Minggu, 15 Februari 2009
Carbon Flash Special Edition shown
$25,855 - $31,180
$24,174 - $29,153
The 2008 SKY is a 2-door, 2-passenger convertible sports car, available in 4 trims, ranging from the Roadster to the Red Line Carbon Flash Special Edition.
Upon introduction, the Roadster is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 173-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. The Red Line Carbon Flash Special Edition is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 260-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims, and a 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.
The 2008 SKY is a carryover from 2007.
I’ve recently seen some chart on German TV about the most favorite cars in the world.
There were names such as Nissan Skyline, Mercedes-Benz 300SL and etc., but the most surprising was the name of this winner – the first place of Porsche 911 around the year 1975.
The car with its toughness, simple sporting interior, powerful engines and great workmanship conquered all other famous vehicles. But time has come, so today we can enjoy the legend’s next successor of famous Porsche family.
In 2006, the Porsche 997 Turbo was introduced in Geneva and it’s a successor of the famous Porsche 911. Its design from the Porsche 996 was restructured to look of a real racer.
Distinctive lines, suction openings, rear wing, LED lights and other various elements make this car really uncompromising.
SpeedART Porsche 997 Turbo
The Porsche 997’s engine comes from the Porsche 964/GT1 model with some improvements of course. Sharp sporting sound is a result of six cylinders with displacement of 3.6 liters and cooperating turbocharger. No surprise that it can produce amazing 480 hp (353 kW) at 6000 rpm and 620 Nm of torque.
This performance potential allows hitting 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds (3.4 seconds with Tiptronic automatic transmission) and the top speed is 311 km/h. There’s a new system VTG (Variable Turbine Geometry) developed by BorgWarner to maintain better and perfect work of the turbocharger.
Porsche will be always the symbol of pure dynamics and sporting emotions. Its really the best candidate for the first place in that chart, because this is a machine that never disappoints its owner.
Perfect technical parameters, amazing body and even better power-to-weight ratio – this is the Porsche 911.
Sabtu, 14 Februari 2009
Yamaha has unveiled the new racing livery for its 2009 World Superbike team.
Everything about the Yamaha’s WSBK team seems new for 2009: new bike, new colors, new riders and even a new name.
Formerly known as Yamaha Motor Italia, the team has been rebranded as the Yamaha World Superbike Team. The new R1 with its crossplane crankshaft engine and uneven firing order restores the traditional Yamaha-blue after last season’s red livery.
The all-new team of three-time AMA Superbike champion Ben Spies and former British Superbike racer Tom Sykes will pilot the new bike and both have shown some promise during preseason testing. Spies recorded the second-fastest lap time in both the December 2008 test in South Africa and the January 2009 test in Portugal. Sykes was fourth overall in Portugal, less than a tenth of a second behind his teammate.
“The bike is incredibly confidence inspiring,” says Spies. “The way it lays down the power so smoothly, especially through the corners in both the wet and the dry is incredible. It’s got better and better over the last couple of months in testing, I really can’t wait to get it on the start line at Phillip Island for that first race.”
Spies joins the team with his former AMA crew chief Tom Houseworth. Former Alice Ducati MotoGP track engineer Sergio Verbena will serve as Sykes’ crew chief.
“It’s a challenge to get to grips with a new bike, new team and new championship all at the same time, however the fact the bike is amazing and the team so professional has made it a great challenge,” says Sykes. “I’m really working well with the new R1, the chassis feels really planted and poised, like Ben I can’t wait to get out there and race with it!”
The 2009 World Superbike Championship begins March 1 at Australia’s Phillip Island Circuit.
The 2008 IS F is a 4-door, 4-passenger luxury sports sedan, available in one trim only, the 8-Speed Direct.
Upon introduction, the IS F is equipped with a standard 5.0-liter, V8, 416-horsepower engine that achieves 16-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on the highway. A 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.
The 2008 IS F is all-new for 2008.
The 2008 430 is a 2-door, 2-passenger luxury sports car, available in one trim only, the Scuderia.
Upon introduction, the 430 is equipped with a standard 4.3-liter, V8, 503-horsepower engine. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard.
The 2008 430 is all-new for 2008.