Auto Talk: Shelby announces 2013 GT500 Super Snake with up to 850 horsepower

When Shelby first launched the GT500 Super Snake in 2007 (or relaunched, if you consider the one-off 1967 prototype), the 5.4-liter supercharged V8 was boosted all the way up to… wait for it… 600 horsepower. Fast-forward just five years and the muscle car landscape looks quite different. The 2013 Shelby GT500 now comes with 662 tire-shredding horsepower from the factory. Funk Flex


(Video) Auto Talk: Porsche 918 Spyder brochure leaks onto web

Porsche appears to have let slip a rash of 918 Spyder images that look to be lifted from a company brochure. The shots give us a better idea of what buyers can look forward to when they plunk down their fat stacks of cash. We are particularly smitten by the Martini livery wrap, though a Salzburg Racing exterior is also available. Those who prefer pricier paint can cough up a little over $65,000 for Liquid Metal Grey or Liquid Metal Blue finishes. The lifted images also show that the 918 Spyder will come with a clear-coat carbon fiber targa roof panel. Funk Flex


Auto Talk: Jaguar F-Type leaked ahead of Paris debut

The car you see above, ladies and gentlemen, appears to be a leaked image of the Jaguar F-Type. It will get its official debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in a little more than a week, but this lone image was posted to Facebook by well-known spy photographer Chris Doane with the following caption: “Something interesting just popped up in my inbox…” Funk Flex


Auto Talk: Next Porsche 911 Turbo to get four-wheel steering

German publication AutoBild is reporting that the upcoming 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo, already set to be a technical tour de force, will offer all-wheel steering to go with standard all-wheel drive. Porsche hopes to increase the outright handling ability of the 991 Turbo via four-wheel steering, though no mention is made as to how the system will operate. Funk Flex


Auto Talk: Mercedes-Benz CLA caught uncovered ahead of reveal

The ever-covert spy photographers at Brenda Priddy & Company have nabbed a fresh one. This time, it’s a new Mercedes-Benz that looks to be a mix between an A-Class and the CLS-Class four-door coupe. It is being called the CLA-Class, and it has been caught completely sans-camo in preparation for a shoot in Iceland. Funk Flex


Auto Talk: McLaren reveals P1 design study, F1 successor takes shape

McLaren has released the first official images of its P1 design study, the supercar precursor that we’ve all been waiting for. This stunner will officially debut at the Paris Motor Show next week. Funk Flex


Auto Talk: NHTSA expanding Hyundai Elantra investigation over possible airbag danger

Back in May, we reported on the unlucky driver of a 2012 Hyundai Elantra who claimed his ear was sliced in half following the deployment of his side airbag. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has since looked into the incident, and while it did not issue a recall, it has expanded its investigation to include all fifth-generation (2011 through 2013 model years) Elantra sedans. Funk Flex


Auto Talk: Lexus previews LF-CC Concept ahead of Paris debut

The Lexus LF-CC, a new two-door hybrid coupe concept, will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show later this month. Featuring the L-finesse design language seen on the LF-LC Concept that debuted in Detroit back in January, the LF-CC Concept is likely a preview of the next-generation Lexus IS that will be introduced in the near future. Funk Flex


Auto Talk: 2012 Ford Edge EcoBoost recalled over engine fire risk

Looks like the Escape isn’t the only Ford crossover with the potential for fires down below. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that 5,499 Edge models are being recalled due to a fuel line issue. All of the affected vehicles were built between September 2, 2010 and October 31, 2011. Funk Flex


Auto Talk: 2014 Nissan GT-R spied testing at Nürburgring

Every year since the Nissan GT-R was released it has either gotten more powerful or more expensive (or both), and the 2014 model year looks to be more of the same. Some new spy photos have surfaced showing the 2014 GT-R testing around the Nürburgring. While details on the new Nissan are a bit scarce, we can’t help but wonder whether this will be the GT-R to break the 600-horsepower mark and the six-figure price tag. Funk Flex


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