A showdown looms between the new 2013 SRT Viper and the C7 Corvette.
What we do know is that the 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible is going to be wild. Under the hood is a 5.8-liter V-8 coupled to an Eaton supercharger, which delivers a massive 650 bhp and 600 lb.-ft. of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels and shifting will be handled by a 6-speed manual transmission.
After taking in that large (carbon-fiber?) fixed wing, let your eyes move down to the mammoth, multi-level rear diffuser fitted to this test car. The entire rear looks wider than before, even the taillights have a cleaner and more integrated design. A true rear window has also been fitted, which should greatly improve rear visibility.
According to our sources, many of the design changes are due to the Exige moving to the same chassis that can be found under the Evora 2+2.
The Exige will likely share the same normally-aspirated and supercharged versions of the 3.5-liter V-6 found in the Evora and Evora S. Based on the performance figures of the current Evora, the lighter Exige should have no problem zipping to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds or less.
Making black masking tape look racy
Spy photographers recently captured Viper prototypes with what appears to be a production-ready front fascia, grille and hood.
From these images, the awkward jump from the 2011 to 2013 model year does not appear all that dramatic. That muscular, swept-back roadster shape remains true to the original 1992 RT/10.
A toned-down grille and larger, more elongated headlights are visible beneath the camouflage. Like the previous Viper, there looks to be a large center air intake on the hood. But in these images there seems to be two smaller intakes on either side.
BMW’s sportiest new offering will be the F30-based 2013 M3 Sedan. The F30 M3 will likely be powered by BMW’s 4.0-liter V-8; it might even have forced induction. Seen here, the front brakes feature 4-piston calipers up front and cross-drilled rotors at all four corners.
Eco-themed dune buggy for the urban jungle: Audi City eTron Concept
The Next-Generation Cayman is photographed on the Autobahn.
The back half of the new Cayman takes on more of a gradual slope, giving the chassis less rear overhang. The rear hatch on the new Cayman does away with the vertical steps found in the current model in favor of a flush design.
The vents allude that the Cayman will retain its mid-engine orientation, and we suspect the flat-6 to return, but with improved performance.
A shade of green only Kermit the Frog could love.
The V12 Zagato must complete two 4-hour endurance races before it becomes eligible to compete in the Nürburgring 24 hour race on June 25.
Even though a large Supra-esque rear wing and a more aggressive chin spoiler and side skirts appeared on the Scion FR-S prototype in the latter stages of testing at the Nürburgring, the disguised production car still looks tame compared to the stunning FR-S concept by Five Axis.
The Scion FR-S prototype spotted near the Nürburgring has confirmed our suspicions—the production model will be more toned down in overall appearance.
We wouldn’t be surprised if the DSG-equipped Audi R8 makes an appearance this autumn at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
Next Audi R8 to have a dual-clutch transmission?
Covered in sensors and packing enough instrumentation for a lunar mission, these Audi R8 test mules are reportedly conducting real world trials of a dual-clutch transmission.