The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 - A production Mustang that will exceed 200 mph!
A.J. Foyt in his own words
The Indy 500 is unquestionably the most important auto race in the history of the United States. Foyt has mastered it.
The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet returns to the market after a six year absence. At this time VW says the 2012 Golf Cabriolet will not go on sale in the U.S.
The Noble M400 has 425 bhp and 390 lb.-ft. of torque yet only weighs 2320 lb. It pulled 1.01g on the skidpad.
In the world of affordable performance cars, it’s hard to argue against the appeal of Nissan’s latest Z.
Most people just need a car to look and feel worthy of their cash investment, and there are few cars that do this better than the 370Z.
Lotus Exige - Track rats, your car is waiting.
This high-performance 2-seater with composite bodywork and 150-lb. (!) chassis is powered by Toyota’s 2ZZ-GE 1.8-liter 4-cylinder, which makes 190 bhp at 7800 rpm.
Brabus’ range of tuned diesel engines are getting the limelight with the introduction of the 2011 Brabus CLS Coupe.
In Sport mode, horsepower jumps from 261 bhp to 309 bhp, while torque receives a similar bump. Brabus says that this tuned turbodiesel is capable of sprinting from 0 to 62 mph in only 5.9 seconds. Top speed is limited to 155 mph.
With the 4.3-liter V-8 making 510 bhp at 8500 rpm and 347 lb.-ft. of torque at 5250 rpm, channeled through a 6-speed F1-Superfast2 gearbox that spits out shifts in just 60 milliseconds, 62 mph comes in a claimed 3.7 seconds. Top speed is 196 mph, at which point it is probably quite breezy in the cockpit.
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The 2012 Jaguar XKR-S produces 550 bhp and 502 lb.-ft. of torque, thanks to a higher output version of the company’s supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine. According to Jaguar, the XKR-S can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 186 mph.
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While there’s no word of whether the Rocketman concept will make it into production, the fact that Mini is considering such a vehicle is a welcome development for purists in light of recent introductions of larger and larger Minis in the form of the Clubman and Countryman.