Thursday, April 26, 2012

Toyota Car Models|2013 Toyota Venza

If you prefer a hatch to a trunk, and want a vehicle that rides just a bit higher—but all those requisite rugged cues on so many crossovers and utility vehicles are turnoffs—the 2013 Toyota Venza might be one of the better vehicles to put on your shortlist.In lieu of a Camry Wagon, the Venza occupies a middle ground somewhere between the Camry, the mid-size Highlander crossover, the more

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2012 Jaguar XJ Ultimate

Imaginatively called the XJ Ultimate, it represents, as Jaguar themselves state, ‘the pinnacle of the luxurious, innovative XJ experience with heightened levels of opulence for rear-seat passengers’. As the press release states, the rear seat passengers will be pampered with all the luxuries we’ve come to expect from a modern luxury car. It gets two individual seats trimmed in natural leather

Monday, April 23, 2012

2012 Sylphy Sedan

The Nissan Sylphy sedan uses the Japanese automaker’s B platform and was originally designed only for the domestic market. The current generation dates back to the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. This is a compact car designed to offer lots of interior space and luggage room. It has the most spacious interior space, almost matching the bigger Camry in legroom.In 2008, Nissan made it into a global product,

2013 Audi Q5

These are the first official images of the ever so lightly facelifted Audi Q5 that will go on sale later this year. The 2013 model bundles some minor styling tweaks on the outside and new interior appointments with changes to the chassis and engine lineup.Visually, the 2013 Q5 sports Audi’s new six-point front grille accompanied by revised headlamp fixtures and a slightly redesigned front bumper,

Lamborghini Urus SUV

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is now official (don’t take this literally): Lamborghini’s design language is the best we’ve seen so far for concealing the fat body of an SUV. The first photos of the Urus concept (this will be the name used by the Italian SUV) have now leaked onto the web ahead of its reveal at the Beijing Auto Show and we really like what we see.Have you ever thought about how

Mercedes Concept Style Coupe

Like they say, when it leaks it pours. Only hours after the first images of the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe (CSC) landed on the web, a video as well as a new wave of pictures of the junior CLS study surfaced online.In the same way that last year’s A-Class Concept previewed the production model that was shown in Geneva this March, the CSC gives us an idea of what the four-door coupe model

Range Rover Sport Capital City Edition

The Range Rover Sport has received a new makeover from British aftermarket company Kahn, with the tuner releasing what it calls the Capital City edition.The SUV was fitted with a 12-piece wide body kit, which includes front and rear autobiography lips, side steps, red face insert, matt pearl grey handles, matte pearl grey side vents, as well as an RS Kahn grille. The vehicle comes dressed in a

Lamborghini SUV

The Lamborghini SUV has been in the spotlights for quite a while now, but the question that is on everybody’s lips is related to the model’s market launch date.It seems that the Raging Bull has finally decided to offer us a hint, with company CEO Stephan Winkelmann telling Handelsblatt that the carmaker needs a third model and the SUV will probably receive the green light later this year.The

Friday, April 13, 2012

2012 Chevrolet Cobalt

Concept becomes reality with the first set of production images and details for the all new Chevrolet Cobalt, a car we first laid eyes upon at the 2011 Buenos Aires Auto Show in June, back when it was still a concept.The brand new 2012 Cobalt will go on sale in 40 countries and markets across the world, from Africa and South America to the Middle East and even Europe. However, it probably won’t

Car Prices|2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Coupe

OK, so a manufacturer releases pricing information for a car that was developed on the Nurburgring, sprints to 60 mph (96 km/h) in under 4 seconds and hits a top speed of 184 mph (296 km/h). You’d naturally expect it to cost at least $100,000 in America.But that’s not the case with the most powerful Camaro ever built, the ZL1, which has now officially been priced at a MSRP of $54,995 (€40,300)

2012 Chevrolet Sonic

Chevrolet Sonic is a wonderful car designed especially for the youth buyers, who are among the prime target of the car manufacturers. The sedan is stylish, fuel efficient and is small sized with sporty looks. It includes three versions LS, LT and LT Z. The LS is powered with 1.4 liter turbo engine and LT and LT Z comprises strong 1.8 liter turbo engine. The car has the front wheel drive train and

Best Cars|2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Actually, this is an auction price for Camaro ZL 1, which has been sold at the Barrett-Jackson event in Las Vegas. The vehicle was offered by Fairway Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Las Vegas, with 100 percent of the auction proceeds benefitting the YMCA of Southern Nevada.Camaro ZL1 is one of the most powerful street legal vehicles in the world. It is powered by a brutal 6.2 liter LSA V8 engine equipped

2012 Corvette Centennial Edition

Chevrolet will improve the Corvette’s performance capabilities with a series of enhancements for the 2012 model year aimed at offering better on-track performance and on-road comfort. The subtle performance improvements concern the Z06 and ZR1 models, while the rest of the Corvette lineup receives modest interior and equipment updates.New for the 2012MY are the optional Michelin Pilot Sport Cup

2012 Chevrolet Camaro

For the 2012 model year, Chevrolet offers the Camaro with a host of improvements to celebrate the iconic pony car’s 45th anniversary. The 3.6-liter V6 engine has been upgraded to develop 323 horsepower at 6,800 rpm, an increase of 11 horsepower over the 2011 engine while fuel consumption remains at 30 mpg (7.84 l/100 km) on the highway.The revised engine is 20.5 pounds (9.3 kg) lighter and

Thursday, April 12, 2012

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Z Spec

The all-new Soniz just got sportier, as Chevrolet announced the introduction of the first production Z-Spec accessories for the model, with the full portfolio to be showcased at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) next week. The accessorized Sonics on display at the New York event share traits with the Z-Spec concept versions of the Cruze, Spark and Volt shown at the 2010 SEMA show.The

2012 Centennial Edition Corvette Package

The Chevrolet brand turns 100 this year, and unlike some people that like to hide their age after a certain point, the automaker is out to tell the world. Among the many celebrations planned for this occasion is the presentation a special 2012 Centennial Edition Corvette with a black color scheme and unique design elements.“Racing and performance are the roots of Chevrolet, a tradition carried

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ

Remember the Chevy Uplander? Of course you don’t. Uplander was Chevy’s last-and some say pathetic-attempt to take on the swashbuckling duo known as the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey. Poor sales led Chevy to kill the Uplander and exit the minivan segment entirely back in 2008-the same year the Traverse came on the scene. Coincidence? Nope. Though you’ll never hear the Bowtie boys say it,

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Don’t feel bad about it. I don’t. Few mortal men are truly man enough to drive the Chevrolet Z06. In fact, if the phrase “Professional Race Car Driver” doesn’t appear on your resume, don’t even bother. (And “race car driver” doesn’t apply to your Spec Miata, or that clunker you and your friends drag to LeMons. If it ain’t televised, it doesn’t count.)And when I say “drive this car,” I don’t mean

Limited Edition Camaros

Camaro fans will be happy to know that the bow-tie brand plans to introduce a limited edition version every six months, in an effort to create more hype around its pony car and of course, further increase sales. According to an Automotive News report, Chevrolet will not only revive various nameplates from the past, but will also introduce some brand new ones to the market.“Our plan is to keep

