As much as we love the Porsche Cayenne’s combination of outright speed, comfort and practicality, it’s just a little too big to be driven with abandon. Enter the all-new 2015 Macan, which not only looks superb but drives brilliantly as well
Engineers from General Motors’ European division Opel have revealed a wild concept based on the Astra OPC that packs all the best bits from various racing versions of the popular compact into a single package that is actually street legal. Called the Opel Astra OPC Extreme
, the car could actually be built should demand prove sufficient.
R35 Nissan GT-R convertible by Newport Convertible EngineeringEnlarge Photo
Nissan’s unlikely to add a convertible for its R35 GT-R, nor on future versions for that matter, but you can still have one if you’re a current GT-R owner and drop-top driving is a must. The people at Newport Convertible Engineering, based in sunny California, has just revealed a convertible mod
for the world-beating Japanese sports car.
British supercar startup Arash has revealed a new car, the AF8
. The Ferrari 458 and McLaren 12C rival is powered by a V-8 engine and is said to feature a design inspired by Arash’s previous models, the Farboud GT and AF10.
Koenigsegg’s new One:1 supercar
is potentially the fastest production car on the planet. No independent testing has been conducted, but with a power output of 1,340 horsepower, or 1,000 kilowatts, Koenigsegg is confident the One:1 can exceed speeds as high as 270 mph.
While America awaits a homegrown Touareg of its own and a bigger Tiguan, Volkswagen's brewing up a third crossover SUV for its global lineup--and the VW T-Roc
is the early look at what's coming. Looking like VW’s version of the Nissan Juke, the T-Roc should prove popular in the marketplace, assuming the production version isn’t watered down too much.
Something like a Subaru WRX may very likely be quick around a snow course, but it certainly wouldn't look as good getting sideways as say, for example, an Aston Martin Vanquish. And as we discovered during Aston Martin’s On Ice tour
, the British-built GTs also hold their own on the powder.
Behold! Mercedes-Benz's Zetros 6x6
is the ideal ride for surviving any winter zombie apocalypse. Under the hood is a 7.2-liter diesel straight-six that can produce over 900 pound-feet of torque--perfect for running over… practically anything.
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