Volkswagen recently let us take its new 2015 Golf R
for a spin on a frozen lake in northern Sweden. That’s where this photo--and others like it--come from.
Teaser for 2014 Toyota TS040 Hybrid Le Mans prototype (LMP1 )Enlarge Photo
This is our first look at Toyota’s new TS040 Hybrid Le Mans prototype
that will compete in the World Endurance Championship this year. Compared to last year’s TS030, the TS040 has an all-wheel-drive system and increased output.
Porsche is working on a mid-cycle update for its 991-series 911. Pictured here is the Turbo variant
, which is likely to be receiving a power upgrade. Peak output for the Turbo S variant may extend beyond 570 horsepower, up from the current model’s 560-horsepower rating.
General Motors’ European outfit Opel is working on a hardcore version of its Astra OPC. Opel hasn’t revealed all the details on the new Astra OPC Extreme
just yet, but the company says weight has been reduced compared to the standard model through the use of carbon fiber.
Aerial view of massive traffic snarl during Atlanta's 2014 snow storm, via NBC Charlotte @wcncEnlarge Photo
It seems we can hardly go a week without some "winterpocalypse" these days. This time it was in Atlanta
, Georgia. The snow--all 1-3 inches of it--had a very real and dangerous impact on the city’s residents.
You’re looking at the first image of a new supercar being developed by Britain’s Arash
, the maker of the Ferrari Enzo-resembling AF10. This new model is likely to be styled quite differently; the covers come off February 28.
1898 'P1' electric car designed by Ferdinand PorscheEnlarge Photo
This, believe it or not, is the first car ever developed by Porsche founder Ferdinand Porsche. Known as the P1--and also by its longer name, the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model
", Porsche has liberated the 115-year-old car from a warehouse, where it has lain unused and dormant since 1902.
A new performance sedan concept bearing the Quant name has been confirmed for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It’s called the Quant e-Sportlimousine
and is said to feature a new type of electric drive technology.
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