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  1. <Noble M500 Supercar Packs EcoBoost V6 With a Gated Manual and No Airbags Don't count on anti-lock brakes to save you, either. Boutique British automaker Noble has reappeared with a fresh look at its long-coming supercar, the M500. Marketed as a slightly more tame version of its M600, the mid-engine sports coupe was first announced at Goodwood in 2018. When the hype faded, the world kind of forgot about the M500...until now. Recently, Noble broke its silence during a sitdown with Autocar. Noble’s Managing Director Peter Boutwood revealed how far the company has come in finalizing the M500, and how close the brand is in bringing the low-volume exotic to market. VIA NOBLE Just like its more powerful (and expensive) M600 brethren, the M500 is a two-seater, mid-engine sports coupe built to satisfy the person in the driver's seat—which is a Recaro Podium, by the way. The heart of the car is its 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 sourced from Ford; a definite departure from the M600's Volvo-bred V8. Presently, the Blue Oval's EcoBoost motor has been tweaked to produce 506 horsepower and 594 pound-feet of torque. Noble plans to up that figure to 550 hp at launch. Another change—arguably, for the better—is the lack of the originally promised dual-clutch automatic transmission in the M500. Instead, it will come with a proper gated six-speed manual transmission sourced from Graziano. No automatic option will be offered, period. Autocar warns that this means it likely won't have the straight-line acceleration figures of a supercar competitor with an automatic transmission, so don't bet on this against a McLaren 570S. Even still, it ought to be plenty fun to drive. Just about everything on the M500 is as mechanical as it can get. Each corner is supported by a double-wishbone suspension and coilover springs paired with passive dampers. Power steering is hydraulic to keep the driver connected to the road, and it doesn't even have anti-lock brakes or airbags. Noble elaborates that this M500 is a "working prototype" and as such, some things are still set to change. The rear wing might get a bit more angle once it completes high-speed testing, and it may fluctuate in poundage like a wrestler trying to make weight. The M500 prototype presently tips the scale at around 3,086 pounds (1,400kg), but its production-ready version could reportedly shave off another 330 pounds. Noble says it will also offer the M500 with some carbon fiber upgrades, meaning that the weight could dip down even further. VIA NOBLE Noble says that despite not having an MSRP set in stone, the first customer orders—and subsequently, deliveries—will begin later this year. Boutwood says that the company is aiming for a price of around $205,000 (150,000 British Pounds, or around $70,000 less than the Noble M600), which it hopes puts the car in the realm of purchase for Porsche owners. With a less labor-intensive build and (relatively) more affordable price, Nobel hopes to pump out around 50 examples of the M500 each year. However, the chance of any making their way to the United States seems slim for now.>
  2. http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/article.php?AID=15533 new turbocharged 1.6-litre T-GDI engine, which will be available in Singapore in the fourth quarter of this year, comes with a new seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) and will deliver a responsive drive of up to 175bhp.
  3. What are the turbocharged cars in Singapore available off the shelf? What are available via PI? Why doesn't SG bring in more TC cars? are they that unpopular? Why can't any owner TC their car like in australia? Why LTA so adamant that we can't experience happiness when we floor the throttle? it's a myth that TC cars are guzzlers or bad fuel economy. Subaru WRX Mitsubishi I
  4. Hi, I'm interested in the FC of turbocharged cars and comparing with the engine capacity. It's reasonable to expect the FC of smaller engines to be better of course. Just curious to know how turbocharged cars fare in our road conditions. I was doing a search on spritmonitor.de for cars in Europe similar to mine. Their average speed was anywhere from 60 to 80 plus km/h. Mine only 35 km/h. Yet their FC is at best 2 km/L better than mine.
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    OMG, Turbocharged Type R!

