Ford Boss Thinks Four-Door Mustang Is Possible
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2d ago
The Ford Mustang is 60 years old and has been the best-selling sports car globally for over 10 years so is it time to shake things up a bit? At the recent Goodwood Members’ Meeting, Ford CEO Jim Farley mentioned to Autocar that the Mustang is now “by far” the world’s best-selling coupé and has developed a huge body of followers worldwide. However, he acknowledged that new derivatives would only be accepted by these supporters if they had the “performance and attitude” of existing models. “We will never build a Mustang that isn’t a Mustang,” he insisted. “For instance, there will never be room ..read more
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No, The Tesla Cybertruck Cannot Beat A Porsche 911 While Towing One
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2d ago
Elon Musk’s claim that the Tesla Cybertruck could outrun a Porsche 911 in a quarter-mile race while towing another 911, generated a lot of buzz. Experts like Chris Chilton and Jason Fenske questioned the claim, and Motor Trend put it to the test. They used a privately owned Cybertruck with a trailer carrying a Porsche 911 Carrera T (the lightest non-Dakar model) and raced it against a separate 911. They even used the same lightweight trailer Tesla used in its promotional video. The results? Fenske’s math was spot on. The Porsche 911 consistently beat the towing Cybertruck in the quarter-mile ..read more
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Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer – A Mid-Engined Masterpiece
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2d ago
The Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer (BB), produced from 1973 to 1984, represents a pivotal shift in Ferrari’s design philosophy. This mid-engined sports car not only introduced a new era of performance for the Prancing Horse but also cemented its reputation as a leader in automotive aesthetics. Prior to the BB*, Ferrari was known for its front-engine grand tourers. The BB, however, placed the powerful flat-twelve-cylinder engine in a central position behind the driver’s seat. This innovative approach offered superior weight distribution and handling characteristics, making the BB a true driver’s car ..read more
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The Only Mittelgrün Mercedes 300SL Gullwing In The World Asking Almost R50 Million
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2d ago
Discerning fans of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing have a unique opportunity to own the only example ever to leave the factory in a stunning green paint colour known as Mittelgrün, German for “medium green.” Listed for sale on Hemmings, this rare gem carries a hefty price tag of $2.595 million (approx. R47m). The car itself is a numbers-matching 1955 model with chassis number ending in “263.” Originally shipped to Mercedes-Benz Distributors of New York, the U.S. importer at the time led by Max Hoffman, a pivotal figure in convincing Mercedes to develop the 300SL for the American market. Hoffm ..read more
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The New Bentley Continental GT Coming With A 771 HP (575 kW) V8 Hybrid
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3d ago
Bentley is set to unveil the fourth generation of the Continental GT in June, marking a significant step forward for the brand. This new model will be the first to utilize Bentley’s innovative Ultra Performance Hybrid V8 powertrain. The new Continental GT will boast an impressive 771 HP (575 kW) and 1000 Nm (738 lb-ft) of torque, while delivering an electric-only range of 80 km (50 miles). This positions it not only as Bentley’s most powerful and dynamic road car ever but also as its most sustainable, all while retaining the handcrafted luxury and exceptional materials synonymous with the Bent ..read more
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Aston Martin Reportedly Working On ‘Project Rambo’ To Rival G-Class
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3d ago
Aston Martin is exploring the possibility of a rugged, high-powered off-roader to compete with the Mercedes G-Class, according to Autocar. Internal design proposals are being evaluated, but a final decision on production hasn’t been made. Codenamed “Project Rambo” within the company, the concept takes inspiration from Lamborghini’s LM002 and similar to the Lambo, it is expected to offer exceptional off-road capability alongside supercar-like performance and the luxury expected for a high-end vehicle. Aston Martin chairman Lawrence Stroll is cautious about approving the project unless there’s a ..read more
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UK Tuner Converting BMW M2 to xDrive To Become One Of The Fastest BMWs In The World
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3d ago
R44 Performance has partnered with Tom Wrigley Performance to create a record-breaking car: a 1400 whp+ xDrive-converted BMW G87 M2. This one-of-a-kind machine is designed to compete with the fastest BMWs at the Texas 2K25 event. While the G87 M2 is known for its rear-wheel-drive handling, the team opted for xDrive for better traction in drag racing. With this much power, a rear-wheel-drive layout wouldn’t be able to effectively transfer power to the road, especially for launching off the starting line. Swapping to xDrive presented a number of hurdles. The team needed new parts like front hubs ..read more
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Mercedes-Benz Cancels Some Next-Gen EV Platform Development
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3d ago
Mercedes-Benz has hit the brakes on development of a next-generation platform for mid- and full-size electric vehicles. This move aims to reduce spending in the EV segment following slower-than-expected sales. The news was first reported on Monday by Germany’s Handelsblatt and since confirmed by Mercedes to fellow German outlet Automobilwoche. The MB.EA platform, initially announced in 2021 alongside Mercedes’ pledge to go all-electric by 2030, has been shelved. The automaker cited market conditions and customer preferences as key factors in this decision. While the MB.EA Large ..read more
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Limited Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Super Sport Gets Red Carbon Interior
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4d ago
Alfa Romeo is celebrating its rich motorsport heritage with special editions of the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio, taking inspiration from the brand’s victory in the 1928 Mille Miglia. These Super Sport variants boast a unique aesthetic with swathes of red carbon fibre adorning the interior. The red weave is complemented by red stitching throughout the cabin, including the seats, dashboard, and headrests, which feature matching red embroidery. The Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport come in two exterior colour options: Etna Red and metallic Vulcano Black. For the Giulia ..read more
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Ferrari Might Introduce Side-Exit Exhausts To Improve Soundtrack
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4d ago
Ferrari recently filed a patent application to introduce a side-exit exhaust system that could drastically alter the look and sound of Ferrari’s future mid-engine road cars. The design centres around an asymmetrical layout, with the exhaust exiting the bodywork between the rear door and front fender on one side. This placement aims to enhance the exhaust note, a challenge Ferrari acknowledges due to modern technologies like turbochargers and particulate filters that dampen sound. By positioning the exhaust closer to the passenger compartment, a side exhaust system could potentially counteract ..read more
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