The design of the car - great.
Under a ton of weight with a small 10000 rpm V10 - awesome.
The music - superb.
The look of that black F40 - sub-zero and properly 80s (and it’s worth noting that I don’t like Ferrari)
The design of the car - great.
Under a ton of weight with a small 10000 rpm V10 - awesome.
The music - superb.
The look of that black F40 - sub-zero and properly 80s (and it’s worth noting that I don’t like Ferrari)
Because MAC is an American company and freedom can’t fit into packaging smaller than size gargantuan. Also, why not? #murica
While Airborne doesn’t do any official preview of their Tokyo cars just yet, Madoka Matsusaka herself uploaded a picture of unknown blue car on her Instagram account.
Caption: Tōkyō de aimashou!
There were also some tagged accounts like @gavinandersonofficial, @airborneautomotive, @airbornepolska, @arbnnippon, @nakashimaofficial and @tokyomotorshow2017.
Reactor Research Inc. announces the world’s first mass-produced nuclear fusion engine, which will revolutionize energy generation forever. The i-Fusion powertrain is capable of covering 570.000 miles between recharges, and operates totally free of local emissions. It produces an equivalent of 140kw and needs no maintenance. The i-Fusion range will soon replace the Compaq-iQ series. Larger powertrains with up 15000kw of equivalent power for marine applications are also planned. The first product to reach Showrooms is the F-One compact estate, starting at $19,950.
Finally, here is the new Montes mid-engined 6 cylinder sportscar.
The new RXS-6 generation, like his predecessor, uses a carbon fiber-made body and chassis, with 40% more stiffness than the older one, and changes the old 4.0 inline 6, to a new 3.5l V6. More powerful and lightweight, It gives a better weight distribution, as a lower gravity center.
Available with 2 gearboxes (6-s manual and MDC), and 3 trims: standard, MRP, and MRP Turbo.
Coming soon, more info.
Back in Japan once more, on the agreement with my boss that I don’t go and partake in some rather illegal street racing. No, this time, it’s for the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, the motor show for any company with even the slightest interest in the huge Japanese Domestic Market.
The teasers and reveals have been in full swing, and with the show starting on Wednesday, there’s little else to do other than take a dive in and see what we can expect at this year’s show.
Baltazar have announced a history-packed display as well as a proper reveal of the updated 2018 Quark. More to follow. Airborne followed suit with a similar announcement of two all-new designs, with only one picture of a car to go on so far for details.
The very, very keen AL Autos have posted a large number of teasers through to my inbox, including one of a car call the “Anguis”. It looks very angry and sounds odd, no matter how you pronounce it.
Naturally, on home turf, Saminda poked their heads through the door once more with another concept. We’re still not even sure if they’ve actually released the C2KR, and what about that C5KR from a few months back? Still,
the rumour mill is firmly focused on this car being the reason the Saminda-Maesima sports car project fell through. Drama!
Merciel have teased a new sports coupe-sedan called the JR4. Nothing else to report now other than, like all performance cars these days, it’s blue. It also has a spoiler.
Bonham unveiled the new Fleming, and naturally the whole of SW1 London gasped in shock that they didn’t already have one on order. I don’t really need to report on this do I? It’s another V12 super GT car made in England. Of course it’s going to be good, you dim wit!
Maine launched two new cars, the Imperator and Scorcher. The American brand are updating their luxury Imperator sedan with “70s heritage”, including a big V8 engine choice and a healthy dose of new looks. It’s got just enough vulgarity to make you go “well it must be American”, but also doesn’t actually look that bad either. We can confirm that the entire UK fandom of Bruce Springsteen and Americana music are already asking when it’s coming to the UK.
As for the Scorcher, the new, narrow looks make it feel a bit mixed, though the back certainly has some flair. And of course, being an American supermini, the engine’s are way too big for their own good.
Speaking of American cars, Miller released a car that I’m betting on winning this year’s “Most Perplexing Automotive Ass” award outright. I mean seriously, what is going on at that rear end? It’s like a the original Renault Megane had a love child with some generic after-market lights from the early 00s. Called the J-Series, it’s a very weird looking car, made weirder still by the offering of a 9 speed auto box. Eh? And I’m sorry, but 2.1l of i4 engine should easily be able to make way more than 130 hp. I am thoroughly unconvinced by this whole car.
