With the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
just days away, many of the new car’s set to be revealed in the German financial hub have dominated the headlines this week. However, there’s plenty happening elsewhere, like the development of the Gallardo-replacing Cabrera
(name not confirmed). This advanced prototype was spotted somewhere in Europe and shows an evolutionary design for the new car. We hear it will pack a 600-horsepower version of the Gallardo’s 5.2-liter V-10 and a quick-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
If a real Lamborghini is out of your budget, how about a Lamborghini desk
? This one will set you back less than $8k and would go perfectly with that Ferrari office chair
you’ve also been eying.
Nissan’s GT-R NISMO
due out next year is destined to be one of the fastest production cars ever launched. We don’t have any official specs yet but Nissan bosses have already promised that the GT-R NISMO will set a new production car lap record at the Nürburgring. The time to beat is a 7:11.57, set by the Gumpert Apollo Sport
back in 2009.
Audi Sport quattro concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
One of the stars of next week’s Frankfurt show will be this Sport quattro concept car from Audi
. We hear it’s destined for production but if it is it’s likely to be the most expensive model in the automaker’s lineup. Why? Because it features a sophisticated hybrid drivetrain delivering 700 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Even if it isn’t built it shows the potential of Audi’s future powertrain technology.
Pictured above is an advanced prototype for the McLaren P1
, which is at the very end of its long gestation period and will be arriving in the hands of its eager customers later this month. This particular example features a bare carbon fiber body--one of the pricier options for the plug-in hybrid supercar.
Lexus is working on a new compact crossover called the NX and has previewed the vehicle in concept form
this week. The production version will almost certainly be toned down compared to this but it does show that Lexus is still keen, perhaps even more so, to shed its conservative ways.
Bentley’s V-8-powered Continental models, the GT V8 coupe and GTC V8 Convertible, have just received a host of sporty upgrades including a more powerful version of their twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter engine, lowered suspension and a more aerodynamic body. The new models, designated by ‘S’ trim
, will make their formal debut on Tuesday at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.
This is part of the first promotional poster for the fourth Transformers movie, which this week had its title confirmed as Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction
. We still don’t know what the plot is, but we’ve heard that there may be a Dinobot or two.
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