A coupe is a car body style with a close-coupled interior offering either two seats or 2+2 seating (space for two passengers up front and for two occasional passengers in the rear). Through the 1950s convertible models were sometimes called convertible coupes, but since the 1960s the term "coupe" has generally been applied exclusively to fixed-roof models. Coupes generally, but not necessarily, have two doors, although automobile makers have offered four-door coupes and three- and five-door hatchback coupes, as well.
A 235 mpg car, like the Volkswagen XL1, could be a dream car on the current market, but the problem is that the XL1 is too expensive and limited to just 50 units, with none of these units arriving in the U.S.
The good news is that the XL1 could get a sportier, XR1 variant that could also arrive here in The States. The future XR1 would be built on the same structure as the XL1, but it would offer performance figures to rival the Porsche 911 for half the money.
If produced, the XR1 will use lots of carbon fiber to keep the weight down and will be offered with a powertrain that will deliver 70 mpg. Rumors suggest that the XR1 could get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-banger and a turbo- or supercharged three-cylinder engine. No matter what engine is used, the XR1 will most likely use a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, will be about 230 pounds lighter than the XL1 and will offer a more conventional look.
First details suggest that the XR1 will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds and will hit a top speed of about 190 mph.
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The next-generation Ford Mustang has been in development for some time now, but all we have seen so far are mules. Now, Road & Track has caught the elusive 2015 Mustang out for testing and dug up some tasty tidbits of information the new Mustang.
The first good news is that the model will finally get independent rear suspension and the base model will keep the usual V-6 powertrain. Next engine in the lineup is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with an output of about 350 horsepower. This version may mark the return of the old "SVO" trim level from the 1980s. The top version will be, as usual, the GT model that will carry the same 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 engine with its output boosted to around 450 horsepower.
As for the SVT version, Road & Track claims that it may drop the “Shelby” name and adopt a new "Cobra" name. Also, this version may drop the supercharged engine and will go the all-motor route, much like the Camaro Z28.
Rumors suggest that the new generation Mustang will make its auto show debut before the close of 2013.
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Vorsteiner unveiled its first tuning kit for the Bentley Continental GT back in 2012 when it pleased us with a sweet “BR-10” package. The tuner is now on its second upgrade kit for the Continental GT with this new package that improves the car’s look, while also maintaining the car’s heritage and contemporary style.
As usual, Vorsteiner upgraded the look of the Bentley coupe with the addition of a new aerodynamic kit made in pre-preg carbon fiber. The kit includes a new front bumper, new side skirts and a new rear bumper to help add some extra aggressiveness to the Continental without going overboard.
Lastly, Vorsteiner also offers a deck lid spoiler, made in carbon fiber and a new set of forged monoblock wheels. Customers can choose between three different size wheels: 20, 21, or 22 inches.
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Ford and DreamWorks Studios developed a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang GT500 that will be featured in the upcoming "Need for Speed" movie. The model will make its world debut later today during Electronic Arts’ press conference at E3 Expo in Los Angeles.
First details on this one-off "Need for Speed" Mustang reveal that it will feature a custom-designed wide body, a set of unique 22-inch alloy wheels and larger air intakes that will provide increased ventilation for the supercharged V-8 engine found under its classic Mustang twin-nostril hood. Of course, Ford will also offer a customized interior to fit with the "Need For Speed" theme.
The “Need for Speed” movie is based on Electronic Arts’ popular video game series and will star Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton.
The upcoming "Need for Speed" movie will arrive in theaters on March 14th, 2014.
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The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is limited to only 20 units - all of which are already sold out - each carrying a price tag of around $2.2 million, so having the chance to see one of the street is pretty much impossible. But, YouTube user, Vesuvius TOH, was lucky enough to be at an event at Nevada’s Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch where he filmed one of the 20 supercars in action on the racetrack.
The Sesto Elemento is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that delivers a total of 570 horsepower. With this power, the supercar sprints from 0 to 60 mph in a sensational 2.5 seconds with a top speed higher than 200 mph.