    OMG OMG!! http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpr..._r_is_back.html
  6. If you thought the new era of F1 with small, hybrid, turbocharged cars was a bad idea, listen up. Not only have Mercedes and Audi revealed new engines and cars that are using an electrified turbo system similar in function to the new F1 cars, Ferrari has jumped into the mix now too. Ferrari is working on a new engine that features both a supercharger and an electronic turbo. Now if you are a Ferrari purist, please put down the gun/torch/big stick and listen. The report clearly states that Ferrari’s high-end, V-12 cars will remain, and that the V-12 engines powering them will also remain naturally aspirated. The supercharger will help provide lots of power with a small footprint, and the instant torque and boost from the electric turbocharger will reduce lag in the forced-induction system and help cut emissions and increase fuel economy. We don’t have any information on what size or configuration the engine will come in, but considering the main goal of this engine is to cut emissions, I wouldn’t be surprised to see smaller V-8. A de-bored version of the California T’s 3.8-liter down to 3.6-liter wouldn’t be improbable. Ferrari could also go for a V-6 configuration. Whatever it chooses, expect power outputs to still be well above the 500-horsepower mark. It is still a Ferrari after all.
  7. Hmmm......interesting. http://ride.asiaone.com/news/wheels/story/...s-says-magazine
  8. After countless spy photos, the all new Maserati Ghibli has finally made its debut on the Internet. The world premiere of the new Italian sports sedan will take place later this month at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show. The 2014 Maserati Ghibli marks the company's first attempt at the mid sized luxury sedan market currently dominated by the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series and Audi A6. The Ghibli will go on sale beginning 2014 and will be available with three engines choices including two 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged engines and a 3.0-litre turbodiesel, which is the first diesel engine offered in Maserati's history. No official horsepower or torque outputs for these engines have been released at the moment. All the engines will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission which will send the power to the rear wheels. An optional 'Q4' all-wheel drive system is available as well. As expected, the Ghibli sports a profile that is borrowed from its bigger brother, the Quattroporte. The Ghibli has a smaller grille and a sleeker pair of head lights, further enhancing the sinister looks. On the inside, the sedan has tasteful two-tone dashboard and door panels. A large multimedia screen takes center stage at the front console with the car's name "Ghibli" proudly displayed below it.
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    MINI unveils the John Cooper Works Paceman

    MINI recently announced they are going to expand their model line-up with several models and one of them is the MINI Paceman. There will be four variants of the Paceman and MINI has officially unveiled one of them which is the Paceman John Cooper Works. Images of the car were leaked recently on the internet, ahead of its official debut but no technical details were given out. Now, MINI has officially released the technical specifications of the car and it's rather impressive. The Paceman JCW is fitted with a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that drives all four of its wheels. The engine makes around 208bhp with a peak torque of 280Nm available from 1,700 rpm to 4,500 rpm; with the overboost function activated. And that is good for a 0-100km/h timing of 6.5 seconds. Future buyers have the option of either a manual or an automatic six speed transmission. Mini has mentioned that the transmission choice will not affect the 0-100km/h timing. The Paceman JCW is 10mm lower than the standard model, all thanks to the John Cooper Works suspension system. 18 inch wheels comes as a standard on the Paceman JCW but there is an option for a set of 19 inch rims. A John Cooper Works exhaust system is fitted on the car and it gives the Paceman a rather unique exhaust note. A Sports button starts the engine and it is fixed on all cars regardless of the choice of options. In the interior department, many areas such as the dashboard, seats and door sills are decked with JCW and MINI logos. A black and red trim is themed for the Paceman JCW
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    WRC bound Volkswagen Polo R WRC

    Just recently, Volkswagen unveiled the Polo R WRC which is considered the road version of the rally bound Polo that will participate in the World Rally Championships and not much was said about the racing version or how will it look like. But now, Volkswagen has finally revealed the race version of the Polo R WRC which will make its competition debut at the 2013 Monte Carlo Rally in January. Although Volkswagen did not give out any technical specifications or power figures, the car is built to the latest WRC specifications and that means it is fitted with a turbocharged 1.6 litre four cylinder engine. Even with an air restrictor, the engine is said to make around 300bhp. The engine is mated to a six speed sequential gearbox and due to WRC regulations, a mechanical differential is fixed onto the front and rear axle. An exceptional feature of the engine is the anti-lag turbocharger system. When the driver lifts his/her leg off the acceleration pedal, the turbo
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    First peek at the VW Polo R WRC

