2012 BMW M5 prototype - 30 minutes of raw footage
As a follow up from last week's M5 preview videos, here is some additional raw footage running almost 30 minutes. In addition to some soothing static shots and commentary from test drivers Bernd Limmer and Frank Lutz, there are some nice driving scenes taken from numerous view points both inside and out.
BMW will reportedly premiere the M5 Concept at a private press event near Munich on April 1st followed by its public debut at Auto Shanghai a few weeks later.
But for now, grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage and enjoy the video.
High-res photos: http://www.worldcarfans.com/111031531084/2012-bmw-m5-preview-video-released
Cadillac Racing with CTS-V Coupe testing at Sebring
Cadillac is turning their attention to racing as the company has just wrapped up testing of the new CTS-V Racing Coupe.
Set to enter competition on Saturday, at the Streets of St. Petersburg, the CTS will battle other contenders in the highly-competitive Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT series. It will be driven by Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim, who are no strangers to racing as O'Connell is a three-time GT1 champion in the America Le Mans Series and Pilgrim claimed victory in the 2005 SCCA World Challenge GT class.
As for the car itself, it features an aerodynamic carbon fiber body and a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that develops 535 hp (399 kW / 542 PS). While this is 21 hp (16 kW / 21 PS) less than the standard CTS-V Coupe, the car weighs 1,000 pounds (454 kg) less than the production model.
According to O'Connell, "The CTS-V Coupe racecar has been very nimble during testing and seems to brake very well. I not only expect it to do well on a street circuit, but everywhere we compete."
2012 Audi A6 promo
Essentially a sedan version of the A7 Sportback, the redesigned A6 has a conservative design that features LED taillights, an integrated trunk-lid spoiler, a dual Exhaust system, and optional LED headlights. If that isn't expressive enough, the optional S-Line package adds modified bumpers, a sport suspension, a faux rear diffuser, and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the cabin offers additional interior room as the car's wheelbase has been stretched to measure 2910mm long. While that is certainly nice, we're rather impressed by the cockpit's fashionable styling and high-tech goodies such as a 1,300-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system and MMI navigation plus with internet connectivity.
Under the hood, five different engines will be available at launch. The most efficient is a 2.0 TDI which has an average fuel consumption rating of 4.9 L/100 km (48.00 US mpg) and C02 emissions of 129 g/km. It produces 130 kW (177 PS) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque, which allows the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8.7 seconds and top out at 228 km/h (142 mph).
On the other hand, the new 3.0 TDI V6 produces 150 kW (204 PS) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the car to dash from 0-100 km/h in 7.2 seconds, before topping out at 240 km/h (149 mph). With this particular engine, expect an average fuel consumption of 5.2 L/100 km and CO2 emissions of 137 g/km.
Moving further up, a second version of the 3.0 TDI churns out 180 kW (245 PS) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. It lets the A6 sprint from 0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The average fuel consumption registers 6.0 L/100km and CO2 emissions are 158 g/km.
On the petrol side, there's a naturally-aspirated 2.8 FSI V6 with 150 kW (204 PS) and 280 Nm (207 lb-ft) of torque. Paired to a multitronic transmission, the engine allows the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph). It consumes 7.4 L/100 km (31.79 US mpg) and emits 172 grams of CO2 per km.
Lastly, the 3.0 TFSI V6 cranks out 220 kW (300 PS) and 440 Nm (325 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the car to run from 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and hit an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). In terms of efficiency, expect 8.2 L/100 km (26.68 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of 190 g/km.
If those options haven't tickled your fancy, Audi will eventually launch a hybrid variant that uses a 155 kW (211 PS / 208 hp) 2.0 TFSI petrol engine and a 33 kW (45 PS / 44 hp) electric motor. Boasting a combined output of 180 kW (245 PS / 241 hp) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque, the car accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds and hits a top speed of 238 km/h (148 mph). Owing to its mediocre performance, the car is expected to have an average fuel consumption of 6.2 L/100 km (38 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of 142 g/km.
The 2012 Audi A6 will go on sale shortly and German prices start at €38,500.
High-res photos: http://www.worldcarfans.com/111011030385/2012-audi-a6-unveiled-at-naias-video
Aston Martin DB9 Virage promo
Under the brights lights in Geneva, Aston Martin revealed the Virage - a "new" 2+2 model which sits between the DB9 and DBS models in the Aston Martin lineup.
With the mildly facelifted DB9 launched last summer, the Virage has us scratching our heads as we contemplate why Aston is passing the Virage off as a new model. Same kind of confusion also ensued when spy photographers previously caught it doing rounds at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. We didn't know know to make of it.
