This isn't your normal mid-model refresh. The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo ($148,000 and up) is an all-new model, and as such, it's packing some new goodies. Features like a new all-wheel-drive system, active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, an entirely new, longer chassis, 20-inch wheels, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control active anti-roll system, and full-LED headlights. It hasn't lost its edge, either, boasting a turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine that pumps out 520hp in the standard model and 560hp in the S model, paired with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission that gets you from 0-60 in as little as 2.9 seconds and to a top speed of nearly 200 mph. They'll be rolling off the boats from Germany just in time for the holidays — so here's to hoping you have a very, very generous gift-giver on your list. Enjoy.
With the hashtag #ibechoppinshitlikejetli, Chief Keef was back on point in his stunt game, posting photos of an Audi R8 GT Spyder, which has a starting MSRP of $210,300. Whether or not he owns the car, we're just not going to guess, because we honestly have no idea. He's been seen with Rolls-Royces, Ferraris, and Bentleys, so maybe he's actually netted a chunk of change over the past two years. Just for some context, the regular Audi R8 Spyder starts at $127,700. The GT's 5.2L V10 engine has 560hp, 130 more than the regular Spyder, and sports a carbon fiber rear wing and a carbon fiber diffusor that really sets it off. [See More]
Been kicking yourself ever since you missed out on the chance to own a brand new Enzo? Here's your chance to make up for it. The awkwardly-named FerrariLaFerrari ($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. [See & Read More]
Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo can't exactly be whipping around town in the Pizza Thrower. Shredder and his ugly brutes would be all over them. That's why they should be driving this matte military green, which is actually paint, not a wrap, Ferrari 458 Spider by Platinum Motorsports. You know, because it's such a covert car, and the drop-top protects them from public sight completely. At least they'd be able to pick up a few more girls, instead of having to share April all the time. [See More]
Chris Harris of Drive Channel takes to the rolling hills of Southern California to visit Singer Design, then gets to roll out their custom Singer 911 on the road. With its curvaceous body, roaringly powerful engine and downright beautiful movement, the Singer 911 is a testament to years of design. To say the guys at Singer Design love Porsches would be an egregious understatement–they have dedicated their lives to the study of every piston, carburetor and wheel that will fit inside a Porsche. To hear creators and reviewers alike describe the car as “sexy,” “artistic” and “beautiful” only affirms that the Singer 911 is the ultimate composite driving machine. Watch as Harris speaks with the designers at Singer and his rising expression as he takes the car for a spin. Enjoy.
The Rapide was already one of the fastest four-doors around, but if the standard model didn't quite do it for you under the hood, meet the Aston Martin Rapide S ($TBA). Still powered by a 6.0L V12 engine, the S offers 550 hp — 80 more than the prior version — and boasts a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph. The car also sits 19 mm lower than before, and thanks to a new Adaptive Damping System, can ensure you've got the right suspension setup for the a typical drive, a sporty drive, or the track. Thankfully, however, the sleek body has barely been touched, with a larger single grille and tweaked decklid rounding out the changes.
Showing off the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, the auto company recently used projection-mapping technology to give us a glimpse of the ride engaging in what they call "motionless driving." Of course the 911 is more than exciting enough sans special effects, but the four-minute video, which uses the ride as a screen for some interesting graphics, certainly makes for a viscerally stimulating experience. Check out the video, recorded at the at the company’s Porsche Center Padova, above. Enjoy.
Set to be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, we’re now privy to initial details and photos of the forthcoming Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible. Rumored to feature 616 horsepower and 590 foot-pounds of torque running through an eight-speed transmission, many speculate that the luxury beast with have 0-60 mph capabilities in four-seconds. Aesthetically, the convertible has many design traits similar to its predecessor – of course with the most glaring difference being the lack of a prominent roof element and the whimsical purple paint job never seen before. The Detroit Auto Show kicks off on January 14th. [See More]
Lotus has just unveiled the latest edition of its mid-engined Evora coupe dubbed the Sports Racer edition. Available in one of four select colors, this new edition comes with a contrasting gloss black roof, front and rear diffusers, and black forged alloy wheels with either red or black brake calipers. Coming as standard is the “Sports Pack” which improves the handling and performance of the car and the “Tech Pack” which throws in a seven-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, USB and iPod connectivity, and a host of other electronic systems. The “Sports Racer” edition will be available with either 280 hp or 350 hp when it launches next year.
Apparently, bulls are faster than reindeer, because it seems Santa has switched in his sleigh for something a little more sporty: a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. Good old Kris Kringle might take an entire night to deliver gifts when he's casually coasting through the air, but when he's on the ground in a 700hp machine that takes him only three seconds to get to 62 mph, gifts are most likely under the tree in a few hours. Cheer, Santa. Good thinking.
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