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2014 Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS will be available only with the PDK gearbox

More details about the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS model were revealed by Porsche performance cars chief Andreas Preuninger. At the recently held Geneva Motor Show, Porsche presented the new 911 GT3. In an interview with Car Magazine, Preuninger said that the next RS is slated to be launched in early 2014, in line with Porsche’s plan to have its debut take place “three-quarters of a year” after the GT3’s launch.

The 911 GT3 RS will be powered by the same 3.8-liter flat-six engine that was used on the standard 911 GT3. However, its output has been enhanced. It’s believed that it may deliver up to 500hp as Preuninger has said that the present GT3 engine already offers near to 493hp even when it has been given a rating of 469hp. Similar to the new GT3, the RS will also be available with just a PDK dual-clutch transmission.

Making a manual available would lead to additional development work. Furthermore, Preuninger has pledged that the PDK is capable of shift times below the 100 millisecond expected for the standard GT3. It has been reported that the new RS will be more hardcore than its predecessor.

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Slip-Shifting – How to drive a manual transmission car without using the clutch

When driving a car with a manual transmission, it is imperative to first depress the clutch pedal before up-shifting or down-shifting gears. Once this pedal is depressed to the floor, the clutch disengages, thereby disconnecting the engine from the transmission. At this moment, the driver can shift up or down the gears. But do you know you can shift gears in manual transmission without having to use the clutch pedal?

Typically, you have to depress the clutch pedal to disengage the clutch. Shifting gears while the clutch is engaged isn't advisable as this could damage the gears, especially their teeth. Disengaging the clutch essentially cut off the power supply from the engine. Since the shifting process doesn’t have to work again power and torque, the gears won’t get damaged. Once you take your foot off from the clutch pedal, the clutch engages once again to connect the engine to the transmission.

However, it is possible to shift gears up or down without having to depress the clutch pedal. This means that you are shifting gears while the clutch is still engaged, and the engine is still connected to the transmission. Being able to shift gears without using the pedal could mean a lot when you are driving and the clutch seemed to have failed.

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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS goes official with 520 hp

After a number of spy photos, as well as some leaked ones, we can finally say that 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is going to arrive soon, with the latest, high resolution photos that had been published. Porsche has officially unveiled the model. The car will make its first public appearance in a few weeks at the Geneva Motor Show, following this world debut that came as a surprise.

Aside from the photos that were published, it seems like earlier reports were accurate when they said that the 911 will have a naturally aspirated engine, and that its 4.0 liter flat-six makes 520 horsepower (383 kilowatts) and can rev itself further than you can think of, precisely 9,000 rpm.

That’s 20 hp more than its predecessor’s engine. We first thought that maybe Porsche will increase engine displacement for the GT3 RS, but apparently not. The current engine says that it will hit 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in only 3.2 seconds before continuing to its top speed of 312 kilometers per hour (194 miles per hour).

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Mcchip-dkr unveils the Porsche 911 Targa GT3 RS

For those Porsche enthusiasts out there, you must know that the Porsche 911 lineup is wide enough that you can get a model or trim that fits your style and personality - these range from models like the basic 911 Carrera all the way to the high performance, all wheel drive Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet. But here’s one more.

German tuner McChip-dkr has built a powered-up Targa version of the 911. Just check out this example they modified. They were able to tweak the Targa body and gave it GT3 levels of power, which have previously been available only in a coupe.

They were able to do this by taking a 911 Targa 4 GTS as their base. McChip-dkr then managed to maximize the car’s output to 566 horsepower (422 kilowatts) and 498 pound-feet of torque (675 Newton-metres).

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Within the next four years, Toyota plans to bring its latest drivetrains in about 60% of all its vehicles sold in China, Europe, US and of course in Japan. The new hybrid technology is said to boost the car’s acceleration that will help reduce fuel consumption.

From what was reported earlier, Toyota will be introducing its latest 10-speed gearbox along with the new engine that saves on fuel by at least 20%. Beginning next year, Toyota will be using its brand new engine technology, which will come with the latest hybrid system. Among its new innovations are 2 new transmissions and a 2.5 litre 4-cylinder engine.

Joining the new line of power plant (otherwise known as Toyota’s “Dynamic Force Engines”) is none other than its 2.5 litre four cylinder with direct injection. This by far is the most energy efficient of all engines bringing at least 41% energy efficiency for hybrids and about 40% for gasoline fueled models. In other words, when less energy is consumed due to internal friction, the engine is more capable of sending more HPs to the wheels.

