The Peugeot is getting a few upgrades this year with a refreshed upper grill and lower intake, along with more options including two new exterior colors and two new alloy wheels to choose from. But more interesting is the new flagship R variant. The RCZ R will be getting a 1.6-liter THP four-cylinder engine with 260 hp – the most powerful production model from Peugeot, ever. It reportedly also has a wider body, larger wheels, and a Torsen limited slip differential. We’ll know more soon, once it makes its debut at the Paris Motor Show, showing off a black and copper paint job.
Porsche is flaunting their next generation technology today with the new 911 Carrera. The 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 is not only lighter and wider, but it’s also faster and gets better gas mileage. The most impressive addition is the all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management system. Other details you’ll likely enjoy hearing about are a 0-62 time of 4.1 seconds, adaptive cruise control, a sliding glass sunroof, and automatic double-declutching during downshifts in Sport Plus mode. Available in coupe and convertible models.
Conquest Vehicles, makers of the armored Knight XV, is back with an unarmored lookalike for the filthy rich who don’t get shot at often. The 2013 Conquest Evade is based on a Ford F550 Super Duty Chassis and was built using an aluminum-mild steel blend, making it relatively light. In addition to many of the same features found on the Knight XV, the Evade also comes with joystick-controlled searchlights, FLIR night vision camera systems, laptop trays, a retractable flat screen television, a commercial-grade air suspension, and ergonomic 2+2 limousine-style seating. You’ll be happy to know that the Evade is $50,000 less than the knight XV. But unfortunately that Read More
The Audi R8 is back, and this time it’s getting a complete refresh. The 2013 Audi R8 V10 Plus features redesigned LED headlights and taillights, a revised front bumper and grille, new tailpipes, and carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Under the hood you get a 5.2-liter V10 producing 550 horsepower and 398 pound-feet torque – good for 0-62 in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 197 mph. Buyers get their choice between either a seven-speed S-tronic transmission or a six-speed manual. Just know that Audi says the S-tronic is faster.
Feast your eyes on this bad boy. Unless you own an insane amount of money, this will probably be the closest you’ll ever get to it… with a limited production of 250 units per year. The Aspid GT-21 Invictus delivers 450 horsepower from a BMW-sourced 4.4-liter V8 engine, does 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds with a top speed of 187 mph, and weighs just 2,182 pounds, thanks to composite body panels and a spaceframe chassis. Oh, and, 187 mph becomes just a tiny little bit less terrifying with adaptive airbags, stability control and anti-lock brakes. Due out in 2014.
Italians know how to make great food. But they also make some pretty sweet looking rides. The Puritalia 427 is an Italian take on the famous Shelby Cobra 427. Notable design elements include a swooping nose, large circular headlights, rounded rear haunches, and exhausts in front of each rear wheel. It uses an aluminum space frame chassis with chromoly steel subframes and a carbon fiber shell, putting this beast at only 2,403 pounds (with a perfect 50/50 weight balance). The base 5.0-liter V8 delivers 445 horsepower via a six-speed manual transmission, while a supercharged version pumps out 605 horses. We should also mention that this Read More
One man + 40 hours a week for 4 years = a ridiculously awesome, fully restored 1972 Datsun 240Z. This 1972 Datsun 240Z comes with a 100% stock interior that’s been either restored or replaced, a completely restored body (with help from Miller Brothers Hot Rod Barn), a suspension with upgrades from Arizona Z Car, and an all-new SR20DET engine. The engine features two settings: cruise-mode with 320 hp, and beast-mode with a whopping 437 hp. All wrapped up in a lime green, eat-your-heart-out paint job. Via AutoLust
Zagato, an Italian design company, is known for their collaborations that are responsible for many legendary racing cars. After teaming up with Aston Martin last year, Zagato decided to partner with BMW in 2012 to bring us the BMW Zagato Coupe. Unfortunately not much is known about the BMW Zagato Coupe yet, other than being able to look at it and drool over its beauty. What we can tell you is that the car has been entirely hand built. And if you’re familiar with the two companies, you’ll notice design cues from the both of them, including the long bonnet from BMW and the radiator Read More