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Bentley celebrates its 100 years with Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner

Bentley Motors’ centenary celebration is just getting started. As the iconic British carmaker unveiled the fastest production SUV in the world so far, it is also celebrating 100 years of existence by unveiling a limited edition collectors’ car – the new Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner.

Ever since W.O. Bentley founded Bentley Motors on July 10, 1919, the working principle at the carmaker has always been “build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class.” Nearly 100 years since then, Bentley’s celebratory model is seen to live to that principle. After all, the Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner is inspired by the carmaker’s illustrious motorsport history.

In fact, the Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner is paying homage to Sir Henry Ralph Stanley “Tim” Birkin. Considered as one of the original ‘Bentley Boys’ of the 1920s and ‘30s, Birkin wasn’t just a customer but also a racing driver. Back then, Birkin commissioned a series of 4 1/2 Litre supercharged Bentley Blower. One of these was raced by Birkin himself at the 1930 Le Mans 24 Hours. As you may have guessed, Birkin piloted the iconic No.9 Bentley Blower – with power increased from 110 bhp to 175 bhp -- at the race.

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Brabus transforms Mercedes-AMG S 63 into menacing 800 Sedan and Coupe

The Mercedes-AMG S63 – both in its sedan and coupe guises -- is a high-performance luxurious ride that offers 612 PS (603 hp or 450 kW) of max output and 900 Nm of peak torque. These massive numbers are already considered as the higher levels of performance, but people at Brabus believe more can be done to further increase these figures. Turning belief to reality, the well-known German tuning company created the new Brabus 800 Sedan and Coupe as based on the AMG S 63 4Matic+.

As its name indicates, the Brabus 800 Sedan and Coupe based on the AMG S 63 boasts of 800 PS (789 hp or 588 kW) of max output from the heavily upgraded AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine. The peak torque level has already been boosted from 900 Nm to 1,000 Nm (737 lb.-ft.) as available at just 3,600 rpm. An untouched AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine is already powerful enough to send the AMG S 63 – both sedan and coupe versions -- sprinting from nil to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and achieving a top speed of 250 km/h.

But the upgraded eight-cylinder mill with its boosted power allows the Brabus 800 Sedan and Coupe based on the AMG S 63 to dash from true zero to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds, which is 0.4 seconds quicker than their regular counterparts. As for the top speed of the Brabus 800 Sedan and Coupe based on the AMG S 63, these tuned units could go as fast as 300 km/h (186 mph). For those seeking a faster unit, Brabus is currently working hard to create some tweaks to allow the Brabus 800 Sedan and Coupe based on the AMG S 63 to go a lot faster.

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Toyota shows off this sexy silhouette as teaser of Supra’s arrival at 2018 Geneva Motor Show

Toyota recently published a teaser with the title “The Legend Returns.” It’s not a secret as we already know that they are referring to none other than the Toyota Supra. For the longest time, Toyota enthusiasts anticipated the time that they will see the Supra, and finally, the automaker announced on social media, their media website and to email boxes around the world that it will arrive at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, describing it as a “modern racing concept” that they will bring back to the market.

Here is the thing, the automaker did not actually say which car it would be as they did not mention any names. In fact, it could be a new 2000GT. However, no matter how cool this vintage car is, it still is not considered to be as iconic as the Supra, which is why we doubt that it is the one being teased.

Also, another thing we are aware of is Toyota’s new project with BMW, the new sports car they are currently working on, that shares its underpinnings among both brands. We have actually seen this car, the next Z4 (the BMW version), a few times in prototype format, and we have seen both models being tested together. Also, we have already heard rumours from before that Toyota might unveil the new Supra in Geneva - and this is finally it, at least we think it is.

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Mercedes-Benz gives us another teaser of the four-door GT Coupe ahead of its Geneva debut

After weeks or months of speculating about the name of the new Mercedes-Benz performance sedan, it’s finally revealed. The four door vehicle that will make its premiere at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show next month is the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe. Even as the teaser images show the model in camouflage, these are still much clearer than previous ones.

At the same time that the company released this statement, it also published three photos of the four-door. Like I said earlier, the sedan’s appearance is camouflaged like that of earlier test mules. Nevertheless, we can make out several of its features.

The Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe got most of its design elements from the 2017 Mercedes AMG Concept that we saw last year wearing a metallic red coat. Both vehicles have the similar wide grille and vertical slats with a trio of large inlets in the front fascia. There is also a steep A pillar that leads back to a flowing roof and rounded tail. In the rear, there is an active spoiler that can deploy from the back. Overall, its design makes it look both sporty and sleek.

