The upcoming 2011 KTM X-Bow R delivers everything you expect from a real sports car. Equipped with a powerful, yet compact engine made by Audi, the vehicle is as agile as a mosquito, and looks as sexy as a Japanese superbike. So far, its only problem seems to be excessive curb weight that makes this car less competitive when compared to some other vehicles designed with truck day enthusiasts in mind. Well, I hope that at least the next iteration of the Crossbow will come with a more inspiring engine that will allow to make its power to weight ratio look more compelling.
The Indian-owned British brand will officially present its long-awaited 2011 Range Rover Evoque crossover, which is based on the 2008 Land Rover LRX Coupe SUV concept, at the upcoming 2010 Paris Motor Show. While a lot of fans of the brand will possibly frown at its ‘girlish’ design, I must admit that this is a very smart move by the reputed car manufacturer that clearly needed to introduce a luxury compact SUV that would be able to compete with such established players as Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
Still dreaming about putting the gorgeous Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron into your (probably, nonexistent) stable? Have a good collection of expensive wrist watches, but sort of lack a good taste? Or perhaps you are an R&B star who likes blingy stuff? Well, then the ridiculously expensive and defiantly kitschy, the new Big Block Winder by OriginTimes automatic watch winder may be the right choice for you.
Together with the 2008 Citroen Berlingo electric van, the new badge-engineered Citroen C-Zero will become the second electric vehicle in the French brand’s model line-up.
Known for their glowing red-hot versions of production cars and trucks, the legendary Ford Special Vehicle Team (aka SVT) has prepared an even more powerful variety of the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor half-ton truck. Planned to be available for order starting December 1, 2009 at a price of $44,995 and equipped with a lot more powerful engine, the vehicle will be faster than a lot of German car-based SUVs (well, at least on a straight line.)
At the upcoming SEMA 2009 tuning show in Las Vegas, FoMoCo is going to present its new 2010 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet FR500CJ drag racer, a sequel of the last year’s 2008 Mustang Cobra Jet limited edition model. Perhaps, the ugliest Mustang you have ever seen although, being a custom cruiser enthusiast for many years, I can somehow get the appeal of a car that seems to be deliberately exaggerating most of its weakest design points just in order to look the baddest-ass hardest-case on the block.
The American coach-builder Hennessey Performance Engineering will reveal its badass 2010 Hennessey HPE700 Camaro supercar on Tuesday, November 3 at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, 2009 (and usually mostly referred to simply as SEMA) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Judging by its exterior, the new customized vehicle is built around a recently presented 2010 Camaro SS two-door sports coupe, which basically means that it was especially easy for the tuning specialist to match powerful engine with deliciously retro-styled, yet muscular exterior.
German tuner Wheelsandmore -a brand that prefers to deal with ultra-luxury supercars made in Germany, Italy and Great Britain- has released some preliminary info concerning it new LP620 YarroW tuning program for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder supercar that was first unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006. Although your normal family sedan would look a bit dated by this time, the Spyder looks as gorgeous and jaw-dropping as on that very day it was presented. It is especially nice that the tuning program doesn’t try to “refresh” the stunner, but instead successfully enhances its strongest qualities by adding just the right amount of mods in a limited number of strategically chosen places.
Tuners of different kinds and origins keep introducing more and more upgrade programs for the much-adored Chevrolet Corvette Z06 supercar, the sixth generation of the legendary sports car. This time, the Troy, Michigan-based Specter Werkes company decided to equip the ‘Vette’s 7.0-liter LS7 engine with a twin-turbo system by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering making it perhaps one of the most powerful street-legal Corvettes in the human history.
German tuners keep experimenting with wide body kits for the current BMW M6 sports car. In this particular case, the overweight performance coupe looks like a sumo wrestler in a football armor.