Carzone.ie February 2011 News

Wiesmann Spyder concept spied in Geneva

Wiesmann Spyder concept spied in Geneva

Feb 28, 2011

We mentioned last weekend that German niche sports car manufacturer Wiesmann was bringing a new concept to Geneva to gauge interest in a possible production version, and here it is. Color us very interested. Full details on the Wiesmann Spyder are yet to be released, but judging by the photos, it should impress....

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Kia K9 sedan spied

Kia K9 sedan spied

Feb 28, 2011

Remember the proposed Kia K9 luxury sedan? Apparently, it's a reality, as spy shots of the Kia flagship have hit a web forum in Korea. As you can see, the K9's camouflage (which sneakily includes Hyundai Genesis wheels) doesn't obscure a set of Maserati Quattroporte-style fender ports. Just how upmarket is Kia shooting with this? Well, according to the tipster who sent them to us, the K9 is expected to slot into the market space between the Hyundai Genesis and Equus sedans....

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New Koenigsegg Agera R video and pictures

New Koenigsegg Agera R video and pictures

Feb 28, 2011

The new Koenigsegg Agera R is bound to be one of the main stars of the 2011 Geneva motor show.

Boasting 1115bhp, thanks to a revised version of the Agera 5-litre V8 engine (capable of running on bio-fuel), the Agera R will be the most powerful Koenigsegg ever produced. No performance claims are yet being made but it’s bound to be incredible thanks to a power to weight ratio dramatically better than the Bugatti Veyron. That’s thanks to the Agera R’s remarkable 1330kg dry-weight, over half a ton lighter than the big Bug....

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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4: First photo from Geneva

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4: First photo from Geneva

Feb 28, 2011

The Geneva Motor Show has not even opened yet, but we already have the first photo of the outstanding Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. A must see!

The Aventador’s set to be officially unveiled this week at the Geneva Motor Show where it will power out onto the stage with a 6.5-liter V12 engine with an output of 700hp at 8,250 RPM and max torque of 509 lb/ft at 5,500 RPM....

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Audi R8 NF: Super-lightweight variant in the works!

Audi R8 NF: Super-lightweight variant in the works!

Feb 28, 2011

Audi is currently teasing a super-lightweight variant of the Audi R8, codenamed NF, to selected journalists. Have a look!

During a presentation at a technology demonstration at its lightweight research and production plant in Neckersulm, Germany, senior Audi product developers teased an upcoming R8 supercar variant codenamed “NF” that will feature even greater usage of lightweight composites....

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Porsche 928: Decision about successor by mid 2011

Porsche 928: Decision about successor by mid 2011

Feb 28, 2011

Porsche will decide about a successor for the Porsche 928 by mid 2011. Bring it on!

Currently, the most expensive car in Porsche portfolio is the 911 GT2 RS, costing a bank-account draining $245,000....

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Insurer sues FBI for crashing seized Ferrari F50

Insurer sues FBI for crashing seized Ferrari F50

Feb 25, 2011

When we think of law enforcement and Ferraris, we automatically think of the opening scenes of Beverly Hills Cop 2 where Inspector Todd warns Foley against damaging the Ferrari 328GTS he's requisitioned from the police impound for 'undercover' work....

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