The GT-R's award-winning 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine – each unit handcrafted by its own Takumi technician – now delivers 565 horsepower at 6800 rpm and 467 lb-ft of torque, representing an increase of 20 HP and 4 lb-ft, respectively, from last year's model. For more on the GT-R visit http://www.motor1.com/nissan/gt-r/
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The Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro drivers visited Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the theme park centred on the Maranello marque. It is located on Yas Island, the venue which hosts the nineteenth and final round of the Formula 1 World Championship. Felipe and Fernando arrived in the Emirates on Tuesday night to bring the curtain down on this closely contested season and today they were taken to the Scuderia Challenge, an attraction in the park which allows people to tackle a simulated lap of the Yas Marina Circuit at the wheel of a 430 Scuderia Challenge car. Four journalists were in attendance, Ottavio Daviddi of Tutto Sport, Stefano Mancini of La Stampa, Laurent Dupin of TF1 and Julien Febreau of Europe 1. These men were the top qualifiers of a competition held yesterday for the international media. The two drivers were bubbling with excitement having just experienced the Formula Rossa, the world's fastest rollercoaster. "Really incredible," was the unanimous verdict of Fernando Alonso who won the first race on the simulator and Felipe Massa, at the end of the breathtaking lap. "Thanks to this attraction, all lovers of speed, like us will be able to experience, for once in their lives at least, the unique sensation of being launched into the air at 240 kilometres per hour, as well as enjoying what is a truly great day for all real Ferrari fans."
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Making its global debut at the New York International Auto Show this past March, the 2017 Nissan GT-R has been updated with an exciting new look both inside and out, as well as major driving performance enhancements in key areas, including a significantly reinforced chassis and more power from its twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter 24-valve V-6. The new GT-R is also more comfortable than ever, with a new sense of elegance and civility that one would rarely find in such a high-performance super sports car. In all, these revisions represent the most significant changes made to the model since it was introduced in the U.S. as a 2009 model.
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Details and high-res photos: http://www.worldcarfans.com/112022941763/f12-berlinetta-announced---the-fastest-ferrari-ever-built
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On Saturday, as a warm-up to the race, Johnny Herbert (UK) returned for the first time to the wheel of his winning car for two laps of pure emotion.
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Finally, some hard facts right from Lamborghini. The Italian supercar-maker has announced details on its new V12 power plant which is expected to debut in the upcoming Murcielago replacement recently speculated to be named Aventador. The new engine is a naturally aspirated 6.5 liter V12, known internally as the L539, with a total output of 515 kW (700 PS) at 8,250 rpm and 690 Nm of torque available at an engine speed of 5,500 rpm. The new V12 was developed by Lamborghini at its Sant'Agata Bolognese facility. It comes with a classic cylinder bank of 60 degrees and is compact - measuring 665 millimeters tall, 848 mm wide and 784 mm in length. It has a bore diameter of 95 mm and a cylinder stroke of 76.5 mm. The nitride-hardened crankshaft weighs just 24.6 kg while the engine weighs a total of 234 kg. The 6.5 liter V12 also comes with two mufflers in a single casing - one low-volume and the other high for that pitch-perfect Lambo sound. Also newly developed to accompany this engine is the ISR (Independent Shifting Rods) transmission. A 7-speed, single clutch gearbox with exceptionally quick shift times due to the independent shifting rods - Lamborghini claims almost 50 percent less than a standard dual-clutch gearbox. The independent shift rods work similar in concept to a dual-clutch - as one rod is disengaging the current gear, the second rod is already engaging the next one. Weight reduction is a theme here too, as the new gearbox weighs in at just 70 kg. The transmission comes with three driver settings - Strada, Sport and Corsa mode - with Corsa mode made for high-performance driving that also includes a launch control function. http://www.worldcarfans.com/110111529573/lamborghini-reveals-new-v12-engine-with-700-horsepower
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Footage of crash tests involving the all-new XC90. All tests were conducted at the Volvo Cars Safety Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. The video shows three types of crash tests: a front offset crash test at 64 kmh (40 mph), a side impact crash test at 55 kmh (35 mph) and a roll-over crash test at 48 kmh (30 mph). Watch more crash tests at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCYstTL5MKTS9cR4dQ2_u3yHO2BECYyzh
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What do a pregnant woman, Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher have to do with one another and who has to make a decision? Watch it here!
