With the new models of the ford super duty 2017 trucks getting ready to roll out some time in 2016
( all though the cars model will be marketed as 2017) lets take a close look at what the ford team has been developing and how far along has the truck has evolved and does it still carry that super strong monster work horse DNA through the latest models
Ford Super Duty 2016 truck
The overall styling will be a gentle step up from the model currently available an true evolution in that sense it will still resemble a larger looking 2015 F150 we are guessing that ford will keep the output of the latest model around the same a output as the 2015 power stroke which has a monster 440hp and 860 lb-ft of torque, there are rumors that ford engineers may squeeze an extra 30 hp out of the engine block to give a whopping 470 hp and just under 900 ib-ft
Ford Super Duty 2016 truck
but as we know having that much power is pretty useless unless the transmission can let you get the power to wheels to the rubber and firmly to the asphalt below, the updated Super duty may get a tougher version on the new 10 speed automatic that is a jointly developed by GM and ford for use in rear wheel drive situations however the 10 speed box may not be able to handle such a demand of power from the diesel engine so ford may just use the new transmission in the petrol version which has a slightly lower torque the engine itself may get a boost of fuel economy and slight increase in power by adding a direct injection system to the 6.2 ltr V8 petrol block which would help bring economy and power output in line with other cars in the same market place such as 6.4 ltr hemi that is currently used in the RAM heavy duty range.
Ford Super Duty 2016 truck
we think the gas engine may be up graded to the new Eco Tec3 V-8 from the robust 6.0 ltr vortec used by the GM HD models And it wouldn’t be a update unless they have tweaked the towing and pay load ratings, and of course fine tuning the stability systems to help with the extra payload increase. We think because of the shape of the wrap around bed that ford may offer some storage options as standard which would be a great addition as the RAM already has similar storage. The storage would make a great factory installed option, there are some very good aftermarket options around but nothing beats box fresh factory installed options. lets take a look at the Ford Super Duty going through some heavy duty testing both the new 2016 engine and mechanics
2015 Jaguar F-type R Coupe review and specs price
What a stunning machine the F-TYPE roadster is, it would be hard to imagine that it could get any better right? Wrong! And we are glad we are wrong the F-TYPE-R 2015 coupe is an amazing looking car from all angles, the difference that the hard top makes is incredible, it smooth’s out the lines from the wind shield all the way along the car to the rear end, the whole car looks more fluid now and the small things like the shape of the rear quarter windows are just the icing on the cake, The car just looks more together like the whole thing is working as one like a long stroke from artist’s brush,
2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe specs and new engine
With the slightly changed body and hard top the coupe’s has also been fitted with a new engine block to be rolled out in all F-TYPES coupes , there is a 5.0 liter supercharged V8 monster which is said to be able to push this big cat along with 550 bhp from zero to 60 in a just under a cats whiskers of 4 seconds !!
2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe new body lines
In order to keep the back end as smooth as possible (I’m biting my tongue not write any J-lo analogies here) the designers have hidden the rear spoiler, nothing new there i hear you say, but on the F-TYPE R the spoilers sits in the shut lines of the tail gate , and like most new cars the spoiler is computer controlled and rises at 70 mph (the speed limit on British high ways) and then drop’s again when the speed of the car goes below 50 mph, the spoiler can reduce lift by up to 120kg !
2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe surprises
the full led lights at the rear end help draw the eyes around the car tail gate, the light seem to start from almost the wheel arches and wrap round the car, the lights look good and add to the flow of the lines of the F-TYPE R, electric open and close function on the tail gate, again standard stuff but the tail gate itself is made from composite materials and this is the only panel on the car that is not cut from aluminium, Which nicely brings us to the next few points and i think Jaguar should get a extra points for this the majority of the F-TYPE R 2015 body is made from aluminium and up to 50% of that is form recycled metals!! the sustainability mind set doesn’t stop there jaguar are also using a bonding and riveting process to build the structure this produces 80% less cO2 emissions then welding with steel !
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Lamborghini Urus luxury SUV all wheel drive 2017
what is the new Lamborghini Urus luxury SUV all wheel drive 2017?
its official Lamborghini is set to enter the SUV market again (that’s right they dipped their toes into this market before with LM002 , the brand stop production of the model in 1993 ) the Lamborghini Urus SUV model will enter into production soon and is set for public release in 2017 !
The Urus is rumored to be set to be built at the Volkswagen’s groups Slovakia factory at the beginning of 2017, the basis of the car will use the same new system of the German motor groups outstanding MLB platform but slightly tweaked for the Lamborghini Urus and the same system will be used in the next gen Porsche Cayenne the massive factory in Slovakia will also carry the duty of building other outstanding SUV’s including Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne (next gen) VW toureg and maybe the new body for the Bentley SUV,
The SUV market has under gone a huge change in the last decade or two and the Italian super car maker is not the first and certainly not the last to jump on the luxury SUV band wagon, as trends in the west lean increasing more towards social and environmental responsibility , the question arises where in the world are they selling these cars ?and in big enough numbers to make a giant like Lamborghini spend over 3 years in research and development just to get their share, well the main market now days for such luxury cars are Russia, China, The Middle east and a few other rising powers in Asia !
And this is not going be the last high end brand we see taking this route in car design ,
Maserati is also following suite with its SUV model Levante due for release next year and even Rolls-Royce are toying with the idea of adding a SUV to its catalog of luxury cars
The new Lamborghini Urus SUV first made news back in 2012 when a few pictures was leaked on the internet and a video started doing the rounds before its official unveiling at the Beijing motor show in China,
The Italian super car giant has confirmed that the super exotic Urus will be packing a whopping 600BHP but no solid lead as to the exact power plant it will be using to thrust the sleek SUV along,
Apart from the monster performance , it just would not be a Lamborghini without a beast of a engine block tweaked to extract all the power it can, the 2017 Lamborghini Urus is looking to change the way we look at the luxury SUV ,
The other luxury SUV’s look good they don’t look super car good but Lamborghini has combined ultra-sleek styling, plush interior and daily functionality into their second SUV model even though urus has not been given any official specifications apart from the rough BHP,
The new Urus suv is set to have the lowest CO2 outputs of all the luxury SUV in its class As mentioned above the main markets are Russia and Asia but Urus is expected to make its mark on the European markets mainly Germany and the UK as well as the birth place of the SUV market the USA the super car maker aims to build 3000 a year so its still going to be a rare site to see one driving about your home town!
So what else will the car offer apart from the legendary performance, well the car will be able to seat a small family ( unlike any other car in the brands line) the seats look comfortable but stylish and there is even room to put luggage and shopping,
The car should have a great power to weight ratio for a SUV as the Lamborghini will be using a all-wheel power drive train and cutting edge light weight materials inside and out, the car should also have the handling we have come to know and love from the Italian masters with a low center of gravity and variable body height to suite a number of road conditions,
The sharp styled luxury SUV will be sitting on 24 inch rims but the goodies don’t stop there , there will be no traditional exterior mirrors the Urus will use small are dynamic cameras and digital display units to show not just the what we see behind us but conditions from all over the car, the front spoiler will be adjustable and so will the back spoiler and a number of carbon fiber treats for body parts