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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Row of 5 Fuel-Efficient Sports Cars

Along with the depletion of oil reserves, there is a big question whether electric cars can transform the conventional cars that use oil or diesel fuel? Apparently the world's automotive business believed the car with a conventional engine remains a mainstay in comparison to electric vehicles.

It was clear from the results of a survey conducted by U.S. audit and tax consultancy, KPMG on U.S. auto company executives. Even in the next decade, the electric car market will not be too big. Although sales of electric cars has gone up three-fold in 2012, sales of electric cars globally in 2025 will not be more than 15 percent. This factor has led car manufacturers continue to invest in improving the performance of the engine to make it more fuel efficient than ever.

A quarter of executives said the company will continue to invest to reduce the size and improve the performance of conventional engines in the next five years. Ford, for example, rely on the EcoBoost, smaller engine but powerful.

Nearly three-quarters of executives said, continuing to develop conventional engines. The target, the fuel consumption is increasingly economical plus lower of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emision, than in developing electric cars in the next decade. Therefore, new innovations to produce the fuel-efficient sport cars. There are five sports car with the latest fuel-efficient engines based assessment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

1. Porsche 911 Carrera
Porsche 911 Carrera using 3.4 liter of capacity engine that capable producing 350 horsepower, and equiped seven-speed transmission system with double clutch, Carrera able to accelerate to 100 kph in 4.4 seconds.

However, the more severe is the fuel consumption for a fairly economical car in its class, for 8.4 kpl in the city and 11.8 kpl for out of town.
2013 Porsche 911 Carrera. (Picture from: http://www.highsnobiety.com/)
Interior and dashboard view of 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera.(Picture from: http://www.autocarbike.com/)
Porsche claims that the sound of the car's unique sound thanks to the exhaust pipe structure designed specifically. To reinforce the appearance sportynya, exhaust tip made with two-two formation.

2. Porsche Boxster
Still from Porsche, the sports car where the specification is still slightly below the 911 Carrera. This is because Porsche Boxster equipped equipped engine that has 2.9 liters of capacity and make power of 255 horsepower to run. However, its performance is quite powerful because it can be run from rest to 100 kph in just 5.4 seconds.

Including fuel consumption is economical. To reinforce the appearance sportynya, exhaust tip is also made with the formation of two-two, which is 1 liter to 9.2 km in the city and 13.5 kpl out of town.
2013 Porsche Boxster S-6. (Picture from: http://www.hardwheels.org/)
Interior and dashboard view of 2013 Porsche Boxster.(Picture from: http://rumors.automobilemag.com/)
Another version of this car is a Porsche Boxster S with a capacity of 3.4 liter engine that produces 315 horsepower and can reach 100 kph in 4.7 seconds. When compared with the 2.9-liter version, its fuel consumption is more wasteful with 8.4 kpl in the city and 11.8 kpl out of town.

3. Lotus Evora
Lotus sports car was developed with the goal of producing fast sport variant that is not too wasteful of fuel. Therefore, Lotus deliberate use of engine-made by Toyota, as the driving force Lotus Evora.

The choice fell on a Toyota 3.5-liter V6 engine that has been polished by Lotus so as to produce 276 horsepower. For acceleration capabilities, Evora is quite fast because it can run from 0-100 kph in just 5 seconds.
2013 Lotus Evora. (Picture from: http://www.photocar.org/)
Interior and dashboard view of 2013 Lotus Evora. (Picture from: http://autoblackzone.com/)
Despite the large-capacity engine, the test results in the U.S. show car's fuel consumption is fairly efficient because it only needs 1 liter for a distance of 8.4 km while in the city and 11.8 kpl out of town.

4. Porsche Cayman
Porsche has just introduced a compact sports 2013 Porsche Cayman models at the end of last year. This coupe car has the Boxster's six-line engine with capacity of 2.7 liters, but with the greater power of 5 to 10 hp from the 265 PS roadster version.

The family resemblance between Boxster and Cayman continues thanks to new styling for the coupe. The Cayman is now 0.1 inch longer and 0.4 inch lower, with a wheelbase lengthened by 2.3 inches and a wider track. It has more prominent side air intakes with black inserts and new dark-tinted headlights.
2013 Porsche Cayman. (Picture from: http://jalopnik.com/)
Interior and dashboard view of 2013 Porsche Cayman. (Picture from: http://theglobalplaybook.com/)
The standard version of the machine with a capacity of 2.7 liters and it only takes 5.4 seconds to reach 100 kph of speed, with fuel consumption of 8.4 kpl in the city and 12.2 kpl out of town. Cayman classified as the pocket friendly sport compact.

5. Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai now it is trying to raise its image as a manufacturer of premium-class car. For the same reason make Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the sport variant that wear V6 engine which has a capacity of 3.8 liters.

With the support of the engine as it was coupled with 8 speed automatic transmission make the Genesis Coupe can accelerate faster from 0 to 100 kph in 5.2 seconds.
2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. (Picture from: https://www.hyundaiusa.com/)
Interior and dashboard view of 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. (Picture from: http://www.caranddriver.com/)
With the ability to produce 348 horsepower, this car turned out to have high levels of fuel consumption is quite efficient. Hyundai Genesis Coupe fuel consumption of 7.6 kpl in the city and 11.8 kpl out of town. *** [ EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | OVI | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 18012013]
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