Swiss Investors buy De Tomaso

Italian automaker De Tomaso, famous for Pantera supercar in the 1980’s, was a celebrated brand in it’s heyday. They made gorgeous Italian styled supercars such as the Mangusta, Vallelunga, and of course the Pantera. However, they unfortunately went into liquidation back in 2004. Now it looks like De Tomaso may relive again, as the rights to the automaker have just been acquired by L3 Holdings, a Swiss investment group.

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BMW/Toyota Partnership To Spawn 2 Cars

Way back in January 2013, Toyota and BMW announced a joint venture in which they would co-develop some sort of sport car. Since the announcement was made, there have been so many rumours popping up on the internet about the new sportscar that it was hard to distinguish fact from fiction. At last we have official word from Toyota Europe’s vice-president and product planning chief Karl Schlicht on what to expect from this joint venture.

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Musk: Driving Yourself To Be Outlawed In Future

When Tesla Ceo Elon Musk talks about the direction that the company and the automobile industry as a whole is moving, we listen. Tesla is among the forefront of electric vehicles and it’s supporting network of charging stations. They are an extremely innovative company, so when Elon Musk recently sat down with Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, to talk about the future of autonomous vehicles, we were all ears. Details of what was said regarding the future of the autonomous automobile have stirred up the internet, so let’s take a closer look.

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Pagani Zonda ZoZo

Where there is money, there is a way. Even though production of the Pagani Zonda officially ended production with the track-only Zonda Revolucion, special custom made Zondas for wealthy clients willing to pay a premium have been popping up. The latest bespoke Zonda broke cover on the internet last night and it is called the “ZoZo”.

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Porsche 918 Vs McLaren P1 at Laguna Seca

Right now, as you are probably aware, the current crop of hypercars that has everyone buzzing are the hybrids from Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche. However, there haven’t been too many comparison tests done with raw performance numbers to determine which is fastest. On paper, it seems that the LaFerrari is the fastest, but that cannot be confirmed until someone takes all three cars and tests them around a track. Slowly though, some comparisons are starting to hit the web. The latest one is brought to us by MotorTrend and it puts the McLaren P1 against Porsche 918 Spyder at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and the results are quite interesting.

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Porsche Confirms Boxster Spyder

The 911 range is the defacto go-to Porsche for the wealthy, the driving enthusiasts have always known that the Boxster/Cayman twins are the sweet spot in the range. The smaller mid-engine sports cars have inherently a better balance as well as less weight to throw around but the relative lack of power has always held the Boxster/Cayman twins from being the best that it could be. Although Porsche has just recently released the new Cayman GT4, they have officially announced that the Boxster Spyder is coming this year.

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Aston Martin To Continue With V12, Manual

With concerns about fuel economy, emissions, and safety in today’s global automotive society, the driving enthusiasts are largely forgotten when automakers are planning out their future products and direction.  As to be expected, most automakers are now focusing on integrating forced induction engines, and hybrid-electric technology into their product lineup and brand image.  However, there are some automakers that feel like hybrids and downsizing doesn’t fit within their core values. In an interview with Car And Driver, Aston-Martin’s new CEO Andy Palmer, confirmed that they will continue to offer V12 engines and manual transmissions in their future line-up.

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725hp Mustang “Rocket” Starts Production

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Back in November 2014, Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) and famed car designer Henrik Fisker teamed up to create a very special Pony car. Dubbed “The Rocket”, the car was an idea that blended Galpin Auto Sport’s engineering know how with the beautiful lines penned by Henrik Fisker. The result, as you would imagine, is a very impressive package. Now it has been announced that a very limited run will start production.

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RWD Lamborghini Huracan Is Coming

Ever since Audi took ownership of Lamborghini way back in 1998, they have been injecting some of their own German DNA in to the brand’s Italian roots. One such example is when Lamborghini decided it should have it’s cars send power to all four wheels, following suit of their parent company Audi whose Quattro AWD system has gained the brand fame worldwide. Since the Diablo VT (Viscous Traction), their first AWD car, Lamborghini has engineered all their newer models have been sending power to all four wheels. However, they did make a limited run of RWD Gallardos, dubbed the LP550-2 Balboni Edition, to thank head test driver Valentino Balboni for his amazing 40 years of service. Now UK magazine, EVO, has confirmed that the raging bull is planning on releasing a rear wheel drive version of their new Huracan supercar.

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