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Scale models and custom fitting to be used to spec each $2.6M Aston Martin Valkyrie

When a customer plans to drop $2.6 million on a single purchase, like they will have to for the Aston Martin Valkyrie, it makes sense for the company in question to ensure the entire process is as personalized as possible. When it comes to Aston Martin's upcoming hypercar, the fitting process is like a tailored suit. Not only must the cut be right, but the...

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Ferrari F12 tdf burns to a crisp on German Autobahn

A Ferrari F12 tdf was burned to a crisp on Thursday on a stretch of German Autobahn. The owner and a passenger were traveling on the A3 Autobahn near the city of Neuwied when the limited-edition supercar caught fire. They told police there was a loud bang and then flames started shooting from the rear. Fortunately they were able to pull over and hop out...

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BMW M CEO says it doesn’t need a hypercar or supercar

Building incredible, limited-run supercars seems to be a hot trend these days, but it's not one BMW's M division plans to partake in. CEO of BMW's M division, Frank van Meel, recently commented on the prospects of an M supercar or hypercar, and he believes such a car isn't needed. The BMW M chief told Motoring the idea of a limited-run hypercar doesn't mesh...

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Hamilton: Mercedes can build a better supercar than Ferrari

Mercedes-Benz is already whipping Ferrari's tail in Formula 1, but the German automaker's star racing driver Lewis Hamilton thinks Mercedes can beat Ferrari in road cars as well. Hamilton revealed his thoughts to Top Gear during Monday's reveal of the Mercedes-AMG Project One. "I've been saying to Mercedes for so long, why...

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5 things you need to know about the Mercedes-AMG Project One

The closest thing to a homologation special we're likely to see out of Formula 1, the Mercedes-AMG Project One is one very special car. On the sidelines of the Frankfurt motor show, we sat down with AMG's Rene Wollman. His business card calls him the Project One's "Project Leader," but he's much more than that. He was the one that AMG boss Tobias Moers...

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Jay Leno welcomes the "holy grail of sports cars," the Ferrari Enzo

Jay Leno once again welcomes noted Ferrari collector David Lee into his garage. This time Lee has brought along his 2003 Ferrari Enzo, which leaves both men pining for the world of high-horsepower naturally aspirated engines. A 6.0-liter V-12 engine will do that to you, especially when it can scream up to a 8,200 rpm redline and spin out 651 horsepower. The...

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Zagato pays homage to the Iso Rivolta with Vision GT supercar concept

It's been a while since we last laid eyes on a concept developed for the Vision Gran Turismo project, a challenge put out by the makers of the "Gran Turismo" video game in 2013 to automakers and design firms to see who could come up with the best design for a grand touring car. The latest entry is from Italian design firm Zagato, which...

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2019 Aston Martin Vanquish spy shots

Aston Martin is just putting the final touches on its redesigned Vantage, and the next model in the automaker's ambitious Second Century plan is a redesigned Vanquish. The new super GT is tentatively slated for a reveal late next year or early 2019, and we have the first spy shots of a test mule. Although the tester looks like the DB11, a closer...

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Ferrari may have built a 458 Italia with a LaFerrari V-12

When the Ferrari 458 Italia debuted, it sung a sweet song via its 4.5-liter V-8 engine. However, it appears the iconic Italian sports car maker fitted one 458 Italia with a 6.3-liter V-12 engine. Not just any V-12 engine, but the LaFerrari's V-12 engine. We know the car is real thanks to a Ferrari collector by the name of Greg23 on Instagram. The collector...

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Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster: Lambo’s newest big-buck bald bull

Like a fine wine, the Lamborghini Aventador must get better. It is Italian after all. First, the coupe got the S treatment and now it's the roadster's turn. Ahead of its Frankfurt auto show debut, Lamborghini on Wednesday unveiled the 2018 Aventador S Roadster. The S suffix is the key here, and it denotes improvements to several areas of the car, including...

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