December 6th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham
At the recent Bologna Motor Show in Italy, Lamborghini big boss, Stephan Winkelmann confirmed that the Lamborghini Estoque will finally enter production. The announcement of the production version of the Estoque was followed by word that there will not be a Lambo SUV in the near future as rumoured. A four door Lamborghini is a much more plausible business decision, especially considering that a concept has already been developed – the Estoque.
The Estoque concept was first premiered at the Paris auto show back in 2008 and received a lot of attention ever since. Measuring 5.15 meters in length, 1.99 m in width, and 1.35 m height the Estoque is a monster and has a 3.01 meters wheelbase. When it finally hits the streets the Estoque better be sharp because as a four-seat sportscar it will have to battle it out with the Porsche Panamera Turbo and the Aston Martin Rapide.
No details have been released yet regarding powertrain choices for the Lamborghini Estoque. However, it’s possible a V12 and all-wheel-drive combination would be the go.
Check back for more info on the production version of the Lamborghini Estoque. Continue reading “Lamborghini Estoque four-door to enter production” »
December 4th, 2008 by Darren Cottingham
Volkswagen’s new Scirocco is rapidly becoming a popular canvas for customising, and the VW factory itself is getting into the act. Released for the Bologna Motor Show this week is the Scirocco Study R, which might be an early preview of a production version called the Scirocco R20T.
The Study R is quite understated in white with subtle striping, red mirrors and a nostriled hood. Power is provided by a 2.0 litre TFSI engine that puts power through a six-speed DSG gearbox. Suspension and braking systems have also been tweaked, and a less restrictive exhaust offers a healthy growl.
With the demise of the R32, Volkswagen might bring out the R20T in the near future to appease VW fans who want to go faster than most.
November 26th, 2008 by Darren Cottingham
Mazda will showcase the world premiere of the all-new Mazda3 5-door hatchback at the Bologna Motor Show on December 3, 2008. The second generation Mazda3 5-door hatchback follows on the heels of the new 4-door sedan version, displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The all-new Mazda3 adopts similar characteristics as its sedan counterpart, offering a popular mix of sporty-style driving and fresh design.
The new engine line-up includes the freshly developed 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine, recently launched in the new Mazda6, in addition to the existing 1.6- and 2.0-litre petrol engines and the 1.6-litre turbo diesel.
The new 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine will be offered in two variants, a high power version with a maximum output of 136 kW, and a standard power version with a maximum output of 110kW. Both offer clean emission performance and comply with the Euro Stage5 regulations.
Check back as we bring you more on the Mazda3 launch and the Bologna Motor Show