We’ve been wondering when Beemer would unveil its own 4-door coupe; its answer to the Mercedes CLS and Porsche’s pumped-up Panamera. That time is apparently 2013, when the German automaker will ship its new Gran Coupe 650i, a big, wide, 300 horsepower executive-class battleship.
From a distance, Toyota’s GT 86 concept car could pass for next year’s Hyundai Tiburon but lucky for Toyota this thing’s got a lot more nut. Few details have leaked so far but the car blogs are all claiming 200-mph from a 2.0-liter boxer powerplant. Worth a closer look? We think so.
On the outside, the 2013 Shelby GT500 looks only slightly updated. It’s got that familiar steroid-pumped muscularity but where the real upgrades have been made are in performance. You can look up the whole spec sheet but we just want to inform you this thing will do 200 miles per hour off the lot. Ponder that number for a moment.
Hopefully Subaru has its new BRZ STI concept car ready-to-roll when the next Fast & Furious sequel starts filming because this thing will steal the show. With Suby’s proven STI boxer engine mounted super low in the chassis it will give this little rocket the lowest center of gravity of any car on the market today. Translation: race car handling in your daily driver. Bring it on.
By now we know better than to expect American automakers to produce a small car that any of us want to drive. But, the partnership between Chrysler and Italy’s Fiat brand looks promising. The Fiat 500 Abarth will soon be imported to the states and this little jellybean rips. It’ll pack a snappy 1.4 liter turbo and, as you can see, a rather aggressive look.
The “sport” part in the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport means that instead of going full mid-life, you were a good “sport” and compromised. Instead of buying a blown vintage coupe you got an executive slash family car that makes you feel cool for your age.
Even though they look great, in the past, drop-tops were always the slower, less aggressive variant. Not the case with this 2013 ZL1 Convertible. Chevy built in tranny reinforcements and added tunnel and tower braces to stiffen up the chassis, giving more of those 580 horses to the back wheels. Tell her you’re buying it for her.
Here’s an early look at the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5. This will be BMW’s first crack at a more moderately priced, mainstream hybrid vehicle. Based on the BMW 5 Series, the car is powered by the same 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline-six-cylinder found in the BMW 535i. On top of the conventional components will be a 55-horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.
If your manhood doesn’t really need an extension, the main purpose of a car is to get you from point A to point B. The 2012 Toyota Yaris will do that and then some. It’s got a burrito-sized glove box, windows that go up & down, and a honkable horn. It also gets nearly 40mpg. Your neighbor who drives the luxury combat vehicle won’t understand but Toyota does. This post has been sponsored by Toyota.
The tit-for-tat battle between the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro is about to kick in to gear again. When the 2012 Camaro ZL1 hits the pavement early next year juiced up with it’s 550-horse, 6.2-liter, six-speed 8, those Mustang dudes with the new Boss 302 are gonna start sweating.