Monthly Archives February 2015

Is This The Next-Generation Audi R8?

While you may find it borrows some clues from the Audi Quattro concept car, it is the next generation Audi R8, to be debuted in the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The below spy shot is from Instagram user “dreboog”.


Talking about the engine, our internal source told us the current 4.2L V8 will be gone, replaced with the firm’s latest 4.0L twinturbo V8. However, the 5.2L V10 will be kept for the top trims.

Do you like how the new R8 looks? We welcome your comment.

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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Comes with Upgraded Engine

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is forgotten by many consumers in the compact CUV market. For example in 2014, Mitsubishi has sold 2,000 – 3,000 Outlander Sport in the US market, making the annual sales figure to be 31,054. Compared to the Honda CR-V, sold 335,019 units in 2014, the CR-V is more than 10 times popular than the Outlander Sport.

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For the 2015 model year, Mitsubishi decided to introduce an important enhancement, by introducing the 2.4L MIVEC 4-cylinder engine, producing 168 hp. This is a 20hp jump compared to the 2014 model’s 2.0L engine.

The same 2.4L engine, code name 4B12, has been used on the brand’s larger Outlander SUV for some years...

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Facelifted 2016 Chevrolet Equinox To Be Announced in Chicago Auto Show

The current generation Chevrolet Equinox has been on sale since June 2009 as a 2010 model. Now 5.5 years has passed,  the Equinox is overdue for a mid-cycle refresh (Below image is not the 2016 model).


In next weekend’s Chicago auto show, Chevrolet will bring us the facelifted 2016 Equinox. At this moment we do not have any details, except the below teaser image Chevrolet has released today. What we know from the image:

– New front bumper
– Restyled headlights with LED daytime running lights
– New fog lights


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The Hot Hatch War Begins: 2016 Focus RS, WRX STI, Golf R

Two days ago, Ford announced the all-new 2016 Focus RS, which has more than 315hp from the 2.3L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, mated to an AWD system.

This effectively puts the Focus RS into the competition with other hot hatches in the market, such as the Subaru WRX STI and also the Volkswagen Golf R. The current 2015 WRX STI is in the sedan form, but we can safely bet the hatchback version is coming very soon, therefore we include it into our discussion here.


Generally speaking, Subaru WRX STI is the most hardcore vehicle for rally purpose, while it has lower refinement; the VW Golf R has the best refinement, but its AWD system is the weakest among the three candidate...

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Announced, Upgraded to 385HP

Meet the Porsche Cayman GT4

Inspired by the story of Frankenstein, Porsche created the GT4 variant of the Cayman.


The Cayman GT4 borrows the 3.8L flat-6 engine from the 911 Carrera S, detuned to 385hp (the 911 S has 400hp). From the outside, especially the front fascia, wheels, and also the fixed rear wing, all reminds me of the 911 GT3.

For those who do not want to shift by himself and prefer the PDK automatic transmission, then the Cayman GT4 is not a suitable choice, because only a 6-speed manual transmission is offered on this car.

Porsche claims the Cayman GT4 can run the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:40, at least 10 seconds slower than the current 911 GT3...

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