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BMW named most reputable company

According to a recently released study by global brand reputation consultancy Reputation Institute car manufacturer BMW is the most reputable company, followed by Sony and Walt Disney. These findings are the result of the third annual Global Rep Trak 100 by the Reputation Institute which surveyed 100,000 consumers on their opinions of companies. This year [...] Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz 2012 SLK350 Roadster Reviewed

After two generations of the SLK, the newest model is by far, the best ever. For some, previous generations of this sporty roadster just didn’t seem to have quite the panache, or feel as engaging to drive as the all-new for 2012 SLK. Of course, there is no doubt of the heritage of the SLK. [...] Continue reading

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$1 Million NYC Parking Spot

The private garage located at 66 E. 11th Street in Manhattan, is the city’s first million dollar parking spot, according to the New York Post. Its 12 feet wide, 23 feet long, 15 feet in length and can be “duplexed” if the buyer wants to insert an elevator life for an additional car. It may [...] Continue reading

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Aston-Martin DBS Carbon Edition Coupe (2012)

It’s James Bond without the Tuxedo. Few cars currently in production exude such sexiness, as the DBS Carbon Edition. If you are familiar with the sumptuous DB9, then the DBS Carbon Edition will feel like a comfortable Gucci loafer. Similarities abound, such as the angled-opening doors as well as the fluid jet-like design, and of [...] Continue reading

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Ducati Streetfighter 848

Ducati confirm their 2012 Streetfighter 848 with the first officially released images of the brand new model set to add everyday accessibility to the Italian manufacturer’s famous naked sport bike family. Available from November 2011 onwards, and priced approximately $12,995, the new fighter is dressed in red for Ducati traditionalists, while yellow makes a return [...] Continue reading

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Vintage 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing sells for record $4.62 million

A vintage 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing has sold for a record $4.62 million at auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Gullwing featured a rare all-aluminium in mint condition. Mercedes made only about 1,400 300SL coupes between 1954 to 1957 – with only 29 of being the lightweight “alloy” models – making it extremely rare. The vehicle [...] Continue reading

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2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder

Meet the 2013 Venom GT Spyder from Hennessey Performance, the open top variant of the Venom GT Coupe. A massive 1,200 bhp (895 kW / 1217 PS) is produced by the Venom GT Spyder’s engine and the model’s weight is stated to be 1,200 kg ( 2,645 lbs ). Pricing for the coupe is set [...] Continue reading

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Ferrari Xezri Concept by Samir Sadikhov

Make this concept car a reality! Meet the Ferrari Xezri Concept, designed by Samir Sadikhov. Ferrari World held a design contest last year and fielded designs from all over the world from hopeful artists who had an opportunity to have their car put into production. The second place entry for the Ferrari World Design Contest [...] Continue reading

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Toyota Unveils All-Electric RAV4 SUV

Toyota took the wraps off what it’s calling the world’s first all-electric SUV, to be based on the RAV4 with a top range of 100 and minimum six-hour charge time. The car will be sold initially only in California with a base price of $49,800, and the Japanese car company hopes to sell a relatively [...] Continue reading

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Volkswagen’s ‘People’s Car Project’

Volkswagen invited the people of China to submit their best design ideas, and they now have three concepts to show for it. A Hover Car, a Music Car and a Smart Key concept were unveiled at the 2012 China Auto Show, the result of Volkswagen’s “People’s Car Project.” Launched last year, the initiative asked users [...] Continue reading

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Infiniti’s Electric Emerg-E Concept – First Look!

Meet the Infiniti’s Electric Emerg-E Concept. Infinit’s long awaited range-extended electric sports car the Emerg-E has been shown in Geneva and the specs we’ve been awaiting are official: 402 bhp (300 kW), 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds; a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h); a 300-mile (483-km) range using the three-cylinder range-extender with 30 [...] Continue reading

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Infiniti’s Electric Emerg-E Concept – First Look!

