2010 Jaguar XFR

2010 Jaguar XFR
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The big news for the 2010 Jaguar XFR is its engine, the snappy sedan gets a new 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 with a BMW M5-conquering 510 hp.

It’s no secret that we like the Jaguar XF at Automobile Magazine. The keys to our XF Supercharged Four-Seasons test car are rarely sitting around and we keep piling on the miles. We even named the newest Jaguar sedan a 2009 All-Star. But, like you, we’ve seen the spy photos and knew the English brand had something hotter coming. That hotter something is the XFR, released here at the Detroit show.

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2010 Jaguar XKR

2010 Jaguar XKR
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Available as either a coupe or a convertible, the 2010 Jaguar XKR boasts 510-hp and rips from 0-60 mph in an impressive 4.6-seconds.

Sharing the show floor in Detroit with the new Jaguar XFR is the updated XKR. Available as either a coupe or a convertible, the new 510-hp all-aluminum Jaguar rips from 0-60 mph in an impressive 4.6-seconds (manufacture supplied data for the coupe). The engine in the updated XKR is the same direct-injection, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 seen in the XFR. The sole transmission choice is a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters and based on our past experience with this setup, you won’t miss a manual or dual-clutch option. There is also a new electronically controlled limited-slip differential and adaptive dampening, both fitted as standard. Click the above link to the XFR if you’d like more info on the engine, differential, and dampers.

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2009 Cadillac Converj Concept

2009 Cadillac Converj Concept
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The 2009 Cadillac Converj concept is the latest rolling showcase for GM’s extended-range electric propulsion system called Voltec.

The rumored Cadillac E-Flex concept was confirmed this morning at General Motor’s 2009 Detroit Auto Show press conference. The concept’s official name will be the Cadillac Converj and, as anticipated, it is based on the Chevy Volt platform.

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2010 Dodge Circuit EV

2010 Dodge Circuit EV
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Chrysler says all of its ENVI concepts – the Circuit included – are production intent and could reach dealers by 2013.

If you recall Chrysler‘s PR coup from this past summer, you’ll likely remember the Dodge EV – a two-seat electric sports car that was reportedly a demonstration of Chrysler’s forthcoming electric technology. You’ll then realize the 2010 Dodge Circuit, unveiled at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, is essentially the same car.

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2010 Chrysler Town & Country EV

2010 Chrysler Town & Country EV
2010 Chrysler Town & Country EV - 2009 Detroit Auto Show Coverage, Fuel Efficient News, New Car Reviews, Concept Cars - Automobile Magazine
Of the three electric-powered prototypes unveiled by Chrysler earlier this year, pundits buzzed the most about the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country EV.

Of the three electric-powered prototypes unveiled by Chrysler earlier this year, pundits buzzed the most about the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country EV. We understand their logic – though nowhere as sexy as the Lotus-based Dodge coupe (which was revamped for the 2009 Detroit auto show), it’s the most practical application of Chrysler’s hybrid technology we’ve seen to date.

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