What seemed to be first regarded as a prank or just a fantasy, the guys over the Hennessey Performance tuning division have made it clear that the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V will become a real beast under the hood. Why? Simply because they can afford it and because all Americans fancy customized and powerful luxurious models, just like this CTS-V seen here in the two renderings.
Even if the model is being in the creation phase right now, Hennessey Performance have already drawn the entire powertrain scheme, the guys thinking fast of a powerful enough model to rival those from Porsche or even from Koenigsegg, just forget about Ferrari or Lamborghini.
The idea is simply outrageous: I am talking here about 1,000 horsepower, thanks to the HPE package, which comes with extreme upgrades under the hood, like new pistons and camshafts, modified crank, ported cylinder heads, carbon ceramic brakes, two huge turbochargers, upgraded suspension system and a few more. The overall power would be raised to whopping 386 km/h.
Mercedes-Benz has recently announced the prices for the fresh 2016 GLE model lineup in Germany alone, where the cheapest version could be yours at 53,966 euros, starting this August, when the auto maker will launch it at its dealerships throughout the country.
There are a lot of versions that the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE will be coming available, starting with the base entry-level GLE 250d, priced from 53,966 euros. For that, you will get 204 horsepower, but if you want the 4MATIC all-while drive layout, you will have to pay 56,703 euros.
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 d 4MATIC is the next one to consider, this particular version coming with 258 horsepower and 60,749 euros. Its closest brother, the GLE 400 4MATIC costs just a little bit more, 60,928 euros.
A Lamborghini Aventador all wrapped in the gorgeous Rosso Corsa body finish, was recently launched on the web, the model wearing the one-off set of black gloss PUR Wheels.
The Lamborghini Aventador is looking absolutely spectacular with the PUR Wheels and hats off for the tuner division, as it is not quite easy to fit them on a Lamborghini, especially when they come in sizes of 20×9 and 21×12.5, front and rear. Add up a special body kit, and you will have a unique customized Aventador.
As a reminder, The Lamborghini Aventador showcased here was first launched worldwide at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, with the supercar coming in the coupe and the roadster versions, rear mid-engine and all wheel-drive layout. The model is the official replacement of the Murcielago sports car and was built at the company`s factory in Sant`Agata Bolognese, Italy.
Ferrari is constantly developing the performance of its high-end models, destined both for the roads or for the Formula 1 race tracks, and it now seems to focus on more greener and much more efficient hybrid systems. But this would not stop the use of the turbocharged V6 engine on its future models as well.
According to some sources inside Ferrari, it is quite possible that the Italian carmaker would work on a replacement for the California T, which would arrive somewhere in 2019 and make use of a V6 engine under the hood. This way, Ferrari would be ready to tackle the McLaren Sports Series or other brands like the Porsche 911 Turbo S or Mercedes-AMG GT.
Should this replacement arrive in 2019, it is estimated that it would come cheaper than the present California T, which right now costs a rough $200,000. This means that we should expect a $180,000 price for its successor.
As we already know, the recently launched 2015 Audi RS 3 Hatchback will not arrive overseas, the model being destined for the European market alone, but instead, the Americans will going to have to stick to its sibling, the Audi RS 3, which is also set to come with a lot of performance.
And even if the North America is looking forward to receiving the 2015 Audi RS 3, nobody knows exactly when the model will be introduced on the market, but rumors state that it would arrive somewhere in 2016, as opposed to the RS 3 Hatchback, which will go on sale in Europe, starting this summer.
However, everybody is expecting the 2015 Audi RS 3 in US, even Scott Keogh, the chief at Audi America, who stated that the model is “going to be a great positioning car, a great halo car,” being confident of seeing it on the market as soon as possible.
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The excellent BMW 1 Series M Coupe is a popular choice in the second hand sports car market
While many of us would love the thrill of owning a high-speed, high-performance vehicle, there’s no denying that the price of a new sports car can be prohibitive – especially once you factor in insurance. While second-hand buying often represents far better value for money, it can be a daunting process to begin.
The Germans at Mercedes announced the introduction of the C160, a new model for the C-Class range which has a more affordable price tag. Starting at 31,683 for the sedan and 33,349 for the wagon, the new Mercedes C160 packs a 1.6-liter four-cylinder unit producing 129 horsepower.
Power goes to the wheels via a standard six-speed manual gearbox, the only one available for this model. There’s also a seven-speed automatic one but you can get it only on higher-grade models.
Guess this is one of the downsides of opting for the entry-level model.
BMW officially unveiled the ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe at the New York Auto Show. As you know, ALPINA offers comprehensive performance and styling tweaks for BMW models, this one being no exception.
We start at the exterior where the company offers LED Adaptive Headlights with High Beam Assistant as standard, new alloy wheels, revised front and rear spoilers and a tweaked grille.
You will also notice the blue brake calipers that match the exterior finish as well as the more sculpted hood. Get into the performance specs and you will get more excited as this model packs a tweaked 4.4-liter V8 producing 600 horsepower and 590 lb-ft (799 Nm) of torque.
Peugeot hasn’t announced any important models at the 2015 New York Auto Show, instead it had the opportunity of launching online the odd yet interesting Peugeot Foodtruck Concept, a model which is destined for mobile food delivery, being generically named a “mobile bistro”.
The Peugeot Foodtruck Concept popping up on the web ahead its official debut at an event in Paris, was build and designed by Peugeot Design Lab, which is set to be displayed at the 2015 Milan Design Week, starting April 14th.
Representatives from Peugeot have already started offering some details with the launching of Peugeot Foodtruck Concept, stating that the model “will take up residence at the Peugeot stand during the 2015 Milan Design Week, before travelling the few miles across town to set up outside the French Pavilion for the 6 months of the 2015 World’s Fair Expo Milano. It is sure to be one of the Pavilion’s stars.”
Land Rover has already given us a closer look at the recently unveiled 2016 Range Rover SVAutobiography at the 2015 New York Auto Show, and today, the British carmaker is back to present its latest edition from the Range Rover Sport fleet, which is the 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition.
When we think of the 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition, we think of a special model indeed, perhaps the top of the line SUV, which completes the model lineup with higher power, cooler body style and more advanced technology inside.
But perhaps the HST Limited Edition`s strongest point is the engine it will be fitted with under the hood, making it more powerful even than the Range Rover Sport. A 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine, which delivers 380 horsepower, as opposed to the Sport`s 340 horsepower.