- Jan 8th 2015 at one:20PM
Just a handful of years in the past, Holden and Ford had been the only producers competing in Australia’s V8 Supercars series. But individuals days had been left lengthy in the past in a cloud of smoke on the track, and are only disappearing even further in the rearview mirror as the most current intel suggests Lexus could be prepared to enter the series as well.
Only halfway through the year, Bentley reports that it’s on track to post record sales. Thanks in no small part to the introduction of its new V8 engine in the Continental family, sales are up nearly a quarter over last year. And they only stand to increase even more with the introduction of new models currently in the pipeline. The upcoming SUV will surely form a large part of that, but it won’t be the end of the story for the storied marque.
Some automakers make a single hardcore edition of a sports automobile and are accomplished with it. Or at least they make 1 at a time. Consider Ferrari 458 Speciale, Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera (or Super Trofeo Stradale or Squadra Corse) or Maserati GranTurismo MC. But not Porsche. It transforms the 911 into the difficult-core GT3, the even tougher-core GT3 RS, the you’ve-acquired-to-be-psychotic GT2 and the do-you-have-a-death-want GT2 RS. The RS designs take factors to a even more intense, but what separates GT3 from GT2 designs has historically been the use of foced induction: GT3s are naturally aspirated, even though GT2s go turbo. But that could all be about to modify.
BMW opened a entire Pandora’s Box when it launched the X6 back in 2008. Positive it made minor sense, sacrificing all that “utility” for a small far more “sport,” but it’s been a solid good results for BMW – especially contemplating the nominal expense it price to develop the X6 on best of the X5 on which it is primarily based. Little wonder that, while BMW has already followed up with a smaller edition in the kind of the X4, other automakers are starting up to catch up. And that involves Mercedes-Benz.
Consider of the letters AMG and you may most likely finish up picturing a overall performance sedan with a huge V8. Such has grow to be, following all, the Mercedes turning division’s calling card. But with the introduction of its two.-liter turbo 4, AMG is functioning at turning that notion on its head.
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