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Alfa Romeo 4C Concept Charms Geneva 1
Mar
Posted by Alex Ion in 4C Concept, alfa-romeo, Automotive News, Event Coverage, Geneva Auto Show, Rear-Wheel Drive, Sport Coupe, Super car news on 03 1st, 2011

The Geneva Auto Show is witness to many a beauty making their debut.  Among them the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept has been showcased as a  two-seater vehicle that comes across as a rear-wheel drive sport coupe. The car maker proposes to take the concept to production without much delay. We hear the  model will go on sale in 2012.

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All of about 4 meters in length and less than 2.4 meters of wheelbase, the car has been presented as a car that sports a four-cylinder (4C) 1750 Turbo Multi-Air unit  that returns 200 PS (147 kW / 197 bhp) of output.

Features include the latest Alfa TCT automatic twin dry clutch gearbox. The car has capabilities to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 5 seconds and returns a  top speed of over 250 km/h (155 mph).

Alfa Romeo comes with a mid-rear mounted 1.8 liter turbocharged power plant and a lightweight chassis with carbon-fiber and aluminum body structures for a total curb weight of less than 850 kg (1874 lbs).



Lotus Elan to Roll Out During Fall 2013 with Rear-Wheel Drive Capabilities 1
Oct
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Lotus, Lotus Elan, Porsche-911, Rear-Wheel Drive, UK on 10 1st, 2010

Lotus has done a bit of improvement to the Elan of the early ’90s by sprinkling some rear-wheel drive capabilities and brought it anew.   A clear redone model, the new Lotus Elan comes powered by a mid-mounted 4.0-liter V6 engine with 450 PS (331 kW / 444 hp) and 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) of toque.

An expected rival to the Porsche 911, the new Lotus Elan comes with a seven-speed DCT transmission, which helps the 1,295 kg car to race from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 310 km/h.  The Elan is to go on sale during the fall season of 2013, and might carry a tag of around £75,000 in the UK market.

Lotus is also bringing in a hybrid variant of the vehicle that would promise to cut CO2 emissions by as low as 199 g/km. Watch the video below:







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