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duPont REGISTRY awards the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 and other exotic cars in its 2012 Exotic Car Buyers Guide

duPont REGISTRY has the named the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 its Car of the Year, its most prestigious award, in its 2012 Exotic Car Buyers Guide, which is set to hit newsstands and other retail outlets in early October. With production of the Murcielago concluding in 2010 after nine years and a run of 4,099 cars, Lamborghini released its most potent and technologically advanced V-12 flagship of all time: the Aventador LP700-4. duPont REGISTRY chose the LP700-4 as the king of the 2012 exotics because of its advanced carbon-fiber construction, powerful V-12 engine, sophisticated transmission, and mesmerizing styling.

In addition to its Car of the Year award, duPont REGISTRY also acknowledged five other automobiles for their contributions to the exotic and luxury car marketplace for 2012 and beyond:

  • Best Design — 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider
  • Best Luxury Sedan — 2012 Bentley Mulsanne
  • Best Bang for the Buck — 2012 Nissan GT-R
  • Best Eco-Exotic — 2014 BMW i8
  • Best New Concept — Jaguar C-X75

duPont Publishing, Inc. will release its annual Exotic Car Buyers Guide to over 25,000 upscale newsstands, bookstores, and international airports on October 4, 2011. The 10th-anniversary issue includes nearly 150 pages of detailed reviews and specs of exotic, luxury, and aftermarket automobiles as well as accessory and wheel guides.

“The duPont REGISTRY Exotic Car Buyers Guide is the only annual guide that focuses on only exotic automobiles,” says Publisher Thomas L. duPont. “There are no factory epistles… just pictures and a few comments from our editors that are designed to pique the reader’s interest and take them to the next level—ownership!”

duPont REGISTRY Awards Ferrari 458 Spider for its Design

duPont REGISTRY bestows the 2012 Best Design award on the new Ferrari 458 Spider in the latest edition of its Exotic Car Buyers Guide. The car stood out among its peers because of its revolutionary hardtop convertible mechanism, which allowed for the retention of many of the coupe’s lines with the roof closed while establishing a distinguishing new look with the top open. In addition, not only does this innovative top weigh less than a comparable soft-top mechanism, it also allows room for an uncompromised cargo area behind the two passenger chairs.

duPont REGISTRY's Exotic Car Buyers Guide Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Greene marvels, “With the 458 Spider, Ferrari has surpassed most people’s expectations while raising the bar on other exotic-car manufacturers.”

duPont REGISTRY Names Bentley Mulsanne as Best Luxury Sedan for 2012

Bigger yet lighter and redesigned from the chassis up, the Bentley Mulsanne carries its predecessor’s timeless elegance, hulking posture, and immense power into the new decade with the latest technologies and luxury appointments. This is why duPont REGISTRY named the Bentley Mulsanne its 2012 Best Luxury Sedan in the 10th-anniversary issue of its Exotic Car Buyers Guide. This is Bentley’s second award from duPont REGISTRY in as many years, following last year’s recognition of the Bentley Continental GT as its Best Luxury Coupe.

“The Continental Supersports models weren’t a strong move for Bentley, but it made up for this setback by quickly selling a year’s worth of Mulsannes, which is no easy task for a car at that price point,” said Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Greene. “The Mulsanne will help Bentley move to the next level for the new decade.”

2012 Nissan GT-R Earns Nod for Best Bang for your Buck from duPont Publishing, Inc.

Just when you thought the Nissan GT-R couldn’t get any better, new modifications to its 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 result in even more power and faster acceleration times, prompting duPont Publishing, Inc.’s editors to award the GT-R with the Best Bang for your Buck award in the 2012 duPont REGISTRY Exotic Car Buyers Guide.

“Small improvements have made a huge impact on the GT-R, making this already affordably priced dream car an even better value at only $90,000,” mentions Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Greene.

BMW’s i8 Concept Captures duPont REGISTRY’s Best Eco-Exotic Award Despite its Pre-Production Status

The i8, which is the first in BMW’s future line of i vehicles, has captured international attention with its futuristic shape and incredible fuel efficiency.

“Part of the concept car’s physical allure also helps it achieve its goal of low fuel consumption through well-developed aerodynamics,” said Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Greene.

