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Lamborghini has released yet another teaser shot, presumably for the replacement of the current top of the range Murcielago supercar. The Jota, as it might be named, has also received a few details in a dedicated press release from Lamborghini.

According to it, the Italian supercar manufacturer will follow a new philosophy with the next model. Instead of focusing on squeezing as much power out of the engine, Lamborghini will emphasize a low weight, which in turn will benefit the handling and the acceleration.

You might remember this strategy from the beginning of the year, when Lamborghini said that with the use of new carbon fiber materials, its future cars will outperform rivals, even though the power output won’t be as high.

Either way, we’re very excited about this new Lambo model, but we still need to endure the wait until the Paris Motor Show starts at the end of the month.


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After a huge amount of speculation, it seems that the all-new Chrysler 200 will replace the aging Sebring from the carmaker’s lineup.

The company has just started teasing us with a few shots depicting various elements of the new luxury sedan. As you can clearly see, the model is based on the 200C concept we saw a few years ago, but will tone it down and replace the electric powertrain with a conventional one.

According to the details revealed up until now, the base Chrysler 200 will sport a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which can be had with either a four- or a six-speed automatic. Those that want more power can upgrade to the already ubiquitous 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, rated at 283 HP and 263 lb-ft of torque. This unit will only be had with the six-speed automatic.

Expect more details and teaser shots in the following days, but Chrysler fans can already start celebrating the demise of the Sebring.


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Honda made a name for itself with sporty models over the years. Sadly, the present isn’t the same, as the only sport-inclined model currently in the range is the new CR-Z hybrid coupe.

Still, that will change in the future, as the Japanese company is already patenting technologies for the successor of the S2000 sportscar, which was phased out late last year.

According to Autocar, the heir to the throne of the popular S2000 will use the Jazz/Fit platform, and feature a mid-mounted engine. Expect besides the internal combustion unit an electric motor, as hybrid power is deemed almost a certainty for the new car.

The use of aluminum and other lightweight materials is also rumored, in order to get the curb weight as low as possible and improve handling. Couple these things with a rear-wheel drive setup and a six-speed manual gearbox like the one on the CR-Z, and the S2000 replacement sounds extremely good.

The design of the car isn’t known at the moment, and the above picture is of the Honda S2000 Concept the Japanese company premiered a few years ago.

Sadly, voices are saying that the model will appear around 2014, when it will battle against Toyota’s own sportscar endeavors, like the production FT-86 or a hybrid MR2-inspired roadster.


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Even though the Paris Motor Show is quite a few months away, carmakers are already teasing their big premieres. While Citroen fully revealed its new 2011 C4 yesterday, BMW is taking its time with the 2011 X3 crossover.

Lamborghini is following in the footsteps of the Bavarian company, and released a single image through which it teases the replacement of the Murcielago supercar.

From what anyone can tell, it seems that the car is ‘confirmed’ to have a bonnet, one with the Lamborghini logo on it, just to be sure.

Anyway, rumors have been flying around since like forever about this replacement, presumably named the Jota. From an even more powerful V12 to an even lighter body, the new model is speculated to have the best of the best of what Lamborghini has to offer.

Seeing as how the Murcielago became extremely popular and received a plethora of special versions and editions, its replacement has some big shoes/wheels to fill.


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Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa recently talked with Autocar concerning a number of various subjects. We’ve already heard the Italian boss talk about the possibility of a four-door Ferrari (zero!) and now the comapny head talked about the next Enzo hypercar and the use of carbon fiber in future models.

As you all know, Ferrari’s product plan has a replacement for the Enzo hypercar scheduled to appear around 2012, and become the new halo car for the rest of the lineup. According to Felisa, the new car will certainly use carbon fiber, given its limited number of scheduled models, but might also see its power come from a twin-turbo direct injection V8, a massive decrease in cylinders from the Enzo’s V12 engine.

According to Felisa, the future Enzo will showcase what Ferrari can do. Smaller engines like V6 units for the rest of the models have been ruled out. The Italian CEO says customers directly associate the number of cylinders with the power output, so until that changes, Ferrari is sticking to V8, V10 and even V12 engines.

In terms of carbon fiber, Felisa says his company won’t go the route of other carmakers, like BMW or Mercedes-Benz, which both announced partnerships with specialty companies in order to use the material on future models. Ferrari, on the other hand, will only use carbon fiber on limited editions, as the research on how the lightweight material handles in long term real life conditions is still insufficient.


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