Turbocharged Ferraris, New Jaguar C-Type: Today’s Car News

November 11, 2009

Ferrari is looking at turbocharging for its future powertrains but until the company’s engine designers can eliminate turbo lag, we won’t be seeing any in production. In fact, Ferrari has ruled out nothing in terms of technology as it works to keep high-performance a priority while accommodating strict emissions rules. [Motor Authority]

We’ve been hearing about Jaguar’s new roadster model for months but now we have a report detailing plans for a new C-Type. Positioned below the current XK, the new C-Type will compete with hot models like the Mercedes-Benz SLK and Audi TT. [AutoExpress]

A new Lotus Esprit is in the works and this one will be a high-performance supercar that will compete with the likes of Ferrari and Porsche. No word on any production date but most sources expect a 2012 launch. [Autocar]

Automobile Magazine has named the 2010 Volkswagen GTI its car of the year. Incidentally, the same car was picked by the magazine as car of the year back in 2007. [Automobile Magazine]

Bugatti’s 16C Galibier concept car has landed on U.S. soil and is currently being shown to potential customers to judge whether it should enter production. To coincide with the event, Bugatti has released a new set of images and details of the W-16 monster. [Carscoop]

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