The world has long awaited the arrival of the Audi RS5 which will be a high performing RS variant of the A5 mid-size executive coupe. The news is that the arrival of Audi RS5 is hopefully around the corner as a brochure with 18 images of the beast has hit the web. The brochure comes laden with some stunning RS5 images but unfortunately, it doesn’t talk about the engine details and the performance specs.
What the brochure does mention are three types of seating and four types of wheel design choices. As far as gear transmission is concerned, the RS5 will only feature the 7-speed dual clutch S-tronic unit as the catalog doesn’t talk about a six-speed option. Slated to debut at the Geneva motor show next month, the high-performing commuters’ engine is still a mystery and it could stage anything from a Supercharged V6 to the 5.2-liter V10 from the R8.
For those out of the know, early this year Mitsubishi made have announced that they’re working on a small lightweight crossover utility vehicle that will sit just below the Outlander and would. Things have cleared now and right on schedule, the Japanese car maker came out with a bunch of photos picturing their new Mitsubishi RVR — which by the way is expected to hit the floor either at the NAIAS or in Geneva next year.
While specs are scarce at the moment, the new Mitsubishi RVR Compact Crossover is supposedly running on a brand new 1.8-liter MIVEC petrol engine that promises better fuel efficiency than ever. Fitted with daytime LEDs, rear bumper-integrated center brake lights and a trapizoid-shaped grille in the front, there’s something about this RVR that draws attention. Isn’t it?
By the looks of it, MINI are planning to make a new addition to their line of vehicles with the new MINI Cooper S Diesel. Aimed at higher-end consumers, other than the 1.6 litre turbocharged diesel engine (outputting between 140 and 150hp), the new Cooper S shows off two central tailpipes, an upgraded front bumper design, a new bonnet scoop and a few other details that MINI has failed to confirm for now. What’s a certainty though, this Cooper S Diesel will definitely deliver the same experience that they’ve used us with. Looks cool! What do you guys think? [via WCF]
Recently, some shots of the new Audi A7 leaked on the Internet, showing the car in a very advanced development state – it appears to be basically ready for production. There’s no sign of the usual research and development marks, and security seems to be loosened as well. Visually, the car seems to have undergone a change in its front, getting a new set of headlights as well as a new bumper.
Some may notice a similarity to the A5 Sportback, although the B and C pillars are different, and the front doors are frameless, which is standard for sports cars. The car gives off an appearance of being elongated and lowered, and bears some resemblance to the Porsche Panamera in some aspects, such as the spoiler. The car will have a pretty strong engine with a 7-gear transmission.
It’s expected to be released within two months or so. [via WCF]
Do you remember the concept teaser image of the new Volvo S60 that has left us drooling about a year ago? What about the spaceship-like teasing interior of the new Volvo S60 that we laid our eyes ahead of the Detroit show, last December? Well folks we can finally got our hands on the first official photos with the 2011 Volvo S60 Luxury Sedan, before its public debut at next year’s Geneva Motor Show. “The all-new Volvo S60 is sculpted to move you,” says Stephen Odell, President and CEO of Volvo Cars. “It looks and drives like no other Volvo before and the car’s technology will help you to be safer and more confident behind the wheel.” Not much else to tell you about it, except for the fact that it sure has what it takes to win a man’s heart.
Weâ€™re in the process of wrapping up our Frankfurt Show coverage with the presentation of a few models that we havenâ€™t shown you yet and the Hamann Porsche Cayenne Cyclone belongs to this category. A picture is worth a thousand words and the Cyclone definitely speaks for itself with its vulgar looks. There are no mechanical changes as the Cyclone sport pack consists only of a full, wide body aerodynamic kit and optional 22 and 23-inch alloy wheels. If you follow the jump, you can check out our high-res image gallery along with the official press release and additionally, if youâ€™re interested, the price list which we snapped with our camera at the Frankfurt Show. More photos after the jump (more…)
So, you think the R8 is all you need? Well think again, if you want to keep up with your neighbours Porsche Turbo you will need some more power. And for that case Audi morphed the R8 into a RS8. Let the R8 join the Carreras and Astons Vantage, but if you want to play with the big boys you will need something else.
The RS8 is your answer, the V10 comes from the Lamborghini Gallardo but probably detuned to 490-500 bhp but the speed and sound are there. The main visible difference to the R8 are the bigger air intakes on the sides and newly designed side skirts. Also the front brakes appear to be bigger. Looking at it, driving high-speed test at the NÃ¼rburgring it really shows how well balanced the RS8 is. Smoothe in and out through every curve, and very quick on the long straight. The RS8 is developed by Audi’s sport division, Quattro GmbH who also develop the RS6.
Will it beat the Porsche Turbo? Well it got the looks and it got the speed, so I guess we just have to wait for the first duell between those two.
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