Friday, November 25, 2011

2009 Maybach Landaulet

The new Maybach Landaulet revives the legend of the classic luxury landaulets, a feature that is only the driver area is closed. An extra-large folding roof opens to the pampered rear-seat passengers when required, leaving no barrier between them and the blue sky above. The Maybach Landaulet thus offers a majestic open-air experience currently unmatched by any other cars. With a certain romantic quality and allowing its passengers the opportunity to experience the closeness to nature, this exceptional vehicle also the ultimate in comfort and technological sophistication and as such sets a new standard for luxury sedans world's most exclusive.

2009 Maybach Landaulet
In November 2007, Maybach had revived the aura of the cars of yesteryear, with its Landaulet study. The European premiere of this sparkling white one time the study was carried out in the Geneva Motor Show 78th. Beforehand, however, the public response to this masterpiece was overwhelming, so much so that Maybach decided to offer Landaulet based exclusively handmade to customer specifications. Maybach Landaulet Maybach car is one of the most desirable consumers like its predecessor, the Maybach Exelero.

A limited number of vehicles will be built in the Manufactured workshops Sindelfingenover a limited period. The best materials are carefully handcrafted by select specialists to meet the needs of most demanding customers - such as discerning Maybach clientele would expect. According to the index of the status of the latest luxury brand (LBSI), a survey of 531 recently voted most prestigious cars USmillionaires Maybach luxury brand.

Maybach Landaulet
Maybach is the name of the high-end luxury cars. It means more than easy to automotive engineering at the highest level, timeless elegance and style, precision and craftsmanship. Since about two-thirds of Maybach customers wish to customize the car exactly to your tastes and ideas, Maybach is constantly expanding its wide range of customization options.

The Maybach Landaulet was prompted by the clientele of Maybach. Experts know landaulet to be a car, the first section has a fixed roof, but the back has a hood to allow passengers to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. Landaulet was formerly often used as parade cars in which the occupants could present themselves to the people on the roads. However, security considerations greatly relieved landaulet this function today.

Of course, this did not affect the legends surrounding the Maybach Landaulet car. Cars with driver, by nature, even today, remains one of the finest art products of the manufacturers. This applies to a particular degree of the Maybach Landaulet: innovative engineering, high quality, exceptional comfort and a luxurious ambience clearly place this Landaulet a cut above even the segment of luxury cars. As part of select materials and high quality, large numbers of specialists that are incorporated into the Maybach Landaulet with meticulous attention to detail and skill of the craftsmen. Genevacomes exposed in the vehicle with white Grand Nappa leather of high quality and exquisite black granite as well as glossy piano lacquer for trim elements.

2009 Maybach Landaulet
The new Maybach Landaulet can be compared to super-luxury yachts - masterpieces of exquisite beauty and precious that combine advanced technology and exotic materials with an experience close to nature, addressing all the senses, and to take their owners far from conventional.

In technical terms the Maybach Landaulet is based on the Maybach 62 S - which can claim to be the world's most powerful series-production sedan driver. Maybach technicians have removed the rear roof module in order to afford passengers an unobstructed view of the sky above. The side walls were reinforced with invisible steel tubular structure integral. As these measures have not altered the silhouette of the luxury saloon, the generously dimensioned doors and the interior with reclining seats remain unchanged.

When closing the hood black Maybach Landaulet is based on the framework and the wind and weather. When asked by passengers, the driver has a switch on the center console. Fully automatic, electric motors then open the two locks that secure the top of the frame to fold, the top is folded and gently laid on the shelf in the back, with its integral rear windscreen made of a layer single safety glass. A hydraulic cylinder each on the left and the right to open and close the top virtually noiselessly. The engine power required is provided by an electro-hydraulic motor hidden in the side of the shoe. The opening and closing of the roof are choreographed to take place in less than 20 seconds. Of course, even with the top down the luggage compartment is always fully accessible Until now Maybach is one of the most popular cars and compete with the 2012 Ford Escape.

The driver is able to attach the folded roof with a fine leather case barrel, which hides both the roof mechanism from view and completes the overall picture of outstanding elegance. The hood has the same color as the inside of the rear compartment, creating a harmonious, organic link with the outside. A logo reading "Maybach Landaulet" in the color specified by the customer is embroidered on the cover, where it is visible to following traffic. The model was shown sporting elegant and discreet white-on-white logo: after all, not Maybach sedans do not want their effect with superficial stylistic features, but rather with the distinguished air of a first-class butler.

2009 Maybach Landaulet
The Maybach Landaulet is a masterpiece of automotive engineering and comes with its own exciting, but distinguished, authentic style. The color scheme in the sample in Geneva another point, which shows that the Maybach Landaulet is designed as a chauffeured car. The spacious cabin in the rear of the vehicle is a white space tasteful style, while the driver is totally black. While this makes quite clear the respective roles, the seat behind the wheel of the Maybach Landaulet should certainly be one of the most coveted job for a driver. For here too, the material of exceptionally high quality are used.

Driver Zone is a model of success for the Maybach 62 S, but has been updated in several important ways. Center console and all the inserts are black piano lacquer surfaces. And a large leather appointments Maybach uses an exclusive, smooth black leather.

Passengers in the back of its optional contrasting color to enjoy the place in the sun. Theytravel is a well-heeled heels Nappa leather seats with all the luxury and exquisite style Grand Maximum. The basis for excellent comfort for rear passenger compartment, generous space, a Maybach Landaulet Maybach 62 S adopts the same two seats perfectly comfortable individual positively invite the rear passengers to sit back and relax. Such as stress, elegant individual rear seats allow even tall passengers to enjoy a comfortable reclining position, where passengers normally expect to find only the upper part of the modern airplane. Rear passengers can call the pre-set reclined position of a button, when the backrest smoothly tilts backwards to 47 degrees, while at the same time, the leg support and footrest extend.

This means that residents can enjoy a relaxing walk in a very skewed. Of course, the seat is easily adjustable for each passenger has their own, in particular comfort needs.