Meet the Infiniti’s Electric Emerg-E Concept. Infinit’s long awaited range-extended electric sports car the Emerg-E has been shown in Geneva and the specs we’ve been awaiting are official: 402 bhp (300 kW), 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds; a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h); a 300-mile (483-km) range using the three-cylinder range-extender with 30 [...] Continue reading

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Supercars at 2012 EcoVelocity Green Motor Show

EcoVelocity has returned to London once again, following the success of the 2011 event. The show features the latest in cutting edge technology from the world’s leading car manufacturers and provides an opportunity for car enthusiasts to test drive the newest low-carbon and electric vehicles. Some of the models will be the established Fisker Karma [...] Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Viano Vision Diamond

Timeless black and diamond white on the outside, ultimate luxury van on the inside – the new Mercedes-Benz Viano Vision Diamond was presented at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. The Viano Vision Diamond, which Mercedes-Benz says is intended to be chau… Continue reading

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Peugeot XRC Concept Car

Meet the Peugeot XRC Concept Car. Designed by CGI specialist Tiago Aiello, this life size XRC mimics all of the characteristics we loved about RC cars growing up right down to the aesthetic appeal. (See photos here)

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Peugeot XRC Concept Car

Meet the Peugeot XRC Concept Car. Designed by CGI specialist Tiago Aiello, this life size XRC mimics all of the characteristics we loved about RC cars growing up right down to the aesthetic appeal. (See photos here)

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Playboy’s 25 greatest cars of all time

Playboy, perhaps the epitome of testosterone-driven tastemaking, has released its pick of the greatest cars of all time. The magazine, which regularly features motoring news and interviews, compiled the list of its favorite models of all time for the May issue, now on US newsstands. Playboy has a long tradition when it comes to cars [...] Continue reading

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2013 Infiniti JX Preview: A crossover into luxury

The Pursuitist headed to Charleston, SC, to experience hands-on the new 2013 Infiniti JX Luxury Crossover. The new model will cost $40,450, which is scheduled to go on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide this spring. The all-new 7-passenger/3-row luxury crossover, which made its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, is offered in two [...] Continue reading

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2012 Lexus IS250 – Sport Sedan Perfection

The 2012 Lexus IS250 and the more powerful IS350 are the second generation of the smallest of the Lexus sedans. Offering sporty character and a tidy interior layout, that is sure to please even the most discerning tastes. Lexus has clearly targeted the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C Class and it shows both in [...] Continue reading

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2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

Debuting at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show next week, here’s the first look at the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG. This powerful SUV’s 5.5-liter twin-turbo engine is easily capable of hitting an amazing 544 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque, a 20 hp increase over AMG’s last effort. Mercedes also outfitted their new off-road friendly ride [...] Continue reading

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2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

Debuting at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show next week, here’s the first look at the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG. This powerful SUV’s 5.5-liter twin-turbo engine is easily capable of hitting an amazing 544 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque, a 20 hp increase over AMG’s last effort. Mercedes also outfitted their new off-road friendly ride [...] Continue reading

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$25,000 Lamborghini Road Bike

Lamborghini has become the latest car maker to launch an ultra-exclusive bicycle, meet the $25,000 BMC Impec Automobili Lamborghini Edition. Only 30 bikes will be produced from BMC’s factory in Switzerland and will be available from one of Lambor… Continue reading

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Lamborghini Urus SUV – Leaked Photos

On Sunday, the Lamborghini Urus Sports Utility Vehicle Concept will be officially unveiled at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. While all details are under wraps until then, here’s leaked photos of the upcoming Lamborghini Urus SUV. Based on the same chassis as the upcoming Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and Bentley SUV, the Lamborghini Urus will [...] Continue reading

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Luxury4play: We’ve got the Blues for this Bull. #lp640 #lamborghini #roadster #blue #exotic #car #automobile #car #auto # http://t.co/yRGCac2V…

We’ve got the Blues for this Bull. #lp640 #lamborghini #roadster #blue #exotic #car #automobile #car #auto # http://t.co/yRGCac2V

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Luxury4play: Italian Bananas! #lamborghini #ferrari #458 #gallardo #exotic #car #automobile #auto #l4p #luxury4play #bana http://t.co/bw4Eca8M…

Italian Bananas! #lamborghini #ferrari #458 #gallardo #exotic #car #automobile #auto #l4p #luxury4play #bana http://t.co/bw4Eca8M

