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Apple in negotiations with McLaren

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Financial Times recently reported that the innovation and technology company, Apple has been negotiating with one of the biggest automotive technology companies, McLaren Technology Group for a possible takeover or investment.

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Is Jaguar Joining the Electric Vehicle Market?

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For many years now Jaguar has been working on its electric future, and it seems that this week we finally see their entry into the electric vehicle industry has finally come into fruition. On September 8th, 2016 Jaguar’s Formula E race team officially launched its electric future by unveiling the I-Type 1. The I-Type 1 marked the official return of Jaguar into the factory supported racing and also has allowed them to take one huge step forward in their electric future.

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The New Lamborghini Cententario is Already Sold Out!

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Lamborghini recently unveiled their newest project, the Centenario. This car first enticed us at the Geneva Motor Show in March with the presentation of the 770-torque Centenario megacar, revealing a shut rooftop car yet encouraging us that an outstanding open-top Centenario Roadster would be coming soon. Most recently, the Lamborghini Centenario has gotten much more buzz since it appeared at Monterey Car Week.

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The Golden Koenigsegg Agera RS

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This year at the Monterey Car Week show, the US spotted its first road legal Koenigsegg Agera RS taken in the form of the very orange Agera XS. Even though that model may have amazed the many that have spotted the beast in person, they are still missing out on one that looks even better and that is Europe’s first Agera RS. Europe’s Agera RS, given the name “Naraya” will be unveiled in the coming weeks at the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance in England.

Realistically the Naraya is almost as similar as the Agera XS, but certain details of the vehicle has been customized to meet the owner’s request. The Agera RS has a body that has been finished with a blue tinted carbon fiber which was a very first for Koenigsegg. In addition, to the blue carbon fiber finish, the Naraya also possess an excessive amount of gold leaf on the interior and exterior of the vehicle.

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Trouble in the Fast and Furious Franchise?

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Earlier this week it was reported that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was voicing his frustration with some of his male co-stars. In a recent Instagram post, Johnson praised his female co-stars and how it was amazing working with them during the eighth installment of The Fast and the Furious series, but further down in the post he took shots at one of his male co-stars who we now know was Vin Diesel.  A report from TMZ has claimed that the star and Vin Diesel were butting heads during the production of the film.

 

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One the finest F40s in the World is up for Sale on Craigslist right now

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Although finding a Ferrari F40 to purchase isn’t that difficult, finding the right one, in good condition and etc, could be. However, one very fine F40 is currently up for auction on Craigslist.

Originally only 1,300 F40s were manufactured. And since then, many supercar connoisseurs consider the F40 to be one of the best exotic cars ever produced.

Currently, craigslist has an F40 up for sale for a price tag of $1.6 million. The F40 is the 1990 model and, regardless of being 26 years of age, just has 2,000 miles on the odometer. The car has even been certified by the Ferrari Classiche Certification. Likewise with all F40s, it is painted in the Italian organization’s unmistakable shade of Rosso Corsa.

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Saudi Prince Outbids the Richest for the New Chiron & Vision Gran Turismo

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The new 2017 Bugatti Chiron worth $2.5 million dollars isn’t even on sale yet or even production ready, yet someone has already outbid many other competitors to become the sole owner of the two supercars. Many of the wealthiest gathered around and reached deep into their pockets in an attempt to outbid one another to own one of these magnificent beasts. You can just ask Prince Badr Bin Saud of Saudi Arabia who was the highest bidder for the supercars.

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Is Porsche Joining the Electric Vehicle Market?

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As the years have passed many automobile companies are jumping on the bandwagon of joining the electric vehicle market as it is becoming the new eco-friendly trend in this decade. We have seen Mercedes, BMW, Nissan and much more begin to join the electric vehicle market and put a lot of their effort into creating one of the best EV’s out there.  Porsche has recently made an effort in to trying to get their own concept of an electric vehicle on the road, by hiring an additional 400 people to the already 1,000 other workers who were previously hired.

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Jaguar cuts supercar plans, and focuses on electric.

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Jaguar is abandoning all plans to add to the supercar/sports car section of their future lineup. Any plans to create the next XK coupe/convertible as well as the production variant of the C-X75 concept supercar have been tossed out the window. Jaguar made it clear that the XK could be converted into a Grand Tourer, however, no further information on the topic has been released on the topic as of now.

Instead, Jaguar has focuses its attention on building two new luxury EV’s. One will be an SUV and the other, a replacement for the XJ sedan.

The large EV, which is said to be named X590, is reported to be a four-door coupe with a rear hatch. The X590 is said to have a new electronic architecture which can accommodate the software that is capable of autonomous driving.

Jaguar wishes to take on Tesla and the other electronic vehicles coming out of Germany with the X590.

Jaguar expects to put 20,000 to 30,000 X590’s on the road each year. The SUV, which is predicted to be more affordable. Jaguar surely is looking to capitalize on these segments for the future of their lineup.

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