Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS

Porsche have released details of their road racer version of the 997. The legendary term ‘RS’ will set the pulses racing of 911 fans and track day enthusiasts alike, and this model seems set to be a worthy successor to that title.

porsche 997 rs

The body is 44mm wider than its GT3 cousin, thanks to the use of a Carrera 4 shell. The RS is also 20kg lighter than the GT3 model, with the help of a carbon fibre rear wing, plastic boot lid and rear window. Further weight is shaved from the car by the way of lightweight carbon composite bucket seats. Once you’re sat inside the car there’s a full roll cage, six point harnesses and a fire extinguisher, just to remind you of its sporting credentials.

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Audi TT 2.0 T-FSI

The motoring world seems to have been waiting an eternity for Audi’s newly redesigned TT to surface. It was never going to be easy replacing what is obviously a design classic, but it looks as though they’ve got it just right.

audi tt 2.0

Their range is topped with the 3.2 litre V6, but this Golf GTI engined front wheel drive version is certainly no slouch, hitting 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 149 mph.

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Porsche 9ff Cayman CR-42

Perhaps best known for their record breaking 250 mph 911, 9ff have turned their attentions to the Cayman.

9ff cayman

The already striking Cayman’s looks are enhanced with an aerodynamic package as well as a set of centre lock forged aluminium wheels.

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Official Mercedes CL Coupe photos leaked

Photos of the new Mercedes CL Coupe have been unofficially leaked onto the internet today.

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It’s believed the CL Coupe will share many components with the S-Class saloon car, although it seems to have softer and more curvaceous lines than its four door brother.

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The car in the photos seems to be one of the tamer models from the range, with a reported 3.7L V6 power plant. However, it is hoped that AMG will make their mark on the coupe, giving it a 6.3L V12, producing an almighty 600 bhp.

[Source: Autoblog]

 

Mini Cooper S JCW Works GP

Available from July 2006, the limited edition Works kit for the Cooper S promises to be a lot of fun. As well as upping the power output to 218 bhp, they’ve managed to shed 40 kilos as well!

This has been achieved with the use of aluminium chassis parts and the deletion of the rear seats and sound deadening material.

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Audi Roadjet

After its debut at the Detroit motor show, Audi has confirmed that its Roadjet concept will be put into production, but only in Europe. The high riding hatchback will be based on an A4 platform and use the 3.2 litre V6 with a power hike up to 300 bhp. A seven speed DSG gearbox will send power to all four wheels, with a claimed 0-60 mph of (a respectable) 6.3 seconds.

audi roadjet

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The interior will house a few goodies, such as a larger screen in the front, small screens in the rear and an espresso maker built into the rear seat console. Expect a taller, more SUV-like version for the American market.

[Source: Automobile Magazine]

 

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