Video: Acura releases yet another NSX track teaser vid

Filed under: Concept Cars, Motorsports, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Acura

On Sunday, August 4th (yep, that’s tomorrow), a prototype version of the all-new Acura NSX will make its public track debut ahead of the Honda 200 IndyCar race. Acura has already given us a short video snippet to enjoy, but now it’s added one more to get our hearts racing just a little more.

Before you watch it, make sure your speakers or headphones are turned up, because what the low-resolution video lacks in visual quality, it more than makes up for with its audio of the NSX’s exhaust screaming as the car tackles Mid-Ohio. And at the end of the video, the caption reads “watch the NSX racing prototype take a lap.”

Acura isn’t joking either. From what we hear, the car is expected to take one lap before the race and then disappear for the weekend. Scroll down to see and hear the NSX in action.

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Video: Pagani releases odd coffee-flavored C9 teaser

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Pagani C9 Teaser

Pagani teases… something – Click above to watch video after the jump

The Pagani C9 is coming and it will be here sooner than you think. Slated to arrive in the beginning of 2011, the C9 figures to be a beastly V12-powered supercar ready to pick up where the Zonda leaves off… if it ever actually leaves. Before we get a good look at the production C9, Pagani has decided to go the teaser route. It’s giving us a glimpse of… something, and it’s doing it in video form rather than close-ups of a headlamp or a wheel lugnut.

It’s hard to tell exactly what to look for in the video, but you have to watch until this most subtle of teasers all the way to the end to find it. Hop the jump to view the java-flavored clip. Thanks to all for the tips!

[Source: YouTube]

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Video: Pagani releases odd coffee-flavored C9 teaser originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:07:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Hyundai sports coupe officially named Veloster, new teaser vid and site released [*UPDATE]

Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Etc., Marketing/Advertising, Hatchback, Hyundai

Hyundai Veloster teaser

Hyundai Veloster flashes its LEDs for us – Click above to watch video after the jump

Hyundai is bringing its hotly anticipated sports coupe to the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, and it appears from a new teaser video and microsite that that the car will indeed be called Veloster, ending months of speculation that the affordable model could be named something else (Tiburon, FS, π, etc.).

Hyundai has also released a video of the Veloster, but it’s pretty low on the fulfillment meter and heavy on the teasing. The clip, which you can watch after the jump, tells us the Veloster will have a direct-injected engine, a dual-clutch gearbox, hit an estimated 40 miles per gallon and will come with Bluetooth connectivity. At this point we can only stare at the pretty blue LED lights seen above and continue to pour over camo-clad examples in spy shots.

*UPDATE: Through some Photoshop wizardry, readers Brendon and APV have managed to provide a better look at the Veloster. Click to see Brendon’s image & APV’s image. Thanks to both of you!

[Sources: YouTube, Hyundai]

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Are you a production-bound Porsche 918 Spyder teaser?

Filed under: Concept Cars, Convertible, Hybrid, Performance, Europe, Porsche, Design/Style

Porsche 918 Spyder Clay Model

Porsche 918 Spyder Clay Model – Click above for high-res image gallery

Porsche may have inadvertently given us our best glimpse yet at the upcoming production version of the company’s 918 Spyder. The German sports car manufacturer has announced its intention to invest mountains of cash in its Weissach facility, and has released a bevy of images from inside the studio walls to mark the occasion. Tucked among the images of designers furiously sketching away and engineers toying with crash-test dummies is one very interesting shot of a 918 clay model. Of particular interest is that single, massive side-exit exhaust nestled behind the passenger door; clearly a different design from the double-stacked tips of the concept. Could this be a 1:3 scale clay of the future production car? Or is it just an older take on the 918 that predates the eventual showcar? We won’t know one way or the other until the eventual production car makes its debut.

Porsche says that it intends to invest €150 million (around $202M USD) in its Weissach facility through the addition of a new wind tunnel. Additionally, the company plans to open a new state-of-the-art design center and what it calls an “electronic-integration center.” We aren’t positive, but our guess is that portion of the facility will play a big role in the Porsche hybrid program moving forward. Hit the jump for the official press release.

Gallery: Porsche Weissarch Research and Development

[Source: Porsche]

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Are you a production-bound Porsche 918 Spyder teaser? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 23 Nov 2010 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Video: Rhys Millen releases Climb Attack Brazil teaser

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Videos, Hyundai, South America, Racing

Rhys Millen Time Attack

Rhys Millen and his Time Attack Hyundai Genesis Coupe tear up Brazil – Click above to watch video after the jump

Rhys Millen has packed up his passport, many sets of tires, a camera crew and his RMR-prepped Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Destination: Brazil.

More specifically, Millen has taken his 750 horsepower smoke monster to the Serra do Rio do Rastro mountain range. Located in southeastern Brazil and coated in some delectable tarmac, it’s yet another photogenic location for the Genesis Coupe to practice burnt rubber calligraphy.

Of course, this won’t the Millen’s first hill climb. In 2009, he set the Pike’s Peak 2WD Time Attack class record while issues with his PM850 hampered an attempt at true glory in the unlimited class. You can check Rhys and the RMR/Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe running the hills of Brazil after the jump. It’s only a teaser clip, but it does it’s job and will certainly leave you wanting more.

