The S-class from Mercedes-Benz has been the symbol of luxury, style, power and comfort ever since its debut on the market. But apart from these metaphors, there is a dark side that the Merc has not yet revealed: “Unlimited power”, as Tobias Moers, the head of the department shouts.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG will be powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 engine, and 621 horsepower, suitable for its top direct predators Audi S8, BMW 760 and the Bentley`s version Flying Spur.
More impressive than its power is the massive torque, of 738 lb-ft, delivering an astonishing thrust to the rear wheels due to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
It is not easy to think of a car running on the tracks at the top speed of 207 mph, and sprinting from 60 in just 2.9 seconds, making use of its full 618 horsepower, unless it is the only McLaren MP4-12C Spider. First on the track, then on the August`s Pebble Beach Concours d`Elegance.
There have been some rumors speculating that the super sports car would make its debut today, as F1 driver Jenson Button stated last week. We would have to see the changes the car has made at its built and performances.
Weighing around 88 pounds more than the coupe, and with an overall 3250 pounds, the MP4-12C Spider comes with fiberglass-reinforced plastic for its retractable hardtop.
The German tuners at TechArt teamed up with KTW Tuning in order to offer a comprehensive kit for the Porsche 911 Carrera S.
At the exterior, the German model gets new 21-inch Formula III forged wheels, revised side mirrors, side skirts and a rear wing. Moreover, the tuners provide a nose lift system as well as a special exhaust system.
Power is provided by the same 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine producing 400 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque.
Carlsson released photos and details on their new tuning pack for the Mercedes GLK. The package brings both styling and performance tweaks and was originally introduced at the Essen Motor Show.
Power for the GLK 220 CDI is provided by a revised unit producing 204 horsepower and 500Nm of torque.
On the outside, buyers will get new 18- to 21-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, a revised front grille and new front and rear bumpers. A lid spoiler is also available together with chrome inserts and a stainless steel sports exhaust.
BMW’s celebratory motorcycle, the R nineT is fresh out of the plant, and already aftermarket specialists have had a go at it.
The first to add to the original design is Urban Motor, and the result is quite good.
Now called the Urban Motor Track Grinder, the BMW R nineT has had quite a lot of work done. Starting with a custom Supertrapp exhaust system, the tuner went on to install Brembo master cylinders for brake and clutch, a Mottogadget Motoscope Pro digital LED display and so on. Pretty much everything else got replaced, except for the engine.
There are a lot of track cars out there, but they are not quite as prominent as other vehicles, with only a few really making a worldwide impression.
Still, many are quite good, and a few are even street legal, like the more popular Ariel Atom.
A newcomer to this party is the so called Project Dragon, a brain child birthed from the union of Project111 and Palatov Motorsport. Using the Palatov D2, they built up to a reported 430 Hp and 574 nm of torque. Decent numbers, considering the 816 kg weight.
The Japanese folks at Lexus announced that the LF-NX concept seen in world premiere at Frankfurt is going to be seen at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in production form.
The futuristic concept pictured below sports a massive appearance with sharp lines, a huge front grille and large air intakes. Even the concept model looks very impressive, the company claims that most of its design cues will be found on the production variant.
They claim that the Lexus LF-NX will be a rival for the current Range Rover Evoque, therefore, they are forced to come up with a very good looking car.
It seems that the Americans at Ford are planning to extend the engine range for the new Mustang in the coming months. According to Bob Bascetti, the global powertrain chief at Ford, the company may release diesel units as well as a hybrid or even an electric model.
He also adds that the new Mustang is going to be a global product therefore, they may provide several diesels in Europe as well as more EcoBoost engines in North America.
These statements were made by Bascetti for GoAuto few days ago but even so, there is no decision taken yet.
Mercedes unveiled the new Sprinter 4×4, a commercial van capable to tackle difficult road conditions. The German model gets an all-wheel drive system alongside an electronic traction control as well as off-road tires and the Hill-Start Assist system.
In order to be able to confront less than optimal roads, the new Sprinter 4×4 also gets a higher ground clearance and new breakover angles.
Power is offered by a 2.1-liter engine producing 129 horsepower and 305Nm of torque, a 2.1-liter with 163hp and 360Nm of torque and also a 3.0-liter V6 offering 190 horses and 440Nm of torque.
Kia released official photos and details on a new special edition, based on the Soul. The 2014 Kia Soul Red Zone stands out thanks to the exterior which received a special white finish with red accents.
New 18-inch alloy wheels are available as well as a revised front grille, side skirts, bumpers and side mirrors.
Inside, you will find black leather inserts, sport pedals, black cloth seats, red stitching and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.