2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase
The ultra-luxury saloon, the sixth new model from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, caters for customers who require increased space and comfort without sacrificing Ghost’s unique balance of dynamism and poise.
The award-winning, four-seater Rolls-Royce Ghost has seen outstanding demand since its worldwide launch in 2009. Designed as a vision of simplicity, it is a Rolls-Royce that drives and rides in peerless fashion. Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase takes this principle further, designed as a car to drive or in which to be chauffeured. It will be built to order and is available in only limited numbers for 2011 until full production begins in 2012.
Ghost’s ample interior space is further enhanced in the Extended Wheelbase variant by the addition of 170mm to the car’s wheelbase, but with no detriment to the model’s balanced proportions and stunning contemporary design. Legroom is significantly enhanced with knee-room more than doubled compared to the standard Ghost.
Increased cabin space in the rear passenger compartment and a panoramic sunroof sets new standards for interior ambience and light. Effortless entry and exit for passengers further reinforces Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ pinnacle position in the ultra-luxury segment.
Nice Car's: The all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
A wider stance, broad shoulders and an integrated rear spoiler bring a new athleticism to Malibu and give it a more aggressive appearance. The new Chevrolet Malibu has a 4.5-inch (114 mm) shorter wheelbase and 62-inch (1,574 mm) front and rear tracks that are more than 2 inches (51 mm) wider than the model it replaces.
Other exterior design cues include Chevrolet’s dual-port grille, projector HID headlamps, larger Chevrolet bow-tie badges front and rear, and new Camaro-inspired LED dual-element taillamps. The look is complemented by a range of large 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels.
The new Chevrolet Malibu exterior is anticipated to be SAE-certified as one of the most aerodynamically efficient cars in the segment, with a coefficient of drag (Cd) rating near Chevrolet Volt’s Cd of .280. Because of Malibu’s new shape and design, engineers were able to remove 60 counts of wind drag compared to the model it replaces.
The new Chevrolet Malibu comes in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels, with 10 exterior colors and four interior color combination choices in North America, depending on the model. Malibu production in the United States begins in early 2012. It will be built in multiple locations around the globe, including the Fairfax, Kan. and Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plants in the United States. Pricing will be announced later this year.
Nice Cars: 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL550 4MATIC
2011 Mercedes-Benz CL550 4MATIC. The extensively updated 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class reinforces its claim to supremacy as the ultimate in automotive refinement. The entirely redesigned 429 hp. V8 biturbo engine of the CL550 4MATIC open a new dimension of performance in the luxury coupé category. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL550 4MATIC features BlueDIRECT technology and delivers impressive power. The eight-cylinder engine produces 429 hp so that despite 0.8 liters less displacement, it is still around 12 percent more powerful than its predecessor. At the same time, torque was raised to 516 lb-ft – an increase of 32 percent. The Mercedez-Benz CL550 4MATIC requires a mere 4.8 seconds to accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph. In summary, the 2011 CL550 4MATIC is significantly more agile, torquey and fuel efficient than its predecessor.
Nice Cars: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon
The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V-8, which delivers 556 horsepower (415 kW) and is backed by either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. A suite of technical and performance elements complement the powertrain, including Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 performance tires mounted on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels. Like the other CTS V-Series models, the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon incorporates a unique grille that doubles front-end airflow to help enable its high-performance capabilities. It is also visually identified by an aggressive front fascia and raised center section of the aluminum hood that provides clearance for the supercharger. It rides on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels available in painted or polished finishes.
Nice Cars: 2012 Porsche Boxster S Black Edition
The 2012 Porsche Boxster S Black Edition. Following on the heels of the recently announced 911 Black Edition, Porsche introduces a new, luxurious and limited edition Boxster S this spring. The 2012 Porsche Boxster S Black Edition features a 10-horsepower boost and a long list of standard equipment at an attractive price. The 2012 Porsche Boxster S Black Edition is only available in solid black and features a monochrome treatment with a black body, black convertible top and black-painted 19-inch Boxster Spyder design wheels. Normally contrasting trim pieces from the Boxster S are also painted for a uniform look: the supplemental safety bars and side air intake grilles are painted black, as are the twin exhaust tailpipes and the model designation on the rear luggage compartment lid. A Black Edition model designation is embossed on the side of the fabric roof. A 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection, mounted in front of the rear axle, produces 320 horsepower – 10 more than in the Boxster S – while also delivering excellent fuel economy, particularly when coupled with the PDK transmission. With PDK, the Porsche Boxster S Black Edition will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and reaches a top track speed of 170 mph while achieving EPA estimated fuel economy of 19 city and 26 highway (20/29 when equipped with PDK). An optional Sport Chrono package further reduces 0-to-60 acceleration times to 4.6 seconds, two-tenths of a second faster than the Boxster S, while providing a launch control function and more aggressive Sport and Sport Plus shift strategies.
Nice Cars: 2011 Anderson Germany Ferrari 458 Italia Black Carbon Edition
The Anderson Germany released the carbon exterior package for Ferrari 458 Italia called Ferrari 458 Black Edition.The carbon exterior package for Ferrari 458, consisting of wings in the front apron, a rear diffuser and wing mirrors as well as engine covers (invisible). Among other remarkable things are the exclusive, in-house 21-inch carbon rims painted in body color with 245 tires at the front axle and 345 – at the rear. The yellow brake caliper paint undoubtedly strikes the eye. The Ferrari 458 Italia Black Carbon Edition also features a software optimization and an exhaust system with special manifolds and Rennkats bring an impressive performance increase from 570 to 623 hp now and a torque increase to 96 Nm. Speaking of exhaust system: the sound is reminiscent of the Formula 1; it is used to save 18 kg and has an exhaust path with a remote-controlled valve adjusting system with three different levels of noise. In addition, a specially developed heat protection sleeve is designed for the complete system including manifolds, reducing the temperature by up to 60%, and provides increased security against overheating, while assuring a power increase. For the interior of Ferrari 458 Italia black carbon edition covers air intakes, center console, door handles, door sills, a steering wheel, a tachometer border, shift paddles, and – prepare yourself – seat adjustment handles. And the fact that further refinement of the interior in black color with carbon leather was combined with black Alcantara and diamond seams is almost obvious. The sound system with DVD player, subwoofer, amplifier, speakers and the Bluetooth provides a good sound.
The 2011 Wimmer Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance. When it comes to progressive vehicle development, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG from Munich could gain the victory over its competitors. Even in the serial configuration, this car allows the “chauffeur” to experience unusual feelings and makes the driver both a connoisseur and a winner. WIMMER Rennsporttechnik from Solingen has personified the driving fun once again – as it should be after the company name addition – breathing even more performance. Modification of the V8 Motor with standard 6.3-liter engine includes above all things sports camshaft and the cylinder head reworked. Manifold, down pipe and high flow catalytic converters are the next stages. After optimization of the air intake, installation of a stainless steel exhaust system and a sport air filter adaptation by WIMMER-Motorelektronik goes without saying. The result of all these measures is powerful 601 hp and 720 Nm of torque – a by no means despised value. The total result is ultimately power to weight ratio of 2.79 kg / hp. As a result, in comparison with the approved Vmax of 306 km/h, the “unlocked” Vmax value can now reach 329 km/h. The engine conversion by WIMMER costs 19900 Euro.