If SSC’s to be believed, it’ll beat the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (which, of course, once made James the fastest man ever) and become the fastest production car in the world.
To heave itself up to the benchmark, it’ll be using a 1,350bhp engine, which gets from 0-200 in under 16 seconds. You can see the Ultimate Aero (using the same engine) hooning here. And remember, before the Veyron SS came along, the Aero was the fastest road car in the world.
Subaru has done the decent thing and stolen Toyota’s thunder by announcing it will show a ‘Concept - STI’ version of the forthcoming BRZ at the Los Angeles show in two weeks time.
The Subaru BRZ is being developed under the same program as the Toyota FT-86.
Naturally, what with this being a ‘concept’ and all, there are no details, but this surely means that once the standard BRZ appears next summer, it will be quickly pursued by a hot version with a turbocharged version of the flat four. So let’s guess that it’ll have at least 300bhp for the rear wheels to cope with.
While the above are renders, here’s what’s supposedly a pic of the real thing:
It’s everything a Subaru should be: shiny and blue with a ginormous wing. Now if we can just get over the RWD thing…
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If you have a portrait of Sir Alec Issigonis hanging in your shed, best look away now. The new Mini Roadster is the sixth model to join the current line-up, based on the new Coupe, and is the first ever drop-top two-seater in the brand’s history. It sits some 20mm lower to the ground than the Mini convertible and gets a manually operated soft-top roof.
It’ll come in four varieties; the 122bhp Cooper Roadster, the 184bhp Cooper S, the 143bhp Cooper SD 2.0-litre diesel, and the firecracker 211bhp petrol John Cooper Works, complete with a 147mph top speed and a 0-62mph time of 6.5 seconds.
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