2010 ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage with the musclecar theme was launched last year. Analysis of the computer models and turned up a location where some extra aluminum longitudinal members could be installed to change the load path and soften the deceleration. It tested well, and this car is the result. The extra weight is insignificant. And the performance, handling and styling are unaffected by the crash mods.
Use the engine in question is a V12 of 5.9-liters, kicking out 510 horsepower, enough for a claimed zero-to-60mph time of 4.1 seconds. Manual Transmission has yet to test it for zero to 60 under our paradigm. The rear-mounted transmission is a six-speed manual only, despite optional AMT and full-auto appearing in other Astons.
2010 SKODA FABIA RACE-PACKAGE
Skoda’s German arm went ahead and announced the launch of a similar sport kit named “Race Package” for its recently facelifted Fabia hatchback.
The Skoda Fabia Race-Package is available on the 68HP 1.2-liter and 85HP 1.2-liter TSI petrol models and it includes a front spoiler, a new apron for the rear bumper with an integrated diffuser, chrome exhaust tail pipe cover, white-colored roof and special graphics that run across the top and sides of the car.