It’s official now that Jaguar is going to debut its more powerful XKR, the XKR-S at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. We are assuming that Jaguar will be using the same supercharged 5.0-liter V8, however, Jaguar has confirmed that the XKR-S will produce 550 horsepower and 502 lb torque. As a result the XKR-S can reach 60 mph in just 4.2 second and will max out at 186 miles per hour.
The New BMW F10 M5:
BMW promises that the next generation M5 will be ”a brilliant car.” The first concept version will be make its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, and a production version will follow a few months later.
The F10 M5 will be built on an all-new aluminum chassis and will feature the intense use of carbon fiber which will reduce the car’s weight considerably. The F10 BMW M5 will also produce 25% less CO2 and the new 4.4 liter V8 engine will require less fuel but at the same time will deliver 555 horsepower and 680 pounds of torque.
Lamborghini has released an image of the carbon fiber reinforced polymer monocoque that will be the backbone for the LP700-4. Lamborghini says that the entire body structure of the LP 700-4 will only weigh 505 pounds while the monocoque above weighs in at 324.5 pounds.
Honda officially confirms NSX Successor. In 2005 Honda stopped the production of the NSX. But now CEO of Honda, Takanobu Ito, made it official “I feel that we need to meet the calls from the public asking (for a successor).” However, do not expect to see a the NSX successor to go into production before 2015.
Like we said before it will not be a v-10 monster however most likely it will be a mid-engine v-6 pony. The Honda NSX makes sense because an employee was quoted saying “Honda does not see the CR-Z as a sports car. It’s a sporty coupe and a great first try in the hybrid-sports direction. To be called a sports car, a car needs to have the potential of an NSX or an S2000. That’s what we need to aim for.”
Ferrari has released official pictures of the FF playing around in the snow. The FF will have Ferrari’s first AWD drive system and will carry a 6.3L V12 engine, with 651bhp and 504 lb-ft of torque. That will propel the FF to 60 MPH in less than 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 208 MPH.
The 2012 Camaro Z28 is official. Initial outlook below:
Chevrolet has told its dealers that the Camaro Z28 will begin production on January 1, 2012. The Z28 is rumored to be fitted with a 6.2 Liter engine producing 556 horsepower, magnetic ride suspension and some massive 285F / 330R tires. It will also have a redesigned hood and expect slight interior modifications.
Lamborghini has nothing to show at the Detroit auto show … they don’t even have a stand. However, CEO Stephan Winkelmann and head Maurizio Reggiani head of R&D spoke a bit about the Lamborghini 834(previously known as the Aventador.)
The Lamborghini 834 will have all the traditional modern Lamborghini cues such as all wheel drive, the unique scissor doors, and air intakes. Stephan Winkelmann says it will be revolutionary but still recognizable, and the Lamborghini 834 was inspired by the military.
BMW 1 Series M:
BMW has finally made the ultimate driving machine again. The BMW 1M will be packed with a twin – turbocharged engine producing 340 horsepower and 369 lb torque with a 6 speed manual. The 1M will be able to reach 60 in 4.7 seconds and run around the Nürburgring in 8 minutes and 12 seconds.
Our full overview on the BMW 1M
The Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid debuted today, unfortunately though they did not reveal any information on whether this car will hit the track. However, we do know that the Porsche 918 Hybrid Racer produces an astonishing 727 horsepower and is sexy. That counts for something right?