Lamborghini have unveiled their new flagship car under the Aventador moniker, aptly titled the Aventador J. Why the J? It’s a reference to the Appendix J regulations which are intended for racing class cars. It has the same engine as the original Aventador, but a radically different design.
As terrifying car concepts go, Bentley's new EXP 9 F SUV Design Concept will take some beating: from the peasant-snorting grille up front to the puckered tailpipes bringing up the rear, it's a hymn to automotive excess. Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, the EXP 9 F is described as a "potential" third model-line alongside Bentley's Mulsanne and Continental ranges, with a 6.0 litre, twin turbocharged W12 engine and 8 speed transmission shunting power through all-wheel drive, while passengers are cosseted in leather and polished gunmetal. Oh, and there's a big bird of prey, too.
When Ferrari teases its "most powerful" car ever, anyone with a taste for road-going exotica has to pay attention, and while we'll be concentrating most of our efforts on MWC 2012 at the end of the month, we'll spare a few glances to the Italian company's promised news. Set to make its much-anticipated debut on February 29, the new Ferrari is the successor to the superlative-strumming 599, caught on video in camouflage-clad form.
Porsche has detailed its upcoming sports SUV, the Porsche Macan, promising both the off-road capabilities of the Cayenne but the sports appeal of Porsche's traditional line. Named after the Indonesian word for "tiger", the Macan is expected to roll off production lines in Germany sometime in 2013, though so far all we have on the aesthetics is this hasty sketch.
Does Cadillac have a chance against BMW? The US car company reckons it does, and the 2012 Cadillac ATS is the Bimmer-killer patriots have been waiting for. Unveiled this week, the ATS mixes rear-wheel-drive with the lowest curb weight in its class, with plenty of emphasis placed on road-handling and performance to compete with the Germanic titans.
Some grunt for your morning: Bentley V8 style. The iconic car company has announced a pair of new Continental V8 models that will debut at the North American International Auto Show in January next year, and since we're talking Bentley nothing is being done by halves. The new Continental GT and GTC V8 models each pack a 4.0 litre, twin-turbocharged engine with 500bhp and 660Nm (487 lb ft) of torque, for sub-5s 0-60mph acceleration and a top speed of in excess of 180mph.
Mercedes will axe its luxury Maybach line in 2013, insiders in the company have revealed, with a new S-class expected to sate the needs of wealthy road users. "It is better to cut our losses with Maybach" a supposedly high-level Mercedes-Benz source told Autoweek, "than to continue into an uncertain future with a brand that has failed to live up to original sales expectations."
Bizarro watch maker MB&F has launched a new model, and while the new Legacy Machine 1 (LM1) may not be as obviously eye-catching as a fey purple owl, a second-glance shows this is just as unique as their previous "horological machines." Built around a brand new movement - visible through a crystal back - the LM1's distinguishing feature is the balance wheel, pulled up front to float actually above the face itself.
While this isn't the first time we've seen an Android wristwatch, it's certainly the most expensive. At 249 euro at their minimum and 14,999 euro on the higher end, you'd better know what you're getting into before you get this "i'm watch" for your mother for her birthday. This Android-based watch the Blue Sky group say is "compatible" with iPhone 4, all Android devices, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7, and the version of Android the watch itself will be running will be "a customized version" of Android 1.6. How on earth this group came to the conclusion that this ancient pre-2.0 version of the Google mobile OS was their best option for the watch we're not sure.