Jaguar Heritage Driving

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What if you could get behind the wheel of some of Jaguar's most important cars and we're not talking about putting a PlayStation controller in your hands. Think of Jaguar Heritage Driving as listening to the deluxe set of your favorite band's greatest hits collection, only you get to be on stage jamming with the band.

Yes, Jaguar Heritage Driving is giving customers the chance to drive some of the most incredible automobiles to come out of England and the list of cars you'll be able to drive is nothing short of impressive. They've got E-Types, D-Types, and XK150s and you can even compare Jaguar's past and present with a D-Type driving experience that will also put you in the driver's seat of Jaguar's 550-hp F-Type R. Jaguar Heritage Driving is located at a private test facility in Warwickshire, England and is currently taking bookings for half hour, 60 minute, half day, and full-day driving experiences.

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Ferrari F60 America

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It will soon be Christmas morning for a number of Ferrari's most important US collectors. The Italian rocket-builder is celebrating its 60th North American anniversary with a very special car, the F60 America. Taking it back to the '50s and '60s, Ferrari is bringing back the tradition of created limited edition, build-to-order cars and we can only imagine the F60 is just the tip of the iceberg.

Only 10 will be produced and every single one has already been sold. The V12-powered roadster will feature a striking red cockpit that is wrapped in composite materials and features a black passenger side and a red driver's side which is inspired by Ferrari's vintage racing cars.

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Posted in Roadsters & Convertibles  

Tesla Model S Dual Motor

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Tesla's Model S is getting a major update this February with a new Dual Motor line that not only adds all-wheel-drive, but even more power and driving range. Sitting at the top of the range is the new P85D which is their fastest model packing a whopping 691 hp and a supercar-caliber 0-60 time of 3.2 seconds.

The new Model S will also get Autopilot, an array of autonomous, driver assist features that can do things like read traffic signs to adjust its speed, automatic self-driving lane changes, and much more. The range-topping P85D will be available this December and the 60D and 85D models will be available in February.

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Posted in Hybrid/Electric Cars  

2015 Porsche 911 GTS

Sitting between the 911 Carrera S and the 911 GT3 is the all-new 2015 911 GTS. Boasting 430 hp, the GTS will hit 0-62 in seconds and can reach a top speed of 190 mph (in the coupe/manual edition).

The car will be available in four models: a coupe and cabrio with rear wheel drive and a coupe and cabrio with all-wheel-drive. All of the GTS models will have wider Carrera 4 bodies, bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System, 20-inch wheels standard, a black air intake screen, and black chrome-plated sport exhaust pipes.

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APEX: The Story of the Hypercar

The creators of /DRIVE have entertained us with endless incredible visuals of automotive art rocketing around corners at mach speed, now they're getting behind the lens for a full-length film on the most powerful cars on the planet with APEX: The Story of the Hypercar:

"An original film by the creators of /DRIVE. Full film coming in 2015. See the 30 minute preview at the Jalopnik Film Festival in November 2014!

In the last decade, humanity has entered into a new era of engineering achievement: the dawn of the hypercar. These exotic machines represent the extremes of the human condition: our urge to surpass, our will to innovate, our love of speed. But besides are a driving force behind modern advancements in performance, aesthetics, and energy independence, not only in the automotive sector, but for society at large.

Despite their obvious appeal hypercars are, by definition, so rare, so exotic, and so unobtainable for most that their true nature is widely misunderstood. This film follows their story, observing the development of a technology market that has more influence on our every day lives than we realize.

he automotive industry is in the midst of a paradigm shift as we move closer towards the balance of performance and energy conservation, with the top tier manufacturers presenting radically different solutions to this challenge.

But no matter who is first to find this perfect ratio, all of humanity will reap the benefits."

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Pioneer CarPlay

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If you've been wanting to get your hands on CarPlay now's your chance. Pioneer is going to be first to market with their aftermarket systems before CarPlay makes its debut in models from Apple's partners at Ferrari, Volvo, Mercedes, etc..

The way it works is simple, once you connect your iPhone the system automatically launches CarPlay to give you access to all your contacts, music, maps, and more. CarPlay is available for their current NEX systems and if you own one of those systems, a firmware update is available today at Pioneer's website.

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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration

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We gave you a little preview of Infiniti's entrance into the premium sedan category and this week they've given the world a complete look at the car and one thing's for sure, they're not entering the category quietly.

Long, muscular, and curvy, the Q80 Inspiration has an incredible presence that should have Germany (and Lexus) a little worried. The car is powered by a new, turbocharged V6 and a hybrid electric powertrain that produces 550hp. Bleeding edge technology will also be a big focus with an exploration into autonomous driving technology that is more about enhancing the driving experience rather than getting into the realm of self-driving cars.

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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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Posted in Hybrid/Electric Cars  

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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Posted in Sedans  

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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