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Jaguar F-Type SVR

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Currently, the fastest Jaguar F-Type on sale is the R AWD Coupé. With a 0-62 mph time of only 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph, you can say that it is a seriously fast car. However, the skunkworks team over at JLR Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) thought that wasn’t fast enough. So they took a “standard” F-Type R AWD and worked their magic in order to hit their target of 200 mph. Welcome to the Jaguar F-Type SVR.

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First Delivery: Ferrari F60 America

There are few brands that can evoke as much emotion from its customers than the Prancing Horse of Ferrari. As such, when they release a limited edition car, people scramble to be first in line without even an iota of consideration of the cost. With only 10 exquisitely made examples available, the Ferrari F60 America is one of the rarest Ferraris ever made. The first delivery recently took place in the namesake’s own country and as you would expect, the price of entry was definitely not cheap.

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Photo Source: Ferrari

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Detroit Auto Show Round-Up

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On a global scale, the annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan certainly has to be one of the most important shows of the year. The Detroit Auto Show brings in over 800,000 attendees each year from all across the world. The show is particularly important because Detroit is also the home of all 3 American automakers; Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler. Not only is it a chance for the “Big 3” to show off their newest in products and technology in their home market, it is a chance for all the manufacturers to display their latest offerings in the North American market as well. As all manufacturers are essentially all under one roof, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there is some corporate espionage afoot during the show. Executives from various manufacturers wonder around, sometimes anonymously, from booth to booth visually and physically inspecting the design, fit and finish, and technologies that on display from rival companies.

MadWhips sent a team of journalists to investigate and report on the debuts, updates, and concepts of the Detroit Auto Show. Here are some of the more noteworthy cars from the show:

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VLF Automotive Force 1

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May I present to you, probably the craziest cars at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the VLF Automotive Force 1. Just look at the name!  Sounds like the name of a secret military black-ops team. Force 1 is the mad love-child of none other than ex-GM executive Bob Lutz, professional Viper Racer Ben Keating, and world-renowned automotive designer Henrik Fisker.

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Top Gear’s New Hosts

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Photo Source: topgear.com

Rejoice Top Gear fans! Although we are sad to see Clarkson, Hammond, and May leave the show, we can be satisfied with the fact that Amazon has picked them up and will be releasing a new show soon. Now that leaves us wondering who will take over BBC’s Top Gear. We already know Chris Evans is confirmed to be one of the hosts, however The Sun is now reporting that Chris Harris, Sabine Schmitz, and F1 driver David Coulthard will join him.

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GM Trademarks Corvette E-Ray

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Photo Credit: T_S_Photography

Its no secret that the automotive industry is moving towards alternative electrified propulsion solutions for future automobiles. A spy photographer recently caught wind of a trademark filing with the US patent and Trademark office that shows that General Motors claiming the “Corvette E-Ray” moniker. Could there be a new electric Corvette coming to a dealership near you?

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Koenigsegg One:1 For Sale

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Koenigsegg has built up a reputation for making the most extreme cars at the moment. At the top of their range is the One:1; aptly named for the power-to-weight ratio of 1 PS per kilogram. The 5.0L twin-turbo V8 delivers 1360 PS, with a total weight of 1360kg. Production was only limited to six for the lucky few that put down the large stack of cash needed for one. However, if you missed out, now is the time to buy one. Koenigsegg is putting their development car for sale.

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Lamborghini Urus to be Fastest SUV Ever

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SUVs, sorry I meant “crossovers”, have taken the consumer automotive market by storm the last 20 or so years. Consumers are buying them faster than manufacturers are making them in some cases. It seems that every automaker wants to get in on a piece of the action, including brands that seemingly wouldn’t have a tall-riding vehicle match up with their current line-ups. Bentley has just released their first ever SUV, the Bentayga, as the fastest and most luxurious crossover on the market. But it seems that the Bentayga won’t hold the title as “fastest” any longer, as Lamborghini is aiming to take that title with their new Urus SUV.

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Porsche to Revive 718 Moniker for Boxster/Cayman

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Photo Credit: @Whipdaddy

Although the current 981 generation Porsche Boxster/Cayman has only been around since 2012, a new generation will be unveiled next year as a 2017 MY. Porsche is planning on making some serious changes to the platform and thus have revived the famous 718 moniker for the new generation.

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