Hodan announced a new concept - the EV Concept - and a new, homologated version of the Rizun sports car. The EV is a really good looking electric sports coupe kinda-thing that promises the equivalent of 400 hp, though you’ll only get 100 km of driving when it in that power mode. Still, it should a very short lived 100 km.
The Rizun will now be entering into the European GT4 series from next year, with a tastefully homologated version of the car. The big rear wing really just completes the look perfectly.
A whole new company, Reactor Research Inc, have announced a sub-$20k nuclear fusion powered car. That’s right, even JET in Oxfordshire couldn’t have predicted this. A 570k-miles-per-recharge car with, apparently, “no maintainence” required for the micro-fusion engine. How does it work? No idea. The car it’ll be making it’s debut in, the F-One, is compact estate car, making it very accessible indeed. It seems like a miracle. It seems almost too good to be true…
Montes’ new mid-engine sports car, the RXS-6, has been revealed. The V6 powered relaunch of this carbon-fibre constructed machine looks pretty darn fine, with clean styling and some very non-Alfa tail lights that look sweet. More to follow.
Naturally, with the recent release of Gran Turismo Sport, there have been a few Vision GT cars pinned for the show. Kimura revealed a V10 powered, 711 hp, international-collaboration car that seems to be pinned as a major hint at what we can expect from the company’s sportier cars and especially their racing cars in the come years. Contendiente have given us the Esperanza Vision GT 2020, which certainly gets marks for being tasteful, purposeful and yellow. Better still, it’s powered by algae-produced gasoline, with hints that Conte will be pursuing this fuel source in the future.
Well then, it certainly seems the motoring world has learned from its catastrophic teaser period in the build up to the Frankfurt Auto Show, which is good. Roll on Wednesday!
You were expecting this reveal. The 2018 Enemigo.
Our sports coupe. Aggresive. Light. Affordable.
Inspired by touring cars and following an angular design, the new Enemigo is striking and aggresive, yet somewhat elegant.
Built on a stiff AHS steel chassis, combined with aluminium panels, and a conservative infotainment system, the new generation of the Enemigo manages to weigh only 1200kg. With a new suspension tune, the Enemigo manages to pull up to 1.20G of g-force at 20m and 1.14G at 250m.
Powered by a turbocharged 2 liter inline 4, making 320hp, we initially expected a 0-100 time of 4.9 seconds; but after some tuning, we managed to get it down to 4.5 seconds. The power is transfered to the ground through the rear wheels, spun by a 6 speed manual transmission, mated to an electronic LSD. This, with a “Contendiente mode” switch (switching the driver aids off), will allow you to have some fun and feel like a real race driver.
And we didn’t forget about including some practicality. You’ll be able to seat 5 people, and to carry 432L of cargo.
The S trim will be sold for only $23000, starting production at the start of 2018.
But that’s not all. We’ll also offer a more sensible trim, with a 120hp, naturally aspirated 1.6L I4. It will be called “EC” and it will be offered starting from $17300.
Is there sth between 120 hp and 320 hp variants?
Very interesting Model!
It Will be available with an intermediate trim?
There might be plans for a trim with around 200hp, just not yet.
Zenshi GTX Vision Gran Turismo
Zenshi is well known for applying emphasis on natural performance onto their vehicles. So when it came to designing a VGT, it would be a no-brainer as to what their vision of a car would be: A hardcore track monster.
Using the current-generation GT as the basis, the GTX’s body is composed almost entirely of carbon fibre, allowing a lot of weight to be shed from the GT body.
While it isn’t exactly as technologically bound as other VGTs present in the auto show, ZMD made sure to use an efficient amount of technology to allow the GTX to be a perfectly capable high-speed track star with its abundance of aerodynamic elements and various other components, such as pushrod suspension, transmission, exhaust system, and the engine. Inside the GTX VGT is an advanced version of the AIGCS, which can tell the driver what is up ahead, giving directions similar to that of a co-driver in a rally.
The engine, which is a 4.0L Twin Turbocharged V8, is similar to the engine used on the Seiryu ZMD, given major altercations. The engine makes a high output of 1000 HP and 848 lb-ft of torque, allowing the car to attack the track with ease. The transmission is a heavily modified version of the GTZ 5.6R’s 7-Speed Manual, designed to withstand a whole lot more abuse, as well as be thrown about easier. This combination results in a monster that can hit 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds, and top off near 400 km/h.
