2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Promo Video

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday 4th March, the revised Gallardo LP560-4 features a series of cosmetic and mechanical updates that promise to make Lambo’s baby supercar even more desirable. Among other things, the LP560-4 features a new front and rear-end design along with an upgraded 5.2-liter V10 engine delivering 560 Hp (see pictures and details here).

"The new Gallardo LP560-4 is a significantly enhanced version of what was already an extreme car," said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Lamborghini. "With an even more sharply defined character, the new Gallardo LP560-4 is also innately elegant and sensuous: the expression of an uncompromising lifestyle." –Click through to see the video

Geneva Show: Jaguar’s Limited Production XKR-S

Making its worldwide debut in Geneva, the Jaguar XKR-S is ultimately an upgraded special edition version of the standard XKR Coupe that will be produced in a mere 200 units, all of which will be available only in Europe. Whilst the XKR-S retains the XKR’s powertrain – 420Hp 4.2litre supercharged V8 matted to a 6-speed auto gearbox with manual paddle shifts, thanks to a recalibrated engine management and improved aerodynamics, the XKR-S reaches an electronically limited top speed of 174mph (280km/h) – 19mph (30km/h) faster than the XKR.

Furthermore, Jaguar’s engineers enhanced the XKR’s driving dynamics by revising the suspension with bespoke springs, dampers, anti-roll bar and recalibrated Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS). The XKR-S also features an Alcon R Performance braking system with red monobloc six-piston callipers and 400mm brake discs at the front, 350mm at the rear.

Appearance-wise, finished in an “Ultimate Black” metallic color the XKR-S is distinguished by the revised front air-splitter and side sill-extensions, revised rear spoiler and rear bumper with unique diffuser panel and unique 20" lightweight Vortex alloy wheels. –Continued after the jump

Inside, Jaguar’s limited edition coupe gets a full leather treatment finished in Charcoal with Ivory twin-needle contrast stitching complemented by Piano Black veneer, Charcoal Alston luxury headlining, plus a revised instrument cluster - calibrated to accommodate the higher top speed - with XKR-S branding. Finally, there’s also a 525W Premium Audio system with Pro Logic II surround sound. Sales of the special edition Jaguar XKR-S will start in Europe this summer.

Geneva Show: 2009 Citroen C3 Pluriel Facelift

For the 2009 MY, Citroen’s funky C3 Pluriel gains minor exterior and interior styling upgrades. On the outside, the C3 Pluriel features larger chevrons in the centre of the radiator grille, new headlamps with a "smoky" look and a darker shade of orange for the indicators along with a new dark grey painted bumper grille. Echoing the front end, the chevrons are also bigger at the rear end of the vehicle while at the same time, the color of the rear light trim changes from aluminum grey to black. –Continued after the jump

Inside, all versions of the 2009 C3 Pluriel now have the same black interior design, while Citroen also added polished chrome trim on the door handles, the air vent surrounds and the gear lever.

Stunning 2009 Maserati GranTurismo S Promo Video

Yesterday, we showed you a video of the 440 Hp “GranTurismo S” from Maserati’s Geneva Show booth including a description of the vehicle from the Italian carmaker’s CEO, Roberto Ronchi. However, that was just an appetizer. Now it’s time for the main course. Just follow the jump to see (and hear…) Maserati’s awe-inspiring “GranTurismo S” promo video; it’s definitely worth your time. -Continued

2009 Volvo XC60 SUV Brochure

Even though Volvo’s all-new XC60 compact SUV/Crossover is still months away from its scheduled sales debut (Fall 2008 for Europe, early 2009 for the U.S.), the Swedish carmaker has already started sending brochures and leaflets to interested buyers. One of these brochures fell into the hands of our friend Bryan C. who kindly scanned the pages that included the color, upholstery and alloy-wheel options for the 2009 XC60. You can check out all the pictures right after the jump. –Continued

Thanks for the pics Bryan!

Project Fireblade by Idries Noah

Inspired by classic muscle-cars and GTs of the past like the Corvette Stingray, Gillet Vertigo and Shelby Daytona, independent designer Idries Noah created the Fireblade Concept. Idries penned the vehicle to accommodate a 6.1-liter Supercharged V8 engine (apparently from the Corvette ZR1) that powers the rear wheels. Notably, just like the Corvette ZR1, the Fireblade Concept features a glass window panel on the bonnet, allowing us to see the V8 unit. Tell us what you think about this design proposition by leaving us a comment below. –More pics after the jump

Via: Cardomain , Source: Seriouswheels

Bentley Recalling... Four Continental GT & Flying Spur Vehicles

Usually, when we write about recalls, it concerns at least, hundreds of owners. But that’s not the case with Bentley. The British carmaker announced that it's recalling four –yes, that right 4, MY 2004 - 2006 Continental GTs & Continental Flying Spurs because the passenger airbag replacement trimmed covers have been manufactured with tethers of an incorrect length. In the event of a crash, this could result in damage to the airbag itself during deployment increasing the risk of injuries. Bentley dealers will replace the passenger's airbag cover free of charge.

