At the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, Ferrari CEO Amadeo Felisa told TopGear.com that they didn't "like the idea of an electric Ferrari because one of our main characteristics is the sound of the engine."
When we first drove the new Porsche Turbo S, it was literally too fast for our eyes. The way the four-wheel-drive, four-wheel-steer monster put down 553bhp and a ludicrous 553 torques and proceeded to shoot us towards the horizon made us momentarily blind. Well now, that slightly scary, yet addictive sensation can now be done without a roof over your head. Say hello to the new Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S.
As the first model designed with significant input from all of the Caterham Group’s specialist business arms, the AeroSeven Concept signals the brand’s intentions in terms of product engineering processes, speed to market, as well as a hint to its styling direction for future models, including the all-new sportscar being developed in conjunction with Renault and due for release in early 2016.
The AeroSeven Concept, which draws heavily on methods used by the F1 team, will be the first ever Caterham model to be fitted with traction control. Thanks to a newly developed Caterham Engine Management System, drivers will be able to enjoy fully-adjustable traction and launch control functionality.
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has 1,200bhp, and you might think that's a lot. But you'd be wrong. It isn't.
Using slightly more informed Top Gear Maths, plus a bit of Holmesian deduction, the new Honda NSX could possibly have at least 500bhp, and accelerate from 0-100 km/h in under four seconds.
We knew that the Porsche 918 Spyder was going to be shown in final production form here at Frankfurt. After all it goes into production next Wednesday, 18 September (9/18 in the German way of expressing dates. Geddit?) And we knew pretty much what that would look like, and the specs. But there was still a surprise. A rather significant and hugely memorable one.