Do not ask yourself what sense it makes to drive a 550 HP SUV downtown Manhattan, Moscow or in Shanghai. Some supercar enthusiast in Pebble beach could take the question as a provocation. Be politically correct and just acknowledge that this sort of heavy weight supercar might have and will have some followers around the world.
The successful Land Rover company has just announced that its first high-performance SUV that will carry the addition SVR badge, front and rear, is the new Range Rover Sport SVR. The Porsche Cayenne challenger is capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in a breath-taking 4.5 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds) and on to an electronically limited top speed of 162mph (260km/h), according to its maker.
Track only McLarean 650S Sprint to make global premiere at 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
McLaren GT has today confirmed that it will premiere its latest model at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, with the wraps set to come off the track-only 650S Sprint. The stripped-out racer will make its global debut alongside a number of other models from McLaren Automotive, and completes the brand’s display with four global debuts planned for the Californian event, including the McLaren P1™ GTR.
Based on the recently launched McLaren 650S Coupe, the track-focused 650S Sprint is fitted with developments to the Brake Steer system, even more refined active aerodynamics and a race set-up for the ProActive Chassis Control (PCC).
Jaguar will not wait for the Parisian "Mondial de l'Automobile" motor show (opening gates early next October) to officially unveil its trend setting Jaguar XE. The all-new mid-size sport sedan will make its world premiere in London on September 8th, according to a company statement.
According to Jaguar's officers their XE will be the first entry in the BMW 3 Series segment to feature «an aluminium-intensive monocoque, with lightweight aluminium accounting for 75 per cent of the structure». Its new body structure was first showcased at last year IAA in Frankfurt with the C-X17 SUV Concept.
The all-new modular architecture is the fifth generation of body structures developed by Jaguar applying its own bonded-and-riveted aluminium technology inspired by aerospace applications. The weight to stiffness ratio achieved «ensures that the XE is the most fuel-efficient Jaguar yet with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on the NEDC combined cycle of over 75mpg and less than 100g/km respectively» claims the British maker.