Finally, after 40 years, Jaguar makes a return in creating its next true sport car: the Jaguar F-Type. The F-Type differs from the svelte and elegant E-Type by taking the form of a compact powerhouse that shows off its high-performance features.
The new Jaguar lineup showcases three different types of engines: The F-Type, F-Type S and the V8 engine. The F-Type engines, with two 3.0-liter V6 Engines, have an approximate 40 horsepower difference, with the F-Type S leading as the best performing engine. The V8 makes a huge jump from 380 to 495 horsepower which makes it the superior for power and performance.
The new Jaguar F-Type brings comfort and speed into the hands of the consumer. Decked out with a full touch screen infotainment & navigation system, and the double-stitched leather décor bring forth luxury in this new sports car. The 8-speed ZF automatic transmission also brings the speed. Overall whether it’s speed or luxury – the Jaguar F-Type caters to both.
The 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage now has a successor, the V12 Vantage S. A newly altered engine, suspension and gear changes are some of the features for consumers to notice in the new 2015 model, which was previously announced to be a 2014 model but has now changed to 2015.
The style may not be all that different from last year’s model, but if looking closely, the difference is the Aston’s front grille. The outgoing car features six horizontal aluminum vanes; the new models have a carbon fiber or titanium mesh. The 10-spoke alloy wheels bring out a fresh addition to the model as well.
While the Vantage S predecessor was only available with a three-pedal, six-speed manual gearbox mid-mounted in the chassis, the new model loses the old fashion transmission in favor of a standard Sportshift III AMT. The Sportshift III AMT is built with a seven speed, single-clutch automated manual transmission with electronic shift-by-wire controls.
Overall, the new Vantage S model is faster and more agile than its predecessor, and is sure to give you a good ride with its new features.
Read more at: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/10/17/2014-aston-martin-v12-vantage-s-review-first-drive/
The primary stunt car used in John Hughes’ 1986 classic ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” has been restored and recently sold at an auction.
Fans of the film will recall Cameron Frye, friend of Matthew Broderick’s character, Ferris Bueller, venting his rage on his father’s beloved Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder only to cause the vehicle to fall to its untimely demise.
The Ferrari used in that scene was one of three replicas built for the movie. Car enthusiasts can rest easy, the film’s production staff shared that no Ferraris were actually damaged or destroyed during filming.
With its stunning red paint job, this lovely vehicle will forever hold a warm place in the heart for Ferrari Enthusiasts.
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Maserati, the Italian luxury manufacturer, proudly announced receiving an incredible 17,000 orders over the first seven months of 2013, nearly tripling the amount sold last year.
As of June, Maserati reported having received 14,159 orders. Of those orders, over 7,900 were for the new Maserati Quattroporte. The 110,000 euro ($147,300) Quattroporte sedan was the biggest seller, Maserati brand chief executive Harald Wester said.
Selling more Maseratis is an important piece of Fiat’s latest strategy to return to profit in 2016 in Europe, where it lost 700 million Euros last year in a shrinking market.
With an incredible run in July of nearly 3,000 orders, Maserati seems to have secured a return to profit in 2016 as more consumers are selecting its new car models as their luxury vehicles of choice.
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Audi recently released the long awaited third generation of its RS6 Avant overseas. Though Audi’s ultimate station wagon is powered by the most powerful variation of Volkswagen Group’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8, power output has dropped to 560 hp but torque has risen from 479 lb-ft to 516.
The RS6′s engine is force-fed by two twin-scroll turbochargers, placed in the valley of the two cylinder banks directly along the exhaust headers. The new V-8 is such a capable and powerful engine that it seems the V-10 won’t be missed by many.
Read Top Gear’s complete review here: http://www.topgear.com/uk/audi/rs6/road-test/avant-driven
Audi’s Latest RS6 TV Spot: http://youtu.be/XsPLySO3bYo
Audi has recently introduced the next generation of the R8. It is equipped with a 5.2-liter V10 engine that can produce 550 horsepower. It takes just 3.3 seconds for it to go from 0 to 60 mph. Its top speed is 197 and is all-wheel drive. It only comes in coupe but is surprisingly roomy compared to the competition. Audi has been known for their taste in styling and with the 2014 R8, that idea still holds true. It will be interesting to see how this car stacks up against other supercars.
Check out what the test drive of the 2014 Audi R8 on AutoBlog.com.
McLaren has come out with some very powerful cars recently including the 12C and the 12C GT3. In addition to those automobiles, they recently revealed a track only car, the 12C GT Sprint. This car has better handling and is more aerodynamic compared to the other 12C models. They think of it as a link between the base model and their purely racing series. It comes equipped with a 3.8 liter twin turbo engine that can pump out an astonishing 616 hp. It will be interesting to see how it compares to other cars on the track.
Find out more details on the McLaren 12C GT Sprint on GizMag.com.
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