Before you get excited and run all over the room, please notice that what you see is the rendering image of Bugatti Veyron Ettore. Yes, it is very unusual name, but this is what happen when Bugatti decided to hold on the next-gen of the luxury supercar. Should we blame the Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Durheimer for this? Probably like this, but let’s see the positive side of this delayed project, shall we?
The rendering image of Bugatti Veyron Ettore concept was proposed by designer Tamas Jakus. The naming for this supposed to-be successor of Veyron luxury supercar is inspired by Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti who is the founder of the Bugatti automaker company. So, what is the Veyron Ettore concept exactly? A luxury supercar, or luxury saloon supercar?
We can’t describe as saloon as the rendering image on the Bugatti Veyron Ettore concept is more like “ordinary” luxury supercar. Tamas Jakus also created the convertible model as well besides the coupe. According to autoevolution.com, the Veyron Ettore concept carries a lighter, sleeker, and more supercar-oriented if we compare it to the basic model of Veyron.
What about the engine? Unfortunately, Tamas Jakus only working on the overall design, not the engine. But we predict, if Bugatti Veyron Ettore concept does exist, it would be powered by none other than the W12 engine, just like the usual powerplant on the Bugatti line-up models.
Just yesterday we got the spyshots of the Porsche 911 cabriolet, we got another spyshots from the Porsche Panamera facelifted. Well, it seems doesn’t fair if the 911 series have gotten all the attention, so the Panamera saloon wants more attention – or at least, the same amount of attention, right? Rumor has it that the facelifted Panamera will be ready in a couple of years.
The Porsche Panamera with facelift is consider to the prototype as it was strolling the streets of Germany with almost no camouflage covered on the entire bodywork. So, will it hit the production in two years time or in next year? The test drive on the Panamera was to test the changes on the headlights and LED foglights, as we also spotted the new clusters which are definitely pop up around the back. Just maybe, we found the same clusters on the 911 which means that the German automaker giving some kind of mass signature to all their products.
Rumor has it that the facelifted Porsche Panamera saloon will be more sporty. More sporty? We thought that the prototype has sporty enough, and we just can’t imagine the more sporty side of the Panamera which will be revealed I 2015. Porsche stated that they will add a two-door version of the Panamera and probably will be dubbed as “928”.
By the way, do you know that the facelifted Porsche Panamera is big four-door saloon? Yes…. It’s four-door saloon and judging by the photos, we think that this Panamera prototype needs buttlift, not facelift.
Let’s take off our attention from the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show for awhile to get closer look on Porsche Panamera Turbo Red Race saloon by Anderson Germany tuning house. You see, every Porsche car has its own aura which draws attention from tuning houses which their main goal is to present a different side of Porsche with their signature touch. Take a look at the photos of the Porsche Panamera Turbo Red Race saloon and enjoy the fruit of Anderson Germany tuning house’s labor.
The Anderson Germany tuning house named the package for the Porsche Panamera Turbo Red Race saloon as “Anderson Germany Red Race Edition” which we instantly understand why the tuning house dresses the saloon in catchy red color.
On the cosmetic part, the Porsche Panamera Turbo Red Race saloon by Anderson Germany has front end which gives more aggressive look and front bumper with big gapes to catch more air for the engine. It doesn’t stop there as the Porsche Panamera Turbo Red Race saloon has newly designed side air intakes, headlights boarders, a carbon fiber bonnet with air intakes and an ultralights boot lid.
If all those cosmetic parts are not enough for you, you can ask Anderson Germany to have the taillights of the Porsche Panamera Turbo Red Race saloon tinted like in the old days of car tunings. Moving on, the saloon now sits on 22-inch black wheels with red borders which wrapped in tires size 265/30-22 at the front, and 295/25-22 at the rear.
Do you notice how lower the Porsche Panamera Turbo Red Race saloon is? Well, the Anderson Germany has fiercely lowered down the adjustable suspension by 40mm. Can’t be fastest saloon without the help from the gravity, right?
On the performance part, the Porsche Panamera Turbo Red Race saloon by Anderson Germany now has turbocharged V8 which able to unleash 585 horsepower. Unfortunately, the German tuning house has not share the price tag to customize the Porsche Panamera Turbo Red Race saloon.
New images of the upcoming 2012 Audi S6 luxury saloon have just fallen into our figurative lap, and surprisingly the car isn’t wearing any camouflage. Perhaps, given the fact that the regular A6 saloon is out and about, the Ingolstadt engineers didn’t feel the need to cover the car up, but the only thing which is missing to make this a production model is an “S6” badge.
