Motoring Roundup – 03.02.13

Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde SBK Limited Edition

Alfa have released a mouthful of a Limited Edition in the form of the MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde SBK. It celebrates the car makers sponsorship of the FIM Superbike World Championship. The MiTo has a ton of extra equipment that comes as standard, including eye waterlingly expensive carbon fibre seat backs – normally a £2000 option! Due to this you are saving over £1,200 over the standard Quadrifoglio.

Alfa also filmed this rather obscure stunt to celebrate the occasion.

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Peugeot Onyx Concept wins international prize

On the 28th International Automobile Festival held in Paris on 29th January, the Peugeot Onyx won “The Best Concept Car Design”

These prizes are awarded by a jury of experts and enthusiasts from motor sport, but also architecture, fashion, design, culture and the media.

The Peugeot Onyx Concept supercar was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September and has already been voted ‘Favourite Concept Car’ in the World by readers of Auto Plus and customers of RTL and also seduced the jury of the International Festival and Enthusiasts Automotive Design, winning the prize for the ‘Best Concept Car of the Year’.

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Nissan Juke Nismo built in Sunderland

Production of the new Nissan Juke Nismo at the company’s state-of-the-art factory in Sunderland, UK, is now well underway.

  • Since 2010 more than 330,000 Jukes have been built in Sunderland
  • Sunderland employees assemble 118 cars an hour
  • Last year the plant produced 510,000 units
  • 2010 was the first year any UK car production facility made more than 400,000 passenger vehicles

A great British success story!



Kia Pro Ceed GT to debut at Geneva

Kia will be showing off its first ever hot hatch at Geneva in March. The Pro Cee’d GT will have 201BHP from a 1.6 Litre petrol twin scroll turbo’d engine. It will achieve 0-60 in 7.9 seconds, not blisteringly quick but quick enough for most, personally i think it looks stunning!




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