Two GTX VGTs will be presented on the floor: One with bare carbon, the other with a beloved colour, Ramune Blue Mica.
The Conte Pulga’s time is over. Time to move on, with a new model to carry on its heritage.
Edgy, but at the same time cute, and a little bit sporty as well. That’s what we wanted to achieve with this car.
Powered by a 1.1L I3, similar to the legendary 1.1L I3 that powered the original racing Pulga in 1973, which defeated the Maine Motors Imperator 454 at the track, of course suited to your every day needs. A healthy 75hp, mated to a 5 speed manual transmission, will allow you to squeeze 50 miles out of every gallon (4.7l/100km). The power is sent to the front wheels.
A stiff AHS steel chassis, combined with partial alu panels, does not only make this car safe and keeps costs down, but at the same time, allows the car to weigh only 920kg. With all these factors combined, this car provides a fun style of driving, while not being too hard to manage.
This car is basically a practical, fun, affordable city kart, or first car if you’re someone who just got their license. And that’s confirmed by the price: this package can be yours for only $11700, starting production in early 2018.
Powered by DiMarino’s all new twin-turbo V8, the all-new DX8 replaces the much-loved but aging DS8 and brings the brand’s top grand tourer up to date. With a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, electronic LSD, active aero, carbon-ceramic brakes, active anti-roll bars and a revolutionary HUD-based infotainment system all part of its standard equipment list, it is one of the most advanced offerings ever from this premium brand, and will be sold at $78200, including a 100% markup.
Here is the dyno chart for the latest DiMarino V8 in standard form, which may become available in the future on a more affordable variant of the DX8:
And here is an overview of the same engine in ‘S’ trim, as used in the DX8 and which will ultimately become optional in other DiMarino models:
An even more powerful variant of this engine, to be installed in an upcoming hardcore variant of the DX8 (which will most likely be given the ‘R’ moniker), is also planned. Its performance figures are as follows:
Be sure to keep an eye out for any news regarding DiMarino’s other models - those will be revealed here in short order.
Hakone Turnpike, 25.10.2017, 2:00 AM.
Airborne’s blue coupe is seen doing a time trial on the course. Madoka, who is behind the wheel also finalizes the concept’s tests before it goes to the show. She also has a headset and, as she approaches last tricky segments of the track and passing them by high speed drifting, says:
Project 340 here, everything’s good. The car is perfect already. Let’s head to Tokyo.
Some hours later, Airborne stand on Tokyo Motor Show.
Our latest executive sedan, the DiMarino DE30, is clearly built with the driver in mind, and yet provides reasonable levels of comfort for all passengers, with loads of standard equipment and a trunk large enough to fit all your stuff.
Headlining the range is the V8 S, priced at $59,580 with an 80% markup. This super sports/luxury sedan shares its twin-turbo V8 engine, electronic rear differential, and carbon-ceramic brakes with the DX8 S.
The next fastest trim, the base V8, is no slouch either, but forgoes the electronic LSD and carbon brakes for a mechanical diff and cast-iron rotors, and will be offered at $48,620 with a 70% markup.
Occupying the middle ground is the V6 S, powered by our latest 3.0L twin-turbo V6. In this application it develops 400 horsepower, which should be enough for most of our customers’ needs. At $40,800 after a 60% markup it’s also attractively priced.
Finally, the base V6, starting from $36,750, offers a detuned version of the 3.0L V6. Yet even this entry-level variant is meant for spirited driving, with a viscous LSD helping to put its power to the ground.
All trims are offered exclusively with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. 18-inch wheels are a standard fitment on the V6 models, with 19-inch items being optional; however, these larger rims will be standard on the V8 models, for which 20-inch wheels will be available as an option. Other options include air suspension, and exterior and interior colors to sample, the latter two of which will also be available on all DX8 trims.
Rumors are rife that the DE30 will be offered in other body styles - most likely a wagon, but also probably a coupe - at a later date. However, we have yet to confirm this. Meanwhile, a convertible version of the DX8 is planned; if it goes into production, it will be more likely to have a soft top than a retractable hardtop.
With the changing scene in the automotive industry, Merciel are planning to go mostly hybrid on all their standard models such as the Vitesse and the Verona by 2020, meaning the end of petrol only cars for Merciel…
However, don’t despair, since Merciel don’t plan on going without a massive bang.
