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2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster is just like the coupe sans the fixed roof

This is a dream come true for those who were wishing that Automobili Lamborghini would create a roadster version of its Aventador S. Just weeks after Lamborghini introduced the Aventador S Coupe, quite a number of renderings of a possible roadster version surfaced. Back then, an Aventador S roadster was just a dream. But now, Italian carmaker is finally introducing the new 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster.

Even at a glance, the new Lamborghini roadster is easily recognizable as the open-top version of the Aventador S coupe. After all, the roadster has taken up the unmistakable design of the coupe as influenced by the distinctive Lamborghini design DNA and extensive aerodynamic testing.

From the exterior design – especially the front end and to some extent, the rear end – to the mechanicals, the Aventador S Roadster is a reflection of the Aventador S Coupe, but lacking the fixed roof and with the addition of some hardware to ensure that its occupants could be protected from the weather if needed.

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First ever Ford GT40 Roadster is currently up for grabs

Today, it is the new Ford GT that people are talking about. The model packs 647 horsepower (482 kilowatts) and comes with a hefty price tag of $500,000 - definitely a car many people want but can't afford. But even with all the hype it’s getting, it cannot compare to the first ever Ford GT40 Roadster that was ever built. That fact alone makes it extra special, but even more because it is completely original and is good as new.

The best part is that it is on sale, and we are confident that it won't last very long in the second hand market before it’s snatched up. The roadster is currently being sold on Classic Driver by way of Girardo and Co. It is one of only six prototypes built. This is actually the last one with all-original parts, which include the 4.2 liter V8.

On the outside, it has an off-white livery contrasted with blue racing stripes down the middle. To match this livery, it had been given a set of 6.5-inch Borrani wire wheels at the front, and eight inches at the rear. The wheels can be seen wearing Goodyear racing tires. This 1965 GT40 comes with a great history too, as it had been driven by world champion Jim Clark and inspected by Ronnie Spain, a GT40 expert.

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This rare Ferrari Sergio could be yours for $5.06 million

According to James Edition, the seller based in Esloo Netherlands, the limited edition Ferrari’s current mileage is at 118 km (73mi) and it also features the Ferrari 458 Speciale’s 600PS (447kW) naturally aspirated V8 engine. Then why is it more special? Read on.

The limited edition Ferrari was initially developed into a concept car as a tribute to Sergio Pininfarina, a renowned designer from Turin, Italy, who passed away in 2012. A year after the prototype’s premiere, Ferrari has put the car into production with only six examples in total, which also falls in line with Pininfarina’s 85th anniversary. All six roadsters were completely sold out following its launch at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015 with a sticker price of $3 million each.

Fast forward, one of the six bespoke Ferrari Sergio roadsters is now up for sale in the Netherlands with a listed price of a cool €4.3 million. That’s about $5,043,900 after the current exchange rates or $2 million more expensive than it was a couple of years ago. Sergio Pininfarina after all was called the “godfather of automotive design” and has always been associated with Ferrari. He has also designed cars for Fiat, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and was a board member of Ferrari for a number of years.

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Mazda Japan opens restoration service for 1st-gen decades-old MX-5 Miata

Do you remember the Mazda MX-5 Miata? Perhaps not if you are a millennial reading this. That’s because it is a car from almost 3 decades ago. The older a car gets, the more signs of age you will notice, no matter how often you maintain it or how sparsely you use it. The MX-5 Miata, also known as the NA generation, is facing that issue now, and owners of this model are not ready to give up their cars yet. This is why Mazda is starting a restoration program for the car.

Mazda came up with this solution as they kept hearing from MX-5 Miata owners that they cannot let go of their cars, and that they want to keep on driving them, no matter how old the car gets. A lot of Miata owners also requested for Mazda to produce parts of the 28-year-old model.

Now, their prayers have been answered and Mazda will start accepting customer cars by early 2018 to restore them to their original shape. The restoration process will vary from one car to another, depending on the customer’s requests. The company will ask their clients what they want to get out of their Miata exactly, before working on the car. But first, Mazda plans to get a certification from German inspection group TÜV Rheinland Japan Co., Ltd so that they could produce high-quality vehicles.

