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De Tomaso SLC Official Photos Released 28
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, De Tomaso, De Tomaso SLC, Geneva Motor Show, Pininfarina factory, premium large crossover concept, sedan, SLC, Sport Luxury Sedan, sports coupe on 02 28th, 2011

De Tomaso has come up with the first details and photographs of the De Tomaso SLC. The vehicle is to be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor show. The premium large crossover concept of De Tomaso, known as the SLS (Sport Luxury Sedan), is yet to get its real name tag. The SLS features two power options such as a 550-hp V-8 and a 300-hp V-6 in addition to all-wheel drive.

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The company also made it clear that they want to launch two more models, namely, a sports coupe and a sedan. These models, according to the manufacturer, will be released later. The company plans to produce 3,000 units of the sedan and 2,000 units of that of the coupe model per year.

Well, in case of the SLS, production is set to begin in 2011 itself, producing 3000 units per year. It has been learnt that the cars will be built at De Tomaso Automobili SpA plant, a former Pininfarina factory near Turin and in the Livorno factory.

Toyota -Subaru Sports Coupe by the Year-end 3
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Fuji Heavy Industries, Mori Ikuo, sports coupe, Subaru, Tokyo, TOYOTA, Toyota FT-86, Toyota-Subaru joint venture on 01 3rd, 2011

Toyota and Subaru will launch their jointly-developed sport coupe in late 2011. Fuji Heavy Industries is the parent company of Subaru. Testing is almost complete and the design team is making their final adjustments. The vehicle is expected to be “very comfortable and fuel-efficient”. It features a low center of gravity that will instill driver confidence.

It was earlier said that the Toyota-Subaru joint venture model will be outfitted with a 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine with 260 hp (194 kW / 264 PS).  It was also previously reported to feature a six-speed manual transmission, which will send power to the rear-wheels.

The styling is expected to be virtually identical to the Toyota FT-86 but this one will have a unique grille, modified bumpers, and different wheels.

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(Via TokyoNP)