Monthly Archives May 2015

2017 Porsche Boxster and Cayman Will Get 4-Cylinder Engines in US Market

Porsche has not sold any car that has 4-cylinder engine for a long time in the US, however this will be overthrown next year, when the 2017 model year of the Boxster and Cayman hit the market.


Above image: the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4

According to Matthias Mueller, CEO of Porsche AG, the German sports car maker is going to put at least one turbocharged flat-4 engine in the mid-cycle-updated 2017 Boxster and Cayman.

The most possible choice of the 4-cylinder engine will be the 2.0L unit which is currently used on the Macan CUV, delivering 233hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

We will provide updates when more information is available.

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All-New 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Announced: Smaller, Lighter but Stronger and More Advanced

Although looks very similar, the 2016 Camaro is completely different than the current 2015 model: it is the 6th-generation, all-new design. The following information is fresh from GM’s debut event today.



– 3 engine options: 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder, 3.6L naturally aspirated V6, 6.2L naturally aspirated V8;
– 2.0L turbo I4: 275hp and 295 lb-ft@3,000 RPM; direct-injection, VVT, aluminum head and block; 6-speed manual transmission or 8-speed GM 8L45 automatic;
– 3.6L V6: 335hp and 284 lb-ft; direct-injection, VVT, cylinder-deactivation, aluminum construction; 6-speed manual transmission or 8-speed GM 8L45 automatic;
– 6...

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2016 BMW M6 Receives 600HP Competition Package

Today BMW announced the upgraded Competition Package option for the 2016 M6 Coupe, Gran Coupe and Convertible, which is available for order starting this July.


When checking the box of this upgrade option, the 4.4L twin-turbo V8’s output is improved from the standard 560hp/500 lb-ft to an astonishing 591hp/516 lb-ft.

In case you feel the number of “591hp” is a little bit odd: in fact 591hp translates to 600ps. This effectively puts the M6 into the 600hp+ league.

With the competition package, buyer can also choose the M Driver’s Package to increase the top speed to 189mph...

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Toyota Confirmed Sub-GT86/Scion FR-S Compact Sports Car

It has been rumored for sometime that Toyota has planned a sports car product lineup consist of a total of 3 models: the current GT86 (Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ in the US market), one positioned below it and another one above it.

Today Toyota confirmed the GT86’s little brother, internal code name “69DZ”. The new compact sports car pays homage to the Toyota Sports 800 back in the 1960s (1965 model shown below) and it will look like the Sports 800 wearing the 21th century design language.


According to our Toyota insider, the compact sports car is extremely light, weights less than 1 ton (around 2,200 lbs). It will has the rear-wheel-drive layout, powered by a 1...

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Exclusive Details: the All-New 2016 BMW 750i xDrive

We have attended the 2016 BMW 7-Series preview event yesterday night at Beverly Hills, California. During the event we have the opportunity to experience two pre-production 750i xDrive sedans: one with the executive lounge 4-seat configuration, another is the MSport version.


Above image: an artist rendering of the 2016 7 Series, compared to what I have seen in the event this rendering is 95% identical to the actual vehicle

We are not allowed to bring any cameras or cellphones into the event location, but for how the new G11/G12 7 Series looks there are already plenty of photos and renderings leaked on the internet, the above is one of them...

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