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After months and months of spy shots, and a very special teaser, McLaren Automotive has finally unveiled the MP4-12C Spider and boy, was it worth the wait!

Featuring all of the updates recently found on the updated MP4-12C coupe, the Spider promises to take the fight to the Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder and help reinvigorate life into the high-performance sports car market.

As you would expect, the MP4-12C Spider is essentially identical to its coupe sibling, meaning it’s also made good use out of the advanced carbon fiber monocoque, tipping the scales at just 165 lbs. Despite the added weight of the electronic systems required to open and close the hardtop, the Spider has only gained 40kg/88 lbs over the coupe, meaning no modifications to the monocoque were needed.

The new MP4-12C Spider is offered with the same engine as the updated version of the MP4-12C Coupe : a 616 HP 3.8-liter V8 twin turbo engine combined with a 7 Speed SSG dual-clutch transmission. The Spider version will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds and will hit a top speed of 204 mph (3 mph less than the coupe).

One of the most innovative features of the new 12C Spider is its unique RHT (Retractable Hard Top) folding roof system that may be operated while on the move at speed of up to 19 mph.

Confirmed back in 2009, the new MP4-12C Spyder will be available for sale in 22 countries worldwide. On the British market, it is priced at £195,500, about $300K at the current exchange rates. On the US market, it will be priced at $268,250, which is about $37,250 more than its coupe sibling priced at $231,000

UPDATE 11/22/12: Recently McLaren invited the world’s top auto journalists to Ascari Race Resort in Spain to introduce them to the new McLaren 12CSpider. Of course they had all the fun in the world, and today McLaren has unveiled a pretty cool video shot during the press test days! Enjoy!

UPDATE 12/31/12: The McLaren MP4-12C Spyder officially made its debut in Hong Kong earlier this month. True to its reputation, the British supercar maker decided to introduce their MP4-12C Spyder to the Hong Kong faithful in style. Hop on over after the jump to watch the video!
Hit the jump for more details on the 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spyder.

Justin Bieber is far from being anywhere near our list of favorite celebrities. So, why did we put him on our page? Well, the answer is quite simple: he is driving a Ferrari 458 Italia , even if he has no clue how to really drive it.

Just the cool car alone is not enough to plaster his boyish mug all over our site, so there has to be other reasons. In the first case, he got pulled over by the cops and turned out he had an expired registration. Today a video has emerged, showing him in full-"diva" effect.

Apparently, "The Bieb" was being followed by paparazzi in Los Angeles, and he wasn’t quite able to shake the media folk in his high-powered supercar. Justin decides to do the "mature" thing and confronts the paparazzi face to face.

Okay, we can appreciate the dude wants a little privacy, but the problem is that he blocked the entire road to do it. During this encounter there are horns blaring away in the background, as people are trying to get to work or maybe their Botox appointments. Beiber just sits there in his white 458 Italia discussing his driving habits. Wow, what a piece of work...

On an aside, the paparazzi guy said Bieber was "driving a little crazy," but he seemed to be driving rather grandma-like in his 562-horsepower supercar.

Formula Ford Race Car

Back in September, Ford managed an incredible Nurburgring lap time of 7:22. No, Ford did not used an amazing supercar to perform this feat; it used the tiny Formula race car powered by the automaker’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine.

In an interview with the British magazine, AutoExpress, EcoBoost chief engineer, Andrew Fraser, has announced that Ford is considering a production version of this incredible high-output version of its 3-cylinder engine . Don’t go getting too excited just yet, as there is no way that this engine can reach production pumping out the 202 horsepower it did when it lapped Nurburgring.

Instead, Ford is working toward reaching the 150-horsepower mark from this tiny block. Sure, 150 ponies doesn’t sound like much, but consider the fact that this engine is small enough to move with just a pair of relatively fit people and will mount in a car that weighs next to nothing, like the Ford Fiesta . Suddenly, that 150 ponies sounds pretty appetizing again, huh?

