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  Sports Cars are engineered to go around corners and straight lines as fast as possible. They are usually expensive, dangerous and so much fun that everybody wants one. Owning a sports car is a gratifying experience but it will cost you money and back pain as they are usually expensive to maintain and not very comfortable. But who cares as they look like supermodels at the beach.

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Jaguar is celebrating the launch of its new F-Type sports car in the British market with a special #YourTurnBritain campaign. People were asked to share photos that encapsulate the best of modern Britain through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr. Contenders who submit the best images will have the chance to win one of the four unforgettable F-Type driving experiences.

Along with this contest, a total of six F-Type Union Jack models, wrapped in a special Union Flag livery will tour the Great Britain in an attempt to support the new campaign. This special F-Type will feature an exterior finish inspired by the recent "Best of British"-themed BBC Top Gear TV show.

The six special F-Types, which will start the British tour on August 12th, 2013 and will run through August 16th, will go from Edinburgh to Oxford. Londoners can admire the cars from August 12th through 23rd as they take residence at Canary Wharf.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Jaguar F-Type.

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YouTube user Marchettino was able to shoot yet another great video, as he managed to catch two Ferrari F12berlinettas — one stock and one equipped with a Novitec Rosso exhaust system — lapping a race track.

The sound delivered by both supercars is amazing, but the Novitec exhaust really gives the prancing horse’s V-12 engine a sweet note. Because they both sound so awesome, we’ll let you know that it is the red F12berlinetta that has the Novitec Rosso exhaust. The yellow one, on the other hand, is completely stock.

As a reminder, a stock F12berlinetta is powered by a 6.3 liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 729 horsepower and a peak torque of 508 pound-feet. With this amount of power the F12berlinetta will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just about 3 seconds and up to a top speed of 211 mph.

Novitec Rosso equipped the Ferrari with a new exhaust system and remapped the ECU, giving the F12berlinetta is now delivering a healthy 763 horsepower and 518 pound-feet.

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Toyota GT-86 Convertible

Recently, rumors were leading us to beileve that along with theturbo version, Toyota would also toss the idea of offering a convertible version of the GT 86 onto the scrap pile. Well, new details suggest that the GT 86 convertible is not stillborn; rather, it is simply in a holding pattern, according to Tatsuya Tada — the man behind the GT 86 project.

Previous rumors suggested that the model was canceled due to expected high manufacturing cost, but in a recent interview with the Australian magazine CarAdvice, Tada insisted that the project is still "under study."

Tada actually went so far as to confirm that another concept version of the GT 86 convertible will make its way to the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, which kicks off on November 22nd. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the success of the coupe variant. In fact, we would be even more shocked to see the convertible model axed.

Click past the jump to read more about the Toyota GT 86.

Source: CarAdvice
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At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show , Spyker announced its global resurgence with the unveiling of the B6 Venator - a concept car that previews a future Porsche 911 competitor set to be unveiled in early 2014. The concept we saw in Switzerland was shown only as a coupe, but it looks like a roadster version will also be offered.

The announcement was made by Spyker in an official document revealing the company’s financial situation. Talking about the new B6 Venator, Spyker said: "The response has been very positive and we are confident that we will be able to build a strong order book for the B6 Venator. We intend to launch the Spyder (open) version of the B6 Venator later this year."

We expect the Spyder version to look nearly identical to the coupe version, except of course its soft top.

Updated 08/08/2013: Today, Spyker dropped the first teaser image and the confirmation that the B6 Venator Spyder will make its world debut on August 16th, 2013 at Pebble Beach.

Updated 8/16/2013: Spyker unveiled the B5 Venator Spyder Concept today at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering. You can see all the details after the jump.

Click past the jump to read more about the B6 Venator Concept.

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Jaguar F-Type Roadster

When Ferrari launched the 458 Italia , supercar lovers everywhere stood up and took notice. Things took a turn for the worse, as 458 Italias around the world started catching fire. After 10 units went up in flame just a few days after leaving the factory, Ferrari launched an investigation and eventually solved the problem, which likely cost a pretty penny.

It looks like now the history is about to repeat itself, as another new and exciting European sports car is running about the same pattern. The Jaguar F-Type is one of the latest and greatest sports cars to hit the market recently and Jag already delivered eight units in Belgium alone. Well, now there are only seven, as one unit in Herentals, Belgium went up in flame and burned to a crisp.

According to the driver, while he was cruising on the E313 he spotted a "defect" in the vehicle. He then pulled his new F-Type off of the highway and by the time he got out of the car, a fire broke out and and burned the Jag to an unrecognizable heap of charred metal and plastic. Fortunately though the driver was unhurt.

According to Jaguar officials, an expert will be sent in Belgium to investigate the event.

You can see images of the burned-up rig here.

Click past the jump to read more about the Jaguar F-Type.

