New 2012 Porsche 911 Spy Video

New 2012 Porsche 911 Spy Video

As strange as it sounds, the 2012 Porsche 911 was caught cruising public roads without any hideous camouflage draped over the car. The video below provides us with our first real look at the 991, which won’t make its first unveil until mid-September at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. While it doesn’t have any camouflage, there does seem to be something slightly funny about the taillights. They appear to be masked somehow, but you’ll be able to notice the true silhouette when then Porsche goes through an underpass.

It’s not the best look, but hey we’ll take it being this far out from its official debut. Click here for further details on the new 2012 Porsche 911.

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2012 Porsche 911 – Undergoes Testing

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The 2012 Porsche 911 is carrying an iconic lineage behind it, one that’s 48 proud years in the making. Through that time Porsche has remained true to their roots, by keeping the artistic styling and rear-engine platform intact. But, there are some significant changes in store for the 2012 911, codenamed the “991”. Specifically, the wheel base of the car which will be four inches larger, along with wider axle tracks. The extended wheel base is designed to accommodate for a HYBRID drivetrain system that’s expected to be implemented in 2016.

Under the hood, the 2012 Porsche Carrera will produce 350 hp, utilizing a modified version of the 3.4 liter Porsche Boxster S engine. Rumor is that the internals will be improved with new cylinder heads that will enable the engine to rev higher. The Carrera RS on the other hand, will sport a little more grunt at 3.8 liters and output of around 400 hp. Both cars will come standard with a seven-speed manual transmission, and optional seven-speed PDK. In addition, Porsche is also going through great lengths to reduce the weight of the car, including ample use of carbon fiber, plastic composites, and an aluminum floor and aluminum external panels.

Before the 2012 911 lineup is able to live up to its name, it must first go through some rigorous assessments. The video below is a snippet of some hot weather testing that was conducted in South Africa.

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Scion FR-S Video With Scion VP Jack Hollis

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So, we all know by now that the Scion FR-S is a stunning sports car that will be released in 2012. If you don’t know what the Scion FR-S is all about, you can get with the program by reading our full analysis on the FR-S. In the video below, Scion’s VP Jack Hollis presents further insight on their new flagship sports car. Hollis, once again reaffirms Scion’s new commitment to producing “fun to drive” cars, while also highlighting some of the car’s unique features. Again, the FR-S is all about re-branding Scion and capturing the young market of performance enthusiast.

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Audi A1 Clubsport Quattro Revealed at Wörthersee

Audi A1 Clubsport Quattro

What’s the best performance car that Audi has under its stable? For most, such a discussion would begin and end with the R8. However, with the introduction of the Audi A1 Clubsport Quattro, that argument has now become a lot more interesting. On paper this tiny powerhouse is very comparable to Audi’s hypercar. While it may look pretty docile when parked next to an R8, you shouldn’t let its petit size fool you. The A1 Clubsport Quattro packs a punch that is every bit as devastating, and the tale of the tape speaks for itself.

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Rumor – BMW Working On A New Supercar

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Could a supercar be on the way from BMW? According to the guys at E90post.com (via their inside source) the answer is yes. BMW does have plans on the table to reenter the supercar market. However, those plans currently consist only of a sketch, and the project has not been officially approved for production. If it is given the green light we wouldn’t see BMW’s new supercar entry until after 2015.

They also note that it would be unlike any other current offering from BMW. So, could this be the new BMW M1? It’s very interesting how pointedly BMW was in insisting that the 1 Series M Coupe not be referred to as the M1. Could that partly be a result of a true M1 being in the works?

If this special project does come to fruition, of course the direct competitor would be none other than the Audi R8. That alone has BMW enthusiasts salivating. Lots of speculation at this point, but still substantiated nonetheless.  We encourage you to visit E90post.com for all the juice.

Scion FR-S Spy Video

Scion FR-S Spy Video

The first spy video capturing the Scion FR-S, FT-86 Concept has finally hit the web. Not surprisingly the prototype is wearing more camouflage than an Army Ranger, but we’re still able to discern some differences from the initial design that debuted at the New York Auto Show. Most noticeable is the large wing affixed to the rear that appears to be a functional design. The FR-S in this video is also sporting more aggressive, yet still clean side skirts and body kit. No word on whether these bits will become standard equipment or potential TRD upgrades. I’m leaning towards the latter.

Even with the awkward camo, this car still looks great in action. Click through to witness the Scion FR-S caught testing, on video.

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Mid-Engine Chevrolet C7 Corvette?

Engine Chevrolet C7

An all-new C7 Chevrolet Corvette will be introduced in 2013, which GM claims will be “completely different” from the current generation. What exactly does “completely different” mean? It means we should all prepare ourselves to be flooded by the age-old rumor, that the next Corvette will be a mid-engine platform. Yes, we’ve heard it a million times before and the same rumor is back yet again.

What’s noteworthy this time is according to Autocar Magazine, GM is seeking to broaden the global appeal of the Corvette. If your goal is to compete with Porsche and Ferrari, while boosting sales in Europe, all of a sudden a mid-engine Corvette doesn’t seem so unrealistic.

The rumors definitely have some substance to them this time, but let’s keep things in perspective. Will GM really alienate their American fan base by producing a mid-engine Vette?

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Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class Command System

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The Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class is certainly a unique premise and is relatively a supercomputer on wheels. The concept boasts a radar-based collision-detection system with both visual and acoustic warnings and an adaptive brake assist that lowers the risk of rear-end collisions. That’s pretty significant, but for the purposes of this article I would like to highlight their onboard “command system”, which is a car-entertainment system on steroids.

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McLaren Release’s Details on the MP4-12C!

2011 McLaren-MP4-12C

McLaren, known by most as due to the Mercedes McLaren SLS, known by the more well informed for producing one of the fastest production cars of all time, the McLaren F1 (In fact the McLaren F1 is still the fastest naturally aspirated production vehicle). All of this was influenced by McLaren’s racing heritage which is now named Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. Those in the market for a supercar in the range of $230,000 will be glad to know that racing heritage shows its true colors in the new McLaren MP4-12C.

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