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  Future cars in the making. Should they be an innocent drawing, a fine computer rendering or real driving concept, they always preview the cars of the future in some aspects.

If it wasn’t made evidently clear by a previous video teaser, Aston Martin has a mysterious car that it’s been teasing.

What isn’t clear is what car it actually is, although if you look at the second teaser, you get some glimpses of that seem to suggest that what the British automaker is keeping under the covers looks like a variant of the V12 Vantage . The air scoops you see ever so fleetingly in the trailer is a pretty indicative tell.

The teaser vid also makes good use of carbon fiber elements, which could suggest that this isn’t some kind of a road car but a possible race car with some serious attitude attached to it. It also helps strengthening that hypothesis that the driver is wearing a full racing suit.

We’re extremely intrigued to see what Aston Martin has in store for us with this new model. But even with the lack of details, we’ll venture a guess that this new car won’t be as insane as the CC100 Speedster Concept we saw Aston Martin unveil a few weeks ago.

Click past the jump to watch the first teaser video of this mysterious Aston Martin model

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When Ferrari launches a new-generation sports car on the market, everyone is well aware that they should expect at least three versions: a coupe, a spyder , and a Scuderia. We’ve already had our fill of the Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe and Spyder, but this new rendering of a Scuderia model got us thinking. What should we expect from Ferrari’s most fiery version of this aging model?

If this rendering from Milanno ArtWorks is any indication as to the design of the Scuderia, then we can expect a much more aggressive design illustrated by the sharp edges of the bumper followed by the sharp edge design of the front lights. Since the Scuderia name is synonymous with weight reduction, expect a weight loss similar to that of the 430 Scuderia , which lost about 220 pounds compared to the standard model. This will be done with a mostly aluminum body, since Ferrari has already made it clear that it would stick to this material rather than using carbon fiber, like the competition.

Power for the newest Scuderia monster may come from a turbocharged V-8 that will push out anywhere from 590 to 700 horsepower. At one point, Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo said that a 458 Scuderia would not be produced because the 458 Italia was just so advanced, so if rumors are circulating that a Scuderia will follow, then we expect to see a power output that will blow our minds. The only problem is, we won’t see it until at least the end of 2013.

Update 5/21/2013: According to Car and Driver, the long-awaited 458 Scuderia could finally show its face in Frankfurt, rounding out the 458 family. Sources also told Car and Driver that the 458 Scuderia could be inspired by the 458 Challenge race cars, which run around the track with smaller waist lines than the standard 458 Italia.

As far as power goes, the direct-injected V-8 that will power the 458 Scuderia is expected to reach an output of about 600 horsepower, significantly more than the 562-horsepower output of the standard model. Tweaks to the engine, including recalibrated ECUs could be partly responsible for the performance spike. (Car and Driver)

Click past the jump to read about the Ferrari 458 Italia

Source: TeamSpeed
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If you believed the 2011 Etherea concept unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show was just a design exercise, you are about to be proven wrong. It looks like the concept was just a preview for a new crossover set to be launched in the next two years.

Talking about the future model, Infiniti boss Andy Palmer said it will be placed between "the Audi A3 and Audi Q3" and that this will be made possible by a new three-way adjustable ride height system.

The new crossover will follow Infiniti’s new naming strategy and it is believed to be called Q30. The model will follow in the footsteps of the Qashqai and Juke crossovers in terms of entering into established segments with new models. Palmer made it quite clear that despite the similarities, the Q30 won’t be "a copy of the Nissan Qashqai, but a car that can span established brackets within the market."

The model will differentiate itself with a unique styling and, of course, a more luxurious styling.

Updated 05/16/2013: Today we have created a rendering for the upcoming Infinti Q30. Click past the jump to see how it differs from the Etherea concept.

Click past the jump to read more about the Infiniti Etherea concept.

Source: AutoCar
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The 2014 P1 just dropped onto the market and McLaren officials are already talking about a successor for the supercar. McLaren sales and marketing boss Greg Levine confirmed in an interview with AutoCar that the company is planning a successor for the P1 but not for "at least ten years."

He confirmed that while developing the P1 project , McLaren wanted to develop "the best super sports car the world has ever seen until a successor is built." And, in order to remain exclusive, the P1 needs to stay on sale for a short while and after that the company "needs to step back from the market for a few years."

Talking about the P1, he said that the company sold about three-quarters from the 375 units that McLaren plans to build. Also, it looks like there are customers who have ordered two P1 units and that more than 30 cars have been fully customized by customers.

Click past the jump to read more about the McLaren P1.

Source: AutoCar
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Audi TT

The third generation Audi TT (Tourist Trophy) has already been caught testing in many times and today, new details on the model have surfaced online.

As previously reported, the third-generationTT sports car will return to its original roots: its design will once again be inspired by the original concept unveiled at the 1995 Frankfurt auto show.