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Luxury4play: Another shot of the Vector at the LBGP. #vector #shark #aqua #icon #classic #auto #automobile #supercar #exp http://t.co/EB0O1tU2…

Another shot of the Vector at the LBGP. #vector #shark #aqua #icon #classic #auto #automobile #supercar #exp http://t.co/EB0O1tU2

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Audi Buying Ducati for $1.2B

According to numerous sources, Germany-based automaker Audi is going to buy Italian superbike maker Ducati for $1.2 billion. Ducati’s debt liabilities are apparently below $200 million, Reuters reported, citing anonymous sources familiar with the deal. Audi has reportedly been in talks with Ducati owner Investindustrial for some time about the purchase, and there have been [...] Continue reading

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2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II

Meet the 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II. The four versions of the Phantom Series II, which require 450 hours and the talents of 60 artisans to create, will on sale this September. Prices include $398,970 for the standard Phantom; $470,295 for the Phantom Extended Wheelbase; $429,295 for the Phantom Coupé; and $469,900 for the Phantom [...] Continue reading

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Vintage Jaguar Bookshelf

A vintage, luxury Jaguar has been re-purposed by Dutch design firm Denieuwegeneratie so that it could serve as a stylish bookshelf in a living room. The Jaguar Bookshelf was specifically designed for a Dutch Mountain house, an eco-friendly house built halfway into a hill, with a jutting roof that creates a mini-mountain. To get the [...] Continue reading

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Lexus to unveil ‘Genius Bar’ Showrooms

According to Forbes, luxury automaker Lexus is planning to set up the automotive equivalent of ‘Genius Bars’ in its showrooms, to assist consumers with understanding the technology inside their new cars. Trained at a specialist college in everything from telematics to electronic mirror settings, the cadre of employees will be on hand to answer questions [...] Continue reading

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Bugatti unveiled the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse convertible at the Geneva motor show in March, and this week, unveiled a new YouTube video featuring the new $2.3 million auto. The Grand Sport Vitesse is Bugatti’s hardtop convertible supercar, using the 7.9-liter W16 engine from the Veyron Super Sport that makes 1,200 hp. With a [...] Continue reading

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Bugatti unveiled the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse convertible at the Geneva motor show in March, and this week, unveiled a new YouTube video featuring the new $2.3 million auto. The Grand Sport Vitesse is Bugatti’s hardtop convertible supercar, using the 7.9-liter W16 engine from the Veyron Super Sport that makes 1,200 hp. With a [...] Continue reading

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Aston Martin Rapide – Photo Gallery

Meet the Aston Martin Rapide. At the heart of this sports car lies Aston Martin’s race-proven 6.0-litre V12 engine, which is mated to a smoothly responsive, paddle-shift ‘Touchtronic 2’ automatic transmission. Tuned to deliver impressive power and immense torque, with 477 PS (470 bhp) and 600 Nm (443 lb ft) at its peak, the Rapide’s [...] Continue reading

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2012 Ferrari California Unveiled

Ferrari has unveiled the latest version of the sporty V8 California. Since its release in 2008, the fuel efficient Ferrari California has become one of the top models for the iconic auto brand. The latest version brings more upgrades for the spider-coupé. That includes a lighter chassis, more powerful engine and enhanced performance capabilities. The [...] Continue reading

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Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar has released new details of its latest model at the New York Motor Show, as it continues a turnaround set to see it become a global luxury car brand. The new F-Type is the spiritual successor of the Jaguar E-Type, one of the world’s most legendary roadsters and now a much sought-after collectible around [...] Continue reading

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Ford unveils new Lincoln MKZ

The New York auto show featured the unveiling of the newly redesigned Lincoln MKZ. Ford hails it as the first step to reinventing Lincoln as a competitive luxury brand. The Lincoln has struggled to be relevant over the past decade. As recently as 1999 it was the top selling luxury car in the US – [...] Continue reading

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Bentley SUV Concept Unveiled

Bentley has released photos of their EXP 9 F SUV Concept, a third new model that would join their familiar Continental and Mulsanne vehicles. According to reports, the new Bentley SUV will feature a modified version of the Continental‘s 6.0 liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine. However, hybrid and V8 designs are also being considered for future [...] Continue reading

