Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Aston Martin DBX Concept: A Gorgeous, Lifted, AWD Electric Sports Car

Aston Martin evidently has decided that selling only GT cars—and we’re including the four-door Rapide in that categorization—is a strategy fated to keep sales volumes cripplingly small. And indeed, the brand sold just a little more than 4000 units worldwide last year. Thus, it is moving to make its Lagonda sedan available in markets other than in just the Middle East. And at the Geneva auto show, it indicated a move to drive sales to unforeseen heights by showing a crossover GT, the DBX concept.

Monday, March 2, 2015

MTM’s Audi S8 “Talladega” Packs Southern Charm—to the Tune of 750 hp

MTM Audi S8 Talledega

The Audi S8 is already a formidable beast, what with its 520 twin-turbocharged horses thundering forth from its 4.0-liter V-8. But the mad scientists at German tuning shop MTM are never satisfied. Hence the roadgoing rocket you see here: a beefed-up and boosted S8 that punishes the pavement with a full 750 horsepower and nearly 700 lb-ft of torque.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

BMW i8 registers 450 bookings in the UK

BMW i8 registers 450 bookings in the UK
The BMW i8, unarguably, is truly a game changer in the sports car world. With its space-age looks and a powerful yet efficient hybrid drive-train, the two-door  sports car has helped redefine performance hybrid vehicles. It is hardly surprising, then that the i8 has just been crowned UK Car of the Year for 2015.

Startech Somehow Gets Carbon Fiber to Stick to the Jaguar F-type Like Magnets

STARTECH Refinement Jaguar F-type

The Jaguar F-type is already impeccably handsome—all crouched down in a prowl of potential energy ready to pounce at a moment’s notice. But what if you want more? More attitude, more downforce, more blessed carbon fiber? European tuning house Startech has you, and your F-type, covered—in scads of carbon fiber.

The oddly named Startech Refinement package brings, basically, all of the carbon fiber you could ever want to festoon your Coventry cat. Starting at the front, Startech replaced the lower front bumper with a deeper, more pronounced bottom lip, trailing into aerodynamic features ahead of the front wheel openings that Startech says will reduce front axle lift at speed. Hood scoops and side-view mirrors are similarly bedecked in the miraculous woven material.