The car, which should appear in 2013 as a 2014 model, includes both gasoline and electric drives and has an incredible range of 435 miles.

duPont REGISTRY’s 10th-Anniversary Exotic Car Buyers Guide Awards the 2012 Jaguar C-X75 the Best New Concept

The C-X75 is Jaguar’s first supercar in 20 years and will be the brand's most advanced model to date. The C-X75 is poised to compete in the new competitive hybrid exotic market. Its sleek exterior combines with its 300-mile range, drawing power from both gasoline and electric sources to solidify the popularity of this futuristic concept.

Background: The 2012 Exotic Car Buyers Guide is published by duPont Publishing, Inc. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, the company publishes duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Automobiles, duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes, and duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Boats classified magazines and other lifestyle publications that continue to be the leading periodicals in their respective high-end marketplaces. Visit for more information.

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Jaguar C-X75 loses turbines to meet 2013 production

2013 Jaguar C-X75

The purpose of the Jaguar XJ220 of the 1990s was to move the marque into the last decade of the millennium with a state-of-the-art supercar. It was designed to rival the Lamborghini Diablo and Bugatti EB110, two of the fastest production cars in the world at the time. Almost 20 years later, Jaguar has confirmed plans for a new high-tech supercar that will once again compete directly with the aforementioned brands along with the upcoming Porsche 918 Spyder and Mercedes SLS E-Cell. The C-X75 will become the make’s first supercar since the XJ220, the first supercar under Tata Motors, and the British brand’s most advanced model ever.

The production car will feature the same sexy sheetmetal that made the concept so desirable. Unfortunately, the concept's futuristic power plant will not make it into production. The concept utilized four 195-hp electric motors, one at each wheel, for four-wheel-drive propulsion. Two micro-turbines extended the car's 68-mile range to 560 miles. Although jet-like turbines would certainly solidify the C-X75’s place as a state-of-the-art supercar, these types of devices have never been integrated into a production automobile and, due to very high exhaust temperatures, have yet to prove themselves as a viable alternative to the internal combustion engine. Therefore, Jaguar is going to implement a more-stable hybrid powertrain. The production car will use a highly boosted 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine supplemented by one electric motor at each axle.

2013 Jaguar C-X75

The C-X75 (it will be renamed before production) will have an all-electric range of 30 miles. The gasoline motor will extended that range by another 270 miles. Calling forth all the power from both the combustion engine and electric motors, the Jaguar C-X75 will instantly transform from electric car into one of the fastest production cars in the world. Jaguar did not specify how much power the C-X75 will create, but we believe it will be close to the concept’s 800 hp and 1,000-plus lb-ft of torque. With a carbon fiber F1-inspired chassis from a partnership with Williams F1, weight should remain below 3,000 pounds. Jaguar claims the C-X75 will run zero-to-60 mph in less than three seconds, 0–100 mph in less than six seconds, and on to a top speed in excess of 200 mph.

Only 250 examples will be built, each costing approximately $1.1 million. Jaguar will be taking orders after it announces the car’s official specifications in September. Jaguar has learned never to accept down payments too early. The XJ220 left the factory with heavy modifications due to emissions standards and the result was cancellations, lawsuits, and unsold cars. We hope that is one road that the C-X75 doesn’t follow the XJ220 down.

2013 Jaguar C-X75

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 5/11/2011 at 3:59 AM
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Jaguar C-X75 supercar revealed

The Jaguar C-X75 concept to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show could become the brand’s first supercar since the XJ220 and the first supercar after being purchased by Tata Motors. It is powered by four 195-hp electric motors, one at each wheel, and utilizes two “turbines” powered by compressed natural gas, diesel, biofuel, or liquefied petroleum gas to help extended the 68-mile range offered by the lithium-ion batteries to 560 miles.

These types of turbines have never been integrated into a production automobile and, due to very high exhaust temperatures, have yet to prove themselves as a viable alternative to the internal combustion engine.

Performance is that of a true supercar. An aluminum chassis helps keep weight down to just shy of 3,000 pounds. With a total output of 780 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque, the C-X75 can hit 62 mph from a standstill in 3.4 seconds, 100 mph in 5.5 seconds, and on to 186 mph in a Veyron-whopping 15.7 seconds. Top speed, which by the previous statistics one would think would be much higher, is 205 mph.

See more pictures of the Jaguar C-X75 concept here.


Jaguar C-X75 Concept

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Posted on: 9/29/2010 at 12:09 PM
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