Spotted: Porsche 928 GTS Pickup Truck
The long-gone and much missed Porsche 928 GTS with its big macho V8 engine is one of our most favorite gran-turismo coupes of the past two decades or so. That said, we find the conversion of any 928 into a mullet-loving pickup truck, pointless and in some cases such as Harry Thoma's six-wheeler 928 GTS truck that we showed you in a previous post, even repulsive. This particular small-bed pickup-truck version of the 928 GTS was snapped on the road (we're guessing somewhere in Denmark) by a reader of the Autogespot forums.
2010 Honda Pilot Brings Higher Prices but no Changes
Honda has announced pricing for the 2010MY Pilot SUV that sees no styling or equipment changes from the new 2009 model that went on sale in the U.S. last May. What the '2010MY' moniker does bring for Honda's eight-passenger crossover is a petite price increase that ranges between $250 and $350, depending on the trim level. Available in both 2WD and 4WD forms, the Pilot is powered by a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine that cranks out 250Hp and 253 lbs-ft of peak torque. Prices for the 2010 model start from $27,895 for the entry-level 2WD LX and top out at $38,645 for the 4WD Touring.
2010 Honda Pilot Prices
2010 Honda Pilot Prices
- Pilot 2WD LX - $27,895
- Pilot 4WD LX - $29,495
- Pilot 2WD EX - $30,745
- Pilot 4WD EX - $32,345
- Pilot 2WD EX-L - $33,845
- Pilot 4WD EX-L - $35,445
- Pilot 2WD Touring - $37,045
- Pilot 4WD Touring - $38,645
MTM's Birkin Edition Tuning Package for Bentley Models
Bavaria's Motoren Technik Mayer, or simply MTM, has launched a new tuning package for the Bentley Continental GT, GTC, Flying Spur, GT Speed, GTC Speed, and Continental Supersports models. Dubbed Birkin Edition, the package includes a two-stage engine kit that helps boost the twin-turbocharged W12's output to 635HP or 650HP, the latter producing a peak toque figure of 795Nm or 586-lbs/ft. MTM claims that with the 650HP kit, the Continental GT shaved three seconds off the standard car's lap time on the short Hockenheim circuit, and three seconds in the 0 to 200 km/h sprint time, which was achieved in 15.9 seconds.
In addition to the engine upgrades, MTM's Birkin Edition package includes a new four-pipe exhaust system and a suspension kit that lowers the ride height (depending on the model) up to 25mm up front and 35mm at the rear, plus a new 6-caliper brake system for the front wheels. A chrome grille and a set of 21-inch 'Bimoto' lightweight alloy wheels complete the package that starts from €20,000 or about $28,200 with today's exchange rates.
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