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Nissan Celebrates 55 Years of “Z” With the New Heritage Edition

Nissan commemorates 55 years of its iconic Z model history with the launch of the Z Heritage Edition. This special edition pays tribute to the Z's legacy through a blend of nostalgic design cues and modern innovations. Starting from the front, the Nissan Z Heritage has a redesigned front grille, with a new twin-box rectangular design. The exterior features a unique two-tone color scheme combining an exclusive New Sight Orange paint color with black accent decals at the hood and side door panels, reminiscent of classic Z cars from the past. The design is further accentuated by fender extensions, special black 19" alloy wheels, and bespoke badges that emphasize the model's "Heritage."Under the hood, the Heritage Edition maintains the figures of the Z, unchanging the Performance Edition's twi...

Nissan Discontinues R35 GT-R, Releasing 2 Final Special Editions

Nissan’s R35 generation GT-R will be driving off into the sunset after 17 years. The 2+2 car debuted in 2007 as a successor to the company’s Nissan Skyline GT-R and part of its goal to create a state-of-the-art sports car.Over the past nearly two decades, the R35 GT-R has received several facelifts and limited edition releases. Paying homage to the car for a final time before its discontinuation, Nissan has created two special editions for the 2024 GT-R, the T-spec Takumi Edition and Skyline Edition.The T-spec Takumi Edition nods to Nissan’s roots in Japan, with the word “takumi” meaning a master craftsperson who has honed their skills over several decades. Nissan says it has four takumi at its plant in Yokohama who have overseen the assemblement of the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 GT-R ...

The McLaren Artura Spider Is a No-Brainer, Even for Coupé Lovers

For true enthusiasts, there's often a disdain for convertibles, for a multitude of reasons. They spoil what would be a sleek and sexy roofline; they introduce flex due to the chopped top; the mechanism adds "unnecessary weight." While we were always a bit more open minded, we couldn't help but agree with these findings and opted for the coupés. And when McLaren announced its Spider version of the hybrid supercar Artura that wouldn't diminish the driver's engagement level, we were skeptical.Nevertheless, we were up to the challenge to see if these statements were just marketing, or if there were truths to them all. After a 16-hour flight to the majestic Principality of Monaco, we were handed the key to our very own McLaren Artura Spider in MSO Volcano Blue and left to ourselves to decide fo...

Ferdi Porsche’s F.A.T. Returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans

F.A.T. International is making a historic return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, marking 30 years since their legendary victory. This revival, spearheaded by Ferdi Porsche, sees F.A.T.'s iconic branding on Proton Competition’s Porsche 963 Hypercar, car number 99, as part of the 2024 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season.Neel Jani, the experienced driver of car 99, expressed his excitement, stating, "After leading in Spa for almost 2 hours, we're eager to tackle the 24 Hours of Le Mans." Alongside Jani, Harry Tincknell and Julien Andlauer will join the driving team, aiming for new triumphs at the famous Circuit de la Sarthe.To commemorate this return, F.A.T. International has launched a limited edition capsule collection of apparel, featuring race suits designed in collaboration with Sparco...

Mansory Envelops the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato in Forged Carbon Fiber

Mansory has unveiled its latest creation, a stealthy Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato dressed in a significant amount of forged carbon fiber.At the time of writing, the custom automotive manufacturer has shared little detail on the build beyond a set of photos on social media. However, what we do know is that, like most Mansory builds, the Sterrator will be a highly limited offering and will include an opportunity for each build to be customized as requested.While the vehicle presents itself in a somewhat stealthy manner, at least compared to the recent all-gold G-Wagon, it does capture attention with its significant amount of forged carbon fiber body parts. This carbon can be found at the light covers, hood, roof, mudguards, wing, rims and more.As for performance, the Sterrato boasts 610 hp a...

Audi Celebrates 25 Years of the RS 4 With New Avant Edition

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the RS4, Audi has unveiled the limited-edition RS4 Avant edition 25 years. With only 250 units available, this model combines high performance with exclusive design features, paying homage to the original RS4 Sport.The RS4 Avant edition 25 years boasts a V6 biturbo engine delivering 470 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque, providing an enhanced 20 hp over the standard RS4 Avant. This powerful engine accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 186 mph. The RS ceramic brake system ensures efficient braking, while the RS sport exhaust system offers a thrilling sound experience.Notably, the vehicle is further enhanced by the RS Sport Suspension Pro, a manually adjustable coilover suspension that allows for a lower ride height and impr...