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Red Bull has released a new video that shows how the X2010 (aka X1 prototype) was transformed from a Gran Turismo 5 fixture into a full-scale model. Built by Industrial Design Consultancy, the real life X2010 features individually milled sections and a design created by Red Bull's Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey. While the mock up doesn't have a powertrain, the virtual X2010 has a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that produces 1500 PS (1103 kW / 1479 hp) and 714 Nm (527 lb-ft) of torque. This immense power in combination with a fan that creates a suction effect with immense downforce allows the futuristic car to accelerate from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in 1.4 seconds, 0-200 mph (322 km/h) in 6.1 seconds, and onto a top speed of 280 mph (450 km/h). Lateral acceleration can reach 8.75G - at the very limit of what the human body can withstand.
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Right before the start of the race weekend of the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Fernando Alonso wanted to try the new 458 Spider, which will be presented at the IAA Frankfurt next Tuesday. The Scuderia Ferrari driver enjoyed the potential of the 8-cylinder mid-rear engine from the Prancing Horse - with hard top and fitted with the same most advanced technological content as the multi-awarded 458 Italia and now available in an "en plein air" version - on the roads around Maranello. Alonso was extremely satisfied with the perfect combination of high performance, exceptional handling and the engine sound the 458 Spider is able to deliver.
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McLaren Automotive has revealed the MP4-12C supercar to the media today. To mark the occasion they have released video of Formula 1 world champions, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button behind the wheel of two pre-production test prototypes at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, Southern England.
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As with all Ferraris, style and aerodynamic function are seamlessly integrated to produce innovative solutions and forms. Two examples are the multi-functional frontal section, which incorporates a cluster of aerodynamic solutions including active flaps at the front of the underbody, and the rear flank which features an unprecedented aerodynamic by-pass to increase downforce.
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Humorous "Happy Grad" TV Spot Chosen in Worldwide Search Film Makers from 32 Countries Submit 400 Scripts, 198 Films Submissions Garner More than 32 Million Online Views!
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The Chevy Corvette C8 in all of its mid-engined glory, attacking the challenging corners of the Green Hell.
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The Ferrari 458 Speciale has a dry weight of 1,290 kg (2,843 lbs) and can perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in just three seconds, while 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) takes 9.1 seconds. The Speciale has managed to lap the Fiorano test track in 1 minute 23.5 seconds, making it 1.5s quicker than the 458 Italia. Ferrari cooperated with Pininfarina for 458 Speciale's styling which is mostly the result of various aerodynamic tweaks. For example, it comes with front and rear moveable aerodynamic flaps that automatically adapt to reduce drag and balance downforce as necessary. It also comes with a Side Slip Angle Control (SSC) system that can analyze the car's slip angle, compare it to a target figure and then optimizes torque management through the traction control system and torque distribution between the two wheels.
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Porsche has unveiled the new 2012 Panamera GTS. A Grand Turismo Sport variant of the Panamera, the Panamera GTS comes with a modified 4.8 liter, naturally-aspirated V8 with an output of 430 PS (316 kW / 424 hp) and 520 Nm (383 lb-ft) of torque. Transmission is the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmitting power to the all-wheel drive system (PTM). The GTS features the Sport Chrono package as standard which helps that power flow without interruption. This makes the Panamera GTS sprint to 100 km/h in under 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 288 km/h (179 mph). Fuel consumption is 10.9 liters/100 km - 10.7 with low roll-resistance tires. Also standard on the Panamera GTS is the adaptive air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with a tauter damping configuration for a sportier ride from this GTS. Wheels are 19-inch rims with tires sized 225/45/R19 at the front and 285/40/R19 at the back. The Panamera GTS goes on sale in February 2012 with prices starting at €116,716 in Germany.
