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Koenigsegg delivers Trevita to Jay Leno

Christian von Koenigsegg delivered the last Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita to Jay Leno (Update: for a segment on Jay Leno's Garage) this week. The car is one of three ever to be built. We already told you how the owner of the Swedish supercar firm is very nice to people that wander into his factory unannounced and it seems he also likes to hand deliver some of his infamous cars as well.

[via Left Lane News]

Jay Leno's Trevita

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Posted on: 4/30/2010 at 12:02 PM
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Gran Turismo 5 to offer 3D exotic car excitement

For those that yearn for the feeling of excitement, the rise in heart rate and the euphoria that comes after your blood vessels and air passages dilate as epinephrine (read: adrenaline) pumps through your body, that comes from driving an exotic car at high rates of speed but just don’t have the money to buy one, your dream just moved a smidge closer to becoming a reality. Taku Imasaki, a U.S.-based producer for Gran Turismo 5, said in an interview that the game will be available later this year with 3-D features, which should increase the game's feeling of depth and heighten its sense of speed. To take advantage of the new features you will have to own one of the new 3-D TVs and 3-D glasses. Of course, this is all dependent on new Gran Turismo actually ever making it to market. The game was 90 percent ready in January, which puts it on track for a release in summer of this year at the earliest. The game is said to use 80 percent of the Playstation 3’s processing power and may incorporate the PS3 Move control stick, which works much like the Wii controller.

[via GTPlanet.net and Destructoid]

Gran Turismo 5

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Posted on: 4/30/2010 at 3:40 AM
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Telsa Roadsters gather for juant

Pomponio State Beach in Half Moon Bay, California, hosted a gathering of thirty customer-owned and four dealer-owned Tesla Roadsters—out of the 1,000 or so units currently in the world—in what is being hailed as the largest gathering of Tesla Roadsters yet. Not content with sitting still and talking electric motor, the group set out on a drive. Check out our video of the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport along with a video of the Tesla meet below.

[via AutoBlog Green]

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Posted on: 4/29/2010 at 5:13 AM
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National Geographic looks at the Bugatti Veyron

Besides giving us a behind-the-scenes peek at how the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV, the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Chevrolet Camaro, and the Porsche 911 are built in its Ultimate Factories program, National Geographic aired an episode last Tuesday at 9 p.m. that showcased the Bugatti Veyron as part of its Man Made series. If you missed the show, you can find some snippets below.

You may want to stay tuned to that channel because National Geographic is going to be offering more programs like this in the near future, including a look in the Audi R8 factory on Thursday, May 6, 2010, and a peek into GM’s Bowling Green, Kentucky, factory where the Corvette Z06 is built on Saturday, May 22, 2010. Check your local listings for details.

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Texas-mile run sparks controversy

Back in March a man named Richard Holt made a 250.1-mph run at a one-mile event in the Goliad Industrial Air Park in Texas. He was piloting a 1,000-plus-hp twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera tuned by Underground Racing and John Reed Racing. A video of his feat can be viewed below.

Hoffman Motorsports and Heffner Performance could not let Mr. Holt have all the fun so they brought out their twin-turbo Ford GT to the Exotics Car Rally in Miami, Florida, this past weekend. The bright yellow supercar set a standing-mile record of 266.93 mph. The Veyron-eclipsing speed was due to the car's rumored output of 1,900 hp achieved by stuffing the engine with 41 pounds of boost. Unfortunately, some people say that the GT’s record-setting number, which is much higher than the car’s last top run of 249.9 mph in Texas, may be skewed due to faulty timing equipment.

[via Dragtimes and Jalopnik and WorldCarFans]

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Posted on: 4/27/2010 at 10:53 AM
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Porsche recalls all 11300 Panameras

Porsche has recalled all 11,300 Panameras to fix a faulty seatbelt tensioner. Porsche's announcement comes hot on of the heels of the brand topping the 2010 J.D. Power and Associates dependability study.

[via ABC News]

Porsche's 10,000th Panamera

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Posted on: 4/27/2010 at 8:48 AM
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Ferrari and Maserati future models revealed

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne announced yesterday the product plan for the Ferrari and Maserati lineups up to 2014. The future Ferrari models include the 458 Italia Spider and new 612 Scaglietti (code: F151)—which may also offer the hybrid technology first shown in the 599 Hybrid concept—for 2011, special-edition series Enzo and an all-new 599 Fiorano (code: F152) for 2012, and a 458 Scuderia and a makeover for the California in 2013 (code: California M).

The future for Maserati is less robust. It plans to offer only two new models in the next four years. One unnamed model will bring the brand downscale and is designed to compete directly against the Mercedes-Benz E63, BMW M5, and Audi S6. The other model will replace the Quattroporte as the marque’s four-door sport sedan and cost a bit less than the car’s current base price of $119,000.

[via Jalopnik]

Ferrari 599 Hybrid Concept

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New special edition Enzo for 2012

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne announced at the parent's investor meeting in Turin, Italy, today, that Ferrari will introduce a "new special series Enzo" in 2012. More details as they become available.

[via Motor Trend]

Special Edition Enzo due in 2012

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Posted on: 4/21/2010 at 5:42 AM
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Is the Audi RS5 coming stateside?

The S5 coupe utilizes a plenty-powerful 354-hp 4.2-liter V-8, although its engine will be replaced next year by the almost-as-potent 333-hp 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 already found in the S5 cabriolet. For the small group of people—and Audi does believe it is only going to be a select few—that believe the S5 coupe is too tame, InsideLine is reporting that the at-first-Europe-only 450-hp RS5 will be coming stateside, but not until more than half way through 2011; meanwhile, the enthusiasts over in Europe will be able to purchase the RS5 in June of this year. The amount of dollars and cents needed has not been confirmed, but early number crunching has the base price pegged somewhere near $69,000 – $75,000. This means the RS5 will be a bargain compared to the 500-hp BMW M6 coupe’s base price of $102,350, although the car’s size and performance numbers may be more aligned with the 414-hp M3 coupe, which carries a base price of $58,400.

The RS5 stands out from the rest of Audi’s S and RS models because it carries the third-generation Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Besides being 15 pounds lighter, the new system is also able to distribute power to a greater degree between the front and rear (up to 70 percent front and 85 percent rear) and incorporates standard torque vectoring between all four wheels to quell understeer.

If you need to pacify your RS5 desires until the car goes up for sale next year, Audi has released a ton of photos, which can be found in our News Center.

[via InsideLine]

2011 Audi RS5 stateside

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Posted on: 4/21/2010 at 4:08 AM
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Steve Saleen unveils SMS 302 Mustang

Steve Saleen unveiled his company’s newest creation, the SMS 302, this past weekend to the automotive public. By massaging the 5.0-liter V-8 found under the hood of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT, the folks at Steve Mark Saleen (SMS) Supercars have been able to fabricate a bit more power out of the ionic-sized engine, or 440 hp and 400 lbs.-ft. of torque. Adding a little more oxygen to the fire by way of a SMS 296 supercharger system will increase the total output to 535 hp and 450 lbs.-ft. of torque in the SMS 302 SC. Both the SMS 302 and SMS 302 SC will be available in both coupe and convertible forms and both will be available with either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual.

Beyond the engine mods, SMS has completely revamped the suspension with its own bits and added a complete bodykit. Base prices range from $54,990 for the 302 coupe to $69,990 for the 302 SC convertible. Read the SMS 302 SC overview here.

2011 SMS 302 Mustang

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Posted on: 4/19/2010 at 11:48 AM
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