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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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Jethro Bovingdon from the British magazine EVO wanted to find out what the best track car of 2013, so he made a test that included some of the coolest cars out there: the McLaren 12C GT Can-Am , Caterhan Seven 620R , Radical RXC , BAC Mono , Litchfield Subaru BRZ Spec S , Mini JCW GP , Supercharged Ariel Atom 3.5 and Porsche Cayman S .

The test was made at the Blyton Park and the result seems to be a little bit surprising. Of course, we will not ruin the surprise and will let you watch for yourself to see that car was declared "Track Car of the Year."

All we can tell is that you will be surprise to see that the Cayman S was just a couple of seconds behind the 380-horsepower Radical RXC, which, by the way, weights only 900 kilos (1,984 pounds).

Enjoy the video and trust us it worth spending half an hour watching it!

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Like its name suggests, the fellas at Heat 2 Head like to put some of the coolest cars on the road against one another to see who comes out the victor. In the latest episode, the guys put two German heavyweights against each other: the the 2014 BMW M5 Competition and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Model . Jonny Lieberman and Mike Shaffer have the pleasure of putting these two muscular machines against each other, and they do a rather fine job of dissecting each car’s good and bad features.

The M5 and the E63 AMG deliver a combined 1,152 horsepower and 1,092 pound-feet of torque: 575 horsepower from the M5 and 577 horsepower from the E63 AMG. On paper, it looks like the two sedans are identical, but which of the two perform better with your derriere in the driver’s seat?

The guys first took the two sedans to the dyno gurus at K&N engineering to validate the to-the-wheel numbers. With these numbers in hand and some rough — and flawed — estimations on what the car’s put out at the crankshaft, the two were ready to hit the track.

Check out the video to see which of the two sedans comes out on top.

The 2013 SEMA Auto Show is shaping up to be a doozy and the word out of Ford is that the automaker will be bringing an armada of vehicles to Las Vegas.

Fifty-seven in total, in case you’re wondering, which is hugely significant considering that a lot of brands will be out in force themselves to showcase their latest aftermarket offerings.

One Ford model that will be well represented at SEMA is the automaker’s resident pocket rocket, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST . From the looks of it, five unique Fiesta ST models will be showcased at the event, including one created and developed by an aftermarket company who’s no stranger to the lights of SEMA: Ice Nine Group.

We all remember the company’s program for the Ford Fusion that was displayed at last year’s event. This year, the tuning firm upped the ante with an incredible showcase of creativity and ingenuity wrapped up in a program for the Fiesta ST.

The car itself was transformed in the spirit of a rally car . Notice the Fiesta ST’s grille now has a pair of fog lamps installed on it. That’s not a happenstance addition, fellas. There’s also a carbon-fiber hood, huge fender flares and a rear wing, all of which were added to improve the car’s aerodynamic capabilities.

Meanwhile, the unique custom body wrap is the real highlight of the program, with Ice Nine Group opting for a confluence of colors (white, blue, orange, and black, mainly) that all combine to create a distinctive style and image. Rounding out Ice Nine Group’s take on the Fiesta ST are a new set of 17-inch Braid wheels wrapped in Falken Azenis RT615K tires.

Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

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The Black Series models are the coolest vehicles coming from the Mercedes factory these days. They look great, plus they are powerful and fast. They pretty much deliver everything you could ask for from a sports car.

A base C63 AMG Black Series is powered by a 6.3-liter, V-8 engine that delivers a total of 510 horsepower, and it sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, but the folks at GAD Motors decided that the C63 AMG Black Series is ripe for a power upgrade.

GAD updated the engine with its in-house turbo upgrade, upped the rev limiter to 7,000 rpm, and upgraded the cooling system. As a result, the V-8 engine now delivers a total of 850 horsepower and 995 pound-feet of torque.

This extra power helps the Black Series sports coupe sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.8 seconds and to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 23.5 with full aero package or 22.7 seconds without the AMG aero package.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series by GAD.

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In the latest episode of Drive, Chris Harris had the chance to test one of the greatest supercars currently available: the new Ferrari F12berlinetta . To make the entire review even juicier, Ferrari provided Harris with four sets of tires to wear out, so he didn’t send the F12 home on cords like he did the 458 Italia.

Chris started off by explaining the interior, detailing all of the random knobs and button strewn through the F12berlinetta ’s cabin.

After that, he gets behind the wheel, and all we heard from him was "astonishing", "mind blowing," "accurate" and "the fastest road car" he had ever driven. He even said that the Aventador has no chance against the F12berlinetta.

Enjoy as Chris Harris ran through all four sets of tires on one of the most gorgeous tracks that Europe has to offer.

All we can say is that, as usual, Harris had a great time behind the wheel and gave us one of the most entertaining F12berlinetta drives to date.

It might be strange to see a livery made famous by one automaker get used by a completely different brand, but in the case of Green Filter USA’s program for the Ford Focus ST , the whole thing somehow works.

According to Green Filter, the decision to use the vintage — and unmistakable — Team Lotus livery on the Focus ST was done as a tribute to Ford ’s tradition in motorsports and its long-standing partnership with Team Lotus Racing.

