Affordable performance is far from dead thanks to companies like Hyundai. This week the Korean automaker unveiled its new Elantra Sport, a compact sedan that pairs a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch unit. Tuning firms are going to have a field day with this one.
Behind the scenes at Bentley’s assembly plant in Crewe, England - Image via AutoEmotionenTV
If you ever wanted to know why Bentley is one of the preeminent luxury marques, our recent visit to its factory in Crewe, England paints a pretty good picture. We’ve posted up a mega gallery that highlights the painstaking work that goes into each and every Bentley.
2018 Audi RS 3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Audi is working on a new RS 3. The compact sports sedan is coming next year complete with a turbocharged 5-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive. We have photos and video of the car testing at the Nürburgring.
2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Another car we spied testing is a new version of the Aston Martin Vanquish supercar. The second-generation Vanquish is soon to be replaced by a new model based on the same platform underpinning the recently revealed DB11, but before it bows out of the market it looks like Aston Martin will launch a more potent version.
2018 Porsche Cayenne spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Yet another spied vehicle is Porsche’s redesigned Cayenne. The SUV looks to be adopting a sportier look. Its powertrains, meanwhile, should be shared with the redesigned Panamera, which the new Cayenne will trail by about a year.
Ferrari LaFerrari - Image via Mecum Auctions
One of just three Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] LaFerraris finished in Nero DS Opaco is going under the hammer. The hybrid hypercar will be one of the stars at Mecum’s annual Monterey Car Week auction taking place in about a month’s time.
2017 Mazda 3 (Japanese spec)
The Mazda 3 has just undergone a mid-cycle update. While the looks haven’t changed much there’s some new technology on offer that’s said to improve the handling and dynamics.
2017 Dodge Viper
The 2017 model year is the last for the Dodge Viper supercar. To send it off into the sunset, Dodge is launching a series of special edition models. Most of these are already sold out but you can still order the regular version of the car, including the track-focused ACR. You can also call the guys at Hennessey Performance Engineering to have a supercharger kit installed... if the standard 645 horsepower isn’t enough.