Seat comfort is further enhanced by pneumatically adjustable air cushions in the backrest and a program-controlled massage function. Pressing the "Pulse" button inflates and deflates the central air cushion in the lumbar region with precisely defined intervals and with varying intensity. As confirmed by orthopedic experts, this pulsating action relieves stress in the back muscles and increases the metabolism of the intervertebral discs. Each relaxing back massage lasts for five minutes and can be repeated as often as necessary.

Highly skilled labor, infallible taste, the use of unique materials and highest quality standards have been instrumental in the design of the back, and produced an outstanding result. Maybach Manufaktur has fitted the passenger compartment of the vehicle in the program almost completely in exquisite Seychelles White Nappa leather.

2009 Maybach Landaulet
A contrast is provided in the car on the screen when you insert and decorative trim in black. But the white and black is not the only theme: warm and cool contrasts also help create an atmosphere. Some surfaces in the rear seats have shiny black piano lacquer, while many elements are in Star Galaxy granite from India. This rare stone is deep black in color, with many warm, gold inclusions. The standard specification of the new Maybach Landaulet comes with a choice of three options for meeting leather, and a choice of two trim element finishes - black piano lacquer combined with carbon fiber trim in anthracite poplar or a fine.

To show its exceptional customer focus, Maybach also meets many special Landaulet requirements at no additional cost to the customer. For instance, Maybach Landaulet clients can choose the individual appointments for their vehicles in the paint finish of all Maybach, leather and cutting element range at no extra cost. A surcharge only applies to highly exclusive requirements such as special paint finishes based on customer-specific specifications, select leather colors, natural stone facings or electro-transparent partition.

Maybach Landaulet
The 2009 Maybach Landaulet is powered by an upgraded V12 engine that Maybach engineers have developed further for the Maybach 57 S and Maybach 62 S together with specialists from Mercedes-AMG. With two turbo intercooler and water, the V12 develops a maximum output of 450 kW/612 hp from a displacement of 5980 cubic centimeters. This is continuously available between 4800 and 5100 rpm and the engine also delivers an impressive maximum torque of 1000 Nm between 2000 and 4000 rpm.

2011 Aston Martin DB9 Review

In the most significant software upgrades since its world premiere in 2003, Aston Martin DB9 series has received a complete range of accessories design, engineering and equipment.

As the most successful Aston Martin of all time (an honor shared with the V8 Vantage) the DB9 has established itself as the final big GT, with a durable combination of elegance, character and authentic sporting luxury.

2011 Aston Martin DB9
For Dr Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin, Aston Martin DB9 is still a very special car: "The DB9 is the quintessential sports tourer and great offers an unparalleled combination of driver involvement, character, luxury and refinement of this car combines our unique Aston. Martin character with an uncompromising design philosophy, craftsmanship and trademark Aston Martin performance capability. "

This new package of improvements compliments these core qualities perfectly. Subtle styling changes freshen the Aston Martin DB9, a new look front bumper, grille polished and re-shaped lower intake with a bright hexagonal mesh. The new headlight frames, re-shaped skirts in silver brake calipers, 20-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels, clear rear lights complete the exterior modifications objectives.

2011 Aston Martin DB9
Under the skin Aston Martin DB9 passive damping has been replaced by a new adaptive damping system (ADS), which provides an improved ride with sharper handling when the device is in Sport mode. The ADS system is offered as standard equipment across the range Aston Martin DB9, encompassing both Coupe and 2012 Aston Martin Virage (convertible). A monitoring system pressure tires, a revised Bluetooth microphone and adding a new double Apex alloy finish trim and Bang & Olufsen hi-fi options to expand Aston Martin DB9 specification.

The introduction of the DB9 marked the beginning of the 21st century, Aston Martin, rebirth. The first model to be built at Aston Martin headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, and the first to be built around Aston Martin rigid, lightweight bonded aluminum VH architecture, Aston Martin DB9 was an immediate success and unprecedented, establishing a new tone for Aston Martin in the future.

2011 Aston Martin DB9
Since its launch in 2003 some 12,500 were produced DB9S delivered to customers in 34 countries. This model determines the most successful Aston Martin of all time (along with the V8 Vantage), surpassing the total sales of the DB7. Aston Martin DB9 current production volume is approximately 1,500 cars per year.

Since the introduction of an Aston Martin DB9 has shown versatility VH architecture, the development of Vantage, DBS and Rapide model ranges. The process of Aston Martin engineers have received more and more precise understanding of the VH, which in turn has led to a steady improvement and development of existing ready-made templates.

In this latest package of improvements to DB9, hardware changes focus on the substrate, where the standard Adaptive Damping System (ADS), which provides a system to continuously evaluate the condition of optimal damper, similar to patterns seen DBS and Rapide. Controlled by a button on the center console, two-stage adaptive dampers can change the default mode, which is optimized for comfort and firmer Sport mode, which produces a tighter body control and responsive feel. Such is the success that the attenuation of the new DB9 DB9 Sports Pack update was interrupted. However, sport design alloy wheels are optionally available.

2011 Aston Martin DB9
Performance comes courtesy of Aston Martin celebrated 6.0-liter V12 engine that develops 470bhp and 442 pounds feet of torque unchanged. Coupled to choose a six-speed 'Touchtronic' paddle-shift six-speed automatic or H-pattern manual transmission, offers a DB9 intoxicating mix of rhythm and sporting effort. 190 mph top speed and the ability to hit 60 mph just 4.6sec seal its credibility in the final 2 +2 GT.

Improve what many consider one of the most beautiful cars in the world is a delicate exercise. According to the Aston Martin Design Director, Marek Reichman, refinement and fine attention to detail is the key. "The beauty of Aston Martin, its harmonious proportions, ground-hugging position, surface taut and a complete and thorough attention to detail DB9 is these qualities, it's nice, but subtle - not looking for attention."

A new front bumper is the most important change, which re-taking the form of lower hexagonal mesh with a brilliant finish to congratulate the new grid. New headlights frames complete treatment fresh nose. Side skirts DB9 has been changed, with important "hockey stick" curve above the rear wheels. Marek Reichman said: "The DB9 is one of the most beautiful cars in the world of sports and is instantly recognizable as an Aston Martin, the changes we have introduced here to modernize the DB9 to keep at the forefront of automotive design."

