By Greg Migliore
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann again raised that possibility recently.
“A third model would fit Lamborghini very well,” Winkelmann, 45, told Bloomberg. “A four-door car would be a very feasible approach.”
Lamborghini most recently considered the concept of a four-door with the Estoque sedan, a prototype revealed at the 2008 Paris motor show. But since then, the Italian company has been mum about the car's fate, except for a statement last year indicating that no decision had been made either way for production. AutoWeek named it the Best in Show in Paris.
By Chrissie Thompson, Automotive News
General Motors Co. is expected to bring the GMC Granite to market in 2013. The Granite concept's front passenger seat pivots up and toward the console. With the seat up, a bicycle can be transported without removing its front tire.
GM gave the concept the turbocharged, 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that's an upgrade on the Chevrolet Cruze.
Here are GMC's plans for the 2011-13 model years.
By Rick Kranz, Automotive News
It's official: There's no mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette on the horizon. That's the word from General Motors' top global engineer.
As for a Corvette with a hybrid powertrain, that remains a possibility.
Karl-Friedrich Stracke, GM vice president of global vehicle engineering, on Tuesday discussed a wide range of topics--including the next-generation Corvette.
Over the past two years or so, countless Web and print stories have been written about the upcoming redesigned Corvette, and nearly all have speculated that GM was developing a mid-engine model. Speculation regarding the timing for the mid-engine car's debut was anywhere from the 2014 model year to several years later.
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is about to kick off.
Normally, of course, golf would be the thing to do at this California links mecca -- but for me, I'd rather ignore the "fore!" and focus on the four-wheeled wonders that are everywhere in the lead-up to the 60th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Oh, and I happen to be riding around in quite the fine car myself, though one whose history lies ahead of it rather than behind: an all-new Saab 9-5 turbo, which won't hit dealer lots for another few weeks.
By Guido Reinking, Automobilwoche
BMW will build its Gran Coupe concept car, the company's development chief Klaus Draeger said.
The concept was unveiled at the Beijing auto show in April. Draeger said the production version will be positioned close to the BMW 6-series.
CTS and CTS-V coupe complete a trio of midsize Caddys.
It’s round three for the car that put Cadillac back in the luxury fight: a bold, brazen CTS coupe, a third body style to accompany the CTS sedan and sport wagon. And to send a 556-horsepower letter bomb to BMW and Mercedes, there’s naturally a high-performance CTS-V version as well.
I drove that CTS-V coupe Tuesday at Monticello Motor Club, the rip-roaring private road course tucked below the Catskills of New York. Journalists in attendance also received a surprise visit from Mark Reuss, the new president of GM North America -- and the former head of GM’s Performance Division. Reuss had taken a break from the glare of his new position to drive his new baby and get his first taste of the technically challenging Monticello circuit.
Mercedes-Benz and Sky 3D take the SLS AMG into the third dimension.
Is it an expensive marketing ploy? Absolutely. Is this trailer in a mere 2-D? Indeed. Does it still manage to get your heart pumping hearing those gorgeous gull-wing Mercs tear up the pavement? You bet it does.
The movie premieres this weekend in England. Check out the trailer, via Jalopnik, after the jump.
The Lotus T125
The T125 is about the size of a Porsche Panamera, but with even more oomph. Its 3.5-liter Cosworth V8 engine, essentially a detuned race engine, puts out a maximum of 640 horses (at 9800 rpm) and 332 lb-ft of torque. Here are some more specs for the race nerds, courtesy of Car and Driver:
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Clifford Atiyeh has spent his entire life driving cars he doesn't own. Raised in Volvos, he has grown to love fast, irresponsible vehicles of all kinds. He is the senior news editor at MSN Autos and also reports for Car and Driver, Road & Track, The Boston Globe and other publications.
In the garage: 21-speed Iron Horse, 2002 Jeep Wrangler X (not his)
Doug Newcomb has covered car technology for over 20 years for outlets ranging from Rolling Stone to Edmunds.com. In 2008, he published his first book, "Car Audio for Dummies" (Wiley). He lives and drives in Hood River, Ore., with his wife and two kids, who share his passion for cars and technology.
In the garage: 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS, two 1984 Chevrolet Blazers, 2008 Honda CR-V
James Tate learned to drive stick at age 13 in a 1988 Land Cruiser - in La Paz, Bolivia. He's since been a mechanic, on a pit crew and has wrenched on every car he's owned since his first 1989 Honda CRX Si (and won't stop until the car is a 1973 Porsche 911 RS). His work has appeared in Car and Driver, Popular Mechanics, Automobile and others.
In the garage: 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera, 1988 BMW M5