With one month until all eyes in the automotive world turn to Switzerland, McLaren Automotive has confirmed that the global debut of the production-ready McLaren P1™ will be at the 83rd International Motor Show in Geneva, and taken the opportunity to give a glimpse of the, so far unseen, interior. The latest insight confirms that the McLaren P1™ will adopt a race-inspired digital dash readout, and gives further information relating to the levels of performance that can be expected with a highly-focused ‘Race’ mode.
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Porsche’s next 911, known internally as the 991 has been spied in predelivery specification in southern Germany.
The 991 will be a totally reworked version of the current 996/997 platform, with the longer wheel base we expect a bit more lateral grip than previous 911’s.
The powerunit will be the naturally aspirated flat six, likely in two displacements, as is currently 997.
We don’t expect any increase in power but expect it to be lighter by about 35kg than the current model from increased use of aluminimum body panels.
We expect there will be a coupe and a convertible body as well along with future GT2 and GT3 models.
Expect more to be revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA in September.
Here’s the latest set of spy shots of the next-gen 2012 BMW 1-Series undergoing extreme winter testing in northern Sweden.
The new 1 Series hatchback will feature a longer wheelbase and wider track than the current model, and will be available in both three and five door variants.
The 1 series is losing more of its camouflage it looks like it’s trying to hide the new design’s broader stance.
The next-generation 2012 BMW 1-Series is expected to debut sometime later this year probably at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
This is a also a tribute to the comedy legend Benny Hill.
AT THE 2009 FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW
CITROËN is celebrating its 90th birthday in 2009. Ninety years of innovation studded with outstanding models like the Traction, launched in 1934, the 2CV, in 1948, and the revolutionary DS, in 1955, that forged the Marque’s fantastic image. CITROËN’S ‘Créative Technologie’ is today behind the brand’s broadest ever range, adapted to the needs of its customers and constantly moving forward, as seen in the two world reveals at Frankfurt: the new C3 and the first car in the DS line, the DS3. Both newcomers are particularly adapted to current trends in the segment and to the diverse needs of customers.
On the concept car front, CITROËN is presenting REVOLTE, a luxury city car mixing cheekiness with ecology and powered by a rechargeable hybrid drivetrain – the ideal solution for combined city/country driving.
Lamborghini Reventón Roadster – ultimately open Designer piece with uncompromising performance
Lamborghini presents the ultimate driving machine among open-top two-seaters – the Reventón Roadster is a sports car of breathtaking fascination, menacing power and uncompromising performance. The 6.5 liter twelve-cylinder generates 493 kW (670 PS), catapulting the Roadster from 0 to 100 Km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 3.4 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 330 KM/h (205 mph). The open-top Reventón is not only one of the fastest, but also one of the most exclusive cars in the world – Lamborghini has limited the series.
The Lamborghini Reventón is not destined to remain a one-off. Less than 20 Lamborghini friends and collectors will be able to own this extraordinary car and, naturally, enjoy the incomparable pleasure of driving it.
Each Reventón Roadster will be sold for 1.1 Million Euro (without taxes). Deliveries will begin October 2009.
“The Reventón is the most extreme car in the history of the brand,” comments Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. “The new Roadster adds an extra emotional component to our combined technological expertise – it unites superior performance with the sensual fascination of open-top driving” . The Reventón Coupé was presented at the 2007 IAA in Frankfurt and was sold out immediately.
Open-top sports cars are a tradition at Lamborghini that stretches back over 40 years. In 1968, the company from Sant’Agata Bolognese built a Miura without a fixed roof as a one-off. The Diablo Roadster appeared in 1995 with its targa roof anchored to the engine cover.
The Wiesmann GT MF5 reveals the extent of its energy and dynamism as soon as you press the silver metal start button.
Once unleashed, the V10 engine roars with a vengeance, leaving no doubt whatsoever about the car’s ability to inspire the driver.
This powerful GT is manufactured for individualists and sets a new all-time high standard for the already impressive performance of Wiesmann sports cars.
The MF5 is an even more athletic, more intense and more efficient interpretation of the Wiesmann GT concept.
The GT MF5 celebrated its series model premiere in March 2008 at the Geneva Motor Show.
The high-revving BMW 4.9 litre V10 engine delivers 507 hp (373 kW), 529 Nm torque and completes the sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in a breathtaking 3.9 seconds. With a top speed of 310 km/h and a sensational power-to-weight ratio of 2.7 kg/hp, this coupé plays for top honours in the premier league for sports cars. It delivers an adrenalin rush from start to finish, the ultimate in driving enjoyment and perfect, uncompromising power.