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Porsche 911s series is definitely one of the most competitive among performance cars and the GT3 RS is one of the most powerful of them all. The Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS is powered by a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 500 horsepower. It has a top speed of 193 mph and can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.3 seconds. There are only about 2,000 GT3s RS made; that is why one model in Amsterdam in the Netherlands has caused a stir in the automotive world.

Most Porsche fans know that newly made Porsches are cooled by water. As much as it is a cringe worthy process for Porsche purists, that’s just how the German automaker has been making their current models. But these water-cooled Porsches also have their limits especially when they’re all done and ready for distribution. One just doesn’t tread uncharted waters, not even in an ultra-rare Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

Unfortunately for one Gulf-liveried 911 GT3 RS in Amsterdam, it decided to go for a dip into the lake behind Porsche Centrum Amsterdam. Luckily, the damage was only limited to the front part of the GT3 RS and its rear-engine design did its job of saving the poor GT3 RS from fully going out for a swim into the lake.

Read the entire article Porsche 911 GT3 RS shocks onlookers as it goes “swimming” in Amsterdam

The five-door, four-seater Renault Twingo will now be available with French carmaker’s innovative gearbox, the Efficient Dual Clutch transmission (EDC). This transmission, which will be paired with the vehicle’s TCe90 engine, is basically an automatic dual dry clutch transmission dispensing that requires a clutch pedal.

It features the PRND gearshift control with an 'up/down' shift mode. An electronic control unit is tasked to select the ideal gear. In addition, the gearshifts are automatic. The availability of the EDC transmission on Twingo should mean that this gearbox can now be fitted on majority of the range, for just £900 more than the equivalent manual version.

With a very quick shift time of 290ms, the EDC transmission allows for comfortable and smooth trips. This transmission features a ‘creep’ control, which should prove to be a great help during crawling traffic, as it helps pull the vehicle away gradually when the driver steps off from brake pedal.

Read the entire article EDC Transmission is now available on 2016 Renault Twingo

Porsche’s all-new 911 (991) GT3 RS was finally unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, but as you may know already, the vehicle was shown in patent images last year. According to the German carmaker, the 911 (991) GT3 RS is powered by a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine producing 500 hp (368 kW) and 460 Nm of torque. As a result, the new vehicle is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.3 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.9 seconds, while top speed is in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph).

Combined NEDC fuel consumption in the is 12.7 l/100 km. Other highlights of the vehicle includes functions such as declutching by “paddle neutral”, which is comparable to pressing the clutch with a conventional manual gearbox, but also speed limiting by Pit Speed button, customized for motorsport use.

Compared with the 911 GT3, the new vehicle is 10 kg lighter thanks to the roof made of magnesium, carbon fiber used for the engine and luggage compartment lids and other lightweight components made of alternative materials. Other characteristics of the 911 GT3 RS include the unique front wheel arch air vents that extend in the upper section of the wings, as well as the 30 centimetre wide recess that extends centrally over the CFRP bonnet and the magnesium roof.

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We’ve already seen the patent images and the scale model, but today the all-new Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS was finally caught undisguised and looks ready to challenge any racetrack. Compare with the standard model, the 911 (991) GT3 RS can be easily distinguished thanks to a new front hood, a larger front splitter as well as the double-bubble roof.

In addition, the sports car features a wider track and new air outlets found on the front fenders, which are inspired by the old flat-nose 911s and 935s. At the rear, there is a big rear wing, central exhaust twin tailpipes but also a smaller ducktail spoiler, which is similar to the one found on the 911 RSR.

There are no details regarding the output delivered by the engine, but we expect to find around 500 hp as well as the 7-speed paddle-shift PDK transmission. For those who don’t know, the standard 911 (991) GT3 uses a 3.8-liter boxer engine producing 475 hp (350 kW) at 8,250 rpm.

Read the entire article 2015 Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS caught completely undisguised in Germany

Honda Motor Co. has ordered its dealers in the United States to stop sales of a nine-speed version of its 2015 Acura TLX as the parking lock may fail to engage and the sedan may roll away even while in park mode, the carmaker said in a statement on its Web site. Honda is planning to commence sending recall notifications to customers on Jan. 6, 2015.

