The Jaguar Land Rover webcast from this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show will be worth tuning in for one reason and one reason only – the new XFR-S. It’s loud, proud and impossible to miss in its bright French Racing Blue paintwork.
As the Essen Motor Show gets underway Toyota Motorsports GmbH has lifted the wraps on its vision of a sports saloon, to challenge the very best from Brabus and AMG. The TS-650 is based on the new Lexus LS saloon, but that’s about where the similarities end.
On the eve of the Los Angeles International Auto Show, Chevrolet has announced that its Spark and Sonic models will feature Apple’s intelligent assistant from 2013, taking on some of the typical hands-free functions offered by the native systems on premium brand cars.
Toyota Motorsport GmbH will be showcasing both high-performance road-car concepts as well as ready-to-race models at the forthcoming Essen Motor Show. The TS030 Hybrid, GT86 CS-V3 and Yaris R1A will be on display, while the Lexus LS-based TMG TS-650 road car will be making its public debut.
January’s Detroit Motor Show looks set to provide a real kick-start to 2013, with a host of new model premieres from the world’s largest car makers. One of those car makers is Hyundai – the fourth largest car maker and the fastest-growing automotive company by brand.
Following their successful debut as BMW i brand’s first two vehicles, BMW will reveal a new ‘i Concept’ at next week’s LA Auto Show to join the i3 and i8 – which are due to come to market in 2013 and 2014.
Maserati has released new video content, showing more of the details that will make the 2013 Quattroporte so distinctive. Due for launch in January at the Detroit Motor Show, the new Quattroporte is a brand new car featuring higher-quality interior, lighter body and redesigned chassis.
A little over 18 months after the XKR-S was launched, it’s time for the XF to seize its moment in the spotlight. Powered by the same 542bhp supercharged AJ-V8 5.0-litre engine, the XFR-S will take the fight to BMW’s M5, which until now has been the most powerful executive saloon on sale.
This is the all-new Maserati Quattroporte, set to make its debut at the 2013 NAIAS Detroit Motor Show in January. The Quattroporte is the first of three new models that Maserati predict will see their total production rise to 50,000 units a year by 2015.
This year’s SEMA show opened its doors yesterday at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, and despite its mandate as a custom car show, there’s an even stronger presence in 2012 from mainstream car makers.
Lexus released a video yesterday of the LFA Nürburgring vs Eclipse Jet race, which was run back on October 8th. It was the classic car against plane challenge that’s been run many times before – still, they’re always interesting to watch.
After first appearing at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year, for this week’s Sydney Motor Show, Lexus has swapped the LF-LC’s burning red exterior for a lustrous Opal Blue finish, inspired by the natural base colour of the Australian gemstone.