    Earlier this year, Volkswagen unveiled a Polo concept known as the Polo R WRC Street Concept at the annual GTI meeting in Worthersee, Austria. The production version is now ready and as initially confirmed; the car will go on display at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Volkswagen has released images of the car which is now known as the Polo R WRC and the car will be produced in limited numbers and it is considered to be the road version of the Polo R that will participate in the World Rally championships. The final product was heavily inspired by the concept shown at the GTI meeting. The Polo R WRC looks more aggressive and beefier than the Polo GTI, all thanks to the reshaped bumpers and wider stance. 18 inch rally inspired wheels are fitted on all four corners of the car. At the rear, the car receives a trunk mounted spoilers and dual chrome exhausts tips. The Polo R WRC is available only in white with grey and blue stickers placed on the front hood and at the side of the car. In the interior department, the front seats are fitted with bucket seats and the seats are wrapped in a mix of leather and alcantara. A three spoke steering wheel and aluminium pedals complete the racing look. The Polo R WRC is the most powerful street legal Polo that the company has ever built. The car is fitted with a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine and it is the same unit from the Golf GTI. The engine makes around 220bhp and with a torque of 350Nm. The car completes the century sprint in 6.4 seconds and has a top speed of 240km/h. As mentioned above, the Polo R WRC will be built in limited numbers and Volkswagen will built only 2,500 units of it.
  12. Just a few months back, Mercedes Benz announced that they will release an AMG version of the A-Class. Known as the A 45 AMG, the car is said to rival other performance models such as the RS3 and the M135i and the car will get a rather powerful engine. The A45 AMG will be fitted with the M133 engine which is a turbocharged 2.0-litre, four cylinder unit. It makes around 350bhp and 400Nm of torque. The engine is fitted with a single Borg Warner twin scroll turbocharger which redlines at 6,300rpm. That sounds pretty impressive and it would be great if Mercedes Benz offers the same engine in other models. And that is exactly what the German auto giant is going to do. The M133 engine will be used on a new, upcoming model which is called the CLA-Class. The CLA-Class is said to be heavily based on a recent concept known as the Style Coupe Concept (top most image). The CLA-Class will be based on a front wheel drive or an all wheel drive platform and it is sized just below the C-Class. The transmission that will be used on the A 45 AMG is a new seven speed dual clutch gearbox and it is possible that it will be used on the CLA-Class. Obviously, the M133 engine will only be fitted to the highest grade of the CLA-Class. The base model will likely get a turbocharged four cylinder unit that makes around 210bhp. The A 45 AMG is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March next year and the CLA will be introduced shortly after that. Mercedes Benz intends to offer both models for sale within a few moths after their debut.
  13. The fifth generation Maserati Quattroporte has been around since 2004. Fortunately, the arrival of the sixth generation Italian sports saloon should be dawning upon us. Over the past one year, prototypes of the new Quattroporte have been spotted in heavy camouflage. Now, for the first time, the upcoming model has been photographed without the bulky plastic claddings. Measuring 5,097mm long, 1,895mm wide and standing 1,438mm tall, Maserati
  14. [extract] With the launch of the 2012 BMW 3 Series, BMW has further cemented its position as the leader of the compact luxury segment. However, that was before the Cadillac ATS sedan went on sale. The Cadillac ATS was specifically designed to compete with the BMW 3 Series. In fact, this is Cadillac
  15. The Hyundai Veloster (pictured above) has just been released recently and it is one fine looking hatchback. And for those who craves for more power, there is a turbo version (pictured below). There are rumours going around that Hyundai is working on a more powerful version of the Veloster and it would put the car in the hot hatch category with the likes of the Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST. The Hyundai Veloster Turbo shares many parts with the normal Veloster model (for example, same suspension set-up) and some believed that Hyundai has left the Veloster Turbo in this manner to make way for more improvements. The Veloster Turbo currently delivers around 186bhp with roughly 265Nm of torque. Pretty good from a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine. If these rumours are to be true, we should expect an upgrade in suspension set-up, preferably with mechanically adjustable dampeners and independent rear suspension instead of the current V-beam rear set-up. A lower ride would make sense if the car is going to get more power. As for the engine, I am not really sure if more power could be extracted out from the current 1.6-litre turbocharged engine. One option is to feature the 2.0-litre engine from the Hyundai Genesis Coupe which is able to deliver around 274bhp and with 373Nm of torque (with premium unleaded fuel). But it is not known if this option would be financially feasible for the company. Maybe it is still possible to extract a bit more power from the current 1.6-litre powerplant. The Veloster Turbo has just reached our shores and I feel that this is the type of car local consumers would like to take a much closer look at; reasonable engine displacement size with a rather powerful engine. And a more powerful version could probably take on the continental hatchbacks that has dominated the hot hatch segment for many years. Photo credit: Net Car Show
  16. For the 2013 model year Jaguar XF, the sleek four-door coupe continues without any alterations to its design, but the major changes will take place underneath the hood. The executive model's engine lineup is expanded with two new forced induction petrol power plants, namely a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 delivering 335bhp with 450Nm and a Ford-sourced 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4 with 237bhp and 340Nm of torque. The 3.0-litre unit replaces the naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 in some markets. The introduction of a 2.0-litre engine for the XF follows the path taken by its main rival, the BMW 528i. The 2.0-litre XF completes the century sprint in 7.5 seconds, about a second faster than both the 2.2-litre Turbodiesel and the 3.0-litre naturally aspirated V6 petrol. As for the diesel options, the 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel range is now available in both 161bhp and 197bhp outputs with the latter replacing the existing 187bhp engine. These new power plants complement the existing 3.0-litre V6 Turbodiesel and the Supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol. My guess is that Jaguar may phase out the current 3.0-litre V6 petrol unit and replace it with the 2.0 turbo as the outputs of both engines are similar. In addition to new power plants, Jaguar will be equipping all gasoline and diesel engines across the XF range with its new 8-speed automatic transmission and start/stop system. Not all variants of the new XF will be available in all markets though. Jaguar is expected to release country-specific details on the XF in the coming months.
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    Various engines for Porsche

