The first line in the press release mentions Bulgarian Design Studio, Vilner. Call me narrow minded, but I can’t think of the last automotive marvel to eminate from the eastern block country. Which I suppose is why this Vilner Cherokee is so special.
Starting life as a previous-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, an already powerful SUV, the car first made a stop at legendary/insane tuning house Henessy, where they boosted the cars 400horses to a frankly frightening 600hp. Thankfully that power is distributed via all 4 wheels, or the owner would go through rear tyres like Chappies.
Italians have a reputation for creating beautiful objects. They’re a nation that seemed to sacrifice almost everything for the sake of aesthetics; older Italian cars had a formidable reputation for being undriveable, unrealiable, but one look and you were quite possibly in love.
I should know, I am Italian. Although the most beautiful thing I have ever created was a wooden birdfeeder for a grade school project. But I digress. The motorvehicle over which you are currently drooling is the Maserati GrandCabrio Sports. The GranCabrio was no lay-about, so quite why they needed to make it faster is beyond me.
It looks like if you want something fast and German and muscular, you will have to give Mercedes Benz a call. While their main rivals seem to have gone a bit soft in terms of design, Merc are cranking it up continuously with wider wheel arches, angrier front ends and even more aggressive rear ends.
Have a good look at this, the new Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series, to give the car it’s full title. It’s not the first C Coupe Black, that arrived a few years ago with a warning letter to owners asking them to please drive in perfect conditions or else risk certain death. Oh, and sign here so you can’t sue us when that happens.
Audi has unmasked the A5 DTM concept, much to the excitement of auto enthusiasts. Interestingly, Audi has done the release prior to the grand opening of the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new model is expected to replace the car maker’s four-door A4 DTM that had grabbed the DTM title for the brand four times, starting 2004.
Lexus has brought 3 sports cars to the Tokyo Auto Salon. Among them, the CT200 H F Sport was earlier spotted at the Australian Motor Show in October with some differences. Lexus also has brought in two variants of the IS F model, the CCS-R (Circuit Club Sport Racer) and Club Performance Accessory.
The Ferrari 458 Challenge has been spotted doing some testing on the Fiorano track and around the Ferrari headquarters. A video that has emerged online via YouTube brings in not many details except for the noise it makes, and we love that growl.
Audi will not be producing a new RS4. Instead of making a new RS4, the company has decided to go ahead and make a few changes to the RS6 . The new RS6 is likely to be equipped with a powerful twin-turbo V8 engine that pumps out 600 PS (441 kW / 592 bhp) similar to the RS7.
Renault has reaffirmed that its engine formula for 2013 will even out the playing field in the auto industry. This was following suggestions that its existing 2.4 liter unit was not in the same league as that of Mercedes and Ferrari.