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Bentley SUV Concept Unveiled

Bentley has released photos of their EXP 9 F SUV Concept, a third new model that would join their familiar Continental and Mulsanne vehicles. According to reports, the new Bentley SUV will feature a modified version of the Continental‘s 6.0 liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine. However, hybrid and V8 designs are also being considered for future [...] Continue reading

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Bentley SUV Concept Unveiled

Bentley has released photos of their EXP 9 F SUV Concept, a third new model that would join their familiar Continental and Mulsanne vehicles. According to reports, the new Bentley SUV will feature a modified version of the Continental‘s 6.0 liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine. However, hybrid and V8 designs are also being considered for future [...] Continue reading

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BMW i8 Concept Spyder

Press Release: BMW i8 Concept Spyder. The BMW i8 Concept Spyder with eDrive is an open-top two-seater embodying a form of personal mobility with equal sporting and emotional appeal. Under the banner of its sub-brand BMW i, the BMW Group is developing a range of purpose-built vehicle concepts and complementary mobility services which meet the [...] Continue reading

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Cadillac XTS gets vibrating safety seat

Press Release: Cadillac XTS Safety Seat Alerts Drivers to Dangers Industry-first directional seat vibrations alert drivers to crash threats 2012-03-27 DETROIT – When the all-new Cadillac XTS luxury sedan begins production this spring, it will be the industry’s first car to use directional tactile sensation – vibrations of the driver’s seat bottom – to warn [...] Continue reading

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BMW Recalls 1.3 million cars

BMW has recalled 1.3 million cars worldwide due to a battery cable cover problem, which could potentially cause a fire, according to the luxury car manufacturer. Some 367,000 cars have been recalled in the U.S and 290,000 cars have been recalled in Germany, and includes cars from the 5 and 6 series built between 2003-2010. [...] Continue reading

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Kobe Bryant’s $329,000 Ferrari 458 Italia

According to TMZ.com, basketballer Kobe Bryant bought a new Ferrari 458 Italia over the weekend, and paid for the $329,000 car by simply writing a check.
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Lexus CT200h Reviewed: Smooth, efficient and oh, so very Lexus!

Ever notice that some hybrid vehicles seem to look downright odd, while others simply look dull? Well, the 2012 Lexus CT200h looks remarkably right. At first glance, I was surprised with the compact yet efficient size of the CT200h. Instantly, a good eye notices its stylish front fascia, as well as the modern-looking rear C [...] Continue reading

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Pursuitist: The Pursuitist is in Charleston, SC, experiencing hands-on the new 2013 Infiniti JX Luxury Crossover! #luxury #auto http://t.co/fCbJmky8…

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2013 Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new SL65 AMG. This sporty beast features a 12 cylinder, 6.0 liter, twin turbo engine that gives you 738 lb-ft of torque and 621 ponies. Mercedes says the vehicle will go from 0-60 in a miserly four seconds. The SL 65AMG is classy and understated – mixing just a enough flash [...] Continue reading

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2013 Infiniti JX Luxury Crossover – First Look!

The Pursuitist is heading to Charleston, SC, to experience hands-on the new 2013 Infiniti JX Luxury Crossover. Check back soon, as we go behind the wheel of the latest luxury from Infiniti. Meanwhile, here’s an exclusive first look at the 2013 Infiniti JX Luxury Crossover. The new model will cost $40,450, which is scheduled to [...] Continue reading

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Jaguar unveils new logo

Jaguar has introduced a subtle update to its famous Leaper logo, which now sports a shiny metallic finish as well as the Jaguar name situated below it. The typeface used also features a shiny finish and is similar to the style used for the badges on Jaguar’s cars like the XF and XJ. The revamp [...] Continue reading

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Enzo Ferrari Museum opens in Modena

A new museum dedicated to Enzo Ferrari, the legend behind the prancing horse, opened in Modena March 10. Formerly Ferrari’s house, the new Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari museum is something of a sister project to the established Museo Ferrari at Maranello and is likely to attract motor racing fans from all over the world. Among [...] Continue reading

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