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AMG Chief Hints Mercedes Benz Working on a Hybrid Supercar

There are lots of rumors circling the auto industry especially around the new performance car from Mercedes Benz that will follow up the much loved SLS AMG. According to the rumors, Mercedes Benz’s new car could be a mid-engine or a hybrid car that would compete the likes of Porsche 919 Spyder and even McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari.

AMG Chief, Tobias Moers speculates that the new vehicle might have company’s 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine that would produce 650 horsepower and 700 lb feet of torque.

The engine could be mated with pair of electric motors to offer all-wheel traction and better output that performance cars require.

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Police Releases Video of the First Lamborghini Huracan Crash in Hungary

While Lamborghini Huracan deserves to be listed among the top Italian exotic vehicles, but recently the first crash created lot of news. Now, the police have gone ahead and released a video of the actual crash shot by the passenger using a mobile phone. The video clearly indicates that the vehicle was speeding at 208 mph on M7 highway when the driver lost control and end up in a ditch. (more…)

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Porsche 919 Hybrid Returns for the Next Season of Racing Mania

The Porsche 919 Hybrid is ready to roll on the racing tracks for the year 2015. The new race car is a comprehensive evolution compared to the previous version.

The all-new 919 Hybrid racer will be hauled by a 2.0 liter turbocharged V4, whereby front wheels are supplied with an electrical power. The new improvements in design include restyled front end featuring low horizontal intake, and front nozzle extending to windshield with enhanced aerodynamic body profiles.

Last year, the race car from Porsche scored a coup in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship season held in Brazil, but retreated to the third spot in the overall result. By far, the new Porsche 919 Hybrid sounds like a winner, let’s keep our hopes high.

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Everything You Need for Your Perfect Home Car Garage

There’s something quite special about working on your own car in the comfort of your own garage. Providing you have the right knowledge and expertise, there’s a sense of pride and satisfaction in fixing or fitting something to your treasured vehicle by yourself.

That being said, without the right tools you could find that you cause yourself more hassle that it’s worth. Worse still, without the proper gear you couldrisk damaging your car or injuring yourself.

So to ensure you are working safely and efficiently, read on to find out exactly what you need for your perfect home garage.

The Right Tools

When it comes to basic car maintenance there are some essential hand tools and sets you should have in your toolbox, some of the more popular options are:

  • A comprehensive set of wrenches
  • A full set of screwdrivers
  • Ratchet sets
  • Pliers
  • Torches and tool lights

These basics are ideal for the more straightforward jobs like, changing bulbs, removing sparkplugs, replacing small parts and affixing modifications.

Heavy-duty Gear

For tasks that require a bit more effort or that involve you lifting your vehicle, there are certain products your garage needs. These include:

  • Trolley Jacks – to securely lift your car
  • Axle Stands – to fix your vehicle when it is lifted so you can safely work beneath it
  • Wheel Chocks – these are to prevent your car rolling back when you’re working.
  • Engine Cranes – for car restoration or more technical work.

Should you be looking to complete any jobs like these, it is important you invest in thekit that can manage the weight of your vehicle. Be sure you choose a model with the correct tonnage capacity to safely support and lift your car and its components.

Enough Space

Yes, this isn’t strictly something you have to buy, but much like any professional garage you need to make sure you have enough space to comfortably work. Try your best to organise and de-clutter your floor area so it has a centralised space to fit your car. Take the time to categorise and arrange your tools and equipment together, this way they are far easier for you to find if and when you need them.

If you’re not sure where to start though, there are a number of great, specialist tool and equipment retailers available like SGS Engineering, where you can get yourself fully kitted out. So, get shopping around, take on board some of this advice and you could soon be living the dream by working away in your own perfect garage.

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