2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8, 2017 Shelby GT350, Miura body in white: This Week’s Top Photos

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2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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This big, bad Aston Martin Vantage is a new variant thought to be called the GT8. It’s a track-focused version of the Aston Martin sports car derived from the Vantage GTE racer competing in the World Endurance Championship. It’s likely to  be the last Vantage special before the next-generation car arrives.

Updated Audi S3 Sportback (European spec)

Updated Audi S3 Sportback (European spec)

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This week Audi took the wraps off an updated version of its A3 compact. Among the updates are revised looks, a new engine and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The sporty S3 has also been given a power boost to 310 horsepower, though this figure is for the European market and may differ in the United States.

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

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Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has enhanced its Mustang Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R for the 2017 model year. Key among the enhancements is the standard Track Package, previously an available option priced at $6,500. There are also some new colors like this stunning Ruby Red Metallic.

2017 Acura NSX production at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio

2017 Acura NSX production at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio

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This week we took a look inside Acura’s new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. This is where the company will build its new NSX supercar. The Honda version of the car will also be built here for worldwide sale.

Lamborghini Miura at 2016 Techno Classica

Lamborghini Miura at 2016 Techno Classica

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Here’s something you don’t see every day. This is a Lamborghini Miura body in white. It’s the stripped-out frame of a Miura SV, actually. The car, chassis number 5030, is midway through a restoration process at Lamborghini’s Polo Storico classic car department and looks absolutely beautiful in its naked form.

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale

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Another classic beauty we saw this week was a 1964 Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] 275 GTB/C Speciale, possibly the most valuable car in the world!. It’s one of just three examples ever built, and the only one with a racing pedigree. The car is owned by millionaire Preston Henn and currently sitting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Mazzanti Evantra V8

Mazzanti Evantra V8

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You may not be familiar with Mazzanti but you will be soon. The Italian supercar marque is the maker of the 751-horsepower Evantra. The company this week announced plans for a new model, code-named the EV-R, which is claimed to be the most powerful street-legal model to come out of Italy. Yes, the Ferrari LaFerrari is about to get some local competition.

2016 Tesla Model S P90D and Boeing 737 drag race

2016 Tesla Model S P90D and Boeing 737 drag race

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This week we saw an exhibition drag race between a Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S P90D and a Qantas Boeing 737. You can see how it all went down in this video.

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