Drop the top and get ready for speed.
Porsche today announced the debut of the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet. Both models will be going on sale in the United States in early 2014 - with the launch coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the 911 Turbo model.
Power for the Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S Cabriolet models comes from a 3.8 liter 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine making an outstanding 520-hp for the 911 Turbo and 560-hp for the 911 Turbo S. That power allows the 911 Turbo Cabriolet to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, while the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet does it in 3.1 seconds. Both can hit top speed of up to 195 mph. As with predecessor models, the roof opens and closes in around 13 seconds, at speeds of up to 30 mph.
Pricing will start at $160,700 for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet and $193,900 for the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet.
Previews the brand's new architecture.
We've been hearing rumors about a potential Jaguar SUV for years now and last week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the British luxury brand finally released a concept version of its first ever sports crossover vehicle - the Jaguar C-X17.
The concept will inevitably enter production and will be built on Jaguar's all-new advanced aluminum monocoque architecture, codenamed iQ, on which an exciting range of future Jaguars will also be built. The move is being made for engineering reasons which range from high-strength, lighter weight and efficiency.
"The sports crossover concept represents the potential expansion of Jaguar's portfolio of body styles, with the associated enhancement of the brand's relevance and appeal to a wider global audience," Jaguar said in a statement.
Jaguar also confirmed that future engine choices will consists of a wide range of capacities and outputs including all-new 4-cylinder diesel and gasoline engines, which will be built in a new facility currently under construction in Wolverhampton, UK.
When will the Jaguar C-X17 enter production? We're estimating sometime in 2015.
The latest edition of Mercedes's biggest coupe will get a new name.
One of the most important debuts at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show last week was the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Concept, a model that hints at the replacement to the CL-Class and the continuation of Mercedes' S-Class lineup.
"The new S-Class Saloon was received enthusiastically in the market and perfectly lives up to its role as a representative of the power of innovation of Mercedes-Benz," says Dr Joachim Schmidt, Member of the Management Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Sales & Marketing. "On the S-Class Coupe as the traditional top of our product range the designers take advantage of their additional freedom and thus create an automotive masterpiece."
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe carries a flowing and sloping roofline that gives it a sportier look and feel. While much of the front end has been left to resemble the sedan, the rear-end is a much different story and a strong departure from Mercedes-Benz's current rear-end design theme.
Power for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Concept comes from a twin-turbo V8 making 455-hp. When the model goes on sale next year, it will compete with the likes of the BMW 6 Series and the Maserati GranTurismo.
The production version of the concept is expected to hit markets next year and will carry much of the same innovative technologies found in the current S-Class Sedan.