Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4

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Say hello to the kinder, gentler, Lamborghini. Well, sort of. Lamborghini has unveiled a plug-in hybrid concept inside a body style that's less angular and extreme than what we're used to seeing from the Italian hypercar maker. The Asterion is curvier, more refined, but still unmistakably a Lambo.

The plug-in powertrain brings together an electric motor and a gas-powered 5.2L V10 giving the car a total of 910 hp and a 0-60 time of 3 seconds and a top speed of 200 miles per hour. You also get the benefits of an electric engine with the ability to travel up to 30 miles on battery power alone.

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Rolls Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection

Rolls Royce unveils what is essentially a rolling art exhibit with a series of Phantoms inspired by the modern metropolis for the Metropolitan Collection.

Limited to 20 cars, the cars feature marquetry inlay patterns inspired by cityscapes that consist of 500 pieces that take several days to complete. The Metropolitan detailing also extends to the leather with 6,800 two-tone stitches that create an abstract image of a skyscraper. In the front you'll find a bespoke clock with a rotating bezel that displays 24 timezones around the world. The exterior is wrapped in a "Dark Tungsten" paint and a hand-applied coachline that flows into the shape of a skyline.

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Audi TT Sportback

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Audi adds four seats to the TT with a new concept, the TT Sportback. A possible new addition to the TT family, the Sportback is as performance-minded as its coupe and convertible siblings with a powerful engine to complement the sporty, iconic styling of the TT silhouette.

The Sportback concept will have a powerful 2.0L TFSI engine that delivers 400 hp (331 lb-ft torque) and is equipped with Quattro all-wheel-drive and can reach 0-62 in just 3.9 seconds. It's an efficient engine too, it will average out at 33 MPG, an impressive average for such a high-performance engine.

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Volkswagen XL Sport Concept

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The Volkswagen XL was and is unlike anything the company has ever built before and now they've gone one, no two steps further with one of their wildest concepts to date, the XL Sport Concept. What makes it so interesting is that they've swapped out the 1-Liter diesel hybrid for a Ducati V-Twin engine, yes, you heard that right, a full-on Ducati superbike engine from an 1199.

Capable of revving to 11,000 rpm, the Superleggera V-Twin will launch the XL Sport from 0-62 in 5.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 169 mph. The design also gets a more aggressive update with the bolder fenders, larger wheels, a rear lighting element to highlight the width of the car, and a set of air intakes and outlets to help cool the drive unit. No word on production possiblities, but if the XL1 can make it into production, an XL Sport hitting showrooms shouldn't be out of the question.

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Ferrari 458 Speciale A

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There's a new horse in the Ferrari stable and it's their fastest drop-top in the company's history, meet the new 458 Speciale A. Soon to be revealed at the Paris Motor Show, the convertible will be limited to 499 examples and will boast one of their most powerful naturally aspirated V8s yet.

That V8 will get the Speciale A from 0-62 in just 3 seconds and produces 597 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. The car will feature a triple-layer yellow paint scheme with Blu Nart and Bianco Avus racing stripes and five-spoke wheels in Grigio Corsa.

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Posted in Roadsters & Convertibles  

2015 Mercedes C63 AMG

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The boys up in Stuttgart are all about speed as of late, first with the unveiling of the AMG GT and now a brand new C63 with an engine that's closely related to the one found under the hood of its supercar sibling.

Thew C63 will be split into two models: a C63 model that boasts 469 hp and the range-topping C63 S model that puts out 503 hp. The C63 will get from 0-60 in 4.0 seconds while the C63 S will get there in just 3.9 seconds. Both will be coupled with the 7-speed AMG Speedshift sport transmission which will feature a variety of driving modes from efficiency to sport and of course, race mode (in the C63 S). The new C63 will hit showrooms next spring.

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2015 Audi TT Roadster

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You can't build the Audi TT without the TT Roadster. The company revealed the latest TT Roadster which will be making its debut at the upcoming Paris Auto Show. The car will come in two editions, the TT and the TTS Roadster which will broken into 5 different models that include diesel and gas powered variants with manual and S Tronic transmissions.

The soft-top is lighter than previous models and can open and close in just 10 seconds and can accomplish the task at up to 31 mph. Two engine models will be available and will deliver a power output of 184 hp at the entry level and 310 hp in its top-of-the-line trim. Inside, a whole slew of new equipment is available from an all digital dashboard powered by their partners at NVIDIA, the same graphics technology in the most powerful gaming machines, to the Audi Phone Box which docks your phone and gives you optimal voice quality with an integrated mic in the seatbelt even when the top is open.

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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration

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Infiniti is gunning for the Panamera and CLS with a conceptual preview of their upcoming "Premium Fastback", the Q80 Inspiration. At almost 199 inches in length and a wheelbase of 122 inches, the Q80 Inspiration arrives with an imposing presence that is longer than the Panamera and the Aston Martin Rapide.

The concept will feature a teardrop-shaped piece of acoustic glass that stretches across the full length of the roof and the interior is just as sleek wrapping the passengers in an array of carbon fiber, aluminum, and leather. It will also get an advanced active suspension which coupled with the acoustic glass should make for one of the most plush rides in the segment.

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2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

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Bentley just announced a new version of their flagship Mulsanne luxury sedan and its torquey, incredibly fast, and eats Phantoms for breakfast. The Mulsanne Speed will become the flagship of the Bentley lineup and will be powered by their 6¾ twin-turbo V8.

That engine will take the Mulsanne Speed from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds and will hit a top speed 190 miles per hour. All that speed comes from 530 horsepower and a MASSIVE 811 lb-ft of torque. All that brawn is quite efficient as well, the engine features a cylinder deactivation system that transitions from eight to four cylinders and back to warp speed when you need it. That is coupled with a new sport suspension mode when you want to have a little fun around the corners and of course, a comfort mode is available when you just want to float through traffic. A variety of exterior enhancements are exclusive the Speed edition which include a dark tint finish to Bentley's signature matrix grilles, headlamps, and rear lights, rifled exhausts, and a comprehensive interior spec that includes everything from diamond-quilted door panels and a 2,200 watt Naim audio system.

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Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition

Aston Martin's monochromatic trim package makes its way to their ultimate gran tourer, the Vanquish. The Carbon Edition will be available in "Carbon Black" and "Carbon White" and will come in both the hard-top and convertible.

Both models are dripping in black trim. From the black side window surrounds to the black wheels and the black headlight "eyebrows", the Carbon Edition is a menacing package for those want the perfect finishing touch to the Vanquish's aggressive lines.

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