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    New Ford GT supercar startup and revs (VIDEO)

    New Ford GT supercar

    Listen to the new Ford GT supercar startup and rev at the 2015 Detroit motor show.

    Ford wowed crowds at the 2015 Detroit motor show when it unveiled its new Ford GT supercar – a mid-engine successor to the 2005 Ford GT and the GT40 Le Mans winning racecars from the late 1960s. The car features a carbon fibre intensive structure and seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with rear wheel drive but perhaps most surprising is that the GT does not have a V8 engine. Instead, Ford is using the new halo supercar to leverage its Ecoboost engine technology, meaning the GT is fitted with a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine, which develops over 600hp. A similar Ecoboost motor is fitted to the new F150 Raptor, which also made its public debut in Detroit this week.

    Naturally, some people may be worried that the V6 engine won’t be able to match the character and sound of the supercharged V8 used by the old GT. But this video proves that while the new GT doesn’t sound like a bent eight, it does have it’s own unique sound that should still be appealing to enthusiasts. Not only does the turbo motor sound angry and obviously performance focused, there’s some brilliant turbo whirs and whistles to accompany the six-cylinder snarl.

    Check out the video below to hear the Ford GT come to life and rev, curtesy of Youtuber Subaruwrxfan.

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    New Ford F150 Raptor revealed

    New Ford F150 Raptor

    All-new 2016 Ford F150 Raptor performance truck makes Detroit motor show debut.

    Ford has revealed its new terrain-crushing hardcore pick-up truck, the F150 Raptor at this year’s Detroit motor show. The new model is faster, smarter, and tougher than the outgoing version and will go on sale in 2016.

    Powered by a 3.5-litre Ecoboost turbocharged V6 engine, the new model produces both more peak horsepower and torque than the old 6.2-litre V8 version which packed 411hp and 434lb-ft, while being significantly more fuel efficient than before, claims Ford. While exact outputs haven’t yet been specified, a similar Ecoboost unit makes over 600hp in Ford’s new GT halo supercar.

    New Ford F150 Raptor

    New Ford F150 Raptor

    The transmission in the new model is an advanced ten-speed automatic connected to a heavy duty four-wheel drive system with low-range transfer case, which should give the Raptor excellent rock-crawling and desert-storming capability.

    The suspension of the new model has also been beefed up, with larger FOX Racing Shox and more suspension travel than before. The truck’s terrain management traction control system has also been modified to make the new F150 Raptor the most capable off-road production vehicle in the world.

    It’s clever, too. The new Raptor is fitted with intelligent LED headlight technology and new camera technology improves visibility in dark and light conditions. An aluminum-intensive body has also helped to reduce the Raptor’s kerb weight by around 225kg (500lb) compared to the old model.

    New Ford F150 Raptor

    New Ford F150 Raptor

    Visually, the Raptor gets a tough new grille with a more heavy-duty front bumper and is around 150mm wider than a standard F150 thanks to wheel arch extensions which cover the massive all-terrain tyres. At the rear the road-going race truck gets a new tailgate, rear bumper and a pair of massive exhaust pipes. Inside the Raptor features a sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles for the ten-speed automatic gearbox.

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    New Honda NSX hybrid supercar revealed

    New Honda NSX

    Production-ready new Honda NSX hybrid supercar revealed at the 2015 Detroit motor show.

    Honda has taken the wraps off its reborn NSX supercar in Detroit overnight, revealing the car for the first time in its production form. Several concepts have preceded the final NSX, which previewed the supercar’s sheet metal and hybrid drivetrain.

    New Honda NSX

    New Honda NSX

    The new NSX features a fuss-free design with sharp sporty lines and obvious mid-engine proportions. At the front the reborn model wears a large shield-type grille seen on recent Acura models (yes, they’re calling it an Acura for now), while the rest of the design is largely revolutionary and shares little in common with the original NSX or any other Honda vehicles.

    New Honda NSX

    New Honda NSX

    The new NSX is formed around a aluminum and carbon fibre space-frame chassis which features a carbon floor for increased structural rigidity over an all-alloy design. This is similar to the Lamborghini Huracan’s setup which incorporates carbon fibre into the rear bulkhead and part of the floor.

