Watch | Scuderia Corsa 120: Raceday at Laguna Seca with Ferrari

Time to put a couple minutes aside for some visual stimulation from the very talented gents over at Gear Patrol. They spent some time with the Ferrari Racing team at the famed Laguna Seca raceway and if you're not a racing fan this video may just make one out of you. So turn the lights down low, be sure to crank the resolution and volume, sit back, relax, and enjoy as GP and LonelyLeap take you for one hell of a ride.

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Range Rover Sport SVR

With the help of Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations team, the Range Rover Sport can truly live up to its "Sport" designation. Making its official debut in Pebble Beach this week, the speedy SUV will be the first to wear the "SVR" badge and is the most powerful Land Rover the company has ever produced

They accomplished this with a supercharged 550-hp V8 that will get it from 0-60 in a brisk 4.5 seconds while eventually reaching its top speed of 162 mph. Those specs helped get the SVR around the legendary Nurburgring in an impressive 8 minutes and 14 seconds. As for equipment the SVR will come with an eight-speed transmission, improved aerodynamics, active roll control, Brembo brakes, and 21-inch wheels.

$110,475, Land Rover

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Les Légendes de Bugatti - ETTORE BUGATTI

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The grand finale of the six car Les Légendes de Bugatti line is dedicated the most important figure in the company's history, their founder and namesake, Ettore Bugatti. As with the rest of the line, the car will be based on the roof-less Grand Vitesse that is powered by a sixteen-cylinder engine that gets the car to a top speed of 254 mph which makes it the fastest production roadster in the world.

Inspired by his Type 41 Royale from 1931, the car echoes the "yin-yang" color split with an exterior in hand-polished, clear-coated aluminum and a dark blue carbon fiber. The interior is lined with two types of leather: Traditional calf leather and natural Cordovan. Accenting the leather interior is more dark blue carbon fiber and a platinum coated dancing elephant on the rear center box which takes after the iconic hood ornament that adorned the grille of the Type 41.

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2015 Aston Martin Vanquish

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It might not look any different from the previous model year, but the Vanquish has got some pretty important updates under the hood including an all new transmission and a bump in top speed that brings Aston's ultimate GT into the 200 mph club.

The new transmission is the brand new Touchtronic III eight-speed automatic gearbox which is the first time it has appeared on a transaxle layout. 0-60 time in the Vanquish is now achieved in just 3.6 seconds and improvements to the gear and final drive ratios allow the car to reach 201 mph. The car also gets brand new dampers, new lightweight 10-spoke alloy wheel designs, and new leather trim options.

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2015 Mercedes S600 Guard

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The ultimate in Mercedes protection gets a brand new model based on the new S-Class platform. The S600 Guard brings all the luxury and amenities from the V12-powered super sedan into discrete vault on four wheels that looks just like any other S-Class on the road.

The flagship of their guard line, the S600 Guard has their top of the line V12 engine that produces 530 hp, which is more than enough juice to get you out of a sticky situation. Alongside all the accoutrements are the important protective features such as certification for the highest ballistic protection in resistance class VR9, comprehensive explosive protection, underbody protection, emergency fresh air, and much more.

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Hennessey Venom GT F5

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Car builder and Veyron assassin Hennessey Performance is back with the announcement of a brand new hypercar, the Venom GT F5. This time the tuner isn't just aiming at just any set record, it plans on setting the benchmark with an aim to achieve a potential top speed of 290 mph.

Named after the the highest category of tornado power, the F5 will be powered by a 7.0L twin-turbo V8 and may produce more than 1,400 horsepower. It will also feature GPS traction control that can be set to specific race tracks around the world and the manual found in its predecessor will be switched out with a single-clutch paddle shift transmission to save weight. Hennessey hopes to begin production of the F5 in 2016 and 30 examples will be built at a price of $1.2 million dollars.

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ICON Previews the All-Electric Helios

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As much as we love Jonathan Ward's beautifully modified vintage Land Cruisers, his next project should prove to be one of his finest creations yet. Ward is in the early stages of creating an all-electric, Art Deco-inspired masterpiece called the Helios. Continuing their tradition of marrying vintage design with the latest and greatest the industry has to offer, they hope to utilize Tesla's upcoming Model X platform, complete with the 380 miles of range and AWD to be at the core of the Helios design.

Currently Ward is hoping to get some one on one time with Elon Musk to talk about his plans and we're hoping that all gets squared away soon because the world could use a car like this, not just one that makes a Lamborghini Aventador look pedestrian, but one that will hopefully spark a design renaissance in the automotive industry.

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McLaren P1 GTR

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Not that the P1 isn't already a racing-grade car, McLaren thought it could use a few more tweaks to make the ultimate P1 track car. At this summer's Concours in Pebble Beach, the company will unveil the concept for the most extreme, track-only version of the P1, the GTR.

What we know so far is that the car will definitely be built and will begin production in 2015 when the final 375th P1 has been built. The GTR will only be available to P1 owners and will feature enhanced aerodynamics, a wider track, slick tires, and a newly-tweaked engine that will max out at 986 horsepower. Buyers of the car will also get to drive on some of the world's most famous race tracks with a McLaren support team and you will even have access to McLaren fitness consultations and McLaren designer, Frank Stephenson.

£1.98m, McLaren

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Aston Martin Previews the Return of Lagonda

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Some of Aston Martin's best customers are going to get a special opportunity as the company is reintroducing the Lagonda nameplate to the Middle East due to specific market demand. The car will be created inside the building built exclusively for the One-77 supercar and will be hand built on Aston Martin's VH architecture.

The new Lagonda super saloon will be incredibly exclusive and sale of the car will be by invitation only. The car will be inspired by the 1976 Lagonda designed by William Towns and will have the latest Aston Martin technologies under the hood and as you would expect, the body will dripping in lightweight carbon fiber.

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2015 Porsche Cayenne

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Sure, the 2015 Cayenne is a refresh, but Porsche isn't treating it as such. They're launching an army of models with sharper duds, more comfort, and a brand new plug-in hybrid, the first in the luxury SUV segment.

On the exterior, the Cayenne gets a revised front and rear end with a new fender and hood, new "airblades" that directs air into the intercoolers, and a refined rear lighting system. The SUV will come in four models: The Cayenne Diesel with its 3.0L turbocharged V6, the Cayenne S with its 3.6L twin-turbo V6, and the Cayenne Turbo that is powered by a 520 hp V8 that can push the car to a top speed of 173 mph. The all-new Cayenne S E-Hybrid will make the most of its electric/gas powertrain with a total of 416 hp and a top speed of 151 mph.

$61,700-$113,600, Porsche

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