A single of the largest autos to come from Nissan’s luxury brand, Infiniti, has to be the G sedan, coupe and convertible. When very first introduced as the G35 in the early 2000s, it was then that Infiniti genuinely focused its aim at BMW, particularly the 3-Series. The current generation of G’s nevertheless is coming to an finish, taking into consideration the sedan came out in 2007.
In light of the 2012 New York Global Car Show, some new particulars are out relating to the next generation G after an interview with a significant figure at Infiniti.
So far, what’s been discovered is that the next G is all set to be marketed by the end of the summer time of 2014, with product sales starting in the Japanese domestic market. In essence, contemplating Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti’s lately announced collaborative efforts, the up coming generation G is in fact built off of the exact same platform, which underpins the following Mercedes C-Class.
Mentioned to be featuring a far more streamlined style and design that has a lower roofline, Infiniti apparently is said to be jumping on the “four-door coupe” bandwagon with the subsequent generation G and there that there will be numerous visual cues and particulars transposed from the Etherea concept. General length and width is stated to be the exact same.
At the time of the interview with the Infiniti insider, word is that the G will come in the two standard kinds we’ve come to get utilized to, a sedan and a coupe—with the coupe coming after the sedan in 2015. Nevertheless, the insider also added that they are considering a successor to the EX compact luxury crossover that could be primarily based off of the G.
Engines haven’t been disclosed as of yet, and supposedly the insider cleared up a rumor that the following Infiniti G’s platforms and engines will be built by Mercedes—this is apparently false. By organization tradition yet again even though, Nissan’s infamous 3.5L VQ35HR V6 will as soon as yet again provide the basis of the G’s engines, with Infiniti doing work on an in-home produced direct injection engine based mostly on the VQ. A hybrid version is also mentioned to be in the performs, whilst the diesel powered G’s will be the only ones featuring Mercedes-Benz engines.
The new Volvo V40 hatchback hasn’t even gone on sale, but it will be the ‘oldest’ model in the Swedish automobile maker’s selection inside 3 many years.
Volvo, now below the stewardship of Chinese firm Geely, is in the procedure of a significant product overhaul that by 2015 will see the introduction of all-new designs, a refresh of every single other model, and the disappearance of the brand’s renowned 5-cylinder engines.
A belated replacement for the decade-old XC90 large SUV will go on sale in 2014, although insiders have informed CarAdvice Volvo’s 4WD line-up will increase to three with an XC40 model, based on the platform of the V40 hatchback, sitting beneath the mid-size XC60 (pictured below).
The subsequent three years will also see major facelifts for other Volvo designs such as the S60 medium sedan and its V60 wagon twin, the C70 hardtop convertible and S80 massive car.
The future of the C30 three-door hatch, on which the V40 is based mostly, is uncertain, even though the S40 and V50 compact sedan and wagon are expected to be phased out.
A number of days ago we informed you about Rhys Millen’s new contract with Hyundai to field a new 2013 Genesis Coupe in this year’s Formula Drift series. Now verify out the vehicle in its initial outing at the very first round of the season in Lengthy Beach. The 650HP and 650 lb-ft torque Geni Coupe Drift Car is 1 helluva dancer in the skilled hands of Millen. It is also a hefty smoker. Put them together and you end up with a thing that can amuse you for hours.
Here’s a recap of the Long Seashore race:
Motor vehicle Specs & Info:
Model: Genesis Coupe
Engine: Lambda Turbo V6 (BC Stroked 4.1L retaining 85% of factory engine parts)
Suspension: KW Coilovers
What It Is: A mule for the successor to the Ferrari Enzo, caught testing at a secret substantial-speed test track in Germany. It appears to be partially clad in 458 bodywork, albeit saddled with a crude rear hatch and the requisite fascia-obscuring veneers. The taillamps are clearly temporary units, grafted on for testing. If there is a rear wing—the F40 and F50 sported massive wings, the Enzo not so much—there is plenty of room for it underneath the camo.
Officially unnamed at this point, the Enzo’s successor has been referred to as the Enzo II, the F70 and Venture FX150 by numerous outlets and rabid Ferraristi. We dig F70.
Why It Matters: It’s been eight years considering that the unique Ferrari Enzo ceased production, and halo autos like the Enzo play a key function in keeping the aura and aspirational attributes of exotic suppliers. They allow the choose few who can afford them to really feel specific, and stay unique sufficient to turn into the stuff of legend. And that intangible quality often translates into bigger product sales of a maker’s far more cost-effective models it is a good bet Ferrari sold far more than a couple of 328/348s on the F40’s coattails.
Platform: Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa final October confirmed that the Enzo’s successor will be constructed utilizing carbon fiber and powered by a mid-mounted V-twelve.
Powertrain: Felisa also has mentioned that the V-twelve powering the Enzo replacement is most likely to be augmented by a hybrid program. Speculation has been rampant that a street-tuned version of the Formula 1–inspired KERS (Kinetic Power Recovery Program) system will supply further energy.
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The 1st in the series is on my go to to FastCo to get my wheels and tires put in. FastCo is a excellent nearby store that does some magical issues with the proper resources, abilities and know-how.
In the following video, I tell you why I picked the wheels and tires and then we get to see how it all comes collectively.
If you know a small about the wheel and tire companies, you will acknowledge that FastCo’s tooling is at technology’s primary edge and that handful of if any other Canadian car accessory companies go to such great lengths to ensure perfection, or damn as near close to it as feasible.
Up coming, I will have some footage on Huge Bird obtaining its brakes carried out and then I program on putting with each other some track footage.
Gran Turismo Occasions, Supercar Movies — By Lawrence on April 17, 2012 at five:01 pm — No Comments
How often do you get to knowledge the thrill of 55 supercars leaving the pit lane at Spa-Francorchamps whilst you are standing in the middle of the track? Really seldom in the case of YouTube consumer yd222 which is why, when it happened to him, he had the video camera all set!
The video under displays 55 Gran Turismo Spa-Francorchamps 2012 participants all leaving the pits at the exact same time on a formation lap. The sound is incredible! The automobiles selection from a Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series to Ferrari 458′s, Porsche 997 GT3′s and a Lamborghini LP640!
Appreciate the video with your speakers turned up.
At the 2012 New York Vehicle Display, Porsche came to the U.S. with its quite first Cayenne Diesel. Commencing at $ 55,750, buyers can get into a Cayenne powered by a 3. liter V6 turbo diesel producing 240-hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. The diesel engine will push your Cayenne from to 60 mph in 7.two seconds with a leading speed of 135 mph.
Not undesirable but not super impressive. Effectively, according to CARandDRIVER, Porsche is now functioning on a new Cayenne S Diesel that will be powered by a V8 fuel-sipping engine instead than a V6. That diesel V8 would come from Audi and will make 346-hp and 590 lb-ft of torque as it does in the A8.
Will it come to the United States? I extremely doubt it.
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