Details haven’t been confirmed yet, but at the same time the Japanese brand will update its hot RC F. It remains to be seen if power will go beyond the current units 470bhp mark, but it’s likely.
Facelifted Lexus RC: prices and specs announced
Bentley Continental GT V8 and GTC V8
In typical Bentley tradition, the current W12-powered Continental GT and GT C models will be joined by a V8 version. Expected to be a bigger seller as it was on the last Continental, it will use the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 shared across the Porsche, Lamborghini and Audi brands. Expect a slight reduction in power from the W12 but a significant increase in official fuel economy.
Drop-top Bentley Continental GTC revealed
Peugeot 508 SW
The Peugeot 508 has proved a credible alternative to a German executive saloon, and this rakish SW estate version is designed to add extra practicality without compromising on style. Offered with 1.6-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines, both driven through an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the 508 SW has 530 litres of boot space, rising to 1780 litres with the rear seats folded.
Peugeot 508 SW First Edition makes its debut at Paris
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera scored an ultra-rare five-star verdict from Autocar’s road test team last year, with our expert testers saying that it “represents a rejuvenated car maker at its very best”. Understandably, then, the British firm hasn't changed much for the new Volante convertible version.
The drop-top super-grand tourer will feature the same 715bhp turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 as the coupé, with the rear wheels driven through an eight-speed ZF gearbox mounted in a transaxle layout.
The addition of the folding roof mechanism and structural bracing to maintain chassis rigidity is likely to mean a slight increase in the standard Superleggera’s 0-62mph time of 3.4sec, along with a potential reduction in the 211mph top speed.
Given Aston Martin’s usual pricing trends, the Volante version is likely to be offered at around £250,000.
New Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante seen in production guise
Audi RS6 Avant
The S6 is only the start of Audi’s performance plans with the A6, as the RS6 Avant is set to make a storming return. Unlike the S6, it will retain a twin-turbocharged V8 shared with the Porsche Panamera Turbo. Power is expected to push beyond the 600bhp mark, putting it as close as possible to its rivals, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and BMW M5. Four-wheel drive is a certainty, too, ensuring a 0-62mph time well under 4.0sec. Expect typically pumped-up bodywork, too.