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  Car Gift Ideas for all Motorheads out there

If your child is slowly developing symptoms of "gearhead-itis," it’s a fair estimate to believe that you’re going to have to keep up with those incessant requests for toy cars and R/Cs, as well as the occasional complaints on why he’s riding in a minivan instead of a two-seat sports car .

If you can live through all of that, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t, you can give your child the biggest smile in the world by giving him Fisher Price’s Power Wheels Corvette Stingray .

No, it’s not an actual sports car; what it is, though, is a tots version of the American sports coupe that has its own unique list of features. There’s a single racing seat, Power Lock brakes, and yes, a shiny set of fake chrome wheels to give your little one that all-too important neighborhood swag.

The little electric Stingray runs on a 12-volt battery with top speeds announced at 6 mph. If you think that’s too fast, you can set it up so that it only reaches half that speed at 3 mph.

The Power Wheels Corvette Stingray will hit stores this coming September for $275, a relatively affordable price for the chance to see your kid have one of those mega-watt smile moments.

Click past the jump to read about the ACTUAL Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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A real LaFerrari costs €1.3 million (about $1.7 million), which is apparently a bargain for the 1,000 clients who placed orders for the new supercar, but way too much for ordinary people like us. The second problem is that the LaFerrari will be limited to only 499 units, so most of us will never even have the chance to see it on the streets.

Luckily for us, the folks over at BBR have developed a LaFerrari that’s a little closer to our budget. Sure it can’t be driven on the road, as it is just a 1:18 scale model; but even so, it will look mighty fine sitting to your desk.

The 1:18 LaFerrari is priced at €361.18 (about $472) and will be available for order starting June 20th. BBR is also offering a special edition with a gloss-carbon-fiber roof priced at €372.08 ($486). This version will be limited to only 149 units. If the 1:18 scale model is still a little rich for your taste, you can also get a 1:43 scale model in red, Yellow Modena or black for just €157.90 (about $206).

Remember, Father’s day is just around the corner (June 16th) and this would be a great present for any Ferrari fan that can’t quite afford one. You can preorder one through BBR Models’ website.

Click past the jump to read more about the LaFerrari.

Let’s face it; there’s absolutely no chance in this world that we can even get a sniff of the Lamborghini Aventador J . Lamborghini only made one model and who knows where it is now.

But even without actually touching or looking at the one-off supercar, that doesn’t mean we can’t own one. The only caveat is if we were to own one, it would be in the size of a 1:18 scale model of the Aventador J.

That’s where AUTOart Models enter the picture.

You might recall that this company was already featured here last December with its own 1:18 scale model of the Aventador . Now, it’s taking things up a notch with a remarkable scale model of the one-off Aventador J.

We say “remarkable” because the actual Aventador J was an Italian engineering marvel complete with significant carbon-fiber elements. Being able to replicate the design in a scale that small is a testament to the skill of AUTOart Models.

Pretty slick work, fellas.

Click past the jump to read about the Lamborghini Aventador J

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The famed Halda Watch Company of Sweden is introducing a new convertible into the market for high-dollar racing watches. There’s a twist to this beauty’s black titanium frame: it accepts both a gorgeous mechanical movement as well as a high-tech digital chronometer for racing lap times and three-axis g-force readings.

The concept of two watches serving different purposes enhances the authenticity of the product for a realistic racing tie-in. The digital portion, or the Racing Module, is pre-loaded with full maps of the world’s 150 top racetracks, like Suzuka in Japan and Silverstone in England. The digital face is also perfectly useful in real life via reconfigurable display settings to deliver all the critical watch functions plus a few extra, like a super-loud alarm amplifier to be heard over racing engines.

Offered as a single watch or the pair of faces, the new Race Module also clips into Halda’s existing flagship watch, the Space Discovery.

Please click past the jump for the full gadget review of the Halda Race Pilot.

Car Shoe, a company that specializes in driving leisure apparel, is celebrating its 50th anniversary . So is Lamborghini . So what better way to kill two birds with one stone than unveiling a pair of moccasins that celebrates both birthdays.

That’s what Car Shoe thought and that’s what they did. These pairs are limited-edition pieces that were made to identify with the celebrations of both companies. As you can see, those moccasins are completely genuine and also come with numerous Lamborghini-inspired details, including colors from the automaker’s supercar range, as well as the company’s iconic Raging Bull logo that has been added to the back of the shoes.

And if you’re wondering whether Lamborghini signed off and allowed Car Shoe to use its branding, it certainly appears so because each of the Lamborghini owners that participated in the Grande Giro were given a pair.

As for the rest of us, Car Shoe is planning to release the shoes to the public in the future, although a specific price has yet to be announced.

