No matter whether the Green Hell or the urban jungle – the new Opel Corsa OPC is at home on all terrains. No matter whether on the Nürburgring or during rush hour – the fastest member of the new generation Corsa combines extreme uncompromising athleticism with outstanding suitability for everyday use. The roughly four-meter long powerhouse impresses with its high-torque, 207 hp, 1.6 liter turbocharged engine, agile handling and not least with its sporty look. However, neither the spacious interior, well known from the Corsa, nor the good comfort have suffered. The Corsa OPC is the athlete of the small car family. It will celebrate its world premiere at the next Geneva Motor Show.
Porsche’s GT family is proud to announce the addition of an exciting new member: the Cayman GT4. This is the first Porsche GT sports car based on the Cayman and features components of the 911 GT3. Clocking a lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North Loop of the Nürburgring, the Cayman GT4 earns the same lap time as the 2011 911 GT3 and positions itself as the new benchmark atop its market segment. The Cayman GT4 clearly demonstrates Porsche’s dedication and passion to continue to promote truly industry-leading two-door sports cars in the future – sports cars that are developed at the Motorsport department in Weissach.
Nowadays even the most basic car isn’t short of technology but how much further can we really take it? I’m not suggesting we are close to building the flying car but take a look at these futuristic technologies that are currently being prototyped today.
As we all know vehicles have a lot more safety features today, one being the airbag. Many have curtain airbags, side airbags, knee airbags and seatbelt airbags but currently Mercedes are testing an airbag that deploys from underneath the car to prevent accidents. Instead of being the passive safety measure it once was, the airbag could become an active safety system.
Ford today revealed the all-new Focus RS, a high-performance road car that debuts Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control, which contributes to performance never before seen in a Focus RS. The all-new Focus RS is equipped with a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine producing well in excess of 315 horsepower.
Focus RS is the latest unveiling in a new era of Ford performance that will bring more than 12 performance vehicles to global customers by 2020.
In addition to pleasing enthusiasts, these vehicles help deliver the company’s One Ford plan for profitable growth, product excellence and innovation in every part of its business.
Buoyed by the success of the Captur, Renault is continuing its offensive in the world of crossovers with the launch of the Kadjar, the brand’s first C-segment crossover. In a fast-growing and extremely popular area of the market, the Kadjar will boost Renault’s ambitions on the international stage, as it is due to go on sale initially in Europe and in many African and Mediterranean Basin countries, followed by China.
Those, whose supreme priority of car performance in the sense of ever lasting output boost is the concentrated automobile engine power in general can simply not go around PP-Performance. Not only for the German branch of the enterprise at Weissbach the name of the game is „We are leading, others are following“, the same motto applies also to the kind of “hand-picked” licensed dealers.
Nissan declared itself ready to take on the world’s best sports car manufacturers after revealing a glimpse of its Le Mans challenger – the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo – during the commercial break for Super Bowl XLIX.
2014′s Super Bowl was the most watched television program in U.S. television history with over 110 million viewers. The 2015 game was therefore the perfect opportunity for Nissan’s “With Dad” commercial to air for the first time, revealing the much-anticipated Nissan GT-R LM Nismo, the car that will take on the best in the world in the race to glory at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The EDAG Light Cocoon is a visionary approach towards a compact, dynamic sports car, with a fully bionically optimised, additively manufactured vehicle structure combined with a weatherproof textile outer skin panel. That is the technical side. The result is a conscious break with existing paradigms. The EDAG Light Cocoon has a pola-rising effect, and the idea is for it to rearrange existing thought patterns in vehicle design. For this unusual and