We love seeing people push the limits with creative, and sometimes crazy, limousine styles. We’ve seen a stretch Ferrari and a stretch Lamborghini, and now Porsche joins the luxury brands with an over the top limousine. This brand new stretch Porsche Panamera S Limo was recently spotted in Germany. It is fitted with gullwing doors, several LED screens, a 3D bar, and other VIP facilities. It also has alloy wheels and Xenon headlights. This 2013 Porsche was stretched to fit nine full beige leather seats.
Read more and see pictures at http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2014/1/15/Check-Out-This-Stretch-Panamera-S-from-Germany-7718119/
AT&T looking to fuel growth by expanding into the auto industry, is introducing a package of services and products that will let carmakers run diagnostics, sell applications and bill consumers wirelessly. AT&T Drive combines the carrier’s own services with offerings from partners such as Ericsson AB and VoiceBox Technologies Corp. This technology will build on the company’s existing connected-car effort by making the services faster and easier to deliver.
Wards Automotive released its 20th annual top 10 list of the best engines for 2014, with turbocharged, supercharged and diesel engines claiming the top spots, along with one electric motor. All engines were scored based on a combination of power, torque, technology, observed fuel economy, relative competitiveness, vibration and harshness characteristics. Wards will award the top 10 engine winners Jan. 15 in Detroit, during the North American International Auto Show. The top 10 include the Audi S5, Volkswagen Jetta, Corevette Stingray and more.
See the full list and get details at: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20131217/CARNEWS/131219900
A really big Cadillac, something like the Elmiraj concept coupe, should be the next new Caddy model, according to Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North American operations. In July, Cadillac plans to release a flagship model bigger than the XTS full-size sedan. The planned rear-drive car is going to be about 205 inches long, an inch longer than GM’s Chevrolet Tahoe full-size SUV. Cadillac could be heading in the right direction with this. In the last year, Lexus LS 460, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series have all enjoyed sales growth. Read more at: http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20131128/BUSINESS01/311280024/GM-president-says-next-Cadillac-should-big-literally?nclick_check=1
The L.A. Auto Show revealed some amazing new concept cars. From the Mercedes- Benz AMG Gran Turismo to the Honda hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, this auto show demonstrated that the auto industry is constantly trying to advance to create faster, smarter, more efficient vehicles. Mercedes announced that the Gran Turismo concept is the future of Mercedes-Benz design. The Honda FCEV Concept makes significant gains in real-world performance, cost reduction, efficiency and packaging. Along with these two, Porsche also introduced the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet, VW wheeled out their Design Vision GTI, and Chevrolet displayed the new Sonic Dusk. Read more details and see pictures at: http://www.autonews.com/article/20131202/OEM04/312029978/one-last-look-at-some-key-models-introduced-at-the-l.a.-auto-show#ixzz2mLwfmSks
For those who require a little more length from their luxury 4×4 limo, Land Rover has pulled the covers from the long wheelbase Range Rover.
The stretched Range Rover measures a full 5.2 meters from nose to tailgate, and adds an extra 14cm of rear legroom to the standard car’s already generous space by stretching the body between axles.
Right now, this vehicle has only been released for sale in Europe, but we can still appreciate the unique style and innovations. Check out pictures and see more details at: http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/new-range-rover-land-rover-long-wheel-base-2013-10-28?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ongoing
The SEMA Show last week revealed some amazing vehicles and aftermarket parts. From Ford Mustangs to Jeep Wranglers to Ferraris, the show held everything that auto enthusiasts could hope for. SEMA featured over 1,500 vehicles this year. Some vehicles were featured more than others throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center, including 45 different versions of the F-150, but each vehicle brought something new and exciting to the floor. If you missed the show, you can check out the hottest vehicles at SEMA at http://www.autoweek.com/article/20131106/CARNEWS/131109881
SEMA begins tomorrow, but companies have already started revealing the hottest new vehicles and technology. Today, Chevy revealed the Corvette, Camaro, and SS.
A special-edition Corvette Stingray will make an appearance wearing “Gran Turismo” livery, commemorating the game’s 15th anniversary. Chevy’s 6.2-liter LT1 will power the Vette, making 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Also from the Stingray collection, Chevy has revealed the Convertible Atlantic concept and a torch red Pacific concept. They are also displaying several different Camaros at the show. For more details, and to see pictures, check out: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20131104/CARNEWS/131109942
Have you ever wondered what’s inside the President’s Armored limo? Autoweek takes us inside and reveals some of the details about The Beast. It’s called “The Beast,” but it might surprise you to learn that President Barack Obama’s massive Cadillac isn’t really a Cadillac. And there’s not just one, but a dozen, in the highly classified motor pool. It’s not surprise that the car features military-grade armor including steel, aluminum, titanium and ceramic, surrounded by removable fiberglass sheets on the doors and fenders. The fuel tank is armor-plated and encased in special foam to protect it from rupture in case of collision-or small-arms fire. That’s just the beginning of what this amazing limo is made of. Read more at: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20131018/CARNEWS01/131019838
In January, Cadillac will begin selling its first electric car for a base price of $75,995. That luxury price makes it a direct competitor to Tesla’s Model S. In terms of styling, the ELR is similar to the Cadillac CTS, ATS, and XTS sedans. Running on electricity and gasoline, its range should exceed 300 miles, which matches the Model S (though Tesla uses only electric power). GM anticipates that the ELR will also qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit, much like the Model S. Read more at: http://www.seattlepi.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Cadillac-s-Electric-Answer-To-Tesla-s-Model-S-Is-4889580.php