The Lexus RC has returned with a more striking red exterior paint job than the all-new RC seen at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show in November. The luminous red paint is achieved through a meticulous paint process using four base coats of paint which are then baked twice. The dynamic red exterior paint color is made brighter and with more contrast thanks to an entirely new painting process, using a two-color base of both silver and red.
Triangular headlamps capture the sporty characteristics of the earlier LF-LC concept, along with the novel three-lamp LED configuration. Both front and rear lighting units use the Lexus L design motif. Sporty 18- and 19-inch alloys wheels fill out the fenders nicely and set a good stance.
The interior of the RC has extensive use of contrasting colors, materials and lighting. The seats are made using an integrated foaming construction. The high-contrast interior colors emphasize the elegant lines around the interior, together with shimamoku highlights.
Two versions will be available: the RC 350, with a 3.5-litre V6 engine producing 314bhp (234kW) and a peak torque of 380Nm, teamed with an eight-speed sequential transmission; and the RC 300h hybrid, with a 2.5-litre petrol unit.
The shiny and bright RC coupe is set to launch in 2014.
Opel has revealed the details of the 2014 Meriva which is more sophisticated, more efficient and more functional than ever and it will have its world premiere at the Brussels’ motor show in mid-January 2014.
The new Meriva gets a new front fascia which features a new chrome grille, fog lamps with chrome accents, LED daytime running lights, a new elegant chrome beltline on the side, FlexDoors and newly-designed 17 and 18 inch wheels with premium look and feel. Meriva is the only small monocab offering 18-inch wheels which give it a unique stance and presence on the road.
The Opel Meriva benefits from a re-designed multifunctional FlexRail central console with improved functionality and increased rear passenger legroom in the central seat. The new Meriva also receives a new generation, state-of-the-art IntelliLink infotainment system. It also gets a rear view camera and to complete the Meriva’s all-round ‘feel-good’ sensation, a heated steering wheel function and a large sunroof for star-spotting are also on offer.
The 2014 Opel Meriva boasts the new generation Opel 1.6 CDTI medium-displacement turbo-diesel engine. It is initially available in the power variant 100 kW/136 hp and delivers 320 Nm of maximum torque. It consumes just 4.4 liters per 100 kilometers and emits 116 grams of CO2 per kilometer. The new Meriva swiftly reaches 100 km/h from standstill in just 9.1 seconds.
The new Meriva is also available with a choice of three 1.4 liter gasoline engines. The naturally-aspirated entry-level version produces 74 kW/100 hp. The two turbo-charged variants offer 88 kW/120 hp and 103 kW/140 hp.
The 2014 Chevrolet SS debuted at the Daytona International Speedway. The Chevrolet SS is powered by the LS3 Chevrolet V-8, expected to deliver 415 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. Also used in the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette, the LS3 displaces 6.2 liters, more than the 5.5-liter V-8 powering the Chevrolet SS NASCAR competitors.
The Chevrolet SS accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in about five seconds – making it one of the quickest sedans on the market.
The Vorsteiner Renazzo design is derived in part from the Gallardo Super Trofeo race car that competes in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo cup, and will bring those styling cues to the Gallardo sports car for the street. Additional aerodynamic solutions in the Renazzo line will be released shortly, ensuring a complete visual cohesion. Also featured are the Vorsteine Special Edition Forged VSE-001 one-piece wheel, available in a wide variety of finishes and fitments.
The exterior features bespoke aerodynamic carbon fiber bodywork. It also gets new front and rear fenders along with a larger deck lid spoiler. All of this dynamic width is wrapped in a tailored coat of customized red paint. Also included are lightweight 21-inch forged alloy wheels.
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept gets a high-grip sports steering wheel and Formula One-style paddle-shifters. Red-infused carbon fiber detailing to the doors and center console complement the exterior style, and dark-chrome again replaces silver-chrome in the red cockpit.
The new Z06 delivers levels of performance, technology and design that rival the most exotic supercars in the world. The model will offer a supercharged engine, an automatic transmission and a removable roof panel.
The flared fenders accommodate larger, wider wheels and tires for more grip. The larger vents provide more cooling air to the engine, brakes, transmission and differential. The more aggressive aerodynamic package generates true downforce for more cornering grip and high-speed stability. It has Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires for enhanced grip and Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors.
Inside the new Corvette Z06 is complemented by unprecedented attention to detail and build quality. All models feature a fully wrapped interior, where every surface is covered with premium, soft-touch materials. Available materials, depending on the trim level, include Napa leather, aluminum, carbon fiber and micro-suede.
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will be powered by the all-new LT4 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine, expected to deliver an estimated 625 horsepower (466 kW) and 635 lb-ft of torque (861 Nm). The can be matched with either a seven-speed manual or an all-new, high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters for manual control.
Chrysler group SRT (Street and Racing Technology) has introduced the newest, high-impact exterior paint color, Stryker Green, for the SRT Viper and is being shown at the 2014 North American International Auto Show.
The “Stryker Green” color is an evolution of the iconic Snakeskin Green exterior color that appeared first in 2008. It features enhanced green and yellow pigments and a “liquid mercury” appearance.
The model showcases lightweight carbon fiber components with an exposed carbon fiber performance X-Brace. Additionally, a prototype aero package has been fitted to the show car with a Mopar carbon fiber rear wing and extended front corner splitters.
Stryker Green exterior color will be available starting in February on the Viper GTS price class, and the SRT price class with the new GT package.
The 2014 Mercedes S 600 is powered by a V12 bitrubo engine producing an output of 530 hp and maximum torque of 830 Nm. It can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. The combined fuel consumption of the S 600 stands at 25.4 mpg – a 21 per cent improvement over its predecessor (20 mpg).
The 2014 Mercedes S 600 gets some features such as LED Intelligent Light System, the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension with ROAD SURFACE SCAN and the Driving Assistance package Plus. The S 600 now for the first time features the ECO start/stop function as standard, which contributes to the car reaching the Euro 6 emissions standard.
The model takes the aerodynamic foundation to the next level, sharing aggressive strategies for increased cooling and aerodynamic downforce, including similar front splitters, rocker panels, and front- and rear-brake cooling ducts.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R is powered by a 5.5-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine. The output is not specified. Racing regulations limited the engine’s displacement, but direct injection gives the C7.R more power and more precise throttle control.
The model’s exterior design features a grille and headlamps integrated for the first time. The signature light pipe or available full-LED daytime running lamps (DRL), LED fog lamps and standard LED taillamps give the all-new Chrysler 200 a distinctive, recognizable look. Integrated dual exhausts are standard and the available 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels complete the look.
The interior of the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan provides the “wow” factor. Exquisitely crafted with high-quality materials and attention to detail, the 2015 200 sedan’s interior is inviting and comfortable. The model is loaded with state-of-the-art, high-tech features and amenities that will surprise and delight customers.
Two world-class engine choices power the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 generates a best-in-class 295 horsepower as well as 262 lb.-ft. of torque. The new Tigershark 2.4-liter MultiAir2 four-cylinder engine produces 184 horsepower, 173 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers excellent estimated fuel economy of 35 mpg highway.