Maserati’s GranCabrio is the latest recipient of the company’s all-alloy 444 bhp 4.7-litre V8 engine, which is already used to power the GranTurismo S and Quattroporte Sport GT S saloon.
Infiniti have released images of their new ETHEREA concept which will is due to make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The ETHEREA, is a compact luxury model that is said to preview how a future entry-level Infiniti could look.
German tuning company NOVITEC Rosso have spruced up Ferrari’s folding-roof California in its own inimitable style. The California’s 4.3-litre V8-engine receives a supercharger lifting its power from the standard car’s 453 bhp to a more visceral 597 bhp. Novitec Ross have named the resulting model, the RACE 606, which is perhaps no worse than a car originally named after a sunny North American state, but neither does it show a great deal of imagination (the 606 referring to the new power output in PS – Pferdestärke).
After a series of leaks during the past few days, the leak has turned into a downpour leading Mercedes to release official pictures of the new C-Class Coupé, ahead of its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Porsche will be showcasing a new hybrid model in a world premiere at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. Following the success of the Cayenne S Hybrid, Porsche have described this model as signalling “..a new chapter in the Zuffenhausen company’s ‘Porsche Intelligent Performance’ philosophy.”
If you’ve read any of my recent articles then you’ll know that I’m full of admiration for Lotus’ out-of-the-box mindset to reinvent their brand and widen its appeal to new audiences.
After all the leaks of last weekend, Pagani have understandably decided to unveil the new Huayra ahead of schedule and forego the charade of teasing us in the run up to the Geneva Auto Salon. So, here is the Pagani Huayra, successor to the Zonda and the second model to bear the name of its creator, Horacio Pagani.
This Thursday (13th January 2011) at 2pm, Group Lotus will take-over the NEC in Birmingham as it unveils the Lotus’ motorsport line up including F1, GP2/GP3, IndyCar, GT2/GT4 and much more besides.
As expected Porsche have revealed their new 918 RSR mid-engine coupé, based on the 918 Spyder Concept and to be used as a technology test bed for future hybrid vehicles. Porsche are saying that the 918 RSR is purely a ‘test bed’ and they have no plans at this stage for a a motorsport programme.
In just a few hours we’ll know exactly what Porsche has been concocting back at Weissach to become its first new model of 2011. In a sense we already know that it will be a fully-manufactured product based on the gorgeous 918 Spyder Concept, the mid-engine hybrid concept sports car first revealed by Porsche at Geneva last March.
Just as we are beginning to come to terms with the un-mini-like 4-door MINI Countryman, along comes another new MINI to challenge our perceptions of the brand.
MINI describe the Paceman Concept as the first Sports Activity Coupé in the small premium segment and that it reinforces the MINI brand’s unconventional creativity.
Amidst all the glitzy sports car and hybrid-vehicle premieres at the LA Auto Show this week, you’d be forgiven for overlooking Subaru’s latest ‘concept’ model which broke cover yesterday. Subaru have experienced more than their fair share of difficulties trying to evolve their most popular model, and from our experience of Subaru’s recent concept vehicles we know there’s a strong likelihood of this Impreza Design Concept becoming the fully-fledged production model.