Since 1982 Volkswagen’s GTD logo has stood for Gran Turismo Diesel, with its promise of sporty yet economical motoring. Now for the first time, the GTD initials grace the Golf Variant, which like the Golf GTD, boasts the 184 PS (135 kW) TDI engine. The new Golf GTD Variant is set for its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, and is available to order as of now at a price of 31,975 euros.
McLaren will look to its heritage when it revives the legendary ‘Longtail’ name given to one of the purest GT sportscars of all time, the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’, for the launch of the new McLaren 675LT at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. This road legal supercar will embody the ‘Longtail’ ethos with a focus on performance optimised aerodynamics, increased downforce, driver engagement, power and reduced weight.
Premium tuner GEMBALLA is once again setting the standard for cars based on the Porsche Panamera. After the GTP 700 had already reached 338,8 kph on the high-speed track in Nardo in southern Italy, the even more powerful variant GTP 720 (720 hp / 530 kW) has already accomplished two new records.
While this unusually powerful car’s tyre permit means 340 kph is its electronically controlled limit, in terms of acceleration and lap times there was still some extra performance to be gained.
LARTE presented its Mercedes-GL-based tuning star, Black Crystal, on the site of the former globally largest black coal pit, Zollverein in Essen, where very exciting pictures were shot, revealing many an exclusive detail and view of the mighty car.
The SUV was driven to Zollverein right from the Essen Motor Show, where the tuning kit’s white variant had been presented to the German public for the first time. The car is called
The Alpine of the 21st Century is creeping gradually closer. The wait may seem interminable to the more impatient fans, but at least there is plenty going on in the meantime!
In motor racing, for example, the Alpine A450 prototype collected European endurance racing titles in 2013 and 2014, as well as a podium finish in the LM P2 class in last June’s Le Mans 24 Hours.
Since five years AHG-Sports has been extremely positively talked about as in-house tuning department of the car dealer Günther, which is represented four times in Hamburg especially with cars of the precious Nissan-offshoot Infiniti. And cooperation agreement recently reached with LARTE Design resulted in additional opportunities on a truly highly competitive market.
The GT86 CS-R3 moved closer to its full-blooded rally competition debut later this year with Toyota Motorsport confirming final specification details.
The CS-R3 was launched in prototype form last August, since when it has undergone an extensive test programme to fine-tune design and specification of the kit that will be delivered to private competitors and teams.
With the new Mercedes-AMG GT model range, the Mercedes-AMG sports car brand is moving into a new segment. As the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG, the GT has everything you would expect from an authentic Mercedes-AMG, from the characteristic styling, thoroughbred motorsport technology to the optimum weight distribution.