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With the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, the first high-performance AMG version of Mercedes’ new compact range, set to debut next month at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, it’s only natural that the similar CLA45 AMG, the AMG version of the new 2014 CLA Class, makes its debut at the following major international auto show, in this case, the 2013 New…

We already know Lamborghini is planning a special car for its 50th anniversary this year, and which is set to be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show on March 5. Now, thanks to comments from Lamborghini design chief Filippo Prini, we also know that it will be the fastest model ever launched by the automaker. Speaking with Drive, Prini said the…

The organizer of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), will be celebrating this June 90 years since the first 24-hour endurance race was held at the legendary Le Mans race track in France. As part of the celebrations, the ACO ran a poll among its members and fans to select the most iconic race cars from the hundreds that…

The latest generation ‘991’ series Porsche 911 has already been revealed, but so far only in the lower–yet still very capable–Carrera and Carrera S models, plus their all-wheel-drive variants. The one we’re most interested in is the legendary 911 Turbo, which should land in showrooms towards the end of the year, coming once…

Back in 2011, we heard that historic British automaker Bristol Cars was working on an electric supercar capable of reaching speeds close to 200 mph. The fact that the company had declared itself insolvent only a few months prior to the supercar rumors left us with some major doubts, however. Fast forward to today, and Bristol Cars, currently owned…

To mark its first 100 years, Aston Martin has already introduced new Centenary Edition models and flown a Vanquish coupe via helicopter to the top of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. Now it’s announced the largest-ever vintage racing event for Aston Martin cars, to be held at England’s storied Brands Hatch circuit in July. The event is…

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Grid 2 to see if you’re as fast as Chris Harris around Brands Hatch, here’s some good news: Codemasters has announced that the game will hit stores in the U.S. on May 28. Pre-order the game, and you’ll get unique add-ons through the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live or online when…

In 1959, grocery mogul Richard Sampson gave builders of his latest store, in Brunswick, Maine, a rather unconventional request: they were to entomb a perfectly good, low mileage 1954 Corvette in its own room, lit by two incandescent bulbs, with only a single square window from which to view the car. As Hemmings Daily tells us, the C1 Corvette was…

In 1959, grocery mogul Richard Sampson gave builders of his latest store, in Brunswick, Maine, a rather unconventional request: they were to entomb a perfectly good, low mileage 1954 Corvette in its own room, lit by two incandescent bulbs, with only a single square window from which to view the car. As Hemmings Daily tells us, the C1 Corvette was…

In January, luxury car sales in the United States were up, and generally by a large margin over prior year. Cadillac delivered 47 percent more cars than it did in 2012, while Porsche delivered a 32 percent gain. Lexus was up by nearly 27 percent, followed by Acura (13.2 percent), Mercedes-Benz (10.7 percent), Volvo (9.3 percent), Audi (7.5…

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