It’s a common dilemma we’ve all been through at one time or another. You want the latest, greatest Koenigsegg hypercar, but the one-passenger restriction and thunderous hellfire emanating from the twin-turbo V8 strapped to your backside just doesn’t fit with your active, social lifestyle. It’s ok, we’ve all been there. Luckily, the creator of all awesome things, Christian von Koenigsegg, has some great news for you.
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In an interview with Top Gear, Koenigsegg revealed that he’s entertaining the idea of a four-door hypercar to complement the company’s newest offering, the Regera. According to the CEO, we could see the fruits of such labor “within the next five years, possibly earlier.” Perhaps even crazier than the notion of a 1,000+ horsepower saloon is the machinery that may power it. For about the last decade and a half, the Swedish automaker has devoted a small team to developing a camless engine. What’s more, the technology may find applications outside of the company’s own products, as Koenigsegg added that their work has attracted the interest of “a couple of large OEMs.”
Mazda officially confirmed to have begun production of the all-new Mazda Miata MX-5.
Entering into its fourth generation, Mazda’s Miata MX-5 continues to be built at the automaker’s plant in Hiroshima.
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Deliveries are expected to begin in June, first in Japan, while the rest of the world should get theirs, including ours, a little later.
CARandDRIVER reportedly heard that Ford’s new GT, which should launch as a 2017 model, might require $400,000 as the price of admission to the keys and title.
The Ford GT took the spotlight as the best reveal for the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January.
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Still, official power and performance figures haven’t been released, but we already know that at least 600hp is on tap from a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6, which is mid-mounted in a carbon fiber tub.
Geneva’s just about done wrapping up and now, we’re on the road to the next worldly automotive exposition and it takes place in New York.
To kick off some more teasers, Chevrolet just announced to be revealing the all-new Malibu at the Javits Center next month.
As usual, details are kept to a minimum, but the new Malibu rides on a new platform that’s 300lbs lighter than the outgoing model. Also being completely designed, the Malibu appears to take on a new look and profile that’s closer resembles a four-door coupe. You could almost even say it looks like a larger Chrysler 200.
GMC officially hopped onto their news wire to confirm the expansion of their lineup for the coming years.
Word came from GMC’s current sales and marketing vice president, Duncan Aldred, who said the expansion would most likely happen in the compact and midsize segments, since their full-size offerings are already well-catered for.
However, when asked about the rumor regarding GMC’s potential Jeep Wrangler competitor, Aldred kept his cards close.
For the run-down on GMC’s plans, check out the press release after the jump.
It seems Jeep and Chrysler are listening to the hail of their customers for a new Wrangler, complete with a Fiat-Chrysler’s latest 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 and the brand’s now ubiquitous use of ZF’s eight-speed auto.
Rumors were floating around for a bit in pieces, regarding a possible diesel addition as well as the use of ZF’s eight-speed. But this is the first rumor that surfaced suggesting the two would be mated together for the next-gen model.
This totally makes sense since this combo is also available in the Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel.
Either way, we hope it reigns to be true. The idea of a diesel Wrangler always sounded good since yesterday.
- By: Chris Chin
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.