Other changes include silver brake calipers, 20-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels as standard, with new design option wheels and a mesh surface light. Clear lens tail lights are also standard. Interior finish alloy Double Apex is now added to the list of options, with the exceptional BeoSound audio system from Bang & Olufsen. DB9 is a car that is quite popular from 2003 until today. In 2008 aston martin competing in the race for market share with Rolls Royce Phantom.

2011 Aston Martin DB9
Reflecting the success road racing 2011 Aston Martin DB9, Aston Martin Racing DBR9 and DBRS9 endurance runners proved a huge success on the circuits around the world. With a total of about 20 DBR9 and 30 DBRS9 built and delivered to customer teams around the world, constantly Aston Martin victories in a host of national and international championships.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

2012 Honda Pilot Review

2012 Honda Pilot is a spacious, efficient mid-size crossover. For the last model year received a mid-cycle refresh, with highlights such as style changes, improvements and an internal 25 miles per gallon highway rating of two-wheel drive models.
2012 Honda Pilot
The exterior modifications are relatively subtle, with a new three-bar grille, front bumper and more aerodynamic halogen headlights and turn signals back to work. Trim levels in the EX to get new five-spoke 18-inch aluminum alloy.

Inside, the biggest news is a larger, eight-inch infotainment, as well as a sophisticated center console that features the most intuitive and glossy black instead of the high contrast of silver used in the pilot year. A redesigned instrument panel and central rotunda is the largest storage pockets internal changes.

2012 Honda Pilot
What has not changed is a generous amount of interior space: 18 cubic feet of cargo space available behind the third row of seats, the number swells to 47.7 in the third row folded, 87 cubic meters, if the second row can be folded , also. If the transport of passengers and goods should be made, roomy second row slides forward easily add a third line, which provides enough space for the knee of average size adult male to fit comfortably. Based on a survey of sales and buyer interest, the Honda Pilot was listed as the top 10 SUVs in 2012 along with the Kia Sorento and Ford Explorer.

Honda says the driver designed for low noise, pointing to the body seam sealing up around the connection points of the unity of body and re-listening rear suspension subframe mounts as factors contributing to quieter cabin. Cons-NVH Other body seam sealing to reduce leakage, the column dividers improved insulation and windshield glass acoustic revised on all models.

2012 Honda Pilot
Honda on its promise to provide low-crossover eight passengers with a new network driver rating 18/25 mpg four-wheel drive (4WD models returning 17/24 mpg). Otherwise Move to 250 hp, 3.5-liter V6 features reduced friction inside, and some other tricks to promote counting mileage, but many other improvements in a variable displacement power steering pump for improved aerodynamics also helps the Department of 'economy. Aging, but also a five-speed automatic manages the transfer.

The optional Variable Torque Management 4-wheel drive (VTM-4) system is a good choice for those who need more grip, but the pilot is not intended for serious off-road.

The driver comes in four different trim levels including LX, EX, EX-L and Touring.

LX is equipped with front and rear air conditioning, keyless entry, tilt and telescope steering column, cruise control, electric windows, electrically adjustable door and tailgate locks, AM / FM / CD stereo seven speakers including subwoofer, Radio Data System, board computers and integrated into a Class III towing receiver.

2012 Honda Pilot
The EX adds three-zone automatic climate control, power driver's seat with a power of 10 tracks, a security system, XM Radio, Body-color outside mirrors and door handles, alloy wheels, roof bars, fog lights , an outside temperature gauge and HomeLink remote system, and much more. For the last year model, the EX also has Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (previously exclusive to EX-L Navi with previous models), Bluetooth audio streaming and a new CD-ROM 2 GB library that replaces the previous 6 CDs.

Other EX-L features leather-covered seating surfaces, heated front seats, four pieces of the front passenger seat, power moonroof, one-touch, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and the availability of both the Honda or Honda Pilot satellite navigation system rear System DVD 9-inch screen. Furthermore, both the navigation or entertainment system adds a 115-volt. New Year's latest model have been added over the rear door can be Pilot EX-L, a USB audio interface, and an intelligent multi-information display (MID I) with a QVGA resolution. The MID-includes rearview camera display, the iPod album artwork and easy to download wallpapers for the function.

Pilot EX-L Navigation updated navigation system adds a higher resolution VGA, QVGA display that replaces the previous one and an internal hard drive, which replaces the previous system based on DVD. New features include a traffic receiver, with the voice track, rear view camera and display 3-screen and multi-information center cluster meters.

The high-end system includes Pilot Touring Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation with backup camera, Premium Sound audio system with 10 speakers, rear DVD entertainment system, two-seat memory positions, roof rails, angle sensors and backup and mirror integrated turn signals.

2012 Honda Pilot
The 2012 Honda Pilot protects its occupants with three rows of side airbags curtain airbags with rollover sensor, driver and front passenger front, active front head restraints and antilock brakes with electronic brake force and brake assist. Vehicle Stability Assist, Honda speaks for the electronic stability control is standard on all models.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Maybach Exelero Review

The Maybach Exelero is a high performance sports car designed and built by German manufacturer of luxury Maybach car, it was presented in May 2005 in Berlin, Germany. Commissioned by Fulda Tire Company, the Maybach Exelero is a cut-down two-seater coupe, but it is more than just a show car - in tests on oval Nardo high speed, the prototype reached a speed of 218.38 mph, despite a weight of 2.66 tonnes.
Maybach Exelero
Maybach Exelero is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Fulda Maybach Exelero use as a reference tool to test a new generation of wide tires. German manufacturer of luxury cars created a unique model of the Maybach Exelero as a modern interpretation of its legendary streamlined sports car from the 1930s. Since its initial introduction in 2005, the Maybach Exelero for sale only claimed one owner.