RoboCop Reality Nears with First Tesla Cybertruck Police Vehicle

UP.FIT, a division of Unplugged Performance that specializes in upfitting Teslas for fleet use, has introduced the world’s first Tesla Cybertruck police vehicle — taking us one step closer to the types of police equipment only seen in Sci-Fi films.The UP.FIT Tesla Cybertruck Next-Gen Patrol vehicle has sparked significant interest from agencies nationwide. This demand highlights the confidence law enforcement agencies have in the transformative potential of the UP.FIT Cybertruck. Combining an unrivaled stainless steel exoskeleton, sports-car grade on-road capabilities and advanced safety technologies, the vehicle sets a new standard in the industry.Ben Schaffer, CEO of Unplugged Performance, expressed his enthusiasm about the new vehicle, stating, "The UP.FIT Cybertruck Next-Gen Patrol veh...

Valhalla Garage’s “Art 911 Projekt” Takes Ceramic Coating to the Next Level

Huang Ean Hwa helmed Valhalla Garage, in collaboration with Feruni, has launched the "Art 911 Project," a stunning integration of automotive and tile craftsmanship. This initiative was revealed at Feruni’s headquarters during their immersive event, "Discover New Art Forms with Feruni."The centerpiece of the project is a 1978 Porsche 911 Turbo, meticulously adorned with Feruni tiles. This unique creation was engineered by Studio Feruni to ensure the tiles complemented the car’s iconic curves while maintaining its mechanical integrity. This project exemplifies Feruni’s new vision of combining art with functionality, reflecting its rebranded identity as a disruptive force in the tile industry."It was important to get the size of the tile correct – too big and the tiles wouldn’t hug the curves...

Justin Placek Drops Ultra Limited Porsche 911 Dakar Insert Set

Justin Placek, the owner-operator of his namesake company,  specializes in restoring classic Porsche interiors. His business focuses on enhancing the beauty and value of classic cars through services like interior work, chrome plating and wood refinement. Placek is renowned for his exquisite designs and high-quality craftsmanship, with the most recent example of this being his Porsche 911 992 Dakar insert sets.The designer refers to his latest release as "THE" insert set for the Porsche 992 Dakar. The cushions feature very significant attention to detail and take design inspiration straight from the livery found on the Dakar Rough Roads — including hues of blue, gold, white and red.Placek shared that the collection took over 8 months of preparation and work, with a total of 100 cushions be...

Rare MG XPower SV-R 5-Speed Hits Auction Block

A 2005 MG XPower SV-R 5-Speed, a rare model with only 42 units produced for a single model year, is now up for auction on Bring A Trailer. This particular car is even further rarified, as it's one of only 23 left-hand-drive examples and thought to be the sole example residing in the U.S.Originally delivered to B.V. Automobielbedrijf Charles Serry A.C.C. in Hilversum, Netherlands, the car was sold to its first private owner in 2008, who kept it until it was acquired by the current owner in 2022. The car is finished in classic British Racing Green with contrasting brown leather upholstery and carbon-fiber bodywork. Under the hood, it boasts a 5.0L Ford V8 engine, tuned by Roush, paired with a Tremec five-speed manual transmission, producing 385 hp.Key features of the XPower SV-R include inde...

A Unique Ferrari F12tdf Has Surfaced For Sale

A rare 2017 Ferrari F12tdf is now available for private sale through RM Sotheby's. Notably, the vehicle features unique one-of-one specifications and has only 550 miles on its odometer from new.Finished in Azzurro La Plata with a striking French Tricolore stripe, this F12tdf is one of only 799 ever built. With fewer than 100 right-hand-drive models delivered to the UK, this car stands out with its bespoke specifications. The livery is a contemporary take on the color scheme of the classic Ferrari 250 GT LWB Tour de France, the inspiration behind the F12tdf.The car's first and only owner took delivery in June 2017 and soon after participated in Ferrari's 2017 Cavalcade in Apulia, Italy. This event accounted for virtually all of the car's mileage. Since then, the F12tdf has been meticulously...

Porsche Reveals Story Behind Mad Max-Esque 928 Noise Test Vehicle

In a nod to its storied past, Porsche's 928 noise test vehicle now sits proudly in the Porsche Museum. Dubbed a "dinosaur" by Harald Mann, a long-time test engineer, this unique vehicle has played a pivotal role in vehicle acoustics for over three decades.The 928's journey began over 30 years ago at Porsche's Weissach test and development center. Initially, a peculiar sight with its many add-ons, the silver 928 was indispensable in helping Porsche meet noise emission requirements. Its design focused on capturing external noise-relevant parameters during drive-by tests to ensure compliance with legal standards.Using the 928 model for this testing was a deliberate choice. Its powerful lower engine speed range made it ideal for noise testing, unlike other models like the 924, 944, or air-cool...