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De Tomaso P72, Pagani’s first car, BMW X7 pickup truck: This Week’s Top Photos

Do you miss the days when performance cars also had an element of beauty? Well, the same people behind the Apollo Intensa Emozione V-12 supercar is working on a revival of De Tomaso, and the first of the new genereation of De Tomasos is the P72 supercar. It’s a blend of old and new that results in a stunning piece of machinery. 2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante Another beautiful car is the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante. But the 211-mph convertible will also dash along your favorite roads at…

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Bugatti tipped to unveil new special edition during 2019 Monterey Car Week

Bugatti’s next special edition will be unveiled during 2019 Monterey Car Week, The Supercar Blog reported on Friday, citing an anonymous source. Since launching the Chiron two years ago, Bugatti has added special coach-built versions of the 1,480-horsepower hypercar built in extremely small runs. In the case of the La Voiture Noire unveiled earlier this year, we’re talking just one car. It was during the 2018 Monterey Car Week that Bugatti showed off the Divo, which Bugatti is building in a run of 40 cars. It isn’t clear how many…

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Go on a virtual tour of Gordon Murray’s past 50 years of car design

Gordon Murray is one of the most celebrated designers in the car world, not only because of his successful race car designs but also because of his ingenuity and versatility. This is a man who has designed multiple Formula One-winning race cars, the iconic McLaren F1 supercar, and an urban runabout spanning less than eight feet in length and weighing less than 1,300 pounds. What’s also impressive is that Murray has been designing cars for the past half century, and he’s got no plans to stop. In fact, only on…

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Aston Martin DBS Superleggera special honors an original Bond car

Everyone recalls the Aston Martin DB5 that starred in several James Bond films, with the appearance in 1964’s Goldfinger arguably the most famous. Aston Martin is even in the process of building exact replicas of this early movie car, complete with spy gadgets. However, the DB5 isn’t the only Aston Martin driven by Bond in those early films. There was also an original DBS. It appeared in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, the one that saw Bond, played by George Lazenby, actually get hitched. The marriage didn’t last long…

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Swiss startup Piech to follow up electric sports car with GT-4 coupe and GT-X SUV

At this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, the Swiss startup Piech showed the Mark Zero electric sports car, but it won’t stop there. Piech has plans to follow up its sports car with two more electric vehicles, a GT-4 coupe and a GT-X SUV. British website Auto Express reported last Thursday on the Swiss company’s plans. The company, founded in part by Anton Piech, the son of former Volkswagen Group patriarch Ferdinand Piech, also released early sketches of both the GT-4 coupe and GT-X SUV. Both models will ride on Piech’s…

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McLaren celebrates 20,000th car built

It’s been a long road since 2010, but British supercar/sports car maker McLaren has just assembled its 20,000th car. The brand made the announcement on Monday and said the 20,000th McLaren is a right-hand-drive 600LT Spider in Chicane Gray. The 600LT is the latest in a line of Longtail models, and the brand said all production slots for the coupe version have been sold out. McLaren hand assembles all of its cars, which makes the 20,000 mark that much more significant. The company built 10 cars per day up until…

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VW ID 3 electric car tallies 10,000 pre-orders in 24 hours

The Volkswagen ID 3’s soft launch did not go unnoticed. Following the electric hatchback’s confirmation on Wednesday, VW opened order books to European buyers for the vehicle. In 24 hours, 10,000 buyers laid down deposits. The German brand said in a Thursday release that web traffic of buyers itching to pre-order the ID 3 derailed its IT systems. Volkswagen also partially apologized for any delays. We suppose it’s better to break the internet than watch cobwebs grow. Specifically, VW opened up pre-orders for the ID 3 1st edition, which comes…

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Porsche race car has been preserved since its final race in 1967

Classic automobiles aren’t just commodities, investments, or playthings—sometimes they’re history. Among automakers, perhaps Porsche knows it best and their new approach to historically important cars epitomizes that logic: preservation over restoration. This example is a 1967 910/8 Bergspyder. After its last race the same year, the race car was loaded onto a carrier, archived, and settled away within Porsche. Since then, it’s never been started, and only moved a handful of times for relocation. Like any other piece of art, Porsche believes some cars deserve preservation. The intention is never…

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W Motors highlights Abu Dhabi’s Lykan Hypersport police car

It’s been four years since the Abu Dhabi police force added the W Motors Lykan Hypersport to its ranks, but the company didn’t want us to forget about it. W Motors published a new video of the police car on Thursday, for seemingly no reason other than to remind us it exists. The Lykan Hypersport was largely vaporware and mostly a fun auto show decoration until it joined the force four years ago. Since then, W Motors has moved onto the Fenyr Supersport. Those unfamiliar with W Motors will likely…

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Hot Wheels introduces Roborace self-driving race car model

Roborace has plans to take humans out of the cockpit in a futuristic machine-versus-machine race series, but before that happens, it’s putting its Robocars in the hands of people—quite literally. That’s because the latest Robocar is a 1:64 scale model in the form of a Hot Wheels toy. Hot Wheels and Roborace announced the new toy car on Tuesday, and it’s an exact depiction of the Robocar self-driving electric racer. The Robocar is still in development, with Roborace working with its DevBot prototype to hone the self-driving systems.  Roborace Hot…

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