Porsche Macan testing in the desert

Porsche Macan
Porsche has released a video of the company’s forthcoming Macan during desert testing in Dubai ahead of its unveiling in Los Angeles on November 20.

The Macan takes many styling cues from its larger sibling the Cayenne, while its face features C-shaped lighting units housing the indicators and sidelights – known as C-Blades – mounted in the large air inlets and four-pronged LED headlight units similar to those seen on the company’s Panamera Sport Turismo.

Sharing the same Volkswagen Group MLB platform as the new Audi Q5, the Macan will be built alongside the Cayenne and Panamera in Leipzig, with powered rumoured to come from a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 in the S and a 295 kW (395 hp) twin-turbo 3.6-litre in the Turbo, with both variants using a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.


DMC Lamborghini Aventador DIECI

DMC Lamborghini Aventador DIECI
Duesseldorf-based tuning specialist DMC has revealed details of its Lamborghini Aventador DIECI (Italian for ten) program, with the first recipient heading to Kuwait.

Built to mark the production of the company’s fortieth Aventador package, DMC will only offer the DIECI to every tenth customer. Components comprise an aggressive carbon fibre front spoiler with splitter lip and winglets on the outer edges of the bumper, restyled side skirts, a brutal diffuser and tunnel, and a raised SuperVeloce-style rear wing.

The performance upgrade sees DMC ditch the factory injection system in favour of 12 separate single intake throttle plates, uprated fuel pumps and nozzles and optimized ECU software. The 6.5-litre V12 is topped off with a titanium exhaust system that tips the scales at just 3.45 kg, resulting in an output of 671 kW (900 hp).


Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing at Bonneville

Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing
Here’s another great film from Petrolicious, this time featuring Bob Sirna’s stunning Mercedes 300 SL.

While many owners of the classic gullwing model feel the need to keep their prized possession wrapped in cotton wool, Bob couldn’t be more different if he tried. A true believer in ‘enjoying your toys’, he has made the annual pilgrimage to the salt flats of Bonneville for the last twelve years in an effort to break records and cure his “salt fever.”

This inspirational guy is living our dream.


Audi RS 6 Avant by O.CT Tuning

Audi RS 6 Avant by O.CT Tuning
Lustenau’s O.CT Tuning has developed a new upgrade program to suit Audi’s biblical RS 6 Avant.

Propelled by a twin-turbocharged 4.0 TFSI V8 unit sending 412 kW (560 hp) and 700 Nm of torque to all four wheels via an eight-speed tiptronic transmission, O.CT optimizes the car’s ECU software which sees output climb to 493 kW (670 hp) and 880 Nm.

On the road the 0-100 km/h is reduced from 3.9 seconds to 3.4, while modifications to the V-Max sees top speed go beyond the 320 km/h (200 mph) mark.


Magnus Walker talks Turbo Fever

Magnus Walker: Turbo Fever
Following from its previous Magnus Walker video, XCAR Films has revisited the popular Yorkshireman for him to discuss his love of turbocharged 911 models while taking us through his personal collection, our favourite being that Minerva Blue example wearing gold Campagnolo rims.

Operating from his Los Angeles workshop, Walker, who turned his hobby into an obsession and a successful business, creates one-off machines using donor 911s from a bygone era.


Audi Sport quattro concept video

Audi Sport quattro concept
Audi AG has celebrated reaching 100,000 Facebook likes in six months by releasing a video featuring its brawny Sport quattro concept.

The Sport quattro concept utilizes a plug-in hybrid drive that makes use of the twin-turbo V8 from the RS 6 Avant, which develops 412 kW (560 hp) and 700 Nm of torque, along with a disc-shaped electric motor producing a peak output of 110 kW (148 hp) and 400 Nm.

In Sport mode, the operating strategy sets the drive system for maximum power and performance. With 515 kW (700 hp) and 800 Nm pumping through a modified eight-speed tiptronic gearbox to the quattro powertrain with sport differential on the rear axle, the Sport quattro concept rockets to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph).



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