Let's start with the most important part...400. In the new Lotus Evora 400 that equates to 400hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. It's still the same Toyota sourced supercharged 3.5L V6, but a new supercharger with new water-to-air intercooler and engine management system have brought horsepower up by 55 and torque by 100 ft-lbs. While the horsepower increase may not be substantial, the extra 100 lb-ft. of torque is impressive. Lotus now claims the Evora 400 is able to reach 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph. This new found power allows Lotus Evora 400 to lap it's home track a breathtaking 6 seconds faster than the model it replaces.
Audi has revealed the second-generation R8 supercar, which is going to debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Some of the new R8's highlights include an aluminum and carbon fiber Audi Space Frame, a 610-hp V10 engine and a new all-wheel-drive system.
McLaren has unveiled the 675LT supercar ahead of its world debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Offered only as a coupe, the 675LT is basically a lighter and faster 650S that re-establishes the McLaren "Longtail" heritage.
Volkswagen is going to give us a preview of the next-generation CC four-door coupe with a new concept at the Geneva Motor Show next week. VW hasn't released the name of the concept, but we do have two sketches of the new concept, which features a more aggressive and coupe-like body than today's model.
Aston Martin has unveiled the Vulcan, which is a track-only supercar that packs over 800 horsepower. Aston Martin describes the Vulcan as its "most intense and exhilarating creation to date."
Audi has revealed the Prologue Avant plug-in hybrid concept ahead of its debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The Prologue Avant is the follow up to the Prologue concept that debuted late last year at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Since its introduction in 2011, the Land Rover has sold more than 400,000 units of the Range Rover Evoque, making it the fastest selling Land Rover of all time. Now it's time to give the Evoque an update and Land Rover has revealed the revised 2016 Evoque ahead of its debut next month in Geneva.
This year marks the 50th birthday of the Pullman sedan and to coincide with the celebration, Mercedes has revealed the Mercedes-Maybach Pullman, which will be the second Mercedes-Maybach model. The Pullman joins the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class and adds a massive 21.3 feet of stretching room for the ultimate in luxury.
Rolls-Royce will now follow Bentley's suit by adding an SUV to its lineup, which was recently confirmed by Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten-Mueller Oetvoes and Chairman Peter Schwarzenbauer. In an open letter to the press, Rolls-Royce hinted that an SUV is in the works.
Audi has released the first official teaser photo of the next-generation 2016 R8, which will be offered with optional laser headlights. The new R8's headlights can be equipped with LEDs for the standard daytime running lights and headlights with a laser spot as the high‑beam headlight.
Land Rover has released this teaser photo of the updated 2016 Range Rover Evoque, which is going to be the first Land Rover to feature full led adaptive headlights. The updated 2016 Evoque is going to debut next month at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
Late last year Audi previewed its new design language with the Prologue concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Now Audi has taken the original coupe concept and turned it into a wagon/ shooting brake with the Prologue Avant concept that is going to debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show.
Volkswagen has released the pricing for the 2015 Golf SportWagen, which starts at $21,395 for the 1.8T S model with the manual transmission, while the TDI Clean Diesel model starts at $24,595, a reduction of almost $2,000 over the previous base TDI model price.
The first photo of the upcoming McLaren 675LT has leaked online ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. This low res photo gives a clear look at the rear end of the 675LT that is inspired by the 1997 F1 GTR Long Tail.
Porsche has revealed a new body kit for the 911 Turbo and Turbo S models. Called the Aerokit, it adds a new front spoiler and a completely redesigned rear deck lid that has a fixed rear spoiler with side winglets while maintaining the automatically adjusting rear wing.
Almost 20 years ago Volvo launched the "Cross Country" sub-brand with the the more off-road ready version of the V70 wagon - the V70 Cross Country. Now Volvo wants to expand the sub-brand beyond the current V60 Cross Country wagon with the introduction of the S60 Cross Country sedan, but do buyers actually want it?
McLaren has released another teaser of the 675LT, which is going to debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. The 675LT is the first McLaren in nearly two decades to wear the LT - or 'Longtail' name and will be powered by a 666 horsepower 3.8L twin-turbocharged V8.