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Nissan North America has unveiled a new ad campaign that asks "What if everything ran on gas?" Created to promote their electric powered Leaf model, the commercial takes a humorous look at the advantages of electricity. More interestingly, Nissan takes a swipe at the Chevrolet Volt which is a range-extended electric vehicle that uses a petrol engine to extend its 25 to 50 mile (40 to 80 km) range on electricity alone. Nissan will begin airing 15-second teasers later this week, before debuting the full commercial on June 12th during the NBA Finals in the U.S.
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The "end of production" of the Murciélago was celebrated in the factory on November 5, 2010, with a special exhibition of the most iconic V12 cars of Lamborghini's history, followed by a parade in Sant'Agata Bolognese. Supersportcars like the 350 GT, the Miura, the Countach and the Diablo escorted a Murciélago SV of the Lamborghini Museum during a symbolic "last ride" out of the gate of the Lamborghini factory.
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Workhorse, tow car, law enforcer, status symbol, people carrier, mud plugger; few cars can claim to fulfil any of these duties with genuine conviction. Yet since 16 November 1989 20 years ago today one car has consistently met all those challenges and more, earning itself iconic status as the ultimate all-purpose vehicle. That car is the Land Rover Discovery. Designed originally to plug the gap between the utilitarian attributes of the iconic Land Rover Defender and the more luxurious characteristics of the flagship Range Rover, Discovery soon became the perfect niche vehicle for the growing demands of the family 4x4 market. "The Discovery legend has been built on innovative design and advanced technology. From the introduction of high-efficiency direct-injection diesel technology into the 4x4 market in 1989, to pioneering occupant safety with the adoption of twin airbags in 1998, Discovery has led the way." says Phil Popham, Managing Director. "It is truly the best loved SUV the world over. Today, we sell the Discovery in 91 countries and sales to date have hit over and above 900,000," he adds. Having revolutionised the mid-sized 4x4 sector in 1989, its no surprise that the Discovery evolved to reflect the needs and tastes of its increasingly urbane and discerning buyers. By 1994 range-topping Discovery models featured leather upholstery and wood veneer trim, and when the Series II Discovery was introduced in 1998 it added a sophisticated new heating, air-conditioning and ventilation system for increased comfort in all climates. Todays Discovery 4 continues that ethos of evolution to winning effect: Its strikingly architectural interior design, clear-yet-stylish dashboard, user-friendly features and luxurious interior creating an attractive, well-appointed and practical environment for driver and passengers alike. The Discovery will be forever renowned for its legendary exterior shape which to this day still continues the stepped roof and asymmetric rear glass theme, giving all occupants a clear view of the journey ahead. To provide a contemporary edge to the interior design, Land Rover turned to the Conran Design Studio who for many years have been held in high regard for influencing 'modern day living'.
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Subaru has released on-board driving footage during a hot lap at the Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack in Germany using a 2011MY Subaru WRX STI 4-door (sedan) test vehicle. Behind the wheel is Finnish rally champ Tommi Mäkinen.
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Lamborghini Museum exhibition: "La Forza del Toro" at Chiostro del Bramante, Rome 26 April - 8 May 2011
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Exclusive Lamborghini race team and motorsports development company Reiter Engineering has taken their Lamborghini Gallardo Strada on a ski trip for a promotional video. Following a little playing around at the base of the intermediate ski slope, the GT3 race class inspired Gallardo zooms up the hill at impressive speed thanks to special spiked winter tires.
