How does 3800Nm of torque grab you?

The W16 engine fitted to the Bugatti Veyron produces 1,250 newton metres of torque and a little over 1,000 bhp. It’s the fastest production car in the world and most people accept it’s unlikely ever to be beaten either in terms of those headline power figures or straight-line performance – after all, we live in a period of austerity and environmental consciousness, where a car’s CO2 emissions now lead our new vocabulary for desirability.

A quick glimpse of Honda’s New Civic..

Honda have provided us with a quick glimpse of the New European Civic, prior to its launch at the Frankfurt motor show next month.

The image shows the New Civic’s rear-end with its combination lighting that also works as an aerodynamic spoiler, managing air flow over the top and sides of the car. It looks to be something of an evolutionary change from the 8th generation Civic, which shocked us back in 2006 with its radical new profile and even more radical interior design.

Ford reveals the stunning Evos (w/VIDEOS)

This is the Ford Evos, a new design concept that bears a striking resemblance to a futuristic Mustang, or Capri, or.. who cares, let’s just hope they build it.

Ford describe it as “..the ultimate expression of Ford’s design and technology vision..” and that “..the Evos Concept introduces a new design direction for Ford..”

Peugeot goes time travelling with the HX1 Concept Car

By Peugeot’s own admission their HX1 is a prospective concept car, so there’s not the slightest change that you’ll see it on the roads anytime soon. It is designed to help envisage future solutions in architecture, aerodynamics, modularity, equipment, interior materials and the environment, plus not forgetting, of course, powerplants.

New images released of Audi’s Urban Concept

As we approach next month’s Frankfurt motor show, Audi has released a batch of new images showcasing their quirky 1+1-seat Urban Concept. Described as a technical study into the future mobility needs of city dwellers, the Urban Concept employs the strict principles of lightweight construction, efficiency and sporty performance.

Ferrari confirms retractable hard top for the new 458 Spider

In a world first for a mid-engined sports car, the 458 Spider is equipped with a Ferrari patented fully retractable hard top, but where most hard top convertibles gain significant weight during such a transition, Ferrari’s 458 Spider made entirely from aluminium is 25 kg lighter than a traditional folding soft-top weighing in at around 50kg more than the 458 Italia.

New Porsche 911: Is this now the best car in the world?

Whether or not you’re a fan of Porsche’s most enduring model, it’s impossible to ignore just how influential it has been in the world of motoring (and motorsport). At 48 years young, it might be getting on a bit and yet it shows no sign of stagnating. The 2010 911 GT3 R Hybrid became the world’s first hybrid to compete in an international GT championship. But the crowning glory of Weissach’s most iconic car is the role it plays as a benchmark for every other manufacturer to reach and (try to) beat.

Kia goes baiting BMW’s M5

In response to BMW’s M5, Kia will be unveiling a new sports saloon concept at the next month’s Frankfurt motor show. “In response..?” I hear you say, “I didn’t know there was a question that the Korean manufacturer needed to respond to..”

First official pictures of the New 2012 Porsche 911

The first official images of the new 2012 Porsche 911 have been published on Jalopnik this afternoon, showing the new front and rear lights which until now had been hidden behind some cleverly contrived camouflage (designed to make the 991 look like the outgoing 997 model).