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2012 Audi R8 GT

Audi Unleashes Driver-Focused Audi R8 GT

Audi has taken the Audi R8 with the 5.2L FSI V-10 and gave it a similar treatment that Lamborghini gave the Gallardo Superleggera and is calling it the R8 GT. Like the Gallardo, the car has lost about 220 pounds compared to its “normal” R8 brother. In order to lose this weight with the added... read more

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ZF carbon-fiber MacPherson strut

ZF Unveils Carbon-Fiber MacPherson Suspension Strut

Carbon-fiber is seen by many in the auto industry as one of the most effective ways of reducing vehicle weight and improving fuel economy and emissions levels, but the... read more April 12, 2010 by 


 
BMW M3 carbon-fiber roof

BMW Building U.S. Carbon-Fiber Plant For Future Megacity Vehicles

BMW is partnering with carbon-fiber and composites expert SGL Group to build a new manufacturing plant in Moses Lake, Washington that will specialize in lightweight... read more April 6, 2010 by 


 
McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren Automotive Officially Launches As A Car Company

As of today, McLaren is no longer solely a race car manufacturer producing cars seen at Formula 1 events. Now they are officially a car company with the launch of the MP4-12C... read more March 18, 2010 by 


 
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Lamborghini Opens Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory

Carbon-fiber is seen by many in the auto industry as one of the most effective ways of reducing vehicle weight and improving fuel economy and emissions levels, but the... read more October 7, 2009 by 


 
2009 Audi A5 Aluminum Coupe Prototype

Audi A5 Aluminum Prototype Sheds 220-Pounds

In the tradition of the Hollywood weight loss diet, Audi has revealed how to chop almost 220-pounds from its A5 Coupe with its latest Aluminum Prototype. Based around the A5... read more September 30, 2009 by 


 
Elite LMV/R

Elite unveils hardcore, lightweight LMV/R Aston Martin Vantage

There's no shortage of customized or modified Aston Martins, Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches, but few go as all-out toward pure, unadulterated speed as the Elite LMV/R... read more August 4, 2009 by 


 
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Mega gallery: Mansory's 1,100hp Vincero Bugatti Veyron

Customized Bugatti Veyrons are almost as common as the cars themselves, which is to say not common at all. But this particular car, modified by Mansory, is less common than... read more July 17, 2009 by 


 
2010 Nissan GT-R SpecV carbon ceramic brake disc

Brembo forms new joint-venture to bring carbon ceramic brakes to the masses

Seek out any modern supercar and chances are you'll see some carbon ceramic brake discs behind its wheels, often with the Brembo logo emblazoned on them. Now, Brembo is... read more June 2, 2009 by 


 
Schedoni carbon-fiber briefcase

Schedoni unveils new carbon-fiber briefcase

As an expensive and hard to manufacture material, carbon-fiber is usually found in high-end applications such as supercars and airplanes but now an Italian company is... read more May 8, 2009 by 


 
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Wald releases new photos of Nissan GT-R Black Bison

Japanese tuning house Wald International has a wide range of styling and performance kits for nearly every major luxury car brand on the market, but this time the company has... read more April 27, 2009 by 


 
Acer Ferrari 1000

Acer unveils Ferrari 1200 notebook

The somewhat odd tie-up between laptops and supercars has taken another step forward with Acer's latest Ferrari edition laptop, the 1200. This time around the package is a... read more January 30, 2009 by 


 
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IDING Power Ferrari F460GT conversion

With more power and even more aggressive aerodynamics than the factory-built 430 Scuderia, IDING Power's new F460GT offers a new take on a super-performing F430 variant... read more January 26, 2009 by 


 
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Porsche 911-based W3 Triposto extreme custom

Custom Porsche 911s are almost as common as the cars themselves, but the W3 Triposto is not likely to be lumped in with the crowd. With a center-seated driving position... read more January 7, 2009 by 


 
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Prototype carbon fiber child seat takes inspiration from racing

The Art Center College of Design has turned out some of the most highly regarded designers in the automotive industry, including Chip Foose, Chris Bangle, Henrik Fisker and... read more November 18, 2008 by 


 
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