Archive | July, 2008

Saddam’s Rolls-Royce up for sale on eBay

This maroon Rolls-Royce you see here was supposedly own by Saddam Hussein. Up for grabs on eBay with a price tag of £185,000, it comes with papers confirming that it was owned by the former Iraqi leader. Steven Brown, the owner of Autocontinental, said the car will be shipped from Baghdad to the owner withing […]

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Inden Design gives Porsche Cayman S 314-hp

The 2009 Porsche Cayman S won’t be revealed until later this year. Output is expected to be 303 horsepower up from the current Cayman S that produces 295 horsepower. That’s where Inden Design comes in – before the 2009 model arrives, the German tuner is offering a new performance kit. With a new exhaust system […]

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2009 Subaru Impreza WRX gets 265-hp, new 224-hp 2.5 GT model

For the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX, Subaru is offering something all enthusiasts will love – more performance and better handling. Subaru is also introducing a new Impreza 2.5 GT powered by a 224-hp turbocharged intercooled engine mated to a standard 4-speed automatic transmission with SPORTSHIFT. With a larger turbocharger and a new larger-diameter exhaust and […]

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Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz SLC Gullwing taking shape, raises doors

Finally – Mercedes-Benz has upgraded the design of the SLC Gullwing prototype from that horrible Viper looking body style. The SLC Gullwing will take the crown from the current high-performance Stuttgart king – the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series. Power is expected to come from an AMG 6.3 liter V8 engine producing up […]

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Nissan offers buyouts and eliminates shift at Tennessee plants

Nissan said today that it is offering to buyout about 6,000 employees at its Tennessee plants and will cut one night shift at the plant due to rising gas-prices and slow sales of pickups and SUVs. Technicians and salaried workers are being offered a lump sum $100,000 or $125,000 depending on the length of their employment. […]

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Chrysler talking to Tata and Fiat for partnership

Cerberus Capital Management controlled Chrysler is talking to a number of overseas automakers to form a partnership as it looks to increase cash and tap into growing markets outside North America. According to sources familiar with the talks, Chrysler has been talks with India’s Tata Motors and Italy’s Fiat. Chrysler is talking to Tata Motors […]

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2009 Porsche 911 Turbo, GT2 and GT3 to get direct-injection and more power

We’ve already seen the facelifted 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S as well as the 911 Tara 4 and 4S. Still to come are the facelifted versions of the 911 Turbo, 911 GT2 and 911 GT3 – but who’s really looking forward to that since Porsche’s design changes aren’t that apparent to the naked […]

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Police in Philippines testing McDonald’s cooking-oil as fuel-source

The Makati Police Department in Manila, Philippines, is testing the idea of ruining their police cars on used cooking oil from McDonald’s. If the 6-month study is a success, 60 percent diesel and 40 percent McDonald’s cooking oil could become the standard fuel used by the Makati Police force. According to the Manila Times, the […]

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Aston Martin DB9 gets Caparo braking for more stopping power

Aston Martin DB9 owners can improve their stopping power with the new Caparo high-performance brake package that uses technology developed for the Caparo T1 hypercar. The Caparo braking package cuts stopping distances and reduces fade for £970 for the rear kit and £1,570 for the front kit. With the DB9′s 470 horsepower V12 engine delivering […]

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GM to continue leasing programs through August

GM told dealers yesterday that it will stay in the leasing business through August – but no commitment is being made beyond the summer. GM’s sales chief Mark LaNeve told dealers yesterday that GM will continue to offer a ‘balanced menu’ of cash incentives, annual-percentage rates and leasing programs on most of the automakers 2008 […]

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