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In the latest episode of Drive, Chris Harris tested two of the most amazing sports station wagons out there: the Audi RS6 Avant and the Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake . Both cars deliver an impressive amount of luxury, are quite powerful and are very (very) expensive. Upon first look, these two wagons appear to be identical, but when it comes down to on-road behavior, Chris finds them to be quite different. Check out the video to see what Harris thinks on the two models!

The RS6 Avant is far and away one of our favorite wagons ever to grace the pavement. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter TFSI V-8 engine that delivers a total of 560 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, which afford it a 0-to-60 mph sprint of just 3.9 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (174 mph with the Dynamic Package and 189 mph with the Dynamic Package plus).

The CLS 63 AMG, on the other hand, is a model that we are still unsure of. It’s styling is a little over the top and it is powered by less powerful 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that delivers a total of 557 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of twist. This nets the Mercedes wagon a 0-to-60 mph sprint of 4.3 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).

Given these two cars are so close to one another on paper, one may assume that they are nearly identical on the track. Well, you will find out, just as Harris did, that things become significantly skewed in one wagon ’s favor when you put the rubber to the road. See the video to find out which model runs away with the competition.

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Last year, Prior Design announced the PD-GT850 tuning kit for the Audi R8 sports car for the first time. We were very impressed by it and its potential to transform a "simple" R8 into a brutal racing-style car. Now the tuner revisited the kit and came up with a new limited-edition version painted in "Pearl matte white".

This time the kit was designed in cooperation with the guys over Famous Parts which took care of the proper installation of all parts of the body kit and did the rest of the conversion.

Thanks to the new wide-body kit, the PD GT850 is now 6 cm (2.36 inches) broader on the front section and 8 cm (3.14 inches) at the rear one. Combine all this wideness with the new limited serial color "Pearl matte white" and you will get the hell of a sports car.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi R8 PD-GT850 White Phoenix by Prior Design.

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Now that the new BMW 4 Series Coupe is out and live, we are simply waiting for the convertible version to come.

Of course, there will be no surprises when it finally debuts, but we are still happy that our our spy photographers sent us these sweet spy shots that reveal the 4 Series Convertible in a stunning Melbourne Red hue and featuring the M Sport Package .

It looks like the engineers took the car out for a testing session at high altitude and since it was a sunny day, they were kind enough to open the top for our spy shooters.

As no surprise, the 4 Series Convertible will share its technology with its hard-top brethren, including the engine lineup, the transmissions and the equipment features. The M Sport package will make it look a little more aggressive and prepares us for the upcoming M4 Convertible.

BMW will put the new BMW 4 Series Convertible into production by the end of 2013.

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Yesterday Subaru dropped two teaser images of a sports car that appeared to be the STI version of its BRZ sports car . Unfortunately, we have to be the bearer of bad news, as it wasn’t previewing a BRZ STI. Rather, Suby was teasing its BRZ tS model that it unveiled at the 86 Festival in Japan.

The "tS" in the nomenclature means that the model was "Tuned by STI," but it is only a lighter version of a base BRZ model. This would explain the title of the images on the STI site contained "tS" in them.

Since the BRZ tS is not a true member of the STI lineup, the only updates it will receive are for weight-saving and aesthetic purposes, so there will not be a turbocharged variant just yet. This pegs the BRZ tS at the same 200 horsepower as the standard BRZ.

According to a source that informed 7Tune, there are two versions of this lightweight BRZ: BRZ tS and BRZ tS GT-Package. The "GT-Package model receives a carbon-fiber rear spoiler and black, lightweight wheels, "STI" kidney grille inserts, exclusive fog light surrounds, a front lip spoiler and side extensions. The interior of the "GT-Package" gets Recaro seats, shift knob and steering wheel pad.

In terms of performance mods, the GT-Package gets a Bilstein suspension system, six-pot Brembo brakes and a strengthened driveshaft. Not too awful much to get excited over, really.

The lower-level BRZ tS features all of the same upgrades as the GT-Package model, minus the rear wing, Recaro seats and upgraded wheels.

The model will be limited to only 750 units, with 500 of them being BRZ tS models and 250 being BRZ tS GT-Package models.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Subaru BRZ.

Source: 7tune

Some of you might be a little cynical when it comes to magic and rightfully so because we’d all like to believe in a world where physics will have a serious say on how the world works.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a good trick when we see one.

British magician, Dynamo, is one of the most well-known street magicians in the world today. He’s capable of doing all sorts of tricks, ranging from the card variety all the way to levitating beside Christ the Redeemer in Brazil.

His latest trick, though, is closer to home because it involves a Mercedes SL65 AMG and one of our favorite F1 drivers in recent years, David Coulthard.

We’re not going to waste any details divulging the inner workings of Dynamo’s trick because that wouldn’t do justice to actually watching the video and being the judges for yourselves.

That being said, it is a pretty cool trick and something that we highly advise nobody starts doing now or anytime soon.

Click past the jump to watch the video of Dynamo’s trick with David Coulthard and the Mercedes SL65 AMG


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