Volvo Launches Boston Red Sox Special Edition C30 227HP

If you’ve ever been to Massachusetts, we’re pretty sure that you’ll have noticed the number of cars bearing New England Patriot and Red Sox bumper stickers. Of course, placing a bumper sticker on your 90’s Hyundai or Buick is one thing, but buying and travelling around with an all-new Volvo C30 adorned with Red Sox badges is another...

In any case, the limited edition version C30 227Hp “Boston Red Sox” was commissioned by Volvo and Major League Baseball to symbolize the partnership between the Swedish carmaker and the Boston Red Sox baseball team. Only 107 of the special edition C30s will be produced with each car built to commemorate a Red Sox victory during the 2007 season and bearing a numbered dash plaque indicating which of the 107 victories each individual car represents. -Continued

The special edition C30 that’s finished in a vibrant Passion Red color, weas the team's logo on the front fenders while a larger transparent logo is affixed inside the rear glass hatch. The team logo is also featured on the floor mats

Like the C30 R-Design, each Red Sox Special Edition C30 is fitted with a matte-silver finish for the outside mirror housings and front grille surround. Front fog lights, power-assisted and heated front seats, a blue watch-dial instrument cluster, leather-wrapped steering wheel with aluminum inlays, sport pedals, sport shifter, vehicle security alarm, soft load cover, cruise control and the Dynaudio Sound System with Sirius Satellite Radio are also included.

As you might have already guessed, the Boston Red Sox Special Edition C30 is available exclusively at Volvo Retailers in New England. Equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission with Geartronic, the special edition model is priced at $29,465.

2009 VW Touareg R50 Goes on Sale in the UK

The range-topping Touareg, the R50 has arrived on UK shores and is available on the market. At the heart of the Touareg R50 beat’s Volkswagen’s 5.0-litre V10 TDI diesel engine, uprated from 313 Hp to 350 Hp at 3,500 rpm. Torque is also up an extra 100 Nm, to 850 Nm (627 lbs ft). The R50 accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6.7 seconds, and can hit a top speed of 146 mph or 235 km/h. –Continued after the jump

Beyond the power bump, the R50 gets a sportier suspension set-up lowering the car’s height by 20 mm, 21-inch ‘Omanyt’ ten-spoke alloy wheels as well as the Touareg ‘R’ design package that includes a roof spoiler, restyled bumpers and oval tailpipe trims. Wheel arch extensions and blue brake callipers enhance the wheels, while at the front the R50 gains a matt chrome radiator grille and louvres as well as honeycomb-style inserts in the airdams.

Inside, the R50 has ‘R’ logos on the pedals, door sill protectors and Nappa leather sports seats, as well as heated outer rear seats, a ski sack and a net partition. In the UK, the Touareg R50 is priced at £61,885 (RRP OTR), representing a £3,885 premium over the Altitude V10 TDI. Prices for the Touareg range start at £29,880.

Renault Megane Coupe: Production Version to be Launched this Year!

While we all knew that Renault’s Geneva Show star, the Megane Coupe Concept (Click here for pictures & video) would form the base for a production version, what we didn’t know, is when we’d see it in the market. That will happen much sooner that we thought as, according to Renault’s design director Patrick Le Quement, the production version of the Concept will be launched before the end of the year along with a more conventional five-door model.

The new Megane, which will be revealed in September at the Paris Motor Show, won’t have a traditional 3door hatchback version – instead the range will feature a VW Scirooco-like coupe based on the concept unveiled in Geneva.

“You have the design before your very eyes,” said Renault design director Patrick Le Quement. He also said that while the new Megane is “a strong design statement”, it will not polarize opinions in the same way as the current model. “Those that didn't like the current model at first never did grow to like it,” said Le Quement. “The new model won't have the upright line at the rear – it will be more acceptable - but it will shake its arse for sure!” –Continued after the jump

The French carmaker will also shorten the timespan of the model renewal program. “The entire Megane range will be renewed by the end of 2009,” said Le Quement. This includes saloon, coupe-cabrio and estate bodystyles, plus “at least one more model”.