The new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet and Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet deliver the same blend of dynamism, performance and efficiency offered by the 911 Turbo Coupe models unveiled a few months ago. The turbocharged 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine delivers 520 bhp (383 kW) in the open-top 911 Turbo and 560 bhp (412 kW) in the S model. The cars accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.5 and 3.2 seconds respectively, reaching a top speed of up to 318 km/h. And all this while achieving fuel consumption of 9.9 l/100 km (equivalent to 231 g/km CO2). When compared against the respective predecessor models, the new vehicles deliver 30 bhp more power and are 0.2 seconds faster in terms of their standard acceleration. They are also up to 15% more efficient.
The Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid is an excellent example of what can be achieved by adding an extra electric motor to a diesel-engined car. This new Hybrid isn’t just the most economical car in the Volvo V60 range, it is also the fastest V60 diesel model. Sounds like a perfect combination!
The first series-manufactured Volvo ÖV4 left the factory on Hisingen in Gothenburg on April 14th, 1927. The Volvo ÖV4 was based on an American design and had a powerful chassis and live axles with long leaf springs at the front and rear. The four-cylinder 2-litre engine developed 28 hp at 2000 rpm. Car had a 3-speed transmission.
The Porsche 918 Spyder has lapped the 20.6-kilometre Nürburgring Nordschleife in less than seven minutes. Achieving a time of exactly six minutes and 57 seconds, the super sportscar equipped with a hybrid drive shaved 14 seconds off the previous record. The record, which was previously held for four years, was even broken during the first attempt in the test drive on the morning of September 4. All three drivers – Former European Rally Champion Walter Röhrl, Porsche test driver Timo Kluck and Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb – were quicker than the existing record with each lap driving the two 918 Spyder models used, and posted lap times of less than seven minutes on numerous occasions.
If you didn’t get hands on one of those limited edition BMW 1 Series M Coupe cars, you might consider this BMW M135i instead. As part of the BMW M Performance Automobiles lineup, the M135i is a bit more comfortable than the track-focused 1 Series M Coupe. However, the BMW M135i still has more performance […]