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Ferrari 488 ‘GTO’ Leaked Specs Reveal 700HP Race Engine And Lots Of Carbon

A set of internal slides was leaked online, revealing some of the hardcore Ferrari 488’s juicy details.

The slides, originally posted by Ferrari Photo Page and sourced from a private viewing of the car, reveal that the so-called 488 GTO will be powered by an evolution of the V8 engine found in the 488 Challenge race car, making it the most powerful V8 model in the history of the brand with at least 700hp.
The engine is also going to be 10 percent lighter than the stock twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 in the 488 GTB and offer a “unique track-like sound” as well as represent the highest power increase against the donor car for a special Ferrari V8 model.
The bodywork will be significantly revised -as seen in a spy shot of a completely naked car-, offering a 20 percent aerodynamic efficiency improvement over the regular model and will have the front hood, front bumper, rear spoiler and rear bumper fully made out of carbon fiber.
Other information includes a set of carbon fiber wheels that accordi…

2019 BMW Z4 Starts Dropping Camouflage As Debut Edges Closer

This is our best look yet on the 2018 BMW Z4 as test cars appear to have dropped a significant amount of camouflage.

As you can see, the test car now features the production kidney grille up front, along with what looks like the finished bumpers, with the body just covered by a thin layer of the classic swirly wrap.
The overall design looks closely related to the Z4 Concept but it’s understandably toned down for production. We just wished that BMW would keep the concept’s shark-nose treatment up front but apparently we’re not going to get it.
The new BMW Z4 is riding on a new platform that according to reports was engineered for use with electrified powertrains as well as all-drive systems. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last two years, you’d know by now that BMW and Toyota co-developed the platform as it’s going to also form the basis for the hotly-anticipated new Supra.

So far we’ve heard that BMW will offer the 2019 Z4 just in the classic rear-drive configuration, le…

2018 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) A-To-Z Debuts

The first major auto show of the New Year is upon us and this is your complete guide to all the new cars and concepts making their world and North American debuts in Detroit.

The 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which is just as often called the Detroit Auto Show, takes place in downtown Detroit at the Cobo Center. International press days are held on January 14 to 16 with public access running from January 20 through 28.
While, admittedly, the number of premieres hosted in Detroit has declined over the years, as the Los Angeles and New York auto shows gain more and more traction with carmakers in America, the NAIAS remains one of the most important automotive events on the continent.
This year, we’ll see a parade of notable concept and production car debuts ranging from the renewed VW Jetta and Toyota Avalon sedans to the BMW i8 Roadster and the Infiniti Sedan and Lexus Flagship SUV studies. Naturally, it wouldn’t be 2018 without trucks and SUVs, with debutants inc…