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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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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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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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Mercedes E-Class convertible facelift SpyShots

Mercedes E-Class Sedan

These are the latest spy shots showing the face-lifted Mercedes E-class cabriolet undergoing testing. The model is due to be launched at next year’s Detroit motor show.

The updated front-end styling provides styling cues from the current 2013-2014 range and is claimed to offer improved fuel efficiency from revised aerodynamics.

That means new one-piece headlights, a new bumper at both front and rear as well as new graphics at the rear lights. The grille will be similar to the new A-Class.

And Mercedes have released a teaser of the headlight profile from these new units, I like it!
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TMG Lexus LS 650 Prototype confirmed – Essen Motorshow

Lexus LS 650 TMG
The guys across at motor-authority have found out that Toyota’s Motorsport division (TMG) will unveil the Lexus LS 650 prototype at the Essen Motor Show on the 1st of December.

We Spotted this car at the Nurburgring’s industry pool last year and has not been spied since, the car was surprisingly not camouflaged but perhaps a lot of changes to the car have been made, including aggressive wheel arches and the addition of carbon splitters.

As you can see from the photos it has got bonnet vents and huge brakes along with a rear spoiler.

Powering this Lexus will be a twin-turbocharged 5.0 liter V8 engine that will output more than 650 HP.
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The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series (VIDEO)

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series

Well here is the SLS AMG Black Series has just been made official and sports the Black Series moniker, After the extremes of cold winter testing in Sweden to the depths of Germany’s Nurburgring where it was literally tested to destruction.

Mercedes-AMG presents the high-end super sports car version of the gull-wing model, the new SLS AMG Coupé Black Series. Inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 racing version, the fifth Black Series model from Mercedes-AMG boasts a fascinating mix of breath-taking design, outstanding driving dynamics and uncompromising lightweight construction in accordance with the “AMG Lightweight Performance” strategy. With a DIN kerb weight of 1550 kilograms, the SLS AMG Black Series achieves a power/weight ratio of 2.45 kg/hp. The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine generates a power output of 464 kW (631 hp) at 7400 rpm and accelerates the most dynamic gull-wing model of all time to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. The coil-over AMG RIDE CONTROL performance suspension, the AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system and the weight-optimised forged AMG light-alloy wheels with newly developed sports tyres combine with the electronically controlled AMG rear-axle differential lock and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission featuring uncompromisingly emotional shift and response times to raise the SLS AMG Black Series to a new level. The AMG Aerodynamics package is optionally available to further boost the vehicle’s driving dynamics.

The uprated AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine generating a power output of 464 kW (631 hp) and 635 Newton metres of torque is a byword for thrilling driving dynamics, making the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series the most powerful AMG high-performance automobile with a combustion engine at present. Only the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive with a maximum output of 552 kW comes with greater power reserves.
The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series accelerates to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. The top speed stands at 315 km/h. The additional 44 kW (60 hp) of power in comparison to the420 kW (571 hp) offered by the SLS AMG has been achieved by the following measures:
  • Increase in maximum engine speed from 7200 to 8000 rpm
  • Fully revised high-speed valve train with modified camshafts, adapted cam geometry and optimised bucket tappets featuring a special coating which is otherwise exclusive to racing vehicles
  • Modification of the intake air ducting: derestriction and adaptation to the new maximum engine speed
  • Adaptation of the engine application and increase in peak pressure

BMW M6 GranCoupe – Almost Official


BMW this week have shown the BMW M6 Gran Coupe at a private unveiling at the Nurburgring in Germany.

Even though the pictures don’t really reveal much from the spy shot’s taken last year, whilst undergoing extreme cold weather testing.

It does show us the finished article hidden under the camouflage, one thing was a surprising that the car is sporting a carbon fiber roof along with some more carbon detailing throughout the car although we are not sure of the option list on this private display, but the car also had Ceramic Brakes which hints at this being the M-Drivers-Package M6 Gran Coupe.
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