Corvette Gets an Italian Twist: SV 9 Competizione

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The Corvette-based SV Motor Company SV 9 Competizione puts a distinctly Italian polish on the embodiment of American muscle. Beginning with a mesh grill that exclaims Ferrari far louder than Chevy, the carbon fiber body is designed to allow air to pass around and through its surfaces while cutting weight by 132 pounds from the Corvette C6 that it was modeled from. Moving to the rear,...

Ferrari F430 Tuned by INDEN

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This fine piece of tuning is the INDEN Ferrari F430. INDEN Design began with the requisite power-boosting alterations, adding a stainless steel sport exhaust with adjustable damper, Kat replacement tubes and modified ECU. The F430 wasn't exactly begging for extra horsepower, but the additional 35 hp enabled by the mods can only help. Of course, unseen muscle is only the start; INDEN modified...

1952 Jaguar C-Type XKC-007 Hits the Auction Block

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Those who are blessed enough to possess the complementary qualities of insatiable auto-lust and bottomless pockets have much to look forward to this August. The latest addition to RM Auction Sport and Classics of Monterey event, to be held from Aug. 13 to Aug. 15, is this beautiful, historic 1952 Jaguar C-Type. Joining other legendary vehicles at auction, the Jaguar model "XKC-007" is one of...

BMW S.X. Concept: Better Than the Original 6 Series

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In a design that could effortlessly rise to the ranks of the top handful of BMW's most dashing vehicles to date, designer Iulian Bumbo presents the BMW S.X. concept. Bumbo, who previously graced us with the Lamborghini Insecta design, has injected pure sex and muscle into this 6-series-inspired sports coupe. Aiming (and clearly succeeding) to take the 6-series to the next level, Bumbo has...

Audi A5 Sportback Details Revealed

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Audi has officially released details on the 2010 A5 Sportback, its upcoming five-door sport hatch. Described quite poignantly as combining "the emotion and elegance of a coupe, the comfort of a sedan and the practicality of a station wagon", the Sportback joins A5 siblings the Coupe and Cabriolet. Audi boasts that the A5 features a lower, sportier profile than the A4 sedan while still...

Peugeot 2010 RCZ Arrives Early

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Peugeot hasn't sold cars in the US since 1991, so it's safe to say that news of a new Peugeot won't be pulling our US readers out of their seats in anticipation. However, the RCZ is sweet enough that it warrants a post regardless of the fact that it won't be seen on I-95 North anytime soon. The Peugeot RCZ is a sleekly-redesigned two-door expected to tightly compete with the Audi TT. It will...

Honda CR-Z Hybrid is Officially Coming to the US

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In the best news that we've heard in a while, Honda has announced that it's given the green light to the CR-Z hybrid.  The next incarnation of the Honda CRX, one of the most stylish and memorable vehicles to come out of Honda stables, will be the latest Honda hybrid to hit the streets. The car is slated for US release in 2010. No new details have been offered with the news of the release, but...

Cargraphic Tunes the Porsche Cayenne

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Love it or hate, Porsche has long produced an SUV, the Cayenne. Choosing the former and showing the SUV some love, Cargraphic introduced a range of new performance and styling accessories for the Porsche Cayenne Diesel. The package centers around a revised ECU module which brings the engine an additional 50 horsepower, up to 290. With the upgrade, the top speed is boosted to 137 mph. In...

Refreshing Blast from the Past: 1931 Miller V16

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Back in the 20's and 30's, Harry Miller was a dominant name in Indy racing and his cars took a swath of Indy titles during the time. The flagship of the time and only 16-cylinder car ever produced by Miller competed in several Indy races and is now going to be auctioned off at RM Auctions' Monterey event next month. The car was restored in 1978 with its original engine being tracked down and...

2010 Jaguar XJ Officially Unveiled

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Drastically redesigned from its predecessor, the  2010 Jaguar XJ borrows some of its good looks from the XFR. On the exterior, the new profile features an aluminum body and a panoramic glass roof with electric blinds. The XJ is available in standard and long wheelbase (XJL) and features selection of three different engines. The top-end Supersport models incorporate the XFR  5.0-liter...

