Porsche already has the successful Cayman and Cayman GTS but the German automaker is now releasing an even more powerful version of the mid-engine sports car called the Cayman GT4. The Porsche Cayman GT4 will be powered by a down-graded version of the 3.8-liter flat-six engine which can be found in the Porsche Carrera S. The engine in the Cayman GT4 will put 385hp instead of the 395hp in the Carrera S.
Power will be delivered via a six-speed manual transmission allowing the car to reach 60mph in 4.2 seconds while capable of achieving a top speed of 183 mph. The Cayman GT4 features a newly designed front bumper with large air intakes and a lip spoiler. The hood is also redesigned on the vehicle and it also gains a large fixed rear spoiler.
The 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 will make its official debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and is expected to hit the showroom floors July of this year with a starting price of $84,600 in the US and a much higher starting price of €85,779 ($97,307 US) in Germany.
I’ve taken the factory 2013 Ford Focus ST for a test drive in the past and it was a blast to drive. It was quick, nimble, and very responsive. The Ford Focus ST has plenty of power but there are tuners out there that are constantly seeking more power. GGR (Graham Goode Racing) of the UK has recently released a performance kit for the Ford Focus ST which will quench your thirst for more power at an affordable price.
The GGR ST300 kit includes a cold air induction system, a high-flow catalyst exhaust downpipe, and a custom Superchips Bluefin ECU engine remap. These changes will result in an increase of 46 horsepower and 90 lb-ft of torque for a total output of 296hp and 365 lb-ft of torque. Maximum power gain of 66 horsepower can be achieved at only 4,000 rpm.
The Ford Focus ST GGR ST300 kit will set you back $2,273 which includes installation and VAT. And those who have some mechanical skills can get the kit on its own for $2,022 and install it yourself at home. I say it’s worth it to let GGR do it for you and you just enjoy your new earned power.
The 2016 Acura NSX features a hybrid powertrain and a sleek looking body. Powered by a gasoline turbocharged V6 engine and a pair of electric motors mounted at the front wheels and a third one mounted in the transmission, the combined output is said to be over 550 horsepower. The car will go on sale in late 2015 or early 2016 with an expected price tag of around the $155,000 range in the United States.
The Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 is based on the new Ford F-150 aluminum-bodied truck; powered by a supercharged 5.0 liter V8 engine that produces 600 horsepower. Offered with off-road packages that include upgraded suspension and brakes. The vehicle has a starting price of $73,500 and will be ready for deliveries in March 2015, order books are now open. [Via]
Audi presents the hot new RS3 Sportback. Powered by a turbocharged 2.5 liter 5-cylinder that produces 362 HP and 343 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. 0-100 km/h is done in 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. The car is offered with optional carbon-ceramic brakes and magnetic dampers.
I’m sure we’ve all seen some very interesting and unique car projects out there but this “Upside Down Truck” will definitely top your list. Mechanic Rick Sullivan spent six months working on the Ford “upside down truck” project after he got the inspiration from seeing a truck which had flipped upside down during a snowstorm. The vehicle seen here makes use of Ford F-150 and Ford Ranger parts which cost him a grand total of $6,000. If you’re ever passing through Clinton, Illinois, be on the look out for this wacky truck!