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Inside Lane – Automotive News2019-12-09T11:52:57-06:00

MASERATI PREMIERES THE NEW LEVANTE ROYALE SPECIAL SERIES AT THE SNOW POLO WORLD CUP IN ST. MORITZ

MASERATI PREMIERES THE NEW LEVANTE ROYALE SPECIAL SERIES AT THE SNOW POLO WORLD CUP IN ST. MORITZ The Royale Special Series is available across all models with V6 engines featured in the current Maserati range. Just 100 Maserati Levante, Quattroporte and Ghibli Royale will be produced with engines ranging from the 275HP 3.0l V6 Diesel, to the 350HP and 430HP 3.0l V6 petrol St. Moritz, January 27, 2020 – Maserati took centre stage last weekend as St. Moritz welcomed the Snow Polo World Cup 2020, now in its 36th edition. The Italian carmaker premiered the Levante Royale Special [...]

ASTON MARTIN RACING DRIVER ACADEMY RETURNS FOR 2020

Aston Martin Racing continues with enhanced AMR Driver Academy Programme aims to expand the pool of talent joining AMR driver ranks Winner receives works support and assistance for 2021 season Thursday 23 January, 2020, Gaydon. -- The Aston Martin Racing Driver Academy returns in 2020 as the British luxury sportscar manufacturer continues to discover the next generation of GT endurance superstars. The initiative, designed to fast-track talent within Aston Martin Racing’s thriving customer team network, proved a huge success last year. The AMR Driver Academy attracted 23 individuals from a range of championships around the world in 2019 and [...]

MAXIMUM-SPEED RUNS AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER CONCLUDE McLAREN SPEEDTAIL’S DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

MAXIMUM-SPEED RUNS AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER CONCLUDE McLAREN SPEEDTAIL’S DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME  McLaren Hyper-GT prototype ‘XP2’ concludes Speedtail high-speed validation programme, achieving 403km/h (250mph) more than 30 times during tests at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA Culmination of extensive dynamic development process for the fastest McLaren ever, carried out at multiple test venues worldwide First customer-order Speedtails now being built at McLaren Production Centre in Woking, UK The dynamic development programme for the fastest and most technically advanced McLaren ever has concluded in fitting fashion with McLaren chief test driver, Kenny Brack, [...]

THE ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE – AUDI RS 6 AND RS 7 SPORTBACK UK PRICING NOW CONFIRMED

THE ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE – AUDI RS 6 AND RS 7 SPORTBACK UK PRICING NOW CONFIRMED Audi UK announces availability of eagerly awaited executive class RS models with a choice of four attractive specification levels Four-strong RS 6 range now available priced from £92,700 OTR RS 6, RS 6 Carbon Black, RS 6 Vorsprung, RS 6 Launch Edition options RS 7 Sportback from £97,050 OTR also available in these four versions 600PS, 800Nm (590 lb-ft), 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds All-wheel-steering and sport differential as standard, RS-specific adaptive air suspension / RS sport suspension with DRC depending on version Audi [...]

2020 Audi Q7 brings significant updates including new engine, refreshed design and advanced technology

2020 Audi Q7 brings significant updates including new engine refreshed design and advanced technology New 3.0-liter V6 engine delivers impressive driving dynamics and improved torque output over the previous generation New MMI® touch response added to Audi Q7 in a first for the model line Benchmark technologies and enhanced exterior and interior design among highlights of the 2020 Audi Q7 HERNDON, Va., December 17, 2019 - The 2020 Audi Q7 has received an all-encompassing update - from enhanced technologies and infotainment systems to exterior and interior design improvements — continuing its tradition as a leader in the luxury SUV segment. Powertrain and Performance [...]

The 2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe

The 2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe 444 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque (preliminary). 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Top Speed of 174 mph (preliminary). CFRP roof, hood and aero components. MSRP $83,600 plus $995 Destination. One model year only with U.S. Market launch in second half of 2020. Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 5, 2019...Today, BMW M GmbH is proud to announce the next step in the evolution of the BMW M2, the M2 CS. The new high-performance coupe blends racetrack optimization with everyday usability to create the most capable version of M’s smallest model. Power and [...]

New sleigh, who dis? 2020 Audi A6 allroad arrives in time for the holiday season

New sleigh, who dis? 2020 Audi A6 allroad arrives in time for the holiday season 2020 A6 allroad arrives stateside in time to haul presents and gather the family High versatility and maximum comfort with enhanced capabilities on and off paved roads, enabled by standard adaptive air suspension Benchmark infotainment, full suite of standard and available driver assistance systems HERNDON, Va., December 13, 2019 - Whether making first tracks on the ski hill, arriving at the theatre, or transporting out of town guests, the 2020 A6 allroad is poised for the road ahead. The Avant merges distinctive design with capable hardware to match the [...]

The new Mercedes-Maybach GLS 63 4MATIC+

Serenity at the highest level The new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+  Affalterbach. The "S-Class among SUVs" meets AMG Performance Luxury: The new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+ (combined fuel consumption: 11.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 273 g/km) is more dynamic and versatile than ever before. Emotive design, exclusive appointments, plenty of space for up to seven people and further improved driving dynamics make the GLS 63 an unrivalled package in the luxury SUV segment. Superior driving pleasure is guaranteed by the powerful 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with 450 kW (612 hp) and an integrated EQ Boost starter-alternator. The [...]

25 years of Audi RS: exclusive anniversary package

25 years of Audi RS: exclusive anniversary package “Anniversary package 25 years of RS” now available for order for the TT RS Coupé, RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Coupé and Sportback, RS 6 Avant, and RS 7 Sportback Exterior color Nogaro blue and blue Alcantara elements in the interior as a tribute to the legendary RS 2 Avant Exterior with elements in a matt aluminum look and gloss black Ingolstadt, December 13, 2019 – 25 years of performance, prestige, and exclusiveness. A quarter of a century ago, the RS 2 Avant kicked off the success story of the [...]

Porsche and Lucasfilm present starship design

Porsche and Lucasfilm present starship design Design DNA of two icons united Stuttgart/Los Angeles. Designers from Porsche AG and Lucasfilm Ltd. have joined forces to develop a fantasy starship that brings together the design DNA of the two brands. Over a period of two months, the project team worked together at their respec- tive design studios in Weissach and San Francisco to create initial ideas and drafts before finally coming up with a concrete concept. The fantasy starship, named Tri- Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter, will be presented as a detailed model measuring 1.5 metres (5 feet) in length [...]