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The German sorts car maker Porsche has just annonced pricing for the 911 Turbo that will go on sale in the U.S. market starting January 30. The fixed roof coupe variant will be priced at $132,800 and as the top goes down the cost goes up to a slightly higher $143,800 for the turbocharged rag top Cabriolet. According to the President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Detlev von Platen, "We are very excited to welcome the all-new 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo into the family...More than ever, this super car is a technological tour de force, and the seemingly unanimous accolades from the media support what we already believe; this is the best 911 Turbo ever."

In either form the 911 Turbo is powered by a 3.8 Liter twin turbocharged flat six sitting between the wide rear arches and now develops a maximum output of 500 HP and as much as 516 lb-ft of torque with the Sport Chrono Package working its magic, pushing the pair of hairdryers to their limits. The additional power allows the new 911 Turbo to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in a very quick 3.4 seconds and reach a super car like 194 MPH top speed while returning an estimated 17 MPG in the city and as much as 25 MPG at highway
speeds.

Press release after the jump.


Revealed in 2008, the Corvette ZR1 is entering the 2010 model year with new Performance Traction Management (PTM) technology. It is an advanced system that is part of a new Launch Control feature that optimizes traction for greater and more consistent on-track performance. The car comes in two trim levels: 1ZR and 3ZR, with prices starting at $106,880, and respectively at $116,880.

The Corvette ZR1 is powered by supercharged and intercooled 6.2L engine rated at 638 hp and a peak torque of 604 lbs-ft. The ZR1 makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3,4 seconds and will not stop until it will hit a top speed of 205 mph. This way, the ZR1 becomes the most powerful production car ever offered by Chevrolet and GM.

The Corvette ZR1 shares the platform with the Z06, but it is meaner and badder. It features lightweight materials: the roof panel, roof bow, lower rocker moldings, front splitter, the underside of the hood are made out of exposed-weave carbon-fiber, while front fascia, doors, rear fenders and rear fascia are made of various other composite materials. This makes the ZR1 more agile. According to Ed Peper: "It all boils down to the power-to-weight ratio and the ZR1’s is exceptional – better than the Porsche 911 GT2, the Ferrari 599 Ferrari 599 and even the Lamborghini Lamborghini LP640. In fact, the ZR1 is expected to be the first production Corvette to achieve a top speed of at least 200 mph."

Full details after the jump.


It was at the 1974 Paris Motor Show when the German sports car maker Porsche unveiled a turbocharged version of the classic 911 for the first time when they pulled the covers back off of a 3.0 Liter Porsche 930 Turbo, a model which at the time amazed audiences with its 260 HP maximum output and the ability to reach a 155 MPH top speed. In 2009 the 911 Turbo entered its seventh generation, with considerable performance improvements resulting in a Carrera Turbo that is almost twice as powerful as the original.

Even if the design has changed, the new Turbo remains unmistakably a 911, with a sporty focus on the driving essentials. The outer air intakes on the front apron now come with titanium colored slats. Sitting low to their left and right are the new daytime running lights in the same manner as the LED indicators and safety is even further enhanced with the optional dynamic cornering light function while the side mirrors have been revised for a better rearward visibility. At the rear of the new Turbo, the Porsche wears a new set of distinctive LED taillights that have a tapered design and extend deep into the contours of the rear fascia. The fast response LED brake lights underline the car’s purposeful look and enhance active safety by offering more warning to traffic approaching from the rear.

As with the outgoing 2006 Turbo model, the flat six cylinder engine features a pair of snails with Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG), but the new unit’s displacement has been increased to 3.8 Liters and now develops 500 HP and as much as 516 lb-ft of torque with the Sport Chrono Package. This allows the new 91 Turbo to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in only 3.4 seconds and reach a 194 MPH top speed when it goes on sale in the U.S. on January 30 with the coupe being priced at $132,800 and $143,800 for the cabriolet.

Press release after the jump.


If you’ve been fancying yourself driving home a Ferrari 458 Italia , then you should know that it’s going to cost you a trunk-load of money.
Well, we have some good news and bad news. The good news is that the pricing for the 458 Italia is now out in the UK. The bad news is that – as expected – it’s far from cheap.

The base price for Ferrari ’s new supercar is £169,545 – or around $275,000 in the latest exchange rates. And that’s just a ‘simple’ version of the 458. Should you wish to put more add-ons to the supercar, then you’re more than likely to hit the £200,000 mark - $325,000 – which, if you must know is well in reach of the selling price for a 612 Scaglietti .

But hey, if you have that kind of money, who’s to keep you from spending a few thousand more on some pretty nice extra features like steering wheel-mounted LEDs, electric seats, an alcantara trunk lining, and of course, an additional wheel or two.

After all, nobody ever said that the price for owning a Ferrari comes cheap.

Source: Evo UK

The illustrious English automaker unveiled the 2011 Rolls Royce Ghost luxury saloon at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this year to compete with other high end dream rides like the Bentley Continental . And while they did manage to point out the 21st century Ghost will be the most powerful vehicle that Rolls Royce Motor Cars has ever produced, they remained tight lipped about how much the new Ghost was going to retail for. That is until now. Powered by an all new 6.6 Liter twin turbocharged V12 that pumps out 563 HP and 575 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight speed automatic ZF gearbox, the combination is enough to send the Ghost from 0 to 60 MPH in only 4.7 seconds and hit an electronically limited top speed of 155 MPH all while returning an estimated 20.8 MPG.

