2011 DACIA DUSTER NO LIMIT RACER CONCEPT GETS 850HP V6
Renault released official photos of its PikesPeak contender, the 850HP Dacia Duster “No Limit”. The name comes from the “Unlimited” class of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which imposes no restrictions on the size or power output of the engine, maximum power or torque, following an early reveal on racing driver Jean-Philippe Dayraut’s website. In addition, there are no restrictions concerning the transmission or the aerodynamic characteristics.
The one-off prototype was built by Tork Engineering (which handled the design, production, assembly and development) and Sodemo (engine), in association with Renault Sport Technologies, which supplied certain components.
Under the glass-fiber skin (the car weighs 950 kg or 2,094 pounds), the Duster “No Limit” features a 3.8-liter V6 engine specially built by Sodemo and based on the Nissan GT-R’s VR 38 DETT powerplant. However, instead of the GT-R’s 530HP, the six-cylinder unit has been tuned to deliver no less than 850 horses at 7,000 rpm and 900 Nm (663.8 lb-ft) of torque at 5,000 rpm. The engine is linked to a six-speed sequential gearbox specially developed by Sadev.
2012 SUZUKI SWIFT DDiS SUPERMINI WITH DIESEL OPTION
Diesel options are a must for any carmaker, even more so in the mainstream segments, if you want to be successful in Europe. Following the launch the gasoline powered versions of the new generation of the Swift last summer, Suzuki has now added a diesel option to the supermini’s range.
The Euro 5 emissions diesel unit is matched to a 5-speed manual gearbox and it allows the new Swift to complete the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 12.7 seconds en route to a top speed of 103 mph (166 km/h). Suzuki says it offers an 8 per cent improvement in fuel consumption and produces 9 per cent lower tailpipe emissions than the 1.3-litre diesel it replaces at 67.3mpg UK (equal to 56 mpg US or 4.2 lt/100 km) and 109g/km of CO2 respectively.