Spy Shots 40
The Ferrari F150 has been under the spotlight lately and given its most recent spy shots, the wait appears to be worth it. The upcoming Enzo replacement has been photographed wearing plenty of heavy camo, and thanks to our friends over at Worldcarfans, a few more details about Ferrari’s new flagship have finally surfaced. It seems that the aforementioned Ferrari was unveiled at a closed-doors event in Maranello last week. The model is expected to be produced in only 499 units, each bearing a price tag of around 1.2 million Euros.
Under the bonnet, the mid-engine hypercar features an 800 HP V12 power mill, built to sound like an F1 engine when red-lining at 9,200 rpm. The vehicle also packs an additional 150 HP of power at the wheel, thanks to a Kinetic Energy Recovery System. All this power will sent the F150 running from 0 to 100 Km/h (62 mph) in 3 seconds, and reach a top speed of just over 370 Km/h (230 mph).
Notably, Ferrari’s F1 driver Fernando Alonso raced a best lap time around Fiorano of 1:20, which is basically 0:03 seconds faster than the F12 Berlinetta. Furthermore, with an estimated lap time of around 7 minutes at the Nurburgring racetrack, the F150 is expected to overtake Gumpert Apollo’s time of 7:11 thus closing up on the Radical SR8’s sub-7 minute record.
Unfortunately, there’s no news on the official name of the ride, but according to Corse Clienti driver Tani Hanna who was at the event it will come in a choice of three colors, and weigh 1,280kg thanks to a Kevlar-protected carbon-fiber chassis. In other news, the vehicle seems to feature other goodies like a 200 Km/h (124 mph) to 0 braking distance of 115 meters and max torque available from 1,000 rpm.
The upcoming Italian stallion will be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and deliveries are expected to commence next December.
Source: WorldCarFans via Teamspeed.
Saying that the Mercedes Benz CLA 45 AMG is awesome is such an understatement. The vehicle is somewhat of a masterpiece. Confirmed for January 2013, the regular Mercedes-Benz CLA packs a futuristic design that reminds us of the CLS a little. The AMG version is set to be unveiled in September next year, most probably at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
Earlier this week, the guys at WorldCarFans posted a series of spy pictures with the sporty sedan, and by all means, the vehicle looks . Noticeable, underneath the camo there’s a large front grille which seems to look a lot like the one on the Concept A-Class. There’s also the more aggressive front fascia, aerodynamic side skirts, dual exhaust, trunk-mounted spoiler, high-performance brakes and typical double five-spoke AMG alloys.
Under the bonnet, the young Benz will most likely receive a turbocharged, 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that generates 335 HP – 246 kW and more than 400 Nm of torque. This is the same engine found on the A45 AMG and it will most probably be connected to a dual-clutch, 7-speed gearbox and an AWD system. The CLA 45 AMG will probably do the 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) sprint in aprox. 5 seconds on route to a limited top speed of around 250 km/h (155 mph).
Source: WCF, photos courtesy of WCF
Automakers have resorted to a new kind of camouflage for their undisclosed concepts. Now, they just cover it up all sorts of stickers to make it resemble one of their competition’s rides. Could it be a Maybach? Could it be a Mercedes S-Class? No! It’s a Bentley!
The new version of the Continental GT was launched a while back and now it’s time for the Continental Flying Spur which has been said to feature an evolutionary design. If you cover-up the car’s fake headlights with your thumbs, you will notice the black prominent grille that stands as a trademark for Bentley, the bulging fenders and a new lowered, sportier look.
Under the bonnet we might run into the same engines as those of the Continental GT, so we might hear about a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with 500 HP – 373 kW and a 6.0-liter W12 with two outputs : A 567 HP – 423 kW version and the top of the range 616 HP – 460 kW powerhouse.
The picture reminds me of Maybach. Has anyone heard anything about them lately ?
Well, the MINI Paceman hasn’t really been spied upon, again, but rather MINI released a couple of pictures of it on the web. Partially covered, the 2013 Paceman Concept is essentially a Countryman coupe with a sloping roofline and a different tailgate.
The concept might be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September and according to MINI, the Paceman will be a “powerful and agile” vehicle.
The engine range will likely be the same as the Countryman’s, so petrol choices might include a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine with 120 HP – 90 KW and a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder with both 181 HP – 135 KW and 215 HP – 160 KW outputs. More details will follow, but for now, all we can do is scroll through the images and hope for the best.
Jaguar’s F-type unveiling has been announced to take place in mid 2013 but spy pictures started to appear all over the internet like raindrops on a speeding windshield. Visibly influenced by the C-X16 concept, the coupe has a prominent grille, sleek LED headlights, thin taillights, muscular rear fenders, and a center-mounted dual exhaust system.
