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2013 Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification

2013 Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification
2013 Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification | US$tba | www.bentleymotors.com

so you thought your ride was unique after pouring in an unthinkable amount of money into souping it up, until another ride pulls up right next to you looking just the same. that kind of thrashes your individuality, doesn’t it? that won’t be the case if your ride is the 2013 Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification and the best part of the story is, you don’t even need to waste your hard earned dough to make it one of the kind. powered by the same 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 engine as the ‘lesser’ Mulsanne, buyers can expect small little details touched by Mulliner, which includes a set of lightweight 21-inch rolling stocks in either painted or polished finishes, a subtle Mulliner badging on the front fenders, Bentley Flying B wing vents, diamond-quilted leather seats and trims, drilled alloy pedals, sport setting for a sportier suspension and steering, and finally, a choice of 100 exterior paints and 22 interior leather colors. Continue reading 2013 Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification

2012 Maserati GranTurismo Sport

2012 Maserati GranTurismo Sport
(photos: Maserati) 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Sport | US$tba | www.maserati.com

with so many competitors in the market trying to outdo each other, it is hard for auto maker not to refresh their lineup every now and then, especially when a renowned motor show draws closer. understanding this, Maserati has unveiled its new GrandTurismo Sport ahead of the Geneva Motor Show next month. expect to see some cosmetic changes to both its exterior and interior, like a newly redesigned front bumper, new headlights with DRL LED technology, new taillights, new front and rear seats, and an all-new steering wheel. performances isn’t neglect too. under the hood, the new GranTurismo Sports is fitted with a new 4.7-liter V8 engine that is good for 460 horsepower (343 kW). we just fell in love with its look and the blue showcased, is simply breathtaking. hit the jump for a couple of higher resolution images. Continue reading 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Sport

2012 Ferrari California “Handling Speciale” Package

2012 Ferrari California
(photos: Ferrari) Ferrari California “Handling Speciale” Package | US$tba | www.ferrari.com

the Ferrari California scored a number of firsts for Ferrari when it was first launched, hence it makes perfect sense for the prancing horse marque to up its ante for its 2012 model. set to make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the revamped California sees it shedding 30 kilograms (66 pounds) of weight and an increased in power output. the GDI V8 benefits from new exhaust manifolds and engine mapping, plus higher torque across a broad rev range, giving it a maximum output of 490 horsepower and 505 Nm of torque. all told, the overall enhancements enable the new hardtop 2+2 convertible to make the century sprint in just 3.8 seconds. Continue reading 2012 Ferrari California “Handling Speciale” Package

Lexus LF-LC Luxury Hybrid Sports Coupe Concept

Lexus LF-LC Luxury Hybrid Sports Coupe Concept
(photos: Lexus) Lexus LF-LC Luxury Hybrid Sports Coupe Concept | US$tba | www.lexus.com

there’s nothing concrete here about the Lexus LF-FC Luxury Hybrid Sports Coupe Concept. no hard specs or whatsoever but as always, i appreciate the finer (& beautiful) things in life and so naturally, i adore how the design turned out to be – even if it is just a concept. however, as far as sports car is concerned, the LF-LC Concept sports has a pretty radical look, especially with its rather warped yet alluring front fascia and the best part is, it is a 2+2 sports coupe, which certainly takes the selfishness out of the sports car equation. hey, if you have such a beauty, wouldn’t you want to share the joy of riding in it? of course, some stray selfishness in you would want the helm all to yourself. i don’t blame you, cos’ i would hold on to it as if my dear life depends on it too. Continue reading Lexus LF-LC Luxury Hybrid Sports Coupe Concept

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 350 / 500 BlueEFFICIENCY

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL class
(photos: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz SL 350 / 500 BlueEFFICIENCY | from €93,534.00 | www3.mercedes-benz.com

have you been rolling lots of dough in lately? live near a costal area where a drop-top convertible is the perfect mode of transport for cruising the winding roads? well, here’s the good news for you folks with deeper than usual pockets: Mercedes-Benz has officially announced its next generation SL class convertibles, the SL 350 and SL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY. the all-new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class boast an all-aluminum construction, shaving its weight by up to 140 kg (309 lbs) as compared to its predecessor. under the hood, the SL 350 receives a new V6 engine that develops 306 horsepower (225 kW) and 370 Nm of torque, while a V8 finds its way to the SL 500, blessing it with a cool 435 horsepower (320 kW) and a mind-boggling 700 Nm of metal-twisting torque. Continue reading 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 350 / 500 BlueEFFICIENCY

