Due to be officially unveiled on 28th February, Volvo’s new compact family hatchback has been outed in these leaked images revealed today.
Ever since Maserati launched the 4-seat GranTurismo in 2007 – with a mere 399 bhp, we’ve waited for it to be powered by an engine befitting of the great trident emblem.
With its 510 bhp V12 engine and unique styling, inspired by the iconic 1960 DB4GT Zagato, the new Aston Martin V12 Zagato is one-of-a-kind – or to be more precise, one of 150 very special cars that are now being produced in the factory originally developed for Aston’s £1 million One-77.
Ever since I sold my own B7 RS4 in 2008, I’ve been eagerly waiting this new version, half expecting (or hoping) that it turns out to be a subtly scaled down RS6 – restoring the services of blown induction to the RS4 (absent since the Mk1).
Whether you love or loathe it, the one thing you cannot deny is how striking and aggressive it looks. In a good way.
This is the final production version of the V12 Zagato, inspired by the 50th anniversary last year of the DB4GT Zagato and handmade in very small numbers (150 cars) for the princely sum of £330,000 (plus local taxes).
The eagerly awaited New Vauxhall VXR will premiere at the Geneva Motor Show next month, alongside a new small SUV called Mokka and Vauxhall’s most powerful diesel, the 192 bhp Insignia BiTurbo.
This is the Nissan INVITATION Concept and if you can’t get past the somewhat contrived name, then I’m pretty sure its looks will make up for it. Nissan are targeting the B-segment with this new model, positioning it alongside the Micra and Juke crossover, but with an emphasis on dynamic flair.
After its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit last month and its starring role in Honda/Acura’s Super Bowl ad, Honda’s NSX (concept) will make its European premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Pricing of Toyota’s new rear-wheel drive GT 86 coupe will, in some ways, be the most important determinant of the car’s success. If it was priced too close to lifestyle sports coupes such as Audi’s TT or BMW’s Z4, then customers would naturally expect the same level of creature comforts – which would defeat the very purpose of Toyota’s light-weight sports car.
The incestuous relationship between Mercedes-AMG and Ducati continues as the brands stage a joint appearance at the Bologna Motor Show, starting this Friday.
The first pictures of Subaru’s BRZ leaked out last night, prior to its official launch at the Tokyo Motor Show. The BRZ, nicknamed Subieyota, is the company’s first rear-wheel drive car and was developed together with Toyota’s GT 86 (a.k.a. Toyobaru) which was unveiled at the weekend.
It’s a brave car maker who bucks the trend for more power, more performance and more.. everything when building a sports car, and when that car maker is Japanese there’s an even more tightly defined expectation for what constitutes a performance car.