The News

DECEMBER 2015

by DANIEL DEGASPERI

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Eau no!

‘EAU ROUGE binned’ sounds like an accident at Spa. Infiniti has, however, cancelled its so-named M3/C63 rival citing cost reasons. The Q50 concept packed a 417kW/600Nm 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 and trick AWD from the Nissan GT-R to clock 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds. May it RIP.

700Nm

Alpina eyes Aussie assault

BMW OZ wants to bring Alpina here. The German tuning company produces a 435ibased B4 bi-turbo with 301kW/600Nm that claims 0-100km/h in 4.2sec. There’s also a at 550i-based B7 bi-turbo with 700Nm available. Yes, please!

R36 GT-R, is that you?

NISSAN has given PlayStation fans an updated preview of its next GT-R. The revised Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo has switched to red from grey, boasting a new V-shaped air intake.

Pagani's new toy

HORACIO Pagani loves a hypercar, adding a blue 918 Spyder to his fleet of Carrera GT, Ford GT, McLaren P1 and (naturally) the odd Zonda and Huayra. Could this mean his company is investigating hybrid technology for a future model?

'Ring wars

THIS 380KW rear-driver, capable of hitting 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds, seemingly came from nowhere, yet the Alfa Romeo Giulia lobbed in a record for the fastest sedan around the Nürburgring with a lap time of 7min 39sec.

That’s 13 seconds faster than an M4 around the 20.8km northern circuit. Ah, but BMW has hit back with the hardcore M4 GTS that laps in 7min 28sec – though the caveat is it has only two doors.

“I BELIEVE THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC … WE’RE TALKING ABOUT AN ELECTRIC ASTON MARTIN WITH [600–745KW]” New(ish) Aston boss ANDY PALMER ‘‘

PALMER promises a battery-powered Rapide with performance to shock Tesla, while hinting at an electric two-door supercar in development.