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Conquest Vehicles Video Teaser Evade – Non Armoured

Thunderball
We only have to switch the news on nowadays and be shocked at the instability of certain parts of the world.

So even though I can understand the need of an armored vehicle as “It’s A Hard World Outside”, But for example if my name is Tom Jones I might find all this ballistic plating a bit over the top for all his knicker throwing post menopause fans.
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BENTLEY MOTORS’ NORTH AMERICAN DEBUTS & NEWS AT PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

Bentley Continental GT Speed
As California’s Monterey Peninsula is primed for a week of displays and events involving some of the world’s most coveted, historic automobiles, Bentley Motors prepares to share a glimpse into the future with the North American debut of two new models – the Continental GT Speed and the EXP 9 F luxury SUV concept.

“Pebble Beach and the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula provide the perfect venue for automotive connoisseurs and enthusiasts from around the world to display and celebrate the very best of motoring,”

said Christophe Georges, president & COO of Bentley Motors, Inc.

“It also serves as an ideal backdrop for Bentley to showcase not only its latest production model, the Continental GT Speed, but also, with the EXP 9 F SUV concept, to provide a glimpse into Bentley’s future.”

Bentley’s fastest ever production model, the 616hp Continental GT Speed, will make its North American debut on the Pebble Beach concept lawn. The Continental GT Speed, Bentley’s performance flagship, is set to enter the market in October, and until then, Pebble Beach spectators will have to imagine its 4.0-second 0-60mph sprint and its 205-mph top speed during the static display.
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The All-New Range Rover – Official Pics + Video

After all the picture leaks coming from RangeRover they have decided to go official with some pictures and probably a teaser video which seems pointless now. Detailing was hinted on our previous Spyshots.

The all-new Range Rover is the most capable and most luxurious Land Rover yet. Lighter, stronger and with new levels of refinement, the Range Rover reinforces its position as the world’s finest luxury SUV.

The fourth generation of the unique Range Rover line, the all-new model has been developed from the ground up, capturing the innovative spirit and iconic design of the original model which changed the world of motoring when it was launched over 40 years ago.
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Alfa’s SUV / Crossover Spy shots.

Here are the latest spyshots of the Alfa Romeo Crossover, which has its sights set on competing with the Land Rover Evoque and Ford’s Kuga.

The Prototype Test mule is based on Alfa Giulietta body and dare I say it the front is a Jeep, but hey it is only an early production mule and being produced in collaboration with Jeep.

We expect the power to be delivered by the current range of petrol and diesel Alfa engines.

If the marriage from the styling gurus at Alfa and the off road expertise at jeep they might just have a Kuga beater.

The 2013 Porsche Macan – Suited and Booted

After an interesting day avoiding the over zealous security and numerous blair witch project expeditions: We have the Porsche Macan spyshots, the new baby SUV from the German sportscar manufacturer based on a revised Audi Q5 platform.

This is a production prototype unlike the hidden underwear in the many mule prototypes spotted earlier on this year and last.

Surprisingly this is very light on the camouflage compared to many of the other prototypes spotted and it looks like Porsche have managed to improve on Audi styling and look lower than the current Q5.

It is early stages to talk about engine option but we suspect there will be a range of petrol engines at launch along with Diesel and hybrids to follow..

Range Rover Spotted in Winter Test Spyshots.

The 2012-2013 Range Rover is getting close to the final production form and is finishing its extensive test cycle in the Arctic Circle.

As you can see the clearest shots of the interior it seems to have a complete digital instrument display along with a totally modernised interior.

The aluminium chassis will weigh in around 500kg lighter than its older brother, resulting in a total weight of an impressive 2,000kg.

The powertrain will be revised as well, consisting of an 4.4 liter V8 diesel engine which offers around 320 HP and a eight-speed servo actuated gearbox.

Due to the weight reduction and advanced engine advances we expect the MPG to be similar to the larger saloon cars.

The fourth generation Range Rover will also be available with a diesel powered V6 and a more 5.0 liter supercharged V8.

We are also hearing rumours that Range Rover are testing a replacement to the supercharger and probably introducing a Tri-Turbo set up to aid its MPG targets.

I think its too early to expect a world premier of the car at Geneva but we might see a concept of the upcoming vehicle.

BMW X5 Spied Testing In Northern Sweden

The next generation BMW X5 has been spied winter testing in Sweden.

The F15 X5 will be based on a lighter chassis along with sleeker looks and matched with a range of engines with better fuel economy over the current model.

Powering this new range of X5 will be a range of turbocharged engines, including the usual 6 cylider engines and perhaps a turbocharged v8 in the X5M.

This is unlikely to be in production until early 2014 so we expect to see this through the year in different stages of undress.