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    Porsche Cayman GT4 revealed

    New Porsche Cayman GT4 revealed with a manual gearbox and all the Porsche Motorsport goodies ahead of the Geneva motor show.

    Oh how the Porsche purists wept when the execs announced the new 911 GT3 would no longer be available with a manual gearbox. They wrote angry letters, held protests and it seems Porsche heard the calls to keep the manual gearbox loud and clear. Still, the GT3 remains PDK dual-clutch auto only. Sigh… But, Porsche has today announced a new motorsport model that is manual only – it’s called the Cayman GT4.

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    There has long been rumors that Porsche held back the Cayman sports car because it didn’t want its entry-level sports car being faster than the iconic and more expensive 911. Now though, it seems that Porsche is fully exploiting the performance advantages its little mid-engine monster has over the bigger rear-engine 911.

    The new GT4 uses the bigger 3.8-litre flat six from the 911 Carrera S, developing 380hp, rather than the 3.4-litre engine from the existing Cayman S and GTS variants. That’s still 20hp down on the standard Carrera S – which means the Cayman effectively has a detuned version of the 911’s engine, so there’s still some favoritism going on. The Cayman’s standard six-speed manual gearbox is used and the 0-62mph sprint takes 4.4 seconds.

    The GT4 isn’t just a Cayman with a bigger engine. The car has been completely reengineered, according to Porsche. The standard bodyshell has been strengthened for increased stiffness and rigidity, the whole car sits 30mm lower than the already-very-low GTS, and most of the suspension has been changed for Porsche motorsport parts. The GT4 uses the bigger 911 GT3’s front axle and suspension while the rear suspension features new forged aluminium wishbones. The dampers are from the GT3, as is the electric power steering system, though new software has been added.

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    As you’ve probably noticed, the aerodynamics of the Cayman have also been altered with track work in mind. At the front there’s a more aggressive bumper which incorporates a large splitter, while a big lairy wing sits on the rear deck lid. Porsche say the Cayman produces just as much down force as the GT3 – 100kg at speed.

    Despite its larger engine, the GT4 weighs exactly the same as the 350hp Cayman GTS – 1340kg without fluids -, while customers can delete items like satnav and aircon to reduce weight further or option lightweight carbon fibre seats. Stopping power is supplied by standard steel brakes, though carbon ceramic items can be specified.

    The Porsche Cayman GT4 will make its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month and go on sale towards the end of this year.

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  • News

    Forget Sex Panther! You Can Now Douse Yourself With The Smell Of Lamborghini

    Lamborghini "L" perfume

    Farmers, at least the ones who really know, will tell you that bulls both big and small smell like heavenly nectar. Notes of sandalwood, leather, lilac, and other lovely things abound. Oh wait, no. They smell like literal crap. Which is why I’m sure Lamborghini’s newest offering, a cologne, will smell fantastic.


    Oddly enough, after a brief first mention, Lamborghini fails to mention bulls anywhere in the press release:

    Collezione Automobili Lamborghini, the clothing and accessories line with the DNA of the House of the Raging Bulls’ super sports cars, presents the Spring-Summer 2014 collection.

    The must-have

    The newest product in the collection is definitely the perfume “L”, for men who love essential, unique luxury. The first of the four fragrances, a limited edition with only 999 produced, will be presented in a world preview at the Geneva Show on 4 March. The perfume, designed by a creative team and perfume experts for Collezione Automobili Lamborghini, extends the values of the worldfamous super sports car brand to an olfactory experience. “L” is the first perfume by Collezione Automobili Lamborghini, extending the product range for the first time to fragrances for men.

    They’ll be debuting the first of the four perfumes at the Geneva Motor Show, and I’ll make sure that our trusty European, Mate Petrany, does nothing short of taking a bath in the stuff. He’ll smell great.

     

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  • Latest Release

    Mazda Hazumi Concept Teased Ahead Of Geneva

    Look at Mazda’s current lineup, and three cars immediately stand out as being slightly less than brand new: the CX-9 crossover, the soon-to-be-replaced MX-5 Miata roadster, and the plucky little 2 hatchback. Now Mazda has announced it’s bringing the zesty-looking Hazumi concept teased above to the 2014 Geneva auto show, and it sure isn’t a crossover or a two-seat roadster. We know this explicitly because Mazda states the show car “expresses the ideal form” of its next-generation subcompact car, a.k.a. the next Mazda 2.

