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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.

2013 Audi RS6 Spied Winter Testing

The current C6 RS6 was discontinued in 2010 and there was no hints of a replacement in development.

It is great to see that Audi have not forgot its Bi-Turbo Quattro’s in this latest prototype to sneak its way from Neckarsulm home of the RS models up to the winter wonderland in northern Sweden.

This car is in mule form on first looks, like a current A6 based Avant sporting A8 wheels.

But on closure inspection we notice the aggressive front bumper leading its way back through to the Ceramic Disks front and back, this is no other than an upcoming RS6 Production prototype.

We are expecting the car to be powered by a V8 Bi-Turbo 4.0 liter engine which is currently in use on the New Bentley Continental GT and the current S8.

But this car will be going head to head with the likes of the BMW M5 & the new AMG C63 so expect BHP to be around 580hp mated to a revised Bosch ESP and EBD safety system and the usual Quattro AWD with DRC.

Enjoy the remarkably uncamouflaged mule and keep an eye out for the production prototypes around april this year.

World Premiere of Continental V8 Range at NAIAS 2012 in Detroit

Two new Bentley Continental V8 models have been unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on 9th January 2012.

The V8 range of Bentleys have been unveiled at the 2012 NAIAS in Detroit.

The new 4.0 litre, twin turbocharged V8 Continental GT coupé and GTC convertible achieve exceptional standards for power-to-emissions in the high luxury sports car sector.

This remarkable, new Bentley V8 engine delivers maximum power of 500 bhp (507 PS / 373 Kw) at 6000 rev/min and an extraordinary peak torque of 660 Nm (487 lb ft) which is available across virtually the entire rev range from 1700 to 5000 rev/min, providing exhilarating performance and effortless power delivery in the Bentley tradition. Combined with a new close-ratio 8-speed automatic transmission, this translates into a 0-60 mph sprint time of 4.6 seconds for the GT coupe (0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds) and a top speed of 188 mph (303 km/h).

At the same time, the new V8 Continental models achieve outstanding levels of fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions for the luxury performance sector and are capable of travelling over 500 miles (800 km) on a single tank of fuel.

Which isn’t surprising considering the 90 litre fuel tank.

Spy photos Mercedes G55 AMG and G65 AMG

Here we have the latest spy photos of the Mercedes G AMG Family testing in northern Sweden from the sound of the exhaust one is the G55 AMG and the other is a G65 AMG.

The G55 AMG is currently the most uneconomical Mercedes in the fleet with an oil baron busting 9mpg with its turbo charged 5.4 litre V8, we expect the replacement to be powered by the same unit.

We expect the G65 AMG to run a limited number of around 300 units and will sport a 6.0 litre V12 rumoured to be detuned for around 630hp with a whopping 1000Nm of torque and probably fuel economy to match.

After closer inspection we see that the G55 will have a single integrated intercooler in the bumper to aid lower intake temperatures.

And the G65 will have 2 side mounted integrated intercoolers to aid the additional heat from the bigger power unit.

Detailing changes will include face lifted bumpers with daytime running lights and larger brake callipers.

Interior will be the largest change with a new instrument cluster and the latest sat navigation system.

We expect to see the debut of the G55 – G65 at the 2012 Detroit Motorshow and perhaps might slip to Geneva in March.

McLaren MP4-12c Nurburgring Lap Time 7:28

The guys from woking have handed the keys over to the Sport Auto reviewers in Germany for a timed lap of the Nordschleife.

The v8 Biturbo engine delivers a whopping 600hp to the rear wheels through a seven speed dual clutch, and all this sitting in a Carbon fiber monocoque weighing in at 1434kg.

The Editor in Chief of SportAuto managed to ascertain a time of 7:28 im pretty sure that there is another 10 seconds to be had in this car but perhaps not this year.

 

2012 Nissan GTR Nurburgring Lap-Time Video

2012 Nissan GTR Spyshot @Nurburgring

After numerous sightings and excessive testing on the 2012 Nissan GT-R we was expecting to see an official release of its Nordschleife time, and wondered if they improved over the previous record with 7:24.22 compared to the 2011 record of 7:26.7.

This is impressive considering the Porsche Flagship 911 GT2 RS did it in 7:18 and the Maserati MC12 which managed a 7:24.29.

However one thing is missing from the GT2 RS claim is the cockpit footage.

The 2012 Nissan GT-R comes with a twin turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine with an output of 530 hp and 488 lb-ft of torque.

The GT-R’s chief designer Kazutoshi Mizuno deserves the praise for this achievement and I look forward to the Spec-V times which “Should” be ahead of the GT2 RS.

Enjoy the video (o;

Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Confirmed and the C63 AMG Black Out in the Wild

Well the guys at Mercedes are ready to show us one model of the C63 AMG and keeping the upcoming C63 AMG Black away from the press reports.

As a result the new C63 AMG coupe gets 451bhp which is increased too a whopping 481bhp with the optional AMG Development pack and 442lb ft of torque, from the final offering of the v8 6.2 litre unit.

That will be enough to push the new Mercedes to 62mph from rest in 4.4 (4.3) seconds and on to the electronically limited 155mph or (174mph) top speed (Development pack version).

Power goes to the rear wheels via the AMG-specific SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed transmission, which features a wet start-up clutch in place of the traditional torque converter, helping to reduce power losses and improve fuel consumption.

Now here comes the unofficial news on a C63 AMG Black we first exclusively spotted back in October last year,first of all expect the above C63 AMG to be whipped around the winter landscape in various forms of weight reduction.

Along with the wider arches to give it a more aggressive stance supported by a the 6.2 litre v8 hand finished and tweaked to deliver around the 540hp via a modified version of the C63 AMG 7-Speed box.

Expect to see ceramic disks and a rear diffuser on later prototypes and the fenders should eventually blend in to the bodywork along with a sub 4 seconds 0-62mph.

BMW Officially reveal the 650i & 640i Coupe ahead of Shanghai

BMW have officially released pictures of the third generation of the top-class Coupé ahead of its Shanghai debut.

Designed to be the flagship of BMW’s Coupe design the car is packed with features, including detailing such as the shark nose with the usual xenon light clusters.

The rear of the car hints at the power of the coupe detailing a twin Exhaust array, saving the usual quad for the exclusive M-Series rumoured to be shown with the M6 at Frankfurt later this year.

Officially announced is 2 engines:-

650i Will be powered by a 4.4 liter v8 twin turbo with a power output of 300 kW/407 hp at 5,500 – 6,400 rpm, 0-62 mph of 4.9 Seconds.

640i Will be powered by a 3.0 litre twin turbo with a power output of 235 kW/320 hp at 5,800 rpm, 0-62 mph of 5.4.

We expect some diesel models along with a hybrid to be introduced in 2012.