2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS: The L.A. Auto Show is an important one for Porsche as the brand sells more cars in the state of California than anywhere else on the globe. One of three premieres Porsche will be making next week is the 2015 911 Carrera GTS, which is offered as either a coupe or convertible and with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The Carrera GTS is aimed at buyers seeking something sportier than the regular Carrera and Carrera S models but aren’t quite ready to hop into the hardcore GT3 or Turbo.
New Ford Performance Vehicle
Teaser for new Ford performance car being unveiled on November 17, 2014Enlarge Photo
: Ford plans to unveil a new performance car next week and a series of teaser videos already released by the automaker suggests the car could be the long-awaited Mustang GT350 built by the SVT performance division. The new Mustang GT350 is expected to feature a naturally-aspirated V-8 engine displacing 5.2-liters and featuring a flat-plane crank. This isn’t a replacement for the previous Shelby GT500; the Mustang GT350 will be the track-focused version of the new Mustang, meaning it will target Chevrolet’s Camaro Z/28.
2016 Cadillac ATS-V
: Cadillac will reveal its all-new ATS-V in L.A., in both sedan and coupe bodystyles. The performance duo will pack a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V-6 and come with 450 horsepower on tap. Spy shots reveal the aggressive look of the cars and inside we expect this same aggressive performance theme to be continued. Given the pricing of its competition, we expect the ATS-V sedan to be priced close to $60k and the ATS-V Coupe to start several grand above that figure.
2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe All Wheel Drive
: Jaguar’s stunning F-Type is already available in a number of variants but the expansion of the sports car range is far from complete. Additional variants will include some new all-wheel-drive variants, one of which, the 2016 F-Type Coupe R All Wheel Drive, has already been revealed. More should be revealed at the L.A. Auto Show where Jaguar plans to reveal 14 separate F-Type variants.
2015 BMW X5 M And X6 M
: The second-generation of BMW’s X5 M and X6 M performance SUVs have been revealed ahead of their debut in L.A. next week. Their engine is a version of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 found in several other M cars, rated here at 567 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, or about 12 hp and 53 lb-ft of torque more than the outgoing models produced. This helps the vehicles accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds flat (with launch control activated). Like most BMWs, top speed is limited to 155 mph.
Audi R8 Competition
: Audi is bringing its fastest and most powerful R8 ever built to L.A. It’s called the R8 Competition and just 60 examples are earmarked for the U.S. The car features the same engine found in the R8 LMS ultra race car, a 5.2-liter V-10 delivering 570 horsepower, and will accelerate to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and keep going until it maxes out at 199 mph. In addition to its more potent engine, the car gets a few visual tweaks and some unique content in the cabin.
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