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Mazda’s new rotary-engined sports car concept

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Blog, Featured, News | 0 comments

Mazda’s new rotary-engined sports car concept

Image via AutoCar Mazda this week confirmed that its sports car concept headed to this week’s Tokyo motor show will feature a new generation of rotary engine, and will have a two-door, two-seat design. The new engine, dubbed SkyActiv-R, was confirmed by the company’s head of research and development Kiyoshi Fujiwara. Speaking to Autocar this week, Fujiwara said: “People think rotary can not meet modern Eco demands. The SkyActiv engineers worked on rotary and have it cutting edge tech. It is an essential part of our DNA and...

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McLaren turns back the clock with tribute act to ‘Can-Am’ old-timers

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

McLaren turns back the clock with tribute act to ‘Can-Am’ old-timers

Next spring will mark the 50th anniversary of the racing series that saw McLaren’s ‘Can-Am’ rise to the very top of motor racing. And the Woking-based car developer intends to celebrate in style. Introducing, the spectacular 650S ‘Can-Am’, commemorating the great cars that dominated European racing in the 1960s and 1970s. The original ‘Can-Am’ and the new 650S ‘Can-Am’, side by side. Image via Top Gear. With just 50 examples worldwide – all of which are 650S spiders – McLaren goes back in time with style to produce a...

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Aston Martin working on 1000bhp electric powered car

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Aston Martin working on 1000bhp electric powered car

Yes, you did read the title correctly. Aston Martin really is developing an all-electric powered car with twice the break horsepower as most of their gas-powered cars. And as outrageous as that sounds, the car will bring a new dimension to Aston Martin’s British classics by adding to their thrilling Rapide series that have blessed the British super-saloon industry since 2010. Now entering a new era of motoring, the company have placed a 2017 release date on the electrically powered performance car that will no doubt blow our minds when it...

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Ferrari reveals its ridiculously fast F12tdf

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Ferrari reveals its ridiculously fast F12tdf

Image via This Is Money With the power of more than nine Ford Fiesta’s combined, the Ferrari F12tdf was released into our lives this week, accompanied by details that made our mouths water. Incredibly, the new Ferrari can in just 3 seconds reach 62mph from a standstill – and boy will it look good doing so. Using the same 6.2-litre V12 engine as the Berlinetta, the F12tdf packs a colossal 769bhp and has a top speed three times that of the legal UK speed limit. That means a 0-62mph time of 2.9 seconds – faster than you can...

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The New BMW M2 Breaks Cover

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

It’s been one of the worst kept secrets of the the last few months, but the BMW M2 ,which in our view is the true spiritual successor to the E30 M3 is finally here. The video above is typically BMW, showing a taste of what the car is capable of on track – 7.58 ‘ring time is quick enough for a car of this ilk. The eagle eyed will notice the 1M and the E30 M3 giving chase before and after some tweaks on the M2 but did you also see the nod to the E46 and some shredded tyres? Short and sweet, we like it. The M4 is now bigger...

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Lexus unveils fully driveable cardboard car

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Lexus unveils fully driveable cardboard car

How many cardboard sheets does it take to build a car? 1,700 apparently. In an amazing effort,  Japanese car brand Lexus used 1,700 individually shaped cardboard sheets to create a fully functional replica of its IS saloon mode. Inspired by origami, the full-size sculpture was produced as a celebration of the human craftsmanship behind each Lexus car. London-based companies LaserCut Works and Scales and Models were commissioned to complete the project, which took a total of three months to complete. The studios were provided with a 3D...

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Is the Tesla Model X the best car ever?

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Is the Tesla Model X the best car ever?

The recent news of the Tesla Model X was met with great excitement, but is it the best car ever? Dan Casey & Kyle Hill from Nerdist seem to think so… or at least they joke about the idea. In their tongue in cheek review below they declare it above all other cars, past and present. But what has got the two American’s raving about the Model X? Find out by watching the Nerdist review.

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Tesla unveils Model X electric car

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Tesla unveils Model X electric car

Image via BBC News Silicon Valley electric car-maker Tesla has launched its third model to date. Model X is a sports-utility vehicle distinguished by its double-hinged “falcon wing” rear doors, which unfurl themselves upwards to help parents put their children inside. We’ve waited a while for Model X and the unveiling comes almost two years later than originally planned. Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, acknowledged that the “difficulty in engineering” some of the parts involved had been greater than he had originally...

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The Bloodhound car aiming for land speed record unveiled

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

The Bloodhound car aiming for land speed record unveiled

This week the design team behind the Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car put its near-complete vehicle on show in London. Around 8,000 people are expected to come and view it in Canary Wharf on Friday and Saturday. The Bloodhound super-sonic car has been built to smash the current land speed record of 763mph (1,228km/h) set by another British car, Thrust SSC, in 1997. The new machine is due to start running in 2016 on a special track that has been prepared for it in South Africa. The aim at first will be to do 800mph (1,287km/h). The team wants to...

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Not so Mini – Larger Mini models planned

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Not so Mini – Larger Mini models planned

Image via AutoCar Mini officials have warned that the latest Clubman won’t be the company’s largest model for long, with an SUV-shaped replacement for the current Countryman already in development. Sebastian Mackensen, Mini’s senior vice president recently had this to say on the Mini philosophy: “I’m not sure who set the traditional size limits for what a Mini should be? Mini doesn’t have to mean small in size. We shouldn’t limit ourselves, although I would add that I wouldn’t expect anything larger...

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The name’s Rover, Land Rover

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

The name’s Rover, Land Rover

  Image via Daily Mail   The news came speeding into our inbox this week that Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its dazzling new selection of motors from the most recent installment of the 007 franchise, something which is sure to engender excitement in both Bond buffs and car enthusiasts alike. The stunning cars, which are bound to get your engines running, were launched by none other than Bond beauty, Naomie Harris, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The cars unveiled included the Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR, and, last but not...

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2016 Lamborghini Huracan Spyder unveiled at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

2016 Lamborghini Huracan Spyder unveiled at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Image via The Telegraph Lambo has dropped the top and unveiled its 2016 Huracan Spyder at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show this week. The soft-top version of Lamborghini’s V10 supercar has a top speed of 201mph and looks absolutely stunning. Officially called the Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder, the new car is powered by the same 602bhp V10 engine as the coupé, sending drive to all four wheels via a seven-speed paddle-shift gearbox. The Spyder’s soft-top roof opens and closes electrically in 17 seconds, and can be operated at speeds up to 31mph....

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