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We are aware that Land Rover is currently working on a two-door Range Rover, and it was just recently that the first official teaser of the new Range Rover SV Coupe came out. This includes images of the high end SUV’s luxurious cabin. And before you ask, the latest model will make its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March.

With the images we saw online, we could already tell that the Range Rover SV Coupe would be a highly pleasant vehicle to ride in. Up front, the seats are covered in quite, diamond quilted leather, with the same materials covering the dashboard. And in the rear, the same chairs are covered in a dark navy blue shade instead, giving it contrast, and at the same time, a luxurious feel. The center console has a wood trim that stretches to the entire length of the cabin, and this is paired with metallic trim that gives it a high-end appearance and feel.

It seems like the infotainment system will get the design of the Range Rover Velar. There is also a dial on the center console that probably controls off-road settings in the Range Rover, suggesting that it will have the ability to drive on different surfaces.

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To the delight of many premium customers wanting to squeeze more performance from their Audi models, the German luxury carmaker recently took the wraps off the new Audi RS 5 Coupe at the 2017 International Geneva Motor Show. Sitting beside the new coupe is the premium brand’s latest Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters challenger – the new Audi RS 5 DTM – and it is ready to rumble for the 2017 season.

Created by Audi Sport, the Audi RS 5 DTM is derived from the Audi RS 5 Coupé that was unveiled simultaneously at the Geneva Motor Show. Audi Motorsport chief Dieter Gass remarked that this marks the first time that a new DTM car was created in parallel with the production model, thereby highlighting the link between production and motorsport at Audi. He added that in developing the new RS 5 DTM, Audi used the previous-generation model as benchmark considering that it was the most successful DTM car in the past two seasons.

Aside from donning the new RS design language, the third-generation Audi RS 5 DTM has received various tweaks to make it compliant with DTM regulations. Several of these tweaks can be seen from the outside, as the new Audi RS 5 DTM is visually distinct from its predecessors. Aside from featuring a more progressive design, the new Audi RS 5 DTM offers more aerodynamic innovations.

Read the entire article Audi RS 5 DTM takes on 2017 season with more power, less downforce and softer tires

The 1930s is a period in automobile history wherein elegance and extravagance were the norm. With this in mind, Eadon Green unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show its homage to this classic year with the Black Cuillin Vision Model.

Indeed, the design is more than apt for the period especially with how the front clip has a rounded form and has those arching fenders. It even has the long hood much like what the cars of that period had. Looking on the inside, there are a number of details in leather, wood trim, and chrome. While Eadon Green did not release any official information on the features, the images and the unit on display show that there are buttons for the menus and modes and there is even a navigation function. This means that the features may be similar to what other brands release as limited-production luxury versions.

There is also no word yet on the performance. All we know really is that it will be fitted with a V12 engine. This is only known though because images show a V12 carrying the Eadon Green badge. However since the engine is shown to be placed along the length of the hood, there is the possibility that the Black Cuillin could have a rear-wheel drive. Eadon Green though did reveal that the powertrain and chassis would have a more contemporary feel to it which means the transmission could be an automatic type and it will likely include a paddle-shift. Given that this is still a concept, there is no assurance from the company yet on whether a production version is in the works.

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RUF Automobile GmbH officially unveiled during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show its latest CTR halo model. This model is distinct for two reasons. First is that it comes in a body that honors the 1987 CTR “Yellow Bird.” The second reason is that it utilizes a chassis based on the company’s very own design.

Already in the fourth generation, the 2017 RUF CTR is indeed similar to the model that it pays tribute to not only in form but even in function. Making it a true masterpiece is the new engine with a weight-to-power ratio of 3.5 pounds for every horsepower. Further, it is the first rear-wheel drive with a customized carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

Indeed, the main defining characteristic of the 2017 CTR is the chassis though one can argue that the technological superiority of this model begins at the skin, which is made up completely of carbon fiber. This is the same material the chassis is composed of and comes in the patented RUF design. In addition, both crash structures in the front and the rear are composed of lightweight steel much like the roll cage that was integrated to it.

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It’s a GT among the RS models, says Stephen Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Sport. This all-new 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe graces the market with its 450 horsepower (336 kilowatts) 2.9 liter biturbo engine and a 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) torque, which is 125.4 lb-ft (170 Nm) higher than before. This engine has powered the Porsche Panamera 4S.

