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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 […]

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Nissan and Italdesign to unveil ultra-limited GT-R prototype

Nissan and Italdesign have created a new prototype vehicle – the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign – in their first-ever collaboration.Based on a production 2018 Nissan GT-R NISMO model, the unique car commemorates the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R and Italdesign and will make its debut in Europe next month. “How often do you get […]

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FROM LE MANS TO THE ROAD: TOYOTA’S 1,000HP HYPERCAR IS COMING

This past week was a big one for Toyota’s motorsport division. Not only did Toyota become the second Japanese manufacturer ever to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans outright with the 1-2 finish of its TS050 hybrids in the LMP1 class, it also announced that it’s building a Le Mans-spec Hypercar for the street. […]

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Hilux Dakar – When the Tough get Tougher-er

The Toyota Hilux’s exploits have achieved something of a cult status, establishing an enviable reputation for the Japanese pick-up on a global scale. The resounding characteristic remains its inherent strength, durability and capability. In Toyota speak the acronym ‘QDR’ refers to Quality, Durability and Reliability – and indeed these three terms have come to underpin […]

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2019 TOYOTA COROLLA GOES GLOBAL

The latest version of Toyota’s best-selling small car finally lands on a common platformToyota Motor Corp. has a problem to fix on one of the most successful vehicles in its history. The worldwide popularity of the Corolla pulled Toyota into creating different architectures for different markets in recent years. And now, as it prepares to launch […]

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MEET SA’S NEW KING OF BAKKIES

South African exotic bakkie — or should that be exotic truck fans — now have something to really look forward to with the imminent arrival of the all-new 2019 Shelby F-150 ready for South African roads in right hand drive. “We are delighted to confirm that the order book is open for a limited number of […]

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WE HOPE THE RUMORS ARE TRUE BECAUSE AMERICA — NAY, THE WORLD — NEEDS ANOTHER DODGE VIPER

A sixth-gen Viper? We’ll take it, V10 or no Whether it’s the apocalypse or the arrival of the midengine Corvette, if you predict something long enough, you’re eventually gonna get it right. So we might as well get the rumor machine going with regard to the dearly departed Dodge Viper, which ended production last year — […]

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2018 MERCEDES-MAYBACH S560 ESSENTIALS: HAVE THE DRIVER TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME

 The Mercedes-Maybach S560 doesn’t just get a new badge for 2018 (it was formerly the S550); it’s now powered by a 463-hp version of the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 we’ve come to know (and love) in the AMG lineup. Did I spend a good portion of a Friday night parked in a buddy’s driveway blasting music […]

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THE ASTON MARTIN DB11 AMR IS YOUR GRAND TOURING SUPERCAR

With 630 hp from its V12 and a top speed of 208 mph, Aston’s special DB11 is ready for high-speed cruising  Aston Martin is adding some of its race-proven prowess to its flagship grand tourer, the DB11. Dubbed the Aston Martin DB11 AMR, this hotter version makes more horsepower from its V12 mill than the standard DB11. […]

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Rolls-Royce Reveals the $325,000 Cullinan, Its Rowdy, Regal SUV

Rolls-Royce took the wraps off its first SUV in London today, revealing to the world a $325,000 machine it promises will be as robust off the road as it is regal on it.That’s a lot to ask, given the stout new Cullinan clocks in at over 5,800 pounds, 400 more than both Bentley’s Bentayga and […]

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Roush reveals Jackhammer Mustang with 710 horsepower

If you’re looking to add serious power to your Mustang, one of the best in the business is Roush.The Livonia, Michigan-based company late last year came out with a supercharger upgrade for the Mustang GT that lifts output to over 700 horses. Now Roush has installed the supercharger, code-named the 2650, in a special edition Mustang […]

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Peugeot continues its proud heritage in Africa with a new assembly plant in Namibia.

Groupe PSA and the Namibian government have signed an investment agreement facilitating the joint-venture agreement between Groupe PSA and Namibia Development Corporation (NDC) to assemble OPEL and PEUGEOT vehicles in Walvis Bay. Assembly will start in H2 2018 with an annual targeted volume of 5,000 units by 2020 to meet the SACU* countries market demand. […]

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THE LEGEND RETURNS: TOYOTA SUPRA REBORN

Toyota has revived the name and spirit of its most celebrated sports car, confirming that it plans to produce a new generation of the legendary Supra. The carmaker made its long-awaited commitment to reviving the famous Supra nameplate when it staged the world premiere of the dramatically styled Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept at the […]

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Techrules taking track-focused version of Ren electric supercar to Geneva

AQt the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Chinese startup Techrules shocked with its Ren supercar. The extended-range electric supercar boasted a central seating position, 1,287 horsepower, and looks designed by none other than famed Giugiaro. At the 2018 Geneva show starting Tuesday, we’ll see this more hardcore version designed strictly for track use. Called the Ren […]

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JAGUAR CHARGES AHEAD WITH ALL-NEW, ALL-ELECTRIC I-PACE

  “Where other companies talk about the future, we build it. We have torn up the rule book to create the newest member of the PACE family, the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE. With zero tailpipe emissions, no CO2 and no particulates, it moves us dramatically closer to our vision of a clean, safe and sustainable future.” […]

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2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante first drive: Fashion over function

Aston’s new droptop lets the sun shine in but keeps the bluster at bay Rarely does a fabric-roofed convertible look as good as the coupe it’s based on, let alone drive equally well. But the Aston Martin DB11 Volante proves the exception. A new roof created in conjunction with sunroof/convertible specialist Webasto helps preserve the […]

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25 Modern Lancia Stratos Coming With 550-Plus Horsepower

