Author - Zerin Dube

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MIEV – All wheel drive using new type of in wheel motor


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Tokyo, August 24, 2005 — Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced that it would enter a Lancer Evolution MIEV1 test vehicle in the Shikoku EV Rally 2005 to be held August 27-28 in Tokushima Prefecture on the island of Shikoku, Japan. Deriving from the Company’s Lancer Evolution IX high-performance 4WD sports sedan, Lancer Evolution MIEV uses a lithium-ion battery system to power four newly developed in-wheel motors. The Shikoku EV Rally 2005 is organized by the Shikoku EV Challenge Committee and the Shikoku EV Rally 2005 Executive Committee.

Mitsubishi Motors is driving forward the development of the Mitsubishi In-wheel motor Electric Vehicle (MIEV) next-generation electric vehicle and is planning to bring a MIEV model, built around core technologies of in-wheel motors and high density lithium-ion batteries, to market by 2010.


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New Jetta GLI Infuses Pure Enthusiast Pleasure Into Lineup


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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. ¾ The 2006 GLI is Volkswagen’s answer to drivers who seek the sporty attitude, style and driving dynamics of an Autobahn-bred performance sedan with the everyday practicality of a large four-door compact, all at a solid Volkswagen value that offers a lot of car for the money.

Backed by the promise of Volkswagen’s advanced German engineering and meticulous attention to details, the new GLI infuses the very best of Volkswagen’s unique driving pleasure sought by the automaker’s enthusiasts everywhere into the solid 2006 Jetta line-up, which includes the all-new Jetta Value Edition, Jetta 2.5, Jetta 2.0 T, and Jetta TDI. Read More

First 2007 Mercedes Benz S600 Sedans Offered to Saks Fifth Avenue Customers


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Montvale, NJ – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) will offer the first 20 all-new 2007 S600 flagship sedans as an exclusive Signature Edition model that will be available only through the Saks Fifth Avenue annual “The Gift” holiday catalog. Priced at $145,775 (MSRP including $775 destination and delivery), the exclusive and limited Signature Edition S600 Sedans will be delivered to 20 lucky owners before the S-Class debuts in dealerships for public retail.


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GM Performance Division Sets Speed Record In Rain-Shortened Bonneville Speed Week

WENDOVER, Utah – It took Mother Nature millennia to create the Bonneville Salt Flats, but she needed only a few hours of hard rain to wash out this year’s Bonneville Speed Week. After two days of speed trials, a violent storm swept through northern Utah on the evening of August 16, leaving standing water on the immense natural speedway and compelling officials to cancel the final four days of the event. Read More

2006 Cadillac STS-V and XLR-V arrive in Europe

  • European debut at the 2005 Frankfurt Auto Show
  • Supercharged 4.4 liter Northstar V8 engine delivers 350 kW (469 hp*) in STS-V and 330 kW (443 hp*) in XLR-V
  • Handcrafted leather wrapped interior
  • Cadillac Vs provide alternatives to high-end performance variants of European manufacturers
  • DETROIT, MI – Cadillac will host the European debut of the STS-V and XLR-V next month at the Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA) in Germany. These high-performance additions to the Cadillac portfolio have completed testing and the numbers certified by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) are official. The STS-V delivers 350 kW (469 hp) and the XLR-V is certified at 330 kW (443 hp). Read More

    Dubspeed Driven Event Coverage – 20th Annual Italian Concorso


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    Text: Dubspeed Media Staff Writer – Donald Bond
    Photos: Dubspeed Driven Contributor – Nathaniel Furniss

    Prancing horses and raging bulls graced this year’s Italian Concorso over looking Monterey Bay, California. Normally when you think of California, you are reminded by everyone that it’s always sunny. But that is not always true. When you live on the coast or have a beautiful concours show grace the Black Horse Golf Course, one would expect to have sunny skies. This year in the middle of August you found yourself with overcast skies and a jacket in hand as temperatures were in the middle 50’s all day long. Read More