Land Rover’s very excited about their new SVO operations with Jaguar, or Special Vehicle Operations. And this latest Range Rover is proof of that. Meet the most luxurious Range Rover money can now buy: the SVAutobiography.
If that name sounds slightly familiar, it’s because the Range Rover often featured a gussied up version also known as the Autobiography model. Think of this new SVAutobiography model as a successor, but from J-LR’s new SVO team.
With a price starting at $199,495, you’d hope it would be the most luxurious Range Rover ever. And that’s a lot more than the already-expensive, $180,000 Range Rover Autobiography Black version before it.
Audi enthusiasts site, Fourtitude, reports that Audi could be bringing an RS3 sedan to our shores, which sounds like they’re just making the S4 completely pointless from a performance standpoint.
According to the report, Audi of America employees gathered in Maryland for a meeting, where sources were able to provide some hints at to this possibility.
Should this happen, the RS3 sedan would use the European hatch’s 2.5L turbocharged five-banger with around 367hp and 324 lb-ft of twist. Sitting in the transaxle is a seven-speed automatic with quattro all-wheel drive. The estimated result: 0-62 in just 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph or 174 mph.
Russian Railways president, Vladimir Yakunin, recently announced his very ambitious plan to build the world’s longest highway, which would connect London to New York City, but not across the Atlantic Ocean.
Yup, you read correctly. The plan involves building a super-highway that’s some 12,400 miles long using existing roads in Europe and Russia. Around 6,200 miles of those roads will pass through Russia’s current network connecting the east and west border.
The plan also includes a 55-mile road built to bridge Russia and Alaska across the harsh Bering Strait.
CARandDRIVER claims to have received more information regarding the highly-anticipated Toyota-BMW midsize sports car collaboration that has everyone excited about a possible and rumored Supra revival.
The new Supra will appear as a 2018 model and will not only rebirth the famed sports car from the 1980s and 1990s, it’ll also give birth to the next-generation Z4 successor.
C/D also heard the new coupe should gain a turbocharged inline-six sourced from BMW while the rear-wheel drive chassis gets all the tweaking and massaging in Munich.
Lincoln has long suffered an image problem ever since the 1980s and since then, have developed the reputation for being the vehicle of choice for black cabs and limousines all around the world.
But the luxury branch of Ford has been trying to rid themselves of that reputation for quite some time, only barely succeeding. Now however, they just might have found their chance.
Meet what could be the best looking modern Lincoln concept ever: the all-new Continental.
Aston Martin’s in the midst of giving their lineup and entirely and much-needed makeover.
And part of these plans include adopting forced-induction technology to help improve fuel economy without sacrificing power. That said, CAR reports Aston Martin should be adopting turbochargers for its next DB9 replacement, which could be called the DB11.
The plan is to stick with the same 6.0L V12 built at Ford’s Cologne plant in Germany, though it’ll be reengineered to feature turbochargers to allow for a power increase from the curren’t version’s 517hp and 458 lb-ft of torque.
If you haven’t been noticing recently, Ferrari’s been jumping on the forced-induction train for a lot of their new models. Firstly, we had the California T and now the 488GTB.
And if you were thinking Ferrari probably has plans to add snails and some intercoolers to their next V12, you’d actually be wrong. AutoCar reports the Italian Prancing Horse will resort to hybrid technology instead of turbos for its new V12. That means it’ll most likely feature a newer and more up-to-date HY-KERS system as found in the LaFerrari.
Above all of that, the V12 will remain to be naturally-aspirated.
Specifics weren’t shared, but speculation points to up to around 700hp from the new setup.
UPDATE: Mercedes-Benz officially confirmed a pickup truck from them will be in production by the end of the decade. Check out the press release after the jump!
It’s really not often that automakers will step outside their boundaries to make cars that they’re not really known for…actually, yes it is, what are we saying?
Case in point, Porsche was known to be the king of precision, yet affordable (relatively) and usable everyday super coupes and convertibles. But in the 2000s, they came from left field to introduce the Cayenne, which ended up being the automaker’s top-selling model and breadwinner, so that they could make enough different types of 911s and Boxsters to confuse everyone.
Draw a parallel with pickup trucks and Mercedes-Benz now–neither of the two are known to coincide with each other. But that’s apparently about to change, according to The Wall Street Journal.
In January, we caught wind of an even more powerful Jaguar F-Type called the SVR, expected to unseat the R as the top dog of the range. Thanks to AutoExpress, we now have a face to put with the name. The SVR will reportedly feature an uprated version of Jaguar Land Rover’s supercharged 5.0-liter V8, generating 600 hp. If that holds true, it’ll make the SVR the most powerful Jag on sale upon release.
If those shots look familiar – and not simply because the SVR is very obviously an F-Type – it’s because the new flagship roadster appears to have taken inspiration from the limited-production Project 7. The front fascia and unusually massive lip spoiler (for a road car) have been carried over in this prototype. Unlike the 7, however, power from the SVR’s supercharged V8 is sent to all four wheels. You also won’t find a D-Type-esque roll hoop behind the driver’s head. That’s a shame; it was a callback to Jag’s racing history that surprisingly looked right at home on the 7.
Commuting to work can become a chore, which is why the HOV lane exists–to encourage carpooling to reduce the volume of vehicles during peak hours.
But during those specific hours, the HOV lane exists only for those with at least two or more extra passengers. And those passengers ought to be real, even if its the “Most Interesting Man in the World,” or a cardboard cut-out of one.
That’s what a man in Washington state tried to do on a Monday morning earlier this week. When stopped by a Washington State Patrol, the driver replied: “He’s my best friend.”
The cut-out was confiscated, but a $124 ticket was issued. And to recognize the humor in the situation, the agency even tweeted: “I don’t always violate the HOV lane law … but when I do, I get a $124 ticket.”