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Video: More content of SCG 003 arises on the web
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More and more content began surfacing surrounding James Glickenhaus’ latest car with Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, the SCG 003, which plans to be sold both privately and used to compete in the next 24 Hours of Nurburgring.

So far, the SCG 003 should come with the choice of a force-fed twin-turbo V6 for the motorsports version while Glickenhaus hinted the use of a twin-turbo W12 motor for the road-going version. He’s also designing a specific kit to convert the road-going car into a full-on track-ready model, and vice-versa.

The SCG 003’s full reveal is expected to occur in March at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and afterwards, it’ll compete in the SPX Class for the VLM / 24 Hours of Nurburgring Championship in May.
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Photo Rendering: Could this be what the next-gen Audi R8 looks like?
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  • 2016 Audi R8 Photo Rendering Marco Van Overbeeke
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Graphic artist Marco van Overbeeke decided to take matters into his own hands by rendering his own idea of what the next-gen Audi R8 could look like.

So far, we’re expecting the second generation Audi R8 to surface sometime next year, donning a completely new design, featuring cues from the latest Prologue Concept from Los Angeles.

Power should be supplied the same choice of either a potent naturally-aspirated V8 or V10.

Source: Marco Van Overbeeke


Volkswagen announces Golf R Launch Edition, starts at $39,090
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Volkswagen of America officially announced to be kicking off Golf R sales with a Launch Edition model, which starts at $39,090.

Only 500 Golf R Launch Edition models are destined to be made and these will be the first 500 Golf Rs ever to roll off the line for North American sales. All are to feature the same Lapiz Blue Metallic exterior and come standard with Volkswagen’s bi-xenon lighting package, 19-inch Cadiz-style aluminum wheels with summer rubber, and more.

Click here for more news on the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R.

GPS navigation is also standard with a high-end Fender audio system, Park Distance Control, and Volkswagen’s DCC adaptive suspension. Yup, she’s fully loaded up the wazoo.

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Video: Nissan teases Titan again in new episode of Truckumentary

Nissan is gearing up for a show at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show by revealing the second generation full-size Titan, which is being built to take on today’s offerings from GM, Ford, Chrysler, and Toyota.

Being teased in Nissan’s latest Truckumentary webisodes on YouTube, one of the highlights of the new Titan is a new Cummins-sourced 5.0L light-duty V8 turbodiesel, which joins the Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel in terms of offering light-duty diesel pickups.

The video tracks back Nissan’s history as a truck maker and it’s just about as storied as one from Toyota or any other brand. In fact, old Nissan pickups are still seen trotting about in some of the harshest places on earth, right beside their Toyota counterparts. So they are no stranger to the pickup either.

Check out what they mean in the video after the jump along with a press statement.

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Report: Lexus fuel-cell LS due in 2016 on next-gen model

Australia media reports Lexus is preparing a production fuel-cell car that should be based on the next-generation LS, due sometime in 2016.

According to the report from Motoring, the new Lexus LS fuel-cell should sit above the 600h hybrid model, which is expected to continue into the next generation. The powertrain is said to be an uprated version of the system found int he Toyota Mirai FCV. The Japanese giant calls their system, Toyota Fuel Cell System or TFCS.

A curb weight of around 4,630lbs is expected, a figure that’s not far off from current models and a 150kW fuel stack and a 220kW electric motor are being setup to supposedly provide 239 miles of water-vapor emissions.

Source: Motoring


Report: BMW’s next-gen 7-Series to lose up to 375lbs

BMW’s taking their research and development gained from the i3 and i8 projects to heart and lately, they’ve been boasting about plans to use this new technology and knowledge to help reduce the curb weight of their future models. And now, it seems like the work really is paying off as the next-generation 7-Series is said to lose around 375lbs when compared to the current model.

This is to be accomplished by way of lots of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, high-strength steel, aluminum and magnesium. This will also improve the car’s balance and weight distribution.

The new model should also gain lots of new tech such as a WiFi hotspot, wireless charging, a high-end Bowers & Wilkins audio system as optional, and more tech, which should debut at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas next month.

Additionally, the new 7-Series is rumored to gain a new Rolls-Royce sourced V12, versus the current models, which use a BMW-sourced V12.

- By: Chris Chin

Source: Autozeitung


Report: Porsche’s 718 development canned, project sacked

AutoCar reports Porsche’s head of R&D, Wolfgang Hatz, officially announced to have canceled the 718 project.

Rumors surfaced throughout the past couple years about a possible 718 model to pose as a possible entry-level model. Some were even speculating the 718 could be a replacement for the Boxster or the Cayman. Either way, the project is now being scrapped and the plans are being cancelled.

Hatz said Porsche’s position on the car was that there was no reason to go below the Boxster, which starts at $51,400. But begin adding the slightest of options and the Boxster would easily surpass the price of a decently loaded 911 as well. Nonetheless, it’s Porsche’s perfect starting point in their eyes.

Source: AutoCar


Photo Rendering: This Audi TT Avant concept isn’t such a bad idea
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  • 2014 Audi TT Avant Concept Render Theophilius Chin
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Renowned graphic artist, Theophilius Chin, recently decided to give the TT a new look by giving it an extended boot, a long roof, and an extra set of doors.

Meet the Audi TT Avant. Obviously, this isn’t an official concept, but it pitches the not-so-bad idea of another possible TT variant. The Audi TT family is already expected to grow from the usual coupe and roadster with a crossover next. That’ll most likely be based off of the TT offroad Concept from the Beijing Auto Show in April.

The Audi TT Avant’s closest competitors would be the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake and possibly the next generation BMW 1-Series. Either way, the idea is sound and there is a market for it.

Source: theophiluschin.com


Spyker declaring bankruptcy after failing to gain funding

News isn’t well from Spyker as the company announced to have officially gone under as the automaker failed to gain any funding from investors or buyers.

Victor Muller does hope to revive the automaker, but for now, it’s been officially declared bankrupt by the District COurt of Midden-Nederland. The court appointed an administrator to come up with a reorganization plan to help pay the company’s debts.

For Muller’s full announcement, check it out after the jump.

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Cadillac to do away with traditional rear-view mirrors, with new digital video-based version
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Cadillac is looking to start a new trend with rear-view mirrors, which is a very crucial tool to driver safety. And instead of the usual mirrored glass surface, Cadillac will debut a new digital rear-view camera as a replacement for the traditional analog version. To be honest, this sounds like a big problem if it went wrong for whatever reason because then, you wouldn’t be able to see directly behind you very clearly.

Either way, Cadillac’s new view rear-ward features a high-definition 1280×240 TFT LCD screen with a high-definition camera that actively reduces glare in low-light conditions. Glare is a serious problem in current cameras that manufacturers are trying to fix, particularly with rear-view cameras for reversing–some of them are awful when it’s raining and in the dark.

The new rear-view is set to be revealed in the Cadillac CT6, which is due sometime in 2016. Check out the press release after the jump.

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