When Chevrolet decided to launch the all-new Sonic in the States, it seems they took the word 'launch' a little too seriously.
On the back of research that showed extreme sports to be highly popular within the car's 18-30 target customer range, the company decided to make quite an impact by throwing a car from the top of a ten storey tower in Long Beach, California.
Well, we say impact. But just before it plummeted to the ground, the all-new Aveo dipped its nose in a paddling pool and bounced back up in an incredible display of non-contact automotive bungee-jumping.
The stunt was performed as part of Chevrolet's 'Let's do this' marketing campaign in the USA.
The Bungee Jump is the second extreme sport in which the Aveo has participated. Last month, the car was launched more quickly than any car in history -- accelerating from 0-60mph in just 0.4 seconds as it was pushed out of an aeroplane, to perform its first freefall skydive.
► 2012 BMW S 1000 RR on Track (193 hp)
Like its predecessor, the new RR knows no compromise, providing the highest
level of sporting character and riding dynamics. The convincing features of
the new S 1000 RR are its improved handling with absolute riding stability,
supreme engine performance with perfect everyday practicality, and a
resounding dynamic performance. The highest level of active safety is
safeguarded by the most advanced brake system today on the market, the BMW
Motorrad Race ABS. When accelerating, the rider is supported by the Dynamic
Traction Control system DTC. Both of these systems have been optimised for
the perfect interaction.
There have been no changes to the superior engine power of
142 kW (193 hp) with a weight of only 204 kilograms including 90% fuel
(206.5 weight with Race ABS).
Concept with optimised riding dynamics.
One of the primary objectives pursued for the revised S 1000 RR model was
to improve ridability by Boosting
thrust and enhancing the linearity and harmoniousness of the power and
torque curves. The reconfigured throttle improves overall response.
The new, optimised design raises response sensitivity, tightens the
twistgrip angle, and reduces the twisting force.
Suspension with improved handling and feedback.
The modifications to the new RR suspension have been instrumental in Boosting its riding dynamics. For
instance, the upside down fork and the spring strut feature a new internal
structure, providing an even wider range of damping forces from comfort to
Moreover, the suspension geometry has been modified with new values for the
steering head angle, offset, position of the swing arm pivot, fork
projection, and spring strut length to yield even better handling, steering
accuracy, and feedback for the new S 1000 RR. This has required
modifications to the main frame that also included enlarging the cross
sectional area of the intake air guide through the steering head for
greater air flow efficiency. This package of suspension optimisations is
rounded off by an adjustable mechanical steering damper.
Instrument cluster with new functions.
The engine speed display has been redesigned for better readability. In
addition, the display can now be dimmed and provides more functions. For
instance, the lap timer can now present "Best lap in progress", and if
required, "Speedwarning" can inform the rider when he exceeds a particular
Refined design and new colours.
The new S 1000 RR not only benefits from the advanced developments for the
engine, suspension, and cockpit. It has also gained yet another step ahead
in terms of design. The tail section now presents a considerably leaner
look. There have been some discrete changes to the asymmetrical side
panels, and the centre airbox cover now sports side aperture grilles. On
the top part of the panels, a new, telling identifying feature takes the
form of two winglets that enhance the aerodynamic qualities.
In the most sporting colour combination of Racing red and Alpine white, the
RR exudes power and speed even when it is stationary, whereas plain
Bluefire lends it a decidedly extravagant look.
Sporty dynamics is conveyed by Sapphire black metallic, and in BMW Motorrad
Motorsport colours, the new S 1000 RR testifies to its direct relationship
with BMW Motorrad Motorsport. The distinctive RR logo has been slightly
Additional visual accents take the form of wheels painted in glossy black
and the red spring in the central strut. The matching swing arm either
presents an anodised coating or is kept in black.
Also the ergonomics has been improved in the form of new heel plates for
the rider. The stabilisers on the passenger footrests have now been
designed for a leaner look.
Extended range of optional extra and special equipment.
