Porsche is ready to introducing the new Cayman R model at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The car is based off the original Cayman model, a hot roadster just ready to prowl the streets. Cayman R is a special edition, which features performance improvements over the Cayman S lineup.
It is 121 lbs lighter, sits 20 mm lower than the Cayman S, and comes with 10 cubic horsepower more than the Cayman S roadster.
Audi of America is planning on a product expansion, bringing models such as the A1 compact car and the A5 sportback sedan to the US. According to Automotive News, more products will including an electric A2, a sedan variant of the A3 hatchback, a Q3 compact SUV, a scaled-down version of the R8 supercar and an A9 sports car to rival the Rapide by Aston Martin.
The long-wheelbase version of the A8 sedan will go on sale this month - accounting for 80 percent of all A8 sales in the United States. Audi is also making a push to grow its sales by 2015 to 1.5 million units a year,
Audi Sport Team Joest thrilled the fans on its first showing in China with a fantastic season finale of the sports prototypes at Zhuhai. However, a controversial final phase deprived Audi of the victory the brand would have actually deserved.
During the entire 1000-kilometer race Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish and Dindo Capello/Romain Dumas at the wheel of the two Audi R15 TDI cars fought a fascinating duel with the two Peugeot 908 cars. One hour before the end, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish were clearly leading the race when the only safety car period caused their advantage to shrink from over 30 to 13.5 seconds.
This month Porsche begins selling its 2011 Cayenne S Hybrid sport-utility vehicle through its 197 authorized U.S. dealers, giving fuel-efficiency minded consumers who also enjoy performance and handling a clear choice in the hybrid arena.
The Cayenne S Hybrid accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds on its way to a top test track speed of 150 mph, yet it delivers an impressive estimated 21 mpg city/25 highway under current EPA regulations. Its base MSRP is $67,700 (excluding destination), and like all Cayenne models, it is not subject to a gas-guzzler tax.
Porsche's design director wants to have "more influence on Porsche styling" and will start this off by creating a 2-door, smaller SUV for the German auto maker called Cajun.
In an interview at the 2010 Paris Motor Show with auto industry publication Automotive News, design chief Walter de' Silva said, "I really hope to be able to add something positive to Porsche's new models, which will remain coherent with the great tradition of Porsche...The Cajun will be the first new Porsche created under my influence."
Land Rover is celebrating Range Rover's 40th anniversary, and to commemorate this event, Swiss tuner Mansory is releasing an all new, and very intense, Range Rover Sport.
Mansory begins with a modest boost in power for all engine variants, both diesels and gas, on the Sport - up to 30 horsepower. Power is uprated by means of a new sport air filter, ECU-optimization and a new sport exhaust system.