There are few vehicles on the road today can match the raw performance and first class design of the Maybach Exelero. The Bentley Azure is another super-luxury car. It is one of Britain's most beautiful cars on the market today. Mention of Rolls Royce and an image of luxury and opulence comes to mind at the top of the line is the Rolls Royce Phantom. However, for buyers of luxury cars, they really want to raise the stakes of competition, the Maybach Exelero other drivers in fear of their presence on the road.

Maybach Exelero
With the handling, acceleration and top design, the Maybach Exelero is unsurpassed. Under the hood of the Maybach Exelero is a twin-turbo 5.9L V12 pumping 700 horses. All that is necessary to move the Maybach Exelero wild driving a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 218 mph. If this is not impressive enough, only one Maybach Exelero in the world. The price is about 8 million Maybach Exelero dollars, and a rap music producer Birdman recently said the only example of super retro.

Maybach Exelero Interior
Given that Forbes lists the richest rapper Birdman fourth and is also the proud owner of a Bugatti Veyron and Maybach Landaulet, the Maybach Exelero last purchase should not surprise anyone. The car is now known as the Maybach Exelero Birdman. Latest information we have is Birdman has changed his mind or the money from your old CD does not come as fast as he wants to, as the rapper still has to pay for the Maybach Exelero.

According to a representative of European entrepreneurs, Arnaud Massartic (the current owner of the Maybach Exelero) Birdman has to pay for the Maybach. That means that all this is that anyone with a spare $ 8,000,000 can still take the car and pull a Jay-Z Maybach Exelero offered makeover that Jay-Z - Lost One video.

Maybach Exelero
Maybach Exelero is without doubt the greatest vehicle ever had the Maybach line-up, but one unit of the world is currently owned by André A. Jackson (who paid like $ 8 million to get it). So why are people afraid to even a replica of Maybach Exelero? Simple, because no one in this world would do anything, even to drive the Maybach Exelero.

Maybach Exelero sales increased from year to year, it is possible to achieve remarkable sales figures like the legendary cars Ford Model T and Chevrolet Impala.

Maybach Exelero
Maybach Exelero currently listed on the cost of $ 687.335. Copy Maybach Exelero is based Dodge Viper sports car and is powered by a 8.3L V10 engine 800 hp (instead of 700HP V12 engine as the original), indoor and outdoor spaces can be completely customized to the desires of each client.

Chevrolet Impala Classic

The Chevrolet Impala was the favorite American car than a quarter of a century, and holder of many records of sales, perhaps the most important can not have more than one million Impalas were sold in one year (1965), which has never been recovered from any other manufacturer. This spacious four-door sedan available in two door and convertible bonds with a wave of expensive image came fully loaded, and the most important thing was still at a very affordable mass-market American people queuing up to buy it. There was a time when there was to replace the volume of gasoline was cheap, and 1959 Chevy Impala models are longer, wider, lower and heavier than its predecessor. Whether your preference is a 1950 model, the most elegant salons boxey and 1960, 1970, or at least something, you're in good company, more than 12 million customers can not all be wrong!
Chevrolet Impala Classic
The 1959 Chevy Impala, which, incidentally, is named after a South African antelope, was originally a set of high-level option for selling Chevrolet, Bel-Air in 1958, but was a completely new model in its own right in 1959. Suddenly the theme fi ns 'n' Chrome has taken a new meaning, with the back of the '59 style often colloquially referred to as "bat wings" and a tad tongue in cheek, they looked so strong that could almost be cut on them! The characteristic six taillights gave way to tears unusual design, but returned in 1960 and was to become a registered Impala, there was a lot of engine options, ranging from a 235ci straightsix to a V8 348ci, and you might even have fuel injection. The foundation consists of a powerful X-section, sturdy frame, upper and lower A arm coil suspension, curved front and live axle with four arms and coil springs at the rear.

Chevrolet Impala Classic
The performance was very respectable in a large car (which boasted 32cu ft space in the trunk), the most effective alternative to Impala jet engine 0-60mph in nine seconds. Handling characteristics are further improved heavy springs, Positraction axles, brakes and power, although still composed of drums all round. For the 1959 Chevy Impala was still an original project, but a little 'attenuated the rear, which now seemed clearly Gullwing, yet capable of easily recognizable. The front of the style was very busy year. Tom McCahill Mechanix Illustrated has prepared for the rear hood was sufficient for a large country aircraft Piper Cub! This was the first day of the designers were influenced jet aircraft design. Impala raised three quarters behind the trim above the bill and leaving a fighter jet contrail behind a long chosen another color.

Chevrolet Impala Classic
The outline of the doors do not just drop down from the lower level of the help window, the right angles, before falling down. The convertible model, complete in a pale blue metal seems especially surprising with some 79,903 products in 1960. Impala lead the way to the right of way of the decade, during which 7.8 million vehicles sold. Through 1960, the Impala was still huge in size, as always, but much more moderate in the style department, becoming softer and Boxey. New designs in 1961 and 1965 came with great restyling on the road. Range of options for a six-cylinder 283ci 427ci V8 through the latter is used in the SS Super Sport, which appeared in the name of the package is sportier Chevrolet, but not exclusively.

Chevrolet Impala Classic
In 1972, Impala sales exceeded 10 million, and when the oil crisis hit in 1973, Chevrolet has responded to meet new design criteria and emissions requirements, the Impala has lived and remained a best-seller until the end of 1970.

These cars are designed to be driven at 55 mph all day on a straight line, but cornering speed can cause huge splash, and it feels to be a boat in rough seas. Although a huge outdoor, interior design can be a bit 'cramped for passengers along ine due to a relatively low RoofLITE. But the overall seat comfort is good as a modern Volvo. Car en tted with 348ci engines offer outstanding performance, and even if the brakes do not have tted with the servant, it is reasonable to avoid the operation because of the huge size of the battery.
Chevrolet Impala Classic
A rough four-door Chevy Impala with an engine 283ci ITV and cost around £ 5000 if it can be a lot of fi ller and rust! Intelligent vehicles for use with motor home will be nearer £ 8K. Cars for 348ci number are around £ 20K mark the United States. Convertibles tend to be in the price range £ 35,000 and more.

