(Last one; this R&T staff member is in lust.)
Infiniti Performance Line G37 Convertible Concept
We expect that the IPL G Convertible Concept will simply be an open-top version of the IPL Coupe, which has performance numbers nearly identical to those posted by the Nismo 370Z.
The Leaf Nismo RC is a stripped-out racing version of the Japanese automaker’s EV production car.
Nissan is serious; the Leaf RC has a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, removable front and rear bodywork, and driver-adjustable wing.
Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept
“Our basic concept was to attain substantial gains in fuel economy without the traditional sacrifices in drivability required with today’s midsize hybrid sedans. The proof of our concept is that the Kizashi EcoCharge has the capability to deliver a 25 percent fuel economy gain in real-world driving through an electric charge to the powertrain system while still retaining the production Kizashi’s dynamic handling and braking advantages that make it a standout category performer.”
- Steve Younan, director of automotive marketing and product planning for American Suzuki Motor Corporation
Audi announced U.S. pricing for the A7
The A7 3.0T Quattro Tiptronic will start at $59,250 (excluding $875 for destination). What does that get you? A 310-bhp, 3.0-liter TFSI V-6 supercharged engine and an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic with all-wheel drive standard.
Inside, gone is the playful instrument design, replaced with a more traditional styling theme. Optional for the first time in the VW Beetle is navigation, and a premium Fender audio system.
Just unveiled ahead of the 2011 New York Auto Show, the longer, wider and lower new Volkswagen Beetle is meant to “appeal to a broader audience worldwide.”
The Scion FT-86?
The Toyota FT-86 is a car that enthusiasts the world over are waiting for. Rear-wheel drive, small, and most importantly, inexpensive.
Will you like it just as much if it’s marketed under the Scion brand?