Design Exercise: 2010 Ford Focus Coupe

Published by on Feb 9th, 2009, 2 Comments

With the success of their Focus Coupe, Ford decided it’s time for an upgraded version. There’s nothing new so far except for the fact that our good friends from WCF got some creative designers to come up with a rendering of the 2010 Ford Focus Coupe. Following the company’s current design philosophy, it has a lower grille, LED headlights, chunky wheel arches, a sloping tail end, a roof spoiler and big alloy wheels, while on the interior it has an iDrive-like system used to reduce dashboard clutter and stylish “furnishings”. With these looks and a wide range of engines, the 2010 Ford Focus Coupe it’s going to be a real winner when available on the market. [autoexpress]

Mercedes E-Class Coupe – Official Images Leaked

Published by on Jan 26th, 2009, 5 Comments

Spied and hunted for the last few months, there’s not much you can comment when we get to look at something like that. These are leaked official images of the new Mercedes E-Class Coupe that the folks from managed to get their hands on. Previously known as the CLK, there are many changes that make that car more attractive than before. We’re talking about those sa twin-blade chromed grille, a twin-blade chromed grille, an integrated rear diffuser and what appears to be rear LED lights. We’re not sure if that’s an AMG version or not, but from what we see it’s an amazing design. A top seller. Mercedes-Benz is expect to show it off during the 2009 Auto Show in Geneva.

Nissan 370Z – all you need to know about it

Published by on Jan 8th, 2009, 4 Comments

Nissan found a really nice way to say Happy New Year to those passionate about speed and style. Debuted in November at the LA Auto Show, their 2009 Nissan 370Z got more specs out including a price. The super coupe is replacing the older 350Z, and is now powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 332 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.

Also interesting is that the new Nissan 370Z is going to feature two new transmission options including a six-speed manual with an optional rev-matching feature (automatically blips the throttle on downshifts) and a seven-speed automatic.

On the inside it promotes luxurious materials that scream comfort and exquisiteness from every single part: amazing stereo, leather-trimmed sport seats, navigation with with iPod connectivity.

On the outside and spec-wise Nissan 370Z should include a double-wishbone front suspension, a wider body (1.1 inches), front and rear spoilers, Nissan Sport brakes (sport package), boomerang-style headlights and taillights, and a antilevered roofline.

Starting at $29,930 for the base version (6-speed transmission), the 370Z Coupe hops at $31,230 if you’d like the 7-speed automatic brings the total to $31,230. The other version the car will be offered in, the Touring model, starts at $34,460 with the 6-speed manual or $35,760 with the aforementioned automatic.

Oh and if you think that’s not enough, then there’s a stylish package that should tune it up really nice. We’re sold. How about you?

Porsche Panamera Goes to China

Published by on Jan 5th, 2009, 2 Comments

Everything about the new Porsche Panamera is official.

The Germans are going to introduce the exquisite Panamera in China at the Auto Shangai 2009 (this April) and plans on releasing it to the streets by the end of summer. They managed to build a car t doesn’t sacrifice space in order to keep the solid performances. Powered by V6 and V8 engines (direct fuel injection) that range from 300 to 500 hp, using six speed manual transmissions or a seven-speed double-clutch (optional), Porsche Panamera will also feature a Sports Chrono Package that will make it much more aggressive.

We’d definitely want to take it for a spin …

2010 Mercedes E-Class Coupe Spy Photo

Published by on Dec 23rd, 2008, 2 Comments

Do we love spyshots or not? Well we certainly do, and when it’s something as good as the 2010 Mercedes E-Class Coupe we’re even more thrilled to show it off. With an improved nose design that includes  two large horizontal lines on the grille and with a back that doesn’t make us fall in love, it’s the motorization that also got our interest: a 3.5 liter V6, a 5.4 liter V8 and an uprated 6.2 liter AMG V8. The new E-Class Coupe is going to be showed off next year at Geneva, so hold your horses while we find out more about it. [via WCF]

Amazing Beasts: Kicherer CL 65 Coupe

Published by on Nov 4th, 2008, 1 Comment

Do you guys remember the SL63 AMG (Evo Edition) by Kicherer. Well I have good news. The guys are at it again, and this time they got their hands on a Mercedes Benz CL 65 Coupe to make it run wild and produce nothing less than 650 hp. How is that possible? Well the coupe already gets some 612 stallions from the V12 (and 1000Nm) it has under the hood, but Kicherer turned it into a little beast that sports 650 hp/ 486kW and an incredible 1200Nm.

But this time, it isn’t all about numbers. The exterior got some 20″ Kicherer RS-X lightweight wheels, carbon fiber mirror shells, rear diffuser, front grille, a mirror-finished four tailpipes exhaust system, while the interior makes it all fancy with the velvet glove treatment, the alcantara ceiling, carbon intarsia or the nappa leather seats. Beautiful, isn’t it?

Hyundai Genesis Coupe Specs

Published by on Oct 15th, 2008, 2 Comments

Do you remember the Hyundai Genesis Coupe Tuned by Rhys Millen Racing that was supposed to be a stand car at SEMA? Well, the company decided to go official with the specs. And I’m talking about the specs of the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

So here they are:

  1. Hyundai’s Theta 2.0-liter turbo that in Korea outputs 223 hp on premium fuel and 210 hp if it’s regular. The same engine will do 210hp @ 6000rpm with a peak torque is 299 Nm (220 lb-ft) @ 2,000rpm when marketed in the US. I wonder which one will be available in SA.
  2. 3.8-liter DOHC V6 Lambda RS engine that outputs with 310 hp on premium fuel and 306 on regular , with a peak torque to 361 Nm (266 lb-ft) @ 4,700rpm. It does 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in just 6.3 seconds

Hyundai expects to sell 40,000 Genesis Coupes annually, 5,000 in Korea and 35,000 in overseas markets. The price in Korea will be some $18,700 for the base model and may go up to $27,300. We’ll have to wait for it till the spring of 2009. – via WCF

Vorsteiner Porsche 997 V-GT Coupe

Published by on Oct 13th, 2008, No Comments

Have you ever heard of Vorsteiner? These guys have been long working on cars like BMW, Porsche or Mercedes-Benz to make them lighter using carbon fiber fittings. What you get when the car is lighter and the horses are all there? The car is much faster. Their latest project is a Porsche 997 V-GT Coupe where they changed to a full carbon fiber front bumper, a vented bumper with integrated carbon fiber diffuser and aero fins on the rear, an upper radiator vent grille and a carbon fiber chin spoiler. With some specially-designed forged aluminum 3-piece five spoke wheels (19-inch, 20-inch and 22-inch reverse lip) this beauty will surely get to your heart.