Newly unveiled at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show by Porsche is the Mission E concept. The futuristic and sleek sedan boasts 590 horsepower, and a claimed 310.7 miles of range on a 90 kWh battery. To power the car, Porsche’s engineers came up with a magnet synchronous motor contraption similar to what’s found on the company’s 919 Hybrid LMP1 racecar, which can both accelerate and recover braking energy. Capable of hitting 124 mph in less than 12 seconds, the car’s fast charging capability is probably its biggest highlight, with an 800-volt system that the German automaker claims can charge the sedan up to 80 percent in just 15 minutes.
Today, luxury car manufacturer Bentley finally officially unveiled its much anticipated SUV, the Bentayga. At this present moment, the Bentayga is the most powerful and fastest SUV in world, and the official debut of the car will be celebrated at this year’s Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) which is taking place this month. Luxurious, yet sport-oriented, the premium Sport Utility Vehicle boasts an elegant exterior with Bentley’s signature design elements. The interior sports deluxe leather and wood paneling, alongside a slew of great technological gadgets. Under the hood, the Bentley Bentayga harbors an all-new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine, which produces 600 horsepower and pushes the SUV from 0-100 km/h in just four seconds. Without a doubt, the luxury SUV market is only going to get hotter, as other luxury automakers such as Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Aston Martin, Lamborghini and even Jaguar are all foraying into the market.
Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division has taken the wraps off its very first armored vehicle – the Range Rover Sentinel. Hand built at its Oxford Road facility, the Range Rover Sentinel provides the highest levels of protection an SUV can offer against a wide variety of attacks.
Based on the top-spec standard wheelbase Autobiography model, the SUV has received a VR8 level certification which means that it can withstand 7.62mm high-velocity, armor piercing incendiary bullets. The exceptionally rugged car also boasts lateral protection against up to 15 kg TNT blasts, and provides defense against DM51 grenade explosions from above and below the car.
A bespoke six-piece armored passenger cell constructed from high-strength steel and multi-laminated armor privacy glass provide all the protection anyone could ever ask for. In case the main doors are blocked, there’s an emergency escape system located behind the rear seats which allows for a swift exit.
The interior comes with all the luxury features that can be found in the standard model but with a slightly more functional twist. The SUV has certainly put on some weight as a result of the extra armors, but a reworked suspension and heavy-duty, fire-suppressed tires, have made the performance unaffected.
The Range Rover Sentinel is fully approved for sale in the European Union, South America, Africa and the Middle East, and will be available for order later this month for a cool €400,000 EUR which is approximately $446,400 USD.
Following its official teaser last week, Jaguar has officially unveiled its first ever 4×4 crossover vehicle – the F-Pace, ahead of its world premiere at the forthcoming Frankfurt Motor Show on September 14. With a light aluminium architectural frame featuring a double wishbone front suspension and Integral Link rear suspension, as well as F-Type derived technologies including Torque Vectoring, the Jaguar F-Pace is out to give nothing but an incredible driving experience. The British car manufacturer’s inspiration for these functionalities lies in the idea that the F-Pace “is a performance crossover, designed for people who love driving.” The Jaguar F-Pace will be fully revealed with specs at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show on September 14.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the latest addition to the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé family. Dubbed the Edition 1, the design comes in two color scheme – matte grey with either yellow or black trim – while boasting a slew of upgrades. Under the hood, the car harbors a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 capable of 476 horsepower in base form or 510 horsepower for the … Read more
Spectre is scheduled to hit theaters November 9, and to mark this, British luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin has unveiled a special edition of its DB9 GT coupe, dubbed “Bond Edition.” Limited to just 150 units, the special model boasts the same DB9 V12 engine, with an upgraded power output up to 540 hp, which takes it from 0 to 100 … Read more
Although it was first unveiled as the C-X17 concept car way back in 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the production version of Jaguar’s first ever crossover vehicle will be making its full debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show on September 15, so it’s safe to say the British car manufacturer is the latest to enter the 4×4 market. Promised to be a sharp handler with a double wishbone layout for the front suspension and an integral link setup at the rear, the F-Pace will incorporate the chassis technology developed for the F-Type sports car. The new crossover utility vehicle is built in the brand’s Solihull, UK factory and is expected to hit the market in 2016. An official announcement of the new Jaguar F-Pace CUV will take place next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in which more information regarding the car will become available.
With an already impressive car collection, it seems like that’s not enough for undefeated, flamboyant boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr., as he’s just dropped $4.8 million USD on a new mean super-car. Money Mayweather took to Instagram to show off his new car, a super-rare Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, in which only two were made. Mayweather stated, “My new 4.8 Million dollar car. $4,800,000.00 Koenigsegg … Read more
Shortly after unwrapping the Lexus LX 570, parent company Toyota has unveiled its latest iteration of the Land Cruiser. Released in Japan this week, the updates to the Land Cruiser 200 includes a reshaped hood, a new three-bar grille, LED headlights, as well as a restyled tailgate. The interior has also been updated with new switchgear, instruments, and 4.2-inch color TFT LCD screen. Under … Read more
Lexus has unveiled its 2016 LX 570 flagship SUV, and the updates are long overdue, even though they’re minor. The new model boasts a new one-piece spindle grille, framed by a satin chrome trim – giving it a more aggressive look, new LED headlights, turn signals, and fog lights further distinguishing the front end, a standard 20-inch split 10-spoke wheels, with … Read more