Jaguar has confirmed the model will have an engine range starting with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 375 HP – 279 kW and 460 NM of torque, all the way to a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that develops up to 542 HP – 405 kW.
The Jaguar F-Type looks smashing and we’re eager to see more “skin” from under that nasty black and white camouflage.
Not quite minimally disguised, but rather obvious, the Ferrari prototype appears to be influenced by the original Enzo and Maserati MC12. The major styling highlights include a P4/5 Competizione-like rear window, a prominent rear diffuser and a four-tailpipe exhaust system. Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa has already revealed the model will be made from the same type of carbon fiber that is used in the company’s F1 cars
Under the bonnet the specs remain a total mystery although the model might use a 6.2-liter V12 engine and a HY-KERS petrol-electric hybrid system. With this engine, the new lighter and stronger Enzo could reach a combined output of around 920 HP – 686 kW and could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2.5 seconds reaching a top speed of over 408 km/h.
As the first spy photos of the mew Mercedes Benz CLS estate were published this week car fans who want to buy a high performance estate car are getting more psyched about it. It is speculated that the Mercedes CLS estate will be premiered next summer and that the UK launch will coincide with the Goodwood Festival of Speed. T
he car is expected to appear in showrooms around September 2012 and prices are expected to start from £48,000. The new version of the car is a redesign of the existing CLS Saloon and the engine for the new version is expected to be the same as the old. The German car company are also planning to release an E-Class BlueHybrid in 2012 to bring hybrid power to their range of cars.
The new estate shows a clear move to a sleeker design and the aerodynamic shape makes the car look luxurious and most of all expensive. The back of the car is possibly the most interesting aspect of the design, as it the sharp lines seen on the side of the car translate well into the rear. The whole design seems to reflect the streamlined appearance of the car, a concept that may well translate into a sharp interior.
With four seats the inside of car will be almost identical to the previous saloon version. However there are rumours that the boot will include under floor storage options, which will appeal to families.
There is a huge used car market for Mercedes and the high standard of both design and construction make the brand one of the most popular on the market. With the launch of both the E-Class BlueHybrid and the CLS estate Mercedes will be making gains in the car market next year.
[Images via WorldCarFans]
The upcoming Mini Coupe JCW (John Cooper Works) has been recently spotted in Germany with just a bit of camouflage on, allowing us to see almost every inch of its body. The JCW will be the most powerful version in the Mini Coupe line-up and it’s easily distinguished by its aggressive body kit with muscular bumpers and wider wheel arches.
The Mini Coupe will be released on the market at the end of this year and, as predicted, the production model is almost the same as the concept which was revealed 2 years ago. The interior of the car ditches the hatchback’s model’s rear seat bench for a larger boot area that’s said to be around 250 liters.
The Mini Coupe JCW will use the company’s latest 1.6L twin scroll turbocharged engine that’s able to produce 211 HP and, besides this model, there will also be a Coupe S with 184 HP version of the 1.6L unit and a basic model with a naturally aspired 1.6L engine that’s able to produce 122 HP and maybe even a diesel version.
The world premiere of the production version of the MINI Coupe will probably be at the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall.
The new 2011 Bentley Continental GT facelift was just caught on camera with some camouflage on while it was doing a couple of tests in Germany. The 2011 model is going to have its public premiere at the Paris Motor Show in September but even thought it’s wearing some camo here we could still get a glimpse at its upgrades.
First, the facelifted Continental GT received quite a lot of exterior upgrades such as redesigned front and rear bumpers, tail lights inspired from the Mulsanne and modern LED infused headlights. Inside the car will probably get new trim options and probably an upgraded infotainment system.
Important changes will be made under the hood too, where the 6.0L W12 engine will be probably replaced by an upgraded version of the 6.3L engine which recently debuted in the 2011 Audi A8L W12. On Audi the engine produced 493 bhp and 625 Nm of torque but for Bentley it will be tweaked to produce at least 552 bhp and 650 Nm of torque.
This engine will be mated to an eight speed automatic transmission instead of the six speed gearbox from the current model and will be enough to take the car from 0 to 100 km/h in a bit over 4.6 seconds.
More details about the facelifted 2011 Bentley Continental GT will be probably released as we get closer to its public debut from Paris.
[Source: S. B. Medien and WorldCarFans]
Big news folks! The new supercar from Horacio Pagani, the Pagani C9, was just spied today revealing its standing out feature, some impressive gullwing doors. We were expecting it to be different from its predecessor, the breathtaking Pagani Zonda F and this new supercar will definitely manage to do that.
Almost every day we get to see a couple of new spy shots with the Pagani C9 and its like filling pieces of the puzzle and the whole picture is getting better day by day. The C9 will be powered by a massive V12 engine and we’re going to see every inch of this supercar at the end of this year when it will have its official debut.
Until then… we’ll have to settle with these spy shots published by our friends from the Dutch Autoweek.