Porsche has unveiled the Cayman GT4, which is set to debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. According to Porsche, the Cayman GT4 clearly demonstrates Porsche's dedication and passion to continue to promote truly industry-leading two-door sports cars in the future. Clocking a lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North Loop of the Nürburgring, the Cayman GT4 earns the same lap time as the 2011 911 GT3.
Ferrari has revealed the new 488 GTB ahead of its world debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. As the successor to the 458 Italia, the 488 GTB packs a 3.9L twin-turbocharged V8 that generates 660 horsepower and 560 lb-ft. of torque, which should help it fight rivals, like the McLaren 650S and Lamborghini Huracan.
Volkswagen has revealed the new Golf R-Line, which is a sporty version of the standard Golf for people that don't want to make the jump to either the GTI or Golf R. Like other R-Line models in the VW lineup, the Golf R-Line gets some styling upgrades and a few performance modifications.
Fiat has released the pricing for the 2016 Fiat 500X crossover, which starts at $20,900, after destination fees are added. The 500X will be offered in five trim levels: Pop, Easy, Trekking, Lounge and Trekking Plus.
Volkswagen has announced that it's going to move away from the current media device interface (MDI) in its vehicles and instead will install USB ports. The current MDI system gives Apple iPhone users the ability to quickly connect their devices to the infotainment system in their VW, but Android users have had to go out an purchase an accessory adapter cable.
Volkswagen has unveiled another version of the Golf Variant - the Golf GTD Variant, which is basically a wagon version of the diesel-powered Golf GTD hatchback. In Europe the Golf GTD Variant will go head-to-head with models like the Peugeot 308 SW GT and looks sportier than the standard Golf Variant thanks to its GTD-specific bumpers, grille, 17-inch alloy wheels and chrome exhaust.
Two photos of the next-generation BMW X1 have shown up on the internet. These two photos, which come courtesy of China's AutoHome, show an undisguised X1.
McLaren has released a teaser of the new 675LT track-focused supercar that will be based on the 650S. The "675" portion of the name refers to the supercar's output in metric horsepower and the "LT" calls out the extended "longtail" design.
Mercedes-Benz has released its 60-second spot - Fable, that will air during Super Bowl XLIX. The spot is a modern take on the classic tortoise vs. the hare battle with the tortoise getting a little help from the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S.
It's being reported that Audi is working on a new e-quattro all-wheel-drive system that mates a gas engine to two electric motors - with one electric motor in the transmission and the second powering the rear wheels. The system is expected to debut first in the new A4 and the upcoming TTQ crossover.
Rumors about an all-electric Porsche midsize sedan have been on and off, but now the latest rumor claims that plans are moving forward to bring it to market in about four years. Previous reports claimed that Porsche is working on an electric model, but Porsche quickly rejected the rumors, but now development is supposedly back on.
Mercedes has announced the pricing for the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S, which starts at $130,825. If that price is a bit too high for you, the base GT will arrive in Spring 2016.
At last year's Beijing Motor Show Audi gave the world a preview of what a crossover version of the TT could look like with the TT Offroad concept. Audi is reportedly getting ready to expand its SUV lineup at both ends with the upcoming arrival of the Q8 flagship and now it's being reported that a TT crossover is on the way - dubbed the TTQ.
Earlier this month Porsche unveiled the new Cayenne Turbo S at the Detroit Auto Show, which is powered by a turbocharged V8 that packs 570 horsepower and is capable of reaching 60 mph in a quick 3.8 seconds. Even with specs that now rival the 911, Porsche says that the next-generation Cayenne will be even quicker when it arrives in 2017.
Although Audi recently introduced its all-new second-generation Q7 SUV, the Q7 will soon not be the top dog in Audi's SUV lineup. Audi is working on expanding its SUV lineup at both ends and by 2020 the larger Q8 will be released.
Mercedes-Benz has confirmed plans to reveal a convertible version of the S-Class Coupe by the end of the year. The S-Class Cabriolet will look nearly identical to the coupe, but will get a cloth soft top.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Porsche Club of America - the largest Porsche club organization in the world, Porsche has created a unique 911. Based on the 911 Carrera GTS, the limited-edition GTS Club Coupe is highlighted by its unique "Club Blau" color.
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