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2014 Maserati Quattroporte to be Powered by Ferrari

The recently spied 2014 Maserati Quattroporte is recieving two new Ferrari prepped engines as part of an partnership with Fiat.

The all new saloon will be offered with a 420 hp Supercharged V 6 and a 520 hp Twin turbo V8.

Both powerunits will be available with a ZF-sourced eight-speed servo actuated paddleshift transmission, Rumour has it the manual is to be discontinued.

We expect that also due to the weight reduction and a hinted reduction of around 200kg the 0-60 time on both cars will be under 5 seconds.

Expect to see a preview at the 2013 Detroit MotorShow.


Source:- Car And Driver / Pistonspy

The MINI John Cooper Works Coupé Endurance. Racing car celebrates world premiere in 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

The newly developed racer will line up at this year’s 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit, previewing the series-production version of the car due to be unveiled to the public in autumn 2011.

With the participation of the MINI John Cooper Works Coupé Endurance, the Nürburgring 24-hour race will be staging an automotive world premiere for the first time in its history. At the same time, the extreme demands of the classic endurance event ensure the new MINI model will be given a baptism of fire.

MINI’s declared aim in entering the Nürburgring 24-hour race is to experience the adventure of the “Green Hell”, as the Nürburgring-Nordschleife is affectionately known. And the brand has called, among other things, on the experience gained over many years of MINI Challenge sprint racing in the development of its new racing car for this unique event.

Powered by a Tuned version of the series-produced MINI John Cooper Works engine with adapted engine management. Four-cylinder in-line engine (front/transverse-mounted) with twin-scroll turbocharger and petrol direct injection. Racing exhaust system.

Power output is 250hp with 330Nm including overboost function.

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Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Scan image leaked

As we was just about finishing another generic teaser set of images from Lamborghini Showing the Rolling Chassis attached to the Carbon Fibre Passenger Cell.

But it looks like the Italian press leak shows what we really want to see showing a top front view of the LP-700.

One thing surprises us over this leak is that the prototype camouflage hinted at the angular slatted engine cover, only this picture shows the usual aggressive styling is gone and replaced with more of a refined design.

Are we going to get the side views before Geneva time will tell….