Friday, February 25, 2011
Maserati’s new 285 km/h Grancabrio Sport: "Another high horsepower premium soft top will debut in Geneva in the form of the 331 kW (450 bhp) Maserati Grancabrio Sport. The hard-edged Grancabrio uses the same 4.7-litre V8, driving through a ZF six-speed automatic though the engine has benefited from Maserati's Friction Reduction Program to achieve a 6% reduction in fuel consumption."
Viewsonic unveils world’s first Dual-SIM Froyo smartphone: "Those that like to keep their business and personal lives separate know that two SIMs are better than one. To that end Viewsonic has unveiled the world's first Dual-SIM Android Froyo smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2011."
Volvo's production-ready V60 Plug-in Diesel Hybrid: "Plug-in diesel hybrids seem like such a no-brainer that it's surprising that we haven't seen a production model prior to now. Peugeot and Mercedes Benz announced the first production diesel hybrids last year in the form of the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 and E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID which should both see showrooms this year."
Posted by steve at 12:51 PM
The US$465,000 Lexus LFA Nurburgring – the most expensive Japanese car ever: "Lexus' LFA supercar is, or was, the most exclusive vehicle ever built by the world's largest automobile manufacturer – only 500 of the exotic carbon fiber 200 mph V10s will be sold at US$375,000 apiece. Now the racetrack-focused 'LFA Nürburgring Package' is set to be revealed."
U.S. Army takes delivery of iPhone app for Patriot Missile training: "Want to learn how to launch a Patriot missile? Turns out there's an app for that. Incorporating video of actual Patriot Missile crews in action as well as 3D animation and illustrations, C² Technologies, Inc.'s Patriot Missile mobile app trains Patriot missile crews how to position and ready the Patriot missile system to launch and fire."
The 2,200 bhp 42ft Ducati Edition US$700,000 Cigarette Boat will top 120 mph on water: "Ducati is making a serious effort to move its motorcycle brand upwards and leverage the visibility its MotoGP and World Superbike success has given it. The recently announced marketing alliances with automotive brand AMG and apparel company Diesel have now been extended to the luxury go-fast Cigarette boat company."
Posted by steve at 12:48 PM