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BMW 3 Series GT Spyshots

Here is the confirmation that the 2013 BMW 3 Series GT is on its way, the car was spied in Sweden undergoing extreme weather testing.

The GT 3 Series will have a taller stance sat on higher suspension, and the GT5 shorter overhang mated to the curved fatter arches.

External features include a split tailgate to allow access to the cargo hold, also the passengers have the luxury of more legroom in the cabin.

Powering the new GT will be the same engine range as the current 3 Series 320d, 328i and a high-performance 335i there is also rumoured to include Xdrive variants for the continent.

We expect the pricing for the entry level of around £32,000.

2013 Volkswagon Beetle Cabriolet – Too Cold to be Cool

Here are the latest spyshots of the upcoming Volkswagon Beetle Cabriolet undertaking winter testing in northern Sweden.
It looks like it wasn’t hot enough in the subzero temperatures to go topless.
The new generation Beetle was unveiled last year but was leaving the cabriolet for a probable unveiling in either production concept at the Geneva Auto Salon next month.
Powering the Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet will be the same range of engines found in the current model and mated to the DSG transmission or a six speed manual.

Engine Choices:-
1.2 TSI 105PS which will do the 0-62 dash in 10.9 seconds.
1.4 TSI 160PS Which will do the 0-62mph dah in 8.3 seconds.

We expect some R Variants to be seen testing sometime this year from the concept shown in Frankfurt in 2010.

Beetle R Concept
The Concept R for the 2013 Beetle

Camaro ZL1 – The Nurburgring Story

Here is a fantastic little insight to the development of the flagship Camaro undertaking handling development on the Nordschleife in Germany.

The 2012 Camaro ZL1 is the highest-performing production Camaro of all time.

Built to be track-capable right from the showroom, and tested on some of the most rigorous tracks around the world, including the Nürburgring, where it clocked in at 7:41.27. This is the car every engineer dreams about building. Every racer dreams about tearing around the track.

The 580-horsepower, 556 lb.-ft. of torque, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine can be mated to a Tremec® 6-speed manual (MG9) or HydraMatic® 6L90 automatic transmission. This aluminum-block engine is based on GM’s legendary small block V8 architecture and features an intercooled supercharger system and premium heat-resistant aluminum alloy cylinder heads.

Enjoy the Video and the Spyshots Taken on this very development cycle.
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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.

Facelifted BMW X1 Spied in Sweden

Here is the upcoming facelift refresh of the BMW x1, I always find it difficult to write about a car with little detail changes.

What does this mean new designed bumpers at front and rear as well as new headlights.

The interior will get a few upgrades and will support the x1 for another 3 years.

The chassis remains the same but we do expect changes around fuel economy and perhaps an hybrid version.

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.

Tanner Foust – Ford Focus 500 – Nürburgring Nordschleife

Here is a short but sweet video of Tanner Foust driving the Ford Focus RS around the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Tanner Foust is a professional racing driver, stunt driver, and television host. He competes in rally, drift, ice racing, time attack and rallycross with multiple podium placements and national championships. He is a co-host on the American version of the motoring television series,Top Gear

Power for the Ford Focus RS500 comes from the same turbocharged Duratec RS 2.5-L 5-cylinder engine found in the RS. However, power has been increased to around 345-hp with a maximum torque of 339 lb-ft.

That allows the Focus RS500 to go from 0-62 mph in 5.6 seconds with a top speed of 163 mph.

RS500
Ford Focus RS