marți, 6 iulie 2010

2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and 2010 Audi R8 GT

                                                2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Another Corvette that is destined to heat up the streets and turn envious heads is the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. The vehicle features a recent Performance Traction System that maximizes the tractions for optimum on-road performance. It is also run by an intercooled and supercharged 6.2L engine assembled manually by a team of specialists from GM’s Performance Build Center. Its horsepower is jaw dropping, recording 638 hp at 6500 rpm, making the Corvette ZR1 known as Chevrolet and GM’s most powerful car ever. Add to that the torque which reaches 604 lb-ft at 3800 rpm, the fuel economy rated at 14/20, and the rear wheel drive concept that is gaining more points in quality.

  In addition to that, this more than great performance comes in a very flashy, stylish package. This 2-door hatchback coupe’s low ride height is striking from afar. With regaid to colors, it can be in Torch Red exterior color, as well as blue and yellow. The interior is of Cashmere color, and the wheels can be willed to be in grey paint. Durability and style are achieved by the body panel that is cut out of composite carbon fiber, and the aluminum frame that is hydroformed and with structural and chassis components that are made of aluminum and magnesium.

                                                              2010 Audi R8 GT

Audis have always been cars that love the rush and the elegant yet sporty appearance, and the 2010 Audi R8 GT is simply another attractive proof of this well-known reputation.

The Audi R8 GT is powered by a 5.2 liter V10 hand-built engine that efficiently generates a monstrous horsepower of 560 counts. It weighs 3362 lbs and has a HP/Weight rate of 6 lbs per hp. The car can accomplish a speed of 100 km in just 3.6 seconds, and run in a maximum speed of 199 mph. The dual flapped exhaust system lets the vehicle run smoothly and quietly despite its immense power. Changing gears is also efficiently done with the R Tronic sequential manual transmission. The clutch and switch function electronically, allowing for a fast transmission in the six gears.

  The car’s engine frame is of a type of magnesium that is extra lightweight, while its windshields are of glass that is much thinner than the others in its class. The bulkhead flanked by the engine compartment and the passenger cell is also manufactured out of durable, lightweight polycarbonate. Also, the extensive rear hatch is composed of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic or CFRP, which also cuts down on weight. True enough, the GT’s designers decreased the weight of the car to allow for more speed.

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