Audi TTS amongst other eye candy at the 2015 Qatar Motor Show
Manufacturers from the world over have brought out some of their most exciting vehicles at the fifth iteration of the Qatar Motor Show. Here’s a list of a few that piqued our interest.
Taut, muscular, and athletic, are the adjectives that come to mind when admiring the all-new Audi TT. A refreshing change from its predecessors, indeed. Measuring 4.18 metres long and with a wheelbase of 2.51 metres, the German coupe is a sight for sore eyes. On the performance front, it’s 230 horsepower that the standard TT generates, while the TTS puts out a more respectable 286 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque.
Mercedes-AMG GT S
The second car to be developed by the Mercedes-AMG partnership and the first to house internally mounted turbochargers (hot inside V), the GT S is truly special. Pushing out 510 horsepower from its 4.0 litre bi-turbo V8 engine, the Mercedes-AMG GT S underscores the hallmark of AMG performance – it’s got the go to match its show.
Since its inception in 2010, the Audi A7 has been regarded as one of the most aesthetically pleasing vehicles on the market. When adored in ‘S’ garb, even more so, as the aggressive styling is complemented with 450 horsepower from the 4.0 litre TFSI engine. It’s a car that is equally comfortable taking the kids to school during the week, while sliding sideways on a racetrack over the weekend.
Ferrari California T
The Calfornia T is a brilliant expression of Ferrari’s DNA, and by welcoming a turbocharged engine, it takes an honourable place in the Prancing Horse’s engineering tradition, thanks to iconic models like the GTO of 1984 and the F40 of 1987. Put together using the finest of materials, the interior is home to plush stitched leather, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and large paddle shifters. At the heart of the California T, however, resides something a lot more interesting – a 3.9 litre turbocharged V8 engine mated to a seven speed dual-clutch transmission, that directs 453 horsepower and 755 Nm of torque to the rear wheels.