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Audi

New MTM R8 V10 Biturbo set for debut

Tuning firm MTM plans to show off their latest version of the Audi R8 V10 Biturbo at the Geneva Motor Show next week, according to the company’s website. With a blinding new chrome exterior, the not-so-subtle car will be an easy mark for traffic cops.

However, police cars will have an incredibly tough time keeping up with the highly-tuned machine, which takes advantage of 766 horsepower (571 kW / 777 PS) and up to 888 Nm (655 ft-lb) of torque. The bi-turbo kit is expected to get the car to over 360 km/h (224 mph), once testing is completed. So far, the vehicle has “only” managed 347.6 km/h (216 mph), according to MotorVision.de.
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Volvo

New PR Contact For Volvo Car Australia

Jaedene Hudson has been appointed as public relations manager at Volvo Car Australia, replacing Laurissa Mirabelli who has commenced 12 months maternity leave.

Ms Hudson, former NRMA online motoring editor, brings over eight years experience in the automotive industry to the role as part of a journalistic career spanning some 14 years.
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Advanced Auto NEWS

Hseih’s Aerius: The Hypercar Goes Green in a Fictional 2025

Imagine it’s the year 2025. The Bugatti Veyron is an overpriced collector’s item outlawed on U.S. streets as it doesn’t meet the nation’s recently introduced (and some say draconian) emission laws. Dozens of tired Corvette Z06’s prowl America’s heartland, their engines in need of servicing and their paint peeling, their hick driver’s desperately avoiding the iron fist of the DoT. E85 costs US$9.00 a gallon and hydrogen is relegated to interstate trucks and some high priced luxury cars.
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Advanced Auto NEWS

Kia Motors Signs Agreement With Vodafone To Develop Telematics Opportunities In Europe

Kia Motors Corp. has signed an agreement with Vodafone, one of the world’s leading mobile communications companies, to explore business opportunities in telematics services in Europe. The initial agreement is expected to boost Kia’s competitiveness in vehicle IT systems and reach out to a wider customer base in Europe.

Kia will focus on creating new business opportunities based on automotive IT systems and Vodafone’s existing communications network in Europe. As well as collaborating on the development of new services, Kia will develop new automotive IT solutions by using the telematics infrastructure to build a new customer-oriented business model.

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Mercedes-Benz

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Rendered

It’s only a matter of time before Mercedes-Benz unleashes an AMG version of its new C-Class Coupe to rival BMW’s two-door M3, but Carscoop reader Luis Silva from Portugal decided to craft a quick chop of the C63 AMG Coupe for our viewing pleasure.

The actual C63 AMG Coupe could be revealed as early as this year’s edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show. Given that the two-door model is based on the current C-Class series, it’s almost certain that the two-door variant will keep the 2012 C63 AMG Sedan’s 6.2-liter V8, which produces 457HP and 600Nm / 442 lb-ft of torque in standard trim and 487HP with the optional AMG Performance package.

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