In 2019, Merciel will release the Verona JR4, the final Verona with the F Series 3.5L inline 6, which was also fitted to the Corsaire GTE.
While the i6 fitted to the JR4 is naturally aspirated, the 3.5L i6 still produces 380 hp. Mated to a 6 speed manual, the car accelerates 0-60 almost as fast as the Corsaire GTE, in 5 seconds.
Inside, the car features Recaro racing seats and a brand new alcantara fittings. The car also features an 4 settings for traction control and launch control. The car also features an active sport suspension. The price for all this, $50,250 making it at least $8,000 cheaper than the M3 for similar performance.
Tokyo, October 26th, 9:30
As the Bonham press conference begins, business goes as usual. The new Fleming had been shown in photos over a week before, all the journalists gathered saw familiar shapes from Bonham items underneath the covers.
“Fleming comes with a straight-six engine and a V12. Despite this being the ultimate car from Bonham’s range, we need the straight-six for a very good reason. Fuel economy, efficiency and downsizing are all important, but this wasn’t our thinking. Here’s our reason.”
From behind the CEO, a door opens and a car drives off. Another Fleming, however, one no one had seen before. The Fleming GTE.
For more images of the GTE in other liveries, check out the Bonham thread by clicking here.
Hello everyone and welcome to the AL Autos Section of the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show! We here at AL Autos are excited to bring a total of 13 individual cars including 8 brand new cars and 5 redesigned/refreshed cars! These cars are a product of AL Autos striving to improve wherever we can so we can bring some pretty exciting machines to the market. So, without further ado, here are the cars that we have brought with us this week! Enjoy!
AL Autos decided to freshen up the body to make it look more eye catching and aggressive. The new Actio features redesigned fixtures which make the car look like it’s going fast even when stationary: sleek and aggressive headlights, AL Autos’ new taillamp/vent combination, and new front, rear, and side grilles to make the Actio look and perform like a dream with specialized aero trickery found in the front end grille and side vents to vary the amount of air going through it depending on speed and how aggressive you corner to allow for less drag and better cornering.
The Actio has an all-new 5.4 L Twin Turbo Flatplane V8 sending 1073 HP to the rear wheels with a 7 Speed Double Clutch Sequential gearbox, Electric LSD, and a Longitudinal RWD system. In addition, the Actio has 285F/315R AL Sport Compound Tires to help put all that power down to the road, front and rear Pushrod suspension, vented sports brakes, and active aero. This allows for the Actio to go from 0-62 MPH (0-100 KPH) in 2.5 seconds, achieve a top speed of 234.3 MPH (377.1 KPH), corner at a max of 1.19 g
The Actio features the ALDrivingProfile 2 which has a system that adjusts the the active aero, traction control, engine stability control, power delivery, steering sensitivity, and many other parameters which determine how the car performs to suit the driver automatically. The driver can also customize these settings and save it as a selectable profile. The Actio also has a new camera system (front and rear cameras) that can record both regular driving and track driving. These two recording modes have different functions and interfaces to suit. Regular Driving Recording Mode acts like a dash cam recording daily driving. Track driving Recording Mode records your drive but also includes an g-graph, throttle/braking input, speedometer, tachometer, and other statistics depending on user choice.
Fully Loaded (Shown): $205,515
Base Price: $180,081
The Irev, from when it was debuted at the Antiyita International Motor Show, underwent some noticeable changes from the outside including a new fascia and new taillight design (Different for each trim). In addition to the C trim, the Irev now has a sports hatchback version, the 258 CS which as a wider body, black accents, and some other small changes.
The Irev 258 CS has an all-new 1.8 L Turbocharged 4-cyl sending 258 HP to the front wheels with a 6 speed manual transmission, electric LSD, and a transverse front wheel drive system. In addition the Irev 258 CS has 265 F and R AL Sport Compound Tires, sports disc brakes, and sport tuned double wishbone suspension F and R. This allows for the Irev 258 CS to go from 0-62 MPH (0-100 KPH) in 5.9 seconds, achieve a top speed of 154.1 MPH (248.0 KPH), and clock a 1:24.0 on the Top Gear Test Track.
