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Brabham BT62 will have 700 horsepower, debuts in two weeks

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:30:00 EDT

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(image) After nearly three decades away from motorsports, Brabham is back from the dead. David Brabham, son of company founder Jack Brabham, announced in February that he has plans to return to Formula 1. In addition to a new F1 car, the company will be building a new roadcar. Two weeks ahead of its debut, we get some of the big specs and a single teaser image of the Brabham BT62.

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Ferrari 488 Pista Prototype Drive | Pants-soiling straight-line performance

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:00:00 EDT

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(image) Full-throttle acceleration in the Ferrari 488 Pista is genuinely terrifying. Wheelspin is a genuine threat at any road-legal speed — and when that happens, its rear end steps out with the same violence as the car accelerates. And that is saying something. The 488 Pista is diabolically quick. Like, hallelujah-hold-on-tight, praise-the-lord, scream-like-a-child and slap-yo-momma quick.

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Mahindra's Automobili Pininfarina now officially a standalone EV brand

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:05:00 EDT

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(image) Indian automaker Mahindra has announced the launch of Automobili Pininfarina, a new standalone sustainable luxury vehicle brand, with plans for a new electric hypercar in 2020.

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McLaren 570S Spider Canada Commission is for our northern neighbors

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:15:00 EDT

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(image) McLaren's MSO custom division seems to stay quite busy. Every few months they seem to have a new special configuration to offer buyers. Sometimes they're a bit silly or unimpressive, but other times they create something really unique and cool. This McLaren 570S Spider falls into the latter category. It's called the Canada Commission, and the company will build just five of them exclusively for our northern neighbors.

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McLaren EV supercar: Here's the math that says it's 5-10 years off

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:50:00 EDT

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(image) It emerged last December that McLaren had built an all-electric testbed for a future EV supercar, to go along with the English automaker's $1.4 billion investment in electrified powertrains. At the time, all the company would say was there was "still quite a journey" to making a sellable product due to battery constraints. Speaking to Wheels magazine, Jens Ludmann, COO at McLaren Automotive, put numbers to the carmaker's quest, saying, "[The] Senna has 800 PS on 1200kg, that's about the power to

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Acura NSX roadster finally on its way this year?

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:20:00 EDT

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(image) Autobild put together a slideshow forecasting various convertibles due to arrive from 2018 to 2023. The long-prophesied Acura NSX Roadster graced the first slide, reportedly prepped for market launch later this year at a price of 200,000 euros. That's about 13,000 euros more spendy than the hardtop, a relative bargain. Don't call your Goldman private banker yet, though — that Autobild slide is likely as close as any of us will get to said roadster this year.

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Pininfarina becomes automaker brand, plans to launch electric lineup

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:40:00 EDT

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(image) A little while ago we wrote about ItalDesign's Zerouno supercar, which is sold under the company's own brand name. Another design house, Pininfarina, will also become a carmaker brand, as it prepares to launch a hypercar with Mahindra investments backing it up.

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Audi R8 spied with a refreshed face

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:40:00 EDT

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(image) We recently heard that the Audi R8 supercar doesn't have a bright future, with no new generation on the horizon. But it seems like we're still going to have plenty of time with the current generation, and Audi isn't going to just let it sit. As the spy photos above show, the company is working on an updated version of the current model.

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No Audi R8 planned after current generation ends

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:55:00 EDT

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(image) Another Volkswagen Group icon looks headed for the River Styx. A few days after Autocar reported that the VW Beetle won't live past the current generation, Car and Driver reports "there are no current plans for a direct replacement" of the Audi R8. That information came after chatting to Audi R&D boss Peter Mertens at the Geneva Motor Show. Responding to a suggestion that the carmaker didn't have a next generation planned for the striking supercar, Mertens replied, "I would say so."

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McLaren granted trademark for ‘McLaren GT,’ but is it even a car?

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:24:00 EDT

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(image) Last year McLaren Automotive Limited applied to trademark the name "McLaren GT" in the U.S. and the UK. Last week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the request. It's tempting to wonder if we're looking at the name of the new McLaren monster car, the three-seat road-going Ultimate Series offering so far known as BP23. McLaren has, after all, called the coupe a "Hyper-GT" in an official press release.

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Aston Martin lead designer doesn't fear the future

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:15:00 EDT

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(image) Reichman is cautiously optimistic about the future of the traditional sports car.

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Aston Martin working on mid-engine Valkyrie ‘brother’ to rival McLaren P1

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:04:00 EDT

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(image) Aston Martin working on another mid-engined car, a $1.4M hypercar to outdo the Ferrari LaFerrari and challenge the McLaren BP23.

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Porsche 911 hybrid will be ‘most powerful 911 we've ever had’

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 07:30:00 EST

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(image) Porsche CEO Oliver Blume says the coming 911 plug-in hybrid will be "the most power 911 we've ever had."

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Hennessey planning Venom F5 speed record assault

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 10:20:00 EST

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(image) Tweaks to the 8.0-liter twin-turbo V8 are still being contemplated

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McLaren Senna GTR Concept gets racy in Geneva

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 12:25:00 EST

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(image) More power, more grip and more downforce. More speed!

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