Ferrari 458 Speciale Review - V8 race car for the road

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Ferrari 458 Speciale Review - V8 race car for the road

If you want the fastest, most technologically advanced V8 Ferrari race car for the road, this is the one: the Ferrari 458 Speciale.

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Ferrari 458 Speciale Review
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Ferrari 458 Speciale Review

Jez Spinks finds the hardcore version of Ferrari's already-superb 458 Italia close to perfection...


McLaren 650S Review
Rating: 9.510 /10
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McLaren 650S Review

On the open road, the McLaren 650S is decidedly simple to drive, but on a closed circuit it becomes a genuine test of bravery and skill.

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$441,500 to $486,250

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 successor spotted at the Nurburgring
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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 successor spotted at the Nurburgring

The tyre-shredding 2016 Ford Mustang ‘SVT’ successor to the Shelby GT500 may be a quintessentially American muscle car, but spy photographers have captured a development version lapping Germany’s Nurburgring.  And, courtesy of the high-speed nature of the testing, we can now make out more of the car beneath its lighter camouflage, including its mean and menacing body kit that states for the record its place as the hottest factory-fit Mustang on the road...


2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Review

The latest-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is the new benchmark in the luxury GT class.


Nissan Vision GT Concept 2020 outed, teases future GT-R
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Nissan Vision GT Concept 2020 outed, teases future GT-R

Look beyond the wild curves and proportions of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo and you will see elements of the design of the next-generation GT-R supercar.  Originally designed for the virtual realm as part of racing game Gran Turismo’s ‘Vision’ project, a full-sized concept of the Concept 2020 was rolled-out at the weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK...


Ford FPV GT-F claims up to 410kW and 650Nm possible with overboost function
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Ford FPV GT-F claims up to 410kW and 650Nm possible with overboost function

Despite claiming an official power output of 351 kilowatts, the Ford FPV GT-F will exceed 400kW in the right conditions. Ford’s chief program engineer, Peter de Leur, said: “The figure of 351kW can be achieved by the GT-F under any conditions, even if the ambient temperature hits around 40 degrees Celsius...


SRT Viper Review
Rating: 810 /10
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SRT Viper Review

We drive the hard core 2014 SRT Viper from LA to Las Vegas - via Death Valley.


BMW i8 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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BMW i8 Review

BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid sports car is unlike anything on the road today and we drive it in Los Angeles, California.


First run of Ferrari Racing Days planned for Sydney
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First run of Ferrari Racing Days planned for Sydney

Ferrari Australasia has announced it will introduce Ferrari Racing Days to this country, which are aimed to bring the brand closer to a younger Australian audience. The event, to be held over three days at the Sydney Motorsport Park on 11-13 April next year, will be one of the biggest owner-based events ever organised by Ferrari in Australia Ferrari Racing Days are know internationally as a three-day festival showcasing all things Ferrari, from merchandise to Formula One simulators...


2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 clocks 7:37.47 at the Nurburgring
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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 clocks 7:37.47 at the Nurburgring

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has set a blistering lap time of 7:37.47 in damp conditions at the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit. The high-performance American muscle car completed the lap of the 20.8km circuit through Germany's Eifel mountains in a time that puts it ahead of supercars like the Ferrari 458 Italia (7:38), 991 Porsche 911 Carrera S (7:37...


McLaren P1: official figures claim 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds
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McLaren P1: official figures claim 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds

Official performance figures for the McLaren P1 reveal the supercar can storm from 0 to 100km/h in a claimed 2.8 seconds and hit 200km/h in a staggering 6.8 seconds. The figures were released to coincide with the first customer-bound example rolling through the assembly station this week...


BMW M4: DTM champion called in to help tune chassis
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BMW M4: DTM champion called in to help tune chassis

BMW has called in its DTM championship-winning driver to help in an extensive round of chassis set-up and tuning for its upcoming BMW M4 coupe. Held at Germany's Nuburgring Nordschleife circuit, the 2012 DTM champion, French-born Canadian Bruno Spengler, was put behind the wheel to lap the 20.8km course...


Infiniti considers Panamera-style four-door coupe
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Infiniti considers Panamera-style four-door coupe

Nissan’s luxury vehicle division, Infiniti, is considering a new high-performance four-door coupe flagship in the mould of the Porsche Panamera. Andy Palmer, Nissan’s executive vice president responsible for future products, said the design would take its inspiration from the Infiniti Essence concept, which was first revealed at the Geneva motor show in 2009...


Elon Musk to transform 007's Lotus Esprit into a real submarine car
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Elon Musk to transform 007's Lotus Esprit into a real submarine car

Tesla CEO Elon Musk bought the Lotus Esprit prop from the 1977 James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me and now plans to transform it into a real submersible car powered by a Tesla electric powerplant. Musk secured the car with a winning bid of $1,022,962 at an auction in London last month...


Morgan Motor Company former chief to fight ousting
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Morgan Motor Company former chief to fight ousting

Former Morgan Motor Company managing director Charles Morgan, is to appeal his removal as the head of the niche automaker that bears his family name. Originally ousted in March subsequent to a decision by shareholders, Morgan, who is also the grandson of company founder H.F.S. Morgan, took on an ambassadorial role, promoting the brand and selling the company’s unique sports car range worldwide...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Review
Rating: 910 /10
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Review

The existing Aston Martin V12 Vantage is my favourite model to emerge from the British concern, more of a personal preference than any of the others in the car maker’s well-reviewed range. True confession, though – much of the car’s appeal is the result of first impressions gathered during a very memorable press event in May 2010...

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$389,300

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet and Turbo S Cabriolet revealed
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2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet and Turbo S Cabriolet revealed

Porsche has unveiled its new 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet models ahead of the supercars' public debut at the Los Angeles auto show on November 20. The design of both cars closely follows the recently introduced 911 Turbo and Turbo S coupes, while boasting a unique body that is 28mm wider than the widest of the current 991-generation models, the Carrera 4...


Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse: officially unveiled
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Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse: officially unveiled

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse has been officially unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show. As its name suggests, this latest and most extreme model in the Gallardo line-up has been developed by Lamborghini’s new racing department Squadra Corse and features many of the same components used on the Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo racing car...


Porsche 918 Spyder smashes Nurburgring lap record
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Porsche 918 Spyder smashes Nurburgring lap record

The latest champion of the Nurburgring is the Porsche 918 Spyder, becoming the first approved road car to run a sub-seven minute lap. The production spec 918 Spyder broke the lap record on September 4, with Porsche factory race driver Marc Lieb behind the wheel lapping the 20.8km Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in 6 minutes and 57 seconds...