Audi’s newest concept car can output 420 hp and is described as “an extreme driving machine”. The Audi TT quattro sport concept embodies the potential of the new Audi TT complete with a new engine and all-wheel drive.
“With our Audi TT quattro sport concept show car, we wanted to demonstrate what the new TT’s technology can do if you take it a step further,” explained Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development. “This car is designed for racing – an extreme driving machine for the motorsports enthusiasts among our customers.”
A 2.0 TFSI engine resides in the sports car concept giving the Audi 420 hp → Read More
Volvo Car Group had a tough sales game the first half of 2013, but as of last month, the brand has shown eight months of consecutive growth. Hakan Samuelsson, President and CEO, attributes their success to steady growth in key markets and an improved product offering.
“2014 will be a year of growth. Our transformation journey is well underway and the initial effects of our SEK75bn investment drive are now starting to show,” said Mr Samuelsson. “We are profitable, we have the first of several cars on our SPA architecture coming up with the all-new XC90 and sales will grow in 2014.”
Volvo’s two largest markets → Read More
Lexus’ modern LF-NX concept vehicle will soon go into production, the company announced this week. The concept was first introduced last year at the Frankfurt and Tokyo Motor Show where it garnered positive feedback from the crowd.
Lexus’ SUV concept is equipped with a full hybrid powertrain, combining a 2.5L four-cylinder Atkinson gas engine with a powerful electric motor for a fulfilling SUV experience. The company has not yet revealed if their new production vehicle, the NX, will be a hybrid only, or if it will have other powertrain options.
Click through for Hi-Def pictures of the LF-NX concept. → Read More
U.S. safety regulators sent a 27 page inquiry to General Motors regarding the timeliness of their recall of nearly 1.6 million vehicles last month. The “special order” is being issued after a chronology of events filed with the NHTSA by GM showed that the company knew of the safety hazard as early as 2004.
The NHTSA gave GM until April 3 to answer the 107 questions they provided about the recall series. Failure to respond fully to the NHTSA’s special order may result in civil penalties of up to $7,000 per day, to the maximum penalty of $35,000,000.
The ignition switch in select model year 2003-2007 vehicles could allow → Read More
Talking or texting on your cellphone while driving may be illegal, but looking at maps on your phone is not, ruled a California Appellate court last week. The 5th District Court of Appeals found that the cellphone law specifically prohibits talking on your cellphone while driving and does not blanket ban every other sort of cellphone use.
Nearly two years ago, Steven Spriggs was cited for looking at a map on his cellphone while sitting in traffic and was fined $165 for violating vehicle code section 23123. Spriggs unsuccessfully challenged the ticket in traffic court stating that the law may prohibit talking on the phone, but it did not prohibit others uses of a cellphone. Spriggs appealed his conviction to the appellate divisions of the Superior Court where he argued that he was not “using” → Read More