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McLaren Sports Series to debut in New York, engine note teased in video
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5th Mar 2015
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McLaren Sports Series to debut in New York, engine note teased in video

The new more affordable McLaren Sports Series has been confirmed as one of the debutants at the 2015 New York motor show. In the video above, a camouflaged Sports Series prototype is shown haring around a snow covered test track with the rasp of the new car's engine performing duties as the teaser's soundtrack. The Sports Series is currently being developed under the codename P13, and is envisioned as McLaren's rival to the Porsche 911 and Mercedes-AMG GT.
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Audi 'A0' rival to the Smart car mooted by chief
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5th Mar 2015
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Audi 'A0' rival to the Smart car mooted by chief

An Audi ‘A0’ city car remains a possibility for the Ingolstadt brand as a new range-opener, according to the company’s board member for technical development Ulrich Hackenberg. Always keen to expand into new segments — the TT Q crossover and Q8 being two forthcoming examples — the company also sees potential for what would become a rival for Mercedes-Benz’s Smart brand.
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Audi’s forthcoming Tesla Model S rival inspired by the new R8 e-tron, scheduled for 2017
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4th Mar 2015
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Audi’s forthcoming Tesla Model S rival inspired by the new R8 e-tron, scheduled for 2017

The 2015 Audi R8 e-tron electric supercar revealed this week at the Geneva motor show will spearhead the company’s plans to make a pure electric rival to the Tesla Model S from one of its next-generation passenger cars. Audi’s second-generation R8 e-tron supercar has 340kW of power and a remarkable 920Nm of torque, sprints from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and offers a range in excess of 450 kilometres — effectively double that of the first version.
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Renault Clio RS220 Trophy limited edition unveiled
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4th Mar 2015
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Renault Clio RS220 Trophy limited edition unveiled

The more powerful Renault Clio RS220 Trophy made its debut overnight at the Geneva motor show. Under the bonnet, the RS220 features an engine with a larger turbo, a redesigned air intake, updated exhaust and new engine mapping. Thus equipped, the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine now churns out 164kW (220hp) of power and 260Nm of torque, with 280Nm available in fourth and fifth gears. That's 15kW and 20Nm more than the same motor produces in the regular Clio RS200.
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Koenigsegg Regera petrol-electric 1119kW/2000Nm supercar revealed
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3rd Mar 2015
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Koenigsegg Regera petrol-electric 1119kW/2000Nm supercar revealed

The plug-in hybrid Koenigsegg Regera supercar was unveiled overnight at the 2015 Geneva motor show. Despite the presence of a petrol engine, three electric motors and a charging point, Koenigsegg would rather that we not refer to the Regera as a plug-in hybrid. Founder Christian von Koenigsegg isn't a fan of the term hybrid, so the system drivetrain powering the Regera has christened the Koenigsegg Direct Drive Transmission instead.
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Audi RS3 sedan edging closer
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3rd Mar 2015
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Audi RS3 sedan edging closer

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Mike Costello
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3rd Mar 2015
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Audi RS3 sedan edging closer

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