Monthly Archives: December 2011

Lamborghini Aventador runs all the way up to 230 mph

You ever get the feeling that automakers are understating the performance capabilities of their cars? Some do, and some don’t. But it appears that Lamborghini has undershot the v-max on its latest mid-engine V12 supercar, the Aventador LP700-4. Although Sant’Agata … Continue reading

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This is a 250-horsepower, Ferrari-powered quad

We really should just shut up and let the absurdity of this contraption sink in for a spell, but the details of the Lazareth Wazuma V8F are just to insane to leave unmentioned. A 3.0-liter Ferrari V8 lies at the … Continue reading

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Faralli & Mazzanti reveals exclusive new Evantra

What’s in a name? That depends who you ask. And that will also determine whether you think it’s a big deal or not that Faralli & Mazzanti have changed the name of their latest model before it even hit the … Continue reading

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Online Find of the Day: Zagato 575 GTZ puts the rare in Ferrari

There was a golden era of coachbuilding Ferrari models, and there is the modern era of coachbuilding Ferraris. In between there was very little such activity, but its rebirth was heralded largely by the coupe you see here. As the … Continue reading

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Morgan pushes back EvaGT launch to incorporate advanced magnesium alloys

Automakers delay the market launch of new products all the time. Particularly small automakers. But most of the time it’s because the vehicle just isn’t ready, not because they want to make it better than originally envisioned. Yet that’s just … Continue reading

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Corvette Z06 tops Motor Trend list of shortest-stopping vehicles

Any modern performance car worth buying puts just as much emphasis on stopping as it does on going. After all, what’s the point in being able to hit ludicrous speed if you can’t manage to get it back down without … Continue reading

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Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster headed for Geneva

What’s the only thing better than a 700-horsepower super-coupe? Why, a 700-horsepower supercar roadster, of course! Since the last two V12 supercars from Lamborghini – the Diablo and Murcielago (not to mention the Reventon) – both spawned open-top derivatives, we … Continue reading

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Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster coming to Geneva

It’s amazing what a company like Aston Martin can do with what essentially amounts to two product families. Discounting the Toyota-built Cygnet and the exclusive One-77, the company’s entire line-up is based around either the Vantage or the DB9. While … Continue reading

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Bugatti says “Happy Birthday” with unique Veyron Super Sport Edition Merveilleux

It’s not every day that a unique Bugatti debuts. But it sure seems that way. The ultra-high-end automaker cranks out unique one-off versions of the Veyron for discerning and well-heeled customers around the world, and this is their latest. Called … Continue reading

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Alfa Romeo 4C speeds into production with £45,000 price tag

Imagine your dream car. What might it include? Lightweight carbon-fiber construction, high-tech engine behind the seats, legendary Italian badge on the nose…. The thing is, that usually means a big fat price tag that runs well into the six figures, … Continue reading

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Chevy releases COPO Camaro concept drag racing featurette

It seems you can’t offer a pony car these days without also making available a full race-spec drag racing version. Ford was first with its Cobrajet, then came Dodge with the Mopar Challenger Drag Pak, and soon we’ll have an … Continue reading

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Lotus Exige to get V6 power, Esprit gets optional hybrid

Autocar has the skinny on the next-generation Lotus Exige and Esprit. Dany Bahar, Group Lotus chief executive, dropped a few details on both models while speaking to the publication about the renewal of his contract with the sports car maker. … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Estate preparing to storm the supermarket

Yes. A thousand times, yes. It’s no secret that we – and every other automotive enthusiast on the plant – love insanely fast wagons. So it comes as no surprise that we’re seriously excited to see this, the Mercedes-Benz C63 … Continue reading

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Infamous Bugatti offshore excursion going to trial for insurance fraud

It appears the gentleman who piloted his Bugatti Veyron into a Texas lagoon has run into a spot of legal trouble. The insurance company that paid out $2 million for the trashed exotic is calling fraud on the whole scenario, … Continue reading

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Koenigsegg Agera gets official Guinness World Record for quickest 0-300-0 km/h

Koenigsegg is officially amazing, at least according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The well-known record-keeping organization has granted the Koenigsegg Agera the record of quickest 0-300-0 kilometers per hour by a two-seat production car. The time? A scant … Continue reading

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