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Motor1 Executive Editor Seyth Miersma takes Honda’s freshly redesigned CR-V for a spin to see if it’s worthy of retaining bestseller status in 2017. For more Honda CR-V: http://www.motor1.com/Honda/CR-V/ As-tested price: $34,635 The CR-V is big business for Honda. It was the best selling SUV in America last year, and has been fully redone for 2017. Clearly the stakes for getting it right are high. Good news then: The new iteration of the small utility vehicle seems to hew closely to all the good stuff from the outgoing model, but with better fuel economy, more tech, and more easy usability that ever before. In this week’s Why Buy? video, we talk about the details of the new Honda, and try to find any holes in its very complete armor. For those of you looking to do some thorough research, remember that we have videos on the competitive Ford Escape and Kia Sportage, too. And if you’re just looking to keep on top of our weekly video content, don’t forget to click that subscribe button on our YouTube page! SPECIFICATIONS: Engine: Turbocharged 1.5-Liter I4 Output: 190 Horsepower / 179 Pound-Feet Transmission: CVT EPA Fuel Economy: 27 City / 33 Highway / 29 Combined Subscribe to our channel to see weekly Why Buy? videos, and lots more new car review content. Like our fancy new luggage? Check out https://www.awaytravel.com/ to buy a set for yourself. Why Buy? Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCYstTL5MKTQSmnShFntH99KjJXhSe95_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/motor1com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Motor1com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motor1com/ Motorstore: https://www.motorstore.com/amr_en/ CREDITS Host: Seyth Miersma Video Producer: James Bradbury
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The innovative new McLaren MP4-12C was given its public world debut at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed, held from 01-04 July. Current Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button and 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton delighted the crowds by driving a McLaren Orange Validation Prototype (VP) 12C up the famous Goodwood Hill on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
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Motor1 Senior Editor Jake Holmes puts the 2017 Ridgeline through its paces and weighs the benefits of Honda's unique approach to the everyday pickup. Subscribe to our channel to see weekly Why Buy? videos, and lots more new car review content. Produced for http://www.motor1.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/motor1com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Motor1com SPECIFICATIONS: Engine: 3.5L V6 Output: 280 Horsepower / 262 Pound-Feet Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic EPA Fuel Economy: 18 City / 25 Highway / 21 Combined As Tested Price:$42,270 CREDITS Host: Jake Holmes DP: James Bradbury Editor: James Bradbury
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Motor 1 Executive Editor Seyth Miersma tests the 2016 Cadillac Escalade with the Platinum Convenience Pack and delves into the sumptuous nitty gritty that makes this luxury land-yacht so successful. Subscribe to our channel to see weekly Why Buy? videos, and lots more new car review content. Produced for http://www.motor1.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/motor1com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Motor1com SPECIFICATIONS: Engine: 6.2L V8 Output: 420 Horsepower / 460 Pound-Feet Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic EPA Fuel Economy: 15 City / 22 Highway / 18 Combined As Tested Price: $95,330 CREDITS Host: Seyth Miersma DP: James Bradbury Editor: James Bradbury Music: monodumb - Deep House 16
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Mercedes-Benz is kicking off the 2011 Formula 1 season with a new Silver Arrow and also with a new TV spot. Based around the motto "Racing is a state of mind", the short film entitled "Compliments" depicts the passion of Mercedes-Benz for motorsport and competition. With a touch of humour and self-deprecation, Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher play on their internal rivalry within MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team. Former world champion Mika Häkkinen -- an iconic figure who has appeared numerous times in humorous Mercedes-Benz TV spots over the past 15 years -- highlights, with the aid of an energy drink, on which team the rivalry should be focused at the start of the season. "The new Formula 1 season gets under way on Sunday with the race in Melbourne, and the deck has been shuffled again," explained Anders Sundt Jensen, Vice President Brand Communication Mercedes-Benz Cars. "The spot makes it clear, in a rather fun way, that motorsport is a way of life for our brand. In addition, it shows that we don't admit defeat if at first we don't achieve the goals we have set ourselves, but rather that we take up the challenge -- both within our team, as well as united against our competitors." The 45-second spot, created by Jung von Matt, will be shown by all major German broadcasters from tonight until Sunday to mark the start of the Formula 1 season.
