) Moto Buzz cars: April 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Indian F1 circuit logo unveiled and ticket details

Buddh Indian Grand Prix Circuit Logo
The official logo of the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) which will be hosting the inaugural Indian GP coming October has been unveiled. The circuit, named after its location in Gautam Budh Nagar in Greater Noida, is nearing completion at rapid rate and looks all set to be in shape for its designated FIA homologation date of June 30th. The stylised B logo representing ‘Bharat’ (India) proudly wears the colours of the Indian tricolour, simultaneously resembling the shape of a heart. The 5.14-km Herman Tilke-designed layout looks promising as the BIC will be the first Formula One circuit to conform to the latest set of FIA guidelines to promote closer racing by providing ample opportunities for overtaking.

Prices will range from INR 2,500 for the grassy lawns to INR 5,000 to other regular stands around the circuit. To watch the race from main grandstand however, you will need to shell out a pricey INR 25 thousand for a weekend worth of F1 action.
Also, the F1 circuit has a total capacity of 1,25,000 seats spread across the circuit with the grand stand alone big enough for 25,000 motorsport fans. All said, we’re still in the dark as to when exactly bookings for the tickets will open on BookMyShow.
India will host its first ever Formula 1 event in the month of October (28th to 30th) with Sunday’s race scheduled tentatively at 1500 GMT local time.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

2011 Indian Formula1 Grand Prix Ticket Prices may start at INR 5000

2011 Indian Formula Grand Prix Circuit
There is some buzz about the possible cost of the Indian Formula1 Grand Prix tickets from none other than Autocar India Editor, Mr Hormazd Sorabjee, who tweeted saying that the cost of the Indian Grand Prix Tickets, could range from INR 5,000 at the lowest to INR 30,000 for the Grand Stand Tickets. The F1 race will be held at the yet to be unveiled Buddha F1 Circuit, off Delhi.
Now, while these prices still are tentative ones, they don’t seem to be good value, especially considering the fact that Grand Stand tickets cost INR 30,000 which is a lot of money, especially for Motorsport event in a country like India, which is yet to warm up to motorsports in a big way, as say cricket.
Also the INR 5,000 cost for normal tickets also appears quite pricey which will make it out of reach of most young people, who cannot afford that kind of money except the richer, well heeled youngsters. What could tilt the scales slightly towards the positive is if the money can buy entry for all three days of the 2011 Indian Formula1 Grand Prix.
Even so, hotel room prices in and around Delhi, which could get exorbitant at the time of the Grand Prix will make the spectacle all the more expensive.  Comparing those prices to the 2011 Singapore F1 Grand Prix, the price of the Indian Grand Stand tickets seem to be higher by 20%. Coming to the case of the cheapest priced tickets which at INR 5,000 is cheaper than that of the Walkabout Tickets of the Singapore Grand Prix which costs SGD 178 or INR 6,300.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Koenigsegg Agera launched in India at Rs.12.5 crore

2011 Koenigseg Agera Super Car

Swedish supercar the Koenigsegg Agera is now officially on sale in India. The Veyron category hypercar, the Swedish Supercar into India is brought by the promoters of the Indigo Airlines, InterGlobe General Aviation, brought  and will retail at a whopping Rs. 12.5 crores.
The Agera is a worthy successor Koenigsegg’s previous supercar the CCX. It is powered by a 910bhp 4.7-litre V8 engine which can propel it from 0-100kph in just 3 seconds. The Agera promises Veyron like exclusivity and performance at a significantly lesser price. the Agera encloses a 5 liter twin-turbo engine that produces 910 Bhp of power and 1000 Nm of torque. It can hit a top speed of just under 400kph. Since there aren’t the roads in India to experience this kind of performance, the Agera with its on-board satellite navigation system, G force meter, power display, lap-timer and compasses can help you find and conquer a nearby race circuit.
2011 Koenigseg Agera Super Car

2011 Aprilia RSV4 Superbike bookings Now Open

Italian superbike maker Aprilia has begun accepting bookings for the RSV4 Factory according to an advertisement in a leading daily.  The Aprilia RSV4 Factory will be sold by Pune based Piaggio and has been priced at Rs. 20 lakh according to sources. Deliveries are expected to comment by the end of April. The RSV4 is powered by a 1,000cc four-cylinder engine which produces 180bhp.
Aprilia RSV4 Factory engine specifications

Engine capacity: 999.6 cc
Architecture: 65° V4
Power: 180 HP (132.4 kW) at 12,500 rpm
Crankcase: monobloc with integrated cylinder liners
Timing system: 4 valves per cylinder (Titanium and Nymonic) operated directly by a camshaft driven by a mixed chain/gear system (lateral timing chain, central gear train)
Fuel system: Magneti Marelli electronic injection with 2 injectors per cylinder and integrated independent Ride by Wire system for each bank. Three mappings selectable from handlebar.
Electronically controlled variable length intake ducts
Antivibration countershaft
Maximum rpm: 14,100 rpm
Compression ratio: 13:1
Transmission: 6-speed direct-control cassette gearbox
Clutch: multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
Exhaust system: 4 into 2 into 1 headers with oxygen sensor and single silencer with integrated catalytic converter

New Volkswagen Passat launched at 20.80 lakhs

2011 Volkswagen Passat Diesel 2.0 TDI Car

Volkwagen has launched the new 2011 Passat in India at a starting price of Rs. 20.80 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). At the moment Volkswagen has only launched the diesel Passat with a 2.0 TDI engine which produces 170bhp (same engine as of Audi A4 and Q5 use). A 1.8 TSI petrol engine Passat is expected to be launched in some time.

The entry level Passat is priced at Rs. 20.80 while the Comfortline costs Rs. 23.80 lakh and the top-end Highline Rs. 25.65 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi). With the new Passat VW has also introduced BlueMotion technologies for the first time. The car features an auto start-stop system which automatically switches off the engine when stationary and restarts when accelerator is pressed. The new Passat also features Brake Energy Recuperation which recovers and recycles energy lost during braking, thus conserving fuel and reducing emissions. The car also gets low resistance tyres, low friction mechanicals, lower idling speeds and brake energy regeneration to conserve fuel as well as cut down on emissions.