Friday, January 22, 2016

Uber Cool 2016 Cars

McLaren has been on a roll. It hopes to continue that streak with a new, smaller model with the Sports Series.

Previously known as the P13, the Sports Series will be based on the same carbon-fiber chassis that underpins McLaren’s other recent models. It will also get the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged, likely tuned to around 500 horsepower. The Sports Series will be significantly less expensive with prices expected to start around $200,000.
The new Acura NSX will feature weight-saving construction combined with a hybrid powertrain that has three electric motors and a mid-mounted twin-turbo V-6 making a combined 573 hp. The NSX offers pulse-pounding performance paired with everyday usability.

A nine-speed dual-clutch automatic and all-wheel drive are standard. Production starts in spring 2016.
MSRP $157,800
While artists are creating different versions of the Chiron, Bugatti is putting the final touches on the actual hypercar prior to its Swiss debut in March. Reports indicate the use of an 8.0-liter W16 quad engine, sourced from the Veyron.

The unit will be upgraded to an alleged 1,479hp and 1,107lb-ft of torque, which should be enough to help the Chiron do the 0-100kmh/ (62mph) sprint in as low as 2.2sec and to hit a top speed of around 470km/h (290mph).
Entry point for the Chiron is expected to be something around $ 2.5m
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio offers best-in-class performance with a 3.9 second 0-100 kmh (0-62mph) time, 307 kmh (190 mph) top speed, and a blistering Nürburgring lap time (7min, 39secs). Built on the new Giorgio architecture developed in conjunction with Ferrari, its standard elements are a 2.9-liter, twin-turbo V6 with 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a short throw six-speed manual transmission and carbon fiber driveshaft. The Quadrifoglio model will cost approximately $70,000, a figure that will make it roughly $7,000 more expensive than the M3 and about $5,000 more than the Mercedes-AMG C63.
Maserati Alfieri is a 2+2 grand tourer from the Italian car manufacturer Maserati. It was first shown as a concept car at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The production version will receive three V6 engine choices, producing 410 bhp (306 kW; 416 PS), 450 bhp (336 kW; 456 PS), and 520 bhp (388 kW; 527 PS), with a 560 bhp (418 kW; 568 PS) V8 appearing in 2018.The 450-horsepower and 520-horsepower versions will only have an all-wheel drive system.

The Alfieri will be joined by a convertible variant in 2017.
The Alfieri will compete against the Jaguar F-type, the Mercedes-AMG GT, and the Porsche 911 with a starting price around $100,000.

The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is like a four-door Corvette Z06, boasting the the same supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 used in the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06, tuned to 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque.

Channeled to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, that will get the CTS-V from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, and on to a top speed of 200 mph. That makes the CTS-V one of the fastest sedans currently in production. MSRP $84,000
The new 2017 Audi R8, which offers 540-horsepower and 398-pound-foot of torque from its V10 engine alongside Quattro all-wheel drive and a seven-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch transmission, will start at $164,150