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McLaren Automotive – Confirm P1 ‘Race Ready’ for Geneva IAA

Mclaren P1

With one month until all eyes in the automotive world turn to Switzerland, McLaren Automotive has confirmed that the global debut of the production-ready McLaren P1™ will be at the 83rd International Motor Show in Geneva, and taken the opportunity to give a glimpse of the, so far unseen, interior. The latest insight confirms that the McLaren P1™ will adopt a race-inspired digital dash readout, and gives further information relating to the levels of performance that can be expected with a highly-focused ‘Race’ mode.
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Ferrari Enzo F150 – Spied

Ferrari Enzo
Here are the latest spyshots of the Ferrari Enzo replacement dubbed the code name the F150.

In detail, this supercar is expected to weigh in at only 1100kg will be powered by brand new F12’s V12 developing 740hp already, and coupled to an electric motor providing an extra hundred horses and 270 nm of torque.

The small Lithium Ion battery will not allow the car to drive in electric-only driving like in the Porsche 918, this is purely a Formula 1 inspired Kers system.
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McLaren P1 – Spied in its Camouflaged Suit

Mclaren P1

A fully camouflaged version of the McLaren P1, which made its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, has been caught testing on the Spanish mainland.

The new McLaren P1 ‘replacement to the legendary McLaren F1’ will have a power-to-weight ratio of over 600bhp per tonne when it goes on sale in late 201, the P1 is should be a lot lighter than the current MP4-12C due to use of lightweight composite’s, a total output of around 740bhp is expected.

The engine has been told to have a hybrid power-train similar to the 918 spider but details are unlikely to be fully released until later on after its World Premier perhaps to be shown at Geneva in 2013.
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Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG – Spied Winter Testing

Mercedes Benz GLA 45 AMG
Here are the latest GLA 45 AMG spyshots undergoing winter testing in Northern Sweden.

These are the clearest photo’s of the upcomming flagship which will be dubbed the Mercedes GLA 45 AMG, which will head the new GLA SUV range later this year.

The new GLA 45 AMG will feature the same f1 inspired 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine as the Benz A45 AMG, which is rumoured to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March
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2013-2014 Audi S1 Sportsback – Spied out Winter Testing

Audi S1 Sportsback

After the uber bonkers Audi A1 Clubsport which had 495hp Audi have been out testing the sensible Audi S1.

The changes from the regular A1 include 2 extra doors and more practicality than the current range topping 185ps 1.4 tfsi.

Audi was saving the Quattro all wheel drive transmission for this car and is rumoured to be a derived from the club sport obviously with less strengthened parts.
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Punching its Weight — Cadillac Hits Back with 2013 ATS

Cadillac ATS

They say in some spheres that less is more.

This is certainly the case when it comes to compact cars, which are luxury brands’ biggest sellers.

Now, with the launch of the 2013 Cadillac ATS in the Middle East, Cadillac are hitting back at BMW, Mercedes and Audi with a compact car of their own.

People move up to luxury cars by entering the compact market: Cadillac want to strike while that iron is hot. How?

The Reassurance of Safety

Not only does the ATS hit hard: it can take the hits. In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests, the ATS achieved five stars — the maximum — in each category it was tested in: frontal crash, side crash, rollover, and overall.

In places like the UAE, where the dangerous driving on the roads makes car insurance as essential as it is mandatory, it’s good to know the vehicle can handle a bump or two.
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Porsche 911 GT3 Cup – Teased on track at Weissach

GT3 Cup

Here is the first official video & Photos of the track-only version of the new 911 GT3 cup lapping the purpose built test track at Weissach near Stuttgart Germany.

We expect the 2013 911 GT3 Cup will be officially unveiled very soon in time for the 2013 racing season.

Like the outgoing model we expect the 911 GT3 Cup to have the same specification as the road going street racer the GT3 RS of course sporting carpets and more road going niceties.

The regular 2013 911 GT3 will probably be unveiled along with the hard-core RS variant at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
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BMW 2 Series Cabriolet – First Spyshots!

BMW 2 Series

Here are the very first pictures of the 2 Series Cabriolet which is due to a re branding of the 1 series Coupe, this follows on from the 3 series coupe being dubbed the 4 series.

The new BMW 2-Series will deliver dynamic handling, but will share its engine power units with the 1-Series.

This will be powered by a 1.6-liter Twin Power turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit delivering around 180 HP and a revised 2.0 liter engine with an output of about 186 HP.
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