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2015 Geneva: Bugatti’s revealed their last Veyron and sends the model off into history
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The 2015 Geneva Auto Show doesn’t mark just the commencement of one of the largest automobile conventions in the world, it marks the end of an era. Bugatti officially revealed their last Veyron edition ever, designed solely to send the car off into the pages of history.

It’s called the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale, resulting in the finale 450th Veyron ever to be built.

Being a special Veyron, Bugatti obviously gave the Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale, not only the longest model name ever, but bunch of upgrades as well. This includes, but is not limited to, red and black color themes all around with lots of exposed carbon fiber bits, such as some of the air scoops.

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2015 Geneva: Audi’s new Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI diesel hybrid goes live
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Following the reveal of the all-new second-generation Audi Q7, Ingolstadt finally revealed their new diesel-hybrid version of the Q7: the e-tron 3.0 TDI.

Capable of up to a class-leading 34.8 miles on all-electric range, the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro can sprint from 0-62 in just six seconds while being capable of returning 117.6 US mpg.

The traditional internal-combustion motor is Audi’s usual 3.0L TDI V6 and when paired with the electric motor, total power output results in 373hp and 516 lb-ft of twist.

The Audi Q7 e-tron TDI is scheduled to hit German shores in spring of 2016. There was no inclination to suggest whether or not the US is going to receive this version.

For full details, check out the press release after the jump.

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2015 Geneva: The all-new Honda Civic Type R is here, and it’s turbocharged
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All hail Honda’s newest and hottest hatch Civic ever: the 2015 Civic Type R.

Oh my oh my…what a big reveal this is. Why? Well, not only is it an all-new generation Civic Type R, it’s Honda’s first-ever turbocharged model. Yup, you read correctly. Honda ditched their high-revving naturally-aspirated excellence for forced induction by way of the exhaust.

That mill displaces 2.0L and is force-fed to produce around 310hp and 295 lb-ft of torque for a 0-62 time of just 5.7 seconds. Top speed is 167 mph.

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2015 Geneva: Bentley unveils their new sports car for Geneva–meet the EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept
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For some time now, Bentley’s been known to be in the process with expanding their lineup with a new sports coupe to compete with the likes of the Porsche 911. Well, here it is. Meet the all-new EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept.

And hot-diggity-damn…

Bentley boasts that this new two-seater sports car sets a new precedent for a completely new model, which should be a showcase of advanced performance technology.

No specifications were revealed as of yet however, but the car is like nothing we’ve ever seen before from a Bentley.

Check out the press release after the jump.

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Report: Volvo CEO shares details about new CMA platform for compact cars

Volvo’s new partnership with China’s Geely is resulting in the brand’s next generation of cars. That said, Volvo’s CEO, Hakan Samuelsson, spoke to Top Gear recently about their new Compact Modular Architecture, or CMA.

What does this mean? We should expect a new S40, V40, and XC40 from this new platform. It’ll be loosely based off of their new Scalable Product Architecture, which is what underpins the new XC90 and soon to be S80.

The first model to be launched should be the new XC40 with the S40 and V40 following afterwards.

Source: Top Gear


Test Drive: 2015 Jaguar XJ 3.0 All-Wheel Drive by AutoNation
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Not too long ago, I had the chance to test drive the latest and greatest Jaguar XJ to date.

Jaguar’s been making the XJ since the planet Earth was born and has endured many generations. And yet, despite a troubled history, the XJ has finally evolved after Jaguar realized it wasn’t 1951 any more.

Bearing the revival of a famed nameplate for American soil, this new “XJ6″ comes with Jaguar-Land Rover’s latest AJV6 with 3.0L of displacement and a supercharger. That means this XJ is the first six-cylinder powered XJ sedan since 1995, which was later retired and replaced by their first V8.

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Report: Lexus’ LF-SA Concept gets leaked ahead of Geneva
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Lexus teased the arrival of a new concept car due at Geneva and now, it appears the whole concept was leaked, thanks to a discovery by CarScoops.

Instead of being a possible pitch for a replacement for the CT200h, the LF-SA Concept looks to be more of an idea for a new city car.

Not much else is known, but should the LF-SA reach production, it would sit below the CT200h as the new entry-level Lexus.

Source: CarScoops


Report: US Congressman calls for legislation banning traffic cameras

AutoBlog reports that Rep. Ed Perimutter (D-Colorado) recently introduced a new bill calling for the ban and prohibition of automated traffic camera enforcement all across the United States of America.

According to his remarks, Perimutter believes that these automated systems don’t fundamentally protect motorists as described, but rather only provide more revenue for municipalities looking for more cash.

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James Glickenhaus’ SCG 003 gets fully revealed on the web
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James Glickenhaus has been known to be working on a new successor to his P4/5 project as part of his Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus collaboration, known as the SCG 003.

Now, the car has been fully revealed on the web. Meet the road-going SCG 003S and the track-only SCG 003C or Competizione.

Both ride on an all-new bespoke carbon fiber chassis, versus the original P4/5’s Enzo roots and the P4/5 Competitizione’s F430 starting point.

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Report: Toyota Tacoma’s chief engineer downplays diesel version

With General Motors leading the revival of the midsize pickup truck segment, pressure against other competitors of this segment has grown significantly.

Perpetuating the pressure against these competitors, such as the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier, is the fact that GM is offering a new 2.8L Duramax turbodiesel four. And a diesel engine is a highly coveted item in the world of the pickup.

But if you were hoping for a diesel with the Tacoma to match GM’s move, unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen.

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