There always has to be a "but" with these types of announcements, as, according to Fraser, the engine still needs to complete its development process and pass Ford’s rigorous testing process, which includes long-term running at temperatures ranging from -40 degrees C (-140 degrees F) to 50 degrees C (122 degrees F). With an engine as high strung as a 150-horsepower, 3-cylinder engine, that could be pretty tough.

In related news, Fraser also announced that Formula Ford received a positive feedback and that officials have asked for a limited production series of 50 units.

Source: AutoExpress
Nissan DeltaWing

Though the Nissan DeltaWing has not done too much in the racing world yet, it certainly has gained its share of notoriety. The latest notoriety is likely one of its biggest achievements, as it was named to Popular Science’s "2012 Best of What’s New" list, which is included in the December 2012 printing of the magazine.

Popular Science releases this list every year, which contains 12 different categories and covers 100 new technologies, so making the cut is quite the achievement. We have certainly enjoyed watching the DeltaWing grow ever since it was just an unusual concept on a piece of paper, so its inclusion comes as no surprise to us. Even with its unusual proportions and relatively low power output, the DeltaWing has already run in the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Petite Le Mans and is set to run as a classified car in the 2013 American Le Mans Series.

While the 24 Hours of Le Mans race didn’t turn out too well, the Petit Le Mans ended very well, with the Delta Wing placing in the top five.

A belated congratulations to the DeltaWing crew on its fifth-place finish at the Petite Le Mans and a huge congratulations to it for this awesome recognition!

Click past the jump to red Nissan’s full press release on the award.

Renault has just added a new Megane Limited Edition to its lineup for those customers who want to combine the practicality of a station wagon with sporty performance. The new model will be initially offered in France and will then move on to 11 other markets from Europe to Japan — sadly it won’t make it to the U.S.

The new Megane Estate GT 220 is powered by a Renault Sport 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that delivers a total of 220 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. The engine is combined with a Stop/Start function that helps it deliver a respectable 32 mpg.

This model will ride on the same sport chassis as the Megane R.S. and will be offered with a sport-tuned suspension, performance brakes, and specifically calibrated electric power steering.

Customers will identify the Megane Estate GT 220 special edition by its gloss-black touches on the door mirrors, diffuser, front air scoops, and roof bars. If those extra gloss-black accents aren’t a dead giveaway, the "GT 220" badges sure will give it away. This model will be offered with an exclusive set of gloss-black 18-inch "Serdard" wheels. On the interior, it will add a specific steel gear lever knob and a numbered "GT 220" plate.

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The 911 is one of the most popular models in Porsche’s lineup and was always highly appreciated for its top notch performances and the classy design language.

The vehicle was also constantly attacked by various tuners who spent a lot of time developing various body kits or engine tweaks to raise its performances even more.

However, not many tuners have dared to make any radical changes under the hood and most of them were limited to ECU upgrades. Though, one of the tuners was bold enough to come up with a hybrid version of the Porsche 911 and name it the Genevart Celsius.

For the moment, we didn’t have the chance to see it in flesh and bones, as the Celsius will make its big debut next year at the 2013 Geneva Auto Salon. On the other hand, Genevart released a lot of specs and pictures, so we can make a pretty clear image about their new beast.

The most important modification is represented by the addition of two electric motors mounted to each of the rear wheels. These motors are combined with a flat six engine, the entire hybrid system offering a total power output of 900 horsepower.

World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) race team, Arena, has just unveiled the Focus WTCC Limited Edition - a production version of its WTCC race car.

The new Focus WTCC Limited Edition is painted Arctic White combined with the traditional navy blue racing stripes. The model sits on a set of 18-inch Rimstock Pro Race wheels wrapped in 235/40ZR18 Yokohama Advan Sport tires. For the interior, Arena used lots of carbon fiber, including on the center console, main control panel and sill kick plates.

Under the hood, Arena installed a 1.6-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine upgraded by the folks over at Mountune Performance. The engine now delivers a total of 200 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox with a Mountune short shifter. There is also a Powerflow exhaust system with a rear silencer and tail pipe that make the engine sound better than ever.

