Nissan Cube

  The Nissan Cube may be new to the U.S. market, but the miniature box shaped people mover has been on sale in Japan for over a decade. For 2009 Nissan has redesigned the Cube and decided that they can compete with other space conscious small cars like the Scion xB and the new Kia Soul. Powered by a 122 … Continua a leggere

Lexus LFA

It seems like the Lexus LFA has been around forever. In reality, the first concept version was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in 2005, but that’s a long time in the automotive world. Additional concepts followed in 2007 and 2008, and the on-off rumors of a production version haven’t help. Nevertheless, the production version of the LFA is finally … Continua a leggere

Nissan 350Z

The Nissan 350Z is a two seat sports car that was manufactured by Nissan Motor Co, LTD. The 350Z is the fifth generation of Nissan’s Z-car line, originally introduced in 1969 (as a 1970 model year) as the Datsun 240Z. The 350Z entered production in late 2002 and was sold and marketed as a 2003 model. It was available in … Continua a leggere

Mazda RX8 – facelift 2009

The new revision of the Mazda RX-8 debuted at the 2008 Detroit Motor Show, with production model year starting in 2009. Meaningful changes have been described by Autoblog as being: Some additional chassis bracing increases rigidity, along with a trapezoidal strut tower brace and new suspension geometry that keep things planted out back. Additionally some minor cosmetic changes have been … Continua a leggere

Mazda RX8

The Mazda RX-8 is a sports car manufactured by Mazda Motor Corporation. It first appeared in 2001 at the North American International Auto Show. It is the successor to the RX-7 and, like its predecessors in the RX range, it is powered by a rotary engine. The RX-8 began North American sales in the 2004 model year. Mazda introduced rotary … Continua a leggere

Mazda MX-5 Superlight concept

Mazda will display a concept version of the MX-5 Superlight at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show that combines eco-consciousness with enhanced performance. Mazda isn’t pretending we’ll get to see the MX-5 Superlight on the road any time soon – they say this is “a pure show car” and you probably noticed in it doesn’t have a windshield – but some … Continua a leggere

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STi 330S

The new Subaru WRX STi 330S, just announced for a UK release at the British International Motor Show, is exactly the car last years WRX STi should have been. Put it slightly more drastically, and the WRX STi 330S is the car Subaru needed. The polarizing new “standard” STi has more buyers turning toward Mazda and Mitsubishi, and the once-lofty … Continua a leggere

Subaru Impreza WRX STI – Third Generation

GE/GH/GR chassis (2007-2008) The 2008 STI has received a higher degree of parts to differentiate it from its Impreza WRX brethren. Unlike the Impreza WRX, the STI uses aluminum suspension components, is only available as a 5-door wagon, and has different fenders that are 8″ wider. The turbo forces air through a larger top-mount-intercooler which has lost the red “STI” … Continua a leggere

Subaru Impreza WRX STI – Second Generation

GDB chassis (2000 – 2008) In 2000, the Impreza line received a complete update. The chassis was stiffened so that it had 120% torsional stiffness increase. The WRX STi gained 17″ x 7.5″ alloy wheels over the previous 16″ x 7″ wheels. The 5 speed manual transmission (reputed to be one of the car’s weakpoints) was changed to an STi … Continua a leggere

Subaru Impreza WRX STI – First Generation

The Subaru Impreza WRX STI (formerly WRX STi, officially changed in 2006 to STI) is the highest standard-edition trim in the Subaru Impreza compact car line, produced by Japanese automaker Subaru. In the late 1980s, Subaru created the Subaru Tecnica International (STI) division to coordinate development for the FIA World Rally Championship and other motorsports activities. After the company had … Continua a leggere