Chevrolet Camaro SS Black Cat

Coming from the Speed Box car workshop in Herten, germany, the Chevrolet Camaro SS Black Cat is, without question, quite a looker. And it’s not just the vehicle’s appearance that makes it an attention grabber, but also the amount of power beneath its bonnet.The standard 6.2-liter V8 unit develops 432 horsepower and 569 Nm of maximum torque, but after receiving a compressor kit (EUR8,999) by Speed

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Oh come, ye armchair engineers. Tell us that removing a stressed member as important as the roof is bad. Regale us with stories of chassis flex and cowl shake.We will listen. Then we will politely disagree and point to the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible as evidence. Counter intuitive though it may be to the number crunchers, cutting off the roof has made the Camaro a better car.Of course,

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Transformers Special Edition

Chevy used the Comic-Con festival in San Diego to launch their new limited edition Transformers Camaro.The special edition features “Autobot” logos on the front quarter panels, wheel caps, and center console. Other design touches include a Rally Yellow exterior, branded sill plates, and a Transformers logo embedded in the black rally stripes on the hood.According to Samantha Lomow, Global Brand

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

2010 Cadillac SRX

The 2010 Cadillac SRX crossover has been made officially revealed. A mid-size bliss crossover, the following generation SRX will be prominently displayed in Detroit. Featuring a choice between 2 different direct injection V6 engines, it appears Cadillac is a bit uncertain what the genuine point of this vehicle is. On the one hand, Cadillac is saying this SUV crossover to be terribly fuel

New Cars Photos|2010 Cadillac SRX 2.8T

Last month, we sampled the 2010 Cadillac SRX in naturally aspirated, 265-horsepower guise, and after a week behind the wheel we are convinced General Motors’ luxury brand finally has a competitive crossover to take on the segment-defining Lexus RX. Along with Cadillac’s unique angular styling and a full complement of amenities, the SRX surprised us with an edgy chassis that wasn’t afraid to cut

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe

Cadillac has announced pricing information for the 2011 CTS coupes.Priced from $38,990 ($40,890 for AWD), the CTS coupe is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 304 hp (227 kW / 308 PS) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. It comes nicely equipped with a six-speed automatic (a six-speed manual is optional), 18-inch alloy wheels, rear park assist, a Bose audio system, remote starting, and power

Monday, April 9, 2012

Future Cars|Daihatsu Copen

One of the smallest convertible models available in the market will soon be part of history, as Daihatsu has decided to cease production of its Copen roadster in August, 10 years after its introduction.Daihatsu says it has sold more than 56,000 examples of the tiny roadster model with the retractable aluminum hardtop.To mark the approaching end, Daihatsu has revealed the Copen 10th Anniversary

Modern Cars|Cadillac CTS V Sedan

Mostly known for its car wrap offerings, German aftermarket firm Cam-Shaft has presented a new tuning package with styling and performance upgrades for the Cadillac CTS-V sports sedan. Being a car wrap expert, Cam Shaft started out by masking the car’s bodywork in a matte white finish. It then applied a matte black tape on all chrome accents found on the CTS-V including the grille and window

Car Model|2011 Cadillac CTS V Coupe

Lingenfelter, the renowned GM tuner has exclusively published a video, which reveals its latest performance addition — the 700+ horsepower supercharged 2011 Cadillac 6.2 L CTS-V Coupe. In the video, the Lingenfelter Cadillac conversion is at its first dyno test, showcasing results of 623 horsepower and 617 lb-ft of peak torque with stock exhaust manifolds.The Lingenfelter 700+ horsepower

2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum AWD

“Stop living in the past,” say countless advice purveyors across a broad spectrum of media. It’s good advice if you’re trying to get over an ex-girlfriend, but you pretty much have to live in the past to drop almost $90,000 on a body-on-frame luxury SUV like the 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum. That’s $88,295 to be precise, making this the second-most-expensive Caddy available. (First place

Latest Car|2011 Cadillac CTS V Black Diamond Edition

General Motors has just unveiled its new take on the mighty Cadillac CTS-V called the Black Diamond Edition. Available on all iterations of the supercharged beast (sedan, coupe and wagon), the appearance package dips the company’s muscle-bound luxury fleet in new, proprietary SpectraFlair paint. The final product is achieved through a three-coat process that includes flakes of aluminum

Saturday, April 7, 2012

New Car Models|Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

The production version of the Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept will arrive in 2012. The XTS will be offered as front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, or as a plug-in hybrid. The XTS Platinum Concept had been powered by a 3.6 liter engine that’s mated to a plug-in hybrid system. This system resulted to an output of 350hp and 295 pound-feet of torque (400 Nm). The car’s handling is improved with the use

New Vehicles|2011 Cadillac Escala

In America, the Cadillac Escalade is the favorite choice of thieves, according to the latest study from Highway Loss Data Institute, which we told you about on Thursday. In fact, Cadillac’s larger than life SUV has topped the list for several years now.The problem is that- as you may remember from previous reports- the Escalade is popular amongst thieves not only because stars of all sorts have

Car Models|2012 Buick Verano

If you’ve been following the news on Carscoop, the 2012 Buick Verano won’t come as a surprise as the new compact sedan is the North American version of GM’s China market Buick Excelle GT that was revealed in the first half of 2010. The two Buicks are identical in styling right up to the somewhat gaudy chrome eyebrows over the tail lamps.The small Buick is essentially the sedan version of the

Latest Cars|2012 Buick Regal GS

Joining the eAssist model in the Buick Regal lineup for 2012 is the performance-oriented Regal GS, which is to go on sale priced from $35,310, including $860 in destination charges. The 2012 Buick Regal GS comes fitted with a Ecotec 2.0L direct-injected turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivering 270 horsepower an 295 lb.-ft. of torque (400Nm).The unit is coupled with a standard six-speed manual

Top 10 Most Expensive Cars In The World

For most people a $50,000 car is well out of reach, while others happily spend double or triple of that amount on a ride. However, even those enthusiasts might not be so keen to whip out their checkbooks when confronted with the price tag of these vehicles featured in a special list compiled by Forbes.These are the most expensive cars in the world, usually bought by the kind of people who don’t

Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a rear mid-engined grand touring car. The Super Sport version is the fastest road-legal car in the world, with a top speed of 431.07 km/h (267.85 mph). The original version has a top speed of 408.00 km/h (253.52 mph).Designed and developed by the German Volkswagen Group and produced by Bugatti Automobiles SAS at their headquarters in Château St. Jean in Molsheim (

Bugatti Working On Veyron Replacement

The Bugatti Veyron has managed to stay on top of its game over the years, even though it has constantly received threats from multiple carmakers. Now, it seems that a new generation of the speed-trading machine is preparing to come our way with a stunning level of performance, as Autoexpress reports.It seems that Bugatti is working on a new incarnation of the Veyron, which will be significantly

