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Entries from January 2008

Afzal Kahn pays a record $873,000 for F1 number plate

January 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Afzal Kahn, head of the Kahn Design and Project Kahn aftermarket tuning house, placed the winning bid of 375k pounds, which comes to more than 440k pounds with tax (the equivalent of about $873,000). Kahn will reportedly (and fittingly) put the F1 plate on his custom Mercedes SLR McLaren. How does he feel about blowing [...]

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2009 Acura TSX

January 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Honda has released a video of the European spec 2009 Accord that will make its debut this March at the Geneva Motor Show. The new 2009 Acura TSX (Honda Accord for euromarket) expected in the States in this year. Europeans will be able to choose between a Sedan and Station-Wagon (Tourer) variant of the new [...]

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Alfa Romeo 149

January 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The new Alfa Romeo 149 was caught in camo. The 149 will be based on the Fiat Bravo platform. That corresponds to a bigger 149 than the 147 it replaces. The 149 is long, measuring some 4.3 metres, which is not far off the old 156. The range of powerplants will include the new 1.4 [...]

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Video: Audi R8 TDI V12

January 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Look at the Youtube video of the R8 V12 TDI concept. The Audi R8 TDI V12 will make 500 horsepower and 737 lb-ft (1000 Nm) of torque while boasting fuel economy of over 23 US mpg (10 liters per 100 km). 0 to 60 takes 4.2 seconds and the car should have a top end [...]

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The facelifted Cayman

January 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The facelifted Cayman was caught on public roads. Official details are still under wraps, but the only obvious styling change is at the rear where the shape of the lights on both models have been changed. Giving the lamps more character, designers have added a more curvaceous shape. At the front, 911 Turbo style LED [...]

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