Park your Volkswagen with an iPhone with Valeo’s Park4U, be cool

Auto-part and equipment supplier Valeo demonstrated a cool variation of their automatic Park4U system at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt yesterday, showing how we can park a Volkswagen using their system.

Equipped with only the ability to brake and accelerate, CNET explains a “Valeo representative stood outside the car, a Volkswagen Sharan, and parked it merely by using an iPhone app.”

Recently, Bentley too incorporated a few Apple gadgets in their car — 2 iPads, 1 Mac Mini and an iPod Touch. In the past, too, Apple products have honored car functioning of major manufacturers. Seeing the trend, it won’t be long before every car comes equipped with Apple gadgets like iPad and iPhone built-in to enhance functionality and driving experience.

Ferrari FF hits the roads, is ready to be purchased

Ferrari FF, the company’s most powerful, versatile four-seater ever, as well as its first ever four-wheel drive car has started rolling its wheels in some areas on earth already and is expected to be available for purchase very soon.

The FF – an acronym for Ferrari Four (four seats and four-wheel drive) – ushers in an entirely new GT sports car concept and melds the new V12 to an unprecedented level an extremely sporty, high-performance character with incredible versatility, superb comfort and sophisticated elegance, guaranteeing both driver and passengers an absolutely unique driving experience.

Apart from that, this AWD Super Sedan generates 651HP and 504 lb-ft of torque, and zips through to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Engine
Type 65-degree V12
Overall displacement 6,262 cc
Maximum power 660 CV @ 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque 683 Nm @ 6,000 rpm

Dimensions and weight
Length 4907 mm
Width 1953 mm
Height 1379 mm
Dry weight* 1790 kg
Weight distribution 47% front, 53% rear
Weight/power ratio 2.7 kg/CV

Performance
Maximum speed 335 km/h
0-100 km/h 3.7 sec

Fuel consumption and emissions (ECE+EUDC)
Fuel consumption** 15,4 l/100 km
Emissions** 360 g/km

* European market version
** With HELE system

General Specs

—-  Specifications  —-

Price 

Production 

Engine 

6.3 liter V8

Weight 

3946 lbs

Aspiration 

natural

Torque 

504 lb-ft

HP 

651 hp @ 8000 rpm

HP/Weight 

HP/Liter 

103.3 hp per liter

1/4 mile 

0-62 mph 

3.7 seconds

Top Speed 

208 mph

The Ferrari FF is expected to retail at a whopping $300,000 when it releases.

Limited-edition Gold-plated Porsche 911 Turbo S dazzles, is not for the faint-hearted

So they say: some things are worth their weight in gold. The limited edition Porsche 911 Turbo S, covered in a stunning gold-bronze-metallic layer, is a one-of-its-kind rare jewel that is just waiting to give you heart fail. Priced at a whopping $537,000 USD., the car features a 3.8-liter flat-six engine equipped with 530 horsepower and the ability to go from 0 to 62 MPH in a swashbuckling 3.3 seconds (oofff!). The interiors of the car are decorated with stylish leather and Alcantara, with the door panels and sills outfitted with carbon fiber. The exteriors of the car sport a commemorative plaque denoting the Porsche China 10-year anniversary and which edition of the special Porsche 911 Turbo S the car is.

Porsche China, celebrating its 10th anniversary, will have 10 of these royal beauties up for grabs.

Futura 10 — A UFO-esque concept car that is lovable

Do aliens exist? Does an UFO exist? Well, it doesn’t matter any more as this out-of-the-universe concept car, which looks half a car and half an animal, is so cute that you’d want to ride one, irrespective of its unique and extraordinary form factor (which is a style statement, if you look at it!).

Branded the Futura 10, the car is inspired from the Boxfish — a cute and cuddly sea creature (if you can imagine a cuddly gill-bearing scaled vertebrate) that somehow looks more alien than fish. And if you have any doubts about its physicality, it has a strong structural presence and proven aerodynamics.

The car is designed by designer Nathaniel Lucero.

How many of you would like to drive one of these?

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Audi unveils the lightening fast R8 Spyder, blows our head off

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German luxury car-maker Audi has unveiled, or rather unleashed the new R8 Spyder — the second addition to Audi’s R8 series, and it is awesome-ly mind-blowing.

The two-seater sports car, which is priced at Rs. 1.47 Crore in India, is powered by a 5.2 litre V10 engine, delivering 525 HP and litterally zipping across the road, taking only 4 seconds to go from 0 to 100 kmph! Wow!

The car, with its top speed of 313 kmph and just 1.7 tonnes of hard-core sophisticated inners will make itself available to you for a drive from next month.

Audi India Head, Michael Perschke describes the car with: “immense power, eager response, powerful acceleration and free-revving” tags, adding that the A8 Spyder “will add to the spurring demand for excellence in auto performance and will allow us to build upon our leadership position in the super sports car segment.”

At present, Audi sells its sedans A4, A6 and A8, sport utility vehicles Q5 and Q7, besides the original R8, in India, one of the largest auto markets in the world.