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Extra-long Maybach to arrive in November

Extra-long Maybach to arrive in November

New Maybach, liquidated and then resurrected by Mercedes-Benz, will be revealed at auto shows in Los Angeles and Guangzhou. As reported by Automotive News, Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach will be equipped with 12-cylidner engine used in S600 or S 65 AMG models. The supercar will produce 630 hp. Expand

Audi to reveal facelifted hot hatch RS7

Audi to reveal facelifted hot hatch RS7

The premiere with sporty character will be unveiled by Audi at the New York Motor Show. It will be Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition hatchback. The sports car does not feature any new technical specs but its exterior went through a number of changes. So did the price which is now $146,045. Expand

Nissan Murano from Mississippi

Nissan Murano from Mississippi

New Nissan Murano crossover will have its debut at the New York Motor Show and will go on sale by the end of this year. 2015 Murano, like its predecessor, is equipped with 3.5-litre V6 engine producing 260 hp. But as stated by the manufacturer, from now on its fuel economy is expected to be improved by 20 per cent (with Xtronic transmission). The crossover will be available both in front-wheel and all-wheel drive layouts. Expand

Electric beetle – quiet but powerful!

Electric beetle – quiet but powerful!

The idea of electric cars has been occupying the minds of more and more people lately. Production Tesla and MiEV models are becoming really popular, global environmental movement spreads by leaps and bounds. Sports car manufacturing is not left aside either. The idea of building something fast and fitted with electric motor has been heating the imagination of both factory carmakers and various handy hands since the beginning of the 20th century. However, at that time technologies did not allow building something compact and safe. But progress forges ahead and new ultra-compact devices came along with compact batteries which could be used in different spheres. Expand

SMP Racing Team goes through final preparations for the first week-end of World Endurance Championship

SMP Racing Team goes through final preparations for the first week-end of World Endurance Championship

SMP Racing pilots Sergey Zlobin, Kirill and Anton Ladygin, Victor Shaitar, Aleksey Basov and David Markozov have successfully completed practice sessions in AOTech race car simulator. Training course was held near Paris and comprised simulation of various loads, weather conditions and different driving modes applied on racing track.  Expand

Mercedes-Benz launches mass production of electric cars

Mercedes-Benz launches mass production of electric cars

All-electric Mercedes-Benz B-Class compact cars started “flying” off the production lines of the company’s factory in Germany. Right before our eyes we can see the rise (or landing) of the first production electric cars in the history of the brand. Expand

New sports car by Subaru

New sports car by Subaru

Subaru is preparing a surprise for the fans of sports cars which will be unveiled in New York. Unfortunately, there is no word about its technical specifications yet but first teaser has already been published. According to this photo, it will feature a carbon fibre rear spoiler similar to that of a WRX or WRX STi. Facelifted rally legends WRX and WRX STi have also been revealed quite recently so the Japanese brand just springs with premieres. Expand

WTCC. Morocco. Adults Only

WTCC. Morocco. Adults Only

Well of course it’s better to watch races live. And the phrase “life is racing, everything else is just waiting” is good for those fans who are totally obsessed with motorsports. But, in truth, even the most celebrated pilots live life to the full beyond racing tracks, have families, friends, hobbies and enjoy all possibilities provided by their well-paid and much-loved job. Expand

Chevrolet Corvette convertible will be revealed in New York

Chevrolet Corvette convertible will be revealed in New York

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with a power-folding roof will be revealed at the New York Motor Show. It will become the fastest convertible in Chevrolet’s history. It will feature 6.2-litre supercharged V8 LT4 engine producing at least 625 hp and a choice of seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions. Expand

Venturi Volage – all-electric coupé without engine and transmission

Venturi Volage – all-electric coupé without engine and transmission

Venturi Automobiles (Principality of Monaco) is famous for its advanced electric vehicle technologies with each car being an incredible feat of engineering. In 2008 at the Motor Show in Paris Venturi revealed a very peculiar concept – the all-electric coupé Volage. Expand

