It seems like an about-face after previous comments, but Audi Sport chief Stephan Winkelmann has hinted that his recently rebranded division could go rear-wheel drive in the future. When discussing the future of Audi Sport and RS models, Winkelmann previously stated, "Quattro as a system is not an option for us. It’s a must." Now, the tune has changed after Auto Express spoke to the Audi Sport boss. “When looking at the name, we decided Quattro could be misleading. Quattro is the four-wheel-drive system and is one of the things that made Audi great—but in our opinion was not...
2012 Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S) Spy Shots
We’ve got the first spy shots of prototypes for the production version of the string of Toyota FT-86 sports car concepts shown over the past two years, as well as the scorching Scion FR-S concept shown at the recent 2011 New York Auto Show. The prototype, seen here testing in Germany, is for...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
2011 Subaru Boxer Sports Concept Live Photos: 2011 Geneva Motor Show
Subaru's Boxer Sports Concept is, in fact, rear-wheel drive, despite Web rumors to the contrary yesterday. Of course, anyone looking for front drive axles would have noticed there were none. Now you can pore over the inner workings of Subaru's rear-drive sports architecture as if you were there...Nelson Ireson
Spy Shots: Toyota And Subaru Joint Sports Coupe
Toyota and Subaru confirmed as far back as April of last year that the two companies would collaborate on the development of a new affordable sports car and at the Tokyo Motor Show of that same year we saw the first tangible evidence of the partnership with the unveiling of the Toyota FT-86...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Maserati Confirms New Entry-Level Sedan And Quattroporte Replacement
It’s official. Maserati will launch an all-new sports sedan to take on the likes of the BMW M5 and upcoming Audi A7 and best of all it will establish a new ‘entry-level’ price point for the Trident brand. Expected to cost around the $75,000 mark, details of the car were confirmed earlier...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Subaru Unsure Of Bringing RWD Sports Car To U.S.
Subaru has built itself a reputation for safety on the back of its symmetrical all-wheel drive system, at least in North America, but with the development of a new rear-wheel drive sports car, the automaker’s image may be jeopardized. This is an issue that has Subaru’s management...Viknesh Vijayenthiran