Inspired by the 2012 Los Angeles Design Challenge search for the “Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025,” Mercedes Benz has released the Vision Ener-G-Force concept sport utility patrol vehicle. Small windows help officers within maintain a low profile, rotating beacons on the roof project the strength of police presence in the vicinity, and the striking design combine with the rugged wheels to make this beast high capable on or off the beaten track. In the words of Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Mercedes-Benz Cars, “The Ener-G-Force is the vision of an off-roader that, while reflecting tomorrow’s adventures, also invokes the genes Read More
China and America working together for a cost effective solution to energy efficiency? What is this world coming to? Hopefully, a very nice thing in the Aptera Electric Car. And not just because of the international spirit of cooperation either. How does 200 miles per gallon sound? It would at least make it more difficult for major unnamed corporations to gouge you at the pump! The Aptera 2e resembles a small aircraft (minus the wings) and reminds us of something Marty McFly might have encountered in Back to the Future Part 2. Chinese corporation Jonway Group, real estate guy Rick Read More
No, no… don’t worry. This time around, the joke is being reversed. Rather than getting a toy-sized version of your favorite car, you’ll be getting a real version of your favorite toy. The Camaro Hot Wheels Edition will tout a Kinetic Blue paint job, ground effects, front splitter, ZL1 front upper grille and ZL1 rear spoiler, black 21-inch wheels with redline accents, a matte hood stripe, fender flame graphics, and Hot Wheels logos throughout. Limited numbers available in 2013, in both coupe and convertible.
Jaguar has recently revealed their newest project: a two-seater, convertible sports car. The 2013 Jaguar F-Type features a lightweight aluminium chassis, and will be available in three variants: F-Type, F-Type S and F-Type V8 S. The base model packs a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine pushing 340 horsepower mated to an eight-speed ZF paddleshift automatic. If you prefer to go big or go home, the top-end F-Type V8 S will get you a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 with 495 horsepower, good for a 0-60 run in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 182 mph. Of course, at $92,000… going big has its price.
The replacement of the McLaren F1 is near, and from everything we’re hearing, it won’t disappoint. The McLaren P1 is being called a “design study,” but what you see here is supposedly going to be pretty close to what you can expect going on sale sometime within the next 12 months. We don’t have any official specs, other than McLaren’s official statement, promising to be ”the best driver’s car in the world on road and track.” But we do, of course, have rumors… claiming the P1 will feature a 3.8-liter V8 producing 803 horsepower matched to a 160 horsepower KERS system.
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