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Lexus – The World’s First Tattooed Car Revealed

In a celebration of fine craftsmanship and traditional Japanese artistry, Lexus has commissioned the world’s first tattooed car. This strictly one-of-a-kind interpretation of the UX compact SUV has been designed and created by leading London tattoo artist Claudia De Sabe. Using a pure white car as her “canvas” and a Dremel drill tool in place […]

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New Jesko Absolut is the fastest car Koenigsegg will ever make

Bugatti stunned the automotive world last fall by announcing it cracked the 300-mph barrier with a special Chiron variant referred to as the Chiron Super Sport 300+.The speed reached was 304.77 mph, which was achieved at Volkswagen Group’s Ehra Lessien test track in Germany and regarded as the highest speed for a production car. The previous highest […]

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Giulia GTA: the momentous return of an Alfa Romeo legend

110 years after its foundation, Alfa Romeo returns to its roots, bringing back one of the legends of its history and of motoring in general: Giulia GTA. The new Giulia GTA is technically and conceptually inspired by the Giulia GTA of 1965: the “Gran Turismo Alleggerita” developed by Autodelta based on the Giulia Sprint GT […]

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2017 EUROPEAN CAR OF THE YEAR WINNER PEUGEOT 3008 SUV WELCOMES 2020 EUROPEAN CAR OF THE YEAR PEUGEOT 208 TO THE STABLE

The new Peugeot 208 triumphed over BMW 1 Series, Ford Puma,  Porsche Taycan, Renault Clio, Tesla Model 3 and Toyota Corolla to clinch the title of 2020 European Car of the Year. The COTY jury, composed of 60 automotive experts across Europe, praised the all-new PEUGEOT 208 for its sharp and dynamic design and its distinctive customer offering in the sector. Judges were […]

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Geneva Motor Show falls victim to the coronavirus

The Geneva Motor Show has been cancelled over fears that a large scale event could aid the spread of the coronavirus. Officials of the Geneva Motor Show had said on Thursday that the event would definitely be going ahead, but new government restrictions have changed the situation. A statement from the Swiss government read, “The […]

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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Still Rocking a Six-Speed and Plaid Seats

The new GTI is everything you love about the old GTI. It’s often said that there are only two guarantees in life, but really, there are three: Death, taxes, and the Volkswagen Golf GTI. For four decades now, the GTI has been one of the best budget performers out there, the humble king of hatches […]

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Czinger 21C revealed with flat-plane V-8, 3 electric motors, and 1,233 horsepower

There’s a new hypercar contender in town, and its name is Czinger 21C. The stunning piece of machinery is the creation of Los Angeles-based startup Czinger Vehicles, and it was revealed Friday ahead of a world debut on March 3 at the Geneva International Motor Show. Czinger may be new but the people behind it […]

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Hardcore Pagani Huayra Imola revealed

Pagani in 2019 revealed a hardcore Huayra nicknamed the Dragon that was commissioned by Russian tuning firm TopCar Design. It turns out the car wasn’t a one-off but the first of five examples of a new variant known as the Huayra Imola. The name comes from the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari racetrack that’s commonly […]

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VW Amarok is Bakkie of the Year

The VW Amarok 3.0TDI V6 4Motion Canyon is Leisure Wheels magazine’s Bakkie of the Year. The German bakkie, up against nine other double cab bakkies for the crown, scored 90.5% ahead of Ford’s Ranger Raptor (86.3%) and Toyota’s Hilux 2.8GD-6 Legend 50 (85.4%). The new competition format revolves around Average Joe’s bakkie requirements, and not flippant matters […]

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Patent drawings for Mazda’s new inline-6, 8-speed auto surface

Mazda is on a mission to appeal to buyers in the premium segment, and it plans to do so with larger, more dynamic vehicles potentially based on a new rear-wheel-drive platform. But bigger, sportier vehicles will need more potent engines than what Mazda currently has on offer, which is why the automaker is readying a new […]

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Alpine A110 SportsX concept revealed

Unique off-road sports cars are all the rage at the moment – here’s Alpine’s SportsXy effort Alpine is definitely not done milking its past rally successes with the A110, as illustrated by the purposeful-looking concept it’s just revealed at the Festival Automobile International in France. The A110 SportsX is based on the 252hp Pure, but receives […]

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McLaren Speedtail Hits 250 MPH at Kennedy Space Center

