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Photo Rendering: Could this be what the next-gen Ferrari 488 GTS Spyder looks like?

Ferrari’s 458 Italia replacement arrived not too long go in the form of the 488 GTB, which comes with a lot of serious changes, such as being one of the first-turbocharged models since the F40, following the California T.

Click here for our original post on the reveal of the Ferrari 488 GTB.

And given the fact that his is Ferrari’s new bread-and-butter model, we should expect a Spyder version to surface as well, which is what will happen when the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show comes around.

However, if you’re too impatient and too lazy to imagine what the Ferrari 488 GTS Spyder might look like, graphic artist Nikita Nike decided to make her own rendering of what she things the GTS will look like.

The new 488 GTS is scheduled for a reveal in September at Frankfurt, sporting the same 3.9L twin-turbocharged V8 with around 665hp and 560 lb-ft of torque, making it perhaps one of the torquiest Ferraris ever.

Source: Nikita Nike

Photo Source: Nikita Nike Flickr


Report: Mitsubishi’s prepping to replace the Outlander Sport outright next year

For a split second, it almost appeared that Mitsubishi was going to be done for, at least as a competitive automaker in the US, given their lackluster performance both in sales and in their attempts to remain relevant, especially after killing the Evo.

But now, Mitsubishi’s seeking to grab a piece of the cash cow that we all know is the crossover pie by replacing the aging Outlander Sport, outright.

According to AutoExpress, who spoke with Mitsubishi Motors UK Managing Director, Lance Bradley, the new Outlander Sport will be launched next year.

Not much is known, but Mitsu should be sticking to their plans of hybridizing their lineup, as indicated by the influx of their last few concepts from years past.

Source: AutoExpress


Report: Hyundai on the brink of approving new subcompact crossover and pickup for production
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Hyundai surprised everyone at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year by bringing a new pickup truck concept to the table at the Cobo Center, to gauge interest and see if anyone would be interested in a Hyundai pickup.

It turns out, there’s lots of interest, given that the midsize pickup segment is getting a reboot, thanks to some new entrants from General Motors in the form of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Toyota’s Tacoma also received a redesign while Nissan’s Frontier is next. And obviously, we’re still waiting to see what Ford has to say about this, given their Ranger was once a popular choice among small and midsize pickup owners.

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Report: Details for next-gen 2018 BMW 3-Series surface

It may seem like the 2018 BMW 3-Series just came out but in reality, it’s actually been around for quite some time–a little over four years.

That means we’re about half-way through through the F30’s generation lifespan of around eight years. That also means a new generation of 3-Series is on the way, and it just so happens CAR received the scoop on what to expect for the next-gen model, the G20 (we wonder if Infiniti will be knocking on their door about trademark infringement…).

As we’ve come to expect from new generations of car, the new BMW 3-Series is anticipated to be new and improved over the current version, with sources within Munich describing the improvements involving the car’s “substance, character, craftsmanship, visual, and haptic quality…” Whatever any of that means…

Can we just get our old 3-Series back?

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Game Review: Project Cars

Posted: May 21, 2015
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Game Review: Project Cars
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Everyone has their moment in Project Cars.

Mine came during the Brands Hatch round of the Ginetta G40 Junior Cup, rounding Druids and watching a full field of 19 other Ginettas in an assortment of liveries tumble down the circuit’s iconic first corner, Paddock Hill Bend, at dusk.

As a baseball fan, it reminded me of playing MLB The Show on PlayStation 4 for the very first time, beholding the immaculately-rendered new Yankee Stadium in all its grandeur, hearing the crisp roar and boom of the crowd with a depth and a fullness that no other sports simulation had ever matched before.

I’ve played many racing games in my life, and some have been very good at simulating the sensations of driving a car. None, however, have been this good at simulating the event of a race; the grandiosity of motorsport. None have made me feel the way I felt when I went to Brands Hatch, and watched Ginettas fly around the track between BTCC rounds. Project Cars did, and that’s no small feat.

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Recalls: Takata announces and expands one of history’s largest recalls for faulty airbags

We are in the age of recalls where automobile manufacturers realized it was a bad idea to cut corners and budgets in certain places, and it’s costing them greatly.

For instance, we just had the largest single recall ever in automotive history with General Motors and their faulty ignition switches. Now, it seems the Takata Corporation might be taking the hat by issuing the largest and most complex safety recall in perhaps all of US history as the number of vehicles listed as affected total around 34 million vehicles.

Takata has been in the news since late last year after an investigation and heightened recall enforcement has automaker and everyone involve don their tippy toes.

For those of you who don’t remember, Takata has become a major focus in the automobile industry in the latest recall campaign due to faulty airbag inflators that could blast deadly shrapnel and broken components into their occupants’ faces, causing severe injury or even death.

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The 2016 Lotus Evora requires $89,900 US as it returns to our market
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If you recall, Lotus suffered a minor hiccup with the sale of 2015 model-year vehicles in the US because they didn’t meet all-new airbag and safety regulations put into place for this year.

But after a year of preparing and implementing some modifications, Lotus is ready to sell the Evora once again in the US–and it will cost you $89,900 for the basic price of entry.

Europe deliveries are scheduled to happen in August while us Americans have to wait until December to receive our first shipment.

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Video: The Cadillac Ciel Concept to play a starring role in new Entourage movie

If you’re a fan of Entourage, you can’t forget the catchy intro with the main crew cruising the LA streets in a droptop, four-door Lincoln Continental. It’s a scene that’s hard to forget.

However, it appears for the full-feature film, the crew ditched the old Lincoln for a hot, new Cadillac Ciel Concept from the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours show.

The film is scheduled for a release on June 3rd and is said to feature a lot of new models from Cadillac, such as the Escalade and ELR–which comes to no surprise, given the automobile industry’s rich history of coinciding with Hollywood fulfill the purposes of product placement.

Check out the teaser after the jump.

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Video: Watch the Porsche 911 GT3 RS get hooned at Hockenheim

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is one serious track machine and of course, it needs a serious track to be put to the test.

That’s what Christian Gebhardt did from Sport Auto, where he happily took a 911 GT3 RS around the world-famous Hockenheim circuit.

Other than the Lava Orange paint that’s bright enough to give you radiation burns, the 911 GT3 RS packs a naturally-aspirated flat six with around 500hp, in a body that weighs only 3,130lbs.

That’s some serious power-to-weight ratio right there. Lest we forget, the GT3 RS ran around the Nurburgring in just seven minutes and 20 seconds.

Check out the video after the jump.

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Report: Are we to expect a BMW M3 Touring? We gosh-damn hope so…

Avto Magazin, a Slovenian auto publication, reportedly spoke to some representatives at BMW, who apparently hinted that BMW is preparing an M3 Touring (or wagon for you unseasoned American folk) for the Frankfurt Motor Show this year.

This sounds like it could be the most epic wagon ever.

No details are available, obviously, but this should imply the M3’s 3.0L TwinPower Turbo being stuffed into the M-ified body of an F30 Touring.

This all seems lovely, but don’t forget, the Germans like to leave us out of the inclusion group by not sending one for American shores.

We can only hope…

Source: Avto Magazin