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Jaquar F-Pace 300 Sport

Jaguar has announced two distinctive special edition models for its award-winning F-PACE; the performance-focused 300 SPORT and the feature-packed Chequered Flag. They further enhance the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Yearaward-winning F-PACE range, which offers the unrivalled dynamics and everyday versatility customers expect from a Jaguar performance SUV. 300 […]

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BUGATTI’S ONE-OFF AT GENEVA IS A $12 MILLION, TYPE 57 SC ATLANTIC HOMAGE

And of course, it’s already sold The Geneva auto show is always good for a few of the fastest, most insane supercar reveals. This year is no different: We’ve seen the Pininfarina Battista already, there’s something coming from Koenigsegg later, but here we have the latest from Bugatti. This one is called La Voiture Noire, and it cost one person […]

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The Return: THE ALL-NEW TOYOTA COROLLA

​Key Takeouts All-new hatchback brings back a legendary name And with it a striking exterior and interior design Excellent ride quality, handling and spaciousness thanks to its TNGA platform chassis Flexible and efficient 1.2-litre turbocharged engine Host of active and passive safety features With the all-new Toyota Corolla hatch, one of the most successful model […]

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Koenigsegg Jesko deep dive: 7 clutches, 1,600 hp, $3M

When you’re developing a replacement for the fastest car on the planet, a typical update isn’t going to cut the mustard. Fortunately, that wasn’t an issue for Koenigsegg, as nothing the Swedish performance marque does is what you’d call typical. That’s clearly evident in Koenigsegg’s Jesko, which was unveiled Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show […]

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WORLD DEBUT FOR THE NEW TOYOTA GR SUPRA GT4 CONCEPT AT THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

Toyota will present the world debut of the new GR Supra GT4 Concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show 5 March. The car is a design and engineering study that explores how the newly launched fifth generation of the legendary Supra sports car might be developed as a competitive machine for international GT4 racing, accessible […]

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The Mercedes-Benz EQC concludes trials in the South African heat

PRETORIA. South Africa is the last stage for the Mercedes-Benz EQC on the road to series production maturity as part of the heat testing for the vehicle concludes at the Gerotek Vehicle Test Facilities. Following successful winter trials, the EQC is required to absolve an extensive test programme in the summer heat with temperatures of […]

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Toyota i-ROAD – The agility of a motorcycle, the comfort of a car

First shown in concept form at the 2013 Geneva motor show Toyota’s personal mobility vehicle (PMV) the i-Road has been transformed into a road-legal version – capable of circumventing city congestion and creating enhanced mobility. PMVs are a new, more flexible type of transport for urban driving that is significantly more comfortable, weatherproof, stable and […]

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UPDATE TO PRODUCTION PLAN FOR NEXT-GENERATION X-TRAIL

Nissan Executive Vice President for Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, Hideyuki Sakamoto, said: “A model like X-Trail is manufactured in multiple locations globally, and can therefore be re-evaluated based on changes to the business environment. As always, Nissan has to make optimal use of its global investments for the benefits of its customers.” Nissan Europe […]

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Genesis Essentia named “Concept of the Year” by Automobile magazine

-The Genesis Essentia Concept was named “Concept of the Year” by Automobile magazine. This is the first year that a Genesis vehicle was recognized with this award by the magazine’s editors. “Essentia is a statement about the next chapter of our Athletic Elegance design language,” said Luc Donckerwolke, Executive Vice President and Chief Design Officer of […]

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Chinese company AIWAYS to debut two cars at Geneva

Chinese startup car manufacturer, AIWAYS, will debut two cars at this year’s Geneva Motor Show: an all-electric SUV and a methanol-electric supercar built in tandem with the engineer behind the Gumpert Apollo. Roland Gumpert Nathalie Hires Aiways The all-electric SUV, called the U5, will act as a budget alternative to the Mercedes EQC or the Audi e-Tron. AIWAYS claims it will […]

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Lamborghini boss: 2019 production capped at 8,000 to preserve exclusivity and resale values

Lamborghini will build no more than 8,000 vehicles in 2020 to preserve its exclusivity and protect resale values. The Italian firm’s CEO Stefano Domenicali told the Australian website CarAdvice in a Wednesday report that half of the 8,000 vehicles will be Urus SUVs. The other 4,000 cars will be split between the Huracán and the Aventador, with two-thirds […]

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Skipping the bandwagon: Bugatti boss says no to SUV

After years of speculation, Bugatti head Stephan Winkelmann has delivered a final answer on the potential for a Bugatti SUV. That answer is no. In a year-in-review announcement from the French luxury and supercar brand on Wednesday, Winkelmann explicitly said there will not be an SUV from Bugatti even though the “time appears appropriate.” He […]

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Hyundai reveals TCR Veloster