Ford Model-T

Henry Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line. However, he changed the world using a technique of the assembly line to produce cars that could be provided by all. From 1909 to 1927, built the Ford Motor Company more than 15 million Ford Model-T cars No doubt Henry Ford transformed the economic and social structure of the 20th century.

Ford Model-T
Ford is often quoted as saying: "I will build my car has a lot of people." At that time, was a revolutionary business model to reduce the product cost and profit of the company in exchange for an increase in sales volume. Up to now, in time the car was a status symbol and cars were painstakingly built by hand the rich. By the end of 1913, the application of the moving assembly line, Ford has improved the speed of the frame assembly for 12 hours and eight minutes to an hour and 33 minutes. In 1914, Ford produced 308 162 vehicles, 299 which was more than all other manufacturers combined. By the time the Model T was built recently in 1927, the company produced a car every 24 seconds.

The first production Ford Model T (1909 model year) was assembled at the Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit, the first oktober 1908th During the next 19 years relatively few fundamental changes have been made in the basic design. In 1926, the design was so antiquated as the Model T could not compete with more modern offerings from competitors like Chevrolet. 1927 was the last year for the lady of Henry, the "universal car."

Ford Model-T
In 1906, Ford secretly set up a place to build his car in the building Piquette Avenue in Detroit. Ford spent nearly two years designing the Model T, on the basis of information obtained from the production of earlier cars, like his Ford Model N.

While Henry Ford and his team had plans for his new car, he attended a race in Florida, where he surveyed the wreckage of a French race car. He noted that it was made of a different kind of steel parts and cars were lighter than those he had already been seen. He learned that this new steel is an alloy of vanadium, and had almost three times the tensile strength of the alloys used by his contemporaries the U.S. automakers. Nobody in America knew how to vanadium Ford financed and set up a steel plant. Therefore, the only cars in the world to use vanadium steel over the next five years will be French luxury cars and the use of the Ford Model T. Ford vanadium is why so many Model T Ford have survived in today. Ford Model T, including the top 10 best-selling car in the world of all time with toyota corolla.

Ford Model-T
Henry's Model T changed the world forever. In 1909, a $ 825, customers could buy a Ford car reliable, which was pretty easy to drive. Ford has sold more than 10,000 Model T cars in the first year of production, a new record for any car model.

Ford has applied the concept of moving assembly line at its production plant in late 1913. His staff constantly monitored productive and relentlessly analyzed the statistical measures to optimize employee productivity. Over the years the Model T came in many different models, all built with essentially the same engine and chassis: the Model T roadster, coupe, coupelet, runabout, roadster torpedo, town car, touring, and fordor and Tudor sedan.

Ford Model-T
No one really knows if Henry Ford ever said that the public could buy Ford Model T "in any color as long as it's black," but it is commonly attributed to him. While this saying is true for model years after 1913, earlier cars were available in green, red, blue and gray. In fact, in the first year, Ford Model T was not available in black at all. The transition to all black cars was due to the continued occupation of Ford to reduce costs, and not, as is believed to reduce drying time and thereby increase production.

Ford Model-T
More than 30 different types of black paint was used to paint the different parts of the Ford Model-T. The different types of paint were formulated to meet the diverse ways of applying paint to the parts, and had different drying times, depending on the coating and drying method applied to a particular part. Ford technical documents indicate that the color black was chosen because it was cheap, and it was durable. In 1926 colors other than black were once again offered in order to increase sales declining.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce Phantom is a luxury sedan, which was launched in 2003 as a model. It 'was the first Rolls-Royce is a car designed and built under the ownership of BMW, which bought the company in 1998.

Rolls Royce Phantom
Decades before the current generation of the Phantom, Rolls-Royce were often perceived as nothing more than a nice old-school luxury barges all the technological innovations and a dynamic tension of the Queen Mary. So to speak, was the skepticism surrounding the introduction of the Rolls-Royce Phantom would be the same as saying reality resort occasionally to the manufacture of the evaluations are at stake.
Rolls Royce Phantom
When the parent company BMW first announced in late 1990 that would give a new Rolls-Royce customers who pay the January 1, 2003, most analysts who wrote as the kind of attitude that comes from usually more than a business. After all, even BMW owns Rolls-Royce brand again. It would be four and half years before the German manufacturer has acquired the rights to sell the legendary brand, but the goal was accomplished fact, and the first new Rolls-Royce in nearly 40 years had left the Rolls, while new factory- Royce at Goodwood in West Sussex, England.

Unlike so many of his predecessors, who live in this luxury sedan beautifully crafted and elegant ultra meet the high expectations of a vehicle adorned with Spirit of Ecstasy hood mounted. Even if a case can be made one of his rivals years, no other car can boast the unique style of grandiose dimensions and excellent reputation of the 2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Rolls Royce Phantom
Although ties with BMW M5, the ghost is really true to Rolls-Royce. Over 19 meters long, the regular step 7 Series Phantom exceeded more than 2 meters in overall length, and can completely engulf the Mini between its front and rear axles. The production of a vehicle large enough that it does not flex and bend in every road imperfection requires a unique structure. In the case of the Phantom, the structure is made of aluminum space frame, which is both lighter and stiffer than conventional steel.

While the ultra-luxury competition can offer more high-tech gadgets and a greater sense of the modern Rolls-Royce Phantom has an undeniable charm of the ancient world, and great-than-life presence. Its hood ornament for his majestic nearly 20 feet flat, Phantom commands attention like few other cars. And if that is not enough, an extension wheelbase (EWB) model can be delivered with about 10 inches of extra length overall and legs of the rear seats.

Rolls Royce Phantom
Phantom is powered by a 6.7 liter V12 with 453 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic. Despite a curb weight approaching 3 tons, going from zero to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds. Behind 20-inch wheels are ideal for strong brakes, air suspension and adjustable dampers automatically.

The interior of the Rolls-Royce Phantom is more enjoyable than you might imagine, with more leather and pieces of wood that you find relevant on a herd of cattle lost in Sequoia National Forest. Numerous customization options provides ample opportunity to adapt this luxurious environment to its exact specifications and customized.

