Zagato Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake

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Don't call coachbuilding a dead art. Zagato keeps chugging along with beautiful new designs and their latest collaboration with Aston Marin has produced a beautiful shooting brake that comes right on time for the company's 95th anniversary.

The Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake is a one-off produced for a client looking for a collectible modern car. The car takes after the designs of the Volante and V8 Vantage models of the 1980s and is a nod to the Astons of which many were customized into shooting break designs during the '60s and '70s.

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Aston Martin Lagonda

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The ultra-exclusive Aston Martin Lagonda has officially revealed its face and just like the previous generations of the 70s and 80s it keeps the sharp and long lines of the originals.

Exclusivity is the keyword here with the Lagonda line as the line will only be available in the Middle East and nowhere else. No word yet on whether we'll see Aston's signature V12 under the hood or the highly anticipated AMG powerplants that are waiting to make it into future cars.

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CMC and Ian Callum's Mark II Jaguar to be produced in a limited run

If you were drooling uncontrollably at the sight of Ian Callum's restomod Mark II Jaguar, Classic Motor Cars has announced it will produce a limited run of the cars due to the great response from the unveiling.

For around $600,000 you can have your own variant of the Mark II complete with the XK-sourced 4.3L engine that produces 260 hp and has a number of reworked internals including a beefed up rear suspension, adjustable dampers, upgraded brakes, and a brand new steering system.

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2016 Mazda MX-5

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Mazda's KODO design language has brought a new excitement to the revered Japanese car manufacturer and we've all been waiting on pins and needles to see just how that would translate into one of the most iconic roadsters of all time, the Mazda MX-5.

Celebra ting its 25th anniversary, the fourth generation MX-5 is a stunner with aggressive and shapely lines that introduces a brand new, but very familiar face to the highly acclaimed Mazda stable. This generation also adopts their Skyactiv technology and is 100 kilograms lighter than the model it will be replacing. No performance specs have been revealed as of yet, but look for the new MX-5 to hit dealer showrooms in early 2015.

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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

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Replacing the polarizing LR2, Land Rover reveals its entry-level SUV, the all-new Discovery Sport. Part Evoque and part Range Rover Sport in a compact package, the car shares in the new design language being used on all of their current cars and aims to be one of the most capacious on the market.
They're doing that with a 5+2, seven seater layout and the lowest priced model will get you a 240 hp 2.0L turbo engine with all wheel drive standard. It will also have a multi-link rear suspension, an 8-inch touchscreen, and an 8-inch touchscreen. The new Discovery Sport will be available in early 2015.

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Ian Callum's Jaguar Mark II

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What happens when Jaguar designer Ian Callum gets his hands on a Mark II? You get one stunning restoration and a Jaguar that by far is cooler than the current lineup it inspires. Callum called upon Classic Motor Cars Limited, a vintage Jaguar specialist who helped the designer create one of the finest examples of the Mark II out there.

18 months in development, the car swaps out the original engine for a modified 4.3L XK engine that's mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It also gets an independent rear suspension and upgraded set of front brakes. The car is also 30mm lower and is equipped with 17" split rim wheels. Inside, the car gets a number of modern appointments including a Clarion entertainment system with studio-grade cabling and an interior swathed in red leather.

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Toyota Land Cruiser Model 70 Re-Release

Toyota is about to release one of the most exciting cars to the market and no, we're not talking about the FT-1 Concept. Before you get too excited, this one will be exclusive to our friends in Japan. Yes, they are getting a commemorative re-release of the Land Cruise Model 70 in both "Van" and Pick-up form.

Originally launched in 1984, the special edition Model 70 will be making its way back to Toyota showrooms for its 30th anniversary and will only be on sale for a year. Both styles will be powered by a 4.0L V6 and will have part-time 4WD and a 5-speed manual transmission. While most of the design stays true to the original, the anniversary model receives a few modern tweaks including a revised grille, a new instrument panel, and modern headlights with integrated turn indicators.

¥3,500,000-¥3,600,000, Toyota

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2015 Volvo XC90

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Volvo's got some big plans for the brand and to get things going they've unveiled the brand new XC90, the first of many launches that will jump start a whole new design and direction for the respected Swedish automaker. The new design language is confident yet perfectly Swedish in its minimalism.

Inside is a sleek new interior that truly shines while their competition continues to add more buttons and excess whereas Volvo takes the less is more approach and delivers one of the most elegant cockpits in its class. Under the hood is a 2.0L turborcharged engine in the entry-level AWD model while the flagship gets a 400-hp plug-in hybrid. When it comes to features the new XC90 will have the latest and greatest safety technologies, powerful Bowers & Wilkins sound systems, and a tablet-based center console where all the in-car controls are available with just tap of the finger.

From $48,900, Volvo

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Saleen Foursixteen

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Known for their hoppped-up muscle cars, Saleen brings its tuning expertise to a whole new category: electric cars. Revealed this weekend at Concours d'Elegance, Saleen's Foursixteen is based on the all-electric Tesla Model S giving potential consumers an interesting alternative to BMW's M or Mercedes AMG line.

Saleen's handiwork is evident throughout the whole vehicle, from the new front fascia to the carbon fiber diffuser at the rear and performance modifications that include a 3-phase, four pole AC induction motor and copper rotor, a 11.39:1 final gear ratio for enhanced acceleration, and an upgraded cooling system. you also get a track-grade suspension system and a redesigned interior.

$152,000, Saleen

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McLaren P1 GTR

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Now this, this is bedroom poster material. McLaren has just unveiled the P1 GTR, their most extreme interpretation of what the ultimate McLaren should be. The car is the first time McLaren has used the GTR designation since the 1995 when the McLaren F1 GTR won the 24 hours of Le Mans.

Available only to McLaren P1 owners, the GTR will begin production once the 375th and final P1 is built which is expected to happen in 2015. The engine will put out 986 horsepower and features an F1-derived rear wing and rear mirrors that have been moved to the A pillar to help reduce drag and get it closer to the driver's eye line. The monster pipes in the back are made of titanium and the car sits at a fixed ride height on a race-prepped suspension with Pirelli PZERO racing tires and alloy wheels. McLaren's Special Operations team will maintain the vehicles and customers will be able to take part in worldwide driving events on some of racing's most famous courses.

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