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The Porsche Macan Turbo’s Family Outing. (SpyShots)

Macan Turbo
The 2014 Porsche Macan looking production ready in these latest spyshots and this is the turbo variant along with the standard car that will be unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

Here we can show you both the Macan and Macan Turbo with their different front configuration including Porsche’s new ‘C-Blade’ air scoop at the front, which was first shown on the Panamera Sport Turismo concept from 2012.

The turbo is rumoured to be available from early 2015 and is to be powered by the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that debuted in the 2014 Porsche Panamera S and is expected to be tuned for more torque and less horsepower at around 400hp twenty shy from the Panamera S.
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Audi Q5 Facelift Spyshots

The Audi Q5 was first revealed in 2008 and now the engineers from Ingolstadt are finalising the face lifted Q5.

The front is getting most work sporting new headlights and a restyled front bumper with the chrome grill getting the corner chamfer similar to the recently unvailed RS4.

The front grill is also rumoured to have the hexagonal pattern but this isn’t the case on this prototype just the very lazy camouflage around the detailed chamfers.

We also think the interior is getting some improvements around the centre cluster as this was heavily covered up in the photos.

The original Q5 debuted at the Beijing Auto Show which begins again in April, that may be a bit too soon for Audi so perhaps we may see it at the Paris Motor Show later in the year.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Revealed



Ferrari released images and details of their upcoming 599 replacement, earlier today.

The F12 Berlinetta will be Ferrari’s most powerful and fastest ever road car. The power outputs are almost identical, as those reported by us last week  at 740CV (approx 730bhp). Ferrari say the V12, which is the same one used in the four seater FF, but will rev to 8700rpm, and put out 80bhp more. Yet the F12 will return 18.9mpg, an increase of 10% over the 599. This is possible in part, thanks to the Start-Stop technology, as used in other current Ferraris.

The F12 will hit 62 in 3.1 seconds, 124 in 8.5 seconds, and lap Ferrari’s home circuit, Fiorano in 1min23seconds. Hugely impressive!

As with all new Ferraris, the F12 Berlinetta will not be available with a manual gear box. Ferrari are using their dual clutch, automatic gearbox.

As suspected the new F12 is actually a little smaller than the outgoing 599. According to our sources, customers complained that the 599 was a bit too difficult to park in their garages. The F12 Berlinetta will be 20mm narrower, 47mm shorter, 63mm lower than the 599. That’s 1942mm wide, 4618mm long and 1273mm high. This has lowered the cars overall centre of gravity.

The car is also now built from an all new 12 alloy aluminium spaceframe chassis and bodyshell, making in 70kg lighter than the 599, at 1525kg. Also, as reported by us last week. The F12 will also be 20% stiffer than its 599 predecessor.

Ferrari note that thanks to the XX programme, they, along with Pininfarina have designed the aerodynamics so that the F12 has 76% more downforce than the 599. The drag coefficient is down to 0.299.

Reduction in drag is reduced partly thanks to a newly designed “Air-Bridge” which channels from the bonnets side intakes though the wheel arches, then splits it though the car’s beautifully sculpted side vents. You can see these vents clearly in the pictures above. The car also has “Active Brake Cooling” which is a system that will open the brake vents when the Carbon Ceramic get hot enough. The system will then close them again when the brakes have cooled down, reducing the drag effect.

We can expect the interior to be a mix between the 458 and the FF. All driving major controls will be mounted on the steering wheel, as per Ferrari’s “Human Machine Interface” system.

Order books will open at the Geneva show, and prices will likely start at around £250,000. So get your cheque books ready and you could be driving the brand new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta by early 2013!

Revealed – Leaked Specs of the Ferrari 599 Successor

Ferrari will be launching their 599 successor in March at the 2012 Geneva AutoSalon, and as we’ve previously reported, it will be called the F620. We posted spy shots of this car under going testing towards the end of last year. 

A select few of Ferrari’s very best customers have recently been invited to a special preview event. At this event, Ferrari showed off their new, still top secret supercar to the small group of the lucky invitees. Thanks to the loose lips of some of these Ferrari guests, we can now reveal some of the headline specs of the new car.

Ferrari’s new supercar will be powered by a V12 engine, producing 740bhp (30 more than previously thought!) and will weigh 1524kg, dry. That’s a weight saving of 56kg and a power increase of 128bhp over the outgoing 599 model. We can also reveal the new supercar will accelerate from 0 to 124mph in only 8.5 seconds and have a top speed over 211mph (340kph).

We cant wait until the official unveil in Geneva.

Porsche 911 GT3 Spyshots – Winter Testing

After all the spy shots of the Porsche new 911 series its good to see they haven’t forgot about the track bred GT3.

On these photos we can see the GT3 typical front bumper and the GT3 centered twin exhaust pipes.

This car didnt have the Spoiler fitted this is probably due to them wanting you to think its a turbo (Side Inlets are Stickers!).

Power is expected to be around 450 horsepower and rumoured to have a PDK box only even though a manual has been spotted.

Enjoy the Spy Photos….

Audi Q5 Facelift Spied Winter Testing

Here are the first uncamouflaged shots of the upcoming Audi Q5 Facelift.

Here is the Audi Q5 Facelift sporting the new hexagonal grill where the detailing has been hidden under the chrome stickers.

We are also expecting a new headlight cluster to be fitted to change the look.

Distinctive LED lights provides light during daytime and, thanks to innovative LED technology, they consume less energy and have a considerably longer working life than standard dipped lights.

The lower front fascia shows that this is a S line variant.

Powering this Q5 will be the same choice as the current models with slightly revised for fuel economy.

Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro manual with 180ps
Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro manual with 211ps
Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic With 211ps

Rumour has it that an RS is in works and will be expected to compete with the likes of the X6M.

Ferrari Prototype F152 to be unveiled at Geneva F620 (Official)

The fastest production sportscar Ferrari produce, the 599 GTB, will soon have a successor.

The F620 GT in classic will have its world premier in March at the 2012 Geneva AutoSalon.

It is called internally F152 as we previously reported but at launch it will publicly wear the official model number F620.

It will be powered by a V12 engine with a displacement of 6.3 litres, and a range topping 710 hp and expected to do the 0-60 sprint in around 3.5 seconds. This will be sent to the rear wheels with the same 7 speed dual clutch gearbox as in the 458 albeit tweaked for the additional power output.

The styling will be a fusion of the 458 Italia and the FF following the current range design cues.

BMW I8 Production Prototype – Winter Test Spyshots

Here are the final Prototype spyshots of the production version of BMW new I8.

The car has been undergoing winter testing in the artic circle to test its reliability under the extreme cold and also testing some of the Bosch equipment on board.

This is the first time a production prototype has been spotted the previous spyshots was the Mule, which was based on the Vision Concept Car which was shown in Frankfurt in 2009.

The production version is remarkably close to the concept with only some changes. Biggest change seem to be the doors and the design of the rear lights. The rear lights featured here are just cammo and not the final design.

Its innovative plug-in hybrid concept combines the modified electric drive system from the BMW i3 Concept – fitted over its front axle – with a high-performance three-cylinder combustion engine producing 164 kW/220 hp and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) at the rear.

Acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under five seconds combined with fuel consumption of under three litres per 100 kilometres (approx. 94 mpg) are figures currently beyond the capability of any vehicle powered by a combustion engine of comparable performance.