Some of the biggest news coming from Great Britain is the return of TVR, which got a revival thanks to entrepreneurs, Les Edgar and John Chasey.
Ever since the company’s ownership was bought back from Russian tycoon, Nikolai Smolensky, Edgar promised to bring TVR back with some new sports cars. And recently, a new video surfaced of said new TVR sports car’s new motor in action on the dynamometer. Though this specific version of the engine is destined for TVR’s new motorsports GT racing version, due for competition at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2017. The road-going version is likely to get a detuned version of this motor.
It’s a Ford-sourced 5.0L Coyote V8, making it the same mill as the current Ford Mustang GT and Shelby variants. However, it’s been given a lovely treatement by Cosworth, which means a new head and thus, new valvetrain for improved performance.
The car as a whole is also said to be developed in cooperation with Gordan Murray.
Bugatti impressed the world with the arrival and showcasing of their new Vision Gran Turismo Concept, not only digitally in the virtual world of Sony Playstation’s Gran Turismo universe, but in real life as well at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show last month.
What’s so special about the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept is that not only does it exist in the real world, but there are fully-functioning prototypes of the car. And that’s because it’s being used as a test bed for the next-generation Bugatti Veyron hypercar.
Learn what Bugatti has to say about how the Vision Gran Turismo Concept came to life in their new video after the jump.
The Tokyo Motor Show is coming up next in the very near future and Subaru will be partaking in the festivities with two new concepts, which were just revealed on the Interwebs.
Meet the new VIZIV Future and Impreza Five-Door Concepts, which preview a possible new successor to the Tribeca or Forester crossovers and the next-generation Impreza.
The VIZIV Future Concept follows in the footsteps of the previous VIZIV concepts with an attractive, and yet conservative design. Though out of all the VIZIV concepts to date, this latest Future Concept looks to be the most-production ready.
Powering the VIZIV Future Concept is an all-new state-of-the-art hybrid powertrain, further representing Subaru’s desire to be kind and friendly to the environment and the treehuggers and families that primarily buy their cars. This is the same hybrid powertrain found in the Levorg, though with a newer electric motor and an all-wheel drive layout for smoother and more linear acceleration, as well as better fuel efficiency.
Following the wire-frame scale model teaser of the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible in the heart of London, the British luxury crossover firm announced and confirmed the public debut of the Evoque droptop at the 2015 Los Angeles International Auto Show in November.
To further tease the impending Range Rover Evoque Convertible’s arrival, which they claim is the world’s first vehicle of its type, Land Rover launched a video overviewing the final stages of testing at their proving grounds, to showcase the Evoque Convertible’s on- and off-road prowess, despite its humdrum appearance.
And while it’s great that the Evoque Convertible still embodies the essence of off-road capabilities Land Rover’s known for, you’d probably want to do any sort of serious mudding or trailing with the top up and windows close, to avoid dirtying the plus interior, especially if you plan on testing the Evoque Convertible’s 500mm of water wading ability.
Rumors are abound for a large GT coupe from Munich’s finest as a successor to the beloved, cult-followed 8-Series from the late 1980s and 1990s. Ever since the BMW 6-Series was revitalized for the market in the mid-2000s, BMW enthusiasts always pondered about the idea of a successor to one of BMW’s most iconic models.
In the past, BMW once denied any return of the 8-Series because their belief was that the new 6-Series fulfills the mission of a large GT coupe from the Roundel. But recently, some hints and suggestions began surfacing, implying BMW was keen on revisiting the idea of building an even larger coupe to sit above the 6-Series, despite continuous denial of an 8er revival. This is especially apparent when BMW’s key rival, Mercedes-Benz, has been trotting along with their S-Class based-coupe, the CL-Class, now renamed to be the S-Class Coupe (as it should be).
BMW also produced the Gran Lusso Coupe Concept in 2013, in partnership with world-renowned design firm, Pininfarina. This further solidified BMW’s interest in possibly building a large coupe to succeed the 8-Series.
Some exciting news from Jeremy “Jezza” Clarkson as he just tweeted one exciting bit of news on his Twitter feed regarding his new show with co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May. With the arrival of their new show on Amazon, the trio will finally be able to conduct one of the most coveted tests as of recent: the LaFerrari vs. the Porsche 918 Spyder vs. the McLaren P1.
When the LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, and McLaren P1 were all hot and fresh off the press (they’re still hot), Top Gear UK attempted to try and get all three at the Top Gear Test Track in order to do a world-famous track test of each car against each other. Being the absolute pinnacles of road-going hypercars, this was a test everyone was waiting to see.
However, Ferrari refused to give up an example of the LaFerrari to test in an effort of political policing, as in, they were too afraid to lay it all on the table for competition, despite the reputation they established, leading up to the LaFerrari’s existence.
BMW first introduced the M4 GTS at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as a concept, suggesting that a track-focused, higher-performance variant to the M4 was on the way, and low and behold, it’s finally here in production form, water-injection system and all.
So, what’s so special about the M4 GTS, besides the aggressive bodykit, orange-trimmed wheels, and the spoiler large enough to provide a table for your buddies at the local Cars and Coffee and put other ricer boys to shame?
Well, the M4 GTS’s bodykit is more than just visual, providing a massive upgrade with aerodynamics for improved stability, handling and grip at speed. It’s also lighter than the stock setup of the standard M4 thanks to their carbon fiber construction, while being adjustable at the front splitter and the wing. Speaking of which, that wing is mounted via CNC-machined aluminum mounts. The exterior is further complimented by more carbon fiber, in the form of a splitter at the rear, a titanium exhaust system, and bespoke M lightweight alloys wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tires.
Remember the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet? The oddball of a crossover with two doors and its head chopped off in place of a folding roof? Yea, so do we, and we also remember that it wasn’t exactly a thrilling seller, rather than a dead flop. Though we give them credit for trying to be different and experimental by attempting something nobody else really would…except for Land Rover.
Though, Land Rover’s trying to see if they could do a better job at the open-top two-door crossover with the Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet.
Now, the Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet isn’t exactly news since test dummies and mules have been seen, trotting around Great Britain, with a concept surfacing as far back as two years ago.
But finally, Land Rover is preparing to launch the production version of the Range Rover Evoque Cabrio in Britain, and they symbolized this by showcasing six wire-frame 1:1 scale models of the Evoque Cabrio, right in the heart of downtown London.
The Lexus RC Coupe recently gained a new engine, adding to the selection of choices available for the lineup while making the RC Coupe just slightly more accessible to those who really aspire to get one.
Similarly to its four-door sibling, the Lexus IS sedan, the new 2016 RC Coupe was given the automaker’s new 2.0L turbocharged four with 241hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, which is to be named the RC200t.
Mated strictly to Lexus’ own eight-speed automatic, the new RC200t essentially sets off to be the new entry-level variant to the RC lineup, sitting below the RC300 AWD, the RC350 and the top-spec RC F. The 2.0L version will also be rear-wheel drive only.
You’ve probably heard it over and over again in a chant, screaming from the millions of fans and enthusiasts around the world, “the Mitsubishi Evo is dead, the Mitsubishi Evo is dead,” followed by modifiers such as, “the end is nigh,” and “what will we do,” as they also lament its eventual cease.
But it’s not over yet, Evo lovers, as Mitsubishi just announced a “Final Edition” 2015 Lancer Evolution, just to finally hammer the last nail into the coffin and send the Evo into the pages of history, for good.
Starting at a price of $37,995, the last ever 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution could be yours, but you’d need to jump on it quick since only 1,600 numbered Final Edition models will be made and sold.