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Aston Martin Valkyrie taps out 1,160 hp

To paraphrase a line from the hit 1984 film “This is Spinal Tap,” the Aston Martin Valkyrie goes to 11. Eleven-thousand rpm, that is. On Friday, the British brand announced its forthcoming hypercar makes a colossal 1,160 horsepower and redlines at 11,100 rpm. For those who haven’t been following the Valkyrie’s development, the 6.5-liter V-12  was developed with partner Cosworth, who claimed it would make 1,130 horsepower. Its final output is 1,000 hp, which still makes it one of the most powerful naturally aspirated engines in the world. A KERS-style hybrid…

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These are the top 5 loudest Porsches

Strap on some headphones and manage the volume because we’re about to dive into the top five loudest Porsches ever. The latest video comes from Porsche’s “Top 5” series as the brand combs through the Porsche Museum to find the models worthy of such a list. The first is the 1978 911 Safari, which has just one rear silencer. Firing up the 3.0-liter engine emits a loud roar, and a sound meter declares the car peaks at 122.9 decibels. For a baseline, 130 dBa is the pain threshold for the…

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2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo, 2019 McLaren 720S Spider, 2019 BMW Z4: This Week’s Top Photos

Ferrari unveiled a new mid-engine supercar this week in the form of the F8 Tributo. The car replaces the 488 GTB in the Ferrari fold and is essentially the 488 Pista in a new wrapper. We’re talking 710 horsepower of grunt, a 0-60 mph time of less than 3.0 seconds, and a top speed of 211 mph. Incredibly, it’s just the first of five new Ferraris due in 2019. 2019 McLaren 720S Spider One of the F8 Tributo’s rivals is McLaren’s 720S, which we drove in open-top Spider form this…

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Help make this Auto Union Type C race car a Lego kit

Numerous well-designed Lego kits have arrived in the past year, but one fan needs some help to get his/her own project off the ground. The proposed kit is a 1936 Auto Union Type C race car. The build has been posted to the Lego Ideas portal by a user who goes by the handle redera00. The portal gives any fan a place to build a Lego creation and maybe, just maybe, Lego will pick up the idea to produce it as a widely distributed kit. Other Lego fans vote on…

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