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Porsche Photo Gallery

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Taken December 2009 at the San Francisco International Auto Show.

Porsche 356 1500 Super

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Porsche 550 Spyder Electric

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Porsche 911 Carrera

The 2010 911 Carrera starts at $77,800 MSRP and is powered by a 3.6-liter 6-cylinder, 345 horsepower, 288 lb-ft of torque engine that propels the 911 Carrera from 0-60 MPH in 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 180 MPH. The price as configured for this particular 911 Carrera is $89,075.

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Porsche Boxster S

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Porsche GT2 Race Car

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Porsche Panamera Highway Patrol

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Porsche Panamera S

The 2010 Porsche Panamera S starts at $89,800 MSRP and comes with a 4.8-liter 8-cylinder, 400 horsepower, 369 lb-ft of torque engine. The 0-60 MPH time is 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 175 MPH. Price as configured on this particular Panamera is $118,975.

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2010 Jeep Commander and Wrangler Unlimited Photos

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Taken December 2009 at the San Francisco International Auto Show.

Jeep Commander

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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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2010 Subaru Impreza WRX & STI Photo Gallery

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Taken December 2009 at the San Francisco International Auto Show.

Subaru Impreza WRX

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Subaru Impreza WRX STI

The 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI starts at $34,995 MSRP and is powered by a 2.5-liter DOHC intercooled turbo engine. It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, symmetrical all-wheel drive, driver-controlled center differential, Subaru Intelligent Drive, front and rear limited-slip differentials, Brembo high performance brakes, high performance sport-tuned suspension, and 245/40 R18 summer performance tires. EPA estimated fuel economy is 17 MPG city and 23 MPG highway.

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Nissan Leaf, GTR, & Skyline Photos

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Taken December 2009 at the San Francisco International Auto Show.

Nissan Leaf

The Nissan LEAF will be able to seat 4-5 adults, have a top speed of 90 MPH, and have a front wheel drive drivetrain with the motor in the front. The battery is a laminated lithium-ion battery. It powers a high-response synchronous AC motor producing 50kW of power and 280Nm of torque. Battery is 24kWh capacity over 90kW power. Cruising range will be 100 miles.

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Nissan GTR

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Nissan Skyline

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2010 Mini Cooper Photo Gallery & Info

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Taken December 2009 at the San Francisco International Auto Show.

2010 Mini Cooper S Convertible

The 2010 Mini Cooper S Convertible starts with a base price of $27,850 and is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged 16-valve 4-cylinder engine producing 172 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The car weighs just 2,855 pounds and has a turning radius of 35.1 feet. Acceleration is 0-60 MPH in 7 seconds with the manual transmission, and top speed is electronically limited to 138 MPH. Fuel economy is 26 MPG city and 34 MPG highway with the manual transmission.

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2010 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop

The 2010 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop starts with a base price of $29,500 and is powered by a 16-valve 4-cylinder engine producing 208 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration is 0-60 MPH in 6.2 seconds with the manual transmission. Fuel efficiency is 26 MPG city and 34 MPG highway, with the manual transmission.

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Mini Cooper Classic Race Car

Now this is the real, original, classic Mini Cooper. Back then it was much smaller than the new version, and here is one of those classics converted into a race car. Now that is style right there. Even though it looks like a toy.

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2010 Mazda Photo Gallery and Information

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Taken December 2009 at the San Francisco International Auto Show.

Mazda3

The 2010 Mazda3 starts with a $22,300 MSRP when equipped with a 5-speed sport automatic transmission. It’s powered by a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve VVT inline-4 engine, and has Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control, and is front wheel drive. EPA estimated fuel economy is 22 MPG city and 29 MPG highway.

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Mazda3 5-Door

The 2010 Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring starts with a $22,300 MSRP when equipped with a 5-speed sport automatic transmission. It’s powered by a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve VVT inline-4 engine, and has Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control, and is front wheel drive. EPA estimated fuel economy is 22 MPG city and 29 MPG highway. So yes, it is exactly the same as the 4-door version.

