McLaren Automotive has released details of the new McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept ahead of its debut on the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach golf course at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the world’s highest-profile competitive display of collector’s cars. The McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept will be displayed on the concept lawn where previously McLaren has displayed many of its concept and future models.
The 570GT is fitted with the McLaren-developed 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 M838TE engine. Power and torque output is 570PS (562bhp) and 600 Nm (443lb ft) respectively and power is delivered to the rear wheels via a seven-speed seamless-shift transmission with adjustment through Normal, Sport and Track settings to produce one of the most rewarding and engaging driving experiences in the sports car class.
This delivers breathtaking performance more commonly seen in the supercar segment: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 9.8 seconds, with a top speed of 328 km/h (204 mph). Despite supercar performance figures, there have been no sacrifices to the everyday drivability and practicality of the 570GT which returns 26.6 mpg (10.7 l/100 km).
Mercedes-AMG is redefining the performance saloon. The brand is turning the most intelligent executive saloon into the most powerful E-Class of all time in the shape of the next generation of the E 63 4MATIC+ and E 63 S 4MATIC+. Mercedes-AMG is also setting new benchmarks in this market segment with its innovative technologies. The intelligent drive strategy raises the limits of the performance saloon’s vehicle dynamics to a completely new level. Delivering superior acceleration, the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine generates up to 450 kW (612 hp). This makes it the most powerful engine to have ever been installed in an E-Class.
[Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ | Combined fuel consumption 9.2-8.9 l/100km | Combined CO₂ emissions 209-203 g/km]
Lotus Esprit V8, 1996. Lotus introduced their V8 in the mid-engined Esprit, a self-developed all-aluminium, 3.5 litre twin-turbocharged 90-degree V-8, code-named Type 918. The engine was detuned from a potential 500 hp to 350 hp to prevent gearbox damage due to the fragility of the Renault UN-1 transmission the Esprit used. Production of the V8 stopped along with the Esprit in 2004. Neither were replaced
Bentley Motors announced today the introduction of a new model to its range – the Flying Spur V8 S. Taking its place between the Flying Spur V8 and flagship W12, the V8 S is tuned for power & performance, with increased engine output and revised suspension offering a more focused, precise driving experience.
The Flying Spur V8 S features a number of sporting styling cues which hint at its new and improved sporting capabilities. A black radiator grille and rear diffuser along with a unique grille insert give the new model a dramatic and purposeful appearance to match its enhanced performance.
The Bentley Flying Spur V8 S will make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show between March 1-13, 2016. Customer deliveries will begin in summer.
Concept two seat coupe launched at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Smaller than the Continental GT. Fitted with a V6. Production version expected within three years and will be fitted with the 500 bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. Expected price £120,000.
Bentley Design Director, Luc Donckerwolke said in an interview in the Telegraph “After I had left Lamborghini, before I started at Bentley, I had lost faith in my ability. I was so overwhelmed with the requirements of running a design department. So I went to see Jony (Sir Jonathan Ive, Senior VP of Design at Apple) an old friend and big Bentley enthusiast, and he showed me the difference between ‘design management’ and ‘design leadership’. So now I work within a structure where I no longer do what I can’t do and concentrate on creating.”