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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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McLaren P1 GTR to Debut at Geneva

‘The McLaren P1 needs more power!” said no one ever about the already insane 903 bhp hypercar. Yet McLaren felt the need to turn up the dial up on one of the fastest street-legal cars on the planet. McLaren has just released a teaser video for the production version of it’s track special P1 GTR.

Continuing on the breathtaking racing liveried P1 GTR design concept from the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, McLaren has been hard at work refining and tweaking the car to be debuted at the 2015 International Geneva Auto Show in March. McLaren says that they have “further enhanced the cooling and aerodynamics over the design concept”. This is an amazing feat of engineering, considering that the “standard” P1 already has about 600 kg of maximum downforce.

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BMW M5/M6 To Get AWD

Since the 1970s, BMW has used the slogan “The Ultimate Driving Machine” to describe their brand philosophy. Traditionally this meant that they kept their sedans rear wheel drive to give their cars a more sporting credential, and this is especially true when it comes to their all-out “M”, or Motorsport, cars. However, BMW has just announced that they will be adding all wheel drive to some of their most aggressive sedans.

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Your Going To Want This Lamborghini Smartphone

Automotive branded cell phones are nothing new, everyone from Porsche to Ferrari has had their logo plastered on special edition phones in the past. However, a new Tonino Lamborghini phone released at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show has blown the rest of these phones out of the water.

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