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Steven Tyler’s $1.1 million, 1,244 HP convertible

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Article by Raza Ahmed
Bugatti launched the Veyron Grand Sports Vitesse at the Geneva Motor Show, and it was claimed to be the fastest production convertible on the planet. While we have no record of the top end of the Grand Sport Vitesse, another convertible is buckling up to seize the title of the quickest production convertible in the world. Aerosmith lead vocalist, Steven Tyler is now the proud owner of the world’s fastest convertible. The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder introduced last year can pull from dead to 200mph in 15.9 seconds. That is eight seconds faster than a Bugatti Veyron! When the limited edition Spyder was being booked last year, Tyler was the only person to step forward and ask if he could have [...]

Ferrari FF blazed in flames in Poland

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Ferrari cars are flaming red, and this particular FF in Poland takes it quite literally. After China and German, this is the third incident of a Ferrari FF catching flame out of the blue. The incident took place on the A4 highway in Krakow, Poland on Sunday at half past seven. According to the driver, the fire blazed into the cockpit through the car pedals. Translating from the pictures, the fire started at or near the engine bay; however, the driver managed to make a quick slide out and is reported unharmed. Previously, the Ferrari 458 Italia was reported to have similar problems and the Italian sportscar marque was forced to recall the models. In December 2011, Ferrari recalled the Chinese [...]

Ford’s 1.0-litre ECOboost selling big numbers in Europe

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The 1.0-litre ECOboost engine is one of the biggest revolutions of the auto industry. As the world moves towards small capacity, more efficient engines, the ECOboost is a certain dominator. However, it was uncertain if the new kid on the block would drive volumes when it comes to sales. That, until now. The outstanding sales figure suggest that the super efficient petrol motor is a big yes by European customers. It turns out that both – 100 bhp and 125 bhp – petrol units have turned out a to be a big hit in Europe, powering the Focus hatch. As per sales figure, April saw Ford selling a total of 4,700 units of ECOBoost powered Focus’ in Europe, a staggering 23.3 per cent of total [...]

Vencer Sarthe is a V8 powered Dutch supercar

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Fans of the iconic McLaren F1 are aplenty. Even as the car has celebrated as world’s fastest production car once, the world never saw its remake. That, until now. Rolling out from the Vencer automobile manufacturing company, this one is a Dutch. The Holland based company has officially revealed the Sarthe supercar after an extensive development phase. Coming as a two-seater, unlike the three-seater McLaren, the Vencer Sarthe supercar is built around a tubular steel frame chassis with its floor built on an aluminum honeycomb structure. The car makes extensive use of carbon fiber in its exterior structure, sitting at just 1,390kg featuring a weight distribution of 45 percent front and 55 [...]

BMW Zagato Coupe revealed

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The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is a term that was recently linked with the Bond car, Aston Martin V12 Zagato, and this year, the Italian design firm makes an outrageous attempt to aerodynamically overhaul a BMW coupe. However, this is not the first take of Zagato on the German automaker. The partnership in designing dates back to 1939, when Zagato penned the first BMW 328. Through the decades, Zagato has given its touch to some legendary machines, like the BMW 3200 Michelotti Vignale (1959), the BMW 700 (1959), the BMW 3200 CS Bertone (1962), and the BMW M1 (1978). The new BMW Zagato Coupe is expected to be of the same caliber. While BMW cars certainly don’t lack performance, [...]
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