We drove the 2024 Aston Martin DB12 and 2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre, spied Ferrari’s subsequent hypercar, and realized a couple of true light-weight electrical sports activities automotive. It is the Week in Reverse, proper right here at Motor Authority.
Aston Martin has changed the DB11 with the DB12, however moderately than begin from scratch the automaker has sharpened and refined what was already a powerful automobile. The result’s positively a house run, as we found throughout our first drive. Gone is the V-12, however with the pumped up V-8 you will hardly miss it. Additionally gone is the earlier mannequin’s outdated inside, which we’re fairly certain nobody will miss.
We additionally drove the Rolls-Royce Spectre, the primary electrical automobile from the British marque. Just like the DB12, the Spectre is aimed toward followers of grand touring, however on this case the main target may be very a lot on consolation. By way of software program, Rolls-Royce even deliberately dialed again the response when flooring the accelerator pedal in order that occupants aren’t shoved again of their seats like in most high-powered EVs.
Ferrari is out testing prototypes for its successor to the LaFerrari, and certainly one of them was snapped by our photographer. The brand new automotive seems to sit down decrease and wider than the LaFerrari, and there are rumors it could function a V-6 because the internal-combustion element of its hybrid powertrain. The debut is anticipated to happen subsequent yr.
A Japanese expertise firm has developed an electric sports car concept that weighs simply 3,141 kilos and packs near 500 hp. It additionally has a sultry physique penned by the design firm of Shiro Nakamura, the previous design boss of Nissan and the designer answerable for the present R35 GT-R. There’s an opportunity the idea enters manufacturing as the corporate behind it, AIM, is at the moment creating a feasibility research for the manufacturing of a restricted run.
Toyota has all however confirmed plans to launch a brand new Land Cruiser in the U.S. Nevertheless, the U.S.-bound Land Cruiser, which is anticipated as a 2025 mannequin, will not be the 300-series Land Cruiser the remainder of the world will get. As an alternative it will likely be a model of the subsequent Land Cruiser Prado, Toyota’s deliberate twin to the redesigned 2024 Lexus GX.