Citroen has released the first pictures of the 2011 Citroen C4 Picasso and the three-row seven-seat Grand C4 Picasso. Both the updated models will be unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
Fisker has released a promotional video of the luxury plug-in hybrid, the Fisker Karma. The car features two electric motors, which are powered by a 200kW lithium-ion battery pack that produces 300 kW (402 hp / 408 PS) and 1,300 Nm (959 lb/ft) of torque.
If you see it from a distance, it is similar to the Ferrari that won Schumacher his world titles. But when it races to your side in a matter of seconds, you realize the difference. It’s the Prancing Horse’s three-seater dubbed “Marlboro Red Rush”, which was seen doing laps at Fiorano.
Rumors about the Ferrari F1 three-seater have been circulating for a while now. Some spy photos taken at the Fiorano Circuit, in Italy, has revealed the Marlboro Red Rush cruising in the rain. Two passengers can accommodate themselves in the seats placed behind the driver’s seat. The car, capable of sprinting to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds, can reach 300 km/h (186 mph) in a mere 13 seconds. The car which is based on a Formula One F2002 653 chassis has an 800 PS (789 bhp / 588 kW) engine that operates at 17,000 rpm. It carries 50 liters of fuel, and weighs a total of 845 kilograms. The 5-meters long, 1.8 meters wide car has a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph).(Via WCF)
Straight from the halls of the Los Angeles Motor Show, German car maker Volkswagen has announced that their new Up! Lite concept vehicle is actually the world’s most fuel-efficient car. Running on a mix between 2-cylinder 0.8-litre TDI engine that outputs 51hp and a electric motor working drawing its energy from a lithium-ion battery, putting out 14 hp more, the new Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept is capable of doing 100km with only 2.44 liters of fuel. But on top of being green, the Up! Lite vehicle also manages to achieve a max speed of 160km/h and goes naught to 100km/h in only 12.5 seconds — the lightweight aluminum, carbon fiber and steel body, helps it out, too. On the exterior the concept car gets the eye with its 18″ wheels and LED daytime running lights, while on the inside there’s a 5.7-inch touch screen, an MP3 player, Internet connection and a telephone. What else you want?