For individualising the new S 1000 RR, BMW Motorrad is expanding its range
of optional extras and special equipment ex works with a number of
attractive features. Riders with a particularly sporty bent can now equip
their RR with an HP titanium Exhaust
system (with or without ABE) or the HP race data logger. Also the heated
grips offering two levels and fitted as optional extra can take the bite
out of the early morning run on the racetrack or longer rides in cold
2012 BMW M5 (F10) on the Road
Fifth generation of the world's most successful high-performance sedan in
the premium segment of the executive class; new BMW M5 is an exceptionally
dynamic high-performance sports car with four doors and five seats;
consistent further development of the vehicle concept initiated in 1984
with the first-generation BMW M5; compelling track potential combines with
the comprehensive practicality of a luxurious business sedan;
groundbreaking character headlined by significantly improved efficiency,
supreme long-distance comfort, and innovative driver assistance systems and
World premiere of a newly developed BMW M high-performance engine:
high-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower turbo package -- consisting of Twin Scroll Twin turbo technology, cross-bank Exhaust manifold, High Precision Direct Petrol
Injection and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control; 412 kW/560 hp at
6,000 -- 7,000 rpm, maximum torque: 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) from
1,500 rpm; maximum speed: 7,200 rpm; wet sump lubrication optimised for
high lateral loads, lag-free power delivery, typical M car thrust.
Significantly improved balance between performance and fuel consumption:
acceleration 0--100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, 0--200 km/h (124 mph) in
13.0 seconds, top speed: 250 km/h / 155 mph (305 km/h / 190 mph with M
Driver's Package); average fuel consumption in EU test cycle: 9.9
litres/100 km (28.5 mpg imp); engine output 10 per cent up on predecessor
model, maximum torque increased by 30 per cent, fuel consumption cut by
more than 30 per cent; extensive Efficient Dynamics technology, including
Auto Start-Stop function and Brake Energy Regeneration.
Power transfer to the rear wheels via the seven-speed M Double Clutch
Transmission Drivelogic; traction-optimised automatic gear selection;
Launch Control; Low Speed Assistance; automatically activated parking mode;
M-specific gear selector; M leather steering wheel with shift paddles.
Specifications and performance: BMW M5: V8 petrol engine, M TwinPower turbo technology with Twin Scroll Twin turbo, cross-bank Exhaust manifold, High Precision Direct
Injection and VALVETRONIC variable valve control. Displacement: 4,395 cc,
output: 412 kW/560 hp at 6,000 -- 7,000 rpm, max. torque: 680 Nm (502
lb-ft) at 1,500 -- 5,750 rpm. Acceleration 0--100 km/h (62 mph): 4.4
seconds, acceleration 0--200 km/h (124 mph): 13.0 seconds, top speed: 250
km/h / 155 mph (305 km/h / 190 mph with M Driver's Package). Average fuel
consumption: 9.9 litres/100 kilometres (28.5 mpg imp), CO2 emissions: 232
g/km, Exhaust standard: EU5.
► 2011 Chevy Silverado HD Frame Strength Test
Chevrolet takes the heavy-duty pickup battle to the test track -- and the
mountain roads -- in "HD to HD," a video series that pits 2011 Silverado HD
pickups against the competition in real-world tests of capabilities that
matter to real-world truck buyers.
The tests include acceleration, passing, and braking tests, all conducted
with a loaded bed, or in some cases, a loaded trailer. Other tests measure
the effectiveness of the Exhaust
brakes on long downgrades and the stiffness of the frames during
twist-ditch simulations. Competitors were diesel-powered 2011 Ford Super
Duties, and in some tests, 2011 Dodge Ram HDs.
► 2012 Porsche Panamera TURBO S (550 hp) on the road
The new Panamera turbo S is a unique
combination of performance and efficiency, driving dynamics and comfort.
The 4.8 litre, V8 biturbo charged engine
delivers 550 hp (410 kW), ten percent or 50 hp (37 kW) more than the
already very powerful engine in the Panamera turbo. By the same token, the torque also
increases from 700 to 750 Nm. In the "Sport" and "Sport Plus" mode of the
standard Sport Chrono Package turbo and
during kick-down in normal mode, the eight cylinder engine delivers fully
800 Nm with the so-called overBoost
The power pack is behind the new top-of-the-range Panamera's record sprint
times. Thanks to Launch Control, 100 km/h (62 mph) is reached in 3.8
seconds; the top speed is 306 km/h (191 mph). Despite the increased
performance, fuel consumption remains at the moderate level of the Panamera
turbo -- yet another example of "Porsche
Intelligent Performance". In the NEDC the Gran Turismo covers 100
kilometres (62 miles) on 11.5 litres of fuel. Fuel consumption falls to
11.3 litres per 100 km (25 mpg imp.) when fitted with the 19 inch,
all-season tyres with optimised rolling resistance developed for the
Panamera by Michelin.