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

Being one of the world’s most exclusive and expensive supercars, it’s not surprising that Bugatti offers Veyron buyers the chance to customize the 1,001HP-strong model to their exact specifications. To demonstrate the endless customization possibilities to its Asian clientele, Bugatti displayed a pair of special Veyrons at this week’s Auto Shanghai 2011.First up is a bespoke version of the Veyron

Friday, April 6, 2012

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport L’Or Blanc

Bugatti has unveiled Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport L’Or Blanc (”White Gold”) in Berlin. This is a unique model featuring the finest porcelain on its body, as well as in its cabin.“At first, it seems to be an unusual idea to use porcelain in a car, especially in the world’s fastest convertible,” comments Dr. Stefan Brungs, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bugatti Automobiles.“But this is what Bugatti

Bugatti Galibier

First lookFrom the inception of the firm in the days of Ettore Bugatti, to becoming a modern unit headed by the VW Group, Bugatti has never really lost its eccentricity or its uniqueness. And the Bugatti Galibier is as highly anticipated a model as the firm has ever launched. The new Bugatti flagship is called the Galibier for the time being, although rumors suggest that it might be released in

2013 Nissan Altima

Even though we’ve already seen this car already through leaked photos yesterday, the official debut of the fifth generation Nissan Altima has to be taken seriously. The new mid-size contender still seems to follow Nissan’s budget and economy focused mentality, but it’s much better designed than the Versa.This car is going to be their bread and butter, their main focus point in the sales charts,

Bentley Azure T

The latest member to join the Bentley family is the Azure T, a more powerful and exclusive version of the drop-top Azure. So what’s in a ‘T’? Well, the most important change is hidden under the massive hood as Bentley fitted the Azure T with a twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 500 HP and 1000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque. If you like numbers, that’s an 11% increase in power and a 14% increase in

Hamann Bentley Continental GT

Hamann, the developer / tuner, is foraging in territories formerly unknown to it. Famous for enhancing performance machines from the likes of BMW, Porsche and Lamborghini, Hamann has on the odd occasion, branched off into Mercedes McLaren and Aston Martin.Shortly Bentley will join this list of Hamann-tuned vehicles with a Continental GT Speed. The GT Speed isn’t precisely short on spark, having

2010 Bentley Continental Supersports

Just weeks from now, Bentley will unveil its replacement for the Arnage, a rival to the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Yet at the other end of Bentley’s spectrum, the new Continental Supersports is claimed to be a rival to the Ferrari 599.Ferrari 599? That’s a bold claim. The Supersports is, after all, a derivative of the Continental GT — an overweight four-seat GT, not a lithe supercar. Well yes, but

Bentley Continental GT Coupe

Headquartered in the historic city of Edinburgh in Scotland, Imperium Automotive is a high-end design house that focuses on the Bentleyand Bugatti brands.Their latest offering is a new limited-edition styling package for the recently updated Bentley Continental GT Coupe named ‘Audentia’, which is said to be a direct Latin translation for ‘boldness and courage’.The Audentia package includes an

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Audi R8 Spyder

It’s hard to improve on greatness, so when Stasis Engineering offered us a short drive of its modified Audi R8 Spyder, we were excited and skittish. The last time we debarked from a stock Audi R8 5.2 FSI, we concluded that Audi had improved upon near-perfection. Could Stasis improve the R8 even further, or would its upgrades actually set the car back? We intend to find out.So now I’m sitting in

2012 Audi A6

The new Audi A6, going on sale in Germany in early 2011, has no need to adopt the fashionable coupe-like look, because that job is done by the A7. Instead it emphasizes its role as a traditional executive sedan, and its silhouette is little changed from the outgoing car — or indeed, the one before that. But the detailing is far richer.The A6′s beautiful — and beautifully made — interior shares

Audi Quattro Concept

“Please, slow down,” Peter says calmly as we cut through the curvaceous Pacific Coast Highway. The central screen on the high-definition LCD instrument cluster of the Audi quattro Concept shows 48 kmh, or just over 29 mph.Is he serious?!“Okay, sounds good,” I reply.A quick downshift into second gear and a dab of the touchy 15-inch carbon ceramics turns our slow pace into a near crawl. The wrist

Audi A1

German tuner MTM has released a set of photos previewing its upcoming tuning packages for the entire A1 range.MTM promises performance upgrades on all available engines for the A1 and has released details for two of its offerings.For the 1.6 TDI diesel with 105 PS (77 kW/), MTM will provide an output upgrade to 121 PS (89 kW) while boosting torque to 282 Nm from the series’ 250 Nm. Price for the

Audi Q7 V12 Diesel

Tuning specialist Anderson Germany has got its hands on the most insane version of Audi‘s Q7 SUV, the flagship V12 TDI model. In stock form, the 12-cylinder oil-burner generates an output of 500 horsepower and a ludicrous 1,000 Nm (757.56 lb-ft) of torque from six liters of displacement, enough to get the all-wheel drive model to 100km/h (62mph) in 5.5 seconds. A new air filter and software

Audi R8 Spyder

If the factory ready Audi R8 Spyder isn’t quite to your liking, perhaps the tuning folks over at Sport Wheels can help you build the roadster of your dreams, albeit at a very, very steep price. If our calculations are correct, the full treatment will cost you around €62,000 (US$85,000 at the current exchange rates) or about half the price of an all-new R8 Spyder in Germany.The tuning house begins

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

2013 Buick Enclave

Even though 2011 proved to be the best sales year ever for the Buick Enclave crossover since its introduction in May of 2007 with more than 58,000 deliveries, GM wants to keep the momentum going with the presentation of a facelifted model at the New York Auto Show.Scheduled to reach U.S. showrooms this fall, the 2013 Enclave benefits from several updates including restyled exterior and interior,

MTM Geneva Audi R8

Among the many tuning firms making their way to the Geneva Motor Show is VW Group specialist MTM. The German company will display two heavily modified Audi models, based on the R8 V10 and the TT RS. The most impressive proposal is the one-off MTM R8 Biturbo that comes with a polished chrome body that took over 700 working hours to complete. A large fixed spoiler at the back along with 20-inch

ABT 2012 Audi A6

ABT Sportsline has released details on its first tuning operation performed on the latest generation Audi A6. The German aftermarket specialist proposes a series of power upgrades and a fairly cosmetic make up with various aero parts and new alloy wheel options.Starting with the diesel tunes, the ABT Power package adds 37 ponies to the standard 245 horsepower developed by the 3.0-liter TDI engine

Audi A3 e-tron

Audi is ready to take its e-tron vehicle strategy on the road, and one of its first all-electric offerings will come in the form of the A3.Based on Audi’s entry-level hatchback, the A3 e-tron packs an electric motor under the hood which sends power from the rear- and mid-mounted battery packs to the front wheels. Output is rated at 100 kW (just over 130 horsepower) and 199 pound-feet of torque,

2012 Audi A6 Saloon

It’s only been five months since Audi pulled the wraps off the four-door saloon version of its fourth generation A6 executive model at the 2011 Detroit Motor Show, but the brand with the four rings has already prepared a more practical station wagon body style with the Avant moniker.Today, Audi announced that it will reveal the spanking new 2012 A6 Avant next week on Wednesday, May 18, during a

