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It may have been rumored as a rebadged Nissan Leaf, but Infiniti’s new electric car concept is unique, luxurious and innovative. Unveiled today at the New York International Auto Show the Infiniti LE Concept is referred to as a “production intent” vehicle says Infiniti of the Americas Vice President Ben Poore, with plans to have… Continue Reading...
Desperate to get a glimpse of the 2013 Viper when it’s unveiled at the New York Auto Show tomorrow? Why wait? Several screen captures have leaked online showing the American supercar in all its shiny red glory. It’s expected they’re from a video that will be shown during the car’s world premiere in Manhattan tomorrow…. Continue Reading...
The 9th annual St. Petersburg Festivals of Speed kicked off last night across the bay in Tampa with an extravagant display of jets, boats, luxury goods and, of course, exotic cars. As promised the list of hardware on display was outrageous, and included a Porsche GT2 RS, a Koenigsegg CCXR, a matte-white Ferrari FF, a… Continue Reading...
Subaru teased the world with the BRZ STI concept at the LA Auto Show last year, and it now appears as though the automaker will live up to expectations, delivering a high-performance version of its new sports car. In a recent interview, Subaru global marketing boss Atoshi Atake admitted as much, commenting that the company… Continue Reading...
When it hits Scion dealers in June, the 2013 FR-S will be priced from $24,200 according to a leaked dealer document. That puts it just $50 under the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Included in that price will be the 200 hp 2.0-liter direct-injection boxer 4-cylinder mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Those wishing for the… Continue Reading...
Because you can’t take it with you, custom hearse builder Biemme Special Cars has announced the world’s most luxurious and expensive funeral car, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Hearse B12. Set to be officially unveiled at the Tan Expo funeral home show in Bologna, Italy, the car stretches a total of 276-inches (23-feet!) in length, three feet… Continue Reading...
The V12, which di Montezemolo described as for “a new generation”, is an evolution of that first seen in the FF, but has been tuned to produce more power – a walloping 730 hp, while helping the F12 deliver up to 30 percent better fuel economy. Continue Reading...
Lamborghini knows how to steal the show. The exotic Italian automaker’s standard production models are always enough to grab headlines, but this very custom one-off “speedster”, unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show, is beyond wild. Called a “one of a kind piece of art” by Lamborghini, the open-top Aventador has tiny windscreens and a… Continue Reading...
Watch out Mazda Miata, there’s about to be a new roadster in town. In an interview, Scion FR-S/Toyota GT 86 lead engineer Tetsuya Tada has confirmed a convertible version of the new sports car is in the works. Tada told Germany’s Autobild that the car was designed from the outset to be a convertible. The… Continue Reading...
With the recent introduction of the ILX entry-level luxury sedan at the Chicago Auto Show, Acura is reportedly planning a two-door version to follow. Like the sedan, the ILX Coupe will borrow its underpinnings from the Civic – which already has a two-door offering. To illustrate just how the ILX Coupe could look, we’ve employed… Continue Reading...
Hard at work, out photographers have captured the first spy photos of the upcoming 2013 Porsche GT3. Notable give-aways on this car include the GT3-styled front bumper with a significantly more aggressive design and an outlet right before the hood to help direct air over the car to generate downforce. In addition rear shots reveal… Continue Reading...
BMW has finally unveiled its third generation M6 Coupe and Convertible after a two year break. The stylish M6 comes back “more powerful, more athletic, more luxurious and more efficient than ever before.” It’s also significantly better looking. First to arrive US dealerships will be the M6 Convertible as a 2012 model year starting in… Continue Reading...
Infiniti has announced that its upcoming plug-in hybrid sports car concept will be called the Emerge-E. Using a gasoline range-extended to add power and range to an electric powertrain, this will be the first such system used in an Infiniti product. The “advanced sports car concept” will also be the first Infiniti to use a… Continue Reading...
Acura has confirmed that the next-generation RL flagship luxury sedan will make its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show in April. The car will continue to use a V6 engine, but will gain a hybrid component and use direct-injection as well as an innovative new all-wheel drive system referred to as Sport… Continue Reading...
Racing a Prius might sound like the start of a joke, until you see this. Unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan, this Toyota Prius is fully prepped and sporting its race livery. Significantly wider and lower than a factor model, this Prius is designed to compete in Japan’s Super GT racing series starting… Continue Reading...
The GT 86 will spawn a new legion of fanboys for the Toyota brand – a result it was purpose-built to achieve. And if there’s one thing die-hard automotive enthusiasts love more than spouting off engine and chassis codes, it’s factory performance parts. In this case: Toyota Racing Development… or TRD for short. With Toyota… Continue Reading...
For some of the more minor auto shows, a Top 10 list of the most important cars often covers most of the new debuts, but not so at the North American International Auto Show. Held each January in Detroit it’s the obvious launch site for major products by the Big Three domestic automakers and over… Continue Reading...
The star of the Detroit Auto Show, Acura has put itself back on the map by unveiling a concept car that will inspire the next NSX. Looking undeniably like an exotic, it’s actually quite a small machine – an indication of just how serious Acura is about keeping it light weight. For more details on… Continue Reading...
It’s quite possibly the most exciting debut of this year’s Detroit Auto Show and after a few teaser images, followed by the release of two photos yesterday, we can now share the Lexus LF-LC concept from its many stunning angles. The 2+2 luxury coupe will be powered by a hybrid drivetrain, though it’s not clear… Continue Reading...
As another calendar year draws to a close it’s time to take a look back at the top 10 biggest stories of the year in the auto industry. It’s been a busy 12 months, starting all the way back in March when the Fiat 500 officially went on sale, marking the return of the brand… Continue Reading...
The list of the Top 10 most expensive new cars is even more shocking that you might expect. Released by Forbes, you can forget the Ferrari 458 or the $300,000 Lamborghini Aventador because even at the low end of the scale these models start at right around the one million mark. In 10th place, at… Continue Reading...
The Scion FR-S might be the most exciting sports car in years and it might also be the most important project Toyota has ever launched, helping change perceptions about an automaker that has become known for building appliances. But the back-to-basics enthusiast sports car almost never happened, according to Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada, speaking at… Continue Reading...
Acura has officially confirmed it will reveal what it is calling a concept version of the next-generation NSX at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January. A brand that’s lineup has been in serious need of some fresh new product and exciting new models will get just that with the debut of this new sports… Continue Reading...