If haven’t already heard, SEAT has split out CUPRA model to be an independent brand – probably as a show of its resolution in turning out performance rides. The first vehicle to bear the CUPRA badge is Ateca, a sporty SUV that, unlike most SUV, is no slouch in the performance. With 300 PS (about 296 horses) from its 2.0 TSI motor, the CUPRA Ateca has well over 100 horses over SEAT Ateca which, coupled with SEAT 4Drive traction system and a new 7-speed DSG gearbox, allows it wipe the century sprint in just 5.4 seconds and reach an un-SUV top speed of 152 mph. Continue reading SEAT Made CUPRA A Standalone Brand, Unveiled A 670HP CUPRA E-Racer And A 296HP CUPRA SUV
When Toyota decided to split up its Toyota Celica Supra, it was probably the best decision. Unfortunately, as awesome the move was, the Supra moniker did not last. It ended with the JZA80 model, Toyota’s most powerful production model, after 16 years (or nearly 25 years, and four generations, if you count the Celica-Supra era). Fast forward to today, Toyota finally confirmed that it is bringing back the legend. Yes. You heard that right. The legend lives! Or at least, it is going to live sometime in near future. And Toyota affirms the move with a compact, two-door coupe at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, called Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept. Continue reading Holy Smoke! The Legend Lives. The Toyota Supra Is Making A Comeback!
Pardon me for my excitement. While I am more of a patrolhead, I am equally drawn to electric drive too, especially one that has 600 horses with a stunning aesthetic to boot, like the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept Study. Unveiled at the 88th Geneva Motor Show, the Mission E Cross Turismo is as what its name suggests it to be: a concept study of an electrically driven cross utility vehicle (basically, sports utility vehicle, or SUV). Continue reading Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Has 600 HP And Looks Utterly Fabulous!
BMW is particularly proud of the BMW M2 last year. In all, the German automaker said it has pushed out 12,000 units all over the world. Pardon me for my ignorance, but 12,000 is not a lot, right? Oh well, whatever it is, BMW thought it is a milestone worth mentioning and celebrating with a special edition BMW M2 called BMW M2 Coupe Edition Black Shadow. The Edition Black Shadow is supposed to emphasize “the compact high-powered sports car’s performance characteristics with precisely harmonized design features.” How so? I have absolutely no idea. Continue reading BMW Sold 12K M2 Coupe In 2017, Celebrates With A Special Black Shadow Edition
Later at Geneva today, Porsche will be taking the wrap off the most powerful road-legal high-performance sports car with a naturally aspirated (NA) engine, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The 2018 911 GT3 RS is expected to premiere on March 6, 2018, at 9:20AM (CET). Expect nothing less than 520 angry horses – 20 HP more over its predecessor, and 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) from its 4L six-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine, which is paired to a specially calibrated seven-speed PDK to enable this monster of the road to rocket from zero to 62 miles an hour (100 km/h) in mere 3.2 seconds and sending it on its way to 312 km/h (about 193 miles an hour). Continue reading Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is The Most Powerful Road-legal Naturally-aspirated Sports Car
I think I may not be able to write much because, I may be too excited. Now, the thing is, I am not usually thrilled by Peugeot automobiles, but here we have are two rides that managed to tickle my fancy somewhat. The first is an all-new, and may we say, radical, sedan designated Peugeot 508 and the other, a MPV-ish Sports Utility Vehicle (that’s what Peugeot is referring to as, btw) that took on a name that’s a departure to the French automaker’s naming norm and it is called Peugeot Rifter. Oh man. I don’t even know where to begin. Lets start with the 508, shall we? Continue reading Peugeot Unveils A Radically New Sedan And An Adventure-seeking Van-like SUV
BMW introduced its first open-top high-performance automobile, the BMW M3 Convertible, 30 years ago in 1988. This company’s first was destined to thrill with an everyday, luxury sports car that was blessed with racetrack-proven engine and suspension. Today, BMW marks this 30 years with a special model, the 2018 BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre. Limited to just 300 units, the 2018 BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre brings to the table with M Competition Package that sees the 3.0L M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder motor massaged to produce 450 horses – nearly 20 more HP over the standard variety. Continue reading BMW Marks 30 Years Of M Convertible With Limited BMW M4 Edition Model
You know we have a tag called “Weird Stuff”? Yea. We do. Under normal circumstances, custom cars will never fall under this category. It is almost impossible to brand a custom ride as “Weird Stuff” unless it was one that looks like a dick, or to be precise, one that was intentionally modeled after a man’s penis. Unfortunately, this is the day we stumbled upon one that fits squarely into this “Weird Stuff” tag and the custom ride in question is this not-so-tastefully-done third-generation Hyundai Elantra. I mean, as if modding an Elantra isn’t bad enough; to make it look like this is borderline blasphemy. Man, it sure takes a unique mindset to even dream up with this. Continue reading We Can’t Help But To Cringe At This Over-modded Elantra With Iron Man-inspired Paint Job
Adoration for cars is beyond aesthetic. A true car lover will learn to adore the motor as much as the power it pumps out. I am not sure about you, but I, for one, is a person who love marveling at the engine as much as driving the car, or admiring its bodywork. This is the very reason why when I saw the press text from BMW, detailing the heart of the BMW M8 GTE, I get all wet with excitement and I felt compelled to share it with you folks. Continue reading This Is The BMW P63/1, The Heart Of BMW’s WEC Contender, The BMW M8 GTE
If you have not been keeping abreast with car innovations, you may want to know that South Korean automaker Hyundai has been working diligently in the area of fuel cell-powered electric vehicles and it has made some serious progress in this area. To showcase the company’s fuel cell development, the company has commissioned a head-turning, very black pavilion that is part art installation, part education center that aims to entertain and at the same time, educate visitors about its fuel cell technology. But the darkest building in the world is not the only thing the company had going; the automaker also announced, on February 4, a fleet of Hyundai next generation fuel cell electric vehicles had successfully completed an autonomous journey from Seoul to PyeongChang. Continue reading Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Cars Drove Itself From Seoul To Pyeongchang