Audi A4 Cabriolet

Even if it has been out of production for some years, the Audi A4 Convertible continues to command the attention of the tuning industry. Sport-Wheels, one of the lesser-known tuning companies in Germany, has presented a new take on the soft-top model with a package for the 2.0-liter TFSI version comprising both mechanical and cosmetic updates.The tune starts from the A4′s engine bay with a

Monday, April 2, 2012

2012 Audi TT RS

Audi US priced the 2012 TT RS at 56 850 -excluding destination charges, taxes, title, options and dealer charges.It is powered by a 2.5 liter turbocharged five-cylinder TFSI engine with 360PS (265 kW) and 465Nm (343 lb-ft) between 1 650 and 5 400RPM. The engine comes with forged six-bearing crankshaft, weight optimized connection rods, sodium cooled exhaust valves and lightweight pistons with

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Senner Tuning

Continuing its assault on Audi’s portfolio, German aftermarket specialist has introduced a new package for the Q5 SUV fitted with the 2.0-lited TDI turbo diesel engine.Thanks to a new performance kit that includes an ECU upgrade, sport filters and a custom exhaust system, the four-cylinder diesel engine’s output is lifted from 170-horses and 350Nm to 213HP and 445Nm (328.2 lb-ft).Other hardware

2012 Audi A7 3.0 TFSI Quattro

German Automakers, Audi released their latest good looking and stylish luxury sedan-A 7, 3.0 TFSI Quattro, a very comfortable car that lacks the forced sportiness and harshness like many other Audi models.What does it offer?The body of the A7 is build from aluminum and steel. The new lighting system present in the vehicle can handle all the weather conditions. It also modifies lighting based on

Saturday, March 31, 2012

2013 Audi S8

Audi’s third and final “S” model heading to the Frankfurt Motor Show is the luxurious S8 that will be launched on the market along with the S6 and S7 Sportback in the spring of 2012.As it holds the title of being the ‘Big Daddy’ of Audi’s S range, it was only appropriate that the S8 receive a more powerful version of the newly revealed 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine than on the S6 and S7

ABT 2012 Audi RS3

ABT Sportsline has announced a special tuning program for the hot hatch – Audi RS3.The tuned vehicle is powered by a 2.5 liter five-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 470PS (346 kW) and 630Nm, instead of 340PS (250 kW) and 450Nm. The results are thanks to a new ABT turbocharger and a modified motor management.However, the tuning company offers slightly less powerful version – 420PS (309 kW)

Audi A2 Concept

Less than a week after publishing the preview renderings of its Frankfurt Motor Show-bound A2 Concept, Audi today issued the first (computer-enhanced) photos of its pure-electric hatchback that will inspire a production version scheduled to go on sale within the next two years.The new study comes six years after Audi terminated the original A2, which was the first high-volume production,

Audi A1 Special

Audi is adding two new models, the Black Edition and the Contrast Edition, plus a more powerful 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine that complements the existing 1.6-litre TDI unit to the British lineup of its A1 premium supermini.The first new specification is the A1 Black Edition that is offered exclusively with 185PS 1.4-litre TFSI petrol engine or the newly introduced 143PS 2.0-litre TDI.Priced at

Mansory Audi R8 V10 Spyder

Audi R8 V10 Spyder has received special refining program from Mansory tuning. The company’s latest stroke of genius impressively proves that once again.The performance is also boosted by Mansory. The mighty 5.2 liter V10 engine from Gallardo now has 552PS (406 kW) and 550Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque, which is an improvement of 27PS (20 kW) and 20Nm (15 lb-ft).The exterior modifications include a

2010 Aston Martin Vantage

U.S. Tuner Elite has come up with a Bond car (as in James Bond in a LeMans racer) inspired by the Ferrari Scuderia and Ferrari Stradale as well as the Lamborghini Superleggera. They call it the 2010 Aston Martin LMV/R (Le Mans Vantage Racer).Elite claims the car will be lighter than the production model through extensive use of carbon fiber parts. And one has to assume that performance is, at

2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4

The Aston Martin Vantage GT4 has only been racing for two years, but in that time has garnered notable accolades: Wins at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, Spa 24 hours and this year’s European GT4 Cup, just to name three.The Gaydon firm has made revisions to the 2011 model, incorporating lessons learned from the roadgoing Aston Martin V12 Vantage, including better aerodynamics and greater downforce, as

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S

Aston Martin released the first driving footage of its new V8 Vantage S. Available as a coupe or a roadster, the S is more powerful than the standard V8 model, has a different gearbox and a track-oriented suspension.The 4.7-liter V8 powerplant has been tuned to deliver 430HP and 490 Nm (361 lb-ft) of torque, an increase of 10HP and 20 Nm respectively. The Vantage S also sports a new 7-speed

2012 Aston Martin Virage

Few automakers sell sexy as well as Aston Martin.Others may try, but competition demands they back up their stellar good looks with performance – oh, the burden. Take Ferrari and Lamborghini, the two Italians, as an example. Their sensual bodywork drops jaws at one hundred yards, but they also have to shoehorn in uber-powerful engines or else consumers will cry foul. Audi is another example. The

Wheelsandmore Aston Martin Vantage

Earlier today, we told you about a new development coming from Wheelsandmore, with the tuning package being destined for the Audi R8 V10 Spyder. Now we are back with a tuning kit coming from the same aftermarket developer. However, this time, the mods target the Aston Martin Vantage.The Brit is wearing the same rims as the German, which means that we’ve got the same recipe: a topless creation

Thursday, March 29, 2012

2012 Renault Twingo RS 133

Following the arrival of the regular 2012 Twingo series in the UK earlier this year, Renault is now expanding the range with the addition of the Renaultsport (RS) 133 version that will be available for order next week on April 2, with first deliveries programmed for April 23.Renault’s hot hatch is priced at £13,565 on-the-road with the some of the available options including 17-inch Anthracite or

Range Rover Evoque Bollinger

Land Rover’s Italian arm used the Vinitaly 2012 wine exhibition to introduce the Range Rover Evoque Bollinger. We are talking about a special edition that is dedicated to the famous Bollinger Champagne, with the vehicle being produced together with aftermarket developer Aznom.The vehicle uses a three-color exterior finish, with a red & gold body and a black roof. In addition to that, it comes

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jeep Altitude Editions

The fans have spoken and they decided that the production version of the blacked-out, production-intent Jeep Grand Cherokee Concept we saw at the 2012 Houston Auto Show in late January, should be named “Altitude”.Jeep says the “Name My Ride” competition on Facebook was so successful that it decided to launch the same ‘Altitude’ package for the Compass and Patriot as well.“The fact that well over

Sunday, March 25, 2012

2013 Mercedes SL 65 AMG

Daimler today unveiled the brand new Mercedes Benz SL 65 AMG, and to sum this car up we’d say it’s really powerful, really beautiful an too expensive.Still, if you lime Mercedes cars but think the SLS is ugly, this costs just as much and offers an alternative.The big story with the R231 SL 65 AMG is that it’s powered by a 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine that generates 630 PS ( 621 hp). The engine is