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Audi introduced the TT RS Coupe earlier this year at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and now, we finally get to see the same updates on the Roadster.

In 1896, Johann Abt started a blacksmith shop in Kempten, Germany. Currently, the company is focusing on projects involving a variety of cars from the Volkswagen Group, from the Skoda Citigo to the Audi R8 supercar. One of ABT Sportline’s latest project is the TT RS, making it resemble its bigger brother more.

Dubbed TT RS-R, ABT Sportsline is only upgrading 50 units each of the coupe and the roadster. Both models will be equipped with a five-cylinder, turbocharged 2.5-liter engine that can produce an extra 100 horsepower more than the standard model - giving out a total of 500 horsepower (368 kilowatts) and 570 Newton-metres (420 lb-ft) of torque. That is an additional 90 Nm (66 lb-ft).

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It is not like the Lamborghini Aventador does not perform well when we’re comparing performance. But some tuners just like to fiddle with car parts, which is the main reason why they exist. This is where Novitec Torado comes in. More than a year ago, Novitec actually put its sights on the Lamborghini Aventador SV Coupe.

First of all, Novitec put the coupe into a carbon fiber diet, by replacing some of its parts to make it extra lightweight. Other than that, they also changed the engine into a 6.5 liter V12 for an extra push. So what happens when you combine a stronger engine and a lightweight car? You all know the answer.

But let us get into more detail first. The new engine has now been supercharged, as Novitec got rid of the naturally aspirated one, letting the car generate a total of 970 horsepower, from the standard’s 750 horsepower. That’s a whopping 220 horsepower increase from the original model, which is pretty insane.

Read the entire article Novitec tweaked a Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster to generate 970 horsepower

While the Model 3 is expected to arrive later this year, Tesla will be rolling out the new Model Y CUV in 2019. Given that, how would Tesla even think of introducing yet another new generation Model Y Roadster real soon? Very unlikely, right? But just for fun, allow us to share with you a drop top convertible ahead of its time. After all, the CEO himself confirms that the new Tesla Roadster will be “some years away.”

Introducing the 2nd generation Tesla Roadster as rendered by aspiring industrial designer, Vinicius Buch of Brazil. Barely resembling anything we see on the road, Buch’s futuristic Roadster Y at least has no side mirrors. It’s something that we’ve heard Tesla is set to implement in the next five years.

Truth is, Tesla hasn’t given away much info about its upcoming Roadster model, but from what we’ve heard, the EV startup is aiming for a 0-60 miles per hour sprint time in less than 2 seconds. And for the convertible to achieve such outstanding pace, a set of street legal tires would also be necessary.

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A month ago, we mentioned a rare Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster with an exquisite light green poly finish set to be auctioned at RM Sotheby's in Santa Monica, California. This unique roadster became the star attraction at the auction event that took place last weekend. The seller will most likely go home beaming due to the fact that it has been named as the highest-grossing car after having been snagged for an outstanding $1,100,000. The proud owner will not only obtain the exquisite roadster, but he will also acquire all the books, tools and luggage that came paired with the roadster.

The stunning droptop will celebrate its 60th birthday this year. It deserves to be commemorated as this particular roadster is considered as one of the most gorgeous cars ever made. This vehicle was restored in its pristine condition. When it was sent off the assembly line about 57 years ago, the roadster sported a Fire Engine Red finish, and now it flaunts an eye-catching Light Green Poly color.

On the other hand, the equally impressive 1992 Ferrari F40 sold for around $957,000. This model was finished in Rossa Corsa with less than 16,000 miles (25,749 km). The vintage Ferrari F40 is a US-spec vehicle and one of only 1,311 F40s ever built by the Italian sports car manufacturer. It was newly serviced by GTO Engineering and is in a mint condition both inside and out.

