Submitted by Matthew Law on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:15
Here at ps-garage we rarely post about concept cars, but this one caught our eye. It's not the "cool-looking" it is (sure, it looks great), but it's the adaptability and suitability that really made us post about this concept.
Concept cars are usually ridiculous and outrageous (hence, their good looks). The BMW i3 Concept was originally something of fantasy - with its unique architecture and glass doors and floating panels. But BMW's most recent revision of this concept suddenly made it totally practical, and we might just see it on the road in the near future.
Mazda RX-7, one of the most known cars from that era, is set to come back in 2017.
Nobuhiro Yamamoto confirmed the rumors at the launch of revamped Mazda MX-5 in Australia that RX-7 is coming back in 2017. It will be revealed on the 50th anniversary of the first Wankel engine model from Mazda, the Cosmo Sport in 1967.
The 1.3-liter Wankel was placed in a history when Mazda announced the end of production of RX-8 model this year. For RX-7 in 2017, they are developing 1.6-liter engine, which was unveiled few years ago, but it wasn't used in any Mazda model so far.
The cover is off and the new, 6th generation of Maserati Quattroporte is revealed.
This is how Lorenzo Ramaciotti, head of Maserati Design Centre explains the new design:
The engine of the next generation of famous Corvette has been speculated a lot, the main question was if they will keep small block V8 or downsize it to V6. The answer is here now.
2014 Corvette will be avaliable with 6.2-liter V8 engine with approximately 450 hp. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h will be under 4 seconds and it will be more fuel efficient then the old model, predicted to make 26 mpg.
Subaru is making a pumped up version of the BRZ model. Yes, it will be turbocharged.
When BRZ was announced, everyone was excited about new model. But there was some dissapointment when it was official that it will be offered only with naturally aspirated engine.
Ferrari will officially reveal the Enzo successor in January next year at the Detroit Motor Show 2013.
The next generation of the famous Enzo from 2002 will be called F70. It will be hybrid, powered by massive 7.3-liter V12 engine 700+ hp, electric motor and equiped with KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System). This will help it both with performance and efficency.
Not many more info are yet avaliable about this P12 rival, stay tuned for more.
Submitted by Dan Buzdugan on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 13:32
Recently, Mercedes Benz revealed their sport wagon, based on the CLS, which is absolutely astonishing for a car in it's shape. As I already mentioned, Porsche had the same idea with their Panamera, breaking cover right before Paris Motor Show, to, what they call, Sport Touring.
McLaren has released misterious teaser of the McLaren F1 successor, called P12.
It takes an artist to make this teaser and takes anoter artist to recognize a car from it. Details are hard to see, but it's speculated the P12 model will be much more racing oriented design wise, with aerodynamic body kit and KERS system.
P12 should be powered by modified 3.8-liter V8 engine, same as in current MP4-12C and it will produce around 800 hp. KERS system will boost in another 160 hp, which will summ it up to 963 hp, close to Veyron teritory.