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.
Lamborghini’s Asterion Hybrid Concept car is being unveiled this week at the Paris Motor show. The mid-engine gasoline hybrid sports a 5.2-liter V10 capable of speeds near 200MPH. If it actually reaches production, this will be a nice alternative to the Prius.
With its hand-built carbon fiber body and a V12 powerplant, the new Lagonda sedan from Aston Martin is both light and powerful, reaching speeds over 175MPH. The interior features wall-to-wall premium hand-stitched leather. The first deliveries are scheduled to begin in early 2015.
Like a private jet minus the wings, the ultra-luxury 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed is packed with a 530-horse V8 motor tuned to produce an ungodly 811 lb-ft. of torque, more than any muscle car on the market and maybe enough to actually take flight.
The supercharged, twin-turbo Mercedes-AMG GT is the brand’s new flagship sports coupe. When it’s released next year, it will be available in 2 trims options, both boasting a 4-liter, 456-horse V8 pushing top speeds pretty near 200MPH.
Not the new Plymouth Prowler. Far from it. British sportscar maker Caterhams Cars is bringing two new open-wheel roadsters to the USA. The Seven 480 and 360 are 2 new variants based on its iconic Seven model. They are shipped over as rolling chassis to be completed and customized here. Both are powered by a 2.1-liter Ford Duratec engine capable of speeds well north of 120MPH.
Over 300,000 of the original Range Rovers had been made when production on the iconic British box ended in 1996. But an upcoming auction for the actual first one, a 1970, chassis numero uno means that if you’re the high bidder, you can own this historic vehicle and it’s only got 89K on the odometer.
Hand-built to the original Jaguar standards, the British carmaker is re-creating the iconic E-Type through its Jaguar Heritage & Special Operations program. Constructed entirely of aluminum & featuring a 237c.i. in-line 6, the new Lightweight E-Type will be the first E to roll out of the Browns Lane workshop since 1964. Only 6 will be built.
When the V12 Vantage Roadster is released later this year, it will be Aston Martin’s speediest & fastest accelerating roadster ever. The 6-liter V12 puts out 565 horses, that goes zero to 60 in 3.9 seconds; upshift a few more gears & you’ll be going 200-mph with the top down.
Basically, it’s 186-miles-per-hour of luxury. Just unveiled, the all-new 2015 S65 AMG Coupe looks very similar to the (also pretty new) S63 but features an icier chrome grill, yellow brake calipers, & a different style of 20-inch wheels. The 6-liter V12 puts out 621 horses controlled by a 7-speed AMG Speedshift.