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Aston Martin one-77 crash

Aston Martin One-77 Crash in Hong Kong

Aston Martin one-77 crash

The number of Aston Martin One-77 supercars in existence has now dropped from an original 77 cars to 76 following a crash that took place last week in Hong Kong.

This sole image, found on Weibo, shows that the wreckage inflicted on the supercar was quite severe, suggesting that significant speed was a factor in the crash.

The incident was the result of the driver hitting a kerb at high speed. Reports have stated there were no other cars involved in the crash and no-one was injured.
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Porsche 918 Spyder prototype

Porsche 918 Spyder prototype

Porsche 918 Spyder prototype

First seen as a concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the 918 Spyder is a plug-in hybrid supercar that will enter production at the end of September 2013.

The new 918 Spyder is built around a carbon fibre-reinforced plastic monocoque and features fully adaptive aerodynamics and an adaptive rear-axle steering.

Porsche has announced that the production version will feature an enlarged 4.6-liter V-8 engine pumping out close to 570 horsepower.
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Abandoned Ferrari Enzo

Ferrari Enzo Abandoned in Dubai

Abandoned Ferrari Enzo

The nine luxury cars that were reportedly up for sale in Dubai have been seized as part of evidence from various crimes and will not be sold.

“The one Ferrari Enzo and the other regular Ferraris are required by Interpol. So, the nine cars are not for sale,” Captain Khalid Al Kamali was quoted as saying.

This comes as a disappointment to the many Brits, Americans, Indians and Russians who reportedly asked to buy the rare Enzo Ferrari.
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World Performance Car finalists 2012

Porsche 911 becomes 2012 World Performance Car

World Performance Car finalists 2012

An international panel of automotive journalists has voted the Porsche 911 the 2012 World Performance Car in New York.

The World Performance Car Award is presented by the World Car of the Year organization in recognition of a new car with ‘a specific and overt sports/performance orientation’.

The Porsche 911 was chosen from an entry list of 19 cars from all over the world and beat fellow finalists the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 and the McLaren MP4-12C.
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pagani supercar crashed

Chinese bus drivers asked to identify luxury car logos

pagani supercar crashed

In Jinhua, China, a local bus company has urged its drivers to learn to identify luxury cars to avoid any accident with them, as such accidents result in expensive compensation claims, website Zjnews.zjol.com.cn reported Wednesday.

A poster (pictured below) featuring more than ten luxury car logos, such as Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce, was pasted in the office of the bus company to help all its bus drivers to identify these logos.
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Mansory McLaren MP4-12C

Mansory McLaren MP4-12C Revealed

Mansory McLaren MP4-12C

Mansory has released the first images and details of their tuning package for the McLaren MP4-12C which will be unveiled tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show.

Thanks to a new performance exhaust, new air intake system and an engine remap, the 3.8-liter twin-turbo unit makes 670 PS 675 Nm (498 lb-ft) of torque.

As a result of this and the aerodynamic enhancements, the McLaren is supposedly capable of doing 353 km/h (219 mph).
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Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini builds 12000th Gallardo

Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini is celebrating an important milestone for a supercar manufacturer: the assembly of the 12,000th Gallardo.

Lamborghini Gallardo was first introduced back in 2003 and over the years, many variants of Gallardo have been introduced.

Some of the recent Gallardo variants are LP 570-4 Superleggera, LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni, LP 560-4 and LP 560-4 Spyder.
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Acura NSX Concept

Honda reveals Acura NSX supercar

Acura NSX Concept

Honda has unveiled a concept version of its NSX supercar at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The US arm of the Japanese automaker showcased the Acura NSX January 9, confirming that the concept was a preview of a new NSX model destined for production within the next three years.

That means that the NSX, regarded by many as one of the best performance cars ever produced, could be reborn by 2015 — albeit with some new twists.
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Boats on the water at the London Boat Show

London Boat Show to wow with luxury

Boats on the water at the London Boat Show

Visitors to next month’s London Boat Show are set to step into a new world of luxury, with organizers opting to showcase products and services for big-money buyers alongside the boats, even as the global economy continues to shake.

The show will be complemented by a new Luxury Lifestyle & Supercar Showcase aimed at capitalizing on the event’s wealthy audience.

The ‘show within a show’ will feature 50 new brands, including names such as a diamond investment company Elite Gems, designer sunglasses maker Robert Roope, Wayne Pollock bespoke holidays and contemporary fine art by Gallery Rouge.
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Lamborghini Aventador Rome

Top Marques Macau 2011

Lamborghini Aventador Rome

All eyes were on Macau today as the curtains raised on the highly anticipated debut of the Asian edition of Top Marques, the only live supercar show in the world.

Macau has established itself as the world’s gaming capital over the past decade, and Top Marques Macau will certainly give those gamblers plenty to think about.

Top Marques Monaco has been staged in April for the past eight years at that city’s Grimaldi Forum and has been labeled “The World’s Most Exclusive Auto Show” by The New York Times, and “The Greatest Show on Earth” by the Financial Times.
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Ferrari SA Aperta

Ferrari creates the world’s most exclusive car club

Ferrari SA Aperta

Ferrari plans to create one of the world’s most exclusive collector car clubs, according to reports.

The brand is looking to create a new group of its most elite customers who will be offered the best opportunities to get their hands on limited-edition models.

Ferrari plans to open it only to people who possess at least five of the eye-wateringly expensive Italian supercars. That amounts to around 300 people around the world.
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Lamborghini Aventador 2011 Shanghai Auto Show

Lamborghini is expanding “its empire” in China

Lamborghini Aventador 2011 Shanghai Auto Show

China looks set to claim another crown in the battle for supremacy in the luxury markets of the world as the country’s interest in supercars continues to grow.

China knocked the United States off its perch as the world’s leading car market two years ago – sales there now surpass 18.26 million units per year.

It seems that tastes in the country are turning now to the very high-end of the auto market, an area long dominated by the Americans.
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MCLAREN CONFIGURATOR CASE

McLaren Mobile Configurator Case

MCLAREN CONFIGURATOR CASE

Hyphen Design was drafted in by Fitch London to help them design and realise mobile customer configurator kits for the new McLaren MP4-12C supercar.

Hyphen have, so far, supplied Mclaren with 50 of the cases, which contain all the paint, material and trim options for Mclaren’s much anticipated new car.

The cases are designed to be taken outside the dealers for visiting customers in their homes, and give the customers a chance to choose paint colour, fabric choices, upholstery stitching colour, wheel colour and brake calliper colour.
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Tesla Model S Sedan

Leo Motors Will Debut Electric Super Car This Year

Tesla Model S Sedan

A Korean firm is to debut a new electric super car later this year, promising performance which will exceed that of the current market leader Tesla.

Leo Motors, a little known manufacturer based in Korea, said this week that its LZ-1 supercar is being readied for a debut in 2011, having been perfected during the five-year development process.

Built from carbon fibre and aluminium alloy, it promises impressive performance — speeds of up to 161 miles per hour (259 km/h) and a 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) speed of 2.9 seconds, making it one of the fastest EVs — and indeed cars — on the planet.
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