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Italian supercar maker Pagani has released a new mystery teaser, which is probably showing off the new Zonda R Evolution.
News of a custom one-off car from Lamborghini celebrating its 50th anniversary emerged weeks ago and now the company is teasing the car, if only for a split second.
You have to give it up to the folks at SRT, they just don’t give up. Even after their latest teaser campaign on Facebook failed, they still gave the crowd what they wanted. Today they’ve stopped fishing for likes and released a new image (above) for their loyal fans.
The new pictue shows a lightly dimmed front profile of the Viper. You can see a vague outline of the vehicle, including the signature hood-scoop, and if you squint you can notice the new ‘Stryker’ logo.
The new Viper is set to be officially revealed at the New York Auto Show later this week. SRT has set up a live webcast for the reveal, stating that “Hibernation is ending in 2 days.” This of course is in reference to the Dodge Viper ending production in 2010. Now though, the Viper is coming badged as an SRT car, not a Dodge.
Be sure to check back with us on April 4 for full official details on the SRT Viper, live from the New York Auto Show floor.
Gumpert, the serious German supercar-maker with the funny name, has confirmed the unveiling of two new vehicles at the upcoming 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Releasing its first teaser last November, we expect to see an official unveiling of the new production version Gumpert Tornante.
As for the second Gumpert, the stylized Discove”R” found on the latest teaser image hints at a special R version of the hardcore Apollo sports car. The current top-of-the-line Apollo S produces 800-hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. Rocketing past 60 mph in under three seconds, the Apollo S reaches 223 mph. Assuming the R designation stands for “Race,” the latest Apollo should promise even more speed and violence. Moreover, the ultimate Apollo R would also make a fitting swan song before Gumpert officially releases its next model, the Tornante.
Stay tuned for more Gumpert information as we draw closer to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
GALLERY: Gumpert 2012 Geneva Auto Show
DriveSRT posted a sign on their Facebook fan page last week saying they would release a teaser of the 2013 SRT Viper if the number of “likes” they got exceeded 10,000 before February 1.
Needless to say, it did so without much difficulty. We published an article last Friday talking about the fan page. The Viper’s return is sure to be one of the more exciting things to happen this year. We’re extremely eager to see how the 8.4-liter, 600 hp V-10 we saw in 2010 has evolved. Dodge cars are seeing some serious changes, like the 2013 Dart, under new owner Fiat.
It’s been a good thing: according to the Detroit Free Press, Chrysler is expected to report its first annual net profit since 1997 at $600 million. That said, we’re curious to see how much of the raw America spirit the Viper maintains.
Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
GALLERY: SRT Viper Teaser
If there’s really such a thing as car porn, then DriveSRT is the fluffer. They’re offering to release a teaser video of the 2013 SRT Viper if their Facebook fan page gets 10,000 hits before February 1.
Enthusiasts are aware, but in case you somehow missed it, Dodge discontinued the Viper in 2010 because of money problems to much hissing by the automotive community.
While any information on the iconic car is a titillating promise, we’re starting to feel a little teased. As of publication, their page had well over 10,000 “Likes” and that number grew larger every time we tapped the refresh button.
The 2013 Viper is one of the more exciting releases slated for this year and we’re feeling as impatient as a high school senior on prom night. The page says they are “racing towards 10,000 fans” and that they will unlock something that will hint at the lines before the official unveiling in April.
We’re not sure if they mean that this “unlocking” will happen on February 1, or if they’re just taking their sweet time on giving up the goods. Your best bet is to check the page frequently, though we’ll be doing the same and letting everyone know as soon as we get a glimpse.
Ken Block’s Gymkhana 4 has been filmed and is ready for release in a few days, on August 16. To hype up the release of the video, a teaser trailer has been released, getting us ready for some serious hoon action. In the video, we get a thirty second taste of the turbocharged rally monster. Nine GoPro cameras catch the half-metre long flame flowing out of the Ford’s titanium exhaust. We are very excited to see what Ken has up his sleeves for us.
Check out the video after the jump!
By now, everybody’s patience is wearing thin with Ford‘s Explorer marketing campaign, whereby the automaker is obnoxiously revealing slivers of the Explorer’s exterior and interior design. It’s one thing to build hype for a car, but it’s another to have people inclined to hate your product before it’s even been revealed.
Ford has added yet another layer of tedium by choosing to reveal the look of the new Explorer’s grille after the car’s fan page hit 30,000 fans on Facebook. We hope predict that by the time Ford actually reveals the Explorer next week, the fatigue from the constant stream of teasers that nobody will actually report on the car.