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Categories: Exotics

Bugatti Chief Talks Of 16C Galibier

On: Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 3:12PM | By: Chris Weiss

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It's been about two years since Bugatti first revealed its completely over-the-top 16C Galibier, essentially a sedan version of the Veyron. Since that time, the company has toyed with us, hinting that it would send the four-seater to production, but never quite coming out and saying it. With Veyron production all but over, and no other successor in sight, we read between the lines and figured that official 16C Galibier confirmation was on the way. And Bugatti isn't disappointing.

Reports based on a conversation between Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Durheimer and German magazine Auto Motor und Sport indicate that Bugatti's next car will indeed be a four-seater. The report is open-ended enough to believe that the new car could be based, either strictly or loosely, on the 16C concept. In addition to having four seats, the car will offer plenty of trunk space.

Video: Polish Supercar Gets Down to Business

On: Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 12:35PM | By: Chris Weiss

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About two months ago, we reported with much shock that Poland has its very own supercar—okay, perhaps "very own" is too strong, since the styling is inspired by [ripped off] Lamborghini, and its engine is all- American. Still, though the eastern European nation that finds itself at more than its share of bad jokes has a supercar that it can call its own.

Since that unveil, we've been itching (or not really thinking about) how this car performs. Question [or lack thereof] answered.

Feebay's Top Five Sales Now 40 Percent Fords!

On: Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 4:21PM | By: Andrew W Davis

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Though most in-person auto auctions are realizing a rebound in vehicle sales prices, this “recovery” apparently has yet to hit eBay, as it’s still red-number—that’s the color the site uses on its “completed listings” to denote cars that didn’t sell—city.

Compared to my July 6th feature you can see elsewhere on this site, the prices this go-round are farther apart—both in terms of dollar amount and “page” numbers—and only one of them was for a Lamborghini.

2013 Aston Martin Cygnet: Not A Bond Girl in Sight!

On: Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 9:04AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

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My, the world has changed, hasn't it? It seems like only yesterday a young, virile Sean Connery was racing around in an Aston Martin DB5, beating the villains, getting the girl, and all was right with the world. Ever since the time of Goldfinger, Aston Martin has still kept a very Bond-like cachet about it that exuded from most every model they have created for public consumption—a subtle "Yes, I am a little better than you" attitude that seemed somehow... accepted... over the course of time. But, all that glitz and glamor seems to have come and gone with the advent of the Aston Martin Cygnet.


New Details on Ferrari 458 Spyder

On: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 11:43AM | By: Chris Weiss

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We all know that a convertible version of the 458 Spyder is the next Ferrari on the docket. Ferrari told us so via Fiat. Apparently, the open-top version of Ferrari's award-winning mid-level coupe is coming pretty soon, because Maranello has already started showing it off to potential buyers. One such VIP has done a little yammering, providing a few details on the upcoming convertible.

2012 Maserati GTC: We're Impressed.

On: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 8:14AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

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In the world of luxury sport convertibles, there are plenty of options available, and the choice you make depends on how deep your pockets are and how much of an impression you want to make. If you have the cash to spend, there is almost certainly a car that can meet or, more than likely, exceed your expectations.

Choices like the Jaguar XK convertible and Porsche 911 cabriolet offer plenty of open-air performance, while cars like the Mercedes SL and the new BMW 650i drop-tops promise to provide plenty of all-around style, comfort, and enough excitement to get the blood pumping on most empty highway on-ramps. But, maybe all of those very capable cars are just not enough.

Fisker Karma Deliveries Begin [Finally]

On: Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:20PM | By: Chris Weiss

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The Fisker Karma may not perform quite like the Bugatti Veyron just yet, but it is one of the most compelling plug-ins that we've seen yet. And after nothing but delay after delay after price increase after delay, it's finally making its way out to customers.

Despite reports that Leonardo DiCaprio would be the very first to receive his Karma, the automaker kept it a little closer to home for its first delivery. Fisker Chairman Ray Lane took the keys to the very first Karma (in somewhat of a creepy, over the top moment, if you ask me), and ushered in the official Fisker era. Lane's Karma is a 2012 Signature Series in 'Silver Mirage.'

Lamborghini Estoque To Spawn Four-Seat Convertible

On: Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 8:56AM | By: Chris Weiss

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It seems a little early to start talking about Lamborghini sedan spin-offs. After all, official word is that a potential sedan model is still in hot competition with an SUV for the coveted third spot in Lambo's line. So keep in mind this is a rumor built on top of a rumor.

According to Top Speed, Lamborghini is already planning a convertible version of its sedan. The convertible would hit the market about two years after the hard-topped model.

Latest Ferrari Design Comes From Hong Kong

On: Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 11:43AM | By: Chris Weiss

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The fluid lines and perfect curves of Ferrari can originate nowhere else but the style and design capital that is Italy. Or at least that's what we thought. Eternita, the winner of the Ferrari World Design Contest, is as uncompromisingly attractive as most any Ferrari, but it doesn't come from Italy, or Europe. It comes from a group of South Korean students, and it beats out an entry from Turin, to boot.

The design was created by three students from Hongzik University in South Korea: Kim Cheong Ju, Ahn Dre and Lee Sahngseok. They beat 50 other entries from universities around the world.

New Transmission To Give Future Fiskers Veyron-Level Performance?

On: Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 9:01AM | By: Chris Weiss

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Henrik Fisker. He's a man that I'm beginning to know for two distinctly different reasons. Reason 1: He designs a helluva beautiful car. Reason 2: He tends to make bold (exaggerated?) claims like few other top-level execs that I've seen.

A few months ago, Fisker prophetized that electric cars are poised to be as successful as smartphones and flat-screen TVs. Possible, but way too early to tell. Currently, that just looks like overconfidence and exaggeration.

This week, Fisker made an equally bold, possibly foolish, proclamation: a new gearbox that's under development will one day help electric cars to deliver "Veyron levels of performance."

McLaren To Change MP4-12C Based On Driver Input

On: Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 11:53AM | By: Chris Weiss

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I highly doubt any customer complained about the lack of fruitiness in the McLaren MP4-12C. In fact, the words "fruity" and "McLaren" don't really belong in the same sentence, lest you happen to be transporting a fruit basket to a sick relative by way of MP4-12C. Still, McLaren has made a few alterations to its mid-engined muscle car, and at least one component has gotten "fruitier."