Spy’s Get Details on New Porsche Cayenne Coupe’

Porche is ramping up to unveil a coupe model of the Cayenne SUV in the next few months and a prototype has been sighted on winter testing grounds.

Spied previously at Nurburging and presenting a retracting spoiler, the Cayenne coupe is aiming its sights at the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe’. Expanding the palette of the Cayenne offerings it is expected to share most of its features with its more traditional brothers and sisters.

The pictures capture by a “spy” demonstrate that coupe’ maintains its siblings front-end design, but a different bumper. In a decision reflecting its target-rivals. Yet, it has a different, liftback gate, new rear side windows and tail-lights. All of this to provide a more “sporty” design.

The retractable rear spoiler, which spies had only seen before in its down position, looks like it raises and lowers as one piece, unlike the split design on the 2nd gen. Panamera.
All in all an interesting offering from Porsche

Jaguar F-Type

The Jaguar F-Type is a 2 passenger high-performance sports car. You can get a coupe or convertible. It features supercharged engines and advanced braking technology.

The Coupe comes in F-Type, F-Type Premium, F-Type S, F-Type S AWD, F-Type R, F-Type SVR, and F-type British Design Edition. Prices for the Coupe range from $61,400 to $125,950 base price.

The Convertible models are the same with prices ranging from $65,400 to $128,800 base price.

Here is Motor Trend’s review of the SVR

http://www.jaguarusa.com/all-models/f-type/index.html

The Victor Crew

Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo is back. And this was some car! When the Victor Crew went to the NY International Auto Show, we were taken aback by the beauty of this little gem! This car is hand-built in Modena, Italy. It references the 33 Stradale built in 1967. This 2015 model comes in 3 models: the 4C Coupe, the 4C Coupe Launch Edition and the 4C Spider. The Coupe comes in shades of gray and red; the Coupe Launch Edition in pale gray or two shades of red; the Spider in shades of gray, shades of red or yellow.

Here is the Spider in yellow:
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Joe Victor

https://www.alfaromeousa.com/en_us/vehicles

Joe asks Jody Victor®: 12 Cars We Can’t Wait to Drive II

The annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit can induce serious sensory overload. For a true car nut, it’s like being a kid in a candy store – drooling over all that tasty sheet metal. I asked Jody Victor  to tell us about 12 of them (in 3 instalments) from an article by Kirk Bell of MSN Autos, and msn.com.

Jody Victor: Hey Joe, can’t wait to see and drive some of these fantastic vehicles. Here’s the second batch.

2013 Dodge Dart – It’s not too often we look forward to driving a mass-market compact car. They’re usually pretty vanilla. The 2013 Dodge Dart is a clear exception to that rule. With its Alfa Romeo Giulietta roots and extensive use of high-strength steel, the Dart should have a nimble European driving character. We want to see how much Chrysler Group has improved the 2.0- and 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engines, and we are intrigued by the new turbocharged 1.4-liter four sourced from Fiat. Perhaps most impressive, though, is the interior. With extensive use of soft-touch materials, the Dart’s cabin looks worthy of a luxury car.

2013 Ford Fusion m– Midsize sedans are the best-selling cars in America. With the release of the 2013 Fusion, Ford may vault to the top of that important class. The looks are sure to attract buyers. With its sweeping lines and Aston Martin-like grille, it will be one of the prettier cars on the road. The Fusion will also boast class-leading fuel economy for both its turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder base engine and its hybrid model, and it will offer a highly efficient, plug-in hybrid Energi model, too. Ford also promises improved handling, safety technology worthy of a luxury car, and a richer interior environment.

Honda Accord Coupe Concept – Honda has underwhelmed us with dull styling in recent years. But if the Accord Coupe Concept is true to form, the automaker might be back on track. It’s the most aggressively styled and best-looking Accord in years. Though this car is only a concept, Honda promises improved power from its 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and 3.5-liter V6 engines, as well as class-leading fuel economy and an available plug-in hybrid. A shorter wheelbase may give the car a sportier feel, but Honda says it will lose no space inside. Interior materials are still a matter of speculation, but let’s hope Honda ramps up the quality in light of improved new offerings from Ford and Chevy.

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe – The more the merrier, we always say, especially when it comes to power. The extra ponies are even more welcome when they come under the hood of a rear-wheel drive sports car like the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Although we don’t necessarily like the 2013 edition’s styling changes, the modifications made to turbocharged 2.0-liter engine increase the power output by 64 horses without sacrificing fuel economy. Hyundai also gave its already powerful 3.8-liter V6 a boost by increasing its output by 42 ponies to 348 horsepower. Hyundai says the increased power will help the Genesis Coupe 3.8 reach 60 mph in the low five-second range and on to a top speed of 149 mph.

Thanks, Jody! More next time!

Joe Victor