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 |  Jul 20 2014, 2:29 PM

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Through social media, some stories have a life of their own. AutoGuide.com has compiled a list of this week’s most shared stories through Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Luxury, exotic and technology were the trending topics this past week, with the debut of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG coupe. News on the even hotter LaFerrari Spider and FXX also spread across the Internet while a survey revealing that autonomous vehicles will take over by 2035 was also quite popular.

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 |  Jul 14 2014, 9:00 AM

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Two more variants of the Ferrari LaFerrari are currently in the workshop at Maranello, both of which will arrive in 2015. 

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 |  Jul 08 2014, 7:45 AM

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Car fires almost seem inevitable, but a million-dollar exotic catching on fire isn’t the same thing.

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 |  May 02 2014, 9:15 AM

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Ferrari’s limited-production halo car sold out before the end of last year and it shouldn’t come as any surprise that it is insanely expensive.

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 |  Apr 17 2014, 4:37 PM

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The more hardcore, track-only LaFerrari exotic has made its first appearance.

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 |  Apr 15 2014, 9:27 PM

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Ferrari is already hard at work on a hardcore, track-only version of its LaFerrari halo car.

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 |  Aug 08 2013, 8:01 AM

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Prior to heading to the Hungarian Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso strapped into Ferrari‘s latest and greatest creation, the LaFerrari.

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 |  Jul 22 2013, 7:32 PM

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Originally making its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari LaFerrari has kept itself out of the spotlight for several months and now rumor has it the Italian automaker is still  finalizing the production model.

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 |  Jul 03 2013, 2:12 PM

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Would you believe that Ferrari employees are actually quiet introverts? Seems unlikely, but the brand is making an effort to get its employees talking. 

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 |  May 22 2013, 7:31 AM

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Rumors of a Maserati supercar based on the Ferrari LaFerrari have been debunked, as the brand’s CEO has denied reports that the Italian automaker is developing its own version of the LaFerrari.

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 |  May 05 2013, 3:03 PM

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Perhaps Ferrari took a few notes at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, where arch-rival Lamborghini unveiled its extreme Veneno, thereby stealing some of the spotlight the LaFerrari.

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 |  Apr 27 2013, 9:01 AM

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Timepiece manufacturer Hublot continues building on its relationship with Ferrari, releasing a LaFerrari-inspired MP-05 Tourbillon.

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 |  Mar 22 2013, 4:31 PM

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By now, if you have any sort of love for automobiles, you’ve seen the Ferrari LaFerrari’s official launch video; and if you haven’t, you better check it out first.

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 |  Mar 14 2013, 12:01 PM

Because Creativity is Overrated


What’s the most important step a manufacturer undertakes when creating a new car? Building a great chassis? Getting the interior ergonomics right? Providing the perfect drivetrain to complement the new product? Nope. All wrong. The really, really important factor for any new car is getting the name right.

All joking aside, a vehicle’s name is very important. Slap a clever name on a car and it can help boost sales. Conversely, choose a bad name for a vehicle, like Probe or Dictator, and it can hurt sales. Manufacturers spend a lot of time and money analyzing potential model names.

Well, that’s usually what happens, but sometimes, the creativity well runs dry. Every now and then a new vehicle receives a name that leaves us all wondering: “Really? That’s all they could think of?” Not to get confused with naming conventions that are just lazy, like Mazda’s numbered sequence or Mercedes-Benz’s lettered sequence. No, we are referring to model names that give the perception maybe the marketing team forgot to show up one day and the engineers were left in charge of naming the new ride. “We are pleased to announce the latest from Hyonbaru Motors, ‘The Car!” Don’t laugh, some the following models are even worse.