Ahead of its public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche has revealed its 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S.
Turbo and Turbo S make use of a six-cylinder, 3.8-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine delivering 520 HP (383 kW) in the 911 Turbo and 560 HP (412 kW) in the 911 Turbo S variant.
The increased power along with a new AWD system results in the 911 Turbo getting from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, with the Turbo S 0.1 seconds quicker. Both vehicles can reach a top speed of 318 km/h.
Rolls-Royce has recently revealed the 2014 Wraith at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show that is described as “the darker side of Rolls-Royce – Power, Style and Drama.”
Rolls-Royce claims that the Wraith is its most “technically advanced and powerful” vehicle in history. With the 6.6 litre, twin turbo-charged V12 engine it delivers 624 bhp with 800 Nm of torque and reaches 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said “The most powerful Rolls-Royce in history, Wraith promises the sense of adventure and speed that drove our founding forefather. But of course, Wraith’s starting point is luxury, refinement and quality, traits that remain as important to Rolls-Royce customers today as they were more than a century ago.”
In celebration of 60 years of collaboration with Aston Martin, Bertone has introduced a one-off Rapide shooting brake – The 2013 Aston Martin Rapide Bertone.
The vehicle, that has been commissioned by an Aston Martin collector, keeps the regular Rapide’s 2+2 seating configuration with more room for passengers in the back and features the rear lights of the Vanquish super-GT.
However, the Rapide Bertone does not offer the same engine as that which is fitted into the Rapide S. Rather power comes from the outgoing Rapide’s 470bhp 6.0-litre V12.
The video, highlights the details of this exquisite supercar from the flawless red interior stitching to the sharp headlights of the exterior.
It also showcases the car’s speed and sound as it takes to the road.
Music composed by Marat Schacht.
Porsche has confirmed that its team, Porsche AG Team Manthey, will be competing in the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans, 10 years since it last competed back in 1998 where the team came out on top.
The team will compete in the GTE class with two new 911 RSR race cars, currently still in development, joining Ferrari’s Italia sports car which currently dominates the class.
In addition, Porsche will also be entering the 2013 World Endurance Championship.
Speaking at the announcement of Porsche’s entry into Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship, Porsche boss Hartmut Kristen said, “The new 911 RSR is currently being developed by our engineers and tested by our works drivers, and what better time could there be to introduce the new car than the Porsche 911’s 50th anniversary.”
Source: Motor Authority
The mission to tone down the look of the Porsche Cayenne in favour of a sleeker vehicle is an exemplary example of how a first-class SUV can gain acceptance within the Porsche firmament.
Afzal Kahn insists elements borne out of diametrically opposite functions will appeal to customers far and wide. And the principal British designer insists the Kahn Porsche Cayenne exudes eccentricity, expertise and style.
The Kahn wide track aerodynamic styling package consists of vented front and rear wide wheel arches with integrated front and rear air dams, a lower boot lid spoiler, LED daytime running lights for front wheel arch vents, sports lowering module, vented foot pedals in machined aluminum, door handles finished in matte black, brake calipers finished in liquid gold, exterior Kahn enamel wing shields, privacy tinted glass, welcome ambient illumination package – under car Ice white illumination and Kahn enamel tailgate logo.
The studio was inspired by the elements of a dragon to transform this exotic and powerful vehicle into something customised. The Asian customer could identify with the Chinese year of the dragon and so it was used as the main theme of the project. The concept was was immediately approved and Vilner started working on the interior design.
The design revolved around the form of a dragon, embroidered on the car’s roof and in the trunk, which was covered with Alcantara. Inside, the body of the dragon winds itself around the seats, and passes through the centre console. This effect was reinforced by the relief effects from the combination of the embroidery on leather. Even the detail on the seats, doors and centre console mimics that of the scales of the dragon’s skin.
It was at the Paris Motor Show that Maserati has announced the names of three of its upcoming new cars, two of which are the auto manufacturer’s new SUV and sports saloon.
The luxury car brand’s new production SUV will be named the Levante despite its 2011 concept originally being called the Kubang. What is the significance of the word Levante? Well, it comes from the Via Emilia Levante in Bologna in Italy where the Maserati brothers conceived the idea of the company.
The Levante is expected to launch in 2014.