    Powered by a hybrid powertrain, the new Honda NSX uses a twin-turbo V6 engine mated to a brand new 9-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission which drives the rear wheels. Meanwhile two electric motors drive the front axle to give instantaneous torque and all-wheel drive traction. A third motor sits between the V6 petrol engine and the gearbox to act as a torque-filler and improves acceleration and gearshift speeds. An exact power figure hasn’t been given, though it’s expected to be around 500hp with the 0-62mph in the three-second range. Engineers that have been part of the reborn NSX project say they were targeting the Ferrari 458 in terms of outright speed and handling. The standard 570hp 458 Italia takes 3.4 seconds to reach 62mph.

    New Honda NSX

    New Honda NSX

    Stopping power is supplied by carbon ceramic discs clamped by six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston units at the rear. The NSX features four different driving modes which include Quiet, Sport, Sport+ and Track. Quiet mode uses electric power only with the combustion engine switched off, here the car is effectively a front-drive all-electric vehicle, while Sport and Sport+ modes increase engine, transmission and chassis response for more aggressive performance. Finally track mode sees the new Honda NSX muster all the power and handling agility it can to deliver the ultimate driving experience. A launch control system is also fitted which primes the three electric motors and twin-turbo V6 for the ultimate acceleration times.

    New Honda NSX

    New Honda NSX

    Inside the NSX feature’s a high-tech cabin with digital TFT instrument display and unique center console layout. While it’s no Ferrari or Lamborghini in terms of cabin design, it should give those Italian exotics run for their money in terms of speed and handling while costing a fraction of the price.

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    2016 Ford GT supercar revealed in Detroit

    New Ford GT supercar

    Reborn Ford GT supercar revealed at the 2015 Detroit motor show, set to rival the Lamborghini Huracan, new turbo Ferrari 458 and McLaren 650S.

    Ford has today revealed its rumored successor to the Ford GT supercar – a lightweight innovative mid-engine performance model that will compete with exotics from Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren.

    New Ford GT supercar

    New Ford GT supercar

    The last Ford GT was powered by a big thirsty supercharged V8, but in a move that may worry purists the new model will not feature an eight cylinder engine. Instead it will use a more fuel efficient 3.5-litre Ecoboost twin-turbo V6 that produces over 600hp. The new model sticks to its predecessor’s rear-wheel drive layout, however a manual gearbox will not be available instead a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle unit is used.

    To reduce weight and improve structural rigidity, the new Ford GT uses a carbon fibre passenger cell similar to that used in McLaren’s road cars and the Lamborghini Aventador. Aluminum front and rear subframes support the GT’s lightweight ethos, and Ford claims its Ferrari-fighter will have one of the best power to weight ratios in the business. Performance and weight figures haven’t been specified but low threes to 62mph and over 200mph top speed are expected.

    New Ford GT supercar

    New Ford GT supercar

    Inspired by modern fighter jets and the original Le Mans winning GT40 racecars of the late ‘60s, the new GT has been designed to give maximum high-speed stability and minimal drag. The car’s teardrop shaped passenger compartment and engine cover also give a stylish but functional aesthetic that exaggerates the width of the car creating a dramatic design. A number of active aerodynamic systems including a rear wing which automatically raises, lowers and adjusts its angle also help to increase down force without compromising high-speed drag.

    New Ford GT supercar

    New Ford GT supercar

    Indoors the GT feature’s a high-tech interior with F1-style steering wheel housing many buttons and switches. There’s a simplicity and slightly retro flare to the overall interior design which the new GT has in common with its predecessor.

    The Ford GT supercar is expected to go on sale in 2016 and will only be available in left-hand drive.

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    Lexus GS F super sedan revealed

    2016 Lexus GS F

    New BMW M5 rivalling Lexus GS F revealed ahead of the 2015 Detroit motor show.

    Lexus has taken the wraps off its new flagship performance sedan, the GS F, ahead of the model’s official public debut in Detroit next week. The new model will battle with the BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 and Audi RS7 in the high-horsepower sedan segment when it goes on sale later this year. However, the Lexus may be turning up to a gun fight with nothing but fists and knives as its arsenal. Because, while the Lexus GS F’s 5.0-litre V8 offers more displacement than its BMW and Audi rivals, it produces around 100hp less.

