VW Golf TDI BlueMotion Takes Fuel Efficiency to a New Level with 73.5 mpg
Jun26

VW Golf TDI BlueMotion Takes Fuel Efficiency to a New Level with 73.5 mpg

Volkswagen seems to be all over this super-fuel-efficient-diesel thing lately.  They just set the Guinness World Record for fuel efficiency around the 48 contiguous US states in a Passat TDI with 78 mpg.  Now, they just released the details on the recently launched 2014 Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion that gets 73.5 miles-per-gallon (on the European cycle).  That’s a whole lot of mpgs and a 15 percent bump over the outgoing...

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Salon Prive Announces the 2013 Line-Up
Jun06

Salon Prive Announces the 2013 Line-Up

Riley 105 Transformable Coupe SALON PRIVÉ 2013 LINE-UP SEPTEMBER 4th to September 6th at West London’s Syon Park.  Featuring: The Audemars Piguet British Super Car Show The Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance The Royal College of Art ‘Concours of the Future’ design exhibition The Chubb Insurance Tour d’Elégance The EFG Private Bank Art & Memorabilia Fayre The Luxury Retail Village Salon Privé, the UK’s most exclusive and...

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Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 "LaFerrari": The Ferrari LaFerrari Finds a Friend
May09

Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 "LaFerrari": The Ferrari LaFerrari Finds a Friend

Up until recently, my favorite watch designed for a supercar was the Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 370 made for the Bugatti Veyron.  Not any more thanks to the Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 “LaFerrari”.  Created to look like the engine block of the Ferrari LaFerrari, the Hublot MP-05 is the latest scion of the marriage between Ferrari and Hublot, the latest Hublot Ferrari watch.   And, man it’s cool.  Much cooler, in...

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SSC Tuatara Will Come Powered by a 1,350 Horse Twin-Turbo V8 Fresh Off the Dyno
Apr25

SSC Tuatara Will Come Powered by a 1,350 Horse Twin-Turbo V8 Fresh Off the Dyno

1,350 Horse Twin-Turbo 432 cu-in V8 from SSC Tuatara on the Dyno It’s alive.  It’s aliiiiivvvveeeee!  Ahem.  Sorry, I got a little carried away.  Thousand-plus horse engines will do that to a guy.  SSC, formerly known as Shelby SuperCars, has just finished dyno testing of their big-and-burly 423 cubic inch (yep, no wimpy liters here) twin-turbo V8 that will power their forthcoming hypercar the Tuatara.  Good news!  The...

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McLaren P1: Filling the McLaren F1’s Very Fast Shoes [UPDATED]
Mar06

McLaren P1: Filling the McLaren F1’s Very Fast Shoes [UPDATED]

Twenty years, nine months and eight days ago, McLaren changed the automotive world with the record shattering, paradigm shifting, technology advancing, wall poster-ing McLaren F1, forever earning the name McLaren a place within the ranks of car primacy.  With that kind of pedigree, each subsequent car debuted by the Surrey, UK-based supercar maker has had quite a weight to bear.   As their first “main stream” road car, the...

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Horsepower to Reindeer Power Conversion for Your Automotive Christmas Perusing

Of all the methods of transport that exist, it must be argued that Santa Claus’s sleigh and eight flying reindeer rank among the coolest and fastest out there (He does make it around the world in one night including several stops, after all).     So, with Christmas and Santa’s annual trek coming up on Monday, it got me thinking…what if the power of the world’s cars was measured in Reindeer Power instead of...

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Ultimate Aero XT: SSC Bids Farewell to the Ultimate Aero
Aug04

Ultimate Aero XT: SSC Bids Farewell to the Ultimate Aero

SSC Ultimate Aero XT In 2007, SSC North America took on the hyper-car world with the release of the Ultimate Aero, setting its sights on the speed giant Bugatti Veyron and it’s record as the world’s fastest car.  In March 2007 the 6.35 liter twin-turbo V8, 1183 hp, 2.7 sec 0-60, $654,400 Ultimate Aero took the record at fastest production car at 257 mph and held the record until July 2010. SSC Ultimate Aero XT SSC is...

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Volkswagen to Take Over Porsche, Finally.
Jul04

Volkswagen to Take Over Porsche, Finally.

It seems the VW Group family of car brands is adding one more.  Earlier today, Volkswagen AG announced it would be buying the 50.1 percent of Porsche AG that it doesn’t already own, fulling adding Porsche to the stable that includes VW, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Seat, Scania, Skoda and Man.  Purchase price: 34,847 Porsche 911 Turbo S’s or $5.6 billion (€4.46 billion) for those people who don’t use cars as...

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The McLaren F1 Turns Twenty
May31

The McLaren F1 Turns Twenty

Every day, it seems, newer and faster cars are appearing on the automotive scene.  Ferrari is in the middle of creating a V-12 hybrid F70.  Porsche is soon to roll-out its 918 Spyder hybrid.  Pagani has the new Huayra, Koenigsegg the Agera and Ascari the KZ1R.  Bugatti is up to something like 12 variations on the Veyron, each more intense than the last.  Now, it looks like the Hennessey Venom GT will steal the fastest car crown. ...

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The Rimac Concept One: The World’s Fastest Electric Car [Video] [UPDATE]
May29

The Rimac Concept One: The World’s Fastest Electric Car [Video] [UPDATE]

With Elon’s Musk’s Tesla Roadster as a benchmark in the high performance electric car category, Croatian car manufacturer Rimac has just released their version of an electric sports car, the Concept One.  Yes, I did say Croatian car manufacturer.  And, yes I did say electric sports car.  In fact, it’s a purebred supercar.  Don’t believe me?  Here’s a picture of the charging plug where the gas cap usually...

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