Posts Tagged ‘European’
Amy Winehouse, known for her music and her battles with drug addiction has been found dead inside her London apartment today. A press release from the Metropolitan Police stated:
Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.
On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.”
In a sign of things to come, Winehouse cancelled her European tour after only a few shows. The shows she appeared in, she appeared visibly out of sorts. Winehouse was only 27 years old.
Sometimes, the best way to determine an outcome is to put it to a vote. Just ask the Audi TTRS when it hits our shores in mid-2011.
“Last year Audi unveiled the RS version of its TT model at the Geneva auto show, but as with many European high-performance unveilings, the question of a U.S. import version was in doubt,” explains CNET. “To settle the question, Audi posted a survey on its Facebook page, and got 11,500 yeas for the Audi TT RS in a month. With this result, Audi says it will bring the TT RS to the U.S. by the third quarter of 2011, enough time in Internet terms for people to have moved on from car fandom to the latest Lady Gaga video.“
Jalopnik notes that the U.S.-bound TTRS has “no prices set yet, and only the hardtop aluminum and steel version makes the trip.”
“Audi is warning American customers that a limited number of cars will be imported, asking them to offer their contact info so that they can receive further information when this becomes available,” writes Autoevolution.
Just days ago, the Bugatti Super Sport rocketed past the SSC Ultimate Aero TT to claim the prestigious award of the fastest production car in the world. SSC (Shelby Supercars) didn’t take long to congratulate Bugatti and to also give fair warning of a future title battle. Before the new Bugatti record, the Aero TT held the title with a 256-mph run, and it seems SSC is intent on making Bugatti’s new record very short-lived.
Now that Jaguar is safely secured under the financial blanket of Tata Motors, the automaker is becoming more ambitious in its efforts to expand its model range. Tata has promised a yearly investment of $1 billion for the next five years, which means Jaguar will have the funding it needs to get new products cranked out. In an interview earlier this week, Jaguar Land Rover boss Carl-Peter Forster has reportedly confirmed that a few new models are in the pipeline, including the F-Type sports car, which we saw in concept form back in 2000.