The Shelby American and Superformance in the sidelines of Barrett-Jackson auction will present four special Shelby Cobra, with each honoring the past racing Cobra.
The cars are replicas of the legendary Shelby who participated in endurance races in 1963 and 1964 with Ken Miles drivers, Dan Gurney, Allen Grant and Dave MacDonald. A total of 15 cars will go out in the market, with 13 of them have a body polyester and 2 aluminum body.
It is painted in car color of Ken Miles, Dan Gurney, Allen Grant and Dave MacDonald and each car will be accompanied by a commemorative Baume & Mercier Shelby Sebring clock and a specific tag under the hood. The company starts from today sales 15 special Cobra.
There is no word on pricing, but it is evident that each car will have a reserve. Expect these to sell for more than $100,000, because fetching a new Shelby Cobra with period-correct engines and trim is arduous, to say the least.
The cast-iron block engines will provide about 435 HP, and will drive the rear wheels through a manual gearbox, just like the ones on the legendary race cars of the day. Moreover, each customer will get a complementary watch made by Baume & Mercier. The said watches will have the vehicle’s Cobra CSX chassis number engraved, so this will be a personalized experience.
There will be a new Ford Focus Wagon in 2018, before that, we will see lot spy shot of it. What you see here is Ford trying to cover up the running gear and the next Focus platform under an extensively modified body of the Focus hatchback today. It even earned the nickname ‘Elvis’ as we can see from the sticker on the back.
To hide the new version of the wagon wider and longer under the skin of the current Focus, Ford did everything they could, including the terrible rear that looks like melting and ready to break away from the rest of the car.
You really can see the additional metal welded between different body parts to make it fit. It seemed to us that they would have it much easier if they just choose to train current bodystyle to hide under the new car but Ford may want to give our spies something to remember. Other modifications we can trace including reworked front fascia and wider.
There is not much information about the next generation of Ford Focus out there, with speculation talk about the interior design is much cleaner to improve the ergonomics and the latest connected features.
Specification for engine range will remain largely in the slightly improved EcoBoost engine and a clean version while the hybrid powertrain that combines EcoBoost petrol unit with an electric motor are also expected as part of the company’s plans to launch 13 electric models in the next five years.
The new Ford Focus is expected to hit the market in 2018, so we’ll have a better idea of what to expect in the coming months.
At 2017 Brussels Motor Motor Show in Belgium, Nissan has officially pulled the covers of a special version of the Navara. This new special edition named as Nissan Navara Trek-1 °, the pickup truck takes its name from the geographical location of the desert Navarre in Spain – at -1 ° longitude. As special edition, Nissan produce not much, only 1,500 examples will see the light of day, all of them in the double cab body styles.
Building upon the range-topping Tekna grade, this special edition truck can be had with Black Metallic or Pearlescent White exterior shade, the latter are new to this vehicle. In addition, it also benefits from two roof-mounted LED lights, black sports styling bar, the ‘smart bed cover new load’, which is made of plastic and finished 18-inch alloy wheels either black or white, and black, with a six-spoke pattern.
Customers can also spec Nissan Navara Trek-1 ° with sunroof, leather seats with heating function for the front occupants, and 8-way adjustment on the driver’s side, tow bars, differential lock, and a full-sized spare tire, for an extra charge.
Power comes from a diesel engine twin-turbo 2.3-liter engine, available in two outputs – 160 PS (158 HP) and 190 PS (187 HP), mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission seven-speed, available only for the 190 PS version , ‘On-demand’ four-wheel drive is offered as standard.
Nissan has launched a special edition of the hard workers in Belgium and claimed that other European countries will follow in the coming weeks.
Germany Automaker, Volkswagen these last few years have a lot problem. After the cheating scandal emissions hamper global efforts to encourage diesel models, VW decided to play on EV, and one of the vehicles that will come out of this strategy is a zero-emission SUV which will come in Shanghai.
Battery-powered models will be previewed by a study car in late April, at the Shanghai Auto Show and the production version is expected to out after 2020, as the second EV brand rose from MEB modular architecture, as reported by AutoNews.
