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.
To mark the launch of the new Peugeot 208 GTi at this week’s Paris Motor Show, the French car maker will produce just 54 Limited Edition models, with 29 of those earmarked for the UK.
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).
Maserati’s new GranCabrio MC will make its international debut at the Paris Motor Show, topping off the brand’s four-seater convertible range.
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.
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.
Forty-three years ago, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. As he put his first foot on the ground, he made the historic declaration, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.
I was reminded of this small piece of history, by the memorial service held to mark the passing of Armstrong in Washington DC, yesterday. But I was also prompted by MINI’s launch of its new Paceman.
Here’s a piece of no-news, if ever there was, perhaps because Audi’s presence at this month’s Paris Motor Show will lack their usual flourish of concept cars and new models. There’ll be the recently launched RS 5 Cabriolet of course, plus the new A3 and R8 e-tron, but we’re not expecting any surprises – which is something of a paradoxical statement in itself.
Peugeot’s RCZ sports coupe has always been a striking car to look at, but in practice it’s somewhat inert to drive and lacking what its neighbouring French rival would refer to as Va-Va-Voom.