Dartz Prombron Nagel

CARBARN | Dartz Prombron Nagel | Two of the most obscure companies in the auto world have collaborated on what's sure to go down as one of the strangest vehicles of the year, the Dartz Prombron Nagel by Gray Design. Gray Design, meanwhile, is a Swedish engineering and design firm known for creating luxurious yachts and customized beach cruisers. Now the two companies have created the Dartz Prombron Nagel, the which is described as the world's first armored Sportback and was designed to pull yachts.


The vehicle is to be launched in 2012 as part of the Centenary celebration of RussoBaltique.  It will share its platform with the current Dartz Prombron SUV but will feature a unique engine developing upwards of 2.000 horsepower.

Dartz Prombron Black Dragon (2012)

CARBARN | Dartz Prombron Black Dragon (2012) | Limited only to the Chinese market, the Prombron Black Dragon is as imposing and intimidating as its name sounds. Similar to what Rolls-Royce did when it built the Year of the Dragon Phantom, the Prombron Black Dragon is being built as an homage to the Chinese calendar.

As you can expect from Dartz, these guys know how to bling Their vehicles like nobody's business and the Prombron Black Dragon, with all the Scattered diamonds, rubies, and gold motifs, is yet another sparkling example of Dartz's affinity for fancy customizations.

According to Dartz, only 12 models of the Black Dragon Prombron are expected to be built with one model expected to fetch a ridiculous price tag of $ 7 million.

Lyonheart K (2012)


CARBARN | Lyonheart K (2012) | On the interior, customers will get the highest quality added to all leather trimmed seating surfaces Including, fascia, console, door panels, door pillars, headlining, sun visors, all stowage compartments, and glove box. The car was also equipped with a 7 "high-resolution color touch-screen, a Bowers & Wilkins audio system, and the latest generation satellite navigation system.

The Lyonheart K is powered by a 5.0 liter supercharged V8 engine delivers a total of That 550 HP Between 6000-6500rpm and a peak torque of 502lb-ft at 2500-5500rpm. The engine is mated to a ZF 6HP28 6-speed automatic gearbox and the car sprints fro 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 186 mph. Lyonheart Cars has opened an ordering books for the first 50 units of the Lyonheart K.


Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster (2012)

CARBARN | Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster (2012) | The SLS AMG's compact fabric top cloth was chosen for three Reasons: Its light weight compared to a folding metal roof, folded trim its dimensions and its unique style. Unlike the gullwing, the Roadster's doors open Traditionally with little Pomp and circumstance. Under the roof, Things are mostly standard SLS AMG.  That lever helps fire up the AMG Speedshift DCT seven-speed automatic. With four modes comfort, sport, sport + and manually - the automatic can fire off shifts faster than any driver could. A Race Start function optimizes the car's sophisticated traction control system and mechanical differential lock for optimum launches.

This thrust propels the SLS AMG to 60 mph in a mere 3.7 seconds and the car is electronically limited to an impressive 197 mph. Like the coupe, the SLS AMG Roadster is more than just an acceleration machine. A low-mounted engine with a dry sump system helps Ensure optimal weight distribution and a nearly ground-level center of gravity. A broad track - 66.2 inches up front and 65.1 inches out back - improves grip and control. Buyers can select either the standard or sport-oriented suspension, a new Adaptive AMG Sport Suspension with three modes (comfort, sport and sport +).

The rear-wheel-drive roadster also offers optional ceramic brakes for fade-free optimal braking under extreme conditions For the latest model year, Mercedes has updated the SLS AMG Roadster with a host of New performances, safety and appearance options. The most significant change arrives in the form of the new AMG Ride Control sports suspension, the which utilizes electronically controlled dampers to allow the driver a choice of three different suspension settings.

AMG says the optional system is controlled by electromagnetically actuated valves in the shock absorbers control the oil flow Between the lower and upper chamber. Other new options include lightweight 10-spoke AMG forged wheels with matte black finish, red-painted brake calipers and Several new exterior and interior colors.

GTA Spano (2012)

CARBARN | GTA Spano (2012) | International auto show in Geneva, Switzerland, has significance for GTA Motor.  Sento Pallardo, designers from Valencia when designing a glass-roofed GTA Spano tried to incorporate parts of the supercar brands.  With the long dimension of 4648 mm length, width 1979 mm and height 1199 mm, mean Spano almost the size of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. The chassis is made from a combination of carbon fiber, titanium and Kevlar, resulting in a weight of 1350 kg, lighter than a Lamborghini Gallardo (1520 kg), Ferrari Fiorano (1682 kg) and Lamborghini Aventador (1575 kg).




Spano fitted with a V10 engine, 8.3 liters in the rear. With a maximum power of 820PS and has 960Nm of torque, while at the test acceleration 0-100 kph in 2.9 seconds achieved a maximum speed of 350 kph. Still faster than competitors in the top third (Gallardo Superleggera -325 kph 3.4 seconds, 330 kph Fiorano, and Aventador 2.9 seconds, 349 kph).  While the brakes put on carbon-ceramic discs 380 mm diameter are paired 6 piston calipers AP Racing products.

