Accord Coupe was spied on public roads. wizard8873 from howardforums.com wrote:

i was on my way back to my office from lunch when two white cars passed the intersection. didnt recognize them at first and after looking at them a little bit, i realized they were the new accord. taken with my camera phone.

2008 Volvo V50

2008 Volvo V50

Swedish carmaker today unveiled a facelifted V50 wagon for the next model year. Changes include a revised interior and exterior.

Volvo??s gasoline engine 2008 line include: 1.6 100 hp, 1.8 125 hp, 1.8F 125 hp (Flexifuel), 2.0 145 hp, 2.4 140 hp, and 2.4i 170 hp. Diesel line include: 1.6D 109 hp, 2.0D 136 hp, and D5 180 hp.

Other gasoline engine choices include: 1.6 100 hp, 1.8 125 hp, 1.8F 125 hp (Flexifuel), 2.0 145 hp, 2.4 140 hp, and 2.4i 170 hp. Diesel choices include: 1.6D 109 hp, 2.0D 136 hp, and D5 180 hp.

One change here is that during the second half of 2007 the D5 engine will also be available with a manual gearbox.

The new black egg-crate grille with its larger Volvo iron mark gives the wagon a sportier look. The new headlamps and the three sculpted lower air intakes are other details that give the new color-coordinated nose an increased impression of solidity.

2008 Volvo S40

2008 Volvo S40

Meet new Volvo’s sedan! Swedish carmaker today unveiled the new Volvo S40 sedan, which features a revised interior and exterior. Volvo will offer seven gasoline and three diesel engines. For the 2008 model year, the S40 T5 gets a bump to 230 horsepower ?? a 10 hp increase.

Volvo’s gasoline engine line include: 1.6 100 hp, 1.8 125 hp, 1.8F 125 hp (Flexifuel), 2.0 145 hp, 2.4 140 hp, and 2.4i 170 hp. Diesel line include: 1.6D 109 hp, 2.0D 136 hp, and D5 180 hp.

Now optional on the new S40 are Active Bi-Xenon headlamps that swivel the light beam in the direction of the road when the driver turns the steering wheel. Meanwhile, Emergency Brake Lights flash rapidly when the driver stamps hard on the brake pedal.

Volvo’s design team concentrated its efforts on two areas: the S40’s door sides and the centre stack. The entire lower part of the front door inside panels has been redesigned. The audio system loudspeakers were reshaped to free up space for a new, larger storage compartment with space for an A4 format book, an upright soft drink can or a water bottle lying down.

2009 Audi R8 V10

2009 Audi R8 V10

The new Audi’s prototype was spied on the Nurburgring roads. The 2009 Audi R8 V10 for the V10-powered version of the Audi R8 revealing the styling changes in store Audi’s top R model.

Some reports speculate about Audi using the “RS8″ badge, but this seems highly unlikely due to the confusion it would create with respect to the A8 and S8 lines. What’s more, calling the vehicle RS8 would prevent Audi from creating a more powerful version of the S8 at some point in time.

The most likely names, therefore, are R10 and or R8 S ?? similar to TT S.
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Audi Q7

Audi Q7

Look at the spy shot of the new Audi’s SUV, Q7 V12 TDI. The new Q7 was caught in testing on winter roads.

Note especially the front fascia of the SUV, similar to that of the Q7 V12 TDI design study shown in Detroit last January. Also of great interest is the gargantuan set of ceramic brakes squeezed behind those 20-inch wheels.

Audi RS 6

Audi RS 6

Hans G. Lehmann’s guys caught a second-generation RS 6 on cold-weather testing.

Under the hood is said to beat a twin-turbocharged V10. While a source close to Fourtitude hinted just weeks ago that this might be a twin turbocharged V8 FSI as with the previous car, the V10 seems the more likely scenario for now. Reliable sources within Audi suggest power in the range of 600-650 HP even though many magazines have reported it at a more conservative 550.

2009 BMW M3

2009 BMW M3

Look at the official BMW’s released shots of the new 2009 M3 coupe. The BMW M3 Concept was shown at the Geneva Motor Show.
The new M3 features a high-revving V8 powerplant, tuned suspension, a six-speed manual transmission, a carbon fiber roof, and all the exterior modifications typical of an “M” car.

Due to go on sale in North American in mid-2008 as a 2009 model, the M3 will target the Lexus IS-F, Audi RS5, and Mercedes CLK63 AMG. Convertible and sedan variants are expected to follow later in 2008.
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