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  Roadster cars are convertible compact sport cars, more or less luxurious but with a bold look and providing lots of feedback to the driver. they are the fun fast cars by excellence

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Mazda plans to enter the Guinness World Record Book one more time, as the company plans to organize the largest parade of Mazda cars on June 15, 2013. The event is called "IMAX-5 2013" and plans to smash the current record, which brought together a total of 459 MX-5 roadsters .

Mazda hopes to bring together a total of 800 MX-5s following a 15 km (9.32-mile) path through the fascinating Dutch polder landscape near Lelystad, Netherlands. Participants will be entertained with a series of other activities, like the opportunity to test drive Mazda’s new SKYACTIV models or test their driving skills on different race simulators. The event will end at Europe’s largest drive-in cinema.

Customers interested in participating in the event need to register online at www.imax-5.nl. The €30 ($39) admission per car (up to two people) includes a meal and two drinks per person.

Click past the jump to read more about Mazda MX-5.

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Okay guys, we have a question for you: who is Raquel Pomplun? You likely have no idea, unless you are a frequent reader of Playboy; and we’re sure you have neeever looked at that… Well, to shine some light on this beauty, she is the 2013 Playboy Playmate of the Year!

So, what does she and the F-Type have in common? Well, they are both gorgeous. And that’s the exact reason why Jaguar selected Pomplun to promote its newF-Type sports roadster .

This is just a teaser video of the photo shot and we’re pretty sure the pictures will arrive shortly!

As a reminder, the F-Type is offered in three different trim levels: F-Type, F-Type S, and F-Type V8 S. The base model delivers a total of 340 horsepower, the S version goes up to 380 horsepower and the V-8 version delivers a total of 495 horsepower.

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The latest episode of the famous Jay Leno’s Garage show brings another great car into focus. Jason Len from XKs Unlimited stops by with a barely street-legal Morgan Plus 8 he developed for racetrack and it looks like Leno had an awesome time behind the wheel!

The Morgan Plus 8 was unveiled in 1968 and remained into production until 2004. Many enthusiasts consider it to be one of the best models developed by the British company. During its life, the Plus 8 only came with V-8 engines, as does this 1970 model reviewed by Leno.

The model brought to Jay Leno’s Garage was designed by the guys over XKs Unlimited as a hot rod, but it is still road legal. So, Jay Leno could enjoy this masterpiece on the public roadways. This customized Plus 8 surely looks very quick. We’re just wondering how Leno felt behind the wheel.

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Caterham is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the launch of a special equipment package offered as a free purchase for the first 40 Seven orders taken from today (May 9, 2013). The new Limited Edition Pack can be applied to any car in the Seven range.

The models built with the Limited Edition Pack will be painted in a Ruby red "40YOC" exterior color combined with bespoke bonnet stripes. The car sits on 15-inch silver alloy wheels wrapped in Avon ZV3 tires.

Caterham is also offering a grey-painted chassis - replica of the original Lotus Seven color - and for the interior, it adds hand-tailored leather seats, with grey piping and a grey leather dashboard.

The new package will also add: a bespoke tunnel top, with grey handbrake and gearstick gaiters; unique, numbered dash plaque; and of course, "40YOC" badges on the wheels center and the ignition key.

On the British market, prices for the Caterham Seven range from £19,995 (about $30k) in the Roadsport 125 and go up to £42,495 ($65,800) in the Superlight R500.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Caterham Seven.

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Porsche 918 Spyder

When Porsche announced prices for the upcoming 918 Spyder , it was also reported that the supercar was sold out. Apparently that’s not true, as Porsche head of R&D, Wolfgang Hatz reported that the hybrid supercar is not yet sold out. He also made it quite clear that it will sell out quickly once prospective buyers have the chance to test the supercar.

Speaking with AutoCar at the Shanghai Auto Show , Hatz said that the car’s high price may be the reason why the company still has some units left. Hatz also reported that up to this point, the company has sold more 918 units than it had at the same point in the launch process of the Carrera GT . With that comparison, Porsche certainly has the right to be confident.

Hatz also reported that it is not correct to compare the 918 Spyder with models like 2014 LaFerrari and McLaren P1 , because, "at present, nobody outside our R&D group has experienced a super sports car with more electric power."

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 918 Spyder.

