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You know what’s more impressive than hearing the acceleration of the Lamborghini Huracan? Hearing two of them. But you know what’s better than hearing two Huracan’s accelerating? Hearing 13 of them. Yep. 13 Lamborghini Huracan supercars taking turns stretching their legs in Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata Bolognese headquarters. This video comes courtesy of YouTube user “NM2255,” who looks to have spent a great deal of time camping outside Lambo’s Italian base just to see the Huracans in action.

Not only was he lucky enough to see one Huracan, he saw 13 of them in different colors. Some of the models came with wraps on the front end, which made us wonder if Lamborghini’s already preparing a different version of the Huracan or if these were simply for protection? We don’t know that at this point, but what we do know is that the Huracan is looking more and more like a worthy successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo.

It already has the look and spirit of a true Raging Bull and it’s got a 5.2-liter, V-10 engine that produces an impressive 602 horsepower and 412 pound-feet of torque.

Just by watching NM2255’s video, you can immediately tell that the Huracan is everything it’s been hyped up to be, and then some. It’s no longer an exaggeration to believe that Lamborghini’s new baby is poised to take the popularity of the Gallardo and bring it to a new level.

Video: 13 Lamborghini Huracan Spotted In Sant'Agata Bolognese originally appeared on topspeed.com on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:00 EST.

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LamborghiniLamborghini HuracanSupercars / Exotic carscoupevideo Kirby Garlitos@topspeed.com(Kirby Garlitos) Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SRT Viper GTS by Inspired Autosport]]>http://www.topspeed.com/cars/srt/2014-srt-viper-gts-by-inspired-autosport-ar164628.html http://www.topspeed.com/cars/srt/2014-srt-viper-gts-by-inspired-autosport-ar164628.html


With a whopping 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque at its disposal, and fearsome, American-made looks, the 2014 SRT Viper is one mean and powerful machine. To most, the "Snake" is perfect. To others, albeit not that many, the Viper could still use some improvements. It’s not often we see the near-supercar receive an aftermarket makeover, but companies such as Inspired Autosport are always up for the challenge.

Known for adding a touch of uniqueness to an array of vehicles, ranging from Mercedes-Benz SUVs to Lamborghini supercars, IA added the 2014 SRT Viper to its portfolio. The request came from a customers who did not want to take delivery of the 640-horsepower beast without a few extras inside and out, and thus "Project #Merica" was born.

The base car was none other than the GTS, the top-of-the-line Viper that costs no less than $124,985 before options. Did IA succeed in their mission to enhance a one of America’s coolest sports cars? Read on to find out.

Click past the jump to read more about the SRT Viper GTS by Inspired Autosport.

SRT Viper GTS by Inspired Autosport originally appeared on topspeed.com on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 09:00 EST.

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<![CDATA[Renaultsport R.S. 01]]>http://www.topspeed.com/cars/renault/2015-renaultsport-rs-01-ar163999.html http://www.topspeed.com/cars/renault/2015-renaultsport-rs-01-ar163999.html


Although it doesn’t benefit from the same recognition surrounding the Ferrari brand, Renault is a big name in the world of motorsports. The French have been involved in top-tier racing for decades and, more recently, their World Series championships have helped numerous talented youngsters grow into professional racers. For 2015, Renault and its Sport Technologies arm are readying yet another racing division, one that comes with its own, exclusive race car.

Make no mistake though, this new racer that’s set to break cover at the Moscow International Auto Show in August is not another beefed-up Megane RS. The French are actually taking it up a notch with a vehicle that promises to be faster than the entire bunch of race-ready Megane RS and Clio RS hatches. Making things even more interesting is the fact that Renault says the race car will feature a "uniquely stunning design" — the statement is backed by a teaser showcasing a sleek, coupe-like shape with a fixed wing on the rear.

The full details won’t be out until August 27th, 2014, but the limited amount of info Renault has shared so far talks about at least 500 horsepower, lightness and brings together names like Nismo and Dallara. That’s exciting news in my book.

Updated 07/30/2014: Renault unveiled the official name of its new sports car and a new teaser image for the Renaultsport R.S. 01, which will be unveiled on August 27th, 2014.

Click past the jump to read more about the Renault Sport Trophy.

Renaultsport R.S. 01 originally appeared on topspeed.com on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 07:30 EST.

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<![CDATA[Jaguar XE]]>http://www.topspeed.com/cars/jaguar/2016-jaguar-xe-ar162636.html http://www.topspeed.com/cars/jaguar/2016-jaguar-xe-ar162636.html


Jaguar may not have as huge a presence at this year’s Geneva Auto Show now that its big reveals of the F-type Roadster and Coupe have been accomplished, but that hasn’t stopped them from teasing us with their next big reveal. All we have are a few teaser images and a few small details, but Jaguar has confirmed that their compact 3 Series-fighter is real and it is going to wear the name XE.