Rolls Royce Phantom
For those who actually drive their ghosts, the dashboard is organized in clean, classic indicators and simple audio and climate control. More complex functions controlled by iDrive-like interface, right-style motor hidden inside the center console. The rear seat offers plenty of stretching-room, of course, and the first floor of C-pillars covered with the ghost of VIP, while the rear-hinged coach doors provide them with the proper input and output.

Once started, the big wheel, but three feels light twigs in their hands, still offers good feedback, allowing the large sedan to change direction with ease, as long as you are traveling at a leisurely pace. V12 is prodigious power and the engine becomes very low noise, even at full load. The ride is excellent, absorbing huge potholes and road imperfections with equal aplomb. There is some wind noise around the pillars Aa speed, but it is minimal and likely evident because virtually no other noise was heard.

Rolls Royce Phantom
The ghost was a completely new model from Rolls-Royce in 2004. While some found it a bit flashy, lacking high-tech features and controls easy to use auxiliary, we had rented for the accommodation of passengers decadent, a unique style and exemplary performance for its size. A standard power sunroof and power "boot" the cover was added in 2005, and the following year, added Rolls Royce Phantom Bluetooth and external video cameras showed their images through the largest LCD Assistance parking. The time base wheel ISF model debuted for model year 2007.

Friday, November 18, 2011

2012 Ford Mustang Review

New 2012 Ford Mustang is the revitalization of the legendary Boss 302 high performance model. In addition, a significant effort is the introduction of adjustable settings for the GT models steering effort.

After many improvements to the Mustang line last year, not have been surprised this year Ford engineers just sit and watch their circles of winning a horse race around the competition. As it turns out, however, were busy creating another model very convenient to join the team.
2012 Ford Mustang
2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302, the name of a sign similar to 1969 Boss 302. Just as before, the new head 302 is tuned to track the beast, and it would be so great to drive, and also potentially collectible. Numerous improvements to the engine to give the power up to 444 horses, and the boss may be a number of other hardware upgrades, manage anger more under the hood.

Support for the new Mustang Boss 302 are two that are capable in their own right. The engine of the Mustang entry-level V6 churns an impressive 305 hp and earns a commendable 31 mpg on the highway cycle EPA. The GT V8 brings more power in the mixture. For both models, Ford offers an impressive array of options, including suspension and brake enhancements, and innovative Sync system electronics.

2012 Ford Mustang
As good as the Ford Mustang, there are some minor flaws. The interior still has its share of cheap plastic, while the lack of a telescoping steering wheel, a driving position engaged for some. The new generation Mustang is also a victim of its success when it comes to style, because there are many on the road to turn heads.

In 2012, Ford Mustang is not the only horse in the race, either. Dodge Challenger gives a more spacious interior, while the most spectacular style Chevrolet Camaro is likely to gather much attention. Mustang comes off in the bud, but they provide the most complete package together.

In 2012, Ford Mustang is available as a coupe or convertible and is available in five trim levels: V6, V6 Premium, GT Premium and Boss GT 302nd (The Shelby GT500 is considered separately.)

Base V6 starts to 17-inch alloy wheels, limited slip differential locks, keyless entry, integrated blind spot mirrors, cruise control, air conditioning, full power accessories, tilt-only steering wheel and four-speaker audio system with CD player and Auxiliary audio jack.

2012 Ford Mustang
The V6 Premium adds upgraded 17-inch wheels, leather upholstery, a power driver seat, Ford's Sync system, electrochromic mirror mirror, adjustable color gauges, ambient lighting, upgraded interior trim and an upgrade of eight high speaker audio system with satellite radio and an iPod / USB audio interface. The V8 GT comes with the base V6 features plus 18-inch alloys, automatic headlamps, a rear spoiler, adjustable steering effort and fog lights. GT Premium is essentially a GT with different 18-inch wheels and V6 Premium Feature List.

Options for the Mustang V6 models, the exterior graphics package that adds body and the rear spoiler. It is equipped with a reversing radar sensor are optional anti-theft locks and wheel. Also available is the V6 Performance Package (for coupes with manual transmission), which includes 19-inch summer tires, wheels, suspension and a series of updates of the brakes, recalibrated stability control system and a 3.31 rear axle ratio.

V6 Premium open a series of packages and options available in addition to the basic model. These include: Pony Package and the Mustang Club of America, Special Edition (both are 18-inch wheels and various improvements to the industry), the Comfort Group package (passenger power and heated front seats) and the electronics package (automatic climate control HD Radio and voice-activated navigation system in real-time traffic and other data). There is also a remote ignition, xenon headlights, glass roof, tonneau covers and convertible models rear camera.

The Mustang GT can be equipped with upgraded Brembo brakes, 19-inch wheels, summer tires, and calibrate the system stability control. Two trees quicker acceleration performance are available: 3.55:1 3.73:1 and. GT Premium can be had for all of the options packages V6 Premium and GT plus the choice of a number of 18-inch wheels and 19 inch, California Special package (more elegant variant) and the most powerful 10-speaker audio system (not available in the electronics package).

The new high performance Boss 302 is only available as a coupe and adds a more powerful V8, 19-inch wheels, quad exhaust tips, special exterior trim components and aerodynamic, a 3.73:1 axle ratio at the rear, Brembo brakes, adjustable dampers, unique interior trim, a suede-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum pedals, seat fabric and basic audio system. Recaro front seats (the GT500) and a Torsen limited-slip rear differential is optional.

2012 Ford Mustang
The limited edition Boss 302 Laguna Seca model goes further with the runway ready aerodynamic improvements, the race consists of tires, a stiffer suspension, unique gauges and standardization of Recaro seats and Torsen differential, and removing the back seat .

The 2012 Ford Mustang V6 is powered by a 3.7-liter engine produces 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The Mustang GT comes with a 5.0-liter V8 good for 412 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Both have a six-speed manual transmission as standard, while a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. As if this were not enough, the Boss 302 5.0-liter V8 power to 444 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque UPS. (An automatic transmission is not available for the Boss 302, however.)

