Category Archives: CARS

All things that rolls on four wheels (sometimes three), gas or electric powered.

Jeep Wrangler converts to Pickup form with official kit

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(credit: Jeep) Mopar JK-9 Independence Kit | US$5,499.00 | www.jeep.com

ever wonder why there isn’t a Jeep pickup truck? you might heard that Jeep might have a pickup truck soon, well, it’s official now: there will be one but in a kit form. for $5,499, Wrangler Unlimited owners can transform their lovely Jeep into a pickup truck. though the specified price is a kit-only price tag, meaning you will have to get your hands dirty to put them together yourself. however, the DIY route is recommended for skilled do-it-yourselfers and thus, if you are feeling less confident in your DIY skill, the dealer can do it on your behalf for a fee. Continue reading Jeep Wrangler converts to Pickup form with official kit

meet the world’s one and only turbine-powered Batmobile [video]

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(credit: Putsch Racing)

the world is not lacking of Batmobile replicas but this particular creation by Casey Putsch of Putsch Racing is not yet another replica but one that’s actually powered by a turbine engine and according to Putsch, this is the only turbine-powered Batmobile in the world. i bet you didn’t think this beauty is drivable but on the contrary, not only does it drives like any regular car but it is also registered and insured for U.S. roads, which means it is total road-worthy and street legal. one word: awesome! Continue reading meet the world’s one and only turbine-powered Batmobile

2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class teased with specifications [updated with more photos]

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(credit: Daimler) 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class | US$tba | www3.mercedes-benz.com

Mercedes-Benz has released details and teaser images of the 2012 B-Class ahead of its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. touted as “a quantum leap in the compact class”, the new B-Class sports refinements in every possible aspects including chassis and suspension, improved aerodynamics, high-tech engines and safety technology. Continue reading 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class teased with specifications [updated with more photos]

Brabus 800 E V12 is world’s fastest four-seater cabriolet

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Mercedes-Benz BRABUS 800 E V12 Cabriolet | €478,000.00 | www.brabus.com

among the buzz and hype surrounding the upcoming C63 AMG Black Series coupe, BRABUS announced it’s own big number souped up E-class convertible that will have 788-horses (588-kW) on the tab. yea, it’s mind blowing indeed and the best part is, not only you and a lone babe gets to experience the exhilarating power but it has room for two more, babes or dudes – it’s your choice. Continue reading Brabus 800 E V12 is world’s fastest four-seater cabriolet

Mini and Tumi comes together to create Mini Goes Tumi

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we have seen many auto-fashion collaboration and the latest to join this wonderful bandwagon is TUMI, and its partner of choice? it’s the beloved Mini. TUMI has been the forefront of lifestyle travel gears and it only makes sense that the car that it chose is the Mini Clubman. in this special project, Mini and TUMI spruced up One Clubman and a Cooper S Clubman with custom TUMI fabrics upholstery complete with TUMI brand name embroidery for the cars’ interiors, while the exterior of the Cooper S Clubman and the One Clubman are given special TUMI-inspired paint jobs like the Alpha (black) and Alpha Brave (hunter green), respectively. additionally, each car is equipped with matching sets of TUMI luggage. check out more images of these awesome examples after the break. Continue reading Mini and Tumi comes together to create Mini Goes Tumi

ABT souped up plans for the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

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(credit: ABT Sportsline)

the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle has yet to hit the dealers, but premier German tuner ABT Sportsline is already the first in line to have big plans laid out for it. the upcoming Beetle is looking sportier than its predecessor but ABT wants it to be even more sportier both in the looks department, as well as its performance numbers. plans include full aero kits, huge 19-inch wheels along with tuned suspension and extensive engine mods that will grant the stock Beetle significant increase in power output. as such ABT expects the 1.2-liter TSI standard 105-horses will be increased to around 140-horses (103-kW), while the 1.4 TSI to around 210-hp (154-kW). the 2.0-liter turbo variant original 200-hp is expected to see a gain between 30-40 horses. the diesel versions will not be left out either. it will also see a significant 20-30 hp increase across its range. another look of the renderings of the ABT-VW Beetle after the break. Continue reading ABT souped up plans for the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

Infiniti teases us with the 2012 JX Concept image – the tease is over [updated Aug 22]

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2012 Infiniti JX Crossover | US$tba | www.InfinitiUSA.com

like an eager youth, Infiniti can’t wait to tease us with its new luxury crossover concept’s, the Infiniti JX, image. this first image is among the many others that Infiniti will roll out over the next seven weeks. we promise to update this post with any new images as soon as it turns up. the new JX will Infiniti’s answer to luxury family vehicle – a crossover (or some called it SUV), to be exact – that Infiniti believes is lacking in today’s market. this luxury seven-seater crossover will be officially unveiled at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on the August 18, after which the production version (dubbed the 2013 Infiniti JX) will make its appearance in the Los Angeles Auto Show this November. more images after the break. Continue reading Infiniti teases us with the 2012 JX Concept image – the tease is over [updated Aug 22]

five things that you can buy to show your patriotism

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Fourth of July, Independence Day might be over but that shouldn’t stop you from proclaiming your love for your country. what’s more appropriate than to accessorize your everyday gears, ranging from gadget cases to computer peripherals to automobiles, with stars and stripes? i know, you probably have a flag right in front of house but there’s certainly no harm in showing more love. isn’t it? today, we round up five things that you can buy to proudly proclaim your patriotism for your country. Continue reading five things that you can buy to show your patriotism

Audi celebrates 10th Le Mans with R8 Limited Edition

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(image credit: Audi) Audi R8 Limited Edition | £93,935.00 | www.audi.co.uk

marking it’s 10th victory in the 24 hours of Le Mans endurance race, Audi has created a limited edition R8 that has a limited run of just 100 units. under the hood of this R8 Limited Edition is the same 4.2-liter V8 that powers the base coupe, mated to either a manual or R-tronic automated manual transmission. the key differentiating feature of the exterior of the limited edition coupe are the 19-inch ‘5-arm double-spoke Y design’ allow wheels inspired by the R8 GT Coupe, and red brake calipers that tucked underneath them. Continue reading Audi celebrates 10th Le Mans with R8 Limited Edition

Audi R8 Spyder gets the chrome treatment for AIDS foundation

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Audi R8 Spyder Chrome Edition | S$auction

we have seen our fair share of blinged out cars and this chrome out edition of the sexy Audi R8 Spyder is one that’s climbing our chart. beyond its chrome exterior, you get all the power and equipment expected of an Audi R8 Spyder. in fact, Audi has created two of these unique R8 and donated them for auction to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. usually, drop-top roadster are closely associated with sunny day drives but i must say otherwise for this pair of shiny roadsters. we should all know why. Continue reading Audi R8 Spyder gets the chrome treatment for AIDS foundation