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Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo

Before the release of Bugatti’s Veyron replacement, dubbed “Chiron”, the French marque is set to debut a concept known as the Vision Gran Turismo. This concept is one of many in a series of concept cars that are made specifically for the Playstation game Gran Turismo. However, what makes this one special, is that it is in fact a real, physical car that will be shown at this month’s Frankfurt Auto Show.

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Honda Teases BAC Mono, Ariel Atom Rival

Honda has just released a teaser image, and couple of details, about an exciting new project that they have been working on. Dubbed “Project 2 & 4”, it will be a lightweight track-focused car, similar in philosophy to an Ariel Atom or BAC Mono.

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Bugatti Gets Pushed Through London

Bugatti Veyron Getting Pushed

Checkout this rich Arab supercar owner who had his Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport shipped to London and hasn’t been having the best couple weeks in the UK. Today it seemed like he wanted to be eco-friendly and asked local people for help to push and get his Bugatti Veyron going again after it broke down in Knightsbridge.

The imported supercar was seen being pushed through the select streets of the capital, days after it was shot getting a parking ticket for parking on double yellow lines.

[Source: DailyMail.Co.Uk]

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Ferrari To Move to Modular Platforms

As Sergio Marchionne moves in to replace Luca Di Montezemolo as chairman, and Ferrari about to go public for the first time ever on the New York Stock Exchange, the marque with the Prancing Horse is about to go through a major change in it’s company structure and operations. Now it is reported that Ferrari is going to change the way that it produces its road cars as well.

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Justin Wilson Has Succumbed To His Injuries

 

Last night, the Wilson family announced that Justin Wilson, 37, IndyCar racer and former Formula One racer, passed away at Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital. This is a sad moment for not only the IndyCar racing community, but for all racing enthusiasts.

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Aston-Martin Rapide EV aims at Tesla

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Aston-Martin manufactures all of their beautiful cars with high-powered V8 and V12 engines to propel them with incredible thrust down the tarmac. These eight and twelve cylinder engines are not only capable of ludicrous speeds, but they also give off a wonderful noise that helps keep the driving experience as visceral as possible. However, due to increasingly tight emissions and fuel consumption regulations, it is getting harder and harder for any manufacturer to exclusively build cars with high-performance internal combustion engines. Therefore, manufacturers are turning to alternative methods of propulsion, such as turbocharging and electrification.

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Hybrid Lamborghini to Debut At Geneva

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The brand with the raging bull has always been known to make the most extreme cars, in terms of styling and performance, but has recently been a bit overshadowed by the hybrid hypercar trio from Porsche, McLaren, and its rival, Ferrari. Lamborghini has yet to release a true competitor to these ultra-exclusive set of hybrids. However, that is about to change as Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini, has just confirmed that they will debut their newest, most extreme hypercar to date, and it’s aimed squarely at the hybrid triplets.

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MSP 570S Super Series


McLaren returns to Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week this year to show off their newest bespoke personalized customization division: McLaren Special Operations also known as MSO. This level of customization offers McLaren supercars such as the 12C, 650S and P1 unlimited visual personalization options. These personal touches include entirely unique paint, leather and customized trims.

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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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