Abarth reveals the updated 595 Pista

After the flagship 595 esseesse unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Abarth launched the updated 595 Pista for the 2020 model year, which according to the company it is "dedicated to younger fans of the Scorpion".Under the bonnet we find the turbocharged 1.4-liter engine producing 165 hp and 230 Nm of torque., mated to a five-speed automatic gearbox with shift paddles. This may sound exactly the same as the previous 595 ...

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Ford announces the technical specs of the Focus ST MK4

A few months ago, Ford Performance presented the all-new fourth generation Focus ST, and today the company announced the specifications of the model.The Focus ST MK4 when equipped with the four cylinder 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine producing 206kW / 280 PS and 420 Nm of torque, accelerates from 0-100km/h in 5,7 seconds which makes it -0,8 seconds faster than the outgoing Focus ST MK3 facelift. At the same time, in gear acceleration is better than ...

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Abarth 595 esseesse debuts in Geneva

Abarth announced the 595 esseesse which will debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show as part of the celebrations for the brand's 70th anniverssary.The 595 esseesse is a successor to the 500 esseesse which premiered in 2008 at Geneva, and a distant descendant of Abarth's tuning kit from 1964. The new flagship of the 595 range is fitted with the turbocharged 1.4 liter engine producing 180 hp / 132kw which is identical to ...

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Ford launches the new Focus ST

Ford Performance anounced the all-new fourth generation Focus ST, which comes with both petrol and diesel flavours, in hatchback or station wagon bodystyles, with more power and more technology boasting improved performance figures compared to its predecessor.The all-aluminium four-cylinder 2,3 liter EcoBoost engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, anti-lag technology and an electronically actuated waste-gate, producses 206kW / 280 PS at 5.500 rpm and 420 Nm of torque at 3.000-4.000 rpm, sending the ...

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TRD and Modellista parts for Toyota Prius

TRD and Modellista unveiled a series of upgrades for the facelifted Toyota Prius that will debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Although both companies did their best to make the hybrid look more interesting, the design remains controversial with overly aggressive details that don't really match the character and the performance of the car, even though that kind of visual upgrades are very popular in Japan.As a reminder, the updated ...

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Subaru Impreza STI Concept

Subaru announced the Impreza STI Concept car for the upcoming 2019 Tokyo Motor Show and we are excited to hear that the company is at least considering a sporty version of their C-Segment hatchback.The concept is largely based on the Impreza 2.0i AWD hatchback, but it features a sporty bodykit and a two-tone paint with black roof and black A-pillars. At the front, we can see a slightly revised grille with the ...

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Mini JCW is now WLTP compliant in Europe

MINI Europe, announced the slightly updated Cooper S JCW model line for the European Market that is now fully compliant with the new WLTP test cycle.Thanks to a new petrol engine particulate filter that is integrated into the exhaust emissions system, the top of the range JCW retains the same levels of performance while reducing the emissions to comply with the strict Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard. That means that the TwinPower turbo ...

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Mazda 3 Hatchback unveiled

Mazda unveiled the all-new Mazda 3 Hatchback at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show describing it as "the dawn of a new era". Although it doesn't have a hot hatch version (yet), the new C-Segment model features a stunning design, clearly inspired by last year's KAI concept.The new interpretation of "Kodo" design language is an evolution of Mazda's design identity with a more aggressive and more premium look compared to ...

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Abarth 695 Rivale coming to Australia

Abarth Australia announced that a limited number of 35 vehicles of the 695 Rivale Special Edition will be available for Australian customers in both hatch and convertible versions from early 2019.The Abarth 695 Rivale is inspired by the Italian yatchbuilder Riva, featuring a two tone exterior finish of Riva Blue and Tributo Ferrari Grey, satin chrome details, xenon headlights, Rivale badges and 17” Super Sport Grey Alloy Wheels.Under the bonnet, ...

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Mini Cooper S Kensington Edition

MINI Australia unveiled the Kensington Edition for the Cooper and Cooper S models, limited to only 60 units for the local market (800 units worldwide).The Kensington Edition comes with the exclusive "Pure Burgundy" heritage finish combined with the Panoramic Glass Sunroof, 17 inch Cosmos wheels, LED headlights and LED taillights with Union Jack graphics. Additionally, the model is distinguished by unique door sills and K badges on the B Pillars.Inside, the ...

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