New Models Boost British Car Industry – Part 1
From Bentley to Mini and electric cars to supercars, 2010 is proving a bumper year for new model launches in the British car industry.After the credit crunch inflicted temporary closures and cutbacks on the major UK car plants, a range of ground-breaking new models are breathing fresh life back into the sector.
In an exciting series of launches, all-new metal from iconic British brands like Rolls Royce, Bentley, Land Rover, Mini and Jaguar – and many more manufacturers besides – are set to roll off UK production lines.In this first of a series of articles, we take a look at new developments at two of the world’s most prestigious and revered car brands that are leading the way from the very peak of the industry – Bentley and Rolls Royce.The final appearance on the roads of Bentley’s hotly antipicated new Mulsanne will be a landmark moment in the car world – a worthy candidate, even, for car event of the year.
Not only does the company’s reputation make the all-new model very likely to be a stunning feat of engineering, but as the first big Bentley to be independently designed and …
Current Ferrari Models and Their Characteristics
Ferrari 458 Italia
The Ferrari 458 Italia is an expression of the most advanced concept of sportsmanship, represents the latest eight-cylinder supercar and it is the complete essence of what a Ferrari should be: power, extreme technology, pure driving pleasure. The 458 Italia affirms a new philosophy: lighter, faster, yet more environmentally friendly. Created to be even more extreme than the successful F430, the Italia does not sacrifice the driving pleasure in traffic or at low speed. The 458 Italia is built using the most advanced engine, chassis and aerodynamics technology ever developed by Ferrari, a feature that is partly due to working closely with the F1 Team in order to combine exceptional performance with reduced consumption and emissions. The new 4,499 cc V8 engine is a veritable powerhouse, punching out 570 hp. Equipped with the 7-speed F1 dual-clutch gearbox, the 458 can sprint from 0 to 60mph in under 3.4 seconds reaching a maximum speed of over 202 mph. Ferrari Silicon Valley is currently accepting interest list applications for the 458 Italia.
The Ferrari California is a bold addition to the Ferrari range: an eight-cylinder model with a grand touring remit. …