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...

Custom Singlespeeds from Urban Outfitters

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For the inner-hipster sitting deep inside, Urban Outfitters Bike Shop offers the Aristotle v1.5, a truly trickable singlespeed.  Customize the color of the frame, rims, tires, chain, cranks, grips and saddle and dodge traffic on a  singlespeed that bears your fingerprints through and through. Flip-flop hub takes you on a seamless journey from fixed-gear trendiness to freewheel speed and...

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...

Maarten Timmer's VertiGO: Rubber Burning Electric Motorcycle

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It's a near fact that electric motorcycles can't be as powerful and as cheap as their gas burning counterparts, but at least they can look hot, right? At least that's what Delft design graduate Maarteen Timmer has been trying to do with his latest VertiGO, a rubber burning electric bike. AlthoughVertiGO looks like a classic superbike, the slightly futuristic design is anything but regular, yet...

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...

Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Sportbike Unveiled

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To celebrate the Fourth of July, Ducati has taken the wraps off of their new 848 Nicky Hayden Edition. An US-exclusive model intended as the market’s best middleweight sport bike, the two wheeler comes with a charming American-inspired paint scheme. Run by the same 134-horsepower (at 10,000 rpm) L-twin Evoluzione powerplant, wet-clutch and six-speed gearbox from the 848 line, the 2010 Nick...

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...

Palmer Johnson Ice Class World Mega-Yacht Gets Rolls Royce Treatment

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Renowned shipbuilder Palmer Johnson teamed up Rolls Royce Marine to create the luxurious Ice Class World Mega-Yacht that only the rich will afford. A concept that promises luxury and comfort while floating on the waves, the superyacht has been optimized to leisurely cruise the most remote regions even in the most challenging conditions. Powered by a sustainable diesel-electric propulsion...

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...

Up Close and Personal with the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE

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Though the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Handling GT Evoluzione was originally announced at the Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari has just put up a gallery of pics that show off this ridiculously-sexy supercar. The HGTE package brings even more precision and handling to the 599 GTB Fiorano with tweaks like lowered height, rear anti-roll bar, modified magnetorheological suspension and stiffer springs,...

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport: World's Fastest Convertible

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It's no secret that the Bugatti Veyron is one of the fastest high-performance supercars on the market... a very exclusive market. The roadster version of this timeless masterpiece pairs unparalleled performance with pure top-down driving ecstasy. Its monstrous engine features 16 cylinders, a combined capacity of eight liters, four valves per cylinder and four turbo units, bringing a total...

Volkswagen Scirocco Special Edition "Remis"

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The sporty Volkswagen Scirocco, a top star in this year's Wörthersee tour,  just emanates fun. It's the type of car that just begs you to get in the driver's seat and push it to the limit on a tight, winding course or road. Seeing even more potential in the vehicle, tuners at the Munich-based HS Motorsport have juiced it up significantly and made a special edition version called the...

Mercedes C-Class Gets Appearance, Performance Upgrade

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Mercedes-Benz on Thursday debuted a new C-Class range marked by subtle exterior and trim changes as well as some handling upgrades previously only available as options of the carmaker’s high-end models. The compact line will now come with Benz’ Agility Control, Adaptive Brake, Blue Efficency and Intelligent Light System. The headlamps cover frame has been darkened on the new C-Class a new...

500HP Ferrari California Tuning by Edo Competition

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After creating what they considered to be that fastest Lamborghini ever, German tuners from Edo Competition took on another challenge with the new Ferrari California. Performance-wise, the car received an ECU recalibration package that increases power output from 460 hp to 500hp, a sporty exhaust system with adjustable butterfly valves and custom designed high-flow catalytic converters. Also...