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The goldRush Rally 9ine

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The Petersen Automotive Museum is a prestigious showcase which houses the most immaculate collection of cars in LA. To a 13-year-old car lover, it’s like a candy shop. On a Saturday and Sunday of May, 2017, it held the cars that would be entering the goldRush Rally 9. When you own a supercar and go on a rally, you get to enjoy yourself and relax.

After school, my favorite place to see cars is the McLaren auto gallery, which is where I met the owner of Madwhips. He gave me a heads up on the rally cars being at the Petersen. He also asked me to write him an article for him about anything car related. I chose the rally because it gave me an excuse to go see the cars.  My family and I raced across town to see these cars only to arrive just as they were closing the outdoor exhibit. I was talking to the volunteers there about writing this article and they generously let me stay to get photos.

I recognized some of my favorite YouTubers and I got to meet them. I met “Salomondrin” (Alejandro) and “Vehicle Virgins” (Parker). They were very nice and approachable. I told Salomondrin about writing this article. He gave me tips and advice on what to mention about the rally and kindly let me sit in his Rolls-Royce Black Edition. What an awesome treat! I was feeling nervous, but on the surface I was calm.
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There were about 45 cars lined up on the top of the museum parking lot looking like rainbow sprinkles on top of an ice cream cone.  Most cars were covered with stickers for the goldRush rally. The first things I saw were a chrome wrapped Aventador SV, and a bright pink Carrera GT.

One of my favorite cars was a gold wrapped 12C printed with Leonardo DaVinci’s Vitruvian man owned by Ryan of Protective Film Solutions who wrapped most of these exotic cars for the rally.

What I like about a wrap is that it can be customized to an owner’s theme. Some of the wraps included Lego themes, a purple Jaguar F-type painted to look like the Cheshire Cat, a Porsche 991 GT3-RS wrapped in a satin black, a Bugatti wrapped to look like “Herbie the Love-Bug” and an aqua blue Rolls-Royce

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BMW 8-Series Making a Return

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Back in the 1990’s, BMW‘s most opulent two-door coupé was the 8-series class of cars. The “base” 840Ci came with a V8, however it was the top-of-the-line 850Ci and 850CSi with the big V12s that really got everyone’s attention. Since it’s demise in 1999, BMW left the slot at the top of their product line-up empty with the biggest two-door coupé being the 6-series. Now we have confirmation from BMW themselves that there will be a new 8-Series coming to a golf club parking lot near you!

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McLaren 720S

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Photo Credit : @thislifeofcars

The embargo on the first official McLaren 720S reviews has dropped, which means that there is a steady amount of articles, videos, reviews, pictures, etc. on Woking’s latest supercar. The 720S is the replacement for the 650S, yet it boasts perfomance figures that bests the hardcore 675LT.

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Lotus Exige Cup 380

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The famous words of Lotus founder Colin Chapman “Simplify, then add lightness” is exactly what Lotus is doing time and time again with their models. This time it’s the Exige Cup 380, which makes the same 375 horsepower from its supercharged 3.5-liter V6 but sheds 117 pounds from the already featherweight 2,447-pound Exige Sport 380.

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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

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Dodge just can’t drink enough of that sweet, sweet horsepower juice it found. It hasn’t even been that long since Dodge unleashed the absolutely bonkers  707-HP Hellcat brothers (Challenger and Charger) to the world. The automotive world went nuts when as soon as they could get a hold of them. Seven hundred seven horsepower is excessive for pretty much any sensible person anyways. But not Dodge. Nope. They decided to turn the wick up from 707 all the way to 840. Yes, their new car, appropriately named the “Demon”, will have 840 HP.

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Koenigsegg, Qoros to make Electric Supercar

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Photo Credit: Paul1Lacour

About a year ago, Koenigsegg collaborated with Chinese automaker Qoros to introduce one of its camless Freevalve motors in a new car, however now, they want to expand their horizons. Koenigsegg and Qoros are collaborating once again, only this time to make an electric supercar idea that they will present at this month’s Shanghai Auto Show.

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Lamborghini Sets New Record at Nurburgring

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Many people like discredit Lamborghini as “poseur” cars because of the lack of motorsports accolades that competitors McLaren, Porsche, and Ferrari have achieved. Well, the Raging Bull just walked the walk and literally destroyed the Nurburgring Nordschleife production car lap record.

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McLaren 720S Leaked!

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McLaren’s replacement for it’s current Super Series cars, which include the 650S and 675LT, will be officially revealed at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show later on this March. This is no secret, as we have seen spy shots of the new car testing. However, now a new leaked image has surfaced on the internet to give us an even better glimpse of it.

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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

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American muscle has traditionally been defined as any vehicle wearing a badge from the “Big 3” and is better at the straight quarter mile than through any corners. The Dodge Hellcat brothers, the Challenger and Charger, are the modern examples of this definition. With a ridiculous 707 horsepower on tap from a supercharger 6.2L Hemi V8, the Hellcat can light up its rear tires into a cloud of smoke with the slightest movement from your right ankle. Now any rational person would think that the Hellcat is already overpowered, which would be correct. But Dodge doesn’t seem to be rational. Dodge seems to have gone mental and announced the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to be unveiled at April’s New York Auto Show.

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