Two new Bentley Continental V8 models were unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 9, 2012: The new 4.0 liter, twin turbocharged V8 Continental GT coupé and the GTC convertible. The new Bentley V8 engine features 500 bhp at 6000 rev/min, propelling the car from 0 to 60 mph in less than five seconds. The car achieves a top speed of more than 180 mph.
The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera has been completely redesigned, but is holding true to the Porsche 911 Carrera ‘evolution, not revolution’ philosophy. The car features a 100 mm (3.9 inch) longer wheelbase and reduced overall height. It’s new lightweight body is an aluminum-steel composite construction and has resulted in a 100-pound weight reduction compared to the previous 911.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 will be delivered to customers late this summer, and it appears the raging bull has further embraced the latest performance technologies. The car’s cutting-edge, carbon-fiber monocoque, when coupled with the aluminum frames, weighs only about 506 pounds.
Sometimes you can go back to your first big romance, your first date, or the crush you had on your 7th grade teacher, and find out that it was as glorious as your somewhat biased mind remembered. The romance was in fact genuine, your first date is now elegant instead of cute and your old teacher is only slightly older than you and could be starring in CougarTown.
Aston Martin recently added a whole new dimension to their showrooms. Long known for bespoke high performance coupes and convertibles, the line up has been enhanced by the addition of two additional doors. Aston Martin calls the Rapide the world’s most beautiful four-door sports car.
It’s Fast, It Looks Good, and the Top Goes Down. Aston Martin’s 2010 DBS Volante has a gorgeous interior, an alluring exterior and riotous performance. What’s under the Hood? A 5.9-liter V-12 producing 510 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque – 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode.
Lotus has released full information and photos of its latest sports car, the Evora. Previously known only by its “Eagle” code name. The car is the first of three new models Lotus promises as part of a five-model business plan to grow the niche brand. It is the first all-new addition to the lineup since 1995.
Alfa Romeo, recognized for motorcars with elegant lines, race-ready engines and evocative use of hand-rubbed paint and fragrant leathers, is returning to the North American market after more than a decade’s absence. The 8C Competizione, introduced as a concept car at the 2003 Frankfurt show, boasts a curvaceous carbon-fiber-composite, steel reinforced body.