As you can see, the car comes in that signature green and gold colors of Team Lotus, a nice reminder of the brands’ win at the Indianapolis 500 . The meticulous attention-to-detail that Green Filter exhibited is highlighted by specific reminders to the original Team Lotus racecar , including the exhaust outlets on the custom exhaust kit. A new set of 18-inch wheels from American Racing Wheels were also added into the equation and wrapped in Falken tires.

Performance modifications were also part of Green Filter’s work on the Focus ST. In this particular case, the makers of high-performance and eco-friendly air filters decided on taking advantage of its expertise with the installation of the aforementioned air filters.

The most distinctive characteristic of the PM-Lifestyle still goes back to that Lotus-inspired livery, something that was accomplished by Green Filters, in collaboration with curators from the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., home of the original 1965 Lotus-Ford race car.

Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ford Focus ST

This Mercedes C63 AMG really is a nice piece of eye candy, isn’t it?

Thanks to car wrapping specialist FolienCenter-NRW, in collaboration with aftermarket company SR-Performance, we can safely say that you have a C63 AMG that has the looks to match its downright sick performance credentials.

The first order of business is to give props to FolienCenter for dressing up the sports wagon with a cool Matte Bond Gold Metallic finish that not only adds a cool touch to the C63 AMG , but also adds some added character to make the vehicle more pleasing to the eyes. A contrast glossy black color was then used on the roof, roof-mounted luggage rails and the door handles, providing a neat touch of balance on to give the car that subdued sparkle attributed to the entire wrapping package.

Moving on to SR-Performance’s contribution to the program. The tuning firm, known for its impressive power upgrades, added a host of new components to the entire engine makeup, including air filter inserts from BMC and Milltek racing catalytic converters with pre-catalytic converter replacement pipes. Combine both of those with a remapped ECU, and you’re looking at a car that now produces 540 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque. That’s a healthy bump from its stock 457 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque.

Who cares if this C63 AMG is carrying all that booty; anytime you can get that much power out of the car’s engine, that’s a good tradeoff to have.

Click past the jump to read more about FolienCenter and SR-Performance’s work on the Mercedes C63 AMG

The Ford Focus ST is usually turned into a road racer , so it was a bit of a pleasant surprise to see the Focus receive a rally -themed modification, but in such a way that the final product classifies it as a law enforcement vehicle.

Confusing as that may sound, all you need to do is take one look at what Drag Racing Against Gangs & Graffiti (DRAGG) did to the Focus ST to understand why the Focus ST looks as awesome as it does.

The sick custom paint job done on this SEMA -bound Focus ST resembles that of the white and black colors of an actual police cruiser . However, DRAGG takes it up a new level with the addition of LED emergency lights, a custom interior rifle rack and a custom push bar. Taken all together, those new elements effectively turned the Focus ST into a bonafide police rig.

The program fits right in with DRAGG’s mission of helping the youth focus on their future and avoid making decisions that could have a negative impact on their life.

But more than just the aesthetics and law enforcement additions, the DRAGG-tuned Focus ST also comes with a plethora of performance upgrades, highlighted by a Vortech turbocharger and complemented by a high-performance, bolt-on, cat-back exhaust with dual, 4.5-inch, polished stainless-steel tips from Borla, wheels from Motegi Racing, suspension from Eibach Springs and brakes from Wilwood Engineering.

While no performance figures were released, we have a feeling that we should see an addition of about 50 to 75 horsepower to the stock 252 horsepower and a jump from 270 pound-feet to around 365 pound-feet of torque.

Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ford Focus ST

Not one to be outdone by the number of other Ford Fiesta STs coming to the SEMA Auto Show , perennial attendee 3D Carbon isn’t going to let the event pass without bringing its own program.

Hardly surprising, right?

This year, 3D Carbon’s work on the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST is all kinds of red, the kind that can’t escape your attention even if you wanted to.

In addition to the splashy red body color of the Fiesta ST, 3D Carbon also spent some time adding a new aerodynamic kit on the sports hatch , installing a whole set of new components that include a front splitter, modified side skirts, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and a rear diffuser. A set of 19-inch Pinzette-M Forgiato wheels are also part of the package and they are wrapped in Pirelli race tires.

Inside, there are plenty more modifications, but the only thing that was mentioned is the two-tone leather upholstery. Ford didn’t mention any performance upgrades, but we expect to see at least a few extra ponies squeezed from the 1.6-liter, EcoBoost engine.

Expect more details about 3D Carbon’s program for the 2014 Ford Fiesta to be revealed in the days leading up to the 2013 SEMA Auto Show.

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While we are all waiting for the 2014 Golf R to hit the market, the German tuner ALPHA-N Performance decided to offer a few tricks for the current model.

The base Golf R is powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 270 horsepower. That’s a pretty hefty number for a four-banger, but that’s not the best it can can do.

ALPHA-N Performance updated the Golf R with a new EVOMS sports air filter system and a new, stainless-steel exhaust system that considerably improves the sound of the turbocharged engine. All these changes, combined with a new EVOX systems chip tuning box, jump the total output to 330 horsepower - an increase of 60 horsepower over the base version.

All this power is transferred to the asphalt through all four wheels via the standard DSG gearbox.

Click past the jump to read more about the Volkswagen Golf R by ALPHA-N Performance.


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