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Lotus Does the Time Warp

Discussion in the Lotus owners forums.

1975. Ah what a year (not so for Nixon advisors but hey you can’t please all the people). The Watergate verdicts aside, 1975 was the year we saw Jaws encourage people to stay out of the sea, Margaret Thatcher become the first female leader of the Conservative party and the future face of British football emerge as David Beckham first drew breath.

Lotus esprit concept timewarp

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The Maserati GranCabrio, the first four-seater convertible in the Trident carmaker’s history, will make its world wide debut on September 15 at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

The introduction of the GranCabrio – the Trident’s third prong – completes Maserati’s product line-up that now consists of three different families of models: Quattroporte, GranTurismo, GranCabrio.

Maserati GranCabrio Wallpaper
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Discussion in the Australian Mercedes Benz C63 forums.

Edition 63 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG

* Limited edition with just 63 units to be made
* Exclusive model built specifically for Australia
* Orders open today; Arriving December this year

Melbourne – German sports car maker Mercedes-AMG has enhanced its model arsenal with a more focussed version of its compact sledgehammer. Its name: the C 63 AMG – Edition 63.

Having set the benchmark with its Australian debut in March last year at the iconic Bathurst motor racing circuit, the C 63 AMG has gone on to become both a runaway success for Mercedes-Benz and a beacon for the brand in this hotly contested segment. Its cult-like following has been well documented and its ability to attract buyers seeking a genuine driving experience has seen the model break local sales records.

But, as with many good addictions, more was needed.

Enter the Edition 63.
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Discussion in the Australian Ferrari forums.

Ferrari is pleased to announce the launch of the new “With You” roadside assistance service to be provided free of charge to owners of all Prancing Horse cars built since 1947 and not covered by either existing factory or POWER warranties.

Broken Down Ferrari 275 being pushed

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Discussion in the Australian Dodge Viper forums.

Chrysler Group LLC announced today that production will continue for the legendary Dodge Viper SRT10.

Originally slated to cease production in December 2009, the Chrysler Group Conner Avenue Assembly Plant – the exclusive home of Dodge Viper production since 1995 – will continue to build the V-10 powered sports car. Chrysler Group is no longer pursuing a sale of the Viper business assets.

Dodge Viper SRT10 2010

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Discussion in the Australian Jaguar forums.

Sleek, sporting and sophisticated, the all-new Jaguar XJ brings a daring new spirit to automotive luxury. It offers a seductive mix of striking design, breathtaking performance and engineering without compromise.

The new XJ is the epitome of fluid, contemporary automotive style. The elongated teardrop shape of the side windows establishes the car’s silhouette and lies at the heart of its flowing design. And the new XJ doesn’t just look streamlined: it shares a drag coefficient of 0.29 with the XF saloon, making them the most aerodynamic Jaguars ever.v

Jaguar XJL Supersport

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Discussion in the Australian Lamborghini forums:

When Lamborghini unveiled the Estoque Concept car last fall, it suggested, without providing any details, that a V8 hybrid version of the 4-door supercar was under consideration. Now, the exclusive Italian automaker has announced it will be developing a hybrid system for future models. Yet, still, the announcement comes with few details.

Lamborghini Hybrid

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The Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro: breathtaking performance

* The new 5.2-liter, ten-cylinder engine puts out 525 hp
* Sprint to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, top speed 316 km/h
* High-performance sports car with striking design

Ingolstadt – Audi is launching the next variant of its top-of-the-line model. With the R8, the brand has established itself at the forefront of high-end sports cars from the very start – and now comes the R8 V10. Its 5.2-liter, ten-cylinder engine churns out 386 kW (525 hp) and 530 Nm (390.91 lb-ft) of torque, which makes for breathtaking performance. With superior Audi technologies such as quattro all-wheel drive, the lightweight aluminum body, the innovative all-LED headlights, and its striking design, the R8 V10 takes pole position against the competition.

The R8 V10 is the result of cumulative know-how from Audi’s string of Le Mans victories. Its naturally aspirated engine combines racing technology such as dry sump lubrication with FSI gasoline direct injection. The ten-cylinder design is the perfect synthesis for impressive top performance, mighty pulling power, and low weight. Starting in 2009, this engine will also prove its potential on the world’s racetracks – in the new R8 racing car Audi is developing for customer teams in conformance with the GT3 rules.
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Celebrities endorse Lotus Evora by signing up for the new sports coupe, to make its Australian debut in Melbourne.

The order book has only been open for a few weeks but already the popularity, stylish good looks and performance of the Lotus Evora has attracted some of the world’s rich and famous, who have put their name down to be part of the first group to receive their own exciting 2+2 sports coupe when it goes on sale in 2009.

Lotus Evora

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