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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta vs. Lamborghini...

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta vs. Lamborghini Aventador : Videos


Let's take a closer look at this Ferrari. It has the home advantage here in Modena and should take advantage of it.

The V12 provides us with an impressive 740 horsepower, with a maximum torque of 690 Newton metres. Top speed is a nifty 340 kmh and it accelerates in 3.1 seconds to a 100 K's.

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1980 Tyrrell 010 : Classic Cars
1980 Tyrrell 010 : Classic Cars

Ken Tyrrell’s Formula One team won three World Championships with driver Jackie Stewart in their first five seasons. Following Stewart’s retirement at the end of 1973, Tyrrell remained a force throughout the 1970s, winning races with Jody Scheckter and Patrick Depailler. The addition of sponsorship from Candy Domestic Appliances during the 1979 season gave the team a financial boost, resulting in the Maurice Philippe-designed Tyrrell 010 being developed for the 1980 grand prix season.

The 010, described by Derek Daly as the “double-oh-ten”, made its debut in the third race of the 1980 season, in South Africa, where it was driven by Jean-Pierre Jarier and Daly. This car, chassis 010-3, was first raced at Monaco in 1980 by Daly, where he and teammate Jarier famously came together at the start of the race, catapulting Daly and 010/3 into the air. The car was returned to the Works for repairs, where the components were reassembled with a new tub. The car continued to compete through the remainder of the 1980 season and into 1981, prior to the debut of its successor, the 011. Ultimately, this car competed in a total of 17 Formula One grand prix and was driven by the likes of Daly, Jarier, Eddie Cheever, and Michele Alboreto.

Grand prix highlights for 010/3 include two 5th place finishes with Jarier at the British and Dutch GPs in 1980 and another pair of 5th place finishes when driven by Cheever at the Long Beach GP and the Monaco GP in 1981. Following the last race of the season in 1981, this car was returned to Tyrrell, where it was disassembled and rebuilt to original specifications and used as a show car for the team. In 1986, chassis 010/3 was loaned to the Donington Museum, where it was displayed amongst their famous Grand Prix Collection.

In 1998, Paul Stoddart, future Minardi F1 team owner, became involved with Tyrrell, and later that year, he acquired all of the team’s historic cars, including 010/3. The car was purchased from Stoddart by noted German historic racer Dr Paul P. Moog in 2004. Dr Moog proceeded to undertake a number of improvements to raise the car to the latest standards within the FIA technical regulations for historic grand prix cars (copies of the FIA paperwork are included on file). Another modification included a new fuel system (fuel pumps, fuel cell, and catch tank) for improved safety.

This historic Formula One car was then acquired by the current owner from Dr Moog in August 2007. Along with the FIA paperwork, the Tyrrell includes a file of ownership and technical documents, as well as a historical dossier compiled by Allen Brown, which outlines this car’s racing and ownership history. Additionally, 010/3 will also be offered with a spare set of wheels.

The Tyrrell 010 is said to be the most competitive car from its era, on par with the championship-winning Williams FW 07. As offered, this Tyrrell 010 Formula One racer is ready for the new owner’s race preparations and to take its place on historic grand prix grids around the world.

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2014 Porsche 991 GT3 : Photos
2014 Porsche 991 GT3 : Photos

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2015 Kia Sedona : Current Models
2015 Kia Sedona : Current Models

Is the all-new 2015 Kia Sedona a new try on a vehicle format that's gone out of fashion, or is it a fresh, sensible way to carry people and gear in comfort, without the baggage of the faux-rugged cues and wasteful image of an SUV?

Minivans, like this Sedona first introduced at April's New York Auto Show and due to go on sale this fall, used to be the bread and butter of American familiar. But ask today's moms and dads, and you're likely to get answers to the above question that are as polarizing as those on politics. If you don't believe us, go ahead and ask a few friends.