2012 Porsche Panamera Gran Turismo Sport

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(photos: Porsche AG) 2012 Porsche Panamera GTS | €116,716.00 | www.porsche.com

most car enthusiast would love to have a two door sports car, then again practicality precedes our wants. for folks with huge bank account, your pace need not be slowed down by just any four door sedan cos’ there is always the Porsche Panamera Gran Turismo Sport or GTS that caters to your non-selfish needs. as with all Panamera, it has four doors and seat four adults comfortably, and still has all the grunt and look of sporty ride. the all-new Porsche Panamera GTS unveiled recently is blessed with a 4.8-liter naturally aspirated V8 power plant that delivers a wholesome 430 horses (316 kW) and 520 Nm of torque to all its four wheels. this engine is mated to a 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission that propels this four-door sedan to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and on its way to a top speed of 288 km/h. Continue reading 2012 Porsche Panamera Gran Turismo Sport

Los Angeles Design Challenge 2011: Mercedes-Benz

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(photos: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz Hollywood Film Cars | US$na | www3.mercedes-benz.com

we love concepts because in concepts, there are no boundaries to tie ourselves to and hence, we can dream the wildest dream. it is all but limited to our imagination. this year’s Los Angeles Design Challenge 2011 presents a new challenge to automotive design studios around the world to dig their wildest fantasy for the “Hollywood’s Hottest New Movie Car” and Mercedes-Benz has some really wild concepts that could put a smile on any sci-fi fans. the first of the three is the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow that appeared in the a movie called ‘Silver Lightning”. set in the near future, where two crash test dummies takes on an evil ruler, the aptly evil Dr. Crash-Barrier to save their beloved Mercedes Silver Arrow. Continue reading Los Angeles Design Challenge 2011: Mercedes-Benz

2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport announced ahead of SEMA

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(photos: Lexus) 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport | US$tba | www.lexus.com

where other automakers uses R or S to mark their performance models, Lexus opt for F instead. we didn’t even want to begin to understand why a F is chosen but all we know is this F shall be the alphabet for performance – the Lexus way. speaking of which, the latest Lexus to be slapped with the big F is the drool-worthy GS 350. the F Sport package will transform an otherwise docile looking GS 350 into a meaner and more aggressive ride, bestowing it with goodies such as 19-inch rollers, F Sport-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), thicker anti-roll bars, bushing changes, and a new larger front brakes with high friction pads. and that’s just for the handling department. Continue reading 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport announced ahead of SEMA

Infiniti M Hybrid is the world’s fastest full hybrid car [video]

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for those who are still skeptical about hybrids, the Infiniti M Hybrid latest feat should lay that skepticism to rest. the 360-horsepower (268-kW) petrol/electric luxury sedan sped into the Guinness World Records with a quarter mile sprint in 13.9031seconds which put it on par with the 1982 Lamborghini Countach S (13.9 seconds), and within a few tenths of 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante and 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera (both 13.6 seconds). the vehicle, a standard production model, made history on the August 23, 2011 at the UK’s Santa Pod Raceway. Continue reading Infiniti M Hybrid is the world’s fastest full hybrid car

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

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(credit: Porsche) 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe (US$82,100) / Carrera S Coupe (US$96,400) | www.porsche.com

asides from concepts that will wow us in the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, there are some good old ‘refreshment’ from major automakers that you can actually buy like this new iteration of the Porsche 911 Carrera. officially unveiled by Porsche ahead of its debut at the coming Frankfurt Motor Show, the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera comes in two variants, the Carrera Coupe and the Carrera S Coupe. the former comes equipped with a 3.4-liter boxer engine that develops 350-horsepower (261-kW), while the latter has a 3.8-liter engine that pushes out 400-horsepower (298-kW). Continue reading 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show