Exploring The Most Interesting Vehicles We Can Expect To See Next Year
New Lexus RC F For 2015
New for 2015: the Lexus RC F Coupé is propelled by the most powerful engine its manufacturer has ever produced. This large, two-door, has a 5.0-litre, 450bhp, V8 that sends 520Nm of torque through eight-speed transmission to the rear wheels. It is the only engine available. Power is reigned-in by high-performance Brembo brakes and an active rear wing that can be raised to increase downforce at high speed. Furthermore, the styling is memorable thanks to the prominent – and extremely large – front grille and curving profile. The latter is reminiscent of the Jaguar F-Type Coupé. The RC F also sits on nineteen-inch wheels. Standard equipment includes: a ten-speaker multimedia system, dual-zone climate control, sat-nav, reversing camera, parking sensors and lane departure warning. New Lexus RC F prices range from £59,995 to £67,995 with deliveries from January 2015.
New Zenos E10 S For 2015
New for 2015: the Zenos E10 S is a track focussed, road legal, sports car. Road status ensures it can be driven to a race circuit rather than transported on a trailer. “Zenos” derives from “zen” which - according to the manufacturer – “represents purity” and “os” is Latin for “vertebra” (loosely). Vertebra relates to the aluminium backbone that runs the length of the vehicle to provide strength. This complements the side-impact protection structure and hoops that shield the motorist's head should this open-top vehicle flip. Access to the cabin comes from stepping into its carbon composite monocoque, rather than via traditional doors. Clearly, the Zenos E10 S is a no compromise plaything that puts fun and excitement above practicality. Power come from a 2.0-litre, 250bhp, Ford engine that – as this two-seater only weighs 650kg – propels it to 62mph in less than 5 seconds. Prices start at £29,995 with deliveries from March.
New Jeep Renegade For 2015
New for 2015: the Jeep Renegade has been described by its manufacturer as the “most capable small SUV”. Time will tell. This four-wheel-drive has soft lines for its class that are intended to “appeal to youthful and adventurous customers”. Thanks to its high ground clearance and bumper design, the Renegade has a 30.5 degree approach angle for conquering hazards such as rocks and steep descents. It also has a 34.3 degree departure angle and sits on seventeen-inch, all-terrain, tyres. It is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine or 2.4-litre petrol. Equipment includes: hill-decent control, Bluetooth and a touch-screen radio. Renegade delivers commence in spring at prices yet to be confirmed.