Gallery: Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Genesis Coupe

[Source: Youtube]

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Video: First teaser trailer for Cars 2 released

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Mater and Lightning McQueen ride again – Click above to watch video after the jump

Everyone’s favorite animated autos are back. Pixar just released the first teaser trailer for Cars 2, and the film looks to bring back the same cast of wayward four-wheel stars as before. Details are still scarce at the moment, but judging from the trailer, Mater and Lightning McQueen will leave Radiator Springs and partner up for some Mission Impossible-style antics. We’re guessing that hilarity ensues.

Pixar says that we can expect to see Cars 2 hit theaters sometime during the summer of 2011, but the animation studio isn’t saying much beyond that. Hit the jump to take a look at the brief trailer.

[Source: YouTube]

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Video: Teaser for new web drama Turn 9

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Turn 9

Teaser reel for new web series Turn 9 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Matt Farah, longtime friend of Autoblog and host/producer of The Smoking Tire, pinged us this weekend to let us know about a new project he’s involved with: a scripted web drama called Turn 9. Basically, it’s a car-flavored variation of the Entourage formula, following the career of fictional race driver Kyle Turren and his buddies. In addition to the requisite parties, hot rides, and bikini-clad eye candy, Turn 9 is set against a backdrop of real racing series and will feature appearances by real drivers and celebrities as the story unfolds.

Farah plays lead character Turren’s crew chief (aptly named “Matt”) and is basically responsible for handling all the car-related stuff on the program. Sounds like fun, and since network TV utterly fails at car shows, we’ll be sure to check out Turn 9 when it premieres online. Hit the jump for a brief teaser reel, and if you don’t already, be sure to follow Matt’s ongoing exploits at TheSmokingTire.com as well.

[Source: The Smoking Tire]

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Lamborghini releases fourth teaser ahead of Paris debut

Filed under: Performance, Paris Motor Show, Lamborghini, Luxury

Lamborghini paris motor show teaser #4

Lamborghini’s Paris Motor Show teasers – Click above for high-res image gallery

We’re only a few short days away from the 2010 Paris Motor Show and of all the automakers teasing their showgoing concepts and debuts, perhaps none have been as elusive as Lamborghini. After releasing three teaser images of its forthcoming Paris reveal, Automobili Lamborghini has just sent out this fourth shadowy image, hinting at what we’ll be seeing in just a couple of days. Enough already.

Originally, we thought Lambo was simply teasing its new Jota supercar – the replacement for the aging Murciélago. However, further reports indicated that Lamborghini would be unveiling two new cars in Paris: the Jota, as well as a mystery car only known internally as “83X.” To add to the confusion, a later report from Auto Guide stated that we wouldn’t be seeing the highly anticipated Jota. Instead, a new technology concept would take the stage, crushing our highest hopes of some supercar hotness.

At this point, we’re crossing our arms and tapping our feet out of impatience. Whatever Lamborghini has in store for the Paris show, we’ll know for certain before the week’s end. Have a look through our gallery below to see all of the Raging Bull teasers.

Gallery: Lamborghini Jota Teasers

[Source: Lamborghini]

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Autoblog Podcast #194 – Bentley Continental, Lamborghini teaser, Mexico’s Mastretta and budget Toyota sports cars

Filed under: Concept Cars, Podcasts, Coupe, Performance, Etc., Paris Motor Show, Bentley, GMC, Lamborghini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Military

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It’s Episode #194 of the Autoblog Podcast, and Chris, Sam and Dan talk about the 2011 Bentley Continental, what Lamborghini has in store for the Paris Motor Show, Mexico’s Mastretta MXT and budget sports cars from Toyota. Two questions cap it at just over an hour this week. Thanks for listening!

Autoblog Podcast #194 – Bentley Continental, Lamborghini teaser, Mexico’s Mastretta and budget Toyota sports cars

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News:

  • Budget Toyota sports cars
  • Lamborghini teaser
  • Mastretta MXT
  • 2011 Bentley Continental GT

Hosts:
Dan Roth, Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Shunk

Runtime: 63:00


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Autoblog Podcast #194 – Bentley Continental, Lamborghini teaser, Mexico’s Mastretta and budget Toyota sports cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 08 Sep 2010 17:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Video: BMW releases second 1 Series M Coupe teaser

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Videos, BMW, Luxury

BMW 1 Series M Coupe

BMW 1 Series M Coupe – Click above to view the video after the jump

The achingly slow striptease of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe continues with a 47-second-long spot of the camo-clad coupe bearing just enough sheetmetal to keep us interested.

The multi-spoke wheels, drilled discs and quad-exhausts are the only elements not left to the imagination, but the extra vinyl aft of the front wheels is sure to hiding a set of M-style fender vents while a ducktail spoiler is fitted out back.

As for mechanicals, the smart money is still on an upgraded twin-turbocharged inline-six (N54), channeling over 335 horsepower through a manual gearbox and down to the rear wheels via a torque-vectoring M differential.

We’re hearing rumblings that the Coupe could be unveiled at next week’s Oktoberfest BMWCCA event in Wisconsin, but in the meantime, check out the latest teaser after the jump and scope the first vid in our previous post. Thanks to everyone for the tips!

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