Koenigsegg One:1 Crash!

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Last week, the driver of an ultra rare Koenigsegg One:1 crashed his car at the Nurburgring.

There were only seven made in the whole world, and the current value of one is upwards of $2 million USD. However, a dealership in Australia had acquired theirs for $7.4 Million.

The Nurburgring has always been known as “The Green Hell” and we’re sure that this driver would remember that name as he walked away from this very, very expensive crash.

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Introducing the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera

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The new Lamborghini Huracan is a lighter, faster and more powerful version of the current after undertaking some of the latest advancement testing.

For the first time, we got to recently see the prototype take to the track. Reports say that the new Huracan will make utilization of the Superleggera nameplate as it will be lighter by 100kg/220lbs with the focused on utilization of lightweight materials in the suspension and bodywork.

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If our favourite Pokémon’s were cars…

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It has been a little over two weeks but it seems that Pokémon Go has taken over the world as millions of people from every country are seemingly occupied with their phone trying to catch em all. However for those automotive enthusiasts who enjoyed the 90s series as a child, have you ever wondered what your favourite Pokémon would look like as a car? Well, CarWow has come together to mashup several of our favourite Pokémon’s with similar car models.

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Photographer crashes $400k Lamborghini

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Earlier this week, a 400,000 Lamborghini Aventador was driven through the windows of a luxury car show room in England. The person piloting the vehicle during the impact was suspected to be the photographer.

The crash was said to cost thousands of dollars in damage. Lamborghini Aventors are worth more than $400,000 and are capable of reaching speeds of over 200 mph.

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30th Anniversary of IndyCar race in Toronto

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This weekend will commemorate the 30th anniversary of IndyCar race in the city of Toronto at Exhibition Place.

The 11-turn track has experienced a few adjustments throughout the years when Exhibition Stadium went down and the Convention Center went up. This year a new hotel has been put up, which I’m sure will be full of guests staying for the weekend to watch the race. The pit lane has also been relocated on the opposite side of the track  for the first time in Toronto Indy history and several corners have been altered which potentially presents a psychological difficulty for the drivers this weekend.

Their are currently six more races left in the championship, it’s the ideal opportunity for anybody who wants to cut into Simon Pagenaud’s current lead and take the trophy home.

Josef Newgarden and Will Power, who run second and third currently, have the most obvious opportunity to get pass Pagenaud lead. In any case, this weekend they alongside whoever is left of the field, will all take a secondary lounge to Oakville, Ontario’s James Hinchcliffe.

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Mercedes to beat Tesla Motors in its own Game?

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Looks like the time has come for Tesla to face competition for once to a market they have seemed to dominate for years. Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk once claimed and expressed gratitude to Mercedes-Benz’s parent Daimler for giving a helping hand in to saving the multimillion dollar company he has built now all because of the 50 million dollar investment Tesla Motors received in 2009. However, as Tesla continues to dominate the electric vehicle market, Mercedes has finally now looked into dethroning Tesla in its market.

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The Lamborghini Centenario

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The supercar world has been buzzing with the release of many innovating and exciting supercars. Just to name a few: Mercedes AMG GTR, LaFerrari Spider and the Signapore supercar the Mazzanti EV-R.

However, the most exciting of of the new age has to be the ultra rare, ultra aggressive looking Lamborghini Centenario.

It’s sad to say that only 40 examples of this beauty will go to customers. 20 Coupes and 20 roadsters. The MSRP for one of these cars will settle at $1.9 million USD however, we expect the value to shoot up rather  quickly upon delivery.

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Mercedes-AMG Collaboration with F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton?

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It looks like Mercedes will be getting a helping hand from a popular Formula 1 celebrity, as Lewis Hamilton wants to help develop a Mercedes AMG GT LH. Lewis Hamilton, a three time Formula One World Championship, knows a few perks about fast cars and what is needed to get the most out of your vehicle. Possessing such expertise in this field, Hamilton wants to apply his knowledge to help Mercedes develop a road going supercar.

No plans have been finalized at this point, but the three time champion is expressing his desire to join Mercedes in developing a new vehicle as he has recently told Top Gear that he has been in discussion with Tobias Moers, Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers about his idea. Hamilton has always made pitches to Mercedes about ideas he thought would be beneficial to the company after they bought him his first AMG GT R. From that point on, Hamilton was intrigued with joining Tobias to create a car like a GT LH, because of the fact that they possess F1 technology and a three time world champion driver.

Even though it may be very early to speculate if this idea actually may come into existence, we can predict a few things that Hamilton might want to do with the Mercedes-AMG GT to put his own unique spin on it. Firstly, it is expected that Hamilton would want an Affalterbach’s 4.0 litter twin turbo V8 engine, resulting it at least reach the 577 HP the GT R does. Secondly, he would probably want maintain with car’s dual clutch transmission, although Hamilton has proven to many that he is one to support the Save the Manuals movement.

In conclusion, if the plan that Hamilton has about his dream car ever comes into existence, it would not be the first time that an F1 driver has helped an automotive company develop a road going supercar. A few examples are that Ferrari and McLaren are both who regularly have their pilots test their vehicles.  Going further, Infiniti has reserved the services of Sebastian Vettle for promotional purposes of their company and Ayrton Senna has left his mark on the structure of the original Acura NSX. Therefore, Hamilton may now have the chance the join the list of celebs/F1 drivers to contribute their ideas into creating a road going supercar.

 

Citation: http://www.autoblog.com/2016/06/29/lewis-hamilton-mercedes-amg-gt-lh-report/

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Two Words: LaFerrari Spider

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Ferrari has been teasing us for some time now, but it has been officially confirmed by Sergio Marchionme that the LaFerrari Spider is real. There have been rumors swirling around that Gordon Ramsay is already a proud owner of one these rare beasts. The LaFerrari Spider has been officially announced by Ferrari and well it lives up to the hype if you want to say.

Unlike many other models that Ferrari has to offer, many interested customers were approached about the LaFerrari Spider long before the news of it becoming official was made public. Similar to the hardtop LaFerrari, these customers were not able to just purchase the spider but rather had to obtain an invitation from Ferrari for the chance to purchase one of these exquisite cars.

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