Geneva Motor Show: KTM X-Bow GT

Thursday, February 28, 2013

KTM will unveil the X-BOW GT at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next week.

The GT is based on the X-Bow R, power will likely be provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine that develops 240 HP (177 kW) and 310 Nm (229 lb-ft) of torque. The X-Bow GT will be able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3.9 seconds.

Full specs, including prices, will be revealed at the Geneva show, but KTM has revealed that the front and side screens can be heated, and a wiper with a screen wash system is available as an option.

2013 Geneva: SsangYong SIV-1 concept

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Ssangyong will unveil the new concept car the SsangYong SIV-1 concept at the Geneva Motor Show. There's no word on performance specifications, but the model reportedly measures 4500mm long, 1880mm wide and 1640mm tall with a wheelbase that spans 2700mm.

The front fascia features an exquisite set of headlamps with two types of LEDs and then some more LED garnish on the front bumper. The sporty styling is carried till the rear with tailgate-mounted spoiler, a dual exhaust system and angular taillights.

The four bucket seats independent, not shown in the two images teaser, is accompanied by modern and dynamic exterior lines already anticipated the concept XIV-2 and E-XIV. Among other gifts promised by SIV-1 Concept SsangYong there are “safety and comfort in all driving conditions.”

Joe Flacco Named Super Bowl MVP and Wins a 2014 Corvette Stingray【Video】

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Joe Flacco won a whole lot more than just a Super Bowl championship after leading the Baltimore Ravens to their second title in team history. Chevy was the official sponsor of the Super Bowl XLVII MVP Award and presented Flacco with the keys to a 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray.

The bright red 2014 Corvette C7 appeared on the field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans after the game, and while many sports fans overlooked the new Chevrolet sports car, it caught the eye of many auto enthusiasts who were at the big game. And Flacco is about to receive a lot more than the new Corvette after taking home the world title and MVP honors.

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It is also the most capable standard model ever - able to accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip.

Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco will receive his 2014 Corvette Stingray once production starts. Of course, his will be the second unit, with the first promised to Rick Hendrick, the current owner of the American NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports, who paid $1.1 million for the privilege at a Barrett Jackson auction recently.

Press Release

Super Bowl XLVII MVP Takes Home Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Presented by local Chevrolet dealer who rebounded after Hurricane Katrina

NEW ORLEANS – The honor of awarding the Super Bowl XLVII MVP Award was given to Rick Flick of New Orleans’ Banner Chevrolet, who knows a thing or two about comebacks. Banner Chevrolet, a part of Flick’s family for 40 years, was wiped out by Hurricane Katrina and was the first business to reopen in New Orleans East after the devastating 2005 storm. On behalf of Chevrolet, the official sponsor of the Super Bowl XLVII MVP Award, Flick presented quarterback Joe Flacco with a 2014 Corvette Stingray on Monday in recognition of his effort in leading the Baltimore Ravens’ to a 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.

“Banner Chevrolet and the entire city of New Orleans have been through so much since the storm, we felt this was a small gesture to bring the comeback story full circle,” said Alan Batey, GM vice president of U.S. Sales, Service and Marketing. “With the Super Bowl in his backyard, we couldn’t think of a better guy to have the honor of awarding the MVP with his Corvette Stingray.”

Banner Chevrolet was of the largest losses ever recorded for a dealership in the United States and recently completed a massive multimillion-dollar renovation with state-of-the-art technology. Banner is the only Chevrolet dealer in Orleans Parrish.

“We lost our entire inventory of 650 new Chevrolets and 120 pre-owned vehicles during Katrina,” Flick said. “I’m happy we are still a vital part of this community today and I can be here to represent the people of Chevrolet and its dealerships as we celebrate the Super Bowl MVP.”

The Super Bowl MVP receives the Pete Rozelle Trophy, a silver trophy made by Tiffany & Co., and the Corvette Stingray.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It is also the most capable standard model ever, able to accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip. It is expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model.