Daily Archives: March 15, 2018

McLaren 570GT MSO Black Collection is the darker side of the supercar

McLaren Special Operations is the extension of the automaker tasked with bringing extra special versions of its super machines to life. This is often done through bespoke requests made by customers, but sometimes MSO produces a limited run of vehicles designed in a spec of its choosing. We think the MSO folks have been watching "This is Spinal Tap" lately...

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Look out, Jeep: new Ford Bronco teased alongside smaller off-road SUV

Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] revealed it is betting big on SUVs in the future today, and two of those SUVs will be of the off-road variety. We've known about the reborn Bronco, but Ford is also promising a smaller, yet-to-be-named off-roader that we hadn't heard about until now. With the moves, Ford appears to have Jeep squarely in its sites. The Wrangler...

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Hennessey’s Exorcist Camaro is quicker in the 1/4 mile than the Dodge Demon

You can bet Hennessey Performance Engineering had one figure in mind when developing the Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: the Dodge Challenger Demon's 9.65-second quarter-mile time. And it's not a surprise HPE was able to top the 9.65-second time with a 9.57-second quarter-mile run. Hennessey released video evidence of the run in a YouTube video, which shows...

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Mercedes-Maybach dials up the swank, power on S-Class Pullman

You thought you were ballin in the Rolls-Royce Phantom? No, no. For ultimate baller status you need to step up to Mercedes-Benz's S-Class Pullman. That way you'll be in the same company as former popes, kings and queens, and the odd dictator. The latest version is offered by the Maybach sub-brand, and it's just been updated with even more swank and...

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Audi Sport to launch e-tron GT electric super sedan

Audi has confirmed plans for an electric super sedan to be called the e-tron Gran Turismo, or e-tron GT for short. Audi made the confirmation during its annual press conference held Thursday in Ingolstadt, Germany. The automaker also released a teaser shot that hints at a stunning fastback design for the e-tron GT, which will form part of the Audi Sport...

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Christopher Runge brings his automotive works of art to Jay Leno’s Garage

"We've got a $10,000 sound system right here," says Christoper Runge as he points towards the section of his car that houses the engine. Who is Christopher Runge? He's the founder of Runge Cars, which jumped into the spotlight when its "Frankfurt Flyer" was revealed in 2012. That car's official title is FF001, and Runge has since hammered out six more cars...

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2018 Lynk & Co. 03 spy shots

Chinese automaker Geely in 2016 launched the new brand Lynk & Co. with a compact SUV called the 01. A prototype for Lynk & Co.'s second model, a compact sedan, has now been spotted. The car is called the 03 and was previewed during April's 2017 Shanghai auto show by a concept of the same name. The latest spy shots reveal much more detail...

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Kia teases interior of 2019 K900 flagship sedan

Kia on Thursday provided the first glimpse at the interior of its redesigned K900 flagship sedan, which is due on sale later this year as a 2019 model. The glimpse comes in the form of a teaser sketch that hints at an elegant, almost minimalist-like design for the cabin of the new K900. Stitched leather lines the top of the dash and is separated from the...

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No replacement planned for Audi R8 supercar

Late last year we heard that Audi could phase out its R8 supercar after the current model ends its run. Now the automaker's R&D boss Peter Mertens has revealed that there are no plans at present for a successor. “I would say so,” Mertens told Car and Driver when asked to confirm at last week's 2018 Geneva auto show if in fact there were no...

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