The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] this week finally confirmed its return to Le Mans, and along with the confirmation we got our first look at the new race car the Blue Oval will be campaigning. Naturally, the new race car is based on the GT supercar that will be launching on the market next year. It will run in the GTE Pro class for production-based racers with professional team backing and drivers.
Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K
Ferrari’s LaFerrari FXX K track special is now being delivered. A video out this week showed four of them, including one white beauty, taking to Italy’s Imola race track. Also out this week were some official design sketches for the FXX K, some of which show alternative designs for the Ferrari flagship.
2016 BMW 7-Series
BMW’s all-new, sixth-generation 7-Series was revealed this week. It didn’t turn out to be a groundbreaking design like the fourth-gen model, but the car is loaded with tech, from its construction to its user interface. It goes on sale later this year, initially with 740i and 750i xDrive variants. A 740e xDrive plug-in hybrid joins the lineup next year.
2015 Dodge Charger R/T equipped with Mopar ’15 Performance Kit
Mopar in recent years has been offering limited edition packages for a number of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] vehicles. The latest Mopar ’15 Charger revealed this week adds some much needed power for the Charger R/T on which it is based.
Patent for mid-engine Honda sports car - Image via Autovisie
Patent drawings surfaced this week showing what’s likely to be a concept previewing a new mid-engine Honda sports car. If given the green light for the production, the car will serve as a halo and technological showpiece for the Honda brand, in the same way that the NSX is a halo for Acura. Like the latest NSX, the new Honda sports car is expected to feature a hybrid powertrain.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
The first prototype for Volkswagen’s next-generation Tiguan compact crossover was spotted this week. The vehicle is expected to be revealed later this year, possibly at September’s 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, though we aren’t expecting it in local showrooms until 2017, as a 2018 model. Both five- and seven-seat versions will be offered this time around.
Sin City Hustler
Meet the Sin City Hustler. It’s a 12-foot tall, 32-ft long Ford Excursion monster truck limo that could be yours for a cool $1 million.
2016 Jaguar F-Type S V-6 manual
When it comes to sexy, it’s hard to top Jaguar’s F-Type. Now the British sports car is even more accommodating thanks to an available manual transmission and all-wheel drive. Find out what both systems are like in our drive report.