Lotus will take covers off the Elise S Cup R racer at the 2014 Autosport International Car Show in Birmingham on 9th January, alongside big brothers the Exige V6 Cup, Exige Cup R and the mighty Evora GT4.
Performance is enhanced thanks to a CFD proved aero pack comprising; front splitter, barge boards, winglets, rear diffuser, floor extensions and rear wing. The model has also been equipped with a tow hooks, a hardtop, a polycarbonate rear window and 16- / 17-inch forged alloy wheels with Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 LTS tires.
The Elise S Cup R evolves from the road-going Elise S. The car is powered by a mid-mounted, supercharged 1.8-liter 2ZR-FE four-cylinder engine delivering 217 hp (162 Kw) and 250 Nm (181 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission. The engine control module (ECM) has motorsport-specific mapping.
The 2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R will cost £39,125 pounds, or US $62,831. The car won’t be available to drive on the road but will be eligible to compete in the 2014 Lotus Cup racing series.
Audi is presenting a fascinating technology concept car, the Sport quattro laserlight concept, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The car is virtually identical to the Sport Quattro concept that debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The car has matrix LED headlights with laser light technology. Two low-profile trapezoidal elements are visible within the headlights – the outer one generates the low beam light using matrix LEDs and an aperture mask, while the inner element produces laser light for high-beam functionality. Illuminating the road for a distance of nearly 500 meters (1,640 ft), the laser high-beam light has approximately twice the lighting range and three times the luminosity of LED high beam lights.
The concept has Plasma Red exterior and a three-dimensional display that is powered by a cutting-edge Tegra 30 processor from Nvidia.
The Sport Quattro laserlight concept has a plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine and a disc-shaped electric motor producing a combined maximum output of 700 HP (515 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. The car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 305 km/h (189.52 mph). The show car's combined fuel consumption is just 2.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (94.09 US mpg) – which equates to CO2 emissions of 59 g/km (94.95 g/mile). The car can travel up to 50 km (31.07 miles) on electricity alone.
Details have not been revealed but the 2+2 sports car which is aimed at delivering head-turning looks whilst providing superb driving enjoyment whether on the road or at the track. The car has been designed by Kia’s California-based team at Irvine.
Further details will be available when the sports car concept will be unveiled on 13th January.
The new Huracan comes with precise technology and top level craftsmanship. It has sharp edges, monolithic and sculptured volumes and precise surfaces. The silhouette of the Huracan merges the front with the cockpit and the rear of the car. The main headlamps are equipped with full LED illumination.
The interior is dominated by an innovative cockpit with a 12.3 inch full-color TFT instrument panel. Fine Nappa leather and Alcantara distinguish the interior, with several color combinations offered to ensure broad individualization options. Superb craftsmanship guarantees the highest quality and sense of luxury throughout.
The 2014 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 is powered by the ‘IDS’ 5.2-liter V10 engine delivering a maximum power of 610 HP (448 kW) at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) at 6.500 rpm. IDS stands for Iniezione Diretta Stratificata, a mixture of direct and indirect fuel injection. The car can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds, 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in 9.9 seconds and has a top speed of more than 202 mph (325 km/h).
The Lamborghini Huracan will make its world public debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2014.
The tuner has added an exposed-carbon spoiler at the rear and 20-inch or 21-inch alloy wheels. The tuner also offers stainless steel muffler system and floor mats along with integrated entrance lights.
The model is available with two performance packages. The entry-level package enables the twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI V8 engine to produce 666 HP (490 kW) and 830 Nm (612 lb-ft) of torque, which is an increase of 106 HP (78 kW) and 130 Nm (96 lb-ft). The Power S package offers an output of 700 HP (515 kW) and 880 Nm (649 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 140 HP (103 kW) and 180 Nm (132 lb-ft) with an top speed of 320 km/h.
The model is equipped with a BMW-sourced 1.6 D-4D diesel engine that has received extensive modifications including a newly-developed dual-mass flywheel, revised engine mounts, and completely redesigned electrical interfaces.
The new 1.6 D-4D diesel engine develops110bhp (82kW) and 270Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque. It is fitted to a Toyota six-speed manual transmission with stop-start technology, a first for the Verso range. The car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 12.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 185 km/h (115 mph). The model averages 62.8 mpg UK combined (4.5 L/100km / 52.2 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 119 g/km.
