Performance Car Industry News

bentleyThere is a lot happening in the performance car industry at the moment. Here’s a summary from some of the big boys!

New Bentley Continental GT makes its debut at the IAA
The all-new Bentley Continental GT made its global debut at the IAA 2017 in Frankfurt this week.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and CEO, commented on its unveiling saying: “Today is a defining moment for Bentley Motors. Today we build on our recent success story and look to the future with a new car that will set new standards in luxury grand touring. Today we introduce a car that is the ultimate in extraordinary design, technology and innovation.”

“When Bentley launched the original Continental GT in 2003 it established an entirely new market segment – the modern luxury grand tourer. Today, I’m convinced that we are redefining this segment again. It is an honour to replace a car that has – for 14 years – been the benchmark against which all other grand tourers are judged.”

Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain, the third generation of the legendary Bentley Continental GT is making sure the highest levels of attention to detail, artistry and cutting-edge technology are brought together to create the finest grand tourer ever produced.

Lamborghini – A New Era
Lamborghini has always strived to push innovative through design to make the impossible possible. From Ferruccio’s vision of creating the perfect supercar to the first V12 engine, Lamborghini has always broken new boundaries to be the first to design models that are ahead of their times and competition. The first Super Sports Utility Vehicle (SSUV) will be showcased on 4 December 2017 in Sant’Agata Bolognese. The Lamborghini Urus re-writes possibilities, creating a class of its own: unprecedented SUV performance, luxury and versatility, with the distinctive dynamic design DNA of a Lamborghini super sports car. Lamborghini sum this up simply…Driving through a new era.

The new Audi R8 V10 RWS
Audi Sport GmbH has announced it extending its R8 model series to include new variants with rear-wheel drive. The Audi R8 V10 RWS and R8 Spyder V10 RWS will be exclusively rear-driven and will be built by hand at the Böllinger Höfe R8 factory.

“The R8 V10 RWS is made for purists,” said CEO of Audi Sport GmbH Stephan Winkelmann, “A limited-edition special model for customers with an appreciation for essential driving enjoyment, the R8 V10 RWS is an absolutely exclusive offer. With its mid-mounted V10 engine and rear-wheel drive, it successfully brings the driving concept of our R8 LMS racing car to the streets.”

New features include a matt black grille and air apertures at the front and rear. The upper sideblade of the Coupé is completed in gloss black with the lower blade in the body colour. The mid-mounted V10 engine of the Audi R8 V10 RWS produces 540PS and delivers its a torque of 540 Nm (398.3 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm. The 5.2 FSI engine drives the Coupé from 0 to 62mph in 3.7 seconds (Spyder: 3.8 seconds) and beyond to a top speed of 198mph (Spyder: 197mph).