Any time you see a pink car these days, the first guess you're going to make is that it's for some sort of breast cancer charity. This new special edition Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase called the FAB1 follows suit. The total pink whip, which is an homage to Lady Penelope’s car in Thunderbirds, is part of the DJ Chris Evans-headed project in hopes of earning £1 million for Breast Cancer Care. [See More]
If consumers want crossovers and SUVs (as all sales charts suggest), why should premium carmakers like BMW disagree? The brand with the roundel logo is keen to capitalize on the growth of this segment, something that is evident from the sales of its X-series models, which now account for one in every four new cars it delivers worldwide. Today, the Bavarian carmaker previewed its second SAC model in the form of the X4 Concept, a couple of weeks ahead of its world premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show in China on April 21th.
To help pass the time more before the SUV’s official unveiling on March 26th, at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Land Rover releases this teaser clip of its 2014 Range Rover Sport. Throughout the clip, we get to see the car’s dynamic rear end along with new taillights, an aggressive front bumper, and a first glimpse at the car’s dashboard. Watch the promotional clip above, and be sure to check back for more information after the official unveiling. Enjoy.
The Rolls Royce Wraith, set for a release later this year, features environmental sensors that use global positioning technology to determine which gears are to be used on a particular stretch of road. This feature is so advanced that it can calculate which gear of the 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox is to be used even at a particular corner. Other features of the car include a full infotainment system, heads-up display, and voice-command support. Technology for cars seems to be steering drivers of the future into more responsible decisions, yet in some cases may intrude on the driver’s actual sense of discretion. The Wraith comes with a modest €245,000 (approximately $318,745 USD) price tag.
Been kicking yourself ever since you missed out on the chance to own a brand new Enzo? Here's your chance to make up for it. The awkwardly-named Ferrari LaFerrari ($TBA) is the company's new limited-series flagship, offering F1-level technology in a stunning road-legal package. Apart from the unique, instant-classic looks, it features a new HY-KERS drivetrain system that pairs a 789hp, 6.3L V12 to a 160hp electric motor and a 7-speed DCT gearbox for a total of 949hp, a 0-62 time of under three seconds, a 0-124 time of under seven seconds, and a top speed of 205 mph.
The most powerful Rolls Royce production car is a secret no more as images of the Wraith Coupe spilled all over the internet today revealing its "fastback" looks, less than 24 hours before its world premiere at the Geneva motor show. What we know about the new Wraith coupe is that is based on a shorter version of the Ghost sedan's platform using the same V12 engine, but reworked to produce over 600-horses that are channeled to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. [See & Read More]
First came the road toy,the First came the road toy,the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive in the AMG Electricbeam Magno matte yellow paint. Price? $435,000 USD. The next logical “forget you, recession” power move from the German marque is making that car into an EFFING boat: the Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept, an impossibly long watercraft painted in that same wild, volt-esque color scheme. Seen first at the Miami International Boat Show, the 38-foot long powerboat is actually run on two of the same electric powertrains that the SLS uses. [See More]
As the last installment of the Red Line series we get to see the public finally get a chance to drive the new all wheel drive Porsche 911 Carrera 4. The video starts out telling us that it's below zero around 9AM and that it's a great driving day. I loved seeing the cars started and thawing so that they can be driven around the track and tested in ways only Porsche could be tested. I'd love to be a part of this event, getting ready in the freezing morning and driving my favorite car in a once in a lifetime experience. Check it out for yourself, you won't be disappointed. Enjoy.
Some Bentleys are meant for driving, and some are well suited to serving as small limousines. The 2014 Bentley Flying Spur ($TBA) lies somewhere inbetween. Based on the Continental GT, the Flying Spur offers driver-focused features like a twin-turbocharged 6.0L W12 engine pumping out 616hp, a ZF eight-speed transimssion, a rear-biased all-wheel drive system, a computer-controlled air suspension, a 0-60 time of 4.3 seconds, and a top speed of 200 mph. For those who choose to let someone else take the wheel, rear seat occupants are treated to niceties like electrically-operated rear side blinds, a bottle cooler, an available 1,100 Watt Naim audio system, a touch screen remote for controlling climate and entertainment options, heated seats, an optional built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, dual 10" screens, each with its own multimedia player, USB charging ports, and wireless headphones.
German engineering meets British charm as our friend Jonny Lieberman pits the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG against the 2013 Aston Martin DB9 on this episode of Head 2 Head, While both brands are synonymous with luxury, underneath their hoods lies some seriously massive hand built V-12 engines. Dynamic testing & mountain roads await as we find out which is the better super coupe for the modestly wealthy. Enjoy.