2011 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE
The 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche is a 4-door, up to 6-passenger full size pickup. Based on the Chevrolet Suburban, the Avalanche offers a more passenger comfort-oriented take on pickups, although it hardly skimps on utility
The Avalanche available in 6 trims, there including LS 2WD, LS 4WD, LT 2WD, LT 4WD, LTZ 2WD and LTZ 4WD. There are come with one engine. All trims are equipped with a standard 5.3-liter, V8, 320-horsepower, flexible fuel engine that achieves 15-mpg in the city and 21-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.
Base LS models come with cloth seats, a front bench seat, Bluetooth, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone manual climate controls and a wide array of power features. LT models add leather trim, front bucket seats, automatic climate control and remote starting in addition to more convenience features. Topping the range is the LTZ, which includes heated and cooled front seats, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, 20-inch alloy wheels and a navigation system.
Interior of the Chevrolet Avalanche is all Suburban with an upscale dashboard and plenty of available luxury conveniences. The normally static wall between the second row bench’s back can be opened to extend the normally five foot, three inch cargo bed to eight feet, two inches.
2011 HYUNDAI VELOSTER RALLY CAR
Hyundai fuels the excitement by teaming with Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) and Red Bull to campaign the car in the high-energy sport of rallycross, 2012 Veloster. At the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai unveil the Veloster rally car which is powered by a specially tuned four-cylinder turbocharged engine capable of 500-horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque.
The hatchback was stripped to bare metal and had its chassis stitch welded, increasing structural rigidity. In order to keep the weight down, Millen’s crew replicated many standard body panels out of carbon/Kevlar, such as the hood, doors, quarter panels, front and rear fascia. The finished product tips the scales at just 2,656 pounds or 1,205 kg
Then, an additional rear wing increases downforce, while the custom suspension allows for a lot of travel, needed for the typical rallycross jumps. Stopping power is provided by 14-inch front and 12-inch rear Alcon rotors with six piston calipers, complemented by custom built 18-inch HRE alloys, wrapped around in 245/40 Hankook racing tires.
2012 Hyundai Veloster Rally Car’s interior there all comfort features and fitted with eight-point safety cage, firewall and Sparco racing buckets.
A total of three cars will be built, the first of which will be raced by Rhys Millen himself in the 2011 U.S. Rallycross Championship. A second all-wheel drive model will be shared between rally champion Marcus Dodd and world record freestyle motorbike rider Robbie Maddison at the Summer X Games, while a third one will compete in the 2WD class of the U.S. Rallycross Championship, with celebrity drivers at the wheel.