Racing version of the 2013 Dodge Dart officially unveiled – collier automotive

The Americans from Dodge decided to unveil the racing variant of the new Dodge Dart, a model which will compete in the Global RallyCross Championship.

Compared to the production model, the new Dart racer is fitted with a 2.0-liter turbo engine delivering 600 horsepower and 745 Nm of torque.

2012 Dodge Dart GCR

2012 Dodge Dart GCR

Behind the steering wheel of the American vehicle will sit Travis Pastrana, a well-known name in the motorsport industry.

The new GRC Dart can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 1,9 seconds, mainly due to its increased power output and low total mass.

“At Dodge, racing is an integral part of our heritage and embodies our competitive spirit, so we’re very excited to announce the next chapter in racing for Dodge with our all-new Dodge Dart,” commented Dodge boss, Reid Bigland.

2012 Dodge Dart GCR

2012 Dodge Dart GCR

2012 Global RallyCross Race schedule starts with the Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26 followed by the Texas Motor Speedway on June 10.

June 30 and July 1 are reserved for the X Games in Los Angeles while 14 days later the New Hampshire Motor Speedway will take place.

Peugeot 508 RXH priced from £33,695 in the UK – collier automotive

The French people from Peugeot released official pricing for the 508 RXH Crossover and 508 Hybrid4 Sedan in the United Kingdom.

The 508 RXH starts from £33,695 while the sedan version is slightly cheaper at £31,450, both models being available for order with deliveries scheduled to begin in May.

Peugeot 508 RXH Crossover

Peugeot 508 RXH Crossover

Both models benefit from a hybrid powertrain which includes an electric motor and a 2.0-liter HDi diesel for a total of 200 horsepower.

Peugeot 508 RXH Crossover

Peugeot 508 RXH Crossover

The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is possible in 9,5 seconds (508 RXH) and 9 seconds (508 Hybrid4) while the top speed is rated at 212 km/h.

Peugeot 508 RXH Crossover

Peugeot 508 RXH Crossover

Peugeot announced a combined fuel economy of 68,9mpg UK and 78,5mpg UK, quite decent figures for a hybrid model. Among the standard features Peugeot includes cruise control, automatic dual-zone air conditioning, automatic headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seats, Bluetooth connectivity and much more.

Peugeot 508 RXH Crossover

Peugeot 508 RXH Crossover

You can get more details about the new Peugeot models by reading the specifications below.

Peugeot Specs

Peugeot Specs

Renault Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 Edition unveiled – collier automotive

Renault released official pricing and details for the new Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7, a special edition which will be available starting today in Austria, Belgium, France, Spain and Switzerland.

The French model starts from €27,900 in the home market and as mentioned above, Renault accepts orders for the new special edition starting March 14.

Renault Clio RS Red Bull Racing RB7

Renault Clio RS Red Bull Racing RB7

At the exterior, the Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 features a matte black finish with yellow side mirrors, rear diffuser and front blade.

Renault Clio RS Red Bull Racing RB7

Renault Clio RS Red Bull Racing RB7

A new set of 18-inch alloy wheels with Bridgestone tires is available as well while inside we find new Recaro seats and new trim.

Renault Clio RS Red Bull Racing RB7

Renault Clio RS Red Bull Racing RB7

“Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 is a hot hatch combining stunning looks with the very latest features to have been developed by the wizards at Renault Sport Technologies,” says Jean-Maxime Boulanger, Clio Renault Sport Product Manager.

Renault Clio RS Red Bull Racing RB7

Renault Clio RS Red Bull Racing RB7

Under the bonnet we find the standard 2.0-liter engine delivering 200 horsepower and 215 Nm of torque for a 0-100 km/h acceleration in 6,9 seconds and a top speed of 225 km/h.

Dodge Avenger V6 (SE) starts at $21,495 – collier automotive

It seems that the Americans from Dodge are looking forward to increase their sales as they announced a new entry-level version of the Avenger, a model which becomes the most affordable in the range.

The company prices the new model at $21,495 which is about $2,500 less than the SXT Plus version which follows. The new Dodge Avenger SE V6 is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar unit delivering 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque.

Dodge Avenger SE V6

Dodge Avenger SE V6

The V6 engine is coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission and is able to return a highway fuel consumption of 29mpg.

“The Dodge Avenger is one of the fastest growing mid-size cars in America, with sales up 112 percent this year. We’re building off this momentum with the introduction of the new SE V6 package,” Reid Bigland, CEO at Dodge.

In terms of styling, the new Avenger includes 18-inch alloy wheels, body-colored spoilers, LED daytime running lights, keyless entry and ESC with traction control.

Dodge Avenger SE V6

Dodge Avenger SE V6

As mentioned above, the new Dodge Avenger SE V6 starts from $21,495, a price which does not include the destination and handling fee.

Infiniti to produce the FX Sebastian Vettel Edition – collier automotive

The Japanese folks from Infiniti officially confirmed today through a press release that the FX Sebastian Vettel special edition will enter the series production, only 200 units following to be built.

Infiniti presented the FX Sebastian Vettel model for the first time as a concept car but they decided to produce the special model dedicated to the German Formula One racing driver.

Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel concept

Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel concept

Under the bonnet we will find a 5.0-liter V8 engine capable to deliver 414 horsepower, enough resources for a 0-100 km/h sprint in 5,6 seconds and a top speed of 300 km/h.

The Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel sports a revised exterior with new front and rear bumpers, air vents, tinted windows and new alloy wheels.

Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel concept

Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel concept

Infiniti denied to release photos of the production model, therefore the images attached to this article present the concept model revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel concept

Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel concept

The Japanese car maker is already taking orders but they plan to offer the new special edition only in Europe, therefore, the American customers are not eligible in this situation.

Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel concept Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel concept