The Sedona, however, doesn't appear to take a lot of risks. It latches onto an existing format, and cribs from Kia's now well-established design suite. There's a clean front-end appearance and somewhat more upright version of the familiar Kia grille, with swept-back headlamps and LED running lamps. The profile is unmistakably that of a minivan—with practicality trumping any motion to innovate—but it's handsome in the way a solid beltline continues back all the way from headlights to taillamps. Also of note is how the windowline steps a notch up (rather than down, as in the Honda Odyssey) just ahead of the third row. From the back, the new Sedona clearly resembles the latest version of the Sorento crossover—only with its rear pillars hidden away, fashionably, beneath wrap-around glass, and its rear bumper height a several inches lower (for easier loading).

Inside, the Sedona gets updated to a new visually charming, horizontally laid-out instrument panel, along with a two-tone look and glossy piano-black trim. New soft-touch materials take to the upper portion of the dash and door trim, and there's a level of fine detail and better materials from Kia's recent products like the Cadenza and K900 sedans that extends here and looks like it will really raise the ambiance.

The 2015 Kia Sedona should move quite confidently with the same 3.3-liter 'Lambda' direct-injection gasoline V-6 engine that powers Kia's Sorento crossover and Cadenza sedan. It makes 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque, and has continuously variable valve timing plus a three-step variable induction system. Power is delivered to the front wheels through via a six-speed automatic transmission. All versions will have electric power steering, while brakes have ventilated discs in front, solid discs in back.

The wheelbase of the Sedona is up nearly a couple of inches compared to the previous version, but in overall length and cabin dimensions it's now within a few inches in overall length of its chief rivals like the Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan, Toyota Sienna, and Nissan Quest. There's seating for up to eight, as well the kind of versatility that always seems to be at its best in minivans. Kia has raised the seating position of the driver's seat somewhat for better visibility. There's a front center console with several usable storage places. Meanwhile, the second row has a Slide-n-Stow arrangement that can slide forward and flip upright to allow an especially low, level floor without the need to remove the seats. One option for the second row is a so-called 'first-class' lounge seating with retractable lower leg rests. As for the third row, it's somewhat smaller but is split 60/40 and folds flat right into the floor.

In outgoing versions of the Sedona, refinement was somewhat behind the curve; Kia now describes the Sedona as the quietest in its segment, with all sorts of new measures like wheel-house padding, double-sealed sliding doors, and new engine-compartment sound deadening. Ride quality should be considerably better thanks to new rear cross-member bushings and an isolated rear subframe with longer trailing arms. Base models will include 17-inch steel wheels, while alloy wheels in 17-, 18-, and 19-inch sizes are available in higher trim levels.

The 2015 Kia Sedona is built on entirely new underpinnings, and Kia boasts that its new structure, with 76 percent Ultra High Strength or High Strength Steel, provides safety benefits. The automaker anticipates NHTSA (federal) five-star safety ratrings. Brake Assist and Hill-Start Assist are included as standard, as is Cornering Brake Control and Roll Over Mitigation. A Surround View Monitor offers images from multiple cameras, while a Smart Welcome feature will illuminate door handles and unfold mirrors on approach.

Count on minivans to debut some practical yet cool features—and here the Sedona is no exception. There's also a Smart Tailgate that opens the hatch when the keyfob is detected in close proximity for three seconds. A dual-compartment glovebox that features a lower cooled area; and the Sedona gets Kia's first high-power USB charging port, and there's a 115-volt AC outlet.

Kia hasn't released specs or pricing for the 2015 Sedona yet, but we're anticipating that there will be several trims ranging up to a top SX-L model that will offer plush Nappa leather upholstery. The next-generation UVO infotainment system includes app capability from iTunes and Google Play (including compatibility with Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Yelp) plus SiriusXM Travel Link information on traffic weather, fuel prices, and more. It also uses new Siri Eyes Free connectivity and Google Local Search systems to help find (and navigate to points of interest).

