Saturday, March 4, 2017

The First Miscellaneous Product Unveil Post For the Year 2017




Alexander Carabitses

Although the Geneva Auto Show is next week, there have been several major product introductions that have taken place in the last few months, some of which I initially thought would officially be shown in Geneva.  As you'll see next week, that was not the case.

Back in December, Lamborghini rolled out the 2018 Aventador S, which is the facelifted version of the monstrous Aventador.  There are some styling tweaks here and there, a new power output of 740 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque, as well as some new tech updates that will aide in performance.
(Image credited to Lamborghini)


Although the 2018 Bentley Continental Supersports is making its first public appearance in Geneva, it is not actually one of the premieres.  However, this is still an incredible car, and in fact, the fastest one that Bentley has ever produced.  Thanks to some aerodynamic upgrades and a 700 horsepower W12 engine, the car has a top speed of 209 miles per hour.
(Image credited to Bentley)


Mercedes has taken the AMG badge and been beating it to death lately, in an effort to entice buyers to dish out more money for sportier vehicles. The model that you see here is the 2018 GLE43 AMG it is the equivalent of the M Sport package that BMW has in its own lineup.
(Image credited to Mercedes-Benz)

2017 Mitsubishi Grand Lancer:  Although Lancer production ends in August (praise the Lord), the car's successor has already been unveiled.  Despite the design, performance, and tech upgrades that were made, this is still a pathetic car that shares an appearance with the old Ford Fusion.   Fortunately, the car is only for emerging markets.
(Image credited to Mitsubishi)


During Daytona Speedweeks, the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, a car that had actually been mistaken as the new Z/28 when captured testing, made its world debut.  This is the most hard core track car available within the Camaro range at the moment.  The engines in the ZL1 and the ZL1 1LE are identical in terms of output, but the 1LE has better aerodynamic properties and components, while items such as a fixed back seat aide isn trimming down weight.
(Image credited to Chevrolet)


Jaguar is sprucing up the 2018 F-Type, with a few styling tweaks and electronic updates.  Also new is the addition of the new R-Dynamic trim that is set to slot in between the standard F-Type and the 400 Sport trim, a which happens to be a limited edition model.  Sales commence in the spring.
(Image credited to Jaguar)


Autolivery is a concept for an autonomous cargo van that can deliver packages to one's balcony via a drone.  The vehicle was created by Ford, and further engrains the fact that drones will be an integral part of parcel services long into the future.
(Image credited to Ford)

As if the standard car wasn't good enough, the 2018 Ford GT Competition has just been revealed, with light weighting being the main objective and theme of the car.  The engine cover window is now acrylic, the gorilla glass that operates the engine from the cockpit is half an inch thick, and non-necessities, such as cup holders, speakers, and vents are gone.  Carbon fiber wheels complete the look.
(Image credited to Ford)

That's all that I have for now.  As a brief update to last week's post, the Opel/PSA deal is expected to be announced on Monday, March 6, 2017, so keep your eyes open for that.  Next week, I will be covering the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, so be on the lookout for a post late next week.

Enjoy the weekend!

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