Porsche 919 Nurburgring Cars 

Porsche 919 Nürburgring: Lap Time Shredded

The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo has shredded the Nürburgring lap time set three decades ago by Stefan Bellof. I mean, seriously. This thing is so fast it barely registered with me, I thought it was fake news. But it sunk in that the lap record for the Ring is now firmly in the low five minute range. Porsche 919 Tribute Porsche’s 919 Hybrid Evo is currently on something of a victory lap of the planet, knocking off records as it goes. Following Porsche’s withdrawal from the World Endurance Championship’s LMP1…

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McLaren 600LT Cars Fast Cars 

McLaren 600LT: The Longtail Returns

McLaren 600LT brings back an evocative name, pumping up the 570S for a hard core drive. McLaren’s near-constant new model barrage continues with the 600LT. Tagged with “The Edge is calling“, the Woking team has amped up its core 570S, added some rear bodywork and, well, done a lot more besides. The Longtail name was last seen on the 675LT before its replacement by the properly psycho 720S and it’s a name that means something. The first McLaren LT, the F1 GTR is a true icon, so the company has…

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Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Cars Fast Cars special cars 

DBS Superleggera – Aston Supercar Goes Superlight

Aston’s DBS Superleggera has dropped and it looks mighty. Aston Martin’s Vanquish S is gone but it’s okay, everyone – the DBS Superleggera is here. It’s been a while between drinks for the DBS name – it first made headlines in the late Sixties. The DB6 was getting on a bit and the William Towns-designed, straight-six powered S debuted as a fastback GT. A couple of years later the 5.3-litre V8 arrived with “the fastest four-seater in the world” tagline. The DBS name returned in 2007 and – get this…

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Fiat 500X Cars Normal Cars 

Links We Like: 500X, GLA45, Kona,

Links We Like is a weekly *cough* round-up of stuff I’ve written elsewhere as well as a few highlights of what’s going on around the traps. carsguide.com.au I drive lots of normal cars to help keep my feet on the ground and pay some bills. Over at carsguide I drove the Fiat 500X mini-SUV. I actually like, but I don’t know if it’s a very good car. I also drove the Mercedes-AMG GLA45. I didn’t much like the A45 AMG (it’s good, but I didn’t like it that much), so I…

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Aston Martin Rapide AMR Cars Fast Cars News 

Aston Martin Rapide AMR: Four Doors Fast

The Aston Martin Rapide AMR may well be the answer to a question nobody asked, but it’s here, it’s a V12 and it looks amazing. The Aston Martin Rapide is, let’s face it, getting old. It’s still gorgeous. It’s still one-of-a-kind and it’s the car I’d have if I needed one like it. Even though I’ve never driven it. Because it’s pretty and it’s fast and it’s an Aston Martin. Aston Martin Rapide The Rapide is an interesting thing. I actually wrote “old school” first, but it’s nothing of the…

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BMW 8 Series Cars Fast Cars News 

The BMW 8 Series Returns

The BMW 8 Series is making a triumphant return to our roads after a two decade holiday. We knew it was coming and like all modern launches, seemed to go on forever. The M8 race car made its debut before the road. That might seem odd, but this new car is a big deal for BMW. As you’ll see, both the launch models are M Performance cars, so there’s bound to be more on the way. BMW 8 Series The new car, first showed concept form at the Concours D’Eleganza Villa…

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F-Type-SVR Coupe Cars Fast Cars First Drive 

2018 Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe

Jaguar’s awesome topless F-Type comes in hardtop form. If you really want to get moving, you want the F-Type SVR Coupe. If you’ve been here before, you’ll know I drove the F-Type SVR a few months ago. I may have loved it. I even confessed that I didn’t mind it was a convertible. A little while later, our local Jag man mentioned that he had an SVR coupe on the way. It’s almost like the room fell silent when he said it. But because he’s awesome, I didn’t have to ask.…

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BMW X2 Cars First Drive Road Test 

2018 BMW X2 sDrive 20i Review

The BMW X2 is fine looking compact crossover (or SUV, if you will), taking on the likes of Audi’s Q2. BMW X2 sDrive 20i The BMW X2 is one of those cars that leaps out at you. It has the profile and stance of a paper plane laid carefully on a bench top but is actually a high-ish riding crossover. Built as part of BMW’s pincer movement on the compact SUV segment, it supplements the X1 in this wildly popular part of the market. The sDrive 20i is a front-wheel…

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Porsche Taycan Cars 

Porsche Taycan – New Electric Porsche Named

Porsche’s electric future is underway and the first car has a name – Porsche Taycan. Yeah, you read that right. Tell me you didn’t hear aha’s “Take On Me” in your head as soon as you saw that. Mission-E becomes Porsche Taycan The Porsche path to electric has been a long, considered one. While Tesla provides covering fire for everyone, the people at Porsche have been getting on with it. By 2022, Porsche will have spent more than €6bn (US$7.1bn) on electric mobility. That’s twice the originally-planned figure, but I smell…

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