The Sedona will be Kia's first model to offer Geo-fencing, Speed Alert, Curfew Alert, and Driving Score—all features that look like they could come in handy in keeping tabs on your teen driver. Not that he or she will be particularly thrilled to be driving around in an empty minivan...

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MG Dynamo Concept EV : Concept Cars
MG Dynamo Concept EV : Concept Cars

UK-based motor manufacturer MG has unveiled a concept of its first fully electric vehicle. The company has developed a static preview of its MG Dynamo in an attempt to gauge demand for a small, electric MG within the European market.

The Dynamo is on display at the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) headquarters in London alongside MG's current UK production models the MG3 and the MG6. Measuring 3,569 mm (11.7 ft), the Dynamo weighs 1,080 kg (2,380 lb) with a typical range of 80 km (49.7 miles).

According to the company, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, the Dynamo's electric motor can generate a maximum of 52 Kw (70 hp) of power and 155 Nm (114 lb.ft) of torque, translating to an acceleration of 0 to 50 km/h (31 mph) in 5.3 seconds.

The vehicle's battery can be charged to 80 percent in 30 minutes, while a complete 100 percent charge will take around 6 hours.

The SMMT display runs between the April 16 and 28 to coincide with the 2014 Beijing Motorshow.

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LAPD Apologizes To Commission : News
LAPD Apologizes To Commission For Not Alerting It To Tampering : News

Top Los Angeles police officials Tuesday publicly apologized to their civilian bosses for not promptly alerting them that officers had tampered with recording equipment in patrol cars to avoid being monitored.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and several top aides promised to monitor the problem more closely and vowed to be better about notifying the five-member police commission about such issues in the future.

"It is on us," Beck said at the commission's weekly meeting. "We will take whatever actions are needed to make sure" similar mistakes are not made again.

Beck was joined by an assistant chief and two deputy chiefs, all of whom assured commissioners the department was committed to keeping tabs on its officers' conduct. They said they had not intentionally kept the oversight board in the dark.

"Did we fall short?" Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger said. "I think the simple answer is, 'Yes.'"

Paysinger told commissioners his presence at the hearing, along with Deputy Chiefs Rick Jacobs and Bob Green, was "an exclamation point on how important this whole question of digital in-car video and also other accountability technologies are to the department."

The hearing culminated weeks of growing discontent among commissioners since they learned of officers' attempts to avoid being recorded in the field.

In July, an inspection by LAPD investigators found about half of the estimated 80 cars in one South L.A. patrol division were missing small antennas that are part of video cameras and help capture what officers say in the field. The antennas in at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions had also been removed.

Beck eventually told commission President Steve Soboroff about the missing antennas a few months after the inspection and assured him the problem was resolved, Soboroff has said. But it was not until February that the full commission learned of the problem when it was reviewing a shooting investigation and noticed the poor quality of several cars' audio recordings.

Since 2010, when the video technology was first put into use, LAPD officials have touted it as a cornerstone in their efforts to guard against racial profiling and other abuses by officers. The camera program helped persuade federal authorities the department was capable of monitoring itself after years of close oversight by the Justice Department.

At the hearing, Beck and the others stood by their decision not to investigate which officers were responsible for the tampering.

They reiterated their reasoning that because hundreds of officers have used the cars in Southeast in the years since the cameras were installed, it would have been futile to try to identify the culprits. Undercover stings and other surveillance options were considered but ultimately dismissed as options, the officials added.

Under questioning by commissioners, Paysinger and Green outlined the safeguards the department put in place after the antennas were discovered missing.

Officers are now required to document that the two antennas in each car are in place at the beginning and end of each shift. To guard against officers removing the antennas during their shifts, supervisors are expected to make unannounced checks on cars.

The discovery of the officers' deception has taken on added significance in light of plans to expand the camera program to hundreds of more cars this year, as well as the department's recent decision to outfit officers with on-body cameras.

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