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Hyundai Elantra Sport now with a Turbo

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The Hyundai Elantra Sport has been debuted over seas packing a 1.6L turbo motor which pumps out 201hp and 195lb/ft of torque. Mated to a six-speed manual transmission or a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic, the Elantra Sport will sprint to 100km/h in just 8 seconds.

The Elantra Sport should be arriving on this side of the pond later this year and it’ll sport a host of new features. The Elantra Sport has a completely new front facia which is much more aggressively designed in comparison to the standard Elantra. The Sport model will have will incorporate all the new tech in the headlight department utilizing LED daytime lights and HID headlights. The rear bumper is also much more aggressively designed with an incorporated rear diffuser and dual exhaust tips promoting the car’s sporty nature.

Those who are interested in the all new Elantra Sport will be able to see the car’s official debut at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas later this year.


Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration Concept

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Infiniti has leaked out images and information about their QX Sport Inspiration Concept before it’s official debut at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. The QX Sport Concept is a forward looking view of what consumers can expect from the Infiniti brand which is an aggressive design with an undertone of performance and elegance.

According to Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti’s Executive Design Director, “The QX Sport Inspiration expresses power and purpose through what we describe as its ‘proportional clarity,’ with an elegance that is uniquely Infiniti. The exterior design will appeal to an artistic sensibility. It has a more flowing, natural aesthetic than that evident in traditional premium SUVs.”


Buick’s 2017 Enclave Sport Touring, Encore Facelift

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Buick took to the New York Auto Show to show off their all new Enclave Sport Touring. Following with he tradition of their Sport Touring models, the 2017 Enclave will receive primarily cosmetic improvements.

The Enclave Sport Touring will have a Satin Black Ice grille and 20-inch wheels, also finished in Satin Black Ice. The Enclave will be powered by a 3.6L V6 which pumps out 288hp. Power is sent through a six speed transmission and customers have a choice between a front wheel drive or all wheel drive model.

Also on the show floor is the facelifted 2017 Encore, featuring updated bumper, hood, fenders and headlights. Inside, an updated 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system hosts Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, giving drivers seamless integration to their smartphone.

The 2017 Enclave Sport Touring will likely live on one more year in its current form. Plans are already in the works for a completely refreshed and redesigned Enclave for the 2018 season.

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F-Type Engine for Range Rover Sport SVR

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Jaguar’s amazing 5.0L supercharged V8 from their F-Type SVR produces a whopping 575hp. Now Range Rover fans can find that same powerplant shoehorned under the hood of the Sport SVR making it one of the most powerful SUV’s on the market.

Jaguar has spent the last 20 years developing and refining this particular V8 powerplant as it debuted in 1997 to replace the English company’s famous but very dated V12. The first iteration was a 4.0L producing around 375hp when supercharged. In it’s most current form, displace is bumped to 5.0L, it’s still supercharged, and much of the internals have been massaged to pump out the 575hp now found in the F-Type SVR.

Competition in the high end high performance SUV space is getting very stiff and it takes a lot for automakers to stand out nowadays. One of those marks is top power honors. The Sport SVR should be able to edge out most of its competition, albeit a few with their V12 variants, but there is also major brand loyalty that goes for the British automaker.


Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

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Chevrolet’s Corvette has been the at the epicenter of all things Americana since the original car rolled off the assembly line. Nothing says America more than this low slung V8 coupe. Recently, Chevrolet unveiled their Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva International Motor Show. The Grand Sport is a lightweight version of the standard Corvette that has been bred for the race tracks.

Here’s some performance specifications for the Grand Sport. As standard, it comes with Chevrolet’s LT1 V8 that pumps out 460hp. With its race tuned suspension, it pulls 1.2 Gs in the corners, carbon ceramic brakes brings the whole package to a halt. Chevrolet still offers a seven-speed manual, but an optional eight-speed paddle-shift automatic can purchased with the Grand Sport.

Be on the lookout for the new Corvette Grand Sport to make an appearance at showroom floors in the summer.


Lotus Exige Sport 350 Gets Lighter

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Coming from a company with its roots firmly grounded in motorsport racing, it is exciting to see Lotus once again delivering a light weight track ready vehicle in the Exige Sport 350.

The Exige Sport 350 is joined in the stable by the recently released Elise Sport and Elise Sport 220. Weighing in at a just 2,480 pounds, this puts the Exige Sport 350 at 112 pounds skinnier than the already light weight Exige S. Weight savings were realized by a combination of an aluminum chassis and composite bodywork. Additional weigh savings was introduced via a new louvered tailgate, battery, engine mounts, and insulation materials.

Coupled to an overall weight reduction, the Exige Sport 350 is powered by Lotus’ supercharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated at 345 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The combined light weight and power package propels the Exige Sport 350 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and tops out at 170 mph. A revised six-speed manual gearbox provides the driver with quick and precise shifting. An optional six-speed automatic is available and offers manual paddle shifting. Lotus claims a 60 mph sprint in just 3.8 seconds with their automatic car, which all considering, is a negligible impact on performance compared to the manual car.

The Exige Sport 350 is set to hit dealers around February in Europe, and March for other markets overseas. Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing this car on our North American shores.


Concept Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport

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Volkswagen continues to push the envelope with their compact car designs and introduces the concept Golf GTE Sport. Setup as a two seater, the angular and sporty coupe pushes the design elements of the Golf and pulls in design queues from the Scirocco.

Power is delivered by a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine and electric motors on the front and rear axle with an estimated total output of 395hp and 494 ft/lbs of torque. Volkswagen claims a 4 second sprint to 60 mph, a top speed of 174 mph, and the ability to deliver 118mpg when driven on the European test cycle.

Weight of the vehicle will be kept to a minimum with construction of the body panels being formed from carbon fiber. Combining light weight and packing ample power, Volkswagen aims to “blur the lines” between motorsports vehicles and road cars.

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