Archive for December, 2010

Top 10 Car Colours for 2010

top car colours 2010

Silver and black are in tight competition for the title of world’s most popular car color, according to DuPont, which just released a study on global vehicle colours for 2010. This is DuPont’s 58th Global Automotive Color Popularity Report.

While silver still holds the lead by only 2% from black as the leading vehicle color globally. DuPont says black’s popularity in key automotive markets outside of North America is growing.

The top 10 global vehicle colors are as follows:

1. Silver – 26%
2. Black/Black Effect – 24%
3. White/White Pearl and Grey – 16%
5. Red – 6%
6. Blue – 5%
7. Brown/Beige – 3%
8. Green – 2%
9. Yellow/Gold – 1%
10. Others – <1%


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Ferrari 458 Challenge Photos & Video

Ferrari 458 Challenge

5 Years after Ferrari unveiled their F430 challenge production model at the 2005 LA Auto Show, Ferrari throws down (just in time for Xmas) with the introduction of the Ferrari 458 challenge (based off the Ferrari 458 Italia)

Like all challenge cars, the engine remains untouched (V8 with 570hp), but performance upgrades include the vehicles F1 gearbox gearing and significant weight loss via carbon fiber and plastic modifications. Also a 1st for Ferrari track-only challenge cars is the use of an E-Diff electronic differential already employed on the road-going version.

It also has a hardcore race tuned suspension setup, stiffer springs lowered by 50mm, single-rate alloy dampers, centre-nut 19-inch forged wheels, Pirelli slicks, new-generation Brembo CCM2 brakes integrated with the latest ABS system, which debuted on the Ferrari 599XX.

Another first for a Ferrari Challenge model is the adoption of the F1-Trac traction control system, the most sophisticated of its kind, says Ferrari. Developed in-house by the automaker, the F1-Trac system constantly monitors levels of grip for maximum high-performance road holding.

Although the Ferrari 458 challenge was originally presented at the Ferrari Annual Dealer Meeting in July 2010, the Bologna Motor Show world debut marks it’s official production arrival. Ferrari claims that the 458 challenge is 2 seconds faster than the Ferrari 430 Challenge at the Fiorano test track and only 0.2 seconds slower than their military grade Enzo Ferrari, the Ferrari FXX Evoluzione. I am really hoping to catch the 458 challenge


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