According to an unconfirmed report from Car and Driver, the U.S.-spec TT will get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with Volkswagen Group’s EA888 turbocharged and direct-injected technology – the same engine that was just added to the 2013 Beetle Turbo . In the base version this engine will deliver a total of 220 horsepower and the S version will receive an extra turbo to allow it to deliver a total of 300 horsepower.

Car and Driver also reported that the TT-RS version will continue to carry a five-cylinder engine tuned to produce a whopping 380 horsepower. That adds up to a 20-horsepower increase over the current generation’s 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. Audi will also offer both front and Quattro all-wheel drive systems on the TT-RS.

The new Audi TT will arrive on the market in 2014 in coupe form and in roadster form a few months later.

Click past the jump to read more about the next Audi TT.

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Jaguar XKR-S GT

Earlier this year at the 2013 New York Auto Show , Jaguar unveiled the 2014 XKR-S GT - a special edition initially intended to be limited to only 30 units, but due to high demand, increased to 50 units. Now, in an interview with Edmunds, Jaguar’s design studio director Wayne Burgess confirmed that the company plans to offer more R-S GT models.

Burgess said that the R-S GT line will become something similar to the Black Series models offered by Mercedes. He said that starting at this point, all the future models will get an "R" version, while the "R-S" version will be offered for more extreme enthusiast-focused variants. He added that the "R-S GT" badge will be used for for limited-run, hand-built special editions.

While Burgess offered no details on the next model to get the GT treatment, we expect to see it applied to either the XFR-S or the new F-Type roadster .

Click past the jump to read more about the Jaguar XKR-S GT.

Source: Edmunds
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Chevrolet Code 130R Concept

A few months ago, rumors started floating around about an entry-level, rear-wheel-drive sports car in GM’s lineup that would target models similar to Scion FR-S .

Now, in a recent interview with Automotive News, General Motors North America President Mark Reuss revealed that he would like to see a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive sports car in Chevrolet’s lineup.

Reuss told Automotive News "A really nice, light, rear-drive car that’s inexpensive - we know that rings a bell. That would be a huge win for us if we had that." However, such a model is still not on the drawing board, but GM already played with the idea when it unveiled the Code 130R Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show .

If built, the new sports car will not be developed on GM’s Alpha platform; instead, GM is considering a platform that is "really scaleable and efficient." The model will also not feature the same design language we have seen in the Code 130R because it is "already dated."

Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Code 130R Concept.

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Rendering: 2015 Jaguar SUV

In the past few years, we have heard lots of rumors about a possible Jaguar crossover , but up to this point we had no official confirmation.

Today is a new day and with this new day comes a very soft confirmation of this crossover. In Europe, Jaguar has trademarked two nameplates — Q-Type and XQ — following the same tradition as the current models, like the F-Type and XF . We have no idea on what models the new nameplates will be used for, but the "Q" in the nomenclature has surely something to do with an SUV.

Previous rumors suggested that the Jaguar SUV could be based on a the Range Rover Sport platform, but it is quite unlikely. Instead the model could use the same platform as the smaller Evoque . As for the engine lineup, Jaguar will likely offer a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and a 2.0-liter diesel engine. A 3.0-liter V-6 diesel is another possibility.

Apparently China will play a big part in Jaguar’s decision on offering an SUV or not.

Click past the jump to read more about Jaguar’s possible SUV.

Source: PistonHeads
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Giugiaro Namir - world's fastest hybrid debut in Geneva

Bristol Cars is a British-based company founded in 1945 that specializes in developing hand-built luxury cars. The company produces only 20 units per year, but even so, it manages to maintain loyal clientele.

One of the most famous cars developed by Bristol was the Fighter - a sports car that can hit a top speed of about 200 mph. Along with that beast, the company has developed lots of other models and all of them used either BMW or Chrysler engines to power them.

Now Bristol wants to hit that 200 mph mark one more time, but this time in a new extended-range electric GT supercar. The model is still in its development process and will be shown in concept form at the end of this year.

It will use the same design language we saw on the 2009 Giugiaro-styled Namir supercar concept and will be offered with technology developed by Surrey-based technology group Frazer-Nash Research.

Note: pictures shown here are of the Giugiaro Namir Concept, not the Bristol GT.

Click past the jump to read more about the future Bristol GT.

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Volkswagen Concept BlueSport

After Volkswagen unveiled the BlueSport Concept at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show , the possibility of getting a production version has been up and down more than a roller coaster.

In fact, last year at the Paris Auto Show Volkswagen confirmed for the last time that the BlueSport will not happen.

Just today, a Volkswagen official – design chief Walter de Silva to be more exact – in an interview with German magazine Auto Motor Und Sport has stated that "this is a vehicle that we particularly like, and we always had in mind."

de Silva also said in the interview that he is not the only one in the company that thinks a small roadster wouldn’t be a bad decision for VW and that several employees are pushing to put it into production.

While we are not very sure this is an official confirmation of a production version, we are pretty sure a new round of speculations is about to begin.

Click past the jump to read more about the BlueSport Concept.


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