Last week we spotted the 2012 Porsche 991/998 Cabriolet, the doors will be replaced with the current cabriolet version and other shared components from the Boxter and Caymen.
This 991/998 Cabriolet sports a new technology on the roof which improves on the previous cabriolet models.
The 998 model will have a longer and wider wheelbase than the current model and the spy shots show its wider stance. Changes are incorporated to meet the latest crash requirements and to improve aerodynamic downforce and driving electronics.
Electronic features include an integrated torque vectoring system on four-wheel-drive models and a faster-acting limited-slip differential on rear-drive 911s. The 911 will get LED front and rear lights as standard fitment.
Regarding the powertrain, Porsche will implement updated versions of the current 911’s 3.6 and 3.8-litre flat sixes. Light-pressure turbocharging is being developed to boost efficiency, but these developments won’t be seen until the 998 receives its facelift in 2015, These spyshots hint at the Turbo with the vents but we can reveal these are camouflage stickers.
Easy noticeable on the spyshots is the disguised active spoiler. It uses the same active technology seen on the Panamera.
It will extend at high speed to boost downforce without shaving the speed off at high speed due to drag improvements.
BMW unveiled its 6 Series Coupe concept at this year’s Paris Motor Show, giving us a preview at what the next-generation Sixer will look like when it debuts sometime next year. Fear not, M6 fans – this latest set of spy shots clearly shows that BMW has every intention of giving its latest grand tourer the high-power treatment.
Aside from the revised styling of the next-gen 6 Series, we can clearly see a set of large wheels wrapped in fat tires, not to mention the M-signature quad-exhaust pipes out back. Expect the M6 to use the same twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 setup that will debut in the new M5 sedan, meaning power numbers should be somewhere around 560 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque. It all sounds delicious, and we can’t wait to see how the M treatment looks on the even sleeker coupe.
Today the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Cabriolet sneaked a quick lap on the Nurburgring.
These spy shots dont reveal the Cabriolet hood fitments as it is still hidden under camouflage the active air brake is also visible providing valuable downforce.
Containing the same AMG 6.3 litre V8 found in the SLS Gullwing, the Cabriolet should be able of approaching the coupe’s 195mph top whack and sub 4.7 second 0-62mph time.
Also strangely the SLS will lose one of its characteristics the Gullwing door but im sure something special will be used to make his another iconic legend.
Somebody mentioned today it could be a Targa Top only time will reveal its true secrets.