Read the entire article Fully restored 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster sold for $1.1 million at RM Sotheby's auction

The Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster may be the fastest car out there, capable of reaching 60 miles from standstill in just 2.8 seconds, plus having a top speed of 217 miles per hour. But where will the Aventador end up if it runs out of road to drive on? We all know that the planet is made up of 70 percent water.

Well, that doesn't seem to be a problem. If you have the money to get yourself that roadster, you sure can afford a speedboat to pair with it. There is a listing on JamesEdition in Fort Lauderdale of a Lambo Aventador SV Roadster with a matching catamaran. And yes, they really do have matching colours.

Just like the roadster, the catamaran was customized to look like it is the supercar's big brother. The 52-foot MTI G6 has been finished with a Verde Singh shade paired with Alcantara upholstery, and of course the carbon fiber trim. And that's not all, as the speedboat comes with a steering wheel, marinized switchgear, door panels, and lighting from the Aventador - literally the works.

Read the entire article Amazing buy: Get the Verde Singh Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster with a matching catamaran

Last month, the Lamborghini Centenario made its way to the Transformers: The Last Knight premiere where it got the attention of many. Following that event, three Lamborghini Centenario coupes landed on the US soil. One of them made its way to Lamborghini Newport Beach, while the two went straight to Beverly Hills and New Jersey, respectively. And this week, another Centenario arrives, but as a drop top.

We are aware that only a total of 40 units of the Centenario will be produced - 20 roadsters and 20 coupes. Last week, Lamborghini Beverly Hills took one of the 20 Centenario Roadsters. Similar to the coupe, the limited-edition roadster has a V12 engine that produces 759 horsepower (565 kilowatts). The most common colour scheme for the roadster would be the one on the photo, a bare carbon fiber finish with yellow accents, paired with silver wheels and black brake calipers.

To complement the exterior finish, the roadster's interior has been finished with Black Nero Ade leather and Alcantara throughout, accented with yellow piping and stitching on the seats. The steering wheel and the dashboard also get yellow embroidery. As standard with all Lamborghini vehicles, the company's logo is stitched on the headrests.

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TV personality Kylie Jenner was seen stepping out with her orange Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster in Los Angeles on Saturday. Being one of the world’s greatest influencers on social media, Jenner took the time to show off her exquisite taste in Italian supercars by posing and posting selfies with her “latest squeeze”.

Her chosen one of course is the naturally aspirated V12 Aventador LP750-40 SV that costs over half a million USD. The flashy orange finish is just the icing on the cake as the monster can juice out a powerful 740hp (750PS) and 509lb-ft (690Nm) of torque.

The reality star has been glued to her cellphone from morning until night that same weekend. Sitting on the driver’s seat with the front door open high into the air, Jenner poses showing off her legs while stepping out of the roadster. That was only during the day. Different snaps of the 19-year old teen star were shared on her social media later that evening.

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Not long after the glorious Mercedes-Benz Gullwing was retired, a roadster model of the 300 SL served as its successor. The 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster was considered as one of the best German automobiles of its time, flaunting a robust power produced under the hood and an impressive 2-top cruiser designer. A prime example of the 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster will go under the auction hammer soon, and we can't wait.

300SL coupe is one for the books and is considered as one of the most coveted automobiles worldwide among car collectors, with its gullwing doors and dynamic performance by 1950s standards. However, you won’t be able to put the top down for you to be able to enjoy the wind in your hair, though. For a one of a kind experience, you can check out this absolutely eye-catching 1960 300SL Roadster that will be put on auction by RM Sotheby's in Santa Monica, California on June 24. The 300SL Roadster will mark its 60th birthday this year.

The engineers at Mercedes-Benz didn't solely chop off the coupe' roof when developing the 300SL Roadster. They further supported and lowered the space-frame chassis, in turn it allowed the installation of conventionally hinged doors. The lower sills simultaneously allowed for greater ease of entry. The roaster also had a slightly tinier grille opening compared to the hardtop variants, dual chrome strips found along the side sills that give the vehicle a more streamlined and exquisite aesthetic. At the rear, its spare tire was relocated below the trunk floor, thereby requiring a smaller fuel tank but also having proper luggage space.