Mustang V6 Coupe earn EPA estimates fuel economy of 19 mpg and 23 mpg highway mpg city/31 in combined driving with automatic transmission while the manual estimated 19/29/22 mpg. GT is rated at 17/26/20 mpg 18/25/21 mpg with the automatic and manual. By choosing a more aggressive rear differential ratio further reduce fuel economy.

In the latest tests Edmunds, V6 Mustang package loaded with performance and 3.31 gearing acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. A Mustang V8 with 3.73 successfully running the same route in just 4.8 seconds.

Safety features standard on all 2012 Ford Mustang include antilock brakes, side airbags for front seats, side mirrors and stability control scout. Also standard is Ford's MyKey system, which allows owners to limit the rate of volume levels and audio for young drivers.

In brake tests Edmunds, V6 and V8 Mustangs turned in impressive stopping distances. Stopping V6 60 km / h at only 103 meters, while the V8 is only needed 109th It is important to note that both vehicles have received all additional services.

Mustang The interior can be appointed to all the amenities we are accustomed, but also pays homage to its rich history. Sync voice-activation features to simplify the operation of audio systems, telephone and navigation. The keys themselves do not feel particularly strong, however, and much of the door panel and central console in real estate has taken a hard plastic.

The Mustang is also missing telescopic steering wheel, although fortunately most of the drivers should be able to find a comfortable driving position. Both the coupe and convertible body styles that can accommodate four adults, but rear passengers will have to close, if done regularly on more than two people, the Challenger is a better bet. Body condition coupe has 12.3 cubic feet, while the convertible mode drops 9.7 cubic meters.

Boss 302 versions have the advantage of the new technology TRACkey Ford. The owners will receive a key standard black and a red button. The red button can be used only on the slopes, because it increases low-end torque, sharper throttle, plus off-throttle deceleration, and opens the Launch Control.

Although the 2012 Ford Mustang you choose, you are in a mad rush. The base V6 provides plenty of power for the average driver and a strong force to satisfy most driving enthusiasts as well. The V8 engine making performance a few notches with masses of torque and a glorious exhaust note. Driving enthusiasts, of course, to select the manual but the automatic is not a bad option, which is subject to change gears before to maximize fuel economy, but not enough torque to keep Mustang skillfully motivated.

2012 Ford Mustang
In the triumvirate of the pony car Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Mustang, Ford Mustang is the most light on his feet. In a winding road, the Mustang responds enthusiastically to steering inputs and feels controlled and controllable. Due to the design of the Mustang rear rigid axle, while the rear of the car can be a little tense in touch midcorner blows.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

2012 Toyota Yaris Review

Toyota is usually quite simple, and its marketing in general. But a new campaign for the 2012 Toyota Yaris has left us scratching our heads at first. "It 'a car!" Toyota says. And here we thought that was obvious. Then we had the opportunity to drive earlier versions of the Yaris around the artsy neighborhood of West Los Angeles, Culver City, Toyota and realized that he was absolutely right: it is a machine. And that's all.

2012 Toyota Yaris
The Toyota Yaris is available on the basis of L, middle grade levels and Sport LE and SE trim "Liftback" hatchback three-or five-door Toyota-speak. The Yaris sedan has been discontinued. Toyota says the sedans now represent 70 percent of sales of Yaris, and the elimination of the saloon helps reduce the number of build combinations from 24 to 9.

Credit is Toyota-style management of the price of the parent should be a good looking little door. Not to scare anyone Yaris model, on the road, but at least the previous model of the fat boy had been cut. All Yarises staring eyes more street predator, and the top-of-the-line SE is equipped with a beacon darkened surroundings, alloy wheels, aggressive front bumper with fog lamps and rear fascia includes what Toyota calls the "speaker" . In response to that last bit, so you can count on the term is often transmitted by the reference market Yaris youth: LOL.
2012 Toyota Yaris
In 2012, the Yaris, however, a few innovative design point of view, either to Toyota or sub-compact in general, filled as it eensy car market is booming with drawings of Fiat, Mini, Ford, Chevrolet , Hyundai, and even the division of Toyota Scion own.

It's still a turd of an engine, but adds Real Sporting

There is nothing new under the hood, either. For 2012, the Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio in 2012 brings a bit expensive but the proven technology of direct injection and gearbox six-speed manual for the class to help make 40 miles per gallon the magic number for the new sub- compact Yaris, but flying is bored of last year 106 - hp, 1.5-liter four-cylinder in 2012 with some changes. Said engine was no pot of excitement in the latest generation of the Yaris, and it is not better with a new body wrapped around him. Transmission choices remain a five-speed manual transmission and a four-speed automatic. Even Toyota has managed to push the fuel economy and a new strand predicts the Yaris will face its EPA estimates of 29 mpg city and 36 highway with the manual and 29/35 with the automatic 30/35 to 30/38 and, respectively.

2012 Toyota Yaris
It should be noted that the sensation of driving over top of sweet L SE and LE. With its steering ratio slightly faster, alloy wheels of 16 inches (one inch larger than L and the steel wheels), sluggish 195/50 tires (V rated!), And a SE has a sport suspension control of the body much sharper turn-in and better. The throttle response is sharper, too, and upgraded brakes (discs on all four corners from front disc, rear drum setup on other trim levels) has teeth. The compromise comes in the form of a journey, but not only through hard and bumpy, with modest to high insulation, too. Interestingly, there is a huge compromise in the turning radius. The widest range of tires "of the motion has been cut, resulting in a lower 2.3 turns lock to lock (against 3.0 in the L and the rack), but a huge 36.7 foot turning diameter or six feet higher than the other Yaris and more than six inches wider than the Toyota Camry.

