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The Tata Nano is known as the world’s cheapest car – however, to celebrate the 5,000th anniversary of Indian Jewelry, Tata Group will cover the world’s cheapest car in gold. Teaming up with Titan, a subsidiary of Tata Group, Tata will build the Goldplus Nano by April/May 2011
The cheapest car in the world, Tata Nano which is seen as the small wonder by the Indian automobile segment is gearing to get plated in gold by Titan that owns the Goldplus chain of jewellery in the country.
The winning design, seen above, was chosen from a total of 13 designs submitted from across the country. The Tata Goldplus Nano will be India’s first jewelry car and is being created to help boost sluggish sales of the car. This lucky voter also gets prizes worth Rs. 40 lac by Tata
After getting Tata Motors Ltd to relocate its Nano small-car factory near Ahmedabad, Gujarat has now invited Ferrari SpA to build an assembly unit in the state.
Representatives of Italy’s iconic luxury sports car maker met Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of setting up a plant, according to a state government official familiar with the development.
“One of the possible locations that the government wants to show Ferrari is close to the Nano plant at Sanand, about 25km away from Ahmedabad,” the bureaucrat said, requesting anonymity. “The chief minister is projecting the area as the next auto destination of the country.”
A Ferrari executive declined to comment on the matter, but said cars sporting the famous prancing horse logo will be launched next year in India, which will make it the 58th nation where the brand is sold locally.
Porsche, Lamborghini and Bugatti are already present in India, where the rapidly-developing economy has created enormous wealth among the urban elite.
India’s number of millionaires grew by 51 percent to 126,700 in 2009, according to US investment bank Merrill Lynch and consultants Capgemini.
“Ferrari will enter the Indian market in the first half of 2011. India will be the 58th market in the world where Ferrari will be present,” Valeria Costa, communications director for Ferrari, told the Times.
Ferrari is owned by the Fiat group, but Costa said the cars would not be sold by Fiat’s Indian partner, Tata Motors, and would be imported directly instead.
Import duties on the cars are expected to be as high as 110 per cent.
Among those who already own a Ferrari in India is superstar cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who drives a 360 Modena model given to him in 2003. He was reported to have been exempted from paying import duty.
India continues to suffer from heavily congested and badly potholed roads despite its recent economic development.
At least 105,000 people die in road accidents in the country each year, according to the latest World Health Organization figures.
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There have been several rumours about a new bike from Mahindra and it might be named ‘Diablo’. The name was suggested by a winning team in one of the Business Strategy Competition, sponsored by Mahindra for Business School students.
Now bike will have a liquid cooled, 4-stroke, 300cc engine which will produce around 25bhp. It rides on inverted telescopic forks and gets discs both upfront and rear.
Bollywood king Aamir Khan is said to be roped in as brand ambassador for Mahindra’s upcoming bike.
The stylish seat and sharp front cowl and attractive alloy wheel of the bike is very eye catchy which attracts on lookers. Meanwhile the expected price of the bike is Rs. 1.5 lakh for Indian market. The latest featured loaded bike will compete with Kawasaki Ninja and Ducati bikes.
The Diablo has tested at Italy and now ready to run on the Indian roads.
Driving at night with normal dull, yellow halogen lights is becoming more and more dangerous to the driver and other road users. HID kits can really help in poor visibility conditions and are a common addition to any road, rally or race car. They are becoming increasing necessary with the congestion and poor driving abilities on the road today.
To explain exactly how HID lights work is fairly simple. When 23,000 Volts passes across an HID gas electrode, an arc of Xenon gas which is ionized and heats up metallic salts. These then vaporize and the HID capsule will be at its full output potential. The whole procedure only takes around 4 seconds. Once it is up to speed, the igniter will shut off and the HID capsule allowed to perform its duties as normal.
There is an HID inverter which keeps the correct voltage stable and only drawing around 35-55 Watts of power at a time. The only difference is, it produces 3 or 4 times more light output than regular filament bulbs.
The end result is the light which is produced is of a shorter wave length than the halogen’s yellow light. This allows the motorist to see more as the view is sharper, deeper and more intense in dark or low light conditions.
So, as you can see, when you want to drive in poor conditions, installing an HID kit in your car or truck is a far better, more efficient and safer way to travel. For rally cars driving through forests at night, they can light it up for the ultimate visibility. The way the arc of the electrical energy is used, compared to a standard filament bulb is a more long lasting affair. Changing bulbs could be a thing of the past when using the 2,500 hours of use xenon bulbs.
