2010 Honda Accord Comes With New Features

2010 Honda Accord Sedan

The 2010 Honda Accord lineup receives new features on certain models with an expanded application of Bluetooth HandsFreeLink to vehicles equipped with leather seating surfaces (previously exclusive to navigation-equipped models) and new rear seat ventilation ducts on Accord Sedan EX and EX-L models for more-direct rear passenger airflow. Subtle modifications include graphically optimized climate control buttons and the addition of a trunk roof lining on Accord EX models.

The Accord Sedan’s exterior expresses an upscale and powerful presence with a distinctive 6-sided grille, flared fenders and inset character lines sculpted into the sides of the body. Building on the sedan’s design character, the Accord Coupe’s unique muscular stance is highlighted by a longer hood, projector beam headlights and a sleek, lower-profile roofline. Continue reading 2010 Honda Accord Comes With New Features

Porsche Readies 2010 911 GT3 RS

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RSDelivering even more engine power, lower weight and shorter transmission ratios, as well as upgraded body and suspension components than all previous GT3s, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS sets the foundation for homologating the race version of the 911 GT3 and will be introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show September 17-27, 2009.

The heart of the new, uncompromising GT3 RS is the power unit. Like the engine featured in the 911 GT3, the naturally-aspirated RS power unit now displaces 3.8 liters and delivers even more power, while revving up even faster to its 8500 rpm redline. It now delivers 450 horsepower, 15 more horsepower than its 911 GT3 counterpart. Even with a specific output of more than 118 hp per liter from the six-cylinder boxer engine, the power unit in the new GT3 RS remains fully suitable for everyday use. Continue reading Porsche Readies 2010 911 GT3 RS

Lexus IS Sedans Receive Technology Updates for 2010

2010 Lexus ISThe Lexus IS sedan receives technology updates for 2010 that build on the brand’s legacy of delivering state-of-art technology. To further enhance the driving experience, iPod/USB connectivity, streaming audio via Bluetooth and an integrated satellite radio receiver are added to the standard Lexus Premium Sound System. The optional Lexus Navigation system has been updated with Voice Command casual-language voice recognition and Bluetooth phonebook download capability.

The navigation system also features an integrated XM NavTraffic, XMWeather and XM Sports/Stocks receiver and comes with a complimentary 90-day trial subscription. Finally, two all-new telematics products are available with a complimentary one-year trial subscription. Lexus Enform, which automatically comes with Safety Connect, is only available with navigation-equipped vehicles. Safety Connect is also offered as a standalone option. Continue reading Lexus IS Sedans Receive Technology Updates for 2010

2010 Devon GTX Debuts at Concours d’Elegance

2010 Devon GTX

The 2010 Devon GTX was introduced today on the famed judging stand at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The limited edition supercar is the first product from Los Angeles-based industrial design house Devon Motorworks. It will go on sale in the first quarter of 2010.

The Devon GTX is — on one hand — a race-inspired performance car, offering a 650-horsepower engine and a complimentary transmission and induction/exhaust system that will make it the most powerful naturally aspirated production powertrain system on the market today. On the other hand, the vehicle’s muscular shape represents a new expression of modern industrial design, blending both classic and futuristic cues to warn of the awesome power that exists within its shape. Continue reading 2010 Devon GTX Debuts at Concours d’Elegance

2011 Infiniti M Makes Virtual Debut at Concours d’Elegance

Infiniti today provided an advanced look at the all-new 2011 Infiniti M performance luxury sedan at the 59th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This is the third generation of Infiniti’s popular M and the first to be sold across all of Infiniti’s 32 markets around the world, including Western Europe.

Like the current Infiniti M, the next-generation design will be offered with V8 and V6 engines. The 2011 M models will be designated the Infiniti M56 and Infiniti M37 respectively, reflecting their more powerful, larger displacement engines. The M56 V8 is expected to offer more than 400 horsepower. For Western Europe, the M56 will be replaced by a V6 performance diesel. Continue reading 2011 Infiniti M Makes Virtual Debut at Concours d’Elegance