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Ford Mustang SVO to launch in 2015?

Ford has been gradually rolling out its EcoBoost technology across its vehicle lineup – now including the F-150 pickup truck and the revised 2013 Taurus sedan — and it appears as though the Mustang could be next in line for a turbocharged powerplant.
We’ve heard rumors of a re-born SVO Mustang before, but the latest report from Motor Authority gives us some concrete details. According to the report, the Mustang will soon be offered with an SVO-appropriate turbocharged four-cylinder.
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Volvo working on flywheel technology that will boost power, cut fuel-consumption

Volvo said that it is testing flywheel technology a light, cheap and fuel-efficient solution that makes a 4-cylinder engine feel like a six while dropping fuel-consumption by 20 percent. The move will make Volvo one of the world’s first car makers to test the potential of flywheel technology on public roads.

Volvo has received a grant of 6.57 million Swedish kronor from the Swedish Energy Agency for developing the next-generation technology for kinetic recovery of braking energy in a joint project together with Volvo Powertrain and SKF.
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Audi S5 Cabrio Challenge Edition by STaSIS

STaSIS Engineering has unveiled a new performance package for the Audi S5 Convertible.

Dubbed the Challenge Edition, the model features a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that has been equipped with a revised ECU and a stainless steel sport exhaust system. Thanks to these modifications, the engine produces 410 hp (306 kW / 416 PS) and 370 lb-ft (501 Nm) of torque. This enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds which is 0.7 seconds faster than the standard model.
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Report: Honda Canada owner database hacked, 283,000 customers at risk

Reuters is reporting that personal information from more than 283,000 Honda Canada customers has been stolen by cyber criminals. The data includes names, addresses, vehicle identification numbers and, most importantly, some financing account information.

Still, Honda maintains that the profiles don’t contain the goods necessary for identity theft. Crooks typically need bank account numbers, email addresses and birth dates to pull off a successful cyber heist. Honda Canada had collected the consumer information back in 2009 when it urged its customers to register for on MyAcura and MyHonda sites.
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