The first prototypes for the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class have started testing, and we’ve already scooped some photos. They show a larger and more refined GLK, which makes sense since Mercedes’ upcoming 2014 GLA will now fill the role of the automaker’s entry-level crossover.
Ferrari’s new flagship, the LaFerrari, will possibly be the fastest production car in the history of the automobile. It should come as no surprise then that one of the world’s best drivers, Formula One ace Fernando Alonso, is helping develop it. Here we see him about to hit Ferrari’s Fiorano test track in a LaFerrari prototype for the second time in recent months.
Fernando Alonso tests Ferrari's LaFerrari supercar at Fiorano
We’ve just driven the 2014 Jaguar XFR-S and found that it never ceased to have us grinning. A wicked grin, at that. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering the car is packing a raucous 550-horsepower V-8 that's matched to a brilliant eight-speed automatic transmission.
2014 Jaguar XFR-S - First Drive, August 2013
A prototype for Acura’s second-generation NSX was shown in public recently--hitting a track. Thanks to photos and video taken on the day, we now know what it will look and sound like on the road.
2015 Acura NSX prototype
It may not have been the BRZ STI model we were hoping for, but Subaru’s new BRZ tS concept at least gives us hope the Japanese automaker is working on upgrades for the car. The concept was built to showcase new performance parts being cooked for the BRZ and takes its inspiration from the BRZ GT300 race car from Japan's Super GT series.
Subaru BRZ tS concept
Scion FR-S fans shouldn’t feel left out as Toyota’s version of the BRZ, the GT 86, sold here as the FR-S, is also being considered for a performance upgrade. This week Toyota also rolled out a GT 86 with some new performance parts.
2013 Toyota GT 86 with handling upgrades - Image: Carsguide
Pictured here is the ‘Drive’ component of BMW’s upcoming i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. The car’s design means it will have the lowest center of gravity of any model in the BMW fleet and its advanced powertrain means it will be able to hit 60 mph from rest in under 4.5 seconds yet return up to 95 mpg.
2015 BMW i8
Nissan’s had a relatively successful year with its 2013 GT-R NISMO GT3 race car and now it wants to share that success. The Japanese automaker has invited teams wishing to compete in GT3 competition to come and test drive the car, though anyone ordering one now will likely receive next year’s specification.
2013 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 race car
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