2017 Aston Martin DB11
Aston Martin has taken all the risk and played it big this time, atleast that is what comes to your mind when you actually look at the all new DB11. This thing looks insane and what is appears Aston Martin has actually lifted this car straight from the future James Bond movie set. The DB11 promises to combine the best of latest technologies available at this moment along with an exception design and a powerful engine.
So in short the new Aston Martin DB11 which will replace the existing DB9 underpins a completely new aluminum structure which will also support the future Aston Martin cars, an all new 5.2 Litre, twin turbocharged, V12 unit which is capable of producing an impressive 600 Hp of peak power, an aerodynamic exterior body shell and all the luxury that one actually searches for in a car of this stature. To be frank Aston Martin although competes with the Lamborghini, Ferrari in this segment but they never actually competed in the sheer performance space, instead their reputation is built entirely on elegance, quality of refinement and luxury which they are able to pack inside their each and every car.
Although the 600 Hp might not sound much in today’s standards especially when we think about its rivals but the car’s overall design and its ultra luxurious interiors surely can impress even the strictest critic. There is no doubt that the new DB11 can throw all the punches and kicks at its enemies but does not actually miss its rich British Accent either.
Update 11.10.2016:- Aston Martin launched the DB 11 in India and we have updated the price in this review
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2017 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Avio
The two cars which are actually turning heads at the Lamborghini stall of the 2016 Geneva Motor show are definitely the Centenario (read about it here) while the other one definitely has to be the Huracán LP 610-4 Avio. Now that you already know about the Centenario you can’t actually ignore the Huracán LP 610-4 Avio either. This is a special edition car showcased this year which actually pays tribute to the world of aviation and aeronautics.
This is not an unknown fact that Lamborghini designers are always inspired by fighter jets and they have actually also borrowed lot of technological details including the aerodynamics and even design solutions from all these powerful machines which rules the skies. A good example of Lamborghini’s inspiration from fighter jets comes in the form of the new digital instrument cluster controls located just in the central console as you will find in most of the airline cockpits. Apart from that even the Red engine start button in the Huracan is actually also inspired from a fighter jet cockpit. Even the exterior lines and some other matt exterior finishes are also inspired from the mean machines with wings.
Now coming to the Huracan LP-610-4 Avio, this is actually the first special edition car which joins the Huracan lineup, the other car which actually evolved from the Huracan includes is the race spec LP620-2 Super Trofeo, the gorgeous LP610-4 Spyder and the recently introduced LP580-2. Now this is definitely the first special edition car to join the Huracan lineup. Lambo will actually be producing only 250 examples of this Special edition model but don’t get disappointed because we can assure you that there will be many more special editions which will follow in the coming years.
Update 22.09.2016:-Lamborghini launched this special edition Huracan LP 610-4 Avio in India today. This car is available in limited numbers only
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Tata Tiago Aktiv at 2016 Geneva Motor Show: Walk around Video
Tata Tiago has achieved success in very short time, and the latest compact hatchback from Tata Motors has proven a success in Indian market. At the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, the auto manufacturer briefly showcased an accessorized version of the hatchback which was later showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show as Tiago Aktiv. The accessorized crossover has garnered much more attention than the regular variant.
Until now the Tata Tiago Aktiv is available from the Tata Motors personalization studio with an extra price over the price of the regular model. But the automaker plans to launch a complete production version of the car which would be introduced to the market later this year. The car looks different than the regular variant in terms of exterior and interior accessories. But the mechanical specifications remain same as the car will be available in both the petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variant will get a 1.2 litre Revotron engine with 5 speed manual transmission churning out 85 PS of peak power, while the diesel variant will be featuring a 1.05 litre engine which will churn out 70 PS of peak power.
Here is a complete walk around video displaying the exterior and the interior of the car at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. Take a look.
Skoda Kodiak based on the Vision S Concept is a sharp and muscular SUV: Video
Skoda Vision S concept was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. This concept will pave the way for the India bound Skoda Kodiak SUV which is a butch looking SUV. The Kodiak will be much bigger than the Yeti, and it will sit higher than the Yeti in the lineup. The car is expected to get launched in India in 2017. Some people even call it a next generation Yeti as well.
As we have seen the concept, the Kodiak is expected to get a sharp crystal inspired design. It would sport split headlamps with LED units, a 3D effect front grille. The front fascia will get an aggressive appearance. It will get LED daytime running lights as well . The side profile will get sharp character lines running through the doors, sharp alloy wheels. It will get sloping roofline toward the rear, which might reduce the headroom for rear passengers. The car will come with LED taillights.
The interior will get three row seating arrangements. Expect the interior to get a multifunction steering wheel, digital instrument cluster, Columbus infotainment system developed touchscreen infotainment panel. The car will also sport premium quality leather wrapped seats, ambient lighting, climate control and other features. Skoda claims Kodiak will offer individual infotainment system for every passenger.