Just over a year ago, McLaren set its sights on high velocities when it revealed the Speedtail, an homage to the McLaren F1 of the 1990s. Intended as a slippery and powerful hybrid tuned for speeds well above 200 mph, the long-tailed Speedtail took on a teardrop shape while using lightweight materials to achieve its goal. Featuring a […]

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The 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster Will Make Your Brain Scream

Is it an anachronism? Yes, it is. The Aventador SVJ Roadster is the last of the great, straight-up V12-powered Lamborghinis. After this you will be offered only eco-conscious plug-in hybrids or even—gasp!—electric cars. So enjoy this one while you can. I know I did. You’ve already seen the SVJ Coupe, a car so fast and powerful […]

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Romeo Ferraris launch Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCR project

Romeo Ferraris has announced the launch of the Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCR project.  The manufacturer based at Opera near Milan has been involved for more than five years in the production of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR by Romeo Ferraris and its Veloce restyling, which has been a race winner in every national and international […]

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Toyota hints at a hot version of its new baby Yaris

In the wake of Toyota Japan revealing first details of the new-generation Yaris, word has come from Europe about potential for a spiced-up version intended to sit above the mainstream models, as the company is now fully committed to a Gazoo Racing programme of performance Toyotas and wants to achieve more marketing return from a […]

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2021 TOYOTA MIRAI: MEET TOYOTA’S SECOND-GEN HYDROGEN CAR

The current Toyota Mirai might not be setting sales numbers ablaze, but that won’t stop Toyota from keeping its fuel cell ambitions alive with a second-generation Mirai. Slated for a public reveal at the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota teased its shape and a few features at a private event in North Carolina. While Toyota was tight-lipped on […]

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Lamborghini’s First EV Will Be A ‘Mature’ Coupe Design Likely Based On The Porsche Taycan: Report

With the Lamborghini Urus driving sales and its first hybrid, the Lamborghini Sián, out of the way, the Italian supercar maker is looking to introduce a fourth series production model, and it sounds like it’s going to be fully electric possibly built on the Porsche Taycan platform. At least, that’s what was heavily hinted at by Lambo R&D boss […]

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Hyundai Motorsport unwraps electric Veloster N race car

Hyundai Motorsport has revealed the Veloster N ETCR, its first-ever electric race car, at the Frankfurt Motor Show.  Based on the road-going Veloster N model, the new car is designed specifically for the new ETCR championship which will make its debut in 2020. The Veloster N ETCR heralds an exciting new era for Hyundai Motorsport, […]

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2020 MCLAREN GT FIRST DRIVE: EXPANDING THE DEFINITION OF COMFORT AND SPACE BY ADDING SPEED

The new GT goes where no McLaren has ever gone before Despite what every other luxury/supercar/sports-car maker in the world is doing, and without even qualifying it with a “never say never” hedge, McLaren swears it will never, ever make an SUV.“It’s just not McLaren,” said CEO Mike Flewitt. “McLaren is a driver-oriented brand. Our […]

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W Motors sells five Fenyr Supersports to a single buyer

One collector has purchased the last five build slots for special launch editions of the Fenyr SuperSport, a 780-horsepower supercar with aggressive bodywork that makes a Lamborghini look tame in comparison. The Fenyr SuperSport is the latest supercar from W Motors, and at its launch in 2017 the Dubai-based company behind it said production would […]

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Ford reveals latest Mustang for Xfinity

NASCAR Xfinity Series teams who compete under the Ford banner will run with a new look Mustang beginning in 2020.Ford introduced its newest version Thursday morning. It is the second iteration of the Ford Mustang to race in the Xfinity Series after the first version rolled out in 2011. “We have always talked about Mustang […]

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Audi to bring the action this year at the Festival of Motoring at Kyalami Circuit!

