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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 350 / 500 BlueEFFICIENCY

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(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

Ferrari 458 Spider – drop-top V8 mid-rear engine convertible

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(credit: Ferrari) Ferrari 458 Spider | US$tba | www.ferrari.com

if you are still mourning the end of F430 convertible, then it is time to stop. Ferrari is back in the retractable roof-over-the-engine bay game with the 458 Spider, the world’s first V8 mid-rear engine with an all-aluminum retractable hard top. i am surprised that there’s even space for a soft top, not to mention a hard one. apparently there is and it is looking real sexy. at a touch of a button, the hard top retracts and stow neatly under the rear deck lid in just 14-seconds. the new 458 Spider also benefits from class-leading levels of handling and driving dynamics, thanks to its brilliant engineering solutions that include strengthening of the sill extrusions and structural buttresses and it boast a weight distribution of 42/58. Continue reading Ferrari 458 Spider – drop-top V8 mid-rear engine convertible

Aston Martin V12 Zagato for mid-2012 with limited units

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(credit: Aston Martin) Aston Martin V12 Zagato | £330,000.00 | www.astonmartin.com

ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show debut, Aston Martin has announced the availability of the hand-assembled Aston Martin V12 Zagato. two models will make their appearance at this prestigious motor show. the pair nicknamed ‘Zig’ and ‘Zag’ will go on show along side with the “largest display of contemporary Aston Martins ever seen at a motor show.” i shall spare you the lengthy read on how what ‘Zig’ and ‘Zag’ are but for the curious minded, hit past the jump for the official press release. Continue reading Aston Martin V12 Zagato for mid-2012 with limited units

Maserati GranCabrio Fendi designed by Silvia V. Fendi

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(credit: Maserati) Maserati GranCabrio Fendi | US$tba | www.maserati.com

we thought the 500 by Gucci is the last we would see in Italian automaker and Italian fashion brand collaboration but we were wrong. Italian luxury automaker Maserati has teamed up with fellow Italian designer fashion brand Fendi for a special edition and no doubt, limited Maserati GranCabrio, dubbed as Maserati GranCabrio Fendi. on the exterior, the Fendi x Maserati GranCabrio GranCabrio is distinguished by a special dray grey with an iridescent golden finish – a three-layered color finish which Maserati calls it the Grigio Fiamma Fendi. Continue reading Maserati GranCabrio Fendi designed by Silvia V. Fendi

Infiniti officially unveil the JX Concept crossover [photos]

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(credit: Infiniti) 2012 Infiniti JX Crossover | US$tba | www.InfinitiUSA.com

after much anticipation, the Infiniti JX concept crossover finally broke its cover at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last week. though the public may have a glimpse of the real deal but no hard specifications were announced. well, at least not in the press release anyway. what is known is that the crossover will be a three-row, seven-seater luxury crossover and will be joining the Infiniti lineup sometime in Spring 2012. the eventual JX crossover will include safety features such as Blind Spot Intervention and a new safety feature dubbed as Backup Collision Intervention. the latter acts much like the reverse sensor that detects crossing objects behind the vehicle and, if necessary, the system will automatically put the brakes on to prevent any potential collision. Continue reading Infiniti officially unveil the JX Concept crossover [photos]