Those pairs definitely look sweet and made that much better if we had Lamborghinis too.

Click past the jump to watch highlights of Lamborghini’s Grande Giro event

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How do you protect your supercar’s paintwork from stone chips? Two possible answers: Either never, ever drive it, or pay thousands to have clear films mounted to protect the trouble spots: nose, hood, rockers and wheel wells. An exciting new product called 3M Paint Defender offers all the benefits of permanent shields in an easy-to-use, crystal-clear spray-on film.

3M invited some auto journalists up to their Minnesota headquarters last week to unveil their latest innovation: a spray-on Paint Defender film that’s perfect for DIY car guys.

Keeping a supercar showroom fresh is a constant struggle, and the exterior paintwork is the hardest piece of the puzzle, right behind the engine and electronics. Buyers will walk right past a supercar with purring mechanicals if it has bad paint. Any visible paint scars from stone chips can be a deal-breaker and can easily knock 15 percent off the car’s total value.

Bad on a $10,000 Toyota but utterly devastating on a $200,000 Carrera GT .

Making things worse, low-slung supercars pick up more road scars and any other type of vehicle.

Click past the jump for the full review and the tech that makes this product one-of-a-kind.

We’ve all been there and done that; you’re cruising down the road and the “Check Engine” light pops on. Then you have three choices. Choice No. 1 is simply ignoring the light and risking damaging important components on your car. Choice No. 2 is taking the car to the shop and pay upward of $100 just to have the light diagnosed. Choice No. 3 is to buy your own scanner for $50-plus and hope that you can sort out the problem.

Well, now there is a product named Automatic Link that takes the place of the standard OBD-II scanner and spits out the code that the check engine light was caused by and a general summary of the code right on your Bluetooth-compatible smartphone.

On top of being a rolling and wireless scanner, it also keeps tab on your driving style, mpg and so much more.

Click past the just to read our review on the Automatic Link

We know that for Valentine’s Day – yes, guys, today is the big “V-day” – you usually give your loved one candy or flowers, but what if your loved one is a real Audi fanatic? You can easily imagine that for someone like this, candy or flowers won’t do the trick, so, what’s the solution then?

Well, Audi has offered up its own gift for its Valentines and we have to admit, it looks a little bit creepy, but for some people this might be the perfect gift. We are talking about a very cool artwork: the Audi Heart concept. It is the heart of an Audi RS5 that has been reorganized to create ventricles, valves, pumps and an aorta.

In the Audi RS5, the V8 engine develops a total of 450 horsepower and a peak torque of 317 pound-feet. We hope that all of you Audiphiles receive this wonderful Valentine in your Valentine’s Day box today!

February 14th is just around the corner and you all know what that day means. If you haven’t prepared a gift just yet, Ferrari has prepared something for you: a new pair of sunglasses inspired by their Scuderia team.

The new 2013 Scuderia sunglasses features a frame made in TR90 Grilamid - an ultra-light memoflex material specially developed for the aeronautic industry. Additionally, each model will be offered with a copper-colored metal nose bridge, Thermolast rubber applications and with two pairs of interchangeable Zeiss polycarbonate lenses: one colored in Orange and the other with a Red Multilayer lens. Each unit will be offered with a genuine regenerated red leather case.

Still, if you want to surprise your loved one with these amazing sunglasses, you have to prepare a pretty big budget as they are priced at €198 (around $270 at the current exchange rates). Deliveries will be made from the end of February.

Codemasters has officially announced the date their latest pride and joy, GRID 2, will hit the shelves. Mark the date, fellas; the game ships on May 28 for the PS3, the Xbox 360, and the PC.

We have to give some props to Codemasters for at least trying to break some ground for the GRID series, describing the game as setting "new standards for a racing multiplayer experience.” We’re not sure if those claims are going to hold up when the game is released, but at least these guys are throwing it out there.

Another wrinkle Codemasters is releasing is the chance for buyers to receive three special-edition downloadable packs depending on where you place your pre-order for the game: Amazon, Best Buy, or GameStop. If you get the game through Amazon, you get the Head Start Pack, which comes with a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 GT and discounts in the Car Upgrades Store and a RaceNet bonus.

If you get it in Best Buy, you’ll get the IndyCar Pack that comes with the series Pace Car and Dallara chassis, an exclusive online event and two additional routes around The Brickyard.

Finally, Game Stop buyers will receive the McLaren and Nissan GT-R Racing Packs, featuring the MP4-12C GT3 and two new ways around the UK’s Brands Hatch track in the McLaren Pack. In the GT-R Racing Pack, you get a GT-R SpecV , an exclusive online event and finally five daytime circuits at Yas Marina.


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