This new car will be the first that is built using Jaguar’s all-new aluminum architecture that was first previewed with the C-X17 Concept SUV. Jaguar has been building aluminum intensive cars for over a decade now, but this move will further reduce the weight of Jaguar’s many offerings.

The new XE will likely create the backbone of Jaguar’s sales once it hits showrooms in 2015 (US availability is 2016). It will likely eclipse the sales of all the other Jaguars combined in its first year on sale.

For such a mainstream model, expect a range of engine options and power outputs from a base four-cylinder all the way to a potential M3 fighter with the supercharged V-6 from the F-Type.

Updated 07/30/2014: Jaguar unveiled a new image that reveals the front end of the new XE sports sedan. The new image is part of a new project called FEEL XE that will start on September 8th, 2014 and will feature Emeli Sandé.

Click past the jump to read more about 2014 Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE originally appeared on topspeed.com on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 07:00 EST.

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<![CDATA[Aston Martin DB9 Volante by Q]]>http://www.topspeed.com/cars/aston-martin/2014-aston-martin-db9-volante-by-q-ar164642.html http://www.topspeed.com/cars/aston-martin/2014-aston-martin-db9-volante-by-q-ar164642.html


The Q by Aston Martin program has been around for only two years, but most of its creations are definitely bound to become valuable classics. The latest vehicle coming from the company’s personalization arm is no exception and, unlike other bespoke Aston Martins, is crossing "the Pond" to be auctioned for charity in Los Gatos, California. The sports car in question is an equestrian-themed DB9 Volante.

Just like the unique 2014 Ferrari FF Dressage Edition the Italians launched in China earlier in 2014, the DB9 Volante by Q pays tribute to the equestrian lifestyle. Not at all surprising considering its British roots and the fact that it will cross the block during the Menlo Charity Horse Show, one of the finest equestrian events in the United States.

Equipped with a unique interior that boasts more luxury than any other production DB9, this equestrian-inspired convertible will generate a $10,000 donation to benefit the Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired. The sports car will be auctioned off by Los Gatos Aston Martin between August 5th and 10th, 2014.

Click past the jump to read more about the Aston Martin DB9 By Q By Aston Martin.

Aston Martin DB9 Volante by Q originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 19:00 EST.

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<![CDATA[BMW M Teases a New Model; Could it be the M2?]]>http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/bmw-m-teases-a-new-model-could-it-be-the-m2-ar164644.html http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/bmw-m-teases-a-new-model-could-it-be-the-m2-ar164644.html

Toon soon for the new M2 ? 1M owner are you scared ?

BMW M has just released a teaser image on its Facebook page, announcing that a new model will be unveiled on July 30th, 2014. The company’s performance arm didn’t offer any additional details and the photo shows a blurry red coupe in the background, but it appears we might be looking at the upcoming BMW M2. Judging by the headlamps and the coupe body style, we’re obviously gazing at a 2 Series, while the front bumper and the lowered ride height suggest we’re dealing with a high-performance version of the small M. Since the M235i has already been introduced, we’re tempted to believe the M2 is about to lose its virtual veil.

However, a previous report said the M2 won’t go into production until late 2015, which means it’s way too early for the coupe to show its face in public. On the other hand, the M2 has been spotted testing numerous time the past two months on both public streets and the Nurburgring track. So what’s BMW up to this time?

Click past the jump to see what this mysterious model could be.

BMW M Teases a New Model; Could it be the M2? originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 18:00 EST.

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<![CDATA[1962 Ferrari 250 GTO can be Yours for $64 Million]]>http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/1962-ferrari-250-gto-can-be-yours-for-64-million-ar164629.html http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/1962-ferrari-250-gto-can-be-yours-for-64-million-ar164629.html


There are only so many superlatives you can throw in the direction of the Ferrari 250 GTO. To this day, it’s still considered as the quintessential Ferrari. More importantly, the 250 GTO is also revered as one of the greatest cars of all time. The 250 GTO is treated with such high reverence that the car usually fetches millions on the auction block. We’ve seen a 250 GTO LWB California Spider Competizione fetch $11 million. Before that, a 250 LM scooped up $14.3 million. And before we forget, a pair of 250 GTOs have been sold for $32 million and $52 million, respectively. Here’s the takeaway: if you own a Ferrari 250 GTO, you’re in possession of a car that can net you at least $30 million. There is no shortage of people willing to spend that amount, maybe even double that, to own a piece of Ferrari history. That being said, a 1962 250 GTO has found itself on Mobile.de, considered as Germany’s biggest online marketplace. It’s a legitimate site that has seen its share of million-dollar transactions so there’s little reason to suggest that this isn’t an authentic 250 GTO.

Its seller, GT Golden Tower Real Estate and Luxury Gmbh, indicates that this red 250 GTO has traveled 15,000 kilometers (9,320 miles), which means that its owner has made relatively good use of it. But the car still looks to be in great shape. One photo even shows the car’s V-12 engine to be in immaculate shape. The interior also looks polished and show quality.

