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2015 – Lexus RC Coupe Spyshots (IS-F Coupe)

Lexus RC Coupe

It looks like the Lexus’ LF-CC Coupe Concept, shown at the 2012 Paris Auto Show has been spotted in production prototype form which will be dubbed the the 2015 Lexus RC-F.

This is the first time the prototype has been spied on the Nurburgring’S Nordschleife, power is expected to come from a three and a half litre V6 that is expected to output around 320hp. in the “RC 350”.
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G-Power 1M V8 0-314 km/h G1 Hurricane RS BMW Supercharged Video

G-power 1M
We all know how ludicrously seductive the sound of the BMW M3’s V8 sound’s, now just imagine the same thunderous exhaust tone after the guys at G-Power have strapped the ASA T1-523 supercharger kit on and then transplanted the powerunit in to the chassis of the capable 1 M Coupe.
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Mercedes AMG SLS Black Series (On Fire!!)

AMG SLS Black-Series Fire
Here are the latest spyshot’s of the upcoming flagship version of the SLS dubbed the unmistakable AMG SLS Black-Series.

The Black Series has been spotted several times. But today we got it with the front totally without cammo and sporting a very large fixed wing.

And only the day after the new family of the AMG Black Series, caught fire on the Nordschleife while testing.

Initial reports this was simply an engine fire but after completing nearly a full lap, It looks like this could be from the rear brakes.

The driver escaped without any injuries,but the prototype has died a warriors death and gone up in flames.

The wide arches which are shrouding the tyres have more aggressive nature, and housing larger tyres than the standard SLS, rumored with a weight reduction of around 45 kg, and rumor has it that this will only be available as the gullwing.

The huge scoops on the front hint of the use of forced induction but this is unlikely the case, as the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter v-8 is hinted to have a few more tricks up its elongated sleeve and perhaps will be an engineered increased capacity of 6.4 along with improvements in weight and updated gearbox it is likely to exceed 600hp.
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Bentley Continental Flying Spur – Production Prototype

2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Here are the latest spyshots of a production ready prototype of Bentleys Continental Flying Spur, prowling around the Nordchleife in Germany .

Even though this car is under heavy camouflage we can make out a few details on the car, the front has a more aggressive front than the Continental GT, along with round headlights hidden under the hinted square accents on the camouflage.
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Gumpert – Super sports car manufacturer in provisional insolvency

Gumpert Apollo Insolvency

Altenburg (Germany)-based manufacturer for super sports cars, Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH,
had applied for insolvency proceedings, after expected sales volumes in the major target market China
couldn’t be realized.

Local court in Gera (Germany) appointed lawyer Mr. Görge Scheid as provisional insolvency administrator.
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Jaguar’s F-Type R Spyshots

Here are the latest spyshots of not one but two different specifications of the rumoured Jaguar’s F-Type R which can be distinguished by the quad exhaust layout compared with the center mounted twin pipes on the lesser powered model.

Also spotted was one of the earlier mules of the F-Type which can be identified by the enlarged wheel arches.

Jaguar have confirmed the roadster will be available with a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine in two different power outputs one with 380HP with 460Nm and 340HP with 450Nm.

This car seems to be housing something slightly more powerfull from its V8 ForceFed Growl so rumour is a foot that this car could be housing the “R” family engine the supercharged 5.0-liter V8.

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