Source: AutoCar
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Volkswagen Concept BlueSport

After Volkswagen unveiled the BlueSport Concept at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show , the possibility of getting a production version has been up and down more than a roller coaster.

In fact, last year at the Paris Auto Show Volkswagen confirmed for the last time that the BlueSport will not happen.

Just today, a Volkswagen official – design chief Walter de Silva to be more exact – in an interview with German magazine Auto Motor Und Sport has stated that "this is a vehicle that we particularly like, and we always had in mind."

de Silva also said in the interview that he is not the only one in the company that thinks a small roadster wouldn’t be a bad decision for VW and that several employees are pushing to put it into production.

While we are not very sure this is an official confirmation of a production version, we are pretty sure a new round of speculations is about to begin.

Click past the jump to read more about the BlueSport Concept.

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At the beginning of 2013, Mazda and Alfa Romeo signed an agreement that will bring a new roadster to each company: a new MX-5 for the Japanese company and a new Spider for the Italian one . Both models will be built at Mazda’s Hiroshima plant starting 2015, but each model will offer its own engines.

Until now, it has been rumored that the MX-5 would use a 1.3-liter turbocharged engine that features SkyActiv technology. However, new details suggest that the tiny roadster could also get a diesel engine. you read that right; we said diesel…

However, because a diesel roadster could be a tough sell to traditionalists, Mazda will still offer a gasoline alternative. Rumors suggest that this diesel engine will be a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter SkyActiv engine that produces approximately 130 horsepower. This would give the Miata its lowest horsepower output since it bumped the standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder to 133 horsepower in 1996.

As for the Spider version, it could be offered with a turbocharged 1.4-liter ‘TB’ engine with power ranging from 120 horsepower in the base model to 296 horsepower for the top versions. Both models will be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Mazda will focus on offering modern materials and design techniques that could help keep the total weight down to about 1,760 pounds.

Click past the jump to read more about the next MX-5.

Source: AutoCar

The SL-Class is one of the most beautiful cars in Mercedes ’ lineup this side of the SLS AMG , and the SL 63 AMG and SL 65 AMG models are even more impressive yet. Unfortunately, their respective price tags of £110,785 ($172,292) and £168,285 ($261,716) in the UK make them pretty much out of reach for the average SL-Class buyer.

Well, if you can handle having most of the AMG show but only a tiny bit of its go on the 2013 SL-Class , then you will be thrilled with Mercedes’ latest announcement. Mercedes-Benz is releasing an AMG Sport variant of the 2013 SL-Class that buyers can base on either the SL 350 or SL 500 at a fraction of the “real” AMG ’s price.

Much like the M Sport packages from Bimmer , the AMG Sport package is almost solely aesthetic, but there are a few small mechanical and handling updates to help out some.

Read more about the SL-Class AMG Sport after the jump

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As promised today, April 24th, Jaguar has dropped its long awaited "Desire" - a movie that tells the story of Clark, played by actor Damian Lewis, and features the all-new F-Type .

Clark is a man who delivers cars for a living and gets into trouble after encountering a mysterious, young woman (Shannyn Sossamon) in the middle of the desert. But could it be that simple? Apparently not because in the desert nothing is simple!

The stars of this short movie are: Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, Shannyn Sossamon and Jordi Mollà. The music is played by BRIT award winner Lana Del Rey. In fact, the F-Type also stared in one of Del Rey’s previously launched clips: "Burning Desire."

The highly anticipated short film was shown for the first time at London’s The O2, after the festival’s opening press conference, which attracted media from all over the world. You can enjoy the video above.

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Tiff Needell has put face to face two models that have kept themselves in headlines in the past few months: theJaguar F-Type and the new-generation Porsche 911 Cabrio . To keep the battle fair, Needell had to opt for the F-Type V6 S version; a model that delivers a total of 380 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque.

Even so, the 911 Cabrio has quite a disadvantage, as it only delivers 345 horsepower - 35 horsepower less than the F-Type. But the F-Type is about 353 pounds heavier, so it looks like we are in for quite a fair fight, or are we? Check out the above video to see which of the two roadsters is the fastest!

Regardless of which one wins, we wouldn’t mind having either one at our disposal, despite the fact that we definitely prefer the looks of the F-Type. Enjoy!


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