British automaker McLaren has decided to bridge the gap between their two much popular hypercars: the 650S and the P1 with the new McLaren 675 LT. The company revealed that the LT stands for Long Tail and it is a homage to the iconic Long Tail F1 GTR that raced at the 1997 24 Hours Le Mans endurance event. So far McLaren is working on the prototypes, but the automaker has confirmed that the car will debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show and will have a price tag of 400,000 GBP.
Car makers today have to focus on various different aspects apart from the speed. Hence, Porsche has now made an announcement that by 2016, all the Porsche 911 vehicles will get turbochargers that will help them to offer better speed and low rate emissions. The new Porsche 911 models will have better technologies to provide faster and safer vehicles to the consumers.
Porsche also mentioned that they are focusing on electric vehicles as well but that will take some time, but before that they would prefer to introduce better engines that are designed for today’s generation and will deliver better results as expected.
There are lots of rumors circling the auto industry especially around the new performance car from Mercedes Benz that will follow up the much loved SLS AMG. According to the rumors, Mercedes Benz’s new car could be a mid-engine or a hybrid car that would compete the likes of Porsche 919 Spyder and even McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari.
AMG Chief, Tobias Moers speculates that the new vehicle might have company’s 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine that would produce 650 horsepower and 700 lb feet of torque.
The engine could be mated with pair of electric motors to offer all-wheel traction and better output that performance cars require.
While Lamborghini Huracan deserves to be listed among the top Italian exotic vehicles, but recently the first crash created lot of news. Now, the police have gone ahead and released a video of the actual crash shot by the passenger using a mobile phone. The video clearly indicates that the vehicle was speeding at 208 mph on M7 highway when the driver lost control and end up in a ditch. (more…)