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Toyota took the wrapper off an exciting new concept car at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The FT-1 is a stunner! Continue Reading…
Much more than a closed cabin version of its new sports car, the F-Type coupe just debuted ahead of the 2013 L.A. Auto Show with a long list of upgrades.
Keeping pace with Hyundai, Kia unveiled its latest production car today: the 2013 Forte 5-Door.
The most highly anticipated reveal of the 2012 NY Auto Show did not disappoint. Sure it’s has a remarkably similar 8.4-liter V10 engine with 640 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque, but that’s hardly something to complain about.
The rest of the all-new Viper is wildly new, however, with some rather Ferrari-inspired styling (the red paint doesn’t hurt), as well as premium interior components. The car also weighs 100 lbs less thanks to carbon fiber hood, roof and trunk, not to mention carbon fiber racing seats.
GALLERY: 2013 SRT Viper
To learn more about the new SRT Viper and to get a closer look watch the video below:
You don’t get much more extreme than a completely open top Lamborghini Aventador. And as far as cars go you don’t get much more expensive than $2.1 million.
Those are just a few of the features of the new Aventador J, Lambo’s newest and rarest supercar. Unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show, get all the details in AutoGuide’s first look video below.
GALLERY: Lamborghini Aventador J
Based on the Civic platform it certainly doesn’t look it, though it does share some very familiar powertrains. With a base 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, there’s also a 2.4-liter performance version and a 1.5-liter hybrid for the greenies.
GALLERY: 2013 Acura ILX
Get all the details on the 2013 Acura ILX in our first look video below:
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 the car, see here, or watch the video below:
GALLERY: Acura NSX Concept
Years of anticipation have all lead to the debut of Toyota‘s new compact sports car at the Tokyo Motor Show today. Referred to by many different concept names, at its word premiere company CEO Akio Toyoda called it, simply, the 86.
Powered by a direct-injection 1.6-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine it makes around 200-hp and when combined with a curb weight of just 2,700 lbs should deliver solid acceleration and a dynamic driving experience.
Get more Toyota 86 news and info at fr-sforum.com
GALLERY: Toyota 86
For more on the Toyota 86, watch the video below:
Three years of rumors, concepts and leaks have come to this: the debut of the Toyota 86 sports car at the Tokyo Motor Show. Introduced by company CEO Akio Toyoda, a man dedicated to rebuilding Toyota’s enthusiast base, he launched an all new slogan, boldly proclaiming that the giant Japanese automakers is, “Fun to Drive, Again”.
As you no doubt have already hear the car is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder direct-injection boxer engine with a 12.5:1 compression ratio making 200-hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. It’s not a lot of punch, but with a curb weight right around 2,700 lbs, it should deliver plenty of fun.
GALLERY: 2013 Toyota 86
See video of the car from it’s world premiere in Tokyo below:
Giving us our first look at what the production BRZ will look like, Subaru has revealed a concept version of the rear-wheel drive sports car at the LA Auto Show. Sporting styling and performance additions from the brand’s STI division, it’s hard to miss some of the add-ons.
For a full-run down on the car, watch the video below and look for the production version to debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in just a few weeks time.
GALLERY: Subaru BRZ STI Concept
Watch the video below: