Last month, our friends at European Auto Group showed up with a secret project. In the back of their trailer was a pristine Ferrari F430 Scuderia. I was expecting a twin-turbo kit or maybe bigger cams. But they chose a far more complex challenge. Instead of doing typical mods, they deleted the automatic transmission. Using all Ferrari parts, they removed the transmission hydraulics with the precision of a skilled surgeon. Learning from this achievement, they announced today that their Ferrari 458 Italia six-speed manual is 1 of 1. Nothing about going manual is easy. At least a handful of 6-speed F430 models were built at the factory. However, the 458 Italia and its variants were never intended to have a 3rd pedal. The F430 Scuderia made more power and torque than the base F430, so the team at EAG had to start with building a transmission with upgraded synchros. Then they had to bolt it to a clutch that is light enough to rev while having the grip for any situation. After a few laps, … [Read more...] about Ferrari 458 Italia Six-Speed Manual is 1 of 1
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Nice Price Or Crack Pipe Is this used car a good deal? You decide! Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Bimmer is 11 years old, but has required over $10K in maintenance in the last two of those. That makes it either a money pit or future proofed. Let’s see what its price adds to the mix. There were some dents plaguing last Friday’s 2005 Mazda 6 wagon. The interior had some issues as well. Neither exterior nor interior challenges proved all that challenging at the car’s modest $2,499 price, especially when there was a rare manual gearbox involved. In the end, that 6 earned itself a solid 85 percent Nice Price win, warts and all. There don’t seem to be any warts on today’s 2008 BMW 135i. In fact, the car, while over a decade old, looks to be in near-new condition. That ship-like shape is owed, according to the seller, to a life spent in the garage when not out exercising its twin-turbo mill. In a rare instance in the 135i, that work is shared with the … [Read more...] about At $15,950, Could This Rare 2008 BMW 135i 6-Speed be a Manual Labor of Love?
The Maruti Ertiga was given a complete makeover this year, but its D13A 1.3-litre diesel engine that is future-unready has continued into the second generation. Come 2019, an all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine will replace this FCA-developed unit.GaadiWaadi has posted fresh spy shots of what it claims is the Maruti Ertiga 1.5 diesel. The new engine in question is the E15A unit developed in-house. The same publication sharing the spy shots said in an earlier report that Maruti Suzuki will introduce this engine in late-2019. Some other publications have reported that MSIL is facing several challenges in meeting internal targets and deadlines for the in-house diesel motor.The E15A 1.5-litre is expected to produce 110 PS and over 250 Nm of torque. One of the spy shots shows that the test mule is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, which will replace the 5-speed manual transmission offered with the current diesel engine.Before replacing the D13A diesel engine with the E15A diesel … [Read more...] about Alleged Maruti Ertiga 1.5 diesel with 6-speed MT spotted on test
Tata Harrier is one the most awaited upcoming cars in the Indian market. It will become the flagship SUV of the brand and will be launched in early 2019. Tata has been testing the Harrier relentlessly on the Indian roads and has also officially revealed a lot of details about the car. For the first time ever, the 6-speed automatic transmission of the Harrier has been seen in the pictures. Tata Harrier is the first ever vehicle from the brand that will get the OMEGA platform. The platform is the heavily modified version of the Land Rover’s LS550 unit that underpins many Land Rover SUVs. In the Harrier, many parts of the platform have been updated to keep the cost in check but inherently, the platform will allow the Harrier to be very capable off-the-road. The Harrier will be powered by KYROTEC 2.0-litre diesel engine sourced from Fiat. It is the same engine that powers the Jeep Compass in the Indian market and will be re-tuned as per Tata’s requirement. Also, the engine will … [Read more...] about Upcoming Tata Harrier 6-speed automatic transmission revealed
Toyota is expected to launch the Yaris C-Segment sedan in India on the 18th of May, 2018. First drives of this car have been scheduled in April. Here are a range of new details about the Yaris, which have been revealed on a popular automotive forum in India. V and VX grades have been confirmed on the Yaris, a petrol-only sedan. A G grade may also be offered as an aggressively priced base variant. Toyota is also expected to offer automatic gearbox option on all variants of the Yaris to make it attractive to a wide set of buyers. A 6 speed manual gearbox will be standard. The automatic gearbox will be a CVT unit with 7 stepped shifts. Paddle shifters will be offered in the car. The engine will be a 1.5 liter unit with 4 cylinders. Variable valve timing will be standard. Outputs, although not officially confirmed, are likely to be pegged at 108 Bhp and 140 Nm. The Yaris will not get a diesel engine. It will sit in between the Etios and Corolla Altis in terms of price and positioning. … [Read more...] about Toyota Yaris: New details about the Maruti Ciaz challenger emerge ahead of launch