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  • 2019 Bentley Centenary Specification

    Bentley turns 100 in 2019, and instead of letting only a few buyers celebrate the occasion with a run of limited-edition cars the brand will offer special touches commemorating the centennial on every car it builds throughout the year. The special touches are known as the Centenary Specification and represent a chance for buyers to create a car with rare celebratory details; a car that will never be available again. There are touches for both the exterior and interior, with most featuring gold accents. Some also display the years 1919 and 2019. The list includes special badges, contrast...

  • Dyson Hullavington campus for electric car development
    Dyson reveals plans for electric car test track

    It's been a year since vacuum giant Dyson announced plans to build an electric car, something founder and chief engineer James Dyson has been hinting at since 2008. The company on Thursday gave an update on the plans, confirming that the former Hullavington air force base in southern England it...

  • Koenigsegg Agera successor teaser
    Koenigsegg Agera successor reportedly named Ragnarok, will have 1,440 hp

    Koenigsegg may have a name for its Agera successor in "Ragnarok." According to a source close to the manufacturer told The Supercar Blog that the name should grace the car when it debuts at the 2019 Geneva motor show. And that the Koenigsegg Ragnarok may also have 1,440 horsepower. The power figure...

  • Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
    Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster all but confirmed

    Lamborghini hasn't made mention of it yet, but it's all but confirmed that an Aventador SVJ Roadster will arrive in the near future. It appears the California Air Resources Board (CARB) outed the forthcoming drop-top supercar in a certification document. First discovered by AutoGuide, the document...

  • Bugatti Chiron Lego Technic life-size model
    This life-size, drivable Lego Bugatti Chiron has 2,304 electric motors

    Legos have remained the go-to building blocks for decades to exercise the freedom of creativity, and today, they're capable of producing some wild creations. Now, we can add a life-size drivable Bugatti Chiron to the list of insane builds. Yes, the Bugatti Chiron seen here is made entirely from...

  • PaxPower Ford F-150 Raptor conversion
    PaxPower is building the modern V-8 Ford Raptor you know you want

    The Ford F-150 Raptor is a capable, powerful, and all-around awesome machine straight from the factory. You could pick one up at the dealership and head straight to Baja. Still, plenty of folks miss the noise from the prior version, which was fitted with a V-8 engine. PaxPower is clawing out its...

  • Bugatti Divo

    Bugatti has a track-focused model in its lineup. It's called the Divo, and it was shown for the first time Friday at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Monterey, California. While Bugatti's Chiron is all about combining speed and luxury, the Divo, as Bugatti openly states, was made for corners. “Happiness is not around the corner. It is the corner. The Divo is made for corners,” Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann said in the lead up to the reveal. “With this project, the Bugatti team has an opportunity to interpret the brand DNA in terms of agile, nimble handling in a...

  • Teaser for McLaren Speedtail debuting October 26
    McLaren Speedtail coming with more than 987 horsepower

    McLaren plans to unveil its spiritual successor to the famed F1 later this year and we now have a ballpark horsepower figure for the hyper GT named Speedtail. Speaking to Top Gear, McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt said he can't share exactly how much power the Speedtail makes but "it’s more than 987...

  • Formula E Gen2 race car
    Formula E creating off-road Extreme E series

    Formula E has its sights set on tackling extreme terrain. The all-electric racing series is developing an off-road spec series with the goal of racing in challenging environments all over the globe. It will be called Extreme E, and it could be ready to (silently) rock by 2020. According to...

  • 2007 Koenigsegg CCGT race car prototype
    Koenigsegg might race in Le Mans' new Hypercar class

    Koenigsegg may be among the automakers fielding a car in the new Hypercar class set to be introduced in the 2020/2021 season of the World Endurance Championship, whose final round will be the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In an interview with Top Gear magazine published Wednesday, Koenigsegg CEO and founder...

  • McLaren Senna testing at the Nürburgring
    Is McLaren planning an assault on the production car 'Ring record with the Senna?

    After Porsche's 918 Spyder ran a 6:57 lap of the Nürburgring in 2013, which was a record for production cars at the time, McLaren backed out of the challenge and instead claimed its rival P1 could go under the 7:00 mark without providing any proof, leaving many to question the credibility of...

  • 2019 McLaren Senna, Portugal Media Drive, June 2018
    McLaren electric supercar must last at least 30 minutes on the track, says CEO

    McLaren Automotive has every intention to move away from cars powered purely by internal-combustion engines, but it's not ready to go fully electric just yet. And that's because battery technology simply isn't where the brand needs it to be. The supercar and sports car manufacturer's CEO, Mike...