Speaking with the publication in 2017 Detroit Auto Show, Volkswagen’s head of design, Klaus Bischoff, declared that the fate of the SUV has been decided, but he refused to give word on whether this will be a compact or midsize model.
Meanwhile, the car is focused on an entirely new electric concept, I.D. which Buzz, which celebrated its premiere at the Motor City. It follows BUDD-e concept of 2015 and comes with a futuristic design, the battery 111 kWh, and two electric motors that push from 0 to 60 mph (96 km / h) within 5 seconds.
By presenting the study in Detroit, Volkswagen is the ultimate goal that generate enough interest to put it into series production, according to Bischoff.
Latest generation Mitsubishi Lancer introduced 10 years ago at the Detroit Motor Show, two months before it goes on sale in North America, and it will also be the last.
Speaking to the media on Thursday ahead of next week’s Detroit Auto Show, Don Swearingen, executive vice president at Mitsubishi Motors North America, said that the company will ax Lancer in August.
The decision taken long before Nissan took over the fate of the automotive division of Mitsubishi, Lancer Evolution came after was dropped and is supported by the fact that the car saw sales decline US models by 19 percent in 2016 to just over 14,000 cars, according to data from Autonews.
Instead of waiting for the sedan models to recover, Mitsubishi put most bets on the crossover to stay afloat in the market, including the introduction of a new generation of ASX / Outlander Sport.
This is not the only new vehicle is being developed from the Japanese brand, as it is also preparing a rival Qashqai, which will slot between the Outlander Sport will get smaller, and the regular Outlander will get bigger, and served in 2018. Swearingen says Autonews that is, as-of-yet unnamed model will get a turbocharged engine and technology features a “friendly”. “Frankly, I think of test driving a new vehicle, it will be the best vehicle Mitsubishi has ever produced,” he said.
Its been few years since Takata Airbag defect came to surface, and yet automakers still continue to recall. Following a previous announcement made by Honda earlier this week, Ford has gone down the same road and is now recalling more vehicles fitted with the defective Takata-made airbag inflators.
The latest action “represents primarily a planned expansion of previously recalled vehicles to new geographic regions”, as the Michigan-based automotive giant explains, covering a total of 816,309 cars, including 654,695 in the US and federalized territories, and 161,174 in Canada.
Included in this list are the 2005-2009 and 2012 Ford Mustang, 2005-2006 GT, 2006-2009 and 2012 Fusion, 2007-2009 Ranger and Edge, 2006-2009 and 2012 Lincoln Zephyr and Lincoln MKZ, 2007-2009 MKX, and 2006-2009 Mercury Milan. Owners of these vehicles will soon be contacted by the manufacturer, informing them of the issue, and after an appointment will be made with an official dealer, technicians will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator, free of charge.
Ford states that it’s not aware of any injuries or deaths associated with this condition in the aforementioned cars. However, the dangerous airbag inflators, which are known to explode with excessive force in the event of a crash, have already claimed 16 deaths worldwide, and are responsible for more than 150 injuries.
One of famous endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been held annually but there are only a handful of race-winning cars which have become true icons of motorosport. The Porsche 917 is one of them.
The German supercar brand, Porsche scored its first Le Mans victories with the 917 in 1970 and 1971 and in the year’s since, has become the race’s most successful company, claiming no less than 18 race wins.
Although various versions of the 917 were created with varying sizes of flat-12 engines, most had top speeds approaching the 240 mph (390 km/h) mark, an incredible feat for a racer with the ability to run flat-out for 24 hours straight.
Designed by artist Cleber Santos, are three different modern-day interpretations of the 917, some painted in Gulf Racing liveries and looking absolutely stunning.
The first combines some of the brand’s modern styling traits with those of the original 917. It includes similar rear wheel arches to the Le Mans winner and now benefits from a large central fin, LED headlights and slightly sharper lines.
As for the second and third designs, they mimic the 917 very closely but add touches like new body lines and air intakes, a reshaped windshield and different headlights. This 917 looks really cool automotive renderings.