We just talked about the disappointment that is the new S5, which has dropped a whole bunch of ponies for a lighter and more efficient engine configuration. The 2012 Audi S6 luxury saloon will also lob off a couple of its cylinders from the current model’s V10, yet the new 4.0-liter TFSI will make about as much power as the engine it replaces.
The exterior of the 2012 Audi S6 luxury saloon is distinguished by sportier fascias, aerodynamic side skirts, and a four-tailpipe exhaust system. It should also receive a revised grille, as is the case with all of the Ingolstadt carmaker’s sporty versions. Inside, rumor has it that Audi will let you play the sportscar game by letting you spec the 2012 Audi S6 luxury saloon with carbon fiber inserts on the center console and dash.
So, when can we expect to see the new 4.0 TFSI V8 arriving under the bonnet of a production 2012 Audi S6 luxury saloon? Well, it’s expected the 2012 Audi S6 luxury saloon will make its official debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, though this might also take place at the beginning of next year in Detroit, making it a 2013 model year. An even hotter RS6 will also arrive on the scene with over 550 horsepower to take on the BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG which we think they are the equal contender for 2012 Audi S6 luxury saloon.
2012 BMW M5 only shows a little bit of its performance, so the fact that the BMW just released a second commercial video of the four-door saloon which does not bother us in the slightest.
Given what the previous model did for BMW’s image of 2012 BMW M5 saloon, we expect many great things to come from the new model. For this latest commercial video feature, the company has chosen a more GT-like attitude. The 2012 BMW M5 saloon hits the motorway in style, drives up to a personal jet (why would you do something as boring as flying when you have an M?) and arrives in fashionable manner at a party.
We’ll remind you that the new 2012 BMW M5 saloon M5 carries the most powerful series-produced engine ever fitted to a car by M Division – 4.4-liter V8 with TwinPower Turbo (consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology) helping it produce a whopping 560-hp between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm.
The Bavarian carmaker says it has not only increased engine output of the 2012 BMW M5 saloon by about 10% and torque by 30% over the previous V10, but it has also cut fuel consumption by 30% to 9.9 l/100 km (23.8mpg US). The 2012 BMW M5 saloon can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h (155mph), which can be lifted to 305km/h (190mph) with the aid of the optional M Driver’s package of the 2012 BMW M5 saloon.
2012 BMW M5 saloon is a high-performance vehicle whose exceptional dynamic potential is geared squarely to demands of track use yet which also sets a new benchmark in everyday driving with its supreme touring comfort and innovative equipment features which carried by the 2012 BMW M5 saloon.
BMW M3 CRT saloon which is offered by BMW is almost the same level of performance as the coupe, a big carbon fiber booster chair that will make it just as hot as the two-door model. The way we see this is that BMW M3 CRT saloon has been going through some serious weight loss program.
For those who are not familiar with the “CRT” on the BMW M3 CRT saloon, it’s short for Carbon Racing Technologies. Yes… CRT sounds like the evil twin of Efficient Dynamics, and has transformed the BMW M3 CRT saloon into something even more special. Looking at the car, nothing makes sense: it looks like a regular 3-series with a different set of wheels and some tuning bits added.
BMW already makes the BMW M3 GTS, which is also about lightweight performance, and it’s only when you compare the two that you start to realize what the BMW M3 CRT saloon is all about. Unlike the stripped out coupe, the Carbon Racing Technologies on BMW M3 has navigation, a premium stereo system and four doors for easy access in the back.
The BMW M3 CRT saloon actually debut a new production technique for carbon fiber parts, a process which BMW used to great effect on the front seats, front air intakes, rear spoiler and a new hood that is as strong as a conventional steel unit with just one quarter the weight. Weight was also saved with the aid of a titanium muffler, 19-inch Y-spoke alloy wheels and less sound deadening material.
BMW M3 CRT saloon power source comes not from the regular 4.0-liter V8, but from the 4.4-liter version of the same block, producing 450 hp at 8,300 rpm and 324 pound-feet of torque. The flood of horses is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and the BMW M3 CRT saloon can now reach the 100 km/h (62 mpg) mark in just 4.4 seconds, making the BMW M3 CRT saloon just as fast as the M5 without the use of turbos.
Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR by TopCar probably could have called it the Master Blaster or the Super Duper, but it would still have been as cool as heck. TopCar has done something really well… we refer is as insane where they have transformed the bland and mundane-looking Porsche Panamera four-door saloon into Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR which looks like a blend between a jet fighter and a samurai sword, without becoming more hideous in the process.