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Mercedes GT available for order now [Release]

The first example set to arrive in the UK in April 2015 will be the GT S and GT S Edition 1 variants – powered by an all-new 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine developing 510 hp at 6,250 rpm and 650 Nm of torque between 1,750 and 4,750 rpm. This endows the GT S with the ability to accelerate from rest to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 193 mph.

BMW rolls out the X5 M and X6 M

The ultra-high performance with exceptional fuel efficiency that characterises every car from BMW’s sporty M division is once more fused with all-roads, all-weathers capability with the introduction of the second-generation X5 M and X6 M. Compared to the 2009 models which they succeed, they bring improvements of up to 10 per cent in power, torque and performance while lowering fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by over 20 per cent.

Officially on the road- Honda Civic Type R [Release]

With the automotive world about to descend on the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile, Honda has released exciting new details about its eagerly anticipated Civic Type R. The all-new hot hatch – due in European showrooms next year – will be the most extreme Type R yet, signalling the start of a new performance era for the brand.

Pushing the envelop - Ferrari 458 Speciale A [Release]

Maranello, 25th September 2014 – Ferrari is pleased to announce the Paris Motor Show world debut of the 458 Speciale A (A as in Aperta). The new limited edition special series is a celebration of the dazzling success of the various versions of the 458, a model that has collected an array of international motoring media awards and track victories, not least a double WEC title and category wins in classic endurance races, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Mercedes-AMG C 63: new name takes its lead from the Mercedes-AMG GT [Release]

New name(dropped the Benz name), new engine, new technology, same purpose – succeeding the most popular AMG model in its history, the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 is set to evolve the formula – with even greater power, performance, agility and focus than ever before. Fitted with the all-new and hand built 3,982 cc, biturbo V8 engine. New engine, codenamed M177, is more powerful, smaller, lighter and 32 per cent more efficient than the engine it replaces. Mercedes-AMG C 63 comes in two guises – as standard with 476 hp reached at 5,500–6,250 rpm and 650 Nm of torque delivered at 1,750–4,500 rpm or, in C 63 S form, developing 510 hp at 5,500–6,250 rpm and 700 Nm of torque at 1,750–4,500 rpm. The fastest AMG C-Class variant yet – the C 63 S Saloon accelerates from rest to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds (Estate: 4.1) with each variant limited to a maximum top speed of 155 mph. The Standard C 63 Saloon hits 62 mph in 4.1 secs (Estate: 4.2 secs). The new cars are available to order in the UK next month, the Saloon will arrive first, in early 2015 – the Estate follows a few months later. 

New V8 AMG Sportscar - the AMG GT [Release]

The Mercedes-AMG GT: an all-new V8 sports car developed entirely in-house by AMG. Two variants with differing power outputs – the 462 hp GT and the 510 hp GT S – based around an aluminium chassis structure weighing 231 kg. The Mercedes-AMG GT measures 4,546 mm in length, 1,939 mm in width and 1,289 mm in height – its tightly packaged bodywork means minimal front and rear overhangs and a wheelbase measuring 2,630 mm and a kerbweight from 1,540 kg. Powered by a tightly-packaged new AMG-designed, hand-built, biturbo 3,982 cc V8 engine equippe

History of AMG

For 47 years AMG has been home to some of the fastest, mightiest, most exciting road and race cars ever created – the latest chapter of which is revealed at 19:30 GMT tonight. So this seems to be an excellent time to reminisce…

AMG was formed by two motorsport enthusiasts - Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher.

Lotus offers Cup R version of Elise S [Release]

After a successful first season of racing the Elise S Cup R completes the next stage of its development and is evolved with a road focus to bring a touch of motorsport to the road-going Elise. To ensure its race car pedigree is not lost, the Lotus Test and Development team has been putting the newest version of the Elise through its paces on the Lotus test track and the famous ‘ring’.

History of the M3 (2014 M3 M4)

The new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe represent the fifth generation of a pure-bred sports car offering excellent everyday usability – one which has raised the bar in the ultra-high-performance mid-size sedan/coupe segment at every turn over the last three decades. “The BMW M3 has been our iconic model in the high-performance sports car segment since 1985, when the company unveiled the first generation of the BMW M3 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt,” recalls Dr Friedrich Nitschke, President BMW M GmbH.

Jaguar recreates six of the "missing" E-Types [Release]

Jaguar announced in May 2014 that it would recreate the prototype of its ‘new’ Lightweight E-type-  six new Lightweights, each built by Jaguar Heritage, part of Jaguar Land Rover’s new Special Operations division. Each of the six cars will be built to a specification originated from the last Lightweight E-type produced in 1964 and will be hand-crafted at the original home of the E-type, Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant in Coventry, England. The cars will be sold as period competition vehicles and all will be suitable for FIA homologation for historic motorsport purposes.

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