While we await tomorrow’s Livestream broadcast from the Paris Motor Show – at 7:00am British Summer Time (8:00 CET) if you’re interested, we thought you’d like to see a full hi-res gallery of Jaguar’s new F-TYPE in all its splendour.
Given how comprehensive this latest set of pictures is, it’s hard to believe they are ‘leaked’ rather than deliberately ‘seeded’, but either way they now reveal the a huge electro-mechanical rear wing which provides downforce at high speeds, but perhaps also acts as an air brake – as it did in the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.
Back in 2010, Lamborghini revealed the Sesto Elemento (“Sixth Element”) – a carbon fibre based supercar, powered by the Gallardo’s 562bhp V10, but weighing less than 1,000kg. The car reached ‘very’ limited production (less than 20 cars), which is hardly surprising given its $2.2 million price tag.
You’ve got to hand it to Jaguar, despite last week’s leaked photo of the new F-TYPE, they’ve stuck resolutely to their launch schedule, releasing teaser videos (above) and reminding us that all will be revealed in Paris on Wednesday (26th).
It seems that the ‘on-paper’ superiority of BMW’s M135i xDrive is about to receive a serious challenge from Audi’s all-new S3, due to be launched at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show.
Based upon the new lighter Audi A3, the 2013 S3 weighs 60kg less than its predecessor, tipping the scales at just 1,395kg. And while the S3 Sportback previously wielded 261bhp, its successor deploys a class-leading 296bhp from a completely new 2.0 TFSI engine, developed specifically for the S3.
It’s set to be one of the hottest cars of 2013, providing a direct challenge to Porsche’s 911 and Boxster. Now, after an image was leaked online, Jaguar has chosen to release the first official picture of the F-TYPE, showing three different specifications of its new compact roadster.
I wouldn’t normally sing the praises of a Volvo Cross Country model, but in the absence of an XC40, this is as close as you’ll get to a compact SUV from the Swedish car maker, ready to take on the likes of Audi’s Q3 and BMW’s X1.
For those of us who bemoan the passing of Aston’s DBS – which was replaced by the new Vanquish during the summer – news of the revised DB9 will come as welcome news.
The DB9 now has the same 510bhp power output as the outgoing DBS, the same pronounced rear boot ‘flip’ and more chiselled looks than the car it replaces.
Nissan will show its 2013 European-spec 370Z at next week’s Paris Motor Show, with updates to the exterior and interior styling, several new colour options and a new wheel design.
After weeks of teasing, McLaren Automotive has unveiled a new hypercar to take on the mantle of their first ever road car, the McLaren F1. The McLaren P1 has one simple goal: to be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track.
BMW has announced the official launch of its M135i xDrive at next week’s Paris motor show and although it won’t be available here in the UK, we were curious to find out how it compared with Audi’s RS 3 Sportback – the enthusiast’s choice for those seeking the ultimate in high performance and all-weather traction.
After teasing with the LF-LC 2+2 sports coupe concept at this year’s Detroit and Geneva motor shows, Lexus has finally declared their production intent with the LF-CC – a mid-size coupe that will be produced in the near future.