2016 Ferrari FF Spied

The Ferrari FF is the car nobody expected Ferrari to make and if I am honest, a bit of an odd ball in the line up. Fundamentally, it is a 2 door wagon-ish looking car, otherwise known as a “shooting brake”, with an extremely complicated all-wheel drive system and a glorious twelve cylinder engine in the front. The 6.3 L naturally aspirated V12 is essentially a de-tuned version of the one found in the Ferrari F12, and in this case makes 651 horsepower and 594 lb-ft of torque. When it debuted in 2011, it took everyone by surprise. Now it looks like Ferrari will be releasing an updated version in 2016.

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Rosso Fuoco La Ferrari

The very first Rosso Fuoco La Ferrari has been spotted at a Ferrari Dealership!

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Shelby Cobra GT350R’s Incredible Nurburgring Time

When the term “muscle car” comes to mind, it is only natural to think about the drag strip and quarter mile times. Since the 1960’s, American cars such as the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and the Ford Mustang have been fighting over the right to be named “king of the drag strip”. Although the quarter mile and 0-60 mph times are still a relevant way of measuring the straight-line speed of a car, it is the racetrack where a car can be tested thoroughly. The race track has usually been the weak point for traditional muscle cars, but recently American automakers want to prove that they can engineer a proper track worthy car to rival the best from Europe or Asia.  Up until recently, the new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 had the claimed fastest lap time around the Nurburgring Nordschleife, the current benchmark for lap times. However, Ford might have just stolen that crown away from GM.

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Spotted: Porsche Boxster R

The Porsche Cayman GT4 has been spotted testing for a couple of months now, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Cayman’s soft-top brother, the Boxster, will be getting a more hardcore version as well. If reports at Pistonheads.com are to believed, these are the first images of the new Porsche Boxster R.

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McLaren 675 LT to debut at Geneva Motor Show

McLaren went from being an auto manufacturer that offered one car, the F1, in the 1990a, to having a full-fledged model line up in 2015. As it stands, McLaren has 2 cars for sale: the “entry-level” 650S and the ludicrously fast P1 hypercar. As previously reported, McLaren is going to debut their new mid-engined Sports Series, which will fit below the 650S in terms of price and performance, at the New York Auto Show later this year. Now Autocar is reporting that McLaren is also planning to reveal another carbon-fiber car to bridge the gap between the 650S and the P1: the McLaren 675 LT.

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Release The Beast: Lamborghini Huracan GT3

Lamborghini doesn’t have illustrious racing history like McLaren or Ferrari, but they are planning on changing that. Lamborghini has just revealed the GT3 racing version of its entry-level super car, the Huracan. Not only does it look fantastic, with all the extra carbon fiber bits, it is also quite important for Lamborghini’s brand image.

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McLaren Sports Series to debut at NY Auto Show

Dutch automotive magazine Autovisie is reporting that McLaren is going to reveal their new sports car, appropriately named the Sports Series, at the 2015 New York Auto Show this April. They also say that there will be at least four variations of the new carbon-fibre baby McLaren.

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The Porsche Predicament

Porsche has recently confirmed with Top Gear that in the not-so-distant future, every 911 model, except the GT3 variants, will have turbocharged engines. This decision to put forced-induction engines in their cars is keeping in line with the automotive industry as a whole. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, strict European emissions regulations, and other government policies have all forced automotive manufacturers to look for new ways to squeeze as much efficiency as possible without sacrificing power from their engines. Turbocharging technology has come a long way in the recent past, to the point where it seems to be working the best in the pursuit of simultaneous power and efficiency. This means auto manufacturers can put smaller displacement engines without sacrificing power from the old larger displacement engines. However, as an automotive enthusiast that puts driving pleasure over other metrics, this move away from naturally aspirated engines has me shedding a metaphorical tear.

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627 HP 2015 Shelby GT Revealed

The Ford Mustang has been around for over 50 years, and in that time there have been almost as many iterations of the iconic pony car coming from Ford’s own factory and numerous other after-market tuners. The legendary American icon Carol Shelby gave his name to the most extreme versions of the Mustang. It was only a matter of time before the 2015 Mustang received the Shelby treatment, and it’s finally here. Instead of debuting the new 2015 Shelby GT at the Detroit Auto Show this past week, Shelby decided to skip it and revealed the car at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in Arizona this weekend.

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