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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.

Canadian tuner, SR Auto Group, has a habit of releasing some of the most unique and impressive programs you’ll ever see. Its latest work, which it worked on in collaboration with Openroad Scion, further solidifies that point.

Using a stock Scion FR-S , SR Auto Group decked it with a comprehensive aerodynamic body kit, giving it a new and far more imposing appearance that no standard FR-S can even come close to.

The car, which has since been rechristened as Rocket Bunny, is fully kitted, complete with wide-body fender flares, a new front lip, side skirts, a rear diffuser, and a large rear GT wing. But that’s not all. It also has a couple Seibon parts in a new carbon-fiber hood and fog light covers. Carbon-fiber side mirrors from APR have all been added, as were bespoke smoked headlight housings and candy red taillight surroundings.

The final pieces of this stunning program include a set of 18-inch "Winning Blue" Rays Gram Lights 57 Extreme wheels, an Invidia catback exhaust system to further bolster the sports car’s performance credentials and a set of fully adjustable BC Racing coilovers with a 10 kg (22-pound) spring rate.

While it doesn’t have any straightforward performance enhancements, we can surmise that with the new exhaust, together with all those new aero kits, the Rocket Bunny FR-S has a little more roar to it than stock FR-S models.

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Maserati GranTurismo

It looks like in the upcoming years, the Porsche 911 is going to gain a lot more competitors. The latest one will come from Maserati and will be revealed sometime in 2016.

Contrary to previous rumors, this new sports car won’t be a mid-engine model; instead, we are going to see "a front-engine model in a 2+2 configuration, with more compact dimensions than the GranTurismo." The new model is currently known as the "Shamal" (or GranSport ) and will only be offered with V-6 engines. It will be priced somewhere in the $110-$150K area and will be offered as a direct competitor to the Porsche 911, Jaguar F-type and Audi R8.

The new model will be built on a lightweight modular aluminum structure and the base version will deliver about 300 horsepower, while the top version will go up to 400 horsepower. An MC Stradale version will also be offered with an output of about 450 horsepower.

Also, sometime in 2015 we are going to see a new sports car launched by the Italian company in the form of a successor for the current GranTurismo.

The GranTurismo successor will be built on the same platform as the upcoming Ghibli sedan and will be a little bit lighter than the current generation. Under the hood, we will see a Ferrari- designed 4.0-liter bi-turbo unit with the output ranging from 460 horsepower in the base version and up to 600 horsepower for the MC Stradale version.

Source: CAR
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Lexus GS F

We have been expecting to see a Lexus GS-F sports sedan for quite some time now, but Lexus made no official confirmation into this direction. At least not until now, as Toyota has filed three different trademarks, one of them being the GS-F. The other two are “FT-HT” and “XSE” - the latest one most likely referring to a new concept car.

The new GS-F trademarked was filed on March 15, 2013 for "automobiles and structural parts thereof" and has been filed only in the U.S., but not in Canada.

Previous rumors suggest that the GS-F will be offered with an upgraded version of the 5.0-liter V-8 from the IS-F, developing around 450 horsepower. However, since Lexus decided to discontinue the IS-F, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a completely different engine offered in the GS-F.

Expect the new Lexus GS-F to arrive sometime in 2014 as a competitor for models like BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG.

Source: My.is
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Jaguar is preparing to expand its "R" performance lineup with the addition of a new XJR high-performance sedan that made its global debut at the 2013 New York International Automobile Show. The new XJR will go on sale later this summer.

When compared to thestandard XJ , the new R version adds a more aggressive exterior look, with a new new front bumper, aerodynamic side skirts and a trunk-mounted spoiler. For the interior Jaguar will add numerous R elements, like sports seats, R badges and specially designed jet leather.

Other updates include an updated suspension, an electronic rear differential and a recalibrated Dynamic Stability Control system. All these updates were required in order to provide the best driving dynamics on both road and track-focused driving.

Updated 03/26/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs.

Hit the jump to learn more about the 2014 Jaguar XJR.

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Imagine this: is a nice Sunday morning, you are at home with your family and suddenly an Audi TT is parked in your living room. No, we are not telling you the plot of an action movie here; this is real life.

This incident happened to a British family in Long Meadow Walk in Lowestoft, UK who had the unfortunate experience of seeing an Audi TT crash through its house. We cannot tell you up to this point how this incredible incident really happened, but it looks like the road was wet, the driver lost control, crashed through a fence, launched in the air, drove over two parked cars and plunged half of his car into the house.

Apparently the driver was in his early 20s, and was taken to the James Paget Hospital with serious head injuries and he is currently in critical condition. The car belonged to his father.

No people inside the house were hurt during this incident. We wish the young man a speedy recovery.

Hit the jump for some video taken from the scene.

