‘14 BENTLEY FLYING SPUR: SILENT KNIGHT!

A remarkable 40 percent quieter than its predecessor, Bentley’s newest Flying Spur sets a lofty benchmark in automotive silence, writes  Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Want to know what a new Bentley Flying Spur sounds like at 80 mph on the Interstate? Stop by your local bank and ask ever-so-nicely if they’ll open their vault so you can sit inside for a few minutes. With the door closed! This car is quieter than Jean Dujardin in The Artist. Quieter than a Broncos fan during Super Bow...
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C7 CORVETTE Z06 CONVERTIBLE: SOFT-TOP SUPERCAR!

‘The Supercharged Z06 Convertible is a world-class Supercar in every sense,’ said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, GM Global Product Development. Chevrolet today introduced the supercharged ‘15 Corvette Z06 Convertible. With at least 625 horsepower and 635 pound-feet of torque, the Z06 Corvette is also the most powerful convertible ever produced by Chevrolet. “Only a handful of convertibles in the world offer more than 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Even fewer can match t...
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WORLD’S GREATEST SPORTS COUPES: PETERSEN MUSEUM!

Jaguar celebrates the launch of the new F-TYPE Coupe at the Petersen Museum, bringing in 12 celebrity curators and their picks for World’s Greatest Sports Coupes honors. Sports coupes, with sensuous designs and inspiring capability, generate excitement everywhere they are seen. For its newest exhibit, The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes, the Petersen Automotive Museum invited twelve celebrities - ranging from rock & roll legends, critically acclaimed film directors, actors and world re...
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PANOZ ESPERANTE SPYDER: 25th ANNIVERSARY!

Latest Esperante debuts in new 10,000 square-foot exhibition showcasing Panoz  sports car and racing history. Hundreds of Panoz fans, followers and owners were on hand as Panoz LLC executives unveiled the very first 25th Anniversary Edition Esperante Spyder. The craftsmen who hand built it signed the first example of this exclusive two-seat sports car. Priced at $181,320, the 25th Anniversary Edition Esperante Spyder is a lighter, more powerful version of the original hand-built Pa...
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MUSCLE CAR BRAND LOYALTY: OBSOLETE IDEA?

Stephen Cox blogs about being a Ford fan, racing a Chevy and not buying the popular concept of brand loyalty. I am a Ford fan. There, I said it. But I have little comprehension of brand loyalty; at least not the sort of fanatical allegiance so frequently seen among muscle car enthusiasts. I don’t even understand it. It is therefore eternally amusing to run across those typical chest-thumping car commandos who claim that every automobile that is not manufactured by their favorite company is...
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F1 McLAREN MERCEDES MP4-29 & ExxonMobile: MAX POWER!

ExxonMobil fuels engineered for McLaren Mercedes deliver maximum power. In a year when Grand Prix racing teams are increasingly looking to their fuels to deliver a competitive advantage, McLaren Mercedes’ new and unique fuel – developed by ExxonMobil – has been exceeding expectations throughout testing and the early races. Along with Mobil 1 lubricants, gear oil, greases and hydraulic oils, ExxonMobil has supplied high-performance race fuel and trackside expertise to the McLaren Mercedes r...
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2015 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE S: EXTREME MACHINE!

With its awesome new V12 Vantage S, Aston Martin squeezes its biggest engine into its smallest car. The results are breathtaking, writes Road Test Editor, Howard Walker. The Supercar world is changing. Fast. The ultimate, neck-snapping performance cars of tomorrow will have engines boasting a multitude of joules and watts, ohms and volts. Turbos spinning at the speed of light will add massive oomph to combustion engines not with 12, 10 or eight cylinders, but probably six or even four. BMW’...
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SHELBY COBRA DAYTONA COUPE: HOME AGAIN!

Cobra Daytona Coupe to headline Carroll Shelby Tribute & Car Show, 50 years after winning Le Mans in 1964. Almost 50 years after its historic victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2299 will return to Southern California to headline the second annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The event will raise money for the Carroll Shelby Foundation and new museum. CSX2299 was the second Coupe built and the first completed at Carrozzeria ...
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JAMES HETFIELD’S BLACK PEARL: CUSTOM OF THE YEAR!

Metallica rocker James Hetfield’s scratch-built coupe is Goodguys’ 2014 Mother’s  Custom of the Year. Rock & roll music and custom cars have a lot in common. A creative spirit, immense talent and uncompromising dedication are required to create and reveal the inner soul of a song or a car. James Hetfield has mastered both. His band Metallica sits in the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame while serving as the face of heavy metal music for decades. His ever-growing stable of ...
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