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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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Lamborghini Estoque

The ‘everyday’ Lamborghini

Lamborghini Estoque

Lamborghini announced this week that it is considering adding an “everyday” car to its portfolio, raising figurative eyebrows across the internet.

For a brand long associated with the most expensive things in life, Lamborghini’s announcement at a Reuters summit seemed a little out of character.

But, argued Lamborghini boss Stephen Winkelmann, the brand wants to have something that can be used on a daily basis.

It will be the third model line from Lamborghini, which currently offers the €145,000 Gallardo and €225,000 Aventador.
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Ferrari 458 india

Ferrari launches in India

Ferrari 458 india

Ferrari launched its first dealership in India on Thursday, seven years after it entered China but with the same aim of satisfying demand for flashy cars from the growing class of Asia’s super-rich.

The full range of sports cars from the Italian manufacturer will be on sale, with the cheapest model, the California, priced at 22 million rupees (485,000 US dollars) after punitive import tariffs of more than 100 percent are applied.

“We decided that after 2010 India was ready for Ferrari,” group chief executive Amedeo Felisa told reporters at the launch of the dealership in central New Delhi.
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Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Aston Martin has unveiled the new concept V12 Zagato supercar ahead of its first showing in Italy.

The V12 Zagato is an interpretation of Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage by Italian design house Zagato, the latest in a line of collaborations between the two brands.

The first Zagato premiered in 1960 and was based on the DB4 GT, beginning a series of models which included the V8 Zagato, the DB7 Zagato and the DB AR1.
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Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento coming in October

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept

Lamborghini will launch a production version of Sesto Elemento concept in October. The vehicle will start arriving at dealerships in the third quarter of 2011.

Auto Motor and Sport magazine says production will be limited to 10 or 20 units and pricing will surpass €1.9 ($2.8) million.

The Sesto Elemento featured a 5.2-liter V10 engine that developed 570 PS (419 kW / 562 hp) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque.
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Jaguar C-X75

Jaguar’s hybrid supercar to enter production

Jaguar C-X75

Jaguar is to put its hybrid supercar concept into production, it announced May 6.

The British luxury marque will begin building the C-X75, originally shown as a concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, as part of a limited-edition run of 250 models.

The C-X75 was one of the stars of last year’s Paris show, packing futuristic twin turbine generators which weighed 50 kg each to power its four electric engines and reach a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).
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Tesla Roadster

Tesla sues Top Gear to ‘correct the record’

Tesla Roadster

Luxury electric car maker Tesla has sued BBC television program Top Gear after a protracted disagreement over a review of its Roadster sports car.

The California-based firm, which makes the world’s only serially-produced electric supercar, announced legal proceedings against the BBC March 29 claiming libel and malicious falsehood, after a spat which has lasted over two years.

Tesla’s complaint relates to an episode of the show which featured the show’s host Jeremy Clarkson reviewing its Roadster, before saying the car would run out of power after 55 miles, the motor had overheated and the brakes had failed.
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The Koenigsegg Agera R

Monaco’s luxury car show gets its own Chinese edition

The Koenigsegg Agera R

In a matter of just a decade China has established itself as the world’s largest car-buying market. And, just as other industries are finding, when the Chinese like to buy, they like to buy luxury.

Daimler AG — owners of Mercedes-Benz — recently announced it had shifted 15,000 units of that car in January alone, a rise of 90 percent from last year, while BMW moved more than 20,000, up more than 70 percent.

And it’s a fair guess that those sorts of figures are why Top Marques Monaco — to be held from April 14 to 17 this year and an event which bills itself as “the only live supercar show in the world” — has decided upon the southern Chinese enclave of Macau to host its first Asian edition.

Top Marques Macau will be now be hosted annually at The Venetian Macao resort, with the first edition set down for November 24-27.
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