Alfa Romeo announces all new Spider roadster for 2014

Alfa Romeo had announced last year of a new Alfa Romeo Spider for 2014, as part of their return to the North American car market.

The car will be having a futuristic design, designed by Pintafarina inspired from the 2uettottanta concept car. Unlike the concept car, the final version would have a more road-going style. This will include the bigger and higher LED headlights, as opposed to the previous ones used in the concept one.

For engine choices, the car will have a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine featuring Multi-Air infusion system with direct injection. There are also rumours stating that the next Spider may get a V-6 twin-turbo engine.

The previous Spider, introduced in 2006, has been criticized for being less-sporty, but the newer model won't be.



Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing 2 is listed on eStarland, but later removed

Listings for the Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing sequel we first brought you word about in January have appeared at US retailer The site lists Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing 2 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii platforms and says the game will be released November 30th 2012, which is likely a placeholder date, because games usually release in the US on a Tuesday, not a Friday. There are no signs of Wii U, 3DS and PS Vita versions, but at this early stage anything could change.

A placeholder box art is also on display on the site featuring the first game’s logo with a number 2 underneath it. The product description simply reads “Sonic and friends go back to the track in the sequel to their 2010 kart racing outing.”

Could these listings mean an official announcement is soon on the way? We’ll keep you posted.


But now the upcoming game has been removed from their site.

Honda N-Concept 4

Remember Honda's nifty EV-N concept from the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show? Honda has updated it for 2011 in the form of this, the N Concept 4. Like the EV-N, this showcar harkens back to Honda's original N series of minicars from the 1960s, typified by the N360.

The N Concept 4 was a surprise presentation from the automaker, and while Honda is not yet issuing further details about it, officials tell Autoblog that this car will go into production next year as the next model in its growing N series of Kei cars. The production version will undoubtedly be powered by a 660cc gasoline engine, though whether it will receive some sort of forced induction is an open question.

We love the car's mix of rounded features as they disguise the overall form's boxy proportions and we hope Honda can find a way of preserving the N4's bright-eyed, friendly face when they make the inevitable switch to production lighting. Check out all the cuteness in our high-res gallery.

[Source: Autoblog]