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Dendrobium hypercar teased: WTF is a Dendrobium?

Dendrobium: a genus of orchid native to Singapore. That answers that. But what does this new shapely hypercar have to do with that? Well, like the flower, the Dendrobium hypercar is native to Singapore, and it's the nation-state's first attempt at building such a vehicle...

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Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar to have 'more than 1000 horsepower'
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Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar to have 'more than 1000 horsepower'

The much-hyped Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is going to offer up a huge amount of power – more than 1000 horses worth, according to Mercedes-AMG head, Tobias Moers...


Mercedes-AMG R50: 'It's perfect'
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Mercedes-AMG R50: 'It's perfect'

The hotly anticipated Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar will be clearly distinguishable as a product of the three-pointed star brand, the company’s chief design officer has revealed. Speaking with CarAdvice at CES 2017, Gorden Wagener – the chief penman for the company who signs off on every new model launched under the Mercedes badge – said the new hypercar was a fulfilling project to lead...


Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar teased, will debut this year
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Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar teased, will debut this year

A new hardcore hypercar from Mercedes-AMG, expected to be known as the 2017 Mercedes-AMG R50, will debut this year to celebrate the Affalterbach performance arm's 50th anniversary. A new image of the new Mercedes-AMG R50 was revealed at CES 2017 by the company's head of research and development – and former AMG boss – Ola Kallenius, who said the hypercar would be like a birthday present to the AMG brand...


McLaren adds new personalisation options
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McLaren adds new personalisation options

McLaren buyers are already spoilt for choice - hey, if you can spend half-a-mill or more on a car, there are lots of options open to you in life! - but now the British sports car brand is adding a range of aftermarket personalisation packs to its ranks. The new range of McLaren Special Operations (MSO) Defined accessories allows owners to "refresh the design of their cars", be they old or new...


Ferrari SP275 RW Competizione officially detailed with F12 TdF heart
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Ferrari SP275 RW Competizione officially detailed with F12 TdF heart

Ferrari has released details of its F12-based bespoke SP275 RW Competizione this week, after it was revealed at an event at Daytona earlier this month. The bright yellow supercar was created by a cashed-up buyer and Ferrari's Special Program division, and is based on the already manic F12. Under the bonnet is the uprated version of the 6...


2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante spied in Sweden
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante spied in Sweden

The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been spied during cold weather testing on the snowy roads of Sweden. Despite being previewed in September by the "lightly-disguised engineering car" that appears to be the same vehicle in the images, the drop-top supercar isn't scheduled for release until the European spring in 2018...


2019 Mercedes-Benz SL to share platform with AMG GT: SL coupe and GT Black Series on the way –  report
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2019 Mercedes-Benz SL to share platform with AMG GT: SL coupe and GT Black Series on the way – report

The seventh-generation Mercedes-Benz SL sports car will be based on the same underpinnings as the hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT supercar in order to endow the big roadster with greater performance – according to a new report out of the UK. An article by Autocar says sales of the SL are in decline, so Mercedes-Benz is looking to its AMG tuning arm to give the big roadster a performance boost and hopefully a sales boost as well...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied in the snow
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied in the snow

The next-generation 2018 Aston Martin Vantage has been spied again, this time doing rounds on the snowy roads of Sweden. Despite looking like a DB11, this test mule is shorter than the larger grand tourer, as the Vantage will remain a two-seater model. Under the skin, the new Vantage will utilise a smaller version of the DB11's new-generation aluminium architecture, though it should be longer, wider and lower than the current car...


2017 Subaru Impreza crowned Japan car of the year, Honda NSX lands 'Special Award'
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2017 Subaru Impreza crowned Japan car of the year, Honda NSX lands 'Special Award'

The new-generation 2017 Subaru Impreza has been named the Japanese car of the year for 2016-2017. It's the second time one of the brand's models has received the award in its home country, with the other title won by the Liberty (known in Japan and the US as the Legacy) in 2003...