The Ford Focus WTCC Limited Edition will be built in limited edition and offered worldwide.

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann is not one to mince his words. The man is a straight shooter, and when he says that the supercar industry could be in for a rough 2013, people should take notice.

Recently, the outspoken Winkelmann was quoted during a Bloomberg Television interview in Singapore saying "We are very cautious for next year. The Europe crisis is not over."

The Lambo head is referring to the European economic crisis that has put a stranglehold on the region and is expected to continue to do so at least until 2015. This crisis will inevitably lead to a whole lot of casualties, which could include high-end supercars that aren’t exactly the cheapest automotive purchases out there.

While it does seem that brands like Lamborghini have resigned themselves to slow sales in Europe in the coming years, the Italian automaker isn’t going to sit back and take its lumps. Lamborghini is banking on its expansion into the Asian market to keep its bottom line from, well, bottoming out during this crisis. This Asian expansion includes a second dealership in India, which opened this year, and expansion into Hong Kong and Singapore next year.

The U.S. market is also showing signs of recovery, which helps give Lambo a little hope. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said in Europe, the automaker’s home continent. Gloomy days are in the forecast in that region and that, in turn, could have negative effects on supercar sales.

Source: Auto News

As promised, today is the day that Lamborghini has dropped the official details on the new Aventador LP700-4 Roadster. The model has been described as "the most exciting series production Lamborghini ever built and the new benchmark in the world of open-top luxury super sports cars."

To no surprise, the new Roadster version features a design language similar to the coupe version , except for the changes any open-top model requires. For example, the rear pillar has been redesigned to offer total support for the removable roof and a new engine hood that features a central "spinal column" with two pairs of hexagonal windows connected at the sides.

The new Aventador Roadster is being offered with a two-piece roof made entirely from carbon fiber that can be stored in the front luggage compartment.

Under the hood you will find the same 6.5 liter aspirated V12 that delivers a total of 700 horsepower and mated to an ISR 7-speed gearbox. The Roadster version will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and can hit a top speed of 217 mph.

In Europe the model can be already ordered and the price will start from 300,000 euro or about $380,000 at the current exchange rates.

UPDATE 11/15/2012: Lamborghini has finally announced the U.S. prices for its new Aventador Roadster, and we have to admit it’s a little bit more than we were expecting: $445,300, including the $3,700 gas-guzzler tax.

Hit the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Spyder.

Aston Martin Vanquish

Okay folks, we’ve all been awaiting for this day since the moment we found out that the Aston Martin DBS was being discontinued and the Vanquish would swoop in to takes its place. Well, the wait is now over, as we were at its Miami Auto Show unveiling and got plenty of images to pass onto you.

When Aston Martin pulled the sheet back on the tangible version of the Vanquish, we were amazed by a stunning light blue color that wouldn’t quite look right on any other model. The computer generated images and the spy shots that we all saw just didn’t quite do this beauty the justice it deserves. Its silk roofline, highlighted by a black-tinted roof gives the air a rather scenic route on its way over the top of this sexy Aston.

One of the most stunning parts of this new model is by far the fender heat extractors. These are pretty much standard on every Aston Martin, but these ones are a little different. On the Vanquish , Aston stretched the chrome strikethrough on the center of the extractors back the forward most end of the door, then a raised bodyline almost creates an extension to the end of the chrome strikethrough. Truthfully, the images do it so much more justice than we could ever put into words.

Don’t let our obsession with the heat extractors take away from the rest of the Vanquish’s stunning body. Its hood features a pair of ridges that start near the center of the hood and shoot outward as you approach the shallow-raked windscreen. Underneath this sharp hood lies the beast that makes this car a true Aston Martin, and that is its 565-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-12 engine that is also good for 457 pound-feet of twist. Unfortunately, Aston Martin didn’t crank this beast up for us, but we’ll hear it in due time.


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