Aston Martin has officially unveiled the DBX concept at the Geneva Motor Show.
The British company says it “challenges the nature of luxury GT travel in the 21st century” with the new DBX concept. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer announced that the producer “will, in due course, be entering a car into the new DBX space”.
Finished in Black Pearl Chromium, the vehicle features the trademarked Aston Martin radiator grille, combined with swept back headlights and rounded fog lamps. The interior has four seats covered in Nubuck leather.
The DBX has an electric, inboard-of-wheel, motors powered by lithium sulphur cells. It also features innovative technologies such as drive-by-wire electric steering, driver and passenger head-up displays and carbon ceramic brakes with a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS)...
Porsche 911 GT3 RS: the race car for the circuit racetrack and everyday driving
Stuttgart. In the new 911 GT3 RS, Porsche is once again breaking down the barrier between sports cars and race cars. It is equipped with the maximum degree of motorsport technology that is currently possible in a street-legal 911 that is suitable for everyday driving. Extensive modifications to its drive system, aerodynamics and lightweight design enhance performance even more than in the 911 GT3. With a lap time of seven minutes and 20 seconds, the new 911 GT3 RS even beats the historic record value of the Carrera GT super sports car of just under seven minutes and 29 seconds on the North Loop of the Nürburgring. This once again qualifies the high-performance sports car as the benchmark in its class – directly at its launch. The 911 GT3 RS is celebrating its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show...
Bentley Motors has shown the future direction of luxury and performance with the EXP 10 Speed 6 at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept is a British interpretation of a high performance two seater sportscar using modern automotive design, highly skilled handcrafting, the finest materials and advanced performance technology.
From the racing success of the company's early years to the international motorsport success of today, 'speed' is part of Bentley's DNA. This inspiration is expressed throughout the EXP 10 Speed 6, where iconic Bentley design cues are fused with progressive craftsmanship techniques and modern technologies.
Copper elements are used as accents to both exterior and interior features to highlight the performance hybrid potential of the concept's advanced new powertrain. Performance goals including top speed are set to challenge competitors and define a new segment benchmark...
The sporty spearhead just got even sharper
No model with the four rings is closer to motorsport, none is more striking and more dynamic: at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi is presenting the second generation of its high-performance R8 sports car. The V10 mid-engine and a newly developed quattro drive ensure breathtaking driving performance, especially in the top-of-the-range version with 449 kW (610 hp): achieving 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 3.2 seconds, its top speed is 330 km/h (205.1 mph)...
Analyst Weighs On Why Auto Industry Needs Apple, Mercedes-Benz Exec Laughs Off Project Titan
As big media rides on the ‘Apple researching an electric vehicle’ bandwagon, one analyst lays out why the Cupertino firm could ultimately become a force to be reckoned with in autonomous cars.
Commenting on an influx of stories related to Apple’s rumored Project Titan, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty explains (via Forbes) why the world’s richest, most valuable company taking on the world’s most disruptable business makes a lot of sense.
While noting that Project Titan may not be a near-term event, she underscored that she wouldn’t be dismissive of Apple’s automotive ambitions...
The whole world seems to be going turbo. That’s mostly a good thing.
In the case of the Mercedes-AMG C63 S, it’s a very good thing.
While it’s impossible not to love the 6.2-liter M156 V-8 that powered the last C63 AMG, the new M177 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 is a worthy successor, packing up to 503 horsepower and sharing much of its makeup with the M178 engine found in the brilliant Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S.
In the C63 and C63 S, the engine does all the right things it does in its two-door alter ego: provides immediate thrust at nearly any RPM, keeps pulling right up to redline, and makes delicious—if slightly muted—sounds.
Paired with the smart and crisp AMG Speedshift MCT seven-speed automatic transmission, the engine truly brings the AMG-adulterated C-Class platform to life, leaving the car and driver both yearning for the next curve, the next straight, the next apex...
Bentley Motors is building on the global demand for the Continental GT family with a suite of contemporary design updates and new exquisite features for its most successful model. Bentley’s luxurious and powerful Flying Spur also receives a set of features for 2015, focusing on powertrain development, on-board technology and interior comfort.
The new models will be unveiled and displayed at the Geneva Motor Show from Tuesday 3rd March, with deliveries starting this summer.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors, comments:
“Bentley offers uncompromised luxury and performance with ultimate comfort for grand touring and our new 2015 features extend the appeal of...
Almost 200mm shorter than the current 911
Designer Ege Arguden from Istanbul, Turkey created these renders of a Porsche 901 concept to reimagine the iconic 911 model from Stuttgart.
The attached digital interpretations represent an attempt to reenact the minimalism and compactness of the first generation 911. As a consequence, the 901 concept is only 4300mm long which makes it almost 200mm shorter than the current 991 generation and just about the same length as the original 911 (4290mm). As the author describes it, being shorter it enables the vehicle to have a "nimble, essential look and pure character focused on offering an untamed driving experience."
After spending "many hours to achieve the right 911 silhouette", designer Ege Arguden went for an "organic shape" with round headlights and round intakes in the engine lid reminiscent with the early RSR models. Underneath the taillights are big openings granting additional...
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