Just like the standard Range Rover, the Sport model will be all about the reduction of weight. For that, Land Rover has paid extra attention to the materials used to construct the vehicle. The most most important addition is an all-new, first-in-class aluminum architecture that helps save an amazing 420 kg (925 pounds).
The Mulsanne is made for comfort with the 21-inch wheels that are lightweight and include optional wheel centers that are self-leveling to provide maximum smooth ride for its passengers. Its 6.8 liter V-8 engine and twin turbochargers provide power and punch giving you approximately 505 horsepower and 752 lb-ft of torque.
Only two months ago it was suggested Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has not given his support to design and engineer a new GT-R due to a lack of profitability. Combined with the retirement of Kazutoshi Mizuno ‒ the genius behind the GT-R ‒ there wasn’t cause for optimism. But Inside Line recently visited Nissan’s R&D center in Atsugi, Japan, and was told development is well underway.
The marketing boss for Renault, Stephen Norman confirmed that a new Renault Alpine could be just three years away, rather than the four years or more previously predicated. He went onto state that “It won’t be more hardcore than a Mazda MX-5. What we do will not be soft, but not hardcore like a Peugeot 106 Rallye. You can’t betray the DNA of Alpine. That’s a third of what the car will be.”
Other than those details and the fact that the car should feature an engine producing over 700hp and 1,000Nm of torque, not much is known about Audi’s upcoming diesel-electric supercar. However, thanks to new information just released, we can begin to paint a clearer picture of what the R20 may be like.
“Ferrari has upped the exotic car ante with its all-new 2013 F12 Berlinetta,” Brauer said. “The F12's 6.3-liter V12, at 730 horsepower, is the most powerful engine the … company has ever placed in a production car.”
“Ferrari traditionalists might question the design of the FF, with four seats and a less-than-sleek roofline,” he said. “But nobody can argue with the FF's performance pedigree, which includes a 651 horsepower V12 and a top speed of 208 miles per hour.”
“Lamborghini knows a modern-day exotic, particularly one from Italy, has to achieve 200 miles per hour if it wants to be taken seriously by wealthy performance enthusiasts,” Brauer said. “The V10 in the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera delivers, with 562 horsepower capable of pushing the car up to 202 miles per hour.”
Audi teased the A3 for weeks ahead of the New York Auto Show, creating high expectations. They didn’t disappoint. After a tantalizingly annoying “slow reveal” under a sheet, the first glance seemed a little Jetta-like. Other than some slick, narrow LED headlights, the car could transport itself back in time to 1998 and not frighten anyone. But it does the job well enough, and the interior, featuring now-industry standard leather seating with accent stitching and sloping horizontal dash, is refreshingly modern without trying too hard. By the time we considered the whole package, we found ourselves thinking, in extremely sophisticated car-guy lingo, "ermagerd I want one."
As with all M5 and M6 models, the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 sends the same whopping 552bhp and 502lb ft to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and active limited-slip differential.
Power is sent to the rear wheels only via an eight-speed paddleshift auto gearbox. For the R model, the XJ's active differential and electronic nannies have been reprogrammed to cope with the extra power. Suspension settings have been tuned at Jaguar's Nurburgring-based development centre, and the steering has been tweaked using technology from the F-type sports car.
Construction of the concept, meanwhile, was handled by Italian firm Cecomp and its powertrains (yes, there are two separate designs) developed by former Scuderia Ferrari engineer Claudio Lombardi.
At the 2013 Top Marques Monaco over the weekend, Vencer lived up to its promise by unveiling the Sarthe supercar in production trim.
The car they used was a 2013 SRT Viper with around 2,500 miles on the clock and a set of Mickey Thompson drag radial tires.
The supercar was crowned world's fastest for a (very) short while this year. The car, built by Hennessey, has a 1,244hp, 7.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and can reach a speed of 200mph in just 15.9 seconds. Like the Bugatti, it can zip from 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, which is probably why Steve Tyler bought one.
The newest Lamborghini on the block, this super limited edition car - only three are to be made, and are already sold - has the dubious distinction of being called the 'ugliest ever car' by Edmunds mag. Yet, the Veneno, named after one of the strongest and most aggressive bulls ever, has been produced to celebrate the car marquee's 50th anniversary. It's based on the V12-powered Aventador, and can go from 0-100kmph in just 2.8 seconds.
Toyoda used to test drive the fourth-gen Supra on the Nurburgring, and the idea of developing a better version became a pet project for the company chief. Speculation suggests the car would use a hybrid powertrain involving a V6 engine.