Ford Focus RS – Drift Mode Video

Finally getting a few more details about the much anticipated (at least by me) Ford Focus RS, including the press release today that the first one has rolled off the assembly line and they’re targeted for an early spring launch in the US. That’s all well and good, but what we all really want to see is Drift Mode in action, and those kind folks at Ford have obliged.

 

UPDATE: Reviews have started to come in and they’re looking good – here’s Evo’s take http://www.evo.co.uk/ford/focus-rs

McLaren 765LT and Bruno Senna

It’s a match made in heaven

Lotus Exige Sport 350

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In cars  you won’t see in road going form in the US, please add the tartan interiored (???) Lotus Exige Sport 350 – a lot like the last S version, but now with less (weight, time to 60mph, that sort of thing). Full details below, including some pics of that fantastic interior decoration.

  • 51 kg lighter than previous Exige S
  • 345 hp and in excess of 300 hp/tonne
  • 0-60 mph in 3.7 Seconds and top speed of 170 mph
  • Heritage Tartan interior and new colour and trim options

As the ultimate incarnation of the world famous Exige, Lotus has revealed the Sport 350, the latest version of the class-leading and award winning sports car, that’s lighter and faster than ever before.

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The new Exige Sport 350 is the next model in the range to mark the reintroduction of the renowned ‘Sport’ naming designation. It joins the recently announced Lotus Elise Sport and Elise Sport 220 –delivering a lighter and even more performance-focused driving experience.

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McLaren 675LT Spider

What’s better than a limited edition sportscar from McLaren with a bunch of extra power and guaranteed exclusivity? A topless version of said car, that’s what. So here’s the McLaren 675 Long Tail Spider, likely to adorn the walls of teenage boys everywhere.

There’s only going to be 500 built to satisfy worldwide demand, so if your name isn’t on the list by the weekend, I’m guessing you’re going to be out of luck (but can keep around $500k in your pocket). Full press release and some pics after the jump.

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LaFerrari vs P1 vs 918

Clear your schedules. If you have even the slightest like of cars, you need to watch this. You can thank me later.

Fiat 124 Spider Coming to the US!

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The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider nearly 50 years after its introduction, the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design.

“There’s no better way to celebrate 50 years of the Fiat 124 Spider than to bring back this iconic roadster, pairing its Italian styling of the past with all of the modern performance and technology of today,” said Olivier François, Head of FIAT Brand, FCA – Global. “The 124 Spider expands the FIAT family, bringing to market yet another head-turning, fun-to-drive vehicle for our customers.”

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Jaguar F-Type – Now available for less cash (in the US)

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Jaguar North America today announced it will expand the price range of the F-TYPE lineup in the U.S. for the 2017 model year to include new entry-level coupe and convertible models which lower the introductory price of the F-TYPE Coupe & Convertible to $61,400  and$65,400 respectively.

The new entry model F-TYPE will feature a supercharged 340-hp 3.0L V6 mated to the 6-speed manual transmission. Entry models with rear-wheel drive and Quickshift automatic transmission configurations will also be available. The new derivatives come standard with a fixed metal roof in the coupe configuration and a new 6-way adjustable partially electric seat, as well as new standard features such as a valet mode and solar attenuating windshield glass. On an equipment adjusted basis, this new model represents an overall savings of about $1,700 over the previous model year F-TYPE and gives customers a new lower price point for getting into the vehicle.

The F-TYPE continues to come standard with important features such as the Meridian™ 770W surround sound audio system, navigation, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, leather and suedecloth finished sport seats and Jaguar InControl® Apps™. Further options can be outfitted on F-TYPE models individually or with a new Premium trim/option package.

Building on the expanded product line-up and more competitive pricing, every 2017 model year F-TYPE and all 2017 Jaguar models will come standard with Jaguar EliteCare coverage for added peace of mind. First announced for the 2016 model year, Jaguar EliteCare is a best-in-class2 ownership package offering a new vehicle limited warranty with complimentary scheduled maintenance, roadside assistance and Jaguar InControl® Protect & RemoteTM for five-years or 60,000 miles – whichever comes first.

2016 Turbo Charged 911

It appears once again that rumors of the demise of the 911 were a little premature, at least according to the boys over at Evo today. Check out the video of the quick first impressions, and then take a look at their site later in the week for a more comprehensive review.

SEMA 2015 – The Pics

Every year brings a bunch of car companies and tuners to Las Vegas for the annual SEMA show (industry insiders only – no public allowed). There’s lots of cool stuff shows up, and lots of weird and whacky things too. I didn’t make it down this year (definitely need to make a better effort next year), but I’ve collected a bunch of pics for your perusal and entertainment.

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Singer 911 on UK Roads

What do you get if you combine my favorite car to lust after, my favorite magazine, and some of my favorite roads? This video – off to save up more pennies…..