Throughout The Car Industry
In a statement that confirms persisent rumors on the future of Porsche's engine offerings, a Porsche exedcutive has revealed that the firm is looking to a turobocharged future when it comes to the 911 model family. This would eliminate the naturally aspirated engine from the 911 family—with the exception of the GT3 RS—in a bid to improve fuel efficency and performance.
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WOOO!! Gas Monkey Garage founder Richard Rawlings has just bought a car that’s almost as flamboyant as he is (almost). The legendary hotrod builders known as The Ring Brothers have just auctioned off their 600hp creation at the recent Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. And Rawlings decided to “get him some of that”...
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Every car company that can is making serious hay out of every anniversary they can find. Problem is, in a lot of cases, there have to be some asterisks slipped in due to, say, Chevy never producing a 1983 model Corvette, yet claiming an unbroken chain of manufacture since its introduction in 1953.
Posted In: Aftermarket, Auctions, Auto Shows, Car News, Concept Cars, Exotics, Miscellaneous, Special / Limited Edition
Tags: Sam Pack RM Auctions T-Bird Ford Lincoln Thunderbird Mark X Sports Roadster Supercharged 2003 2004
Ford Plans "Halo Model" Intro at NAIAS 2015. Let's Pray They've Learned Something in the Past Decade.
Ten years ago, at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show, Ford unveiled what they thought would be accepted as the successor—“spiritually”, at least—to the 1960s phenomenal Ford GT/GT 40. Billed—by Ford, naturally—as “the world’s mightiest supercar”, it featured a mid-mounted, quad-turboed six-liter V12 said to put 720 horsepower and 660 lb.-ft. of torque to the rear wheels.
Posted In: Auto Shows, Car News, Concept Cars, Exotics, Rumors, Special / Limited Edition
Tags: Ford GT90 GT GT40 Le Mans racing NAIAS Detroit Auto Show 2005 2011 2015 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Hellcat
Following its failure to secure vital funding to continue its operations, after seeking approval for the Netherlands version of Chaper 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month, Dutch automaker Spyker revealed that it has formally filed for full bankruptcy, ending all hope that the company could be saved.
In an interesting move that few in the industry saw coming, Aston Martin has poached an executive from Lotus and has accquired chief testing and development engineer Matt Becker in perhaps a broader bid to further hone its ambitious plans at reinventing itself.
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Despite not recieving the official green light for production from parent firm Volkswagen Group, Lamborghini has already revealed some of the plans it has for production of the Urus SUV, which would be the Italian performance brand's first SUV offering since the infamous LM002 of the 1980s and early 1990s.
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Amid a surge of demand for its hyperefficent i8 supercar, BMW is considering a significant increase in production. The unexpected levels of demand have emerged following the car's launch to dealerships, and BMW wants to increase inventory to maintain the present level of momentum that the i8 has initiated among consumers.
Being the head of Russia’s government has its perks, even in these post-Soviet days. As proof, President Vladimir Putin is pushing ahead with plans for a fleet of custom-built vehicles that would turn even the wealthiest dot-com billionaires green with envy. Dubbed “Project Cortege,” the initiative formally started in 2011, after earlier efforts were put on hold due to economic and financial issues.
Posted In: Aftermarket, Car News, Driving, Exotics, Miscellaneous
Tags: luxury autos, russian cars, soviet autos, fleets, Trabant 601, Lada Niva
Back in 2002, Mercedes relaunched the Maybach brand to compete with Rolls Royce and Bentley at the top of the market. The ultra-lux brand quickly found favor with Asian moguls and American rappers, but high production costs and low volume led to its demise in 2012. Mercedes is hoping that the third time will be the charm, however, as they once again resurrect the Maybach name for a bespoke version of the new S-Class. So break out those gold chains and get ready for the reeeeeeeemix!
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Jaguar has taken the wraps off the future of its popular F-Type sportscar earlier today by unveiling a new member to the family: the 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe. The model will bring all-wheel drive to the F-type lineup for the first time ever in a bid to increase sales, while also making the F-Type a four-season performance star.
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