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.
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.
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
When Chrysler and Dodge revealed the Charger and Challenger Hellcat, they took the world by storm by being one of the most powerful duos made available and an extremely, yet relatively affordable price.
With 707hp on tap from a supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8, it was something both auto journalists and potential buyers wanted to try, and recently, our fellow team at AutoNation got behind the wheel of one to try it out.
Unfortunately, the Charger is only available with a beefed up ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic, while the Challenger comes with the option of a classic six-speed manual.
Does that hack away at the Charger’s potential?
Find out in the review after the jump.
It seems Peugeot is seeking to become more relevant on a global level as AutomotiveNews Europe reports that CEO Carlos Tavares said some next-generation models could gain semi-autonomous driving tech.
This is one of the more recent instances where a new mainstream automobile gains semi-autonomous tech, exemplifying its gain in popularity and availability.
Tavares says he, like some automakers, seeks to make Peugeot capable of producing 100% fully-autonomous vehicles. The world should see the most technologically-advanced Peugeot sedan yet with the next-generation 508, due sometime in 2017 on their new EMP2 platform.
Source: AutomotiveNews Europe
BMW’s following the way of Audi and Mercedes-Benz by trying to fill every niche gap possible by innovating with “new models,” or just smaller versions of crossovers and sedans that are less practical for more money. Totally makes sense right?
Well, that happened to create the X6 and the X4. So guess what, an X2 is on the way to compete with Mercedes-Benz’s GLA and Audi’s Q3 compact.
That said, it will be front-wheel drive, using the same UKL modular platform as Mini’s entire lineup. xDrive all-wheel drive will be optional. Powering the X2 should be a similar line of gasoline and diesel engines, with BMW’s latest three-banger serving duty as well.
Because it’s an all-new model, we can now also expect a hot M version to be made with around 300hp for the GLA 45 AMG and Audi SQ3 competition.
A concept for the X2 is expected to surface sometime around March of 2016, or around the same time Geneva takes place.
It seems Toyota’s not willing to give up its prospects on sports cars, and we couldn’t be any happier.
This is further reflected by Motoring’s latest find, which says that Toyota’s might be interested in working a small, lightweight roadster, as a move to most likely combat the new Honda S660 and the new Mazda Miata.
So far, Motoring reports this new rumored sports car should have a small engine, a 1.5L four-banger with 130hp given the car’s said to have a 2,160lb curb weight, and that puts it square into the territory of said Miata.
The new Toyota is supposedly dubbed the 69DZ and is described to take heavy influence from the 1965 Toyota Sports 800 while being a mesh of some new GT 86 styling.
Oh, and of course, expect to be rear-wheel drive with a six-speed automatic or manual. Should all go well, expect this baby Toyota by 2018.
Today is a big day for General Motors and American motoring as the new sixth generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro just broke cover, after its special reveal event today.
And much like we expected, the new Camaro sports some aggressive new looks while GM boasts the Camaro should offer a faster, and more nimble driving experience, thanks to a lighter body and more extensive powertrain offerings–a total of six to be exact.
So let’s start with that since muscle cars, like the Camaro, are all about power. As expected, the Camaro ups its game against its arch rival, the Ford Mustang, which receives an all-new 2.3L EcoBoost turbo four options as naturally, the Camaro follows suit, to offer a new 2.0L turbo four, virtually the same mill as found in the base Cadillac ATS and CTS. That’s good for 275hp and 295 lb-ft of twist.
Jeep is known to be working on a larger(rumor one, two, three), full-size crossover SUV to sit above the current Grand Cherokee, which could now be considered more of a midsize crossover.
That model is said to be a spiritual successor to the original Grand Wagoneer from the 1970s and 1980s. Since then, Jeep has yet to make a full-size truck or crossover of any sort.
Now however, Bloomberg reports that Sergio Marchionne wants Jeep to make this new Grand Wagoneer into a Range Rover competitor.
“When I see a Range Rover on the street, my blood boils, because we should be able to do a thing like that and we will,” Marchionne said in an interview.
Do you think Jeep has what it takes to make a model to compete with something as legendary as the Range Rover?
Mercedes-Benz in Germany announced some new changes for the Gelandewagen, which are surely destined to find their way onto our shores sometime in the near future.
For the newly revealed Gelandewagen in Europe, the standard G500 gains the new 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 as the rest of the similarly labeled 500 models in Benz’s lineup. That V8 is similarly powered to about 420hp and 450 lb-ft of twist. And for the Europe only G350d diesel, that gains an updated 3.0L V6 diesel with 245hp and 443 lb-ft of twist.
The AMG models also gain some power with the G63 now churning out around 25 extra horses to make around 568hp while the G65 gains an additional 15hp to make somewhere in the neighborhood of 625hp.
Check out the press release after the jump.