Exclusive Lamborghini Aventador for Jackie Chan

Exclusive Lamborghini Aventador for Jackie Chan

Lamborghini created Aventador Jackie Chan Edition to celebrate the actor’s 60th birthday. It will be revealed at the Beijing Motor Show. As reported by WorldCarFans web portal, this Aventador is part of Lamborghini’s Ad Personam program. The supercar features special exterior changes like titanium gray paint scheme and black light-alloy wheels. The actor’s real name Long is embroidered in the headrests and doors. Expand

Stefano Domenicali quits as boss of Formula 1 Ferrari team

Stefano Domenicali quits as boss of Formula 1 Ferrari team

Each Grand Prix brings new changes in Formula 1. Scuderia Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali shouldered the blame for Ferrari’s poor performance and resigned. Domenicali joined the team in 1991 and became its principal in 2007. Expand

0-300 km/h: Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Brabus P850 vs BMW M6 Manhart MH6 700 vs Audi R8 V10 SKN X-Treme2 R-tronic

0-300 km/h: Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Brabus P850 vs BMW M6 Manhart MH6 700 vs Audi R8 V10 SKN X-Treme2 R-tronic

Representatives of the German car magazine AutoBild published the results of interesting performance tests of the upgraded German sports coupés.  Expand

Bugatti builds three gold-trimmed Veyron hypercars

Bugatti builds three gold-trimmed Veyron hypercars

New surprises brought by Bugatti. This time it’s a ‘Legend Edition’ of Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse hypercar inspired by the pre-war Type 18 Black Bess model built from 1912 to 1914. Expand

Ferrari to change FF supercar’s exterior

Ferrari to change FF supercar’s exterior

Ferrari will launch production of cars with new FF body making them sleeker and not looking like a luxury “hunter’s wagon”. It is still unknown whether the Italians are going to keep the previous version in Ferrari’s lineup but the price will remain the same - $300,000. Expand

Formula 1 engines to use audio recording for sound amplification

Formula 1 engines to use audio recording for sound amplification

Discussion of sound amplification of the Formula 1 engines will be held during the Chinese Grand Prix. All three engine makers - Renault, Mercedes and Ferrari – will be present. Debates around the sound of race cars do not seem to subside. “If the Formula 1 fans don’t like the current sound, we should find a way to change it”, said Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff. “But on the other hand, it does not mean we need to turn everything upside down and rewrite the rules again”. Expand

New 1/4 Mile World Record among Nissan GT-R R35 – 7.81 sec @ 294.5 km/h!

New 1/4 Mile World Record among Nissan GT-R R35 – 7.81 sec @ 294.5 km/h!

A few days ago Nissan GT-R R35 customised by the experts from the Extreme Turbo Systems tuning studio set new 1/4 mile world record – 7.81 seconds at 294.5 km/h when crossing the finish line!  Expand

Audi to join the ranks of eco-friendly cars

Audi to join the ranks of eco-friendly cars

In 2015 Audi will launch the hybrid modification of А6 L e-tron sedan. The company revealed its hybrid back in 2012 at the Beijing Motor Show yet the production process dragged on. The prototype was fitted with 211-hp 2-litre turbocharged engine working along with 95-hp electric motor. The car can travel 50 km powered by electricity only. According to Motor Authority, the production L e-tron should have similar technical specs. The elongated sedan will be produced at the Chinese factory in Changchun and will go on sale also only in China. Expand

NHRA: Schumacher wins again

NHRA: Schumacher wins again

Tony Schumacher earned his first win in Top Fuel class this season in the fourth NHRA event held in Las Vegas, while in Funny Car and Pro Stock classes victories were scored by female drivers. For the second time in the history of the major league of American drag racing two ladies managed to score victories in two classes at the same NHRA event. It happened for the first time in 2012 in Seattle when Courtney Force and Erica Enders-Stevens won in Funny Car and Pro Stock classes. History repeated in Las Vegas the only difference being that Alexis DeJoria was the best in Funny Car class this time. Expand