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Mazda CX-9

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Mazda RX-8

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Mazdaspeed3

The 2010 Mazdaspeed3 starts with an MSRP of $23,195 and features a 2.3-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder turbocharged and intercooled Direct Injection Spark Ignition all aluminum engine. It’s front wheel drive with a 6-speed manual transmission, has a torque sensing conical limited slip differential, and independent front and rear suspension. EPA estimated fuel economy is 18 MPG city and 25 MPG highway.

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Mazda6 Safety Car

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Mazda CX-7 Laguna Seca Safety Car

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Skip Barber Mazda Formula 2000

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Lincoln MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, Navigator Gallery & Info

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Taken December 2009 at the San Francisco International Auto Show.

2010 Lincoln MKS

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2010 Lincoln MKT

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2010 Lincoln MKX

The 2010 Lincoln MKX starts at an MSRP of $40,195 and comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. It has an automatic transmission, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, and a reverse sensing system. EPA estimated fuel economy is 17 MPG city and 23 MPG highway.

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2010 Lincoln MKZ

The 2010 Lincoln MKZ starts with an MSRP of $34,115 and is powered by a 3.5-liter 24-valve V6 Duratec Engine. It has a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, reverse sensing system, tire pressure monitor system, and traction control. EPA estimated fuel economy is 18 MPG city and 27 MPG highway.

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2010 Lincoln Navigator

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Lexus GS 350 & IS 350 Sharpie Edition Gallery & Info

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Taken December 2009 at the San Francisco International Auto Show.

Lexus GS 350

The 2010 Lexus GS 350 starts with an MSRP of $45,000 for the rear-wheel drive version, and $46,950 for the all-wheel drive version. It includes a 3.5-liter V6 engine with dual Variable Valve Timing and direct port injection. This engine produces 303 horsepower and 274 lb-ft of torque, which is transferred to the tires by a 6-speed sequential-shift automatic electronically controlled transmission.

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Lexus IS 350 Sharpie by NU Force

Yes, this Lexus IS 350 was decorated with a Sharpie. And it looks amazing.

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2010 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Info & Gallery

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The 2010 Range Rover HSE starts with a base MSRP of $79,275. It is powered by a 5-liter 375 horsepower Aluminum Alloy V8 with Sequential Multi-Port Fuel Injection. Performance and handling technology includes the Terrain Response System for General / Snow / Mud / Sand / Rock Crawl. The Range Rover comes with a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with Command Shift with Normal, Sport, and Manual Shift modes.

The drivetrain includes permanent four-wheel drive, four wheel electronic traction control, and two-speed Electronic Transfer Gearbox with Electronic Center Differential Shift on the Move Capability. Tires are 255/55R19 riding on 19 inch alloy wheels, stopped by power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes.

Dynamic system technologies include:

  • All Terrain Dynamic Stability Control
  • Anti Roll Mitigation
  • Cornering Brake Control
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • Electronic Parking Brake
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Four-Channel All Terrain Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Gradient Release Control
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Roll Stability Control

The 2010 Range Rover HSE has Electronic Air Suspension with Automatic Load Leveling and multiple modes including Access, Standard, and Off-Road. This is an independent front and rear suspension system. New features on the 2010 model include Adaptive Cruise Control with Brake Assist, push button start, a surround camera system, and upgraded powertrain, electronics, interior, and exterior. A 720-Watt, 14 speaker harman/kardon surround sound system is included.

Photos taken December 2009 at the San Francisco International Auto Show.

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2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Info and Photos

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe starts at an MSRP of $22,000 for the 2-liter and $25,000 for the 3.8-liter.

The 2-liter Genesis comes with a turbo 4-cylinder engine with dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing and produces 210 horsepower at 6000 RPM. You have a choice of 6 speed manual or 5 speed automatic transmission with paddle-shift SHIFTRONIC technology.

The 3.8-liter Genesis comes with a DOHC V6 with dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing and produces 306 horsepower at 6300 RPM. You have a choice of 6 speed manual or 6 speed automatic transmission with paddle-shift SHIFTRONIC technology.

Electronic Stability Control, ABS brakes, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, and a 170-watt audio system with 6 speakers is included with both models. These photos were taken December 2009 at the San Francisco International Auto Show.

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