Alfa Romeo Prototype Named Most Appealing at Concorso di Eleganza di Villa d’Este

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Alfa Romeo Prototype Named Most Appealing at Concorso di Eleganza di Villa d’Este
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Based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, the Disco Volante by Touring was named the most appealing prototype at this year’s Concorso di Eleganza di Villa d’Este in the concept cars and prototypes category. Continue Reading...

United SportsCar Racing Announces Five Classes For New Series

United SportsCar Racing Announces Five Classes For New Series
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Along with a new name being announced today for the merged Grand-Am/ALMS series, sanctioning body IMSA has announced that a total of five classes will form the makeup of the racing organization. Continue Reading...

New McLaren Supercar Nears Completion

New McLaren Supercar Nears Completion
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Most car enthusiasts would argue that the best supercar ever made was the McLaren F1. Since it’s launch back in 1994, many rivals had seen it as a benchmark for performance, but few have been able to best it. Continue Reading...

Toyota Electric Nurburgring Race Car Will be Offered for Sale… Sort Of

Toyota Electric Nurburgring Race Car Will be Offered for Sale… Sort Of
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Toyota has already announced that it intends to set a new electric car lap record at the Nurburging, but now the automaker has some extra exciting news for EV performance enthusiasts – you’ll be able to buy one! Just days ahead of the planned record breaking attempt, Toyota has said the electric SR9 racer will… Continue Reading...

Morgan Builds High Performance Electric Sports Car

Morgan Builds High Performance Electric Sports Car
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Morgan Motor Company and British technology specialists have teamed up to build a new, high-performance electric sports car prototype. The development project is being partially funded by a £100,000 grant from the Niche Vehicle Network CR&D Programme that supports companies active in the niche vehicle sector. The vehicle will use a new derivative of Zytek’s… Continue Reading...

Mazda6 Hybrid In The Works

Mazda6 Hybrid In The Works
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Mazda is working hard at its new SkyActiv platform, which includes new engines, gearboxes and chassis designs for its cars for the next decade. Mazda spoke about new gasoline engines during a recent presentation, and also touched on the possibility of offering a clever new diesel engine to our market, but they didn’t mention anything… Continue Reading...

Jaguar Planning Return To Le Mans Prototype Racing

Jaguar Planning Return To Le Mans Prototype Racing
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Jaguar hasn’t won at Le Mans since 1990, or when the XJS was just starting to get long in the tooth. But parent company Tata is interested in a return to the prototype class, with an LMP1 car of its own. Hopefully Jaguar will replicate any of its seven past wins, the most recent with… Continue Reading...

New Lotus Esprit Offers “Authentic” Driving Experience

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New Lotus Esprit Offers “Authentic” Driving Experience
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According to the CEO Lotus, Dany Bahar, the new Lotus Esprit will offer a more “authentic” driving experience than its rivals, the Ferrari 458 Italia and McLaren MP4-12C. Bahar has also claimed that the Esprit will “have the character and emotion” that McLaren lacks. The all-new Esprit will launch in the spring of 2013 and… Continue Reading...

Rare Ford GT40 Prototype Expected to Fetch Over $3.6 Million at Auction

Rare Ford GT40 Prototype Expected to Fetch Over $3.6 Million at Auction
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A very rare 1965 Ford GT40 prototype is being featured at RM Auctions and is to be sold May 21st. The GT40 is just one of five roadsters that were built. This particular model, the GT/111, entered into the Targa Florio rally where it had numerous engine problems. Its 4.7-liter V8 was only firing on… Continue Reading...

BMW M3 Pickup Will Not Enter Production

BMW M3 Pickup Will Not Enter Production
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The excited hoardes of car-geeks who drooled over a prototype BMW M3 pickup, spied lapping the Nurburgring, will have to steel themselves for more disappointment, as Road & Track magazine confirmed that this car will not be entering production. “BMW M did indeed create the pick-up seen on the ’Ring, but it was just an… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Racing Unveils New Le Mans Prototype Racer

Aston Martin Racing Unveils New Le Mans Prototype Racer
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Meet the 2011 Aston Martin AMR-One race car: the new prototype race car designed for the Le Mans LMP1-spec class, with snazzy Gulf livery, a (very British) 007 racing number, and a 2.0-liter inline-six engine. Wait, the mighty race car has an engine half the size of a DB9? Well, yes, somehow. Le Mans regulations for… Continue Reading...

Ferrari Enzo Prototype For Sale

Ferrari Enzo Prototype For Sale
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Ever wanted to collect one of the world’s most famous vehicles? Here’s your chance. The only working test car for the Enzo is now available for purchase with an unknown price tag. This is the only prototype Enzo that ever left Ferrari‘s factory and comes with all the factory certification. A true collector’s car, this… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell Unveiled, 0-60 In 5.5 Seconds

Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell Unveiled, 0-60 In 5.5 Seconds
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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled their A-Class E-Cell electric car, with an extremely limited production run of 500 units. Available only to customers in Germany, France and the Netherlands, buyers will be able to lease the cars only, but terms have not been disclosed. While the gasoline powered A-Class has always been a bit of a slowpoke, the electric… Continue Reading...

Mercedes Test Driver Crashes ML Prototype, One Dead

Mercedes Test Driver Crashes ML Prototype, One Dead
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A heavily disguised prototype of the 2012 Mercedes ML crashed into a Mazda that was stranded on the side of a road near Stuttgart, Germany. The driver of the Mazda was killed, and the ML rolled down the road for 800 feet before coming to a stop. Three fatal crashes involving manufacturer test vehicles have… Continue Reading...