Cadillac had unveiled the 2014 Cadillac ELR at the North American International Auto Show. The sleek luxury coupe features the first application of Extended Range Electric Vehicle technology by a full-line luxury automotive brand. The exterior establishes a new, progressive proportion for the brand while the interior introduces a new design theme that will define future Cadillac models.
The new ELR is powered by GM EREV technology, combining pure electric drive and an efficient, range-extending 1.4L gasoline-powered electric generator capable of 154 kW (207 hp) of total system power.
The Cadillac ELR’s dramatic design is matched with an engaging driving experience, supported by the EREV propulsion system calibrated for uncompromising performance. With 295 lb.-ft. of torque (400 Nm) – about 12 percent more than the 3.6L V-6 in the SRX – acceleration in the city and on the highway, including merging and passing, is achieved with reassuring power on demand.
Porsche has officially taken covers off its latest sportscar, the 918 Spyder. The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder combines pedigree motor racing technology with excellent everyday utility, and maximum performance with minimum consumption.
The main source of propulsion is the unique hybrid system that consists of a 4.6-liter, V8 engine that produces 608 hp of power with a 154 hp hybrid module on the rear axle, and a 127 hp electric motor on the front axle. That’s enough for a top speed of more than 211mph and to accelerate from 0-62mph in just 2.8s.
To save weight, components such as the oil tank, the air filter box integrated into the subframe and the air induction are made of carbon fiber reinforced polymer.
In ideal conditions, the 918 Spyder can cover approximately 18 miles on purely electric power. Even in pure electric mode, the 918 Spyder accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in seven seconds and can reach speeds of up to 93 mph.
The MOTIV.e is as two-seater concept vehicle completely constructed using the economical iStream production process. It has plastic body panels. The MOTIV.e delivers a new level of personal mobility.
This vehicle is provided with an 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery which powers an electric motor that develops a peak output of 34 HP (25 kW) and 896 Nm (660 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the 730 kg (1,609 lb) MOTIV.e to accelerate from 0-100 km/hr in under 15 seconds. The Motiv.e can reach a top speed of 105 km/hr and has a travel range of 160 kms (100 miles) in just a single charge. When the battery is depleted, it can be fully recharged in approximately 1 hour with a quick charger or 3 hours with a household outlet.
The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster has no roof, just a strong rollover bar for optimum safety. The design is focused on optimum aerodynamics and stability through fast corners.
A monocoque made from carbon-fiber reinforced polymer forms the basis of the Roadster. All exterior parts are made from CFRP.
Carbon fiber dominates also the interior of the Veneno Roadster. The carbon fiber monocoque is visible inside the car around the central tunnel and the sills. The two lightweight bucket seats are made from Lamborghini's patented Forged Composite.
The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is driven by a twelve-cylinder engine with a displacement of 6.5 liters and is equipped with the extremely fast-shifting ISR transmission with five modes, permanent all-wheel drive and a racing chassis. It will produce a maximum output of 552 kW / 750 hp.
The Veneno Roadster accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and top speed stands at 355 km/h.
The BBR GT270 is the most powerful new Mazda MX-5 on sale today, producing 268bhp (199 kW) at 7350rpm and a peak torque of 227 lb-ft (307 Nm) at 5100rpm. Given the considerable torque increase over standard BBR has installed an uprated Exedy clutch with a higher clamping pressure than the factory unit to ensure longevity of the GT270’s powertrain.
With careful component selection allied to extensive ECU recalibration, BBR has achieved exceptional power gains at very low turbo boost pressures, thus ensuring maximum efficiency and longevity for GT270 owners.
With a kerb weight of just 1190 kilos and supercar troubling power-to-weight ratio of 225bhp per ton (144bhp per ton standard), the BBR Mazda GT270 is capable of 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds, culminating in an electronically limited top speed of 150mph.
The new BBR Mazda MX-5 270 will be available in a limited series of just 100 units with electrifying performance priced at £29,995.00 (car included).
The BMW M Performance tailpipe trim elements are offered in chrome or carbon, bearing the M logo. Other changes include the suspension lowered by 20 mm, brake system with red/yellow/orange calipers and two designs of 19-inch alloys. Other exterior components include an aero kit with a front apron and various front & rear air ducting elements, as well as a rear diffuser and side sill attachments.
The outer appearance gets a black decorative grid for the kidney grille, exterior caps in carbon, side sill foils with M Performance inscription and BMW M Performance accent stripes in two colour versions.
The interior changes include the BMW M Performance sports steering wheel in Alcantara/carbon finish with red central marking and Race Display in 12-o'clock position, a gear lever and handbrake handle in carbon and an Alcantara gaiter. Other features available include interior strips in carbon and Alcantara, high-grade steel pedals and a driver footrest in corresponding design.
The BMW M Performance Power Kit increases the output of the 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine by 12 kW/16 bhp to 147 kW/200 bhp and maximum torque by 40 Nm to 420 Nm. A highlight in the suspension area is the BMW M Performance limited-slip differential available for the BMW M235i Coupe. It can now be fitted with a silencer system which reduces exhaust gas pressure to produce a striking, sports-style sound.
The 2014 Elantra Coupe receives suspension calibrations to sharpen turn-in and handling on twisty roads. Other new standard refinements to the Elantra Coupe include the addition of a rear spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels and a unique blackout grille with chrome surround.
Under the skin, the new 2014 Elantra Coupe has had significant alterations aimed at enhancing handling and steering. A reworked Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) setup along with stiffer dampers, rear springs and a larger front stabilizer bar on the Elantra Coupe deliver better front roll control / stiffness and more fluid suspension action.
The 2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe is powered by the all-new 2.0-liter GDI engine called ‘Nu’ producing 173 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 154 lbs.-ft. of torque at 4,700 rpm. The 2.0-liter Nu offers D-CVVT camshafts and hydraulic engine mounts for optimum power, efficiency and refinement. The Elantra Coupe with the new 2.0-liter GDI engine achieves an EPA estimated 24 city/34 highway mpg figure with a ULEV emissions rating.
The Mystere come comes with a front spoiler with integrated LED daytime running lights, a carbon fibre bonnet and a four-part widebody kit. Components responsible for the width are the front wings made from special carbon GFK composite, the side skirts, the door fixtures, as well as the panels for the rear wheel wings.
The rear view is emphasised by the rear spoiler that integrates the end pipes of rear silencer that was developed especially for the Range Rover. Hamann has installed 23-inch forged rims wrapped around in 305/30 R23 Continental tyres.
Interior gets an individual approach with Hamann logo or the signature on door sill trims, velour floor mats and in-house upholstery with leather, Alcantara, double-clear-coat finishes, stainless steel, aluminium, carbon, and much more.