    The concept wears Mazda’s latest Kodo design language, which is clear because the image says “Kodo” in the lower right-hand corner. It adopts many of the front and side styling cues of the 10Best-winning Mazda 3 and Mazda 6, as well as the excellent CX-5 crossover. Those are all good-looking cars, so we have to expect that the next 2 will be pretty handsome, as well…

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    Leaked! McLaren 650S gets early debut ahead of Geneva show

    Late last week, McLaren announced it will be bringing a new model to the Geneva Motor Show. Called the 650S, it’s set to slot in between the 12C and P1 in Woking’s supercar range. But before McLaren gets to unveil the new model, the first batch of photos – as well as a video walkaround – have leaked online.

    What we seem to be looking at is an MP4-12C with revised styling to more closely resemble the P1. Which is a good thing, because to most eyes, the P1 is a far better-looking car than the 12C, whose appearance – finalized before design director Frank Stephenson arrived on the scene – has oft been derided as derivative.

    The 650S also features an updated interior, but best of all, it’s said to pack more power: the name hints at a 650 metric horsepower (641 hp) output from what we can assume to be the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that powers the 12C (which currently offers 616 hp) and the P1 (727 hp before the 176 hp electric motor comes into play). 

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  • Latest Release/ Super Cars

    The Zenvo ST1 Supercar Is Finally Set To Make Debut At Geneva Motor Show

    The Zenvo ST1 Supercar Is Finally Set To Make Debut At Geneva Motor Show

    Six years ago a new supercar was introduced to the market, namely the Zenvo ST1. The Danish manufacturer aimed back then to make one of the most exclusive and powerful cars globally and it did!

    The car was equipped with turbocharged 7.0 liter V8 engine which produced 1104 hp (810kW) and 1055 lb-ft (1430 Nm) of maximum torque. These figures speak of only exhilarating performance. The acceleration time here for the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is 3.0 seconds, while the top speed is 375 km/h. Furthermore, the car was “eco-friendly” because it used both regular gasoline and E85 bio-ethanol fuel. But were these details enough for the super-high price tag of $1.8 million dollars?

    Unfortunately, since the introduction of the initial model we haven’t heard much from Zenvo. Until now. The brand came out of the dark and disclosed that the ST1 hypercar will be making its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show!

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    The Zenvo ST1 Supercar Is Finally Set To Make Debut At Geneva Motor Show
    The Zenvo ST1 Supercar Is Finally Set To Make Debut At Geneva Motor Show
    The Zenvo ST1 Supercar Is Finally Set To Make Debut At Geneva Motor Show
    The Zenvo ST1 Supercar Is Finally Set To Make Debut At Geneva Motor Show
    The Zenvo ST1 Supercar Is Finally Set To Make Debut At Geneva Motor Show
    See more at: automobilesreview.com

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  • Latest Release/ Super Cars

    New Radical Koenigsegg One:1 Reportedly Confirmed for Geneva Show Debut (PHOTOS)

    Koenigsegg’s fastest car ever, and possibly, the world’s fastest street legal production model, the “One:1? will reportedly make its world premiere at the upcoming 2014 Geneva International Motor Show in March. 

    The debut news comes via GTSpirit, which also secured some additional photo-renders of the One:1 that will make extensive use of carbon fiber and other light materials to keep the weight at 1,400kg or 3,086 pounds, with that number purportedly including an average size driver and all the fluids.

    We’ve also been told that it will be motivated by an unspecified 1,400hp engine (that’s compared to the Agera’s 965hp). And if you didn’t notice it yet, the power-to-weight ratio of 1:1 gives Koenigsegg’s newest model its name.

    Company officials previously suggested that the One:1 will set new accelerations records from zero to 200 km/h (124mph), 300 km/h (186 mph) and 400 km/h (248 mph). In fact, they said the 0 to 400 km/h sprint will be completed in less than half the time needed by the Bugatti Veyron (45 seconds) at around 20 seconds, with the car’s top speed to exceed 450 km/h (280 mph).

    Only six units of the One:1 will be made.

    Cheers to Des for the heads up!

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