Wednesday, December 31, 2008
The specialist racing and German engineering Company , Reiter Engineering, has launched the Lamborghini Gallardo road racing version.
Called Gallardo GT3 Strada, the Italian supercar save energy a maximum of 10 hp more than the Gallardo Superleggera model of the base.
According to Reiter Engineering increased energy GT3 Strada occurred owing to the addition of several new components. One of the most important components is the exhaust system with high air.
The Gallardo Superleggera promote the V10 engine equipped with a 5.0-liter 530 hp at 8,000 rpm and 510 Nm Torque at 4250 rpm.
Large kitchen with a pacemaker, the Superleggera is able to penetrate the speed of 315 km / hour with acceleration 0-100 km / h only 3.8 seconds. Unfortunately, Reiter Engineering did not mention the achievement of the performance of the new GT3 Strada.
Companies that actively reduce car racing championship in the FIA GT Championship this fact, boasts more success to reduce the weight Gallardo reached to 9 kg.
Terkuranginya weight is after all the body GT3 Strada use of carbon fiber. Rear wing, which is owned Superleggera even participate replaced the same material but the size larger.
At the wheel is also used Velg 3-piece aluminum with new tires lansiran Michelin Pilot Sport.
Given the Fender in the fourth rodanya has diperlebar, the overall dimensions GT3 Strada more than 60mm in width from the Superleggera.
Reiter Engineering also remove the AWD system to adjust the regulations for the race in which supercar will be revealed.
In the sector of interior, GT3 Strada has been off and replace the standard bench seat with the plated leather racing.
In addition to Gallardo GT3 Strada, this year also make Reiter Engineering Lamborghini racing another model, the Murcielago R-GT and Streetversion
Since December 2008, Jaguar opened the order for XF-diesel plant edition in 2010. Sport sedan that given the title as the XF S V6 Diesel is still maintaining the dynamic performance line of luxury that the main value of XF Series.
XF S V6 Diesel engine and given the new AJ-V6D Gen III. With a capacity of 3.0-liter engine XF Diesel's able to produce a maximum of 600 Nm Torque. Meanwhile, labor is able to achieve the maximum of 275 hp.
Torque achievement is very big for the sport sedan in general. engine similar to that applied by competed only able to reach a maximum of 500 Nm Torque.
Come to achieve Torque 600 Nm XF Diesel's only takes 500 milliseconds from the lowest position lap machine (idle).
Because it is not surprising when the acceleration to 0-96 km / hour XF Diesel S only takes 5.9 seconds and 80-112 km / h in 3.2 seconds. While the speed is recorded until the end of 185 km / hour (speed barrier system are hampered electronic).
Instead of diesel engine 2.7-liter, which is used variants of the previous XF, XF Diesel Torque S greater 33%. Comparison of this and make the acceleration XF Diesel's 1.8 seconds faster than the model 2.7-liter diesel.
Jaguar also proud of the environmental friendliness XF Diesel engine S. Threshold emissions issued newest product is only 179g/km, or 10% lower than the Euro 5 emissions provisions that take effect in 2011.
"The system sequential turbocharger on the new V6 engine comparable with our performance V8 diesel engine made," said the head of Jaguar engineers Ron Lee.
"Our machine is very unique because it is achieving high performance rotary engine from low in a fast time. And, of course, because this machine can also save fuel and the emissions, "he continued.
Model XF Diesel 240 hp
In addition to S model XF Diesel (275 hp), Jaguar XF also release a model equipped with a Diesel 240 hp. With the same engine, the achievement of energy greater than 16% with 15% instead of Torque model motorized 2.7-liter.
This model requires the acceleration 0-96 km / hour in 6.7 seconds and 80-112 km / h in 3.7 seconds. In other words, the performance model XF Diesel 240 hp only more slowly from his brother a vigorous 275 hp. Meanwhile, fuel consumption is only 14 km / liter.
Ability performance XF Diesel is not the success of the design and build diesel engine transmission system that made the Jaguar engineers.
Through the support of twin-turbocharger and automatic transmission 5-speed ZF type 6HP28, energy and Torque capable of quickly and distributed to the appropriate wheel drive system.
Twin turbocharger technology-XF Diesel using parallel sequential system. This system is the first in the world that is applied to the engine berkonfigurasi V. This makes the system to be diesel engine 3.0-liter Torque able to produce 61% more than the 2.7-liter diesel.
Effectiveness of the system in parallel sequential turbocharger can be explained by a simple example easily.
When running in the city or freeway routes, for example, the network component variable-geometry turbocharger primary will be working fully, but in the opening low. With the implementation of this fuel savings can be achieved in the maximum.
Meanwhile, when a superb performance requires greater engine on lap above 2,800 rpm, the turbo sekuder maximum work. The process works quickly and lasts very fine, which is 300 milliseconds. With so, the rider will not feel the impact and turbo-lag.