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Motor1 Senior Editor Jake Holmes gives Mazda’s new CX-5 the Why Buy? treatment to see if the best-driving affordable SUV is now the best across the board. For more Mazda CX-5: https://www.motor1.com/mazda/CX-5/ As-tested price: $32,785 Look back through the archives of our Why Buy? reviews and you’ll notice us referencing one affordable crossover as a benchmark time and time again. Since its launch in 2012, the Mazda CX-5 has enthralled us with the way it brings genuine driving fun to a type of vehicle typically judged only for its spaciousness and fuel efficiency. Not that the CX-5 was without its flaws. Over the years, Mazda worked to soften its ride quality and hush its cabin. This year, the 2017 CX-5 arrives with sweeping changes from front to back, including a smart face lift both inside and out, and there’s more equipment on offer, too. Mazda’s crossover was already widely praised for being the best-driving affordable SUV you could buy. With all these efforts, is it now the best in every respect? SPECIFICATIONS: Engine: 2.5-Liter I4 Output: 187 Horsepower / 185 Pound-Feet Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic EPA Fuel Economy: 24 City / 31 Highway / 27 Combined Subscribe to our channel to see weekly Why Buy? videos, and lots more new car review content. Like our fancy new luggage? Check out https://www.awaytravel.com/ to buy a set for yourself. Why Buy? Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCYstTL5MKTQSmnShFntH99KjJXhSe95_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/motor1com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Motor1com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motor1com/ CREDITS Host: Jake Holmes Video Producer: James Bradbury Music: Add And - Broke For Free
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Škoda UK has released a new TV commercial for the Fabia vRS. The 60 second spot shows a more "aggressive" approach to building its high-performance hot hatch which is in dark contrast to the Fabia's "Cake" commercial from 2007. The new advert carrying the "Made of Meaner Stuff" strapline presents a team of sociopathic production line workers building the "meaner" Fabia vRS. Taking place in a secret location within the Škoda factory, the commerical opens with the original "Cake" commerical playing on a television screen, which is enthusiastically shut down with a piercing crossbow arrow. Then various "mean" events unfold showing the Fabia's chassis made of bone, a snake-powered engine and unorthodox finishing techniques. Billed as the fastest production Fabia ever built, the Fabia vRS features a 1.4 litre TSI turbo and supercharged engine producing 180 bhp. The Fabia vRS accelerates from 0-62 mph in 7.3 seconds via a seven speed DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) transmission while returning a combined fuel economy of 45.6mpg The Škoda Fabia vRS is priced from just £15,700 OTR.
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Audi first unveiled the R8 V10 Spyder at the 2009 Frankfurt International Motor Show in September 2009. It runs the same 5.2-litre V10 engine found in the coupe. Maximum power is 386kW (518 PS) and peak torque is 530Nm (391 lb-ft). The 0 - 62mph sprint time is 4.1 seconds while the manual can deliver a top speed of 194mph.
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In its fourth generation, the flagship model again provides the benchmark for Vorsprung durch Technik – with a new design language, an innovative touchscreen operating concept and a systematically electrified drive. The Audi A8 is also the first production automobile in the world to have been developed for highly automated driving. From 2018, Audi will gradually be taking piloted driving functions such as parking pilot, garage pilot and traffic jam pilot into production.
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Watch more crash tests at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCYstTL5MKTS9cR4dQ2_u3yHO2BECYyzh
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Motor1 Senior Editor Jake Holmes takes Chevy’s recently refreshed Malibu through the Why Buy? battery to see if it can hold it’s own in the hotly contested midsize segment. For more Chevy Malibu: http://www.motor1.com/chevrolet/malibu/ As-tested price: $36,310 The midsize sedan class is hugely competitive; most of the major players are within a few inches, a few horsepower, and a few pounds of one another's’ specifications. There’s good reason to compete, given how many hundreds of thousands of midsize four-doors Americans buy every year. Yet it makes designing a new, competitive entry in the segment an extremely tall order. The newest Chevy Malibu aces much of what we look for in midsize sedans. It’s lighter and more spacious than the last Malibu, and it’s got a fresh pair of turbocharged engines that return impressive fuel economy. It’s easy to live with and pleasant to drive, and available for an affordable price. With all those improvements and more, can the 2017 Chevy Malibu take on the top-selling Accord, Camry, and Altima? Find out by watching our latest Why Buy? SPECIFICATIONS: Engine: Turbocharged 2.0-Liter I4 Output: 250 Horsepower / 260 Pound-Feet Transmission: 9-Speed Automatic EPA Fuel Economy: 22 City / 33 Highway / 26 Combined Subscribe to our channel to see weekly Why Buy? videos, and lots more new car review content. Like our fancy new luggage? Check out https://www.awaytravel.com/ to buy a set for yourself. Why Buy? Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCYstTL5MKTQSmnShFntH99KjJXhSe95_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/motor1com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Motor1com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motor1com/ Motorstore: https://www.motorstore.com/amr_en/ CREDITS Host: Jake Holmes Video Producer: James Bradbury
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