This week saw Nissan reveal a new concept car for the Gran Turismo video game series called the Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo. Although the concept isn’t destined for production, its design is likely to influence the lines of the next-generation Nissan GT-R.
Last weekend saw Audi drive to its 13th win in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans in just 16 starts. Given the horrific crash suffered by the #1 R18 e-tron quattro in qualifying, and the early retirement of the #3 car, it would have been easy for Audi to simply throw up its collective hands and say, “This is not our year.” But that didn’t happen.
Audi celebrates its 13th Le Mans 24 Hours win in 2014
Bentley unveiled a new member of its Continental GT family, which has been labeled the GT3-R. This one is a road-going version of the Continental GT3 race car and it’s set to debut next week at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Bentley Continental GT3-R, 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
It's rather pleasing to note that the cockpit of Boodhound SSC—the Land Speed Record attempt vehicle aiming to hit 1,000 mph—is exactly as high-tech and spaceship-like as you'd expect, given its mission. The cockpit was featured in a new video this week.
Bloodhound SSC's cockpit
A prototype for Volvo’s next-generation XC90 was spotted this week. The new SUV is set for a reveal in August but the latest prototype already shows many of its details.
2015 Volvo XC90 spy shots
Audi's new R8 LMX was shown for the first time in public at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans this past weekend. The 570-horsepower supercar isn’t the first with laser lights, but it is the first to feature them as standard.
Audi R8 LMX
Mercedes-Benz revealed an updated version of its CLS-Class, which will be introduced for the 2015 model year. In addition to new styling, the car gets a new nine-speed automatic transmission, more powerful engines and an improved interface.
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG
In the muscle car world, the Plymouth Hemi Cuda is a by-word for the Holy Grail, hen's teeth, or free beer. In other words, it's elusive and highly sought after. One of the cars, a convertible, has sold at auction for a record price.
1971 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible sells for $3.5 million (Image: Mecum Auctions)
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