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Categories: Exotics

Maybach 125 Birthday Edition

On: Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 2:36PM | By: Chris Weiss

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This year marks the 125th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz, and, by extension, the modern automobile itself. In 1886, Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz each crafted a version of an automobile with internal combustion engine, paving the way to the automobile transportation era that we still enjoy today. Another prominent German player at the time was Willhelm Maybach.

Fast forward to 2011, and all those players are united under Daimler AG. And Mercedes has spent much of this year celebrating its quasquicentennial with special editions and concepts. The latest is a Maybach one-off unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Rimac Shows Us What 2,800 lb-ft Of Electric Torque Is All About

On: Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:56AM | By: Chris Weiss

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After a few teasers, Rimac has officially presented its Concept One at the Frankfurt Motor Show. We're not holding our breath for a production version of this 1,000-HP, 200-MPH electric supercar, but we must say: Rimac knows how to make a fine-looking automobile.

Four Of Feebay's September Top Five Sales Are VWs! Honestly!

On: Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 9:03AM | By: Andrew W Davis

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For those of you not in-the-know there might be some confusion with my headline. “You’re wrong, writer guy,” you say. “Any fool knows that Bentleys are English and Lamborghinis are Italian.”

Well, Any Fool, you’re wrong, and here’s why: Audi owns Lamborghini and Volkswagen—no lie—owns Bentley. VW owns Audi, too, by the way. And seeing as how Porsche is now part of the VeeDub empire, apart from Mercedes-Benz’ Maybach brand, it’s an (almost) all-VW show.

So, as I said at the outset, the second-most to fifth-most expensive cars on eBay are Volkswagens, to the tune of $1.3 million out of the $1.7 million total. I know! Did I just blow your mind or what?!

2012 DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupe

On: Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 12:20PM | By: Peter C Sessler

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Well, here’s another good looking race car put out by Mercedes-Benz. Here at Autoshopper.com, we get excited when another Mercedes-Benz product becomes available, even if this isn’t a production car—it is a racer. Actually, the DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé will succeed the AMG Mercedes C-Class, which is the most successful vehicle in the 27-year history of the DTM (touring car racing), having scored 84 victories in 156 races and five driver’s titles.


First Look: Eterniti Supercar

On: Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 3:01PM | By: Chris Weiss

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The 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show has been the breaking out party for Eterniti, a London-based, independent luxury car manufacturer. The company debuted at the Frankfurt show with the launch of its first model—the Hemera SUV. Since that car is basically just a tuned Porsche Cayenne, and I don't even like the Cayenne, I'm much more interested in Eterniti's second model—an unnamed supercar that it teased in sketch form.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale

On: Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 12:50PM | By: Chris Weiss

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One of the last Lamborghini Gallardos that we're likely to see before Lambo's entry level coupe is replaced, the Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale has made its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In addition to lots of extra consonants and vowels, the new Gallardo packs extra power and performance into a gorgeous red package.

Inspired by the race-spec Gallardos that compete in Lamborghini's Blancpain Super Trofeo series, the LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale (damn, that's a mouthful) packs a powerful punch in a street-legal package. You don't have to go far to realize that the new Gallardo gets 10 extra horses over the LP560-4—570 horses drawn from the 5.2-liter V-10 engine at 8,000 rpm. The car delivers 480 lb-ft at 6,500 rpm.

The NSX Rises Again: Honda Confirms A Sports Car Under Development

On: Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:50AM | By: Chris Weiss

The NSX Rises Again: Honda Confirms A Sports Car Under Development test 2

Toyota has the Lexus LFA. Nissan has the GT-R. Currently, the only member of the Japanese Big 3 to not have its own flagship sports car is the one that boasted the top Japanese sports car a short decade ago. Back in the 1990s and early 2000s, the Acura NSX was the supercar from Japan. And not too long after its discontinuation in 2005, rumors of a successor began popping up regularly. Now, Honda has confirmed that it is indeed working on a new flagship sports car.

According to Autocar, Honda CEO Takanobu Ito confirmed that the automaker is working on an NSX successor on the night before the Frankfurt Motor Show began.

Fisker Goes Surfing

On: Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 10:42AM | By: Chris Weiss

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Love it or leave it, it looks like we're going to have to get used to high-end shooting brakes. At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari created a stir—and some conflicting opinions--with the FF. And now, green sports car staple Fisker has made its own statement with the Surf Concept, a range-extending hybrid shooting brake based on the Karma.

Jaguar C-X16 Hybrid Concept

On: Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 10:49AM | By: Chris Weiss

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Around this time last year, Jaguar stole the Paris Motor Show with its ultra-awesome C-X75 concept. Not only was the concept a sexy hybrid supercar with jet turbine technology, and not only was it Jaguar's first supercar since the ever-lust-ible XJ-220, but it kind of came out of left field and overshadowed more anticipated debuts, like the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. It was show car through and through.

This year, Jaguar expands the C-X hybrid concept family with the C-X16. A look at a future entry-level sports coupe, the C-X16 isn't quite the show-stealer that the C-X75 was, but it's a car that more of the world has a chance at owning. And it's pretty sexy in its own right.

Rolls-Royce Is Bustin' Out All Over, Part 2: Now It's The FACTORY That's Expanding

On: Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 1:35PM | By: Andrew W Davis

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It’s true: the global financial crisis is not only over, it’s been drawn, quartered, salted, burned, and cast to the winds. How else could ultra-luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce have not only hit its maximum plant capacity, but exceeded it?

Here’s their PR department's typically understated (read: "English") way of saying it: “The Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood in West Sussex is to expand in the months ahead. The news follows significant growth in worldwide sales over the last 18 months and a greater demand from customers for highly personalised Rolls-Royce Ghost and Phantom models.”

Or: Makin’ a killin’ is their business, and business is GOOD….

Lotus Teaser More Of A Baffler

On: Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 9:41AM | By: Chris Weiss

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As the hours wound down to the Frankfurt Motor Show, the automotive-teasing infrastructure went into overdrive. Companies frantically tried to tease, detail, and debut their Frankfurt wares in hopes that they'd be among the most interesting stories in Germany.

For its part, Lotus used an interesting strategy: leave everyone scratching their heads and wondering what the hell it's even teasing.