2012 Jeep Wrangler with Pentastar V6 Engine – Engine UpgradeThe Jeep Wrangler is a compact four-wheel drive SUV manufactured by American based car manufacturer Chrysler, under its Jeep marque. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler is the fourth generation of this series.During Chrysler’s third-quarter sales announcement, the CEO of the company, Sergio Marchionne, stated that the 2012 edition of Jeep Wrangler is to receive the latest version of the Chrysler engine: the 3.6 liter Pentastar V6. This means that the 2012 Jeep Wrangler will join a long list of cars manufactured by Chrysler which have already received the powerful Pentastar V6 engine for their 2011 year model. The first car to use this engine is the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. This engine has also been used in the 2011 editions of Chrysler 200, 300, as well as Town & Country; the 2011 editions of Dodge Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Durango, Grand Caravan, and Journey; and the 2011 Volkswagen Routan.If this announcement is true, it means that the 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine will replace the old 3.8 liter V6 engine. The new engine will be able to increase the performance of the car. If the old 3.8 liter V6 engine can only produce up to 146 kW of power with 315 Nm of torque, the brand new 3.6 Pentastar V6 will be able to produce not less than 216 kW power with 352 Nm of torque. Despite the significant increase in performance, the new engine consumes similar amount of fuel as the previous engine. They both consume about 12 liter of fuel per 100 km.2012 Jeep Wrangler with Pentastar V6 Engine – Other FeaturesBesides the engine upgrade, this car has plenty of other features to offer. The previous edition is available in two transmission options: the 4-speed Ultradrive 42RLE automatic and the 6-speed Chrysler NSG370 manual. For the 2012 edition, to keep up with the Pentastar V6 engine, the 4-speed automatic transmission will be replaced with a 5-speed automatic transmission system. However, this change is taken quite late since many manufacturers are upgrading their vehicles to 6- or 7-speed automatic transmission.The standard features offered in this series include airbags, heated power mirror, Sirius Satellite Radio, as well as a GPS navigation system. As the 2011 edition is equipped with a new steering wheel, totally new interior design, leather upholstery, larger rear windows, and USB ports with Bluetooth connectivity, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler is predicted to continue to use these luxury features. Optional automatic temperature control will most likely be installed in the 2012 edition. This feature is intended to increase the driver and passengers’ comfort by controlling the temperature inside the cabin of the car.As for the design, The 2012 Jeep Wrangler with Pentastar V6 engine is predicted to feature improved aerodynamics. Many experts predicted that the car will come with a streamlined windshield and front fascia design. This car will be available as a 2-door/2-seater and a 4-door/4-seater. It will also be available in three models: X, Rubicon, and Sahara.
Venturi or Automobiles Venturi achieved iconic status as a prime manufacturer of sports cars. At the height of its involvement in car racing, it competed toe to toe with Italy’s Ferrari, the French Bugatti and the German Porsche. These industry giants dominated the racing circuit in Europe. In fact, countless times have the Venturi shown superiority against its acknowledged rivals. But in 2001, Monegasque millionaire Gildo Pallanca Pastor bought the rights to the French Automobile Company and soon enough diverted focus to the production of eco-friendly, green cars.Under new management, Venturi produced the world’s first ever two-seater electric sports car and aptly named it the Venturi Fetish, produced from its Monaco facility. It could have made a big splash over green car advocates but production has been limited to only 25 vehicles. Thus, worldwide only a select few can test the viability of the Venturi Fetish as a sports car, the rest will simply think of it as a concept car.The Fetish has been designed to perform comparably with sports cars. Equipped with petrol-powered engines, its batteries can produce 250 horsepower (180kW) with acceleration gauged at 0-100kph (0-60mph) for just less than 5 seconds, according to a 2007 press review. Achieving a top speed of 160 kph (100mph) however falls way below its gas-powered counterparts. Nevertheless, this is already considered respectable since the Fetish runs on only on a single gear and is devoid of a need for a sophisticated transmission system. The torque runs constant at 200 Nm and translates this into a ratio of 9.58: 1.One aspect that makes the car smart is its electric traction motor. The motor delivers constant Nm torque in all phases of the car’s speed spectrum, including the dead stop phase, unlike combustion engines where torque is delivered progressively and full power is only available at defined rpm ranges. The company specification has indicated Lithium-Ion accumulators as the battery pack and the car covers a maximum range of 250 kilometers on one full charge. Complete battery recharging can de done in an hour (under 30kW three phase) and 3 hours on a standard home outlet via its built-in charger.The Fetish is built lightweight, made entirely of carbon fiber that employed extensive use of available technologies, particularly from the aeronautics sector. It is completely controlled by microprocessors; the intention being to encourage satisfying drives while ensuring reliability and safety while on the road. To promote the viability of an electric car as a major mode of transport, the Venturi Fetish has embarked on a 2-year world trip. The result has been gratifying so far for this changed public perception over its system.The design innovation expounded by Venturi shows that there is a better and exciting alternative to petrol powered cars. This suggests that the very essence of automobile tradition – rarity, character and passion are all embodied in this compact electric sports car. Some of it may have found expression in the smooth and delicately formed front wings, projecting brutish appeal and agility, contours that mimic ballet dancers in motion and a general feel and passion reminiscent of cars in the 1950s.