Thursday, March 22, 2012

2013 Scion FR S

The Toyota-loving crew over at FT-86 Club has got its hands on a leaked dealer document that reveals U.S. pricing for the new 2013 Scion FR-S sports coupe. If all that’s said in the document is true, then Scion will come out with official pricing tomorrow, March 22.According to the paper, Scion will offer a single trim level of the FR-S with prices, excluding a processing and handling fee,

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

2012 Isuzu D Max

Prices and details of the all-new Isuzu D-Max pick-up were announced before its UK launch on April 24-26 at the Commercial Vehicle Show in NEC, Birmingham. Isuzu UK said that the new Isuzu D-Max will start selling in June 2012 and will be offered with four specification levels. It’s also the first time that Isuzu UK will offer an extended cab body configuration that gets rear-opening side-access

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Some companies really know how to celebrate. Take AstonMartin and Zagato, for example. The iconic British sports car maker and the legendary Italian coachbuilder will mark the 50th anniversary of their first collaboration with a brand new study.To honor their first joint project, the 1961 DB4GT Zagato, the two companies developed the Aston Martin V12 Zagato, a race car study that will be unveiled

2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Aston Martin V12 Zagato will be appearing in September at the 64th IAA International Motor Show at Frankfurt. Along with the largest display of contemporary Aston Martins ever seen at a Motor Show, two V12 Zagatos, both having completed their engineering sign-off at the Nurburgring 24 hour race, will be shown for the first time at a mainstream event.Hand assembled at the company’s global

Alfa Romeo Coupe Study

From the creator of the Alfa Romeo Vittorio Jano Sedan and Sport Wagon concepts comes this new design study for a classy-looking GT. Named after Giuseppe Merosi, a famous Italian automobile engineer Giuseppe Merosi who worked for Alfa Romeo (then named A.L.F.A.) in the beginning of the previous century, the prototype presented by Marco Procaccini from MPcardesign is a four-seater sports coupe

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

A great news for all American fans of Alfa Romeo. The brand will debut at the US market with Alfa Romeo 4C GTA. CEO of Fiat and Chrysler Sergio Marchionne confirmed the fact and Alfa Romeo will also hit the market with an SUV, which based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee.Alfa Romeo 4C is set to go in series production. The car is inspired by the 33 Stradale and the staggering 8C Competizione.4C is

2011 Alfa MiTo

As the British division of Alfa Romeo gets ready to make the revised MiTo range available this May, pricing details have been released, along with several other details. The range has been streamlined from 17 versions to 9, with both Turismo and Lusso trim levels being replaced by the Sprint.In addition, entry level versions are now known as Progression, and Distinctive and Quadrifoglio Verde

Alfa Romeo 8C Spider

It may not be the best sports car Italy has to offer us right now, but Alfa Romeo’s 8C Spider is certainly a prime candidate for being one of the most beautiful out there. That said, even Novitec Rosso is smart enough to know that you don’t mess with a good thing with the German tuner focusing its attention on improving the Alfa’s mechanical hardware.The highlight of Novitec Rosso’s performance

Kahn Armored Rolls Royce Ghost

Rolls-Royce offered the Phantom range a facelift at the Geneva Motor Show and while everybody enjoyed this, there were some who were concerned that the Ghost, the “entry-level” model of the company, feel bad for being kept out of the spotlights. British tuner Kahn is now here to change all that by introducing a tuning project based on the latter.The company chose a series of subtle changes, with

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon

During a product briefing today, Acura executives revealed that the 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon will be priced from $30,960 (not including $860 for destination) when it goes on sale in just a few weeks. This represents a price increase of $1,350 versus the slightly refreshed 2011 TSX sedan that recently debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show.All TSX Sport Wagons come standard with a leather-trimmed

2012 Acura TL

Honda’s luxury brand, Acura, announced today its newly refined TL model is set to go on sale in the United States on March 18. The luxury sedan comes with new front and rear styling, but it also adds a new Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission, enhanced interior and various technology upgrades.“The 2012 Acura TL is refined, yet aggressive,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura

Thursday, March 15, 2012

2005 Ford Mustang Konquistador

Who names a customized Ford Mustang “Konquistador”? Why, a German tuner, of course, silly! Now, what the Spanish and Portuguese conquistadors (Konquistador in German) have to do with a tuned Mustang is another story entirely…Using a fifth generation Ford Mustang from 2005 as its canvas, or so to speak, Felge came up with this cosmetics package that bundles bits and pieces from various shops such

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Renault Clio RS

Let’s get one thing straight: we love how the Clio RS 200 looks, but the bumper and F1-style wing should be black, while the body looks best in blue or red (never green!). However, Renault just couldn’t help itself but to create a special edition model dedicated to last year’s Red Bull Racing victory in Formula 1.With the 2012 F1 season just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for Renault to

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Bentley EXP 9F

Unveiled in Geneva, the EXP 9 F is the brand new 4×4 vehicle from Bentley. A first for the luxury car maker who has been manufacturing luxury tourers only for over a century now, the off-roader boasts of a top speed of 185mph. The official went on display at the recently inaugurated Geneva Motor Show and is expected to be one of the stars of the event this year. The giant off-roader is being

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mansory McLaren MP4 12C

These are the first pictures of Mansory’s take on the McLaren MP4-12C, which is proving to be extremely popular with the high-end tuning scene at the Geneva Motor Show.Of all the customized McLaren MP4-12C’s we’ve seen up until now, Mansory’s tune is no doubt the most hardcore when it comes to looks.The German firm starts with an assortment of aero components made out of carbon fiber that widen

Lamborghini Aventador J

Let’s just say right of the bat that whoever buys this thing will have to be a good driver, because if he crashes it he will be destroying one-of-one. This road monster that Lamborghini teased as the Unica because it’s… unique is called the Aventador J and the Italian house designed it as a “barchetta”, a throwback to the old days when cars were lighter and simple.The two-seater has no windshield

Volkswagen Cross Coupe

If Volkswagen’s Cross Coupé Concept looks familiar, that’s because we saw it at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show last autumn. So are we going to see the same study at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show? The answer is yes and no.For starters, the Geneva concept gets a two-tone red and silver exterior paint work but it’s what’s hiding under the hood that justifies its existence.Whereas the Cross Coupé shown

Friday, March 9, 2012

JE Design Porsche Panamera

If you’ve bought a Porsche Panamera and just now realized it’s as ugly as the humpback whale that it is, we found a new tuning kit that will make it look like a whale that listens to hip-hop and is into chrome. Really, turning a large executive car into one of these low-rider cruisers is a bit blasphemous.JE Design has come up with a new front bumper that houses huge air intakes. LED light were

G Power 2012 BMW M5 F10

G-Power is a tuner that’s well knows for its obsession with taking BMW M models to absurd power levels and the company has now targeted the new 2012 BMW M5 F10.The tuner has now released new photos and info for their Stage 1 M5 development. The twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 unit has received a new ECU map, as well as a stainless steel rear muffler, and now delivers an extra 80 hp, for a total of 640,