    [extract] Not too long ago, Porsche announced its plans for a smaller-sized suv to accompany its Cayenne and expand its model line-up. Not much details were available at that time besides a rendered image of the car. Now, more technical news about the baby suv has been revealed. Many speculated the model name while some were certain that it would be named the Porsche Cajun, but the German automaker has given a different name all together-the Macan. Porsche explained the name to be derived from an Indonesian word meaning 'tiger' and expresses the
  18. FaezClutchless

    Toyota is considering a return to WRC

    [extract] If I were to ask what is the car in the picture above, you would probably have a hard time guessing. For those who could guess it, you deserve a pat on the back. For those who can't, it is actually the legendary Toyota Celica GT4 ST 185. The car was famous for dominating the World Rally Championships during the first half of the 1990s and it was also the first Japanese car to win the championship. Toyota
  19. Performance cars usually rely on large displacement engines that deliver high power. But technologies such as turbocharging and direct injection have changed things nowadays and Ford is looking at a more powerful version of its 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine. Ford officially introduced its 1.0 litre turbocharged three cylinder EcoBoost engine late last year. It was developed by Ford engineers in the United Kingdom and the engine generates around 123bhp. The engine will be used in the Ford Focus and a 100bhp version will be introduced in Ford models such as the C-Max, Grand C-Max and B-Max. Normally, we won
  20. FaezClutchless

    A compact shell with a 300bhp soul

    [extract] The BMW F20 1 Series was introduced in 2011 and it is a relatively new model. It comes in a variety of petrol and diesel engines but there is no performance sub-model available yet. And now, we do not have to wait any longer for one because the German automaker has released official pictures of the M135i concept which will premier at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show next month. The M135i is a concept study of a BMW M Performance automobile which will feature a six cylinder petrol engine and BMW has stated that the car is consistent with the further development of the new BMW 1 Series
  21. [extract] For those who wants to own a piece of the new BMW 3 series but would not want to fork out extra dough for the 328i, here
  22. FaezClutchless

    The French urban hatchback

    [extract] With the recent release of the Peugeot 208 hatchback and the conceptual 208 GTi, it is clear that Peugeot is gearing up for a busy outing at next month
  23. [extract] Ford has begun selling its new Focus model and it is expected that there will be a performance orientated model just like its predecessors. The car
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