Regardless of how you slice and dice it, the vehicle is a DB9 with a new more assertive look. On the outside of the Virage, which if you're into anagrams also spells Viagre, you'll notice a One-77 inspired aluminum front grille, new front bumper fascia, new fender side strakes with built-in LED repeater lamps, side skirts and rear diffuser.
The Virage uses the same front mid-mounted 6.0 liter V12 producing 490 bhp (365 kW/497 PS) and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque. The power plant is mated to a six-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission through a carbon fiber prop shaft and the gearbox is mounted transversely on the axle for 50:50 total weight distribution.
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) clocks in at 4.6 seconds and top speed is 299 km/h (186 mph).
High-res photos: http://www.worldcarfans.com/111022430837/aston-martin-virage-live-in-geneva
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe SCCA Race Car
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Hits the Track
Sebring, Fla. -- The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe race car hit the track for the first time on Jan. 17, driven by Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim, for tests at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla.
Cadillac is reentering the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT series this year, beginning with the season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 25-27. Cadillac competed in the World Challenge series in 2004-2007, earning the Speed GT Manufacturer's Championship in both 2005 and 2007 with CTS-V Sedan race cars.
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car!
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car, Cadillac announced it would return to racing in 2011 with a race prepared version of its CTS-V Coupe to compete in Sports Car Club of America World Challenge series race car's top North American-based production. And Cadillac was sure to become a serious rival for other racing cars, with a body specially designed for agile and lightweight racing area. Let's see more reviews and picture of 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car...
This step back Cadillac into which the series competes 2004-2007. Competing in the GT class with the CTS-V Sport Sedan, Cadillac catch Manufacturers Championship in 2005 and 2007 and the Driver's Championship in 2005.
Cadillac will field two teams in the upcoming SCCA World Challenge GT Class with a race car based on the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. CTS-V line, which also includes the CTS-V Sedan and Wagon CTS-V, recently designated for the 10 list of Car and Driver magazine's Best for 2011.
"Back to racing in the SCCA World Challenge is a great way to demonstrate the performance and capabilities Cadillac CTS-V Coupe," said Don Butler, vice president for marketing the Cadillac. "The racecars in this series is production based, which allows us to validate our performance with the best of our competitors on the track, and not just the showroom."
Cadillac working with Pratt & Miller, New Hudson, Mich., engineering and construction company specializing in motorsports, to develop the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe race car. While some components of the production CTS-V will be modified due to the unique demands of racing and to satisfy the technical rules of SCCA series', every effort is taken to preserve as much as possible the production of content.
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Lamborghini LP 560-4 Vs. Cadillac CTS-V Twin Turbo
Since my friend believes his twin turbo CTS-V is unbeatable, I had to show him what a little Italian car can do. But don't worry if you're a CTS-V fan...The car is getting a stronger rear, and more Boost...So stay tuned!! Filmed in Mexico well over a year ago.
CTS-V Coupe Black Diamond Edition
Fresh to our inventory the all new 6.2 liter 556 horse power V8. This is not your grandpas Cadillac. Call Curtis Snyder at Gary Lang Auto Group in McHenry Illinois to see more of this or any of our other vehicles. 815-385-2100 ext. 118
Cadillac V Day in Shanghai
On May 9, 2009, thousands of spectators gathered at Shanghai's Formula 1 Circuit to watch a team of professional stunt drivers perform daring maneuvers with Cadillacs in celebration of the car's introduction to China. Be sure to watch John Heinricy and the Cadillac CTS-V set the production sedan record at the F1 course with a lap of 2:32.80.
Cadillac CTS-V vs BMW M5 by autocar.co.uk
US super-saloon the Cadillac CTS-V takes on the mighty BMW M5, more videos hi-res pics and full details at http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/Cadillac-CTS/233878/
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car (2011 NAIAS)
CTS-V Coupe Race Car Photography
Cadillac today released the first photographs of the CTS-V Coupe race car, which will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday, Jan. 10. Cadillac announced last month it was re-entering the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT racing series for the 2011 season, which begins March 25-27 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Johnny O'Connell, a three-time GT1 champion in the America Le Mans Series, and Andy Pilgrim, who won the 2005 SCCA World Challenge GT class in a Cadillac, will be behind the wheel of the CTS-V racecars. The first on-track tests will be conducted in late January at Sebring International Raceway.
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
Cadillac CTS-V Nurburgring 2009
- New Cadillac CTS-V breaks 8-minute barrier
- Potentially the fastest documented lap time for a production sedan
- LSA 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 engine, estimated at 550 hp