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Porsche sharpens sporty, luxurious character in second-gen Panamera

It's been about seven years since the launch of the Porsche Panamera, and the time has officially come for an all-new model. After rolling into the Goodwood Festival of Speed in prototype form, the second-gen Porsche Panamera made its official world debut in Berlin on Tuesday. Porsche has redesigned its sporty four-door from the ground up, doubling down on the car's two most important attributes: sporty performance and luxurious sedan comfort.Read More

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New McLaren 570S track car sprints into Goodwood

When it revealed the 570S GT4 race car earlier this year, McLaren mentioned that a 570S Sprint track car would be forthcoming. It took a few months, but now the 570S Sprint is here, having made its debut at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Unrestricted by the rules of race or road, the 570S Sprint offers plenty of power and torque, along with a newly tuned ride that's hungry for the nearest track. In short, it's the "most track-focused model in the McLaren Sports Series lineup."Read More

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Mercedes GT R brings a little Green Hell to Goodwood

From the Nürburgring, to Brooklands, and on to Goodwood, the Mercedes-AMG GT R debuts as a fully optimized weapon for tracks around the world. Mercedes promises that the 577-hp (430-kW) car is packed with more motorsport-inspired tech than any other production car in its history. And just in case that's not enough to get everyone's attention, the "Green Hell magno" paint should do the trick.Read More

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One-off open-top Vantage GT12 debuts as Aston Martin's most extreme roadster ever

What do you do if you love the powerful, lightweight Aston Martin Vantage GT12 but want to feel the wind rustling your hair while behind the wheel? You could just open a window, but if you want to do things right, you get Aston to make a roadster version of the 100-model, GT3-inspired limited edition just for you. The all-new Vantage GT12 Roadster is just that, a customer-commissioned one-off that combines the hardcore thrills of the GT12 with a big slice of sky overhead.Read More

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Lamborghini dresses the Aventador up like a Miura to celebrate 50th birthday

In 1966, Lamborghini grabbed the world by the unmentionables and showed it one of the most delicious, lust-worthy cars it had ever seen. Just months after being displayed as a rolling chassis, the Miura and its super-smooth Bertone-crafted body and mid-engine layout made a huge splash at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show. A look at its rollercoaster curves, oval headlights and smooth-dropping fastback, and the car still gives goosebumps 50 years later. So it's no wonder Lamborghini has spent much of the year celebrating the Miura's 50th birthday, just a few years after celebrating its own. The latest piece of the celebration is the all-new Aventador Miura Homage, a special edition Aventador in Miura clothing. Read More

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BMW rips the battery out of the i3 and hangs it on your wall

Electric vehicle manufacturers are eager to give their cars another selling point by using them to put electricity back into the home and grid, not just pull it out. Tesla has the Powerwall and Nissan Leafs have been used in car-to-grid programs in the US and UK. BMW is continuing its own efforts by developing a system that could repurpose old i3 batteries for home and business energy storage.Read More

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Base 4x4 expedition truck provides a rugged base camp for your greatest adventures

Expedition vehicles are often no-expense-spared behemoths combining powerful truck cabs, advanced expandable living modules and upscale interiors outfitted like luxury apartments. Portland's Base 4x4 takes a simpler approach. Conceived, designed and built by industrial designer Mark Schoening, Base 4x4's Mitsubishi Fuso-based pop-top finds a niche somewhere between pop-up off-road camper vans like the Sportsmobile Sprinter 4x4 and more elaborate expedition trucks like the EarthRoamer XV-HD. The aluminum-box off-road motorhome offers a more affordable, more customizable expedition option.Read More

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Revised Rimac E-Runner gunning for first place Pikes Peak finish

Electric vehicles were the story at last year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, with the Rhys Millen-piloted eO PP03 beating out Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima's Rimac E-Runner Concept One for a 1-2 electric finish. Rimac is hoping to come out on top this year and will be teaming up with Tajima and his APEV team and Monster Sport once again. The E-Runner Concept One has been revised based on collected data and will look to switchback its way to victory.Read More

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