The Fisker Karma electric sports car has entered production for the first time, it emerged this week.
The Karma, a plug-in vehicle expected to provide serious competition to the Tesla Roadster, has been on the drawing board for years but could finally be with the first buyers by next month, according to reports from US-based Automotive News.
Priced at around €85,000, the final version of this sleek model debuted at the Paris Motor Show in 2010 and attracted a lot of attention for its 480 km range, achieved using an extended range motor in the same manner as the Chevrolet Volt.
Toyota took another step towards a new sports model March 1 with the unveiling of the FT-86 II concept at the Geneva Motor Show.
The biggest hint yet of the styling expected from a new production sports model, the FT-86 II was described as a model that paid homage to Toyota’s previous sports cars of the past such as the 2000 GT of the 1960s.
The model features a long, low hood and rear-set cabin and measures 4,235 mm long and 1,270mm high.
Lamborghini is celebrating its 10 years of presence on the Singapore market with the unveiling of a new special edition Gallardo Singapore Limited Edition.
What sets this limited edition Gallardos apart from the regular Raging Bulls are the red stripes on the sides and a Merlion logo that’s labeled on the exterior of each car.
They will be available in two colors only (black and white) and in a limited run of just ten units worldwide.
Pagani has finally revealed its much rumoured and much anticipated successor to the Zonda: the Pagani Huayra., named after the Argentinean god of wind.
the new supercar is powered by an AMG-sourced 6.0-liter biturbo V12 engine with over 700 hp (522 kW / 710 PS) and 1000 Nm (737 Nm) of torque.
The top speed is claimed to be over 370 km/h (235mph) and 0-100 km/h is expected to take just 3.2sec.
German sports car manufacturer Porsche revealed today a new limited edition variant of its 911 model, dubbed Black Edition.
Available as a coupe or convertible, it features a unique appearance with a plain black exterior, black brake calipers, and 19-inch 911 Turbo II bi-color wheels.
Inside, the cabin is nicely equipped with partial leather seats, a sport steering wheel, aluminum look trim, a painted center console, and Black Edition door entry guards.
Porsche has given the strongest hint yet that it intends to pursue hybrid technology with the unveiling of a new concept at the North American International Auto Show.
The company, which is making a high-profile return to the Detroit show after a four year hiatus, launched the 918 RSR January 10, a motorsports version of the 918 Spyder hybrid concept car first shown in Geneva last year.
It features a V8 engine which contributes 563 hp, backed by an electric motor on each front wheel which add 150 kW of power to take the 918 RSR’s total up to 767 hp.
All of the 356 Porsche Speedsters planned for production already have owners, despite the fact that the model has just being launched at the 2010 Paris Show.
Even with the high price of EUR201,682 ($263,667), all the cars have been sold ahead of the original planned dealership launch in December this year.
French automaker Peugeot had just revealed a second special edition for the 2010 model year based on their latest RCZ sports car.
Dubbed Asphalt, it follows the RCZ Limited Edition that was launched in September 2009. This version will too be produced in a limited number of units.
The Peugeot RCZ features various styling updates, including a dark gray / black matte exterior paint finish.
Porsche is planning to create a hybrid version of every model it sells, the luxury automaker has confirmed.
In a further signal that sports car manufacturers are getting serious about reducing their emissions, Porsche’s Wolfgang Duerheimer told Automotive News that “in the future, we will have a hybrid drive in every model line.”
The automaker already produces a hybrid version of the Cayenne, its large SUV, and its new CEO Matthias Muller revealed at the Paris Motor Show that the company has produced a plug-in version of its Panamera sedan.
Italian hypercar manufacturer Pagani has released the first details and images of the new Pagani Zonda 750.
The Pagani Zonda 750 is based on the Zonda Cinque, but it comes with lots of custom parts, a special exterior paint, and back window. At .
The Pagani Zonda 750 price along with in depth details regarding performance will hopefully get released soon.
Ferrari announced Wednesday it had recalled all versions of its model 458 Italia sports car produced before July 2010 after four of them caught fire.
“Our dealers are going to call clients and tell them to bring back their cars so that the necessary modifications can be carried out,” a spokesman told AFP. The recall involves 1,248 vehicles worldwide, the official said.
Ferrari last week opened an enquiry after four of its vehicles caught fire spontaneously in California, China, France and Switzerland.
The fastest production car recently made its North American debut at the 60th Pebble Beach Concours dâ€™Elegance and Bugatti in a new blue midnight color.
Though the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is capable of reaching 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph), its speed has been electronically limited to 415 km/h (258 mph).
Bugatti says the consumer vehicle will have identical specs, but the limitation was necessary to protect the car’s tires.
A rare 1970s Porsche racecar just fetched $4 million at Bonhams’ sale in Monterey, setting a new world record for the most expensive Porsche ever sold at auction.
This stunning and historic open-top version of the legendary racer appeared and was immortalized in Steve McQueenâ€™s movie, Le Mans.
The 1970 Porsche 917 Interserie Spyder goes from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds and a top speed of over 240mph.
Police in Switzerland said on monday they had seized a Swedish motorist’s $240,000 sports car after he was caught doing 290 kph on a Swiss motorway.
The 37-year-old Swedish citizen was driving a black Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS, which carries a 570-horsepower engine.
With a speed limit of 120 kph (70 mph), the driver swept by a permanent speed trap but was spotted by local police.
This lightweight, 650-kilogram F1-inspired car is a new limited edition offering from Lotus.
The Lotus Exos Type 125 will be produced in a series of just 25 units, with some published reports suggesting a million euro pricetag.
The car is built using a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and uses a wide front wing and a narrow rear one (just like the 2009 season F1 cars).
McLaren has confirmed its flagship London dealership will be based at One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge.
Strategically located between Harvey Nichols and Harrods, the landmark development is due to be completed at the end of the year.
Jardine Motors Group, McLaren Automotive’s London dealer, has secured the largest ground floor retail unit for a high-profile showroom.
Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei is the proud collector of what is undeniably the worldâ€™s most unique and gargantuan car collection.
The Sultan of Brunei’s collection of over 7,000 cars includes some of the fastest, most expensive and rarest motors on the planet.
According to the Daily Mirror, he owns 604 Rolls Royces, 574 Mercedes-Benzes, 452 Ferraris, 382 Bentleys, 209 BMWs, 179 Jaguars, 134 Koenigseggs, 21 Lamborghinis, 11 Aston Martins, and 1 SSC.
Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong have launched their flagship sports car SLS AMG in the city, making Hong Kong one of the first Asian markets to get the Gullwing super sports car within the first few weeks of its production.
The car is the first Mercedes automobile designed in-house by AMG and is described by Mercedes as a spiritual successor to the 300SL Gullwing.
In celebration of the launch of their new car, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong held a ceremony on July 16th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Porsche has announced that it plans to take on Tesla by developing its own high performance electric sports cars.
The German premium brand revealed July 26 that it has already electrified three of its Boxster sports cars and is currently testing them in Stuttgart.
The research cars are being used to test batteries and the new electric drive components developed by Porsche, as well as the infrastructure needed to make EV sports cars a reality.
“We will definitely be offering electric sports cars in the future,” said Michael Macht, the President and CEO of Porsche AG.
Bugatti revealed today its brand new Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, its latest addition to the Veyron lineup.
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 16.4 comes equipped with 1200 horsepower (882kW) under the hood, with torque increasing to 1,106 pound-feet.
It also comes with a revised aerodynamic kit that allows it to maintain a perfect balance in every situation.