From a new BMW to a powerful Aston Martin, these are the most important numbers of the week.
Numbers are all around us – whether we're breaking down the performance of a Ferrari 488, or comparing the price of a Model S to a Mercedes. Every week we pick out a few numbers that are so significant we have to give them a second look. Today we’re looking at key figures from BMW, Aston Martin, Volvo, and more.
The amount of horsepower available on the all-new BMW 8 Series – specifically the M850i xDrive model. Power comes courtesy of a 4.4-liter biturbo V8 paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. From a standstill, the sporty coupe will reportedly sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 3.7 seconds.
The amount of horsepower available on the hot new Aston Martin Rapide AMR. Just 210 examples will be built, each with an asking price of around $240,000 in the U.S. The super sedan will go on sale later in the year.
The number of days until Volvo shows off its all-new S60 sedan in South Carolina. The Swedish marque is unveiling its latest redesigned vehicle at its new South Carolina manufacturing facility, and when it shows up, it could come with an electrified T6 engine and a price tag of around $35,000.
The number of hot hatchbacks we put to the test in our latest comparison. The Honda Civic Type R and the Ford Focus RS go head-to-head; both cars come with more than 300 horsepower, a six-speed manual transmission, and tons of personality.
The amount of money (in U.S. dollars) that this stunning Ford GT40 race car could go for at auction in just a few weeks. The third-place chassis number 1016 will cross the block at the upcoming RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale in August.