How does a 575bhp, £147,500 Range Rover Sport grab you? Probably with considerably less traction than its all-wheel drive system is renowned for.
My apologies to the folks at Bentley who are obviously trying very hard to make the EXP 9 F Concept work, but as the idiom goes ‘You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear’ and I can’t help but feel the challenge is beyond them.
The Renault Alpine A110-50 concept-car was supposed to be one of the highlights of Renault’s Goodwood weekend, but Renaultsport managed to surprise us with a sneak peek of the next generation Clio R.S. as it made a brief appearance on the hill.
Each year the Goodwood Festival of Speed showcases a featured marque, a car maker which inspires adoration, perhaps because of its style, success on the track, or the enigmatic founder behind its name. This year the opportunity falls to Lotus which is celebrated with a with a huge 28-metre-high sculpture outside Goodwood House.
McLaren’s revised MP4-12C will be joining the supercar parade at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 driver Jenson Button at the wheel.
Bet you never thought Nissan’s all-electric Leaf could set a speed record? So when Nissan contacted Guinness World Records, it probably took a few conversations before the arbiters of the extraordinary were sure Nissan hadn’t made a mistake.
The Auto Mobil International show in Leipzig, Germany, which opens its doors on 2 June, will see the first appearance of the new Scirocco GTS, together with other new models including the Volkswagen CC R Line, Beetle Fender and CrossPolo ‘Urban White’.
2012 is the Chinese Year of the Dragon, so it seems fitting that Acura chose this ‘fire red’ hue for its latest NSX Concept – on show at last week’s Auto China show in Beijing.
At this week’s Auto China motorshow in Beijing, Lotus have been showcasing a limited edition Evora GTE specially adapted for Chinese roads. Meanwhile new owner DRB-Hicom has confirmed the sportscar maker is not for sale – yet, and Lotus say they’ve raised their IndyCar commitment by reducing the number of cars it supports from five to three.
When the Range Rover Evoque was first revealed at the car maker’s 40th anniversary party at Kensington Palace (in association with Vogue magazine), the occasion was perhaps most significant by the announcement that Victoria Beckham (of Posh Spice fame) would be the new Creative Design Executive for Range Rover.
So what will people make of the new Eterniti Artemis? The new London-based car maker set out two years ago to produce ‘The World’s First Super-SUV’, but have they managed to achieve anything more than a tuned Porsche Cayenne?
MG Motor has caught the imagination of more than just Auto China visitors today, with its new MG Icon Concept. Fans on the car maker’s Facebook page are already pledging their support to buy their own Icon, should MG decide to bring it to production.