Honda Officially Confirms NSX Successor

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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.”

2012 Camaro Z28 Confirmed

The 2012 Camaro Z28 is official. Initial outlook below:

Camaro Z28

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 834

Lamborghini 834

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.

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BMW 1 Series M Coupe

BMW 1 Series M:

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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

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Mercedes C-Class Coupe First Official Images

Mercedes C - Class Coupe Interior

Mercedes has released the first images of  the new Mercedes C-Class Coupe a few months before their official debut during the Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March). The two-door variant shares much of the body with the C-Class sedan and station wagon and already complies with the “executive” face lift.

The Mercedes C-Class Coupe will come equipped with a 1.8L and 3.0L gas engines and 2.2L diesel option with power ranging from 120 to 306 hp. Also expect a 5.5L twin turbo engine with 571hp in the AMG Version.

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Mercedes SLK Design Unveiled

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The the drawings of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK used during the trademark filings have been found. These pictures provide clearer views of the new SLK compared to the debut video leaked before.

The new SLK will be available with a four and six cylinder engine, however, in the United States it will be available with only six and a monstrous 8 cylinder from AMG. Being German, the SLK will have a surplus technology such as a Magic Sky Control Roof. The Magic Sky Control can change the opacity between a full transparency and a dim mode.

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Turbo Engines Boosted Future

Turbo Engines Boosted Future

Turbo Engines

The car industry is adding turbos to smaller engines to produce the same output as a bigger engine while at the same time being more fuel efficient. In 2010 Ford started using the ecoBoost technology on the all new Ford Taurus to produce horsepower ratings of a V8 but keep the fuel economy of a V6. In the upcoming future you can see similar technology being used in the new BMW M5 and the face lifted C-Class. Even the directors of Formula One have decided that all F1 cars must be outfitted with four cylinder turbo engines by 2013.

What’s your take? Do turbos deserve a more prominent role within the auto industry?