  • Byton M-Byte electric SUV prototype

    Following a reveal at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Chinese electric car startup Byton is showing it's full-speed ahead for its debut model, the M-Byte crossover SUV. The company announced on Tuesday that it's begun testing prototype vehicles in the real world in Nanjing, China. Company co-founders Carsten Breitfeld and Daniel Kirchert said the prototype stage shows the company is well on its way to full-scale production in China. Prototypes are currently being tested on public roads and on private test tracks, the company said. Byton promises a $45,000 starting price for the electric...

  • Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the 2018 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix
    Ferrari reclaims Spa record with F1 race car

    Porsche made headlines in April when its 919 Evo tribute/time attack car trekked to Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps in an effort to lay the smack down on the track record. Driver Neel Jani ripped off a 1:41.770, which bested the prior track record of 1:42.553 set by a 2017 Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 race...

  • Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition
    Moab Edition added to the 2018 Jeep Wrangler lineup

    Jeep and Moab go together like apple pie and ice cream. Every year, the automaker holds its annual Easter Safari in Moab, Utah, and thousands of Jeep lovers flock to this off-road mecca in an exercise of shared passion. To commemorate its love affair with all things Moab, Jeep is serving up its...

  • Nio Formula E race car, EP9, ES8 and Eve concept car
    Nio launches IPO, shares to start trading mid-September

    Chinese electric car startup Nio on Tuesday launched an initial public offering, with its filing revealing the company intends to sell 160 million shares priced between $6.25 and $8.25. Hitting a share price in the upper range would raise $1.3 billion for the company's coffers and see it valued at...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
    Aston Martin announces intention to launch IPO

    Reports of Aston Martin launching an initial public offering (IPO) date back as far as the brand’s sale by Ford to a consortium led by Prodrive founder David Richards in 2008. Now it appears that the IPO is close to happening. The automaker announced Wednesday its intention to potentially...

  • 2019 Aurus Senat
    Aurus Senat: Civilian version of Putin's limo makes 2018 Moscow auto show debut

    Well-heeled Russians will soon be able to roll around in the same car as their president, Vladimir Putin. New Russian luxury car brand Aurus used this week's 2018 Moscow auto show to unveil the civilian version of the Senat sedan. This is the car that forms the basis of Russia's newest state...

  • Audi S5 with Tesla Model S powertrain swap

    Engine swaps are an integral part of automotive culture. For decades, gearheads have ripped out factory engines and replaced them with something superior, at least in their eyes. Perhaps the powertrain in the Tesla Model S will soon become the GM LS V-8 swap of the future for those who prefer electric propulsion because what we have here is pretty incredible. It's none other than a first-generation Audi S5 with a Tesla Model S electric powertrain. The batteries, electric motor, and everything else are all packaged in the standard S5. Video from YouTuber Rick Rebuilds showed the...

  • Project Gold: 911 restomod
    Why Porsche's Project Gold 911 isn't street legal in most countries

    Porsche pulled the wraps off of Project Gold, a resto-modded 993-generation 911 sports car to much fanfare last week. The 993-generation 911 is special to Porsche aficionados: it was the final air-cooled Porsche 911, the first to feature twin turbochargers, and it boasted the nameplate's first...

  • Audi A4 Ultrasport
    Audi A4 Ultrasport returns, limited to 40 cars

    It appears Audi of America has come up with a proper way to send off the last Audi A4 sedans equipped with a manual transmission—and the results should tickle A4 enthusiasts. Although we're saddened to learn the 2019 A4 and A5 will drop the manual-transmission option for the new model year...

  • Lyft Oregon Trail Celebration
    Get a Lyft in a covered wagon to celebrate the Oregon Trail

    Lyft is no stranger to fun promotional tie-ins, and the latest celebrates 175 years of the Oregon Trail. This week, Lyft will offer covered wagon rides in downtown Portland, Oregon, free of charge to commemorate the historic route. Fifteen-minute rides will be given in the covered wagon with...

  • Meet the Limo-Jet
    This is a street-legal limo built from a private jet

    Some fancy folks like to be chauffered in a limousine. Others with even more cash opt to travel in high style in a private jet. A company called Jetsetter, Inc. looked at both options and thought, why not combine the two? That's how the company came up with the Limo-Jet. The Limo-Jet made its debut...

  • Batman pulled over in Ontario, Canada
    Batman pulled over by police despite not breaking the law

    The Dark Knight found himself with a set of flashing red and blue lights behind him recently in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. It appears Batman was pulled over by a police officer, but not for breaking the law. The man, who takes his role as Batman very seriously, is Stephen Lawrence and he's assumed...

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