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Citroen DS4 Racing

Citroen has today become the most nonchalant automaker in the world! We say that because they simply dropped one mind-blowing piece of information that basically seems impossible without going into detail.The DS4 Racing concept that will debut in Geneva is not powered by a hybrid train. Instead, the Frech have tuned the 1.6-liter turbo engine to an unheard of 260 horsepower DIN. That’s 160 or so

Volkswagen ABT Up

ABT Sportsline has introduced the tuned version of the small city car – Volkswagen Up!. It looks very nice and quite sporty. Actually, the car reminds Abt of the Fiat 500 Abarth, which is a great vehicle.“Which does also mean that this baby is supposed to be fun as well“, commented Hans-Jürgen Abt. ABT Sportsline’s managing director“It is huge fun to drive it through the narrow streets here in

Lotus Evora GTE F1 Edition

This past Wednesday, Lotus sent us an invitation to take part in the world premiere of a “special edition of a special edition” Evora at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.The company’s invitation noted that the car would be an F1-inspired version of the limited-edition Lotus Evora GTE first shown at the Frankfurt auto show last year. This“We’re launching a special edition of a special edition, and to

2013 Acura RDX

The new-generation RDX remains a five-passenger entry-luxe crossover aimed at such rivals as the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Cadillac SRX.Under its restyled hood is a 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 273 horsepower, a 33 pony climb over the outgoing 2.3-liter turbo four. While the old engine wasn’t noted for its smoothness, the new engine is a version of the veritable V6 that does duty in everything from Honda

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner

An epitome of British luxury motoring, Bentley’s flagship model the Mulsanne Mulliner is being reinvented with a sporting and highly distinctive interpretation to stand out among grossly mass produced vehicle. Bringing the joy of driving back to car owners, the luxury car offers the world’s most exclusive motoring experience merging immense sportiness and power in one vehicle. The hand crafted

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sports might be have been discontinued, but the French carmaker is now giving us its targa version, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, which is set to make its debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.The new version borrows the Super Sports’ engine, which means that we get a W16 unit with larger turbos and intercoolers, which delivers 1,200 hp and a peak torque of

2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG

The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG is another masterpiece from Mercedes-AMG. This SL 63 AMG is available with a choice of two power outputs. The AMG 5.5-litre V8 ‘biturbo’ (twin-turbocharged) engine, which delivers 395 kW (537 hp) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. If the AMG Performance package is specified, these figures are increased to 415 kW (564 hp) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft). The acceleration

Monday, February 20, 2012

2012 Lancia Flavia

At last year’s Geneva Motor Show, Lancia previewed its adopted models from the Chrysler brand in pre-production form, and now the Italians are returning to the…scene of the crime at the 2012 edition of the Swiss salon to debut the final version of the Flavia Cabrio before it goes on sale across Europe in late March.We’re not sure where Lancia gets its feedback from, but in the company’s own words

Mazda MX-5 Venture Edition

It’s no secret that the Brits love drop-tops, so Mazda has naturally decided to promote the latest (and probably last) special edition of the MX-5. In Britain, it’s called the Venture Edition, but it’s basically the same as the Spring Edition that’s coming to the Geneva Motor Show next month.The edition can be specified in combination with the base 1.8-liter soft-top version and a five-speed.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Peugeot 4008 Crossover

Peugeot might not be able to make a profit out of cars it builds in France, but it’s still not giving up on being European. The new 208 is lighter and much better looking than the 207 it replaces. And with the coming of the GTi, it’s looking good for the supermini segment.The only other Peugeot we really like right now is the Mitsubishi ASX based 4008 crossover. It’s got a floating grille, lots

Audi RS 4 Avant

It has been 3 years since the RS4 got off Audi’s production line but today we can indulge ourselves once again in the roar of a V8, shelled by a familiar body – It’s the new Audi RS4. The resurrection kicks off with an Avant version which is here to show it’s rivalries what’s what.The RS4 is back with a bang as it gets the powertrain usually found in the RS5 Coupe – a hand-built 4.1 liter plant,

Saturday, February 18, 2012

2012 Hyundai Azera

More often than not, building better vehicles comes at a price but Hyundai’s clientele may not be very happy about the company’s pricing strategy with the brand-new 2012 Azera that starts at $32,000 (€24,500), not including an $875 delivery and handling fee that pushes the price to $32,875.Granted, the redesigned Azera costs $4,725 less than the 2012 Lexus ES350 ($36,725), but it’s also $6,605

2013 BMW M6 Convertible

The new M6 has received a powerfully taut surfaces and precise contours that further distinguish it from the other 6-Series models. Up front you will immediately recognize the newly designed M kidney grille, which bears an "M6" badge – an homage to the first generation M6. The grille’s black, paired kidney grille slats take their cues from the characteristic double-spoke design of the M

Monday, February 13, 2012

Toyota GT 86 Sports

The wait for the most hotly anticipated (and teased, may we add..) sports cars of the year, the production version of the Toyota FT-86 2+2 coupe, is finally over as the Japanese automaker came out with all the juicy details ahead of the car’s world premiere at the at the Tokyo motor show on November 30.In Europe, the new Toyota will be called the GT 86 in tribute to the Japanese firm’s GT car

HAMANN Range Rover 5.0i V8

Hamann has announced the Range Rover V8 Supercharged 5.0i. The mighty SUV will benefit from exclusive bodywork, performance, and new interior modifications. The big vehicle now has much more dynamic appearance.The wide body kit includes a new front spoiler with larger cooling air inlets and harmoniously integrated LED daytime running lights. There are also wider wings, forming a single unit with

Renault Scenic

Europe’s best-selling compact minivan, the Renault Scenic and its bigger, seven-seat Grand Scenic sibling, have received a minor facelift for the 2012 model year.Both models sport a new front end with LED daytime running lights and gloss black features, chrome details up front, on the profile and the tailgate strip, redesigned rear lights on the five-seat Scenic and a different lower air intake

Prior Design BMW E92 and E93 M3-Style Wide Body Kit

Prior Design has announced the complete BMW E92/E93 M3-style wide body kit for current 3-series.The body kit includes a new front bumper, a pair of side skirts, a pair of front fenders, a rear bumper, wider rear side wall and modified hood. All parts fit to E92/E93 models and come with TUV certificate for easy entry. You can also order a matching M3 Style stainless steel silencer to complete the

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Nautic Concept

Jeep has recently introduced the Wrangler Unlimited Nautic Edition on the European market, allowing customers to choose between two opposed identities: Nautic White and Nautic Black.The first uses a chromed front grille, while the interior is finished in white leather and comes with wooden trimming that resembles the ones used for luxury boats, so that the driver and his passengers get a special

2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

Since 1968 Ford’s Cobra Jet Mustang has achieved to make a legacy of power, performance and triumph. In 2008 this legacy was made anew with the limited run of the 40th Anniversary Cobra Jet Mustang (of course it quickly sold out). Consequently the models of 2010 and 2012 are as popular as the previous ones, and moreover they are a proof for the continues Evolution of Ford Racing’s Turnkey Race

