Vorsteiner Ferrari 599 VX Teased With Inspiration From 599XX, GTO

Vorsteiner has done an amazing job executing tuning packages on some of Germany’s finest automobiles, and it may have been a long time coming, but they’ve finally gotten their hands dirty on one of Italy’s offerings. The subject of Vorsteiner’s first Italian project is Ferrari‘s 599 GTB Fiorano, the front-engine V12-powered exotic. Drawing inspiration from other 599 variants, Vorsteiner has named their exotic 599 VX, blending the best of both worlds, from the 599 GTO and 599XX.

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Audi R8 Spyder Recalled For Fuel Leak, Fire Risk

As much as we love Audi‘s new R8 Spyder, there is something wrong with it – the potential to catch on fire! Not to worry, however, as Audi has issues a recall on all 920 R8 Spyders dating from 2011 and 2012.

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Ferrari FF Winter Driving Program Headed to Aspen

Ferrari will offer a special winter driving course in Aspen, Colorado, with the goal of elevating driver skill and enhancing appreciation for the all-season FF GT, which hits dealerships this fall.

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Pagani Huayra Will Meet U.S. Airbag Regulations, On Sale in 2013

Contrary to published reports, the Pagani Huayra supercar will go on sale in America in the near(ish) future. The brand’s only previous model, the Zonda, was never federalized and it looked as though the unpronounceably-named Huayra would suffer the same fate, with Pagani failing to get an airbag exception from the U.S. government.

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Ferrari Product Plan Revealed: 599 and Enzo Successors Due Out Next Year

Ferrari will unveil a slew of new products over the next two years, starting in about a month’s time at the Frankfurt Auto Show. First among the debuts is the 458 Spider, powered by the same 570-hp 4.5-liter V8 as the coupe, but featuring a retractable hard top. That car will then be followed by a 458 Scuderia mode in 2013. Inspired by motorsports, no details are yet available, but look for a slight bump in power and a more significant drop in weight. That same year Ferrari will look to update the California.

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Ferrari Announces "Tailor-Made" Customization Service

If you can dream it, Ferrari can do it. The company states: “this innovative programme enables clients to create an individual car, using exclusive and unique materials, colour and trim with the support of a dedicated team, as if it were a bespoke suit.”

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Pagani Zonda R Might Be The Best Sounding Car Ever [Video]

There are supercars, and then there are supercars. Sure the Bugatti Veyron holds the world record for the fastest production car, but as impressive as that is, it will never hold the hearts of auto enthusiasts like the Ferrari F40.

If those similar yet different vehicles represent two distinct categories of supercar, the Pagani Zonda falls in the latter. Built in Italy, the Zonda is a true exotic and makes even the Enzo seem as common as a Camry by comparison. (Pagani built just 12 Zondas a year during the car’s run).

But the ultimate Zonda is the “R”, a track-only special model that weighs just 2,359 lbs. Powered by a 6.0-liter AMG V12 engine that makes an incredible 750-hp and 524 ft-lbs of torque, the Zonda R can hit 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and holds the Nurburgring record for production-based cars at 6:47.

But perhaps more amazing than all these statistics is how that big AMG V12 engine sounds, especially mated to a sequential shift box. Video of the Zonda R on track has surfaced before, but listening to this engine never gets old. This latest clip shows the car on track (with the Huayra, the Zonda’s successor) at Adria International Speedway in Northern Italy. Behind the wheel is former F1 driver Andrea Montermini. Turn your speakers up and enjoy!

Watch the video after the jump:

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Pagani Huayra U.S. Sales Delayed Until 2015 Over Airbag Issue

Turns out, being rich and looking good ain’t enough to get you by in this business. The Pagani Huayra has to step in line with the proletariat: just because it’s a six-figure, low-volume supercar, doesn’t grant it an exemption from America’s airbag regulations.

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Lamborghini "Super Sports Car" to Debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

Rather than sit back and fill orders for the Aventador, Lamborghini is preparing a new “super sports car” that will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this Fall.

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McLaren Returns to Endurance Racing With Trio of MP4-12C GT3 Race Cars for Spa

McLaren hasn’t competed in endurance sports car racing since the F1 GTR ran at Le Mans back in 1995. That, however, will all change on July 30th with the storied British marque announcing a three car team of MP4-12C GT3 race cars will attempt to endure the 24 Hours of Spa.

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Lotus Police Cars: A History in Pictures

There’s something inherently attractive about dressing a car up in police livery and gear. If doesn’t matter if its a VW Beetle or a Lamborghini Gallardo, a vehicle’s “cool factor” goes up several notches as soon as we think the men and women in blue might actually be using it to fight crime.

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Lexus LFA GTE Race Car Spied

Rumors surfaced late last month that Toyota Motorsport in Germany was developing a Le Mans GT race car based on the Lexus LFA. Now photos have surfaced of what is believed to be the upcoming Lexus LFA GTE racer that will be a future competitor in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. There are of course no concrete details behind the LFA GTE and what it will be packing in order to compete with the likes of Ferrari and Porsche.

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Aston Martin to Double Presence in Chinese Market With Four New Dealers

Having opened its first dealers in China in 2008, Aston Martin has announced plans to make a significant push into the world’s largest auto market. With an initial spread of four dealers in major centers such as Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Shanghai, the exotic British sports car brand will look to double its presence over the next 12 months by adding four more.

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All New Aston Martin DBS Planned for 2015, Facelift Coming Next Year

Aston Martin is prepping an all new platform that will form the bases of its next-generation DB9 and DBS luxury sports coupes. Not due out until 2015 at the earliest, a mid-cycle update is planned for next year with the DBS set to be the first to receive a list of aesthetic and mechanical upgrades.

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Lotus Evora GTE To Be Raced In The States With Lotus Sport USA

Today, Group Lotus Motorsport announced the formation of Lotus Sport USA led by Team Principals Ian Dawson and John Pritzlaff. The factory endorsed team will focus on the GT2 and LMP2 classes sanctioned by the International Motor Sport Association. The new team will race with the Lotus Evora GTE for the North American and International schedule in 2012.

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