8th May, 2006
KYB is continuing to support the Aston Martin Racing team with its Electronic
Power Steering (EPS) system in 2006, as part of a three year technical partner
The Prodrive-run team, which only returned to international motor sport last
year, will campaign with two DBR9s in the GT1 class for the 2006 Le Mans 24 hours
race in June. Two further DBR9s will be competing, run by other Aston Martin
Racing Works and customer teams. Specially designed for racing use, KYB’s EPS
system is fitted to all four cars, and provides more energy efficient steering
than conventional hydraulic power steering systems.
The system offers drivers a number of benefits including:
- improved steering feel with a high torque sensor
- high steering rating, produced by a high powered motor
- five levels of assistance that can be selected to suit the requirements of
the driver, or type of car
- suppressed noise, heat and vibration
KYB’s EPS system can be fitted without the need for oil, pumps, piping or
tanks, and no additional alternator or batteries are required, making
installation or replacement hassle-free. The system can be installed in any
position between the steering wheel and steering gearbox, and for safety has a
monitor to sense failure, changes in the current from the battery to the motor,
motor temperature and the level of steering input torque.
Aston Martin Racing had an excellent start at this year’s 12 hour Sebring
endurance race in March, with cars finishing in 2nd and 3rd place. This
endurance classic marks the beginning of the 2006 American Le Mans Series season
and Aston Martin has also announced it will be running a team of two DBRS9s in
the supporting SCCA Speed World Challenge Series.
Other Aston Martin news: here.
Pininfarina Starts Production Of Colt CZC
7th May, 2006
A little over a year after Mitsubishi Motors Europe B.V. (MME), and
Pininfarina S.p.A. announced their agreement covering the design, development and production of a convertible
version of Colt .....
Britain Prepares For The Clio Renaultsport 197
7th May, 2006
Fans of the hot hatch faced a period of discontent when the Clio Renaultsport 182
ceased production last year to make way for the all-new Clio Renaultsport .....
The 365-Days-a-Year-Cabriolet - VW Eos
6th May, 2006
After more than one million VW convertibles - Beetle,
Karmann Ghia, Golf and New Beetle series - the new Eos takes off to a flying start this month in
DKW Monza Celebrates 50 years at Mille Miglia
5th May, 2006
Audi Tradition’s famed DKW Monza post-war racer will make a return to
the race circuit next weekend at Italy’s Mille Miglia, fifty years after it first hit the road .....
Ford Australia Announces Major New Projects
5th May, 2006
Ford Australia has announced a new strategic direction for the
company, including significant investment in new projects and accompanying facilities, totalling more than
$1.8 billion (AUD) over the next decade .....
Mitsubishi 380 Improves Market Position
4th May, 2006
Mitsubishi Motors has maintained its market share in a tough April car
market, while the 380 continued its gradual climb in the large car segment by recording a significant jump in
market share from 10% to 12% during the last month .....
Car Market Turns Down as Petrol Prices Bite
3rd May, 2006
Record petrol prices appear to be taking a toll on the new motor
vehicle market according to official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries
Ford Shelby GT500 Rated At 500 Horsepower
3rd May, 2006
The most powerful factory-built Mustang ever just got even more
potent. Final certification testing of the Shelby GT500’s 5.4-litre supercharged V-8 shows it will produce
500 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque .....
Audi RS 4 Unleashed on Australian Soil
3rd May, 2006
New from the ground up, the RS 4 is the top-of-the-range
model in the A4 series, priced at $164,500 .....
Volkswagen Beetle Art
3rd May, 2006
Just in case buyers thought the styling of the New Beetle and New
Beetle Cabriolet wasn’t quite distinctive enough… Volkswagen in the UK has announced the introduction of a range of decals .....
Evo IX Wins Showroom Class in Targa Tasmania
2nd May, 2006
A Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX has won the showroom car class at
Australia's premier tarmac rally, Targa Tasmania .....
Six Speed Auto Boost for 407 HDi Models
1st May, 2006
A new high-tech six speed automatic transmission has been added
to the latest Peugeot 407 HDi turbo diesel Sedan and Touring models .....
Hummer Racing Validate Hummer Capabilities
30th April, 2006
Off-road desert racing is possibly the most grueling form of motor
racing in the world. Recognised around the globe by races like the Baja 1000 .....
Nissan Reports Record Results for FY05
27th April, 2006
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., has announced consolidated net income of 518.1
billion yen (AU $6.03 billion), for the fiscal year ended 31st March, 2006, a new record .....
Focus XR5 Turbo Boosts Ford Performance Arsenal
21st April, 2006
Ford has revealed the latest weapon in its high performance arsenal
– the Focus XR5 Turbo; engineered in Europe and boasting performance levels that will be the envy of many
larger car drivers .....
Peugeot Round Australia Re-Run
19th April, 2006
The ‘Peugeot Round Australia Re-Run’ will start from Sydney on Sunday,
23rd April and chart a course that will take in the route from several of the original Ampol Trials .....
All-New Suzuki XL7 Makes World Debut
14th April, 2006
Suzuki debuted the all-new Suzuki XL7 at the 2006 New York
Motor Show. With the introduction of the new model, Suzuki is moving forward to the next chapter in its
ongoing SUV success story .....
Bentley Continental GTC
13th April, 2006
The Continental GTC, Bentley Motors new luxury 2+2 convertible, will be
unveiled at the New York International Automobile Show this week .....
GM to Sell Isuzu Shares
11th April, 2006
General Motors today announced it would sell its 7.9 percent
equity stake in Isuzu Motors Ltd. The commercial partnership between GM and Isuzu will continue .....
New Line-Up for Land Rover Discovery 3
10th April, 2006
Land Rover is rationalising the Discovery 3 line-up adding as
standard, leather interiors and automatic climate control on all models in the new range .....
Morgan 4-seater Returns
4th April, 2006
The new Morgan 4-seater models that made their debut at the
Geneva Motor Show in March 2006 are now available for sale in Australia .....
Holden Unleashes Thunder Ute and Crewman
30th March, 2006
Holden’s ever-popular light commercial range now features special edition “Thunder”
models for Ute and Crewman .....
Australia's Cadillacs For 2007
15th March, 2006
Cadillac, the luxury car division of America's General Motors
Corporation, is expanding the availability of right-hand drive models, hence putting Australia on their
Precious Metal - The Peugeot 407 Coupe
7th March, 2006
Peugeot have announced the pricing structure for the stunning new 407
Coupe, which goes on sale in Australia later this month .....