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Mazda releases teaser image for 2016 MX-5

Published by on Aug 12th, 2014, No Comments

Mazda

Over the past couple of months, we have been carefully keeping an eye on any developments involving the new. 2016 Mazda MX-5. And while there has been countless artists impressions and speculative renderings, today the company released the first official teaser image.

Ok, so right of the bat, you can’t really see anything. The entire car is covered under a massive cloth, so no details emerging just yet.

However, what we can see (sort of) is the shape of the much anticipated car. Mazda is adamant that the 2016 MX-5 will look nothing like the current model, so we are very keen to see what lies beneath the cloth.  (more…)

Bugatti has huge plans for Veyron successor

Published by on Aug 7th, 2014, No Comments

Bugatti Veyron Successor

We know that when Bugatti does something, the do it right. And that is exactly the case when it comes to the much anticipated successor to the  enigmatic Veyron.

There is no official confirmed date yet for the (yet to be named) Veyron successor, but reports are stating that we can expect to witness the magic in 2016. The automaker has not released a lot of information about the car, but slowly there are trickling more more and more details – and this latest bout of details has got us properly frothing.

According to a report by Autocar, the Veyron’s successor will house the same – albeit updated – engine as the Veyron. and to refresh your memory, that is a 8.0 liter, W16 engine. Some sources also claim that the Veyron’s successor will incorpated hybrid technology, something the existing Veyron lacks, of course.  (more…)

Hennessey planning updated, faster version of Venom GT

Published by on Aug 6th, 2014, No Comments

Venom F5

It seems that breaking the land speed record isn’t enough for Hennessey and their Venom GT. In fact, the car company has just announced plans for a updated, faster version of the Venom GT.

Talking to Top Gear, Hennessey confirmed the company’s plans to build a Venom GT that would make the existing GT look like small fry. And the name? They plan on calling this beast of a super car the Venom GT F5. We’re thinking the F stands for fast.

The main goal with the Venom GT F5 is to top the top speed of the Venom GT. Hennessey said that they would like to reach a top speed of a whopping 290mph (that’s 466,17 km/h to you and me). To refresh your memory, the top speed that the existing Venom GT reached was 270,4mph (or 435,16) – and with it, they took the land speed record.

Before Hennessey stepped onto the playground, the previous land speed record was held by Bugatti with their Veyron at 269,86mph (434,29km/h).  (more…)

Lamborghini teases the Huracan Super Trofeo

Published by on Aug 5th, 2014, No Comments

Huracan Super Trofeo

Lamborghini is still 10 days away from fully unveiling their ‘track-focused’ Huracan Super Trofeo race car, but they know that fans (like us) are frothing to get a glimpse of the modified Huracan that is set to take the track by storm.

So, to satisfy our hunger for the super fast super car, they have released a short teaser, just over 1 minute long, that shows us the Huracan Super Trofeo (LP 610-4) in some of it’s glory. And while it’s not all of it, it will definitely satisfy our craving until August 15th when the car will be officially unveiled at The Quail in Monterey, California. (more…)

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport stretches it’s legs on public road

Published by on Jul 29th, 2014, No Comments

Sun Valley Road Rally

It might not be the fastest car in the world anymore, after the Hennessey trumped it from the number one spot, but let’s be honest; it is still super exciting to see a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport race down a straight stretch of road, even if it now holds second place.

At the recent Sun Valley Road Rally in Ketchum, Idaho, one of Bugatti’s rarest beauties got to show off it’s skills and power and in the process blow the socks off of everyone attending the event as well as ourselves, because luckily, someone realized that this is moment not to be missed and pulled out the video camera.

The Sun Valley Road Rally effectively turns a stretch of Highway 75, surrounded by trees and beautiful, picturesque mountains, into a high-speed runway where super cars get to show off just h0w ‘super’ they are.

During the event, the road is not open to the public for use (obviously, they risk a collision with a super fast super car) but the event is open to the public to come and watch, with all proceeds being donated to charity. (more…)

Jaguar’s latest TV ad gets banned

Published by on Jul 17th, 2014, No Comments

jaguar

If you’ve tuned into any television channel in the past month, then its very likely that you have seen Jaguar’s British villains ‘Rendezvous’ ad.

The ad, which features prominent British actors Tom Hiddleston, Ben Kingsley and Mark Strong, showcases the actors as typical, British villains. They ask the camera whether you have ever notched that in Hollywood movies all the super evil villains are always played by Brits.

The ad forms part of Jaguar’s latest ad campaign, ‘It’s good to be bad’. Naturally, with Britain being the home of Jaguar, they play on typical British things, and of course, show us how badass the Jaguar (F-Type in particular) is.

Now while the company has already released a string of ads that for part of its ‘It’s good to be bad’ campaign, the latest one seemed to get more negative attention than positive. (more…)

Ferrari 458 Speciale: Around the Track [Video]

Published by on Jul 11th, 2014, No Comments

Ferrari 458 Speciale

One of the UK’s leading car reviewers, and all round petrol heads, AutoCar, recently had the opportunity to take the all new Ferrari 458 Speciale around the track at Castle Coombe.

The 458 is, as the name suggests, a very special car. And of course, it’s very beautiful too. However, for the guys at AutoCar, taking the Ferrari 458 Speciale around the Castle Coombe circuit, was somewhat of a deja vu experience.

As they mention in the video, the last time the group was at Castle Coombe, the took the Ferrari 430 Scuderia around the track. The Scuderia, as they say, quickly became one of their favourite sports cars ever.  (more…)

Goodwood Festival of Speed [Video]

Published by on Jun 30th, 2014, No Comments

G FoS

On Thursday, the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed kicked off and, just like every year, showcased some of the most incredible cars, concepts and cool gadgets that you will find in the automotive industry.

Held for four days, from the 26th to the 29th of June, this year’s festival brought festival goers 4 days of thrilling action that was sure to make any petrol head jump for joy.

After all, the Goodwood Festival of Sound is the place to show off the latest and greatest in motoring ingenuity. Whether it’s a new, beautiful sports car baring a name such as Ferrari, Lamborghini or Maseratti or a concept that seems a little wacky – Goodwood has it all. (more…)

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