SEMA News - June 2009
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When it Hits: Expected to make its first public showing at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 2009.
What Priddy Says: Rumored to have higher power output than the 520hp Scuderia, the F450 will use the same double-clutch gearbox as the California.
When it Hits: The iQ Concept made an appearance at the New York International Auto Show in April.
What Priddy Says: Anticipated as a direct competitor to the Smart, the iQ will likely be powered by a 1.5L engine and will be available in the $15,000 range.
When it Hits: After reports that Audi was considering building a new RS3, these early images prove the car is under development.
What Priddy Says: Power will come from Audi’s 2.5L five-cylinder turbocharged engine with 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque. It was launched on the recently unveiled TT-RS.
|When it Hits: Production for the 2011 Explorer is slated for the summer of 2010 at Chicago’s Torrance Avenue assembly plant. |
What Priddy Says: Judging from the exhaust setup, this particular mule sports Ford’s 3.5L, twin-turbo V6 Ecoboost motor. The Explorer should also be available with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder when it hits dealer’s lots.
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