Ferrari J50: Special spider celebrates half century in Japan
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Ferrari J50: Special spider celebrates half century in Japan

The very special new Ferrari J50 has been revealed, celebrating the company's 50th anniversary in Japan. Just 10 examples of the J50 will be built, and each will be customised specifically for their future owners. No pricing has been announced, but it's likely that the J50's entire production run has been pre-sold to existing Ferrari enthusiasts...


Ferrari SP275 RW Competizione one-off special revealed
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Ferrari SP275 RW Competizione one-off special revealed

Images of the one-off Ferrari SP275 RW Competizione have surfaced online, with the F12-based special believed to be inspired by the 275 GTB/C Speciale from the 1960s. Technical details of the bright yellow F12-based coupe are yet to be confirmed, though we do know it was created as a one-off by the Ferrari Special Program division and the Ferrari Styling Centre...


Mercedes-AMG GT R joins elite club with hot Nurburgring lap - video
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Mercedes-AMG GT R joins elite club with hot Nurburgring lap - video

The hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT R has joined the supercar elite this week, lapping the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in 7 minutes and 10 seconds. In a video released by Sport Auto, the bright green GT R is seen flinging through the challenging race track, driven by Christian Gebhardt...


Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar already sold out - report
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Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar already sold out - report

The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar hasn't even been fully detailed yet, but reports suggest the British company has already sold the entire production run. Auto Express reports that Aston Martin has announced all 150 road-going versions of the upcoming hypercar have been accounted for, despite the rumoured price tag sitting around the $3 million mark...


McLaren 570S 'Track Pack' revealed
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McLaren 570S 'Track Pack' revealed

The McLaren 570S Track Pack has been announced, designed for both the road and the race track. Following the 570S Design Edition revealed a couple of weeks ago, the Track Pack is inspired by the company's success in GT3 and GT4 racing categories, the racy upgrade package includes a 12mm higher rear wing - adding 29kg of downforce at 150mph (241km/h) - along with a Dark Palladium roof and a stealth-finish sports exhaust...


McLaren confirms meeting with Apple happened, went nowhere - report
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McLaren confirms meeting with Apple happened, went nowhere - report

The boss of McLaren has now confirmed previously dismissed report that the company did indeed have a meeting with technology giant Apple, though no bids or offers for a takeover were made. Speaking to Reuters, CEO Mike Flewitt, said the company has been approached by several potential investors, though the company's shareholders have been opposed to any kind of takeover - in particular a Chinese takeover bid that saw head of the Formula One team, Ron Dennis, forced out last week...


McLaren 570S Design Edition models revealed
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McLaren 570S Design Edition models revealed

Five McLaren 570S Design Editions have been announced this week, each featuring "expressions of perfect colour and trim harmony" specified by the company's designers. The first of this quintuplet to be revealed is the Design Edition 1 (pictured), which features Vermillion Red exterior paint with five-spoke alloy wheels in a diamond-cut finish, along with a 'Stealth' exhaust and red brake calipers...


Mercedes-AMG's $2million hypercar closing in on sold-out status - report
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Mercedes-AMG's $2million hypercar closing in on sold-out status - report

The upcoming Mercedes-AMG hypercar isn't scheduled for release until late in 2018, but that hasn't stopped cashed-up buyers placing orders for almost the entire production run, according to a new report. In a new article with industry journal Automotive News, Mercedes-AMG chairman, Tobias Moers, said the entire production run is almost sold out two years ahead of release...


NextEV NIO EP9 electric hypercar revealed as the fastest EV ever
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NextEV NIO EP9 electric hypercar revealed as the fastest EV ever

Chinese Formula E contender, NextEV, has launched its NIO electric car brand along with the EP9 - the fastest electric car in the world. Launched at an event in London, the NIO EP9 is powered by four electric motors producing a combined output of 1-MegaWatt (like the Koenigsegg One:1), or 1000kW (1360hp) and 1480Nm of torque from 0rpm...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. This week, regular host Tegan Lawson is on assignment overseas. In her place, Trent Nikolic presents this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...