The Irev has 103.1 cubic feet of passenger space and 19 cubic feet of luggage space allowing you and your passengers to sit comfortably and also store your luggage for any adventure that you go on. In addition, the Irev 182 Cv3 gets a solid 29.4 MPG which will allow you to go longer without a fuel stop. There’s an Irev for any pavement adventure: cross country traveling or track munching, you name it!
Fully loaded 258 CS (Shown): $27,459
Base Price 258 CS: $23,547
Fully Loaded 182 Cv3 (Shown): $20,010
Base Price 182 Cv3: $12,418
The Polentia is AL Autos’ attempt at bringing back the small mid-engine sports car: a simple yet striking body with smooth yet aggressive looking lights, and a sporty look to accompany the fun that this machine has to give.
The Polentia features a 4.6 L Twin Turbo Flatplane V8 engine churning out 572 hp to the rear wheels of the car through a 7 speed double clutch sequential gearbox, electric LSD, and a longitudinal RWD system. In addition, the Polentia has 265 F and 285 R AL Sport Compound Tires, vented sports disc brakes, and sport tuned pushrod F and R suspension. This allows the Polentia to go from 0-62 MPH (0-100 KPH) in 2.8 seconds, achieve a top speed of 191.0 MPH (307.4 KPH), and clock a 1:14.5 on the Top Gear Test Track.
Currently, AL Autos is developing a version of the Polentia with a turbo charged 4 cylinder engine which will offer loads of fun both on the track and on the road so stay tuned!
Fully Loaded (Shown): $50,719
Base Price: $42,982
The Quaestus features a very elegant yet aggressive look that AL is trying out for its design pallet: A elegant looking nose grille, sporty headlamps, simple yet aggressive “mouth” grille and vents, and our grille/taillamp combo.
The 486 S trim of the Quaestus features a 4.3 L Twin Turbo Flatplane V8 producing 486 HP which is sent to all 4 wheels through a longitudinal AWD system, 7 Speed Double Clutch Sequential Gearbox, and an electric LSD. The 486 S also has 285 F and 295 R AL Sport Compound Tires, sport tuned Double Wishbone F and Multilink R suspension, and sport tuned vented disc brakes. This allows the Quaestus 486 S to go from 0-62 MPH (0-100 KPH) in 3.5 seconds, achieve a top speed of 172.2 MPH (277.1 KPH), and clock a 1:18.9 on the Top Gear Test Track.
The 326 XLE trim of the Quaestus is luxuriously equipped so as to make your journeys just that just that little bit more special: Nappa Leather Seats, Leather/Wood trimmed steering wheel, a 7 speaker Bose sound system, rear entertainment screens, front and rear climate control, and AL Autos’ AL Connect Infotainment System: USB Capability, hands free satellite navigation with real-time traffic, and AL’s WorldConnect which allows the user to check nearby attractions, make reservations, check sports team scores, weather forecast, and so much more!
Fully Loaded 486 S (Shown): $58,142
Base Price 486 S: $46, 854
Fully Loaded 326 XLE: $43,842
Base Price 326 XLE: $37,530
The Tetra is our super-hot hatch featuring some very wicked styling: refined but sporty headlamps and tail lamps, imposing grilles, and a meticulously shaped body to make the Tetra look sporty but not to outlandish.
There are two versions of the Tetra: The RS and the RS2. The RS trim features a
2.3 L Turbocharged 4-cylinder producing 346 HP which is sent to all 4 wheels through a longitudinal AWD system, electric LSD, and a 6-speed manual transmission. The RS2 features a 2.7 L Turbocharged 4-cylinder producing 449 HP which is also sent to all 4 wheels through a longitudinal AWD system, electric LSD, and a 6-speed manual transmission. The RS features solid sport disc brakes while the RS2 features vented sport disc brakes. Besides that, the recipe is the same: Sports Tuned Double Wishbone Suspension F and R, 255 F and 265 R AL Sport Compound tires. The RS has been measured to go from 0-62 MPH (0-100 KPH) in 4.6 seconds, attain a top speed of 162.7 MPH (261.8 KPH), and clock a 1:23.2 on the Top Gear Test Track. The RS2 has been measured to from 0-62 MPH (0-100 KPH) in 4.2 seconds, attain a top speed of 171.4 MPH (275.8 KPH), and clock a 1:19.8 on the Top Gear Test Track.