•    South Africa’s biggest automotive showcase, the Festival of Motoring takes place from 22 – 25 August at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit •    Audi to utilise the event to launch key, new models into the South African market •    South Africans can expect an exciting and unique Audi brand experience like no other with […]

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Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar makes public debut at Silverstone Grand Prix

Those attending the British Grand Prix on Saturday got an extra slice of on-track excitement, as the Aston Martin Valkyrie made an appearance. The 1,160 hp hypercar took to the Silverstone circuit for a special demonstration run, showing off how quick the 6.5-litre Cosworth V12-powered car could potentially be. With all 150 examples of the Valkyrie already sold, for […]

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Porsche unveils new 911 RSR at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Porsche has unveiled the new and improved 911 RSR at Goodwood Festival of Speed, which it plans to use in the FIA World Endurance Championship, starting with the 2019/20 season. This new version of the RSR is powered by a new naturally aspirated six-cilinder boxer engine, which is the biggest engine ever to be used […]

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The Ford GT Mk II Is a $1.2 Million Track-Only Monster with 700 HP

Only 45 units of this racing-inspired track-only supercar will be built and will cost $1.2 million each. The Ford GT Mk II is a new track-only version of the GT supercar. It has a 700-hp version of the GT’s twin-turbo V-6 engine, a racing-inspired aero package, and a stripped-out interior. Only 45 will be built at […]

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Ford reveals GT Mk II

Ford and development partner Multimatic revealed a Mk II version of their Ford GT supercar today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The limited-edition, track-only GT features a 700 horsepower version of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and builds on the aerodynamics and competition-oriented handling of the Ford GT, which recently ended its successful FIA World […]

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2020 McLaren 720S Spider is an open-air cruise missile

By the time you’ve folded yourself into the McLaren 720S Spider — it’ll take a few attempts to execute this with any amount of grace, but it is doable — reached to grab the the dihedral door and pulled it down and shut, the car is already coming to life; screens are switching on and electric […]

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Next-gen Toyota Land Cruiser might ditch V-8 for V-6 and hybrid power

Although Toyota said it’s fully committed to a new Land Cruiser for the U.S., the next-generation SUV may show up without its V-8. CarAdvice reported last week that Toyota is prepared to shelve V-8 power for the next Land Cruiser, which is due for 2021. Instead, the large SUV could arrive with a turbocharged V-6 and possibly […]

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Yes, there’s another new Pagani Zonda and it’s purple

The Pagani Zonda lives to die another day. The firm has cranked out yet another Zonda variant, and this one is purple. Called the Zonda Zun, the one-off model features a striking purple color and a host of unique exterior appointments. The renderings of the car, which Carscoops published Wednesday, show a custom hood and new carbon-fiber […]

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Lamborghini conquers new territory with the Huracán Sterrato Concept

Automobili Lamborghini is exploring new horizons with its unconventional concept, the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato. Based on the super sports prowess of the V10 Huracán, the Sterrato draws on Lamborghini’s off-road expertise exemplified in the Urus Super SUV, creating a new dimension of Lamborghini ‘fun to drive off-road’: a transfer of technologies creating a super sports […]

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Why The Shelby GT350, GT500 Don’t Have The New Mustang Face

While we were at the launch event of the 2019 Shelby GT350, we couldn’t help but notice how both the GT350, and the upcoming Shelby GT500 still have the front of the pre-facelift Mustang. Why aren’t Ford’s range-topping ponies not wearing the new Mustang face, which was introduced for the 2018 model year? Here was […]

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Toyota Reveals Supra GT4 Concept

Toyota has released preliminary details of a Supra GT4 concept car that it will launch at the Geneva International Motor Show later this month The Japanese manufacturer is presenting its latest motorsport-based design as a “racing study model” to “explore the possibility of using the GR Supra in customer motorsports such as privateer racing”. The Toyota […]

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Let’s get fast and furious: Toyota’s serious about future Supra modifications

Let’s not kid ourselves, the Toyota Supra is one of many poster children for aftermarket modifications. The brand is very much aware of the car’s status among tuners and wants to make sure they can get to work on aftermarket parts as quickly as possible. In a video from Toyota published in April, the brand detailed its […]

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Demand for rear-wheel drive dying out, says AMG boss

It’s something that would have seemed impossible just a few short years ago, but in the near future we’ll likely see Mercedes-AMG’s entire lineup come standard with all-wheel drive—including the GT sports car. There’s simply too little demand for the brand’s traditional rear-wheel-drive configuration, AMG boss Tobias Moers told Autocar in an interview published on Monday. […]

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Bugatti Divo busy with hot-weather testing

Readying any new car for production is no simple process. Preparing to launch a new Bugatti only heightens the work. Bugatti is currently putting the new Divo through its paces in hot-weather testing, according to a post on the company’s Facebook page. The Bugatti Divo debuted last August with an emphasis on agility and corner carving—not […]

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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 […]