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Bentley cars have always been fast and luxurious, but not fast enough it seems, because they always go close to the 200 mph bar, without being able to go beyond it. But not anymore, because, Bentley just announced the new Flying Spur W12 S, and it tops 202 in speed.

It is powered by a tweaked version of the 6.0L W12 twin-turbocharged engine, with improved engine management kit. So there is a slight raise in power, from 615 to 626 bhp and torque from 800 to 820 Nm. maximum torque will be achieved starting from 2000 rpm. The new Flying Spur sprints from 0 to 100 kph will take 4.5 seconds, which is a bit slow, compared to the Mercedes S63 AMG (3.9 seconds) and the Audi S8 (3.8 seconds). The car will carry on cruising until getting to the top speed of 202 mph (325 kph), thus getting the title of the fastest 4-door Bentley. Bentley all-wheel-drive and the 8-speed automatic will come as standards.

The Flying Spur W12 S is quite recognizable with a new Beluga Gloss radiator grill, new lights surrounds, window surrounds, rear bumper and door handles that are all finished in black. Also, it has a new rear diffuser and a carbon-fiber veneer in option. Buyers have the choice between 21-inches 5-spokes set of wheels, or 7-spokes set of wheels. Carbon-Ceramic brakes come as standard.

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The interior is dark and luxurious. It is characterized by black engin-spin finish to the fascia and waistrails as a standard, or satin carbon-fiber finish as an option. W12 S emblems are found on the headrests. The interior features also a 3-spokes sport steering wheel, with knurled gear-shift paddles.

The Bentley Flying Spur will be revealed in the Paris Auto Show, deliveries will start in the end of this year.

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Audi revealed the new A5 and S5 sportback before its world debut in the Paris Auto Show. The second generation Audi A5 Sportback will be sold in both Europe and America.

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The Audi A5 Sportback, for those who are not used to the Audi Nomenclature system, is a 4-door version of the 2017 Audi A5. Resemblance is near with the previous generation Sportback and the Audi A4 on which it is based. It comes with two engine variant, a small 2.0L straight 4 engine, produces 252 bhp from 5,000 to 6,000 rpm and 370 Nm of torque between 1,600 and 4,500 rpm, coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission for the A5. There is also a 3.0L turbocharged V6, making 354 bhp and 500 Nm of torque, this one is coupled to a 8-speed automatic gearbox, available for the S5. Audi said that the 3.0L engine will take the car from 0 to 100 kph in 4.7 seconds and his top speed is 250 kph. Both variants come with Audi’s All-wheel-drive.

The new Audi A5 comes with driver assist features like the collision avoidance auto braking, adaptive cruise control that can assist the driver in acceleration, speed (limit to 40 mph), breaking and even steering, traffic jam assist, park assist, cross-traffic assist rear, exit warning, turn assist, collision avoidance assist and camera-based recognition of traffic signs. The interior is spacier with 17 mm larger cabin, 11 mm more in shoulder space and 25 mm more for knee space compared to the previous A5. The A5 features a high resolution screen to run all infotainment and control systems.

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The price and the rest of the options were not announced yet, more to come on the Mondial de l’Auto on the Sep 29th.

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Kia Rio Sketches

Kia best selling model (470000 sold units around the globe) in 2015, will come to Paris Auto Show (Mondial de l’automobile) in a new look, presented by Kia only in sketch form, and we hope it will look as great as it does on paper.

Kia did not give much information about the new Rio, so we expect more at the presentation in Paris. But the sketch looks a bit more aggressive, sportier, and with a bit of attitude. Designers in South Korea, Germany and California did many changes to the exterior and interior design. Kia promises great practicality and use of new technology to guarantee a safer driving. Competition will be of course with Ford Fiesta.

 

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster revealing

Presentation of the Lamborghini Centenario in the Monterrey Auto Week, with its sisters, the Lamborghini Aventador and the Lamborghini Aventador SV

In order to honor the centenary of the Lamborghini founder, Mr Ferruccio Lamborghini, the Italian car constructor came with two models, one that was revealed in the Geneva Motor Show, it was the Lamborghini Centenario (the name says it, for centenary), seeing the success it had, Lamborghini came with a new one; The Lamborghini Centenario Roadster, an open top variant of the already exquisite coupe. Only 20 units were made, and all of them are already sold out, to 1,75 million euros each.

The Lamborghini Centenario Roadster was revealed at the Monterrey Car Week in California. It was designed by a team of engineers in the Centro Stile Lamborghini. Designers were given the freedom to go wild with their imagination with one goal : embody Lamborghini’s new design direction while keeping with the same philosophy of the founder. The car is made entirely from Carbon-fiber : monocoque frame and body work. The result is, a curvaceous profile and an enhanced aerodynamic design. The the low overhangs in the front and in the rear created the mono-body shape of the car. Optimal aerodynamic performance was achieved by an implementation of an air channel in the rear wall back of the headrests. It smooths the airflow from the cabin toward the rear of the car. This minimizes air recirculation and turbulence thus reducing inducted drag. Rear downforce is reduced with a large rear electronically operated spoiler that works in 3 positions. In the low rear, the car has been fitted with a large air diffuser, which optimizes airflow and distribution under the car. The rear wheel arches were enlarged to give place to the rear-wheel-steering system. Designers used new method for the painting that consists in dissolving the metal while diluting and diminishing its grains, to give a better silky soft touch to the car. The Centenario roadster comes in special matte exterior. The car sits on 20 inches specific forged wheels in the front, and 21 inches in the rear.

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The Centenario Roadster is to achieve great performance on the road. It has a 6.5L Multi Point Injection V12, the V makes a 60° angle. It produces 770 bhp @8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 650 Nm @5500 rpm. Power is channeled to the 4 wheels via an independent shifting rod 7-gears gearbox. The electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system comes from Haldex, and comes with a rear mechanical self-locking differential. All this mechanical advanced tech results in a +350 kph in top speed, 0 to 100 kph in 2,9 seconds, and thanks to carbon-ceramic brakes with fixed monobloc in aluminum with 6 pistons for the front and 4 pistons to the rear, and ventilated discs, the 100 to 0 is achieved in 31 m. The steering system is Lamborghini Dynamic Steering with variable steering ratio, and Lamborghini rear-wheel-steering that allows greater stability turning at high speeds and more precision at lower speeds.

For the interior, clients car chose color according to their taste from the Lamborghini Ad Personam personalization program. Yet, the car features a luxurious interior with many specifications. The dashboard and rocket covers are covered in light brown alcantara with Bianco Polar leather inlets. Added to that, the driver can manually adjust his driving style, and car attitude. The 10 inches high definition screen allows the driver to browse the internet, check his position via a high satellite connectivity, music and other infotainment systems.

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