Fully Loaded RS2 (Shown): $53,800
Base Price RS2: $42,814
Fully Loaded RS (Shown): $46,425
Base Price RS: $37,842
That’s it for now! More to come during tomorrow’s press day!
Maesima along with our luxury division Sachiuri our proud to be unveiling a brand new vision for the company.
Our theme this year for “Driving Transformation”. We have begun a new journey, and we want to push forward into an exciting new era for the automotive world. In October last year, we announced our vision for a sustainable future with a host of new technologies.
We have taken the long-term view and in light of the rapid changes in the industry, our goals remain focused on providing smarter and greater efficiency without sacrificing driving enjoyment.
We believe we can help work towards solving issues facing planet with a fundamental rethinking of the automobile yet maintain the classic appeal of such vehicles.
We remain committed to our sustainable vision and aim to improve the average fuel economy of our vehicles sold globally 25 percent by 2020 compared to 2015 levels.
This is one of the goals of Maesima’s long-term vision for technological development. To this end, we feel a mixed approach with the continued development of combustion engines and electrification depending on the market and region’s unique landscape.
Here at Tokyo Motor Show, we will be showcasing our latest generation ActivBoost engine technologies along with showcasing some of the research and development efforts of our battery electric system created in partnership with Saminda.
Sachiuri plans to exhibit its soon-to-be-launched, all-new Sagitta flagship sports GT, among the rest of its current production model lineup it intends to display at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017.
The all-new Sagitta features advanced all-aluminium construction and sporty double wishbones all around, along with our ActivChassis Response Control System (ARCS) utilising Semi-Active Dampers and Active Sway Bars ensuring uncompromising ride comfort while providing the highest level of driving performance and handling. Further assisted by driver-controlled settings within the latest version of our SACHIURI iX infotainment system.
Inside the Sagitta offers an intuitive layout blending form and function striking a daring balance between luxury refinement and comfort with the spirited sporty intent. At the core of the design is a driver-focused positioning of all controls.
The optimal seating position that set the stage for spirited driving. The design places the driver’s hip point as close as possible to the car’s centre of gravity, where feedback from the car is the most communicative to the driver.
The utmost quality and finish can be seen and felt with the lush flowing lines of richly appointed leather, available in Phantom Black, Sapphire Blue, and Tuscan Tan finishes seen in other Sachiuri models. Impeccable craftsmanship can be seen the bespoke touches like the handstitched steering wheel and gearshift lever along with the forged alloy paddle shifters which provide a secure and reassuring feel.
The Sagitta which will be badged and known as the Maesima MRZ-9 within select markets in which the Sachiuri brand has not yet entered. Although the partnership with Saminda has ended on a proposed hybrid variant. The company has not ruled out a hybrid electric version at a future date.
List of major exhibits
Models scheduled for sale
Maesima MRZ-3 Koenji special edition* (World premiere)
Currently available models
Maesima Avellca sedan*
Maesima Prova hatchback*
Next-generation Maesima ActivShift dual-clutch transmissions
Cutaway model of MC-BN15 1.5L engine with automatic transmission
Models scheduled for sale
Currently available models
Sachiuri sL200 sedan*
Sachiuri sL800 wagon*
Cutaway model of MC-QZ440-DN-P 4.4L V8 engine with automatic transmission
*ᴼᶰ ᵈᶦˢᵖᶫᵃʸ ᵃᶠᵗᵉʳ ᴼᶜᵗ⋅ ²⁶
Full details to follow on main threads released soon.
I remember a car from Dragotec, made in the Kee version, that shares its name with Sachiuri’s new flagship… Surely they’ll file a lawsuit for copyright infringement? But it’s more likely that they won’t, what with the new Sagitta looking like a supercar should.
Meanwhile, over at the DiMarino stand…
The all-new DU7, based on a stretched version of our DE30 sedan platform, is our entry into the premium SUV sector. It is available as a five- or eight-seater (the latter being suffixed XL), and will be available with V6 or V8 power mated exclusively to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Options include air suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes (standard on V8 models) and 21-inch alloy wheels, with 20-inch rims being standard fitment across the range. ‘S’ versions of both models, with more power and a greater focus on sportiness, are currently in the pipeline. The V6 starts at $48,110 with a 70% markup ($54,060 at 70% for the V6 XL); while the V8 XL will be offered at $66,060 with an 80% markup ($59,040 at 80% for the base V8 5-seater).