Bowler Motorsport – makers of the Bowler Wildcat and Nemesis – have launched a one-make rally series based on the Land Rover Defender called Defender Challenge by Bowler.
Complete with backing from Land Rover, the one-make series will commence in 2014 and will consist of seven races across the UK. The series will be regulated by Motor Sports Association (MSA) and the cars will comply with FIA regulations, allowing competitors to compete internationally.
The model line-up of Porsche’s recently-facelifted Panamera has just been completed with the release of the Turbo S.
At 570hp, the new Panamera Turbo S has 20hp more than the previous Turbo S, and 50hp more than the current Panamera Turbo – the extra power coming from a pair of new turbochargers (with larger compressors) and a higher injection pressure. Injection pressure is at 140 bar (20 more than the standard Turbo), and new aluminium alloy pistons with specially-coated piston rings have been placed to withstand the extra power.
Land Rover have revealed the long wheelbase and Autobiography Black models of the Range Rover, showing their intent of making it the ultimate luxury SUV.
This isn’t the first time that a long wheelbase Range Rover has been produced, with the first one appearing between 1992 and 1994. The car comes with an extra 140mm of legroom for rear passengers – thanks to stretching the body shell in front of the rear wheels – as well as seats that can recline to 17 degrees (eight degrees more than standard).
The new BMW 2-Series coupe has been gathering a lot of attention this week thanks to leaked photos and speculation, but as of now it has officially been revealed.
The 2-Series coupe is essentially the successor to the 1-Series coupe, and like that car there’s no shortage of engine options. The 2-Series will include six models (model availability depending on market): the 218d, 220d, 220i, 228i, 225d, and 235i. Transmission choices are either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic.