Ford’s F-Series lineup isn’t just about the legendary F150. It’s also about the serious heavy-duty rigs that have been powering the industrial automotive sector, all around the world, for decades. Like this new F-750, for instance.
And to celebrate its launch, Ford managed to deck out their all-new 2016 F-650/F-750 trucks complete in full Tonka-livery. It’s like being a child again, except it’s the real thing!
Anyone who’s pretty much played in a sandbox with Tonka toy trucks knows Ford has been behind some of these industrial rigs for years.
Mazda’s been doing well completely revitalizing their entire lineup. Though, some of their original plans haven’t really played out as intended, such as importing their diesel version to North America.
It seems they’ve been struggling to meet new emissions regulations for our shores with their current SKYACTIV-D engine because, well, they promised it to debut with the current generation Mazda6… But the 6 has been around for a couple years already, and we’re still waiting after several delays.
The same engine was potentially rumored to find its way into other cars like the Mazda3, as it is in Europe and Asia. Of course, there’s also the new CX-3. That too will come with Mazda’s SKYACTIV-D motor, but only for Japanese soil.
Still yearning for Mazda’s diesels? So are we…
- By: Chris Chin
One of the most highly-anticipated reveals of Geneva was the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and it’s finally here.
Sporting a bonkers 4.0L flat-six, tuned to produce 500hp and 338 lb-ft of torque, the GT3 RS is meant to be the most powerful naturally-aspirated model in the lineup.
It’s mated exclusively to Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch automatic, resulting in a 0-60 sprint in just 3.1 seconds while the quarter mile zooms by in just 11.2. The GT3 RS also laps the Nurburgring Nordschleife in just seven minutes and 20 seconds.
Volkswagen’s having a field day at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show this year. Recently, they revealed their new Passat Alltrack, which is basically a Passat Variant wagon with 4MOTION and more ground clearance.
Think of it as a Subaru Outback-ified Passat wagon. In addition to the extra height, there’s more exclusive bodywork such as underclad protection, extended wheel arches, side skirts, and other lower bumper sections for a more rugged appearance.
Koenigsegg finally revealed their all new “megacar.” Meet the Regera, complete with 1,500hp worth of plug-in hybrid.
Yup, you read correctly, Koenigsegg’s new baby is a plug-in hybrid, just like the LaFerrari, Porsche 918, and the McLaren P1.
Gas propulsion still comes thanks to a 5.0L twin-turbocharged V8, which is still lifted from the Agera. It’s then reworked to provide 1,100hp and then mated to some additional electric motors that provide an extra whopping 700hp. Total output should be around 1,500hp with the same amount of torque, leaving room for probable overboost functions.
Lamborghini spilled the beans with their latest reveal: the all-new Aventador SV.
Basically a more powerful and lighter variant to the Aventador, the 750-4 SV features 740hp and 509 lb-ft of twist from its massaged V12 for a 0-62 time of just 2.8 seconds while 124 mph takes only 8.6 seconds. And the top sprint? 217 mph of course.
The Aventador 750-4 SV also benefits from a loss of 110lbs, ringing in at just 3,362lbs at the curb. Additionally, the SV also gets an array of visual upgrades in addition to the mixture of performance upgrades. But those visual upgrades aren’t just for show on the outside because they can apparently provide the SV with 170 percent more downforce when at speed.
Volkswagen recently revealed their all-new Sport Coupe Concept GTE, which basically previews the next-generation CC.
Sporting a sleek and chisled new design, the new Sport Coupe Concept GTE promises some drop-dead good looks for the next CC. This should be no surprise because the CC has always been a very attractive vehicle.
The CC is expected to be built on VW’s latest MQB modular architecture, featuring a range of gas and diesel engines, but this specific concept gets a 3.0L turbocharged V6 hybrid model with a set of electric motors and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic. The output from the gas motor is 295hp and 369 lb-ft driving the front wheels. The additional motors consist of a small 54hp electric motor in the gearbox while another 114hp unit sits at the rear.
The 2015 Ford Edge officially began production recently at the brand’s assembly plant in Oakville, Canada.
The new Edge enters the second generation with an all-new 2.0L EcoBoost turbo-four for the base model with 245hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, a 3.5L naturally-aspirated V6 with 280hp and 250 lb-ft of twist, and a top-top 2.7L EcoBoost V6 with 315hp and 350 lb-ft.
Click here for our original post on the 2015 Ford Edge.
For full details and some video, check it out after the jump.
Infiniti finally pulled the wraps off of their new QX30 Concept, their first pitch at an entry-level subcompact crossover.
It’s intended market is obvious: to compete with the likes of the Lexus NX and the Mercedes-Benz GLA.
Propulsion is supplied by a 2.0L turbocharged four-banger with a seven-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. The production version should most likely get a range of gas and diesel engines for the European market while the US market is likely to get the gas engines only.
Check out the press release after the jump.
The 2015 Geneva Auto Show doesn’t mark just the commencement of one of the largest automobile conventions in the world, it marks the end of an era. Bugatti officially revealed their last Veyron edition ever, designed solely to send the car off into the pages of history.
It’s called the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale, resulting in the finale 450th Veyron ever to be built.
Being a special Veyron, Bugatti obviously gave the Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale, not only the longest model name ever, but bunch of upgrades as well. This includes, but is not limited to, red and black color themes all around with lots of exposed carbon fiber bits, such as some of the air scoops.