Read the entire article Rare 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster in light green poly finish to be auctioned this month

Honda recently whips out a new feature for the S660 Bruno Leather Edition. Any guesses? Well, it’s going to be an iPhone app that goes by the name Rev Beat. Rev Beat rates the driver’s shifting proficiency whether it’s horrible, just okay or exceptional while also keeping record of the scores. Isn’t that neat? The new app also lets people know how good they are behind the wheel by allowing them to share the results on Twitter.

Sad to say, Honda hasn’t made this cute tiny roadster available in many markets other than Japan. The S660 was first introduced in 2013 but it only came into production two years later. It is quite disappointing for the majority especially after the Japanese automaker has just come out with this gorgeous brown leather edition with an iPhone app feature.

As standard, the Honda S660 Bruno Leather Edition comes in Velvet Maroon Metallic paint but you can also have it painted in Metallic Gray or in Pearl White. Either way, the Jazz Brown leather interior will certainly look good on any of these colors. Add to that, Honda will only make 800 examples of the S660 Bruno Leather special edition which will either come with a CVT paddle shifter or a 6-speed manual.

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VLF Automotive is an American luxury sports car company, established in 2012 when it was originally VL Automotive (before the Fisker came in the picture). It is a joint partnership between former General Motors boss Bob Lutz, car designer Henrik Fisker of Fisker Karma, and entrepreneur Gilbert Villarreal. “VLF” came from the initials of each founder.

Over a year ago, the company took the cover off its Force 1 Coupe in Detroit, Michigan. And now, they are getting ready for the roadster version to debut at the Auto Shanghai 2017 in China next week. The roadster was spotted while in transit, so images of the car have surfaced online even before its official launch.

To keep the Force 1 Roadster light in weight, the body panels were built with carbon fiber. In fact, it looks just as sporty and masculine as the coupe. Instead, this was built with a soft top instead of a fixed carbon roof, unlike its counterpart. However, this model weighs a little more than the coupe that is at 1,538 kilograms (3,395 pounds), because of the increased roof complexity. Brembo brakes and Pirelli tires are included too.

Read the entire article Photos of VLF Force 1 Roadster are out a week before its debut

Electra Meccanica, a Canadian electric carmaker that was established in Vancouver, BC in 2015, revealed their first ever designed electric vehicle - the three wheeler, single passenger Solo, late last year.

Earlier this week, the company launched two new models at the Vancouver Auto Show. One of them is the Solo R, which has already been introduced last September - the sporty vehicle that has a single seat platform. The other model would be the all new Tofino, another electric vehicle with a sporty design. The president of the company, Mark West expressed his excitement for the release of these two models.

Expected to be out in the market earlier, the Solo R is similar to the one launched in 2016, but this one has been prepped for racing (while the Solo is a city car). This performance model will be built with larger wheels, bigger brakes, racing slicks, and a high performance battery system. Though there hasn’t been a final word on the range, power, and price tag of the Solo, sources say that it will be reasonably priced. Both the Solo and the Solo R are expected to begin deliveries in 2018.

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Italian car maker Pagani Automobili had been involved in a teasing game about the open-air version of its Huayra. But now, the game is over, and Pagani is heralding another era in its fancied history with the arrival of the new Pagani Huayra Roadster.

In its Facebook page, Pagani finally revealed the new Huayra Roadster, and it is nothing short of stunning and mesmerizing. The Italian carmaker posted a number of images of the roadster version of the Huayra, but didn’t provide details about its performance. Since January, the Italian company has been dropping delicious details about the roadster version of the Huayra. One of these announced the carmaker’s intention to reveal the Pagani Huayra Roadster this year, specifically at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. Thus, we could expect Pagani to properly debut the Huayra Roadster in Geneva, while providing more details about its specs and performance.

The carmaker continued posting more images as well as details about the new Huayra Roadster. It also disclosed that the roadster version of the Huayra will feature more edges for a more aggressive shape than the coupe version. In addition, the company remarked that all the technologies employed in the Pagani Huayra BC – which it described as an incredible piece of engineering – would be eventually employed in the Pagani Huayra Roadster.

