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2012 Audi A1 Quattro
Engine: 2.0L inline-4 turbocharged
0-60: 5.9 seconds
Top speed: 155mph
2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic
“(from Jeep Press Release) Jeep Wrangler Arctic
In order to highlight the most adventurous soul and the legendary 4x4 capability of the iconic Jeep Wrangler, Jeep introduces in Frankfurt the all-new Arctic special-edition model.
The grueling and demanding environments of the arctic offer the type of terrain the legendary Jeep Wrangler was engineered to conquer. Based on the Jeep Wrangler Sahara model, the Arctic’s winter theme is immediately recognizable. The new special edition features exclusive styling cues. The Arctic badge and decal recall the Yeti, the legendary creature that according to folk tradition lives in the uncontaminated nature of the extreme North.
With unique black 17-inch wheels, original Mopar® accessories and an exclusive interior enhanced by distinctive colors and details, Jeep Wrangler Arctic is powered by the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 petrol engine matched with the automatic five-speed transaxle or by the 2.8-liter turbo diesel powertrain paired with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.
The new Arctic model will be introduced in European Jeep dealerships in the first quarter of 2012 and will be available for Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.”
1992 Jaguar XJ220
“(from Jaguar Press Release) The XJ220 remains the fastest Jaguar ever produced and when launched in 1992 and, at 213mph, had the highest maximum speed of any production car. Constructed using advanced aluminium honeycomb, the car was immensely strong and, despite its size, weighed just 1,470 kg.
Originally conceived as a concept car, the XJ220 debuted at the 1988 British Motor Show. Designed by Keith Helfet, the car was signed off for production in December 1989 with TWR selected as the partner for the project.
Powered by a 3.5-litre, twin turbo V6, the XJ220 channelled its drive through the 18-inch Speedline rear wheels shod in specially developed 345/35 Bridgestone Expedia tyres via a five-speed gearbox and an AP Racing twin-plate clutch. The XJ220 developed 550 PS and 475 lbs ft of torque to allow it to accelerate to 60mph in under four seconds. Braking was supplied by a set of AP Racing discs and four pot callipers.
Built by hand in an all-new factory in Bloxham, Oxfordshire, prototype 001 was completed in 1990 while car 002 achieved 186 mph at Bruntingthorpe in September of the same year. The first customer car was completed in June 1992 with a retail price of £470,000.
Production ceased in 1994, by which time 275 cars had been built.
The silver car in attendance at the recent Jaguar Experience Day held at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon is chassis 004, one of 10 pre-production vehicles. This example was used for extensive tyre and high speed testing at Fort Stockton, Texas, in 1991. Andy Wallace achieved a maximum speed of 213 mph in the car during the testing process.
Once these duties were completed the car was converted to race specification and was campaigned by Justin Law in the British GT Cup. On being retired from racing it was returned to its standard, road-going specification.
The yellow car is an XJ220 S - chassis ‘220-803’. This is the very first XJ220 S, built using spare parts from the Le Mans cars, including single-piece carbon fibre front and rear clamshells, revised springs and dampers and a claimed 700 PS. The luxurious interior of the road car was dropped in favour of Kevlar bucket seats and pared down, carbon trim.
The car was unveiled at the Autosport Show in 1993.”
2011 Land Rover Defender Limited Edition
Engine: 2.4L diesel
“(from Land Rover Press Release) LAND ROVER ANNOUNCES THE NEW 2011 DEFENDER LIMITED EDITION
•Class-leading all-terrain capability with a raw and edgy style.
•Two striking exterior colours - either Zermatt Silver or for the first time on a Defender, Nara Bronze, both with contrast Santorini Black finish to the roof and wheel arches.
•Introduction of 16 inch Saw Tooth alloy wheels.
•A choice of two interior colourways in either Ebony or a unique duo-tone Ebony and Almond interior.
Brussels Motorshow, 10th January 2011, Land Rover launches the new 2011 Defender Limited Edition.
The Defender Limited Edition offers raw and edgy style, with the class-leading all-terrain capability you would expect of this motoring icon.
The exterior is available in either Zermatt Silver or for the first time on a Defender, Nara Bronze. These contemporary colour schemes are enhanced by a contrasting Santorini Black finish to the roof and wheel arches. And for the first time unique gloss black 16 inch Saw Tooth alloy wheels, to create a sense of raw utilitarianism.
For the interior there are a choice of two colourways, either Ebony to complement the Zermatt Silver exterior or a duo-tone Ebony and Almond interior for the Nara Bronze exterior. The seats, with the addition of leather side bolsters, offer a more refined finish to the interior.
There are four derivatives available, including a 90 Hard Top, 90 Station Wagon and 110 Station Wagon, with the option of a utility pack available for the 110 Station Wagon. The full range of regular options and accessories are also available to enhance capability and individuality.
Powered by the 2.4 litre common-rail diesel engine, this Defender boasts fuel efficiency and performance, with 360Nm torque for effortless towing, and enhanced on-road performance.”
“(from GM Press Release) 45th Anniversary package details
Launching this summer, the 45th Anniversary Special Edition commemorates both Camaro’s lineage and its 21st-century revival. Camaro fans will get their first look at the 45th Anniversary Special Edition at the Camaro5 Fest II, April 15 in Arizona. The anniversary package will be offered on Camaro’s top two trim levels (2LT and 2SS) for both coupe and convertible body styles.
The exterior signature of the 45th Anniversary Special Edition is its unique rally stripe, in red and silver, that contrasts the Carbon Flash Metallic paint. The package also includes:
* Unique 45th Anniversary hood and deck stripes; badges located beneath the front fender emblems
* New-design 20-inch wheels in dark silver
* Fog lamp and taillamp bezels finished in dark silver
* RS-style taillamp lenses
* Standard rear spoiler and HID headlamps
* Body-color roof molding
* Jet Black interior with leather-trimmed seats featuring the 45th Anniversary logo
* White instrument panel and door trim inserts with the 45th Anniversary logo on the instrument panel
* Red, white and blue stitching on the seats, steering wheel, shift knob/boot, door armrests and console lid
* 45th Anniversary logo on the steering wheel and sill plates.”
2012 Nissan GTR
Engine: 3.8L V6 twin turbocharged