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Infiniti Confirms 550-HP Flagship

On: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 4:11PM | By: Chris Weiss


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After much ado and "will it or won't it" was made about the possibility of an Infiniti flagship, Nissan's luxury brand has confirmed that it's working on a 550-hp "performance machine." The new car is part of a "massive product offensive."

The confirmation was made in a message sent to Infiniti owners and fans. The greater subject was a change in the company's model-naming structure.


Visions Of Supercars Dance In Santa's Head

On: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 9:50AM | By: Chris Weiss


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For centuries, Santa has instilled joy and wonder into the hearts of the world's youth by way of a reindeer-driven sleigh. A few luxury-car and supercar manufacturers have decided that Santa needs an upgrade. The world's population is growing, after all, so a little extra speed will help Santa cover his entire list with check marks.

We've seen Santa-mobiles before, but it seems like there's some growing competition this year. Within a few days, Lamborghini, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz each released visions about what Santa should be driving in the future.


The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet In Action (Video)

On: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 10:26AM | By: Chris Weiss


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Hypercar manufacturers like Bugatti and Pagani sure do love special edition models. The latest to show its skin is the Grand Sport Venet, an artsy supercar that was designed specifically for Art Basel Miami Beach.

More so than nearly any other car line, the Veyron is defined by numbers. It packs a knee-quaking combination of 1,001 horses (or 1,200 in Super Sport tune) and 16 cylinders. It can hit 62 mph in an eye-blinkingly quick 2.5 seconds. The Super Sport version holds the world record at 267.8 mph. And on and on.


Orlando Festivals Of Speed November 30 - December 2

On: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 2:28PM | By: David Walter


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Last June, I told you to mark your calendars, and now, the time has almost arrived. The Festivals of Speed will be returning to Orlando, Florida November 30 - December 2.

If (like me) you're not a big fan of cold weather, then Orlando is the place to be come early December. And (again, like me) you enjoy delicious food, wine, cigars and stunning exotic cars, planes and boats, then Orlando is the only place to be! So even if you forgot to mark your calendars back in June, it's not too late to make it out to the Festivals of Speed.

There you’ll find the sights, sounds, smells and tastes you’d expect from the Festivals of Speed:

Friday (November 30), it all kicks off with the Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception featuring delicious foods and drinks, a silent auction and poker tournament benefitting the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, a high-energy jazz orchestra and – of course – a collection of exotic cars at the Orlando International Airport.

Saturday (December 1st), the Festivals host an exclusive Wine Connoisseurs’ Dinner and Louis XIII de Rémy Martin tasting experience. 

And Sunday (December 2nd), the Festivals conclude with the Motorsports Collection Display of more than 300 exotic cars, motorcycles, boats and aircraft at the beautiful Grande Lakes property.

Read on for more information ... and see you there!


 

Confirmation Of Porsche's 458 Fighter

On: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 2:30PM | By: Chris Weiss


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We've been hearing tell of a mid-level Porsche supercar since around the time Stuttgart made the 918 Spyder official. The car would slide between the 911 line-up and the 918 Spyder hybrid, going after the turf occupied by cars like the Ferrari 458 Italia and McLaren MP4-12C. A new report confirms the car is indeed in development.

Porsche chief Matthias Muller told Auto Express that Porsche is indeed working on a Ferrari 458 competitor. Muller stopped short of naming the car, but basic Porsche common sense tells us that it should be a three-digit number beginning with 9. Rumor has it, that number is 961.


Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 5 (Editors' Favorites)

On: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 5:25PM | By: David Walter


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This year's Lake Mirror Classic brought so many interesting cars that we're gonna have to split it up in multiple posts!

We now present our favorites from the Lake Mirror Classic. Now, we could've easily chosen then most expensive or popular cars, but we didn't. We searched for the cars that truly stood out - even if they only stood out to us ourselves.

Read on to see our favorites!


Bugatti Thinking 1,600-HP, 288-MPH Veyron

On: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 3:00PM | By: Chris Weiss


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The Bugatti Veyron is already the fastest car in the world. It's also one of the most powerful and expensive. There's nary a bragging right left for the ultimate symbol of power and excess, but that isn't stopping Bugatti from developing an even more extreme version.

Automobile magazine reports that Bugatti is working on a 1,600-hp SuperVeyron. That's right - the car actually may be called the "SuperVeyron," not to be confused with the current Veyron Super Sport and its measly 1,200 ponies.


Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 4 (1953-2012)

On: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 4:33PM | By: David Walter


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This year's Lake Mirror Classic brought so many interesting cars that we're gonna have to split it up in multiple posts!

This time we're showcasing cars spanning from 1953 all the way up the all new Fisker Karma. Notice how far cars and trucks have come along in the last 60 years!

Stay tuned for our favorites from the show and more.


Lexus LF-LC Concept Looks Happy In Blue

On: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 3:51PM | By: Chris Weiss


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We already knew the Lexus LF-LC was quite a looker, but a new coat of blue paint shows that it looks good in whatever it's wearing. Lexus debuted the LF-LC Blue concept at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show, keeping chatter alive about a concept sports car that might eventually see production.

Lexus debuted the original LF-LC - which looked mighty fine in red, too - at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, later hinting at the possibility of production. For the Australian show, Lexus covered the car in Opal Blue. Not that it needed an excuse for the luscious paint, but the color is actually linked to Australia by way of the semi-precious opal stone found in the Outback.


Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 2

On: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 4:40PM | By: David Walter


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If you missed Part 1 of our coverage of the Lake Mirror Classic, feel free to check it out here – although, Part 1 was sort of a teaser leading up to now.

In the next few days, we’ll be bringing you pictures and info on some of the coolest cars we’ve seen in a while. As for now, here are some great shots from Friday and Saturday (October 19 – 20).


Mercedes Benz G55 AMG Goes Purple

On: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 3:29PM | By: Chris Weiss


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When you look at the clean, sharp edges and punishing demeanor of the Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, the last thing you should be thinking is, "Boy, that sucker would look good in 'I Love You' purple." But the SEMA auto show is all about making a scene with loud colors and elaborate body kits, so that's how Wald International decided to go about its business.

The Wald Black Bison G55 was created in conjunction with Toyo Tires, Jonari and several other partners. What makes this "bison" stand out the most, especially if it were to ever see any actual off-road action, is its matte purple wrap.