Motor Shows

Porsche lifts the covers on the New Cayman R

We’ve known since last summer that Porsche would launch a more sporting variant of the ever-popular Cayman before the year-end, and whilst speculation was rife about its nomenclature it was never likely to be called a CS.

Instead Porsche have chosen to call it the Cayman R and if you’re familiar with Porsche naming convention then you’ll already realise that such a distinction is important. The Porsche alphabet reserves the letter R for very special sports cars in its range: R for responsive and refined – but most especially for racy. Porsche claims that the new Cayman R combines all these attributes without compromise.

Nissan reveals world’s first all-wheel drive crossover convertible

Sometimes there’s a reason why a niche is ‘new’ and perhaps other companies have considered and then dismissed it from their box of good ideas. Occasionally such innovations succeed, take Mercedes-Benz CLS, BMW’s X6 or Smart’s ForTwo, but sometimes those left-field ideas are supposed to remain just that – ideas.

Nissan disagrees however and has revealed the world’s first all-wheel drive crossover convertible in the run up to the LA Auto Show later this week

Lexus gets pimpin’ in Vegas

It’s a wonderfully incongruous sight to the see a herd of Lexi strutting their stuff down the 2010 SEMA show catwalk, shakin’ their hybrid-booties. More than any other car maker thus far, Lexus has made alternative energy ‘cool’ and what better way to demonstrate this than at the 2010 SEMA auto trade show in Las Vegas, where mainstream car makers and tuning companies showcase their most thrilling automotive creations.

Live coverage from the Paris Motor Show

Not everyone can travel to Paris to watch all those shiny new cars being launched, so to save you the trip we’ve put together a simple web page to present 3 of the LIVE webcasts from the show, which kicks off tomorrow.