Taking the opportunity to clear the air at the LA Auto Show, Rolls Royce has recently announced that the 2011 Ghost will go on sale for the mere sum of $245,000 as well as the fact that the English coach builder is working on a gas/electric version of the Ghost that will be based around the same hybrid drivetrain that is found in its Bavarian cousin, the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 . However you can expect to pay a bit more to go green.

Source: egmcartech

Aston Martin has announced the price tag for the 2010 Rapide and yes, you might have to sell your organs to afford one. To have the opportunity to drive home with one, you’ll need around £139,950, or if your currency is of the Benjamins kind, around $230,000.

Yes, ‘steep’ may be an understatement but once you consider what the Rapide has to offer, then the price tag becomes a little justifiable. For starters, the car has a 6.0 Liter V12 engine which, incidentally, is the same one powering the Aston Martin DB9. With that much power under its hood, the Rapide is expected to come with 470hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, with a 0-60 mph time of just 5.1 seconds and a top speed of around 188 mph.

In addition to that, the Rapide also comes with a Bang & Olufsen sound system, heated memory seats, dual-cast brakes with an adaptive damping system. According to Aston Martin, the Rapide is scheduled to be delivered around March of next year and is expected to attract over 2000 sales every year. For a quarter of a million dollars, the 2010 Aston Martin Rapide can be yours. The question, are you willing to spend that much for one?

If we had the wad, we’d do it in a heartbeat.

Source: Autocar UK

The new 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 made its North American debut at the LA Auto Show giving the American audience the first glimpse of BMW ’s first high-performance hybrid luxury sedan. BMW also announced that the car would come with a price tag of $103,125 for the standard version and $107,025 for the long wheelbase ActiveHybrid 7L version.

Powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a hybrid electric motor and an 8-speed automatic transmission, the ActiveHybrid7 also comes with some of the most high-quality materials out in the market today, including Alcantara headliners, a leather dashboard, ventilated active front seats, 19-inch wheels and tires, the Premium Sound System, a Head-up Display and Rear View Camera soft-close doors and Automatic trunkgate closing. That’s a lot of features, don’t you think?

But if those aren’t enough for you – and if it isn’t, then you’ve got some pretty high standards – then BMW also comes with optional packages, among which include a Driver Assistance Package, BMW’s Night Vision and Rear Seat Entertainment Package, and a Camera Package.

For a full list of all the extra add-ons, take a look after the jump.

Source: BMW Blog

The illustrious English automaker Bentley has just announced that the 2010 Mulsanne luxury limousine will go on sale in the U.S. Market next Fall for the mere sum of $285,000. Bentley’s new luxury car, which it is proclaiming as the “pinnacle” of luxury cars, made a resounding world debut earlier this year at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours , an event that drew the attention of the most prominent automotive enthusiasts from around the world.

Names after the notorious 250 MPH back straight at the Circuit de la Sarthe, the Mulsanne is powered by a hand built fuel sipping V8, the 2011 Mulsanne will be offered with an assortment of options aimed at tailoring the new luxury sedan to even the pickiest of car consumers starting off with over 114 paint options, 21 shades for the carpeting, nine different wood veneers and as many as 24 kinds of leather hides to choose from for the interior. If those aren’t enough factory options Bentley’s bespoke service department will bend over backwards to exactly match a customer’s taste. With more standard leather and wood veneer than any other Bentley built in recent years, each example of the Mulsanne will take a minimum of nine weeks to put together. So send in your order early, because otherwise you might get stuck with someone else’s second hand dream car.

Press release after the jump.


The Japanese automaker Lexus has just announced prices for their 2010 LS 600h L hybrid luxury sedan. The green luxury limousine will go on sale later this month starting at $108,800. While most hybrids are all about efficiency, Lexus is trying to justify V12 pricing for their flagship model and are backing up their claims with a 5.0 Liter gas burning V8 and a powerful electric motor to produce a maximum output of 439 HP with four less pistons than the competition.

Next year’s LS 600h L will feature a few revisions to the front grille with a new unique design, fresh 19 inch alloy wheels and blue tinted taillights. On the inside the luxury hybrid LS also benefits from advanced front active headrests to prevent whiplash and standard Intuitive Park Assist with Advance Parking Guidance so that owners will never have to worry about parallel parking themselves again. The Lexus LS 600h offers everything that you could ever want in a luxury vehicle and at the same time allows you to take advantage of a hybrid tax credit.

Press release after the jump.

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The exotic Italian automaker Maserati was well represented in the Collection’s corner of the 2009 Miami Auto Show. Offering up high performance transportation solutions in both two and four door variants. Starting off with a beautiful white Quattroporte sport sedan powered by a 400 HP V8 that accelerates the luxury sedan from 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.5 seconds. The high end luxury car retailers also had a pair of sporty Gran Turismo coupes flanking the more accommodating Maserati. Not only was there the standard version of the sharp nosed sports car, but also a high performance Gran Turismo S that makes use of a 440 HP 4.7 Liter screaming V8 to go along with the Italian sports car’s sleek body style.


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