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Custom badges on the McLaren SpeedtailMcLaren is putting the finishing touches on its fastest car ever. Dubbed the Speedtail, it’s the latest in the automaker’s Ultimate Series and is set to make a public debut Oct. 26th. Ahead of the reveal, McLaren is asking Speedtail buyers for final input into the design of their own cars. One way they can do so is with a unique custom badge, such…

2017 Ford GTFord had previously announced that it would build 1,000 units of its GT supercar. On Friday in Dearborn, Michigan, the Blue Oval announced it would expand that total to 1,350 cars and build them through 2022. Ford will open up the application process on Nov. 8 and will take applications from North America and other select markets around the world…

2018 SpeedKore Dodge Challenger SRT DemonSpeedKore Performance Group is back with another SEMA build, and this one could just be the Grafton, Wisconsin company’s wildest yet. It’s a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon whose supercharger has been swapped out for a pair of turbochargers. Working with a host of other mods, those blowers pump enough boost pressure to get the Demon’s V-8…

2018 Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competition PackageAudi has a new Competition version of its range-topping R8 V10 Plus supercar, and just 10 are earmarked for the United States. There isn’t any extra power but there’s more downforce and less weight, which should result in better track times. SEMA is just around the corner, and this year Ford has called on a number of tuning firms to dress up its…

World's fastest wheel-driven car: Turbinator IIMeet the world’s fastest wheel-driven car: the Team Vesco Turbinator II. Unlike other cars built only with the goal to go fast in a straight line, the wheels drove this car to a record, not thrust from a jet engine or rockets. Driver Dave Spangler piloted the Turbinator II on October 1 to a record 503 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the World…

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienHot on the heels of Wednesday’s sighting of an udpated Mercedes-AMG GLC63 comes our first look at an updated version of the more rakish GLC63 Coupe. Both models are expected to arrive alongside an updated version of the regular GLC in the second half of 2019. The updated GLC range is expected for the 2020 model year, with the changes constituting…

Genesis digital instrument clusterGenesis has provided the first look at a new digital instrument cluster that will soon be making its way into the Korean firm’s cars. It will launch in the G70 sedan in the Korean market starting next year but availability in other markets is yet to be announced. The 12.3-inch screen is said to be the first with realistic 3D imagery. The screen…

Teaser for 2019 Blood Type Racing Ford Edge ST debuting at 2018 SEMA showThe stars of SEMA tend to be the muscle cars and pickup trucks, but as SUVs, particularly crossover SUVs, continue to grow in popularity it’s not surprising that Ford has partnered with a number of tuning firms to develop some wild crossovers for this year’s show. The Blue Oval on Thursday gave us a taste of five headed to Las Vegas. The highlight…

2016 McLaren P1 LM prototypeThe McLaren P1 LM is currently the fastest street-legal car around the Nürburgring, with retired racer and current McLaren test driver Kenny Bräck taking the car around the German track in just 6:43.22 during final testing in March 2017. The record for production cars is the 6:44.97 that was set by a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ earlier…

2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienBMW’s revived 8-Series coupe made an appearance in June at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where a dedicated racing version competed in the prestigious race’s GTE class for production-based cars. We’ll see the new BMW flagship arrive in showrooms in December, initially in $112,895 M850i trim. Soon, BMW will grace us with the convertible version of the…

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