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No date set for end of Schumacher coma – report

 No date set for end of Schumacher coma - report

Michael Schumacher 25.11.2012 Brazilian Grand Prix / XPB

It is completely open as to how long doctors will keep Michael Schumacher in his induced coma.

It is now approaching a month that the seven time world champion has been lying unconscious in a Grenoble hospital, following his late December skiing crash.

There are unconfirmed reports that the great German may never wake up, or that if he does he could be in a permanent vegetative state.

Germany’s Bild newspaper reports that “there is still no date set for when the doctors will wake him up from deep anaesthesia.”

 


Hennessey supercharges the Lexus LX 570 to produce 500 bhp [video]

Runs from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds

Hennessey has introduced a new HPE500 supercharger package for the Lexus LX 570.

Designed to give the model some extra oomph, the package includes a TVS supercharger, upgraded fuel injectors, a high-flow air filter and an optimized ECU. Thanks to these modifications, the 5.7-liter V8 engine produces 500 bhp (373 kW) and 530 lb-ft (718 Nm) of torque – an increase of 117 bhp (87 kW) and 127 lb-ft (172 Nm). This enables the SUV to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds and run the quarter mile in 14.6 seconds at 98 mph (158 km/h).

The package also adds exterior badging and an individually-numbered plaque on the center console.


Mercedes-Benz S 600 2014

Mercedes Benz S 600 2014 Car Wallpapers

Mercedes-Benz had the world premiere of the all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S 600, exclusively with long wheelbase and with a luxurious package, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show.

The 2014 Mercedes S 600 is powered by a V12 bitrubo engine producing an output of 530 hp and maximum torque of 830 Nm. It can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. The combined fuel consumption of the S 600 stands at 25.4 mpg – a 21 per cent improvement over its predecessor (20 mpg).

The 2014 Mercedes S 600 gets some features such as LED Intelligent Light System, the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension with ROAD SURFACE SCAN and the Driving Assistance package Plus. The S 600 now for the first time features the ECO start/stop function as standard, which contributes to the car reaching the Euro 6 emissions standard.


SRT Viper Stryker Green 2014

SRT Viper Stryker Green 2014 Car Pics

Chrysler group SRT (Street and Racing Technology) has introduced the newest, high-impact exterior paint color, Stryker Green, for the SRT Viper and is being shown at the 2014 North American International Auto Show.

The “Stryker Green” color is an evolution of the iconic Snakeskin Green exterior color that appeared first in 2008. It features enhanced green and yellow pigments and a “liquid mercury” appearance.

The model showcases lightweight carbon fiber components with an exposed carbon fiber performance X-Brace. Additionally, a prototype aero package has been fitted to the show car with a Mopar carbon fiber rear wing and extended front corner splitters.

Stryker Green exterior color will be available starting in February on the Viper GTS price class, and the SRT price class with the new GT package.


Video: Over 5,000 Horsepower Worth of Porsche 918 Spyders Invade Monaco

Posted on 07.18.2013 18:00 by
Simona

Having the chance to see a Porsche 918 Spyder on the road is pretty rare, but YouTube user Marchettino had the opportunity to catch not one, but six of these beasts on the streets of Monaco (AKA the supercar capital). While cruising around Monaco, he stumbled upon a convoy of three 918 Spyder, then when they stopped at the gas station, three more were right behind them. You can only imagine what the six V-8 engines pounding out a combined 5,250 horsepower must have sounded like.

As a reminder, the 918 Spyder combines a 4.6-liter V-8 engine with two electric motors for a total output of 875 horsepower. The supercar can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 211 mph.

The model is limited to 918 units and will carry a price tag ranging from 781,155 (about $1million) to 853,155 ($1.1 million) when you also opt for the Weissach package.

Video: Over 5,000 Horsepower Worth of Porsche 918 Spyders Invade Monaco originally appeared on topspeed.com on Thursday, 18 July 2013 18:00 EST.

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Vespa 946

Posted on 07.19.2013 01:31 by Sulthoni
, Serafim

The 2013 Vespa 946 is a small scooter that was especially developed to help you move with agility around the city.

As far as style is concerned, the Vespa 946 draws inspiration from the first Vespa prototype of 1946, featuring a retro design combined with a few contemporary lines.

The scooter’s distinctive element is its body which is technically a single steel and aluminium component which also has a supporting function. Thanks to its modern body and the intensive use of aluminum, the scooter has a very low curb weight which is combined with an upgraded 125cc, 3 valve, 4 stroke, air cooled engine to offer an impressive fuel consumption rated at 155 mpg.

In terms of power the 2013 engine rewards you with a maximum output of 11 hp – a 7.1 percent power increase compared to the previous generation.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Vespa 946.

Vespa 946 originally appeared on topspeed.com on Friday, 19 July 2013 01:31 EST.

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Triumph Scrambler

Posted on 07.19.2013 03:07 by Sulthoni
, Serafim

With its classic style and the old school stance, the 2013 Triumph Scrambler looks like a blast from the past. And there is no wonder why, because when designing the Scrambler, Triumph’s engineers have drawn inspiration from the 60s Triumph off-road sports motorcycles that were stripped down for racing.

In terms of style, we especially like the Scrambler’s classic gaiters and high swept chromed side pipes, as well as the spoked wheels, high footrests and the wide off-road style handlebars.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a strong tubular steel cradle frame which is combined with 41mm forks and chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload.

Needless to say that the Scrambler’s center piece is, of course the engine – an air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin unit that sends its power to the ground through a five speed gearbox. The engine rewards you with an average fuel consumption of 53 mpg.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Triumph Scrambler.

Triumph Scrambler originally appeared on topspeed.com on Friday, 19 July 2013 03:07 EST.

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Beta Ark AC / LC

Posted on 07.19.2013 03:35 by Sulthoni
, Serafim

Compact, comfortable and agile, the 2013 Beta Ark is a friendly scooter designed for city riding.

As far as style is concerned, the 2013 Beta Ark comes with funky color schemes, a pretty sleek fairing and two round headlights. You also get high mudguards, off-road sides, brawny muffler and a hardy frame. The motorcycle sits on a pair of tiny 13 inch wheels wrapped in 120/70 – 13 front and 130/60 – 13 rear tyres.

The 2013 Beta Ark is propelled by a single-cylinder, 2-stroke, air cooled engine with lamellar induction in the crankcase. The single-cylinder’s power is kept in leash by an automatic continuously variable transmission with dry automatic centrifugal clutch.

The ride quality is assured by a hydraulic fork and an adjustable spring preload mono-shock that grant adherence to the road and a good steadiness.

Hit the jump for more information on the Beta Ark AC / LC.

Beta Ark AC / LC originally appeared on topspeed.com on Friday, 19 July 2013 03:35 EST.

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Ken Block San Francisco Video 5

Hot off the YouTube press, Ken Block presents GYMKHANA 5 in his 2012 650 Ford Fiesta HFHV (which does 0-60 in 1.8 seconds) from the closed off streets of San Francisco; his ultimate playground!


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[Source: YouTube.com]


Ferrari F70 Spy Photo + Video

Hot off the Italian Maranello roads and and thanks to CarPassion.it is the most recent spy video and rendered images of the Enzo Ferrari successor the Ferrari F70. Ferrari’s new flagship supercar will be powered by a 7.3L V12 (borrowed from the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta) most likely tuned to deliver a blistering 800+ horsepower. It will also be aided by another 100+ hp thanks to KERS (thanks Dr. Feynman) adapted from current Formula 1 racing technologies.

[Source: Carpassion.it]