Hyundai is going to build fast cars. Proper, hot cars. Yep, came as a bit of a surprise to us, too. But today, at the same time it pulled the wraps off its new 2014 WRC contender, the Korean marque announced that it will launch a performance sub-brand, called... N.
This is the wheel of a Lexus. It is a fast wheel. We know this because it is (a) a large, lightweight, expensive-looking alloy wrapped in low-profile rubber and (b) flanked by an ‘F' badge, the letter Lexus reserves for only its very hottest creations. Officially, we know no more than that. This teaser shot, released today by Lexus, previews a new ‘F model' concept to be revealed at the Detroit show in January. Beyond that, Toyota's posh division is staying schtum.
It's a question TG has often asked itself: if Sean Connery's James Bond had grown bored of shooting baddies in the face, and instead settled down with a wife, a couple of kids and a dachshund, what would he have driven?
Remember the Mercedes_Benz Vision Gran Turismo? Of course you do. It's that insanely evil concept car commissioned by Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi to appear exclusively in GT6. Merc even built a full_scale static model for last month's LA Motor Show to scare people.
Bad news for the discerning billionaire desiring precisely 51 Veyrons to fill his or her very long, very expensive driveway: Bugatti has announced it will build just 50 more Veyron convertibles before putting the record_breaking hypercar to rest.
Chevrolet _ the Korean arm of GM that makes the Cruze, Spark, Aveo and Trax _ is retiring hurt from Europe. You won't be able to buy those vehicles after 2015.
This is the world's most powerful street-legal all-wheel drive estate. At least, Brabus claims this is the world's most powerful street-legal all-wheel drive estate, and frankly we're not going to argue.