Power source for the car will be both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol unit will produce around 223 hp peak power while the diesel variant will generate around 193 hp peak power. Both these engines will be paired with a 7 speed DSG transmission. Expect the car to get a price tag of around INR. 22 to INR. 30 lakh. Check out the video here to get an idea, how the Skoda Kodiak is going to be like.
2016 Bentley Bentayga
Have you ever though that sheer most luxury could come in a package of extreme speed, elegantly moulded masculine features and enough power to give you thrills and chills? Quite honestly even we never thought of that, until Bentley introduced the Bentayga, the fastest SUV of the world. Now we not only believe it, but we can see it in flesh, and honestly, can’t actually help ourselves from being awed!
Bentley, the British luxury auto maker has been in the business of making cars since 1919, almost a century. They produced some wonderful car, to inspire awe all over the world. Some of their early vehicles were named as ‘the fastest lorries of the world’. Now the journey of Bentley has come to such a point, where they made the fastest SUV of the world. Ironically, Bentley has never built any SUV, and when they made their fist SUV, it came out with pure perfection and that too, with sheer elegance, which is synonymous with the name Bentley.
Since last few months we have been hearing about this SUV, and recently at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto show Bentley finally unveiled it infront of the public. The moment we saw that in flesh we understood that it is not just any SUV; but, it is ’The SUV’. Two other luxury car makers Lamborghini and Rolls Royce are also working on their SUV projects, but as these projects are still under testing conditions, Bentley Bentayga has surely an edge to boast success for quite some time.
At the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show many auto makers tried to impress the world with their range of cars. But no one did it like Bentley. Now Bentley is gearing up to sale and their first Bentayga will be delivered to the Queen of England, we brought you a nose tip to toe review of this stunningly gorgeous SUV.
Update 22.04.2016: Bentley launched the Bentayga in India with a price tag of INR. 3.85 crore. We have updated the review.
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Porsche 911 R product highlights: Video
When Porsche launched the 911 GT3 with a PDK transmission, purist Porsche lovers couldn’t be happy with that decision. Although the PDK transmission offers sharp and quick handling along with amazing performance, but there was certainly no old school charm of driving for them. Then Porsche decided to offer the purists something new in form of 911 R, a new road centric 911 GT3 with a manual transmission offering old school charm to the purists with a re-badging from the 1967 race spec Porsche.
Porsche unveiled the new sports car at the recently concluded Geneva Motor Show. Recently the German automaker released a video, which shows the significant features of the car. Check that video here.
Porsche 911 R is basically a rebadged 911 GT3 with some minor restyling and a manual transmission. The differences seen in the 911 R than the 911 GT3 are the removal of the rear wing, an underbody rear diffuser. The new car is 50 kg lighter than the GT3. The car adorns 911 R badge at different places inside the cabin. The interior also gets tartan cloth which were seen in the 1967 911 R.
Power comes from a 4.0 litre flat six engine mated to a 6 speed manual transmission, pumping out 500 hp peak power and 460 Nm peak torque. It can reach 0 – 100 kmph in just 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 322 kmph.
Porsche 911 R shows its power: Video
Porsche 911 R is the new wine in old bottle. It is a 911GT3 with revamped look and a manual transmission to those who takes the driving old school way. Purists have been complaining for so long about the new GT3 doesn’t come with manual transmission. They have been demanding for a manual gearbox. Although Porsche cleared that they won’t offer a GT3 with manual transmission, but the German automaker changed their decision, and therefore made a limited edition 911 R, which gets a manual transmission. The car debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show early this month.
Porsche has released a new video, where the power of the car can be seen. Check it out here.
At exterior, the car gets several restyling. The rear wing of the GT3 RS is not there. The front grille and retractable front spoiler is there, which can be seen in the Porsche Carrera models. The rear underbody diffuser is also different than the 911 GT3. The 911 R is 50 kg lighter than the GT3. Inside the cockpit 911 R sports a few bit of restyling as well. It brings the old charm of the 1967 Porsche 911 R.
2018 Bugatti Chiron
Bugatti has World premiered their latest offering which also happens to be the successor of their iconic Supercar Veyron. The Veyron has left its mark in the automobile history and is still considered as one of the most powerful production supercars ever produced and which actually had the capability of talking with the wind. So in order to be called a worthy successor of the Veyron the Chiron had the important task of matching and even excelling the performance and capabilities of its successor.
So can the Chiron be called a worthy successor? Well the initial figures definitely looks impresses, the Chiron is actually powered by the redeveloped 8.0-litre, quad-turbo W16 engine which produces an impressive amount of power and torque figures under the Chiron’s hood as well. We will definitely talk about its power figures but let us inform you that the Chiron now generates about 300 Bhp more power than the Veyron Super Sport. The top speed of this new supercar has been restricted to about 420 km/h for road use while the speedometer indicates a top limit of 500 km/h mark.
