September 6, 2012
The upcoming Paris Motor Show (Sept. 29 – Oct. 14) promises to be a monumental (and in all probability, exquisitely detailed) affair for McLaren Automotive. This event will mark McLaren’s first-ever appearance at an International Motor Show and aside from the showcasing of their updated 2013 MP4-12C (and its open-top Spider variant), all eyes will be keenly locked towards the unveil of the ‘spiritual successor’ to the incredible F1 hypercar of the ’90s – the new McLaren ‘P12’.
The above image is the only teaser-image that McLaren has offered-up prior to the unveiling and I couldn’t be happier about that – better to keep these things under wrap and the mind wandering. If anything, it definitely appears to be more dramatic than the slightly humdrum (yet efficiently purposeful) MP4-12C.
Slightly revealing/hinting spy-photo of the P12 prototype’s rear haunch.
Information regarding power and spec is also (understandably) scant at this point in time as well, but definitely expect a modified version of their existing 3.8L, twin-turbo V8 to power the new car (they now believe V12’s are ‘so yesterday’…hmm… Ferrari-jab anyone ?) along with a KERS-style energy recuperation system that could easily report combined power figures in the 750+ bhp area.
We await the official Paris Motor Show unveil…
January 31, 2012
New teaser-shot here of the 2013 Dodge (sorry, ‘SRT’) Viper set to debut at the upcoming NY Motor Show in April. The 8.7 litre (!) V10 is expected to churn out numbers in the 600 bhp arena and (thanks to safety-obsessed US legislation) will receive traction-control as standard to assist over-zealous throttle mashers from the dubious worlds of oversteer…
Nice to see the double-bubble roof retained that reminds of the GTS Coupe from the mid-’90s. Details are a bit thin at this point in time but expect the new Viper to be just as mad and lairy and loud as before – thank heavens for that.
December 15, 2011
The 2012 Geneva Motor Show takes place in a few months’ time, yet Hyundai has decided to drop this teaser rendering for us to ogle over and scratch our heads in a questioning manner – exactly what Hyundai had in mind, one would assume.
What with the sheer plumage of jacked-up SUVs, cross-overs, mini-SUVs, hatchbacks, coupes named coupes that aren’t really coupes, etc. (you get my point) within the industry, it’s nearly impossible to decipher what, exactly, this swooping concept drawing is teasing at though…
Vague, yet alluring - mark of a successful tease.
Hyundai themselves are keen to report that this “will preview the next evolution of the brand’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ form language.” Adding that the “Two strong arched curves define the silhouette of i-oniq, creating a playful contrast between the sharp character lines and soft but muscular features.” Sounds funky.
(One day, I will read a press release without the manufacturer using the word ‘language’ in the description… I have faith.)
More info on the Hyundai I-oniq concept and other Geneva-related news as the March 2012 date draws nearer..!