Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster Priced at $183,000

Mercedes-Benz revealed the 2012 SLS AMG soft-top Roadster a few days ago, and this 563-hp sportscar demands a high price. Available later this year, the $183,000 Merc may be missing the signature gullwing doors, but it certainly does retain the coupe’s power and sex appeal.

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Ferrari Superamerica 45 Goes For A Drive [Video]

The one off Ferrari Superamerica 45 made its world debut at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza this week. The Ferrari was built for Peter Kalikow, former owner of the New York Post and former chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The 45 symbolizes Kalikow’s 45th year as a Ferrari customer.

The Superamerica 45 utilizes a 670-hp engine from the 599 GTO, and can achieve 0-60mph in around 3.3 seconds. Also employed is a nifty folding roof mechanism that can’t be accurately described in words. Luckily we have a video below to show you just how it operates, as well as some pretty cool driving footage.

Check out the video after the jump!

[Source: egm Car Tech]

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Lamborghini Diablo GTR For Sale

A very rare Lamborghini Diablo GTR is being sold through Symbolic Motors  in San Diego, California. Only 30 of these cars were ever built from 1999 to 2000.

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Ferrari Testa Rossa With Four Cylinder Engine Expected to Reach $4 Million at Auction

This very special 1957 four-cylinder Ferrari 500 is one of the latest additions to the RM Auctions docket at the upcoming Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este where the car is expected to fetch between $3.5 to $4.5 million.

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2011 Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance Celebrates 50th Birthday Of 250 GTO

The Ferrari 250 GTO is considered by many to be the greatest Ferraris ever produced. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of this model, more than twenty pristine Ferrari 250 GTOs will be showcased at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The car show will be held on Sunday, August 21. Only 36 250 GTOs were originally produced. All of these exclusive cars have been invited to the Concours and more than half have already accepted the invitation. GTOs have been sold for as much as $30 million in recent years.

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Bentley Issues Recall Over Hood Ornament Rust

Rust is usually the domain of multi-decade Tauruses and Bonnevilles, but today, we get a bit of schadenfreude as Bentley issued a recall for Bentley Azure, Arnage and Brooklands from the year 2007-2009.

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2011 Bentley Continental GT Bows With With More Power, New Looks, V8 Option

Bentley‘s wildly successful Continental GT is due for a refresh, having been on the market since the 2003 model year and finding homes among a multitude of athletes, rappers and regular rich-folk.

For 2011, the Conti gets an all new redesign, but we can hardly tell the difference. The new car does share some style cues with the Mulsanne sedan. The big news is under the hood, where a flex fuel capable 6.0L W12 puts out 567 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. For those worried climate change, a 4.0L V8 will help alleviate your guilt, though power figures haven’t been announced.

Putting that power to the ground is an all-new “Quickshift” 6 speed automatic transmission, which sends 60% of the power to the rear wheels. 60 mph comes up in 4.4 seconds and the new Continental GT is said to be good for 198 mph. Inside, an 8″ touch screen with an integrated Google Maps app ensures you won’t get lost on your way to the gold mine, while new climate controlled seats help regulate the temperature of your backside.

Look for Birdman to take delivery of a Continental GT sometime next year, while other folks get theirs sh0rtly after.

[Source: Bentley]

Hit the jump to see the official press release

Gallery: 2011 Bentley Continental GT

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Shelby Supercars Teases Ultimate Aero II In Two Videos

If there was ever a scenario to prove that competition brings out the best in people, this is it. Shelby Supercars’ (SSC) has teased the world with its Ultimate Aero II, the successor to the Ultimate Aero TT. You see, the Ultimate Aero TT used to be the fastest production car in the world holding a 256 mph record. That is until Bugatti took their Veyron Super Sport and hit an astonishing 267.81 mph record.

And instead of SSC fine-tuning and tweaking their Ultimate Aero TT to take back the record, they decided to just build something bigger, better, badder and faster – hoping to leave Bugatti in the dust for quite a while. The car doesn’t officially launch for another few days, but it was unveiled to a select few out in Monterey. They captured the unveiling on video, but never actually display the vehicle, just the over-the-top reactions from its attendees.

But now there’s at least a video that reveals its edgy design (a massive improvement over the current kit-car styled SSC) that only has one thing on its mind: to take back the production car speed record. And even though the general public doesn’t really reap the rewards of this competition between Bugatti and SSC – since we don’t quite have a chance to go over 250 mph on a daily basis – there’s a bit of giddiness knowing these two superpowers are willing to battle it out.

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SR Auto Group Introduces Matte-Black Project Pur R8 Phantom

In case you can’t tell, all you have to do is take an exotic (or luxury) car, wrap it in matte black and the internet will immediately go nuts about it. There’s just something so sinister and so menacing when you go and take a car like the Audi R8 and rewrap the entire car in a matte black finish, pair it up with matte black wheels and sprinkle in some carbon fiber body pieces.

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$9.6 Million Aston Martin Super Sport Isn't An Aston Martin at All

We’re not quite sure what to make of this ‘coachbuilt’ Aston Martin Super Sport; especially its $9.6 million price tag. So what exactly does $9.6 million USD buy you? Read on!

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