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Tracing automotive bloodlines: Gizmag goes exploring at Dutton Garage

The pace of automotive development is so fast that it's easy to forget that every generation has its own supercar heroes. The cream of today's technologically advanced automotive crop would not exist without the supercars of the past – cars that took risks with crazy styling, innovative technology and a desire to go faster than anyone else had gone before. We recently spent an afternoon at Dutton Garage in Melbourne, Australia, slaking our supercar thirst and tracking down some of the cars that really moved the game on when they were first launched.

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The best gets better: Bugatti confirms Geneva debut for all-new Chiron

Production of the Bugatti Veyron ended earlier this year, leaving a void up around the top of the supercar food chain. That void will be filled soon enough with a Veyron successor, but while there have been plenty of unconfirmed rumors and reports about the "Chiron" not much has come from Bugatti itself. That will all change this week, with Bugatti set to confirm both the model's name and its coming debut at next year's Geneva Motor Show. In just a few months, the world's fastest car gets an even more capable successor.

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W Motors brings 900-hp Fenyr Supersport to life in Dubai

The average supercar company has a way of debuting like an angry lion casting a long, booming roar across an otherwise still, silent savannah. Rarely was that ever as true as it was for W Motors, the Dubai-based supercar maker that in 2013 introduced itself with a car it fancied the world's most expensive, luxurious and exclusive: the $3.4 million 750-hp Lykan Hypersport. Funny thing, as wild of a debut as that was, it didn't prove W Motors' most powerful supercar for very long. That title now belongs to the all-new Fenyr Supersport, which debuted this week and stole a roaring lion's share of the spotlight from its pretty-boy brother.

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Hennessey adds 200 hp and more speed to the world's fastest car

Koenigsegg may be the one pushing the idea of a 1 hp/1 kg car, but Hennessey beat it there by a few years with the 1,200-kg, 1,200-hp Venom GT. That car set an unofficial world speed record a hair under 270.5 mph (435.3 km/h) in 2014. And it's still not good enough for John Hennessey, who has stuffed another 207 horses into his supercar in a bid to ensure it remains one of the world's most powerful cars. Gotta keep up with the Koenigseggs and Bugattis, after all. It's all part of the 2,875 horses that Hennessey will storm SEMA with next week.

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Ferrari adds 40 hp and rear-wheel steering to F12 special edition

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is already one of the most powerful naturally aspirated cars on the planet, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. The new F12tdf opens up the possibilities, carrying 40 extra angry horses under the hood and tearing through twists with help from a new rear-wheel steering system. This is an extreme F12 optimized for both road and track.

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