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Mazda RX-7 speculation-McLaren P1 GTR-Peugeot 208 changes

In some big news today incoming for the Geneva Motor Show which takes place from next month, the French car firm have announced that their popular 208 model which has been on sale here in the United Kingdom for the past three years is all set to receive some big changes which will affect both inside and outside of the model and will also include some updates to the power that is emitted from the cars engines. The minor changes made outside of the car include LED lights at the rear end of the car which are now also to come in a three dimensional design,both a revised bumper at the front end of the car and the grille. Peugeot will now also offer new colour designs for the bodywork. New features to be found inside of the car include brand new reversing cameras and a new active city brake assistance system.

 

Engine wise, we see that the same selection from the current 208 model has been carried over to the updated model. A big difference now though is that an automatic transmissions system is now offered with the range carrying six gears. Power ranges for both diesel and petrol engines have been adjusted which now means that we see the diesel range kick off with a power output of 74 bhp which can be chosen aswell with a 99bhp or 118bhp. The 1.6 litre Puretech petrol setup offers 67 or 81 brake horse power thanks to the new updates. A THP carrying 1.6 litres can be chosen in either 161 or 205 brake horse power guises. But the big addition could very well be the turbocharged 1.2 giving out 109bhp. Peugeot have confirmed that this heavily updated version of the 208 will be on sale from June of this year and will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

 

The McLaren P1 GTR in production form

Luxury super car designer McLaren have revealed their brand new P1 GTR model this week in its full production form. A good range of images have been shown of the new car before it makes a grand debut in Geneva this March and sits along side the likes of the 650S. We have all of the information available for you. The new design shown for the production model shows the car in a bright Yellow paint scheme with winged left and right doors. We can also see a colour matched rear spoiler in the same paint along with Black inserts along the centre of the bonnet and across both doors too. Much like you can expect from a super car, the interior cabin carries a carbon fibre made seat and a suede finish to the dashboard and the steering wheel. This will be a history making car for McLaren as they offer the vehicle with both the engine and electric motor. A twin turbocharged, 3.8 litre petrol engine will provide 789 brake horse power of a total 986bhp. There is no confirmation for the time being on how much McLaren would put the P1 GTR on sale for or when it will become available but we could hear more on this matter alongside its reveal next month.

 

The Mazda RX-7 to make a comeback?

At the moment there is some speculation regarding the big return of the RX-7 by Japanese manufacturer Mazda. The latest word going around is that the vehicle could arrive back on the road for the year 2020 in order to celebrate one hundred years of Mazda. The RX-7 was first introduced to the world in 1978 before production of the car was ended in 2002. The rumours since then of a return for the car have been in abundance. There is a rumour however that the brand are working on either a new RX 6,RX 9 or an RX 7. None of these rumours have been confirmed by Mazda as of yet and we suspect that with a 2020 launch we may not hear on this story for a while. It is way too early for specifications and designs but this is certainly a story we will be paying close attention too and will update you with any new news.  

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