Finally, most hid conversion kits sold on the internet are not street legal and are for off-road use only. Make sure you understand what you are buying. Consult NHTSA website for more information.
The countdown for the Paris Motor Show has already begun, and Lamborghini has added some fuel to the fire by teasing its next generation Murcielago. The teasing method is identical to what we saw before 2008 Paris Show when Lamborghini teased Show Estoque sports sedan concept. The Italian supercar maker will tease, if we keep 2008 teasers in mind, total of six images of the mystery model before its official debut at Paris on 30th September, 2010. It is even expected that the brand will reveal more with each image.
The supercar is rumored to be named Jota and will have a new direct-injection V12 engine stamping out at least 700hp. It will get a sprint from a standstill to 100km/h in just 3 second, with its top speed at 370km/h. The next generation Murci will be built with body a monocell similar to the McLaren MP4-12C and is rumored to weigh less than 1,500kg. Additionally, the design will keep in tune with the Reventon plus new scissor doors will corkscrew out and up. The new lambo is expected to price in the same range as the LP 640.
If you can’t afford to spend 1.5 million euros on one of the five units ever produced of the new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, the guys at Amalgam have found the solution! The fastest production car in the world can now be yours for only 4,800 euros… Of course, we are talking about a scale replica of the impressive Bugatti Veyron Super Sport World Record Edition.
Presented for the first time in July, the new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport became the fastest production car in the world after it reached a top speed of 268 mph with the Guinness Book of Records there to certify the record. With only 30 units built (of which only fiver will represent the World Record special edition) and a price of over 1.5 million euros, the model in Molsheim will be a highly appreciated apparition.
But, if you can’t afford the price of the real model, the guys at Amalgam have created a 1/8 scale model of the desirable supercar. The final result impersonates, both at the interior and at the exterior the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport World Record Edition supercar, and the tag is one to match the exclusiveness of the real car – 4,800 euros! And, of course, as we expected, the scale model will be built in a limited edition.
Just the Facts:
- Mazda unveiled its Shinari concept this week in Milan.
- The Shinari’s front end is described as the face of future Mazda products.
- The four-door coupe will be shown at the upcoming Paris auto show.
MILAN, Italy — Mazda has officially unveiled the Shinari, a four-door “coupe” concept that introduces the company’s new Kodo design language.
Shinari looks good enough to stand on its own, but Mazda apparently has no immediate production plans for the four-seater, judging from what little its designers shared with journalists at a preview here, ahead of the concept’s formal unveiling at the 2010 Paris Auto Show in late September.
Mazda emphasized that Kodo — said to translate as “soul of motion” — was a collaboration among its design studios in Japan, Europe and the U.S., and is intended to replace the Nagare design language that graced such recent production cars as the latest Mazda 3.
In particular, the front-end design of the Shinari, with its signature aluminum wing, was described as the new face of future Mazda production vehicles. According to Britain’s Autocar, Shinari’s “prominent, gaping-mouth grille . . . does away with Nagare’s ‘smiling face.’”
The concept’s interior, designed in California, features aluminum trim, chronometer-style gauges and leather-covered seats and surfaces, as well as an asymmetric front seating layout plus deep rear buckets.
Hyundai has been working on a new compact MPV based on its 2008 HED-5 concept car, which we have seen testing in prototype form on a number of occasions in the past several months. At this month’s 2010 Paris Auto Show, we’ll finally get to see the production version, which will go on sale in Europe next year as the new Hyundai ix20.
Designed and developed at Hyundai’s European R&D center in Russelsheim, Germany, the ix20 adopts Hyundai’s latest ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language as soon on cars like the 2011 Sonata. This latest teaser gives us a preview of the styling of the new ix20. Compared to the original HED-5 concept, the production version is toned down a lot but still has some of the key design elements, like the swooping A-pillar and aggressive, forward-leaning stance that’s not common in the MPV field.
Powertrains are expected to include a 1.7-liter turbodiesel engine with 115horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque on tap, along with a more powerful 2.0-liter unit with 136 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.
There’s no word on whether a version of the ix20 will be sold in the U.S. but considering the original HED-5 concept was shown at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, it’s possible that it will eventually reach local showrooms.
Apart from vehicular showings, Hyundai will showcase the latest developments of its Blue Drive eco-focused program. In addition, fans will be pleased to know that Hyundai has expanded its display area by 66 percent for this year’s show which will help in exhibiting the company’s extensive product line-up and new technology.