Launching together with the RS5 DTM at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the RS5 Coupe carries an overall weight reduction of up to 60 kilograms which gives it the capability to accelerate from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in a span of 3.9 seconds, making it comparable to the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV. With the optional dynamic package, the new motor has a top speed of 174 mph (280 kph).

According to Winkelmann, the new Audi RS5 Coupe is the “gran turismo” among the RS models from the Audi Sport. He emphasizes that the high-performance Coupe combines elegant aesthetics with high everyday usability and that its V6 biturbo significantly provides more performance and higher efficiency.

Read the entire article Powerful, lighter, faster 2018 Audi RS5 coupe is launched, order books will open in May

Nearly a year ago at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, AC Schnitzer unveiled a 570-hp monster in the form of the AC Schnitzer ACL2. For the 2017 edition of the Geneva Motor Show, AC Schnitzer will be unveiling a new version that is less powerful but is nonetheless appealing.

AC Schnitzer is introducing its new BMW M240i ACL2S, a special edition model that the German tuner has come up with as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations. As its moniker indicates, this special edition is based on the BMW M240i. However, AC Schnitzer implemented a number modifications aimed at upgrading both the looks and the performance of a typical BMW M240i.

As it is, a typical BMW M240i is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo engine that could develop 335 hp of max output and 369 lb.-ft. of peak torque. When paired to a manual transmission, this engine allows the BMW M240i to accelerate from zero to 62 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds. But when mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, this powerplant allows the car to sprint from nil to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds.

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David Brown Automotive has recreated the 60s with the 2017 Speedback GT supercar. The first prototype version was initially launched in 2014 at Top Marques Monaco. Since then, the company has added about 237 refinements on the model. Apparently, the same car was briefly damaged while being transported to Germany for the Euro Motor Show last November.

The retro-inspired high performance vehicle, which is slated to make its debut next month will come in two specifications. This is to further showcase the enhancements in its design and engineering including personalization, elegant choices for colors and trims plus other unique bespoke features that the company has to offer.

With a top speed of 155 miles per hour after hitting 60mph in just 4.6 seconds, the Speedback GT comes equipped with a 510 bhp 5.0 litre V8 supercharged engine that can blow up to 461 pound feet of torque. The chassis, being supplied by Jaguar Land Rover, is that of a Jaguar XK-R. Other suppliers involved in the production are Lawrence Automotive (for the wood veneers) and Envisage Group.

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Arash Motor Company has debuted its upgraded AF10 and the AF8 Cassini at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. First produced in 2008, the AF10 has now been given massive updates to remain competitive in the progressing market.

It is enhanced with a powerful hybrid composed of a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine and four electric motors. The new engine can deliver up to 900 hp or 671 kW and 1,200 Nm or 886 lb.-ft. of torque. On the other hand, the four electric motors yield a combined output of 1,180 hp or 880 kW and 1,080 Nm or 797 lb.-ft. of torque.

The core provides the all-wheel-drive 2016 AF10 with total hybrid power of 2,080 hp or 1,551 kW and a torque of 2,280 Nm or 1,683 lb.-ft. The new AF10 can accelerate from zero to 62 mph or 100 km/h in less than three seconds as it tops at a speed of over 201 mph or 323 km/h.

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Apollo Automobil GmbH announces the launch of its latest hypercar, the Arrow. With this release, the recently rebranded company will start a new chapter in its history and is optimistic that the Arrow will be able to exceed the records set by the Gumpert Apollo.

It was back in 2015 when the company, then known as Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH, underwent restructuring, came out of it as Apollo Automobil. In fact, it’s now owned by Ideal Team Ventures Limited. A holding company, Ideal Team has investments in various industries in addition to the auto sector.

These include leasing and chartering, food and beverage, and financial services. Ideal Team owner Norman Choi shares that when it came to the Gumpert Apollo, he has always been a fan of this hypercar as it manages to stand out from the rest.

Read the entire article Meet latest hypercar competitor: the 1000hp shark-inspired Arrow by Apollo Automobil

Spyker has taken the wraps off its latest sports car at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the new Spyker C8 Preliator. This third-generation Spyker sports car features as standard a Head-Up Display (HUD), which is typically found in fighter jets – a nod to the sports car maker’s aviation heritage.

Its name is only fitting, as "Preliator" means "fighter" or "warrior" in Latin and “Fighters” are warplanes that Spyker built between 1914 and 1918. Moreover, "Preliator" has come to symbolize the challenges that Spyker had overcome in the past few years.

