So the Dodge Viper SRT10 wow’ed everyone at the Detroit Auto Show just last week with its near 600 horsepower engine, it appears that the Chevy Corvette wants in on the game as well. According to sources, General Motors is planning on a Viper SRT10 rival. General Motors chairman Bob Lutz noted that it wasn’t going to let the Dodge Viper hold the title as the most powerful American sports car, yet adding that the information of future products is strictly confidential, stated in a current interview.
We can confirm this report since spy images of a Corvette test vehicle with an unique hood scoop have been caught just recently, which is a clue that Chevrolet is adding more horsepowers to its current Corvette lineup, which is currently just above 500 horsepowers. Our guess is that the new Corvette will boast at least 600 or more horsepowers, which is similar to that of the Viper SRT10.
We all know that when it comes to wagons, there’s nothing like the BMW 3 Touring. You’re wrong. The new Cadillac CTS is rumored to come with a new body-style: a wagon. But that’s not all, folks. Like the BMW 3, rumors are spreading that General Motors are planning to create a whole family of fun, including sedan, coupes, and wagons.
But first things first, with the teaser image of the CTS, it’s quite evident that the wagon will also retain the boxy styling. Because seriously, who like a boxed-up front with a rounded back? Unless Cadillac is stupid, of course.
Remember the post where we told you that the final W203 C-Class rolled off the production line? Well, there’s more to add to that story. That post was published on December 14, and in the press release from Mercedes-Benz, it said:
With only a few weeks left to go until the world premiere of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the last 203 series sedan is rolling off the assembly line today at the Sindelfingen plant…
The new C-Class was expected by many sources to be unveiled in March at the next Geneva Motor Show, yet it is not a “few” weeks away, rather, it should be “months” away. So now we’re guessing the new C-Class will be unveiled at the NAIAS in Detroit in January, with the public world premiere held at the Geneva Motor Show.
An anonymous tipster has just informed us that Ford is planning to expand its lightning-fast Mustangs with new bodystyles, including a 4-door sedan, as well as a wagon. The new 2009 Mustang is expected to be based on the Giugiaro Mustang concept from the Los Angeles Motor Show due to its popularity.
The Mustang has had quite a lot of different bodystyles, which range from the coupe, to the convertible, as well as a fastback. These have all been two-door versions of the Mustang. With the new introduction of family size Mustangs, Ford is hoping to increase interest of the Ford Mustang suitable for large-size families.
Looks like the person in charge of research and development for Honda vehicles, Hirohide Ikeno, says that he is voting and pushing for the appearance of a V8 onto the Acura lineup. However, only Acura vehicles will get this upgrade if it comes, as Honda will still retain the efficient V6’s. Many top-of-the-line brands including Mercedes-Benz and BMW have already been fitted with powerful V8 engines.
Acura is often criticized by many car enthusiasts for the lack of a V8 option in their lineup. If the idea is introduced and gets the green light, we will most likely see the V8 be fitted on the Acura RL, which is pictured above, to compete with the V8 Lexus GS. The next generation of the super NSX car is expected to come with a V10 engine.