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Audi A1: The Luxury City Car

The Audi A1 (internally designated Typ 8X) is a supermini sized economical car launched by Audi at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
Sales of the initial three door A1 model started in Germany in August 2010, with the United Kingdom following in November 2010.
A five-door version, called Sportback, was launched in November 2011, with sales starting in export markets during spring 2012.

The idea behind the A1 is so simple that it’s amazing nobody thought of it earlier.
Essentially, it takes the high-quality interior and prestige badge that have made Audis so popular and puts them in a small, city-friendly package.
Don’t go thinking that you pay a fortune for the privilege of having that Audi badge, either. The A1 is no more expensive than many versions of the VW Polo.

This is a great car for two people, and another two sat in the rear won’t feel too cramped.
However, the boot is really only big enough for shopping bags or small cases.

The A1 is a proper Audi in miniature, with clear instruments, slick controls and materials that are easy on both the eye and the fingertips.

In addition, the Audi A1 is available with everything from a 1.2-litre petrol engine to a 2.0-litre, plus there are a couple of diesel options. However, it’s the 1.4-litre petrols that strike the best balance between fun and affordability.

Even the cheaper 1.4 makes a good sound and has enough punch to whisk you along in breezy style. Meanwhile, the more powerful (and more expensive) version makes the A1 feel properly sporty.
All A1s have responsive, informative steering, too.

Plus they grip well in bends and generally feel much sharper than the average hatchback.

Have a look at the gallery and let me know what you think!

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Resources:

http://www.audi.com/
http://www.wikipedia.com
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/

Aston Martin Vulcan

Born out of extensive motorsport experience – and using the brand’s acknowledged flair for design and engineering ingenuity – the 800-plus bhp, all-carbon fibre Aston Martin Vulcan promises truly extreme performance.

Uniquely for Aston Martin the new supercar – limited to just 24 examples worldwide – will allow owners the opportunity to precisely tailor their track day experience through a graduating scale of detailed power and dynamic performance adjustments.

“Aston Martin Vulcan is, by its very nature, a rare and thrilling supercar,” Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said.

“Designed and engineered to deliver a genuinely bespoke driving experience that draws on our rich heritage, this car tailors its power and handling to both the capabilities of the driver and the characteristics of the track.”

According to some rumors, the price of the supercar is about $2.3 million.

 

Motorsport-inspired

Styled entirely in-house by the Aston Martin design team led by Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman, and with a design language hinting at the next generation of Aston Martin sports cars, this supercar is powered by the most potent iteration yet of the company’s naturally-aspirated, 7.0-litre V12 petrol engine.

With its 800-plus bhp powerplant developed in conjunction with Aston Martin Racing, this front mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car draws extensively on the brand’s rich GT motorsport experience.

The Aston Martin Vulcan made its world debut at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show in March 2015.

Resources:
https://www.astonmartin.com/en/live/news/
http://www.businessinsider.in/