Ford Mustang Boss 302SX Concept

Ford is willing to turn your “race car on the road” dreams into reality with the release of the Mustang Boss 302SX concept. The vehicle, which should be the mid-point between the Boss 302S and the Boss 302R race car, comes with motorsport goodies such as an adjustable coilover, suspension, an FIA-approved rollcage, a quick-release steering wheel and others.The Mustang Boss 302SX has been gifted

2012 Citroen C4 AIRCROSS SUV

Citroën is expanding its range with a new vehicle named 2012 Citroën C4 AIRCROSS, which is a fresh take on conventional compact SUV design. The new Citroën C4 AIRCROSS will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. The new vehicle speaks loudly about its new styling – the Citroën C4 AIRCROSS combines the elegance of brand saloons with the more muscular lines of an

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Toyota GT 86

Toyota is ready to bring the fun back to Europe as well, with its budged joyride with a boxer engine, the brand new G 86. The 200 horsepower wonder of the RWD world will make its official European debut at the first major show of the year, Geneva.The GT 86 is a relatively compact 2+2 coupe, which measures 4,240 mm in length (166.9 inches), 1,285 mm in hight (50.6 inches and 2,570 mm in width (

Friday, February 10, 2012

2013 Audi TT RS Plus

Evidently, every little bit of power matters for Audi, which has just lifted the covers off a new version of the TT RS featuring some subtle mechanical and styling upgrades. The new model is called the TT RS Plus and will be available in both Coupe and Roadster formats.At the heart of the new flagship TT lies a modestly beefed up version of the regular RS’ 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder

2013 Nissan 370Z

We spoke yesterday about Nissan’s planned presence on the 2012 Chicago Auto Show and how every model will offer a special edition or a revision. Well, the Nissan 370Z wont be an exception. It will be an even leaner, meaner machine designed to carve out the tarmac. With several updates, the 2013 model intends to keep it fresh and hip and hopefully it will be out for sale in June this year. Again,

2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible

Ford has finally revealed SVT’s full hand with the unveiling of the brand new Convertible version of the 2013 Shelby GT500 at the Chicago Auto Show. To mark the anniversary of the Special Vehicle Team (SVT), Chicago was chosen as this is the venue where back in 1992 which they unveiled the 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra and SVT F-150 Lightning. Also, you’ve got SVT written all over the door sills.The

Special Edition Fiat 500 ID

Fiat continues to churn out special edition variants of its 500 city car like there’s no tomorrow. The latest one is called the 500 ID and it was created exclusively for the German market. Only 500 examples will be built each carrying a base price of €13,500 (about US$17,600).The exclusivity of the 500 ID comes in the form of its two-tone exterior color theme with matching interior

Monday, February 6, 2012

Marangoni Range Rover Evoque

Here is a nice way to spoil e beautiful car – just add red tires, strange rims and a lot of carbon fiber all over on your stylish Range Rove Evoque. The same thing did the Italian tire specialists from Marangoni, who exhibited the “tuned” Evoque at the 2011 Bologna Motor Show.The SUV also has a new body kit including redesigned front bumper and aluminum bonner with integrated air intakes, and a

2013 Scion FR-S

Scion has announced the 2013 FR-S, which looks a lot like Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ. Moreover, the new model will be powered by the same 2.0 liter Subaru Boxer engine with 200PS (147 kW) and 205Nm (151 lb-ft) of torque.2013 Scion FR-S can be opted with either 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The car is designed entirely to bring supreme driving pleasure and this is for

Sunday, February 5, 2012

2013 BMW Gran Coupe

It took BMW 20 months from the presentation of the Concept Gran Coupe at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show in April of 2010 to present the production version of its foray into the premium four-door coupe segment., the all-new 6-Series Gran Coupe.The new model is essentially a four-door version of the latest 6-Series Coupe and will allow the Bavarian automaker to compete head on with the likes of the

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL

At first, it was the brochure shots and now, it’s an Armageddon of official photos of the brand-new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL that have spilled onto the internet ahead of the hardtop roadster model’s scheduled world premiere at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January.Aside from the obvious when it comes to the boxier styling language, which is closely modeled after the smaller SLK, what we now about

Audi Q7 3.0 TDI

The Audi Q7 has received a new entry-level diesel version, in the ford of a new output level for the 3.0 TDI unit that delivers 204 hp instead of the usual 245 hp. The 3.0-liter V6 TDI unit comes with 204 hp between 3,200 and 4,400 rpm and with a peak torque of 450 Nm between 1,250 and 2,750 rpm.Thus, the SUV needs 9.1 seconds to cover the 0 to 62 mph sprint and offers a top speed of 127 mph (205

Kicherer Mercedes C63 AMG

Kicherer Mercedes C63 AMG White Edition is based on the previous C-Class with the 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8.First, the performance of the powerful engine is boosted to 520PS (382 kW) and 620Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque, instead of factories 457PS (336 kW) and 600Nm (443 lb-ft). Originally, the C63 AMG accelerates to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

We don’t know about you, but the thought of owning one of the 150 V12 Zagato cars is very appealing. Yes, it’s just a Vantage in disguise, but what a stunning piece of disguise this is, the perfect blend of elegance and sportiness.These muscular coupe is 4385mm long, 1865 wide, 1250 high, and comes with a wheelbase 2600mm long. In true custom style, the track is also slightly wider at the back.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

2013 Ford Focus ST-R Racer

Ford Racing has decided to slap a sticker onto the 2013 Ford Focus ST-R Racer. If you want to race your own front wheel drive turbocharged track car, you’ll have to fork over a staggering $98,995 for the car that meets the requirements of the Grand-AM ST class.Based on the upcoming Focus ST street car, the car is also compatible with the World Challenge’s TC Class, Canadian Touring Car and will

2011 Wheelsandmore Mc Laren Mercedes SLR 722

The luxurious german car tuning company Wheelsandmore has prepared for us today an incredible tuning of Mc Laren Mercedes SLR 722 Epochal. The aim of the company is to deliver more style with the fine and exclusive tuning upgrades, starting with the enhancement of the whole 650 hp (478 kW), which seem to be not enough. This was made through the installation of a handcrafted exhaustsystem with

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS

General Motors has finally unveiled the hotter version of their compact hatchback in the form of the 2013 Chevy Sonic RS, which will make its official motor show debut at the 2012 NAIAS in Detroit.Configured as a five-door model, the Sonic RS is powered by a turbocharged version of the 138 horsepower 1.4-liter Ecotec engine.The styling is borrowed from the Aveo RS Concept that was shown in

2012 Tesla Model S

Even though first deliveries won’t begin until fall of 2012, Tesla has dropped final U.S. pricing and options on its most ambitious project to date, the new 2012 Model S electric sports saloon.The BMW 5-Series-sized sedan is available for order in two trim levels, basic and Performance.The basic version is offered with a choice of three battery options with 40 kWh, 60 kWh and 85 kWh, priced at $