Honda Odyssey (2012)

CARBARN | Honda Odyssey (2012) | The Honda Odyssey uses a tapered body cabin design with a signature "lightning bolt" character line to create a dynamic and distinctive appearance. The interior offers multiple modes for accommodating child seats, adult passengers and cargo, along with offering a comprehensive range of in-vehicle entertainment technology.  The passenger volume measures 172.6 cu-ft. (Odyssey LX and EX) and the cargo volume ranges Between 38.4 cu-ft. Cargo volume (all seats up) to 148.5 cu-ft. depending on the seating configurations.

To help enhance driver comfort, ESPECIALLY on long trips, the driver's seat features 10-way power adjustable seating (8-way power adjustable on Odyssey LX). A "3-mode" second-row seat design provides the ability to attach up to three child seats across the second row (Odyssey EX and above) by Relocating the outboard seats to alternate positions closer to the doors.  Odyssey EX-L models include leather-trimmed seating surfaces (front and outboard second row), heated front seats, XM Radio ®, power tailgate, a cool box, rearview camera and much more. Standard equipment on the Honda Odyssey Touring includes the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, a Rear Entertainment System with a 9-inch display, the driver's seat with two-position memory, 115 Volt power outlet, fog lights, parking sensors, six-speed automatic transmission and much more. The Odyssey Touring Elite adds an Ultra-Wide Rear Entertainment System (RES), blind-spot information system, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights and more.

The engine Produces 248 hp (the most ever for Odyssey) and 250 lb-ft. of torque, while delivering aspects an EPA-estimated city / highway / combined fuel economy of 19/28/22 mpg on Odyssey Touring models (18/27/21 mpg on Odyssey LX, EX and EX-L models). A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard on the Odyssey LX, EX and EX-L models. Odyssey Touring models feature a 6-speed automatic transmission for enhanced driving refinement.

The Honda Odyssey was recently named a TOP SAFETY PICK from IIHS, the institute's highest safety rating.  The Honda Odyssey Achieved its top "Overall Vehicle Score" with 5-star ratings for the frontal crash safety test and both side crash safety tests in all evaluated front and rear seating positions and scenarios.  Additional standard safety equipment includes Vehicle Stability Assist ™ (VSA ®), anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; three-row side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor; driver's and front passenger's side airbags with passenger -side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) and dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags.

Aston Martin V12 Zagato (2013)

CARBARN | Aston Martin V12 Zagato (2013) | With the final signed-off design and engineering development work progressing APACE, Aston Martin reveals the first images of the new Aston Martin V12 Zagato (road car) scheduled for production later in 2012. The Aston Martin V12 Zagato is the pinnacle of the Vantage range. Though commemorating a great Aston Martin of the past the Aston Martin V12 Zagato Could be no mere Pastiche of the original.

For Aston Martin's CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez, the V12 Zagato is "a celebration of both Aston Martin's heritage and its future".  The first - the DB4GT Zagato is a true icon: fast, beautiful and incredibly Desirable.  Initial design concepts for the Aston Martin V12 Zagato were Explored in early 2010. Inspired by Zagato's bold and individual styling signatures Aston Martin's Director of Design, Marek Reichman, and his Gaydon-based design team relished the challenge of shaping the V12 Zagato, creating a car That pushes the boundaries of Aston Martin's design language, yet pays tribute to the DB4GT Zagato. Demonstrating Aston Martin's ability to rapidly bring ideas to fruition the program Zagato Quickly gained momentum, the design team working hand-in-hand with engineers and artisans to complete the build of a pair of concept cars in the spring of 2011.

May 2011 saw the Aston Martin V12 Zagato the make its world debut at the prestigious Villa d'Este concours. In June the Villa d'Este winner - along with the second prototype car - the Aston Martin V12 made Zagato's world racing debut at the 24 hour endurance race gruelling held at the Nürburgring. Both cars completed the ultimate durability test, continuing Aston Martin's 100 per cent finishing record in this notoriously tough race. Since then, Aston Martin's design team have worked to refine the sports car's detailing and aerodynamic performance while staying faithful to the original design concept.  Every Aston Martin is a unique combination of advanced materials, technology and time-honoured craftsmanship. Built at Aston Martin's global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, production of the V12 Zagato will be Strictly limited to no more than 150 cars. Creating each V12 Zagato is a painstaking process takes approximately 2.000 That man-hours to complete. Just like the One-77, the V12 Zagato is constructed from a combination of hand crafted aluminum and carbon fiber. The bonnet, signature 'double-bubble' roof and doors are hand-crafted aluminum, while the front and rear fenders, door sills and boot lid are made from surround carbon fiber.

