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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 […]

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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 […]