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  • Porsche unveils sexy turbo-charged 911 Carrera ahead of 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

    This week Posrche unveiled the new 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S ahead of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new models have adopted turbocharged power and carry 3.0-litre, twin-turbo flat-six engines. This means that the 911 Carrera will give you 370 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque, while the Carrera S gallops at 420 horsepower and 368 pound-feet. The Carrera S goes from 0 to 60 mph comes in just 3.7 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package and dual-clutch transmission. Both models are showcased in Coupe and Cabriolet versions. The Carreras will also be packaged with a Porsche Communication Management System, (PCMS)...

  • Honda 2&4 Concept could be the ultimate Formula 1-inspired track day car

    Honda might not be doing too well in Formula 1 at the moment, but that's clearly not affecting its drive to perfect the track day car. It's new 2&4 Concept, which will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in a few days time, is particularly bonkers and will probably have a few Ariel Atoms cowering in the corner. Probably. Along with the beautifully nostalgic red and white paint job, the go-kart-like rocketship is powered by a V4 motorcycle engine that could put out anything from 150-horsepower to 212. And if we know anything about motorcycle engine-powered cars, its that they are...

  • Here’s what 360-degree camera footage looks like from a dune buggy [video]

    Dune buggy racing is just a body-shell and a bigger motor short of full RallyCross, so it's pretty damn impressive. So when you strap a 360-degree camera on one and go for a spin, you know that you're going to be in for some amazing footage. That's what new Nissan NISMO GT Academy winner Matt Simmons did when he jumped into a raging buggy and ploughed it through a sand quarry. If you happen to be a part of the NISMO GT Academy, you're a pretty adept driver talent wise. Recently, Nissan announced that it's GT Academy winners will be included...

  • Ferrari teases latest charming convertible: the 488 Spider

    Whetting the appetites of petrol heads around the globe, Ferrari is teasing its 488 Spider -- a convertible, slightly refined version of the 488 GTB. The new Spider is for those looking for the wind in their hair and an engine melody soothing the eardrums. It's also the Italian company's most aerodynamic Spider ever introduced. As with the GTB model, the Spider houses the 3902 cc turbo-charged V8 engine which takes the lucky driver from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds flat and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.7 seconds. This is all thanks to the 661 horsepower. And what...

  • This is definitely how not to test drive a bright blue Audi [video]

    There are many ways to test drive a car. We can understand if you have a heavy foot on open roads, but it's important to remember that it's all fair game within reason. Sadly, there's no reason to be found in this video at all. Test driving an Audi must be one hell of a thrill, especially considering this car's manic powerplant with well over 500bhp accessible at the lights. Fast cars don't breed good drivers, and this video is just another glimpse into the real terrible drivers on the tarmac. This particular chap decided that his insurance premiums were just...

  • Watch this Koenigsegg One:1 tear up Suzuka [video]

    Swedish car company Koenigsegg doesn't really know the word "moderation." It's range of supercars are indeed as super as they can get, and well, the One:1 is about the craziest of the lot. So what if you were to set one down on the start finish straight of Japan's Suzuka circuit? Absolute brilliance. It set set the unofficial lap record of one of the world's fiercest circuits and, well, made a right mess of its brakes and tyres. How fast you ask? Try a 2:17.57 -- only 40 odd seconds slower than Kimi Raikkonen's lap record time in 2005. The previous...

  • Volkswagen’s Golf GTE Sport Concept is about as sexy as a golf can get

    Volkswagen's having quite a good time in central Europe this week, launching a gaggle of new powertrains at the Vienna Motor Symposium, and now this at its Worthersee Fest. It's called the VW Golf GTE Sport, and its about the most alluring thing to come from the company's stylists since the Scirocco. In many aspects, the GTE Sport concept is a lot like its suave older brother, with a raked roof, oversized doors and massive rear fenders to fit those enormous wheels. And it's not just a striking bridge between "road cars and racing sports cars," notes the company --...

  • This virtual reality game wants you to stop texting while driving

    There are few activities that are plain stupid to attempt while driving. Texting and driving is one of these. While drink driving is a more maligned offense, texting and driving is something probably every smartphone owner has done at least once while behind the wheel. It's no less dangerous either, and this virtual reality game, aptly dubbed SMS Racing, is aiming to prove this. The only problem is, it's quite entertaining. Although it's hilarious (the elevator music doesn't help either), it uses the glory of Samsung's GearVR headset to depict the average run to the shop, and how replying to a message...

  • Ferrari fans, you may want to sit down for this [video]

    For fans of a particular marque, there's nothing quite as enjoyable as seeing all its iconic cars duke it out on tracks. If you are a Ferrari fan and happened to be near Fiorano recently, you would've seen something a little like this. The company has crafted some brilliant hypercars in the past, and one lucky chap who has had a taste of every one is Dario Benuzzi -- Ferrari's principle test driver since 1969. So, to honour the man's stellar work, Ferrari sent him out to lap Fiorano in the Ferrari F40, F50, Enzo and LaFerrari, one after the other....

  • This Nissan GT-R smash is testament to modern car safety [video]

    There are a few things a Nissan GT-R owner really shouldn't do and this is definitely one of them. Russian national football player Andrey Yeshchenko demonstrated to the world how not to drive one of Nissan's most advanced vehicles ever made. The footballer, who played in the recent Brazilian World Cup, obliterated his Nissan by smashing into a telephone pole at well over the speed of sound (we imagine), sending debris flying across the road. Luckily, he was the only one involved in the accident, and somehow managed to walk away from it all. The smash was caught by CCTV cameras, which...

  • Watch out, Toyota: China’s hydrogen-powered tram is on your tail

    Two things usually come to mind when thinking about China: smog and super fast bullet trains. In an evident trade-off between these two, a not-so-fast-but-very-clean locomotive has been unveiled in Qingdao City. The tram has a meekly top speed of 43 miles per hour (nearly 70km) but emits zero carbon because it's running on hydrogen power, thanks to onboard fuel cells. According to Bloomberg Business, the three-car tram is capable of carrying as many as 380 passengers and can run for about 62 miles. It only takes as little as three minutes to refuel so pitstops are definitely out of the...

  • Mercedes remembers the Mille Miglia with a special SL stonker

    The Mille Miglia is a race held in high esteem in the motoring fraternity, but it has become something of a rolling motor show of classics from the era of hammers and sheet metal. Mercedes' glorious 300 SL is probably the most memorable car from this era, when it claimed the entire podium of the famed race nearly six decades ago. As it should, Mercedes has duly launched a tribute -- the Special Edition SL550 "SL Special Edition "Mille Miglia 417" -- that aims to pay respect to the legendary drivers and cars of the era. Does it live up to...

  • Watch the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat break the 320km/h barrier for fun [Video]

    With a name like "Hellcat" one would expect to have a lot of fun when parading around in one of Dodge's most powerful cars ever, and that's exactly true. In fact, in a straight line, the Challenger SRT Hellcat can keep up with most super cars. Don't believe me? Before releasing this monster to the world, Dodge had to ensure that the car was aggressive enough, so it took to an oval track for a top speed testing session, showcasing just how quick this family sedan really is. It broke the 320km/h barrier and kept on going, drinking up gallons...

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