World's Fastest Hybrid Makes the Rounds at Goodwood

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Looking at the Frazer-Nash Namir by Giugario, the last words to race through one's mind are "fuel efficiency" or "hybrid". No, no, the aerodynamic, raw-power-emanating machine paints a picture of guzzling gasoline like a thirsty wayfarer while tearing the painted lines straight off your local open road. Yet it's a true hybrid, using a configuration of a .8-liter rotary engine powering an...

The Ultimate Corvette Gets Even Better: The HPE Z700

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The zR1, in itself a beefed-up supercar version of the Chevy Corvette, has gotten some significant upgrades. Hennessy Performance Engineering has introduced the Z700 for 2010. Taking the ZR1 from 638 to 705 dyno-tuned hp, Hennessy also recognizes that increased power is a mere component of the overall speed equation; the ZR1 trims weight with carbon fiber seats and wheels and adds 300...

Pagani Zonda Cinque R: Power and Exclusivity With the Top Down

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Pagani has unveiled its Zonda Cinque Roadster to inspire sheer envy in us all. The limited-edition, five-car roadster is nearly identical to the Zonda Cinque hardtop, outside of some tweaks to the carbon-titanium chassis designed around the removable top. Highlights include an AMG engine providing 678 horsepower, ceramic-coated titanium exhaust, Brembo carbo-ceramic brakes and a six-speed...

SPORTEC SPR1 T80 tunes the Porsche 911 to 858hp

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Ahhhh...the Swiss. It would seem that anything they touch turns into the highest-quality market standard. Swiss watches. Swiss chocolate. Swiss engineering. The list goes on, and we can now add one more item to it: the Porsche 911. Of course, the vehicle is German-made, but the SPORTEC SPR1 T80 performance upgrade is all Swiss. The Swiss tuner has increased the power of the 911 to 858 hp...

Novitec Rosso Upgraded Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16 M

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Hats off to car tuners. Where we see smooth, powerful vehicular immortality, they see that slight imperfection or tweak that impedes the vehicle from even further greatness. Such is the case with the Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M. I look at that car and dream about how I'd cut off my left testicle just for a drive. Tuner Novitec Rosso looks at it and says: " Ahh...more horses". The RACE...

One-Of-A-Kind Pagani Zonda PS

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While limited-production exotic cars are no stranger to the pages of auto glossies, it's rare that one glimpses a vehicle that is truly one-of-a-kind. Such is the case with the Pagani Zonda PS. When English businessmen Peter Saywell wasn't able to get his hands on one of five Pagani Zonda Cinques, he had his very own Zonda PS edition designed.  Diversions from other Zonda models include ...

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder

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Rolling in from the misty hills of Somewhere, Italy, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder is here for all to behold. First released at the 2008 LA Auto Show, the drop-top Gallardo is powered by a 552 horsepower 5.2-liter V10. It hits 62 MPH in 4 seconds and gives the driver up to 200 MPH of speed. Other notable features include LED daytime running lamps, spring-loaded rollover bars which...

Infiniti Essence Concept to Hit the Streets

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Unfortunately, the smart, savvy Infiniti Essence, a hybrid concept first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, won't ever become a production model. Like so many other concepts in years past, it came briefly to tease and tantalize our senses with its mix of sleek curves, lowered impact and 592 horses worth of sheer power, leaving us yearning for more. However, unlike most concepts, we'll actually...

Land Rover LRX Hybrid Coming Soon

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The next Range Rove' rollin' through your hood on twenty fo's may be the latest in the surge of green vehicles that has been hitting streets and highways across the world. According to the U.K's Auto Express, Land Rover is going full steam ahead with a compact hybrid LRX. The slimmed-down Range Rover will incorporate a hybrid system borrowed from sister company Jaguar. It's also expected to...

Feast Your Eyes on the New BMW 7 Series M Sport

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It may not be the highest-performance superstar of BMW's line, but the 7 Series M Sport is certainly more than a modest drive around town. Distinct wheels, extra-agressive front and rear fascia, and signature M steering wheel, footrest and shifter give the M Sport its fingerprints. It's speculated that the M Sport will also have BMW's updated 3.0-liter, twin-turbo diesel engine under the...