Read the entire article Pagani introduces lighter and more powerful roadster version of Huayra hypercar

It was just last week that Lamborghini gave everyone their first glimpse of the new Aventador S. Not surprisingly, a number of artists immediately went to work and revealed their own renditions.

One of this is X-Tomi which revealed a Roadster version. The open top version of this model is likely to experience the same changes on the bodywork done for the coupe. This not only gives it a form that is efficient on an aerodynamic level but one that displays aggressiveness as well. The final product will probably have the same appearance and the different changes incorporated to the design combined with the new exhaust system and modified suspension.

It will even have the four-wheel steering first seen on the S. Powering this variant will be the naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine which brings with it an extra output of 39 hp (40 PS) totaling 730 hp (740 PS). This power could reduce the already incredible acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) of 3.0 seconds.

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For those pleading that Audi’s TT two-door coupe and roadster powered by the 2.0-liter TDI engine would get the known quattro all-drive drive technology, it seems that the German premium carmaker has heard your prayers. Yes, an Audi TT 2.0 TDI quattro is now available.

However, there is a twist to this. Audi’s all-wheel drive technology could only be fitted into a 2.0 TDI engine-powered 2017 TT coupe or roadster if the S tronic six-speed dual-clutch transmission is availed. The resulting variant would be the 2017 Audi TT 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic, which boasts of all-wheel drive agility and excellent diesel economy. Of course, the 2017 Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TDI with six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive (FWD) remains available to order.

With this development, the 2017 Audi TT coupe – both coupe and roadster -- is now available in seven engine/transmission variants: 1.8L TFSI/six-speed manual (FWD); 1.8L TFSI/six-speed S Tronic (FWD); 2.0L TFSI/six-speed manual (FWD); 2.0L TFSI/six-speed S Tronic (FWD);2.0L TFSI/six-speed S Tronic (quattro);2.0L TDI/six-speed manual (FWD); and 2.0L TDI/six-speed S Tronic (quattro).

Read the entire article Quattro AWD now available for 2017 Audi TT TDI coupe and roadster

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the pricing for its Mercedes-AMG GT starting with the Coupe at £98,195 and the Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupe at £143,245. In the middle is the Roadster priced at £110,145, followed by the S Coupe at £111,495, and the C Roadster with £139,445.

The roofs on the Roadster and the C Roadster can come in a three-layer fabric with the choice to have it in dark red, beige, or black. This particular detail is available at no additional cost to the customer. What is exciting about this roof is that it can be closed or opened within 11 seconds. This operation is even possible despite the vehicle running at a maximum of 31 mph.

While the entire GT range is fitted with the biturbo 4.0-liter engine, the one in the Roadster variant offers an output of 476 hp, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds. Meanwhile the C Roadster delivers an output of 557 hp; hence, it can go from 0 to 62 mph in merely 3.7 seconds.

Read the entire article 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R, C Roadster UK pricing announced

Mercedes-AMG is currently making great waves in the automotive scene. The German automaker Mercedes-Benz’s high performance division has been creating some of the most superb cars; however, this year, it has brought to the world another string of surprises. And guess what? It’s everything that comes at par (or even better) than its previous models.

Earlier this year, we were introduced to the Green Hell baby that was the Mercedes-AMG GT R. The “green hell magno” colored AMG GT R was developed at the famous Nurburgring racetrack, particularly at the Green Hell, where its twin-turbo V8 was tested to its limits.

It comes with 585 horses and around 516 lb.-ft. of torque. Aside from its engine, it is even made stronger because of its front-mid-engine concept with transaxle, an extensively modified suspension, new aerodynamics and is aided by its intelligent lightweight construction. It also comes with wider front and rear wings which give it an increased track width allowing optimum grip and higher cornering speeds. It also has standard lightweight forged wheels with cup tyres perfect for maximum driving dynamics.

Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG introduces two new roadster variants - the AMG GT and GT C
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