Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Race Car Announced as DBRS9 Replacement

Aston Martin will retire its DB9-based DBRS9 GT3-class race car, replacing it with the new Vantage GT3 in competition next year. Based on the V12 Vantage road car (above), it will be powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine, and use a paddle-shift Xtrac gearbox. Aston Martin claims engine output will exceed 600-hp with over 516 lb-ft of torque, and the car will weight around 2,755 lbs.

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British Supercar Broker Looking For Delivery Driver

Hot on the heels of the Bugatti internship comes a job posting by Repair A Car, one of Britain’s largest car service finder service. They are seeking a delivery driver who is responsible, and who can travel back to home base from anywhere in UK or Europe by using public transportation. Oh and one more thing, the person who scores this position will get to drive exotic cars such as Pagani’s and Koenigseggs.

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Charlie Sheen's Ferrari 550 Maranello Hits EBay; Will You Have the 'Winning' Bid?

Not all Ferraris can be bought as an investment. Exhibit one: the 550 Maranello. Costing over $200,000 when new, this 1997 model year car is currently listed at $79,500 on eBay – and it’s hardly your run-of-the-mill F-Car.

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Twin Turbo Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder Wrecks at Cars and Coffee [Video]

It may be cliché, but this video is a clear example of the phrase, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

The exact location isn’t known, but the poster of this YouTube video was leaving his local Car & Coffee supercar gathering when things went wrong for the owner of a high-powered Lambo. As though the 500+ horsepower of the LP560-4 Spyder wasn’t enough, this particular model sports a twin-turbo setup by Underground Racing.

Reportedly boasting 1,000-hp, even Lambo’s sophisticated AWD system isn’t enough to keep this modified exotic pointed straight, as the owner finds out, slamming into the median and doing some solid damage to his axles.

We’d bet the owner complains soon and has this video removed, so watch it now while you still can.

UPDATE: According to a post on The Car Lounge, the event happened at a Caffeine & Octane meet in Georgia. The owner blamed his shoe for the crash, and the car itself only sustained ‘minor’ damage.

See the video after the jump:

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Ferrari 599 Successor to Get FF Powerplant With 700-HP, Remain RWD

Ferrari‘s new shoe-shaped FF four-seater all-wheel drive machine may be a distinct break with the past for the Italian automaker, but don’t look for other models to follow that format – even if they do borrow a few parts.

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Lamborghini Cabrera Tipped to Replace Gallardo With 600 Horsepower

Having just launched its new flagship Aventador supercar, Lamborghini has reportedly already begun extensive work on the Gallardo successor.

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Lamborghini Sesto Elemento For Sale; Orders Being Accepted for Just Three Cars

In the market for a rare and exotic piece of Italian machinery? Then how about the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento.

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Bob Lutz to Introduce Lotus Evora S and Evora IPS at New York Auto Show

Much of the excitement surrounding the Lotus brand as of late has been about ultra-expensive future models, but Lotus also has a fair share of excellent performance machines on offer right now. Included in that list are two new additions, the Evora S and Evora IPS, which will make their North American debut at the 2011 NY Auto Show, introduced by none other than Bob Lutz.

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Porsche Planning Mid-Engine Ferrari 458 Rival

Porsche is considering a plan to develop yet another new model, but this time it’s actually a sports car. While the company know for building such machines has spent a lot of time, effort and R&D developing sedans and SUVs as of late, Porsche chief Mathias Muller has confirmed plans for a car that would sit above the 911 range, but comfortably below the $845,000 918 Spyder.

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2012 Nissan GT-R 7:24.22 Nurburgring Lap Time Video

After Nissan announced last Fall that it had shaved over two seconds a lap off its Nurburgring lap time, video of the run has now found its way onto the net.

The added power (530-hp in total), as well as numerous upgrades for the 2012 model allowed Nissan to shave 2.48 seconds off the previous time for a 7:24.22 lap.

As Nissan continues to upgrade the GT-R, however, rivals have stepped up their game as well, and the GT-R is still two seconds off the Viper ACR, and six seconds off the Porsche GT2 RS.

See the video after the jump:

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Maserati Quattroporte Successor to Bow This Year, Smaller Sedan and SUV to Follow

The successor to Maserati‘s Quattroporte exotic Italian sedan will debut later this year, with this Fall’s Frankfurt Auto Show the likely venue.

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Bugatti Veyron That Crashed in Texas Lake Up for Auction

You could be the proud regretful owner of a Bugatti Veryron, for what is certain to be a fraction of the cost of a new model. No, we’re not talking about a Fiero kit car, but a real Veyron. There’s just one issue, it’s got a salvage title given by the insurance company when the owner famously confused it with a submarine.

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Ferrari Denies 'Fixing' Cars for Journalists, Refutes Unfair Practices

Ferrari has quietly responded to recent allegations that it unfairly preps its vehicles used by journalists – particularly when it comes to comparison articles. Rather than give respected auto journalist Chris Harris’s shocking article (published by Jalopnik) credibility though an official release, the Italian automaker responded in what amounts to rebuttal article written by The Telegraph‘s Andrew English.

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Porsche 918 Spyder Full Details: Hybrid Sportscar to Cost $845,000

Porsche has released full details on its upcoming flagship sportscar, pricing the hybrid machine at an astronomical $845,000. Combining the original concept with Porsche’s ongoing hybrid race car technology the carbon chassis 918 will get a “high revving” V8 engine making in excess of 500-hp mated to a plug-in hybrid drive system with two electric motors, adding “at least” an additional 218-hp. Those motors will be attached, one at each axle, effectively making the 918 an AWD machine.

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Audi R8 GT Priced From $196,800; Just 90 Units Earmarked for the U.S.

Audi‘s most exclusive and powerful R8 model yet, the R8 GT, will retail for $196,800 when it hits dealers this year. The German exotic isn’t likely to see any showrooms though, with just 90 models earmarked for the U.S., every model is likely already spoken for.

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