The increased performance compared with the Panamera turbo can be attributed to two main enhancements:
Improved turbochargers with
titanium-aluminium turbine wheels and modified engine control. The use of
the innovative titanium-aluminium alloy reduces the weight of the turbine
and compressor wheel. This results in a lower moment of inertia and thus in
improved and more agile engine responsiveness.
Even for a top luxury class model, Porsche's new top-of-the-range Panamera
boasts an extraordinarily comprehensive equipment level. In keeping with
the sporty concept of the high-performance Panamera, it features the most
important driving dynamics control systems as standard. For example,
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), an active roll stabilisation
system, nips in the bud the vehicle's tendency to lean when cornering, thus
enhancing agility and comfort in equal measure. Porsche Torque Vectoring
Plus (PTV Plus) applies a variable torque split to the rear wheels combined
with an electronically controlled rear differential lock, thus ensuring
superior traction and therefore greater agility in every driving situation.
The steering system uses the speed-dependent Servotronic. The Sport Chrono
Package turbo, which tunes the
suspension and power unit, making them even sportier by pressing the
additional "Sport Plus" button, is also fitted as standard, as is the
sports Exhaust system for an even more
emotional engine sound.
The sporty character of the new Panamera turbo S is apparent not just in its performance
but is also reflected on the exterior. The 20-inch turbo II wheels with increased rear axle track
width, side skirts from the Porsche Exclusive range and the adaptive
extending four-way rear spoiler in the exterior colour ensure particularly
sporty performance and look. The fusion of exclusivity and sportiness is
conveyed in the interior by the bi-colour leather finish, fitted as
standard. The new combination of black/cream is offered exclusively for the
new Panamera turbo S with agate
grey/cream also being added as an exclusive combination from the autumn.
The Panamera turbo S costs 167,076 euro
in Germany, including VAT and country-specific equipment. Deliveries start
in June 2011.
Rob Dyrdek Sonic KickFlip
Rob Dyrdek Kickflips a full sized car!
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LT
sedan. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 4DR Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Review
Welcome everyone to the all new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ in 4 door sedan
It's been in the works for awhile now, as a replacement to the tired Aveo.
On that front, it now sport multiple futuristic design cues, and all new
features. Many of these highly unique aspects are explained throughout this
complete review of the vehicle.
This review consists of explaining many unique features and aspects of the
overall car, complete with a demonstration of the engine, through the start
up process, which in this case does include a remote start demonstration.
This video is designed to educate potential buyers and enthusiasts alike on
one of many new vehicles on the market today.
2013 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Review, Walkaround, Exhaust, & Test Drive
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http://www.Facebook.com/2Redline With a ride and handling balance rivaling
vehicles in the larger compact class, Chevrolet's new sub-compact Sonic
offers a compelling blend of power, technology, efficiency, and value. It
also happens to be the only sub-compact in America that is "actually"
assembled in America. The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic certainly deserves
consideration for buyers shopping in this class, just keep in mind there
are more proven models on the market to choose from that offer more value
and a higher quality interior.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo
Generations have grown up trained to shop the import brands for a good
subcompact car. Sonic is out to make waves in the segment and change that
kind of thinking. Tom Voelk takes a look at a turbo LTZ model.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Review and 0-60 MPH Drive
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) For 2012 Chevrolet has completely redesigned and
even renamed the Chevy Aveo. The small Chevrolet economy car is now the
brand new Chevy Sonic. The old Aveo was really a rebadged Korean that is
now a bad memory in the minds of many car reviewers. So of course the
obvious question is has General Motors come out of the corner swinging with
a brand new Chevrolet Sonic that can take on the likes of the very popular
Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, and of course the very similar KIA Rio. Check out
this 0 to 60 MPH review of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic to find out.
Chevrolet Aveo "Stunt Anthem"
Iklan menampilkan Chevy Aveo dalam petualangan ekstrem. Aveo melakukan
beragam manuver berbahaya termasuk skydiving, bungee jumping, kick flipping
termasuk tampil bersama OK Go. Cerita lainnya www.chevystory.com.
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2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS - WINDING ROAD POV Test Drive
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2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS 6MT
Engine: turbocharged inline-four, 1.4
Output: 138 hp/148 lb-ft
Weight: 2811 lb
0-60 MPH: 8.1 sec (est)
Fuel Economy, City/Hwy: 29/39 mpg (est)
Base Price: $20,200
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