The ’70s rally legend is reimagined as a modern supercar. The original Lancia Stratos carved out its role in motorsport history by dominating the early years of the World Rally Championship, securing the constructors’ title for Lancia for three consecutive years 1974-76. Because of a limited supply of the 2.4-liter Ferrari V-6 engines, Stratos production […]

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6 new electric vehicles headed to Nissan and Infiniti

Four of the new EVs will be Nissans, with two getting Infiniti badging The Nissan brand will get four full electric vehicles and Infiniti will receive two over the next five years, a top Nissan Motor Co. powertrain executive says. Those six battery-powered vehicles are the Japanese automaker’s share of the 12 EVs that are […]

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Bullitt is Back: Special Edition 2019 Mustang on the Way

50 years ago Steve McQueen’s “Frank Bullitt” character ripped up the streets of San Francisco in car chase scene that would become one of the most iconic of all time. His vehicle of choice was a ’68 Mustang GT Fastback in Highland Green—a car that would become as beloved as the film itself. Beginning in […]

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Toyota Gazoo Racing to debut racy Super Sport Concept

Toyota’s Gazoo Racing division is likely the envy of every gearhead employed by the Japanese automaker. In addition to having race programs in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and World Rally Championship, Gazoo has begun tinkering with Toyota street cars and been hard at work on a wicked Le Mans-inspired concept vehicle. The GR Super Sport […]

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Mercedes-Benz on automated test drive in South Africa

On the road to autonomous driving:   Fourth leg of the Intelligent World Drive Road traffic in South Africa presents some very special challenges: different road surfaces, wildlife on rural roads and many pedestrians in the city as well as in the interurban traffic who often cross lanes completely unexpectedly. Automated and autonomous vehicles have to […]

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This is the McLaren Senna — your true F1 successor

In a world where the word “hypercar” is synonymous with a Formula 1-style hybrid driveline, insane amounts of power and enough teasers to make your head spin, McLaren introduces its latest hypercar — the P1’s successor — with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that spins just the rear wheels. Dubbed the McLaren Senna, after legendary racer Ayrton Senna, the newest Ultimate Series […]

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Morgan teases its most extreme road car to date

When it comes to building traditional sports cars, no other company in the world (that we can name, at least) is steeped in as much tradition and history as Britain’s Morgan Motor Company. Founded in 1910 by Harry Frederick Stanley Morgan, the company’s products look much the same today as they have going back almost […]

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FIRST DRIVE: The 2018 BMW M5 – Monster Power Meets Grip King

 In the world of sports sedans, the BMW M5 has always been the benchmark, from the decades-old E28 generation to the fans’ darling E60 and its V10 naturally aspirated engine. Its bloodline now stretches across six generations with the arrival of this latest F90 model which brings a novelty to the M brand – the […]

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Mini might make its entire lineup electric, but switching to EVs won’t be easy

Since acquiring the Mini trademark over a decade ago, BMW has not shied away from playing up the hot-hatch image of the brand — and that goes for the cars’ exhaust soundtracks. But BMW may soon have another, much quieter role for its small British division in mind as the German parent company maneuvers toward […]

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Waymo’s self-driving car fleet clips 4-million mile mark, set to kick off self-driving taxi service

Four million miles down, unlimited potential to go. Waymo’s fleet of self-driving cars has officially reached the four-million-mile mark in about eight years of total operation. And in the coming months, the company will launch a self-driving taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona, for the public to use. The pace of those self-driving miles has accelerated, and […]

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Rolls-Royce Phantom named “Luxury Car of the Year”

The Rolls-Royce Phantom has earned BBC Top Gear Magazine’s coveted ‘Luxury Car of the Year’, just weeks after its global media launch on the banks of Lake Lucerne in Vitznau, Switzerland. Referred to by the cognoscenti as ‘the best car in the world’, the eighth generation Phantom continues to earn plaudits from the world’s most […]

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JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8 IS WORLD’S FASTEST FOUR-DOOR CAR, WITH RECORD NÜRBURGRING NORDSCHLEIFE LAP

 Jaguar’s SVO-developed XE SV Project 8 is now the world’s fastest four-door car, following a production-intent prototype’s record lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The incredible time of 7min 21.2sec is nearly 11 seconds quicker than the previous fastest sedan around the legendary 20.76km German circuit and puts the 441kW Project 8 ahead of some of […]

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Royal Enfield revives 650cc twin motorcycles from its storied past

Royal Enfield, the world’s longest-continuously operating motorcycle company, reached back into its history by re-introducing the Interceptor model at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, on November 7. The new Interceptor, powered by a new 650cc parallel-twin engine, represents a departure from the company’s long-standing reliance on 350cc and 500cc singles, which began with […]

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5,000-horsepower Devel Sixteen debuts in production trim

Dubai’s Devel shocked the world four years ago when it announced plans for a 5,000-horsepower, V-16-powered car capable of speeds over 300 mph. At the time, the company rolled out a crudely built prototype that looked like it was hastily put together in a back shed somewhere. It goes without saying that we were skeptical. […]

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Walter Röhrl says Porsche 911 GT2 RS too fast for Nürburgring

It can be argued performance cars have reached a new golden age, an era defined by high horsepower, trick engineering, and incredible aerodynamic feats. However, one prominent figure, none other than famed Porsche driver Walter Röhrl, believes modern cars are now too fast for high-speed Nürburgring laps. The famed driver told Drive on Monday that […]

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This is the 755-hp 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

We’ve seen it for more than a year in spy photos testing at the Nurburgring, Laguna Seca and on city streets. Now, a couple days before the Dubai motor show we finally get a look at the mighty Corvette ZR1 in all its camo-free glory. With its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 boasting 755 hp and 715 lb-ft, if this is the C7 […]