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Trident Iceni Grand Tourer - The worlds most economical supercar?

28th August 2012 | BY NSNP

When we heard about a new diesel supercar capable of 200mph and up to 2000 miles on a single tank of fuel we let out a sigh, “If only” we said. It’s not a stretch to believe that a diesel engined car would hit 200mph, if it was teamed up with the right chassis and aero mods - look at the Darkside Jetta for example, that thing is only 46mph short and it’s as slippery as a house brick. But 2000 miles on a single tank of fuel? We weren’t sold, a car like that could only be the thing of myth and legend.

Or could it?
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Bentley Finally Build an Oil Burner

22nd August 2012 | BY NSNP

Former Bentley CEO Franz-Josef Paefgen was never a fan of diesel, and it appearsRolls-Royce isn’t either, however, Volkswagen Group dynamo Wolfgang Dürheimer, who was brought in back in 2010 to oversee Bentley’s expansion into the world of SUVs and advanced powertrains, does see a future for diesel in ultra-luxury vehicles. He’s hinted at the launch of a diesel Bentley on several occasions, as well as more advanced plug-in hybrid models, and in a recent interview has reaffirmed those intentions.

More pics of the smoking jacket after the jump

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NSNP Online Store Now Open

15th August 2012 | BY NSNP

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve opened our online store with T-shirts, Vinyls, Accessories and gifts all available for immediate purchase and worldwide shipping.
We’ve got a load of new products on the way too, so make sure you keep checking back. If you’re on Facebook, make sure you like us and if you’re on Twitter, follow us here.

ABT Boosted Bug

13th August 2012 | BY NSNP

The German tuning house ABT Sportsline has recently launched a modification program, this time targeting the new Vee Dub Beetle powered by the 2.0 TDI engine. The package come with a host of performance goodies under the bonnet as well as the aggressively restyled body kit (aggressive for a beetle that is).

More pics and the spec after the jump…

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12th August 2012 | BY NSNP

German tuning house Lumma Design built this dramatic looking CLR 550 GT - their version of the Porsche Cayenne - for a customer recently. They’ve been creating a new version of the CLR 550GT for the last few years, but in 2012 they decided to release three variants of the marque.

More info and loads of photos after the jump…

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When One Turbo Just Won’t Do.

9th August 2012 | BY NSNP

Ever wondered if there was such a thing as too many turbos? Turns out BMW’s M Division never have, and thanks to even cleverer [sic] clever packaging they’ve managed to squeeze in not one but THREE turbos down the side of their new flagship Diesel power plant.

More after the jump
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192Bhp Bi-Turbo Vauxhall Astra

2nd August 2012 | BY NSNP

Opel and its sister company Vauxhall are expanding the availability of the firm’s new 2.0-liter BiTurbo CDTI diesel engine in the recently updated (and might we add, damned good looking) Astra range.

First offered on the Astra GTC three-door hatch, this engine range is now available for order on the Astra five-door hatchback and the Astra Sports Tourer station wagon with deliveries expected towards the end of 2012 (for both the Opel and Vauxhall brands).

More after the jump.

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ABT fettled Audi A1 Sportback

20th July 2012 | BY NSNP

Kempten based German tuning house ABT have revealed their version of the Audi A1 Sportback. See the photos and video after the jump…
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Mercedes SLS AMG Diesel?

18th July 2012 | BY NSNP

When an email dropped in to our inbox this morning suggesting we may see a Mercedes SLS diesel by the end of the year, everything was stopped to investigate.
Polish website has reported that Mercedes would be unveiling their SLS CDI at the Paris Motor Show in September. And what’s more, the power plant is rumoured to be a tri-turbo V6 kicking out 400bhp.

More info after the jump…
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The New Audi SQ5 - First S Model with a diesel engine

16th July 2012 | BY NSNP

Audi have released details of their first ever diesel powered S model, the 313bhp and 479ftlb SQ5.
Reaching 60mph quicker than an Audi S3 and with enough luggage space to swallow the whole Louis Vuitton range, this car is certainly going to change peoples opinions of SUVs when it hits the roads in 2013.

More details, pictures and official video after the jump…

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