Ford has dropped its biggest hint yet that a ballistic Fiesta RS hot hatch will join the range in 2017.
Forming an integral part of the brand’s plan to build 12 globally developed performance models by 2020, it’s tipped to take on the Audi S1 and forthcoming VW Polo R, and will join the new Focus RS – revealed next week – at the most extreme end of the hot hatch spectrum.
“The current Fiesta has another two- and-a-half years before it’s replaced. We’ll update the ST within that period, and after that there could be something else,”...
Mitsubishi teases new concept for Geneva Motor Show
Could be an improved version of the Concept XR-PHEV
Mitsubishi Motors has released first images of a new concept vehicle, set to be fully revealed during the Geneva Motor Show this March.
The company is still coy on details but says the model previews the next generation 2WD plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) technology and a “bold design renaissance”. Mitsubishi also comments the concept car is “a smart combination of engineering, fluency with a high-output electric motor, low environmental impact, dynamic agility and athletic design”.
Judging by the two teaser images, the Japanese producer is probably preparing an updated version of the Concept XR-PHEV, revealed during the Tokyo Motor Show in November 2013...
Introduced during the Motor Bike Expo in Verona
Peugeot and the Italian motorcylce manufacturer Bimota have teamed up to create the RCZ R Bimota special edition, unveiled during the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy.
The vehicle also wears the PB104 name, where PB stands for Peugeot and Bimota, “1” for project number one and 04 for four wheels. The exterior of the special edition features a distinctive Bimota three-color racing livery and black five-spoke alloy wheels. Inside the cabin there are Alcantara leather wrapped seats and dashboard with red accents, a leather wrapped box for two motorcycle helmets, replacing the rear seats, two GoPro cameras and a TomTom Bridge infotainment system with 7-inch display.
The 1.6-liter THP petrol turbo unit of the vehicle has been equipped with a new blow-off valve for the turbo, new exhaust system and e remapped ECU. Thanks to these improvements, the model now has 304 HP (224 kW), while the...
Le Mans 1966 to 1969. Four times in a row, a GT40 won the grueling 24 hour endurance race. Who do we have to thank for the creation of Ford’s original supercar? Enzo Ferrari. Yup, il Commendatore was the man that spurred the Blue Oval into creating the most celebrated and successful racer of the 1960s.
To make a long story short, Enzo proposed Ford to buy his company for $18 million in 1963, but Ferrari backed off late through negotiations once Enzo had realized that he would not have been able to retain independent control of the racing program. Ferrari became joint-stock, allowing Fiat to take a share in 1965 and then in 1969 they increased their holding to 50 percent of the Italian automaking company.
Because of this late change of heart, Ford wanted to teach Enzo a lesson, thus employing the British arm of the Blue Oval into creating the Ford GT40. Fun fact: the iconic nameplate isn't 100 percent built in America. With the exception for the...
White Veneno Roadster arrives at Lamborghini Hong Kong. Model limited to 9 units
A brand new Lamborghini Veneno Roadster painted in white was recently introduced at the company's dealership in Hong Kong.
Described by Lamborghini as being an "open racing prototype", the Veneno Roadster is a limited-run exclusive model launched in 2013 as part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Production was capped at only 9 cars and each carried a staggering €3.3 million price tag. A white example was presented recently at a dealer in Hong Kong and will be exhibited starting today until January 29 at Lamborghini Pop Up display at KCP Auto Plaza.
Hiding underneath the striking design is the...
Almost two million units of the BMW 1 Series have been sold worldwide over the last ten years, and this latest edition is poised to set another new benchmark in driving pleasure in the premium compact segment. The new 3-door and 5-door BMW 1 Series models come with a comprehensively revised engine line-up and additional measures designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, allowing them to lead the way once again in the introduction of new BMW EfficientDynamics technology.
Having dominated the World Rally Championship in the past two years with the Polo R WRC, clinching both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles, VW unveiled its second generation a week before the season opener.
Polo R WRC features new headlights, as per the production car, a new rear wing and a host of improvements under the skin.
“Not only does it look even more dynamic and sporty than it did before, but our engineers have also been working meticulously on technical innovations under the bonnet and improved many detailed aspects of the package that has been so successful for the past two years”, said Dr. Henz-Jakob Neusser, VW’s Board Member for Technical Development.
The company says a new, hydraulically activated gearbox, which is operated via steering...
0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds
Porsche has introduced the 2016 Cayenne Turbo S at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The range-topping Cayenne model features a re-engineered 4.8-liter V8 biturbo engine that now develops 570 HP (419 kW) and 800 Nm (590 ft-lb) of torque, which is 20 HP (15 kW) and 50 Nm (37 lb-ft) more than before. Thanks to this, the model now accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.1 seconds, which is 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model. The top speed is rated at 284 km/h (176 mph) and the German manufacturer says the new SUV has lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7:59.74 minutes.
An active all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system permanently...
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