2012 Audi A1 Quattro

Audi has removed the sheet from one of their latest additions in their car fleet – the Audi A1 Quattro. Although the production of this Quattro hot hatch has been limited to a set number of 333 vehicles, the car is expected to be produced in left hand drive. It will feature a 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine, which has been heavily inspired by the engines of Audi S3 and Volkswagen Golf R. The

Schmidt VW Golf V GTI

With the 5th generation of Golf GTIs, Volkswagen decided to bring back the essence of the original and iconic Golf GTI Mk 1. Anyone who has seen the the Golf GTI from the 70’s can immediately point out which genes have made it on to the Mk. 5. The red lining of the front honeycomb grille, the black side skirts, the plaid seats and a typical tachometer all give away the otherwise discrete hot

Friday, February 3, 2012

2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Edition

Chrysler has just introduced a brand new version of their V6-powered 300 called the Luxury standard eight-speed automatic transmission and available with a rear- or all-wheel drive powertrain .It’s basically a way for fans of the 300C Luxury Series interior to enjoy all that leather and wood in combination with the more frugal V6 powertrain.Interior features found on the Chrysler 300 and 300C

TopCar Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

TopCar is working to give the new 2012 Mercedes ML63 AMG a little bit of Russian flavor, with the tuner previewing an exterior modification package for the SUV.We are talking about a wide body kit that includes a new front fascia with massive air intakes and LED daytime running lights, beefier fenders, side skirts, special panels for the doors, as well as a redesigned rear fascia. In addition to

2012 VW Passat Alltrack

German automaker Volkswagen unveiled its latest car named Passat Alltrack at the Tokyo Motor Show on December 3, 2011. This car features 4Motion four-wheel-drive increasing the off-road capability of this car. This car with a sleek and stylish look has got visual enhancement that will protect its body from scrapes. The matte chrome roof rails add to the look of this car. VW has also used new and

Yellow Range Rover Sport Overfinch

In China, you either go big or you go home, and this also applies to the automotive industry. Tuned cars are much more over-the-top there than in any other place. Looking a bit like a footballer’s car, this yellow bird is the work of tuners Overfinch and is built exclusively for the Chinese market, according to CarBuzz.The car shot by Chinese site AutoHome, sits in a JLR dealership there and

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser

As we anticipated, after the December launch of the updated 2012 Land Cruiser 200 in its home market of Japan, Toyota has announced details on the North American version that will go on sale in the States as a 2013 model later this year.While Toyota’s U.S. arm released photos of the European specification model, the same styling changes apply for the 2013 Land Cruiser that will be sold here and

2013 Subaru BRZ

Brace yourselves as Subaru is about to unveil the latest 2013 rear-wheel drive BRZ sports car. Day and place – as soon as the NAIAS in Detroit kicks off. Baring the typical Subaru pedigree, the BRZ spirit will be all about handling. Sales are expected to start late at Spring.So why not AWD like most Subarus out there? Well, to achieve exceptional handling, Subaru engineers have figured that they

2013 Dodge Dart

There has been much excitement over the brand-new 2013 Dodge Dart as it’s the first Chrysler product to be based upon a Fiat architecture – in fact so much that some couldn’t just wait and unleashed a slew of pictures as well as the first video of the compact sedan on the road.The Dart effectively replaces the Caliber in Dodge’s lineup offering the Chrysler Group a direct rival to the Ford Focus

2012 Renault Megane Facelift

Renault has given the Megane family a facelift for 2012, with the revamp touching the exterior, the interior, as well as the tech side of the compact. We’ll start our story under the hood, where the Megane gains three new engines. It all starts with an Energy dCi diesel that delivers 110 hp and a peak torque of 260 NM (192 lb-ft), returning a fuel efficiency of 3.8 liters per 100 km (74.3 UK mpg)

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is exhibited at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.The new highly efficient Jetta is powered by astonishing powertrain including a 1.4-litre TSI 150 PS petrol engine and a 27PS (20 kW) electric motor. This result in great improvement of the range – 45 mpg US (54 mpg Imp.) and nice performance – 0 to 60 mph in just below 9 seconds.Furthermore,

2013 Audi A6 Allroad

While Audi was showing off the revamped A4 Allroad (which replaces the Avant models in the U.S. market) at the Detroit Auto Show, back in Germany, the brand with the four-ring logo introduced the brand new 2013 A6 Allroad.The do a little bit of everything mentality of the first two generations of the original (A6) Allroad quattro continues with the third generation model that is once again based

2013 Porsche Boxster

The next iteration of the Porsche Boxster may not have made its world premiere in Detroit but the first official photos of the car were dropped onto the internet just as we were getting ready to write up our final post on the show.This is the third generation of the Boxster since the birth of the series in 1996. The latest version of the two-seater model introduces an all-new lightweight body,

Nissan Micra Nismo

At the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon, the Japanese equivalent of SEMA, Nissan wanted to further show the potential might of its Nismo in-house tuning division and what they can do to a bog-standard car.This Micra Nismo Concept previews the sort of parts firm will be offering when their big factory kicks into action next year. It’s actually the third such vehicle shown, after the Juke Nismo Concept and

2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

We believed that Porsche had virtually squeezed everything it might get free from the present 911 (internally called 997), that is because of get replaced through the heavily redesigned and bigger 991 in the Frankfurt auto show this fall. But i was wrong: satisfy the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, a stripped-down track fugitive designed with the biggest engine ever set up in a series-production 911, a

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Carlsson Mercedes CLS63 AMG

Carlsson has just released details and pictures of a new customization program for the Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG, our favorite four-door coupe in the looks department. Called the “red and white dream,” this is clearly hitting the aftermarket nail on the head, since a lot of people love red pleated leatherwork in a white car.There are also some performance enhancements, as Carlsson has added their

2012 Lexus LF-LC Sport Coupe Concept

Some news from the NAIAS – Designers at the Lexus studio in Calty, California can take a much deserved vacation now as the much anticipated Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Sport Coupe Concept is proving itself a big success with an ‘EyesOn Design Award’ for a best concept. Innovative approach has been kept in mind when designing the 2+2 Hybrid which incorporates a certain emotive charge combined with cold

2012 Holden Volt

Bad news for Australian drivers interested in GM’s Chevrolet Volt as the local version of the car that will be marketed under the Holden brand and which is expected to arrive later this year will reportedly cost well over AU$60,000 (equal to US$62,000).While Holden has yet to publicly announce prices, the Sydney Morning Herald reports that GM’s subsidiary told its dealers that the Volt will carry

2013 LEXUS LX 570

The new sporty and bold face of the refreshed model of Lexus LX 570 SUV is at hand. Modifications start from Lexus’ signature spindle grille, new 20-inch alloy wheel design, exterior styling and at the new onboard technologies included. This all-new Lexus LX 570 SUV will be launched at the second quarter of 2012.In particular, there is new LED daytime running lights, which complement a new

2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1

If you don’t like the way the Camaro ZL1 looks, than there’s something wrong with you. Arriving in coupe form this spring, this car packs an all-mighty performance punch for just $54,995, provided you can actually get your hands on one.Ahead of the market debut, Chevrolet released a fresh batch of shots showing both the coupe and the ZL1 Convertible, which will arrive this summer.Both cars are