Talk about styling and the Chiron remains unmistakably a Bugatti. The Chiron will definitely impress those who loved its successors styling because this new supercar is an evolution of the Veyron, when it comes to its styling however the new elements gives this new car its very own unique identity as well.
Update 07.03.2016:- We have updated this review with all the images from the floors of the 2016 Geneva Motor show where the Chiron actually made its World premiere
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McLaren 570GT makes world debut at 2016 Geneva Motor Show
Mclaren Automotive has debuted the 570GT its newest addition to the Sports Series in Geneva. The supercar is essentially a 570S with more emphasis paid to everyday usability and comfort over long distances. The car is priced in the UK from £154,000 (INR 1,45,98,105) onwards.
At first glance the 570GT does not seem to differ much from its sibling the 570S, and that is probably due to the fact that it has the same front end. The similarities begin to fade away as the view progresses from the sides to the rear. The standard fixed panoramic sunroof and the side-opening rear hatch being the highlights. The leather-lined Touring Deck behind the seats can hold an additional 220 litres of luggage. This space can be accessed through the rear glass hatch and when combined with the 150 litres of luggage space upfront gives a total storage capacity of 370 litres. The posterior also comes with an extended fixed spoiler, with McLaren claiming that it gives the same aerodynamic performance as that generated by the flying buttresses of the 570S.
McLaren says that the 570GT has been equipped with the “latest technologies and highest quality materials”. They have equipped the supercar with extended leather upholstery, electrically adjustable heated seats with memory function, electric steering column, soft-close doors, subdued exhaust system and, front and rear parking sensors as standard fitment. Noise damping and absorbing materials have also been employed extensively to improve the refinements level inside the cabin. An 8-speaker McLaren Audio Plus system is fitted as standard but for those who want more, there is an optional Bowers & Wilkins 12-speaker audio system.
Maserati unveils Levante SUV at 2016 Geneva Motor Show
The 2016 Geneva Motor Show set the stage for the world debut of the first SUV to come out from the house of Maserati. Named Maserati Levante, the SUV is claimed to give the sporty character expected from the brand with good off-road credentials as well.
As is tradition, this Maserati is named after a warm Mediterranean wind that is notorious for changing from a light breeze to a strong wind in seconds. The company says that this also reflects the character of their SUV. The Levante is based on the same architecture as the Ghibli and Quattroporte but has been modified to suit the nature of the vehicle.
The Maserati Levante has a good road presence mainly due to the eight-slat chrome grille, slim headlamps, large air intakes, long bonnet, flared wheel arches and muscular haunches. Adding further appeal to the body are the wraparound tail lights, swooping roofline, the signature ‘tri-vents’ on the front fender, Trident logo on the C-pillar and quad exhausts.
On the inside, Maserati has lavished the SUV with premium soft-touch materials, spacious cabin and even more functionality. The sense of space is enhanced by the panoramic electric sunroof, while the high-quality feel is added with the use of premium leather and optional Ermenegildo Zegna silk. Onboard connectivity is taken care of by an evolved version of Maserati’s Touch Control system that can be viewed through an 8.4-inch capacitive screen.
Toyota unveils the C-HR at Geneva Motor Show: Video
Toyota has unveiled the C-HR crossover at the Geneva Motor Show, which made a great splash at the show. The car despite being a crossover sports a coupe like appearance and aggressive flowing design. It looks a bit similar to the RAV4. The C-HR gets large yet sleek headlamps, diamond shaped front grille, a muscular body frame and boomerang shaped taillamps. Interior looks attractive and welcoming.
The car will get both conventional and hybrid powertrain under the hood. Although the Japanese automaker is yet to reveal any specific detail about the powertrain, but the hybrid powertrain will get a 1.8 litre four cylinder engine delivering 120 hp peak power. The non hybrid variant will sport a 1.2 litre turbocharged four cylinder unit producing 113 hp peak power. It will get paired with either a six speed manual gearbox or a CVT. The car is expected to come in both front wheel drive and AWD set ups. There will be another petrol engine in form of a large 2.0 litre four cylinder unit paired with a CVT.
Take a look at the car’s unveiling at Geneva Motor Show.
McLaren breaks cover of 570GT at Geneva Motor Show: Video
McLaren has unveiled the sports coupe 570GT at the Geneva Motor Show, which looks an absolutely stunning car. Based on the 570S this Sports series car is an extremely fast coupe which can also act like a daily drive car apart from the track.
Drawing power from a 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 engine mated to a seven speed dual clutch SSG transmission this car produces 562 hp peak power and 600 Nm peak torque. McLaren 570 GT can reach 0-100 kmph in just 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 204 kmph. This car will directly compete against Porsche 911 Turbo and Ferrari California T.
Take a look at the car in this video.