    2016 Lexus GS F

    2016 Lexus GS F

    The GS F employs the same naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 fitted to the recently launched RC F performance coupe, but with 467hp and 389lb-ft the motor gets no power boost in this larger sedan application. Performance figures are being kept quiet for now but we’d be very surprised if the Lexus could keep an M5 or E63 in its rear view mirror in a straight line drag race with both German cars offering more than 100 additional horsepowers and a massive slug of extra turbocharged torque.

    2016 Lexus GS F

    2016 Lexus GS F

    Like all Lexus F models the new GS is strictly rear wheel drive only and features an eight-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. An electronically controlled torque vectoring rear differential with three different modes has also been fitted, while the base GS structure has been stiffened for more precise handling.

    2016 Lexus GS F

    2016 Lexus GS F

    The GS F rides on 19-inch multi-spoke alloys wrapped in 275/35 rear tyres and 255/35 fronts. Other visual enhancements include new headlights with three distinctive clusters as well as ‘tick’ shaped day-time running LEDs. A more aggressive front bumper has also been fitted and matched to a new rear diffuser with quad stacked exhaust tips. Indoors, the GS F is fitted with sports leather seats with Alcantara and carbon fibre trim pieces.

    The new Lexus GS F will be revealed in full at the Detroit motor show next week.

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  • Super Cars

    Porsche Blows the Top Off Retro-Sexy 911 Targa, Priced from $101,600 (VIDEO)

    Porsche Blows the Top Off Retro-Sexy 911 Targa, Priced from $101,600

    Porsche Blows the Top Off Retro-Sexy 911 Targa, Priced from $101,600

    Porsche is returning back to the 911’s roots with the new Targa edition that is making its world premiere at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show today.In a nicely done nostalgic approach that mimics the original 911 Targa of 1965, Porsche fitted the new 991-generation model with a roof bar, a movable front roof section, and a wraparound rear window. However, unlike the classic model, on the new 911 Targa, the roof segment can be opened and closed at the push of a button, with the top automatically stowed away behind the rear seats.

    Positioned between the traditional coupe and convertible editions of the 911 for those who want a bit of both, but are willing to make a few compromises, the Targa will be offered in two engine variants, both exclusively with AWD featuring the wider rear track and body, and the same Porsche Traction Management (PTM), found in all other 911 all-wheel-drive models.

    The range starts with the 911 Targa 4 that sports a 3.4-liter flat-six with 345hp (350PS), which when equipped with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission and Sport Chrono package, accelerates to 60 mph (96km/h) in 4.6 seconds topping out at 174 mph or 280km/h (175 mph or 282 km/h with the manual transmission).

    At the top of the line is the 911 Targa 4S, which just like its coupe and convertible siblings, has a 3.8-liter boxer engine producing 395hp (400PS). It sprints from zero to 60 mph (96km/h) in 4.2 seconds when equipped with optional PDK and Sport Chrono package reaching a top speed of 183 mph (295km/h) when equipped with a manual transmission and 182 mph (293 km/h) with PDK.

    As far as U.S. pricing is concerned, the base 911 Targa 4 will have an MSRP of $101,600 while the 911 Targa 4S model starts at $116,200, with both prices excluding a destination charge of $995.

    Porsche plans to commence deliveries of the 911 Targa in the U.S. this summer.

    via: Carscoops

    For more photos visits  Carscoops.com

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    Toyota Reveal The FT-1 Concept That Is Set To Be The ‘Supra’ and It Is Breathtaking (VIDEO)

    Toyota Reveal The FT-1 Concept That Is Set To Be The 'Supra' and It Is Breathtaking (VIDEO)

    Toyota Reveal The FT-1 Concept That Is Set To Be The 'Supra' and It Is Breathtaking (VIDEO)
    Toyota have stolen the show at the Detroit Auto Show today with their release of the astonishing concept, the Toyota FT-1. Which is apparently the long awaited Toyota Supra.

    Toyota said of their concept:

    aim of creating cars that connect more deeply with customers on an emotional level and generate a more satisfying ownership experience.

    Well… it definitely has emotionally attached already and we haven’t even touched it.
    Hit the video for details and check out the incredible photos of this beauty below…

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