Source: Carscoops
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Ariel Atom 3,5

The Ariel Atom is preparing to receive some big updates for the next generation. The company announced that the next-generation sports car will be built on a new, titanium chassis that will weigh about 40 percent less than the current tubular-steel frame, resulting in the whole vehicle weighing 8 percent less than the current one.

Next to being lighter, the future titanium chassis will be stronger than the current chassis and will deliver the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal.

The new chassis has been developed in cooperation with Frome-based Caged Laser Engineering and when the development is finished, Ariel will initially offer it as a limited-edition model. After that, the new titanium chassis will be offered as an option to the entire range.

Along with the new titanium chassis, the future Atom will also receive a naturally aspirated Honda engine and a few other light components that could help reduce the total weight to less than 500 kg (1,102 pounds).

Source: AutoCar
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The guys over Drag Times magazine had the chance to take a McLaren MP4-12C supercar to the Palm Beach International Raceway for some quarter-mile testing. The car tested was a 2013 model year that delivers a total of 616 horsepower and comes equipped with reprogrammed transmission logic.

The model also features carbon-ceramic brakes, a sport exhaust system and super-light wheels, which help deliver a total weight of just 3,118 pounds when fuel tank was just a quarter full. All these updates dropped a weight-to-power ratio to 5.06 pounds per horsepower.

The results were pretty amazing, as the 12C ran the 1/4-mile in 10.55 seconds at a speed of 134.56 mph. These numbers make the MP4-12C faster than the Lamborghini Aventador, but also the second fastest-stock production car in the world, after the Bugatti Veyron. We are just waiting for some official confirmations from McLaren before getting too excited.

Source: DragTimes
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Until Toyota finally decides to offer a more powerful version of its GT86 sports car , the company is teasing us with all kinds of special editions. It’s latest carrot-dangling act, the GT 86 Cup Edition, made its debut today and is touted as a model built to celebrate Toyota’s participation at the VLN Endurance Championship on March 23rd.

The model adds numerous exterior and interior features, which seems par for the course when it comes to these special-edition GT86s. But on top of all the aesthetic goodies, each customer will also get a ticket for a VIP customer event for two at the Nürburgring. Pretty enticing deal, if you ask us.

On the exterior, the new GT86 Cup Edition will offer three special colors: "Dynamic White Pearl", "Furious Black Mica" and "Racing Red", all three of which have been combined with racing stripes and a boot-lid spoiler. Meanwhile, the interior gets a plush Alcantara trim on the steering wheel rim, upper sections of the door, seats and the dashboard, driving up the sports coupe’s luxury appeal. Each unit will also get a brushed aluminum badge showing the car’s serial number. Last but not least, the model will carry a set of 18-inch OZ Ultraleggera racing alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Nero GT tires.

The new GT86 Cup Edition will be limited to only 86 units and will add another €2,860 over the car’s standard price (about $3,700 at the current exchange rates).


The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a unique auto show that highlights more than today’s cars, but also pays homage to some past classics that paved the way for the current model’s to be as esteemed as they are.

For German automaker, Porsche, the 2013 Festival of Speed is an opportunity to showcase one such classic as part of its 50th anniversary: the 1965 Porsche 911 Project 50.

The model is actually a 1965 Porsche 911 that came powered by a 2.0-liter flat-six engine that produced 130 horsepower, a huge number back in the 60’s. The owner, who actually paid just £3,438 ($5,211) in today’s exchange, was an Italian who eventually sold it and soon thereafter, the car changed owners multiple times. It included a stop in the U.S. where it was soon imported to the UK sometime in the late 90’s where it morphed into a fully restored, FIA-Approved race car by what Porsche says was an "established historic Porsche motor sport preparation company."

In its current guise, the 911 Project 50 looks like it’s still got some legs to challenge in an auto race. At the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the car will make its public debut before embarking on a competition schedule that will include stops at a number of “Masters Series” events to go with appearances at larger festivals, such as the Nürburgring OldTimer and Silverstone Classic.

The car, itself, will be housed out of the company’s UK headquarters in Reading, Berkshire, and maintained by the in-house Porsche Cars GB Motorsport team. We’ll bring you more details as they become available.

If you want to see a good video review, we suggest you look for one made by Chris Harris. We don’t know why, but we love how he tests cars.

His latest review features a very cool Mercedes SLS Black Series . The test was made at the Paul Ricard circuit, and, according to Harris, this is "a good car to watch and listen to, honest."

Many people accused Harris of reviewing too many AMG models in the past few weeks, but we can’t complain. We want more, no matter what he has to say about them!

The SLS AMG Black Series is powered by a 622-horsepower, V-8 engine and, because is about 154 pounds lighter than the standard SLS, it also delivers improved performance figures: it goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 195 mph.


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