All of five months before the start of the 46th ESSEN MOTOR SHOW, the first programme highlights have been finalised: In the Classic Cars section, the oldtimer specialist S.I.H.A. will enrich the fair for automobile passion with three top events.
The new Cayman R combines all his attributes without compromise. 55 kilograms (121 lb) lighter and with ten horsepower more than the Cayman S, the new mid-engine coupé from Porsche is designed for spectacular road behaviour.
The all-new 5.0-liter dual-overhead camshaft (DOHC) V8 in the 2011 Mustang GT already is the most powerful naturally aspirated production V8 Ford has ever produced. To make it worthy of the Boss name, Ford engineers tweaked more than a few bits of the engine.
For 2012, Mustang Boss revives a legendary name known for uncompromising performance on the road and the track. Arriving in 1969, the first Mustang Boss was forged from a simple mandate by Ford management to the designers and engineers: Create a Mustang that would be unbeatable on SCCA race courses and local drag strips alike.
The anticipation began in August 1985. That summer Germany’s automobile magazines built up their readers’ expectations for the fastest 3 Series BMW of all times. The key data revealed a sports car that would punch way above its class: 200 hp, top speed in excess of 230 km/h, sprint from a standing start to 100 km/h inside 6.7 seconds.
For the first time in its history, Chrysler Group LLC will launch a special-edition Mopar version of one of its vehicles. The Mopar ’10, a Mopar 2010 Dodge Challenger, arrives in Dodge dealerships next month.
On a beautiful sunny day at 25 degrees the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport achieved a new landspeed world record for production cars, on the proving grounds of the Volkswagen Group at Ehra-Lessien (nearby its headquarters at Wolfsburg). In the presence of the German Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV) and a representative of Guinness Book of Records the Super Sport achieved an average top speed of 431 km/h.
Dodge Brand President and CEO Ralph Gilles and plant manager Shelly Brown Gordon welcomed more than 400 hundred loyal Viper owners at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit today to present the ultimate factory customized 2010 Dodge Viper coupe to proud new owner D’Ann Rauh.
Customers made the Chevrolet Camaro the best-selling sports car in the U.S. for the first full year of sales. From May 2009 to May 2010, Camaro posted 100,000 total sales, outselling its closest competitor by 20,000 vehicles. Camaro now commands 45 percent of the U.S. market for sports cars, and continues to bring new customers to Chevrolet dealerships – both at home and overseas.
Williams FW07/04 holds a special place in the memory of world championship winner Alan Jones, and soon he will see the car again for the first time in many years. On the 30th anniversary of Williams’ first world title, it is the car which signalled the manufacturer as a major force in Formula One and elevated Alan Jones to world champion. It will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in Melbourne, Australia next month.