When BMW announced the M4 it caused quite a bit of distress amongst the enthusiasts, but an M is still an M after all. The new engine is a twin turbo 3.0-liter inline-6, producing 430hp and over 500 Nm of torque. Good news for driving enthusiasts as the 6-speed manual is retained with a 7-speed M-DCT option available too.
Lexus RC F
The Lexus RC F coupe was announced not too long ago, and is targeted to rival the new BMW M3 and M4. Lexus has yet to reveal the full specs, but what we do know is that it will be an all motor 5.0-liter V8 rated at “more than 450hp” and coupled with a new 8-speed automatic gearbox. It will definitely be interesting to see the RC F and M4 duke it out.
The Huracán is the replacement model for the aging Gallardo and carries over the styling cues of its bigger brother Aventador. Powering the Huracán is the same 5.2-liter V10 engine from the Gallardo, but now tuned to 602hp. It will hit 0-100kmh in 3.2 seconds, 0-200kmh in 9.9 seconds, and reach a top speed of over 325kmh.
Chevrolet C7 Corvette Z06
This is one for the muscle car guys: the new Corvette Z06. The biggest change for this model has to be the all-new supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine pushing out at least 625hp. Chevrolet is calling it the most track-capable Corvette ever and claims it will outlap the C6 ZR1! The Z06 will be available in a 7-speed manual or 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
Nissan GT-R NISMO
It has been some eight years since the last NISMO GT-R (the NISMO Z-tune), and six years since the launch of the R35 GT-R. Well the wait is finally over with the NISMO R35 GT-R. At the hands of race driver Michael Krumm the 600hp NISMO GT-R will lap the Nürburgring in 7:08.679, setting a record time for a volume production car.
Special mention goes to the Toyota FT-1. Yes, it is a concept car at this stage, but hey, if this doesn’t get you excited then I don’t know what will.