A personification of Spyker’s vaunted craftsmanship, the new Spyker C8 Preliator is designed for clients who know the value of bespoke features and the attention to detail of vehicles that Spyker has built in the past and have offered to the public for 15 years now.

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Aston Martin has finally unwrapped at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show its first product under its ‘Second Century’ plan – the new Aston Martin DB11. Powered by a new 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine that Aston Martin designed in-house, the DB11 is able to provide the much desired acceleration and speed level.

With the V12 engine able to develop up to 608 PS (600 Bhp) of output and up to 700 Nm of torque, the new Aston Martin DB11 could accelerate from a standstill to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 mph. With this amount of power at its disposal, the new DB11 is simply the most dynamic and most powerful vehicle that Aston Martin has built so far.

Complementing this power are technologies that help improve the engine’s fuel efficiency like intelligent bank activation and stop-start technology. Of course, there is a need to modify and adjust certain elements – like chassis, steering, suspension and electronics.

Read the entire article Check out the new and improved 600hp Aston Martin DB11!

Porsche has unveiled at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show the new Porsche 911 R – a race-bred road-going history-inspired sports car. It is a reincarnation of the original 911 R that Porsche launched in 1967.

This original version has participated in a number of iconic road races during its time, like the Tour de France and Targa Florio. It was part of a limited production series from the German sports car maker. Nearly half a century later, Porsche has reincarnated this iconic sports car. Thus, like the original version, the new Porsche 911 R offer pure driving experience.

Porsche will only build 991 examples of the 911 R around the world. The new Porsche 911 could also be specified with the optional air conditioning system and the audio system.

Read the entire article Purists will love reincarnated Porsche 911 (991) R seen at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Koenigsegg Automotive AB has released a production version of the Koenigsegg Regera. Since its introduction during the 2015 Geneva Auto Show as a concept car, it has undergone an extreme phase that consisted of development, testing, and certification to be sold worldwide.

According to the company, more than 3,000 changes were implemented during the development stage in order to make the production version. One of the biggest changes is the reduction in weight as it now only weighs 1,590 kilograms while dry weight stands at 1,470. While the Regera received positive response during the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, it was also during this time that it received a number of orders from customers.

The orders have since continued as the Koenigsegg family learns more about the philosophy and technology that goes behind the Regera. 

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AC Schnitzer showcased a 570 HP monster in the ongoing 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the AC Schnitzer ACL2. The car’s brute force is achieved by replacing the standard engine with an M4 power plant with an AC Schnitzer performance upgrade and by eliminating the Vmax limit via control unit programming. Cornering was vastly improved via the rear limited slip differential with Drexler diff lock increased from 25 to 95 percent.

The concept vehicle was designed with the motto “Less is more” which is reflected in the letter “L” in the name and further reflected in the car’s optimized carbon intake tract as well as the lightweight battery.

Aachen-based engineers working with this “Less is more” formula in mind were able to produce a very lightweight vehicle that, with 2.54 kg per hp, easily outperforms other vehicles like the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Ferrari 458 Italia.

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Lotus Cars always has something up its sleeve. This time, they decided to improve the already spectacular Evora, putting in more power and lessening the weight, to come up with an even more sensational Lotus Evora Sport 410. This comes even as car enthusiasts are still reeling from the recently announced new models Elise Cup 250 and the Exige Sport 350.

Engineers at the famous Lotus Lightweight Laboratory must have had put enormously effort in successfully pulling off an seemingly impossible feat – taking off a massive 70kg from the Evora model to come up with the new Lotus Evora Sport 410.

In the lighter car, high performance carbon fibre components had to be standard. When combined with the 410 HP supercharged engine with the track-bred 3-Eleven, the Lotus Evora Sport 410 eats up the road faster than its predecessor, a mere 3.9 seconds to reach 0-60 mph and an amazing 186 mph top speed.

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BRABUS has revealed its latest offering with the BRABUS ROCKET 900 Coupe. This 2+2-seater supercar can reach a top speed of more than 350 km/h (217 mph). The powerful speed is all due to the twin-turbo 6.3-liter increased-displacement V2 engine which can also deliver power of 662 kW / 900 HP (887 bhp) with maximum torque at 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft).

The basis for this particular model was the Mercedes-AMG S65 Coupe. Its performance figures more than enough proof of why supercars from BRABUS continue to be considered as part of the elite for almost forty years now. High performance is not the only thing that one can expect from this ROCKET 900 Coupe.

It also has that elegant yet sporty design with its carbon parts designed to improve aerodynamics. It comes with the high-tech forged 21-inch or 22-inch wheels and the classy interior.

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