Four unique colors have been created for the Aston Martin V12 Zagato Scintilla Silver, Green Alloro, Diavolo Alba Blue and Red. From there the V12 Zagato is transferred to the standalone facility originally built to house One-77 production, where the build is completed. This serene, laboratory-like space is perfectly suited to the task of creating special cars Such as the V12 Zagato.  Likewise the bold new grille is formed in a unique three-dimensional mesh composite material Echoes That's famous Zagato 'Z' moniker.  Satin-finish carbon fiber on the dashboard and center stack is perfectly complimented by piano black and satin black Accents rotary switchgear. Carbon fiber sill plaques with 'V12 Zagato' script inlaid metal Provide a distinctive finishing touch. A work of art built by skilled craftsmen to be driven and enjoyed by the world's most discerning collectors car, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato is a fitting tribute to its Illustrious ancestor.

Hyundai i30 (2013)


CARBARN | Hyundai i30 (2013) | Every new-generation Hyundai i30 will be backed by the industry-best, fully-transparent Five Year Triple Care warranty from Hyundai.  The original Hyundai i30 has Defied the industry norm Increased annual sales by recording with each passing year. Since launch in 2007, the i30 has recorded over 360 000 European sales, Including more than 115 000 units during 2010 - the highest-ever sales figure for an individual Hyundai models on sale in Europe in one year, putting the Hyundai i30 at six in the C Rankings-segment. Overall, Hyundai is expecting a 50:50 split Between gasoline and diesel-powered Hyundai i30 sales.

At the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA), Hyundai has unveiled its new-generation i30, a vehicle the company expects will build on the success of the original model thanks to enhanced design, quality, performance and efficiency. Designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the new-generation Hyundai i30 represents a further evolution of the unique Hyundai form language, 'fluidic sculpture' - the company's distinctive design DNA - and offers a choice of four engines with a total of six power options and CO2 emissions below 100 g / km thanks to an upgraded, super-efficient 1.6-liter diesel unit. The new-generation Hyundai i30 will go on sale in Europe early in 2012 as a five-door hatchback.

For example, the new-generation Hyundai i30 can be specified with Hyundai's 1.6-liter 'Gamma' GDI (gasoline direct injection), a 1591 cc unit generates 135 ps That and 164 Nm of torque. The new-generation i30 features the latest active and passive safety technologies to Ensure maximum protection for its occupants. Active safety features include ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ABS (anti-lock braking system), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) and Emergency Stop Signal.

Since going on sale in 2007, the original Hyundai i30 has played an Important role in expanding Hyundai's sales and reputation in Europe's fleet sector. Hyundai expects the new-generation i30 to be even more popular with fleet managers and company car drivers than its predecessor.

Ford Fusion (2013)

CARBARN | Ford Fusion (2013) | For 2013, the Fusion will offer buyers Their choice of conventional, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models. Those WHO opt to go Strictly fossil fuel have three engine options: a 170-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic a 179-hp, 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbo four mated to either a six-speed auto or a six-speed manual; and a 237-hp, 2.0-liter EcoBoost four mated to a six-speed automatic. All wheel drive is again available, but only on the 2.0-liter Fusion.

Fusion hybrid buyers get a new 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder to replace the outgoing 2.5-liter unit. An electronically controlled continuously variable transmission sends the power to the wheels. Lighter, more powerful lithium-ion batteries replace the previous Fusion hybrid's nickel-metal hydride batteries, packing enough of a punch to increase of the fully electric top speed from 47 to 62 mph. Efficiency Are not the final numbers yet, but Ford is calling out Toyota and Hyundai, claiming the Fusion Hybrid stands to outperform the 2012 Toyota Camry hybrid by 4 mpg in the city and 5 mpg on the highway and the 2011 Hyundai Sonata hybrid by 12 and 4 mpg, respectively.

Truly dedicated hypermilers will want to hang on until later this fall, though, when the Fusion Energy plug-in hybrid debuts. (MPGe stands for "miles per gallon equivalent," and is a metric That allows a comparison Between Electrified and conventional vehicles In Addition to a long list of tech nanny aimed primarily at Those overwhelmed with the prospect of paying attention behind the wheel, adaptive cruise control, a lane-keeping system, blind-spot warning, active park assist, you'll also find the polarizing MyFord Touch system features on the available list.

Adrian Whittle, chief engineer of the Fusion says, "The holistic goal of our craftsmanship That process is to see not only Fusion delivers a superior visual experience, but also feels like quality to the customer.

Volkswagen Beetle TDI (2013)

CARBARN | Volkswagen Beetle TDI (2013) | The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI will be going on sale this summer and will the make its official debut at the upcoming 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The engine can be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or Volkswagen's innovative, dual-clutch DSG six-speed automatic.

The three models the Beetle TDI will be available in are TDI, TDI with Sunroof, and TDI with Sunroof, Sound and Navigation. The upgraded models are pretty self-explanatory, with the base model coming with standard 17-inch wheels while the Sunroof model also adds a premium audio system VIII with a full-color touchscreen display.