Tag Archives: Coupes

Report: Track-focused McLaren 650S in the works

As if the existing car weren’t good enough, the folks in Woking are working on something lighter, fleeter, and faster than the existing supercar. According to McLaren, only 12% of 650S owners use their cars on the track, so the production numbers for this track only limited edition will not likely be too high. As […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz SL and SLK will go without the auto hard top in the future

Well that sounds romantic. While the folding metal roof may help out with safety, sound deadening and year round useability, it can make the car more costly to design and build, give a less romantic appearance, and weigh the car down a bit more. That last one may be the nail in the coffin for […]

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Report: Jag to offer F-Type Club Sport, 440 lbs less, 0-60 in 3.5

Though it may not be a shock to anyone, Jaguar is looking to turn their already quick Porsche 911-fighting F-Type “up to 11.” The quickest, street legal, production F-Type weighs a whopping 3,700 lbs, which translates to lots of clever suspension and electronic jiggery-pokery to make up for the existing Coupe’s and R-Spec’s jowls. Rumor has […]

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Report: Dodge SRT Challenger Hellcat may not just be all about stickers and specially colored seats

Chrysler, and, by extension, Dodge, SRT, and Plymouth are famous for offering ludicrous looking special editions of their cars with little or no actual performance upgrades. The Challenger Hellcat may be different though, in a conversation with Ralph Gillies, SRT’s CEO, Hot Rod Magazine is reporting that the hottest version of the Challenger may get a […]

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Report: MINI could kill the Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman

AutomotiveNews in Europe reports that MINI may discontinue the Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman models to focus more on the standard Cooper hatchback, the Countryman, and the Clubman. After speaking with the brand’s product manager, Oliver Friedmann, MINI apparently will focus just on those three cars. MINI began ushering in the new generation of cars with […]

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BMW confirms the production of the i8 begins next month, plus full specifications

BMW released all of the specifications surrounding the highly-anticipated BMW i8, which is slated to begin production in April of this year, with deliveries expected to begin in June. It’s powered by a 1.5L TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery. The plug-in hybrid powertrain is good for a total output of […]

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Report: New Mazda MX-5 due at the New York Auto Show

Now a quarter of a century old, Mazda’s Miata or MX-5 will be teased at this year’s New York International Auto Show. Likely to be powered with a 1.5 liter SKYACTIV-G naturally aspirated four cylinder engine, Mazda will keep the weight in around 2,200 lbs, as has been the case since 1989 and the car […]

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Report: Production variant to Maserati Alfieri could come with twin-turbo V6

AutoCarUK reports that should Maserati give the new drop-dead gorgeous Alfieri Concept the green light for production, it could be produced with the same twin-turbocharged V6 as the Quattroporte and Ghibli. The specific engine may be the 3.0L good for 330hp, with a more powerful version available, good for 410hp. If the Alfieri gets produced, […]

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2015 Audi TTS

The specs are out on the 2015 Audi TT

Don’t get too excited, this is for the US market model, which will not get the redesign just yet.  The changes are largely incremental for Audi’s quick-selling aluminum sports car. Fitted with over the top quad exhaust outlets, a spoiler, special paint, seats and wheels, Audi is offering up a TTS competition package on their […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz AMG GT will get a V8

Tobias Moers, CEO of AMG recently related that the company has not run out of ideas when it comes to making their V8 engines even more efficient. Likely to show up at this year’s Paris Motor Show, or some time in the future nearby, Mercedes’ RWD GT car will likely be aimed squarely at the […]

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