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McLaren 570S Coupe - 2016

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McLaren 570S Coupe
The McLaren 570S Coupé is the first - and highest powered - model launched in the recently announced Sports Series. Following its global debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, the new model range marks the entry of McLaren into the luxury sports car market, introducing race-derived technologies and supercar performance in a package which is very much a pure McLaren. Lightweight construction, including the use of a carbon fibre chassis, recognisable design values and a comprehensive specification list ensures a class-leading
offering, and as uncompromised as is expected from a McLaren. With pricing starting at £143,250, the McLaren 570S Coupé is available to order with deliveries depending on market starting before the end of 2015 - the 540C Coupé, which retails from £126,000, follows in Q2 2016. The latest addition to the range completes the three tier model strategy for McLaren alongside the Super Series and Ultimate Series. The Sports Series is the most…

Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo Concept (2015)

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Mercedes Vision Tokyo ConceptThe Vision Tokyo is the latest trailblazing spatial experience to come from Mercedes-Benz: its monolithic structure, futuristic design idiom and unique lounge ambience in the interior define it as luxurious, young and progressive - thus making it a fitting tribute to the sophisticated megacity and trendsetting metropolis that is Tokyo. Spatially efficient, versatile and intelligently connected, the Vision Tokyo - which is also capable of driving autonomously - is an urban transformer that reflects the growing youthfulness of the Mercedes-Benz brand. At
the same time, this innovative five-seater continues a tradition of visionary design-study showcars that has included the Vision Ener-G-Force (Los Angeles, November 2012), AMG Vision Gran Turismo (Sunnyvale, 2013) and G-Code (Beijing, November 2014).
Japan's capital city Tokyo represents home to some nine million people, in an area that is just 622 square kilometres in size - smaller than Paris but with m…

Nissan IDS Concept (2015)

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Nissan IDS ConceptNissan Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled a concept vehicle that embodies Nissan's vision of the future of autonomous driving and zero emission EVs at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015 - the Nissan IDS Concept. Presenting at the show, Nissan president and CEO Carlos Ghosn said: "Nissan's forthcoming technologies will revolutionise the relationship between car and driver, and future mobility." After leading the development and expansion of EV technology, Nissan once again stands at the forefront of automotive technology. By integrating advanced vehicle control and safety technologies with cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI), Nissan is among the leaders developing practical, real-world applications of autonomous drive technology.
In August 2013, Ghosn said that by 2020 Nissan plans to equip innovative autonomous drive technology on multiple vehicles. Progress is well on track to achieve this goal. Nissan Intelligent Driving is Nissan's concept of autonomous drive…

Porsche Macan GTS (2017)

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Porsche Macan GTSPorsche announced the new Macan GTS. With more power, a reengineered suspension, unique GTS-specific exterior and interior appointments, and new connectivity options, the new Macan GTS provides an enthusiastic driving experience that enhances the current Macan range. Based on the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine in the Macan S, the Porsche Macan GTS incorporates hardware changes and a unique engine calibration to allow the engine to develop 360 hp (265 kW) at 6000 rpm and 369 lb.-ft. (500 Nm) of torque between a broad 1650-4000 rpm. The rest of the all-wheel-drive powertrain matches up to the Macan Turbo; Porsche's seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission is combined with Porsche's Traction Management system (PTM) that actuates an electro-hydraulic, multi-plate clutch to variably engage the front axle depending on traction needs. All told, this powertrain package accelerates the Macan GTS to 60 mph in as little as 4.8s (0-100 km/h: 5.0s) in conjunction wit…

Mazda RX-Vision Concept (2015)

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Mazda RX-Vision ConceptMazda RX-Vision Rotary Sports Car Concept - A Vision of the Future that Harbors the Soul of the Mazda Brand. Mazda's is committed to delivering true driving pleasure with every model, earning their cars a prized position in the affections of their customers and enriching their motoring lives. This motivates the company to continually defy convention and push the boundaries, building cars that match its unique vision.
Mazda is the only carmaker in the world to successfully bring to market and mass-produce the rotary engine. It is a symbol of the company's tirelessly challenging spirit and, as the soul of the Mazda brand, represents the unique and innovative technology that helped establish the brand and create a solid bond between Mazda and its customers. That is why, even though there are no rotary-powered cars in the current product line-up, rotary engine research and development continues today. The Mazda RX-Vision rotary sports car concept introduces the…

Jaguar C-X75 Bond Concept (2015)

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Jaguar C-X75 Bond ConceptJaguar Land Rover celebrated their vehicles, including the Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and the iconic Land Rover Defender, appearing in the new Bond adventure, Spectre. Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and David Bautista (Hinx) were guests of honour at the glamorous event showcasing special stunt vehicles used in the latest instalment of the James Bond series. Guests were entertained by British singer and musician John Newman, who performed a number of top ten hits from his album. Spectre, the 24th James Bond film, from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment, sees the Jaguar C-X75 drive through the moonlit streets of Rome in one of the movie's most iconic high speed chase scenes. Driven by Hinx, played by David Bautista, the C-X75 supercar, named the most advanced Jaguar ever created, was provided by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) in collaboration with development partner Wi…

Renault Coupe C Concept (2015)

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Renault Coupe C ConceptGroupe Renault's industrial design team is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the disappearance of Le Corbusier (1965-2015) by designing and creating a project for a 21st century car inspired by the architect's modernist principles and theories. The interwar period saw the birth of modern architecture and the modern automobile. These developments had a major impact on lifestyles, particularly through the growth in car ownership in Europe and worldwide after 1945. Extraordinary genesis
It all began two years ago. The Design teams at Groupe Renault regularly work on future-looking topics unrelated to our range renewals. The exercise helps them to explore new ways forward and brings creative staff "recreational" moments. The teams decided to investigate the topic of "French cultural objects". Their research and inspirations soon led them back to the golden age of the automobile in the 1930s. The influence of Le Corbusier asserted itself as …

Audi RS7 Sportback performance (2016)

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Audi RS7 Sportback performanceIncreased performance and outstanding efficiency - the new Audi RS6 Avant performance and the new Audi RS7 Sportback performance top their respective model lines. Their 4.0 TFSI engine with 445 kW (605 hp) and up to 750 Nm (553.2 lb ft) of torque push acceleration nearly to levels usually reserved for supercars. Fuel consumption remains unchanged at 9.6 and 9.5 liters per 100 kilometers (24.5 and 24.8 US mpg), respectively, corresponding to 223 and 221 g CO2 per km (358.9 and 355.7 g/mi). These are best-in-segment figures. Engine
The new RS performance models are equipped with the most powerful version of the free-revving V8 biturbo power unit with a displacement of 3,993 cc. Power output has been increased by 33 kW (45 hp) to 445 kW (605 hp), which is available between 6,100 and 6,800 rpm. The maximum rpm has thus also been increased by 200 revs. A constant 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque is available between 1,750 and 6,000 rpm. A particular highlight of t…