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‘High Performance Derivative’ Of The 2017 Toyota Yaris Looks Kinda Hot!

Toyota Yaris is all youthful and fun, but it is never a ride closely associated with high performance and that’s probably because it isn’t, or at least it never is in most parts of the world that gets this cute little hatch from Toyota. However, in Europe, 2017 Toyota Yaris may not as tame as we believe it to be and rightfully, it shouldn’t be tame at all since it already has developed a race homologation Yaris destined for 2017 World Rally Championships. Sitting in between the super hot Toyota’s WRC contender, the 375 horsepower 2017 Yaris WRC and a regular 106 horsepower Yaris, is a high performance derivative that has 207 horses (210 DIN hp) packed under the hood. Continue reading ‘High Performance Derivative’ Of The 2017 Toyota Yaris Looks Kinda Hot!

2017 Dodge Challenger GT – American Muscle Goes All-Wheel-Drive

First, it was the Charger, now it is the Challenger to get the AWD treatment. The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT, as it is called, becomes the world’s first and only all-wheel-drive American Muscle coupe, which also makes it a segment-first. So, I guess it is goodbye to oversteer and hello to ‘who cares what weather it is now?’ Maybe. I don’t know. American Muscle purists may not be amused, but amused or not, it is here. In case you are all enthusiastic about it, you’d be glad (or not) to know that Challenger GT AWD shares the same all-wheel-drive system as the Dodge Charger AWD with active transfer case and front-axle disconnect. Continue reading 2017 Dodge Challenger GT – American Muscle Goes All-Wheel-Drive

John Cooper Works Touched 2017 MINI Clubman Gets 231 Horsepower

Big MINI like the Countryman and Clubman are exactly huge, but they are still practical. Practicality may have won’t some while others are less than satisfied with its performance. If that’s what stopping you from appreciating a MINI, or in this case, a Clubman, then perhaps the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman should entice you with 39 horses more over the MINI Cooper S Clubman. Powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder petrol unit with TwinPower Turbo Technology and mated to a 6-speed stick shifter (or an option 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission) which puts the 231 horses produced to good use on all four wheels, propelling it from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.3 seconds and sending it on its way to a top speed of 238 km/h (148 mph). Continue reading John Cooper Works Touched 2017 MINI Clubman Gets 231 Horsepower

Final Fantasy Fans With Deep Pockets, You Will Want This FFXV Audi R8

We know Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Tony Stark drives an Audi R8, but what you probably don’t know was, this German luxury exotic car also made an appearance in Square Enix’s role-playing video game, Final Fantasy XV. Yes, it did and also, what you didn’t expect was, Audi and the team over at FFXV actually worked together to roll out a special edition Audi R8 based on the game’s and the result is simply stunning. Dreamily referred to as “The Audi R8 Star of Lucis,” there is only one in existence and it is for sale to drum up the game’s launch, for “only” 50,000,015 Yen, or a little under 470,000 American dollars based on today’s going rate. Continue reading Final Fantasy Fans With Deep Pockets, You Will Want This FFXV Audi R8

STI Outs Limited Edition WRX S4 tS With Boosted Handling For Japan Market

For about a period of five months, Japan residents will get to procure a specially tuned and package STI-souped up WRX S4 tS. For a cool starting price of 4,968,000 Yen, or about US$48,330 plus tax, the limited edition WRX S4 tS will inherit some of the S207’s performance DNA, including a modified air intake and exhaust that bumps up the torque by 10 percent, added oil cooler that enhances the cooling performance of the Sport Lineartronic, flexible tower bar, DampMatic II front suspension with adjustable damping, front-rear Active Torque Vectoring, Brembo opposing piston 4-pot brakes (front only, btw) – just to name a few. Continue reading STI Outs Limited Edition WRX S4 tS With Boosted Handling For Japan Market

Honda Civic Type R Prototype Unveiled In Paris And It Is Headed To The U.S.

Honda is a like a person. As it grew older, it mellow downs. There was one time when a regular sedan from the Japanese automaker made 160 horses easy, but then, like all things in life, it sort of “deteriorates” and while the subsequent generations still used VTEC technology, they don’t quite match the horsepower the EK has to offer, unless you look to the Type R variety. Speaking of Type R, Honda has officially taken the wrap of the new sports variety of the sporty Civic at the Paris Motor Show and boy, does it look awesome. Continue reading Honda Civic Type R Prototype Unveiled In Paris And It Is Headed To The U.S.

Look, It’s The Lamborghini Centenario, But Now Without The Roof

Remember that wild, one-off Lamborghini Centenario coupe? Well, if you missed it because all 40 of those have been snapped out, then we believe you will miss the open-top variant too. I am not being pessimistic here; the fact is with far less units being offered, or 20 units, to be exact, the stock is not going to last very long – even if it cost well over two million euros and upwards. Anywho, in case if there’s one available, you should be very happy because the Lamborghini Centenario Roadster Supercar is essentially the coupe, sharing much of the coupe’s lines, features and even power plant. The only difference between the coupe and the open top is, of course, you get additional exhilaration of winds in your face while going 200 mph or more. Continue reading Look, It’s The Lamborghini Centenario, But Now Without The Roof

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6: Daimler’s Bold Look At The Future Of Luxury Car

At nearly 20 feet long, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is a behemoth amongst the coupes known to man and it is certainly Daimler’s bold, if not the boldest, vision of the future of luxury car which will be driven by a 550 kW (750 HP) electric drive, offering a range of no less than 500 kilometers (310 miles). Not a lot of technical details were disclosed at this point, but I guess Daimler don’t really have to, because the look has already won us many times over. The thing about Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is, it may be bold like most concepts, but it has a design that’s totally plausible, though we can’t speak for the visionary specs laid out in the official press text. Continue reading Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6: Daimler’s Bold Look At The Future Of Luxury Car

Garage Built Jet-powered Ferrari Enzo Is A Furious, Fire-spewing Insane Ride

For the longest time there’s only one McQueen who was known to have an insatiable appetite for speed. Today, we found another – a living, breathing McQueen who apparently shares the same craving for speed and like Steve McQueen, we think he’s going to be very famous too because of his “Insanity.” Nope. Ryan McQueen is not losing it because of speed, although some would argue he might gone completely bonkers because the Canadian petrolhead spent 12 years and 90,000 Canadian money (around US$70,000) to build a Ferrari Enzo replica powered by a pair of Rolls-Royce jet engines – yep, the same thing that makes an aircraft flies. Continue reading Garage Built Jet-powered Ferrari Enzo Is A Furious, Fire-spewing Insane Ride

First Images Of Droptop LaFerrari Revealed And They Are All Sold

The world is surely not lacking of petrolheads with boatloads of cash to spare. First, we read about the Jaguar XKSS continuation model flying off the showroom without it actually hitting the showroom floor, and now the same has happened to Ferrari‘s droptop version of its hybrid performance car, LaFerrari. The first images was first unveiled on the July 5th, but the book has already closed after Ferrari did a special client preview. The al fresco LaFerrari is all sold. Well, what can we say? That’s one of the perks of being obnoxiously rich, isn’t it? Not just the bad guys get all the good stuff in the movies, but richie rich in real world gets all the good stuff too. Continue reading First Images Of Droptop LaFerrari Revealed And They Are All Sold