Hyundai and the Bryan Herta Autosport team revealed their new Veloster N TCR race car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The team, which announced in November it was switching from World Challenge competition to IMSA’s Michelin Pilot Challenge for 2019, will field a pair of the 350-horsepower Veloster N TCRs for the […]

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THE LEGEND RETURNS: TOYOTA GR SUPRA MAKES WORLD DEBUT

The all-new Toyota GR Supra, the fifth generation of Toyota’s legendary sports car and the first global GR model to be produced by Toyota GAZOO Racing, has made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.Conceived as a sports car in its purest form, the new Toyota GR Supra builds on […]

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McLaren shows off Speedtail design themes so no two cars look alike

McLaren will build 106 examples of its forthcoming supercar, the Speedtail, and not one of them will be like the other. The company will offer nearly endless options to personalize the car for each buyer. To help customers juice their creative muscles, McLaren released a small design collection to showcase the possibilities on Friday. Six photos […]

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2020 Toyota Supra leaked, again

A second photo showing an undisguised version of Toyota’s reborn Supra has surfaced ahead of the car’s world debut next month at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The photo, which appears on the Supra MKV forum, follows an earlier shot of the front of the car taken from inside a transport truck. Notably, the new shot gives […]

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Lamborghini’s reportedly building a $3M hypercar with hybrid V-12 power, may glow in the dark

Lamborghini likely will unveil another limited-production model next year that can reportedly glow in the dark and will pack a hybrid V-12 system powered by supercapacitors.Road & Track reported Thursday new details about the hypercar, codenamed LB48H. The hybrid V-12 powertrain likely will preview the Lamborghini Aventador successor’s powertrain. The firm’s CEO Stefano Domenicali confirmed that hybrid power will make […]

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Ferrari in the running for WEC ‘Hypercar’ program

Ferrari is close to confirming a full FIA World Endurance Championship program for the upcoming ‘Hypercar’ regulations, RACER understands. Multiple industry sources close to the Italian manufacturer have confirmed to RACER over the past few weeks that the Italian supercar maker is actively evaluating a program for the second season of the aforementioned regulation cycle, […]

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McLaren debuts three 570S special editions to mark racing eras

McLaren and the McLaren Special Operations personalization department on Wednesday revealed a handful of special-edition cars.The company debuted the McLaren 570S Muriwai, Papaya Spark, and Sarthe Gray, each of them marking a specific time period in McLaren’s racing history—a collection the company calls “Racing Through The Ages.”   The 570S Muriwai is meant to recall company founder Bruce McLaren’s […]

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RALLYING – IT IS A “MIND GAME” – Rallystar – the Pro’s next step…

RALLYSTAR – THE RALLY PRO’S NEXT STEP IT IS A “MIND GAME” (mostly) So many people believe if you are a reasonably good driver and you can make a handbrake turn, then you are a racing – or goodness forbid a rally driver. The ability to drive a car obviously forms the biggest part of […]

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FIA approves 2020 ‘Hypercar’ regulations

The FIA WEC 2020 ‘Hypercar’ regulations were approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council on Wednesday during a meeting in St Petersburg, Russia.The regulations will be utilized by the FIA World Endurance Championship [including the Le Mans 24 Hours] from 2020 until 2025. Also agreed in Russia was the full 2019/20 FIA WEC calendar, […]

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The Bentley GT Convertible’s best feature is one we’ll hardly see

Simon Blake is a disappearing artist. His most significant contribution to the new Bentley Continental GT Convertible is that it goes away in less than 20 seconds. That’s hardly enough time to consider Blake’s—and Bentley’s—achievements with the power-folding cloth roof, which took fully six months to even make it past “pre-development.” Less than 20 seconds […]

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2018 LAMBORGHINI SC18 UNVEILED, ITS FIRST ONE-OFF CAR

Lamborghini has made a tradition out of launched limited run specials which are even more outrageous to look at than their standard cars and are quicker still. But with the latest Lamborghini SC18, the company seems to have one-upped itself. The SC18 is a one-off, the first by Lamborghini and is also the first project […]

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McLaren Special Operations creates F1 GTR-inspired 720S “Stealth”

Different is better in the world of supercars, and McLaren Special Operations lets buyers do just that. This McLaren 720S “Stealth” was commissioned by McLaren London, which enlisted MSO’s Bespoke services expertise to create a car inspired by the 1995 Le Mans-winning McLaren F1 GTR. McLaren revealed the car on Sunday. The exterior paintwork predominantly […]

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2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition: Orange and Blue Is the New Black

The special edition celebrates 50 years since a GT40 clad in the famous Gulf livery took the win at Le Mans. Year, Make, Model: 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition Topline: Those who are eligible to purchase the Ford GT supercar can now have it painted in one of the most iconic liveries in the history of motorsport. […]