Verso gains a new Trend grade for 2014, introducing an extra dash of style and some high-tech equipment features to the specification. The Trend versions are easy to distinguish thanks to a black C-pillar decal that creates a floating roof effect – a styling feature shared with the latest Yaris Trend. The model also has fog lights, privacy glass and unique 17-inch alloy wheels. Other highlights include front parking sensors, a rearview camera and GPS navigation.
The MINI John Cooper Works Concept offers a look ahead to the next generation of the elite sports model. The model get innovative sportiness of John Cooper Works style, with features including exclusive body paintwork in Bright Highways Grey, red colour accents, bespoke aerodynamic features and 18-inch John Cooper Works light-alloy wheels in a newly developed design.
On the exterior larger air intakes can be seen at the front with LED headlights, a new front bumper, a black surround of the front grille, contoured side skirts, a rear apron and a diffuser. The model also features a rear spoiler and several body components created to channel more air around the C-pillars. A new sports exhaust is also fitted.
Mini has not confirmed the engine, but it is likely to be the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine found in the Cooper S developing somewhere about 217 bhp (162 kW).
Toyota has announced the 2014 Highlander with new exterior design and refined interior with advanced technologies. The all-new fuel-efficient 2014 Toyota Highlander will be priced from $29,215 and will arrive in the United States in February.
The all-new mid-size three-row SUV brings together the best in style, technology, comfort, capability, and safety. The entry-level model comes sparsely equipped but features an eight seat interior, a backup camera, an Entune audio system and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The LE Plus comes with standard fog lights, eight-way power driver seat with lumbar support, Entune Audio Plus with XM & HD radio, three-zone automatic climate control, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Like the LE, the LE Plus is mono-spec.
The XLE grade comes with leather-trimmed seats with heated front seats, Chromtec roof rails and a tilt-slide moonroof, Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and an App Suite with an eight-inch touch screen display.
The Limited grade boasts perforated leather seats, heated / cooled front seats and a variety of safety systems. The model also has LED daytime running lights and 19-inch alloy wheels.
All models have options to select, which include a heated steering wheel, second row captain chairs, ambient interior lighting and a Blu-ray entertainment system. It can also be equipped with automatic high beam headlights, a dynamic radar cruise control system and a Smart Key system.
The new Highlander is available in three engines. The 3.5-liter V6 engine which produces 270 bhp (201 kW) and 248 lb-ft (335 Nm) of torque. The 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine producing 185 bhp (138 kW) and a hybridized 3.5-liter V6 engine with a combined maximum output of 280 bhp (209 kW).
The interior design of the future C-Class comes across as clear, sensual and with a host of new unusual styling features.
The new styling features include a completely reinterpreted centre console, 7-inch free-standing central display as standard, touchpad, an optional 8.4-inch color monitor, an optional head-up display and a touch-controlled pad.
The new C-Class is the only vehicle in the segment to offer an air condition system including automatic air recirculation with tunnel detection using satellite navigation.
The new C-Class Saloon is fitted as standard with a steel suspension, it is the first vehicle in this segment that can be fitted with an air suspension (AIRMATIC) on the front and rear axles. It offers outstanding road roar and tyre vibration characteristics and the choice of different damper characteristics.
In the U.S., the C will come in two versions. One is the C300 4MATIC, which will have a 2-liter turbocharged direct-injection in-line four -cylinder engine producing 235bhp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The other is the C400 4MATIC with a 3-liter, turbocharged, direct-injection V-6 which produces 329bhp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Both engines use direct injection in addition to turbocharging, and both are paired to a 7G-Tronic Plus seven-speed automatic transmission. Mercedes' 4Matic all-wheel-drive system is standard.
Due to the new LMP1 regulations that will come into effect in 2014, Audi Sport factually redeveloped every single component. The vehicle comes with a V6 TDI mid-engine that powers the rear wheels and an e-tron quattro hybrid system at the front axle (ERS-K – Energy Recovery System Kinetic, a system to store kinetic energy).
Audi Sport has optimized the flywheel energy storage system and worked on the hybrid system with an electric turbocharger in the internal combustion engine (ERS-H – Energy Recovery System Heat, a system that stores energy converted from heat).
For the first time, wheel tethers are prescribed. They connect the outer assemblies of the front wheel suspensions with the monocoque and the ones of the rear suspensions with the chassis structure. Another new feature is a CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) structure behind the transmission – the so-called ‘crasher’ – which absorbs energy in a collision.
The updated R18 e-tron quattro will participate at the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 14/15, 2014.