Porsche’s 2011 Cayenne gets meaner and greener with an aggressive fascia and 380 hp/427 lb-ft hybrid trim; also: a longer wheelbase, upgraded interior, and new 8-speed Tiptronic S.
Fiat’s Abarth in-house tuners double the fun with the 500C and the Punto Evo, the former a semi-convertible with a 140 hp 1.4L turbo four and the latter with a turbo 165 hp 1.4L.
Honda’s 3R-C may be a minimal urban transport vehicle, but maxes out with sci-fi coolness; the three wheel single seater features a battery electric drivetrain and a low center of gravity.
M is for muscle with Hamann’s Tycoon Evo M, which tears through its 0-62 in 4.2s and tops out at 186 mph thanks to 661 hp / 575 lb-ft; it also sports dual center pipes and a CF bonnet.
We’ve featured Campagna in the past, but their 2010 T-Rex 14R is their most ferocious trike to date, with a 197 hp 1400cc Kawasaki and a 0-60 of 3.92s; the two-toned RR is limited edition.
Its pictures have already been leaked, but Audi’s 2011 RS5 is now official: no word on a U.S. release, but the luxury coupe sports a 4.2L V8 with 450 hp / 317 lb-ft, good for a 0-62 of 4.6s.
The 2011 Yamaha Apex is the world’s first snowmobile with electric power steering, drastically improving driver stamina; test one out for 45 minutes at any of Yamaha’s Sno-Safaris.
Feast your eyes on Mercedes-Benz’s next CLS-Class: the F800 Style concept sports an SLS AMG nose, 400+ hp plug-in hybrid system, traffic jam assist, and 360 degree Pre-Safe system.
A track-friendly version of its supermini, Citroen’s DS3 Racing LE is limited to 1,000 units; it sports a 197 hp/203 lb-ft turbo 1.6L THP engine, chrome/CF touches, and a tweaked suspension.
Bentley’s Continental Supersports goes soft-top with the 2011 Convertible, but it’s all hardcore inside with the same twin-turbo 6.0L W12, good for 621 hp / 590 lb-ft and a 3.9s 0-60.
The 2011 Volkswagen Polo GTI stays true to its hot hatch roots with a turbo- and supercharged 178 hp 1.4L 4-banger and 7-speed twin-clutch DSG gearbox; it’s Europe-only (for now).
If you’re as enamored as we are over Aston Martin’s Rapide, get ready to swoon over this avalanche of new pictures; the sexy four-door sedan gets a matching quartet of paint jobs.
It looks remarkably sexy for a mid-size sedan, but the 5 by Peugeot is a Europe-only concept for Peugeot’s next 508; in addition to gas engines, it’ll boast a 200 hp 4WD Hybrid4 setup.
Not just for looks, the 2011 Lotus Elise not only gets an Evora-esque fascia but reduces its drag coefficient by 4%; it also gets a beefier 1.8L (192 hp) and a new 1.6L (134 hp/118 lb-ft).
Polaris’ 2010 Ranger RZR is the world’s first 4-seat sport side-by-side vehicle; made for dunes, desert, and wide-open spaces, it sports 26″ tires and a 12″ long-travel suspension.
The 5.6L V8 400 hp/405 lb-ft Nissan Patrol is a sign of things to come for the U.S., both as the 2011 QX56 and as an Armada replacement; it’s sedate outside, but the interior is bling-tastic.
Matech gives the Ford GT a new lease on life and turns it into a true racecar with the 2010 Matech Ford GT1; its engine, transmission, suspension, and aerodynamics are completely new.
Beyond its reshaped headlights, grille and CF front lip, BMW’s 2011 M3 sips 8% less fuel and gets an auto start/stop function; also: Competition Package with suspension and wheel tweaks.
Hennessey’s VelociRaptor 500 gets ferocious with a Whipple supercharged 5.4L V8, good for 501 hp and 520 lb-ft, shaving its 0-60 from 8.4s to 5.6s; it’ll be limited to 100 kits each year.
They’re not the first tire belts we’ve seen, but Julien Jaborska’s are the most affordable; made with BMX, cyclocross, mountain and other bike tires, each includes a nickel-plated steel buckle.
Volkswagen’s 2011 Touareg is greener and leaner, shedding 460 lbs and packing VW’s first mass-produced hybrid drivetrain; the 3.0L V6 + electric motor saves 20% more fuel.
Porsche’s 911 GT3 R Hybrid is less about MPG than it is about MPH; 2 electric motors supply ~160 hp to its 480 hp flat-six, while a KERS-style 40k rpm flywheel adds 160 hp for 6-8 seconds.
Ford’s 2011 Edge not only gets a facelift but three powertrains; in addition to a new EcoBoost turbo 2.0L or the original 3.5L V6, the Sport model tops out with a 3.7L V6 (305 hp/280 lb-ft).
Audi’s A1 is official and coming to Europe: the 3-door supermini car (a 5-door hatch comes later) tops out with a 1.6L TDI or 1.4L TFSI, weighs just 2303 lbs, and averages 46 mpg.
The 2011 Shelby GT500 is lighter, faster, and more fuel efficient than its predecessor; it’s thanks to an all aluminum 5.4L supercharged V8, which sheds 102 lbs yet still pushes 550 hp.
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