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Amazon Pays $250M for Top Gear Cast

There are huge pay days, and then there’s Floyd Mayweather payday’s similar to what Amazon is professedly paying Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, and Andy Wilman to assemble another motoring show in lieu of Top Gear. A report from The Daily Mirror shows the delivery monster and thriving supporter will pay the quartet $250 million to create three, 12-scene seasons.

That arrangement emphatically predominates the $100 million Netflix paid for two, 13-scene seasons of its political hit, House of Cards, and demonstrates that Amazon is savage genuine about building up an effective opponent to the new, Chris Evans-drove Top Gear.

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Huracan Roadster Preview

According to a report by Motor Trend, the Lamborghini Huracan Roadster is scheduled to make it’s official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. Yes we will be there to cover it the world debut! A tweet recently sent from Senior Features Editor at Motor Trend, Jonny Lieberman, discussed his anticipation to see the Huracan Roadster premier in 2016 at Geneva. This insider news serves as Lamborghini’s perfect counter attack to the recently debuted Ferrari 488.

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Ferrari 488 Spider Pictures

The most powerful V8 Ferrari with a retractable hard-top is here, the new Ferrari 488 Spider. Using the twin-turbo 660hp 3.9-Litre seen in the 488 GTB, the Spider accelerates zero to 100km/hr in a mere 3.0 seconds, and zero to 200km/hr in 8.7 seconds not letting up steam until 203 mph.


The folding hard-top is 25kg lighter than a fabric roof and it takes 14 seconds for the top to open and close both ways. The weight infraction due to the hard-top is minimal, weighing 1420kg- just 50kg more than the coupe and 10kg less than the 458 Spider. The new 488 Spider is also the most aerodynamically efficient topless Ferrari ever made; a pair of flying buttresses behind the cabin sends the airflow towards the engine while the rear spoiler is transferred from the GTB.

Ferrari’s number crunching declares a 12% faster acceleration out of corners, as well as a 23% increase in torsional rigidity in the frame; impressive upgrades from the 458 Spider. Ferrari will be officially unveiling the 488 Spider to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in this coming September, and track times will hopefully follow shortly after.

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Koenigsegg One:1 Spa-Francorchamps Record

We’ve seen some seriously impressive runs from the Koenigsegg One:1, from when it hit 220 mph to when it broke the 0-300km/h -0 record by nearly 4 seconds. But this megacar has done it again, breaking a personal record at the fearsome Spa-Francorchamps.

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Lamborghini Concept S Up For Auction

The Lamborghini Concept S, after being first debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 2005 is being auctioned off in New York this November. This one of a kind, fully functioning concept car is expected to fetch bids between $2-$4 million, sources say.

The Gallardo is the best-selling Lamborghini in history. Over 14,000 were built and sold over its 10-year lifespan. Yet, when it first launched in 2003, dedicated Lamborghini clients felt that it was too ‘German’ and therefore lacking in Lamborghini’s Italian flair. The Concept S was Lamborghini’s way of responding to these criticisms.

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The Blacklist Rally

The Blacklist Rally is a 1,400 km rally that begins in Toronto (July 23rd) and ends in Niagara Falls. It is scheduled to take place from July 23rd-26th and make stops in destinations such as Ottawa (July 24th), Montreal (July 25th), Syracuse (July 26th) and Niagara Falls (26th). During the four-day venture, this 50-exotic car rally passes through 38 towns making various stops allowing spectators to appreciate and photograph this plethora of exotics. Although the city checkpoints have been announced, the specific route of the BlackList will remain highly confidential until the day of departure.

This is an exciting 4-day rally across two countries, designed to ignite automotive passion and have fun along the way. Teams of high performance sports cars will be competing to discover who are the best of the BlackList, as well as tour various North American terrain.

If you want more information about the rally, or are interested in signing up be sure to check out www.BlackListRally.com

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The BLADE – 3D Printed Car

A San Francisco-based startup, Divergent Microfactories has revolutionized the automotive industry with their supercar: “Blade”, a 3D printed powerhouse that accelerates 0-60 mph in 2.2 seconds. The Blade’s chassis is arguably its most impressive aspect. Instead of having to generate it as a single unit, Divergent developed a 3D printed aluminum “Node” joint.

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NO MORE Nürburgring Lap Record Runs


The era of manufacturers setting lap records around the famed Nürburgring are coming to an end. After a March crash that saw a GT-R flip and fly into a spectator area, killing a bystander and leading to a temporary ban, the news has been made official.

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Maserati Boomerang Heading to Auction

It’s not every day that a vintage concept car goes up for sale. Even more so, when that car is a one-off, crafted by the Giorgetto Giugiaro in his Italdesign studio. The Boomerang, a signature concept car of the 1970’s, originally displayed at the 1971 Turin Motor Show, is set to cause a stir as a highlight lot of Bonohams 5 September Chantilly Sale.

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