The stop-sale order comes after Honda recalled its Fit models in Japan over software glitches and at least 13 million vehicles fitted with possibly faulty Takata Corp. airbags. The problem will be the latest for Honda since President Takunobu Ito took 20-percent pay cut for three months to show apology for quality issues that has been dogging the Japanese carmaker.

Satoru Takada, an auto analyst at Toward the Infinite World Inc., told Bloomberg that Honda is creating “a lot of challenges for themselves” and is over-stretched. He noted that recalls related to Takata airbags and the Fit has made Honda extremely sensitive about any possible quality issue.

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Volkswagen Group has started producing its dual-clutch transmission at its new site in Tianjin, China. VW invested EUR265 million (CHY2 billion) into the plant, which has the capacity to build up to 450,000 units of the carmaker’s direct-shift gearboxes (DSG) annually, and eventually 1.2 million units by 2016. VW intends to set up a test center in Tianjin in 2016 for all DSGs built in China.

The carmaker opened its first Chinese DSG site in Dalian, China in 2010 and has been using these transmissions mostly in locally built VW and Skoda models. In 2013, Volkswagen had to call back 384,181 vehicles fitted with the DSGs in China following reports from some owners over abnormal vibrations, loss of power and sudden acceleration.

VW also had to implement smaller recalls in Japan, Singapore and Australia. A dual-clutch gearbox works like two automatic transmissions side by side.

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Nissan Motor Co. has issued a recall of 14,438 MY2014 Infiniti Q50 and Q70 luxury hybrid sedans around the world over potential software and transmission issues. The sedans are being recalled since their electric motor may stop running due to a communications error between the motor inverter and transmission control module, according to the carmaker and documents posted at the Web site of the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The recall covers 7,539 Q50 and Q70 hybrid sedans sold in Japan, 5,412 in the US and territories, and the rest in other markets. The stall-like condition may happen when the electric motor stops working, thereby increasing the risk of a crash, according to the NHTSA documents.

The problem, however, does not manifest when the sedan is driving highway speeds while the internal combustion engine is being employed. The Japanese carmaker discovered the issue following a "field incident" in Japan in August, although it was not aware of any incident in the US market, according to NHTSA documents.

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Porsche has yet to debut the 911 (991) GT3 RS but the naughty sports car already showed up thanks to some patent drawings released by an unknown source. Today, the German coupe showed up again and this time we are talking about a scale model of the upcoming vehicle. The small vehicle is finished in Java Orange and next to it we also see the photo of the production version.

When it comes to design, the new 991 GT3 RS features a double-bubble roof in order to offer more space for the helmeted drivers, enlarged fenders as well as new air outlets for the front fenders inspired by the old flat-nose 911s and 935s.

At the rear, there is a big spoiler inspired by the one featured on the 911 RSR. There are no details regarding the engine output, but several sources confirmed the fact that the new 911 (991) GT3 RS is expected to arrive with 500 hp and a 7-speed paddle-shift PDK transmission.

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The eight-speed automatic gearbox that will initially see action in the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette should be used more in other vehicles built by General Motors, according to a forecast by IHS Automotive, as obtained by Automotive News. IHS expects GM to produce almost 200,000 eight-speed transmissions – dubbed as 8L90 -- for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups annually in the next two years.

In 2015, GM will offer a lower-torque version of 8L90 in some Cadillac ATS and CTS models and the Chevrolet Camaro. IHS likewise expects that the 8L90gearbox to be offered in other models like the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Can-yon midsize pickups (2016); and the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cargo vans (2018).

The carmaker disclosed in August that it would offer 8L90 in some 2015 Silverado and Sierra models, as mated to a 6.2-liter V-8 engine. GM global product chief Mark Reuss divulged last months that transmissions having more gears will be "a big part” of GM’s product lineup.

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Aston Martin Vanquish and Vanquish Volante models are now updated for the 2015MY and as expected, the vehicles are faster and more efficient. For the 2015MY, Aston Martin Vanquish and Vanquish Volante are now available with a new Touchtronic III 8-speed automatic transmission developed by ZF, which is bolted to the 6.0-liter V12 engine delivering 568 bhp (+3 bhp over its predecessor) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque at 5,500 rpm.