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McLaren Senna makes Latin American debut at Sao Paulo International Motor Show

McLaren Senna, the ultimate road-legal track car from McLaren Automotive, will be making its Latin American debut at the 2018 São Paulo International Motor Show between November 6-18. The car will be a key component of an emotive display celebrating the story of the Brazilian racing legend which also features the MP4/6 Formula 1 car. McLaren […]

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The New Ford GT Carbon Series Has a Nifty Orange Stripe

This option package helps the GT shed 40 lbs with carbon-fiber wheels and a titanium exhaust. And yes, lots of exposed carbon fiber.Following Ford’s announcement earlier this month that it would build 350 more GTs, the automaker is showing off a new special-edition version of the supercar. The Carbon Series is based on—and replaces—the stripped-out Competition […]

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Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

It’s been called the Blue Devil in the past, but we just call it the King of America now. Chevrolet brought back the Corvette ZR1 for 2019, the third time it’s offered the nameplate, and once again the car has destroyed much of the competition.The latest Chevrolet Corvette ZR1’s heart is a supercharged V-8 with […]

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Updates to Audi R8 previewed by 2019 LMS race car

Audi Sport’s R8 LMS racing into the 2019 motorsport season made a pit stop on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The version shown is designed for GT3 competition but Audi Sport also offers an R8 LMS GT4. Crucially, the car shown features the design bound for an updated version of the R8 road car due in […]

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As Mercedes plans to ship GLC to U.S., India gains traction as exporter

GLC crossovers will be shipped to America Deliveries of GLC models built in Pune will arrive in the U.S. next month.While the U.S. industry is transfixed on the rise of China as a critical market and manufacturing base, another Asian country is stepping onto the stage: India.Mercedes-Benz will begin importing its best-selling vehicle, the GLC […]

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Bugatti boss claims Chiron could hit 280 mph, but don’t expect an attempt

Koenigsegg set the industry ablaze when it used an owner’s car to set a 277.9 mph top speed world record for street legal production cars. Since then, all eyes have been on a handful of rivals, including Bugatti, which held the production-car record for years. Now, the French supercar brand says the Chiron could hit […]

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars takes the luxury of privacy to a new level

As the world’s leading luxury brand, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is best placed to understand and harness the many different possibilities of luxury for its influential clients. Throughout history the power brokers and history makers have negotiated some of the most historical agreements in confidence thanks to the ‘luxury of privacy’ afforded to them by the […]

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The Stunning McLaren 720S GT3 Is Here to Dominate Race Tracks Around the World

The Stunning McLaren 720S GT3 Is Here to Dominate Race Tracks Around the World McLaren’s replacement for the 650S GT3 is finally here. McLaren has finally gotten around to building a replacement for the mighty 650S GT3 race car, and today, it’s released all the details. Based on the 720S road car, the 2019 McLaren 720S GT3 […]

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON TARGETS NEW RIDERS WITH FOUR VERY DIFFERENT BIKES

Harley-Davidson is on a path to reinvent itself after years of falling sales and trouble attracting younger riders, and it hopes to do so with a range of bikes in segments that it has never played in (at least not seriously) until now. The longtime motorcycle maker unveiled a bold new plan for reaching those younger […]

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First McLaren Senna lands in US with custom MSO Emerald Green exterior

It’s bold. It’s brilliant. And it’s here in the States. This is the first McLaren Senna to arrive on local soil, and it’s the latest addition to the growing car collection of mattress mogul Michael Fux. For those unaware, Mr. Fux is an avid collector of high-end automobiles. He also likes to put his personal color stamp […]

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India startup Vazirani unveils Shul supercar concept

Indian startup Vazirani Automotive used last week’s 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed for the premiere of a wild supercar concept the company hopes to put into production someday. Vazirani is the creation of Indian automotive designer Chunky Vazirani, and its concept is an extended-range electric supercar called the Shul. Kazunori Yamauchi, the man behind the […]

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World debut for new McLaren 600LT at Goodwood Festival of Speed

World debut for new McLaren 600LT at Goodwood Festival of Speed, plus full technical details and new images of the quickest, most extreme road-legal Sports Series McLaren.   The lightest, most powerful and quickest road-legal Sports Series McLaren makes its world dynamic debut on July 12 in the UK, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 600PS […]

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LEXUS LC NAMED COUPE OF THE YEAR IN THE AUTO EXPRESS 2018 DRIVER POWER SURVEY

Only a few months after being named Best Manufacturer in the Auto Express 2018 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, Lexus continues to set the lead with the announcement that the luxury LC coupe has also won the prestigious Coupe of the Year award. The annual Driver Power survey is based on the opinions of more […]