2011 PORSCHE 918 RSR COUPE CONCEPT
A race car concept is present at 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Porsche 918 RSR is a two-seat mid-engined coupe, and according to Porsche, it demonstrates what happens when the technology fitted in the 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car and the design of the 918 Spyder concept are combined together.
It based motorsports version of the 918 Spyder concept car gets a V8 engine based on the RS Spyder race car’s 3.4-liter unit tuned to deliver 563HP at 10,300 rpm, and is linked to a six-speed racing transmission with shift paddles that feeds the rear wheels.
Powertrain by A pair of electrics motors mounted on the two front wheels each contribute 75 kW (102 hp), or a total of 204HP, lifting the combined output to 767HP. The German maker notes that the extra power from the electric motors is available for around eight seconds when the system is fully charged.
Porsche 918 RSR Coupe Concept offers power from the electric motors, which is generated during braking, is stored in an optimized flywheel accumulator also offer a torque vectoring function with variable torque distribution to the front axle, which increases agility and improves steering response.
2012 CHEVROLET SONIC SEDAN
The Chevrolet Sonic is offered in two body styles: a stylish four-door sedan and a sporty five-door (hatchback). It displayed at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. Its youthful, aggressive design is backed by turbocharged performance and agile ride and handling, combining to deliver an efficient, fun-to-drive small car.
Both delivers class-leading rear-seat roominess and cargo space. A variety of connectivity features enhance the driving experience. Its combination of great design, fun driving experience and the latest connectivity features create a serious competitor with a fun spirit.
Chevrolet Sonic sedan and Sonic five-door (hatchback) models convey aggressive cues, including fender flares and motorcycle-inspired round headlamps, are blended with global design cues a dual-element grille and round taillamps for a design instantly recognizable as Chevrolet.
The five-door carries a tight, two-box shape with aggressive, diving feature lines, while the sedan’s “notchback” profile has a more upscale and mature presence. At first glance, the five-door model looks like a three-door hatch because the rear door handles are discreetly located in the “C” pillar area. The rear of the five-door continues with unconventional details, including exposed, motorcycle-inspired rear taillamps.
Chevrolet Sonic’s quality detail include chrome grille surrounds and matte black honeycomb grille inserts on all models, while a range of large wheel sizes, including 17-inch alloy wheels, reinforces its sporty demeanor.