SV 9 Competizione Photo Gallery

The SV 9 Competizione is built on the Chevrolet Corvette platform. It looks like a Corvette and feels like a Corvette. It also shares some of the Corvette’s problems, including wobbling seats. The engine bay has also been modified, using quite a bit of carbon fiber. These photos were taken December 2009 at the San Francisco International Auto Show.

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2010 Toyota 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Prius, Tacoma, Yaris: Photo Galleries and Information

One automotive manufacturer which definitely stood out amid the 2009 San Francisco Auto Show, sort of like a roaring tiger at the top of Mt. Everest, was Toyota. It seems like they’ve got everything right – a well priced hybrid, a solid off road machine, solid work trucks, safe and reliable family transportation, and a good future. The FJ Cruiser seems solid, simple, easy to work on, and full of great features for 4×4 off road use. The 2010 Prius seems like a promising and solid car, and according to company reps, the 2011 Prius will use Lithium batteries and will be plugged in overnight. Toyota’s lineup of minivans, sedans, and SUV’s seems very promising and reliable as well. If you’re thinking about a new car, Toyota is one brand to definitely consider. The following photos were taken December 2009 at the San Francisco International Auto Show.

Toyota 4Runner

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Toyota FJ Cruiser

The 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser starts at an MSRP of $25,270 and is powered by a 4-liter V6 DOHC 24-valve Dual VVT, 258 horsepower, 270 lb-ft of torque engine. Included is a 5-speed automatic transmission, part-time 4WD, Variable Gear Power Steering, Cyclone Air Pre-Cleaner, and 17 inch black steel wheels with P265/70 R17 tires. The FJ gets an EPA estimated fuel economy of 17 MPG city and 21 MPG highway.

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Toyota Prius

The 2010 Toyota Prius starts with a $25,800 MSRP and is powered by Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive System, which includes a 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve VVT 4-cylinder engine. 4-wheel disc brakes and front independent suspension is also included. EPA estimated fuel economy is 51 MPG city and 48 MPG highway.

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Toyota Prius Hybrid Plug-In

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Toyota Tacoma

The 2010 Toyota Tacoma starts with an MSRP of $26,750 for the Double Cab 4×4 4-liter V6 5-speed automatic transmission version. It’s powered by a 4-liter V6 DOHC 24-valve VVT engine producing 236 horsepower. The 5-speed automatic transmission is part of the 4WDemand system, which is Part-Time 4×4 with a 2-speed electronically controlled transfer case. It also has an Automatic Limited Slip Differential, coil over shock double A-Arm front suspension, multi-leaf rear suspension with staggered outboard mounted shocks, and power assisted front disc and rear drum brakes. EPA estimated fuel economy is 16 MPG city and 20 MPG highway.

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Toyota Yaris

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2010 Volkswagen GTI, Jetta, & Touareg Information and Photos

Taken December 2009 at the San Francisco International Auto Show.

VW GTI

The 2010 VW GTI starts at $23,290 MSRP and features a 2-liter turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder direct injection engine, producing 200 horsepower and 207 lbs-ft of torque. The GTI includes independent front and rear suspension, Electronic Stabilization Program, Anti-Slip Regulation, Cross Differential System, Electronic Differential Lock, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Anti-lock Braking System, and rides on 225/45/R17 all season tires with 17 inch alloy wheels. EPA estimated fuel economy is 24 MPG city and 32 MPG highway.

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VW Jetta TDI

The 2010 VW Jetta TDI starts with an MSRP of $22,660 and features a 2-liter, 140 horsepower, 236 lbs-ft of torque, in-line 4-cylinder TDI engine. The Jetta TDI is front wheel drive, has independent front and rear suspension, ABS, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Stabilization Program, Electronic Differential Lock, and rides on 205/55/R16 all season tires with 16 inch alloy wheels. EPA estimated fuel economy is 30 MPG city and 42 MPG highway.

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VW Touareg TDI

The 2010 VW Touareg TDI starts at an MSRP of $43,960 and comes with a 3-liter, 221 horsepower, 406 lbs-ft of torque, inline V6 TDI Clean Diesel engine. The Touareg has 4XMOTION Permanent 4WD with low range gear, a center differential lock, and 255/60/R17 all season tires with 17 inch alloy wheels.

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VW Old Beetle / Bug

And a little something extra.

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Porsche Photo Gallery

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 Subaru Impreza WRX & STI Photo Gallery

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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