As a result, the Vanquish is much faster as the 0-60 mph time dropped from 4.1 to 3.6 seconds (3.8 seconds 0-100 km/h). Meanwhile, fuel economy was improved by 7 percent in the US combined cycle and CO2 emissions dropped by 10 percent to 298 g/km.

Top speed was improved too and the 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish is capable of doing over 200 mph or 320 km/h. And this is not all as the new transmission is 3 percent lighter than its predecessor.

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The Mercedes-Benz E-Class received some updates for the 2015MY and many of you folks will be glad to know that the well-known German vehicle available as a Sedan, Estate, Coupe and Cabriolet is now available with a 9G-Tronic gearbox, new equipment offered as standard and it is also more powerful.

The new 9G-Tronic transmission was developed in-house and according to the press release it will be available for the E350 BlueTec engine found in the Saloon, Estate, Coupe and Cabriolet.

The new transmission reduces CO2 emissions by up to 17 g/km of CO2: the Coupe now shows a figure of 136 g/km, the Saloon 139 g/km, Estate 142 g/km while the Cabriolet 143 g/km. In addition, power was increased by 6 hp to 258 hp.

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Back in June, we revealed you exclusively the all-new Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS, but today CarMagazine released new patent photos with the upcoming German sports car. Comparing it with the standard 911 (991) GT3 RS is completely new and you can see that every panel of the vehicle was redesigned.

911 (991) GT3 RS comes with a new front hood, a larger front splitter and a double-bubble roof in order to offer more space for helmeted drivers. Thanks to a wider track the fenders were enlarged too and the front fenders feature new air outlets inspired by old flat-nose 911s and 935s.

The rear end of the vehicle shows a massive rear wing, central exhaust twin tailpipes and a smaller ducktail underneath the spoiler, similar to the one found on the 911 RSR. Regarding its power, the 911 (991) GT3 RS is expected to deliver around 500 hp and use the 7-speed paddle-shift PDK transmission.

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Mercedes-Benz introduced installed its new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission on the 2015 CLS Facelift but it appears that it will soon install it on other models as well. The next model to get it is the S500 Coupe with rear wheel drive.

For those who still don’t know, the two-door coupe is powered by a 4663 cc V8 biturbo engine that generates 455 hp (335 kW) and a maximum torque of 700 Nm.

The Mercedes-Benz S500 Coupe is currently available with the 7G-TRONIC Plus transmission. Mercedes-Benz says that the 9G-TRONIC transmission is lighter, more fuel-efficient and can handle up to 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz S500 Coupe will get the 9G-TRONIC transmission in early 2015

Jason Stoicevich, head of the Fiat brand in North America, is confident that an optional automatic gearbox for the Fiat 500 Abarth would attract more customers. He remarked that Abarth’s sales in the US surged 16 percent so far this year, despite offering only a manual transmission.

He said that those who don’t buy the Abarth usually bemoan the lack of an automatic transmission. “That was the only reason for rejection,” Stoicevich said. Chrysler Group started producing Fiat 500 Abarths fitted with six-speed Aisin automatic transmissions this month in Mexico.

Matt Davis, chief of marketing for the Fiat brand in North America, quipped that Abarths with automatic gearbox are expected to be rolled out to Fiat’s US dealers in July. Davis said that the automatic transmission opens up a “breadth of opportunity for millennials and Gen Xers” who don’t know how to drive a manual or prefer an automatic.

Read the entire article Automatic gearbox on Fiat 500 Abarth seen to attract more buyers in US

After showing the Multibeam LED headlamps, Daimler officially introduced the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Facelift. As expected, the new car comes with a redesigned front section that consists of a new front grille, redesigned headlights as well as a brand new bumper. At the rear, we find redesigned taillights as well as a new rear bumper.

Both the CLS Coupe and CLS Shooting Brake come as standard with all-LED headlamps, while as an option the German manufacturer offers the Multibeam LED headlamps. As we said, the Multibeam LED headlamps is similar to Audi’s Matrix LED headlights but as usual, the United States will not receive them due to the rules that need separate high-beam and low-beam modes.

Each headlight features 24 high-performance LEDs, offering the best visibility on bends and roundabouts. The roundabout light is unique as it activates the cornering light function modules on the left or right before entering a roundabout in order to provide the best visibility. The headlamps are connected to the navigation system that provides the details of the locations of roundabouts along the route.

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