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Two Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings on display at Amelia Island Concours

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing of the 1950s and early 1960s remains an iconic sports car of the last century. This weekend two of them will flock to one place. The brand announced chassis number 43 and 44 will be on display at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida. Mercedes-Benz only shared photos of no. 43, which is in barn-find condition and completely unrestored. According to information from Mercedes, this 300SL was shipped to Miami, Florida, in 1954, and was on the road for just 10 years. At some point,…

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Porsche Taycan to debut in September

Porsche announced on Friday that its Taycan will be revealed in September, which points to a debut at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show on the same month. We’ll remind you that it was at the Frankfurt show that the original Mission E concept was first shown four years ago. When Porsche finally reveals the Taycan, a 600-horsepower model with a 300-mile range will likely headline the nameplate. We expect additional variants to sport less potent figures and correspond to Porsche’s typical base, S, and Turbo model hierarchy. 2020 Porsche…

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Audi rolls out e-tron Sportback prototype at 2019 Geneva auto show

A prototype for Audi’s e-tron Sportback was rolled out on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, previewing the automaker’s next electric car. The e-tron Sportback is a coupe-like version of the e-tron crossover SUV that went on sale for 2019. The more rakish e-tron Sportback is slated to reach showrooms late this year or early next as a 2020 model. The prototype still wears some camouflage gear but the similarities to the e-tron are evident, particularly in regards to the faux grille and the design of the lights.…

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Piech family member starts car brand, plans electric sports car with 5-minute charging

A Swiss firm by the name of Piech used this week’s 2019 Geneva International Motor Show to present the Mark Zero sports car concept. Piech was founded by Rea Stark Rajcic and Anton Piech, the latter a son of former Volkswagen Group patriarch Ferdinand Piech, and the company has ambitious plans to launch not only a sports car but also sedans and SUVs. Piech has developed a modular platform for cars capable of running on electric or internal-combustion or even hydrogen fuel cell power. The Mark Zero is the first…

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