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Lamborghini

Final Lamborghini Sixth Element Concept teaser released

Despite last nights leaked image of the alleged Sixth Element Concept, Lamborghini has gone ahead and released the sixth and final teaser image.

Expected to debut on the eve of the Paris Motor Show at a closed media event, the Sixth Element Concept is a technology showcase focusing on carbon fiber construction and its applications. Taking advantage of carbon fiber’s lightness, the entire vehicle supposedly has a total weight of 999 kg (2202 lbs) which is just slightly more than a VW Golf MKII. As a result, performance is significantly enhanced with a 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 350 km/h (217.5 mph).
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Mitsubishi

Review: 2010 Mitsubishi i-MiEV (JDM)

There’s an interesting realization that occurs when you drive an electric car. After all, EVs act just like normal vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine, they’re just a bit quieter and you can’t drive for great distances at a time. But as you travel along in an EV, you pass by gas station after gas station and it finally sets in – your car has rendered the fuel pump obsolete. Gas stations to EV owners are nothing more than places to buy cheap coffee and cigarettes.
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Toyota

Daihatsu to produce minicars for Toyota for sale in Japan

Toyota announced yesterday that it is going to team up with Daihatsu to get into the minicar market. under a new agreement, subsidiary Daihatsu Motor Co. will develop three minicars for Toyota starting in stages from autumn 2011 in Japan.

Toyota will sell the models through its domestic Corolla and Netz dealerships and expects annual sales to hit about 60,000 units once all three models are on the showroom floor.
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MINI

MINI Core Design Concept Shows what a Non-Retro Cooper could Look Like

Niels Steinhoff, a student at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, clearly envisions the next Mini as sleeker, more rounded, and less retro. His concept is called the Mini Core and comes off more as a shooting brake than a typical hatch. Much like a Mini, the Core is still meant to provide “reasonable functionality, driving pleasure, the possibility of individualization”.

Apparently all the general dimensions are identical to the R56 Mini, but the Core incorporates a much more rakish profile. In front, the face of BMW’s throwback hatch is cuter and integrates the fog lights into the grille insert.
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Honda

Honda Jazz With Hybrid Tech: As Practical As Ever – With Lower Emissions

The Jazz will feature the same 1.3 litre i-VTEC as the Insight hybrid and despite its taller body shape, the new car has similar CO2 emissions of 104 g/km – 21g/km less than the current lowest-emitting 1.2-litre petrol Jazz. As well as the environmental benefits, the cleaner emissions bring more affordable driving too: road tax exempt for the first year and just £20 a year after, the hybrid version of the Jazz will also be free from the London congestion charge.

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