In celebration of 50 years of the 911, Porsche unveiled another new variant of the iconic coupe at the Detroit Auto Show. The Targa 4 GTS is the latest to receive the GTS treatment, which includes 430 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque attached to a seven-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. 4.5 seconds 0 to 60 & topless.
After months of rumors & speculation, Ford has just confirmed it: the GT is back. Its packs a 600 horsepower twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 motor and a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox as well as an F1-style steering wheel and pedals that move to fit the driver. Production begins in 2016.
Acura ceased production on the iconic NSX in 2005 but ten years later, the redux is back. Acura will begin production on the 2016 NSX next fall with a build sheet that includes a twin-turbo charged V6-hybrid powerplant, AWD, aluminum chassis, carbon-fiber flooring, ceramic brakes, and loads more. No bottom line numbers have been announced yet, except for the price tag.
The 50-year anniversary of the iconic Shelby Cobra 427 is upon us. That means Shelby is producing a limited run of Anniversary Cobras. Engine options range from 400 horsepower up to the legendary 427 big-block that boasts a toupee-peeling 700 horses. Offered with either aluminum or fiberglass bodies. Limited to 50 Cobras.
Ferrari’s ridiculous new 1035 horsepower FXX K is the latest development in Ferrari’s track-only FXX line of limited edition, race-ready supercars. The K denotes its kinetic energy recovery system—yup, it’s a hybrid. One that does 217 miles an hour.
Ford’s 500 horsepower Mustang Shelby GT350 is basically a street legal racecar. In addition to its massive 5.2-liter V8 it’s got a race-style flat-plane crankshaft, all-new bodywork in the front end with lower, track style springs plus MagneRide dampers. Recaro front seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel complete the race ready build.
Powered by an all-electric outboard motor, the Quadrofoil is the most efficient PWC on the water. It’s a silent, zero emission hydrofoil that hovers and rides above the water at speeds of up to 20kts.
Audi’s limited edition 2015 R8 Competition model will make its way to the US but only 60 of these race-inspired supercars will be released for the American market. It’s trimmed with copious amounts of weight-shaving carbon fiber & its 570hp 5.2L V10 pushes the 2-seater to a top speed of 199MPH.
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the 911 and the new GTS keeps the legacy alive. Boasting a 430hp six-cylinder, it will do 0 to 62 in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph. It will be available in both hard & soft-top versions as well as 2 or 4-wheel drive.
VW is unveiling their XL Sport concept next week at the Paris Motor Show, a fuel-sipping Audi A8 look-alike with butterfly doors that’s powered by an 1199-cc Ducati Superleggera V-twin. Its top speed of 168MPH with just 200 horsepower is achieved through ultra-streamlined aerodynamics. A .258 drag coefficient actually makes this the most aerodynamic sports car in the world.