The supercar is called Sesto Elemento because it is mainly developed out of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), which helps keep the weight down to an amazing 2,202 pounds.
Check the video to see how the Sesto Elemento performs on the racetrack
At the 2012 Paris Auto Show, Peugeot unveiled the 2012 RCZ R Concept - a preview of the most powerful road-going car in Peugeot’s extensive history. Now, one year later, the production version will make its world debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The production version will keep the same 1.6-liter THP engine found in the concept version that delivers a total of 260 horsepower. Along with this high-output engine, the RCZ R will also receive a bespoke suspension setup, a specific and distinctive wheel design, and with a Torsen limited-slip differential.
At the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed Peugeot will display two red RCZ R models, driven by UK Peugeot 208 GTi Ambassador, Bradley Philpot – a finalist in the recent Nürburgring 24-hour race that saw three Peugeot 208 GTi cars win their SP2T class.
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Last year, Audi has dropped the official details on its updated R8 family, and, much to everyone’s surprise, the company has added a new top model to the line-up: a new R8 V10 Plus.
Offering an increase of 25 horsepower over a base R8 V10 version, the new R8 V10 Plus is now also available in the U.S. This is, in fact, the second Plus model offered by Audi, after the German automaker announced the TT-RS Plus at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
Compared to the rest of the R8 lineup, the new Plus version is distinguished by carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) additions from just about every angle of the sports car, including the front splitter, lateral air inlets, the huge rear diffuser, the lining in the engine compartment. The intense use of carbon fiber has helped drop the car’s total weight to an impressive 3,461 pounds.
In addition to these features, the vent louvers next to the rear window have been painted in matte black, while the dual round exhaust tailpipe trim sections have been finished in gloss black. The new R8 V10 Plus also features LED lights that illuminate the engine compartment.
Updated 06/10/2013: This review has been updated with all of the 2014 model year details.
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Exactly one year ago, XXX Performance unveiled a tuning kit for the Audi R8 V10 version. Now, the tuner has turned its attention to the R8 one more time and came up with a new, extravagant and exclusive wide-body construction for the R8.
The tuner started by making a series of upgrades under the hood. It added a chip, a carbon air-box and a new exhaust system with valve control. These updates increased the V-10 engine’s output up to a stout 650 horsepower.
XXX Performance continued by adding an aggressive GT-X650 wide-body kit made in carbon fiber. The car was also wrapped in a very cool blue CFC chrome wrapping and place on a set of 20-inch, three-part GTR forged wheels wrapped in Hankook tires sized 235/30R20 up front and 325/25R20 on the rear.
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Forgive us for not being aware that June 7th was apparently “National Donut Day.” There’s already a handful of these national (blank) days, so it’s hard to figure out which one is which.
Thankfully, Chevrolet and Lexus didn’t forget that June 7th was National Donut Day. In a pair of fitting tributes to the celebration of the round and treat, Chevy and Lexus decided to take their respective sports cars - the Camaro ZL1 and the LF-A - and give them enough room to do one of the things the two exotics do best in the industry
Creating donuts; lots and lots of smokin’ donuts.
Not the tasty, fried variety, but the rubber-burning kind that everyone in the auto industry never gets tired of seeing.
So to those who had a wonderful time downing three donuts in 90 seconds, consider this video as a perfect way to cap off the festivities, despite being a few days behind.
Click past the jump to watch Lexus’ National Donut Day tribute courtesy of the LF-A
Just like that, the robot family in "Transformers 4" just got a whole lot more serious.
We’ve already seen a few of the vehicles that will be a part of the fourth installment of the movie franchise. But apparently, director Michael Bay isn’t done dropping bombshell after bombshell with regards to its roster of vehicles.
The latest one, the Lamborgini Aventador,, definitely adds tons more power and aggressiveness to the Transformers’ lineup.
At this point, the cars that will be a part of "Transformers 4" remind us of the Dubai Police’s roster of exotic police cars. Just like the latter, we won’t be surprised anymore if Bay adds even more supercars into the mix.
Maybe Megatron turns into the Marauder?
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