The 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed has been confirmed to make its debut at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed taking place from the 28 June to 1 July in the UK.
While the Continental GT Speed may not look any different from a standard Continental GT, it is the changes made under the hood that set it a part from any other.
The new production model is the fastest Bentley has ever produced, taking 4.2 seconds to meet 0 – 100km/h, reaching a top speed of 329km/h. Bentley has also modified the chassis, steering setups and suspension as well as lowered the vehicles overall ride height.
Audi has unveiled the first of its sporty production SUVs in the shape of the diesel-powered SQ5.
The new SUV is the first TDI-powered “S” model in the history of the Audi brand. The 3.0-litre BiTDI engine powering the SQ5 TDI produces a 230kW and 650Nm of torque between 1450 and 2800rpm. The SUV can reach 0 -100km/h in 5.1 seconds.
The body is lowered by 30mm due to sport suspension. The standard 20-inch wheels (or 21-inch optional), feature a five parallel-spoke design and are fitted with 255/45 tyres.
Vilner Studios got its hands on this 1963 Mercedes-Benz W113 Pagoda and as usual, worked its magic on restoring and rejuvenating this legendary vehicle.
Typical of Vilner’s style, the studio completely renewed the interior, paying attention to every detail with warm, vintage colours (cafe and latte) and high quality leather with light seams.
Vilner also re-upholstered the dashboard and renewed the mahogany steering wheel and chrome elements. The boot lining and hard top roof also received attention.
Embroidered Gentle Pagoda insignia adorn the car’s interior, and are also present in the cabin. They are also engraved on the door ledges in aluminium and artificially made to look older.
According to reports, Mercedes Benz will be launching a brand new A45 AMG with the intention of competing with Audi’s RS3 and BMW’s recent M135i offering.
The A45 AMG features a transverse 2.0-litre turbo four producing as much as 330 horsepower and over 300 pound-feet of torque which just about levels it with the competition.
However, it is produced from less displacement due to input from Mercedes’s High Performance Engine offshoot based in Brixworth, England that provides the power for the company’s Formula One racing team. This makes the new engine the most powerful four-cylinder ever fitted into a Mercedes production model.
Famous Hollywood actor Steve McQueen, nicknamed “The King of Cool” known for his roles in The Towering Inferno and The Thomas Crown Affair was also known for driving around in his Ferrari 275 GTB4. McQueen took delivery of the sports car while filming Bullitt in 1968.
In the 1980s, after his death, McQueen’s Ferrari then ended up in the hands of someone new who decided to convert it into a Roadster after which it moved on to yet another owner. The latest owner, who brought the vehicle into Ferrari Classiche was told of the true identity of the car – as once belonging to Mr. McQueen himself. Upon finding out the truth, the owner decided to restore it to its original condition.
Even though deliveries won’t officially begin until 22 June, some Tesla Model S buyers have already begun to receive their purchases.
The first recipient of the vehicle was venture capitalist and Tesla board member Steve Jurvetson who drove the car out the factory in Fremont, California with the number plate appropriately stamped with TSLA 1. Jurvetson had already made sure that he would receive the first Model S at a board meeting in 2010.
The entire first batch of Model S vehicles is made up of the sold-out Signature Series that offers the best performance of 0-60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 130 miles per hour, and range of up to 320 miles.
You can read more about the Model S details here.
Mercedes Benz has announced that it is replacing the current SLS AMG with a new and improved version named the SLS AMG GT that will be available in Germany in October, followed by the U.S. in November.
The new version that will be available in both a Roadster and Coupe will see improvements in its power output, transmission, suspension and completely reupholstered interior with minimal changes to any exterior styling.
Exterior changes do include red painted break calipers and a high gloss black finish for the radiator grille frame, exterior mirrors and fin blades on the hood. The AMG logo on the right of the luggage lid will also have the “GT” letters added.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first two Porsche clubs, the company has announced that it has created the very exclusive 911 Club Coupe. The two Porsche clubs, one of which was established in 1952 and the other a few months afterwards, have now grown into a huge 181,000 members among 640 Porsche clubs in 75 countries around the globe.
Auto Blog reports that the car, based on the Carrera S will get its Powerkit providing an extra 30 horsepower. This increase in horsepower will give the vehicle the ability to jump from 0-100 kph in just 4.0 seconds. “The PASM option drops the car by 20 millimeters over its 20-inch Sport Techno rims, and the Sport Design package adds a new front fascia and a ducktail spoiler out back.”
On the exterior, The Club Coupe will show off glossy script on the doors and green paint. The interior sports an Espresso look.