In a move to give buyers a visual link to its efforts in motorsports racing as well as a contender against performance spec variants of rivals such as the Mercedes SLS and the Audi R8 , Lamborghini has unveiled the Gallarado LP 570-4 Squadra Corse, which is a road legal version of the Gallardo Super Trofeo race car, and should impress interested buyers when it makes its official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show this fall.
Following its early unveiling by stealthy spy photographers several months ago, MINI has unveiled the MINI Vision concept car which is a thinly veiled preview of what buyers and MINI fans can expect to see when the 2014 MINI Cooper makes its official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
In a statement released earlier this week by a MINI spokeswoman, the company has confirmed that the MINI Clubvan which debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show and was designed to compete with commercial rivals such as the Ford Transit Connect will be dropped from U.S showrooms due to slow sales and pressure from established domestic rivals such as the Ford Transit Connect commercial van.
In a bold move, the French Government has issued a stop sale order for all new Mercedes Benz A-, B-, and CLA-Class models due to the trio being equipped with R134a air conditioning refrigerant, a compound which was banned in the European Union in May due to its effects on the environment. A new cleaner compound known as HFO-1234yf has slowly begun replacing the older refrigerant in many of the continents new automobiles, and its creators Dupont and Honeywell claim that it has just as much effectiveness as the old refrigerant, but in a much cleaner package.
At the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, Bentley took the veil off of the Continental GT3 race car ,which will tackle the hill climb challenge at the event and serve as a rolling example of Bentley’s latest racing technologies.
Following the early release of several leaked images, Jaguar has officially unveiled the sleek and stylish Project 7 design study concept which will make its debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival Of Speed this weekend. Named after the seven victories the company has achieved at the 24hr of Le Mans, Project 7 was designed to serve as a visual tribute to the company’s successes on the racetrack and should please Goodwood attendees at the same time.