Everything about this 1962 250 GTO looks to be in order. Well, almost everything. See, GT Golden Tower thinks this 250 GTO can sell for €47.6 million, which is about $64 million based on current exchange rates on 7/29/2014.

That’s a lot of money, but as history has shown, it’s not an absurd figure for a Ferrari 250 GTO.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari 250 GTO.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO can be Yours for $64 Million originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 17:00 EST.

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FerrariFerrari 250sports carscoupecars for saleclassic cars Kirby Garlitos@topspeed.com(Kirby Garlitos) Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Audi SQ7]]>http://www.topspeed.com/cars/audi/2016-audi-sq7-ar164627.html http://www.topspeed.com/cars/audi/2016-audi-sq7-ar164627.html


A mysterious Audi SUV was recently spotted doing some runs on the Nurburgring. The sheer size of the vehicle suggests that this model could be the second generation Q7. However, a recent confirmation from an Audi executive seems to indicate that this is not just an ordinary Q7, but the SQ7 that is scheduled to be released in 2016.

So why do we think that it’s the SQ7? It’s a little hard to catch but if you look closely, you’ll notice that it has a quad-pipe exhaust system instead of the dual-pipe setup on the standard Q7.

Audi board member for technical development Ulrich Hackenberg has already confirmed to Autocar that the new Q7 will arrive next year. He also added that a more powerful SQ7 will come a year later. This spy video is the first indication that the car is right smack in the middle of development in time for its scheduled launch in 2016.

We don’t expect a whole lot aesthetic changes between the Q7 and the SQ7. But we do expect the latter to feature a completely different powertrain that could make use of a “supplemental electric charger” that will be used with a 3.0-liter, turbocharged, V-6 TDI engine and a lithium-ion battery.

Audi has already previewed this powertrain on a couple of concepts: the A6 TDI Concept and the RS 5 TDI-e Concept. The two concepts actually carried different iterations of this new powertrain technology. The A6 TDI used an electrically driven turbo combined with a single exhaust gas-driven turbocharger, whereas the RS 5 TDI used used a sequential twin-turbo system with a large and small turbocharger.

It remains to be seen what kind of engine configuration the SQ7 will carry but don’t be surprised if its hybrid system generates a little more than 370 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque output of the rumored Q7 e-Tron.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2016 Audi SQ7.

Audi SQ7 originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 16:00 EST.

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<![CDATA[Cadillac ATS-L]]>http://www.topspeed.com/cars/cadillac/2015-cadillac-ats-l-ar164635.html http://www.topspeed.com/cars/cadillac/2015-cadillac-ats-l-ar164635.html


The ATS was launched in 2013 as Cadillac’s smallest sedan yet. Aimed at the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the ATS was the first vehicle to ride on GM’s Alpha platform, which would later underpin the larger, third-generation Cadillac CTS. Three engines have been offered since its introduction, including a 202-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-banger as the entry-level plant; a turbocharged, 2.0-liter with 272 ponies in the mid-range model; and a range-topping, 321-horse, naturally aspirated, 3.6-liter V-6. As we move into the 2015 model year, the ATS range expands to welcome a coupe and a long-wheelbase version of the sedan.

Dubbed ATS-L, the model is exclusive to China, a market that’s overwhelmed by long-wheelbase sedans. Not to be left out in a segment that already includes longer versions of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4, Cadillac is joining in with a model set to satisfy China’s need for luxury and added legroom. How does it stack up against German competition? Read on to find out.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Cadillac ATS-L.

Cadillac ATS-L originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:00 EST.

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<![CDATA[Jaguar F-Type AWD]]>http://www.topspeed.com/cars/jaguar/2016-jaguar-f-type-awd-ar164641.html http://www.topspeed.com/cars/jaguar/2016-jaguar-f-type-awd-ar164641.html


While owning a wild and exciting rear-wheel-drive sports coupe like the new Jaguar F-Type sounds like an absolute blast, there is a large part of the population that likes their sports cars with a little less drift and a lot more traction. Just look to the sales of the Audi R8, Audi TT, and the Porsche Carrera 4 for evidence of that. Jaguar is well aware of the customers it may be losing in the colder regions of the world by only offering a RWD coupe, so it’s working a new AWD version of the sporty two-door.

We have heard rumors about this before, but thanks to some new spy shots seen on Carmagazine.co.uk, we have some more definitive proof. In these shots you can see that the hood line is visibly higher, a concession needed to make room for the extra front differential hiding under the engine.

The car will likely be revealed later this year at one of the U.S. auto shows — likely LA or Detroit. The car should hit dealerships in the summer or fall of 2015, just in time for winter hoonage.

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

Jaguar F-Type AWD originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 14:00 EST.

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JaguarJaguar F-typesports carscoupeconvertiblefuture cars Christian Moe@topspeed.com(Christian Moe) Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:00:00 GMT