XF Diesel engine systems also mengaplikasi common-fuel-injection Railway latest third generation that has five injektor with the pressure reaches 2.000bar. In each injektor there are seven holes in the cylinder compression space.
Unlike the system of common-conventional Railway, Jaguar has implemented the new model features metering. With this feature Jaguar injektor ensure piezo crystal can maintain the high heat diesel.
Therefore, Jaguar is confident that the methods used in diesel engines XF Series is also remove the emergence of voice compression. Jaguar sound perfection remove the higher diesel engine block after XF Diesel made from compact GRAPHITE iron (CGI) with the aluminum cylinder.
For the UK market (bersetir right) XF Diesel 3.0-liter (240 hp) removed the start price of 33,900 pounds sterling (approximately Rp 572 million). Meanwhile, the model for the highest XF Diesel S (275 hp) starting price of 36,900 pounds sterling. All the models will begin circulating in the market in March 2009.
Kia Borrego is good, but is there room for another SUV?
Who knew? The V-6-powered Borrego is rated to two up to 5,000 pounds, while V-8 models can handle a 7,500 pound trailer. The V-6 scampered to 60 miles per hour in just 8.1 seconds (without a boat) for this review. There's a lot of room and the optional leather interior was rated divine. It's the modern New Age family SUV.
Kia and its South Korean corporate cousin, Hyundai, continue to expand their lineups far beyond their original economy-car origins. This year we get a genuine luxury car from Hyundai, the Genesis. And from Kia, we get the largest SUV from a Korean manufacturer yet -- the all-new 2009 Borrego.
Sizewise, the Borrego is about a foot longer than the current Kia Sorento. It's about an inch shorter, and more than an inch wider, than the segment-leading Ford Explorer. The Borrego is a little bigger than the Hyundai Veracruz, and there's one other big difference: The Borrego is offered with Kia's first-ever V-8 engine, while the Veracruz comes with only a V-6.
The test Borrego came with the standard V-6, too -- a 276-horsepower, 3.8-liter engine that has so much power I'm not sure why I'd want to opt for the thirstier, more expensive V-8 unless I towed a lot. The V-6 Borrego can handle a 5,000-pound trailer, while the 337-horsepower V-8 can tow 7,500 pounds.
EPA-rated fuel mileage for the four-wheel-drive V-6 is 16 mpg city, 21 mg highway. The four-wheel-drive V-8 Borrego is rated at 15 mpg city, 20 mpg highway. Regular gas is fine for either engine.
The Borrego is a traditional body-on-frame SUV, as opposed to the more carlike "crossover" SUVs, such as the Ford Flex, that are built on unibody car platforms that don't have a separate frame. Traditional SUVs are typically more rugged but ride more roughly, and that applies to the Borrego, though the ride isn't bad at all except on really rough pavement.
Inside, the front bucket seats are fine; the middle seat is roomy for two adults, passable for three. The rearmost seat will hold two adults -- thankfully, the middle seats are adjustable to a near-upright position to give a little more legroom for the back-seat passengers -- but getting in that rear seat requires some minor gymnastics. For kids, though, it's fine. And even with all three rows of seats in place, there's quite a bit of storage room in the back for groceries and such. The second and third rows fold forward for an almost flat load floor.
The Borrego comes standard with rear-wheel-drive, but the test vehicle had four-wheel-drive, including a "low range" setting for off-road use. The Borrego might not be as adept in the woods as a Jeep Wrangler, but it holds its own on tough terrain.
The base Borrego is the LX model, which starts at just less than $27,000 and comes with plenty of standard features, including air conditioning, traction control, stability control, side and side-curtain airbags, cruise control, and a good sound system. Upgrade to the EX, the test vehicle, and you get some extra features, such as dual-zone climate control, fog lights, power front seats and steering wheel-mounted stereo controls. Both models have a full-sized spare tire. Even so, interior trim was relatively Spartan and plastic-heavy, given the price.
Options on the test Borrego included bigger 18-inch tires on chromed wheels ($750), an $1,800 premium package that added a sunroof, an upgraded 10-speaker Infinity sound system, running boards and rear air conditioning, a navigation system ($1,500), and a $1,500 luxury package that added leather upholstery for the first and second rows of seats. With shipping, the total was $36,295, roughly on par with the competition.
This is a very, very tough part of the market, not only because there are lots of excellent midsized SUVs, but because of slow sales, so there are some rather astounding discounts being offered. Have you priced a Dodge Durango lately?
The Kia Borrego compares very well with more established models on the market, but it doesn't really offer much that's new. Price tends to drive this segment of the market, and Kia might have to discount the Borrego more than the company wants to for it to get some initial traction.