Ho-hum cabin

The greatest compliment we can pay for the Yaris interior is that there is more crime. Gone are the ugly dashboard design model with its latest terrible center mounted gauges and buttons stacked vertically CVC said that the Yaris is narrow. For 2012, the instruments (including silver trimmed feet to the SE) is moved to the driver, where they belong, thank you and audio system are located in a large double-DIN size housing that appears ready for an upgrade navigation system, and not such option is available. The front "sport" buckets on SE side forces get more aggressive, while the lumbar support is missing in all places Yaris. The rear seats, but flat cushions may be, to have good room for positioning and comfortable theater-style views come.

2012 Toyota Yaris
Like the design, materials inside the Yaris have been improved. Asymmetric dashboard is adorned with large areas of light gray trim is made of soft material in LE and SE trim. (The only soft any base models come with cloth seats, which is actually pretty good.)

The L $ 14,875 comes standard with air conditioning, CD player, iPod and USB, central locking, a cleaner back to one of the arms, and a host of safety features like stability control, whiplash reducing seats, nine airbags (including knee airbag for driver and front-seat anti-submarine airbags). The LE makes life more livable, with the addition of windows and mirrors, HD radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a split folding rear disc, audio controls on steering wheel, and pieces of metal chrome finish, all for $ 16 385 three-door or $ 16,860 with five. Finally, the five-door only, $ 17 160 SE adds standard cruise control and sports seats and faces the class above money. The automatic is a $ 800 upgrade.

Time informal comparison

Because many buyers of the tunnel vision of the brand Toyota, 2012  Toyota Yaris are likely to sell at least as well as the outgoing model. But, unfortunately, Yaris is sold in a vacuum, so we brought one of his most recent competition, the 2012 Hyundai Accent three-door Toyota, we run an informal side-by-side comparison. In addition to Hyundai and its slick exterior styling, refined interiors, a huge cargo hold, the transmission power more effectively and efficiently, and at the same price, this author knows the Yaris remains.

2012 Toyota Yaris
The number of new models in this segment is crying out for a more complete comparison, including entries and fresh the next Kia Rio and Chevrolet Sonic. Although the findings do not believe in what we experienced before, we can not expect a podium for the Toyota Yaris. It is, after all, just a car.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2012 Ford Explorer

"The all-new 2012 Ford Explorer offers exactly what buyers today are looking for SUV, combines the capacity, comfort, performance and technology they want with fuel economy these days require" a said Bill Gubing, chief engineer of the Ford program. "2012 Ford Explorer adds sophistication to redefine what a modern SUV can be."

2012 Ford Explorer
The new bottom-up, revealed last summer, the Ford Explorer, the 2012 model year with the expanded color palette, and is the first model of Ford in North America to offer a brand new Ford EcoBoost ™ four-cylinder engine produces a class-leading fuel economy and responsive.

New 2012 Ford Explorer, exterior colors for 2012 are Metallic Ginger Ale, Dark Blue Pearl Metallic, Black Metallic and Cinnamon.

In addition to its own modern exterior design, Ford Explorer 2012 is to please buyers with a serious SUV, flexible inner packaging is packed with clever storage solutions and generous head and shoulders, three rows of flexible seating and room for all families velocity Always take along their adventures.
2012 Ford Explorer
2012 Ford Explorer design - inside and out - has played with world-class craftsmanship. Narrow Margin holes reveal the meticulous attention to detail applied across the entire spectrum, from design to engineering and manufacturing.

Silence - another important step in the 2012 Ford Explorer reinvented - also indicates quality to customers. 2012 Ford Explorer is superior to competitors and SUV segments upscale rival for peace and global NVH control.

2012 Ford Explorer redefined customer expectations for driving dynamics and comfort - on any road, anytime, anywhere - while extending the scope of the capacity of the SUV.

2012 Ford Explorer
2012 Ford Explorer V6 models are also available with an intelligent 4WD, which increases the cross-country management. You can choose to respond to driving conditions, this progression will take the guesswork out of 4WD range selection.

A driver simply turn the console mounted an ideal setting for snow, sand, mud or normal mode. In addition, the system Hill descent mode. Simple and convenient for veterans SUV, the system will be a confidence builder for young drivers.

2012 Ford Explorer
Driven by the desire to provide customers with unprecedented energy efficiency with every new vehicle launch, Ford has sweated the details to further increase fuel economy Ford Explorer 2012:

Double variable camshaft independent distribution (Ti-VCT)

EcoBoost engine availability

Six-speed automatic optimized preparation

Electric Power Steering (EPAS) to eliminate the power of friction

Variable displacement air conditioning compressor to reduce drag

Slippery with aerodynamic front air dam and spoiler hatchback harmonized

For the buyer to give priority to fuel economy, Ford Explorer 2012 offers a new advanced EcoBoost 2.0-liter - delivering the power of a normally aspirated V6 without compromising fuel economy four-cylinder. This direct injection engine, turbocharger and intercooler offers 237 horsepower at 5500 rpm and develops advanced 250 lb.-ft of torque from 1700 through 4,000 rpm, which should provide better fuel economy in its class.

2012 Ford Explorer
2012 Ford Explorer V6 standard engine is a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT to deliver 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. Ti-VCT allows individually optimized camshaft valve opening and closure to improve energy efficiency while providing more power and reduction of emissions. Coupled with Ford six-speed automatic transmission SelectShift ™, provides a powerful and efficient V6 to a flexible best in class EPA rating of 25 mpg on the highway.

Appointed superior security selection by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Ford Explorer provides a rigid unibody structure and a series of first class technology has active and passive safety, plus another Ford safety innovations - the first in the world in the rear seat air bags in the second row.

Rear seat passengers - often children or mature travelers - may be more susceptible to head injuries, chest and neck. Ford's unique inflatable rear seat belts spread the impact forces of more than five times the area of ​​traditional seat belts, thereby reducing the pressure in the chest and helps control the movement of the head and neck.

2012 Ford Explorer
Since the boron front bumper beam through a tube high strength steel side impact, rigid body structure for 2012 Ford Explorer is designed to provide strong protection for the occupants. In the case of a crash, these elements come together to protect the 2012 Ford Explorer driver and passengers inside the strength safety cage. 2012 Ford Explorer installed on the Ford assembly plant in Chicago.